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first_img scorecard Anita Jat ManchesterJune 16, 2019UPDATED: June 16, 2019 17:41 IST KL Rahul scored his maiden World Cup half-century vs Pakistan on Sunday. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKL Rahul scored his maiden World Cup fifty as India face Pakistan at Old Trafford on SundayRahul came in to open with Rohit Sharma for injured Shikhar DhawanKL Rahul played in the middle order in earlier World Cup matches against South Africa and AustraliaKL Rahul chose the big stage to make a huge mark. Asked to open with Rohit Sharma in India’s high-voltage match against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Sunday, KL Rahul hit his maiden World Cup fifty.After a watchful start, KL Rahul played a few sterling shots to show why the Indian team management regards him so highly. Rahul was sent up to open after Shikhar Dhawan was sidelined with a thumb injury.KL Rahul batted in the middle order against South Africa and Australia and this was the first time he opened with Rohit Sharma in an ODI.After being put in to bat, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma broke the record for the highest opening stand for India vs Pakistan in World Cup history.KL Rahul had earlier consolidated his position at No. 4 on the back of a characterstic century during India’s warm-up match against Bangaldesh but he was moved up the order after Rohit Sharma’s regular opening partner Shikhar Dhawan injured his thumb against Australia.Batting together, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul gave India the perfect start as the India openers broke a 23-year-old record set by Sachin Tendulkar and Navjot Singh Sidhu for the highest opening partnership in a World Cup match against Pakistan.Also Read | India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019: Bharat Army goes creative with Jay Jay Vijay ShankarAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: My heart says Pakistan but mind says India – Wasim AkramAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow KL RahulFollow India vs Pakistan advertisement India vs Pakistan: KL Rahul shines as opener to hit maiden World Cup fiftyIndia vs Pakistan World Cup 2019: KL Rahul was promoted to open the innings with Rohit Sharma in India’s 4th World Cup match against Pakistan – Rahul responded with a gritty fifty. view more view less graphs commentary No data available! Nextlast_img read more

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