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Winning the toss Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafiz invited the opposition to bat first. Being asked for batting first India got off to a good start with both the openers scoring runs taking the partnership 77 in just 10.4 overs when was caught by Umar Akmal on a very good delivery of Afridi. Two overs later Gautam Gambhir joined him in the dressing room. After that it was all Pakistan bowlers. Umar Gul was the most successful bowler with 3 for 21 in 3 overs. He got well support from Saeed Ajmal who took 2 wickets for just 25 runs. Shahid Afridi and the debutant Mohammad Irfan took 1 wicket each while the rest two were run out. India had lost their 9 wickets for only 47 runs for what their innings was ended at 133 for 9 in 20 overs.
Chasing 134 runs Pakistan’s start was exactly opposite losing the first 3 wickets for just 12 runs in 3 overs. Then the skipper Hafiz and Shoaib Malik conquered the innings with a 106 runs stand between them which is also the highest 4th wicket partnership in T20 international for Pakistan. It also turned the momentum into Pakistan’s favour. But you a match between the arch-rivals there is always a drama. Game was still not over when Pakistan lost two quick wickets after that partnership. In the last over Pakistan needed 11 and after 3 balls they needed 6 runs when Shoaib Malik hit a six ensuring Pakistan winning their 1st international T20 match against the arch-rivals in 4 matches. Captain Mohammad Hafiz was awarded the player of the match for his 64 off 44 balls.