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T20 World Cup 2024 | India secures an impressive victory against Pakistan by 6 runs in low-scoring thriller

In a spectacle of cricketing excellence witnessed by millions around the globe, India emerged triumphant in the T20 World Cup 2024, defeating arch-rivals Pakistan

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- June 10th 2024 01:09 AM -- Updated: June 10th 2024 01:34 AM
T20 World Cup 2024 | India secures an impressive victory against Pakistan by 6 runs in low-scoring thriller

T20 World Cup 2024 | India secures an impressive victory against Pakistan by 6 runs in low-scoring thriller

India wins T20 World Cup 2024 |  In a thrilling showdown that captivated cricket fans around the globe, India emerged victorious over arch-rivals Pakistan in a fiercely contested match at the T20 World Cup 2024, thrilling fans with a masterclass in cricket. 

The match, held on Sunday at in the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium was a rollercoaster of emotions, showcasing the intensity and fierce competition between the two cricketing powerhouses with an exhilarating display of skill and determination from both sides, and India securing victory.

After winning the toss Babar Azam-led Pakistan asked India to bat first.

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma opened for the Men in Blue and Shaheen Afridi started the attack for Pakistan.

Rohit stunned the Pakistani pacer in the first over as he slammed a six over the deep square leg. Kohli slammed a four towards the covers. However, the Indian talisman batter's knock had to come to an end after Naseem Shah removed Kohli in the third ball of the second over for four runs. Rishabh Pant replaced Kohli on the crease.

After Kohli's dismissal, India struggled to maintain momentum. In the third over, Afridi dismissed Rohit Sharma for 13 runs. Axar Patel replaced him, but Mohammad Amir's fourth over was tight, yielding only four runs. Despite some struggles, Pant and Axar reached 50 by the end of the powerplay. Pant hit a notable four in the seventh over, but Axar was dismissed for 20 by Naseem Shah, breaking their 39-run partnership. Suryakumar Yadav briefly impressed but was dismissed by Haris Rauf for seven.

Arshdeep Singh was removed from Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan in the last ball of the 19th over and India could score 119 runs.

In the run-chase of 120 runs, Pakistan took a measured approach in starting overs, with skipper Babar Azam hitting only two fours.

A top-class bowling spell from pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah and a match-saving knock by Rishabh Pant were the highlights as India defeated Pakistan by six runs in their ICC T20 World Cup clash. 

At the end of six overs of the powerplay, Pakistan was 35/1, with Mohammed Rizwan (17*) and Usman Khan (1*) unbeaten.

Just at the start of the second half, Axar Patel struck to remove Usman for 13 in 15 balls, with just one four. Pakistan was 57/2 in 10.1 overs.

Bumrah's 15th over helped India get the major breakthrough of Rizwan. A fine delivery from Bumrah spilled his furniture, removing him for a well-made 31 in 44 balls, with a four and six. Pakistan was 80/4 in 14.1 overs.

Bumrah delivered a world-class spell, taking three wickets for 14 runs in four overs.

Pandya also took 2/24 in his spell. Axar and Arshdeep got a wicket each.

This match exemplifies the excitement and high stakes of the T20 World Cup, showcasing why the India-Pakistan rivalry is one of the most anticipated events in cricket

With their thrilling win, India not only secured crucial points but also set the tone for the rest of their campaign. Fans worldwide are eagerly looking forward to more such electrifying encounters as the tournament progresses. 

- With inputs from agencies

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