World T20: Pakistan fail to break World Cup jinx as Kohli extends winning streak
India won the toss and elected to field against Pakistan.
Pakistan scored 118/5 in their 18 overs. Shoaib Malik scored 26 runs from 16 balls with the help of three boundaries and a six while Ahmed Shehzad made 25 runs off 28 deliveries which included three fours.
Umar Akmal contributed 22 runs from 16 deliveries with a four and a six to his name while Sharjeel Khan scored 17 runs from 24 balls.
Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina and Hardik Pandya grabbed a wicket each in the match.
India, chasing 119 runs to win with more than two overs and six wickets to spare.
Kohli was the top scorer for the side as he made an unbeaten 55 runs from 37 balls with seven boundaries and a six.
Yuvraj Singh scored 24 runs from 23 balls with a four and a six while skipper M.S. Dhoni hit 13 runs from nine balls.
Mohammad Sami grabbed two wickets for Pakistan while Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz dismissed one batsmen each.
The match was reduced to 18-overs per side due to heavy rains in the city. The start of the highly anticipated Pak-India game was also delayed as well.
Pakistan had dropped spinner Imad Wasim from the playing XI and replaced him with pacer Mohammad Sami.
India, on the other hand, have not made any changes to their side.
Earlier, a ceremony was held in which cricketing legends from the two countries including Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Sunil Gavaskar and Sourav Ganguly were present.
Pakistan XI: Sharjeel Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi (captain), Mohammad Sami, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Irfan.
India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, M.S. Dhoni (captain), Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah and Ashish Nehra.
Over 15.5: India 119/4 (win by six wickets)
Virat Kohli’s half century helps India beat Pakistan by six wickets.
Over 15: India 106/4 (require 13 runs to win)
Virat Kohli scored his half century in the over.
Over 14: India 99/4 (require 20 runs to win)
Kohli struck the boundary as Mohammad Amir went for eight runs in the over.
Over 13: India 91/4 (require 28 runs to win)
Seven runs taken from Afridi’s over as Kohli added a boundary to his tally.
Over 12: India 84/4 (require 35 runs to win)
Wahab Riaz dismissed Yuvraj Singh and conceded 10 runs in the over.
WICKET: Yuvraj Singh c Mohammad Sami b Wahab Riaz 24 (23b 1×4 1×6). India 84/4 in 12 overs. Next batsman: M.S. Dhoni.
Over 10: India 74/3 (require 45 runs to win)
Fourteen runs taken from Shoaib Malik’s third over as Kohli struck the six and boundary.
Over 10: India 60/3 (require 59 runs to win)
Wahab Riaz gave six runs as Kohli struck the boundary.
Over 9: India 54/3 (require 65 runs to win)
Shoaib Malik gave eight runs in the over.
Over 8: India 46/3 (require 73 runs to win)
Afridi gave six singles his second over.
Over 7: India 40/3 (require 79 runs to win)
Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh scored a boundary each in Sami’s over.
Over 6: India 28/3 (require 91 runs to win)
Shahid Afridi went for five runs in his first over.
Over 5: India 23/3 (require 96 runs to win)
Mohammad Sami disturbed Raina and Dhawan’s furniture in the over.
WICKET: Suresh Raina b Mohammad Sami 0 (1b 0x4 0x6). India 23/3 in 5.4 overs. Next batsman: Yuvraj Singh.
WICKET: Shikhar Dhawan b Mohammad Sami 6 (15b 1×4 0x6). India 23/2 in 4.3 overs. Next batsman: Suresh Raina.
Over 4: India 18/1 (require 101 runs to win)
Two singles taken from Irfan’s second over.
Over 3: India 16/1 (require 103 runs to win)
Mohammad Amir provided the breakthrough for Pakistan by dismissing Rohit Sharma.
WICKET: Rohit Sharma c Shoaib Malik b Mohammad Amir 10 (11b 2×4 0x6). India 14/1 in 2.1 overs. Next batsman: Virat Kohli.
Over 2: India 14/0 (require 105 runs to win)
Sharma struck the two boundaries in Mohammad Irfan’s over.
Over 1: India 4/0 (require 115 runs to win)
Mohammad Amir bowled the first over and gave four runs in it.
Openers: Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma.
Over 18: Pakistan 118/5
Bumrah conceded seven runs in the last over as Pakistan require 119 runs to win.
Over 17: Pakistan 111/5
Nehra gave eight runs in the penultimate over thanks to a boundary by Sarfaraz Ahmed and dismissed Shoaib Malik.
WICKET: Shoaib Malik c Ashwin b Nehra 26 (16b 3×4 1×6). Pakistan 105/5 in 16.2 overs. Next batsman: Mohammad Hafeez.
Over 16: Pakistan 103/4
Malik struck the boundary in Jadeja’s over and the spinner sent Umar Akmal back into the pavilion.
WICKET: Umar Akmal c Dhoni b Jadeja 22 (16b 1×4 1×6). Pakistan 101/4 in 15.5 overs. Next batsman: Sarfraz Ahmed.
Over 15: Pakistan 95/3
Bumrah conceded 13 runs in the over as Shoaib Malik hit the two boundaries.
Over 14: Pakistan 82/3
Pandya gave 15 runs in his second over as Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal hit a maximum each.
Over 13: Pakistan 67/3
Just two runs came from Nehra’s third over.
Over 12: Pakistan 65/3
Hardik Pandya conceded 11 runs in his first over courtesy a boundary and five runs which came via over throw. He dismissed the Pakistani skipper.
WICKET: Shahid Afridi c Kohli b Pandya 8 (14b 1×4 0x6). Pakistan 60/3 in 11.5 overs. Next batsman: Shoaib Malik.
Over 11: Pakistan 54/2
Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi took three singles from Jadeja’s over.
Over 10: Pakistan 51/2
Bumrah was struck for two boundaries and dismissed Ahmed Shehzad.
WICKET: Ahmed Shehzad c Jadeja b Bumrah 25 (28b 3×4 0x6). Pakistan 46/2 in 9.2 overs. Next batsman: Umar Akmal.
Over 9: Pakistan 42/1
Jadeja gave three singles in the over.
Over 8: Pakistan 38/1
Suresh Raina provided the first breakthrough for India by dismissing Sharjeel.
WICKET: Sharjeel Khan c Pandya b Raina 17 (24b 2×4 0x6). Pakistan 38/1 in 7.4 overs. Next batsman: Shahid Afridi.
Over 7: Pakistan 34/0
Six runs taken from Ravindra Jadeja’s over as Shehzad struck the four.
Over 6: Pakistan 28/0
Ashwin conceded four singles in his third over.
Over 5: Pakistan 24/0
Jasprit Bumrah gave five runs in his first over as Sharjeel hit the four runs on the last ball.
Over 4: Pakistan 19/0
Seven runs taken from Ashwin’s second as Shehzad struck the four. Ahmed Shehzad scored 1000 runs in T20 internationals with the boundary.
Over 3: Pakistan 12/0
Nehra gave seven runs in the over as Sharjeel scored the first boundary of the match.
Over 2: Pakistan 5/0
Ravi Ashwin went for just two runs in the second over.
Over 1: Pakistan 3/0
Three runs scored from the first over bowled by Ashish Nehra.
Opening batsmen: Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shehzad.