Result: India won by 6 wickets.


Shoaib Malik (PAK)

PAK: 118/5 (18)

Shoaib Mailk — 26(16)
Ahmed Shehzad — 25(28)
Sami — 2/17 
Amir — 1/11

Virat Kohli (IND)

IND: 119/4 (15.5)

Kohli — 55(37)* 
Yuvaraj — 24(23) 
Raina — 1/4 
Nehra — 1/20

Man Of The Match: Virat Kohli (55(37)*).

The most awaited clash between India and Pakistan has come. The match held at the Eden Garden, Kolkata. Due to wet out field, the match was delayed and the overs been reduced to 18. India won the toss and elected to field first. In Pakistan side Sharjeel Khan (17(24)), Ahmed Shehzad (25(28)) gave a good start. captain Afiridi(8(14)) failed to perform well. Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal scored 26(16) and 22(16) respectively. At the end of 18 overs Pakistan scored 118 losing 5 wickets. From India side Nehra, Bumrah, Jadeja, Raina and Pandya took a wicket each.
India started their innings with an easy target 119. The opening batsmen Rohit(10(11)), Dhawan(6(15)) and Raina(0(1)) failed to give a good start. Kohli(55(37)*) and Yuvaraj(24(23)) performed well. As usual, captain Dhoni hit the winnig shot. India reached the target in 15.5 overs, with 13 balls remaining.

“It was a challenging wicket out there. You need new challenges every innings that you play. I was disappointed that I got out for about 25 in the last game. I knew if I had scored 40–45 we could have won. That really hurt because we don’t bat like that at home. Today it was all about keeping calm and luckily I got a great partnership with Yuvraj. 49 odd I scored in Dhaka against Pakistan was probably one of my better knocks. I think the seamers bowling cutters was a little difficult. You need to watch the ball to play it late to dab it down to third man. Yuvraj came out, weathered the storm and smacked a few. It’s great for him that he came out in a pressure situation. He’s feeling confident. I think a score on the board always helps me calculate better (talking about his success in run-chases).” -Virat Kohli (Man of The Match)

India still remain unbeaten to Pakistan. In 11 head-to-head worldcup matches, India won all the 11 matches.

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