MELBOURNE (a1tv News)Kohli nbeaten 53-ball 82 propelled India to the victory Pakistan in the high-octance clash of the 16th match og T20 World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Iftikhar Ahmed and Sham Masood’s responsible batting after initial setbacks helped Pakistan set 160–run target for India. India had won the toss and elected to bowl against Pakistan. In early overs, India took control by restricting the green-shirts from scoring and dismissing the Babar and Rizwan in under five overs.
Arshdeep Singh, in his first ball in the second over, dismissed Babar (0). In the fourth over, Singh got the wicket of Rizwan (4).
However, Shan Masood and Iftikhar Ahmed’s partnership of 76 runs brought Pakistan back in the game.
Shaheen Shah Afridi also added 16 runs to country s total.
Pakistan: 1 Mohammad Rizwan, 2 Babar Azam, 3 Shan Masood, 4 Shadab Khan, 5 Haider Ali, 6 Iftikhar Ahmed, 7 Mohammad Nawaz, 8 Asif Ali, 9 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 10 Naseem Shah, 11 Haris Rauf.
India: 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 KL Rahul, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Hardik Pandya, 6 Dinesh Karthik, 7 Axar Patel, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 11 Arshdeep Singh.