Sachin Tendulkar reacts to India’s win over Pakistan and rates their Cricket World Cup chances

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Sachin Tendulkar reacts to India's win over Pakistan and rates their Cricket World Cup chances



Sachin Tendulkar believes India are the best team at the Cricket World Cup (Picture: Getty)Sachin Tendulkar hailed India as the ‘beat team’ at the World Cup after their comprehensive victory over rivals Pakistan in Manchester.
Virat Kohli’s side have made a superb start to this World Cup and maintained their unbeaten record with a routine win over Pakistan on Sunday.
Opening batsman Rohit Sharma led the way with his second century of the tournament as India posted 336-5 with contributions also coming from Virat Kohli and KL Rahul.
Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav then all took two wickets each as India clinched an easy victory via the DLS method.

India proved too strong for rivals Pakistan (Picture: AFP)Speaking after the win, Tendulkar told India Today: ‘India are certainly way better than Pakistan. Almost everyone would say that.
‘That is looking at the numbers also. How convincingly we have been able to beat them. It’s there for everyone to see.
‘I have always said this, if you don’t pick up early wickets against India, we are going to invariably be scoring 325-plus.
‘We have the firepower to hurt opposition if we lay a solid foundation and don’t lose wickets upfront. We will do it eight times out of ten.’

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The victory saw India climb to third in the World Cup table on seven points. Pakistan are now second from bottom with just three points from five games.
India appear destined to be joined in the semi-finals by hosts England, defending champions Australia and dark horses New Zealand.
Tendulkar added: ‘India are the best team in the tournament. India v England will be a big game. England are a well balanced team and they bat deep.
‘But the way India is playing right now they are a top team.’
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