Pakistan could not meet the expectations and could only make 147 runs in 19.5 overs. In the first inning of the match, it seemed like Team India was back prepared for the redemption of the loss it faced in the T20 Worldcup match of 2021.
Pakistan’s first wicket falls for 15 runs. Babar Azam misjudged the ball of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and was caught out by Arshdeep Singh. The individual score of Babar was only 10 runs after he faced 9 balls.
Fakhar Jaman could not make any significant contribution to the team and went back to the pavilion on the fifth ball of the fifth over bowled by Avesh Khan.
Iftikhar Ahmad, who tried to gain the pace to create a score, was not able to do the same. He could not contribute as per expectation and returned to the pavilion with an individual score of 28 runs.
Rizwan, who was playing at an individual score of 43, was caught out by the ball of Hardik Pandya.
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya made very significant contributions. Both the players took 4 and 3 wickets respectively. These wickets were very significant. The fall of these wickets made sure Pakistan could not create the score required.
This below-expectation score could be a golden opportunity for team India. The bowling attack of Pakistan has been very dangerous and this time is no exception. If team India has to win the match there is a need to face the star bowlers like Naseem Shah and Shahnawaz Dahani.
The batting lineup of team India is also very strong. With batsmen like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Kl Rahul the expectations by the batting end are very high.
A target of 148 is not very high in the T20 format of cricket. The pitch of Dubai is also ideal for Bating the same can be said considering the performance of both the teams in the T20 World Cup of 2021. A lot of cricket enthusiasts are expecting an easy win against Pakistan in this match.
Although winning or losing can not be concluded by just watching the first inning. The main attribute that defines cricket is uncertainty. Considering the History and rivalry of the two teams there is always a cutthroat competition between these two teams.
The strength of the bowling lineup of the Pakistan team can not be ignored. Considering the same the situation is inconclusive.
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