IND vs PAK, T20 World Cup 2022: Virat Kohli holds the key in chase of 160© AFP
India vs Pakistan, T20 World Cup, Super 12, Group 2 Live Score Updates: Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya hold the key as India look to chase a steep total in the final three overs. India were left reeling while chasing 160 after the Rohit Sharma-led side lost four wickets inside seven overs in chase of 160 against Pakistan in the ongoing Super 12 match of the ongoing T20 World Cup at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Earlier, Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya took three wickets each as India restricted Pakistan to 159/8 in 20 overs. Arshdeep had struck in powerplay, dismissing Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan but Shan Masood and Iftikhar Ahmad struck fifties to keep Pakistan in the game. (LIVE SCORECARD)
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Pakistan (Playing XI): Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (w), Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
Here are the LIVE Updates of T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan straight from Melbourne Cricket Ground:
IND vs PAK: 6-run over from Haris Rauf!
Haris Rauf has bowled a 6-run over and that leaves India needing 54 runs more to win in 24 balls. This match is slowly and gradually slipping out of India’s hand. They need a big over soon or mere formality will remain.
IND 106/4 (16)
IND vs PAK: Virat Kohli becomes highest run-scorer in T20Is
Virat Kohli has surpassed Rohit Sharma to become the highest run-scorer in T20I cricket. Back to the game, India need 60 more to win off the remaining 30 balls. Kohli is batting on 47 off 32 balls, while Hardik pandya is batting on 32 off 25.
IND 100/4 (15)
IND vs PAK: FOUR! Pure class from Virat Kohli!
Virat Kohli came down the track to Naseem Shah. The bowler followed him with a fuller ball onto the pads but a classical Kohli flicked it fine enough to beat the short fine-leg fielder for a four. This partnership has kept India in the hunt.
IND 98/4 (14.4)
IND vs PAK: Superb running!
Given the boundaries at the Sydney Cricket Ground are too big, Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya are smartly stealing doubles by nudging the ball. India need 68 more to win off 35 balls.
IND 92/4 (14.1)
IND vs PAK: FOUR from Kohli!
A short ball from Shadab Khan and Virat Kohli beautifully got on the backfoot and hit the ball past the point fielder for a four. The fielder at deep did give a good run and eventually a dive in a bid to stop the ball, but it had enough legs to run to the boundary.
IND 87/4 (13.1)
IND vs PAK: FOUR! 50-run partnership
Shaheen Afridi bowled it onto the pads of Virat Kohli and the latter flicked it down the leg side for a four. Kohli is so aware of the field that he doesn’t need to take any risk to get quick runs. The ball beat the square leg fielder. The partnership for fifth wicket grows to 51 runs. India need 78 more in 44 balls.
IND 82/4 (12.4)
IND vs PAK: SIX! 20-run over from Mohammad Nawaz!
Hardik Pandya slams the third six of the over on the last ball and it’s his second six in the over. Mohammad Nawaz conceded 20 runs in it. India need 86 more to win off the remaining 48 balls. The match is on guys!
IND 74/4 (12)
IND vs PAK: SIX from Virat Kohli!
This is turning out to be a over for India. Virat Kohli danced down the track and slammed Mohammad Nawaz’s delivery over long-on for a big six.
IND vs PAK: Pakistan lose a review!
Pakistan revieved against an umpire’s decision for the wicket of Virat Kohli and they lost a review in the process. The ball missed Kohli’s bat and hit his front foot before going into the hands of wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan.
IND 61/4 (11.3)
IND vs PAK: SIX from Hardik Pandya!
In the slot from Mohammad Nawaz and Hardik Pandya slammed it for a six over deep mid-wicket. India need 100 more in 53 balls. This partnership is the key for them. The duo have added 29 runs for the fifth wicket so far.
IND 60/4 (11.1)
IND vs PAK: FOUR from Hardik Pandya!
A boundary comes for India after a long time. It was in the slot from Shadab Khan and Hardik slammed it straight down the ground for a four.
IND 49/4 (10.2)
IND vs PAK: Pakistan well in control!
Shadab Khan has bowled a three-run over and that further increases the pressure on India. India need 119 more to win off the remaining 11 overs. It is worth highlighting that Shadab has bowled two overs so far and has given only 5 runs in it.
