India vs Pakistan
Pakistan win by one wicket
Afridi provides the final impetus needed, hitting two sixes to finish the game. He did not middle either one of the two but it does not matter, Indians can't believe it. Both teams played well today but Pakistan win by one wicket.
Over 50 - Pak 249/9 (Afridi 34, J Khan 1)
Ajmal is the new batsman, Kohli and Ashwin have a chat as they set the field. Ajmal on strike. WICKET! Ajmal is bowled around the legs, Ashwin gets a wicket from the first ball, Pakistan nine down. Junaid Khan comes out to bat. A run brings Afridi on strike, Junaid gets off strike. Six, Afridi hits a six, just clears the fielder. Six, Afridi finishes the match with another six. India lose and Pakistan win by 1 wicket.
Over 49 - Pak 236/8 (Afridi 22)
Bhuvi continues into his 10th over, second last over of the game. Gul takes a single to long-off. A low full toss, Afridi pulls it to midwicket for a single. WICKET! Gul hits it in the air to long-on, Rahane runs in and takes a good catch, India get a wicket. Afridi on strike to Bhuvi, a dot ball, good work from Kohli at mid-off. A leg bye to Afridi who misses the sweep shot. Talha on strike for the last ball, he is on debut. WICKET! Jadeja catches it at long-off, a lofted shot from Talha and he finds Jadeja who makes no mistake on the boundary. Good over from Kumar.
Over 48 - Pak 233/6 (Afridi 21, Gul 11)
17 needed from 18 balls, Pakistan should do it from here. Shami comes into the attack, can he pull it back for India? A single to start the over to deep midwicket. Gul on strike, a yorker and then Gul takes a single to long on. Another single to Afridi, and another one makes it four singles from five balls. Gul will be on strike, four from the over.
Over 47 - Pak 229/6 (Afridi 19, Gul 9)
Pakistan need 30 runs from the last four. Bhuvi comes back into the attack, he has been expensive in the final overs of the game. Afridi sweeps it wide of deep square leg for four, the crowd cheers him. Afridi takes a single, wants another one but settles for one to deep midwicket. Six, Gul hits a straighter ball over midwicket for a six, Pakistan hitting their way back into this game. Two runs to end the over, another good one for Pakistan.
Over 46 - Pak 216/6 (Afridi 14, Gul 1)
Jadeja and Kohli have a chat before Jadeja's last over. Afridi on strike and he picks up a single to give the strike to Gul. Gul gets a leading edge down the ground for a single to long-off. Afridi pulls Jadeja for a six over the deep square leg boundary, this game keeps going back and forth. The lap sweep and Afridi gets a boundary just behind the keeper, 12 runs from the over and two balls to go. A quick single brings Gul on strike for the last ball. 13 from the over.
Over 45 - Pak 203/6 (Afridi 2, Gul 0)
Mishra comes back into the attack, Kohli shuffling his bowlers and giving them one over spells. Afridi against the leggie, he is beaten by the first ball as he tries to sweep it. A flick to deep midwicket and Afridi gets a single. WICKET! A chance of a run out, Maqsood comes down the wicket and hits it straight to square leg, Ashwin gets the ball back in a flash, Karthik takes the bails off, Maqsood sacrifices his wicket. Mishra drying the ball using a towel because of the dew, Gul to face the last two balls of Mishra's 10th over. Good last over from Mishra, just one run and a big wicket from it.
Over 44 - Pak 202/5 (Afridi 1, Maqsood 38)
Ashwin comes back into the attack, Maqsood hits it to deep midwicket but only gets a single, Pakistan bring up their 200. WICKET! Hafeez sweeps it in the air, Bhuvi is at deep fine leg, takes a good low catch and India are back in this game. Afridi walks out as the crowd erupts, good atmosphere and support for both teams around the ground. A single as Maqsood gets a leading edge to deep cover. Afridi on strike, he picks up a single.
Over 43 - Pak 199/4 (Hafeez 75, Maqsood 36)
Seven runs per over required from here on in, Shami comes back into the attack. Maqsood plays it through the covers for a couple of runs, Shami starts with the slower ball. Rahane hits the stumps again, making sure that the batsman knows not to take a single near him. A single to Maqsood, Hafeez tries to flicks it to fine leg but Mishra stops the boundary and the single. Six, Hafeez picks up the short ball and hits it over deep square leg for a six, India need wickets, they can't just stop the runs here. Pakistan 199 for 4.
Over 42 - Pak 190/4 (Hafeez 69, Maqsood 33)
Jadeja comes back into the attack, a maiden from him. Great stuff from the off spinner.
