India vs Pakistan, 19th Match, Group A at New York, T20 World Cup, Jun 09 2024 - Ball by Ball Commentary

19th Match, Group A, New York, June 09, 2024, ICC Men's T20 World Cup
(20 ov, T:120) 113/7

India won by 6 runs

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end of over 2011 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 113/7CRR: 5.65 
Naseem Shah10 (4b 2x4)
Shaheen Shah Afridi0 (1b)
Arshdeep Singh 4-0-31-1
Jasprit Bumrah 4-0-14-3

3.57pm And that is that. Fantastic win for India, puts them on top of their group above USA. Pakistan, well... they're in some trouble now. They've been in these situations before in world tournaments and come back from them, as we all know, so never say never. Anyway, we've just witnessed one hell of a contest, and my fingers need all the rest they can get. I shall take your leave, therefore, and bid you a warm goodbye on behalf of myself, Danyal, Thilak and Ranjith. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Rohit Sharma: "We didn't bat well enough. I thought halfway through, after 10 overs, we were in a good position, you expect guys to stitch partnerships. We were 15-20 runs short, and every run matters. We were looking at 140, but nevertheless the bowlers did the job. It was a good wicket compared to the one we played on here [against Ireland]. There's that never-say-die attitude in the team. Only 119 on the board, and we wanted to make early inroads which we didn't. But at the halfway stage we got together and said if things can happen to us, they can happen to them too. The little contributions from everyone makes the difference. Whoever has the ball wants to make the difference. Bumrah is going from strength to strength. I'm not going to talk too much about him, we want him to be in that kind of mindset till the end of this World Cup, he's a genius with the ball. The crowd was superb, they never disappoint, wherever we play in the world, they come out in huge numbers and support us. They'll be going home with a big smile on their face as well. Just the start of the tournament, we have a long way to go."

Babar Azam: "I think they bowled well after 10 overs. We were chasing 120, we were run a ball for the first 10 overs, but back to back wickets and then [we left too much in the end]. Tactics was simple, play normally, rotate strike, 5-6 an over. But in that period we had too many dot balls, the pressure was on us, and we lost three quick wickets. Can't expect too much from tailenders. We were not up to the mark in the first six overs, we had targeted 40-45 runs, we have not capitalised properly. Pitch looked decent, ball coming nicely. Little bit slow, some balls are bouncing a bit more, but you expect it with a drop-in pitch."

Jasprit Bumrah is the Player of the Match. "It feels really good," he says. "We felt we were a little under par, and when the sun came out, the wicket got a little better, so we had to be really disciplined. I tried to keep it simple, tried to hit the seam as much as I can, focus on my execution. It felt like we were in India, and the cheering is really appreciated, we were really happy with the support we got, it gave us a lot of energy. Focus on the now. We've played two games, played very good cricket. We'll stick to our processes, and come out and try our best."

Mustafa Moudi : "That shot at 19.4 brings back the historical 2007 World Cup Winning Moment !!"

Asahel: "@Karthik even then they would have to beat the NRR of USA. It's quite a gap" -- Yup.

Enish: "Sure, India-Pak is the big hype, but don't let this game distract you from the fact England is on the brink of getting knocked out with Scotland cruising towards victory. As an Australian Cricket fan, gotta be honest here- I love this!"

Arjit: "The terror of Bumrah is such that even his full tosses aren't dispatched, one was single and another got him the wicket."

Nilesh Thakker : "I guess we underestimate Rishabh Pant's performance here.. 42 runs, 3 excellent catches. He's my PoTM"

Anser: "Pakistan is now almost out of the World Cup." -- They will need to beat Ireland and Canada now, and hope that USA lose to both India and Ireland. That's their route to the Super 8s, if my calculations are right.

3.38pm Phew. The smallest total that India have successfully defended in T20Is. The lowest target that Pakistan have failed to chase down. Tears for Naseem as he walks off, with Shaheen's arm around his shoulder. Two teams gave it their all today, on a tricky, tricky pitch, and we've all witnessed a contest that's lived up to all the India-Pakistan hype. You always felt that Jasprit Bumrah would be key in defending a total this small, and he finishes with figures of 4-0-14-3. What a man. Excellent support from the other quicks too. Siraj has gone at below 5, and Hardik came back with 2 for 6 from two overs after conceding 18 in his first two.

Utsav Mukherjee: "How important were the 16 runs from Arshdeep and Siraj! Incredible win!"

Venkatesh : "How good was that bumrahs over 3 runs and 1 wkt, just extraordinary "

Arshdeep Singh to Naseem Shah, 1 run

and he does his bit. Low full-toss on off stump, jabbed back down the ground, past the other end, and India have defended 119. What a performance, and what a match this has been

All India need now is for Arshdeep to not bowl a wide or no-ball.

Arshdeep Singh to Naseem Shah, FOUR runs

and he slices it up in the air, and briefly it seems as though it may carry all the way... Full, slantin g away from off stump, and he slices it up and away, to the right of Kohli at deep backward point. Dives to his right, but can't stop it, but all India will worry about is that it bounced before it reached the boundary

Two sixes needed...

Arshdeep Singh to Naseem Shah, FOUR runs

wow, Naseem Shah! Terrific shot from the No. 10! Steps across, expecting the attempted yorker at the stumps, and Arshdeep delivers what he expects. Meets it on the full, and scoops it over the keeper, and it runs away despite Siraj's chase from short fine

16 off 3.

