Tue. Dec 7th, 2021

Hundreds of jubilant cricket fans blocked a street in East London to celebrate Pakistan’s victory over India in the T20 World Cup.

Videos from the scene show fans dancing and setting fire to Ilford Lane as they partyed late into the evening.

The victory was historic for Pakistan as they beat their arch-rivals by 10 wickets in Dubai.

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It was Pakistan’s 13th attempt to beat India in a World Cup.

An enthusiastic tweeted: “The man is shaking * ss on Ilford Lane right now get me there. Get me there.”

Reports suggest that traffic is blocked in the area as cricket fans continue to party.

A witness to the festivities tweeted: “People on Ilford Lane are going completely wild.”

Pakistan and India only play against each other in global tournaments in the current climate due to tensions between the two nations and their cricket boards.

The competitions are watched by an estimated one billion cricket fans and have often been one-sided affairs, therefore Pakistan’s crushing victory has been disrupted.

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Prior to the match, Pakistan captain Babar said “the records must be broken” before the team sensationally won the match.

“Unique victory from the Pakistani team,” a fan said on Twitter. “Ilford Lane is full of cricket fans enjoying.”

Another wrote: “Good luck to anyone trying to walk past Ilford Lane or Southall tonight.”

Laughing, a third Twitter user said, “As an Indian, I don’t even want to think about what Green Street and Ilford Lane will be like.”

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