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13th Match, Group 2 (N), Mirpur, Mar 21 2014, World T20
(18.3/20 ov)131/3
India won by 7 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
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• The Report by Sidharth Monga

India cruise past anxious Pakistan

Once again an anxious Pakistan made too many mistakes in a big match against India, and lost comprehensively

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan130/7(20 overs)
India131/3(18.3 overs)

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!

18.3
1
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

18.2
6
Umar Gul to Raina, SIX runs

scores are level as Raina deposits this over the midwicket boundary

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

end of over 189 runs
INDIA: 124/3CRR: 6.88 RRR: 3.50
Virat Kohli36 (32)
Suresh Raina28 (25)
Junaid Khan 3-0-23-0
Saeed Ajmal 4-0-18-1
17.6
4
Junaid to Kohli, FOUR runs

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

17.5
Junaid to Kohli, no run

defended towards point off the front foot

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

17.4
1
Junaid to Raina, 1 run

drops this towards point for a quick single

17.3
Junaid to Raina, no run

a bouncer that Raina wants to help towards fine leg, doesn't connect

17.2
Junaid 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

17.1
4
Junaid to Raina, FOUR runs

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

end of over 171 run
INDIA: 115/3CRR: 6.76 RRR: 5.33
Virat Kohli32 (30)
Suresh Raina23 (21)
Saeed Ajmal 4-0-18-1
Umar Gul 3-0-28-1
16.6
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

16.5
Ajmal to Kohli, no run

blocked off the front foot towards cover

16.4
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

16.3
1
Ajmal to Raina, 1 run

goes deep in the crease and pushes this towards long-on for a single, the 50 stand comes up

16.2
Ajmal to Raina, no run

tucked towards square leg

16.1
Ajmal to Raina, no run

defended towards short cover

end of over 168 runs
INDIA: 114/3CRR: 7.12 RRR: 4.25
Suresh Raina22 (18)
Virat Kohli32 (27)
Umar Gul 3-0-28-1
Shahid Afridi 3-0-24-0
15.6
1
Umar Gul to Raina, 1 run

driven towards extra cover for a quick single

15.6
1w
Umar Gul to Raina, 1 wide

short ball and that is way over Raina's head

15.5
1
Umar Gul to Kohli, 1 run

a low full toss just outside off, whipped in front of square leg

15.4
1
Umar Gul to Raina, 1 run

short of length and well outside off, slower one is guided towards deep backward point

15.3
1
Umar Gul to Kohli, 1 run

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

Best performances - batters
Virat Kohli player portrait
V Kohli INDIA
36 runs (32)
4 fours
1 six
Control85%
Productive shot
leg glance
11 runs
1 four
0 six
531554112
Suresh Raina portrait
SK Raina INDIA
35 runs (28)
4 fours
1 six
Control90%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
12 runs
1 four
1 six
130113548
Best performances - bowlers
Amit Mishra portrait
A Mishra INDIA
O
4
M
1
R
22
W
2
ECO
5.5
Ravindra Jadeja portrait
RA Jadeja INDIA
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
1
ECO
4.5
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossIndia, elected to field first
SeriesWorld T20
Season2013/14
Player Of The Match
Amit Mishra
Amit Mishra
Match numberT20I no. 378
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.50, Interval 20.50-21.10, Second Session 21.20-22.30
Match days21 March 2014 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami
Umpires
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Kumar Dharmasena
England Image
Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
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Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
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Richard Illingworth
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle
PointsIndia 2, Pakistan 0
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