20th Match, ICC World Twenty20 at Colombo (RPS), Group 2 (N)
(17/20 ov, target 129)
India won by 8 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Match centre 
Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan
Commentator: Kanishkaa Balachandran
Scorecard summary
Pakistan128(19.4 overs)
India129/2(17 overs)
end of over 173 runs
INDIA: 129/2CRR: 7.58 
Yuvraj Singh19 (16)
Virat Kohli78 (61)
Saeed Ajmal4-0-25-0
Umar Gul3-0-30-0


Hafeez: "We just didn't get the partnerships. It was a difficult pitch to bat on but Kohli was excellent. We were hoping to get him out and put pressure on the rest but we couldn't do that. We need to improve our fielding. We still have a chance."

Dhoni: "The players looked relaxed, we knew there was something in store. It's good that Kohli is taking the responsibility, Viru batted well, we lost Gambhir early. I always felt that if you are desperate for a win you put more pressure on yourself. We didn't think too far ahead of ourselves. Thanks to the crowd for showing up."

Kohli is the Man of the Match: "The key is to stay as calm as possible. In the last game I thought a bit too much. The idea it to play 10-15 overs and the team benefits from it. It's a slow wicket but better under lights. God's been kind."

So an one-sided encounter ends the Sunday. In fact both games. Hoping for more competitive games tomorrow between Sri Lanka and England and New Zealand and West Indies.

That's it from here. Thanks for the mails and your company. Cheers!

End of match: India deliver a solid thrashing here and extend their winning run against Pakistan in all World Cups and World T20s. This gives India a chance to qualify for the semis and Pakistan will have a bit to do when they play their final game.

Pakistan's NRR at this stage is -0.43 while India's is -0.45. That's as narrow as it gets. Pakistan will have to try and topple a rampaging Australia while India have taken on South Africa, who looked like a ragged outfit today. But you still can't make predictions in this format. India were soundly thrashed by Australia the other day but were a transformed team today. Pakistan shouldn't lose hope.

Since so many of you are asking, here goes: India have won their first Super Eights game since the launch of the IPL.

Saeed Ajmal to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run
a gentle nudge behind square gives India their first Super Eights win since 2007! Yuvraj punches the air as he picks up the single
Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, 1 run
tossed up on the pads and he clips it to deep square leg for a single, scores level
Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, no run
tucked away to short fine leg again, India haven;t managed to get there within 16.4
Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, no run
down the track and he can only hit it to the fielder at midwicket
Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, no run
Kohli gives the charge and turns it behind him but straight to short fine leg
Saeed Ajmal to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run
India need to get there by 16.4 to go ahead of Pakistan in NRR, Yuvraj gently clips the ball to square leg
end of over 1616 runs
INDIA: 126/2CRR: 7.87 • RRR: 0.75 • Need 3 from 24b
Virat Kohli77 (57)
Yuvraj Singh17 (14)
Umar Gul3-0-30-0
Shahid Afridi4-0-34-1
Umar Gul to Kohli, FOUR runs
Free Hit Kohli rubbing it in here, friendly half volley outside off and driven past the covers, the sweeper gives up the chase
Umar Gul to Kohli, (no ball) 2 runs
Gul oversteps! Full on the pads and he drives through the line down to wide long-on, India closing in on the NRR gap
Umar Gul to Kohli, 2 runs
opens the face of the bat and angles it down to third man, two more to the total
Umar Gul to Kohli, FOUR runs
Kohli is perhaps aware of the NRR scenario, shows his intent by giving the charge and lofting it elegantly over extra cover
Umar Gul to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run
drops it short again and he pulls and it's safe down to deep midwicket
Umar Gul to Kohli, 1 run
Dropped, Nazir this time, Kohli pulls the short one and it doesn't get much distance, Nazir ran forward from deep midwicket and didn't time his dive well
Umar Gul to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run
slower delivery and he clips it down to square leg
end of over 1510 runs
INDIA: 110/2CRR: 7.33 • RRR: 3.80 • Need 19 from 30b
Yuvraj Singh15 (12)
Virat Kohli64 (52)
Shahid Afridi4-0-34-1
Saeed Ajmal3-0-22-0

India need the remaining 19 off 10 balls to get their NRR past Pakistan

Shahid Afridi to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run
pushes it down to long-on for a single
Shahid Afridi to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs
fuller delivery and he gets on his knee and sweeps it hard down to deep squate leg, the fielder fumbles and nearly parries it to the boundary, kicks it before it hits the rope and Nazir mops up
Shahid Afridi to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR runs
that really sped away! Tossed up on the off stump and he comes forward and bangs it down to long-on
Shahid Afridi to Kohli, 1 run
Shahid Afridi to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run
fuller delivery and he drives him down to long-off
Match details
R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo
TossPakistan , elected to bat first
SeriesICC World Twenty20 2012
Player Of The Match
Virat Kohli
Match numberT20I no. 282
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.50, Interval 20.50-21.10, Second Session 21.10-22.30
Match days30 September 2012 - night match (20-over match)
Richard Kettleborough
Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
Ian Gould
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe
PointsIndia 2, Pakistan 0