LONDON: Indian team's all-rounder player Vijay Shankar made history in the 22nd World Cup match against Pakistan on Sunday. He became the first Indian to take a wicket on the first ball in the World Cup while the third bowler to do so in the 44-year history. Shankar, who came to bowl in the fifth over during Pak's innings, scored the feat by walking the first ball to Imam ul Haq. In batting, he scored an unbeaten 15 off 15 balls.
According to sources, before Shankar, Malachi Jones of Barmuda sent Indian opener Robin Uthappa on his first ball to the 2007 World Cup and Ian Harvey of Australia sent Pakistan's Salim Ilahi to the pavilion on the first ball in the 2003 World Cup. It is also interesting that Harvey was also replaced by then-injured Shane Watson in the Australian team. Shankar was replaced by injured Shikhar Dhawan in the Indian last XI.
India beat Pakistan by 89 runs in the 22nd match of the World Cup on Sunday. This is India's biggest win over Pak in the World Cup in terms of runs. The last time he scored was in 2015 in Adelaide. Team India beat Pak for the 7th time in a row in the World Cup. The World Cup has been played between the two teams since 1992, but Team India never lost.
IND VS PAK: Once again India beat Pakistan in world cup, win by 89 runs