India defeated Pakistan by 7 wickets in a comprehensive and comfortable 7-wicket triumph in the Super-10 opener of ICC World Twenty20.
Amit Mishra was the star performer as his 2/22 put the brakes on Pakistani batting.
Images courtesy AFP and AP
India had Pakistan on the mat early after opting to field first.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is seen here just before running Kamran Akmal out.
Indian fielding was a bit shoddy with several catches being floored. Overall though, Pakistan struggled to get going.
Once Amit Mishra was introduced, Pakistan batting crumbled. The spinner even had a wicket-maiden to his credit.
Mishra's four over cost just 22 and it helped India halt Pakistan on 130/7. It was an effort that would earn the 31-year-old the man-of-the-match award.
In reply, India openers Shikhar Dhawan (in pic) and Rohit Sharma put on 54 runs for the opening wicket.
Dhawan scored 30 off 28 and looked in fine touch before falling to Umar Gul whom he had previously dispatched for several boundaries.
Rohit Sharma at the other end looked in decent form too. He scored 24 off 21 before surrendering to Saeed Ajmal's spin.
Saeed Ajmal gave a scare to India when he bowled tight line and got a few close calls off his bowling.
With Yuvraj Singh (unseen) falling cheaply too, India looked like making the match tense.
It was not to be though as Virat Kohli stepped in and continued with his brilliant form.
Kohli remained unbeaten on 36 off 32 to take his team past the finish line with nine balls to spare.
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