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Imad Wasim reacts after bowling a delivery during the Twenty20 World Cup match between Pakistan and New Zealand in Sharjah, UAE, Tuesday. — AP
 
Pakistan's Asif Ali (L) and Shoaib Malik embrace as they celebrate their victory at the end of the ICC men’s Twenty20 World Cup cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah on October 26, 2021. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP) — AFP or licensors
 
Pakistan captain Babar Azam hits a boundary during the Twenty20 World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan in Sharjah, UAE, Tuesday. — AP
New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson leaves the field after being dismissed during the Twenty20 World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan in Sharjah, UAE, Tuesday. — AP
New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson leaves the field after being dismissed during the Twenty20 World Cup match between New Zealand and Pakistan in Sharjah, UAE, Tuesday. — AP
Imad Wasim reacts after bowling a delivery during the Twenty20 World Cup match between Pakistan and New Zealand in Sharjah, UAE, Tuesday. — AP
Imad Wasim reacts after bowling a delivery during the Twenty20 World Cup match between Pakistan and New Zealand in Sharjah, UAE, Tuesday. — AP
 

Pakistan found a new hero in Asif Ali and rediscovered an old one in Shoaib Malik as the Green Shirts kept their unbeaten start to the T20 World Cup 2021 alive with a closely contested five-wicket win over New Zealand in Sharjah on Tuesday.

Chasing 135, Pakistan were expected to cruise to the target, especially after their 10-wicket drubbing of the mighty Indian side on Sunday. But instead, the chase turned increasingly difficult as Pakistan's trademark batting collapse reared its head again, and threatened to break the hearts of their fans.

At one point in the run chase, Pakistan were 87-5 in the 15th over and the game was slipping away from the clutches of the Men in Green.

This is when Malik and Asif came together to form an unbeaten 48-run partnership in a clutch situation.

Asif's contribution, in particular, was massive as his back-to-back sixes in the 17th over brought Pakistan back in the game and justified his place in the side.

Earlier, Pakistan were led by fast bowler Haris Rauf, who finished with 4-22, as New Zealand posted a paltry 134-8.

Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell were joint top-scorers with 27 each while skipper Kane Williamson made a laborious 26-ball 25.

Pakistan applied the pressure right from the start as left-arm paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi, whose three wickets against India earned him player of the match, bowled a maiden first over.

New Zealand reached 36 without loss when Rauf bowled Martin Guptill off his pads for 17. He also accounted for Conway and Glenn Phillips (13) in one over as New Zealand failed to lift the tempo at any stage.

Rauf also dismissed Mitchell Santner (six) with the last ball of the final over.

Shaheen finished with 1-21 while spinners Mohammad Hafeez and Imad Wasim also took a wicket each.

Pakistan kept the same team that won against India.

New Zealand — playing their first game in the Super 12s — were jolted before the start of the match when fast bowler Lockie Ferguson was ruled out of the tournament with a calf injury.

Rauf was named the player of the match.


End of live thread!

135-5 after 18.4 overs: Boult to Asif, 2 runs

133-5 after 18.3 overs: Boult to Asif, 6 runs

127-5 after 18.2 overs: Boult to Asif, no run

127-5 after 18.1 overs: Boult to Malik, 1 run


Asif Ali 19 (9) Shoaib Malik 26 (19)

126-5 after 18 overs: Santner to Asif, no run

126-5 after 17.5 overs: Santner to Asif, 2 runs

124-5 after 17.4 overs: Santner to Malik, 1 run

123-5 after 17.3 overs: Santner to Malik, 6 runs

117-5 after 17.2 overs: Santner to Malik, 2 runs

115-5 after 17.1 overs: Santner to Malik, 4 runs


Asif Ali 17 (7) Shoaib Malik 13 (15)

111-5 after 17 overs: Southee to Asif, no run

111-5 after 16.5 overs: Southee to Asif, no run

111-5 after 16.4 overs: Southee to Asif, no run

 

111-5 after 16.3 overs: Southee to Asif, 6 runs

105-5 after 16.2 overs: Southee to Asif, 6 runs

99-5 after 16.1 overs: Southee to Malik, 1 run


Shoaib Malik 12 (14) Asif Ali 5 (2)

98-5 after 16 overs: Sodhi to Malik, 1 run

97-5 after 15.5 overs: Sodhi to Malik, 4 runs

93-5 after 15.4 overs: Sodhi to Malik, no run

93-5 after 15.3 overs: Sodhi to Malik, no run

93-5 after 15.2 overs: Sodhi to Asif, 1 run

92-5 after 15.1 overs: Sodhi to Malik, 1 run


Asif Ali 4 (1) Shoaib Malik 6 (9)

91-5 after 15 overs: Boult to Asif, 4 runs

87-5 after 14.5 overs: Boult to Imad (11) OUT LBW

87-4 after 14.4 overs: Boult to Imad, 4 runs

83-4 after 14.3 overs: Boult to Imad, no run

83-4 after 14.2 overs: Boult to Malik, 1 run

82-4 after 14.1 overs: Boult to Malik, no run


Shoaib Malik 5 (7) Imad Wasim 6 (9)

82-4 after 14 overs: Sodhi to Malik, 1 run

81-4 after 14 overs: Sodhi to Imad, 2 runs WIDE

79-4 after 13.5 overs: Sodhi to Malik, 1 run

78-4 after 13.4 overs: Sodhi to Imad, 1 run

77-4 after 13.3 overs: Sodhi to Imad, no run

77-4 after 13.2 overs: Sodhi to Malik, 1 run

76-4 after 13.1 overs: Sodhi to Imad, 1 run

Imad Wasim 4 (6) Shoaib Malik 2 (4)

75-4 after 13 overs: Neesham to Imad, 1 run

75-4 after 12.5 overs: Neesham to Imad, no run

74-4 after 12.4 overs: Neesham to Malik, 1 run

73-4 after 12.3 overs: Neesham to Malik, no run

73-4 after 12.2 overs: Neesham to Imad, 1 run

72-4 after 12.1 overs: Neesham to Imad, 2 runs


Imad Wasim 0 (2) Shoaib Malik 1 (2)

70-4 after 12 overs: Sodhi to Imad, 1 run leg bye

69-4 after 11.5 overs: Sodhi to Imad, no run

69-4 after 11.4 overs: Sodhi to Rizwan OUT LBW

69-3 after 11.4 overs: Sodhi to Rizwan, 1 run WIDE

68-3 after 11.3 overs: Sodhi to Rizwan, 4 runs

64-3 after 11.2 overs: Sodhi to Malik, 1 run

63-3 after 11.1 overs: Sodhi to Malik, no run


That catch by Devon Conway to get rid of Hafeez was arguably the catch of the tournament.

