NEW DELHI: The Indo-Pak matches have always been high pressure encounters and today was no different after the host nation India put Pakistan on the mat after the visitors had a decent start in the blockbuster 2023 World Cup clash in Ahmedabad.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam (50) and Mohammad Rizwan (49) were the main scorers for Pakistan who lost 8 wickets in a span of 36 runs to slip from 155/2 to 191 all out.Here’s how Team India triggered Pakistan collapse in the middle overs:
Babar Azam: 155/3 in 29.4 overs
Pakistan lost the third wicket in the form of skipper Babar at the score of 155 when paceman Mohammaed Siraj cleaned him up soon after his fifty. It was a good length delivery angling in and Babar looked to dab it towards third man but the ball skidded through sharply before hitting the top of the off stump.
Saud Shakeel: 162/4 in 32.2 overs
Three overs later Saud Shakeel (6), who was playing for the first time against India, was trapped in front by chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav. Umpire Marais Erasmus had to overturn his decision after India went for the review.
Iftikhar Ahmed: 166/5 in 32.6 overs
Kuldeep struck again in the same over, after claiming Shakeel’s wicket, to send Iftikhar back into the pavilion. Iftikhar was undone by Kuldeep’s googly. Iftikhar leaned in to sweep just a touch early, and the ball actually took the glove and crashed onto the leg stump. Pakistan 166/5

Pakistan sets 192 target after innings collapse from 155/2 to 191 all out | India vs Pakistan

Mohammad Rizwan: 168/6 in 33.6 overs
Here comes the prized wicket of in-from Rizwan who was cleaned up by pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah. Rizwan was batting on 49 with the help of 7 boundaries before being undone by a slower one from Bumrah. Pakistan 168/6
Shadab Khan: 171/7 in 35.2 overs
Bumrah struck again one over later to knock over Shadab’s off stump. Another peach of a delivery from Bumrah. He got it to angle back sharply with his action and Shadab was stuck to his crease as the ball beat the outside edge to hit the top of off-stump.
Mohammad Nawaz: 187/8 in 39.6 overs
Hardik Pandya came back into the attack and instantly claimed his second wicket in the form of Nawaz to extend Pakistan’s collapse further.
Hasan Ali: 187/9 in 39.6 overs
Ravindra Jadeja tossed up on the middle and Hasan leaned in looking for a slog sweep as it took the top-edge which went straight up in the air. Shubman Gill settled under it and made no mistake.
Haris Rauf: 191/10 in 42.5 overs
Jadeja struck again to trap Rauf lbw and hit the final nail in the coffin as Pakistan were folded for a lowly 191 in 42.5 overs.



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