Unwanted miscommunication in running, dropped catches, wild swings to score runs, Pakistan looked far too edgy
despite having a comparatively stronger team than their arch-rivals.
Abhijit Banare analyses some key moments of the game which cost Pakistan the match.
It’s getting habitual now. Doesn’t matter how strong the Pakistan side is compared to India, but the psychological battle has always triumphed cricketing skills for Pakistan. Go back to the 2011 World Cup semi-final and you will realise why pressure matters more than skills. But on Friday, there was hardly any pressure in what could be termed as one of the rare low-key Indo-Pak affairs. Captains of both teams had played down the hype saying it’s not going to affect their performance but it seems the statement held true only for MS Dhoni.