IND 41/4 (9)
IND vs PAK: India need 122 in 72 balls
This is a terrific start for Pakistan. They are in complete control at the moment. No doubt they have bowled well so far, but the poor shot selection of Indian batters too is a big reason for their forgettable start in the game.
IND 38/4 (8)
IND vs PAK: WICKET! Poor running costs a wicket!
Axar Patel is run out and India have lost four wickets against Pakistan in their chase of 160 runs. The southpaw nudged the ball to mid-wicket and wanted to take a single. Non-striker Virat Kohli took some steps forward and then sent him back, but Axar failed to make it in time as Mohammad Rizwan whipped the bails off at the other end.
IND 31/4 (6.1)
IND vs PAK: WICKET! Surykumar Yadav is gone!
A poor shot from Surykumar Yadav and he is gone! Haris Rauf gets his wicket, he is breathing fire and his animated celebration style speaks volumes about what this wicket means to Pakistan. It was a short ball bowled on the body. It was a rising delivery and Suryakumar wanted to play an upper-cut but edged the ball to wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan. He falls for 15 off 10.
IND 26/3 (5.3)
IND vs PAK: FOUR! What a shot!
Surykumar Yadav is batting on a different planet these days. It was short ball from Haris Rauf and he pulled it for a four towards deep mid-wicket.
IND 26/2 (5.2)
IND vs PAK: Pakistan in control!
This is a beautiful start for Pakistan. They have sent both the Indian openers — Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul — back to the hut. Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli are new to the crease and that has helped Pakistan control India’s scoring rate. The required run rate for India is over 9 now.
IND 22/2 (5)
IND vs PAK: FOUR!
Oh, what a shot it is! This is what you call form! Suryakumar Yadav got a fuller delivery on the stumps and he hit a beautiful straight drive on it for a four. This was the first ball he was facing in the game, but the shot will tell you a different story, for sure!
IND 14/2 (3.3)
IND vs PAK: WICKET! Rohit falls for 4
Haris Rauf has provided Pakistan the second breakthrough. Rohit Sharma edged the good length dleivery outside off stump and Iftikhar Ahmed at first slip took a really good catch diving to his right. Rohit departs for 4 runs off 7 balls.
IND 10/2 (3.2)
IND vs PAK: Appeal for LBW!
Shaheen Afridi beat Virat Kohli with a sharp inswinging delivery. The ball hit Kohli on the back pad but it was certainly the height that saved him. Umpire was unconvinced with the appeal for an LBW and Pakistan didn’t decide to review it.
IND 10/1 (3)
IND vs PAK: WICKET! KL Rahul is gone!
KL Rahul has played the ball on his stumps. Naseem Shah bowled a good length delivery outside off stump and Rahul got an inside edge onto it while trying to defend the ball. It’s not the first time that Rahul has lost his wicket in such a manner. He falls for 4 runs off 8 balls.
IND 7/1 (1.5)
IND vs PAK: Decent first over from Shaheen Afridi!
Shaheen Afridi has bowled a tidy first over as only five runs came off it. Both the Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were careful in their approach but the most important thing for India is that they didn’t lose any wicket in the over.
IND 5/0 (1)
IND vs PAK: 2nd innings underway
India have started their chase of 160 runs against Pakistan at the MCG. KL Rahul takes the strike, while Rohit Sharma is at the other end. No wonder, Shaheen Afridi is bowling the first over. Here we go!
IND vs PAK: Important Stat
The last time India failed to successfully chase down a target under 170 in a complete 20-over T20I was against New Zealand in Nagpur in WT20 2016. It will be interesting whether Team India chases this target successfully or not.
IND vs PAK: Here’s what Arshdeep Singh said after the innings
I wanted to enjoy the moment, it will never come again. The straight boundaries were big, so we tried to use it to our advantage. Tried to hit the wickets and the pads. I think we can chase this total down.
IND vs PAK: Pakistan post 159/8 in 20 overs
Two runs came off the last ball and with it, Paklistan have posted 159 for 8 in 20 overs against India. Considering the poor start they got, they have got a really good total on the board. 10 runs came off the last over bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
PAK 159/8 (20)
IND vs PAK: SIX!
