T20 World Cup: Pakistan hammer India by 10 wickets to claim famous win

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ICC Men's T20 World Cup Dubai International Cricket Stadium Dubai India 151-7 (20 runs): Kohli 57 (49), Pant39; Shaheen 331 Pakistan 152-0 (17.5overs) Rizwan 78*(55), Babar 68* (52) Pakistan won by 10 wickets Scorecard

India was beaten by Pakistan by 10 wickets in a historic win at the Dubai Men's T20 World Cup.

Pakistan won their first ever World Cup victory over India with Mohammad Rizwan scoring an unbeaten 78. Captain Babar Azam scored 68 to be in the lead.

After Babar scored the winning runs, both players jumped into the air and the team gathered to celebrate an important night in Pakistan cricket history.

Virat Kohli had made 57 runs to anchor India's 151-7 team, despite Shaheen Afridi's thrilling 3-31.

This is the first T20 win by Pakistan by 10 wickets and India's first loss by this margin.

Dubai's packed stadium was witness to the first meeting between the two sides since the 2019 World Cup.

Bollywood stars and ex-players were there, who didn't stop making noise.

They witnessed Pakistan's brilliant batting performance stun India, who was one of their tournament favorites, and turn their long history of losing major events to India.

As they celebrated this remarkable win, Pakistan and India gathered in a huddle to celebrate the end of the innings.

Virat Kohli congratulated Babar Azam & Mohammad Rizwan for their win

Pakistan change history

Many may have anticipated a win for Pakistan. However, no one could have imagined a victory like this.

They were not only history against them but also Pakistan had a turbulent build-up to the World Cup. Pakistan saw their coaches leave and England and New Zealand pulled out of tours.

This win is not possible for Pakistan supporters, who remained in Dubai until the end as India supporters fled.

From the third ball of the reply, Rizwan hit a six into the stands. This set the tone and Babar never looked stressed.

They feigned the bowling all over the ground, and their running - which is not always a strong suit in Pakistan - was excellent. Both players were aware of quick singles.

Babar reached his 41-ball half century with a magnificent six off Varunchakravarthy. The 13th run of the chase was abandoned for 16 runs.

Rizwan was just as hard-hitting and brought Pakistan to victory by hitting Mohammad Shami with a six and two fours in consecutive games.

Kohli quickly offered his congratulations to Rizwan, Babar and the captains, before the players ran to each other to celebrate.

Kohli and Shaheen are stars on the biggest stage

India entered this tournament with many players who were in good shape after their second half of the Indian Premier League which was held in the UAE a few weeks back.

Shaheen, one the fastest bowlers in the world needed only three deliveries to make an impression, and he pinned Rohit lbw using a speedy yorker.

In his second over, he struck again. Another quick delivery broke through KL Rahul’s defenses and left India struggling.

Kohli will be retiring as T20 captain after this tournament. He is a combative player in cricket who loves the fight and the opportunity to win.

Kohli hit a six-over long-on in the same over as KL Rahul, determined to stop Shaheen from dominating him. He also calmed Pant who was agitated in the early stages, opening the way to their 53-run partnership.

Kohli scored his 29th T20 century and looked well-prepared heading into the final overs. His stay was ended by Shaheen's return, when the Pakistani dismissed him for the first-ever time in international cricket.

Pakistan was slightly off-side in the final overs. Shaheen bowled a no-ball that went for four, and then conceded five. However, they were disciplined and their bowlers provided the best platform for the batters.

The match that is watched all over the globe

This long-running rivalry has captured the imagination for centuries.

Their World Cup match three years ago attracted a global television audience of 273,000,000. This year, the match captured even more attention...

Chennai residents viewed the match on a projector at their complex

Both sides received strong support in Dubai

Lahore fans watched the match on a large screen

India fans watched the film in a cinema at Allahabad

"What a win!" They said, "What a win!"

Babar Azam, Pakistan captain: "I credit those first wickets from our bowlers Shaheen's wickets gave confidence and then the spinners bowled confident we were happy with death bowling.

"We will take it one at a time. This will give us confidence. There is still a lot to do in this tournament."

Virat Kohli, India captain: "We didn't execute the things that we wanted but credit where it is due. We were certainly outplayed today by Pakistan.

"We knew that we needed a competitive total, but they weren't going to give up on us and were extremely professional.

"We don't panic. It's the beginning of the tournament, and not the end. Therefore, it is crucial to remain composed.

Abhishek Jhunwala, an ex-IPL batsman, on Test Match Special: "You could have scripted it better, to win with 10 wickets. It was a great win. It was a great achievement.