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Cricket World Cup state of play

Yahoo – Singapore – India’s 89-run thrashing of arch rivals Pakistan at Old Trafford on Sunday left them joint second behind leaders and reigning champions Australia in the 10-team World Cup table.

Summary

  • India’s 89-run thrashing of arch rivals Pakistan at Old Trafford on Sunday left them joint second behind leaders and reigning champions Australia in the 10-team World Cup table.
  • Here AFP Sport looks at the World Cup state of play:Australia top the table after four wins out of five, captain Aaron Finch leading from the front with 153 in Saturday’s success over Sri Lanka and fellow opener David Warner hitting a century against Pakistan.
  • India have looked the team to beat in wins against South Africa, Australia and now Pakistan, with opener Rohit Sharma’s 140 on Sunday his second hundred in three innings.
  • But doubts over their ability to hold their nerve in tournament play, raised by a home loss to Pakistan in the semi-finals of the 2017 Champions Trophy, were revived when Pakistan beat them by 14 runs second time out at this World Cup.
  • England, who have never won the World Cup, appeared rattled by Pakistan’s passionate fans and were beaten despite hundreds from Joe Root and Jos Buttler.

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