Arshdeep Singh to Shaheen Shah Afridi, 1 leg bye

bit of reverse? Looked to veer in late. Yorker, hits the back leg on the full as Shaheen looks to step leg side and somehow whip it away. Rolls away into the short leg region

Arshdeep Singh to Naseem Shah, 1 run

full, slanting across, driven to the left of long-off

Here's Naseem Shah. Shaheen, already in, is at 0 off 0 at the other end. Arshdeep stays over the wicket.

Arshdeep Singh to Imad Wasim, OUT

what's happened here? Arshdeep followed Imad's movement towards the leg side with a blockhole ball, and it goes through to the keeper. It's given out on field, and Imad has reviewed it. Let's figure out what happened here. Yorker slips between bat and back pad as Imad jams his bat down. Did the ball hit the inside edge? Did the bat hit the ground? Ultra Edge suggests it's inside edge, and there's daylight between the toe of the bat and the ground. Well, then, Pakistan are seven down!

Imad Wasim c †Pant b Arshdeep Singh 15 (23b 1x4 0x6 40m) SR: 65.21

Pakistan need 18 off the last over, and Imad is on strike to Arshdeep. Left-arm over.

end of over 193 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 102/6CRR: 5.36 RRR: 18.00 • Need 18 runs from 6b
Imad Wasim15 (22b 1x4)
Jasprit Bumrah 4-0-14-3
Mohammed Siraj 4-0-19-0

What an over, that. What a bowler.

Bumrah to Iftikhar, OUT

gone, Bumrah strikes with a full-toss, and Arshdeep takes a terrific catch despite almost running into Suryakumar Yadav! Full-toss angling into the batter, about thigh high, and he swings hard at it while cramped for room. Top-edges it high into the sky, and Arshdeep, from fine leg, and SKY, from deep square leg, converge towards the ball, and almost, almost collide. Arshdeep keeps his eyes locked on the ball and catches it nervelessly

Iftikhar Ahmed c Arshdeep Singh b Bumrah 5 (9b 0x4 0x6 14m) SR: 55.55
Bumrah to Imad Wasim, 1 run

looks to make room again, and slaps this length ball - which is just over the top of off - to the man at extra-cover, right on the edge of the circle. Late to take off for the single, and he ambles in as Bumrah collects the throw and back-flicks into the stumps, and he's juust in when the bails glash

Just two off the over so far. One off the bat.

Bumrah to Iftikhar, 1 leg bye

full-toss at thigh height, angling into leg stump. Swiped down to fine leg. Oh, only thigh pad on it.

Bumrah to Iftikhar, no run

into the pitch again, seam-up this time, outside off. Sneaks under the bat as Iftikhar attempts to pull

Bumrah to Iftikhar, no run

slower short ball, and again it turns like an offbreak. Amazing. Starts outside the tramline, and it's well within it by the time it reaches the crease. By this time, Iftikhar has just left it alone, playing the initial line. Amazing stuff

Bumrah to Imad Wasim, 1 run

offcutter grips like an offbreak. Into the pitch, pitches well outside leg stump and ends up the other side of Imad's body as he tries to make room. Then ends up jabbing at it and gets a thick edge that rolls towards short third

21 from 12. Here is Bumrah. Over the wicket.

end of over 189 runs
PAK: 99/5CRR: 5.50 RRR: 10.50 • Need 21 runs from 12b
Imad Wasim13 (20b 1x4)
Iftikhar Ahmed5 (5b)
Mohammed Siraj 4-0-19-0
Hardik Pandya 4-0-24-2
Siraj to Imad Wasim, 1 run

good ball to finish the over, low full-toss at the base of the stumps. Driven back down the ground off the low part of the bat, and Siraj, falling down in his follow-through, can't quite prevent it from rolling down to long-on for one

Siraj to Iftikhar, 1 run

hard length, angling in towards leg stump. No room at all, and Iftikhar pushes with a straight bat into the vacant midwicket region. Siraj does the chasing himself

Siraj to Iftikhar, 1 wide

slower bouncer, ends up looping down the leg side, as Iftikhar pulls out of the pull

Siraj to Imad Wasim, 1 run

looks to make room again and Siraj slants an attempted yorker out towards off stump. Low full-toss, steered to deep point

Siraj to Iftikhar, 1 run

back of a length outside off, chopped to the right of backward point

Siraj to Iftikhar, 2 runs

back of a length outside off, flat-batted to the right of deep point

Siraj to Iftikhar, (no ball)

full, angling into the stumps. Almost a yorker. Wristily drilled back down the ground, and it hits the stumps at the other end. And... uh oh, Siraj has overstepped. Not by a lot, but a no-ball nonmetheless.

Short third, short fine leg.

Siraj to Imad Wasim, 1 run

length ball finishing on top of off stump, makes room and slaps to deep point

Three overs to go. It'll be Siraj to bowl this, and I guess Bumrah the 19th and Arshdeep the 20th. Pakistan need 30. Ten an over. Hardik goes off the field, and Samson comes on as a sub.

Siraj over the wicket to the LHB.

Joe: "This is turning from slow burner into a cliffhanger."

Win Probability
IND 100%
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Over 20 • PAK 113/7

Imad Wasim c †Pant b Arshdeep Singh 15 (23b 1x4 0x6 40m) SR: 65.21
India won by 6 runs
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