Over 41 - Pak 190/4 (Hafeez 69, Maqsood 33)
Mishra comes back into the attack, a single to Maqsood as he edges it past the slip. Hafeez takes a single on the leg side to midwicket. Maqsood cuts it behind point and Dhawan does well to cut it off and keep it to two runs. A wide called as Mishra spins it into the batsman, good ball. Six, Maqsood hits the last ball over deep midwicket for a six.
Over 40 - Pak 179/4 (Hafeez 68, Maqsood 24)
The required rate is 6.63 per over, can India put pressure and take a few wickets? Bhuvi replaces Ashwin. A couple of runs to start the over to deep square leg, Hafeez clips it off his pads. A couple more to midwicket, same shot from Hafeez. A single brings Maqsood to face the last ball. A risky single from the last ball.
Over 39 - Pak 173/4 (Hafeez 63, Maqsood 23)
Jadeja comes into the attack, a single from the first ball to deep point. Hafeez flicks it to Ashwin at short midwicket, it goes through him for a couple of runs, would have been a brilliant catch as it was low and away from him, another half chance goes begging. Four from the over.
Over 38 - Pak 169/4 (Hafeez 60, Maqsood 22)
Ashwin bowling the third over of the powerplay, Hafeez plays it off his hips for a single. Maqsood comes down the ground, Ashwin goes through the batsman and Karthik misses the stumping, Ashwin is disappointed. Three runs from the over.
Over 37 - Pak 166/4 (Hafeez 59, Maqsood 21)
Bhuvi to bowl in the power play, Hafeez takes a quick single from the first ball. Maqsood clips it away to deep midwicket, Hafeez wants the second but Rohit is too quick in the field and Maqsood sends Hafeez back. Hafeez flicks it for four through deep square leg, it was in the air but it was wide of Rohit. Seven from the over.
Over 36 - Pak 159/4 (Hafeez 53, Maqsood 20)
90 runs needed from 90 balls, the game perfectly poised for a great finish. Ashwin comes in to bowl in the power play from around the wicket. A couple of dots, Hafeez wants the single but Maqsood sends him back and rightly so. Hafeez gets the single on the leg side. Another single as Maqsood drills this past the bowler, Ashwin gets a hand to it. Three runs from the over.
Over 35 - Pak 156/4 (Hafeez 51, Maqsood 19)
Shami continues into his 8th over. A couple of runs to Hafeez to deep square leg and gets to his 50, useful knock for Pakistan. A single to Hafeez through to deep cover. And it is drinks.
Over 34 - Pak 153/4 (Hafeez 48, Maqsood 19)
Bhuvi bowls three dots and then Hafeez takes a single to the sweeper, Maqsood takes another single to rotate strike. Three runs from the over.
Over 33 - Pak 150/4 (Hafeez 46, Maqsood 18)
Kohli changed from spinners to faster bowlers and Shami and Bhuvi are doing a good job for him. Maqsood edges it and it just goes past the diving keeper for four, bringing up the 150 for Pakistan. Five from the over, the required rate is slowly going up now.
Over 32 - Pak 145/4 (Hafeez 45, Maqsood 14)
Bhuvi comes back into the attack, he was expensive at the beginning of the innings. Just a single from the over, good comeback from Bhuvi.
Over 31 - Pak 144/4 (Hafeez 44, Maqsood 14)
Shami is called back into the attack by Kohli, a single from the first ball as Maqsood pushes him through the covers. A dot and then Hafeez pulls him through midwicket for a single. Good stop from Rahane in the point region, just two from the over.
Over 30 - Pak 142/4 (Hafeez 43, Maqsood 13)
A single to start the over, Ashwin bowls the carrom ball and it is dispatched by Maqsood over cover for four. A single to follow the boundary, good over for Pakistan.
Over 29 - Pak 136/4 (Hafeez 42, Maqsood 8)
Jadeja comes back into the attack, Hafeez gets a single and then Maqsood picks up two through backward point.
Over 28 - Pak 133/4 (Hafeez 41, Maqsood 6)
Ashwin starts his 5th over, a couple of dots and then Hafeez gets a single. Three runs from the over, the required rate is now more than the current rate.
Over 27 - Pak 130/4 (Hafeez 39, Maqsood 5)
A couple of singles to start the over. Just two from the over, Mishra finishes his 8th giving away 16 runs.
Over 26 - Pak 128/4 (Hafeez 38, Maqsood 4)
Hafeez sweeps it for four through deep square leg. Ashwin into the attack. A shout for lbw but it was pitching outside leg. Five runs from the over.
