The Indian bowling came to the fore on Saturday when they took on Pakistan in Ahmedabad. The two teams came to the Narendra Modi Stadium to play their third game of the ODI World Cup 2023.
The arch-rivals were meeting in the ODI World Cup for the eighth time. Babar Azam and his Pakistan was asked to bat first after Rohit Sharma won the toss. This caught a lot of fans by surprise as Ahmedabad is known to be a batting wicket.
Shubman Gill was back in the Indian playing XI and he replaced Ishan Kishan. Pakistan on the other hand went in with an unchanged team. The two teams have a 100% record during the ODI World Cup 2023 tournament so far.
Pakistan lose 8 wickets for 36 runs –
Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj opened the bowling for India against Abdullah Shafique and Imam Ul Haq. The two Pakistani openers got off to a flier as they hit Siraj for 12 runs off his first wicket. 41 runs were added for the opening wicket before India made the first breakthrough.
Abdullah Shafique was out LBW for 20 when he was beaten for pace by Siraj. Imam Ul Haq though kept going as he added 32 key runs for the 2nd wicket with Babar Azam. Hardik Pandya got the wicket of Imam Ul Haq out for 36 caught by KL Rahul.
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan then combined to add 82 runs for the third wicket. The Indian bowlers and the Indian fans were in total silence as the pair started to score runs. The Pakistani skipper got his first fifty of the ODI World Cup 2023 when he drove Kuldeep Yadav for a boundary.
Mohammad Siraj then turned the match on his head when he had Babar Azam out bowled for 56. The score at that point was 155/3 and the Indian bowlers did not let go off the chance. Pakistan were bowled out for 191 in the 43rd over losing their last 8 wickets for 36 runs.
Kuldeep Yadav then got two wickets in a single over. First removing Saud Shakeel out LBW for 6, this was followed by bowling out Iftikhar Ahmed out for 4. Jasprit Bumrah got his two wickets first bowling out Rizwan for 49 then getting Shadab Khan out for 2. Hardik Pandya then got the wicket of Nawaz for 4 before Jadeja removed Hasan Ali and Haris Rauf.
Here’s how the fans reacted -
Pakistan lost 36/8 in the last 80 balls!— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 14, 2023
THE GREAT PAKISTANI COLLAPSE IN AHMEDABAD....!!!! pic.twitter.com/CQCVrGLg3U
Padosiyo Final ma milay gy agr ap sami final jeety— Sufi 🇵🇰 (@SufiDani) October 14, 2023
Another century opportunity gone for kohli🥲— Mukul (@mukuljakhar07) October 14, 2023
Reham where pic.twitter.com/bzk1CVNaHa— Parth Goyal (@StocksRoyale) October 14, 2023
Lumber 1 team🤣🤣— Secular Chad (@SachabhartiyaRW) October 14, 2023
🐐 Captain pic.twitter.com/N9kEnWSXCh— Abhishek (@be_mewadi) October 14, 2023