India v Pakistan, Asia Cup, Mirpur March 2, 2014

Afridi, Miandad and one-wicket wins

Stats highlights from the thriller between Pakistan and India at Mirpur, Dhaka

  • The margin of victory in this match was the second-closest, by wickets remaining, in matches involving Pakistan and India. The famous Sharjah match in which Javed Miandad hit a six off the last ball is the closest between the two teams. Click here for ODIs with the slimmest margin of wins in terms of wickets remaining.

  • Before this match Pakistan had lost the last five ODIs in which they were required to chase 240 or more. Since 2011, this is only the fourth time that Pakistan have successfully chased 240 or more in an ODI from 17 attempts.

  • Mohammad Hafeez won the 14th Man-of-the-Match award of his career and his fifth since 2013. Only Virat Kohli has won more such awards in ODIs since 2013.

  • Shahid Afridi sealed the match for Pakistan with two sixes in the last over off R Ashwin. The six he hit to win this match was his 50th against India in ODIs. He is the only player to hit 50 or more sixes against two oppositions in ODIs. His 63 sixes against Sri Lanka are the highest by a batsman against any opposition. Sanath Jayasuriya, with 53 sixes against Pakistan, is the only other batsman in ODIs with fifty or more sixes against an opposition.

  • Hafeez made an all-round contribution in Pakistan's win in this match. Apart from scoring 75 runs, he took two wickets and also held two catches. This was just the sixth instance of a Pakistan player hitting fifty-plus runs, taking two or more wickets and effecting two or more fielding dismissals in ODIs. The last such instance was by Shoaib Malik against Zimbabwe in Faisalabad in 2008.

  • Hafeez and Shoaib Maqsood added 87 runs for the fifth wicket for Pakistan after they had lost three quick wickets to slump to 117 for 4. This partnership equalled the seventh-highest for Pakistan for the fifth wicket in successful chases against Test nations. Including this one, Pakistan's last-four partnerships of 87 or more runs for the fifth wicket in a successful chase against a Test nation have come against India. The last such partnership for Pakistan was between Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan in Mohali in 2007.

  • Ravindra Jadeja's half-century in this match was his ninth in ODIs and his first in four innings against Pakistan. This was Jadeja's 100th ODI. He has scored 1541 at 33.50 from 68 innings and has taken 116 wickets at 33.44. His fifty in this match was only the eighth by an India No. 7 against Pakistan in ODIs.

  • Ambati Rayudu hit his second ODI fifty in this match and his first in eight innings. Rayudu has scored 243 runs at 40.50 in eight innings.

  • Pakistan's openers, helped by some ordinary bowling by India's fast bowlers, added 71 runs before Sharjeel Khan was bowled by R Ashwin. Their openers haven't had a century partnership in 37 innings. The last time Pakistan's openers added 100 or more runs was against India in Kolkata in January 2013. Since then, in 37 innings, the openers have averaged 26.44 runs per partnership and have added fifty or more runs eight times.

  • Kohli scored only five runs before he was caught behind off Umar Gul. In his last Asia Cup match against Pakistan Kohli had scored 183 runs off 148 balls to chase down a target of 330. Excluding that match, from eight innings, Kohli has managed to score just 83 runs at 11.86 against Pakistan in ODIs.

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  • Dummy on March 7, 2014, 8:11 GMT

    Kohli's average against pak in last eight innings is 11.8

  • Manesh on March 7, 2014, 7:22 GMT

    @Moin Nursumar . So pakistan lost @ WC and CT13 due to DRS according to you? :D

  • S on March 4, 2014, 21:28 GMT

    So "one out of 30 match" wonder did it again, so what? He'll be a zero as soon as he plays 1 quality bowler. Afridi is no Dhoni and Malinga will prove that in the finals. It's funny seeing all the Pak fans praising an ordinary player like for one off win that he pulls off every now and then. There are 100s of other players like Afridi now a days. Even Shakib had a better SR than Afridi and he was facing the world's top bowling attack.

  • kelwinfrancis on March 4, 2014, 5:13 GMT

    i love you boomboom God bless you & my best wish 4 u im so happy

  • ESPN on March 4, 2014, 1:22 GMT

    Abdullah you are absolutely correct

  • Dummy4 on March 3, 2014, 22:17 GMT

    Great match and this match proved why this India Pakistan rivalry is the best in cricket, a lot of fans discuss the ashes......not so, in terms of following the India Pakistan rubber is the most watched and most interesting. Big three can say all they want truth is without Pakistan the cricket structure cannot be complete, Pakistan stands alone in its tremendous zealous following in Pakistan UAE and England.......they attract crowds and that makes money.

  • Mehul on March 3, 2014, 17:39 GMT

    There are no ifs and buts in cricket, its loss & win. Pak won, Ind lost. Ind gave a tough fight, Pak prevailed. Deal with it. This goes out to fans from both sides. I would give away my arm and leg to watch Ind v/s Pak final in any day, seems like it won't happen anytime soon. But best of luck for the finals, SL are really in form right now. May the best team wins.

  • Dummy4 on March 3, 2014, 13:03 GMT

    Indian fans are completing ignoring umpires decisions in India's favor. India would hardly cross 200 without umpires support.

  • Android on March 3, 2014, 12:58 GMT

    Well done Pak team and Misbah-ul-haq is a great cricketer.. He must be in t20...

  • Dummy4 on March 3, 2014, 10:43 GMT

    I thank God that india lost the match or else Kholi would have died of heart attack after getting over joyed to much.cant understand what he was doing after Ashwin took Ajmals wicket...Common Kholi should behave like a international player not a street player. If DR'S was tere than Jade ja 2 runs and Ashwin 0 and India would have been 180 all out...but it's india they will not play fair and with DRS.Misba is a legend as a player as a captain and he showed the world that Bowlers can win u games even 2day.

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