Asia Cup - 4th match

India v Pakistan

India won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

The Billys come out, Bowden and Doctrove, followed by the Indian team, followed by the two openers, Salman Butt and Imran Farhat. PK will bowl, Butt will face. Play

2pm Shahid Afridi has chosen to bat. Big toss always in Sri Lanka. Pakistan have brought in an extra spinner, Saeed Ajmal replacing Mohammad Asif. Also Shahzaib Hasan makes way for Imran Farhat. India go in unchanged. First ball in 25 minutes.

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1.50pm Big match day. India v Pakistan. Is that spark still there? There hasn't been a big build-up really, all the newspapers are leading with football news, Dambulla's stadium won't be full either, but business will pick up once the teams take the field. Toss in 10 minutes

0.1

Kumar to Salman Butt, 1 wide, starts off with a wide, too far outside off

a slip and a short cover

0.1

Kumar to Salman Butt, 1 run, some shape in towards the left-hand batsman, he helps it off his pads for a single

0.2

Kumar to Imran Farhat, no run, pitched up outside off, Farhat lets it go outside off

0.3

Kumar to Imran Farhat, no run, flirting with that wide line, called in but only marginally

0.4

Kumar to Imran Farhat, 1 wide, this one moves away from the left-hander and ends up being a wide

0.4

Kumar to Imran Farhat, no run, brings this back in, Farhat shoulders arms, brave leave

0.5

Kumar to Imran Farhat, no run, goes straight with the angle, Farhat shoulders arms again

0.6

Kumar to Imran Farhat, no run, angled across him, left alone again

End of over 1 (3 runs) Pakistan 3/0 (RR: 3.00)
Imran Farhat    0* (5b)      P Kumar    1-0-3-0
Salman Butt    1* (1b)     

Nehra with the new ball and two slips

1.1

Nehra to Salman Butt, no run, on target, just short of driving length, around off, Butt defends it back to the bowler

1.2

Nehra to Salman Butt, no run, same channel again, Butt presses forward to pat it back to the bowler

1.3

Nehra to Salman Butt, FOUR, first sign of intent, helped of course by Nehra who bowls a wide half-volley, Butt gets on a knee and caresses it past cover

1.4

Nehra to Salman Butt, no run, into the pads, played towards midwicket

1.5

Nehra to Salman Butt, no run, first sign of swing for Nehra, starts middle and off, and shapes away, Butt is right behind it

1.6

Nehra to Salman Butt, no run, angled into the pads, Butt's bat face closes early, is hit on the thigh

End of over 2 (4 runs) Pakistan 7/0 (RR: 3.50)
Salman Butt    5* (7b 1x4)      A Nehra    1-0-4-0
Imran Farhat    0* (5b)      P Kumar    1-0-3-0

2.1

Kumar to Imran Farhat, no run, swings away, pitched around off, drawing him into a shot, and then beats the outside edge

2.2

Kumar to Imran Farhat, no run, closer to the stumps, this time he plays at it, pushing to mid-on

2.3

Kumar to Imran Farhat, no run, left alone outside off again, a good-old-fashioned start from Farhat

2.4

Kumar to Imran Farhat, no run, pitches leg and middle, swinging towards off, pushed to mid-off

goes round the wicket

2.5

Kumar to Imran Farhat, no run, and left along outside off again

2.6

Kumar to Imran Farhat, 1 run, well-directed short ball, and it lobs off the glove towards short fine leg, gets off the mark off the 11th delivery he faces

End of over 3 (1 run) Pakistan 8/0 (RR: 2.66)
Imran Farhat    1* (11b)      P Kumar    2-0-4-0
Salman Butt    5* (7b 1x4)      A Nehra    1-0-4-0

3.1

Nehra to Imran Farhat, 1 run, sharp single to wide of mid-on

3.2

Nehra to Salman Butt, no run, swing for Nehra, pitches middle and off, moving away, he defends with an open face, semi-squared up

3.3

Nehra to Salman Butt, no run, looks to defend outside off, gets an inside edge onto the pad, the benefit of keeping bat and pad close together

3.4

Nehra to Salman Butt, no run, full ball, defended to mid-on

Abbas doesn't like the slow start. He writes, "ohhh, not again. We can't expect the Akmals and Afridi to come every match and start smashing to increase the run-rate... This is frustrating for us Pakistani fans, wish we had a sehwag."

