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PAKvIND: Virat Kohli shines as India beat Pakistan by four wickets in T20 World Cup thriller

04:55 PM | 23 Oct, 2022
PAKvIND: Virat Kohli shines as India beat Pakistan by four wickets in T20 World Cup thriller
Source: @TheRealPCB/@BCCI (Twitter)

MELBOURNE – India Sunday opened its T20 World Cup campaign with confidence as they beat Pakistan by four wickets in nail-biting contest in Melbourne, Australia.

Virat Kohli played star inning of unbeaten 82 runs, guiding the once under-pressured team to win the match on the last ball of the game.  

Kohli came to the crease in the second over when KL Rahul (4) was removed by Naseem Shah (1/23) and things looked forlorn for India when a fired-up Haris Rauf (2/36) reduced them to 31/3 after the batting Powerplay.

As Kohli and Hardik Panday paired up at the crease, hopes for India to win the match ignited again. There was 31 needed from the last two overs and Kohli hit Rauf for two massive sixes on the final two deliveries of the penultimate over to make the equation 16 the final six balls.

Pandya was sent packing on first delivery of the final over, before Kohli completed the target in the Mohammad Nawaz’s over.

Kohli was bowled on the ensuing delivery, but given it was a free hit India scrambled three byes to leave them in the box seat with just two needed from the final two balls.

Karthik was stumped on the second last delivery to give Pakistan hope, but Ravi Ashwin came to the crease to find the boundary with the final ball of the math to clinch a thriller for India.

In the first innings, middle-order batters Shan Masood and Iftikhar Ahmed played much-needed knocks for their side, helping them to push the score to 159/8 in a crucial clash.

Half-tons by the duo fueled team green to advance despite losing wickets at regular intervals. Iftikhar Ahmed changed the momentum after the initial disappointment.

In a major blow to team Pakistan, Arshdeep Singh caught Pakistani skipper Babar Azam for a duck. Newly placed Shan Masood survived the rest of the over dangerously while Arshdeep Singh hits again. A good bouncer by the left-arm pacer sees Mohammad Rizwan depart for mere 4 runs.

India started aggressively as key pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar finished first over with dominating approach.

India have won the toss and elected to bowl first against Pakistan in their T20 World Cup opener today.

Squads

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Afridi

India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami

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PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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