Twenty-20 World Cup: India Defeated Pakistan By Four Wickets

Twenty-20 World Cup: India Defeated Pakistan By Four Wickets: India beat Pakistan by four wickets in the Super 12 match of the 2022 World Twenty20. Virat Kohli, who fought alone, was at the helm of India’s victory.

India beat the target of 160 runs set by Pakistan with the loss of six wickets. India won the match on the last ball which everyone was anxiously waiting to see if India would win. Kohli remained unbeaten on 82 runs.

India’s hero is Virat Kohli who remained unbeaten with 82 runs off 53 balls. R Ashwin’s four off the last ball was decisive. Hardik Pandya (40) has done well. Earlier, after losing the toss and batting, Pakistan was kept in check by a three-wicket performance from Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya. Meanwhile, the performance of Iftikhar Ahmed (51 off 34 balls) and Shan Masood (52 off 42 balls) was a consolation for Pakistan.

The game changes in the 18th over when Shaheen Afridi is bowled. India scored 17 runs. Harris Rauf scored 15 runs in the 19th over. Kohli had hit sixes in the last two balls of Rauf, who had bowled well till then. 16 runs were needed to win in the last over, bowled by Mohammad Nawaz. Dinesh Karthik came to the crease after Hardik got out in the first ball of the last over. Single off the second ball. Kohli scored two runs off the third ball. Six off the fourth ball. Also Noble. Six runs are needed off the last three balls. Next ball wide. Five runs to win. Next ball again free hit. But Kohli was bowled. The ball goes past the keeper and back. Three runs were scored in it. Two runs are needed off the last two balls. Karthik is out. The last ball faced by R Ashwin was wide. Along with the score. Ashwin scored a boundary in the last ball to give India the win. Kohli’s innings included four sixes and six fours off 53 balls.

India started with a crash. India was at a miserable 33 for four after completing seven overs. India lost Rahul in the second over. Rahul was bowled by Naseem Shah. Seven runs were on the scoreboard then. Captain Rohit also returned as he added three more runs on the scoreboard. Caught by Iftikhar at slip-off Harris. The faithful Surya could not hold on to the crease this time. He showed confidence by hitting two fours but returned with 15 runs. Wicketkeeper Muhammad Rizwan caught on Harris’ own ball. After being promoted, Aksarawate was run out and India was on the defensive. Then came the rescue of the Hardik-Kohli alliance. Both of them added 113 runs.


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