ICC World T20 2012: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli steady India against Pakistan in warm-up tie

Rohit Sharma in action during India’s warm-up match against Pakistan AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Colombo: Sep 17, 2012

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli stablised India after they lost openers early in their ICC Twenty20 World Cup warm-up match against Pakistan in Colombo. India reached 77 for two from 10 overs.

Kohli was batting on 20 off 15 balls, which included two boundaries, accompanied by Rohit on 14.

The two Indian batsmen put up and unbeaten 33-run stand for the third wicket after India lost openers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir in quick succession.

Sehwag and Gambhir provided India a blistering start, adding 41 runs from 4.4 overs after skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat.

Pakistan got their first breakthrough when opener Gambhir missed a pull shot off Umar Gul, with the ball taking an inside edge and crashing into his wickets.

Sehwag clobbered four hits to the fence and a six in his quick knock of 26, which came from 14 balls.

The right-handed Indian opener fell to Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal in the sixth over, caught by Mohammad Hafeez.

Brief Scores: India 77 for 2 from 10 overs (Virender Sehwag 26, Virat Kohli 20*; Saeed Ajmal 1 for 2) vs Pakistan

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