T20 WORLD CUP 2021: India VS Pakistan, Match and Stats Review | Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets.

PAKISTAN BEAT INDIA BY 10 WICKETS :

The exciting match between India and Pakistan turned out not to be so talked about by Indian Fans, and many fans would be disappointed with the loss. Whereas Pakistan fans finally got a chance to celebrate after a huge victory against India. The match took place in Dubai on a pitch assisting bowlers in the first innings of the game, and its nature turned entirely in the 2nd innings of the game.

KOHLI LOSES TOSS AGAIN !!!

India lost the toss, and Pakistan elected to bowl first on a beautiful pitch helping bowlers. Pakistan played two of their experienced batsman, Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik to strengthen their middle order. In bowlers, Pakistan went in with Shaheen Shah Afridi, who destroyed the Indian batting line-up; Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan supported him and took wickets at regular intervals. India went with two spinners and three quicks, leaving out Ravichandran Ashwin and Shardul Thakur.

NO OTHER LIKE KOHLI….

India lost their first wicket with Rohit Sharma getting out LBW to Shaheen Afridi on his first match ball. India’s top order fell like a pack of cards. India was 31-3 with the openers and Suryakumar Yadav into the dug-out. Virat Kohli was the only constant on a slow Dubai pitch.

Virat Kohli was the only batsman who kept going and scored another magnificent, responsible and brave 50. He hit five fours and 1 six and took India to a safe total. On the other side, wickets kept tumbling; only Rishabh Pant managed to help Kohli but couldn’t do much. After a lot of fighting and late blows, India posted a 151-7 in their 20 overs.

BABAR-RIZWAN BRINGS MAYHEM IN DUBAI

It was now a chance for Indian bowlers to show their class and skills. But they were outclassed by the Pakistani opening pair of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. The duo helped Pakistan in chasing down the score without the loss of any wicket. Both batsmen went on to score 50’s and finished the games with 13 balls to spare. Mohammad Rizwan scored 79 runs in 55 balls with six fours and three sixes, and the captain Babar Azam scored a gritty 68 runs in 52 balls with six fours and two sixes.

The dew was the main factor making bowlers non-effective, and Mohammad Shami went on to be the most expensive bowler in the bowling line-up. Pakistan won the match by ten wickets and brought India’s win jinx to an end.

Now the scoreline stays (INDIA)5-1(PAKISTAN) in 6 T20 WORLD CUP GAMES.

STATS THAT MATTER :

Highest partnership for Pak against India for any wicket in T20Is. Previous: 106 by Hafeez & Malik, 4th wkt, Ahmedabad, 2012

Ten wicket wins in T20 World Cups (target)
Aus v SL Cape Town 2007 (102)
SA v Zim Hambantota 2012 (94)
Oman v PNG Al Amerat 2021 (130)
Pak v Ind Dubai 2021 (152)

Ten wicket wins in T20 World Cups (target)
Aus v SL Cape Town 2007 (102)
SA v Zim Hambantota 2012 (94)
Oman v PNG Al Amerat 2021 (130)
Pak v Ind Dubai 2021 (152)

First time that Kohli has been dismissed in a T20 WC match against Pakistan
78*(61) Colombo 2012
36*(32) Mirpur 2014
55*(37) Kolkata 2016
57(49) Dubai 2021


Most runs vs an opponent in T20 WC
Gayle 274 vs Aus
Dilshan 238 vs WI
Jayawardene 226 vs NZ
Kohli 226 vs Pak

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