In the most highly-anticipated match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, it was India who came out on top against Pakistan,
defeating their arch rivals by 89 runs in a rain-interrupted contest at Old Trafford in Manchester.
Following this one-sided contest, Chitrabhanu Kadalayil provides his player ratings. For the India player ratings, browse through the photo gallery above, and for the Pakistan player ratings, take a look at the photo gallery below.
Imam-ul-Haq (3/10): In a way, Bhuvneshwar Kumar's injury proved fortuitous for India as the paceman was replaced by Vijay Shankar, who promptly trapped the opener leg before wicket. Imam paid for being too cautious, scoring just seven runs. The only upside for the youngster was he was excellent in the outfield. Press Association
Fakhar Zaman (8/10): Pakistan's other opener was always going to be a dangerous proposition given his stellar ODI record. He was more circumspect in this innings than he was during his match-winning hundred against the same opposition in the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy. But so long as he was in the middle, India's fielders could seldom rest easy. His dismissal, for 62, triggered a batting collapse proving what an important part of the Pakistan side he is. Press Association
Babar Azam (7/10): Pakistan's classiest batsman put on a superb partnership with Fakhar and looked set for a big score before he was bowled out by Kuldeep Yadav for 48. Until then, it looked like Pakistan were on the path to what would have been an incredible run chase. AP Photo
Mohammed Hafeez (2/10): The in-form batting all-rounder was expected to use his enormous experience in this format to continue the good work done by Fakhar and Babar. But rather than build on the foundation, he got dismissed for a quickfire nine, which included a six. Reuters
Sarfaraz Ahmed (3/10): The captain won the toss, but that was about the only success he had on the day. In hindsight, sending India in was the wrong call to make as their arch-rivals did what they have done against his side at World Cups - post a sizable total and apply scoreboard pressure. Sarfaraz took two catches and was largely tidy behind the stumps. His batting, however, was all over the place. AP Photo
Shoaib Malik (1/10): The veteran all-rounder was mostly decent on the field, but he bowled just the one over and conceded 11 runs. He was also dismissed for a golden duck, playing a Hardik Pandya delivery on to the stumps. Reuters
Imad Wasim (7/10): Yet another spin-bowling all-rounder in the side, Imad bowled his left-arm tweaks well throughout India's innings. He was wicketless but conceded just 49 runs in his 10-over spell. He also scored a cameo with the bat in an albeit losing cause. Reuters
Shadab Khan (5/10): The leg-spinner began his spell with a nervy first over that saw him concede 17 runs. He got his act together thereafter, beating the bats of Lokesh Rahul and Rohit Sharma, even though he ended up conceding 61 runs in nine overs. He batted well, but it was too little, too late for Pakistan. Reuters
Hasan Ali (3/10): When the medium-pacer finished with 1-84, he became the most expensive Pakistan bowler in a 50-over World Cup match. He was guilty of bowling some gimmes, but the right-armer also tested Rohit and Pandya with his in-swingers. It just was not his day. Reuters
Wahab Riaz (4/10): The left-arm paceman bowled with plenty of fire, taking India's first wicket - that of Rahul - yet, he could scarcely find success thereafter. Figures of 1-71 do not do justice to his efforts on the day. Reuters
Mohammed Amir (8/10): Easily the best bowler on the day, Pakistan's other left-arm paceman troubled all the Indian batsmen who faced him - most of all Virat Kohli. He ended up taking three wickets to put the brakes on India's run-rate at the death. Press Association