India vs Pakistan Live: IND vs PAK LIVE: After Virat’s 57, Babar Azam responds with unbeaten 68 to declare ‘he is new king of batting’

India vs Pakistan Live: IND vs PAK LIVE: After Virat’s 57, Babar Azam responds with unbeaten 68 to declare ‘he is new king of batting'
India vs Pakistan Live: IND vs PAK LIVE: After Virat’s 57, Babar Azam responds with unbeaten 68 to declare ‘he is new king of batting'

T20 World Cup: IND vs PAK Live: After India skipper Virat Kohli’s gritty 57, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam declared ‘he is the new king of batting’ with his unbeaten 68 in a high-pressure game against arch-rivals India in Dubai here at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 on Sunday. Playing a true skipper’s knock, Babar Azam not only outscored the ‘run machine’ in the clash but also guided his side home with his innings that included six fours and two sixes. Coming back to the game, Pakistan is off to an ideal start with an emphatic 10 wickets win over Virat Kohli & Co. Follow InsideSport.in for more T20 World Cup live updates.

India vs Pakistan Live: IND vs PAK LIVE: After Virat’s 57, Babar Azam responds with 68 to declare ‘he is new king of batting’

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Leading from the front, Azam with his opening partner M Rizwan (79* off 55) completely dominated the run chase of 152 runs. The duo chased down the total easily with 13 balls remaining, smashing Indian bowlers all over the park.

Highest partnership for Pakistan against India in men’s T20Is:

The partnership of 152 runs between Babar Azam and M Rizwan is the highest partnership for Pakistan against India in men’s T20Is.

First-ever 10 wickets win of PAK in a WC against any opponent: 

To add to it, this is the first-ever 10 wickets win of Pakistan against any opponent in a World Cup.

The duo Babar Azam and M Rizwan completely dominated the run chase. While the Indian spinners Varun Chakravarthy and Ravindra Jadeja lacked penetration and panicked with their trajectories, the pace attack comprised of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, M Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah simply couldn’t provide a breakthrough.

Reactions on Babar Azam’s supremacy:

Here’s what Pakistan skipper has to say about today’s triumph

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Virat vs Babar averages in all formats:

With a 40+ average on all three formats, Babar Azam has emerged as one of the finest batsmen in the last four years. Virat Kohli on the other hand has been the most consistent batsman over the last decade, averaging 50+ in all three formats. Even though his form has dipped a little in ODI and Tests, he has still scored at a staggering average of 64.45 in T20Is in the last two years.


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