IND vs PAK Player Rating: Jasprit Bumrah’s 10/10 performance helps snatch victory from jaws of defeat

IND vs PAK Player Rating: Jasprit Bumrah’s 10/10 performance helps snatch victory from jaws of defeat

Team Pakistan botched one simple run-chase to the hands of India. However, which players stood out in another epic IND-PAK clash?

IND vs PAK Player Rating: Phew! That wasn’t for the faint-hearted! It was a low-scoring thriller that ultimately went in India’s way despite the Men in Blue’s batting faltering. India, led by an inspiring bowling effort from Jasprit Bumrah, won this contest against Pakistan as a true collective. They bounced back when the chips were down, bowled their hearts out and just defended a total of 119 to make it 7-1 in T20 World Cup history.

IND vs PAK Player Rating: Who scored 10/10?


Rohit Sharma (5/10): Started off superbly with a six off Shaheen Afridi. It looked like the Hitman would once again rule the roost. However, his stay was short-lived. Rohit’s captaincy was also okay-ish, receiving some flak for not starting with Jasprit Bumrah.

Virat Kohli (1/10): One point simply for his sumptuous cover drive. However, his mindset to dominate from the get-go ultimately let him down. He didn’t get to the pitch of the ball and threw a simple catch to the short covers.

Rishabh Pant (7/10): Although Rishabh Pant made 42 off 31, he looked extremely jittery. The star wicket-keeper got multiple lifelines as he didn’t look comfortable at the crease. Regardless, He hit 6 fours and top-scored for India. Pant even took three crucial catches.

Suryakumar Yadav (3/10): It was an ordinary stay by Suryakumar Yadav, handing one straight to Mohammad Amir. Having said that, it SKY’s sensational grab at the slips that dismissed Babar Azam and uplifted the team’s morale.

Shivam Dube (0/10): The listless performances for Shivam Dube continued. Unfortunately for him and India, Dube looked out of sorts. He first made just 3 runs off 9. However, it was his drop catch of Mohammad Rizwan that probably costed India the two points.

Hardik Pandya (7.5/10): Hardik Pandya the batter – below-average, Hardik Pandya the bowler – absolutely game-changing! It was refreshing to see Pandya come back to the fore. On a helpful track, Pandya not only didn’t leak runs, but took two vital wickets.

Ravindra Jadeja (3.5/10): A golden duck followed by a dull bowling performance. Where Axar Patel bowled superbly, Jadeja didn’t create any chance with the ball.

Axar Patel (7.5/10): Promoted at No. 4, Axar did well with the bat before losing his wicket to Naseem Shah. With the ball, he took a breakthrough by trapping Usman Khan in the front.

Jasprit Bumrah (10/10): Wow! Time and again Jasprit Bumrah has proved that he is out of this world. Had he been not in the Indian team, things would’ve certainly been over before.

Mohammed Siraj (3.5/10):

Arshdeep Singh (7.5/10): Hero for India, Arshdeep Singh defended 18 runs in the last over despite having just 4 fielders outside the 30-yard circle. He even hit 9 important runs with the bat.

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Mohammad Rizwan (5.5/10): If someone told Pakistan that Rizwan would bat for 44 balls in a 120-run chase, they would’ve certainly taken it. That too, on a bowling-friendly track. Rizwan did superb to frustrate India in the first half of the innings. However, his horrific strike rate of 70.45 was a huge question over his intent.

Babar Azam (5.5/10): While he made just 13 runs, Babar ensured that Pakistan didn’t endure a hiccup within the first 3 overs, a period where India lost both Rohit and Kohli. Moreover, Babar’s captaincy was on point as well, recalling Mohammad Amir and Naseem Shah for their second spells at apt times.

Usman Khan (2/10): He made 13 runs as well but looked extremely jittery. The right-hander missed a straight one off Axar Patel. Moreover, he even slipped two catches on the field, ending up with one of the worst performances by a Pakistani today.

Fakhar Zaman (2.5/10): While his stay was only 8-ball long, Zaman hit one six and a four, which was somewhat great in a torrid Pakistan innings, where they operated at a run rate of less than 6 runs per over.

Shadab Khan (1/10): It was surprising to see Shadab Khan didn’t get a single over in the first innings.

Iftikhar Ahmed (2/10): Being a designated finisher, Iftikhar Ahmed failed to make any impact, making just 5 off 9.

Imad Wasim (3/10): Went wicketless and played a struggling knock of 15 runs off 23.

Shaheen Afridi (6/10): Among all the four Pakistani pacers, Shaheen underperformed a bit. While he dismissed Rohit Sharma, it wasn’t a special ball. He ended up leaking 29 runs.

Haris Rauf (9/10): After a horrid performance against USA, Haris Rauf came back with vengeance. His spell of 3/21 was quite superb.

Naseem Shah (9.5/10): Dismissed Virat Kohli in his first over, Axar Patel in his second, and Shivam Dube in his third! Naseem Shah was ‘unsurprisingly’ unplayable on the New York surface. India should’ve respected Naseem more with the kind of rhythm he had.

Mohammad Amir (9/10): Probably the best-looking bowler of the day, Mohammad Amir brought back the horrors of 2017 Champions Trophy Final. The left-armer got the hold of the surface brilliantly and pitched almost all his 24 balls at right areas.


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