Live Cricket Score: Pak need 193 runs to win 2nd T20 against Ind
India vs Pakistan 2012 2nd T20 Live Cricket Score: Yuvraj Singh blasted his way to an explosive 72 off 35 balls against Pakistan on Friday, to lead India to a challenging total of 192 runs after being asked to bat.
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Yuvraj dealt in boundaries as much as he favoured taking the aerial route. His innings had four fours and seven sixes in all. Helped by skipper MS Dhoni at the other end, he pelted both the spinners as well as the pacers to put his team in control.
India's start was - as in the Bangalore T20 - commendable with both Gautam Gambhir (21) and Ajinkya Rahane (28) pelting the ball with intent. Once the two departed - claimed by Umar Gul - the baton passed to Virat Kohli (27) and Yuvraj. Virat looked solid and hit three boundaries but just when he was looking for the bigger shots, was run-out.
It could have been a start of a collapse but Yuvraj ensured that Pakistan were not allowed to claw their way back. He hit Shahid Afridi for a massive six which went several rows behind the mid-wicket position. He followed it up with an equally emphatic hit against Saeed Ajmal. This despite being hit on his foot earlier by Mohammad Irfan. The south-paw holds the T20 record of having hit more sixes (54) than fours (45).
Dhoni at the other end provided good support and either managed to get his partner on strike or find boundaries to punctuate his own innings.