Player of the Match
Player of the Match

11.20 pm I cannot overstate how good an innings this has been from Kohli, despite all of his performances in chases so far. On a pitch that was difficult to play shots on - with balls gripping the surface and turning big - Kohli seemed in such control, something every other batsman struggled with. He just made it look easy.

Robert Hoggarth: "Yesterday Root, today Kohli, shows class still has a place in t20"

From Karthik Krishnaswamy at Eden Gardens: "Umar Akmal came up to Kohli and they shook hands and hugged. Dhoni strolled that last single slowly, jauntily. Kohli ran with both his arms in the air. Kohli kept waving his bat to the crowd as he walked off the field."

Kaey: "Sachin will be a proud man, India have undoubtedly found his successor in Kohli.. "

The Man of the Match Virat Kohli: "It was a challenging wicket, that's what you want as a cricketer, new challenges to play. Last game I was very disappointed to have got out, that really hurt ... even the 49 against Pakistan in Dhaka was really satisfying, that's what you need, a tough pitch a good bowling attack and you pulling your team out of trouble ... Yuvraj weathered the storm and then smacked a few, Yuvi style ... I think these performances are good for him as well, he's in good nick."

Rakib: "Kohli only faced 4 balls from Amir. Afridi made a mistake of not bowling him when Kohli was fresh. I feel bad for Amir. "

Rakib: "Kohli only faced 4 balls from Amir. Afridi made a mistake of not bowling him when Kohli was fresh. I feel bad for Amir." Credit to him for fighting it out.

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Afridi: "I want to congratulate Dhoni and his team. I was not expecting a pitch like this, I think we were a bit short with runs - 30 runs short. We didn't bowl in the right areas, I did not bowl well. Virat Kohli batted really well ..."

Dhoni: "Not like this (expect to turn) ... in the second half it got slightly better, and they had only one spinner. Initially when we saw the pitch we did not think it would turn so much. I think we can do better, there are areas we can improve, once we get into the knockouts you won't get a second chance ... If I knew from the start if it would turn so much I have no problems playing another spinner." But Dhoni explained why he wanted a third seamer in Pandya, because of the dew for instance, and because he has a lot of back up spin options.

Girish: "Root 83, Kohli 55. Waiting for special innings from Williamson and Steven Smith.. All 4 are considered considered to be in same league!!"

Phew, that brings us to an end to India-Pakistan for tonight. And to think it all began with a thunderstorm all those hours ago. Thank you for your emails today, I try and get through as many as I can. And thank you for reading. Have a good night.

Mohammad Irfan to Dhoni, 1 run, moves back and across to pull the short of a length ball in front of square leg, India have won by six wickets, their campaign is back on track
Mohammad Irfan to Dhoni, SIX runs, slams it over the long on boundary! Dhoni gets forward to a length slower ball and muscles it flat over the fence

India's WC dominance


India's win-loss record against Pakistan in World Cup matches - 6 in ODI WC and 4 in WC T20. Also India have 6-1 win-loss record vs Pakistan in T20Is.

Played all matches


No. of players who have appeared in all the 8 T20Is between India and Pakistan - MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik.

Shehzad gets there


No. of players who have scored 1000-plus runs for Pakistan in T20Is - most for any team in the format. India have four such players, second-most.

No breakthrough yet!


Consecutive T20Is where India had picked at least 2 wickets in the first 6 overs of the innings, before this game. They failed to take even one wicket this match.

Among youngest


No. of players who completed 1000 T20I runs at a younger age than Ahmed Shehzad's 24y years 117 days. Umar Akmal got there at 23 years, 180 days.

The man to chase this


Virat Kohli's average while chasing in T20Is, before this match. He has scored 781 runs in 17 innings with 8 half-centuries and remaining not out 7 times.

The streak is on


India's win-loss record against Pakistan in all World Cup matches. They defeated them 6 times in ODIs and this was the 5th in T20Is.

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

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