Pakistan smashed India  

Twin half centuries from Gautam Gambhir (57) and Rahul Dravid (76) turned out to be heroics for a lost cause as India wilted under pressure to suffer a 54-run defeat to arch rivals Pakistan in their nerve-wrecking opening Champions Trophy match here today.

Asked to chase a big target of 303, mainly due to the listless performance by their slow bowlers, India were all out for 248 in 44.5 overs to start their Champions Trophy campaign on a losing note, in front of a packed house at SuperSport Park here.

Gambhir's dominating 46-ball 57 at the top of order gave India hopes of a successful run chase after Sachin Tendulkar (8) fell early while Dravid held one end together for more than 37 overs for his 103-ball innings which included just four boundaries.

Suresh Raina was the other main contributor with a quick 41-ball 46, which included five fours and two sixes.
Here is the full score card of the play between India and Pakistan

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