Virat Kohli scored a assured 49 to prop up India in a tough chase as they defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in a low-scoring Asia Cup match on Saturday.
India skittled Pakistan for 83 inside 18 overs earlier than being put beneath the warmth within the chase.
The reply from MS Dhoni’s facet started on a sorry notice with fiery left-arm paceman Mohammad Amir dismissing each openers Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane leg earlier than within the first over earlier than that they had opened their scoring.
Amir additionally dismissed Suresh Raina to complete with 4-18-Three and gained some reward from Kohli alongside the best way.
“It wasn’t an easy wicket to bat, I wasn’t happy with myself in the last game, where I went too hard at the ball. I made mistakes in the last innings but I dug in this time,” Kohli mentioned of the seaming Sher-e-Bangla Stadium pitch.
“I would like to congratulate Mohammad Amir for the way he bowled, I actually congratulated him while he was bowling. I was really happy to play such an amazing spell of fast bowling. May god bless him with more success,” Kohli, who was named man of the match, added.
The Indian pacemen have been proper on the cash as effectively after captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni opted to bowl first on a green-tinged pitch. His bowlers responded brilliantly, extracting good motion out of the wicket.
Medium paceman Hardik Pandya was essentially the most profitable among the many Indian bowlers, selecting up three wickets for eight runs, whereas Pakistan didn’t assist their very own trigger with Khurram Manzoor and captain Shahid Afridi operating themselves out.
Wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed’s 25 was Pakistan’s highest particular person rating whereas Manzoor, making his T20 debut, was the one different batsman to achieve double figures with 10.
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