For sports enthusiasts it just cannot get bigger than this Sunday. Two epic battles are on the cards as India lock horns against Pakistan on the cricket field, and also clash against each other on the hockey turf. Those who are following the Champions Trophy closely know that the Men in Blue beat Bangladesh in the semi-final on Thursday to set a date with their arch rivals in a blockbuster clash today. The Indian hockey team led by Manpreet Singh on the other hand will also take the field today against Pakistan in London in the Hockey World League (HWL) semi-finals.
Champions Trophy Final
In the ICC Champions Trophy semifinal, India thrashed Bangladesh by nine wickets as with a Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli show, who hammered the Tigers’ bowlers all around the park to put together 178 runs. Whereas in the other semifinal, Pakistan stunned hosts England with their remarkable bowling performance, restricting the opposition to 211. Pakistan chased down the total with eight wickets in hand. Today, the decider will reveal the winner of the eighth edition of ICC Champions Trophy. The match will begin at 3 pm (IST) at The Oval, London.
Hockey World League Semifinal
In the Hockey World League semifinal Pool-B game, India play their third game of the Tournament when they face Pakistan who had a terrible start to the tournament. India began their campaign with two straight wins — 4-1 against Scotland and 3-0 against Canada — while Pakistan were spanked 0-6 by Canada on Friday evening and had started with a 0-4 defeat to Netherlands. The match will start at 6.30 pm (IST) in Olympic Park, London. Catch the live action on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 1HD Hindi.