In a balanced performance at the grease, Pakistan made 118 for 5 wickets in 18 overs leaving India to chase 119 runs to win the historic match at Eden Gardens in Kolkata that was attended by luminaries like Sachin Tendulkar, Amitabh Bachchan and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
After usual pleasantries the stadium was set for the batting by Pakistan, which was initially lukewarm to chase runs but picked once they crossed 30 runs. After 50 runs in 10 overs, the run rate picked up and sixers and fours followed the momentum.
As of 18 overs, the team in green made it slightly less than 120 runs that was expected from them and chasing the figure may not be difficult for Indians since Pakistan lacks matching spinners in its team to test their talents on the grease, which is wet today following rains.
India started batting with 103 runs to target in 90 balls but lost its first wicket Sharma out.