874sCOLOMBO: India hammered Pakistan by eight wickets in a key Super Eights game on Sunday to stay in contention for the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 in Colombo.

India, who would have been knocked out of the tournament had they lost, bowled out Pakistan for 128 and then surpassed the modest target in 17 overs at the Premadasa stadium.

Australia lead group two with two wins, India and Pakistan have one each, while South Africa have lost both matches so far. The last round of group matches will be played on Tuesday.

Brief scores:

Pakistan 128 all out in 19.4 overs; India 129-2 in 17 overs

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