T20 WC, IND vs PAK Highlights: Rizwan, Azam help Pak crush Ind by 10 wkts

In Match 1 of Group 1 of ICC Men's T20 World Cup, 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 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium today.

The law of averages had to catch up with India sooner or later after having won seven ODI and five T20 World Cup games since they first met at Sydney in 1992.
It was also a day when Virat Kohli scored a half-century but was pale in comparison of Babar (68 not out off 52 balls), who looked regal in attack, elegant in defence and composed in a chase of 152, which was achieved in 17.5 overs.

Worse, India haven't ever lost a T20 International by 10 wickets and Pakistan won by such a margin for the first time, and what an occasion to achieve the feat.

Babar had the exuberance of Mohammed Rizwan (79 not out off 55 balls) to match his cool quotient as Pakistan, not for once during the entire match, looked like imploding. In between them, they hit 12 boundaries and five sixes to make it a 'Super Sunday' for Pakistan.
On the day, there was only one team that could have won and that was Pakistan, who were better on a man-to-man comparison with each Indian player.

It started with the captains. On a track where Kohli struggled, Babar just effortlessly found the gaps and when required, hit those sixes as release shots.

If India lost three wickets in power play, Pakistan literally humiliated their rivals with an opening stand, which will be billed as one of the best in this format for years to come.
If Shaheen Shah Afridi was a rockstar with his searing pace and incisive swing, his new-ball counterpart Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled at early to mid 120 kmph with no swing at all.

If Pakistan's spin troika of left-armer Imad Wasim (0/10 in 2 overs), leg-spinner Shadab Khan (1/25 in 4 overs) and off-spinner Mohammed Hafeez (0/10 in 2 overs) gave only 47 runs in their eight overs together, Varun Chakravarthy (0/33 in 4 overs) didn't have any 'mystery' about him as he and Ravindra Jadeja (0/28 in 4 overs) gave away 61 runs.

If there was one team that felt the pressure it was India as Babar seemed like a man who was sitting in that Indian dressing room that had no control over the proceedings.

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In the chase, Pakistan looked in complete control and Bhuvneshwar's lack of pace and non-existent swing made it easy for Rizwan to effortlessly cart him over square leg for a six. Skipper Babar was also elegant as he punched Mohammed Shami off the back-foot and rocked back to pull Jadeja over deep mid-wicket for a six.

The 50 came in the 8th over and before India realised, the duo had taken the game away by posting the highest ever opening stand against India in T20 internationals.

When India batted, Kohli got support from Rishabh Pant (39 off 30 balls) during a 53-run stand but had to do the bulk of heavy lifting in a pressure cooker scenario, something he has been accustomed to for the past one decade.

His innings had five fours and a six as India managed a score which gave the bowlers at least something to fight for on a track that can't exactly be called batting-friendly.

Shaheen, one of the most exciting fast bowlers produced two unplayable deliveries at the biggest stage under pressure, which any batter would have found difficult to negotiate.

The most difficult delivery from a left-arm fast bowler is the one that holds the line just when the batter had committed for the angle.

In the case of Rohit (0), before he could adjust his footwork, he got one that was pitched on block hole and straightened. It caught him plumb in-front.

KL Rahul (3) thought that the ball will straighten but it shaped in to breach his defence and disturb the off-stump.

Suryakumar Yadav (11) did get a six over backward square leg off Shaheen and a boundary off Imad Wasim (0/10 in 2 overs) but Hasan Ali bowled one back of the length which he edged while trying to cut and a diving Mohammed Rizwan behind the stumps pouched it.

Pant joined Kohli as the power play score read a disastrous 36 for three. They added 53 runs in 6.4 overs to get some momentum back in an exciting stand dominated by the left-hander.

The Indian captain did show Shaheen, who is the boss as he made room by shuffling towards leg-stump and lofted him straight into his team's dug-out for a six.

For Hasan Ali, he reserved an exquisite square drive before he let Pant take over the show, having partially stabilised the initial rot.

Watching that there is a fielder placed at '45', Pant first played a lap shot off leg-spinner Shadab Khan (1/22 in 4 overs) and then back-cut Mohammed Hafeez from the middle-stump to get two boundaries.

