IND vs PAK: Babar Azam-led Pakistan Team Creates Unwanted Records With Monumental Collapse Against India
The trouble started when Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, was bowled by Mohammed Siraj after he had amassed 50 runs, ending an 82-run stand for the third wicket.
Pakistan was all out in 191 overs under 42.5 overs on an incredible batting track as they buckled under pressure from a disciplined Indian bowling lineup. In their highly anticipated World Cup match against India, Pakistan's batting squad suffered a middle-order collapse following a strong start. Pakistan managed to surpass the 150-run barrier thanks to the combined efforts of Babar Azam and Mohammed Rizwan, but Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah struck first.
The Babar Azam-led squad became the second in the ongoing World Cup to smash no sixes in an innings with this collapse. However, this collapse ranks among their worst batting collapses in One-Day Internationals.
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There have been no sixes in an inning this World Cup:
AU against SA Lucknow,
India vs. Pakistan Ahmedub
Worst Pakistan ODI batting collapses: 32/8 against WI Cape Town 1993 (11/2 - 43/10)
33/8 against the 2012 SL Colombo RPS (166/2 - 199/10)
Ahmedabad 2023 vs. Ind 36/8 (155/2 - 191/10)
The trouble started when Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, was bowled by Mohammed Siraj after he had amassed 50 runs, ending an 82-run stand for the third wicket. Pakistan's middle order suffered against the Indian bowlers' combination of pace and spin after Babar was removed.
With Saud Shakeel and Iftikhar Ahmed both reaching in single figures, Kuldeep Yadav claimed their wickets, reducing Pakistan to just 166 runs at the cost of five wickets. After Jasprit Bumrah got rid of the highly effective Mohammad Rizwan for 49 runs, the wickets kept falling. Shadab Khan, the best all-round player in Pakistan, was dismissed by Bumrah, adding another wicket to his total. Khan scored just two runs.
Pakistan's innings was over in just 42.5 overs as Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja claimed the final three wickets.