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T20 World Cup: India beat Pakistan in nail-biter contest, chase target on last ball

Kohli leads India to successful run chase in blockbuster contest against Pakistan; Mohammad Nawaz faces tough luck in defending 16 runs in last over
Indian player Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin celebrate after beating Pakistan. AFP
Indian player Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin celebrate after beating Pakistan. AFP
Indian batter Virat Kohli celebrate after India beat Pakistan in the World Cup match at the MCG. Photo via ICC/Twitter
Indian batter Virat Kohli celebrate after India beat Pakistan in the World Cup match at the MCG. Photo via ICC/Twitter
Indian batter Virat Kohli plays a shot in match against Pakistan at the MCG. Photo via Twitter/ICC
Indian batter Virat Kohli plays a shot in match against Pakistan at the MCG. Photo via Twitter/ICC

India beat Pakistan in the nail-biter contest of the World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, with a star performance from former skipper Virat Kohli who made 82 off 53 deliveries. Rohit Shamra-led chased 160 run target in 20 overs.

It was a dramatic last over where all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz got Hardik Pandya out on the first delivery of the last over. But, then the incoming batter Dinesh Karthik rotated the strike the brought Kohli on the strike who hit six on a “no-ball” and made it easy for India.

Still, it was not enough when Nawaz bowled Kohli on the free delivery who took three runs when the ball went to the third man after hitting the wicket. Still, it was not enough when Nawaz bowled Karthik in the late drama when India needed two off two. When Ashwin came to the strike Nawaz bowled a wide. Yes under pressure. Ashwin hit a boundary when his side needed one run on the last delivery.

“This was meant to be, it’s a special moment. Today’s innings I will rank as higher due to the magnitude of the game and what the situation was as it seemed impossible,” Kohli said.

163-5 after 20 overs: Nawaz to Aswin, four

159-5 after 19.5 overs: Nawaz to Aswin, wide

Ravichandran Ashwin comes to the strike

158-5 after 19.5 overs: Nawaz to Karthik, out

155-5 after 19.4 overs: Nawaz to Kohli, three runs

155-5 after 19.3 overs: Nawaz to Kohli, wide ball

154-5 after 19.3 overs: Nawaz to Kohli, six and no ball

147-5 after 19.3 overs: Nawaz to Kohli, two runs

145-5 after 19.2 overs: Nawaz to Karthik, one run

Dinesh Karthik comes to the crease

144-5 after 19.1 overs: Nawaz to Pandya, out

Mohammad Nawaz comes to the attack

144-4 after 19 overs: Rauf to Pandya, six

138-4 after 18.5 overs: Rauf to Pandya, six

132-4 after 18.4 overs: Rauf to Pandya, one run

131-4 after 18.3 overs: Rauf to Pandya, no run

131-4 after 18.2 overs: Rauf to Kohli, one run

130-4 after 18.1 overs: Rauf to Pandya, one run

Haris Rauf comes to the attack

129-4 after 18 overs: Shaheen to Kohli, four runs

125-4 after 17.5 overs: Shaheen to Pandya, one run

124-4 after 17.4 overs: Shaheen to Kohli, one run

123-4 after 17.3 overs: Shaheen to Kohli, four runs

119-4 after 17.2 overs: Shaheen to Kohli, two runs

117-4 after 17.1 overs: Shaheen to Kohli, wide

116-4 after 17.1 overs: Shaheen to Kohli, four

Shaheen Shah Afridi comes to the attack

112-4 after 17 overs: Naseem to Pandya, two runs

110-4 after 16.5 overs: Naseem to Pandya, no run

110-4 after 16.4 overs: Naseem to Kohli, one run

109-4 after 16.3 overs: Naseem to Kohli, no run

109-4 after 16.2 overs: Naseem to Kohli, two runs

107-4 after 16.1 overs: Naseem to Pandya, one run

Naseem Shah comes to the attack

106-4 after 16 overs: Rauf to Pandya, one run

105-4 after 15.5 overs: Rauf to Pandya, no run

105-4 after 15.4 overs: Rauf to Pandya, wide and two runs

102-4 after 15.4 overs: Rauf to Kohli, one run

101-4 after 15.3 overs: Rauf to Kohli, no run

101-4 after 15.2 overs: Rauf to Pandya, one run

100-4 after 15.1 overs: Rauf to Pandya, no run

Haris Rauf comes to the attack

100-4 after 15 overs: Naseem to Pandya, one run

99-4 after 14.5 overs: Naseem to Kohli, one run

98-4 after 14.4 overs: Naseem to Kohli, four runs

94-4 after 14.3 overs: Naseem to Pandya, one run

93-4 after 14.2 overs: Naseem to Kohli, one run

92-4 after 14.1 overs: Naseem to Kohli, two runs

Naseem Shah comes to the attack

90-4 after 14 overs: Shadab to Kohli, one run

89-4 after 13.5 overs: Shadab to Kohli, no run

89-4 after 13.4 overs: Shadab to Pandya, one run

88-4 after 13.3 overs: Shadab to Pandya, no run

88-4 after 13.2 overs: Shadab to Kohli, one run

87-4 after 13.1 overs: Shadab to Kohli, four runs

Shadab Khan comes to the attack

83-4 after 13 overs: Shaheen to Pandya, no run

83-4 after 12.5 overs: Shaheen to Kohli, one run

82-4 after 12.4 overs: Shaheen to Kohli, four runs

78-4 after 12.3 overs: Shaheen to Pandya, one run

77-4 after 12.2 overs: Shaheen to Pandya, two runs

75-4 after 12.1 overs: Shaheen to Kohli, one run

Shaheen Shah Afridi comes to the attack

74-4 after 12 overs: Nawaz to Pandya, six

68-4 after 11.5 overs: Nawaz to Kohli, one run

67-4 after 11.4 overs: Nawaz to Kohli, six

61-4 after 11.3 overs: Nawaz to Kohli, no run

61-4 after 11.2 overs: Nawaz to Pandya, one run

60-4 after 11.1 overs: Nawaz to Pandya, six

Mohammad Nawaz comes to attack

54-4 after 11 overs: Shadab to Kohli, two runs

52-4 after 10.5 overs: Shadab to Pandya, one run

51-4 after 10.4 overs: Shadab to Kohli, one run

50-4 after 10.3 overs: Shadab to Pandya, one run

49-4 after 10.2 overs: Shadab to Pandya, four runs

49-4 after 10.2 overs: Shadab to Pandya, four runs

45-4 after 10.1 overs: Shadab to Pandya, no run

Shadab Khan comes to the attack

45-4 after 10 overs: Shadab to Pandya, one run

44-4 after 9.5 overs: Shadab to Pandya, no run

44-4 after 9.4 overs: Shadab to Pandya, no run

44-4 after 9.3 overs: Shadab to Pandya, two runs

42-4 after 9.2 overs: Shadab to Kohli, one run

41-4 after 9.1 overs: Shadab to Kohli, no run

Mohammad Nawaz comes to the attack

41-4 after 9 overs: Shadab to Kohli, one run

40-4 after 8.5 overs: Shadab to Kohli, no run

40-4 after 8.4 overs: Shadab to Kohli, no run

40-4 after 8.3 overs: Shadab to Kohli, no run

40-4 after 8.2 overs: Shadab to Pandya, one run

39-4 after 8.1 overs: Shadab to Kohli, one run

Shadab Khan comes to the attack

38-4 after 8 overs: Nawaz to Kohli, one run

37-4 after 7.5 overs: Nawaz to Pandya, one run

36-4 after 7.4 overs: Nawaz to Pandya, one run

35-4 after 7.3 overs: Nawaz to Kohli, one run

34-4 after 7.2 overs: Nawaz to Pandya, no run

34-4 after 7.1 overs: Nawaz to Kohli, one run

Mohammad Nawaz comes to the attack

33-4 after 7 overs: Shadab to Pandya, no run

32-4 after 6.4 overs: Shadab to Kohli, one run

32-4 after 6.3 overs: Shadab to Pandya, one run

31-4 after 6.2 overs: Shadab to Pandya, no run

Hardik Pandya comes to the crease

31-4 after 6.1 overs: Shadab to Patel, run out

Shadab Khan comes to the attack

31-3 after 6 overs: Rauf to Kohli, two runs

29-3 after 5.5 overs: Rauf to Patel, one run

28-3 after 5.4 overs: Rauf to Patel, two runs

Axar Patel comes to the crease

26-3 after 5.3 overs: Rauf to Yadav, out

26-2 after 5.2 overs: Rauf to Yadav, four runs

22-2 after 5.1 overs: Rauf to Yadav, no run

Haris Rauf comes to the attack

22-2 after 5 overs: Naseem to Yadav, one run

21-2 after 4.5 overs: Naseem to Yadav, no run

21-2 after 4.4 overs: Naseem to Kohli, one run

20-2 after 4.3 overs: Naseem to Yadav, three runs

17-2 after 4.2 overs: Naseem to Yadav, no run

17-2 after 4.1 overs: Naseem to Yadav, no run

Naseem Shah comes to the attack

17-2 after 4 overs: Rauf to Kohli, no run

17-2 after 3.5 overs: Rauf to Kohli, no run

17-2 after 3.4 overs: Rauf to Yadav, three runs

14-2 after 3.3 overs: Rauf to Yadav, four

Suryakumar Yadav comes to the crease

10-2 after 3.2 overs: Rauf to Sharma, out

10-1 after 3.1 overs: Rauf to Sharma, no run

Haris Rauf comes to the attack

10-1 after 3 overs: Shaheen to Kohli, no run

10-1 after 2.5 overs: Shaheen to Kohli, no run

10-1 after 2.4 overs: Shaheen to Kohli, two runs

8-1 after 2.3 overs: Shaheen to Kohli, no run

8-1 after 2.2 overs: Shaheen to Sharma, one run

7-1 after 2.1 overs: Shaheen to Sharma, no run

Shaheen comes to the attack

7-1 after 2 overs: Naseem to Kohli, no run

Virat Kohli comes to the crease

7-1 after 1.5 overs: Naseem to KL Rahul, out

7-0 after 1.4 overs: Naseem to Sharma, no run

7-0 after 1.3 overs: Naseem to KL Rahul, two runs

5-0 after 1.2 overs: Naseem to KL Rahul, no run

5-0 after 1.1 overs: Naseem to KL Rahul, no run

Naseem Shah comes to the attack

5-0 after 1 over: Shaheen to Sharma, one run

4-0 after 0.5 over: Shaheen to Sharma, no run

3-0 after 0.4 over: Shaheen to KL Rahul, one run

2-0 after 0.3 over: Shaheen to Rohit Sharma, one run

1-0 after 0.2 over: Shaheen to KL Rahul, one run

1-0 after 0.2 over: Shaheen to KL Rahul, one run

0-0 after 0.1 over: Shaheen to KL Rahul, no run

Shaheen Shah Afridi comes to the attack.

India to chase 160 runs in 20 overs

159-8 after 20 overs: Kumar to Rauf, two by runs

157-8 after 19.5 overs: Kumar to Rauf, no run

157-8 after 19.4 overs: Kumar to Rauf, no run

157-8 after 19.3 overs: Kumar to Rauf, six

Haris Rauf comes to crease

151-8 after 19.2 overs: Kumar to Shaheen, out

151-7 after 19.1 overs: Kumar to Masood, one run

150-7 after 19 overs: Kumar to Masood, wide

Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes to the crease

149-7 after 19 overs: Arshdeep to Masood, one run

148-7 after 18.5 overs: Arshdeep to Shaheen, one run

147-7 after 18.4 overs: Arshdeep to Shaheen, four runs

143-7 after 18.3 overs: Arshdeep to Shaheen, six

143-7 after 18.2 overs: Arshdeep to Shaheen, six

Shan Masood makes fifty

137-7 after 18.1 overs: Arshdeep to Masood, one run

136-7 after 18.1 overs: Arshdeep to Shaheen, one run

Ashdeep Singh comes to the crease

135-7 after 18 overs: Shami to Shaheen, one run

134-7 after 17.5 overs: Shami to Masood, one run

133-7 after 17.4 overs: Shami to Masood, no run

133-7 after 17.3 overs: Shami to Masood, four runs

129-7 after 17.2 overs: Shami to Masood, four runs

125-7 after 17.1 overs: Shami to Masood, no run

Mohammad Shami comes to the attack

125-7 after 17 overs: Arshdeep to Shaheen, two runs

123-7 after 16.5 overs: Arshdeep to Shaheen, wide

122-7 after 16.5 overs: Arshdeep to Shaheen, one run

Shaheen Shah Afridi comes to crease

120-7 after 16.4 overs: Arshdeep to Asif, out

120-6 after 16.3 overs: Arshdeep to Masood, one run

119-6 after 16.2 overs: Arshdeep to Masood, two runs

117-6 after 16.1 overs: Arshdeep to Asif, one run

Arshdeep Singh comes to the attack

116-6 after 16 overs: Pandya to Asif, one run

Asif Ali comes to the crease

115-6 after 15.5 overs: Pandya to Nawaz, out

115-5 after 15.4 overs: Pandya to Nawaz, four runs

111-5 after 15.3 overs: Pandya to Nawaz, no run

111-5 after 15.2 overs: Pandya to Nawaz, four runs

107-5 after 15.1 overs: Pandya to Masood, one run

Hardik Pandya comes to the attack

106-5 after 15 overs: Ashwin to Masood, one run

105-5 after 14.5 overs: Ashwin to Nawaz, one run

105-5 after 14.4 overs: Ashwin to Masood, one run

102-5 after 14.3 overs: Ashwin to Masood, dead ball

102-5 after 14.3 overs: Ashwin to Nawaz, one run

100-5 after 14.2 overs: Ashwin to Nawaz, no run

100-5 after 14.1 overs: Ashwin to Nawaz, wide and single

Ravichandran Ashwin comes to the crease

Mohammad Nawaz comes to the crease

98-5 after 14 overs: Pandya to Haider, out

98-4 after 13.5 overs: Pandya to Haider, no run

98-4 after 13.4 overs: Pandya to Haider, two runs

96-4 after 13.3 overs: Pandya to Haider, no run.

Haider Ali comes to the crease

96-4 after 13.2 overs: Pandya to Shadab, out.

96-3 after 13.1 overs: Pandya to Shadab, no run

Hardik Pandya comes to attack

96-3 after 13 overs: Shami to Shadab Khan, one run

95-3 after 12.5 overs: Shami to Shadab Khan, no run

95-3 after 12.4 overs: Shami to Shadab Khan, four runs

91-3 after 12.3 overs: Shami to Shadab Khan, no run

Shadab Khan comes to the crease

91-3 after 12.2 overs: Shami to Ahmed, out

91-2 after 12.1 overs: Shami to Ahmed, no runs

Mohammad Shami comes to attack

91-2 after 12 overs: Patel to Ahmed, three runs

88-2 after 11.5 overs: Patel to Ahmed, no run

88-2 after 11.4 overs: Patel to Ahmed, six

82-2 after 11.3 overs: Patel to Ahmed, six

76-2 after 11.2 overs: Patel to Ahmed, no run

76-2 after 11.1 overs: Patel to Ahmed, six

Axar Patel comes to attack

70-2 after 11 overs: Ashwin to Ahmed, single

69-2 after 10.5 overs: Ashwin to Ahmed, six

63-2 after 10.4 overs: Ashwin to Ahmed, no run

63-2 after 10.3 overs: Ashwin to Ahmed, two runs

61-2 after 10.2 overs: Ashwin to Ahmed, no run

61-2 after 10.1 overs: Ashwin to Masood, one run

Ravichandran Ashwin comes to attack

60-2 after 10 overs: Pandya to Masood, one run

59-2 after 9.5 overs: Pandya to Ahmed, one run

58-2 after 9.4 overs: Pandya to Ahmed, four runs

54-2 after 9.3 overs: Pandya to Masood, one run

53-2 after 9.2 overs: Pandya to Ahmed, one run

52-2 after 9.1 overs: Pandya to Ahmed, two runs

Hardik Pandya comes to attack

50-2 after 9 overs: Ashwin to Ahmed, one run

49-2 after 8.5 overs: Ashwin to Masood, one run

48-2 after 8.4 overs: Ashwin to Masood, two runs

46-2 after 8.3 overs: Ashwin to Ahmed, one run

45-2 after 8.2 overs: Ashwin to Ahmed, no run

45-2 after 8.1 overs: Ashwin to Masood, one run

Ravichandran Ashwin comes to attack

44-2 after 8 overs: Shami to Ahmed, no run

44-2 after 7.5 overs: Shami to Ahmed, no run

44-2 after 7.4 overs: Shami to Ahmed, no run

44-2 after 7.3 overs: Shami to Masood, one runs. Ashwin takes catch. Pakistan take review and win it.