Over 25 - Pak 123/4 (Hafeez 34, Maqsood 3)
Mishra continues to operate, Kohli wants him to pick up wickets. Five runs from the over, Pakistan need 123 more to win from 25 overs, exactly halfway in terms of runs and overs.
Over 24 - Pak 118/4 (Hafeez 31, Maqsood 1)
Jadeja shuffled back into the attack, a single from the first ball. Jadeja bowls it down leg and Hafeez gloves it very fine for two runs. Four from the over.
Over 23 - Pak 114/4 (Hafeez 28, Maqsood 0)
Mishra continues, Hafeez takes a single and then WICKET! Akmal top edges it and it goes high in the air, comes swirling down and Jadeja holds on to it. Another wicket falls for Pakistan, Maqsood walks out to bat. Three close in fielders for Maqsood, Kohli putting pressure on the new batsman.
Over 22 - Pak 112/3 (Hafeez 27, U Akmal 4)
Ashwin comes back into the attack, Jadeja replaced again. A couple of singles from the over, and Pakistan are 112 for 3.
Over 21 - Pak 110/3 (Hafeez 26, U Akmal 3)
Mishra continues, Akmal drives it to long-off for a single. Just a single from the over, another good one from Mishra.
Over 20 - Pak 109/3 (Hafeez 26, U Akmal 2)
Hafeez pushes at it and edges it past the slip for three runs, Rahane cuts it off. Pakistan bring their 100 up. Hafeez cuts the wider ball from Jadeja for four through point. A couple of singles, and another expensive Jadeja over.
Over 19 - Pak 99/3 (Hafeez 18, U Akmal 0)
Hafeez takes a single to bring Akmal on strike. Akmal trying to settle against the leg spin of Mishra, just one from the over, good bowling from Mishra.
Over 18 - Pak 98/3 (Hafeez 17, U Akmal 0)
Jadeja brought back into the attack to improve his figures of 3 overs for 26 runs. A single to Hafeez down the ground, brings Akmal on strike. Just one from the over.
Over 17 - Pak 97/3 (Hafeez 16, U Akmal 0)
WICKET! A mix up in the running, Misbah goes for the run, Hafeez calls first and then sends him back, Mishra does well to collect the ball and hits the stumps. Misbah is out, India celebrate as Umar Akmal joins Hafeez at the crease. Another surprise from Pakistan, Akmal walks out to bat instead of Maqsood. Hafeez pulls it away to deep midwicket for a single, they don't take the second run this time.
Over 16 - Pak 96/2 (Hafeez 15, Misbah 1)
Misbah walks out to bat at number 4, promotes himself up the order. Shami comes into the attack. A couple of singles to start the over, and then a leg bye as Hafeez pads it away to fine leg. Three runs from the over.
Over 15 - Pak 93/2 (Hafeez 14)
Hafeez edges it past Kohli at first slip for a couple of runs to third man, Mishra is bowling well. A quick single from Hafeez, good understanding between these two. A wide called, tough call on the bowler as it just down leg. WICKET! The extra ball gets the wicket. Shehzad tries to force the issue, pulls it to the man at short midwicket and Ashwin takes the catch.
Over 14 - Pak 89/1 (Shehzad 42, Hafeez 11)
Jadeja continues, Shehzad picks up three runs to fine leg. A single to Hafeez and then one to Shehzad. Another single against Jadeja, they are not letting him settle into a rhythm. Good over for Pakistan, 89 for 1.
Over 13 - Pak 81/1 (Shehzad 38, Hafeez 7)
Amit Mishra comes into the attack, he is the leg spinner for India. This could be an important time in the game. Just one from the over.
Over 12 - Pak 80/1 (Shehzad 37, Hafeez 7)
Hafeez is the new man in, he joins Shehzad. Shehzad takes a single to long-off from the first ball. A single to Hafeez to short fine leg, he gets off the mark. Hafeez hits Jadeja straight over long-on for a six, terrific shot. Pakistan 80 for 1.
Over 11 - Pak 71/1 (Shehzad 35)
Ashwin starts his second over, a couple of singles to start the over. Another single as Sharjeel lifts it to long-off. Shehzad pushes it through the off side for a single. WICKET! Ashwin strikes, he goes through Sharjeel's defenses and it is a wicket for India.
