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Match vs. India, piece of cake for Pakistan, set a slew of records

Khalid Umar Malik
25 Oct 2021, 19:43 GMT+10

DUBAI, UAE - Hassan Ali, a fast bowler for the jubilant Pakistan cricket team, posted a photo of the players prostrating in the Dubai arena after their historic T20 World Cup victory against India on Sunday.

Pakistan reached India's 152-run mark in the 18th over without losing a wicket.

Indians were thrust into a predicament they could never have imagined. In the ICC T20 World Cup, Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam put up an undefeated 152-run partnership to help Pakistan win against India by 10 wickets. Pakistan set a number of records in this victory.

India gave Pakistan a target of 152 runs to chase at the Dubai Cricket Stadium, which Pakistan met without losing a wicket.

Mohammad Rizwan batted excellently, scoring 79 runs off 55 deliveries, including six fours and three sixes.

Captain Babar Azam also contributed with 68-runs off 52 balls, which included six fours and two sixes.

5 extras helped Pakistan to finish the match a couple of minutes earlier.

This is Pakistan's first victory over India in the World Cup and India's first defeat by ten wickets in a T20 International. It's also the first time Pakistan has won a T20 match by ten wickets.

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan's unbeaten partnership of 152 for the first wicket made the biggest T20 partnership for any team against India on any wicket, a record previously held by Australia's David Warner and Shane Watson. In 2012, they put on a 133-run partnership against India.

This is also Pakistan's biggest score in the T20 World Cup history. The previous record was a 142-run partnership of Kamran Akmal and Salman Butt against Bangladesh in 2010.

Babar Azam got another feather in his cap during this innings by completing 1500 T20 runs in 2021.

Shaheen Afridi was named the best bowler for his excellent bowling performance by sending three top Indian batters to the pavilion.

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