T20 World Cup 2022, Ind Vs Pak: Badla’s Big Win For India With The Bat Of Virat: India vs Pakistan: Virat Kohli 82 off 53 balls. Wide ball score level. Ashwin hit a boundary to win the match.
Melbourne: Millions in the field, more than a hundred crores outside. Performance under the pressure of expectation, not lip service. But professional cricketers are used to all this. Speculations before the match. Who will win, and why? The simple fact is that those who play well under pressure will win. There was a fear of rain for the last few days. Cricket won by overcoming the frown of rain. A breathless match was expected at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Big boundary, pace, bounce. Indian batting vs Pakistan bowling. Many such topics have been raised. But India’s top order could not do justice to their names. Pressure fell on the middle order. Chasing the target of 160 runs, 45-4 in the first 10 overs. The target is 60 runs in the last five overs. It was difficult but not impossible. Why not, Virat-Hardik pair at the crease? The target was 16 runs in the last over. Babar brought left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz into the attack. Hardik’s wicket on the first ball. DK at the crease. The last over is like a comedy of errors. Bould is huge on the free-hit, but won’t be out. Virat took three runs in the run. 2 runs off the last 2 balls. Dinesh Karthik stumped on the fifth ball. 2 runs off the last ball. Ashwin at the crease. Virat Kohli 82 runs off 53 balls. Wide ball score level. Ashwin hit a boundary to win the match.
Arshdeep Singh has a dream debut in the World Cup. A stadium full to the brim, opponents like Pakistan. Pakistan captain Babar Azam took the wicket with the first ball. All in all 3 wickets for 32 runs in 4 overs. Hardik Pandya also caught attention in bowling. 3 wickets to his name with 30 runs in 4 overs. Shan Masood’s catch mistake became the turning point. Shan Masood remained unbeaten on 52 runs off 42 balls. Anchoring the innings, Iftikhar Ahmed was able to change gears in the opposite direction. The pair of Shan-Iftikhar added 76 runs in 50 balls for the third wicket. Shan and Shaheen Afridi’s 16-ball 31-run partnership also became important.
How many runs are secured? If you bat first, you have this thought. Rohit didn’t have to think about winning the toss. However, it was necessary to ensure that the target was not too big. Although Pakistan did not start well, Pakistan gave India a target of 160 runs by batting first. That’s a big goal in a high-voltage match. Indian pacers like length ball in the beginning, and short pitch theory in the latter. Indian pacers used everything. The spin pair failed to live up to expectations. Rohit is also facing questions about the eleventh selection. Increased batting depth. But not keeping leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on the drop-in pitch raised questions. The decision to play off-spinner Ashwin was made as there was a left-handed batsman in the opposing camp. But his fitness was questioned. Shan Masood is caught by Ashwin. Very poor fielding. Akshar Patel was brought in in the 14th over. If you don’t trust him, why not play? Only one left-hander will take the batter! Then only Rishabh Panth could be played. Akshar was bowled just one over. 21 runs came from him over.
Target 160 and score 45-4. A mini meeting between coach Rahul Dravid and Hardik-Kohli at the crease during the drinks break. Dravid is basically in the role of listener. Hardik-Kohli decided on the strategy among themselves. It was then that the game began to turn. Small runs by pushing the good ball into the gap, big hits when you get a chance. Hardik Pandya behaves like the Caribbean. Baritone voice, fearless cricket. On the other hand, a class batsman like Virat Kohli. Despite the required run rate being above 10, this pair counter-pressured. Virat-Hardik at the crease means impeccable running between the wickets. Pakistan fielders were disoriented. Kohli’s half-century in 43 balls. Virat started fearless batting against fast and furious bowling.