Over 10 - Pak 67/0 (Shehzad 33, S Khan 23)
Jadeja comes into the attack, a single to Sharjeel as he pushes it into the off side. A chance of a run out as Kohli at short cover hits it stumps, Shehzad is safe, he came down the wicket and hit it straight to Kohli and then had to rush back. Shehzad rocks on to the back foot and hits it through the covers for four. Four more to end the over, 9 runs from the Jadeja over.
Over 9 - Pak 58/0 (Shehzad 25, S Khan 22)
Introduction of spin into the attack, Ashwin comes into the attack, bowls it down leg and Shehzad easily sweeps it to fine leg for two runs. Poor angle and poor line from Ashwin. Just two from the over.
Over 8 - Pak 56/0 (Shehzad 23, S Khan 22)
Shami in his 4th over, Shehzad takes a risky single and makes it. Six, Sharjeel pulls it over midwicket for a six, made it look easy. Another pull shot from Sharjeel and another boundary for Pakistan through midwicket. Pakistan fly past 50.
Over 7 - Pak 45/0 (Shehzad 22, S Khan 12)
Shehzad drives the ball straight down the ground for four, Bhuvi looking for the swing. A single down to fine leg for Shehzad. Sharjeel hits it sweetly straight down the ground for another boundary, expensive over from India. A wide down leg side from Bhuvi and then a dot to end the over.
Over 6 - Pak 35/0 (Shehzad 17, S Khan 8)
A couple of dots and then Shehzad flicks it to fine leg for a single. Sharjeel pushes it into the leg side and then takes a couple of runs. Four more, leg byes, unlucky for Shami who bowled a good ball, Sharjeel misses the pull shot and Pakistan get bonus runs. Four more, leg byes again, Shami strays on the leg side.
Over 5 - Pak 24/0 (Shehzad 16, S Khan 6)
Sharjeel drives it through the covers for a single. Indians celebrate a caught behind but the umpire is not giving it out, it flicked Shehzad's pad and Kohli can't believe it. Shehzad takes a single to third man, then Sharjeel pulls it down the ground but straight to the man at mid-on for no run. A wide from Bhuvi.
Over 4 - Pak 21/0 (Shehzad 15, S Khan 5)
Five dots and then Shehzad pulls the short ball away for four through deep square leg, ruining a good over from Shami.
Over 3 - Pak 17/0 (Shehzad 11, S Khan 5)
Bhuvi bowls four dots and then Sharjeel hits it through the off side for four. Just the boundary from the over.
Over 2 - Pak 13/0 (Shehzad 11, S Khan 1)
Shami runs in from the other end, India searching for early wickets. Shehzad drives it square of the wicket for four, good shot and Bhuvi at third man had no chance of stopping that. A flick on the leg side and Shehzad gets a couple of runs to make it 6 from the over.
Over 1 - Pak 7/0 (Shehzad 5, S Khan 1)
Bhuvi gets the new ball, India need to bowl and field well. Sharjeel has come out to bat which is good news for Pakistan, he was injured earlier. He cuts it to third man for a single, Pakistan open their account. Shehzad on strike and Bhuvi bowls a wide down leg, Karthik does well to stop it. Four, Shehzad flicks it to the fine leg fence for four, it was the in-swinger from Bhuvi. Shami kept active on the fine leg fence, a single as Shehzad flicks it. Better bowling to the left-hander than the right-hander from Bhuvi. Seven for no loss.
India 245 for 8 after 50 overs
India end on 245 for 8 after 50 overs, they started well and then Talha and Ajmal puts the brakes on the run rate. Rohit, Rayudu and Jadeja scoring 50s to take India to 245. Pakistan have not successfully chased 246 down since 2012, so it will be an interesting contest. The dew could be a factor and this pitch is playing differently than what was expected.
Over 50 - Ind 245/8 (Jadeja 52, Mishra 1)
Six balls remaining, Junaid runs in to bowl them and Jadeja on strike. Can Jadeja take India past 250? First ball is a yorker, Jadeja digs it out and takes two. Jadeja pushes the full toss through the leg side and picks up two, good running between wickets. Jadeja gets his 50, good knock from him. Another full toss and they will only get one this time, Mishra on strike. Mishra takes a single, Jadeja on strike with two balls remaining. Good last over, India end on 245 for 8.
Over 49 - Ind 238/8 (Jadeja 46, Mishra 0)
Ashwin tries to reverse sweep it but misses it completely. Ashwin comes down the wicket, misses the doosra and is stumped, all he needed to do was to take a single, but he is out. WICKET! Ajmal strikes and Shami walks out to bat. WICKET! Maqsood takes the catch, Shami top edges it on the leg side. India losing crucial wickets in the 49th over. A single from the over and two wickets, good bowling from Ajmal.
