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Pakistan cruise to emphatic win over India

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Half-centuries from openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam steered Pakistan to a comprehensive 10-wicket victory over arch rivals India in their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup Group Two match played in Dubai, United Arab Emirates yesterday.

After the tournament favourites were restricted to 151 for seven, Pakistan cruised to their target in style with all 10 wickets and more than two overs to spare.

Rizwan and Azam led the run chase in a spectacular manner with their superb opening stand completely rattling the Indian bowling attack.Earlier, Virat Kohli hit a top score of 57 to lift India to a respectable 151 for seven against some quality bowling from the Pakistan seamers.

Chief scores

India: 151/7 in 20 overs (Virat Kohli 57, Rishabh Pant 39, Shaheen Afridi 3/31, Hasan Ali 2/44)

Pakistan: 152/0 in 17.5 overs (Mohammad Rizwan 78 n.o, Babar Azam 68 n.o). (Agencies)

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