Summary, IND vs PAK T20 World Cup 2021 Cricket Complete Score: Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets
Live Score India vs Pakistan Live Streaming T20 World Cup 2021: Shami’s final finale also turns out to be the last finale of the match, as the Pakistanis finish off in style: Rizwan hits six and four in a row to reduce the equation to single digits, followed by a single, with Babar coming back for a second to seal the deal. Pakistan knocks out India by 10 wickets, the first time the Men in Blue have lost a 10 wicket loss at Twenty20 Internationals, and they end their winless streak at World Cups in the process. Some emotional celebrations right now, and Pakistan deserves all the joy right now for the clinical way they have done business today.
Advance: India and Pakistan renew their high-profile but one-sided cricket rivalry on Sunday in a T20 World Cup blockbuster watched by hundreds of millions of fans around the world.
Virat Kohli’s India has beaten Pakistan in their 12 matches at the T20 and 50+ World Cups.
Pakistan, however, enters the contest with 10 wins in a row in the United Arab Emirates, their home away from home for most of the last decade.
It will be the first time the two nations have met since the 50-year-old World Cup in 2019.
Of Pakistan’s 12 defeats at the World Cup, five have been in the T20 tournament.
Two were in the inaugural event in 2007: a group game decided by a bowl-out and a five-run loss in the final.
“To be honest, what happened is beyond us,” Pakistan captain Babar Azam said on Saturday.
“Records are bound to be broken.”
Tickets for the match in Dubai were sold out within hours of going on sale after the UAE government allowed a 70 percent audience share for World Cup matches in a relaxation of restrictions on Covid-19.
South Asia’s nuclear rivals have only played in multinational events like World Cups and the Champions Trophy, as strained relations have stalled bilateral cricket since 2007.
Pakistan toured India in 2012 for five limited matches, but ties were not fully resumed as the two nations continued to disagree over multiple issues, with the disputed Kashmir region and terrorism topping the list.
‘Full of intensity’
“The matches between Pakistan and India are always full of intensity, so we have to perform well in all three departments of the game,” said Babar, who has two centuries of T20 International to his name in 2021.
India and 2009 champions Pakistan are placed in Group 2 of the Super 12 stage of the tournament along with New Zealand, Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia.
The top two in each of the two groups advance to the semifinals.
Kohli, who steps down as captain of India T20 at the end of the World Cup, described Pakistan as “very strong”.
He also shrugged at the importance of dominance on his side.
“These things create distractions. What matters is how we prepare and execute on a particular day, regardless of the opposition,” he said.
“You have to play your best cricket against them, because they have a lot of talent and players who can change the game.”
Babar, Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman keep the team’s hitting hopes up, while speedy Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hasan Ali lead a powerful bowling attack.
India, who fell out of the semi-finals in the previous edition in 2016, edged England and Australia in their two preparation matches in Dubai with top batsmen KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma scoring half a century.
The pacing attack led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah looks good and lead spinner Ravichandran Ashwin knocked out Australians David Warner and Mitchell Marsh from successive deliveries in his last set-up.
Kohli backed his team’s match winners, including Hardik Pandya, to do well in the tournament despite the off-roader struggling with his bowling pin.
“He’s improving in terms of preparing to throw two overs for us,” Kohli said.
Despite the anticipation of the game, the political soundtrack also plays in the background.
During the week, there were protests in India with calls to boycott the party in the wake of the recent killings of 11 migrant workers and Hindu and Sikh minorities in Indian-administered Kashmir.
India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (week), Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumarrthy Chahar
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Mohammed Rizwan (week), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammed Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Hasan Ali, Harris Rauf, Shaeen Shah Afridi, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohamed Nawaz, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammed Wasim, Sohaib Maqsood.
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With contributions from AFP