Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan both hit fluent fifties after Shaheen Afridi shined with the new ball as Pakistan thrashed India by 10 wickets to win the World Cup for the 13th time.
Pakistan had lost all 12 of their previous World Cup matches against India, including the inaugural T20 final in 2007. Pakistan had lost all 12 of their previous World Cup matches against India, with seven defeats in the 50-over competition and five losses in the 20-over competition.
The 2009 winners ended India’s 151-7 with 13 balls to spare on Sunday, with skipper Babar (68no off 52 balls) and Rizwan (79no off 55) putting up an unbroken 152 – their fourth century stand in T20 internationals this year – as they beat India’s 151-7.
Quick with the left arm Shaheen (3-31) had struck twice in the opening three overs before returning later to knock Virat Kohli (57 off 49), whose pre-tournament favorites had been humiliated by their Group 2 opponents.
source : skysport