IND 133/6 in 18 overs: Big setback for India as Virat Kohli who was on the move, had been out at 57. It been 18 over and five Indian players including Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suryakumar, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja and Virat Kohli are out.

 

It’s Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshar on the pitch. Earlier, Rishabh Pant hit a 30-ball 39, which included two fours and two sixes, before getting dismissed by Shadab Khan. After that, Ravindra Jadeja held the fort with Kohli. 


Kohli made 57 runs and lose his wicket to Afridi. 

 

India skipper Virat Kohli said Rahul Chahar, Ishan Kishan, Ravichandran Ashwin and Shardul Thakur are the four non-playing members of the squad. "We are pretty happy with setting the target. We would have bowled first too, but the toss is not in your control. We are pretty balanced with our squad and you need to be prepared for it”.

 

“We need to stay as professional as possible. We need to stay focussed on the processes. Everyone watches it closely all over the world. We need to ensure we don't get too emotional. The pitch looks very different. Evenly rolled and there is no grass at all which was the case during the IPL. We expect the pitch to stay good all through and set a good total."

 

Playing XIs:

 

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

 


 


 

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