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T20 WC 2024, IND vs PAK: Bumrah takes 3-14; India apply the squeeze to successfully defend 119

T20 World Cup 2024, IND vs PAK: Jasprit Bumrah's 3-14 and Rishabh Pant's 42 help India beat rival Pakistan. Top takeaways for India and Pakistan from the match.


T20 World Cup 2024, IND vs PAK_ India beat Pakistan by 6 runs at New York _  Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©BCCI_X)
IND vs PAK: India beat Pakistan by 6 runs at New York (Photo: ©BCCI/X)

Brief Scores: India 119 (Rishabh Pant 42, Naseem Shah 3/21) beat Pakistan 113/7 (Mohammad Rizwan 31, Jasprit Bumrah 3/14) by 6 runs.


India’s bowlers, led by Jasprit Bumrah, defended a low target of 120 against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2024 in New York on Sunday. It was India’s seventh win out of eight World T20 matches against Pakistan. With this win, India go on top of Group A table, while Pakistan face an early exit from the tournament. 


Key Takeaways from India vs Pakistan, 2024 World T20 - Winning team (India)


Rishabh’s brave innings and keeping make the difference

On a tricky pitch, Rishabh Pant played a gem of a knock of 42 off 31 balls with 6 fours. He was given a few reprieves by the Pakistan fielders, but nothing could take away from Pant’s intent innings as he looked to score quickly to keep the run-scoring going on a difficult batting pitch. Pant also came up with a few innovative shots to score a few cheeky boundaries as rotating the strike was not easy. 


He also came up with brilliant glove work as he pouched three catches. Pant’s catch to dismiss Imad Wasim was the best of the match as the keeper dived to his right to take a faint edge from the batter.


T20 World Cup 2024, IND vs PAK_ Rishabh Pant scored 41 odd 32 against Pakistan at New York _  Walking Wicket (Photo_ ©BCCI_X)
Rishabh Pant scored 41 odd 32 against Pakistan (Photo: ©BCCI/X)
⁠Bumrah delivers at the right time

Jasprit Bumrah was the best bowler for India as he took wickets at critical times to wrest the momentum from Pakistan. He took the first Pakistan wicket to fall as he got Babar Azam to edge behind to slips after the openers had made a steady start of 26 runs. Later, when Pakistan looked set to be cruising towards the target as Mohammad Rizwan was batting brilliantly, Bumrah returned for his second spell to dismiss the Pakistan opener bowled on the first delivery. It was the turning point of the match as Pakistan lost their way and were restricted 6 runs short of India’s total. Bumrah also dismissed Iftikhar Ahmed in the penultimate over to seal the match for India. He took 3/14 and won the second straight man of the match award.


Key Takeaways from India vs Pakistan, 2024 World T20 – Losing team (Pakistan)


Pacers make the best use of conditions 

Pakistan made the best use of the conditions in New York. It was a dual pace wicket with the ball not coming on to the bat nicely. Also, there was moisture in the pitch due to rain before the start of the match. However, credit to Pakistan bowlers for sticking to the basics, focussing on the good length deliveries and letting the pitch do the rest. It was Naseem Shah who got the early breakthrough, dismissing Virat Kohli for four as the batter reached out to a wide delivery only to hole out to cover point. Naseem then got Axar Patel bowled before dismissing Shivam Dube on the next delivery as the batter hit a slower ball back to the bowler. 


Mohammad Amir rose to the occasion, dismissing the dangerous Rishabh Pant before dismissing Ravindra Jadeja in the next ball. Both the batters were foxed by deliveries that stopped and reached to them, making them mistime it. Haris Rauf then shed off an inconsistent start before dismissing Hardik Pandya and Bumrah off successive deliveries. The Pakistan bowling attack inspired a brilliant comeback that helped their team take India’s last 7 wickets for just 30 runs.



Statistical Highlights from India vs Pakistan, New York
  • India registered their second-lowest total in T20 World Cup history when they were bowled out for 119 against Pakistan. Their lowest total is 79 against New Zealand in the 2016 World T20.

  • Mohammad Rizwan played his 100th T20I for Pakistan. He is the fifth Pakistan player to play 100 T20Is. Shoaib Malik tops the list with 123 T20Is.

  • Naseem Shah took his best bowling figures in T20Is when he took 3/21 against India.

  • 119 is the lowest T20I score made by India against Pakistan.

  • India have stretched their win record against Pakistan to 7 out of 8 meetings against Pakistan in World T20.

  • India successfully defended the joint lowest target of 120 in World T20. The previous occasion was when Sri Lanka defended 120 against New Zealand in the 2014 World T20.


Points Table Scenario & What's Next

With this win, India have jumped to first spot in Group A of 2024 World T20. They have four points from two games. Pakistan have lost both their opening matches, and face a must-win situation in their last two games, hoping other results go in their favour. India next face United States of America on June 12, while Pakistan take on Canada on June 11. 


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