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IND vs PAK: Miracle in New York, Bumrah-Hardik power India to historic win

IND vs PAK: Miracle in New York, Bumrah-Hardik power India to historic win

India defend just 119, the lowest in their T20 World Cup history as Jasprit-Hardik pull off miracle for India to beat Pakistan by 6 runs.

IND vs PAK, Match 18, T20 World Cup: From just a 2% win probability in Pakistan’s 11th over, India have pulled off a miracle. India have beaten Pakistan by 6 runs to push the arch-rivals to the edge. Pakistan could not chase 120 with Jasprit Bumrah (3/14) and Hardik Pandya (2/24) putting a fullstop with superb bowling.

Earlier, put to bat, India were bowled out for 119, their lowest total against Pakistan in T20Is. Rishabh Pant tried his best with 42 but the big guns failed to fire. Rohit Sharma (13 off 12), Virat Kohli (4 of 3), Suryakumar Yadav (7 off 8) and Hardik Pandya (7 off 12) had poor outings. Only Axar Patel (20), Rishabh and Rohit reached double digits. For Pakistan, Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf were on fire, bagging 3/21 each. Mohd Amir also picked up two wickets at Nassau County Cricket Stadium. Pakistan are in a must-win situation to keep their hopes alive for T20 World Cup Super 8 stage.

PAK vs IND Score

India win!

Team India win from 2% of chance. They have beaten all the odds. Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya have been the architect as India beat Pakistan by 6 runs, defending just 119.

PAK 113/7 in 20
India 119 all out in 20 overs

India inching closer

Pakistan have collapsed. And it’s Arshdeep who removes Imad Wasim with Rishabh Pant taking a great catch. It was a late DRS call and turned out to be a great one. Pakistan need 18 off 5.

PAK 102/7 after 19.1

Pakistan need 21 off 12

Bumrah to bowl the 19th. Usman and Iftikhar are on crease. Pressure is on Pakistan to get those runs with Arshdeep likely to bowl the 20th.

PAK 99/5 after 18

Hardik puts India in front

Shadab Khan falls and it’s Hardik Pandya who gets the crucial wicket. India are smelling a win here. And Hardik sends off

PAK 88/5 after 16.3

Boom Boom!

Jasprit Bumrah strikes and it’s the big wicket of Mohd Rizwan. Pakistan still need 40 runs and India smell a chance here with 2 more wickets and India could win it.

PAK 80/4 after 14.2

India fight back

Hardik Pandya has removed Fakhar Zaman. Even though he fumbled, Rishabh Pant has taken a great catch to send Fakhar off. Is the stride changing? India are fighting back here with two quick wickets.

PAK 73/3 after 12.2

Usman gone!

Axar Patel has struck and India have a wicket here. Usman Khan departs as he has been trapped LBW. Can India turn things around from here?

PAK 57/2 after 10.1

Halfway through

Pakistan are in command with 57/1 in 1 overs. Pakistan need another 63 off 63 deliveries. Usman Khan and Mohd Rizwan are on the crease.

PAK 57/1 after 10

Rizwan on song

The scoring rate might have dipped but that won’t matter. They need just 120 to win and Rizwan is on song. Usman Khan has joined him on the crease.

PAK 38/1 after 7

Babar Azam gone!

Jasprit Bumrah has given India the first breakthrough and it’s the big fish. Babar Azam departs for 13 with SKY taking a wonderful catch in the slip.

PAK 26/1 after 4.4

Rizwan survives

After poor batting, Shivam Dube has now dropped an easy catch of Bumrah’s delivery. Mohd Rizwan survives early and it’s a bad sign for India already.

PAK 19/0 after 3

Babar-Rizwan begin

Babar Azam and Mohd Rizwan begin 119-run chase. And they are off to a good start already.

Lowest totals for India in T20 World Cups

79 vs NZ Nagpur 2016
110/7 vs NZ Dubai 2021
118/8 vs SA Nottingham 2009
119 vs Pak New York 2024

India bowled out for 119

Pakistan have made a strong comeback with the ball after their loss to USA. India have been bowled out for 119. This is the first time that Pakistan have bowled out India in T20Is.

India 119 in 19 ovs

Hardik falls

India lose their 8th wicket as Hardik Pandya too departs for cheap. Haris Rauf bags his 2nd wicket as Hardik tries to flick it. But Iftikhar Ahmed takes an easy catch at the boundary line.

India 112/8 after 17.4

India 7 down

Ravindra Jadeja follows Rishabh Pant back on the first ball to put India in huge trouble. India are now 7 down for 96. Mohd Amir bags his second wicket.

India 96/7 after 14.2

India in trouble

Rinku Singh watches on as Shivam Dube who pipped him to selection in main squad fails yet again.

Rinku watches on

Rinku Singh watches on as Shivam Dube who pipped him to selection in main squad fails yet again.

Dube gone!

Shivam Dube’s performances have gone downhill since his call-up to T20 World Cup squad. He departs for 3 off 9 with Naseem Shah bagging his 3rd wicket.

