T20 World Cup Live: India set 151-run target for Pakistan
Virat Kohli once again proved his mettle and was unbeaten till the 18th over.Author : Avneet Kaur
Pakistan were set a target of 151 in 20 overs to win the high-octane Group 2 match in Super 12 of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup against India being held Dubai International Stadium here on Sunday.
Virat Kohli once again proved his mettle and was unbeaten till the 18th over. He first made a strong partnership with Rishabh Pant and helped India cross 80-run in first 10 overs. Later, with Ravindra Jadeja, Kohli crossed the 100-mark for the team.
Shaheen Afridi at the very start had sent back openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul and then Hasan Ali removed Suryakumar Yadav. Rishabh Pant hit a 30-ball 39, which included two fours and two sixes, before getting dismissed by Shadab Khan.
As Shaheen Afridi at its best today, he took the major wicket of Virat Kohli. Kohli made 57 runs for the team. However, Virat Kohli has scored his 29th half-century in T20Is.
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Varun Chakravarthy
Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf and Shaheen Shah Afridi