Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel has congratulated the Indian cricket team after they thrashed their arch-rivals Pakistan by 124 runs through Duckworth-Lewis method in the opening Champions Trophy clash at Edgbaston in Birmingham last evening.
Describing Virat Kohli's side triumph over Pakistan as `significant`, Goel said it is a happy moment for all cricket loving Indians.
Chasing a revised target of 289 runs in 41 overs, Pakistan were bundled out for 164 runs with Wahab Riaz not coming to bat because of an injury he sustained during India's innings.
Earlier, the Indian top-order came out with all guns blazing as they posted a humoungous 319-3 in 48 overs.
Rohit Sharma (91), Shikhar Dhawan (68), Yuvraj Singh (53), Virat Kohli (81*) and Hardik Pandya (20*) all tore apart the Pakistani bowling attack and didn't give them any chance to bounce back into the game.
The Kohli-led side will now lock horns with Sri Lanka at the Kennington Oval in London on 8 June.