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T20 World Cup: Pakistan snatch defeat against India from jaws of victory

India were bowled out for 119 runs in 19 overs but they came back well to restrict Pakistan to 113 for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs.

India bowler Jasprit Bumrah celebrates after picking a Pakistan batter’s wicket during an ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup match at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York, New York, on June 9, 2024. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

By: Shubham Ghosh

INDIA defeated Pakistan by just six runs in a thrilling contest in the T20 World Cup 2024 at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on Sunday (9) to get closer to the Super Eight stage.

The loss, on the other hand, made it virtually impossible for the Green shirts to cross the hurdle of the group stage after they lost their opening game against co-hosts United States last week.

India were bowled out for just 119 in 19 overs after Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and asked them to bat. From 89 for 3 at one stage, the Men in Blue witnessed a massive batting collapse and lost their last seven wickets for only 30 runs. Rishabh Pant, the team’s wicket-keeper-batter, was the top scorer with 42 off 31 balls but he survived a number of chances.

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For Pakistan, pacers Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf picked three wickets each.

In response, Pakistan were cruising well at one stage but lost the plot towards the end and finished on 113 for the loss of seven wickets. Muhammad Rizwan top scored for them with 31 off 44 balls and his dismissal by Jasprit Bumrah proved to be the turning point of the match.

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For India, Bumrah was the most successful bowler with three wickets for 14 runs while Hardik Pandya chipped in with two for 24. Pant took three catches.

Bumrah was picked as the player of the match.

India, who beat Ireland in their first match, next take on the US on June 12 while Pakistan play Canada on June 11.

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