T20 World Cup 2024 points table after India beat Pakistan

The Men in Blue restricted Pakistan to 113-7 while defending a 120-run target

By Web Desk
June 10, 2024
The Indian players console a distraught Naseem Shah after the game. - AFP

India topped Group A as they defeated Pakistan by six runs in their second match of the T20 World Cup 2024 which is being played at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on Sunday.

The Men in Blue restricted Pakistan to 113-7 while defending a 120-run target. India now have two wins while the USA are second with same number of victories.

Meanwhile, Scotland also defeated Oman by seven wickets to go on top of Group C.

Below is the points table across the four groups.

T20 World Cup Group A standings. - ESPNCricinfo
T20 World Cup Group B standings. - ESPNCricinfo
T20 World Cup Group C standings. - ESPNCricinfo
T20 World Cup Group D standings. - ESPNCricinfo

Despite a positive start as Pakistan had not lost a wicket in the first over, the Green Shirts could not capitalise on the advantage as skipper Babar Azam became Jasprit Bumrah’s victim after scoring 13 runs.

Usman Khan came in after the skipper’s dismissal and he managed to support Mohammad Rizwan but the right-handed batter lost his wicket to Axar Patel.

Pakistan needed a partnership in the middle overs but none of their batters could provide that as Fakhar Zaman (13 off 8), Shadab Khan (4 off 7) and Imad Wasim (15 off 23) all left for the pavilion without scoring big.

However, the turning of the match was when Bumrah bowled Rizwan for 31 runs. The wicketkeeper batter was in a strong position and looked like the man to guide the Green Shirts to the victory but Bumrah denied that.

Pakistan finished their innings at 113-7 in 20 overs. For India, Bumrah bagged three wickets, Hardik Pandya got two while Arshdeep Singh and Axar Patel got one each.

Earlier in the first innings, the Pakistani bowlers dominated the Indian batters completely and didn’t give them much room to shine in one of the most anticipated matches of the tournament.

They were bowled out for 119. For Pakistan, Naseem and Haris starred with the ball taking three wickets each. Amir got two while Shaheen Afridi picked one.