Ahmedabad: Dec 28, 2012
India reached 72 for two in the first ten overs of the second T20 international against Pakistan at Ahmedabad on Friday.
Ajinkya Rahane and Gautam Gambhir took India off to a good start managing 44 runs off the first 4.4 overs after which Gambhir was dismissed for 21 off 11 balls. He struck three consecutive boundaries off Umar Gul in the fifth over of the match.
Rahane scored 28 in 26 balls before he was caught and bowled by Gul.
The 7 ft 1 inch tall Mohammad Irfan bowled a tight line and troubled the batsmen with the steep bounce. His toe-crusher to Yuvraj Singh caused some trouble to the Indian all-rounder.
Earlier, Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez won the toss and put India into bat first. Pakistan came into the game without any changes from the side that won the first encounter between the two teams. India, after falling short of a genuine spinner in the first game replaced Ravindra Jadeja with Ravichandran Ashwin.
Brief Scores: India 72 for 2 in 10 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 28, Gautam Gambhir 21; Umar Gul 2 for 18) vs Pakistan
First Published: December 28, 2012, 5:50 pm