World T20 - 13th match, Group 2

India v Pakistan

India won by 7 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)

Aqeel: "Dont know why Pakistani fans are too worried. Game is still on. Pakistan too have a lot of quality spinners. And on paper they are better than counter-parts."

Kashif: "Miss you Ishant... :("

La_Z Boy: "I am an India fan; but, with Pakistan boasting three good spinners, it's not going to be a cakewalk for India. Barring Yuvraj Singh, Indians are good players of spin bowling making it a good contest. India, however, needs a good start against some quality fast bowling…"

Moeen: "If only one batsman of the top 6 scores more than a run a ball and that too on more or less a batting track, does that team deserve to win in T20?"

suresh: "Its very nice to see a wonderful performance by India under pressure !! Mishy getting a chance and bowling well !! Bhuvi catch !! Ashwin saving run diving forward !! Dhoni talks to Shami after he was given 2 runs instead of 1 !! Lots of happening wonderful to watch !! Few disappointment in the field but otherwise a very good performance overall !! Now lets wait and see wat rohit and dawan respond to our bowlers!!"

Mohammad Hafeez to open the bowling. Rohit Sharma to face.

0.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Sharma, 1 run, short of length ball on leg stump, defended towards square leg for a single

Mani: "Pakistan needs at least 2 wickets in the first 3 overs to put pressure on India. If they don't it's India's game."

0.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhawan, no run, huge appeal for lbw, but that was sliding down the leg side, this one goes on with the angle, doesn't spin away from Dhawan

0.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhawan, no run, pushed towards mid-off this time

0.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhawan, no run, blocked towards point by Dhawan

0.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhawan, 2 runs, Dhawan skips down the track and pushes the ball towards mid-on

0.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhawan, no run, blocked back towards the bowler

End of over 1 (3 runs) India 3/0 (128 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 6.73)
S Dhawan    2* (5b)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-3-0
RG Sharma    1* (1b)     

Here's Junaid Khan

1.1

Junaid Khan to Sharma, no run, starts with a full ball that is punched towards mid-off

1.2

Junaid Khan to Sharma, no run, length ball on off stump, Rohit gets across and taps it to midwicket

1.3

Junaid Khan to Sharma, 1 run, short of length ball outside off, guides it past the two slips towards third man

1.4

Junaid Khan to Dhawan, no run, length ball on off stump, 143kph from Junaid, defended towards mid-off

1.5

Junaid Khan to Dhawan, 1 run, gets down the track and pushes this towards mid-on, there's a direct hit and the crowd roars, but Dhawan seems to have made his ground, yes, he has, helped that he was a couple of paces down the track when he played the shot

1.6

Junaid Khan to Sharma, no run, beauty from Junaid, curving away with the angle, Rohit fishes at it and luckily for him, he doesn't nibble it through to the keeper, good over this from Junaid

End of over 2 (2 runs) India 5/0 (126 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 2.50, RRR: 7.00)
RG Sharma    2* (5b)      Junaid Khan    1-0-2-0
S Dhawan    3* (7b)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-3-0

2.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhawan, no run, plenty of bounce there, Hafeez drags it shorter as he spots Dhawan advancing, hits high on the bat as Dhawan awkwardly jabs at it

2.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhawan, 1 run, on the pads, eased towards square leg

Sathish: "A strong batting line-up up against strong bowling line up. It can't get more enthralling. I am quite sure that this won't be one-sided, boring match."

2.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Sharma, no run, length ball that goes straight on, Rohit looks to drive through cover, beaten by the bounce

2.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Sharma, no run

2.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Sharma, 1 run, on the pads, defended towards midwicket for a quick single

2.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhawan, no run, length ball heading for the leg stump, defended off the front foot

End of over 3 (2 runs) India 7/0 (124 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 2.33, RRR: 7.29)
S Dhawan    4* (10b)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-5-0
RG Sharma    3* (8b)      Junaid Khan    1-0-2-0

Good start from Pakistan here.

