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159/8 (20)
160/6 (20)
IND won by 4 wickets
Player of the match: Virat Kohli
 
Oh my word. What. A. Game. Three India-Pakistan tussles this year and all of them have ended up as nail-biters. The good old Indo-Pak classics are back eh? But what a day and what a game for the T20 World Cup. And it rolls on with another double-header tomorrow - Bangladesh will open their campaign against the Netherlands in Hobart before South Africa make their bow against Zimbabwe at the same venue. Do join us for our coverage of the same right here on Sportskeeda while staying tuned to this platform for further cricketing news and action. You can be rest assured that the post-mortem of this game will go long into the evening. For the moment though, on behalf of my co-commentators Shashwat Kumar and Pratyush Rohra, this is Sooryanarayanan Sesha taking your leave and thanking you for joining us today. We hope you enjoyed our coverage and look forward to seeing you soon again tomorrow and beyond. Bye-bye for now and wishing you all a very happy and safe Diwali!
From Sachin Tendulkar to Ian Bishop, from Mithali Raj to Yuvraj Singh - they were all left in awe of the genius of Virat Kohli. Here's how the cricketing fraternity reacted his spectacular knock at the Melbourne Cricket Ground!πŸ‘‡
The emotions are running high amongst all those who witnessed this epic contest. What about the man himself? Here's how Virat Kohli reacted after the game as he shared a message on Twitter!πŸ‘‡
Oh you can't keep the memers out of it, can you? And they had a lot of content today thanks to King Kohli. Here's a look at some of them featuring the man of the moment himself!πŸ‘‡
What do you think about when talking about Virat Kohli? The passion, the commitment, someone who plays with his heart on his sleeve and on the rarest of special moments, shows some emotion as well. Today, it was one of those moments. "It feels like it was all meant to be", he said at the end of this innings. This moment when all of his teammates congratulated him was special and will go down as one of those memorable shots that go down in the history books. 
"When the kingdom falls, the King rises". Yeah, the King, the chase master, the GOAT. Call him whatever you want, the headlines belong to Virat Kohli. Here are some of the best reactions to his best T20I knock, ever. You do not want to miss out on this!
Indian captain Rohit Sharma's reaction as he embraced Virat Kohli summed it up. And he lifted the hero of today's match as the Indian team went into jubilation. Here's a look at that heartwarming moment!πŸ‘‡
And there was more. With 16 needed off the final over, there was plenty of drama. The no-ball from Nawaz proved to be crucial in the end but it might go down as a controversial call. Fans on Twitter had their say about it, right here πŸ‘‡
There was so much that happened today. So many talking points. The Axar Patel run out for instance. And fans had their say on the same. Read away!πŸ‘‡
Cometh the hour, come the man. The chase master was at it again and produced one of the best, if not his best knock ever. Which are the others, you ask? Well, here you go. Surely, the one he played today is going to move to the top of the list. Remember. Form is temporary, class is permanent.
Rohit Sharma (Indian captain): I was in the dressing room. I've got no voice left. You've got to expect something like this in a game like this. We wanted to stay in the game for as long as possible. No matter what the situation of the game is, you believe you can pull through any situation. That's what the discussion was. The crucial 100-run partnership between Hardik and Kohli was crucial for us. The pitch had a bit for us at the start. There was nice carry and a bit of swing upfront. Our bowlers used that and we put the Pakistan batters under pressure. That was good to see from a bowling perspective. They (Pakistan) batted well in the middle and got a decent partnership. Once the first innings got over, we knew we'd have to bat out of our skins to chase it down. Those two guys (Hardik and Kohli) are quite experienced and have been playing for a long time now. We knew staying calm and taking the game deep was critical and they did that. It's (this win) good for our confidence. Always nice to get off the mark in your first game and especially when it's such a big game. The way we won too was great. Hats off to Virat for the innings he played. It wasn't one of his best but the best knock he has ever played. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us, and I will expect nothing less wherever we travel in Australia.