The top game, against the top rivals and the world top players against each other. Pakistan lucky from the start. First won the toss on dew effected conditions in Dubai International Stadium, than a dream start as Shaheen put all pressure on Indian openers by departing them in his first two overs. First Rohit Sharma and than K.L. Rahul.
After that dreadful start, Captain Kohli held his nerves but on the other side wickets fallen on regular interval. The third one on the list is SuryaKumar as he trapped and caught behind on the bowling of Hasan Ali.
Rishabh Pant joined his skipper on the crease and the only best thing in the whole match for India happened. In their 53 runs partnership, Pant charge the opposition and scored 15 runs in the 12th over of the innings bowled by Hasan Ali. But shortly after this on the third ball of the 13th over bowled by Shadab Khan changed the whole scenario of the match.
In the mean time, Captain Kohli secured his 28th half century and 10th in the T20 World cups, first ever player to score ten half centuries in the T20 World cups. India managed the total of 151 runs at the end of 20th over.
Pakistan started the innings with the well settled opening pair of Muhammad Rizwan and Babar Azam. They both looked so confident from the beginning. Both scored delightful shots all over the ground. Babar comes first to complete his 20th half century in T20 Internationals and the first against the India in any format. His previous best is 48 runs which was scored in World Cup 2019.
Rizwan followed the script brilliantly and complete his 8th half century on the debut against India and he also scored his first half century against India in any format of the game.
Both batters played exceptionally well and totally outclassed the tough and most favorite opposition and won the match quite handsomely in the 18th over of the 2nd innings.
On quite outstanding spell of Shaheen Shah Afridi, he named as Man of the Match. He took three wickets in his four overs and conceded just 31 runs.