Amitabh Bachchan and Shafaqat Amanat Ali sung the National Anthems for India and Pakistan before the teams took the field during the Super 10 clash between India and Pakistan at Eden Garden Kolkata. You can listen to Amitabh Bachchan Singing National Anthem below.
Amitabh Bachchan Singing National Anthem
The match was reduced from 20 overs to 18 overs a side due to rains. Indian captain MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to field on a damp pitch which was supposed to assist seam bowling. However, just in second over of the match, the ball started to turn square. Pakistani batsman found the going tough and struggled to accelerate due to some tight bowling by Indian spinners.
The bowl was turning square but MS Dhoni chose to go with pace and spin bowlers only bowled 8 out of the possible 15 overs of spin that Dhoni could have used. R Ashwin opened the bowling but only bowled 3 overs. Rainin took one wicket but did not bowl any other over and Yuvraj Singh did not even bowl one ball.
Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal late heroics allowed Pakistan to post a competitive. Pakistan though was playing 4 fast bowlers and hence even though they managed to take 3 quick wickets, Kohli and Yuvraj Singh managed to form a steady partnership which guided India home. Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik could not use the spin-friendly conditions and failed to create any sort of pressure.
Just like it happened in Asia Cup, Virat Kohli guided the Indian chase. He was once again complimented by Yuvraj Singh and duo put on a solid partnership to guide India out of troubled waters. Yuvraj got out trying to up the scoring rate but Kohli kept his end going and brought up his 50. With this knock, Virat Kohli now has the most 50’s in International T20 competitions.
India v Pakistan Match Highlights
Earlier in the day, Pakistan women managed to beat India in a rain-affected match. India will next take on Bangladesh and Pakistan will take on group leaders New Zealand.
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