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Rizwan & Azam See Pakistan To History-Making Win


An unbeaten 152 run opening stand by Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam for Pakistan saw them thrash India in Sunday’s ICC T20 World Cup action. In the other game, Sri Lanka would defeat Bangladesh thanks to an unbeaten 80 from Charith Asalanga.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field first.

Liton Das would be caught by Dasun Shanaka off the bowling of Lahiru Kumara for a run-a-ball 16 before Shakib Al Hasan would be bowled by Chamika Karunaratne for 10. Mohammad Naim would be caught & bowled by Binura Fernando for 62 off 52 balls before Afif Hossain would be the final man out, run out by Kumara, for 7 – Mushfiqur Rahim (pictured below, 57 off 37 balls) and Mahmudullah (10) would be the not out batsmen.

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Kusal Perera would be bowled by Nasum Ahmed for 1 before Pathum Nissanka would be bowled by Al Hasan for 24. Avishka Fernando would be dismissed the same way without scoring later in the over before Wanindu Hasaranga would be caught by Naim off the bowling of Mohammad Saifuddin for 6.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa would be the final wicket to fall, bowled by Ahmed, for 53 off 31 balls with Charith Asalanka (pictured below batting, 80 off 49 balls) and Shanaka (1) seeing the Sri Lankans home with 7 balls to spare.

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BAN 171/4 (20 overs), SL 172/5 (18.5 overs)

India vs Pakistan

Pakistan would win the toss and bat to field first.

Rohit Sharma would be LBW to Shaheen Afridi for a golden duck before KL Rahul would be bowled by the same bowler for 3. Suryakumar Yadav would be caught behind by Mohammad Rizwan off the bowling of Hasan Ali for 11 before Rishabh Pant would be caught & bowled by Shadab Khan for 39.

Ravindra Jadeja would be caught by sub fielder Mohammad Nawaz off the bowling of Ali for 13 before Virat Kohli (pictured below) would be caught by Rizwan off the bowling of Afridi for 57 off 49 balls. Hardik Pandya would be the final man out as he was caught by Babar Azam off the bowling of Haris Rauf for 11 with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami finishing 5 and 0 not out respectively.

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Rizwan (pictured below, 79 off 55 balls) and captain Azam (68 off 52 balls) saw Pakistan home with 13 balls to spare as Pakistan didn’t lose a wicket – this game is the first time that they have beaten India in a World Cup game in either 20 or 50 over competitions.

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IND 151/7 (20 overs), PAK 152/0 (17.5 overs)

Today’s Fixture (Times are in BST)

15:00 – Afghanistan vs Scotland


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