 

 


Mohammad Rizwan 29 (32)

63-3 after 11 overs: Santner to Hafeez (11) OUT CAUGHT

63-2 after 10.5 overs: Santner to Rizwan, 1 run

62-2 after 10.4 overs: Santner to Hafeez, 1 run

61-2 after 10.3 overs: Santner to Rizwan, 1 run

60-2 after 10.2 overs: Santner to Hafeez, 1 run

59-2 after 10.1 overs: Santner to Rizwan, 1 run


Mohammad Hafeez 9 (3) Mohammad Rizwan 26 (29)

58-2 after 10 overs: Neesham to Hafeez, 2 runs

56-2 after 9.5 overs: Neesham to Rizwan, 1 run

55-2 after 9.4 overs: Neesham to Hafeez, 1 run

54-2 after 9.3 overs: Neesham to Hafeez, 6 runs

48-2 after 9.2 overs: Neesham to Rizwan, 1 run

47-2 after 9.1 overs: Neesham to Rizwan, no run


Mohammad Rizwan 24 (26)

47-2 after 9 overs: Sodhi to Zaman (11) OUT LBW

47-1 after 8.5 overs: Sodhi to Rizwan, 1 run

46-1 after 8.4 overs: Sodhi to Zaman, 1 run

45-1 after 8.3 overs: Sodhi to Zaman, 6 runs

39-1 after 8.2 overs: Sodhi to Zaman, no run

39-1 after 8.1 overs: Sodhi to Zaman, no run


Fakhar Zaman 4 (12) Mohammad Rizwan 23 (25)

39-1 after 8 overs: Neesham to Zaman, 1 run

38-1 after 7.5 overs: Neesham to Zaman, no run

38-1 after 7.4 overs: Neesham to Zaman, no run

38-1 after 7.3 overs: Neesham to Zaman, no run

38-1 after 7.2 overs: Neesham to Rizwan, 1 run leg bye

37-1 after 7.1 overs: Neesham to Zaman, 1 run


Fakhar Zaman 2 (7) Mohammad Rizwan 23 (24)

36-1 after 7 overs: Santner to Zaman, 1 run

35-1 after 6.5 overs: Santner to Zaman, no run

35-1 after 6.4 overs: Santner to Zaman, no run

35-1 after 6.3 overs: Santner to Rizwan, 1 run

34-1 after 6.2 overs: Santner to Rizwan, 4 runs

30-1 after 6.1 overs: Santner to Rizwan, no run


Fakhar Zaman 1 (4) Mohammad Rizwan 18 (21)

30-1 after 6 overs: Southee to Zaman, no run

30-1 after 5.5 overs: Southee to Zaman, no run

30-1 after 5.4 overs: Southee to Zaman, no run

30-1 after 5.3 overs: Southee to Rizwan, 1 run

29-1 after 5.2 overs: Southee to Zaman, 1 run

28-1 after 5.1 overs: Southee to Babar (9) OUT BOWLED


Babar Azam 9 (10) Mohammad Rizwan 17 (20)

28-0 after 5 overs: Boult to Babar, 1 run

27-0 after 4.5 overs: Boult to Babar, no run

27-0 after 4.4 overs: Boult to Rizwan, 1 run

26-0 after 4.3 overs: Boult to Rizwan, no run

26-0 after 4.2 overs: Boult to Rizwan, no run

26-0 after 4.1 overs: Boult to Rizwan, 4 runs


Babar Azam 8 (8) Mohammad Rizwan 12 (16)

22-0 after 4 overs: Southee to Babar, 2 runs

20-0 after 3.5 overs: Southee to Rizwan, 1 run

19-0 after 3.4 overs: Southee to Rizwan, 4 runs

15-0 after 3.3 overs: Southee to Rizwan, no run

15-0 after 3.2 overs: Southee to Babar, 1 run

14-0 after 3.1 overs: Southee to Babar, no run


Mohammad Rizwan 7 (13) Babar Azam 5 (5)

14-0 after 3 overs: Boult to Rizwan, no run

14-0 after 2.5 overs: Boult to Rizwan, no run

14-0 after 2.4 overs: Boult to Rizwan, no run

14-0 after 2.3 overs: Boult to Rizwan, no run

13-0 after 2.3 overs: Boult to Rizwan, 1 run WIDE

13-0 after 2.2 overs: Boult to Rizwan, no run

13-0 after 2.1 overs: Boult to Rizwan, 4 runs


Babar Azam 5 (5) Mohammad Rizwan 3 (7)

9-0 after 2 overs: Southee to Babar, no run

9-0 after 1.5 overs: Southee to Babar, no run

9-0 after 1.4 overs: Southee to Rizwan, 1 run

8-0 after 1.3 overs: Southee to Rizwan, no run

8-0 after 1.3 overs: Southee to Rizwan, 1 run WIDE

7-0 after 1.2 overs: Southee to Rizwan, no run

7-0 after 1.1 overs: Southee to Rizwan, no run


Babar Azam 5 (3) Mohammad Rizwan 2 (3)

7-0 after 1 over: Santner to Babar, no run

7-0 after 0.5 over: Santner to Rizwan, 1 run

6-0 after 0.4 over: Santner to Babar, 1 run

5-0 after 0.3 over: Santner to Babar, 4 runs

1-0 after 0.2 over: Santner to Rizwan, 1 run

0-0 after 0.1 over: Santner to Rizwan, no run

0-0 after 0 over: Start of Pakistan's run chase


Story at the break: Another excellent performance by Pakistani bowlers restricted the Black Caps to a total of just 134-8 — a target the Men in Green should have little trouble in tracking down.

