Durban, Sep 15: India snatched victory from the jaws of defeat as they won the match 3-0 through a bowl-out after the proper match ended in a thrilling tie. After all the adrenaline rush and nerve-wrecking thrill in their Twenty20 encounter at Durban on Friday, both the teams qualified for the Super Eight stage.
Earlier, electing to field, Pakistan dished out a tidy bowling attack to restrict India to a modest total in the battle of the arch-rivals.
The Indians found themselves in complete morass, losing three crucial wickets within five overs. Mohd Asif was India's nemesis as he dismissed four batsmen - Gautam Gambhir (0), Virender Sehwag (5), Yuvraj Singh (1) and Dinesh Karthik (11).
The team, though, found some respite in Robin Uthappa's maiden Twenty20 half-century that set the momentum of the rain-inflicted game. But just after completing his fifty, the batsman lost his wicket to Sohail Tanvir.
Shahid Afridi then bundled out Irfan Pathan (20) and Harbhajan Singh (1). All hopes rested on skipper MS Dhoni, who hit 33 before being caught at long-off by Younis Khan. In the same over, Yasir Arafat tamped down Sreesanth for 14.>