3.5

Nehra to Salman Butt, FOUR, nicely played, full delivery on the pads, and he just presents the full face of the bat, and the ball travels between the umpire and the mid-on

3.6

Nehra to Salman Butt, no run, pulls the length back a bit, defended back to him

End of over 4 (5 runs) Pakistan 13/0 (RR: 3.25)
Salman Butt    9* (12b 2x4)      A Nehra    2-0-9-0
Imran Farhat    2* (12b)      P Kumar    2-0-4-0

goes back over the wicket

4.1

Kumar to Imran Farhat, no run, and beats him outside off again, the inswinger goes away from his bat and he ends up driving inside the line

4.2

Kumar to Imran Farhat, no run, shorter, pushed to point this time

4.3

Kumar to Imran Farhat, no run, full, around off, comes to the front foot and plays it back to PK

Fazli Sameer: "spot on Abbas, you need a Kamran Akmal type at the top in the short form of the game"

4.4

Kumar to Imran Farhat, no run, looks for the dream ball, pitching leg and taking off types, Farhat is squared up as he defends

4.5

Kumar to Imran Farhat, FOUR, he is troubling Farhat consistently without any success, this time he gets an edge with the inswinger, but it goes wide of slip and for four - by the way soft hands meant it wouldn't have carried anyway

4.6

Kumar to Imran Farhat, FOUR, it's all happening through slips here, this one would have carried too! Shorter ball, Farhat cuts, gets an edge that flies wide of slip

Perhaps both sides erring on the side of caution. Farhat is slow, Dhoni has just one slip. It can happen in India-Pakistan matches

End of over 5 (8 runs) Pakistan 21/0 (RR: 4.20)
Imran Farhat    10* (18b 2x4)      P Kumar    3-0-12-0
Salman Butt    9* (12b 2x4)      A Nehra    2-0-9-0

5.1

Nehra to Salman Butt, no run, loose shot, looks to cut, no feet, is beaten outside off

5.2

Nehra to Salman Butt, 1 run, angling into the pads, helped away to fine leg for one

5.3

Nehra to Imran Farhat, no run, back of a length, gets an inside edge towards square leg

5.4

Nehra to Imran Farhat, no run, length ball, outside off, pushed to mid-off

5.5

Nehra to Imran Farhat, no run, left alone outside off, nice bounce from back of a length

5.6

Nehra to Imran Farhat, no run, left alone outside off again

End of over 6 (1 run) Pakistan 22/0 (RR: 3.66)
Imran Farhat    10* (22b 2x4)      A Nehra    3-0-10-0
Salman Butt    10* (14b 2x4)      P Kumar    3-0-12-0

6.1

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, length ball, swinging away, pushed to cover

6.2

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, this one swings in towards him, stays back and plays it back to the bowler

6.3

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, beats him outside off as he goes for the flashy drive

6.4

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, played with an open face to point

6.5

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, flashes outside off, the ball stays low and beats him

6.6

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, maiden over, defends one off the front foot

End of over 7 (maiden) Pakistan 22/0 (RR: 3.14)
Salman Butt    10* (20b 2x4)      P Kumar    4-1-12-0
Imran Farhat    10* (22b 2x4)      A Nehra    3-0-10-0

7.1

Nehra to Imran Farhat, 1 run, pinches a single to just wide of mid-off

7.2

Nehra to Salman Butt, FOUR, dug in short, doesn't get high, and even though Butt is on the front foot he dismissively pulls it between mid-on and midwicket

7.3

Nehra to Salman Butt, no run, leaves this alone outside off

7.4

Nehra to Salman Butt, 1 run, the sharper bouncer, Butt is in no control of this pull, from throat high, and the top edge lands smack in between Dhoni and Harbhajan at fine leg

7.5

Nehra to Imran Farhat, no run, punched to extra cover

7.6

Nehra to Imran Farhat, no run, length ball, played back to the bowler

End of over 8 (6 runs) Pakistan 28/0 (RR: 3.50)
Imran Farhat    11* (25b 2x4)      A Nehra    4-0-16-0
Salman Butt    15* (23b 3x4)      P Kumar    4-1-12-0

short cover-point comes in

8.1

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, and he has hit the first ball at him, hard, on the bounce, Rohit doesn't let it through

8.2

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, and again to the same fielder, played with soft hands this time

short cover also there to go with short cover-point

8.3

Kumar to Salman Butt, FOUR, poor ball, long hop on the leg side with a tight off-side field, and easily pulled away for four

