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India vs Pakistan world cup match most tweeted ODI on Twitter, generating 2.9 million tweets

​​​India won by 89 runs in Manchester on Sunday to extend their unbeaten streak against Pakistan in world cup history.

, ET Bureau|
Jun 18, 2019, 07.45 PM IST
Spawning a series of memes and posts, the India versus Pakistan match of the ICC cricket world cup was the most tweeted one day international match on Twitter generating 2.9 million tweets, Twitter said in a statement.

India won by 89 runs in Manchester on Sunday to extend their unbeaten streak against Pakistan in world cup history. Twitter said while there was dialogue between both countries on the platform, when it compared official hashtags like #TeamIndia and #WeHaveWeWill, as well as the number of tweets mentioning Indian cricketers and Pakistani cricketers, the Indian side dominated the conversation on Twitter.

The captain of #TeamIndia Virat Kohli (@ImVkohli), who also became the fastest player to achieve the milestone of 11,000 ODI runs, was the most tweeted about player during the #INDvPAK match. Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45), thanks to his epic 24th century in ODI was the second on the list, followed by Pakistan captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54), Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) and wicket-keeper MS Dhoni (@msdhoni).

The most tweeted about moments from the #INDvPAK match basis the conversation peaks - Tweets per minute (TPM) were Vijay Shankar (@vijayshankar260) taking a wicket off his first world cup ball, Rohit Sharma’s (@ImRo45) innings of 140 runs; his second 100 of #CWC19 and the rain interruption in the first half of the innings during team India’s batting.

A tweet by @ImRo45 celebrating his second century of #CWC19 became the most retweeted tweet from Sunday’s match.

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