The error revitalised an apathetic Pakistan side who took four wickets in three overs to leave England ailing on 118 for 7. With Mahmood and Yardy, two inexperienced cricketers at the crease, and 37 runs to defend, Pakistan may have believed the game and the series were theirs.
Pakistan were reasonably well placed on 43 for 0 after losing an important toss on a seaming pitch, but their innings fell apart after Imran Farhat was needlessly run out. Farhat's sloppy piece of cricket was exploited by an alert Chris Read and the wicket began a collapse that saw the visitors lose seven major batsmen for 59 runs.
Virat Kohli re-iterated on Sunday why he is considered one of the best chasers in cricket, slamming an unbeaten 82 off just 52 balls to power India to an incredible four-wicket victory over archrivals Pakistan in a thrilling Super 12 match of Men's T20 World Cup in front of 90,293 fans at a sell-out Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. 153554b96e