India vs Pakistan
India win by 7 wickets
India win by 7 wickets, good all-round performance from the Indians. They started off by bowling well and restricting the Pakistanis to 130. A strong opening partnership for India laid the foundation, and Kohli and Raina made it look easy in the end.
Over 18.3 - Ind 131/3 (Raina 35, Kohli 36)
Dropped, Raina is dropped by Hafeez at midwicket. Six, Raina hits a six to make it worse, he pulls it superbly over midwicket for a six. A single to fine leg and India win by 7 wickets. Good controlled performance by the Indians.
Over 18 - Ind 124/3 (Raina 28, Kohli 36)
Junaid Khan comes back into the attack, Raina hits the first ball for four, over mid-off. India need 12 from 16 balls. A couple of dots and then a single to Raina. Kohli ends the over with a four through deep midwicket. India inch closer to the win.
Over 17 - Ind 115/3 (Raina 23, Kohli 32)
Ajmal comes back into the attack, a couple of dots to start the over and he bowls a good over under pressure. A single from it, Ajmal finishes his 4 overs.
Over 16 - Ind 114/3 (Raina 22, Kohli 32)
Gul comes into the attack, six singles from the over, a couple of runs and a wide make it 8 runs from the over.
Over 15 - Ind 106/3 (Raina 19, Kohli 28)
Four, Kohli starts the over with a boundary, through long off for four. A couple of runs and then Kohli hits it for four more. 12 runs from the over.
Over 14 - Ind 94/3 (Raina 18, Kohli 15)
Ajmal comes in to bowl his third over, three singles from the over. India need 37 from 36 balls.
Over 13 - Ind 93/3 (Raina 17, Kohli 15)
A dot to start the over and then Raina slams Bhatti through midwicket. A couple of singles and Raina ends the over with another four. 10 runs from the over.
Over 12 - Ind 81/3 (Raina 8, Kohli 14)
A single to start the over, Kohli then plays a few dots and hits the fourth ball for a six over midwicket, much needed boundary for India. A couple of singles to end the over, nine runs from it.
Over 11 - Ind 72/3 (Raina 6, Kohli 7)
WICKET! Bhatti strikes with his first ball. Yuvraj plays all over this one and is bowled. India need a partnership now as Raina walks out to bat. A couple of singles and Raina hits the next ball to the third man boundary. India 72 for 3 after 11 overs.
Over 10 - Ind 65/2 (Y Singh 1, Kohli 6)
Ajmal starts the 10 overs, a single to Kohli and WICKET! Rohit chops it on to his stumps, India lose their 2nd wicket and Yuvraj Singh walks out to bat. A couple of singles and the wicket from the over.
Over 9 - Ind 63/1 (R Sharma 24, Kohli 5)
Kohli comes out to bat with Rohit, Afridi starts the over with a wide, an appeal to put off the umpire but Dharmasena still gives it a wide. Three wides, another wide down the leg side and the keeper misses it, bonus runs for India. Four, Kohli gets off the mark with a boundary, he hits it confidently to third man. A single to end the over.
Over 8 - Ind 54/1 (R Sharma 24)
Umar Gul bowls a length ball and Rohit clears his front leg and hits it over long-on for a six, good clean hit from him. A single and Dhawan then guides the ball through backward point for a couple of runs. The 50 partnership comes up for India. Four, Dhawan hits it through long-on for four. WICKET! Ajmal takes the catch and Dhawan has to go back to the pavilion, Gul gets the wicket. India lose their first wicket.
Over 7 - Ind 41/0 (Dhawan 24, R Sharma 17)
Afridi comes into the attack, Hafeez looking for a wicket. A couple of singles to start the over, three runs from the over in the end.
Over 6 - Ind 38/0 (Dhawan 23, R Sharma 15)
Gul comes into the attack, Rohit takes a single from the first ball. A big appeal for lbw, but there was inside edge on it. Dhawan upper cuts the short delivery on the off side for a couple of runs. Four, it was down leg side and Dhawan just guides it past the short fine leg fielder for four.
Over 5 - Ind 31/0 (Dhawan 17, R Sharma 14)
A couple of dots, Ajmal comes into the attack. Dhawan slog sweeps it to the boundary, his first boundary of the innings. Four more, Dhawan pulls it away through mid-on for four more, good batting against the spin. Four more to end the over, Dhawan makes it 12 runs from the over.
Over 4 - Ind 19/0 (Dhawan 5, R Sharma 14)
Khan continues, Rohit hits the first ball for a boundary. Pre-meditated shot from him, but fine leg was up in the circle and he scooped it over his head. Six, a short ball from Junaid and Rohit makes room for himself and hits it over point for a six. A single to rotate strike, Rohi steers the ball to third man. A single to end a good over for India.
Over 3 - Ind 7/0 (Dhawan 4, R Sharma 3)
A couple of runs from the over, Pakistan keep it tight and Dhawan and Rohit not able to get off to a flying start.
Over 2 - Ind 5/0 (Dhawan 3, R Sharma 2)
Junaid Khan comes in to bowl. A couple of dots and then Rohit runs the ball down the third man for a single. Another single, a direct hit and the third umpire is consulted, replays show that Dhawan is safe. Good start from Pakistan.
Over 1 - Ind 3/0 (Dhawan 2, R Sharma 1)
Hafeez opens the bowling and Dhawan and Rohit at the crease. Rohit is off the mark with a single through midwicket. A few dots and then Dhawan hits the ball through square leg for a couple of runs. Three from the first over.
- 21st Mar 2014
- India won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Shere Bangla National Stadium
- H D P K Dharmasena, R A Kettleborough
- TV Umpire
- N J Llong
- Match Referee
- R S Madugalle
- Reserve Umpire
- R K Illingworth
india BATTING CARD
|R.G. Sharma||b Ajmal||24|
|S. Dhawan||c Ajmal b Gul||30|
|V. Kohli||Not out||36|
|Y. Singh||b Bhatti||1|
|S.K. Raina||Not out||35|
|Total||18.3 Overs||131 - 3|