At a packed Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, the Indian spinners did a commendable job in restricting Pakistan to a modest 130 for seven after electing to bowl. Statistical highlights: (JPN/Agencies)
Chasing the target, the Indian batsmen sent the opposition bowlers on a leather hunt to canter home by seven wickets with nine balls to spare.
India thus maintained their clean slate against Pakistan in World Cup events as this is their fourth victory against the traditional foes in the marquee tournament of shortest versions.
Two in-form batsmen Virat Kohli (36 not out) and Suresh Raina (35 not out) made useful contributions as they added 66 runs for the unbroken fourth wicket to finish the match in style.
Kohli hit four fours and a six during his 32-ball knock, while Raina's runs came off 35 balls with equal number of boundaries and six. The victory also was a sweet revenge for India's last over loss against Pakistan at the same ground in the Asia Cup less than a month ago.
# Virat Kohli became the first batsman to aggregate 150 runs (ave.75.00) in India-Pakistan T20Is.
# Virat and Suresh Raina were associated in an unbroken stand of 66 - India's highest for the fourth wicket at the World T20, eclipsing the 61 between Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni against England at Durban on September 19, 2007.
# Suresh Raina (35 not out) has posted his highest score against Pakistan in T20Is. He is averaging 43.16 in a winning cause in T20Is - his tally being 518 in 18 innings, including a hundred and a fifty.
# Rohit has completed his 400 runs - 409 (ave.51.12) in 18 matches. His average is the best by an Indian batsman and the second highest at World T20, next only to Michael's Hussey's 54.62 (437 in 21 matches).
# India have won all four matches against Pakistan at the World Twenty20. The tally includes the 'bowl-out' after an exciting 'tie' at Kingsmead, Durban on September 14, 2007; by five runs in the final at Johannesburg on September 24, 2007, by 8 wickets at Colombo (RPS) on September 30, 2012 and by 7 wickets at Dhaka on March 21, 2014.
# India have won five matches out of six contested against Pakistan in T20Is.
# Umar Akmal has totalled 313 runs at an average of 44.71 in 13 matches. His batting average is the highest by a Pakistani batsman at the World Twenty20.
# Amit Mishra (2/22) has recorded his best bowling figures in T20Is. He has got his first Man of the Match award in T20Is.
# Suresh Raina became the first fielder to take three catches in a match twice at the ICC World Twenty20.
# Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma were associated in a partnership of 54 - India's second highest opening stand against Pakistan at the World T20 - the highest being 77 between Gautam Gambhir and Ajinkya Rahane at Bangalore on December 25, 2012.
# Umar Gul is the second bowler to complete 75 wickets in T20Is. Saeed Ajmal (82) is the top wicket-taker in T20Is.
At a packed Sher-e-Bangla Stadium, the Indian spinners did a commendable job in restricting Pakistan to a modest 130 for seven after electing to bowl.