With India’s win in today’s match it extends their unbeaten streak against Pakistan in World Cups to 11 matches, 5 times in the World T20 only. With the enormous hype around the game and the electric atmosphere, the match proved to be a complete blockbuster. Here are the 5 talking points from tonight’s game:
The Incessant Showers
From 5 pm today, the rains had become an on again off again affair. They threatened to disrupt the match altogether or at least dampen the spirits but thankfully they did stop somewhere after 7 pm and the match was able to commence at 8 pm. The tie was reduced to 18 overs a side with certain bowling limitations to entail a contest that did not lose its sheen or hype because of the rains. The credit also has to go to the Eden Gardens support staff for doing a real proactive job and providing ample drainage and drying facilities. The ironic part was that even after so much rains the pitch turned out to be a dry square turner.