But the real fun was when he smoked Hasan for two one-handed sixes.

Shadab had the last laugh as a mistimed slog sweep turned into a return catch.

Kohli, who was playing the second fiddle then took chargestage as he attacked Hasan with a pull-shot and a then played a cover drive as 10 runs came off the 16th over.

However, Pakistani bowlers didn't err much at the death to keep the score under check, credit for which should go to Harris Rauf (1/25 off 4 overs).

Brief scores:

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

Pakistan: 152 for no loss in 17.5 overs (Babar Azam 68 not out, Mohammad Rizwan 79 not out).

 

T20 WC, India vs Pakistan playing 11

India playing 11: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Chakaravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami.

Pakistan playing 11: Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi

 

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Pakistan wins it!

Pakistan wins by 10 wickets

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.

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 17.5 Overs | Pakistan 152-0

 
 
Shami is back into the attack
 
 
Ball 5: Babar picks two and seals a win for Pakistan! 
 
Ball 4: Shami to Rizwan, 1 run
 
Ball 3: FOUR! Pulled away to backward square leg for a boundary
 
Ball 2: FOUR! 
 
Ball 1: Shami to Rizwan, SIX, to fine leg on a full toss delivery
 

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 17 Overs | Pakistan 135-0

 
 
Bhuvneshwar Kumar [2.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 1 1 0 Wd 1 Wd 2 0
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: Bhuvneshwar to Babar Azam, 2 runs
 
Ball 5: Bhuvneshwar to Babar Azam, wide
 
Ball 4: Single to long-off
 
Ball 4: Wide
 
Ball 3: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, no run
 
Ball 2: Bhuvneshwar to Babar Azam, 1 run
 
Ball 1: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, single
 

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 16 Overs | Pakistan 128-0

 
Mohammed Shami [2.0-0-19-0] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 4 0 1 1 1 0
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: Shami to Rizwan, leg byes, 1 run
 
Ball 4: Babar picks one
 
Ball 3: Rizwan picks one to long-on
 
Ball 2: No run
 
Ball 1: Shami to Rizwan, FOUR
 

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 15 Overs | Pakistan 121-0

 
Jasprit Bumrah [2.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 0 4 2 1 1 1
 
Ball 6: Bumrah to Rizwan, 1 run
 
Ball 5: Babar picks one
 
Ball 4: Bumrah to Rizwan, Single
 
Ball 3: Bumrah to Rizwan, 2 runs, to mid-wicket
 
Ball 2: FOUR!! This brings fifty for Rizwan
 
Ball 1: Bumrah to Rizwan, no run
 

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 14 Overs | Pakistan 112-0

 
Over Summary: 1 4 1 1 0 4
 
Ball 6: FOUR! Babar punishes it on the leg side!
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: Rizwan picks one
 
Ball 3: Jadeja to Babar Azam, 1 run
 
Ball 2: Jadeja to Babar Azam, FOUR!!
 
Ball 1: Jadeja to Rizwan, 1 run
 

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 13 Overs | Pakistan 101-0

 
 
Varun Chakaravarthy [3.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 1 6 1 6 1 1
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: Chakaravarthy to Babar Azam, 1 run
 
Ball 4: Chakaravarthy to Babar Azam, SIX to deep mid-wicket and this brings fifty for Babar
 
Ball 3: Chakaravarthy to Rizwan, 1 run
 
Ball 2: Chakaravarthy to Rizwan, SIX, picked on the on side
 
Ball 1: Chakaravarthy to Babar Azam, 1 run
 

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 12 Overs | Pakistan 85-0

 
Ravindra Jadeja [2.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 1 0 1 L1 2 0
 
Ball 6: Jadeja to Rizwan, no run
 
Ball 5: Jadeja to Rizwan, 2 runs
 
Ball 4: Jadeja to Babar Azam, leg byes, 1 run
 
Ball 3: Jadeja to Rizwan, 1 run
 
Ball 2: Jadeja to Rizwan, no run
 
Ball 1: Jadeja to Babar Azam, 1 run
 

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 11 Overs | Pakistan 80-0

 
Jasprit Bumrah [1.0-0-4-0] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 4 1 2 1 1 0
 