8.4

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, left alone outside off this time

8.5

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, slower ball, gets an inside edge onto the pad

8.6

Kumar to Salman Butt, 1 run, another slower ball, guided to third man for one

End of over 9 (5 runs) Pakistan 33/0 (RR: 3.66)
Salman Butt    20* (29b 4x4)      P Kumar    5-1-17-0
Imran Farhat    11* (25b 2x4)      A Nehra    4-0-16-0

Zaheer replaces Nehra, from over the wicket

9.1

Khan to Salman Butt, FOUR, a touch full and Butt leans forward and times the cover drive to perfection, splitting the infield, the fielder chases but it's futile

9.2

Khan to Salman Butt, no run, short of a length and closer to the stumps, Butt stays in his crease and gets an inside edge on to the pad

9.3

Khan to Salman Butt, 4 leg byes, Zaheer cuts the ball into the left-hander, it hits the top of the front pad outside off and runs past Dhoni's right for four leg byes

9.4

Khan to Salman Butt, no run, defended on the front foot

9.5

Khan to Salman Butt, no run, Butt gets behind the line and defends solidly

9.6

Khan to Salman Butt, no run, short of a length around off stump, Butt stays on the back foot and opens the face to play towards point

End of over 10 (8 runs) Pakistan 41/0 (RR: 4.10)
Salman Butt    24* (35b 5x4)      Z Khan    1-0-4-0
Imran Farhat    11* (25b 2x4)      P Kumar    5-1-17-0

10.1

Kumar to Imran Farhat, 1 run, Farhat drives off the back foot and gets a thick edge towards third man

10.2

Kumar to Salman Butt, 1 run, short ball and it barely bounces, Farhat pulls and mis-times it too, the ball falls safely in the outfield

10.3

Kumar to Imran Farhat, no run, another attempted drive off the back foot but the thick edge rolls towards a wide slip

10.4

Kumar to Imran Farhat, FOUR, Farhat charges, gets to the pitch of a length delivery, and heaves over mid-on, Pakistan are building momentum now

10.5

Kumar to Imran Farhat, 1 run, Farhat moves across his stumps and works the ball off his hips to long leg

10.6

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, length ball on off stump, defended on the front foot on the off side

End of over 11 (7 runs) Pakistan 48/0 (RR: 4.36)
Salman Butt    25* (37b 5x4)      P Kumar    6-1-24-0
Imran Farhat    17* (29b 3x4)      Z Khan    1-0-4-0

11.1

Khan to Imran Farhat, no run, good length outside off, Farhat shoulders arms

11.2

Khan to Imran Farhat, 2 runs, not much room on off stump but Farhat flashes and cuts the ball hard to third man where Praveen fumbles

11.3

Khan to Imran Farhat, 1 run, Farhat works the ball on the leg side with his wrists and calls Butt through

11.4

Khan to Salman Butt, no run, Butt takes half a stride forward and blocks a good length ball towards cover

11.5

Khan to Salman Butt, no run, Butt tries to cut but gets a bottom edge into the ground

11.6

Khan to Salman Butt, 1 run, length delivery around off stump, Butt waits in his crease and drives in front of point to keep strike

End of over 12 (4 runs) Pakistan 52/0 (RR: 4.33)
Salman Butt    26* (40b 5x4)      Z Khan    2-0-8-0
Imran Farhat    20* (32b 3x4)      P Kumar    6-1-24-0

Nehra's back for his second spell.

12.1

Nehra to Salman Butt, 1 run, short of a length outside off, cut down to third man for one more

12.2

Nehra to Imran Farhat, 2 runs, guided off the front foot past point, the batsman hustle the fielder at third man and complete two

12.3

Nehra to Imran Farhat, 1 run, worked off the pads behind square for a single

12.4

Nehra to Salman Butt, FOUR, terrific hands from Butt, he waited for a short of a length ball to nearly pass him before dabbing at it and guiding it ever so fine past the keeper

12.5

Nehra to Salman Butt, FOUR, he's slapped that over midwicket, Nehra drops short and on this pitch the ball sits up at 130kmh and asks for punishment

12.6

Nehra to Salman Butt, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

End of over 13 (12 runs) Pakistan 64/0 (RR: 4.92)
Salman Butt    35* (44b 7x4)      A Nehra    5-0-28-0
Imran Farhat    23* (34b 3x4)      Z Khan    2-0-8-0

