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Cricket World Cup in photos: India on way to mammoth total against Pakistan before rain plays spoilsport

Updated : 2019-06-16 18:53:31

India were on course for a mammoth total in their much-anticipated Cricket World Cup encounter against Pakistan before rain forced the stop of play. Sent in to bat, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul got India off to a flying start as they piled on 136 runs for the first wicket before the latter was dismissed. Coming in at number 3, skipper Virat Kohli continued the steady flow of runs and added another 98 runs for the second wicket with Sharma, who went on to score 140 runs off 113 balls. Kohli raced away to a 62-ball 71 not out before rain played spoilsport. India were well-placed on 305/4 after 46.4 overs and will fancy their chances of registering a seventh straight World Cup win over Pakistan if the rain relents. Here are the best photos from the match so far

Rohit Sharma plays a shot against Pakistan on way to his century in Manchester. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
Rohit Sharma plays a shot against Pakistan on way to his century in Manchester. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
KL Rahul, brought in to open the batting in Shikhar Dhawan's absence on way to a well-struck fifty. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
KL Rahul, brought in to open the batting in Shikhar Dhawan's absence on way to a well-struck fifty. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
Rohit acknowledges the crowd after slamming his 24th ODI hundred. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Rohit acknowledges the crowd after slamming his 24th ODI hundred. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India captain Virat Kohli, right, applauds Rohit as he trudges off the field after losing his wicket. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
India captain Virat Kohli, right, applauds Rohit as he trudges off the field after losing his wicket. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Kohli continued the work of Indian openers and raced away to a 62-ball 71 not out before the skies opened up. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Kohli continued the work of Indian openers and raced away to a 62-ball 71 not out before the skies opened up. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Kohli throws a bat to Pandya. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
Kohli throws a bat to Pandya. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
Shopkeepers at a textile shop in Jammu catch the game on a television. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Shopkeepers at a textile shop in Jammu catch the game on a television. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
The Indian supporters at the ground show their admiration for Kohli. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
The Indian supporters at the ground show their admiration for Kohli. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
The Indian and Pakistan fans are out in full force Old Trafford. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
The Indian and Pakistan fans are out in full force Old Trafford. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni didn't have a good outing as he walks to the pavilion after scoring 1 off two balls. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni didn't have a good outing as he walks to the pavilion after scoring 1 off two balls. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
Spectators let their allegiance known at Old Trafford. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Spectators let their allegiance known at Old Trafford. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Pandya, who scored a 19-ball 26, gestures during his innings. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
Pandya, who scored a 19-ball 26, gestures during his innings. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
Kohli raises his bat to celebrate his fifty. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
Kohli raises his bat to celebrate his fifty. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
Rain marred a tantalisingly-poised encounter between the two arch rivals. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
Rain marred a tantalisingly-poised encounter between the two arch rivals. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
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