Ball 6: Bumrah to Babar Azam, 1 run
 
Ball 5: Bumrah to Babar Azam, 2 runs
 
Ball 4: Bumrah to Babar Azam, no run
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: FOUR! Babar hits it over mid-off
 
Ball 1: Bumrah to Babar Azam, 2 runs
 
Babar, Rizwan continue the assault, no relief for India

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 10 Overs | Pakistan 71-0

 
 
Varun Chakaravarthy [1.0-0-2-0] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 4 1 2 1 1 0
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: Single for Babar
 
Ball 4: Rizwan picks one
 
Ball 3: Chakaravarthy to Rizwan, 2 runs
 
Ball 2: Single
 
Ball 1: Chakaravarthy to Babar Azam, FOUR, cut away to third man

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 9 Overs | Pakistan 62-0

 
Varun Chakaravarthy [1.0-0-2-0] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 1 1 1 0 6 1
 
Ball 6: Single 
 
Ball 5: Jadeja to Babar Azam, SIX, to deep mid-wicket
 
Ball 4: Jadeja to Babar Azam, no run
 
Ball 3: Jadeja to Rizwan, 1 run
 
Ball 2: Jadeja to Babar Azam, 1 run
 
Ball 1: Jadeja to Rizwan, 1 run

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 8 Overs | Pakistan 52-0

 
Varun Chakaravarthy [1.0-0-2-0] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 1 1 Wd 0 1 1 1
 
Ball 6: Chakaravarthy to Babar Azam, 1 run
 
Ball 5: Chakaravarthy to Babar Azam, 1 run
 
Ball 4: Chakaravarthy to Rizwan, 1 run
 
Ball 3: Chakaravarthy to Rizwan, no run
 
Ball 3: Chakaravarthy to Rizwan, wide
 
Ball 2: Chakaravarthy to Babar Azam, 1 run
 
Ball 1: Chakaravarthy to Rizwan, 1 run

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 7 Overs | Pakistan 46-0

 
Ravindra Jadeja, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack
 
Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 1 1
 
Ball 6: Rizwan picks a single
 
Ball 5: Babar picks a single
 
Ball 4: Jadeja to Babar Azam, no run
 
Ball 3: Jadeja to Babar Azam, no run
 
Ball 2: Jadeja to Babar Azam, no run
 
Ball 1: Jadeja to Rizwan, 1 run

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 6 Overs | Pakistan 43-0

 
 
Bhuvneshwar Kumar [1-0-10-0] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: Wd 2 1 1 1 2 0
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: Babar picks  a couple off it 
 
Ball 4: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, 1 run
 
Ball 3: Single
 
Ball 2: Rizwan picks a single
 
Ball 1: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, 2 runs
 
Ball 1: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, wide

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 5 Overs | Pakistan 35-0

 
Shami continues
 
Over Summary: 1 0 4 1 4 1
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: FOUR! Rizwan punishes it
 
Ball 4: Single for Babar
 
Ball 3: FOUR! Flicked away on the on side over the mid wicket
 
Ball 2: Shami to Babar, no run
 
Ball 1: Shami to Rizwan, 1 run

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 4 Overs | Pakistan 24-0

 
 
Varun Chakaravarthy, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
 
Over Summary: 1 1 0 0 0 0
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: No run
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: Chakaravarthy to Rizwan, 1 run
 
Ball 1: Chakaravarthy to Babar Azam, 1 run

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 3 Overs | Pakistan 22-0

 
Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
 
Over Summary: 1 0 0 3 0 0
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: Bumrah to Babar Azam, 3 runs to deep mid-wicket
 
Ball 3: No run, call for a single but Rizwan declines
 
Ball 2: Bumrah to Babar Azam, no run
 
Ball 1: Bumrah to Rizwan, 1 run

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 2 Overs | Pakistan 18-0

 
Mohammed Shami, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Over Summary: 1 0 2 1 4 0
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: FOUR! Punched on the off side
 
Ball 4: Single
 
Ball 3: Rizwan picks a couple offit
 
Ball 2: Shami to Rizwan, no run
 
Ball 1: Shami to Babar Azam, 1 run

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 1 Over | Pakistan 10-0

 
Rizwan and Babar Azam on crease. Bhuvneshwar opens the attack
 
Over Summary: 0 4 6 0 0 0
 
Ball 6: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, no run
 
Ball 5: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, no run
 
Ball 4: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, no run
 
Ball 3: SXI! Slammed by Rizwan!
 
