ICC T20 WC 2021 – India vs Pakistan
The much-awaited India vs Pakistan, the first match of Group 2 (16th of WC) is scheduled to be played on 24th October 2021 at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
India vs Pakistan Pre-match Updates
Head to Head comparison of matches played and won between the two teams shows that out of 8 matches played between them, India has won 7 times whereas Pakistan managed to win only once, which means India has a win percentage of 87.5% in T20s against Pakistan.
Whereas the India vs Pakistan HEAD-TO-HEAD record of ICC T20 WC encounters is completely favored by India, both have played 5 times and Pakistan lost all 5 matches.
Last 5 T20 matches between India and Pakistan:
- 2016 T20 WC, Super 10: IND,119-4 beat PAK, 118/5 by 6 wickets
- 2016 Asia Cup: IND, 85-5 beat PAK, 83-10 by 5 wickets
- 2014 T20 WC, Super 10: IND, 131-3 beat PAK, 130-7 by 7 wickets
- 2012 2nd T20I Bilateral Series: IND, 192-5 beat PAK, 181-7 by 11 runs.
- 2012 1st T20I Bilateral Series: PAK,134-5 beat IND, 133-9 by 5 wickets
India vs Pakistan Match Details
After winning the toss, Pakistan captain Babar Azam elected to field first.
Below are both the teams that were declared:
India playing 11: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami.
Pakistan playing 11: Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi
While batting first India could not make use of the power play and lost 3 early wickets at the score of 36 runs. However, skipper Virat Kohli stayed there and had a couple of good partnerships with Surya, Rishabh and Jadeja.
India finally managed to score 151 runs in the designated 20 over.
Pakistan needed 152 runs at the rate of 7.5 runs per over, which would have been difficult if they would have lost early wickets, as India did.
But this time the Pakistan team played sensibly and especially both the openers, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan played very well and did not lose their wicket. Both of them scored half-centuries and India failed to take even a single wicket.
Pakistan scored 152-0 in 17.5 overs and won the first Group match against India by 10 wickets. Most importantly, they secured 2 points and an NRR of +0.973.
Spirit of Cricket!! ??? pic.twitter.com/pH6UfrRcKf— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 24, 2021
On the other hand, it is a wake-up call for India to win the upcoming matches in the T20 WC.
India vs Pakistan – Man of the Match
Pakistan pace bowler Shaheen Afridi was awarded Man of the Match for taking the 3 most crucial wickets of the Indian squad i.e. of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli.
|KL Rahul |
|Rohit Sharma |
lbw b Shaheen
|Virat Kohli |
c Rizwan b Shaheen
|Suryakumar Yadav |
c Rizwan b Hasan Ali
|Rishabh Pant |
|Ravindra Jadeja |
b Hasan Ali
|Hardik Pandya |
c Babar Azam b Haris
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar Not out||5||4||0||0|
|Mohammad Shami |
|Total: 151-7 in 20 Overs|
|Mohammad Rizwan Not out||79||55||6||3|
|Babar Azam |
|Total: 152-0 in 17.5 Overs|