Asia Cup, 6th Match: India v Pakistan at Dhaka, Mar 2, 2014
Asia Cup - 6th match
Pakistan won by 1 wicket (with 2 balls remaining)
Played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur (neutral venue)
2 March 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhawan, OUT, on the back foot and he's rapped on the pads! This was fired in on a good length and there was absolutely no spin on offer. Just skids onto him and beats his hectic flick shot to find him in front of leg stump. Or at least that's what Umpire Nigel Llong thinks. HawkEye says it would have clipped

S Dhawan lbw b Mohammad Hafeez 10 (12m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 76.92

India 18/1   RG Sharma 7* (5b 1x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-12-1

Umar Gul to Kohli, OUT, guides it straight into the keeper's hands and Gul is off with his best imitation of Shoaib Akhtar's aeroplane celebration. That is a big wicket and how softly it has fallen. Shortish ball outside off, Kohli tries to guide it away towards third man but gets too fine an edge. Bit more bounce and a touch of seam inward outs Pakistan on top

V Kohli c †Umar Akmal b Umar Gul 5 (29m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 45.45

India 56/2   RG Sharma 39* (31b 5x4 2x6)   Umar Gul 4.1-0-19-1

Mohammad Talha to Sharma, OUT, almost a collision again as three fielders crowd under this. But Hafeez is the one who pulls off a blinder! This was short and outside off and prompts Rohit to go for a pull. Only he gets a top-edge, another sign of this pitch slowing down, and the ball goes straight up. Hafeez was running back and had to make some ground too, deep square leg was running in and they suffer glancing blows, but not before Hafeez completes a lovely grab. First wicket in ODIs for Talha

RG Sharma c Mohammad Hafeez b Mohammad Talha 56 (86m 58b 7x4 2x6) SR: 96.55

India 92/3   AM Rahane 17* (33b 2x4)   Mohammad Talha 3.1-0-11-1

Mohammad Talha to Rahane, OUT, a wristy little flick but he's picked out midwicket! It was a length ball outside off, should have been punched down the ground for a single but he was moving across and was trying to manufacture a stroke. Chips it in the air and midwicket leaps up and takes it over his head. Sharp catch, simply done

AM Rahane c Mohammad Hafeez b Mohammad Talha 23 (62m 50b 3x4 0x6) SR: 46.00

India 103/4   AT Rayudu 4* (8b)   Mohammad Talha 5.2-1-15-2

Mohammad Hafeez to Karthik, OUT, he has lobbed it straight into the hands of short fine leg! Another premeditated sweep, but this time he gets a top edge and Ajmal tumbles to his right to pick up a good low catch. Needless stroke to a good length ball on off stump

KD Karthik c Saeed Ajmal b Mohammad Hafeez 23 (54m 46b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

India 155/5   AT Rayudu 30* (39b 2x4)   Mohammad Hafeez 4.1-0-16-2

Saeed Ajmal to Rayudu, OUT, makes ample room for himself as he charges Ajmal, but he hasn't got hold of it. It was the doosra from Ajmal, which also pushed the ball away from him and foil his timing. The bat turns in his hand as this gains more height than distance and long-on runs to his left to pouch it safely

AT Rayudu c sub (Anwar Ali) b Saeed Ajmal 58 (117m 62b 4x4 1x6) SR: 93.54

India 214/6   RA Jadeja 31* (38b 4x4)   Saeed Ajmal 8.2-0-32-1

Saeed Ajmal to Ashwin, OUT, another doosra as he spots Ashwin racing down the wicket. Tries to slog it over midwicket like Jaddu is so easily doing, but his bat is nowhere near the ball. Akmal waits for just a bit, as if taunting the batsman, so far had he gone down the track, and is stumped

R Ashwin st †Umar Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 9 (9m 7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 128.57

India 237/7   RA Jadeja 45* (43b 4x4 2x6)   Saeed Ajmal 9.2-0-39-2

Saeed Ajmal to Mohammed Shami, OUT, another wicket as Shami goes for an awful slog! It was flighted and invited the tail-ender for a big hit. Simple top-edge that is pouched at deep midwicket

Mohammed Shami c Sohaib Maqsood b Saeed Ajmal 0 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 237/8   RA Jadeja 45* (43b 4x4 2x6)   Saeed Ajmal 9.5-0-39-3





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Hours of play (local time) 14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45

Match Coverage

Agarkar: If they bat well, Pakistan are favourites

Pakistan face off against India in a virtual semi-final in the Asia Cup. Ajit Agarkar says Pakistan would hold the advantage in the match, provided their batting clicks (05:27) | March 1, 2014

Pakistan face off against India in a virtual semi-final in the Asia Cup. Ajit Agarkar says Pakistan would hold the advantage in the match, provided their batting clicks (05:27) | March 1, 2014