In the first three overs, India lost two big wickets in KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma with Pakistani bowler Shaheen Afridi taking out both the batsmen, giving Pakistan the ideal start. Soon after, the bowling side took Suryakumar Yadav’s wicket in the 6th over.
Captain Virat Kohli and the young prospect Rishabh Pant got the wheels rolling for the side, bringing the score to 81 runs for 3 wickets after 12 overs. Pant fell in the next over after making 39 runs in 30 balls.
Indian opener Sharma departed on a duck at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Historically, India has prevailed in the cricket rivalry which has stared off on the weak foot today.
Here’s a look at the two playing sides:
Pakistan XI: B Azam; Mohammad Rizwan; F Zaman; M Hafeez; S Malik; A Ali; S Khan; I Wasim; H Ali; H Rauf; S Afridi
India XI: KL Rahul; R Sharma; V Kohli; S Yadav; R Pant; H Pandya; R Jadeja; B Kumar; V Chakaravarthy; M Shami; J Bumra