World Cup 2019: Rohit praises new opening partner Rahul in win over Pakistan

Rohit Sharma scored a mammoth 140 off 113 balls in India's 89-run win on DLS method at Old Traforrd against Pakistan.

Rohit Sharma scored his second hundred of the World Cup.   -  AP

Rohit Sharma led the way with the bat in India's win over arch-rival Pakistan in the 2019 World Cup in Manchester on Sunday.

The Indian vice-captain scored a mammoth 140 off 113 balls in India's 89-run win on DLS method at Old Traforrd.

Speaking after the win, Rohit said, "Happy with the way we played as a team. We wanted to play the game, because it was frustrating with the washout (against New Zealand). We had solid intent today."

Rohit was dismissed with over 11 overs to go in India's innings and the opener was frustrated with the manner of his dismissal.

"I was unhappy because of the way I played that shot (to get out). They pushed mid-on back and got fine-leg up. Little misjudgement from my side. I wasn't thinking of 200. It was a good pitch and I wanted to play as much time as possible. Got out at the wrong time, the partnership (with Virat Kohli) was becoming solid and we wanted to kill the game," he said.

Rohit paired with K.L. Rahul for the first time in ODIs and the pair out on a 136-run stand to set the tone for their team. Speaking on his new opening partner, "He played very well. He took some time to settle in, you can't go for your shots right way. He was looking good after playing off the new ball but got off at the wrong time. The idea was to see what is happening. We got a good start and built on from there."

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