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In pictures: Fans and players erupt as India take on Pakistan in the Cricket World Cup

Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
India fans arrive before India v Pakistan at Old Trafford (Photo by Stu Forster-IDI/IDI via Getty Images) (Stu Forster-IDI via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Pakistan fans arrive before India v Pakistan at Old Trafford (Photo by Gareth Copley-IDI/IDI via Getty Images) (Gareth Copley-IDI via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Captain's Virat Kohli and Sarfaraz Ahmed lead out their teams (Photo by Gareth Copley-IDI/IDI via Getty Images) (Gareth Copley-IDI via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Pakistan and India supporters enjoy the build-up in the crowd (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images) (OLI SCARFF via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Rohit Sharma smashing a six (Photo by Andy Kearns/Getty Images) (Andy Kearns via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
A young Indian supporter watching on as Sharma and KL Rahul start well for India (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images) (OLI SCARFF via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Sharma dives to make his ground (Photo by Stu Forster-IDI/Stu Forster-IDI) (Stu Forster-IDI via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Sharma hits out as Sarfraz Ahmed looks on (Photo by Stu Forster-IDI/Stu Forster-IDI) (Stu Forster-IDI via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Fan showing support for legendary Indian cricket Sachin Tendulkar (Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images) (Martin Rickett - PA Images via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Sharma continues to attack the Pakistan bowlers (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images) (PAUL ELLIS via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Rahul on his way to his 57 (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images) (PAUL ELLIS via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
India fans loving the early boundaries (Photo by Gareth Copley-IDI/IDI via Getty Images) (Gareth Copley-IDI via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Rahul celebrates reaching his 50 (Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images) (DIBYANGSHU SARKAR via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Wahab Riaz celebrates the dismissal of India's K.L. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images) (PAUL ELLIS via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Sharma celebrates reaching his century (Photo by Gareth Copley-IDI/IDI via Getty Images) (Gareth Copley-IDI via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
India celebrate Sharma's 100 (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images) (OLI SCARFF via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Kohli picks the gap for a couple of runs (Photo by Stu Forster-IDI/Stu Forster-IDI) (Stu Forster-IDI via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Indian fans get their faces painted with colours of the national flag (Photo by DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/Getty Images) (DIPTENDU DUTTA via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Sharma furious with himself on his way back to pavilion after falling for 140 (Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images) (DIBYANGSHU SARKAR via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Virat Kohli reaches his half century (Photo by Stu Forster-IDI/Stu Forster-IDI) (Stu Forster-IDI via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Indian fans celebrate Kohli's 50 (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images) (OLI SCARFF via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Pakistan's Shadab Khan shows off his athletic fielding (Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images) (DIBYANGSHU SARKAR via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
A very colourful Indian fan (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images) (OLI SCARFF via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Pakistan's Babar Azam takes a catch to dismiss India's Hardik Pandya (Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images) (DIBYANGSHU SARKAR via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Mohammad Amir celebrates with captain Sarfaraz after taking the wicket of India's MS Dhoni (Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images) (DIBYANGSHU SARKAR via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Umbrellas go up as the rain comes down (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images) (OLI SCARFF via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
Amir and Azam speak with Kohli and Vijay Shankar as they head back in (Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images) (DIBYANGSHU SARKAR via Getty Images)
Pictures of the day: India against Pakistan
A frustrated Kohli and Shankar walk off as rain stops play (Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Images via Getty Images) (Martin Rickett - PA Images via Getty Images)

With approximately 1.5 billion people expected to be watching worldwide, India took on Pakistan at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The great rivals attracted more than 700,000 ticket applications with only 25,000 up for grabs in Manchester and those lucky few have really been making the most of it.

Here we take a look at the best snaps of the day.

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