NEW DELHI: India opened their World Cup title defence on a winning note by defeating arch-rivals Pakistan by 76 runs in their Pool B match at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

With this fabulous victory, India continued their winning run against Pakistan in World Cup encounters, registering their sixth win on the trot in as many encounters, as India bowled and fielded brilliantly to defend a 300-run total.

Indian pacers, who have faced some flak recently for their poor performances, brilliantly rose to the occasion even as Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hit 76 to keep his team in the hunt, but in the end he ran out of partners and his was the ninth wicket to fall.

Mohammed Shami took four wickets, while Umesh Yadav and Mohit Sharma scalped two each as India bowled out Pakistan for 224 runs in 47 overs. .. see more

source: times of india