IND vs PAK: Bumrah’s game-changing delivery to Rizwan

IND vs PAK: Bumrah’s game-changing delivery to Rizwan

In a high-stakes encounter between India and Pakistan at the T20 World Cup 2024, Jasprit Bumrah emerged as the hero for the Men in Blue, steering them to a hard-fought 6-run win at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on Sunday (June 9).

Jasprit Bumrah’s match-winning spell

Bumrah’s exceptional bowling performance turned the tide in India’s favour, as he claimed crucial wickets, including the likes of Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed, at key moments in the game. His figures of 3/14 in four overs showcased his mastery over the craft of pace bowling. Bumrah’s outstanding contribution did not go unnoticed, as he rightfully earned the Player of the Match award for his pivotal role in India’s triumph. However, the highlight of his spell was the dismissal of Mohammad Rizwan, who was steering Pakistan’s chase with a gritty innings.

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Crucial wicket of Mohammad Rizwan

During the 15th over of Pakistan’s innings, Rizwan, who was holding the innings together with a determined knock, faced a crucial delivery from Bumrah. With the match finely poised and Pakistan needing a steady partnership to chase down the target set by India, Rizwan’s wicket was pivotal.

As Bumrah charged in to bowl, he delivered a well-directed length delivery that stayed low off the pitch. Rizwan, looking to play defensively, attempted to defend the ball. Nevertheless, due to the low bounce and the deceptive pace, Rizwan misjudged the delivery’s trajectory.

The ball skidded through and stayed low, sneaking underneath Rizwan’s bat. As Rizwan failed to connect with the ball, it crashed into the stumps, dislodging the bails in the process. Rizwan’s dismissal proved to be a significant blow to Pakistan’s innings, as he was the anchor holding their chase together.

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Stellar support from other bowlers

While Bumrah led the charge, he received valuable support from his teammates. Hardik Pandya proved to be a potent force alongside Bumrah, claiming two important wickets and maintaining pressure on the opposition. Axar Patel and Arshdeep Singh also chipped in with crucial breakthroughs, ensuring that Pakistan’s batting lineup struggled to gain momentum in their chase of 120 as they ultimately finished on 113/7.

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