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IND vs PAK, T20 World Cup Highlights: Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets

India vs Pakistan, T20 World Cup 2021 Highlights: Fifties by Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan help Pakistan register a 10-wicket win against India in a Super 12 contest.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: October 25, 2021 1:42:15 am
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan steered Pakistan to a 10-wicket victory against India (PTI)

India vs Pakistan, T20 World Cup 2021 Highlights: Pakistan brought to an end India’s near-three-decade domination of them in the world stage in the most convincing fashion, embarrassing their arch-rivals by 10 wickets in the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup here on Sunday.

Skipper Babar Azam stroked his way to 68 while his opening partner, Mohammad Rizwan, smashed 79 as the Indian bowlers struggled to contain the two batters.

Earlier, Virat Kohli’s half-century helped India recover from a disastrous start and post 151/7 against Pakistan in ICC T20 World Cup match on Sunday. Besides Kohli’s 49-ball 57, Rishabh Pant slammed 39 in 30 deliveries.

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam won the toss and invited India to bat first but the early blows were landed by the men in green as openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul departed within three overs. Kohli and Pant then joined forces to add 53 runs in quick time before the latter was caught out by leg-spinner Shadab Khan (1/22 in four overs) off his own bowling in the 13th over.

Brief scores:

India: 151/7 in 20 overs (Virat Kohli 57, Rishabh Pant 39; Shaheen Afridi 3/31) vs Pakistan.

Pakistan: 152/0 in 17.5 overs (Babar Azam 68 not out, Mohammad Rizwan 79 not out).

India (Playing XI): Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Varun Chakaravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah.

Pakistan (Playing XI): Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi

Match EndedICC World Twenty20, 2021 - Super 12 - Match 16

India

151/7 (20.0)
vs

Pakistan

152/0 (17.5)
Match Ended ( Day - Super 12 - Match 16 )
Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets

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India vs Pakistan Highlights:

01:05 (IST)25 Oct 2021
A rollercoaster of emotions

India vs Pakistan matches always tend to have a plethora of emotions attached to it. Be it the fans or the players, everyone knows what this gargantuan clash brings to the table. Here's an in-depth look at the plethora of emotions generated during the match

00:47 (IST)25 Oct 2021
Moments of the day

Check out all the moments that transpired between India and Pakistan in tonight's blockbuster, here: 👇 

00:45 (IST)25 Oct 2021
A message for the fans
00:44 (IST)25 Oct 2021
A day of ecstasy
00:42 (IST)25 Oct 2021
Bitter pill to swallow
00:39 (IST)25 Oct 2021
Captain holds fort

It was as if a switch had been flicked. Virat Kohli jaunted down the pitch and blasted Shaheen Shah Afridi over long-on in the fifth over. The shot was not unusual, but the situation was. India had lost both their openers in the most high-pressure game of the tournament, and one wouldn’t expect the captain to unfurl a stroke so fraught with risk. 

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23:59 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Reactions everywhere

Pakistan brought to an end India’s near-three-decade domination of them in the world stage in the most convincing fashion, embarrassing their arch-rivals by 10 wickets in the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup in Dubai on Sunday.

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23:37 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Babar Azam speaks

 This was the team's effort, and the early wickets were very helpful. It gave us a lot of confidence and our spinners were very good as well. We applied our plans and got the results. We, the openers, kept it simple and built a partnership and because the wicket was getting better so we just wanted to keep batting till the end, which we did. It won't get easier just because we beat India. We will take the confidence, but we're taking it one match at a time, and there's a long way to go in the tournament. We prepared well, and just kept the history out of our mind. We needed quality practice, and warm-up matches, and even our domestic tournament and those games gave us a lot of confidence.

23:16 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Virat Kohli speaks:

We didn't execute properly. Credit where it's due and Pakistan outplayed us today. They started brilliantly with the ball, and 3 wickets for 20 runs was not a good start. We needed wickets early but with the bat they gave us absolutely no chances. It played slow in the first half and hitting through the line was not that easy as it was in the second half, after 10 overs. We needed those 15-20 extra runs an for that we needed a good start but Pakistan's bowling didn't allow us to get those extra runs. We could make the argument of getting in another slower bowler, but it's important to stay composed and understand our strengths, because with the dew the slower bowlers couldn't be effective either. This is just the first game of the tournament, not the last.

23:16 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Shaheen Afridi, Man of the Match, speaks:

It is the good wishes of my parents and all Pakistanis. Very happy with my performance. The plan was to bring the ball back in. I was just trying to swing it and I was just looking to give the team a breakthrough. That was what I practiced in the nets as well yesterday. Batting against the new ball was tough. The credit goes to Babar and Rizwan for the way they played. All teams are good in the tournament and we will look to carry this momentum through and go to the finals.

23:03 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Pakistan win, defeat India by 10 wickets

Aaaaaand WHACKKK!!! Shami goes for a 6 in the very first ball of the 18th over. This might not even last 20 overs. And double fours in the 3rd and 4th ball. India has never lost a T20 match by 10 wickets. History all around. And Pakistan have done it. They have beaten India for the first time in a World Cup match. Pakistan win by 10 wickets.