Over 48 - Ind 237/6 (Jadeja 45, Ashwin 9)
Three overs to go, Misbah keeps Gul on. Jadeja takes a single. There was an edge there, Pakistan appeal and appeal some more but the umpire is unmoved. Pakistan disappointed, but Ashwin survives. Ashwin makes room for himself and pulls this through the midwicket region for four, nothing subtle about that shot. Four more, Ashwin top edges it over the keeper's head for four more. A single for Ashwin, brings Jadeja on strike for the last ball. Six, Jadeja dispatches that last ball over midwicket for a six.
Over 47 - Ind 221/6 (Jadeja 38, Ashwin 0)
Ajmal brought back into the attack after an expensive over from Gul. India need to go over 250 to make this a contest. A quick single to Jadeja, Rayudu on strike. WICKET! Rayudu comes down the wicket and hits it high in the air, Ajmal strikes as India lose another wicket. Anwar Ali, the substitute fielder takes the catch. Ashwin comes to bat for India. Six, Jadeja pulls this over midwicket for a six, clean hit. Jadeja pushes it again in the midwicket region for a single.
Over 46 - Ind 213/5 (Jadeja 30, Rayudu 58)
Rayudu takes a single to bring Jadeja on strike. Jadeja comes down the wicket, is cramped for room and he swipes it to deep midwicket for a couple of runs. It was risky but Jadeja does well to take two. Drilled past the bowler, Jadeja hits it straight past the bowler for four, Gul had to duck to miss that bullet. Jadeja accelerates, pulls it through deep square leg for four, the fielder had no chance. A single to end the over.
Over 45 - Ind 201/5 (Jadeja 19, Rayudu 57)
Hafeez continues, a couple of dots as Jadeja can't get the ball away and into the gap. A single to deep midwicket, brings Rayudu on strike. Rayudu comes down the ground and hits it to deep midwicket for a single. Jadeja cuts it and cuts it in the gap for four, the 200 comes up for India.
Over 44 - Ind 195/5 (Jadeja 14, Rayudu 56)
Gul comes back into the attack, India will need to attack every bowler now to get to a good score. Rayudu hits it for four, it was short and wide from Gul, much needed boundary for India. A quick single, and then another single as Jadeja pushes it to third man. Another single, Rayudu tries to hit it hard, only to find the mid-off fielder. Jadeja takes a single, wants the second but Rayudu sends him back.
Over 43 - Ind 187/5 (Jadeja 12, Rayudu 50)
A couple of runs to start the over, Rayudu whips it on the leg side. Another single on the leg side for Rayudu, brings Jadeja on strike. A single to Rayudu, then Jadeja hits it high in the air and Hafeez drops the catch. Rayudu gets his 50.
Over 42 - Ind 182/5 (Jadeja 11, Rayudu 46)
Afridi comes into the attack, a single and then Jadeja flicks it on the leg side for a single. Rayudu comes down the wicket and hits it for a six, India need more of these shots, hit cleanly over midwicket.
Over 41 - Ind 172/5 (Jadeja 9, Rayudu 38)
Rayudu takes a single on the off side, Jadeja takes a single. Another single and Talha is going off the field and Fawad Ahmed is the reserve fielder. Jadeja cuts it to deep point for a single.
Over 40 - Ind 168/5 (Jadeja 7, Rayudu 36)
Rayudu takes a risky single to bring Jadeja on strike. Now Rayudu is down on the ground, and is hurt as he put the dive in when he finished the single. A short delay in play as the physio pays attention to Rayudu. A single from the over, India have 10 overs remaining.
Over 39 - Ind 167/5 (Jadeja 7, Rayudu 35)
Jadeja takes a single on the off side. Four, Rayudu plays a few dots and then comes down the wicket and lifts it over midwicket for four. A single to follow the boundary. A loud appeal for lbw, but given not out by the umpire.
Over 38 - Ind 161/5 (Jadeja 6, Rayudu 30)
Ajmal continues, Jadeja on strike. Jadeja is beaten with the first two balls and then cuts it behind point for four, releasing the pressure slightly. Five from the over.
Over 37 - Ind 156/5 (Jadeja 1, Rayudu 30)
WICKET! Karthik tries to sweep it, top edges it to Ajmal at short fine leg and is out in the power play. Jadeja walks out with India in trouble, they need a big partnership here. It is Jadeja's 100th ODI, Jadeja is off the mark with a single.
