- India lost to Pakistan at the Twenty20 World Cup in Dubai
- This is the first time India has lost to Pakistan at the World Cup
- Previously, India had beaten Pakistan five times in the Twenty20 World Cup
Dubai: India lost their first game of the Twenty20 World Cup. Neighboring Pakistan beats India by 10 wickets. This is the first time in World Cricket history that Pakistan has beaten India. Pakistan was thrown for 152 in 17.5 overs. Mohammad Rizwan (79) and skipper Babur Assam (68) were absent. Shaheen Afridi was the man of the game and laid the foundation for Pakistan’s victory by capturing three wickets for India.
Previously, India scored 151 for 7 points in their first innings. The half century of Captain Virat Kohli and the 39th of Rishabh gave India a comfortable start. Shaheen Afridi shocked India by sending superstar Rohit Sharma to the Golden Duck. Afridi also bowled Rahul in his second over.
Suryakumar Yadav, who started with a great shot, was defeated by India at eleven. From there Kohli and the ball came to the rescue. Pakistan continued to take wickets in the final overs to keep India from scoring big goals. For Pakistan, Afridi took three wickets and Hasan Ali two.
Virat Kohli and his team never lost to Pakistan in a World Cup match. But after 12 wins, Dubai became the stage for India to surrender to Pakistan. Previously, India had beaten Pakistan seven times in the ODI World Cup and five times in the Twenty20 World Cup.