History is witness to the fact that when ever there is an India Pakistan match, it becomes one of the most prestigious and a must win match not only among the players but also between the people of the country who on a majority are a die hard fan of the game.
And Sunday match was nothing different when even before the match there were the former players from both the sides addressing players and the people to treat the match and the results as a play should be treated and that not to make the match a personal issue as that might only create tension among the people.
Sunday came, Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat, set a high target of 329 runs with a loss of 6 wickets in 50 overs. Such a huge score definitely showed a little down slide from the Indian balers of not slowing down the runs. When India’s batting started the second ball of the inning took away batsman Gautam Gambhir’s wicket which definitely raised concerns over the fact that whether India could win the match or not. But all the doubts were cleared when the star player Virat Kohli scored 183 runs from 148 balls leading India to victory. Sachin Tendulkar scored 52 runs, Rohit Sharma 68 runs, Raina 12 not out and M S Dhoni 4 runs not out.
India chased the big target scoring 330 runs at a loss of 4 wickets in just 47.5 overs. And now everything depends on the results of the match between Bangladesh and Srilanka that will decide whether India qualifies for the final or not but for the time being Indian fans are rejoicing over the win as a match between India and Pakistan is nothing less than the finals for them.
So Congratulations Indian Cricket Team and captain M S Dhoni for a remarkable victory!!! Kiran Kidwai – International Desk, NMTV