India beat Pakistan by 11 runs in second T20I
India beat Pakistan by 11 runs in the second T20I to square the series 1-1 at Ahmedabad on Friday evening.
Yuvraj Singh starred for India with the bat, scoring a violent 72 to help the team post an impressive 192/5. Ajinkya Rahane (26), Gautam Gambhir (21) and Virat Kohli (28) all got good starts but could not build on them. MS Dhoni supported Yuvraj Singh well, hitting 33 as the two added 97 runs in a 44 ball partnership for the fourth wicket.
The total did not look as impressive later when Pakistan batted. Nasir Jamshed and Ahmed Shehzad gave Pakistan the aggressive start they needed. Umar Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez did one better, increasing the tempo in a period where teams consolidate to put India under serious pressure. Hafeez produced a beautiful stroke filled 55 off 26b, threatening to Pakistan over the line with ease.
Ashok Dinda and Ishant Sharma however contributed with tight overs at the death, taking the game away from Pakistan.
The 11 run win squared the series 1-1 for India.