India shockingly defeated Pakistan thanks to a masterful Virat Kohli performance. Even though India lost their top four batsmen in the first seven overs, King Kohli practically single-handedly guided India to victory. Despite being at the non-end striker for the final ball, off which India required one run to win, the former India captain was undefeated on 82 off 53 balls. The Indian players surrounded Kohli as R Ashwin smashed the ball over the infield, setting off frenzied cheers.
King Kohli and Hardik Pandya gave new life to a dying match:
At the T20 World Cup on Sunday in front of a large audience at the Melbourne Cricket Field, India defeated Pakistan by four wickets off the last ball thanks to Virat Kohli’s commanding half-century and Ravichandran Ashwin’s calm performance in the dying overs.
In his final over, Pakistan’s all-around spinner Mohammad Nawaz gave India two wides and a no-ball before Ashwin calmly smashed the win streak over mid-off as India successfully hunted down 160 for victory.
Man-of-the-match After pulling the team out of difficulty in a stunning partnership with Hardik Pandya (40), Kohli was outstanding, leading India to the verge of victory with 82 not out.
In front of 90,293 ecstatic supporters and thousands of millions more streaming around the world, Kohli took off with the bat in the closing overs to help India win in what appeared to be a morale-boosting triumph for Pakistan.
India’s Bowling Highlights:
Earlier, in a Super 12 encounter of the Men’s T20 World Cup on Sunday at a packed Melbourne Cricket Pitch, Hardik Pandya and Arshdeep Singh each grabbed three wickets as Pakistan produced 159/8 in tumultuous innings versus India.
The two teams’ respective momentums alternated frequently during that inning. Pakistan reacted to India’s strong start with Arshdeep’s new-ball surge with a 76-run third-wicket partnership between Shan Masood (52 not out) and Iftikhar Ahmed (51). Ultimately, India came back with a string of wickets to keep Pakistan to fewer than 160 runs.
Arshdeep Singh was one of India’s most effective pacers in the tournament’s most hyped match, ending with figures of 3/32 in four overs at the legendary Melbourne Cricket Ground. Arshdeep would have finished with higher stats if it hadn’t been for the 14 runs in the 19th over. Arshdeep, competing in his first World Cup, offered India early inroads before Pakistan leveled matters with a 76-run third-wicket stand.
King Kohli proved today that form is temporary but class is permanent:
With a stunning 53-ball 82 not out, Virat Kohli single-handedly drove India to an amazing four-wicket triumph against old rivals Pakistan in competitive T20 World Cup tournament here on Sunday. Pakistan battled back from a shaky start to record a battling 159 for eight. India finished the pursuit in the last ball, with Kohli and Hardik Pandya (40) providing the majority of the runs following a disastrous start to their innings.
Let’s have a look at the glorious shots played by King Kohli in today’s match:
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