Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl first during their Super 12 opening clash against the arch rivals India at Dubai.

Playing XI:

Pakistan: Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman ,Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi

India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar, Rishabh Pant †, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Varun Chakravarthy

India Vs Pakistan Live Score: India have set Pakistan a target of 152 in 20 overs. After being put in to bat, Team India got off to the worst start possible. Rohit Sharma was trapped LBW on 0 by Shaheen Afridi in the first over. He was gone for a golden duck. In his next over, Afridi then removed KL Rahul on 3 by disturbing his timber. At 4, Suryakuamr Yadav played a few shots and got the scoreboard ticking but in the 6th over, he was dismissed by Hasan Ali. Eventually, India reached 36/3 after the Powerplay. In the next four overs, India scored 24 to keep the run-rate up. Thanks to Rishabh Pant upping the ante and Kohli playing second fiddle, India began their comeback. He hit two one-handed sixes before being caught and bowled by Shadab Khan. India got to 100/4 after 15 overs. Eventually, after Kohli got to his 29th T20I fifty, India posted 151/6 in their 20 overs. Kohli was dismissed for 57.

ndia vs Pakistan Live Score: BACK FOR THE CHASE

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have walked out to open.

Pakistan need 152 runs from 120 balls.

Suryakumar, Pandya fail to get going

Suryakumar Yadav began his innings well, hitting a six and a four, but was out caught behind. Similarly, Pandya hit a four, and was rewarded with four overthrows before he holed out to Babar Azam in the final over trying to go for a big shot.

Oct 24, 2021 09:25 PM IST
Terrific comeback by India

From 6/2, to reach 151/7 is a commendable recovery. When odds await, champions rise. And that’s exactly what Virat Kohli did tonight, scoring a fine half-century. It wasn’t a fluent innings but one that has given India a total to defend.

Oct 24, 2021 09:21 PM IST
IND vs PAK Live Updates: INDIA POST 151/7


Pakistan now need 152 runs 120 balls

Oct 24, 2021 09:15 PM IST
India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2021 Live: FINAL OVER

19.1 – DOT! A slower ball. Pandya goes for the pull but misses the ball

19.3 OUT! Hardik Pandya is gone for 11.
IND are 146/7 after 19.3 overs.

19.4 – 2 runs to Bhuvneshwar Kumar

19.5 – 2 runs and INDIA GET TO 150!

19.6 – 1 run.

Oct 24, 2021 09:08 PM IST
India vs Pakistan: Shaheen Afridi back for his final over

FOUR! A scintillating yorker from Shaheen Afridi.But since it was just outside off, it allowed Hardik to get his bat on time. The ball raced to the third man boundary for 4

OUT! GONE! Kohli is caught behind on 57.

IND are 113/6 after 18.4 overs


5 BYES! IT WAS FREE-HIT! batters run a quick single as Hardik misses the heave. Afridi takes the aim but misses it and the ball runs past the long off fielder.

IND are 144/6 after 19 overs

Oct 24, 2021 09:06 PM IST

OUT! Hasan Ali has to. In four over, he concedes 44 runs but gets the wicket of Ravindra Jadeja before ending his night with the ball. A well disguised slower ball from Ali. It was into the slot but Jadeja was outfoxed. He chipped it in the air and was caught by substitute fielder Mohammad Nawaz!

IND are 127/5 after 18 overs. Hardik Pandya is the new man in

Oct 24, 2021 09:01 PM IST
T20 World Cup Live Score: FIFTY FOR VIRAT KOHLI

50! He bunts the ball to mid-wicket and runs 2. He brings up his 29th T20I fifty

FOUR! On the rise, goes over extra cover. ONE BOUNCE AND FOUR! Virat Kohli is freeing his arms now and that is ominous news for Pakistan’s bowlers

FOUR! ANOTHER GIFT AND JADEJA OBLIGES! Strays onto the pads from around the wicket. It is short and angling away from the leg stump. All Jadeja has to do is swivel flick it over fine leg for 4.

Oct 24, 2021 08:55 PM IST
India Vs Pakistan Full Scorecard: Haris Rauf returns

Haris Rauf, 0/15 after 2 overs, returns for his final spell of the day.

WHAT AN OVER! An absolute crucial over. He concedes just 4 in the 17th over

IND are 114/4


Oct 24, 2021 08:52 PM IST
India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2021 Live: KOHLI UPPING THE ANTE

FOUR! Kohli is now into the 40s. A slower bouncer from Hasan. Kohli, who had already taken a couple of steps out of his crease, does well to roll his wrists and guide the ball past fine leg for 4.

FOUR! WOW! WOW! WOW! Is the calm before the storm over and is the storm already here? That is an exquisite extra cover drive, presenting the full face of the bat. No need to run there.

IND are 110/4 after 16 overs.

Oct 24, 2021 08:49 PM IST
100 up for India. 5 overs to go

5 OVERS TO GO! Kohli (37*) and Jadeja (6*) now hold key as India eye a total around 140.

IND are 100/4 after 15 overs.

Oct 24, 2021 08:45 PM IST
IND vs PAK Live Updates: Rauf to Kohli- FOUR

FOUR! Thank you very much, says Virat Kohli. He strays down the leg side, wide of Kohli’s pads. Virat rolls his wrists to flick the ball through fine leg for 4.

IND are 96/4 after 14 overs.

Oct 24, 2021 08:37 PM IST
India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2021 Live: OUT

OUT! PAKISTAN CONTINUE TO PULL INDIA BACK EVERY NOW AND THEN! A googly from Shadab Khan. Angling away from him, Pant still decides to go for a slog and he top-edges it. Shadab Khan runs back and completes the catch. he is gone for 39.

IND are 84/4 after 12.2 overs

Not Hardik Pandya but Ravindra Jadeja joins Kohli. Mostly because of left-righty combo

Oct 24, 2021 08:30 PM IST
SIX! SIX! Pant welcomes Hasan Ali for his second over

1/6 after 1 over. Hasan Ali bowled a great first over.

SIX! WHAT A SHOT FROM PANT! Another one-handed six. He is making a habit of this. Down on one knee, extends his arms fully and tonks it over backward square leg for a maximum.

SIX! ANOTHER ONE-HANDED SIX! I am beginning to believe he actually practices this shot in the next. Overpitched his off-cutter, did Ali. Pant clears his front leg and deposits the ball over the long off boundary for another six.

BRILLIANT OVER FOR INDIA! 15 off it. IND are 81-3 after 12 overs.

Oct 24, 2021 08:27 PM IST
India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup Super 12 Match: Haris Rauf introduced

Right then! Speedster Haris Rauf has been brought into the attack.

He can be express, very express

A top over from Rauf. Gives away just 6 runs. IND are 66-3 after 11 overs

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