13.1

Khan to Imran Farhat, no run, played firmly but straight to the fielder at cover

13.2

Khan to Imran Farhat, no run, cut hard off the back foot but the ball is intercepted by the fielder at point

13.3

Khan to Imran Farhat, 1 run, finally a delivery that causes some trouble, Zaheer sends down a yorker that forces the batsman to dig it out

13.4

Khan to Salman Butt, no run, played to mid-on off the front foot

13.5

Khan to Salman Butt, 1 run, driven off the back foot to wide mid off

13.6

Khan to Imran Farhat, no run, too close to cut and the batsman can't beat the fielder at point

End of over 14 (2 runs) Pakistan 66/0 (RR: 4.71)
Imran Farhat    24* (38b 3x4)      Z Khan    3-0-10-0
Salman Butt    36* (46b 7x4)      A Nehra    5-0-28-0

Harbhajan to bowl now. By the way, Bowling Powerplay was taken at the start of the 11th over

14.1

Harbhajan Singh to Salman Butt, no run, cuts a fullish delivery, straight to point

one slip for him

14.2

Harbhajan Singh to Salman Butt, 1 run, angling into the pads, worked around the corner for one

14.3

Harbhajan Singh to Imran Farhat, no run, stays back and pushes this to mid-off

14.4

Harbhajan Singh to Imran Farhat, no run, nicely tossed up outside off, gets the outside half of the bat towards point

14.5

Harbhajan Singh to Imran Farhat, no run, arm ball, the toppie, Farhat sitting back, just gets his bat down in time

14.6

Harbhajan Singh to Imran Farhat, no run, pushes forward to defend this flighted delivery

End of over 15 (1 run) Pakistan 67/0 (RR: 4.46)
Imran Farhat    24* (42b 3x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-1-0
Salman Butt    37* (48b 7x4)      Z Khan    3-0-10-0

Viru on now. Interesting move. Took four against Bangladeshis

15.1

Sehwag to Salman Butt, 1 run, nicely tossed, played with an open face towards deep point

a slip for Sehwag too

15.2

Sehwag to Imran Farhat, no run, looks to cut a fullish delivery, finds point

15.3

Sehwag to Imran Farhat, no run, Kohli makes a diving save to his left, at cover

15.4

Sehwag to Imran Farhat, 1 run, gently worked around the corner towards short fine

15.5

Sehwag to Salman Butt, no run, presses forward and defends

15.6

Sehwag to Salman Butt, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it down to long-on

End of over 16 (3 runs) Pakistan 70/0 (RR: 4.37)
Salman Butt    39* (51b 7x4)      V Sehwag    1-0-3-0
Imran Farhat    25* (45b 3x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-1-0

16.1

Harbhajan Singh to Salman Butt, no run, drift in towards the leftie, defended to the bowler

16.2

Harbhajan Singh to Salman Butt, 1 run, comes down the track, looks to work it long-on, gets a leading edge towards long-off

16.3

Harbhajan Singh to Imran Farhat, OUT, lovely catch, lovely bowling, just 80ks, gets grip from the surface after pitching just outside off, Farhat jabs at it, gets an edge, and Sehwag takes a lovely one-handed catch to his right at slip

Imran Farhat c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh 25 (71m 46b 3x4 0x6) SR: 54.34

Shoaib Malik is the new batsman, against his favourite opposition. One leg slip in for him

16.4

Harbhajan Singh to Shoaib Malik, no run, turning in to him, defended towards midwicket

16.5

Harbhajan Singh to Shoaib Malik, no run, stretches all the way forward and outside off and defends

16.6

Harbhajan Singh to Shoaib Malik, no run, stays back and pushes a shortish ball towards mid-on

End of over 17 (1 run) Pakistan 71/1 (RR: 4.17)
Shoaib Malik    0* (3b)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-2-1
Salman Butt    40* (53b 7x4)      V Sehwag    1-0-3-0

17.1

Sehwag to Salman Butt, no run, flighted delivery, defended towards cover

17.2

Sehwag to Salman Butt, 1 run, his typical wristy push through the covers, gets a single

leg slip for Malik

17.3

Sehwag to Shoaib Malik, no run, hint of drift away, Malik covers it and defends

17.4

Sehwag to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, gets off the mark with a single pushed down to long-on

17.5

Sehwag to Salman Butt, 1 run, looks to play long-off, gets the inside half towards long-on

