Pakistan thrashed India by 10 wickets in the fourth match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The Babar Azam-led side chased down 152 in 17.5 overs. Openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam dominated the match with a scintillating batting display. This is the first time Pakistan have beaten Team India in World Cups (T20I or ODI). They never won a game against India in the previous 12 WC encounters.
Majestic records scripted by Kohli
Indian skipper Virat Kohli finally was in great touch and was the main force for the side with the bat. The 32-year-old smashed his 29th half-century in T20 Internationals. Interestingly, he shared a 53-run stand with Rishabh Pant. Kohli finished with a score of 57 off 49 balls. He now has 3,216 runs at 52.72. Kohli got past 800 runs in the ICC T20 World Cup. He now has 834 runs at an average of 83.40.
A rare unwanted record for Kohli
This was the first time that Indian skipper Kohli was dismissed in an ICC T20 World Cup match against Pakistan. His earlier scores against Pakistan in the tournament read as – 78*(61) Colombo 2012, 36*(32) Mirpur 2014, and 55*(37) Kolkata 2016.
The star batter has scored 226 runs against Pakistan. This is the most against an opponent by any batter in the World T20.
A first for Pakistan
Pakistan have beaten Team India for the first time in World Cups. Prior to this, India were unbeaten in 12 encounters in World Cups (T20Is and ODIs). Also, Pakistan have become just the third team to win 20 or more matches in the ICC T20 World Cup.
Unwanted stat for Rohit
Indian opener Rohit Sharma became the second batter from the side to record a duck against Pakistan at the ICC T20 World Cup. He was trapped LBW by Shaheen Afridi. Earlier, Gautam Gambhir was the first Indian batsman to do so (Durban, 2007 and Colombo, 2012).
Record stand for the Pakistani openers
Babar Azam scored a 52-ball 68 for Pakistan. He registered his 21st half-century in T20Is. Playing his 44th T20I, Mohammad Rizwan raced to 1,144 runs at 52.00. He smashed his ninth T20I fifty. Rizwan and Babar added 152 runs. This is now the second-highest stand for the first wicket by the Pakistan cricket team. This is the third time the two have added 150-plus runs as openers in T20Is.