Cricket - India v Pakistan- India, India's Virat Kohli (R) plays a shot watched by Pakistan's wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri - RTSB86W

India captain Virat Kohli smashed an unbeaten 81 to spur his side to a crushing 124-run victory over rivals Pakistan in a rain-shortened Champions Trophy Group B clash on Sunday.

Kohli’s master-class from 68 balls helped India post 319 for three in their 48 overs in a match interrupted by rain, after their innings had desperately needed a spark.

Pakistan never got going in their reply were all out for 164 chasing a revised Duckworth/Lewis total of 289 in 41 overs.

The win moves India to the top of the pool on net run-rate ahead of South Africa, who defeated Sri Lanka in their opening match on Saturday. India face the Lankan’s in their second fixture at The Oval on Thursday.

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