The Super 12 match was played between India and Pakistan in the T20 World Cup. Pakistan won the match easily by ten wickets. Pakistan easily overcame India's 152-run target. The match was played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bowl first against India. Pakistan bowled out India for 151 in the allotted 20 overs. After that, Pakistan's openers took the news from the Indian bowlers and secured the victory in the 18th over.
Skipper Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan also set a new record against the Indian team. The Pakistan openers have formed the highest opening partnership in T20 cricket against the Indian team. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan put on an unbeaten 152-run stand. Both openers hit energetic half-centuries.
Earlier, the record was held by Australian openers. This was done by David Warner and Shane Watson at the 2012 T20 World Cup. The Australian openers had a 133-run partnership.
India did not start well in this match. First, Virat Kohli lost the toss. After that, the Indian team lost the wickets of both openers Rohit Sharma (0) and KL Rahul (3) within six runs. Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed for 11 by Hasan Ali. It took India 9 overs to score 50 runs. Rishabh Pant was dismissed by leg-spinner Shadab Khan. Pant scored 39 off 30 balls.
Kohli hit a half-century off 45 balls, while sixth-ranked Ravindra Jadeja was dismissed for 13. Hardik Pandya also managed to score only 11 runs. Kohli bowled 49 balls. He hit five fours and a six in his 57 overs. The Indian team scored 151 runs in the allotted 20 overs.
Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan and skipper Babar Azam gave Pakistan a one-sided victory. The two flashed half-centuries. Babar Azam scored 68 off 52 balls while Mohammad Rizwan scored 79 off 55 balls. Pakistan overcame India's 152-run target in 17.5 overs.