India vs Pakistan, T20 World Cup 2022 Highlights: Virat Kohli single-handedly powered India to an epic four-wicket win over prime rivals Pakistan with a fantastic and electrifying 53-ball 82 not out in their big-ticket T20 World Cup game on Sunday. Pakistan recovered from a horrible start to post a fighting total of 159 for eight. India completed the target on the last ball, with Kohli and Hardik Pandya (40) doing the bulk of the scoring after a sluggish start to their innings. The two revived India with a 113-run stand for the fourth wicket after they were in real trouble at 31/4 at one stage.

India vs Pakistan: Vintage Virat Kohli takes India to a memorable win vs Pakistan

India beat Pakistan by 4 wickets: TOI

INDIA vs PAKISTAN T20 WC 2022 Highlights: India defeated Pakistan by 4 Wickets in a nail bitting thriller in the T20 WC 2022 at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday, 23 Oct 2022. Virat Kohli struck a splendid 82 of just 52 balls to power India to an epic win on the final delivery of the game. Together with Hardik Pandya(40), Kohli added 113 runs for the Fifth wicket after the quick dismissals of KL Rahul, Rohit, Surya Kumar Yadav, and, Axar Patel.

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Kohli and Ashwin celebrate as India beat Pakistan in T20 WC 2022

India has brought an end to a memorable win by 4 Wickets against their prime rivals Pakistan in the 2nd game of T20 WC 2022. Virat Kohli starred with the bat and peeled off 82 of 53 balls with a strike rate of 154.72, together with Hardik Pandya who scored a well-made 40 of 37. They both together powered India to a memorable win in a nail bitting thriller against Pakistan by 4 wickets as they achieved the target of 160 on the final delivery of the game. For Pakistan, Harris Rauf and Mohammad Nawaz took 2 wickets each, and Naseem Shah took an important wicket of KL Rahul who only managed to score 4 runs.

Arshdeep celebrate as he removed Pak skipper Babar Azam

Before this, Arshdeep bowled a dream first spell and Pandya displayed his true worth in the back-10 as India restricted Pakistan to a manageable 159 for eight.

If Arshdeep (3/32) removed skipper Babar Azam (0) and Rizwan (4) in his first two overs to set the tone, Pandya (3/30) rekindled memories of his Asia Cup heroics by consistently hitting hard lengths at a brisk pace, letting the pitch do the rest.

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India vs Pakistan: Iftikhar Ahmed scored an important half-century

Iftikhar Ahmed(51) was the only batter who looked like taking the attack back to India as the spinners Ashwin and Axar (1/21) did struggle a bit it was designated sixth bowler Pandya who finished his full quota. Shan Masood (52) struck a half-century but never looked comfortable during his 42-balls knock.

India was down and out at 31 for 4, they were behind the 8-ball game big time. Then came the stand which gave India hope. Pandya and Kohli batted wonderfully. The two took their time initially, and did not panic even when the run rate needed went above 11, they continued to play their own way and when the time came, the two stepped on the gas. It was the 12th over which shifted the momentum towards India where they got 20. From there on, India always managed to keep the run rate needed intact. It came down to around 50 needed in the last three and then it was the Kohli show. It was he who started finding the boundaries and they got it down to 16 from the last over. Pandya was dismissed on the very first ball but Kohli stayed there till the end and ensured his side got over the line.

India vs Pakistan: Virat’s word!

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Kohli played a fantastic knock of 82(53)

“The calculation was simple. Nawaz had gone over to the bowl, so if I could take Haris down, they would panic. From 28 in 8, it came down to 16 to 6. It’s just instinctively I saw it and told myself to stay still. The one at long-on was unexpected, it was a back-of-a-length slower ball. and the next one, I just swung my bat at it and it swung over my fine leg. Standing here I just feel like it was meant to be.”

India vs Pakistan: Captain Rohit’s word!

“I was in the dressing room. I don’t have any words left. You got to expect something like this in a game like this. We wanted to stay in the game for as long as possible. That crucial partnership was a game-changing moment for us. Those two guys are experienced. Staying calm and taking the game deep was very critical. Good for our confidence. Always crucial to get off the mark like this. We were in no position to win this. It has to be Virat’s best knock playing for India.”

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