Thursday, November 30, 2023

World Cup 2023: IND thrash PAK by 7 wickets

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With a pretty small target of 192 runs needed to be chased down, India got off to an absolute flier with both openers racking up the boundaries. India captain Rohit Sharma seems to have picked up from where he left off against Afghanistan and got India off to a flying start in their chase after Pakistan collapsed to 191 all out. He scored 39 runs off 24 balls in a 56-run stand with Virat Kohli, which itself came in just 42 balls. Shubman Gill made a bright start in his first innings since recovering from dengue. He scored 16 in 11 balls before falling to Shaheen Afridi. Kohli was also looking good before falling to Hasan Ali, leaving Shreyas Iyer in the middle with Rohit. Rohit went on to score 86 runs off 63 balls before getting out. Another positive for India was that Shreyas Iyer got a good look in and got a half-century and along with KL Rahul, finished off the game without a fuss.

Earlier, India staged a stunning comeback in the middle over to bowl Pakistan out for 191. Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Siraj and Ravindra Jadeja picked two wickets each as Pakistan lost eight wickets from 155/2 for just 39 runs. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan were in the middle of a partnership that looked rather threatening for India after two timely strikes from Mohammed Siraj and Hardik Pandya got rid of the Pakistan openers. But once Siraj had the Pakistan captain playing on, ending the 82-run stand, Pakistan’s wheels came off. Kuldeep had Saud Shakeel out LBW before bowling Iftikhar Ahmed around his legs. Shortly after Bumrah bowled a peach to dismiss Rizwan and then subsequently removed Shadab Khan in the next over. The collapse continued for Pakistan and they were eventually all out for 191.

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