Pakistan all out for 191 after losing the last 8 wickets for 36 runs

Pakistan all out for 191

Pakistan were bowled out for 191 in a dramatic collapse against India in the 'most' coveted match of the World Cup. They were 155 runs for 2 wickets in 29.3 overs before captain Babar Azam got out. Ahmedabad's slow wicket isn't exactly 'high-scoring', but Pakistan stopped early.

However, two openers Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafiq got off to a good start against Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj after losing the toss and batting. There was not much for the pacers on the wicket, the two openers did not allow their line and length to settle down. 7 boundaries came in the first 7 overs. Shafiq, the centurion of the previous match, who was defeated by Siraj's cross-seam delivery, did not even feel the need to review the umpire's LBW decision. The opening pair of 41 runs was stopped by the last ball of the eighth over.

Imam's pair with Babur, however, did not develop that way. After a good start, Imam, who scored 36 off 38 balls, was stopped by Hardik Pandya's delivery outside the off-stump. India were buoyed by another wicket at the start of the second after the end of the first power play. But the duo of Babar and Mohammad Rizwan disappointed them.

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A cautious Babar against the spinners took advantage against Pandya, Shardul Thakur and Siraj, with 6 of his 7 fours coming against these three pacers. Kuldeep hit the seventh four, his first fifty in the seventh innings against India. The return of Babar, who scored 15 runs in the previous two matches in the World Cup, gave Pakistan hope of a big score, accompanied by Rizwan, who was in great form. Pakistan were in control for a large part of the middle overs in the pair of the two.

But Siraj created his own peril by playing overconfidently at third man with the length of the cross seam. As desired, the ball did not rise as much. His attempt to play with the face of the bat closed a lot failed, he was bowled for 50 runs. But Babar's wicket that would break Pakistan's dam, still did not seem like that.

Everything changed in one over for Kuldeep, who has the second-highest wickets since the last World Cup between 11 and 40 overs. Until then, however, despite creating pressure, the wicket was not seen. LBW Saud Shakeel called to hold the line now, the wicket India gets with the review. In the same over, Iftikhar Ahmed called the ball on the stumps while sweeping the delivery outside the leg stump. The death of Pakistan's middle order was confirmed when Bumrah's inside ball in the next over went through a big gap in Rizwan's bat and pad and broke the stumps. Rizwan couldn't, then Bumrah's seam-up delivery was too difficult for Shadab.

Pakistan, however, did not let anyone down, after which Jadeja also got a glimpse of the wicket. Pakistan's innings ended when Haris Rauf was lbw by the left-arm spinner. India also got this wicket with a review. From bowling changes to reviews, everything went in favor of Rohit Sharma and India in the first innings of the match.

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