BIRMINGHAM: India defeated Pakistan by 124 runs on Sunday in their Champions Trophy opener at Edgbaston, as the green-shirts yet again failed to break the jinx of defeat against their arch-rivals in ICC tournaments.
Chasing a revised target of 289 in 41 overs after three rain interruptions, Pakistan finished on 164, with injured last man Wahab Riaz unable to bat as India won with 44 balls to spare.
India piled up 319 for three in 48 overs in the first innings after Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Rohit Sharma top-scored with 91 and put on 136 for the first wicket with Shikhar Dhawan (68).
India captain Virat Kohli made 81 not out, sharing a quickfire third-wicket stand with Yuvraj Singh (53) as Pakistan paid a heavy price for dropping both batsmen.
India plundered 72 runs in their final four overs as Pakistan´s attack wilted.