Last Updated: October 23, 2022, 17:40 IST
IND vs PAK Highlights: Virat Kohli once again proved why he is one of the best players in the history of this game. The chase master scored unbeaten 82 runs to help India beat Pakistan by 4 wickets in a thrilling contest. Kohli took his time to rebuild India’s innings after the openers departed early. The 33-year-old unleashed himself in the death overs to get the job done for his team. It was an absolutely masterful performance from the former India captain.
Hardik Pandya and Arshdeep Singh produced sensational performances with the ball as India managed to restrict Pakistan to 159/8 in 20 overs. Arshdeep dismissed Read More
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Cometh the hour, Cometh the man! Virat Kohli played one of the best knocks of his illustrious career. The former India captain remained unbeaten on 82 runs to help India beat Pakistan by 4 wickets in a thrilling contest. Kohli took his time when India lost early wickets, he rebuild the innings alongside Hardik Pandya with a 113-run partnership. Pandya struggled to score big shots but he did push Kohli to unleash the best version of him. The 33-year-old smacked two outrageous sixes against Haris Rauf on the last two balls of the penultimate over to keep India alive, Mohammad Nawaz failed to hold his nerves in the last over. He claimed two wickets but completely lost control on a couple of deliveries with no ball and a wide. Ravichandran Ashwin hit the winning runs to seal the game for India.
Earlier, Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya claimed three-wicket each to restrict Pakistan to 159/8 in 20 overs. Shan Masood (52*) and Iftikar Ahmed (51) helped Pakistan post a fighting total on the scoreboard. Pakistan pacers Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah took early wickets in the powerplay to hurt India early in the chase but Kohli stood tall when the stakes were high.
Ravichandran Ashwin hits the winning run for India on the last ball. Virat Kohli does it again, the chase master wins the match for India. One of the best knocks of his illustrious career. He has shut down all his critics who had doubts over his place on the T20I side. Meanwhile, Nawaz dismissed Hardik Pandya on the first ball but the no-ball changed the script completely. The left-arm spinner failed to hold his nerves on a couple of balls which cost Pakistan the match. India (160/6) beat Pakistan (159/8) by 4 wickets in Melbourne
OUT! MASSIVE BLOW! Hardik Pandya swings his bat hard but only finds an edge as Babar Azam takes a fine catch. It’s a dot ball too. Mohammad Nawaz gets a massive wicket here. IND 144/5 in 19.1 overs
Virat Kohli You Beauty! The batting maverick smashed Haris Rauf for back-to-back sixes to keep India hopes alive in this chase. Absolute genius, he loves the pressure and he is doing the job for his team with some outrageous shots. India need 16 runs from the final. IND 144/4 in 19 overs
Former India captain Virat Kohli is once again fighting hard for his team. He smashed three boundaries to keep India alive in the chase. He also completed his half-century. 17 runs came off the over. However, Hardik Pandya is struggling a bit on the short balls here. IND 129/4 in 18 overs
Another top over for Pakistan as Naseem Shah held his nerves well and just gave 6 runs off it. He used the short ball well to trouble the Indian batters. The required run rate is 16 and it’s an alarming sign now. Both Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya have to hit big shots now. IND 112/4 in 17 overs
Excellent over from Haris Rauf as only 6 runs came off this over. The Pakistan pacer has been on fire today with his pace and bounce. Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya have to attack the other two bowlers here to keep the required run rate in check. IND 106/4 in 16 overs
10 runs came off Naseem Shah’s over as 100 up for India. Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya have to stay in the middle till the end to get the job done. The second fifty came in just 27 balls and they need special batting from the duo to outclass their arch-rivals. IND 100/4 in 15 overs
Shadab Khan finishes his spell with a 7-run over. A good bowling performance by the Pakistan spinner, he didn’t take wickets but put pressure on the batters with his disciplined bowling. The required run rate is 11.67 which is very much gettable when Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya are in the middle. IND 90/4 in 14 overs
Shaheen Shah Afridi returned to the attack and 9 runs came off his over. Virat Kohli is now looking to find gaps as he has faced enough balls to get settled. Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya has already put his foot on the accelerator. IND 83/4 in 13 overs
India break the shackles as Hardik Pandya hits a couple of sixes while Virat Kohli also clears the rope once to get the scoreboard moving. 20 runs came off the over as India needed that over desperately. Pakistan will bring their pacers back into the attack which will make the game interesting. IND 74/4 in 12 overs
