Pakistan began their ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 campaign in a scintillating fashion as they beat India by 10 wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday, October 24.
Put to bat first, India were reeling at 31/3 after losing Rohit Sharma (0), KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav in the first six overs. However, Virat Kohli (57) and Rishabh Pant (39) helped the Men in Blue post 151/7 in their 20 overs.
While Shaheen Afridi (3/31) laid the foundation for a potential Pakistan victory, skipper Babar Azam (68) and Mohammad Rizwan (78) sealed it in style as they outwitted the Indian bowlers.
This is the first time India have lost a World Cup game, 50-overs or T20, to Pakistan. Certainly an eye-opener.
That's it from us here at SportsAdda. Goodnight and goodbye!
All might not be lost for India after all. Can they match these teams?
Breaking the jinx
A clinical win for Pakistan
After years of pain and angst, Pakistan finally claim their first-ever win against India in the T20 World Cup match, and just their second victory over their bitter rivals in cricket's shortest format.
Skipper Babar Azam (68) and Mohammad Rizwan (78) stitch a calm and confident partnership to secure a 10-wicket win in a T20I match for the first time in history.
What a start to the Shaheens' World Cup campaign.
Rizwan joins the party with FIFTY!
Mohammad Rizwan brings up his ninth T20I fifty at a much needed time to get Pakistan into an advantageous position against India.
Now Pakistan are in a situation where they need to score one-run per ball to win the fixture with ease.
Pakistan 116/0 after 14.2 overs
FIFTY for Azam!
After Virat Kohli, it is now Pakistan captain Babar Azam who brings up his half-century in the contest.
With four boundaries and two maximums along the way, Azam is keeping things calm and collected.
Can the PAK skipper keep the momentum going?
Pakistan 99/0 after 12.4 overs
End of Powerplay overs! Pakistan remain unscathed
With the current run rate at 7.16, Pakistan are taking a conservative approach in their run chase of 152.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami go for over nine runs in their two overs, with Virat Kohli bitting his nails to find a breakthrough formula.
Pakistan 43/0 after 6 overs