Over 36 - Ind 155/4 (Karthik 23, Rayudu 30)
The powerplay starts, Ajmal brought back into the attack. Rayudu takes a single from the first ball. Down leg and Karthik takes a couple of runs as he pushes it past the keeper, India bring up their 150. Karthik sweeps and sweeps it past the deep fine leg fielder for four, is this a change of gears for Karthik? A single on the leg side, a leg bye. The 50 run partnership comes up, India's first of this innings.
Over 35 - Ind 147/4 (Karthik 18, Rayudu 29)
India need to attack one of these bowlers. Karthik takes a single from the first ball. A couple of dots and then Rayudu takes a single on the leg side. Just two from the over, India stagnating at around 4.2 runs per over.
Over 34 - Ind 145/4 (Karthik 17, Rayudu 28)
Three dots and then another confusion in the running between the wickets. Karthik would have been out if it was a direct hit. Just one run from the over.
Over 33 - Ind 144/4 (Karthik 16, Rayudu 28)
Hafeez comes back into the attack just before the powerplay. The first ball spins into Rayudu who plays it to square leg. Rayudu takes a single down the ground. Another single to Karthik brings Rayudu on strike.
Over 32 - Ind 142/4 (Karthik 15, Rayudu 27)
Afridi into his 6th over, giving away just 23 runs so far. Karthik takes a single down the ground. Rayudu takes another single to long-on. Karthik pushes it into the leg side for a single to Junaid at square leg. Four from the over.
Over 31 - Ind 138/4 (Karthik 13, Rayudu 25)
Junaid continues, Rayudu takes a single on the leg side, India's innings slowing down considerably now. Karthik gets it on the edge of the bat and gets a single on the leg side. Another single, India need to odd boundary to stay in the hunt for a competitive score. Outside edged from Karthik and it goes down to third man for a single.
Over 30 - Ind 133/4 (Karthik 11, Rayudu 23)
India should score some runs before the powerplay because Ajmal will be utilized in the powerplay. Rayudu drives it down the ground for a single. Afridi continues, Karthik cuts it to deep point for two runs, well run in the end. Karthik sweeps it to deep square leg for a single. Another single, this time Karthik was not sure if there was a single, but they make it safely. Five from the over.
Over 29 - Ind 128/4 (Karthik 8, Rayudu 21)
Junaid starts his 5th over. A couple of singles to start the over, a chance of a run out as Rayudu hesitates, but Shehzad can't pick the ball up cleanly and is angry at himself. Just two singles from the over.
Over 28 - Ind 126/4 (Karthik 7, Rayudu 20)
A double change from Misbah, Afridi comes back into the attack. Karthik edges it but there is no slip so he gets a single to short third man. Rayudu gets a single on the leg side. Karthik drives it to deep point for a single.
Over 27 - Ind 123/4 (Karthik 5, Rayudu 19)
Junaid Khan comes into the attack, Ajmal has only bowled five. Lots of bowling options for Misbah, Junaid has only bowled three so far. He beats Karthik's outside edge with the first ball, good start to the spell. A quick single brings Rayudu on strike. Another quick single for India. Karthik drives it through the covers for a single. Rayudu gets a couple of runs on the off side.
Over 26 - Ind 118/4 (Karthik 3, Rayudu 16)
Talha bowling his 7th over on the trott, the youngster having a good debut. He is bowling well, good discipline and the surprising extra bounce. Extra bounce again and Karthik hits it awkwardly on the leg side for a single. Rayudu goes for the ramp shot, the shot was on, but Ajmal was at third man. It beats him for four.
Over 25 - Ind 113/4 (Karthik 2, Rayudu 12)
Rayudu stays back to Ajmal and then pushes it into the off side for a couple of runs. Rayudu edges it but plays it with soft hands in the end and gets a boundary past first slip, well controlled in the end. Rayudu takes a single to long-on to bring Karthik on strike. Karthik takes a single on the off side. Good ball from Ajmal to end the over.
Over 24 - Ind 105/4 (Karthik 1, Rayudu 5)
Wide outside off and Rayudu cuts it for a single to deep point. WICKET! The pressure creates the wicket, Rahane tries to flick it and is caught at short midwicket by Hafeez, good catch. India will need to hold on to every catch when they are fielding. India in trouble and Karthik walks out to bat. Talha welcomes him with a good bouncer, Karthik ducks out of the way. A single to third man, Karthik gets off the mark. Rayudu picks up a single to third man.
Over 23 - Ind 102/3 (Rahane 23, Rayudu 3)
Ajmal starts his fourth over, a single on the leg side for Rahane. A single to long-on. Rahane makes room for himself, plays it inside out against the turn and hits Ajmal for a boundary through the cover region. Six runs from the over. India cross 100 runs.
