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Pakistan Lost Against India by 6 wickets World Cup T20 – Full Match Report

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Breaking: Team India won it’s first ICC World Twenty20 match today against Pakistan at the Eden Gardens Calcutta.

Here are the teams:

India: M.S. Dhoni (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, Pawan Negi, Mohammad Shami.

Pakistan: Shahid Afridi (captain), Sharjeel Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Sami, Khalid Latif, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Nawaz.

It was a 61-run partnership between Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh saw India carry forward its all-win record in the World Cup. Kohli remained unbeaten on 56 to make it an emphatic win for India, which also kept alive its World Cup hopes.

The interesting thing for India is that the win also broke the Eden Gardens jinx, where India had never beaten Pakistan before. Yuvraj had scored a defiant 24 to assist Kohli in the successful run chase. Mohammad Sami’s two quick wickets in the fifth over that saw India slumping to 23 for three, was nullified by the fine batting of Kohli and Yuvraj. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (13 not out) ensured a proper finish after Yuvraj got out in the 12th over. Virat Kohli was named the man-of-the-match,

It was a decent effort by the Indian bowlers but Pakistan still managed a competitive 118 for five on a rank turner during their group league encounter of the ICC World Twenty20, on Saturday.

The match was reduced to 18-overs-a-side due to rain delay. Mohammad Sami recalled his vintage form to see Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina off in successive deliveries. The two Indian batsmen could not cope with the express pace of Sami, who made the ball work and had India slumping to 23/3 after five overs. Rohit Sharma (10) hit two fours to give India a start but he went in the third over to take away the advantage from the host.

Fall of wickets:

Shahid Afridi congratulated Dhoni and said that they were not happy with the pitch. On their bowling, he says taht they bowled bad and especially he bowled not up to the mark. About their performance, he says that they played with all their efforts but failed today. About ICC win against India, he says that it is India who plays well under pressure.

Virat Kohli, Man of The Match, said:

“It was a challenging wicket but we lived to play on such tracks.”

On the last defeat, he says that he was upset to get out. In today’s game, he says that they kept calm and played well with Yuvi to come home. On their bowling, he says that seamer bowling cutters is difficult. About Yuvraj, he says that he is back and they are happy. About the chase, he says that every game is bit different and have to have a good frame and different game plan.”

Here are the poll results for the match on Desifreetv: