India salvaged some pride and skipper MS Dhoni might have just hung on to his job as the hosts levelled the T20 series with Pakistan 1-1 thanks to an excellent batting display by Yuvraj Singh, backed up by some good bowling from India's medium pace posse at the death. Yuvraj was in his element with the bat, spanking his way to 72 from just 36 balls to help India post an imposing target of 193 runs for Pakistan to chase. While they started the off well, Pakistan crumbled towards the end of their innings and could muster up just 181 runs in reply, despite an exceptional half-century from skipper Mohammad Hafeez. Ashok Dinda came back very well for India towards the end of the game, picking up 3 wickets after a poor start.
The 2nd and final T20 match between arch rivals India and Pakistan kicked off at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad today, with the latter winning the toss and deciding to field first once again. Pakistan also unsurprisingly named an unchanged side from the first T20, while India replaced Ravindra Jadeja with R Ashwin.