Ball 2: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, FOUR
 
Ball 1: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, no run

Innings break

India scores 151/7 in 20 overs!

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 20 Overs | India 151-7

 
 
Haris Rauf [3.0-0-19-0] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 0 2 W 2 2 B1
 
Ball 6: 1, byes and India managed to touch the 150-run mark
 
Ball 5: Bhuvneshwar steals a couple yet again!
 
Ball 4: Haris Rauf to Bhuvneshwar, 2 runs
 
Ball 3: OUT! Hardik hits it in the air, Babar Azam collects it
 
Ball 2: Hardik picks a couple to long-on
 
Ball 1: Haris Rauf to Hardik Pandya, no run

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 19 Overs | India 144-6

 
 
Shaheen Afridi [3-0-19-2] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: Wd 0 4 1 W 1 N4 B5
 
Ball 6: FIVE RUNS OFF IT! Hardik misses it, runs for a single, Shaheen aims at stumps, misses it and the ball runs towards bondary!
 
Ball 6: FOUR! Full toss and Hardik places it inot the gap, and NO BALL given by the umpire!
 
Ball 5: Shaheen Afridi to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run, to short mid-wicket
 
Ball 4: OUT! Kohli edges it, Keeper collects it easily
 
Ball 3: single, top edge but Pandya is safe, runs quickly for one
 
Ball 2: FOUR! Yorker and Hardik is lucky this time, gets a boundary
 
Ball 1: No run, slower ball this time from Afridi
 
Ball 1: Shaheen Afridi to Hardik Pandya, wide

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 18 Overs | India 127-5

 
 
Haris Rauf [2.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 2 4 1 4 W 2
 
 
Ball 6: Hasan Ali to Kohli, 2 runs
 
Ball 5: OUT! Jadeja hits it in the air but fails to clear the distance! 
 
Ball 4: FOUR! Short one and Jadeja pulls it to fine-leg, no fielder there!
 
Ball 3: Single
 
Ball 2: FOUR! Slower one but Kohli reads it on time and hits the ball in to extra cover region
 
Ball 1: Hasan Ali to Kohli, 2 runs, FIFTY FOR KOHLI!

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 17 Overs | India 114-4

 
Haris Rauf [2.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 1 1 1 0 0 1
 
 
Ball 6: Single off it
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: No run, slower ball yet again
 
Ball 3: Single, slower one and Jadeja plays it cautiously
 
Ball 2: Kohli picks one to extra cover
 
Ball 1: Haris Rauf to Jadeja, single to mid-off

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 16 Overs | India 110-4

 
Hasan Ali [2.0-0-21-1] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 0 4 0 4 1 1
 
 
Ball 6: Single for Jadeja
 
Ball 5: Single
 
Ball 4: FOUR! Kohli punches it beautifully and the fielders have no chance in the covers
 
Ball 3: No run, bouncer from Ali, Kohli fails to connect
 
Ball 2: FOUR! Pull shot ona  slower by Kohli!
 
Ball 1: Hasan Ali to Kohli, no run

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 15 Overs | India 100-4

 
Haris Rauf [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 0 0 1 1 1 1
 
 
Ball 6: Single for Kohli
 
Ball 5: Jadeja picks one
 
Ball 4: Shadab Khan to Kohli, 1 run
 
Ball 3: Jadeja gets a single
 
Ball 2: No run
 
Ball 1: Shadab Khan to Jadeja, no run

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 14 Overs | India 98-4

 
Haris Rauf [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 1 0 2 1 Wd 4 0
 
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: FOUR! On the leg side and Kohli just places it delicately
 
Ball 5: Wide
 
Ball 4: Single
 
Ball 3: Jadeja gets 2 runs to backward point
 
Ball 2: No run
 
Ball 1: Haris Rauf to Kohli, 1 run

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 13 Overs | India 87-3

 
Shadab Khan [2-0-12-0] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 2 Wd W 0 1 1 1
 
 
Ball 6: Kohli picks one
 
Ball 5: Single to fine-leg
 
Ball 4: Kohli picks one
 
Ball 3: Shadab Khan to Kohli, no run
 
Ball 2: OUT! Pant slices it but couldnt read the googly well, the ball hangs in aiur and lands on the bowler's safe hands
 
Ball 2: Wide
 
Ball 1: Shadab Khan to Pant, 2 runs

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 12 Overs | India 81-3

 
Hasan Ali [1-0-6-1] is back into the attack
 
Over Summary: 0 6 6 2 1 0
 
 
Ball 6: No run
 
Ball 5: Single to fine-leg
 
Ball 4: Pant gets two off it!
 
