Updated June 10th, 2024 at 02:36 IST

India vs Pakistan: Who got the Player of the Match in IND vs PAK game in T20 World Cup 2024?

It was India's second win in as many games while Pakistan succumbed to another loss after a shock defeat against the USA in their opener.

India vs Pakistan | Image:AP
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In the latest cricket match between India and Pakistan, the ‘Men in Blue’ clinched a nail-biting victory over their arch-rivals by six runs in a low-scoring thriller at the T20 World Cup 2024 that took place at New York's Nassau County International Stadium. Jasprit Bumrah's stellar performance earned him the Player of the Match (POTM) award, as he played a crucial role in guiding India to victory.

Jasprit Bumrah picked up three wickets for 14 runs in his quota of four overs as India registered their 15th World Cup win against Pakistan. Bumrah was named the Man of the Match for his outstanding bowling. He performed when India needed it the most. India were down and out after being bowled out for a paltry score of 119 runs. However, Bumrah, along with other Indian fast bowlers, came good for India and inspired a thrilling victory.   

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India vs Pakistan, T20 World Cup 2024

It was India's second win in as many games while Pakistan succumbed to another loss after a shock defeat against the USA in their opener.

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

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

India lost seven wickets for just 28 runs after being 89 for three in the 12th over. Intermittent rain delayed the toss and subsequently the start of the game by 50 minutes. Under overcast skies, Babar expectedly put the opposition India in to bat.

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After the opening over from Shaheen Afrdi, in which Rohit Sharma played a sublime pick up shot for six over deep square leg, rain returned to halt the game gain by roughly 30 minutes.

Virat Kohli (4 off 3), who has an exemplary record against Pakistan, hit a glorious cover drive off Naseem Shah on the first ball of his innings post the resumption before getting caught at point off a wide and short ball two balls later.

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Pakistan had India under the pump when Rohit Sharma (13 off 12) departed in the following over by Afridi. The India captain went for another pick up shot but this time mistimed it to be holed out at deep square leg.

The drop-in pitch, which made headlines for the wrong reasons prior to the game, had enough for pacers as well as the spinners but there was not as much uneven bounce as seen in the previous games.

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With India feeling the heat at 19 for two, they decided to promote Axar Patel (20 off 18) to number four to shield Suryakumar Yadav, a surprising move considering India bat deep.

However, to Axar's credit, the southpaw did play some bold strokes, including a six over third man off Afridi, in his brief stay.

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New number three Pant and Axar shared a 39-run stand off 30 balls to ensure the runs kept coming after the loss of openers.

Pant, who got two streaky fours off Mohammad Amir at the start of his innings, rode his luck to a play pivotal knock.

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The gutsy left-hander was also dropped on eight before he gained in confidence to come up with a series of fearless fours. Three of them came in the opening over from Haris Rauf before he unleashed the reverse slap off spinner Imad Wasim.

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A 31-run stand with Suryakumar Yadav (7 off 8) took India to a promising 81 for three in the 10 overs.

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

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Dube's was a rather soft dismissal as he hit one straight back to Shah while Suryakumar tried to dispatch Rauf through the line but was caught at mid-off.

Seeing the wickets fall at the other end, Pant did not hold back and went for a straight aerial drive to give Amir his first wicket.

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

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

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(With PTI inputs)

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Published June 10th, 2024 at 02:36 IST