Pakistan vs Canada: Pakistan's First Win in T20 World Cup

There was finally something for us at Khelo Pakistan to celebrate at the T20 World Cup! Pakistan produced a strong all-round show to record their first win of the tournament, beating Canada by seven wickets in New York.

Pakistan vs canada T20 world Cup Match 2024

PAK vs CAN T20 Match Summary

Team Score Overs
Canada 106/7 20
Pakistan 107/3 17.3

Key Performances Pakistan vs Canada

Player Performance
Mohammad Rizwan 53* off 53 balls (2 fours, 1 six)
Babar Azam 33 off 33 balls (1 four, 1 six)
Mohammad Amir 2-13 (4 overs)
Haris Rauf 2-26 (4 overs)
Aaron Johnson 52 off 44 balls

Fast Bowlers Shine

Pakistan’s fast bowlers were the day’s heroes, combining to pick up six wickets and restrict Canada to 106 for 7 in their 20 overs. Despite Aaron Johnson’s valiant 44-ball 52, Canada’s total was not insignificant by the New York venue’s standards.

Mohammad Amir kicked things off by clean-bowling Navneet Dhaliwal with a 141 km/h delivery. Shaheen Shah Afridi then recovered from conceding 10 runs in his first over to dismiss Pargat Singh. A superb throw by Imad Wasim ran out Nicholas Kirton, further denting Canada’s progress.

Haris Rauf, in a milestone moment, sent back Shreyas Movva and Ravinderpal Singh in the space of three balls, marking his 100th wicket in the format. Amir finished with impressive figures of 2-13, while Rauf claimed 2-26.

Canada’s Struggle

Once Aaron Johnson was dismissed, Canada struggled to accelerate, adding just 14 runs off 20 balls after his departure. Skipper Saad Bin Zafar’s attempt to push the score was thwarted as he top-edged Amir to Mohammad Rizwan behind the stumps.

Pakistan vs Canada

Pakistan's Chase

In reply Pakistan vs Canada T20 WorldCup match, our team stumbled in the powerplay. We brought in Saim Ayub in place of Iftikhar Ahmed, and he opened with Mohammad Rizwan, splitting the Rizwan-Babar Azam partnership. Unfortunately, Ayub fell for 6 off 12 balls.

However, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan brought their experience into play, adding a crucial 63-run stand off 62 balls for the second wicket. Babar fell with victory in sight, but Rizwan stayed put, crafting an unbeaten 53 off 53 balls, leading Pakistan to victory with 15 balls to spare.

Player Stats

  • Mohammad Rizwan: 53* (53 balls, 2 fours, 1 six)
  • Babar Azam: 33 (33 balls, 1 four, 1 six)
  • Aaron Johnson (CAN): 52 (44 balls)
  • Mohammad Amir: 2-13 (4 overs)
  • Haris Rauf: 2-26 (4 overs)

Group A Standings

Team Points
India 4
Canada 2
Ireland 0

his win keeps our hopes alive in the tournament, and we at Khelo Pakistan are excited to see our team back on track. Let’s continue to support our boys as they strive for glory in the T20 World Cup!

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