Ball 3: SIX! Another single-handed shot but this time to long-on!!
 
Ball 2: SIX! Sweep? Flick? Single-handedly played and the ball is out of the boundary rope!
 
Ball 1: Hasan Ali to Pant, no run

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 11 Overs | India 66-3

 
Haris Rauf, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
 
Over Summary: 1 Wd 1 1 1 0 1
 
 
Ball 6: Single to long-on for Pant
 
Ball 5: Haris Rauf to Pant, no run
 
Ball 4: Kohli picks one to mid-on
 
Ball 3: Pant gets a single to backward point
 
Ball 2: Single to third man
 
Ball 2: Wide
 
Ball 1: Haris Rauf to Pant, 1 run, sliced away over the cover region

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 10 Overs | India 60-3

 
Over Summary: 1 4 1 1 0 1
 
 
Ball 6: Single!
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: Kohli picks a single
 
Ball 3: Pant picks a single off it
 
Ball 2: Hafeez to Pant, FOUR! Pant cuts it and finds a gap! 
 
Ball 1: Hafeez to Kohli, 1 run

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 9 Overs | India 52-3

 
Shadab continues
 
Over Summary: 1 0 2 1 1 4
 
 
Ball 6: FOUR! Pant sweeps it to fine-leg, clears the short fine-leg!
 
Ball 5: Kohli picks a single
 
Ball 4: Single, googly, Pant hits it in the air, the ball lands in no man's land
 
Ball 3: Pant cuts it into covers, gets two off it
 
Ball 2: No run
 
Ball 1: Shadab Khan to Kohli, 1 run

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 8 Overs | India 43-3

 
 
Mohammad Hafeez, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
 
Over Summary: 0 1 1 0 1 1
 
 
Ball 6: Single for Kohli
 
Ball 5: Pant picks a single 
 
Ball 4: Hafeez to Pant, strong appeal for caught behind, Pak goes for review, Rishabh Pant survives!
 
Ball 3: Kohli picks one
 
Ball 2: Pant picks one
 
Ball 1: Hafeez to Pant, no run

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 7 Overs | India 39-3

 
Shadab Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
 
Over Summary: 0 0 0 2 0 1
 
 
Ball 6: Single off it
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: Pant cuts it behind point and two runs off it
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: No run
 
Ball 1: Shadab Khan to Pant, no run

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 6 Overs | India 36-3

 
 
Hasan Ali, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Over Summary: 0 1 0 W 1 4
 
 
Ball 6: Hasan Ali to Kohli, FOUR!  Punched to deep backward point
 
Ball 5: Hasan Ali to Pant, 1 run, to mid-on
 
Ball 4: OUT! Suryakumar edges and the keeper takes a clean catch!
 
Ball 3: Hasan Ali to Suryakumar Yadav, no run
 
Ball 2: Kohli cuts it, picks one to third man!
 
Ball 1: Hasan Ali to Kohli, no run

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 5 Overs | India 30-2

 
Shaheen continues
 
Over Summary: 2 0 0 0 6 1
 
 
Ball 6: Single, Shaheen attempts yorker but Kolhi plays it smartly
 
Ball 5: SIX!! Kohli fires finally, steps out, makes room, and slams it down the ground!
 
Ball 4: Kolhi drives it, but finds a fielder, no run
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: No run
 
Ball 1: Shaheen to Kohli, 2 runs, to mid-wicket

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 4 Overs | India 21-2

 
Imad continues
 
Over Summary: 0 0 1 L1 1 4
 
 
Ball 6: FOUR! SKY sweeps it to backward square leg for a boundary
 
Ball 5: Kohli steals a quick single off it
 
Ball 4: Imad Wasim to Suryakumar Yadav, leg byes, 1 run
 
Ball 3: Kohli picks one to long-on
 
Ball 2: Imad Wasim to Kohli, no run, beautifully defended!
 
