World T20: India beat Pakistan by 6 wickets


WEB DESK: Hosts India beat Pakistan by six wickets in a rain-hit Super 10 stage match of the World Twenty20 at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on Saturday.

Pakistan put into bat after rain had reduced the Group Two contest to an 18-overs-a-side game. Pakistan found the going difficult, especially against India’s slow bowlers on a prodigiously turning track.

Pakistan set 119 runs target for India. No Pakistani played big innings while Umar Akmal and Shoaib Malik geared up Pakistan’s Innings in the middle order and scored 41 runs together.

In the reply India surpassed the modest target with thirteen deliveries to spare. Virat Kohli scored brilliant fifty again and showed his class to opponent team. Pakistani pacer Mohammad Sami took two wickets for Pakistan.

Virat Kohli awarded Man of the Match for his out-class batting.

The match between the winners of the first two editions of the tournament was originally scheduled in the picturesque north Indian city of Dharamsala before security fears led to it being moved to Kolkata.