World Cup history repeats itself as Pakistan loses to India



India continued their World Cup domination of Pakistan with a 76-run win at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday, with Kohli hitting his first century  in a World Cup match against Pakistan.

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hoped Sunday’s World Cup win over Pakistan will serve as a ‘benchmark’ for his team, but refused to triumph over the unbeaten tournament record against their arch-rivals.

“We will play tougher sides in the tournament where we need to replicate this performance,” Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq remarked, wanting the players to forget the embarrassing record and look ahead to their remaining games.“I dont know what happened,” Misbah said. “But it is important to forget this loss and look to the future. The game is gone now, so we have to just concentrate on the next one.”

“Every game we lose is hard, especially in the World Cups. But one must praise India too because it was a thoroughly professional performance by them. They batted well and they really bowled well. Full credit to them.”

“This World Cup record is good and we are proud of it,” he said. “But a time will come when we will lose to them. This record won’t stay for the rest of our lives.We should not forget that Pakistan has a better overall record than us. They are a fantastic side and it is never easy to beat them.”

“It certainly is not a normal game when India and Pakistan play. It is emotionally draining for everyone. But we can’t afford to rest on one win. There is a lot of room for improvement,” he added.

India next play South Africa at the Melbourne Cricket Ground next Sunday, while Pakistan take on the West Indies in Christchurch on Saturday.

Here’s how people tweeted about the much talked about match PAKVSINDIA:

It’s all about how you get up after every fall…for..Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. #PakvsInd

— Mashal (@mashal1144) February 16, 2015