India’s bowling attack, led by Bumrah, was instrumental in a first innings that saw a shocking collapse of eight wickets for a mere 36 runs. Bumrah was among five Indian bowlers who claimed two wickets each, playing a pivotal role in the game.
Despite Pakistan’s score of 155/2 nearing 30 overs, which is not ideal but still within their typical strategy of building a solid foundation with their top four before accelerating in the final 10-15 overs, the collapse was unexpected.
The 8/36 collapse didn’t even occur during the anticipated late acceleration phase. Here’s a breakdown of how India’s bowlers turned the tide:
155/3 Babar Azam (50) – Dismissed by Mohammed Siraj
Siraj delivered a stunning ball, slightly low and angled in, to dismiss Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam. This brilliant delivery marked the beginning of a dramatic turn of events.
162/4 Saud Shakeel (6) – LBW by Kuldeep Yadav
Shakeel was trapped in front, and upon review by Rohit Sharma, the on-field decision was rightly reversed.
166/5 Iftikhar Ahmed – Dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav
Yadav claimed his second wicket of the over with a beautifully executed googly, bowling Iftikhar around his legs.
168/6 Mohammad Rizwan – Dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah
Bumrah delivered what was arguably the best wicket-taking delivery of the tournament, dismissing Pakistan’s key remaining batter with a slower bowl that fizzed between bat and pad.
171/7 Shadab Khan – Dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah
Bumrah struck again with a fast, straight, and deadly delivery, effectively ending Pakistan’s hopes of a competitive total.
187/8 Mohammad Nawaz – Caught by Bumrah, Bowled by Hardik Pandya
Bumrah showcased his fielding skills, catching a dipping shot from Nawaz at mid-on.
187/9 Hasan Ali – Caught by Gill, Bowled by Ravindra Jadeja
Pakistan’s desperate attempts to hit out of trouble fell flat, and Jadeja capitalized as Shubman Gill took a high catch.
191/10 Haris Rauf – LBW by Ravindra Jadeja
Jadeja delivered a ball too good for Haris Rauf, bringing Pakistan’s innings to an early end. This marked their worst-ever collapse at a Cricket World Cup and the third worst in their ODI history.