India and Pakistan had one of the most memorable games as both the teams fought till the last ball. India won the toss and elected to bowl first. The men in green posted 159/8 with Shan Masood and Iftikhar Ahmed smashing half-centuries. India’s run machine Virat Kohli smashed 82* which helped India with the victory against Pakistan. Hardik Pandya played perfectly in the middle overs.
India vs Pakistan: Match Highlights
Pakistan had a tough start since the openers faced challenges in the beginning. Shan Masood smashed 52 off 42 balls and Iftikhar Ahmed contributed good runs by scoring 51 off 34 balls. Hardik Pandya picked 3 wickets giving 30 runs in four overs at an economic rate of 7.50. Arshdeep Singh scalped 3 wickets sparing 32. At the end of 20 overs, the men in green posted 159/8.
Just like Pakistan, India had a poor start too, as they were at 45/4. Pandya and Kohli soon took control. They scored 40 off 37 balls and 82* off 53 which made India win the game. Pakistan’s top bowlers have been Haris Rauf with a figure if 36/2 and Mohammad Nawaz with 42/2.
After Pandya got out, Dinesh Karthik came to the crease and took the equation to 13 off 3. Nawaz had Karthik out stumped and Ashwin came to face the last ball when two runs were needed. He earned a wide and needed just one run-off one. Aswin hit over mid-off and sealed the win for team India. Virat Kohli was awarded the man of the match and the crowd couldn’t just stop cheering for him.
India is set to face the Netherlands on October 27 and Pakistan will clash with Zimbabwe on the same day.
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