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.
- 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|