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Jasprit Bumrah Guides India to Beat Pakistan by 6 Runs

The Indian ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah has guided India to their second victory in the T20 World Cup 2024 campaign against their greatest rivals Pakistan in New York. With his impressive figures of 14/3 at an economy of 3.50, he was named the Player of the Match at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium.

Despite India’s batting lineup collapsing and concluding their innings for 119 runs, Indian bowlers turned the table on Pakistan. While speaking in the post-match conference, Bumrah Said, “It feels really good. We felt we were a little under and the wicket got a little better after the sun came out. We were really disciplined so it feels good. Tried to hit the seam as much as I could, tried to be as clear as I could with my execution and it all came out well so I felt happy.”

“Felt like we were playing in India, really happy with the support and that gives us energy on the field. We focus on the now. We’ve played two games and played really well. You stick to your processes and look to play well,” he concluded.

Winning the toss, Pakistan chose to bowl first as they looked forward to restricting India on low scores. India’s experienced batters Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohi opened the innings while Shaheen Shah Afridi opened the bowling attack.

Rohit Sharma gave an impressive start with a stunning six in the first over. Naseem Shah bowled the second over where Virat Kohli smashed a four. The third delivery was short and wide outside off where Kohli tried to reach and take a shot but went straight into the hands of Usman Khan.

Rishabh Pant came to bat at No.3 after Virat’s dismissal. In the fourth ball of the third over, Shaheen Afridi picked the wicket of Rohit Sharma for 13 runs. Rohit took the shot which didn’t connect properly and the ball dunked into Haris Rauf’s hands at Square leg.

Axar Patel and Rishabh Pant forged a partnership before Axar Patel was dismissed for 20 runs. Rishabh Pant continued to bat where Suryakumar Yadav and Shivam Dube were sent out for 7 and 3 respectively. With Ravindra Jadeja’s dismissal for a golden duck by Mohammad Amir, India lost 7 wickets for 97 runs in the 15th over.

Bumrah was dismissed on a golden duck while Arshdeep was sent out on a run out for 9 runs. With Siraj’s 7 runs, India Scored 119 runs losing all 10 wickets with one over remaining.

With a target of 120 runs, Pakistan Started their innings where Babar Azam scored 13 runs before being dismissed by Bumrah in the fifth over. Axar Patel picked the wicket of Usman Khan for 13 runs in a lbw.

With the dismissal of Fakhar Zaman by Hardik Pandya for 13 runs, Pakistan lost three wickets for 77 runs. Bumrah picked the wicket of Rizwan for 31 picking the crucial wicket at the first ball of the 15th over.

Hardik struck again and picked the wicket of Shadab Khan for four runs. With the dismissal of Iftikhar Zaman for 5 runs, Arshdeep Singh picked the wicket of Imad Wasim for 15 runs. With Naseem Shah’s 10 runs, Pakistan scored 113 runs losing seven wickets in 20 overs.

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