India beat Pakistan with Kohli’s brilliance

India beat Pakistan in the world cup
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Today, the world has witnessed a thrilling match between India and Pakistan in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup that was decided on the last ball. India defeated their arch-rival, Pakistan, by four wickets, where Virat Kohli played a crucial role in chasing the run. As a result of his unbeaten 82 off 53 balls, India won their first match at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Toss: India won the toss and decided to bowl first.

Babar and Rizwan failed to get runs

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, two of the most consistent batters of Pakistan, failed to contribute in their opening match at the World Cup. Skipper Babar Azam had gone duck as Arshdeep Singh picked him up in the 2nd over.

The Indian young pacer got another crucial wicket in the 4th over. This time, Mohammad Rizwan lost the wicket to Arshdeep Singh, scoring only four runs. Therefore, Pakistan lost two batters in four overs.

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Super response from the middle-order

Losing two wickets early, Pakistan were under pressure. But Shan Masood and Iftikhar Ahmed handled the initial disaster with strong hands. They made a brilliant partnership of 76 runs on the 3rd wicket.

Both were very aggressive on the pitch. However, their partnership broke in the 13th over as Iftikhar Ahmed lost his wicket to Mohammad Shami. But before leaving the crease, he scored 51 runs from 34 balls.

On the other hand, Shan Masood kept adding runs. He remained not out in 51 runs. Unfortunately, the other batters of Pakistan couldn’t get a big score for the team. Therefore, Pakistan ended their innings with 159 runs.

India were under massive pressure

Chasing the target, India were under massive pressure. Pakistan dominated them from the start of the innings. Due to the aggression of the Pakistani bowlers, India lost four wickets in 34 runs. India seemed to be losing at this point. But the drama wasn’t over there.

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Virat Kohli showed his class once again

Virat Kohli, the former captain of India, showed his class once again. He changed the entire game at the MCG. From 31 runs, Virat Kohli made a fantastic partnership of 113 runs with Hardik Pandya.

Although Pandya departed the pitch with 40 runs, Virat remained not out in this match. He scored an unbeaten 82 runs from 53 balls, which earned a crucial victory for India.