A solid batting performance and a disciplined show in the bowling department saw India maintain their unbeaten run in World Cup ties against Pakistan.
In their first match of the ICC World T20 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Friday, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's boys defeated the arch-rivals by seven wickets with nine balls to spare.
After the bowlers restricted Pakistan to 130/7, two big partnerships — one between Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, and the other between Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina — helped India sail to victory.
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Openers Rohit Sharma (24) and Shikhar Dhawan (30) started slow and could not find the boundary in the first three overs.
Then Rohit cut loose, sending Junaid Khan for a six and a four in the fourth over that cost 12 runs.
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