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Babar leads from front, ruthless Pakistan break India jinx

Cricket – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 – Super 12 – Group 2 – India v Pakistan – Dubai International Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 24, 2021 India’s Babar Azam reacts REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

DUBAI, Oct 24 – Captain Babar Azam led by example as Pakistan beat India in a World Cup match for the first time ever with a 10-wicket romp in a Super 12 blockbuster at the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday.

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Virat Kohli played a captain’s knock of 57 to rescue India from a top-order wobble and help them post a competitive 151-7 in a rematch of the inaugural 2007 final.

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His counterpart Babar combined with Mohammad Rizwan to get Pakistan off to a flying start and then overwhelmed the target with 13 balls to spare to snap India’s 100% win record against them in limited-overs World Cups.

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Babar remained not out on 68, while Rizwan made an unbeaten 79.Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in Dubai; editing by Pritha Sarkar

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OCTOBER 25, 2021

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/babar-leads-front-ruthless-pakistan-break-india-jinx-2021-10-24/

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