How Jaspirt Bumrah-led India strangled Pakistan to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat | Cricket News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: “Haar se Jitane waale ko Bumrah kehte hain,” said former opener Virender Sehwag as he along with millions of fans hailed the speedster for his sensational spell that helped India snatch victory from the jaws of defeat against Pakistan in the low-scoring blockbuster at the Nassau Stadium in New York on Sunday.
Jasprit Bumrah was at his lethal best as he produced one his finest spells in T20 cricket to lead India’s sensational win over the arch-rivals.

Producing an unbelievable spell of 4-0-14-3 that saw him bowl as many as 15 dot balls, Bumrah stunned Pakistan in their chase of 120 as India clinched an edge of the seat thriller.

After dismissing India for 119 in 19 overs, Pakistan looked favourites in the contest. But a Bumrah special floored Pakistan as they failed to chase down a run-a-ball target.
With the win India defended their lowest ever score in a T20I and moved to the top of the table in Group A.

Here’s how Bumrah led India’s remarkable turnaround after the 14th over:
Chasing 120 in the high-octane clash against arch-rivals India, Pakistan were cruising at 80 for three at the end of the 14th over and looked set for their first win of the tournament.
Needing 40 off the final 36 balls, Pakistan looked in total control of the chase with Mohammad Rizwan and Imad Wasim in the middle.
But it was Bumrah who turned his wand around and produced a sensational 15th over to bring Pakistan down to its feet.
On the first ball of the 15th over, Bumrah knocked over a well-set Rizwan for 31 to set the ball rolling. He then gave away only three runs in the over to put on some serious pressure on Pakistan.
With 37 now needed off 30 balls, Pakistan found themselves rattled after the fall of Rizwan and two new batters at the crease.
The game-changing Bumrah over was followed by a terrific 16th over from Axar Patel where he conceded only two singles.
After a terrific over from Axar, the required rate for Pakistan climbed up and so did the pressure. They now needed 35 off the last 4 overs.
Hardik Pandya then bowled 17th over and got rid of Shadab Khan in it to put Pakistan under more pressure. As just 5 runs came off the Hardik over, India just strangled the opposition and from there on never allowed them to get back in the game.
The 18th over did see some fight from Iftikhar Ahmed and Imad Wasim as they collected 9 runs off Siraj but it wasn’t enough for Pakistan as Bumrah still had an over remaining.
In the penultimate over, Bumrah came back and delivered sensational six deliveries, giving away just three runs and dismissing Iftikhar on the final ball to give India complete control.
The final over then saw Arshdeep Singh successfully defend 18 runs as India stopped Pakistan at 113 for 7 in chase of 120.

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