Pakistan were never really in the hunt as their batsmen failed to keep up with the asking rate. India posted 319/3 in a rain-hit match, thanks to explosive knocks from Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli.
India skipper, Virat Kohli says that they were superb with the bat and the ball but poor in the field. Adds that they took the confidence from winning the warm-up games into the main tournament. Once again mentions that they were clinical with their skills but poor in the field. Informs that opening partnership was the key for them last time around in the Champions Trophy and Shikhar Dhawan continued his form while Rohit Sharma took his time out in the middle. He adds that Rohit needed those runs in his bag. Credits Yuvraj Singh for playing a sublime knock in the middle and taking the pressure off him and says that he's a game-changer. Also applauds Hardik Pandya's cameo in the end. Ends by stating that because they were playing Pakistan, they went in with an extra seamer and it will depend on the opposition going forward.