Over 22 - Ind 96/3 (Rahane 18, Rayudu 2)
A drop and run to start the over, Rayudu gets off strike. The runs have dried up for India, Talha and Ajmal bowling well. Rahane swats this one to deep square leg for a single. A wide from Talha, outside off. India 96 for 3.
Over 21 - Ind 93/3 (Rahane 17, Rayudu 1)
Ajmal continues, Talha bowling well with Ajmal. The run rate has dropped to 4.6 per over, Rayudu comes down the wicket and gets off the mark with a single to long on. Rahane is beaten by the doosra, brilliant bowling from Ajmal. A stumping chance but Rahane's back foot never left the crease. Just one from the over.
Over 20 - Ind 92/3 (Rahane 17, Rayudu 0)
After seeing Ajmal operate, Mishra could hold the key for India's bowling. Rohit top edges it, Talha gets the extra bounce and Hafeez takes a good catch in the outfield, WICKET! Talha gets his first wicket in ODIs. Rohit goes for a well played 56, India 92 for 3. Rayudu comes in to bat, India again in need of a partnership. Sharjeel was the man running in for that catch and has gone off the ground as he did something to his right knee. Rahane pushes at it and almost give Talha a return catch. A wicket maiden on debut, good stuff from Talha.
Over 19 - Ind 92/2 (Rahane 17, R Sharma 56)
A single to Rohit to start the over, Rahane will face Ajmal. Rahane comes down the ground and pushes the ball past the bowler for a single. Rohit gets a single through square leg. India 92 for 2.
Over 18 - Ind 89/2 (Rahane 16, R Sharma 54)
Talha continues from the other end, Ajmal had a chat with him before the start of play. It is good to see the experienced players calming the nerves of the young guns. Rahane flicks it through the leg side for a couple of runs, the deep square leg fielder has to run around to deep midwicket to cut that ball off. Rahane pulls it but can't get it on the middle of the bat, a single in the same region. A punches through point and cover for a single.
Over 17 - Ind 85/2 (Rahane 13, R Sharma 53)
Ajmal comes into the attack, Misbah looking to break this partnership. Rahane to face him, a slip in place. A couple of blocks and then Rahane cuts it on the off side for a single. Important passage of play here for both teams, Ajmal finishes his first over.
Over 16 - Ind 84/2 (Rahane 12, R Sharma 53)
Rahane pulls it square of the wicket on the leg side, but there is a fielder there so it will only be one. A wide from Talha, away swinger that goes too far outside off. India 84 for 2 at drinks.
Over 15 - Ind 82/2 (Rahane 11, R Sharma 53)
Four, a tossed up ball from Afridi and Rohit hits it through the covers for four to get to his 50, good knock but India will want him to keep going. He takes a single to get off strike. Rahane drives it through the covers for a single. A square cut from Rohit, the fielder at deep point cuts it off and keeps it to a single. Another single to end the over, eight from the over.
Over 14 - Ind 74/2 (Rahane 9, R Sharma 47)
India started of with a run rate of 6, now it is at 5.23 per over. Misbah brings in the debutant Talha into the attack. A leg bye to start the over, then Rohit flicks it to deep fine leg for a single. Rahane pulls it fine on the leg side, the fine leg fielder has no chance of stopping that as it goes for four. India 74 for 2.
Over 13 - Ind 68/2 (Rahane 5, R Sharma 46)
Rohit drives it to deep cover for a single, Afridi bowling to a spread out field. Rahane pushes it to deep square leg for a single, two runs from the over.
Over 12 - Ind 66/2 (Rahane 4, R Sharma 45)
Rohit flicks it into the leg side for a single, rotates strike after a couple of dots. Just a single from the over, good one from Gul.
Over 11 - Ind 65/2 (Rahane 4, R Sharma 44)
A change in the bowling, Afridi comes into the attack. Four, Afridi bowls it wide and Rohit is quick ti cut it through point for four, he played that shot against the fast bowlers and now it is against the spinner. Rohit takes a single, making it 5 from the over.
Over 10 - Ind 60/2 (Rahane 4, R Sharma 39)
WICKET! Kohli edges it and the keeper takes the catch, big, big wicket for Pakistan. The Indian captain falls for 5, trying to steer the ball to third man. Rahane walks out to bat. India need a partnership here. Four, Rahane blocks a few and then drives the last ball straight down the ground for four, brilliant shot to get off the mark.