3.1

Junaid Khan to Sharma, FOUR, paddles it away for four, risky shot but he knew fine leg was in the circle, Rohit gets his front foot well outside off and doesn't look to power the ball, good that he connected well with it, else there would have been plenty of carping

3.2

Junaid Khan to Sharma, SIX, whoah! this time Rohit gets six, he skips down the track and carves this one over point, moving away from the stumps to get the room to swing freely

3.3

Junaid Khan to Sharma, 1 run, down towards third man for a single, a controlled glide from Rohit

3.4

Junaid Khan to Dhawan, no run, Dhawan wafts at that one, and is beaten, the bounce again, beats the cross-bat shot, it was a back of length ball outside off, good one from Junaid

3.5

Junaid Khan to Dhawan, no run, short of length ball is dabbed towards point, Dhawan is now 4 off 12, will he attempt something risky now?

3.6

Junaid Khan to Dhawan, 1 run, terrific ball to end the over, again bounces more than Dhawan expected, somehow he manages to get bat on it and sends it wide of slip, Dhawan in all sorts of trouble in this over

End of over 4 (12 runs) India 19/0 (112 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.75, RRR: 7.00)
S Dhawan    5* (13b)      Junaid Khan    2-0-14-0
RG Sharma    14* (11b 1x4 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-0-5-0

Here's Pakistan's main man, Saeed Ajmal.

4.1

Saeed Ajmal to Dhawan, no run, Dhawan goes for a cross-batted heave, he is beaten as the ball spins away after pitching around off

4.2

Saeed Ajmal to Dhawan, no run, Dhawan somehow not getting out here, this one skids on and bounces just over the top of off, Dhawan looking to chop that towards point

4.3

Saeed Ajmal to Dhawan, FOUR, slugs this towards deep square leg, gets a boundary, this will be a big relief for Dhawan, who has had a few close calls in the last few minutes

4.4

Saeed Ajmal to Dhawan, FOUR, dropped short, Dhawan gets on the back foot,and flat-bats that powerfully past the bowler for four

4.5

Saeed Ajmal to Dhawan, no run, slices this towards backward point

4.6

Saeed Ajmal to Dhawan, FOUR, length ball is swept well behind square leg this time, three boundaries in the over for Dhawan, he hasn't looked at his most comfortable, but he's now on 17 off 19 and India have moved on to 31 for 0

End of over 5 (12 runs) India 31/0 (100 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 6.20, RRR: 6.66)
S Dhawan    17* (19b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-12-0
RG Sharma    14* (11b 1x4 1x6)      Junaid Khan    2-0-14-0

5.1

Umar Gul to Sharma, 1 run, an lbw appeal, think there was an inside edge there, otherwise that was going on to hit middle, now there's a run-out appeal as the ball is thrown in from point, Dhawan has just about made it

5.2

Umar Gul to Dhawan, no run, Dhawan somehow survives again, looking to whip the ball to the leg side, got an inside-edge onto the pad

5.3

Umar Gul to Dhawan, no run, another slog from Dhawan, makes no contact this time, it was a slower one from Gul, through to the keeper

5.4

Umar Gul to Dhawan, 2 runs, that waas an eye-cathing stroke from Dhawan, both feet off the ground as he upper cuts a short ball that was over head high, loops towards third man for a couple

5.5

Umar Gul to Dhawan, no run, Dhawan dances down the ground, and gets a thick outside edge, that lands short of a diving Maqsood at first slip[, and what's worse, it strikes him midships, Maqsood in some pain here, wishing he had worn an abdominal guard

Ali Murtaza : "Dhawan should try becoming the first man to tight rope walk over Victoria Falls today."

Srinivas Goud: "I am baffled..... how Dhawan is still not out?!?? But after realizing that he is fully out of touch today....Dhawan is trying extravagant, shots on Gul & Ajmal.... seems clever for now!!!!"

