Mohammad Nawaz takes India by surprise with game-changing 42

Mohammad Nawaz applied brute force and tactical nous, cleverly using the left-hander’s angle to explore the shorter dimensions of the ground, to hit 6 fours and 2 sixes that all but changed the complexion of the game. It meant that India couldn’t capitalize on their twin legspinners getting rid of Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman early. In fact for Nawaz, the fact that there were two leggies in the opposition played into his hands.

Nawaz and Rizwan added 73 runs for the third wicket, taking India aback but as it’s the case more often than not with Pakistan, they got to the target after a bit of a scrape.