The latest chapter of the “Greatest Rivalry” was not high in quality but still provided the edge of set-piece action as Jasprit Bumrah led Pakistan to a six-run win in a low-scoring World T20. . Cup competition in New York on Sunday. The Rohit Sharma-led side suffered a mid-innings collapse on a two-speed track after being bowled out for 119 in 19 overs and under a cloud despite the efforts of Rishabh Pant (42 off 31 balls). Come to bat. Conditions Pakistan, who can oscillate between spectacular and ridiculous, seem to have the game in the bag and need 48 runs from more balls with eight wickets to spare.

However, the ever-efficient combination of Bumrah (3/14) and Hardik Pandya (2/24) brought India back from the dead with a quick spell that saw Pakistan post 113 for seven in 20 overs. Scored runs. .

The tie came down to 18 off the last six balls and Arsdeep Singh held his nerve to defend it and ensure another famous win for India against Pakistan at the world stage.

While Hardik used the short ball well, Bumrah got rid of Rizwan well in the 15th over and scored just three runs before dismissing Iftikhar Ahmed in the 19th over.

Having said that, India made a lot of mistakes in the game with catches by Rizwan (31 off 34) and Babar Azam (13 off 10) dropping at the start of Pakistan’s chase.

It was India’s second win in as many games while Pakistan suffered another defeat after losing their opening match against USA.

Earlier, India’s new number three Pant rode his luck en route to a brilliant knock but other batsmen in the star-studded line-up could not apply themselves on a challenging surface.

Pakistan dismissed India with an over to spare courtesy of an all-round bowling effort with Naseem Shah (3/21) and Mohammad Amir (2/23) being the most impressive.

After scoring 89 for three in the 12th over, India lost seven wickets for just 28 runs. The toss and subsequent start of play was delayed by 50 minutes due to intermittent rain. Under an overcast sky, Babar predictably lined up the opposition India to bat.

After Shaheen Afridi’s opening over, in which Rohit played a brilliant pickup shot for six over deep square leg, rain halted the game for nearly 30 minutes.

Virat Kohli (3 for 4), who has an exemplary record against Pakistan, hit a brilliant cover drive off Naseem Shah on the first ball of his innings after the restart and two balls later he scored a wide and short ball. But got caught.

Pakistan had India under the pump when Rohit (12 off 13) was dismissed in Afridi’s next over. The Indian skipper went for another pickup shot but this time mistimed the hold out at deep square leg.

The drop-in pitch, which grabbed headlines for all the wrong reasons before the game, was enough for fast bowlers as well as spinners but not as uneven bounce as in previous games.

With India feeling the heat at 19 for two, they decided to promote Akshar Patel (20 off 18) at number four to save Surya Kumar Yadav, a surprise given India’s deep batting line-up. What is the action?

However, to Axar’s credit, the southpaw played some bold strokes in his short stay, including a six over third man off Afridi.

The new number three Pant and Akshar kept the runs coming even after the loss of the openers to ensure a 39-run partnership off 30 balls.

Pant, who started his innings with two brilliant fours off Mohammad Amir, rode his luck on a crucial innings.

The feisty left-hander was also dropped for eight before he could muster the confidence to come up with a series of fearless fours. Three of them came in Haris Rauf’s opening over before he reverse slipped off spinner Imad Wasim.

A 31-run partnership with Suryakumar Yadav (7 for 8) took India to 81 for three in 10 overs.

However, Pakistan fought back with as many as four wickets between 11-15 overs while conceding just 15 runs to restrict India to 96 for seven.

Dubey’s outing was rather tame as he hit one straight to Shah while Surya Kumar tried to send Rauf through the line but was caught at mid-off.

Seeing wickets falling at the other end, Pant didn’t back down and hit a straight aerial drive to give Amir his first wicket.

He got rid of Ravindra Jadeja on the next ball with a regulation catch at cover.

Hardik (7 in 12) had to bat around the tail but did not last long.

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