Pakistan Crush India by 10 Wickets to end World Cup Jinx | PAK vs IND 2021
After 29 years of waiting, Pakistan has finally broken the jinx of being defeated in World Cups by India. Pakistan’s 2021 T20 World Cup campaign began with a match against arch rivals India. As is customary before every Indo-Pak match, there was a lot of hype, stress, and pressure on Pakistan once again. To everyone’s amazement, Pakistan handled the pressure admirably and ultimately put an end to India’s domination in World Cups.
Pakistan has been unable to defeat India in World Cups since 1992. Whether it was the ODI or T20I World Cup, Pakistan was always doomed to fail. Babar Azam became the first Pakistani captain to break the losing trend tonight. Shaheen Shah Afridi ripped through the Indian batting order to start the game. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma were sent back to the bench early owing to Shaheen Afridi’s excellent new ball bowling.
Suryakumar Yadav was removed by Hasan Ali soon after the openers, and Pakistan was all over India. To get India back in the game, Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant formed a 50+ partnership. Apart from Pant and Kohli’s 53-run partnership, nothing went well for India. Pakistan continued to take wickets at regular intervals, limiting India to 151 runs. With three wickets in four overs, Shaheen was the star of the show. Pakistan’s chase was never challenging, as India failed to pick up a single wicket in the entire game. In T20I cricket, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan extended their incredible run this year. Whether it was during PowerPlay overs or after PowerPlay overs, Pakistan continued to pummelled the Indian assault and cruised over the finish line with ease.
India 151/7 20 Overs
Virat Kohli 57(49), Rishabh Pant 39(30)
Shaheen 3/31, Hasan Ali 2/44
Pakistan 152/0 17.5 Overs
M Rizwan 79(55), Babar Azam 68(52)