India 95/5 after 13.2

SKY departs

India have a problem now. Suryakumar Yadav departs. SKY tried to loft it over the infield but he fell short and gave an easy catch to Mohd Amir. India lose their 4th wicket for 89.

Punisher Pant

Pant is starting to fire now. He smashes Haris Rauf for three consecutive fours and takes India past 80.

India: 81/3 after 10 overs.

A tight over from Imad

Great start from Imad Wasim, who got some turn and bamboozled Pant as well. 

India: 68/3 after 9 overs.

Rush of blood

Out of nowhere, Axar charges Naseem with what was an innocuous ball that didn’t do much. He misses a straight ball that pitches in the middle and is bowled.

India: 62/3 after 8 overs.

First over of spin

Pant continues to live on the edge, escaping at least twice while trying to scoop Iftikhar, but Axar ends the overwell with a four down the ground.

India: 57/2 after 7 overs.

Two lives for Pant

First, Iftikhar Ahmed misses Rishabh Pant’s edge at slips, and then Usman Khan fails to collect a difficult catch running back at cover point. Then the ball evades Iftikhar once again on the fifth ball of Mohammad Amir’s 2nd over.

India: 50/2 after 6 overs.

Axar firing

A good over for Axar Patel and India. 14 come off Shaheen Afridi’s 3rd over as Axar edges one and uppercuts over the slips.

India: 38/2 after 5 overs.

Indian stumbling

Since the restart, India has scored just 16 runs in 3 overs and lost 2 wickets.

India: 24/2 after 4 overs.

Nightmare start for India!

What every Indian fan dreamt of has happened. Both openers are back in the hut in 16 balls. Rohit Sharma falls into Shaheen Afridi’s trap and tries to flick the ball over deep square leg, but doesn’t time the ball as well as he would have liked. The worst thing is that neither Kohli nor Rohit got out to a great ball. One was way outside off and the other on the leg stump, but both gifted their wickets.

India: 19/2 after 2.4 overs.

Kohli gone!

After hitting a great cover drive to restart play, Virat Kohli gifts his wicket. He throws his bat at a short ball outside off by Naseem Shah and is caught at cover point.

India: 12/1 after 1.3 overs.

Match to start soon

Covers coming off

We could still get a full game if we start by 9:34 PM IST.

If the match does start soon, we’ll start losing overs

If the match does start by 12:04 local time (9:34 PM IST), we’ll start losing overs, and we won’t get a full game.

⛈️stops play

After just one over, we have to stop. Rain has returned once again at Nassau Cricket Stadium.

Ro-Hit

Rohit Sharma starts with a bang. He smashes a maximum over deep square leg to Shaheen Afridi and gives India a flying start.

India: 8/0 after 1 over.

Here we go!

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the middle, and Shaheen Afridi with the new ball.

Match just 15 minutes away

Covers coming off

It looks like the IND vs PAK match will be an on-and-off one. The covers are off for the second time, but the start time is yet to come.

Rain back again

Doesn’t look like the match will start on time (8:30 PM IST).

Playing XIs

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh.

Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Usman Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Amir.

Pakistan to bowl first

Imad Wasim comes in, Azam Khan goes out says Babar Azam after winning toss. “We will bowl first because of the weather and moisture in the pitch. The conditions suit us, we have four fast bowlers. We will try to use it to our best. Past is past, we are looking forward to today’s match, we are ready and will give our 100%. Always a big game, our confidence is always high for India vs Pak. Azam Khan is resting.

Same team for India. “Would’ve bowled first too. We need to assess how conditions play and come up with an idea of what a good score is. Those games have helped us assess conditions here. We’ve spoken about what we need to do as a batting unit to get a good score and then we’ve got the bowling unit to defend. Every game is important in a World Cup, you can’t just show up. Anything can happen. We’re sticking to the same XI,” said Rohit.

Match starts at 8:30 PM

Rain stops, toss at 8 PM

Covers are coming off, and we are just 10 minutes away from the toss.

Pitch inspection coming up

Toss delayed

Rain has stopped, but due to the wet outfield, the toss has been delayed.

Rain stops

Star power

Drizzling on

New York buzzing!!!

Weather forecast for India vs Pakistan

The match starts at 10:30 EST (8 PM IST)

Old pitch being used for IND vs PAK

The India vs Pakistan match will be played on the same pitch that was used for the South Africa vs Netherlands match yesterday (June 8). This means that the pitch will be slightly slow and can help spinners a little bit more.

Heavy protection at Nassau

Rain drama!

Light showers are expected around 6:30 PM at the Nassau Cricket Stadium, just one hour before the toss.

Chance of rain for IND vs PAK?

The weather doesn’t seem so nice after two and a half hours. For the latest updates, follow our weather blog here.

Welcome to the live coverage of the 18th match of the T20 World Cup between India and Pakistan.

IND vs PAK Squads

India: Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Sanju Samson (WK), Hardik Pandya (VC), Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj.

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Abrar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Khan.

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