Virat Kohli, who hammered his 14th half-century to help India decimate Pakistan by six wickets in their ICC World Twenty20 encounter at the Eden Gardens on Saturday, said he was determined to do well against the arch-rivals after flopping against New Zealand in Nagpur. (Scorecard)In their tournament opener on Tuesday, India were handed a shock defeat as the New Zealand spinners took nine wickets on a raging turner. The hosts faced a must-win situation against Pakistan and were in trouble chasing 119 in 18 overs on another square turner, this time in Kolkata. India were reeling at 23/3 at one point but Kohli stepped in with another master-class to counter Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Sami, Mohammad Irfan and Shahid Afridi in front of packed stands at the Eden Gardens. (11 on 11: India beat Pakistan at Eden Gardens, 11 World Cup matches, 11 wins) Kohli was out for 23 against the Black Caps and his wicket was the final nail in the coffin for India. But tonight, he batted like a man possessed to see India through. (Virat Kohli played an awesome innings under pressure: Shahid Afridi) “It was a challenging wicket out there. You need new challenges in every innings that you play,” Kohli said as he picked up a well-deserved man-of-the-match.”I was disappointed that I got out for about 25 (23) in the last game. I knew if I had scored 40-45 we could have won. That really hurt because we don’t bat like that at home,” Kohli said. (Heroes and Zeros: India let Pakistan know who is the boss) advertisementKohli, however, overcame that disappointment and batted with complete poise to hand Pakistan another defeat in less than a month. He had starred with a classy 49 against them three weeks ago at the Asia Cup T20 on a green surface in Dhaka and said that was one of his more special innings. Tonight, he was up again the might of Amir once again but he steered India home with a calm head.”Today it was all about keeping calm and luckily I got a great partnership with Yuvraj Singh. I scored 49 in Dhaka against Pakistan and that was probably one of my better knocks. I think the seamers bowling cutters was a little difficult. You need to watch the ball to play it late to dab it down to third man. Yuvraj came out, weathered the storm and smacked a few. He’s feeling confident,” Kohli said.Kohli and Yuvraj shared a 61-run partnership after Sami castled Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina off successive deliveries. Former Australia captain Steve Waugh said it was amazing how easy Kohli made it look during the run chase.”Great players have that extra time. As soon as Kohli got going, the chase looked easy. He is a little bit like Sachin Tendulkar and he embraces pressure. His match awareness is second to none,” Waugh told India Today.Waugh had earlier told India Today that Kohli would be key if India had to win the World Twenty20. It now looks like the Delhi dasher has got India’s campaign back on track with a sublime knock.