T20 World Cup: Pakistan defeat India by 10 wickets, break jinx

Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets to claim a famous win over their great rivals at the Men’s T20 World Cup in Dubai.

Chasing 152, Mohammad Rizwan made an unbeaten 78 and captain Babar Azam 68 not out as Pakistan registered their first win over India at a World Cup.

Both players leapt into the air after Babar hit the winning runs before the team came together to celebrate a famous night in Pakistan’s cricket history.

Virat Kohli had earlier made 57 to anchor India in their 151-7, despite a thrilling 3-31 from fast bowler Shaheen Afridi.

It is the first time Pakistan have won a T20 by 10 wickets – and the first time India have lost one by such a margin.

There was a packed stadium in Dubai for the first meeting between these two sides since the 2019 World Cup.

Bollywood stars and former players were among the crowd, who never let up on the noise.

They saw Pakistan produce a brilliant batting performance to stun India, one of the tournament favourites, and overturn their long history of losing to India at major events.

“We did not execute the things we wanted to but credit where it is due. Pakistan certainly outplayed us today,” Indian captain Virat Kohli said during the post-match interview.

“We knew we needed a total that was competitive but even with that they didn’t give us any chances and were very professional,” he added.