India lost by 10 wickets against Pakistan. Pakistan defeated India for the first time on the stage of the World Cup. Babar Ajam’s Pakistan pulled Virat Kohli’s India to the ground in the first match.The captains of both the teams scored half-centuries in the match, but Kohli did not play the winning innings in the match. India faced another Pakistan on the stage of the World Cup.
Shahin Afridi returned Rohit Sharma (0) at the beginning. He became lbw with the first ball. The Indian opener could not add any runs in India’s innings. Lokesh Rahu was bowled by Afridi for 3 runs off 6 balls. The Indian opener could not understand the swing of the left-arm pacer. Suryakumar Yadav, who returned with 11 runs off 8 balls, could not accompany Virat Kohli for long. India could not overcome this initial push in the whole match.
Kohli and Rishabh Panth gave confidence to India. They made a pair of 53 runs. The young wicketkeeper made 39 runs from 30 balls. Panth handed over the catch to Shadab Khan. He returned after playing a bad shot.
Kohli made 56 off 49 balls. The Indian captain gave India a run to fight. Hardik Pandya made 11 off 8 balls towards the end. Bhubaneswar Kumar remained unbeaten on 5 off 4 balls.
Left-arm pacer Afridi has been phenomenal for Pakistan. Team India got into a lot of trouble to handle this 6 foot 4 inch fast bowler. Afridi took India’s first three wickets with 31 runs in 4 overs. Hasan Ali took two wickets for Pakistan. He gave 44 runs in four overs. Shadab Khan and Harris Rauf got one wicket each. Mohammad Hafeez and Imad Wasim did not get wickets but they did not give much runs.
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, the two openers who went down to bat, got the match out of India’s hands. Bumra, Shami, Bhubaneswar failed despite all efforts. Indian bowlers could not correct themselves even after being hit by the batters. Pakistan’s two openers continued to run in every over.