T20 World Cup 2021: Babar, Rizwan duo lead Pakistan to record-breaking victory against India

DUBAI: (TD WEB DESK): The exceptional performance and unbeaten partnership of Pakistan’s skipper Babar Azam and Muhammad Rizwan made history by defeating India for the first time in T20 World Cup match in Dubai.

Pakistan has beaten India without losing any wicket.

Babar made 68 runs while wicket-keeper Rizwan scored 78, completing the best partnership against India. Both posted the highest ever partnership for any wicket by any team against Indians in T20Is surpassing 133 by David Warner and Shane Watson.

India has set the target of 152 runs for Pakistan in the 16th match of T20 World Cup at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bowl first against arch-rival India in the Super 12 match of the T20 World Cup at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

Shaheen Afridi sent Virat Kohli, who took charge of India’s resurgence, off for 57 runs in turn claiming the sixth and crucial wicket for Pakistan.

The two sides last clashed three years ago in the 2019 50-over World Cup.

There is huge enthusiasm around the game as it underlines the enduring charm of the match-up between arch-rivals.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli, however, had called it just another game, but the actual situation is totally opposite the reality. He was under pressure to see the excellent performance of Pakistani players.

Virat Kohli-led India has beaten Pakistan in all of their 12 matches at the T20 and 50-over World Cups.

Pakistan, however, go into the contest with 10 wins in a row in the United Arab Emirates, their home away from home for most of the last decade.