India vs Pakistan in 2021 T20 World Cup: Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam easily chase the target of 152 Runs, as they win by 10 Wickets
Many records were created in India vs Pakistan encounter, as Pakistan beat India for the 1st Time in T20 World Cup.
The 16th Match of the 2021 T20 World Cup is between arch-rivals India vs Pakistan played on 24th October 2021, Sunday being held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, United Arab Emirates. This is the 1st Encounter from Group 2 – of the Super 12 round of the 2021 T20 World Cup.
The Super 12 round consists of Twelve Teams divided into Group 1 and Group 2. The six teams in Group 2 are Afghanistan, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland and Namibia.
Meanwhile, earlier on Sunday, Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh encounter from Group 1 was played. Sri Lanka won that match by 5 Wickets.
As a result, Pakistan for the 1st Time – has won India vs Pakistan encounter in the T20 World Cup. With this, the Head-to-Head record between these two sides is India 5 – 1 Pakistan.
The Line-up for India vs Pakistan
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Pakistan won the toss & decided to bowl.
Pakistan register their 1st Win against India in T20 World Cup
1st Innings – India puts 151 Runs on the board
India was in great trouble as lost both openers – KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma early on. It’s Shaheen Afridi who picked both the wickets. India was at 6/2 in 2.1 overs.
However, another wicket fell for India as Suryakumar Yadav departs after hitting a few boundaries, this time edged it past his bat into the gloves of Pakistan’s wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan who does a diving catch. At this stage, India was 31/3 (5.4 overs).
With that, Virat Kohli is joined by Rishabh Pant in the middle. However, the important 53 Run stand between Kohli & Pant comes to an end – as Rishabh Pant hits it straight up in the sky, caught & bowled by Shadab Khan.
Whereas, Rishabh Pant did bat well scoring 39 Runs (off 30 balls), hitting a total of four boundaries. As India found themselves at 84/4 (12.2 overs).
Then, a Captain’s knock by Virat Kohli as he reached his half-century, scored 57 Runs (off 49 balls) with his innings witnessing six boundaries. But Virat Kohli got out as its Shaheen Afridi again who strikes back for Pakistan. India was 133/6 as earlier Ravindra Jadeja also lost his wicket.
Few runs added in the end, as a result – India finishes their innings at 151/7 (20 overs).
2nd Innings – Pakistan needs 152 Runs to win
Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam provided a good start for Pakistan, as they made a 100+ Stand without losing a wicket.
As wicket-keeper – Mohammad Rizwan and Captain Babar Azam both reached their respective half-century. Both Rizwan and Azam hit boundaries in regular intervals.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Rizwan scored 79* (off 55) and Babar Azam scored 68* (off 52). Pakistan ended their innings on 152/0 (17.5 overs).
As a result, Pakistan won the match by 10 Wickets. Thus, the Player of the Match was awarded to Shaheen Afridi for his bowling spell of 3/31.
Records created in this Match:
With this, Pakistan beat India for the first time in the T20 World Cup.
Meanwhile, for the first time – India has lost a T20I by 10 Wickets.
Mohammad Rizwan & Babar Azam’s partnership of 152 Runs is the Highest Partnership against India in Men’s T20Is.
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