Bhogle, Vaughan, others react after India heap more misery on Pakistan in T20 World Cup

Pakistan fell six runs short in New York as India dominated with the ball

By Web Desk
June 10, 2024
Harsha Bhogle (L) and Michael Vaughan have reacted to Pakistan's defeat against India. — ICC/AFP

India stunned 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.

This was Pakistan’s second loss in the tournament and their path to the Super 8 has gotten extremely difficult as the Green Shirts will once again have to rely on the results of other teams in their group.

Pakistan failed to chase the 120-run target as India’s Jasprit Bumrah ran riots in New York and won the Player of the Match due to his heroics with the ball.

After Pakistan’s loss, renowned names Michael Vaughan, Harsha Bhogle and others reacted on their X, formerly Twitter, accounts.

Screenshot taken via X.
Screenshot taken via X.
Screenshot taken via X.
Screenshot taken via X.
Screenshot taken via X.
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Despite a positive start as Pakistan had not lost a wicket in the first four overs, 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.