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34,000 watch as India bests Pakistan by 6 runs at T20 Cricket World Cup in Nassau County

Thousands of fans entered the stadium at Eisenhower Park to see two of the best cricket teams in the world.

News 12 Staff and Carmen Grant

Jun 9, 2024, 1:15 PM

Updated 13 days ago


More than 34,000 cricket fans descended onto Eisenhower Park Sunday as India defeated Pakistan by six runs at the T20 Cricket World Cup.
The anticipation had been building for months to watch one of the world's biggest rivalries play out in Nassau County which was also watched by millions worldwide.
The game itself was the hottest ticket in town, with some fans paying thousands of dollars for admission.
It was India and Pakistan's first-ever cricket match in America. The two countries have a history of conflicts, but their people united around sport on Sunday.
India's victory now makes it nine wins over Pakistan in the last 12 World Cup meetings.
Many cricket fans who attended Sunday's game will be back on Tuesday to see Pakistan take on Canada, and on Wednesday to see India play against the United States.
Hundreds of fans also attended a free watch party at Cedar Creek Park in Seaford.
Security remained tight both inside and outside of the park with unformed police officers during the event.
News 12’s Carmen Grant was there with the sights and sounds.
Hundreds of cricket fans celebrate India-Pakistan match at Seaford watch party
Hundreds of cricket fans came out Sunday to the free India-Pakistan match watch party hosted by Nassau County.
"This is fantastic they are doing this is for us," one fan said.
Security was tight inside the Cedar Creek Park in Seaford during the game.
India was the T20 World Cup winner after defeating longtime rival Pakistan.
"I am so happy my country won," said another cricket fan.
Many said they are looking forward to Wednesday's game between India and the United States.

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