Pakistan vs. India World Cup 2023: Pakistan’s Struggles Under Pressure

The highly-anticipated World Cup showdown between Pakistan and India kicked off at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the world’s largest cricket stadium. Rohit Sharma, leading the Indian team, won the toss and elected to field.

Pakistan took to the crease first and managed to post a total of 191 runs before being all out in 42.5 overs against India.

The opening pair of Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique made a solid start, amassing 41 runs on the scoreboard. However, their partnership was broken by Muhammad Siraj, who dismissed Abdullah Shafique after he had contributed 20 runs.

Imam looked promising as he notched up 36 runs but was eventually dismissed by Hardik Pandya, with Pakistan’s total at 73 runs.

Subsequently, skipper Babar Azam and uohammad Rizwan put together an 82-run partnership. Babar reached his 29th ODI fifty but fell victim to an unplayable delivery from Muhammad Siraj immediately after reaching the milestone.

Following Babar’s dismissal, Pakistan experienced a dramatic collapse, plummeting from 155-2 to being all out for a total of 191 runs. Rizwan contributed a steady 49 runs, but none of the other batsmen managed to stay at the crease long enough to mount a comeback.

Meanwhile, the Indian bowlers put up an exceptional performance, with Jadeja, Bumrah, Siraj, Pandya, and Kuldeep Yadav each taking 2 wickets. Jasprit Bumrah, in particular, was highly economical for India, conceding only 19 runs while taking 2 wickets in his 7 overs.”

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