Ball 1: Imad Wasim to Kohli, no run

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 3 Overs | India 14-2

 
Shaheen continues
 
Over Summary: W 0 0 1 1 6
 
 
Ball 6: SIX! SKY pulls it to deep sqaure leg and clears the boundary 
 
Ball 5: Shaheen Afridi to Kohli, single to deep square leg
 
Ball 4: Suryakumar picks a single
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: Shaheen Afridi to Suryakumar Yadav, no run
 
Ball 1: Shaheen Afridi to Rahul, out Bowled!! Inswinging delivery and pretty much unplayable! KL Rahul departs!

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 2 Overs | India 6-1

 
Imad Wasim, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack
 
Over Summary: 1 0 1 1 0 1
 
 
Ball 6: Rahul picks one
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: Sinlge for Kohli
 
Ball 3: Rahul picks one to mid-on
 
Ball 2: No run
 
Ball 1: Imad Wasim to Kohli, 1 run

T20 WC IND vs PAK Live score after 1 Over | India 2-1

 
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma open the batting attack, Shaheen Afridi with the ball, MATCH ON!
 
Over Summary: 0 0 1 W 0 1
 
 
Ball 6: Single for Kohli
 
Ball 5: Shaheen Afridi to Kohli, no run
 
Ball 4: OUT! Rohit goes on the very first ball! inswinger from Shaheen and Rohit had no answer to that! LBW given by the umpire!
 
Ball 3: Rahul off the mark, steals a quick single
 
Ball 2: Shaheen Afridi to Rahul, no run
 
Ball 1: Shaheen Afridi to Rahul, no run

OUT!

Rohit goes for a golden duck!

National anthems underway

National anthems of both teams underway, action begins shortly

T20 WC, India vs Pakistan playing 11

India playing 11: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Chakaravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami.
 
Pakistan playing 11: Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi

India's camp before the big match!

Moments before the big match

Dhoni in the house!

Toss Alert

Pak wins toss, opts to field

Toss Alert

Toss to take place at 7:00 pm, stay tuned!

Scenes outside Dubai stadium

Harsha Bhogle's prediction for India's playing 11

Scenes outside Dubai stadium

Bajrang Punia extends wishes to team India

Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Bajrang Punia extended his wishes for team India, ahead of the high-voltage clash in ICC Men's T20 World Cup.
 
"I extend my wishes to the Indian team for their opening clash against Pakistan in the T20WorldCup. Countrymen are hoping that our team will once again defeat Pakistan in the World Cup," said Wrestler Bajrang Punia.

Team India leaves for stadium ahead of high-octane clash against Pak

Ahead of the high-octane T20 World Cup clash against Pakistan, Team India players left the hotel to reach the Dubai International Stadium.
 
In a video shared by BCCI on Twitter, Team Mentor MS Dhoni, skipper Virat Kohli, pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, head coach Ravi Shastri, spinner Rahul Chahar and spinner Ravindra Jadeja can be seen walking out of the hotel along with other members of the squad.
 
"Off we go for our first match of #T20WorldCup," tweeted BCCI.
 
India and Pakistan will square off against each other on Sunday evening in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup and it will be after a gap of two years that these two teams will meet on the cricket pitch, having last played in the 50-over World Cup in 2019.

India well on their way for the marquee clash today

Head-to-head record between India vs Pakistan in T20Is:

Matches Played: 8

India: 7 wins
 
Pakistan: 1 win

Want Rohit to perform well, give perfect gift to Virat Kohli: Dinesh Lad

Dinesh Lad, the coach of Rohit Sharma and Shardul Thakur on Sunday said that he wants the 'Hitman' to perform well in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup and give a perfect gift to Virat Kohli as he would be leaving the captaincy of the shortest format after the ongoing tournament.
 
India and Pakistan will square off against each other on Sunday evening in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup and it will be after a gap of two years that these two teams will meet on the cricket pitch, having last played in the 50-over World Cup in 2019.

