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World Cup: Team India to take two-day break after Pakistan win

PTI Manchester | Updated on June 17, 2019 Published on June 17, 2019

Hardik Pandya celebrates taking the wicket of Pakistan's Shoaib Malik.   -  Reuters

India will next take on Afghanistan on June 22 at Southampton

A jubilant Indian team, led by skipper Virat Kohli, will take a couple of days off to relax and rejuvenate after their dominating win over Pakistan in the World Cup here.

Two-time former champions India dished out yet another professional performance on Sunday to outwit arch-rivals and 1992 winners Pakistan by 89 runs to stay on course for a semifinal spot. “Indian team will now have a two-day break,” the Indian team management said.

India will next take on Afghanistan on June 22 at Southampton. India have a couple of injury concerns with pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar sidelined with a hamstring injury for at least next two World Cup games. Opener Shikhar Dhawan, who had suffered a hairline fracture on his thumb during a match-winning 117 against Australia on June 9, has also been ruled out of three matches.

Published on June 17, 2019

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