Powered by his 126-ball 107 and two half-centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina, India posted a challenging 300/7 in 50 overs. The Pakistanis made a mess of their chase yet again and fell short of India's score by 76 runs, their worst loss to the arch-rivals in six matches by runs.
Kohli achieved a rare fact of beginning two World Cups with a victory. In 2011 also, Kohli scored an unbeaten 100 against Bangladesh in his team's opening match although it was overshadowed by Virender Sehwag's devastating innings of 175. India went on to win that match by 87 runs.