Babar leads from front, ruthless Pakistan break India jinx (See Photo Highlights)

Cricket - ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 - Super 12 - Group 2 - India v Pakistan - Dubai International Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 24, 2021 India's Virat Kohli speaks to Mohammad Rizwan during the match REUTERS/Satish Kumar

DUBAI, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Captain Babar Azam led by example as Pakistan beat India in a World Cup match for the first time ever with a 10-wicket romp in a Super 12 blockbuster at the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday.

Cricket - ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 - Super 12 - Group 2 - India v Pakistan - Dubai International Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 24, 2021 India's Virat Kohli speaks to Mohammad Rizwan during the match REUTERS/Satish Kumar
Cricket – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 – Super 12 – Group 2 – India v Pakistan – Dubai International Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 24, 2021 India’s Virat Kohli speaks to Mohammad Rizwan during the match REUTERS/Satish Kumar

 

Virat Kohli played a captain’s knock of 57 to rescue India from a top-order wobble and help them post a competitive 151-7 in a rematch of the inaugural 2007 final.

Cricket - ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 - Super 12 - Group 2 - India v Pakistan - Dubai International Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 24, 2021 India's Virat Kohli speaks to Mohammad Rizwan during the match REUTERS/Satish Kumar
Cricket – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 – Super 12 – Group 2 – India v Pakistan – Dubai International Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 24, 2021 India’s Virat Kohli speaks to Mohammad Rizwan during the match REUTERS/Satish Kumar

His counterpart Babar combined with Mohammad Rizwan to get Pakistan off to a flying start and then overwhelmed the target with 13 balls to spare to snap India’s 100% win record against them in limited-overs World Cups.

Cricket - ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 - Super 12 - Group 2 - India v Pakistan - Dubai International Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 24, 2021 India's Virat Kohli speaks to Mohammad Rizwan during the match REUTERS/Satish Kumar
Cricket – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 – Super 12 – Group 2 – India v Pakistan – Dubai International Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 24, 2021 India’s Virat Kohli speaks to Mohammad Rizwan during the match REUTERS/Satish Kumar

Babar remained not out on 68, while Rizwan made an unbeaten 79.

Cricket - ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 - Super 12 - Group 2 - India v Pakistan - Dubai International Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 24, 2021 India's Virat Kohli speaks to Mohammad Rizwan during the match REUTERS/Satish Kumar
Cricket – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 – Super 12 – Group 2 – India v Pakistan – Dubai International Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 24, 2021 India’s Virat Kohli speaks to Mohammad Rizwan during the match REUTERS/Satish Kumar