Arthur feels insulted after Pakistan surrender to India

Virat Kohli has established himself as one of the best batsmen of his generation, but the India captain said he felt like an amateur playing next to free-scoring team-mate Yuvraj "Yuvi" Singh in Sunday's Champions Trophy victory over Pakistan. Only Shadab Khan had him in trouble with a wrong 'un, when to Pakistan's horror Hasan Ali grassed a simple chance at long-off.

Chasing a revised target of 289 runs, Pakistan were all out on 164 runs in 33.4 overs.

The two bowlers who could've made a difference for the Pakistani side were Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz.

Fellow pacer Hardik Pandya and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja returned identical figures of 2/43 while Bhuvneshwar Kumar notched up 1/23. "When it comes to ICC tournaments, I doubt I can think of any other player that rises to the occasion as frequently and as brilliantly as Yuvraj". Indian fans would be praying that India are able to defend its ICC Champions Trophy title which they won way back in 2013.

Sharma and Shikar Dhawan, played cautiously early on and added 46 in the first ten overs.

Kohli, who Saturday had dismissed reports of a rift with India coach Anil Kumble, was equally contemptuous of Pakistan's attack during a blistering innings of 81 not out off just 68 balls that included six fours and three sixes.

A headline in The Hindu read "India knocks the stuffing out of Pakistan" with the newspaper calling the recent cricketing rivalry between the two neighbours "anything but competitive". He credited the left-hander for taking the pressure off him. Instead, India managed to score a mere 55 runs in 14 overs between the 22nd and 35th over at a measly run-rate of 3.93. "The way Yuvi batted, it was the game-changing innings, to be honest".




"This was a very complete performance from us", Kohli said at the post-match presentation.

Apart from the top order, all-rounder Hardik Pandya's cameo (20 runs in six balls) was also useful. Yuvraj was man-of-the-match at Edgbaston on Sunday; he made only 53, but it was some half-century.

All forged crucial partnerships, played the ball to its merit and post-rain, when it was more hard to bat with the same concentration, applied themselves to the English conditions.

Another player under a lot of pressure to deliver in the tournament, Yuvraj Singh (once again) reminded everyone of his class and power.

Sarfaraz commented on where they lost the match saying: "Everything was under control after 40 overs, but we lost the plot in the last eight".

Three-time semifinalists Pakistan chose to bowl but their fielding often let the team down, including Kohli being dropped by substitute Fakhar Zaman on 43 off Riaz, who went for around 10 an over to end on 0-87.

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