The Kiwis did not lose the opening wicket till the sixth over but once Pakistan drew first blood, the floodgates opened up. Wickets kept on tumbling at regular intervals and even though multiple Kiwi batsmen got starts, none could hang at the crease for long.

Haris Rauf was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed his maiden four-for in T20Is.


Do you think Pakistan can chase the 135-run target set by New Zealand?

 

End of the innings

134-8 after 20 overs: Haris to Santner (6) OUT BOWLED

134-7 after 19.5 overs: Haris to Santner, 4 runs

130-7 after 19.4 overs: Haris to Sodhi, 1 run

129-7 after 19.3 overs: Haris to Santner, 1 run

128-7 after 19.2 overs: Haris to Santner, 2 runs

126-7 after 19.1 overs: Haris to Sodhi, 1 run


Mitchell Santner 0 (1)

125-7 after 19 overs: Shaheen to Seifert (8) OUT CAUGHT

125-6 after 18.5 overs: Shaheen to Seifert, 4 runs

121-6 after 18.4 overs: Shaheen to Santner, 1 run leg bye

120-6 after 18.3 overs: Shaheen to Seifert, 1 run

119-6 after 18.2 overs: Shaheen to Seifert, no run

119-6 after 18.1 overs: Shaheen to Seifert, no run


Tim Seifert 3 (3) Mitchell Santner 0 (0)

119-6 after 18 overs: Haris to Seifert, 1 run

118-6 after 17.5 overs: Haris to Seifert, no run

118-6 after 17.4 overs: Haris to Seifert, 2 runs

116-6 after 17.3 overs: Haris to Phillips (13) OUT CAUGHT

116-5 after 17.2 overs: Haris to Phillips, no run

116-5 after 17.1 overs: Haris to Conway (27) OUT CAUGHT


Glenn Phillips 13 (13) Devon Conway 27 (23)

116-4 after 17 overs: Shaheen to Phillips, 4 runs

112-4 after 16.5 overs: Shaheen to Conway, 1 run

111-4 after 16.4 overs: Shaheen to Phillips, 1 run

110-4 after 16.3 overs: Shaheen to Conway, 1 run

109-4 after 16.2 overs: Shaheen to Phillips, 1 run

108-4 after 16.1 overs: Shaheen to Conway, 1 run


Glenn Phillips 8 (10) Devon Conway 24 (20)

107-4 after 16 overs: Hasan to Phillips, 2 runs

105-4 after 15.5 overs: Hasan to Conway, 1 run

104-4 after 15.4 overs: Hasan to Phillips, 1 run

103-4 after 15.3 overs: Hasan to Conway, 1 run

102-4 after 15.2 overs: Hasan to Phillips, 1 run

101-4 after 15.1 overs: Hasan to Conway, 1 run


6:59pm: Pakistan are the favourites for the match and New Zealand the underdogs.

 

Meanwhile, India, despite their lopsided loss to Pakistan, are still the betting favourites to win the tournament, although the gap between them and the chasing pack has decreased. Pakistan remain third-favourites.

 

6:54pm: The national anthems are being played.

6:37pm: Playing XIs are in.

Pakistan: 1 Babar Azam (capt.) 2 Mohammad Rizwan (wk) 3 Fakhar Zaman 4 Mohammad Hafeez 5 Shoaib Malik 6 Asif Ali 7 Shadab Khan 8 Imad Wasim 9 Hasan Ali 10 Haris Rauf 11 Shaheen Shah Afridi.

New Zealand: 1 Martin Guptill 2 Devon Conway 3 Glenn Phillips 4 Kane Williamson (capt.), 5 Tim Seifert (wk) 6 Daryl Mitchell, 7 James Neesham, 7 Mitchell Santner 9 Tim Southee 10 Trent Boult, 11 Ish Sodhi.

6:32pm: Pakistan have named an unchanged side.

6:31pm: Babar Azam wins the toss and decided to field - just like he had in the win over India on Sunday.

6:27pm: Minutes before the match toss, New Zealand suffer a big blow as their pacer Lockie Ferguson has been ruled out of the World Cup.

 

6:11pm: These Pakistan versus New Zealand jokes are the pre-match banter you've been looking for

6:10pm: Read Dawn's editorial that says Pakistan will seek to avenge the damage caused by New Zealand's pull-out act

6:08pm: Kane Williamson expects no acrimony in Pakistan T20 World Cup match

6:05pm: Check out Syed Marahim Danial's 5 reasons why New Zealand should be very worried about tonight's match.

6:00pm: This is the start of Dawn.com's live thread.

Pakistan made history on Sunday night, defeating India for the first time in a World Cup fixture and ending a painful jinx that first began in 1992.

The Green Shirts were famous for their meltdowns against their arch-rivals in World Cup matches and had lost 12 straight matches to the Men in Blue.

They were again heavy underdogs heading into the game, with few giving them a chance. But they flipped the script and inflicted a chastening 10-wicket defeat on India. It was the first time either side had beaten the other by 10 wickets in a limited-overs fixture.

Chasing 152, captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan batted from start to finish as they made India’s ‘world class’ bowling attack look ordinary for once.

Speaking after the match, Indian captain Virat Kohli admitted that his team “did not execute the things that we wanted to but credit is certainly due — they outplayed us today".

“They were very professional with the bat as well but we're certainly not a team that presses the panic button, it's the start of the tournament, not the end," the Indian captain said, warning that "it's not over yet.”

Meanwhile, Azam said after his victory: "We executed our plans well and the early wickets were very helpful."

“The plan with Rizwan was to keep it simple. We tried to get deep in the crease and from about the eighth over, the dew came in and the ball came on nicely. This is just the start, we have [the] confidence to build on this win,” he said.

