Kolkata, March 19: Mahendra Singh Dhoni led India to their seventh win over Pakistan in a World Cup game (T20 and 50 overs) at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday (March 19). India now have a 11-0 lead over Pakistan in all World Cups.
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Riding on Virat Kohli's magnificent unbeaten 55 off 37 balls, India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan by 6 wickets to earn their first victory in the ongoing T20 World Cup. India lost their first match to New Zealand by 47 runs at Nagpur on March 15. [T20 WC: MS Dhoni have led India to 6 WC victories vs Pakistan]
Kohli was adjudged the man of the match.
Great win for India against Pakistan. Well played Virat and congratulations to all the fans. #wt20 #INDvPAK #playdilsePosted by Virender Sehwag onSaturday, March 19, 2016
This was also India's first-ever victory in a limited-over match against Pakistan at the Eden Gardens. All the four previous meetings in the 50-over format were won by Pakistan. [Playing IPL will help Pakistani players improve: Shahid Afridi]
In T20 World Cup, it was India's fifth consecutive victory over the arch-rivals.
India raised their batting display by quite a few notches in the game after they were reduced to 23-3 by the Pakistani pacers.