A good over from India’s point of view as nine runs came off it. Hardik Pandya has decided to hit a boundary in every over from here to ease off the required run rate pressure. The batters have to attack the spinners here to as Pakistan will bring the pacers soon into the attack. IND 54/4 in 11 overs
Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya are struggling to find a boundary here as the required run rate is now 11.5. India need a boundary in every over to keep the scoreboard moving otherwise it will be too late. Babar Azam is rotating his bowlers well to put pressure on India. IND 45/4 in 10 overs
The Pakistan spinners are chipping in well with some tight overs here. Shadab Khan just gave three runs off his over as the required run rate is spiking with every passing over here. Both batters can not take any risk at the moment as India have already lost 4 wickets. IND 44/4 in 9 Overs
A tidy over from Mohammad Nawaz as only three runs came off it. The pressure is on Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya to rebuild the innings and at the same time, they have to take care of the required run rate. They have to take this game deep which is the only way for them to get close to win. IND 38/4 in 8 overs
OUT! Huge mix-up between Axar Patel and Virat Kohli and the latter loses his wicket. It was not a run there and Babar Azam collected the ball and threw it at keeper’s end, he was a bit slow but still manages to get Axar run out. Pakistan are all over the game at the moment. IND 31/4 in 6.1 overs
OUT! Haris Rauf has done it again as he dismisses in-form Suryakumar Yadav for 15. The Pakistan pace banged it short and Suryakumar tried to cut it over third man but was beaten by the pace and edged it behind the stumps to Mohammad Rizwan. India are in massive trouble here as Pakistan completely dominated the powerplay. IND 26/3 in 5.3 overs
Suryakumar Yadav is batting with a positive approach here which is a good sign for India as they need someone to keep the scoreboard moving so that Virat Kohli can settle in and play the anchor’s role which is crucial in this chase. As expected the Pakistan pace trio has been impressive with the new ball here. IND 22/2 in 5 overs
OUT! Excellent catch by Iftikar Ahmed here and Rohit Sharma departs for 4. Haris Rauf gets the big wicket at his favourite ground and India are in massive trouble here. The Indian captain is looking dejected after getting out. Haris has played a lot of cricket here and he used his experience here. IND 10/2 in 3.2 overs
A tidy over from Shaheen Shah Afridi as only three runs came off it. Virat Kohli is looking focused here as he is not looking to take any risks here. While Rohit Sharma is also batting with a cautious approach here in the powerplay. IND 10/1 in 3 overs
Team India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl against Pakistan in the Group 2 clash of T20 World Cup at Melbourne Cricket Ground. India decided to play Ravichandran Ashwin over Yuzvendra Chahal in their opening match of the campaign. While Mohammed Shami straightaway got a place in the playing XI. On the other side, Pakistan didn’t pick Fakhar Zaman in the XI as Shan Masood got a chance in the middle order.
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A new chapter will be added (if rain stays away) in the storied India vs Pakistan rivalry today at the Melbourne Cricket Ground when the two giants clash in their opening match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 stage. The buzz around the contest can be gauged from the fact that hundreds of fans turned up to just watch India cricketers practice at the MCG on Saturday.
2022 has seen India and Pakistan clash twice so far – both times at the Asia Cup in UAE when they won a game each. Both the contests, unlike the past few, turned out to be quite closely fought. And hence, the excitement. The rarity of these two clashing on a cricket field has already made them a mouth-watering prospect.
India will rely heavily on their batting department as their bowling looks a bit weaker, while it is completely contrasting for Pakistan who have quality pacers who can click 140 kmph consistently but their batting is overdependent on the openers.
When will the T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan be played?
The T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan will take place on October 23, Sunday.
Where will the T20 World Cup match India vs Pakistan be played?
The T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
What time will the T20 World Cup match India vs Pakistan begin?
The T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan will begin at 1:30 pm IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup match?
India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup match will be televised on Star Sports Network in India.
How do I watch the live streaming of the India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup match?
India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup match will be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar.
India vs Pakistan Possible XIs
India Predicted Line-up: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
Pakistan Predicted Line-up: Mohammed Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shan Masood, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf