In a thrilling encounter at the Nassau County Stadium in New York, India’s bowling unit led by Jasprit Bumrah’s sensational performance helped the team defend a target of 120 and defeat arch-rivals Pakistan by six runs in the T20 World Cup 2024. The victory was a testament to India’s strong bowling prowess, which proved to be the decisive factor in the match.

Pakistan’s chase got off to a good start, with Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan putting on 35 runs for the first wicket in the powerplay. However, Bumrah was unlucky to see a sitter dropped by Shivam Dube, which gave Rizwan a second life. The Indian pacer made no mistake in his second over, though, dismissing Babar Azam with a stunning catch by Suryakumar Yadav.

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India’s bowling unit then went into overdrive in their 2nd T20 World Cup match, with Bumrah recording imperious figures of 3/14 and Hardik Pandya taking 2/24. The pressure mounted on Pakistan, and they eventually found themselves needing 18 runs to win off the last over. The target proved to be too steep, as India emerged victorious by six runs.

Earlier PAK dominated on IND in first innings of T20 World Cup :

Earlier, Pakistan’s pacers had dominated the Indian innings in IND v PAK T20 World Cup, with Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi taking two wickets each. Virat Kohli was dismissed for just three runs, while Rohit Sharma fell for eight. However, Axar Patel and Rishabh Pant gave India some momentum in the powerplay, putting on 39 runs for the third wicket.

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The Indian batting struggled to build momentum thereafter, losing four wickets for just 16 runs between the 11th and 15th overs. Despite the loss of wickets, India managed to post a respectable total of 119 runs in 19 overs.


The T20 World Cup 2024 has already seen its fair share of thrilling matches, and this encounter between India and Pakistan was no exception. The win will give India a boost in their campaign, while Pakistan will look to regroup and bounce back from this defeat.

By Ritik Sharma

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