Asia Cup 2016 IND vs PAK: India beat Pakistan by 5 wickets

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Published on: Feb 27, 2016

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Asia Cup T20 2016: India vs Pakistan, 4th Match Live Scoresat Mirpur, 27 Feb, 2016.Match scheduled to begin at 19:00 local time (13:30 GMT)

Asia Cup T20 2016: India vs Pakistan, 4th Match Live Scoresat Mirpur, 27 Feb, 2016

Series: Asia Cup T20 2016

Teams: India vs Pakistan

Match Time: 13:30 GMT | 19:00 PM IST | 19:00 local

Venue: Played at Mirpur

Toss: India won the toss and bowl first

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Virat Kohli is the Man of the Match for that 49 on a tough pitch.

India beat Pakistan by five wickets and 27 balls to spare. Pakistan were a shambles with the bat, not one redeeming feature about their innings and that is what cost them the game. India's fast bowlers bowled impeccably against a clueless opposition - Bumrah and Pandya in particular.

A chase of 84 should have been a cruise but Mohammad Amir bowled with incredible skill to rout the Indian top order. Mohammad Sami and Mohammad Irfan also bowled with hostility and troubled the batsmen - Yuvraj stayed long enough in the middle for his troubles against high pace to be exposed. Virat Kohli, however, was magnificent. He batted with an assuredness that everyone in the game did not have, and steered India to their small target.

V Kohli: "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 had to respect the conditions, I made mistakes in the last innings but I dug in this time ... I would like to congratulate Mohammad Amir for the way he bowled, I actually congratulated him while he was bowling. It was amazing to play such a spell. Counterattacking is the game I play, that's why I bat at no.3 but sometimes you have to respect the conditions and play that way. It is very important to be able to change your shot at the last moment in such conditions ... you need to be switched on mentally, stay calm and relaxed."

Dhoni says it is a harder surface than the first game with more grass, and there isn't much dew at the moment, so he wants to give his bowlers first use of the conditions.

Shikhar Dhawan has a niggle, Ajinkya Rahane replaces him.

Afridi said he wanted to bat first anyway. He has four fast bowlers in his XI! India have only two.

Pakistan Playing XI: K Manzoor, S Khan, M Hafeez, S Malik, S Ahmed, U Akmal, S Afridi, Wahab Riaz, M Sami, M Amir, M Irfan

India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Rahane, V Kohli, S Raina, Yuvraj, Pandya, MS Dhoni, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, A Nehra, Bumrah.


India team: Harbhajan Singh, MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, SK Raina, Parthiv Patel, V Kohli,Ravindra Jadeja, Shikhar Dhawan, AM Rahane, R Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Mohammed Shami, Pawan Negi,Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya

Pakistan team: Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Sami, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Sarfraz Ahmed, Khalid Latif, Khurram Manzoor, Mohammad Amir, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Irfan, Anwar Ali,Sharjeel Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Rumman Raees, Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed

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