Pakistan has gotten off to a fast start in Dubai, thanks to Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. After 7 overs, the pair had the side at 46/0. They added another 50-run stand to their tally as they continue to put India on the back foot.
They took Pakistan to 71/0 at the midway point. After a century stand between them, Babar Azam hammered 50 runs as Pakistan reached 101/0 after 13 overs.
As Pakistan romped home with 2.1 overs to spare, Rizwan reached his fifty and remained unbeaten on 79, alongside Babar’s 68 not out. Pakistan has been set a goal of 152 runs in 20 overs by India.
Team India got off to the worst possible start after being put in to bat. Shaheen Afridi trapped Rohit Sharma LBW on 0 in the opening over. He’d gone in search of a golden duck.
Afridi then removed KL Rahul on 3 in his next over by upsetting his timber. Suryakuamr Yadav played a couple strokes and got the scoreboard going at 4, but he was removed by Hasan Ali in the sixth over.
After the Powerplay, India eventually reached 36/3. India scored 24 runs in the next four overs to maintain the run rate. India launched their comeback with to Rishabh Pant increasing the ante and Kohli playing second fiddle.
Shadab Khan caught and bowled him after he smashed two one-handed sixes. After 15 overs, India was at 100/4. India eventually registered 151/6 in their 20 overs as Kohli reached his 29th T20I fifty. Kohli was bowled out for 57 runs.