CWC 2023: Bumrah, Siraj, Hardik, Kuldeep and Jadeja all pick sensational braces as Pakistan crash out for 191

Bumrah, Siraj, Hardik, Kuldeep and Jadeja all pick sensational braces as Pakistan crash out for 191

India produced a sensational performance with the ball after Rohit Sharma elected to bowl first after winning the toss at the Narendra Modi Stadium. India showcased their bowling prowess by dismissing Pakistan for a modest total of 191, reaffirming their dominance in this fierce rivalry.

The Indian bowling attack with a fantastic fusion of spin and pace, produced a brilliant performance that broke the backbone of the Pakistani batting lineup.

Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, and Mohammed Siraj, all chipped in with two wickets each. Their collective effort created a formidable challenge for the Pakistani batsmen. Jadeja’s left-arm spin stifled the opposition, while Bumrah’s precision in delivering yorkers proved difficult to counter.

Jasprit Bumrah had an economy rate of less than 3 in the 7 overs he bowled with Shadab Khan and Muhammad Rizwan being his 2 wickets. His pace partner Mohammad Siraj did go for runs but he took 2 very important wickets of opener Abdullah Shafique and Babar Azam.

Kuldeep removed Iftikar Ahmed and Saud Shakeel while Hardik Pandya took the wickets of Imam Ul Haq and Mohammad Nawaz. Towards the end Ravindra Jadeja finished off Pakistan’s inning by dismissing tailenders Hasan Ali and Haris Rauf.

In total this is the eighth encounter between the Asian rivals in the World Cup, and India had previously won all seven encounters. Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, emerged as the lone warrior with a gritty fifty, showing class and determination amidst the crumbling wickets.

However, he lacked support as wickets tumbled around him. Mohammad Rizwan narrowly missed his half-century, falling short by just one run, a reflection of the relentless Indian bowling attack that refused to yield.

The Indian team’s disciplined and cohesive bowling performance exemplified their preparation and execution. They exploited the conditions and remained consistent, creating consistent pressure on the Pakistani batsmen.

Rohit Sharma’s formidable batting lineup are well-poised to chase down the target, making it a significant step towards maintaining their unbeaten streak against Pakistan in World Cup encounters.