Batting first, India scored 258 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs and restricted Pakistan to 228 runs for eight to lift the World Cup.
For India, Ketan Bhai Patel hit a hurricane 98, while Prakash Jayaramaiah contributed 42 runs and vice-captain Ajay Kumar Reddy chipped in with 25, while for Pakistan Mohammed Jameel posted a breezy 47, Ali Murthaza 38 and Mohammed Akram 32.
Having won eight matches on the trot in the group stage, Pakistan could not maintain the winning streak when it mattered most. On the other hand, India had lost to Pakistan in the group stage before beating Sri Lanka in the semi-final. The victory is India’s first in a World Cup final after they lost to Pakistan in 2006.
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