India Beats Pakistan by 6 Wickets in World T20 2016
Kolkata: Pakistan again failed to see win against India in World Cup history, so, green shirts lost big contest of World T20 2016 by 6 wickets, host right handed batsman Virat Kohli scored not out 55.
Rain affected match played at Eden Garden, Kolkata between traditional competitors Pakistan and India 18 overs for a side in which host’s clever captain Mahindra Singh Dhoni won the toss as his habit and chose field first after seeing pitch condition.
Green Shirts did not pick up big score and gave 119 target in reply, Blue shirts faced little troubles but in result of fantastic half century played by classy Virat Kohli took victory over Pakistan by 6 wickets in just 15.5 overs.
Opening pair Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shehzad showed responsibility but not in good one because mostly balls played dot and scrapped just 28 runs then gave wicket after playing power play overs.
Any other batsman without Shoaib Malik who showed aggressive hits against fast bowlers but other batsmen departed on as follows Captain Shahid Khan Afridi 8, Umar Akmal 22 because pitch present brutal affects for first bating side and whole guest team stopped on 118/5.
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Dhoni introduced flagship spinning attack in very first over’s in shape of Ashwin who showed his class in swinging of both sides around the wicket but he does not get any breakthrough but presented tight bowling in limited format of cricket. All rounder Pandya got 1 for 25, Raina 1 for 4, Nehra stay with 1 for 20 in four over.
When India started chase opener Rohit Sharma smacked 2 boundaries in second over thrown by long height bowler Mohammad Irfan but in 3rd over younger fast bowler made catch out by the help of Malik on just 10.
After that Sami thrashed his entry over batsmen and bowled to Dhawan and Raina on regular 2 deliveries but first class first cricketer Virat Kohli also stayed on wicket and starts his activity slowly but in rhythm his great knock killed hopes of green shirts and got 55 on just 66 in very tense surface remained not out and chased 119 runs target in 15.5 overs game.
Almost 65000 supporters in stadium and enjoyed that big cricket clash between two countries, Kohli got man of the match award.
Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Sami got 2 wickets for 17, Amir Stay with 1 for 11 in 3 over, Wahab Riaz 1 for 16 any other bowler did not get any success.