Earlier, Shaheen Shah Afridi took three wickets, including skipper Kohli for 57, but India managed 151 for seven in their high-voltage Twenty20 World Cup clash.

Left-arm fast bowler Afridi returned figures of 3-31 after a lethal first spell to hurt India after they elected to field first in the Super 12s encounter in Dubai.

Kohli scored his 29th T20 fifty to help the team rebuild before being caught behind off Afridi as Pakistan dismissed the star batsman for the first time in a World Cup game.

Afridi struck the first blow with an express delivery that swung in to trap Rohit Sharma lbw for a first ball duck and the bowler celebrated with his trademark open-arm gesture.

Kohli walked in amid raucous applause from the Indian fans inside the 20,000-strong crowd who were soon silenced by another ripper from Afridi in his second over.

The 1.98 metre bowler got KL Rahul with a delivery that came in sharply to take the batsman's thigh pad and rattle the stumps.

Kohli and new batter, Suryakumar Yadav attempted to hit back with some positive shots as they smashed Afridi for a six each.

Wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan then pulled off a superb diving catch to cut short Yadav's stay at the wicket with quick bowler Hasan Ali striking in his first over. Yadav made 11.

Rishabh Pant joined Kohli in the middle and the left-right batting pair rebuilt the innings and took India to 60-3 at the end of 10 overs.

Pant, a wicketkeeper-batsman who survived a close caught behind call off one of his attempted reverse sweeps, kept up the charge with adventurous strokeplay.

He hit Ali for two successive sixes but finally fell to Shadab Khan's leg spin in the next over, top edging a ball that went high and into the hands of the bowler.

Pant made 39 off 30 balls.

Kohli stood firm to soak up the pressure to get to his 50 in 45 balls and help India to a competitive total.


End of live thread!

152-0 after 17.5 overs: Shami to Babar, 2 runs

150-0 after 17.4 overs: Shami to Rizwan, 1 run

149-0 after 17.3 overs: Shami to Rizwan, 4 RUNS

145-0 after 17.2 overs: Shami to Rizwan, 4 RUNS

141-0 after 17.1 overs: Shami to Rizwan, 6 RUNS


135-0 after 17 overs: Bhuvneshwar to Babar, no run

135-0 after 16.5 overs: Bhuvneshwar to Babar, 2 runs

133-0 after 16.5 overs: Bhuvneshwar to Babar, 1 run

132-0 after 16.4 overs: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, 1 run

131-0 after 16.4 overs: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, 1 run

130-0 after 16.3 overs: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, no run

130-0 after 16.2 overs: Bhuvneshwar to Babar, 1 run

129-0 after 16.1 overs: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, 1 run


Babar Azam 63 (48), Mohammad Rizwan 61 (48)

128-0 after 16 overs: Shami to Babar, no run

128-0 after 15.5 overs: Shami to Rizwan, 1 run

127-0 after 15.4 overs: Shami to Babar, 1 run

126-0 after 15.3 overs: Shami to Rizwan, 1 run

125-0 after 15.2 overs: Shami to Rizwan, no run

125-0 after 15.1 overs: Shami to Rizwan, 4 RUNS


Mohammad Rizwan 56 (44), Babar Azam 62 (46)

121-0 after 15 overs: Bumrah to Rizwan, 1 run

120-0 after 14.5 overs: Bumrah to Babar, 1 run

119-0 after 14.4 overs: Bumrah to Rizwan, 1 run

118-0 after 14.3 overs: Bumrah to Rizwan, 2 runs

116-0 after 14.2 overs: Bumrah to Rizwan, 4 RUNS

112-0 after 14.1 overs: Bumrah to Rizwan, no run


Babar Azam 61 (45), Mohammad Rizwan 48 (39)

112-0 after 14 overs: Jadeja to Babar, 4 RUNS

108-0 after 13.5 overs: Jadeja to Babar, no run

108-0 after 13.4 overs: Jadeja to Rizwan, 1 run

107-0 after 13.3 overs: Jadeja to Babar, 1 run

106-0 after 13.2 overs: Jadeja to Babar, 4 RUNS

102-0 after 13.1 overs: Jadeja to Rizwan, 1 run


Mohammad Rizwan 46 (37), Babar Azam 52 (41)

101-0 after 13 overs: Varun to Rizwan, 1 run

100-0 after 12.5 overs: Varun to Babar, 1 run

99-0 after 12.4 overs: Varun to Babar, 6 RUNS

93-0 after 12.3 overs: Varun to Rizwan, 1 run

92-0 after 12.2 overs: Varun to Rizwan, 6 RUNS

86-0 after 12.1 overs: Varun to Babar, 1 run


Mohammad Rizwan 38 (34), Babar Azam 44 (38)

85-0 after 12 overs: Jadeja to Rizwan, no run

85-0 after 11.5 overs: Jadeja to Rizwan, 2 runs

83-0 after 11.4 overs, Jadeja to Babar, 1 run

82-0 after 11.3 overs: Jadeja to Rizwan, 1 run

81-0 after 11.2 overs: Jadeja to Rizwan, no run

81-0 after 11.1 overs: Jadeja to Babar, 1 run


Babar Azam 43 (36), Mohammad Rizwan 35 (30)

80-0 after 11 overs: Bumrah to Babar, 1 run

79-0 after 10.5 overs: Bumrah to Babar, 2 runs

77-0 after 10.4 overs: Bumrah to Babar, no run

77-0 after 10.3 overs: Bumrah to Babar, no run

77-0 after 10.2 overs: Bumrah to Babar, 4 runs

73-0 after 10.1 overs: Bumrah to Babar, 2 runs


Mohammad Rizwan 35 (30), Babar Azam 34 (30)

71-0 after 10 overs: Varun to Rizwan, no run

71-0 after 9.5 overs: Varun to Babar, 1 run

70-0 after 9.4 overs: Varun to Rizwan, 1 run

69-0 after 9.3 overs: Varun to Rizwan, 2 runs

67-0 after 9.2 overs: Varun to Babar, 1 run

66-0 after 9.1 overs: Varun to Babar, 4 runs


Babar Azam 28 (27), Mohammad Rizwan 32 (27)

62-0 after 9 overs: Jadeja to Babar, 1 run

61-0 after 8.5 overs: Jadeja to Babar, 6 RUNS

55-0 after 8.4 overs: Jadeja to Babar, no run

55-0 after 8.3 overs: Jadeja to Rizwan, 1 run

54-0 after 8.2 overs: Jadeja to Babar, 1 run

53-0 after 8.1 overs: Jadeja to Rizwan, 1 run


Mohammad Rizwan 30 (25), Babar Azam 20 (23)

52-0 after 8 overs: Varun to Rizwan, 1 run

51 after 7.5 overs: Varun to Babar, 1 run

50-0 after 7.4 overs: Varun to Rizwan, 1 run

49-0 after 7.3 overs: Varun to Rizwan, no run

49-0 after 7.3 overs: Varun to Rizwan, 1 run

48-0 after 7.2 overs: Varun to Babar, 1 run

47-0 after 7.1 overs: Varun to Rizwan, 1 run


Mohammad Rizwan 27 (21), Babar Azam 18 (21)

46-0 after 7 overs: Jadeja to Rizwan, 1 run

45-0 after 6.5 overs: Jadeja to Babar, 1 run

44-0 after 6.4 overs: Jadeja to Babar, no run

44-0 after 6.3 overs: Jadeja to Babar, no run

44-0 after 6.2 overs: Jadeja to Babar, no run

44-0 after 6.1 overs: Jadeja to Rizwan, 1 run


Babar Azam 17 (17), Mohammad Rizwan 25 (19)

43-0 after 6 overs: Bhuvneshwar to Babar, no run

43-0 after 5.5 overs: Bhuvneshwar to Babar, 2 runs

41-0 after 5.4 overs: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, 1 run

40-0 after 5.3 overs: Bhuvneshwar to Babar, 1 run

39-0 after 5.2 overs: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, 1 run

38-0 after 5.1 overs: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, 2 runs

36-0 after 5.1 overs: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, 1 run


Mohammad Rizwan 21 (16), Babar Azam 14 (14)

35-0 after 5 overs: Shami to Rizwan, 1 run

34-0 after 4.5 overs: Shami to Rizwan, 4 runs

30-0 after 4.4 overs: Shami to Babar, 1 run

29-0 after 4.3 overs: Shami to Babar, 4 runs

25-0 after 4.2 overs: Shami to Babar, no run

25-0 after 4.1 overs: Shami to Rizwan, 1 run


Babar Azam 9 (11), Mohammad Rizwan 15 (13)

24-0 after 4 overs: Varun to Babar, no run

24-0 after 3.5 overs: Varun to Babar, no run

24-0 after 3.4 overs: Varun to Babar, no run

24-0 after 3.3 overs: Varun to Babar, no run

24-0 after 3.2 overs: Varun to Rizwan, 1 run

23-0 after 3.1 overs: Varun to Babar, 1 run


Mohammad Rizwan 14 (12), Babar Azam 8 (6)

22-0 after 3 overs: Bumrah to Rizwan, no run

22-0 after 2.5 overs: Bumrah to Rizwan, no run

22-0 after 2.4 overs: Bumrah to Babar, 3 runs

19-0 after 2.3 overs: Bumrah to Babar, no run

19-0 after 2.2 overs: Bumrah to Babar, no run

19-0 after 2.1 overs: Bumrah to Rizwan, 1 run


Babar Azam 5 (3), Mohammad Rizwan 13 (9)

18-0 after 2 overs: Shami to Babar, no run

18-0 after 1.5 overs: Shami to Babar, 4 runs

14-0 after 1.4 overs: Shami to Rizwan, 1 run

13-0 after 1.3 overs: Shami to Rizwan, 2 runs

11-0 after 1.2 overs: Shami to Rizwan, no run

11-0 after 1.1 overs: Shami to Babar, 1 run


Mohammad Rizwan 10 (6), Babar Azam 0 (0)

10-0 after 1 over: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, no run

10-0 after 0.5 over: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, no run

10-0 after 0.4 over: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, no run

10-0 after 0.3 over: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, 6 runs

4-0 after 0.2 over: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, 4 runs

0-1 after 0.1 over: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, no run

0-0 after 0 over: Start of Pakistan's run chase


Story at the half: India recovered well from an early Shaheen Afridi salvo to finish with 151-7. Shaheen picked up a wicket in each of his first two overs, first trapping Rohit Sharma for a golden duck in the opening over before trapping Lokesh Rahul in front of wickets in his second over.

After Hasan Ali had Suryakumar Yadav caught for 11, Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant (39) stablished the Indian ship with a 53-run stand for the fourth wicket. As wickets tumbled around him, Kohli hung around and top scored for his side with 57 but was out in the penultimate over, just when a late surge was needed.

Shaheen was the pick of the bowlers (31-3) despite bowling an expensive penultimate over that leaked 17 runs.


Bhuvneshwar Kumar 5 (4), Mohammed Shami 0 (0)

151-7 after 20 overs: Rauf to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

150-7 after 19.5 overs: Rauf to Bhuvneshwar, 2 runs

148-7 after 19.4 overs: Rauf to Bhuvneshwar, 2 runs

146-7 after 19.3 overs: Rauf to Hardik (16), OUT

146-6 after 19.2 overs: Rauf to Hardik, 2 runs

144-6 after 19.1 overs: Rauf to Hardik, no run


Hardik Pandya 14 (5), Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1 (1)

144-6 after 19 overs: Shaheen to Hardik, 5 runs

138-6 after 19 overs: Shaheen to Hardik, 4 runs

134-6 after 18.5 overs: Shaheen to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

133-6 after 18.4 overs: Shaheen to Kohli (57), OUT

133-5 after 18.3 overs: Shaheen to Hardik, 1 run

132-5 after 18.2 overs: Shaheen to Hardik, 4 runs

128-5 after 18.1 overs: Shaheen to Hardik, no run

128-5 after 18.1 overs: Shaheen to Hardik, 1 run


Virat Kohli 57 (48), Hardik Pandya 0 (0)

