Shahid Afridi (above) was dismissed for mere eight by fast-bowler Hardik Pandya © AFP
Shahid Afridi (above) was dismissed for mere eight by fast-bowler Hardik Pandya © AFP

Pakistan hard-hitting skipper Shahid Afridi was dismissed for mere eight by fast-bowler Hardik Pandya, after being caught by Virat Kohli at long-on, against India in in Super 10 Group 2, Match 19 of the ongoing ICC World T20 2016 at the historic Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on Saturday. Bowled outside off, Afridi went for a lofted slog over long on, but found Kohli instead due to bad timing. Currently, Pakistan are 65 for the loss of three wicket in 12 overs, with Umar Akmal on 11 and Shoaib Malik coming in. Earlier, Indian skipper MS Dhoni won the coin toss and elected to bowl first, as he moved in with an unchanged squad, while Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi made a change in the form of Mohammad Sami, who replaces Imad Wasim. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Pakistan, Group B Match 19 of ICC T20 World Cup at Eden Gardens

Having suffered an embarrassing defeat to New Zealand in the opening match of the T20 World Cup 2016, a battered Indian cricket team will look to bounce back in their all-important match against arch rivals Pakistan, at Kolkata on Saturday. The Indian cricket team has been on a roll in T20Is, but their shocking defeat to New Zealand by 47 runs has put them at the fourth position in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Points Table, whereas Pakistan, following their massive win over Bangladesh by 55 runs, are at the top. LIVE CRICKET UPDATES: India vs Pakistan, Group B Match 19 of ICC T20 World Cup at Eden Gardens

India and Pakistan’s Women’s teams will play earlier in the day, at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi, in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2016 match, where Pakistan managed to win by four wickets via D/L method. While Saturday promises to be an interesting day for cricket fans of these two nations, the result of the first game is unlikely to have any impact on the evening match between the men.