Colombo: The flags were out in full force, the music blaring, and the atmosphere electric. The cricket, sadly, didn't live up to the billing as India overwhelmed Pakistan by eight wickets to haul their campaign at the ICC World Twenty20 2012 back on track at the R Premadasa Stadium on Sunday (September 30) night.
Beaten out of sight in their first Group 2 Super Eights clash against Australia on Friday (September 28) night, India raised their game several notches, with ball first and then with the bat, to continue their hegemony over Pakistan in ICC events. A victory fashioned by the slower bowlers was completed in grand style by Virat Kohli, who again batted like a dream as India opened their tally, though Pakistan continued to occupy second place in the group standings behind Australia, the runaway leader. (Also read: The dynamics of qualifying)