Virat kohli remained unbeaten on 55 against Pakistan © Getty Images
Virat kohli remained unbeaten on 55 against Pakistan © Getty Images

The seventh match of Super 10 stage of the ICC World T20 2016 was played between India and Pakistan at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Incessant rains delayed the start of the game and eventually cost couple of overs per side. Indian skipper MS Dhoni after winning the toss  invited Pakistan to bat first on a wicket which had a lot of hidden secrets behind it. Pakistan started pretty decently but once they lost their first batsman, they continued to throw wickets at regular intervals and the pitch was assisting the spinner enormously. Thanks to Umar Akmal and Shoaib Malik who ensured a defendable total for Pakistan of 118 runs. In return, Indian batting got off to rocky start as they were three down inside five overs. But Virat Kohli and southpaw Yuvraj Singh put up a decent partnership of 51 runs between them at a very crucial stage. In the end, it was once again captain Dhoni, who finished the game as India won the thrilling encounter by six wickets and 13 balls spare. This was not a typical high-scoring match but still few records were broken and set, Abhishek Kumar presents some interesting statistical highlights from the match. Full Cricket Scorecard: India vs Pakistan, ICC World T20 2016, Match 19 at Eden Gardens

1.  Pakistan’s total of 118 is their lowest against India in a World T20 game.

2.  Ahmed Shehzad scored 25 runs and in this course he completed his 1000 runs in T20Is. He is now fifth Pakistan player to achieve this feat after Umar Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi.

3.  Shehzad is also the second youngest batsman to complete 1000 runs in T20Is at the age of 24-years 117 days. Umar Akmal got there at 23-years 180 days.

4.  First instance of India playing without any Muslim player against Pakistan in a World Cup game across the formats.

5.  Shoaib Malik and Umar Akmal has now the most runs together in T20Is by a Pakistani pair with 780 runs and beat previous best record of Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez of 741 runs together.

6.  With 55 runs, Kohli has now 375 runs to his name while chasing in T20Is, which is the second most runs scored by any batsman while chasing in this format of the game. Chris Gayle has got most runs while chasing in T20Is with 379 runs in his basket.

7.  With this loss, Pakistan has now five consecutive losses against India in World T20. This is the joint most consecutive losses by any team against an individual side in World T20. Bangladesh has also lost five consecutive matches in World T20 against Pakistan.

8.  Kohli has now second most runs against Pakistan in World T20 with 169 runs. Shakib Al Hasan has got most runs against Pakistan in World T20 with 220 runs.

9.  Kohli has now got most half-centuries to his name in T20Is. He beat Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum’s record of 13 half-centuries with his 14th half-century against Pakistan.

10.  Suresh Raina got out for a duck after seven years in T20Is. In between he played 45 innings. This is the second most consecutive number of innings by any Indian batsmen of not getting out on duck. MS Dhoni has played 56 consecutive T20Is so far without a single duck.

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11.  This was Raina’s second duck of his career. He has third fewest ducks in his name from India in T20Is after Dhoni (0) and Yuvraj Singh (1).

(Abhishek Kumar is a cricket devotee currently staffing with He can be followed at abhicricket.kumar and @abhishekkr2593)