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Pakistan World Cup clash draws 229 mln TV viewers in India

Friday, 2019-06-28 06:18:01
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Cricket - ICC Cricket World Cup - India v Pakistan - Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - June 16, 2019 Pakistan's Sarfaraz Ahmed in action. (Reuters)
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The June 16 clash between neighbours India and Pakistan attracted 229 million television viewers in India, accounting for over 60per cent of the screen audience for the first three weeks of the World Cup in the cricket-crazy nation.

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