Pakistan beat India by 5 wickets in last over thriller.

Pakistan beat India by 5 wickets in last over thirller (Image Credit-Twitter)

Pakistan beat India by 5 wickets in last over thriller in second match of super 4. Batted first India scored 181/7 in 20 overs and Pakistan chased it down in 19.5 overs with 5 wickets remaining.

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Indian openers R Sharma 28(16) and K.L.Rahul 28(20) gives India a brisk start by scoring 54 runs in 5.1 overs. Pakistan came back into the game by dismissing both the openers in quick succession.

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V Kohli 60(44) who scored his second half century of the tournament helps India to post 181/7 in 20 overs.

Shadab Khan (2/31) and Mohammed Nawaz (1/25) bowled well and kept things tight for Pakistan. Mohammed Hasnain (1/38) , Haris Rauf (1/38) and Naseem Shah (1/45) are the other wicket takers for Pakistan.

During the chase Pakistan lost their captain Babar Azam 14(10) early. M Rizwan who was in great form added 41 runs with Fakhar Zaman 15(18) for the second wicket and steady the chase.

Mohammed Nawaz’s 42(20) innings in middle phase of the match and 73(41) runs partnership with Mohammed Rizwan changed the complexion of the game. India made a comeback by dismissing both of them in 16th and 17th over.

Needed 34 runs to win the last three overs Asif Ali 16(8) cameo and Khushdil Shah’s 14(11) helps Pakistan cross the line in last over with one ball remaining.

India will be disappointed for the missed opportunity when Arshdeep Singh dropped an easy catch of Asif Ali in 18th over. The experienced B Kumar conceded 19 runs in 19th over and India bowled 5 wides in last 3 overs.

Mohammed Nawaz ( 42(20) & 1/25) named Player of the match for his allround performance with bat and ball.

Next match of the tournament will be played between India and Srilanka on Sep 6th , 7:30pm(IST).

(Posted on 05/09/2022 , 08:10am)

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