Bhuveshwar Kumar bowled a lower full-toss to Haris Rauf and the latter heaved it over deep mid-wicket boundary for a six. Pakistan are eight down in the game but they are getting boundaries quite easily. Bhuvi has conceded 8 runs in this over so far.
PAK 157/8 (19.4)
IND vs PAK: WICKET! Shaheen is out!
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has got the wicket of Shaheen Afridi on the second ball of his last over. It was pitched short from Bhuvi and Afridi was late on the pull. The ball hit the area around the sticker of the bat and Bhuvi took a good return catch.
PAK 151/8 (19.2)
IND vs PAK: FOUR from Shaheen Afridi!
Okay! So you must be expecting Shan Masood to lead the innings from here but it is rather Shaheen Afridi who is putting on a show here. He is literally disdaining a quality bowler like Arshdeep Singh… And we all know how much dangerous Shaheen is in the slog overs.
PAK 147/7 (18.4)
IND vs PAK: SIX from Shaheen Afridi!
Shaheen Afridi created room for hismelf and hit Arshdeep Singh over deep mid-wicket for a six.
PAK 143/7 (18.3)
IND vs PAK: Fifty for Shan Masood!
A single near point fielder and Shan Masood races to his T20I fifty in 40 balls. Pakistan kept losing wickets from one end, but he kept the other end tight. He has scored his fifty and now it’s the time to capitalize it and take Pakistan to a fighting total.
PAK 137/7 (18.2)
IND vs PAK: Another FOUR from Shan Masood!
Shan Masood has hit the ball past the mid-on for a four. It is the second four from him in a row. He now gets to 48 off 37 balls. Mohammed Shami was really economical by the third over, but he is leaking runs in the final one.
PAK 133/7 (17.3)
IND vs PAK: Lucky FOUR!
Shan Masood created room for himself and hit Mohammed Shami’s fuller delivery for a four. It came as a lucky boundary for him as the ball took edge of his bat and fell right in front of wicketkeeper and short third man to eventually run for a four.
PAK 129/7 (17.2)
IND vs PAK: WICKET! Third one for Ashdeep!
Arshdeep Singh has dismissed Asif Ali with a beautiful bouncer and Pakistan are at sea. He bowled it into the body of Asif, who failed to take his body off the line of the ball and edged the ball to wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik. That’s the third wicket for Arshdeep Singh. What a game he is having!
PAK 120/7 (16.4)
IND vs PAK: WICKET! Hardik strikes again!
Hardik Pandya has the last laugh as he got the better of Mohammad Nawaz. He bowled a short ball on the body of Nawaz and the batter wanted to play it towards the third man region but edged it to wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik in the process. Pakistan are six down.
PAK 115/6 (15.5)
IND vs PAK: FOUR!
Another four from Mohammad Nawaz. This is smart batting from the southpaw. He stepped out of his crease and slammed Hardik Pandya for a four to the right of long-off region.
PAK 115/5 (15.4)
IND vs PAK: FOUR!
Width of offer from Hardik Pandya and Mohammad Nawaz took full advantage of that. Hardik pitched it short and Nawaz threw his bat to it and the ball ran towards backward point region for a four.
PAK 111/5 (15.2)
IND vs PAK: Catch dropped!
Shan Masood danced down the track and hit Ravichandran Ashwin’s delivery back to the bowler but Ashwin failed to take the catch. To be honest, it was a really tough chance. Meanwhile, the Pakistan batters stole a couple of runs.
PAK 103/5 (14.4)
IND vs PAK: Another WICKET for Hardik Pandya!
Hardik Pandya has trapped Haider Ali at long-on and Pakistan are five down in the game with 6 overs still remaining in their innings. Hardik Pandya took two wickets in his third over and has changed the scenario of the game. Note that he conceded only 2 runs in the over and India take control once again!
PAK 98/5 (14)
IND vs PAK: WICKET!
Hardik Pandya opens his account in the wickets tally for the game. Shadab Khan could not do much as he departs for a 6-ball 5-run knock. He hit the short of length ball high in the air and Suryakumar Yadav took the catch comfortably at long-on. Pakistan are four down.
PAK 96/4 (13.2)
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