It was the most awaited day of the World Cup. Fans across the globe witnessed the world’s biggest rivalry. It was indeed a thrilling match. The years-long wait finally comes to an end. It was a proper entertaining show. Thrills and excitement were there in every second. On October 14, India faced Pakistan in the 12th match of the tournament at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. It was an exciting game that would be an understatement. India remained unbeaten in their first three World Cup fixture. Pakistan faced their first loss of the tournament.

On October 14, India faced Pakistan at the Narendra Modi Stadium. At the very first, India won the toss and decided to Bowl first. Pakistan started well but after a certain time, their batting just collapsed. Pakistan opener Abdullah Shafique scored 20 runs in 24 balls. Imam-ul-Haq scored 36 in 38 balls. Babar Azam scored 50 runs in 58 balls. He smashed 7 boundaries. Mohammad Rizwan missed his well-deserved half-century. He scored 49 runs in 69 balls. He smashed 7 boundaries. After that Pakistan’s batting order collapsed. Pakistan was in 155/2 but in the blink of an eye, they got all out in 191 runs.

Indian bowlers did a remarkable job. Jasprit Bumrah did an excellent job with the ball. He took 2 wickets in 19 runs. Mohammed Siraj had an expensive over but after that, he made a remarkable comeback. He picked up 2 wickets in 50 runs. Hardik Pandya took 2 wickets in 34 runs. Kuldeep Yadav picked up 2 wickets in 35 runs. Ravindra Jadeja took 2 wickets in 38 runs. Shardul Thakur didn’t get any wickets in the match.

It was a terrific performance by Team India. Rohit Sharma played a captain’s knock. He scored 86 runs in 63 balls. He smashed 6 boundaries and 6 over-boundaries. He batted with a strike rate of 136.51. Shubman Gill came back in this match. He scored 16 runs in 11 balls. Virat Kohli got out quickly by scoring only 16 runs. Shreyas Iyer played an amazing knock. He played an unbeaten innings of 53 runs in 62 balls. KL Rahul remained not out on 19 runs in 29 balls.

It was not at all a good performance by the Pakistan bowlers. Shaheed Afridi picked up 2 wickets in 36 runs. Hasan Ali picked up 1 wicket in 34 runs. Other than these two bowlers, no one got a single wicket. After this match, India remained unbeaten after their three matches in the World Cup. 

Jasprit Bumrah replaced Hasan Ali:

India defeated Pakistan by playing dominating way. They won the match by serving wickets. They remained unbeaten after their third match in the World Cup. After that massive win, there was a change in the highest wicket-takers list. Jasprit Bumrah replaced Hasan Ali in the 3rd spot and Hasan Ali went down in the fourth spot. 

In this match against Pakistan, Jasprit Bumrah was amazing with the ball. He took two wickets in 19 runs. His first wicket was Mohammad Rizwan. Bumrah picked him up when he was on 49. Shadab Khan was his third wicket. Bumrah’s economy rate is 2.71.

On the other side, Hasan Ali picked up one wicket in the match. He picked up the biggest wicket of Virat Kohli in this match. He took the wicket when Virat was 16. His economy rate is 5.67.

Hardik Pandya made a new entry in the list:

Indian bowlers gave electrifying performances in that match. All the bowlers except Shardul Thakur got two wickets. Hardik is one of them. She picked up 2 wickets in 34 runs. He is currently in the 10th position with 5 wickets. His first wicket of the match was Imam-ul-Haq. Hardik picked him when he was on 36 runs. Mohammad Nawaz was his second wicket. Pandya picked him when he was in 4 runs. Hardik’s economy rate is 5.67.

Top 10 Highest Wicket-taker’s List:

  Rank   Player’s Name   Wickets   Economy Rate
        1. Matt Henry       8 5.80
        2. Mitchell Santner       8 3.10
        3. Jasprit Bumrah       8 2.71             
        4. Hasan Ali       7   5.67
        5. Bas de Leede         5               6.40
        6. Haris Rauf         5    6.40
        7.        Shoriful Islam       5 7.50  
        8.        Shakib Al Hasan         5       5.40
        9.        Kagiso Rabada       5      4.13
       10.       Hardik Pandya         5          5.67

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