India’s pacers have been all over the Pakistan batting lineup. They got big guns Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman in the powerplay and have hardly taken the foot off the pedal in Dubai. They took only three wickets in the first 14 overs but then the pressure came to bite Pakistan. Hardik Pandya took three wickets, including that of the dangerous Mohammad Rizwan who was anchoring the innings and Pakistan have hardly been able to make any progress in the death overs.
Dahani dies by the sword after living for a short while by it but his teammates will give him a rousing reception. What a recovery this is from Pakistan. But, all in all, India shouldn’t be too worried. In fact they wouldn’t have expected Pakistan to fold for less than 140 in any way. Pakistan’s pacers had run riot last year in the T20 World Cup, it is India’s pacers who do the same this time around. Let’s see if their batters can be just as dominant as Babar and Rizwan were last year.