Kohli stars as India rout Pakistan in Champions Trophy

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Champions Trophy, Edgbaston:
India 319-3 (48 overs): Rohit 91, Kohli 81*, Dhawan 68
Pakistan 164 (33.4 overs): Azhar 50, Hafeez 33, Yadav 3-30
India won by 124 runs (DLS method)
Scorecard; Standings

An unbeaten 81 from captain Virat Kohli helped steer India to a comprehensive 124-run victory over Pakistan in the opening match of their Champions Trophy campaign at Edgbaston.

Kohli’s big hitting – allied to a more patient 91 from opener Rohit Sharma and a blistering half-century from Yuvraj Singh – saw India post a daunting 319-3 from their rain-reduced 48 overs.

Pakistan, chasing a DLS-revised target of 289 off 41 overs, lost wickets at regular intervals, with only Azhar Ali threatening a substantial score.

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