Watch India Vs. Pakistan T20 World Cup Cricket Live Stream Video: Live Score, Ind 16/1
India innings (target: 119 runs from 18 overs)
RG Sharma c Shoaib Malik b Mohammad Amir 10
S Dhawan b Mohammad Sami 6
V Kohli not out 55
SK Raina b Mohammad Sami 0
Yuvraj Singh c Mohammad Sami b Wahab Riaz 24
MS Dhoni*â€ not out 13
Extras (lb 3, w 7, nb 1) 11
Total (4 wickets; 15.5 overs) 119 (7.51 runs per over)
Update: Wahab sends Yuvraj back to pavillion on a very poor ball, Ind 84/4
Update: Virat Kohli and Yuvraj build the Indian inning and take them out of danger zone. Afterr 11.5 overs India 84/3, Kohli 33 and Yuvraj 24
Update: After 8 overs, India playing at 46/3. Kohli playing at 11, Yuvraj at 9.
Update: Sami on hattrick. Takes Raina for a duck. Great performance of Pakistani pacers. Ind 23/3
Update: Afridi was being attacked for playing Sami. And he takes Dhawan on 3rd ball of his first over. Ind 23/2
Update: Mohammad Amir dispatches Rohit Sharma back to pavillion, India 16/1
Update: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan begin the chase for India. 118 runs in 18 overs and home pitch, teh total is not huge if Indian batsmen don’t play like Pakistani batsmen
Indian bowlers do extremely well to restrict Pakistan to 118 runs. Lots of missed chances
Pakistan 118/5 (18.0/18 ov)
Sharjeel Khan c Pandya b Raina 17
Ahmed Shehzad c Jadeja b Bumrah 25
Shahid Afridi* c Kohli b Pandya 8
Umar Akmal c â€ Dhoni b Jadeja 22
Shoaib Malik c Ashwin b Nehra 26
Sarfraz Ahmedâ€ not out 8
Mohammad Hafeez not out 5
Extras (b 2, lb 3, w 1, nb 1) 7
Total (5 wickets; 18 overs) 118 (6.55 runs per over)
Update: Pakistan make very slow start. Already played three overs and score is just 12 runs. In 18 over match you need a start like South african team did against England
Update: India wins the toss, asks Pak to bat first
Update: So finally we have update about start of the match. Toss at 8.10 pm, start at 8.30pm, 18-overs a side.
Update: Match has been delayed due to rain and wet outfield.Â
Update: Someone said that Bangladeshi stadiums are better prepared to face rains as they have better drainage systems that Indian stadiums.
Update:Â West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is honouring former Pakistan captain and politician Imran Khan on the field by draping a shawl around him. Wasim Akram is next. “Poor Allan Lamb. His 92 World Cup dismissal comes up on the big screen.” says Karthik. And after Akram, is Waqar Younis and Sunil Gavaskar. And then Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar.
Will Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi be able to play the same inning he played against Bangladesh in their inaugural match? While Indian team may be worried over his return to form, many long time analysts believe Shahid Afridi is not someone who plays by the book. They believe he performs well in a match and then lets his fans down in a big way in a dozen matches or so.
Pakistani skipper may not be consistent against many teams in the past, but he and his teammates have already played two matches against two different teams from the Sub-continent and won both the matches here in Kolkata. The first match was just a warmup match against Sri Lanka, while the other match was against Bangladesh.
Pakistani team had lost six matches against Bangladesh in a row and many thought Bangladesh team was in a better position to win the match. To be true they were called the favorite to win the match. Nonetheless Pakistan amazed all by beating them by close to fifty runs.
Pakistani team in Kolkata seems to be a lot better than the team in Mirpur, Bangladesh, during the recently concluded Asia Cup 2016. Mohammad Hafeezâ€™a return to form and Shahzadâ€™s good show in the match against Bangladesh must have given the team managers a lot of hope.
Their bowling seems to be in an exceptional form. Amir has added to the strength. Besides, Afridi is also bowling very effectively. Irfan has proved to be an asset for the team. Nonetheless the team India seems to be in a lot better form.
They have been consistent for a long time. But the last two losses, first in a warm up match and then against New Zealand seems to have dented their confidence. There is a serious problem with Indian team. If Kohli blooms, India blooms too and if Kohli flops, team India flounders too.
Right now Indian fans seem to be very concerned about the fate of the team in the tournament. The heavy loss to New Zealand means India’s net run rate is pretty poor, while Pakistan’s massive win over Bangladesh has put them top of the points table in Group 2 for now. While a loss will not knock them out of the WT20, India cannot really afford another poor evening in the middle. The hosts need to find their big-game inspiration, look to their Asia Cup victory over Pakistan, and start showing the world why they were branded as the clear favourites at the start of the tournament.
Match starts at 2pm GMT/7.30pm IST. Live coverage of the game is available on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD in the UK. Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 3 will telecast the match live in India. Click here for live streaming link.
Possible XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (C&WK), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra..
Possible XI: Ahmed Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfraz Ahmed (WK), Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi (C), Anwar Ali, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Irfan.