5.6

Umar Gul to Dhawan, FOUR, that was poor from Gul, down the leg side, Dhawan just has to steer it past short fine leg, he thumps it past short fine leg for four

End of over 6 (7 runs) India 38/0 (93 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 6.33, RRR: 6.64)
S Dhawan    23* (24b 4x4)      Umar Gul    1-0-7-0
RG Sharma    15* (12b 1x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-12-0

Here's Afridi, he wasn't at his best with the bat. How will he fare with the ball?

6.1

Shahid Afridi to Sharma, no run, length ball on off stump, defended off the front foot to the off side

6.2

Shahid Afridi to Sharma, 1 run, drags it short and that is powered towards sweeper cover

6.3

Shahid Afridi to Dhawan, 1 run, on middle stump, Dhawan gets behind the line and pushes the ball towards point

6.4

Shahid Afridi to Sharma, no run, aaja Umar, Kamran shouts as Rohit taps the ball towards backward point, Umar Akmal stops the single

6.5

Shahid Afridi to Sharma, no run, driven towards cover for another dot ball

6.6

Shahid Afridi to Sharma, 1 run, this time Umar Akmal can't stop the single, played with soft hands by Rohit, giving time to take the run

End of over 7 (3 runs) India 41/0 (90 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.85, RRR: 6.92)
RG Sharma    17* (17b 1x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-3-0
S Dhawan    24* (25b 4x4)      Umar Gul    1-0-7-0

7.1

Umar Gul to Sharma, no run, defended towards cover off the front foot

7.2

Umar Gul to Sharma, SIX, short of a length ball is dismissed from his presence, Rohit Sharma launches this over long-on for six, Rohit rarely goes for the slog when he's aiming to clear the rope

7.3

Umar Gul to Sharma, 1 run

Sohail Tanvir is on the field as a substitute for Umar Akmal.

SillyPoint: "Only thing missing from Dhawan today is to offer a catch to Kamran and have him drop it :)"

7.4

Umar Gul to Dhawan, 2 runs, short of length ball, plenty of bounce once more, guided behind point for a couple, the fifty stand comes up

7.5

Umar Gul to Dhawan, FOUR, length ball on the pads, that is thumped past the bowler for four, it wasn't too far from Gul but that was powerfully struck, another boundary for Dhawan

Shreeram: "After all this, Cricinfo's front page Headlines: "India openers fluent in chase of 130". Shikar will be like: Who?, me? "

7.6

Umar Gul to Dhawan, OUT, Dhawan perishes to the short ball again, though this time it is because he was going for another adventurous strokes, looking to hook when he is nowhere in position, top edge as it hits low on the blade, down to fine leg where Ajmal holds on, that innings wasn't quite easy on the eye, a flurry of slogs and close calls

S Dhawan c Saeed Ajmal b Umar Gul 30 (35m 28b 5x4 0x6) SR: 107.14

End of over 8 (13 runs) India 54/1 (77 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 6.75, RRR: 6.41)
     Umar Gul    2-0-20-1
RG Sharma    24* (20b 1x4 2x6)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-3-0

8.1

Shahid Afridi to Kohli, 1 wide, down the leg side

8.1

Shahid Afridi to Kohli, no run, Kohli defends this one off the back foot

8.2

Shahid Afridi to Kohli, no run, defended off the front foot, edged onto the pad

8.3

Shahid Afridi to Kohli, no run, blocks another one, three dots to start for Kohli

8.4

Shahid Afridi to Kohli, no run, driven towards cover, and Kohli is still not off the mark

8.5

Shahid Afridi to Kohli, 3 wides, down the leg side for another wide, Kohli charges back for the second, so four dot balls but he has still conceded four runs

8.5

Shahid Afridi to Kohli, FOUR, lovely from Kohli, waits on the back foot, and gently guides the legspinner past slip for four, great way to get off the mark

8.6

Shahid Afridi to Kohli, 1 run, defended towards point for a single, nine off the over though the first four balls were dot balls

End of over 9 (9 runs) India 63/1 (68 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 6.18)
V Kohli    5* (6b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-12-0
RG Sharma    24* (20b 1x4 2x6)      Umar Gul    2-0-20-1

vamshi: "May not be a nice looking innings from shikar, but he has done well to hang in there and give India a very good start"

