Shahid Afridi has been branded an "absolutely clueless" captain in a report submitted by Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam in the wake of the team's poor World T20 and Asia Cup campaigns
On the eve of the World Twenty20's marquee clash, both India and Pakistan were doing their best to block out the constant swirl of India-Pakistan
Pakistan allrounder Shoaid Malik says the team's batting must improve and praised Virat Kohli for his match-winning fifty on a tricky pitch in Kolkata
Their crushing defeat to New Zealand was a jolt they needed to refocus, and against Pakistan they played like tournament favourites
After his match-winning 55 against Pakistan in Kolkata, Virat Kohli spoke of the disappointment of the failed chase against New Zealand, the importance of playing proper shots, and his emotional celebration
It was feared that T20 would ruin batting, and cricket in general. But two recent innings give us a glimpse of a more beautiful future
As "Sachiiiiin" echoed around Eden Gardens, Virat Kohli stepped in to lift India from trouble - with a venerable sidekick for company
India v Pakistan was not supposed to happen at Eden Gardens. But Kolkata sucked it in and Virat Kohli stole the show
India captain MS Dhoni has said Virat Kohli's ability to rotate strike is the key to converting starts into big scores in pressure situations after India's six-wicket win over Pakistan
Stats highlights from India's six-wicket win over Pakistan at Eden Gardens
A gritty 37-ball 55 from Virat Kohli helped a winless India beat a Pakistan by six wickets, and 13 balls to spare, on a spinner-friendly Eden Gardens pitch on Saturday.
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.
No. of players who have appeared in all the 8 T20Is between India and Pakistan - MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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