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India Set 152 Target For Pakistan To Win In T20 WC Blockbuster Match

Dubai: India have set target of 152 runs against Pakistan in the T20 world cup Super 12 round.

India scored 151 runs in 20 over match.

Earlier, Pakistan Skipper won the toss and invited to India to bat first.

India scored 151 runs by losing 7 wickets in the 20 overs. Indian captain Virat Kohli remained the highest scorer from Inida as he made 57 runs.

From Pakistan side Shaheen Shah Afridi was the best bowler by taking three wickets.

During the first innings, the last wicket was claimed by Pakistani pacer Haris Rauf who dismissed Hardik Pandya in the last over.

Pandya had scored 11 runs at the loss of eight bowls.

Earlier, for the first time in any T20 encounter between arch-rivals Pakistan and India, Indian skipper Virat Kohli was sent back to the pavilion by Shaheen Shah Afridi.

The dismissal marked wicket keeper Mohammad Rizwan’s 101st catch in T20 format of the game. 

Meanwhile, Mohammad Nawaz had dismissed Ravindra Jadeja in the 18th over in the Super 12 match of the T20 World Cup on Sunday.

Jadeja had scored 13 runs for India at the loss of 13 bowls and was replaced 

India had scored over 100 by the end of 16th over in a thrilling clash against Pakistan in the Super 12 match of the T20 World Cup on Sunday.

Pakistan had been on a roll, with its bowlers claiming back-to-back Indian wickets.

Shahdab Khan managed to take one wicket as he dismissed Rishabh Pant after he scored 39 runs at the loss of 30 balls and was replaced by Ravindra Jadeja in the field.

Hasan Ali had sent Suryakumar Yadav back to the pavilion after Pakistan took three early wickets against arch-rival India in the Super 12 match of the T20 World Cup on Sunday.

Yadav had scored a 11-runs at the loss of eight balls and was replaced by Rishabh Pant in the field.

Earlier, Shaheen Shah Afridi had been on a roll, claimed two early wicket for Pakistan against arch-rival India in the Super 12 match of the T20 World Cup on Sunday.

The Pakistani pacer had sent opener Rohit Sharma back to the pavilion after he managed to score only one run. He was replaced by skipper Virat Kohli. 

Afridi had claimed another wicket of K Rahul as he departed for just three runs. Suryakumar Yadav replaced Rahul in the ground.

History

There’s no doubt that the contest between the sub-continental giants will attract global interest even beyond the cricket fraternity.

But both teams, with face-offs becoming as rare as a hailstorm in the Emirates, have been trying their best to play down the pressure-cooker scenario associated with the game.

India are 12-0 in world cup cricket history and 5-0 in T20 world cups alone.

India captain Virat Kohli and Pakistan counterpart Babar Azam have called it just another game, but that is clearly not the case.

India last hosted Pakistan in a bilateral series in 2013 and the teams now meet only in global tournaments, the last being the 2019 ODI World Cup in England.

The 17,500 tickets for the game were sold out hours after being put on sale and television channels in both countries are running special shows on the match.

Official broadcaster Star India, which has lined up an impressive array of sponsors for the tournament, acknowledges the commercial significance of Sunday’s match.

An India vs Pakistan cricket match has always been a high-volatile affair. And, when they face off in the T20 World Cup in Dubai, it is expected to be the most followed and watched match in the world and we expect a high-voltage encounter between both sides.

Pakistan, on the other hand, have not been able to beat India in any of the 13 meetings in the World Cups.

The green team continue to be unpredictable and despite the unflattering record, they have the players who can be world-beaters on their day and hence, India need to be at their best.

Billions of cricket fans across the globe will be glued to their televisions and nearly 30,000 spectators will be inside the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday to witness Pakistan open their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup campaign against India.

Pakistan and India first met in T20 format in the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 in Durban, which India won in bowl-out after both the sides ended up on 141 runs each. Since, the two sides have played each other four more times – including the 2007 edition’s final – in the T20 World Cup.

Pakistan Squad:

Captain Babar Azam
Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Haris Rauf, Hassan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi.

India’s Squad:

India’s 15-man squad:

Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami, Shardul Thakur.