Over 9 - Ind 56/1 (Kohli 5, R Sharma 39)
Junaid pitches it up and Rohit hits it straight down the ground, over the bowler's head for a one bounce four, the 50 comes up for India. Rohit comes down the wicket and hits it straight down the ground for another four, this was almost a six. A bouncer from Junaid and Rohit ducks under it.
Over 8 - Ind 48/1 (Kohli 5, R Sharma 31)
A couple of runs to Kohli, plays it from his front foot through the covers, good balance. A quick single, Rohit wanted it and set off early, Kohli was ball-watching but made it in the end as the keeper's through was no where. Another single brings Kohli back on strike. Four runs from the over, India 48 for 1.
Over 7 - Ind 44/1 (Kohli 2, R Sharma 30)
Rohit comes down the wicket and mishits it to mid-on, almost a chance for a catch. Six, Rohit blocks a few and then flicks one over midwicket for a six, made it look effortless. Four, Rohit flicks it off his pads for four and then another flick to fine leg for a single. Good over for India.
Over 6 - Ind 32/1 (Kohli 2, R Sharma 18)
Gul continues from the other end. Kohli pushes it to third man for a single, after three dots. Rohit takes a single to third man to end the over.
Over 5 - Ind 30/1 (Kohli 1, R Sharma 17)
Junaid comes into the attack, Kohli takes a single to start the over and get off the mark. Rohit cuts it just behind point and for four to deep point. India 30 for 1 after 5 overs.
Over 4 - Ind 25/1 (Kohli 0, R Sharma 13)
Gul starts his second over and Kohli comes out to bat, Rohit on strike as Dhawan was out from the last ball of the over. Wide from Gul, strays down the leg side. Gul goes for the bouncer, Rohit swivels, pulls and hits it out of the park over deep square leg for six, first six of the innings.
Over 3 - Ind 18/1 (Dhawan 10, R Sharma 7)
Rohit announces himself, hitting Hafeez over the mid-off fielder for four, comes down the wicket and just lifts the ball. Hafeez changes angles round the wicket, Rohit pushes the ball to mid-on for a single, sensible cricket. Dhawan looking to attack, flicks one off his pads into the leg side and runs two, the deep square leg fielder cuts it off. WICKET! Dhawan looks to flick another one on the leg side, but is hit on the back foot and is out lbw. Hafeez strikes in his second over.
Over 2 - Ind 11/0 (Dhawan 8, R Sharma 2)
Rohit flicks the first ball through midwicket for a single, Umar Gul runs in with the second new ball. A wide called for height, that just kept rising on Dhawan. Two slips in place for Gul, Dhawan likes driving through the covers but also gets out edging the ball to the slips. Dhawan drives, beats the fielder and finds the cover boundary for four.
Over 1 - Ind 5/0 (Dhawan 4, R Sharma 1)
Misbah starts with Hafeez, a surprise to start, most would have expected him to start with a fast bowler against the Indians. Since 2012, these two teams have played 4 games and India have won 2, Pakistan have won two. Rohit takes strike, Hafeez takes his time to put a field in place. A single to Rohit to get India off the mark, a gentle push down the ground. Width outside off, Dhawan cuts it for four behind point, easy as you like.
The battle lines are drawn, the anthems are over and the game is about it begin. Dhawan and Rohit will open the batting for India, Hafeez will run in with the ball for Pakistan. It a warm day, big crowd and let's hope is a close game.
India include Amit Mishra as an extra spinner and Pakistan bring in Mohammad Talha for Anwar Ali.
Pakistan have won the toss and will field first in Dhaka.
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the India v Pakistan game. This is a big stage for both teams and should be a tough contest as always.
- 2nd Mar 2014
- Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Shere Bangla National Stadium
- N J Llong, B N J Oxenford
- TV Umpire
- R R Wimalasiri
- Match Referee
- J J Crowe
- Reserve Umpire
- T Ahmed
pakistan BATTING CARD
|S. Khan||b Ashwin||25|
|A. Shehzad||c Ashwin b Mishra||42|
|M. Hafeez||c Kumar b Ashwin||75|
|M.K. Niazi||run out (Jadeja)||1|
|U. Akmal||c Jadeja b Mishra||4|
|S. Maqsood||run out (Ashwin)||38|
|S.S.M.K. Afridi||Not out||34|
|U. Gul||c Rahane b Kumar||12|
|M. Talha||c Jadeja b Kumar||0|
|S. Ajmal||b Ashwin||0|
|J.M. Khan||Not out||1|
|Total||49.4 Overs||249 - 9|