Pakistan managed to score to 118 off their 18 overs mainly to a timely partnership between Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal. There was enough in the pitch for bowlers but the kind who were willing to take the pace off the ball. And Pakistan’s pace attack was all about, well, pace.
Mohammad Amir bowled well to get rid of Rohit Sharma, Mohammad Sami started with a no-ball but dismiss Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina off back-to-back deliveries and Pakistan back into the match but Wahab Riaz, went for too many, got punished by Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli for his inability to adapt to the conditions.
Afridi admitted after the match that he would have gone in with more spinners had he known the pitch would turn ‘this much’. Most times in these matches, Pakistani bowlers aren’t given a defendable total. However, this time, the score was defendable, considering the conditions and keeping in mind that Pakistan had India at 23 for 3.
The Pakistan pacers didn’t able to break the partnership but Wahab bowled one slower cutter and resulted in Yuvraj’s wicket.
But, Kohli was calm and he wants to win the match and master of run chases. After got out early in the match against New Zealand.