Squads:

India Squad: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Rahul Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ishan Kishan, Varun Chakaravarthy

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

T20 WC, India vs Pakistan playing 11 predictions

India playing 11 (probables): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur/Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Chakaravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami.
 
Pakistan playing 11 (probables): Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf.

Pakistan in these conditions could beat any team, says Vaughan


Former England skipper Michael Vaughan feels Pakistan can beat any team when they are playing in UAE but backed India to come out with flying colours in the upcoming match of the ongoing T20 World Cup.
 
The heavyweight Group 2 contest is the first T20 meeting between these two rivals since the last time this showpiece event was played in 2016 and no teams have won more T20Is in the intervening period than India and Pakistan.
 
India and Pakistan will square off against each other on Sunday evening and Vaughan also said the Virat Kohli-led side will be too strong for the Green Army.

Mohammad Amir picks Kohli over Rohit

Talking of Rohit and Kohli, the two will hold the key for India throughout the T20 World Cup. But personally, for Amir, he picks Kohli over Rohit as he believes the India skipper loves winning big games.
 
"I will always go with Virat because just like me, he also likes pressure situations. I have always done well in pressure conditions thanks to God and if you take out Virat's stats, you will see he always performs well in pressure situations. I love this about him because he performs when under pressure," he pointed.
 
Asked about the current generation pacers, Amir feels they are too focused on bowling fast. "There are many shots and survival is very difficult for a bowler. The current generation of batsmen have a lot more shots in their bags and as a bowler, you need to get smarter. Bowlers nowadays are struggling mostly because the moment they bowl at 150kph, we tend to take them to the sky by praising them."

Former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Rashid Latif on India vs Pakistan clash

Former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Rashid Latif feels that if Indian players "don't make mistakes", they could make life difficult for Pakistan in the ICC T20 World Cup 'Super 12' clash here later on Sunday.
 
The former Pakistan skipper, though, added that the "embarrassment of riches" at India captain Virat Kohli's disposal could lead to poor decision-making from the skipper.
 
"In my opinion, no matter how well Pakistan play, if Indian players don't make mistakes, then it will be difficult for Pakistan to win the match," Latif told Khaleej Times on Sunday.

How 'Mentor Singh' Dhoni helping Team India for today's big clash?

Dhoni's addition as a mentor for the T20 World Cup has been a huge positive with the former skipper's room being the go-to place for everyone, be it for serious talks or banter to help relax the mind before the first game of the tournament.

New agency ANI has quoted a source saying: 
 
"India start with the game against Pakistan and Dhoni's presence has seen the whole dressing room wear a calm look. His room is obviously the bonding zone for the players and you can always expect him to come up with the answers to the queries of the youngsters and it hasn't been any different this time going into the T20 World Cup.
 
"This team has some of the most talented players in the country, but the big-match experience is something that can only come with time and there isn't much of that in this team apart from the likes of Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Shami and a couple of others. The youngsters need that big brother figure in the team to give them a calming influence when they walk out to the middle," the source explained.
Photo: Reuters

India and Pakistan players walk in together for training on eve of T20 WC battle

In what came as a pleasant surprise, the Indian and Pakistani players walked in together to train at the ICC Academy on the eve of their high-voltage clash in the ICC T20 World Cup.
 
It might be billed as the mother of all battles, but the mood among the players revealed a sense of calmness as both teams trained under lights on Saturday. The Indian boys started with a game of football as Virat Kohli, Mohammad Shami and Rishabh Pant seemed to have fun warming up.
 
Jasprit Bumrah and MS Dhoni though didn't waste any time in reaching the training nets. While Bumrah and Dhoni chatted with Bharat Arun, R Ashwin was seen training in the adjacent net. Bumrah soon changed nets and headed in to join Ashwin. The overall atmosphere clearly showed a sense of calmness that Dhoni has brought into the squad despite the upcoming game being billed as the game of the tournament.

ICC T20 World Cup 2021: India vs Pakistan LIVE

Hello and Welcome to our live coverage of India vs Pakistan T20 match at Dubai International Stadium. The match will begin 7:30 pm with Toss scheduled to take place at 7 pm. Till the much awaited toss happen, we will provide the information about the playing 11s of both the teams and how both the teams are gearing up for the marquee clash.


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