17.6

Sehwag to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, Malik hits his stride, lovely late-cut, from inside Dhoni's gloves, gets four for it

End of over 18 (7 runs) Pakistan 78/1 (RR: 4.33)
Shoaib Malik    5* (6b 1x4)      V Sehwag    2-0-10-0
Salman Butt    42* (56b 7x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-2-1

Apologies for suggesting that Batting Powerplay was taken in the 11th over. It was the bowling Powerplay

18.1

Harbhajan Singh to Salman Butt, 1 run, dances down the track, pushes this to long-off for one

18.2

Harbhajan Singh to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, too full, easy single to long-on

18.3

Harbhajan Singh to Salman Butt, 1 run, easy single to long-on

18.4

Harbhajan Singh to Shoaib Malik, no run, some dip there, Malik has to really stretch to get close to it, but does well and plays it back to Bhaj

18.5

Harbhajan Singh to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, shorter, stays back and easily pushes it down to long-on

18.6

Harbhajan Singh to Salman Butt, no run, looks to force it through the off side, the ball doesn't turn, gets an inside edge back towards the bowler

End of over 19 (4 runs) Pakistan 82/1 (RR: 4.31)
Salman Butt    44* (59b 7x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-6-1
Shoaib Malik    7* (9b 1x4)      V Sehwag    2-0-10-0

19.1

Sehwag to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, pushes down to long-on for one

19.2

Sehwag to Salman Butt, 1 run, drifting into the pads, flicked away to fine leg

19.3

Sehwag to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short, turning in, easy single taken to long-on

19.4

Sehwag to Salman Butt, 1 run, pushed to sweeper-cover for one

19.5

Sehwag to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, too full, Malik plays it down the ground for one

19.6

Sehwag to Salman Butt, FOUR, invitingly tossed up outside off, Butt falls for it, throws his bat at it, gets a thick edge that flies square of point for four. Fifty for Butt, yet another against India

End of over 20 (9 runs) Pakistan 91/1 (RR: 4.55)
Salman Butt    50* (62b 8x4)      V Sehwag    3-0-19-0
Shoaib Malik    10* (12b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-6-1

20.1

Harbhajan Singh to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, full, down the leg side, sweeps it fine, fine of fine leg, gets two

20.2

Harbhajan Singh to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, flatter delivery, into the pads, nicely placed to the other side of fine leg, takes another two

20.3

Harbhajan Singh to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, poor ball, short and wide, and Malik cuts it mercilessly, easy four runs

20.4

Harbhajan Singh to Shoaib Malik, no run, tossed up this time, into the pads, defended towards square leg

20.5

Harbhajan Singh to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, shorter, and pushed down to long-on for one

20.6

Harbhajan Singh to Salman Butt, 3 runs, nicely played, it is a flighted delivery, he waits for it to turn and then guides it past the slip, pretty deliberate and delicate

End of over 21 (12 runs) Pakistan 103/1 (RR: 4.90)
Salman Butt    53* (63b 8x4)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-18-1
Shoaib Malik    19* (17b 2x4)      V Sehwag    3-0-19-0

Jadeja to bowl

21.1

Jadeja to Salman Butt, 1 run, and invited with a sweep first up, gets a single

21.2

Jadeja to Shoaib Malik, no run, full, into the pads, played to midwicket

21.3

Jadeja to Shoaib Malik, no run, slower, higher, on off, pushed to cover

21.4

Jadeja to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, cut away from in front of off, gets a single

round the wicket for the left-hand batsman

21.5

Jadeja to Salman Butt, no run, beats him on the cut shot, stays low a touch

21.6

Jadeja to Salman Butt, 2 runs, connects well with the cut shot this time, to the right of sweeper-cover, gets two

End of over 22 (4 runs) Pakistan 107/1 (RR: 4.86)
Salman Butt    56* (66b 8x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-4-0
Shoaib Malik    20* (20b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-18-1

22.1

Harbhajan Singh to Shoaib Malik, no run, shortish delivery, pushed to midwicket

22.2

Harbhajan Singh to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, walks into it and gets a single to long-on

22.3

Harbhajan Singh to Salman Butt, 1 run, flighted delivery, too full, pushed to long-off for one

22.4

Harbhajan Singh to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, pushed through, into the pads, and played between fine leg and deep square, easy two

22.5

Harbhajan Singh to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, oof, lovely shot, Malik is delicately taking India apart here. Not too short, but waits for it to turn, and just guides it very late past Dhoni. