Virat Kohli scored a fifghting fifty for India against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup on Sunday.© AFP
Virat Kohli led from the front to take Team India to a total of 151/7 against Pakistan in the Super 12 fixture of the ongoing T20 World Cup in Dubai on Sunday. The Indian skipper scored 57 runs off 49 balls after Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi dismissed Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul for cheap. Surya Kumar Yadav looked lively but was soon dismissed by Hasan Ali, reducing India to 31/3. Kohli and Rishabh Pant added 53 runs for the fourth wicket, before the latter was dismissed on 39 (30) by Shadab Khan.
Ravindra Jadeja then joined Kohli in the middle, with the pair stitching together 41 runs for the next wicket. Jadeja and Kohli were eventually dismissed by Hasan Ali and Afridi, respectively.
Earlier, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam won the toss and opted to bowl against India at the Dubai International Stadium.
India Playing XI: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Varun Chakaravarthy.
Pakistan Playing XI: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi.
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