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
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  • 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.

Shiva Jayaraman is a sub-editor (stats) at ESPNcricinfo.com

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  • POSTED BY wapuser on | March 7, 2014, 8:11 GMT

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

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | March 7, 2014, 7:22 GMT

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

  • POSTED BY sk123 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.

  • POSTED BY kelwin on | March 4, 2014, 5:13 GMT

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

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 4, 2014, 1:22 GMT

    Abdullah you are absolutely correct

  • POSTED BY 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.

  • POSTED BY KrikIndFan 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.

  • POSTED BY 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.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 3, 2014, 12:58 GMT

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

  • POSTED BY 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.

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | March 7, 2014, 8:11 GMT

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

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | March 7, 2014, 7:22 GMT

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

  • POSTED BY sk123 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.

  • POSTED BY kelwin on | March 4, 2014, 5:13 GMT

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

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 4, 2014, 1:22 GMT

    Abdullah you are absolutely correct

  • POSTED BY 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.

  • POSTED BY KrikIndFan 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.

  • POSTED BY 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.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 3, 2014, 12:58 GMT

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

  • POSTED BY 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.

  • POSTED BY Kazakhstan on | March 3, 2014, 10:05 GMT

    As a Pakistani Fan, I really enjoyed PAK IND Asia cup match. No matter Ind lost but We respect Indian team as our 2nd fov team. PAK IND should play more games as it's in interest for both countries, have a wish to see final between PAK IND if possible. Good luck India.

  • POSTED BY Diaz54 on | March 3, 2014, 9:53 GMT

    I cannot see how Sharjeel and Masood are mainstay of. Strong going forward. Both have serious technical issues...and Umar Akmal needs rain transplant. This chase should have been cake walk for most sides.

  • POSTED BY Salman_Shakeel84 on | March 3, 2014, 8:26 GMT

    Afridi off late is in team due to his canning bowling. However, in batting, he might not be rated as a full time batsman , rather the best description of Afridi can be is that he is SIXER specialist. No matter what team, what ground and what the situation is , he tries to hit the sixes. Sometimes he gets the disappointment, sometimes situation like yesterday , he clicks and throws the opposition in dust.....

    Remarkable victory by Pakistan to kick India out of Asia cup..... Big 3 concept is getting insulted and inflicted more and more cuz of India's performance in last 15 ODIs out of which 14 have been at the losing cause

  • POSTED BY Khan_Ji on | March 3, 2014, 8:15 GMT

    Comments by "syedhisam" needs an answer too. If 20-30 odd runs are added and India Had just suppose 260 on the card, the opposition body language would have been different too. And of course, no match for MS Dhoni, he is a reliable player.

  • POSTED BY on | March 3, 2014, 8:02 GMT

    @syedhisam u said If India would have scored 20 more runs they had won... My reply is if Jadeja was given LBW (a plumb one) India would not even crossed 220... Swallow ur defeat

  • POSTED BY Cricketluv on | March 3, 2014, 7:53 GMT

    Ladies and Gentlemen , This is why nations should keep such special people like Afridi even when they regularly fail. They give us the gems of an innings which we can ponder for years. India treated Shewarg shabbily I feel. He should have been kept some more time, as Pakistan do with Afridi. One such cricketer is in the making in Afghanistan- Beware Sri Lanka today.

  • POSTED BY on | March 3, 2014, 7:33 GMT

    indeed a great finish by Shahid Afridi .several time I had heart in my mouth in the last 2 overs. May Allah brings more laurels to Afridi and team Pakistan. Mr. Kohli is most arrogant and rude.

  • POSTED BY Engr.TahirShah on | March 3, 2014, 7:17 GMT

    Indians are hero at home and "ABSOLUTE ZERO" abroad. Pakistan is the only team that has dominated the Indians on their own backyard. That's why they are so afraid to face Pakistan anywhere in the world, let alone in their own country. Indians have made their record better on their home soil against poor NZL, WI, etc. - teams that can't play spin at all, otherwise, they'd have even worse rankings than the WI, NZL and Zimbabwe.

  • POSTED BY on | March 3, 2014, 7:05 GMT

    I have one thing to point out at. If you saw the way Kohli reacted when they got Saeed Ajmal Out. Kohli was roaring & staring at Saeed Ajmal as if he is some premature street cricketer. For God's sake you are a Captain, be responsible & act like a Mature. If the bowler who took the wicket would have done that, then I wouldn't mind but you are the Captain. I mean I never seen Dhoni doing this or Misbah, because they are mature Gentlemen !! Grow up Kohli !!

  • POSTED BY syedhisam on | March 3, 2014, 6:50 GMT

    Though I am big fan of some past pakistani crickter, I have to mention this that Pakistan never won a game for last four world cups against India. Pakistan are poor chaser. In fact Indian are good chaser than Pakistani and Dhoni is the best finisher in the game & better than Afridi. If India had scored another 20 runs, I am sure Pakistan would have lost this game. Anyway good luck with Asia Cup.

