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Highlights of India-Pakistan game

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Highlights of India-Pakistan game

Colombo, Sep 30: Virat Kohli and bowlers set up a big eight-wicket victory for India over Pakistan in their Super Eight game of ICC World Twenty20 2012 here on Sunday night.

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Here are the highlights of this game

# India won their first Super Eight game in World T20 since 2007. Their last win was against South Africa in Durban on September 20, 2007. It has been a long wait of five years and 10 days

# This is also India's first Super Eight win after the launch of Indian Premier League (IPL) which was unveiled in 2008

# Virat Kohli was the star for India with the bat as they chased 129 in 17 overs for the loss of openers Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag

# Pakistan are slightly ahead of India in terms of net run rate. Pakistan's is -0.426 and India's -0.452. Both have two points each after one win and one loss

# On Tuesday, the Group 2's Super Eight matches will be completed. Australia face Pakistan while India meet South Africa

# India's chances of semi-final are still alive. However, they have to win against South Africa and have to wait on the other result to see whether they progress or not

# Kohli won the Man-of-the-match award for his unbeaten knock of 78 runs. This was his second such honour after taking one against Afghanistan for his 50

# This was Kohli's fourth half century in six Twenty20 Internationals

# In this tournament this was his second fifty after his 50-run knock against Afghanistan in the group stage

# Kohli faced 61 balls, hitting eight fours and two sixes

# The win meant India kept their record intact against Pakistan of not losing in any World Cup match

# In World T20s they completed a hat-trick of wins as they had beaten Pakistan in the 2007 edition twice. They beat them in league stage via a bowl-out after a tie and in the final by five runs

# Kohli walked out to bat with India 1/1 after two balls into the chase of 129

# Gautam Gambhir was dismissed for duck by left-arm spinner Raza Hasan

# Lakshmipathy Balaji took three wickets as India bowled Pakistan out for 128

# Balaji's 3/19 are his best T20I figures in his fourth game

# Shoaib Malik was Pakistan's top scorer with 28

ThatsCricket

Story first published:  Sunday, September 30, 2012, 23:13 [IST]
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