India rode on a strong bowling performance to defeat arch - rivals Pakistan by five wickets in their Twenty20 International clash of the Asia Cup at the Sher - e - Bangla National Stadium here on Saturday evening.
Both teams struggled to bat on a greenish wicket with uneven bounce. The Indian bowlers justified their captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's decision to field first by bundling out Pakistan for a mere 83 runs in 17. 3 overs.
The Indian batsmen then braved some excellent bowling by the Pakistan pacers to overhaul the target in 15. 3 overs.
Virat Kohli top scored for India with 49. The Delhi lad put on a 68 - run stand with Yuvraj Singh (14 not out) to take the match away from Pakistan.