22:56 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Babar, Captain Cool ⛵🏖️🧊🧉

How do you celebrate your game-changing 50 in an India-Pakistan game? If you are Babar Azam you barely lift your bat and try to hide behind your batting partner. Unlike any of Pakistan's captains, Babar has a subtle and nuanced approach to his batting and also his captaincy. He is measured in his batting and also in his communication with the players. When Shaheen Shah Afridi was having a horror of a last over, he didn't throw up his arms or shout at him for the totally uncalled-for overthrow. Babar is from the Kane Williamson and Eoin Morgan school of leadership, he has a restrained aggression, such a rare gift. While his opening partner Rizwan would get frustrated on missing out the countless short balls that the Indian bowlers bowled, Babar would walk down and talk to his junior. On one occasion, he actually hit a ball over the fence as if to show Rizwan, how it was done. Considering how important the game has been for Pakistan, Babar gave a template to his team how they should approach these pressure situations.

22:55 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Can India break this partnership?

Pakistan are slowly inching towards history as they are within touching distance of a maiden World Cup victory over India. After 17 overs they sit comfortably at 135/0. Pakistan need 17 off 18 now. Can someone bowl a 2-run over and inject some tension into this chase? Because this is getting academic at the moment. This is the fourth 100+ partnership between Babar & Rizwan in T20Is in 2021 - no other pair has scored more than two in a calendar year. Now, Shami to bowl the 18th over. Let's see.

22:43 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Rizwan, drill... shrill master 🐝👑

Pakistan wicket keepers have been a thorn in the flesh of the opposition over the years... think Rasheed Latif, Moin Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed. Not the most classy, but clever batsmen who possessed a get out of jail shot to complement their pushes, nudges and sweeps. And they come as ready-made busy bodies. The latest avatar being Mohammad Rizwan, unorthodox with the bat. Rizwan was in the thick of things, taking two sharp diving catches and milking the leg-side as an opener in the chase and running like a hare when he chose to. When he didn't want to run, he was like a drill-master. His shrill 'no' is one of the loudest in the game. It was like he was admonishing his captain and opening partner Babar Azam. Pakistan's best batsman trusted his 'keeper's judgement just like he placed faith in him during a productive opening partnership.

22:42 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Rizwan gets 50 as both openers get their half tons.

Bumrah is back to bowl the 15th over as Jadeja ended the 14th over with 11 runs which included two boundaries. The Pakistan openers show no sign of slowing down.And Bumrah is meted with te same treatment. A four off the second ball. And a 50 for Rizwan as well. India are leaking runs at the moment. I am stuggling to remember the last over which didn't consist a boundary. 9 off the 15th over. Pakistan 121/0 after 15 overs.Babar Azam -- FIFTY | 40 balls | 4 fours | 2 sixesMohammad Rizwan -- FIFTY | 41 balls | 3 fours | 2 sixesThis is the highest partnership for Pakistan against India in T20IsThey are bossing this! It's getting over in a hurry .. https://t.co/PZfq9QouzQ #T20WorldCup #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/2DncKM6L8R— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) October 24, 2021

22:33 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Unlucky 13th over from India

Varun has come to bowl the 13th over and it's turning out to be an unlucky one for India as he gets hit for two sixes. One from Rizwan who slog-swept that high over cow corner for six and one from Babar. And with that 6, Azam gets his 50. He hangs fully back and launches a drag-down over deep mid-wicket for a gigantic six. Expensive over. 16 off it. Pakistan 101/0 after 13 overs.

22:29 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Mood
22:29 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Virat, a throwback classic 🏏🏹🎯

However hard this slam bang format tries to keep conventional strokes out of the game, Virat Kohli keeps them relevant. So there he was playing text book cricket deep in the T20 innings as the army of Indian fans wanted him to smash the ball out of the ground. In the 16th over Hassan Ali was keeping him in the crease by bowling short. Kohli showed that he wouldn't allow the bowler to curtail the run flow. Of his two boundaries, the second one would have had Test cricket followers drooling. Kohli leaned into the ball and placed it between extra cover and mid off. Both thought they had a chance to stop the ball but both were fooled, such was the perfect placement. The bat didn't flow down with force but it was just placed with such precision that the ball hit it in the middle as it was coming down. Kohli showed you didn't need to be a slogger to be relevant in T20 cricket.

22:27 (IST)24 Oct 2021
India take the knee, Pak have hands on heart before showdown

On the world stage, India took the knee. After they were asked to bat after Pakistan won the toss, the Indian players did it to lend support to the Black Lives Matter movement. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul took the knee inside the playing area, while the other players did it outside the boundary rope, near the dug-out.

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22:24 (IST)24 Oct 2021
Pakistan skipper takes charge

Babar Azam has really taken charge now. Bumrah gets hit for a 4 in the fourth ball of the 11th over. A wide half-volley, and Babar frees his arms to lift it over the leaping fielder at extra-cover, and to the left of mid-off. India need something special to dig them out of this pit. 9 off the over. 

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