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T20 World Cup: I am a showman, says Hardik Pandya after match against Pakistan

With Virat Kohli taking the lion’s share of the plaudits for his unbeaten 82 against Pakistan on Sunday, Hardik Pandya’s resolute 40 runs off 37 balls has taken somewhat of a backseat. But that did not stop Pandya from basking in the team’s glory and refer to himself as a showman while talking to former coach Ravi Shastri and Sunil Gavaskar after the match. “I think I am a showman. I will not come everyday but when I come I’ll put on a show. That’s why I messaged my wife and a few closest people and I said, I don’t know, I just had a gut feeling that tonight is gonna be a special night. I messaged the six of them and said, tonight whatever I am going to do, I’ll do for you guys. That about sums it up.” Hardik was also instrumental with the ball when he returned the figures of 3/30 takin...

ICC Twenty20 World Cup: Ind vs Pak | Pakistan bowlers put India on the backfoot

India may have an overall edge in ICC contests, but Pakistan has slowly turned the tide India may have an overall edge in ICC contests, but Pakistan has slowly turned the tide Pakistan recovered from a wobbly start to post a fighting 159 for eight against India in their T20 World Cup opener in Melbourne on October 23, 2022. Sent into bat, Pakistan were well served by Iftikhar Ahmed's 34-ball 51 and Shan Masood's unbeaten 52 off 42 balls after they lost their first two wickets with just 15 runs on the board in the fourth over.Click here for live updatesFor India, Arshdeep Singh was among the most successful bowlers in the much-awaited match of the tournament, finishing with figures 3/32 in four overs at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. If it was not for the 14 runs in the 1...

T20 World Cup: India versus Pakistan, the big one at the G

Since Shaheen Shah Afridi bowled KL Rahul, trapped Rohit Sharma in front and finished off the job when he had captain Virat Kohli miscue a bouncer to the keeper last October in a Group game of the T20 World Cup, a lot has changed in Indian cricket. Shaheen Shah Afridi in T20 World Cup 2021. (AP) Kohli’s reign as captain ended soon, Rohit Sharma was handed the reins, Rahul Dravid took Ravi Shastri’s place in the coach’s hot seat. A slew of experiments followed, in terms of personnel, batting spots but India have stuck to the tried and tested and the few changes have been brought about because of injury. What has changed though is the Indian team’s batting approach – from keeping wickets in hand and waiting to accelerate towards the second half of an innings to going all out from the wor...

Arshdeep spills & thrills; Rohit walks the stock-strike; Hooda does a Matrix Neo; Rizwan’s scramble-hit

It could well have been real tight – who knows it might even have been game set match India – had Arshdeep Singh taken the catch of Asif Ali in the 18th over. Pakistan required 32 runs in 15 balls when Asif got a top edge on the slog sweep off Ravi Bishnoi and the ball swirled to Arshdeep at short third man. He was all cool about it, perhaps too cool, as he tried to pouch it nonchalantly. And it popped out of his hand, to his horror. And when he saw Asif Ali looting Bhubaneshwar Kumar for 19 runs next over, it might have broken a lesser man. Not Arshdeep. He produced a stunning last over to take the game ever so close. Defending just 7, he took out Asif with a yorker in the third ball to push the game to 2 from 2. But redemption wasn’t on cards on the night, and a low full toss was hit...