India set Pakistan 152-run target...

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India set Pakistan 152-run target

 Sports Desk

 Published: 09:59 PM, 24 October 2021  

Photo: Collected

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Virat Kohli scored his 29th half-century in T20Is before being dismissed for 57 by Shaheen Shah Afridi as India posted 151/7 in their allotted 20 overs. 

Afridi was on fire as he sent back openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, before Hasan Ali removed Suryakumar Yadav to give Pakistan a great start in the match. 

Kohli hit five boundaries and a six in his knock. Rishabh Pant also played a good hand as he hit a 30-ball 39, which included two fours and two sixes, before getting dismissed by Shadab Khan. Hardik Pandya failed to get going but India managed to score 151. 

Kohli left out Ravichandran Ashwin, Rahul Chahar, Shardul Thakur and Ishan Kishan from the playing XI, with Varun Chakaravarthy making the line-up. Team India will hope to seal a win and get their campaign off to a good start against a top-notch Pakistan team, which has a number of match-winners in its line-up. Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bowl first.