India had a tough day at the office as their arch-rivals get one back over them with a five-wicket win in the Super 4 clash. The Men in Blue had earlier defeated Pakistan in the Group A game but they failed to repeat the feat courtesy of some mediocre bowling. On Friday, the Indian team clashed with Men in Green for the 2nd time in the competition in the vital Super-4 fixture.
Batting first, openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul provided India with a solid start as the duo added 54 runs for the first wicket inside the first five overs. However, both openers failed to convert their respective starts into a big knock and got dismissed in a quick time. Meanwhile, the former Indian skipper Virat Kohli found his groove back and played a wonderful knock to keep one batting end intact.
However, the middle order let down the nation today as Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, and Hardik Pandya threw their wickets away to put the team in trouble. It was the brilliant half-century from Virat Kohli that propelled the Indian team to a fighting total of 181/7 in 20 overs.
Chasing the total, Pakistan lost Babar Azam early and then, Mohammad Rizwan alongside Fakahar Zaman tried to steady the ship. However, the left-handed southpaw looked scratchy and perished while trying to play a big shot. Meanwhile, Pakistan’s move to send Mohammad Nawaz at number four to counter India’s two leg-spinners worked wonders for them. The all-rounder smashed 42 runs off 20 deliveries to keep Pakistan in the game.
The Indian bowlers tried to pull the game in towards the end with a couple of quick wickets but the drop catch of Asif Ali from Arshdeep Singh cost them big time. In the end, Pakistan completed the chase with a delivery remaining and five wickets in hand.
Top 10 memes from the game between India and Pakistan
The fans from both sides kept trolling each other throughout the game. Hence, let’s take a look at the top 10 memes from another high-octane Indo-Pak encounter.