  • POSTED BY Fahii on | March 3, 2014, 6:35 GMT

    Afrdi is a legend................

  • POSTED BY on | March 3, 2014, 6:32 GMT

    Love to see afridi performance wins another T20 World Cup this year. Insha'ALLAH

  • POSTED BY AleeRaza on | March 3, 2014, 6:12 GMT

    #LaLa you beauty..!! <3 Of-course Pakistani Team is always incomplete without you. Whole world knows that you have that ability to turn around the match for sure in few shoots and you've done it again for PAK. May you live long for next 100+ year and keep winning matches for PAK just like this.

  • POSTED BY on | March 3, 2014, 5:49 GMT

    Well done Pakistan. I have never seen this kind of celebrations in my life. Great victory.

  • POSTED BY irfan0303 on | March 3, 2014, 5:45 GMT

    Seven captains have hit hundreds in the Asia Cup, but Shahid Afridi is the only one among them to do it twice. Both his centuries came in the 2010 series, when he hit hundreds against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Afridi scored 265 from three innings in that series, at an average of 88.33 and a strike rate of 164.59.

  • POSTED BY on | March 3, 2014, 5:23 GMT

    i always bank on Shahid Afrid as a great cricketer but still he could have done much better than what he has achieved as batsman in his carrier. well done Shahid Afridi! you have done it again for pakistan.

  • POSTED BY on | March 3, 2014, 3:43 GMT

    Virat was graceless and reeking of deep bias. Not a word about how well Pakistan played. No doubt Virat is great batsman in making, but you have to great human too likes of Sachin & Inzi.

  • POSTED BY sajid7137 on | March 3, 2014, 2:52 GMT

    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. That says that he is Pakistan's bunny.

  • POSTED BY on | March 3, 2014, 1:52 GMT

    Indian team is nothing, they are always scared of us, that is why they don't want to face Pakistan anywhere. They have cancelled bilateral series.

    They played against a weaker side at home last december january but still they lost. Last match was just a gift to retain pride in front of home crowed otherwise no team loses such easy match in highly dramatic mode.

    Indian bowling is pretty ordinary and Pakistani batting is also similar to Indian bowling. But now all the best wishes are with Pakistani Team.

    May almighty bless them with even more pride and honoure.

  • POSTED BY Guduji71 on | March 2, 2014, 23:30 GMT

    I have criticised Afridi a lot. I still would because I believe he has not achieved what he could have. He is a match winner, I know he can't win every match for Pakistan but he should have been a lot more consistent. I like Sunil Gawaskar's comments at the end of the match that only Afridi in the world had the courage to do what he did in this match. I don't know when Pakistani batsmen will learn to finish the match confidently, though.............

  • POSTED BY JohnSnider on | March 2, 2014, 22:34 GMT

    Umpire not only wrong then he was getting mad at Hafeez one of the worlds best alrounder. This umpire should be barred from any Pakistani game. We don't need him. It is very hard to win when umpire is cheating and they do that's why they have technology and it is taken out just to keep cheating. ICC should be dissolved and new organization is needed. Why they don't allow technology, have they seen any one in the world using camels to travel one country to another. Give me a break. Matches are decided by one player one wicket with one run. Don't they understand simple things and put technology back. OMG Pakistan could have lost the game because of umpire because Jadeja scored half century when umpire gave him second chance. What a nonsense is this. In every match Pakistan has to play against cheating so called neutral umpires forced by Imran Khan as there was so many decisions were being given against Pakistan. Now India UK Australia wish to kill Pakcricket but still Pak defeats them

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 2, 2014, 22:32 GMT

    Afridi is a cricketing format...... No wonder

  • POSTED BY Waqas.Norway on | March 2, 2014, 22:05 GMT

    Cricket is not complete without Pakistan. Pakistani team is not complete without Shahid Afridi and Shahid Afridi is not complete without 6's. A historic and memorable win by Pakistan against India which I will remember rest of my life. Before we had 1 six from Javed Miandad in Sharjah. Now we also have 2 sixes from Shahid Afridi in Dhaka. Finally a big thanks to Boom Boom for this great win :) Will keep praying for both you and rest of Pakistani team. Inshallah there will be more historical wins and such great moments in the future also.

  • POSTED BY on | March 2, 2014, 21:39 GMT

    Forget the stats... Just enjoy the great moment of winning ! Pakistan Zindabad!

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | March 2, 2014, 19:53 GMT

    Without Dhoni;Raina;Yuvraj India are become underdog.only kohli is inform otherwise they could have lost the match against BD.Now I wonder weather they win last match against AFG.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 2, 2014, 19:47 GMT

    A good game. Indian bowling has worked very hard to keep themselves in the game till end. Pakistani batting was not at its best. Umpiring was also against Pakistan. So Pakistan won the match not only against India but also against umpires.

