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World Cup 2019: Three mistakes that cost Pakistan the match against India

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12.57K   //    17 Jun 2019, 06:51 IST

#2 Missed run out chances

Pakistan missed a few crucial runouts
Pakistan missed a few crucial runouts

Pakistan’s fielding has never been outstanding but in a high-pressure game such as this one against India, it is not too much to expect them to do the basics right on the field. KL Rahul nudged the first ball of the 10th over bowled by Wahab Riaz into the midwicket region and ran a single. But in a complete brain fade moment, Rohit Sharma came back for the second run without any call from Rahul. Rohit was caught in no man’s land and would have been out by miles if not for Fakhar’s careless throw to the non-striker end.

In the next over, Rohit again ran a very tight single and a decent throw from Shadab Khan would have meant the end of Rohit. These two moments proved to be game-changing as he used these lifelines effectively to score a big hundred and was the main factor in India’s 7th victory against Pakistan in World Cup cricket.

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