ICC World Twenty20: India register comprehensive seven-wicket win over Pakistan in tournament opener

India played comprehensive cricket to register a seven-wicket win over Pakistan in the opening Super-10 ICC World Twenty20 match. While spinner Amit Mishra claimed two wickets, Virat Kohli (36) and Suresh Raina (35) shone with the bat.

updated: March 22, 2014 00:44 IST
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Mirpur: India extended their domination over Pakistan in World Cup events with a seven-wicket demolition of the arch-rivals in the Super-10 round of the World Twenty20 in Dhaka on Friday. (Scorecard | Stats | In pics | Highlights)

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra grabbed two wickets for 22 runs in four overs as India kept Pakistan down to 130-7 after electing to field in the Group Two match at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium. (Also read: Mishra impresses Dhoni but place not guaranteed says skipper)

Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma then gave India a flying start with a 54-run opening stand in eight overs as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men surpassed the modest total with nine deliveries to spare.

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