Mohammad Amir's twin dismissals in one over help Pakistan restrict India on 119 runs

India's batting line-up failed massively against Pakistan in the 19th game of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 as they could only score 119 runs in the first innings.

Arunima Purohit
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India's batting line-up failed massively against Pakistan in the 19th game of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. The men in green have finally shown why they are called the best bowling line-up in the world. Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, and Mohammad Amir strike once again to dismantle the Indian batting attack. None of the batters except Rishabh Pant could stick around the wicket and, hence, couldn't even touch 120-mark. 

Pakistan's luck was on their side from the beginning as they won the toss and chose to field first. Inviting India to bat under overcast conditions was the best decision for them. When the openers walked out to the middle, the match did stop after one over due to rain. After the rain stopped, the match started with no overs cut. However, the openers returned to the pavilion soon after the match resumed, with Virat Kohli scoring just four runs and Rohit Sharma scoring 13. 

Rishbah Pant came into the attack and played some extremely dangerous yet entertaining shots, taking the responsibility of the team on his shoulders. Suryakumar Yadav tried to support him for the longest time but could only score nine runs. Moreover, Axar Patel gave good company to Pant but got dismissed at 20 runs. CSK stars Shivam Dube and Ravindra Jadeja failed massively, scoring three and 0, respectively. None of the batters touched 10 runs, which was absolutely disappointing. 

Pakistan bowlers stole the show

Since the start of the match, Pakistan bowlers showed no mercy to the Indian batters. Naseem Shah started off with Kohli's wicket, while Mohammad Amir was on a hattrick after dismissing Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja. After returning to cricket, this was one of the best games for Amir, who proved why he's a dangerous bowler. 

Apart from him, Haris Rauf also proved to be a nightmare for the Indian batters as he took three wickets and conceded just 21 runs. He dismissed two main batters, SKY and Hardik, weakening the Indian batting attack. From here, the match seems to be under Pakistan's control unless the Indian bowlers pull off something like the men in green. 

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