India vs Pakistan result: Virat Kohli produces world-class innings in T20 World Cup thriller
India started their Twenty20 World Cup campaign in style, with the legendary Virat Kohli guiding his team home in a stunning final-ball thriller against Pakistan.
Kohli finished with an unbeaten 82* off 53 balls and rescued his team after being 4/31 at the start of their run chase.
Pakistan looked set to storm to victory with brilliant performances with the ball from the likes of Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah, but couldn't contain Raja Kohli's brilliance.
India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup Final Score
Team 1st Innings Pakistan 8/159 (20) India 6/160 (20)
India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup Overview
20th over: India win!!! Ravichandran Ashwin tops the field to seal victory in one of the greatest T20 games of all time. 6/160 after 20.
20th over: SCORE LEVEL!!! Nawaz bowled wide. 6/159 after 19.5 overs.
20th over: WICKET!!! Dinesh Karthik was stumped on the second last ball of the innings. India now need two runs off the final delivery or one run off the super over to win. 6/168 after 19.5 overs.
20th over: Nawaz bowls a free-hit delivery wide. Kohli was bowled on the free hit but scored the run anyway and added three to India's total. 5/168 after 19.4 overs.
20th over: Dinesh Karthik takes a single to take the legendary Kohli on strike, who slaps the ball down the ground for two runs. Pakistan captain Azam was furious before the umpire called a no-ball for height.
20th over: WICKET!!! Nawaz returned to bowl the last over. Pandya was caught hitting it directly in the air! 5/144 after 19.1 overs.
19th over: Rauf returns to finish his spell and starts the over brilliantly, with just three singles off his first three balls. Kohli goes down the ground with a picture-perfect stroke for a six. Kohli went to fine-leg again, this time for a horn in the last over to put them within 16 runs of victory. This is as intense as it gets! 4/144 after 19.
18th over: Kohli brings up his half-century with a pull shot for a boundary, before Afridi sprays it down the leg side for a wide delivery. Kohli breaks through the gap on the off-side and takes two before hitting a full-toss over cover for another four. Kohli finished the over by pouncing on a loose ball from Afridi and got another boundary at short fine-leg. With two overs to go, the momentum is shifting in India's favour. 4/129 after 18.
17th over: Shah returns in his last over. Kohli gives himself some space to try and get over the top, but can only manage two runs on the off-side. Pandya takes two runs down the leg side. Great over from Shah. 4/112 after 17.
16th over: Rauf is now back to bowling. Pandya plays outside the off-stump and misses before taking a single to third-man. Rauf sprays it down the leg-side for three wides, trapping Rizwan's gloves for a certain boundary. 4/106 after 16.
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