127-5 after 18 overs: Hasan to Kohli, 2 runs

125-5 after 17.5 overs: Hasan to Jadeja (13), OUT

125-4 after 17.4 overs: Hasan to Jadeja, 4 runs

121-4 after 17.3 overs: Hasan to Kohli, 1 run

120-4 after 17.2 overs: Hasan to Kohli, 4 runs

116-4 after 17.1 overs: Hasan to Kohli, 2 runs


Virat Kohli 48 (44), Ravindra Jadeja 9 (11)

114-4 after 17 overs: Rauf to Kohli, 1 run

113-4 after 16.5 overs: Rauf to Kohli, no run

113-4 after 16.4 overs: Rauf to Kohli, no run

113-4 after 16.3 overs: Rauf to Jadeja, 1 run

112-4 after 16.2 overs: Rauf to Kohli, 1 run

111-4 after 16.1 overs: Rauf to Jadeja, 1 run


Ravindra Jadeja 7 (9), Virat Kohli 46 (40)

110-4 after 16 overs: Hasan to Jadeja, 1 run

109-4 after 15.5 overs: Hasan to Kohli, 1 run

108-4 after 15.4 overs: Hasan to Kohli, 4 runs

104-4 after 15.3 overs: Hasan to Kohli, no run

104-4 after 15.2 overs: Hasan to Kohli, 4 runs

100-4 after 15.1 overs: Hasan to Kohli, no run


Virat Kohli 37 (35), Ravindra Jadeja 6 (8)

100-4 after 15 overs: Shadab to Kohli, 1 run

99-4 after 14.5 overs: Shadab to Jadeja, 1 run

98-4 after 14.4 overs: Shadab to Kohli, 1 run

97-4 after 14.3 overs: Shadab to Jadeja, 1 run

96-4 after 14.2 overs: Shadab to Jadeja, no run

96-4 after 14.1 overs: Shadab to Jadeja, no run


Virat Kohli 35 (33), Ravindra Jadeja 4 (4)

96-4 after 14 overs: Rauf to Kohli, no run

96-4 after 13.5 overs: Rauf to Kohli, 4 runs

92-4 after 13.5 overs: Rauf to Kohli, 1 run

91-4 after 13.4 overs: Rauf to Jadeja, 1 run

90-4 after 13.3 overs: Rauf to Jadeja, 2 runs

88-4 after 13.2 overs: Rauf to Jadeja, no run

88-4 after 13.1 overs: Rauf to Kohli, 1 run


Virat Kohli 30 (30), Ravindra Jadeja 1 (1)

87-4 after 13 overs: Shadab to Kohli, 1 run

86-4 after 12.5 overs: Shadab to Jadeja, 1 run

85-4 after 12.4 overs: Shadab to Kohli, 1 run

84-4 after 12.3 overs: Shadab to Kohli, no run

84-4 after 12.2 overs: Shadab to Pant (39), OUT

83-3 after 12.1 overs: Shadab to Pant, 2 runs


Virat Kohli 28 (27), Rishabh Pant 37 (28)

81-3 after 12 overs: Hasan to Kohli, no run

81-3 after 11.5 overs: Hasan to Pant, 1 run

80-3 after 11.4 overs: Hasan to Pant, 2 runs

78-3 after 11.3 overs: Hasan to Pant, 6 RUNS

72-3 after 11.2 overs: Hasan to Pant, 6 RUNS

66-3 after 11.1 overs: Hasan to Pant, no run


Rishabh Pant 22 (23), Virat Kohli 28 (26)

66-3 after 11 overs: Rauf to Pant, 1 run

65-3 after 10.5 overs: Rauf to Pant, no run

64-3 after 10.4 overs: Rauf to Kohli, 1 run

63-3 after 10.3 overs: Rauf to Pant, 1 run

62-3 after 10.2 overs: Rauf to Kohli, 1 run

61-3 after 10.1 overs: Rauf to Pant, 1 run


Rishabh Pant 19 (19), Virat Kohli 26 (24)

60-3 after 10 overs: Hafeez to Pant, 1 run

59-3 after 9.5 overs: Hafeez to Pant, 0 run

59-3 after 9.4 overs: Hafeez to Pant, 1 run

58-3 after 9.3 overs: Hafeez to Kohli, 1 run

57-3 after 9.2 overs: Hafeez to Pant, 4 runs

53-3 after 9.1 overs: Hafeez to Kohli, 1 run


Rishabh Pant 13 (15) Virat Kohli 24 (22)

52-3 after 9 overs: Shadab to Pant, 4 RUNS

48-3 after 8.5 overs: Shadab to Kohli, 1 runs

47-3 after 8.4 overs: Shadab to Pant, 1 runs

46-3 after 8.3 overs: Shadab to Pant, 2 runs

44-3 after 8.2 overs: Shadab to Pant, 0 run

44-3 after 8.1 overs: Shadab to Kohli, 1 run


Virat Kohli 22 (20) Rishabh Pant 6 (11)

43-3 after 8 overs: Hafeez to Kohli, 1 run

42-3 after 7.5 overs: Hafeez to Pant, 1 run

41-3 after 7.4 overs: Hafeez to Pant, 0 run. Hafeez appeals for caught behind; given not out; review taken and wasted.

