Pakistan has never beaten India in the World Cup. India have won each of the last 12 ODIs and T20 World Cups. That is why this time Pakistan, led by Babar Azam, swore that they would lose to Kohli. In the end, the Pakistani cricketers kept that promise.
So who would have thought that India would lose by such a huge margin! Pakistan won by 10 wickets. The Pak army defeated Virat Kohli & Co. in shame.
Pakistan batted for the target of 152 runs given by India. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, the two openers of the team, have been watching from the beginning. In the end, they ruled the Indian bowlers with 13 balls and all wickets in hand.
Rizwan played an unbeaten innings of 79 off 55 balls. He had 6 fours and 3 sixes in his match-winning innings. On the other hand, Babar Azam remained unbeaten on 7 off 52 balls. 7 fours and 2 sixes came from his willow. Pakistan reached the port of victory in 16.5 overs.
Earlier, Pakistan sent India to bat after winning the toss. This is the first match of both the teams in the Super Twelve of the T20 World Cup. Team India lost wickets at the start of the batting at the Dubai International Stadium. Rohit Sharma and Lokesh Rahul were out for 6 runs. Both are victims of Shaheen Afridi.
Then captain Virat Kohli fought alone. Based on his 57 runs, India was able to collect 151 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Rishabh Punt has given Kohli some company. 39 runs from 30 balls came from his bat.
Shahin Afridi has taken maximum 3 wickets among Pak bowlers. Besides, Hasan Ali took two wickets and Shadab Khan and Haris Rauf took one wicket each. Shahin Afridi has been selected as the best player of the match.