Pakistan vs India – Live Updates: Shaheen, Babar, Rizwan star as flawless Pakistan outclass India

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24th Oct, 2021. 02:27 pm
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India’s captain Virat Kohli (C) embraces Pakistan’s Imad Wasim (L) after victory in the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between India and Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester, northwest England, on June 16, 2019. AFP

22:10 (PST)24 Oct

Historic triumph: Shaheen, Babar, Rizwan star as flawless Pakistan outclass India

Outstanding performances from left-arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi followed by captain Babar Azam and wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan’s brilliant opening partnership helped Pakistan secure a historic 10-wicket triumph against India in the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup 2021 Super 12s Round 2 fixture in Dubai on Sunday. The day started with Babar winning the toss and opting to bowl first in the high-intensity affair. The home team were off to a poor start, courtesy of sublime fast-bowling from Shaheen...

21:10 (PST)24 Oct

Afridi shines but Kohli guides India to 151-7 at T20 World Cup

DUBAI, Oct 24, 2021 (AFP) - Pakistan's Shaheen Shah Afridi took three wickets, including skipper Virat Kohli for 57, but India managed 151 for seven in their high-voltage Twenty20 World Cup clash on Sunday. 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...

18:10 (PST)24 Oct

Pakistan opt to bowl against India in key T20 World Cup clash

DUBAI, Oct 24, 2021 (AFP) - Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bowl first against India in a much-anticipated Super 12 clash of the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday. The 2009 champions are looking to break their World Cup jinx against fierce rivals India and Babar says they have come to Dubai well-prepared. "We'll look to take early wickets and put pressure," Babar said at a noisy stadium filled with fans of both the teams. "We have...

18:10 (PST)24 Oct

'Cricket over my wife': Fans ready for India-Pakistan clash

DUBAI, Oct 24, 2021 (AFP) - Thousands of fans arrived for the Twenty20 World Cup blockbuster between India and Pakistan in Dubai on Sunday with one supporter saying he chose "cricket over the wife" to watch the game. The arch-rivals clash in one of the biggest games of the tournament with an estimated global television audience of up to one billion people. "It is the most sought after rivalry in cricket and I never miss these games," Himanshu Desai, who has flown in from...

15:10 (PST)24 Oct

Fans pray for 'peace' ahead of India-Pakistan clash

DUBAI: Fans of India and Pakistan called for "peace" and more cricket between the two Asian giants ahead of the blockbuster clash at the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday. The arch rivals will lock horns in Dubai in one of the biggest games of the tournament with an expected television audience of up to one billion people. But matches between the two cricket-crazy nations are few and far between with India cutting bilateral ties with its neighbours since 2007. "We should play each...

14:10 (PST)24 Oct

Pakistan look to end India losing streak in T20 World Cup blockbuster

DUBAI: India and Pakistan renew their high-profile but one-sided cricket rivalry on Sunday in a T20 World Cup blockbuster watched by hundreds of millions of fans across the globe. Virat Kohli's India has beaten Pakistan in all of their 12 matches at the T20 and 50-over World Cups. Pakistan, however, go into the contest with 10 wins in a row in the United Arab Emirates, their home away from home for most of the last decade. It will be the...

12:10 (PST)24 Oct

Pak vs Ind: Politicos unite in support of Babar Azam and co

As Babar Azam and his men get ready to take on arch-rivals India, in a rare sight politicians from across the spectrum wished the Pakistan team good luck against Virat Kohli and co. Pakistan and India will kick off their T20 World Cup campaign tonight at the Dubai International Stadium. Since 2013 both teams have faced each other in ICC tournaments only. The arch-rivals had met each other last time in 2019 during the ODI World Cup and India had...

16:10 (PST)23 Oct

Everyone wants Pakistan to defeat India, says Fawad Chaudhry

DUBAI: As the cricketing world gears for the big clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that everyone wants Babar Azam and his men to defeat Virat Kohli's team. "We all want Pakistan to defeat India and give [something] to celebrate," said Fawad in a press conference at the Pakistani consulate in Dubai. The minister said that tomorrow is a big match and shared that cricket unites everyone in the country. "The whole country’s hearts are...

16:10 (PST)23 Oct

Virat Kohli says Pakistani team is 'very strong'

DUBAI: India skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday said they will take on a "very strong" Pakistan team in their Twenty20 World Cup opener and downplayed their unbeaten record against their opponents. India has beaten Pakistan in all of their 12 matches at the T20 and 50-over World Cups. "We never discussed these things, about our record and past performance," Kohli told reporters on the eve of the much-anticipated clash in Dubai on Sunday. "These things create distractions. What matters is...

14:10 (PST)23 Oct

Forget the past in India match, Babar tells Pakistan team

DUBAI: Skipper Babar Azam vowed his team will not think about Pakistan's poor record against arch-rivals India when they meet in a high-octane Twenty20 World Cup match in Dubai on Sunday. Pakistan have lost all seven World Cup (50 over) clashes against India as well as five games in the Twenty20 World Cup and start as 'underdogs'. Exuding confidence, Babar stressed that the past is irrelevant to his players. "To be honest, what has passed is beyond us," Babar told a virtual media conference on Saturday,...

13:10 (PST)23 Oct

ICC T20 World Cup: Pakistan announce 12-member squad for India game

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam announced on Saturday the 12-member squad for the crucial game against India, which will be played on Sunday in Dubai. Former captain Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jr and Mohammad Nawaz could not make into the 12 probable players that will take on the arch-rivals. The squad includes batters, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman and senior batsmen Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik. Moreover, Haider Ali and Asif Ali have also been named in the squad, but...

19:10 (PST)22 Oct

ICC T20 World Cup: Babar’s Pakistan eye historic win against Kohli’s India

Pakistan will face India in the fourth match of the Super 12s round of the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup 2021 in Dubai on Sunday. Ahead of the match, the Men-in-Green’s new batting consultant Mathew Hayden was quoted by ESPNCricinfo as saying: “Nothing else that I've ever seen throughout various elements of the game that I've been a part of ever matches the rivalry between India and Pakistan.” Those words were unique, not because they were something no...

02:27 (PST)24 Oct

Pakistan will look to break the jinx of not beating the neighbours in a World Cup contest.

The Men-in-Blue have been far dominating against the Men-in-Green in the T20Is as in eight meetings, Pakistan have just secured one win, which was back in 2012 in Bengaluru.

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