  • POSTED BY wakaPAK on | March 2, 2014, 19:36 GMT

    @Prabhash1985 right on the money buddy, right on!

  • POSTED BY on | March 2, 2014, 19:17 GMT

    WHO IS BIG? Well First U-19 World Cup and Now Asia Cup has Eventually Revealed.

  • POSTED BY cricketlover4ever on | March 2, 2014, 19:15 GMT

    huh . I feeel Goood .........................

  • POSTED BY on | March 2, 2014, 19:12 GMT

    lively stats. after an amazing win they are like cherry on the top :D

  • POSTED BY on | March 2, 2014, 18:59 GMT

    "Excluding that match, from eight innings, Kohli has managed to score just 83 runs at 11.86 against Pakistan in ODIs." Kohli remains my favorite Indian player as long as he does not score against Pakistan :-)

  • POSTED BY Prabhash1985 on | March 2, 2014, 18:52 GMT

    Statistics comes from Mathematics, and it's a very precise thing. So, you cannot use words like "ordinary bowling". If you want to use such words, you have to give a definition for that. It's a subjective word, and it depends on person to person. I don't know where things are heading to. Bangladesh captain says nasty things. Stats in cricinfo says "ordinary bowling". Wow!

  • POSTED BY vish2020 on | March 2, 2014, 18:49 GMT

    This one hurts and will hurt till we beat pak again.. that's how its always is! Get together India!

  • POSTED BY on | March 2, 2014, 18:42 GMT

    Bravo afridi! With 9 needed off 4 balls and last wicket, India had better chances but Afridi took the game from them :) Pakistan need to bat better against the lankans to win. should score at least 280.

  • POSTED BY on | March 2, 2014, 18:33 GMT

    Amazingggggggg Article, l0vely facts, enjoyed every line of it, highly informative.. well kohlix performance against pakistan excl that 183 is not at all good, he jst cant play good against pakistani amazing bowling attack .. well afridi was superbbbbb today n he made a history .. Go pakistan y0u are my ASIAN CHAMPIONS, Love youuuuuuuu

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 2, 2014, 18:30 GMT

    The one and only... One of the greatest inning by Afridi...

  • POSTED BY on | March 2, 2014, 18:27 GMT

    what great match. hats off to both team . india and pak played really well, nail bitting , instead i should nail pulling thriller makes our day..

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 2, 2014, 18:22 GMT

    pakistani openers, helped by some ordinary bowling by india?

    since when these kind of things being mentioned in stats? then why not mentioned similar sort of things in jadejas 50 about 2 lives?

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  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 2, 2014, 18:22 GMT

    pakistani openers, helped by some ordinary bowling by india?

    since when these kind of things being mentioned in stats? then why not mentioned similar sort of things in jadejas 50 about 2 lives?

  • POSTED BY on | March 2, 2014, 18:27 GMT

    what great match. hats off to both team . india and pak played really well, nail bitting , instead i should nail pulling thriller makes our day..

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 2, 2014, 18:30 GMT

    The one and only... One of the greatest inning by Afridi...

  • POSTED BY on | March 2, 2014, 18:33 GMT

    Amazingggggggg Article, l0vely facts, enjoyed every line of it, highly informative.. well kohlix performance against pakistan excl that 183 is not at all good, he jst cant play good against pakistani amazing bowling attack .. well afridi was superbbbbb today n he made a history .. Go pakistan y0u are my ASIAN CHAMPIONS, Love youuuuuuuu

  • POSTED BY on | March 2, 2014, 18:42 GMT

    Bravo afridi! With 9 needed off 4 balls and last wicket, India had better chances but Afridi took the game from them :) Pakistan need to bat better against the lankans to win. should score at least 280.

  • POSTED BY vish2020 on | March 2, 2014, 18:49 GMT

    This one hurts and will hurt till we beat pak again.. that's how its always is! Get together India!

  • POSTED BY Prabhash1985 on | March 2, 2014, 18:52 GMT

    Statistics comes from Mathematics, and it's a very precise thing. So, you cannot use words like "ordinary bowling". If you want to use such words, you have to give a definition for that. It's a subjective word, and it depends on person to person. I don't know where things are heading to. Bangladesh captain says nasty things. Stats in cricinfo says "ordinary bowling". Wow!

  • POSTED BY on | March 2, 2014, 18:59 GMT

    "Excluding that match, from eight innings, Kohli has managed to score just 83 runs at 11.86 against Pakistan in ODIs." Kohli remains my favorite Indian player as long as he does not score against Pakistan :-)

  • POSTED BY on | March 2, 2014, 19:12 GMT

    lively stats. after an amazing win they are like cherry on the top :D

  • POSTED BY cricketlover4ever on | March 2, 2014, 19:15 GMT

    huh . I feeel Goood .........................