T20 World Cup 2021: Pakistan beat India by 10 Wicket

Dubai, 24th Oct 2021: T20 World Cup 2021 saw Pakistan beat India by 10 Wicket at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Pakistan won the toss and, skipper Babar Azam asked Virat Kohli led India to bat first. India didn’t start off well as three wickets tumbled within the powerplay itself. India lost their two wickets of Rohit Sharma (0) and KL Rahul (3) by the third overs at just 6 runs. Virat Kohli added 53 runs with Rishabh Pant for the fourth wicket and 41 runs with Ravindra Jadeja for the fifth wicket.

Virat Kohli scored 57 runs in 49 balls with five fours and a maximum. India could only score 151 runs for the seven wickets in 20 Overs. Shaheen Shah Afridi (3/31) were the main wicket-taker for Pakistan. Hasan Ali chipped two wickets.

Chasing the target of 152 runs, Pakistan started off well with a resounding partnership between the two openers. Pakistan achieved the target in 17.5 over of no loss. Openers Mohammad Rizwan scored 78* runs in 55 bolls with Six fours and three maximums, and skipper Babar Azam scored 68* runs in 52 balls with six fours and two sixes.

Shaheen Afridi (3/31) was adjudged Player of the match for his brilliant performance.

Pakistan 152 for 0 (Rizwan 79, Babar 68) beat India 151 for 7 (Kohli 57, Afridi 3-31) by ten wickets.