9.1

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, no run, whipped towards square leg

9.2

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, 1 run

9.3

Saeed Ajmal to Sharma, OUT, turn here for Ajmal, much more than Rohit expected, he was looking to cut the ball as it pitched well outside off, but it spins in a long way, and Rohit gets a bottom edge onto the stumps, Rohit swings his bat in frustration after the dismissal

RG Sharma b Saeed Ajmal 24 (41m 21b 1x4 2x6) SR: 114.28

Yuvraj at No. 4

9.4

Saeed Ajmal to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, a doosra, heading for the pads, Yuvraj tucks it to square leg for a single

9.5

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, no run, length ball on the pads, clipped towards midwicket, this was another doosra

9.6

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, no run, huge appeal for a caught-behind, Kamran Akmal is convinced but the umpire isn't, this one spins down the leg side after pitching just outside off, umpire doesn't signal wide as well, so he rules that it is off the pad

End of over 10 (2 runs) India 65/2 (66 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.50, RRR: 6.60)
V Kohli    6* (10b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-14-1
Yuvraj Singh    1* (1b)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-12-0

10.1

Bilawal Bhatti to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, what a start from Bhatti, a quick full ball and Yuvraj's stumps are in disarray, 137kph, Yuvraj is stuck in the crease and looks to play across the line, offstump is reclining, Pakistan clawing their way back here

Yuvraj Singh b Bilawal Bhatti 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

10.2

Bilawal Bhatti to Raina, 1 run, length ball is eased towards wide mid-on for a single

Adnan Akram: "Two new batsmen on the crease now. Its an excellent opportunity for Pakistani spinners to capitalize the situation and get through their overs really quickly to mount pressure on this new pair."

10.3

Bilawal Bhatti to Kohli, 1 run, short of length ball, guided towards square leg

Anand kumar: "Yuvraj is becoming the new MAGGI man..... "

10.4

Bilawal Bhatti to Raina, FOUR, superb hit from Raina, short of length ball outside off, Raina guides that past a diving point for four, top timing on that stroke

10.5

Bilawal Bhatti to Raina, 1 run, short of length ball, 133kph, Raina pulls that gently behind square

Gorang: "One W begets another and another! In that light Dhawans stroke was not needed after having 13 in the over already. "

10.6

Bilawal Bhatti to Kohli, no run, full ball is crisply driven to mid-on

Atul: "I am in office unable to concentrate on work! Am i the only one?"

End of over 11 (7 runs) India 72/3 (59 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.54, RRR: 6.55)
V Kohli    7* (12b 1x4)      Bilawal Bhatti    1-0-7-1
SK Raina    6* (3b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-14-1

11.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Raina, 1 run, skids on towards middle, defended off the back foot to the off side

Jay: "Yuvi is a walking wicket. Not sure why he is still in the team? He's form has been bad for a while. Would rather have Binny or Rahane in the team."

11.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Kohli, no run, short of length ball spinning towards the pads, bounce there, Kohli defends to the leg side

abhi: "Same old issue Dhawan got out to a short ball playing an awkward attacking shot , Rohit had wasted another start when looked very well and Yuvi's footwork at the start of the innings !! Match on.."

11.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Kohli, no run, off the pad and that loops high and lands on the pitch

11.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Kohli, SIX, Hafeez drops it short and that is hammered over midwicket for six, takes on the man in the deep and clears him

11.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Kohli, 1 run, full ball is pushed towards long-on for a single

11.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Raina, 1 run, dropped, a tough chance at first slip, a thin outside edge from Raina, Afridi had to dove to his right to snaffle that low chance, he can't, Raina survives

End of over 12 (9 runs) India 81/3 (50 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.75, RRR: 6.25)
SK Raina    8* (5b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-14-0
V Kohli    14* (16b 1x4 1x6)      Bilawal Bhatti    1-0-7-1

