Pakistan captain Babar Azam on Sunday said that his team had kept the history of their past matches against India out of mind.
Pakistan created a historic moment as they won their first game in a World Cup against arch-rival India by 10 wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Babar Azam-Mohammad Rizwan takes Pakistan to a 10-wicket win against India
After Shaheen Afridi-led Pakistan bowlers routed the Indian batters for a modest total of 151/7 in the first innings, openers Mohammad Rizwan and Babar himself steer Pakistan to an emphatic victory as they chased the target with 13 balls to spare.
Babar (68*) and Rizwan (79*) nullified the Indian bowlers after the dew came in to play during the chase.
Pakistan smashed 12 fours and five sixes in a spectacular chase that got them their first win in T20 World Cup against India.
It won’t get easier just because we beat India: Babar Azam
The Pakistan captain said that they won’t be complacent after the India win and will look at each match at a time.
“We, the openers, kept it simple and built a partnership and because the wicket was getting better so we just wanted to keep batting till the end, which we did. It won’t get easier just because we beat India. We will take the confidence, but we’re taking it one match at a time, and there’s a long way to go in the tournament,” Babar said in the post match presentation.
“We prepared well, and just kept the history out of our mind. We needed quality practice, and warm-up matches, and even our domestic tournament and those games gave us a lot of confidence,” he added.
Earlier in the game, Afridi got the better of the Indian openers as in the space of 10 balls, he sent both Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul back to the pavilion.
India rode on skipper Virat Kohli (57), and Rishabh Pant’s (39) knocks to post a competitive score on the board.
Afridi got Kohli nicked behind the wicket in his final over to end his spell with 3/31.