Virat Kohli celebrates after his half-century. (Photo: cricinfo)
Extending it's supremacy over Pakistan in World Cups, India comfortably chased the target of 119 runs to win by six wickets against arch rivals in their rain-curtailed World Twenty20 Group 2 match at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday.
Asked to bat first after match was reduced to 18 overs a side, visitors scored a modest 118/5 with Shoaib Malik (26 runs off 16 balls) being the top scorer.
Virat Kohli (55* off 37 balls) and Yuvraj Singh (24 runs off 23 balls) put on 61 runs stand for fourth wicket to shift the match in India’s favour.
After Yuvi’s dismissal, skipper MS Dhoni (13* off 9 balls) and Kohli saw to it that India doesn’t loss any more wicket.
Eventually, hosts chased down the target with 15 balls to spare, to extend their record against Pakistan in all World Cups to 11 matches.
For Pakistan, Mohammad Sami (2/17) was the most successful bowler.