43-2 after 7.2 overs: Shami to Ahmed, one run

42-2 after 7.1 overs: Shami to Ahmed, no run

42-2 after 7.0 overs: Shami to Ahmed, wide

Shami comes to attack

41-2 after 7 overs: Pandya to Masood, four runs

37-2 after 6.5 overs: Pandya to Ahmed, one run

36-2 after 6.4 overs: Pandya to Masood, one run

35-2 after 6.3 overs: Pandya to Masood, no run, appeal for run out, not out

35-2 after 6.2 overs: Pandya to Ahmed, three runs

32-2 after 6.1 overs: Pandya to Ahmed, no run

Hardik Pandya comes to attack

Powerplay ends

32-2 after 6 overs: Shami to Ahmed, one run

31-2 after 5.5 overs: Shami to Ahmed, no run

31-2 after 5.4 overs: Shami to Masood, three runs

28-2 after 5.3 overs: Shami to Masood, four runs

24-2 after 5.2 overs: Shami to Masood, no run

24-2 after 5.1 overs: Shami to Masood, no run

Mohammad Shami comes to attack

24-2 after 5 overs: Kumar to Iftikhar Ahmed, no run

24-2 after 4.5 overs: Kumar to Iftikhar Ahmed, four runs

20-2 after 4.4 overs: Kumar to Iftikhar Ahmed, one run

20-2 after 4.3 overs: Kumar to Iftikhar Ahmed, two runs

18-2 after 4.2 overs: Kumar to Shan Masood, three runs

15-2 after 4.1 overs: Kumar to Shan Masood, no run

Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes to attack

15-2 after 4 overs: Arshdeep to Rizwan, out on fine leg

15-1 after 3.5 overs: Arshdeep to Rizwan, no run, ball pops up in the air, Kohli makes effort but no catch

15-1 after 3.4 overs: Arshdeep to Rizwan, no run

15-1 after 3.3 overs: Arshdeep to Rizwan, no run

15-1 after 3.3 overs: Arshdeep to Rizwan, no run

15-1 after 3.2 overs: Arshdeep to Masood, one run

14-1 after 3.1 overs: Arshdeep to Masood, four runs

Arshdeep comes to attack

10-1 after 3 overs: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rizwan, no run

10-1 after 2.5 overs: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rizwan, single

9-1 after 2.4 overs: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Masood, no run

9-1 after 2.3 overs: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Masood, two runs

7-1 after 2.2 overs: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Masood, no run

7-1 after 2.1 overs: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Masood, no run

7-1 after 2.0 overs: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Masood, wide

Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes to attack

6-1 after 2 overs: Arshdeep to Rizwan, four runs

2-1 after 1.5 over: Arshdeep to Shan Masood, takes single, Virat Kohli misses run out

1-1 after 1.4 over: Arshdeep to Shan Masood, no run

1-1 after 1.3 over: Arshdeep to Shan Masood, no run

1-1 after 1.2 over: Arshdeep to Shan Masood, no run and ball moves.

Shan Masood comes to the crease.

1-1 after 1.1 over: Arshdeep bowls to Babar Azam, and the ball hits the leg, given out. Babar takes the review and Pakistan loses the review.

Arshdeep Singh comes to attack

1-0 after 1 over: Bhuvneshwar bowls to Rizwan, no run

1-0 after 0.5 overs: Bhuvneshwar bowls wide. Dinesh Karthik brilliantly saves the ball from going to the boundary.

0-0 after 0.5 overs: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, no run

0-0 after 0.4 overs: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, wicketkeeper batter plays the ball but no run

0-0 after 0.3 overs: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, no run, a little bit of movement

0-0 after 0.2 overs: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, no run

0-0 after 0.1 over: Bhuvneshwar to Rizwan, no run

1:00: India’s Bhuveneshwar Kumar bowls the first over. Mohammad Rizwan leaves the first bowl and the second bowl hits his right arm thumb.

‘Great feeling’

“It is a great feeling, good to see everyone here, hope we would provide entertainment to everyone,” Indian skipper Rhot Sharma said after winning the toss.

“It looks like a good pitch, there is grass covering. It might swing also. Our preparation is good, we have been there for some time and have prepared well,” he said in response to commentator Ravi Shastri’s query.

‘Will try to score 160 to 170’

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam said that he would have also bowled first if he had won the toss.

“We will try to score 160- 170. We are very prepared well, We have played tri-series in New Zealand, which is a similar condition to Australia. We had England series at home and then tri-series, so we have played a lot,” he said.

Playing XI

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Shadab Khan (vc), Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Asif, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf.

India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Ravichandra Ashwin, , Mohammad Shami, Bhuvenshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh

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