41-3 after 7.3 overs: Hafeez to Kohli, 1 run

40-3 after 7.2 overs: Hafeez to Pant, 1 run

39-3 after 7.1 overs: Hafeez to Pant, 0 run


Rishabh Pant 4 (7) Virat Kohli 20 (18)

39-3 after 7 overs: Shadab to Pant, 1 run

38-3 after 6.5 overs: Shadab to Pant, 0 runs

38-3 after 6.4 overs: Shadab to Pant, 2 runs

36-3 after 6.3 overs: Shadab to Pant, no run

36-3 after 6.2 overs: Shadab to Pant, no run

36-3 after 6.1 overs: Shadab to Pant, no run


Virat Kohli 20 (18) Rishabh Pant 1 (1)

36-3 after 6 overs: Hasan to Kohli, 4 RUNS

32-3 after 5.5 overs: Hasan to Pant, 1 run

31-3 after 5.4 overs: Hasan to Yadav (11), OUT

31-2 after 5.3 overs: Hasan to Yadav, 0 run

31-2 after 5.2 overs: Hasan to Kohli, 1 run

30-2 after 5.1 overs: Hasan to Kohli, 0 run


Virat Kohli 15 (15) Suryakumar Yadav 11 (6)

30-2 after 5 overs: Shaheen to Kohli, 1 run

29-2 after 4.5 overs: Shaheen to Kohli, 6 RUNS

23-2 after 4.4 overs: Shaheen to Kohli, 0 runs

23-2 after 4.3 overs: Shaheen to Kohli, 0 runs

23-2 after 4.2 overs: Shaheen to Kohli, 0 runs

23-2 after 4.1 overs: Shaheen to Kohli, 2 runs


Suryakumar Yadav 11 (6) Virat Kohli 6 (9)

21-2 after 4 overs: Wasim to Yadav, 4 RUNS

16-2 after 3.5 overs: Wasim to Kohli, 1 run

15-2 after 3.4 overs: Wasim to Yadav, no run

15-2 after 3.3 overs: Wasim to Kohli, 1 run

14-2 after 3.2 overs: Wasim to Kohli, no run

14-2 after 3.1 overs:Wasim to Kohli, no run


Suryakumar Yadav 7 (4) Virat Kohli 4 (5)

14-2 after 3 overs:Shaheen to Yadav, 6 RUNS

8-2 after 2.5 overs: Shaheen to Kohli, 1 run

7-2 after 2.4 overs: Shaheen to Yadav, 1 run

6-2 after 2.3 overs: Shaheen to Yadav, no run

6-2 after 2.2 overs: Shaheen to Yadav, no run

6-2 after 2.1 overs:Shaheen to Rahul (3), OUT


Virat Kohli 2 (2), KL Rahul 2 (4)

6-1 after 2 overs:Wasim to Rahul, 1 run

5-1 after 1.5 overs:Wasim to Rahul, no run

5-1 after 1.4 overs:Wasim to Kohli, 1 run

4-1 after 1.3 overs: Wasim to Rahul, 1 run

3-1 after 1.2 overs: Wasim to Rahul, no run

3-1 after 1.1 overs: Wasim to Kohli, 1 run


Virat Kohli 1 (2), KL Rahul 1 (3)

2-1 after 1 over: Shaheen to Kohli, 1 run

1-1 after 0.5 over: Shaheen to Kohli, no run

1-1 after 0.4 over: Shaheen to Sharma (0), OUT LBW

1-0 after 0.3 over: Shaheen to Rahul, 1 run

0-0 after 0.2 over: Shaheen to Rahul, no run

0-0 after 0.1 over: Shaheen to Rahul, no run

0-0 after 0 over: The first ball of the match is about to be bowled.


6:39pm: Line-ups are in:

Pakistan: 1 Babar Azam (capt) 2 Mohammad Rizwan (wk) 3 Fakhar Zaman 4 Mohammad Hafeez 5 Shoaib Malik 6 Asif Ali 7 Shadab Khan 8 Imad Wasim 9 Hasan Ali 10 Haris Rauf 11 Shaheen Shah Afridi

India: 1 KL Rahul 2 Rohit Sharma 3 Virat Kohli (capt) 4 Suryakumar Yadav 5 Rishabh Pant (wk) 6 Hardik Pandya 7 Ravindra Jadeja 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar 9 Varun Chakravarthy 10 Mohammed Shami 11 Jasprit Bumrah

Fans gather outside the Dubai International Cricket Stadium before the start of the match between Pakistan and India.

 
Fans cheer outside the Dubai International Cricket Stadium before the start of the ICC men’s Twenty20 World Cup cricket match between India and Pakistan in Dubai on October 24, 2021. — AFP

 

6:35pm: Here is what Hasan Ali has to say on bowling to Rohit Sharma:

 

6:30pm: Babar Azam has won the toss and opted to field first. Haider Ali has been left out, he says.

6:20pm: Attempt our Pakistan vs India quiz and prove that you know all about these arch-rivals' T20 history.

6:15pm: Find out who is the betting favourite.

6:10pm: Check out these 5 reasons why Pakistan can beat India tonight.

6:05pm: Here is a preview of the match.

6:02pm: Those wanting to catch live screenings of the match in Karachi would find this useful:

6pm: This is the start of Dawn.com's live thread for the Pakistan vs India match.

India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2021 today They Will Play at, 24 Oct in Dubai (UAE). This will prove to be a thrilling event so don’t be surprised if the streets and streets aren’t full. You can check the live scorecard of India’s game with Pakistan during the T20 World Cup here. The information is below.

As reported on Wednesday from the ICC Cricket Council, India and Pakistan are part of Group 2 of this year’s World Cup Super 12. The groups for the T20 World Cup 2021 are as follows.

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India Vs Pakistan T20 World Cup Tickets 24 Oct 2021 UAE Booking Process

They will play the most important cricket match on October 24, 2021, between India and Pakistan. United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host this game. After being absent from the game for a long time Both players are extremely eager to play in this world cup t20 tournament. You can find the procedure of booking tickets to this T20 World Cup Online here.

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India Vs Pakistan T20 World Cup Tickets 24 Oct 2021 in UAE – Booking Method and Process for Tickets

UAE and Oman will host 2021’s Twenty20 World Cup. Events for the sport are being planned for the stadium by cricket enthusiasts. This year this year’s world cup Twenty 20 will be played in two nations. Fans are advised to purchase tickets on the internet before this year’s T20 the world cup in 2021 because prices differ based on the category of the match. They would announce shortly prices for India against Pakistan tickets as an official announcement.

There are various match categories and ticket prices vary according to different categories.

Children Ticket Price – Starting Price $5
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Tickets are available for all 45 games of this game at the most affordable price. The website offering the official booking link is not available. We will provide all the information you require regarding tickets to the 2021 world cup If you monitor us.

India Vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2021 Tickets

The T20 World Cup will take place in Oman and the UAE between October 17 and November 14, 2021. These websites provide details on how to reserve T20 World Cup tickets. For more information, visit this link.

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World Cup T20 Date & Timing

  • Date– 24 October 2021
  • Team – India Vs Pakistan
  • Timing – 18:00
  • Series – World Cup T20 2021 UAE
  • Day – Sunday

Who will be the winner of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2021 India Vs Pakistan today’s Match?

Up to date, India has not lost in a world cup game against Pakistan. India has defeated Pakistan 4 times over T20 matches.

India performed twelve matches without losing. In terms of New Zealand is concerned, there was just one match played. There was a loss to momentum in India. The team members are still confident but. Balance is clear on this team too.

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Egypt, Cairo, Oct 9: The Kuwaiti (Kuwait SC) team was placed second in the 33rd  Arab Basketball Championship after losing to the Egyptian team (Al-Ahly) 78/66 in the final match of the championship, which was held in Alexandria.
The Kuwait team played well  in the first and second halves of the match, which was held on Saturday evening, with a score of 23/20 and 36/35, Al-Ahly came in strongly in the third and fourth halves with a score of 49/63 and 78/66 to win the championship for the first time in its history.

The Kuwait team entered the finals of the tournament after defeating the Tunisian team Al-Zahraa 80/83 in the semi-final match which was held on Friday. In its preliminary round Kuwait played a spectacular game against Qatar’s Al Gharafa team defeating them with 90/69, Bahrain’s (Manama) with a score of 93/90 and the UAE’s (Al-Bataeh) with a score of 112/60, in addition to its victory in the quarter-finals against (Wydad Boufarik) Algerian with a score of 98/77. In total 18 teams participated in the 33rd Arab Basketball Championship, which was held from September 29 to October 9.

PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja addresses a press conference in Lahore on Sep 13, 2021. — Reuters/File

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has hinted at "good news" in the coming week, saying the New Zealand cricket board was working on a new schedule to tour Pakistan after it abandoned the series last month citing "security threats".

The New Zealand cricket team had arrived in Pakistan on September 11 for the first time in 18 years to play three ODIs and five Twenty20 Internationals.

The Kiwis had, however, devastated Pakistan's cricket fraternity on Sep 17 by opting out of their tour of Pakistan minutes before the first ODI was to be played. They had cited a 'security threat' as the reason without divulging any further information. The tour cancellation was followed by England also deferring their tour.

'Don't accept the New Zealand tour'

Briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination on Thursday, Raja said the New Zealand cricket board was "now rescheduling the tour" after being pressured by Pakistan.

However, committee chairman Raza Rabbani suggested the PCB chief to turn down New Zealand's tour of Pakistan.

"What if we do not allow the New Zealand tour?" asked Rabbani.

He advised the PCB not to accept the tour as a sign of protest.

Raja, however, replied with a slight discord, saying, "We have to live with them. But we can tell them that Pakistan can find a time window for the tour at some point in 2022."

He added that if New Zealand were ready to play according to Pakistan's conditions, "then we should have no problem".

He also informed the committee that Pakistan's cricket affairs were managed through 50 per cent funding from the International Cricket Council (ICC), while 90pc of the ICC funding was provided by India.

The PCB chairman also said he would unveil the blueprint for cricket by next week.

'It's not our fault'

Asked about the tour cancellation, the PCB chief informed the committee that the Kiwi officials didn't inform him about the nature of the threats, adding that "it's not our fault".

He lamented that no one from the cricket fraternity helped Pakistan at its time of need, while recalling that the national team had toured different countries even during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Raja said the PCB had also written a "strong letter" to the ICC on the matter, while quoting experts as saying that a lot of politics was underway at the ICC.

'No cricketer will drive rickshaw anymore'

During the briefing, the PCB chairman stressed the need for fixing the system, adding that the salaries of domestic cricketers had been raised and they will now earn Rs40 million annually.

"No cricketer will have to drive a rickshaw anymore," he said.

He said he had held "positive meetings" with various investors, adding that they were willing to offer money for the betterment of national cricket.

Raja said work at the schools level would soon begin with an aim to overhaul the cricket structure.

The PCB chairman also said those cricketers who had tarnished the country's image by being involved in match fixing should not be included in the team, adding that unfortunately, "our society sides with such cricketers".

AirKon United cricket team

AirKon United cricket team started new season with convincing win over Royal Hateen in first edition of KVCC league tournament at Sulaibikhat last Friday. Bating first AirKon scored 238 runs in 20 overs, opener Alva (25 runs) and Shekhar (16 runs) had 30 runs partnership before Shekhar got retied hurt Riasat Ali came at one down and start hitting all over the ground scoring 84 in just 35 balls with 9 fours and 6 sixes.

Ashfaq Ahmed contributed equally well by scoring 49 runs in 20 balls, Khurrram scored 20 runs. Chasing 238 Royal Hateen batsman Aqeelahmed (89 runs), Samir ahmed (48 Runs) and Sathik Basha (34 runs) gave good fight but could score only 192 runs and lost to AirKon by 46 runs. Riasat Ali was awarded man of the match for his excellent bowling (3 wickets for 26 in 4 overs) and quick fire 84 runs.

Kuwait national tennis team lost on Thursday to Hong Kong (2-1) in Davis Cup in the Asia/ Oceania Group III, hosted by Jordan. Kuwait will face Malaysia in the second round on Friday for the second place in Pool A. Pool A includes Kuwait, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Pool B has Vietnam, Pacific Oceania and Qatar, meanwhile, pool C includes Syria, Sri Lanka and Jordan.

 

Kuwait’s Essa Qabazard and Bader Al-Abdullah at the Davis Cup double match

Three pools of three teams will contest the round-robin stage of the event. The top two teams in each pool will play-off, with the three winners earning promotion to contest the 2022 World Group II Play-offs. The bottom team in each pool will be relegated to Asia/Oceania Group IV. , (KUNA)

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