12.1

Bilawal Bhatti to Raina, no run, pitched up and that is driven towards mid-off

12.2

Bilawal Bhatti to Raina, FOUR, slammed that to the midwicket boundary, this was a short ball that sat up, easy put away as his attempted slower offcutter goes wrong

12.3

Bilawal Bhatti to Raina, no run

12.4

Bilawal Bhatti to Raina, 1 run, short ball, Raina keeps it down as he gently pulls it in front of square

12.5

Bilawal Bhatti to Kohli, 1 run, short of length ball just outside off, steered down to third man for a single

12.6

Bilawal Bhatti to Raina, FOUR, Bhatti bowls short again, Raina backs away from the stumps and thumps this to the midwicket boundary for four more, Bhatti needs to be fuller

End of over 13 (10 runs) India 91/3 (40 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 5.71)
SK Raina    17* (10b 3x4)      Bilawal Bhatti    2-0-17-1
V Kohli    15* (17b 1x4 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-0-14-0

13.1

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, 1 run, spins in towards off, clipped towards square leg for a single

13.2

Saeed Ajmal to Raina, 1 run, drops this just behind point, straight to Tanvir but they still pinch a single

13.3

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, 1 run, on the pads, stayed a touch low, taps this behind square leg for a single

13.4

Saeed Ajmal to Raina, no run, length ball just outside off, punched towards point

13.5

Saeed Ajmal to Raina, no run, the doosra, defended from the crease back towards the bowler

13.6

Saeed Ajmal to Raina, no run, more careful defence, India deciding to not take risks against Ajmal at this stage

End of over 14 (3 runs) India 94/3 (37 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.71, RRR: 6.16)
SK Raina    18* (14b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-17-1
V Kohli    17* (19b 1x4 1x6)      Bilawal Bhatti    2-0-17-1

14.1

Shahid Afridi to Kohli, FOUR, Kohli steps down the track and plays a lofted drive past long-off, Kohli guiding India's chase yet again

14.2

Shahid Afridi to Kohli, 2 runs, outside off and that is guided towards deep backward point for two more

14.3

Shahid Afridi to Kohli, no run, careful defence off the front foot

14.4

Shahid Afridi to Kohli, FOUR, Kohli wants to finish this off early, he dances down the track and absolutely lashes this past the bowler for four

14.5

Shahid Afridi to Kohli, 1 run, clipped behind square leg for one more

14.6

Shahid Afridi to Raina, 1 run, length ball on middle, played from within the crease, turned towards square leg for one more

End of over 15 (12 runs) India 106/3 (25 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.06, RRR: 5.00)
SK Raina    19* (15b 3x4)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-24-0
V Kohli    28* (24b 3x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-17-1

Aashish: "India should go for the kill now. A higher NRR may prove very helpful in the near future...."

15.1

Umar Gul to Raina, 1 run, Gul returns, leading edge from Raina, the ball flies over cover for a single

15.2

Umar Gul to Kohli, 2 runs, Kohli comes down the track and then guides the ball towards deep backward point

15.3

Umar Gul to Kohli, 1 run, back of a length ball, Kohli opens the face to run the ball towards third man

15.4

Umar Gul to Raina, 1 run, short of length and well outside off, slower one is guided towards deep backward point

15.5

Umar Gul to Kohli, 1 run, a low full toss just outside off, whipped in front of square leg

15.6

Umar Gul to Raina, 1 wide, short ball and that is way over Raina's head

15.6

Umar Gul to Raina, 1 run, driven towards extra cover for a quick single

End of over 16 (8 runs) India 114/3 (17 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.12, RRR: 4.25)
SK Raina    22* (18b 3x4)      Umar Gul    3-0-28-1
V Kohli    32* (27b 3x4 1x6)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-24-0

16.1

Saeed Ajmal to Raina, no run, defended towards short cover

16.2

Saeed Ajmal to Raina, no run, tucked towards square leg

16.3

Saeed Ajmal to Raina, 1 run, goes deep in the crease and pushes this towards long-on for a single, the 50 stand comes up

