What Time Is The India-Pakistan Match?

18/03/2016 4:20 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
Indian captain Virat Kohli (L) congratulates Pakistani batsman Shahid Afridi for their team's win during the sixth match of the Asia Cup one-day cricket tournament between India and Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on March 2, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Since the T20 World Cup schedule was announced, every fan had eye on only one match--India v Pakistan. Now we are less than 36 hours away from the clash, which is being hosted at Kolkata's Eden Garden stadium. The match telecast will start at 7.30 and the toss will be held 20 minutes prior to that.

India is coming into this game with a loss against New Zealand at Kanpur. While the home team was favourite to win the tournament, the 47-run loss against the Kiwis exposed a lot of weak spots in Indian batting line-up. On the other hand, Pakistan is coming here in a jubilant mood after securing a solid victory against Bangladesh by 55 runs after scoring 201 runs.

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You can watch the match in English on Star Sports 1 and Start Sports 1 HD. And for the Hindi commentary you can watch Star Sports 3 and HD variants of that channel. You can also stream the match from Hotstar. Doordarshan will also have a telecast available for this match.

Social media is playing a big part to enhance the world cup experience this year. You can go to the match's live page on Facebook. Apart from that, you can also follow the #WT20 hashtag on Twitter, Vine, Periscope, and Instagram to catch all the action from the high-octane encounter.

You can also get updates on Google by searching phrases such as "T20 Score", "India cricket", "India v Pak" and so on. Cricket oriented websites such as ESPN Cricinfo and Cricbuzz will also have live scoreboards with commentary. You can follow the match on ICC's website as well.

History is to be made in this match as India has never lost to Pakistan in a world cup match, Meanwhile, Pakistan who will be playing first time on Eden Gardens against India in a T20 match, has never lost an ODI against India. Eden Garden was chosen recently as the venue for hosting this contest as there were controversies regarding security in Dharamshala, the original venue. At one point Pakistani authorities were reluctant to send the team to India.

All eyes will be on Shahid Afridi who received a legal notice for saying he got more love in India. Indian captain MS Dhoni, on the other hand, will be hoping that the batting line-up will retain the form of recent time. Dhoni himself made 30 runs out of India's sub-par 79, but the wickets tumbled at the other end.

Every fan would be clinging on to their respective TV, laptop or mobile screens from 7 PM tomorrow. Where will you watch it?

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