Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya Shine in Epic IND vs PAK T20 World Cup Clash in New York

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Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya led India to victory in a thrilling IND vs PAK T20 World Cup match in New York. Read the full match highlights here!

The Indian cricket team achieved an incredible feat by defending a modest 120-run target against Pakistan, clinching a memorable win in the T20 World Cup. This victory marks the second-lowest target ever defended against Pakistan in T20I history and the lowest target successfully defended by India in a T20I match.

Pakistan’s Strong Start and Gradual Collapse

Chasing 120 runs, Pakistan started confidently but gradually lost their way, eventually falling short by six runs. Despite their strong start, they couldn’t maintain the momentum and succumbed to India’s strategic bowling.

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Jasprit Bumrah was instrumental, taking three vital wickets that applied constant pressure on Pakistan’s batting lineup. Hardik Pandya played a pivotal role by taking two crucial wickets at key moments. His dismissal of the dangerous Fakhar Zaman and Shadab Khan was a game-changer, effectively swinging the match in India’s favor. Hardik Pandya’s celebration after dismissing Shadab Khan has taken the internet by storm. His relaxed, nonchalant reaction has become a viral sensation, captivating fans worldwide.

Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya’s Impressive Bowling

Jasprit Bumrah (3/14) and Hardik Pandya (2/24) were exceptional, giving nothing away while defending a modest target of 120 runs. Their combined efforts restricted Pakistan to 113 for seven.

Pakistan’s Strong Bowling Spells

Before India’s bowling heroics, Pakistan’s pacers, Naseem Shah and Mohammad Amir, bowled spectacularly, dismissing India for 119 after a couple of rain delays.

Naseem Shah and Mohammad Amir’s Impact

Naseem Shah (3/21) and Mohammad Amir (2/23) effectively utilized the slightly two-paced pitch to slow down India’s batting lineup. Rishabh Pant was the standout for India, scoring 42 off 31 balls with six boundaries.

Brief Scores

India: 119 all out in 19 overs (Rishabh Pant 42, Axar Patel 20; Naseem Shah 3/21, Mohammad Amir 2/23, Haris Rauf 3/21)

Pakistan: 113/7 in 20 overs (Mohammad Rizwan 31; Hardik Pandya 2/24, Jasprit Bumrah 3/14)

India secured a memorable win by six runs, thanks to the collective brilliance of their bowlers, led by Bumrah and Pandya. This match will be remembered for the outstanding bowling performances on both sides.

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