16.4

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, no run, full ball that Kohli wanted to carve through cover with a flat bat, too full for that sort of shot, he misses

16.5

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, no run, blocked off the front foot towards cover

16.6

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, no run, Ajmal's quota is over, clipped towards square leg, good effort from Ajmal, 1-18 even though he was slogged for three fours in his first over

End of over 17 (1 run) India 115/3 (16 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.76, RRR: 5.33)
V Kohli    32* (30b 3x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-18-1
SK Raina    23* (21b 3x4)      Umar Gul    3-0-28-1

17.1

Junaid Khan to Raina, FOUR, a swipe from Raina, he was looking to go leg side but it soars over mid-off for four, Raina won't complain

17.2

Junaid Khan to Raina, no run, short of length ball, played off the thigh pad towards midwicket, yes-no between the batsmen before they decide to not go for the run

17.3

Junaid Khan to Raina, no run, a bouncer that Raina wants to help towards fine leg, doesn't connect

17.4

Junaid Khan to Raina, 1 run, drops this towards point for a quick single

Junaid switches to round the wicket, mid-on moves to long-on

17.5

Junaid Khan to Kohli, no run, defended towards point off the front foot

17.6

Junaid Khan to Kohli, FOUR, length ball is flicked to the midwicket boundary, doesn't bother keeping it down, picking the gap perfectly

End of over 18 (9 runs) India 124/3 (7 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.88, RRR: 3.50)
V Kohli    36* (32b 4x4 1x6)      Junaid Khan    3-0-23-0
SK Raina    28* (25b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-18-1

18.1

Umar Gul to Raina, no run, dropped, Raina gets a let off at midwicket, a short of length ball is thumped to midwicket, Hafeez should have taken this though it was a little away from him to his left

18.2

Umar Gul to Raina, SIX, scores are level as Raina deposits this over the midwicket boundary

18.3

Umar Gul to Raina, 1 run, down the leg side, Raina has the simple job of helping that off his thigh pad towards fine leg, and that's a straightforward win for India

India 4 Pakistan 0 in World T20s. India have been in pretty poor form coming into this tournament, but they have been on top today. The gamble with three specialist spinners worked wonders, with Amit Mishra a leading contender for the Man of the Match award. Once the Pakistan batting could muster only 130, it was always going to be tough to defend. There were a few tight moments, but India were never really in deep trouble in the chase.

An important results as the teams are in a tough group, which also includes defending champions West Indies and highly rated Australia. Not easy to qualify from this group.

Amit Mishra is the Man of the Match: "I did some hard work, I'm very happy we won this match. I'm always thinking of going for wickets, and building up pressure. MS gave me a lot of support today, the sort of support you need as a bowler."

Presentation ceremony coming up.

Hafeez: "The pitch was damp a little, not coming onto the bat, there was extra bounce. We were 20 runs short, we also dropped some catches, we have to take them in matches like this. Long way to go in this tournament. Maqsood has natural talent to hit the ball hard."

Dhoni: "A few dropped catches, it would have been better if we could have taken them, apart from that it was a fantastic game. Rohit and Dhawan gave us a good start, Kohli and Raina capitalised. It is good to see Raina among the runs, with him around it gives us the firepower in the middle order. [About extra spinners] we will have to decide based on how much dew is there, I think today Amit Mishra bowled 70-75% of what he can bowl."

India couldn't have asked for a better start to their World T20. A comfortable victory over their archrivals in a tough group, with the bowlers delivering and Raina finding his touch. Here's our match report: India cruise past anxious Pakistan.

There'll be much more on the site shortly from Abhishek Purohit and Mohammad Isam, our two correspondents in Mirpur. But for now, it's a wrap. See you all tomorrow. G'night!

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Mar 21, 2014

Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli celebrate India's win, India v Pakistan, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur, March 21, 2014

Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli celebrate India's win

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Kamran Akmal can only watch as Virat Kohli tees off, India v Pakistan, World T20, Group 2, Mirpur, March 21, 2014

Kamran Akmal can only watch as Virat Kohli tees off

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