India vs Pakistan final: The momentum has shifted faster than expected at the Kennington Oval in London. Asked to bat first, Pakistan started off slow with just 3 runs coming from the first 2 overs. Both Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah found their line and length and very were disciplined in the first few overs. Bumrah even went on to take the wicket of young Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman but that turned out to be a No Ball and things changed after that.
After that runs started to flow and boundaries were coming easily for Pakistan. The quick start forced Virat Kohli to bring in Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack but Azhar Ali took on the most experienced Indian bowlers and smashed him for a six over long off. The conditions are looking good for batting and don’t be surprised if Pakistan go on to put a strong total.
Pakistan – 56/0 (10 overs)
Fakhar Zaman – 17 (30)
Azhar Ali – 29 (31)
Earlier, Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bowl first. “Looks like a decent hard wicket, should stay true. I think it will stay true, whatever there is something for the bowlers we would like to utilize. We are a side who like chasing,” Kohli said at the toss.
India – Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah
Pakistan – Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan