The opening match of the T20 World Cup took place at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. India defeating Pakistan thanks to a partnership between Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya (MCG). India wins against Pakistan in T20 Worldcup 2022 is news of the day!
India wins against Pakistan: T20 Worldcup 2022
India overcame Pakistan by four wickets in a last-ball drama at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and Virat Kohli played one of the most remarkable innings in T20 World Cup history with his unbeaten effort of 82.
India struggled to reach their target of 160 throughout the match, but Kohli first served as an anchor and then took on the responsibility of hitting the big hits, ultimately leading India to a victory over Pakistan.
Earlier, India limited Pakistan to 159/8 in 20 overs thanks to the efforts of bowlers Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya, who each grabbed three wickets. Together, Kohli and Pandya blasted 113 runs off 78 balls.
Kohli scored 82 of those runs. At Melbourne Cricket Ground, India led by Rohit Sharma faces Pakistan captained by Babar Azam in a Super 12 encounter. After India won the toss, they decided to have Pakistan bat first.
Thanks to fifties from Shan Masood and Iftikhar Ahmed, as well as some late hitting from Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf, the men in green were able to conclude their 20-over quote at 159 for 8.
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Shan Masood, Shadab Khan, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Asif Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh.