Whenever India needed him in any crunch encounter, Arshdeep Singh has delivered.
If India were good in the start thanks to Arshdeep's new-ball burst, then Pakistan made a fightback with a 76-run partnership between Shan Masood (52 not out) and Iftikhar Ahmed (51) for the third wicket.
Irrespective of the colour of the ball, all three kinds of left-handed skills are structural to a winning combination - a batter in the top five, a spinner and a pacer. Currently, India has defined two of those roles with Axar and Arshdeep flourishing in their roles. Pant needs to be the missing piece of the puzzle.
Kohli defends young pacer, says anyone could have made such a mistake during a high-pressure game.
The fifty was Kohli's fourth against Pakistan in T20Is. He had also made a half-century against Pakistan in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup match last year at the same venue.
Had he taken the catch, Pakistan could have gone on back foot.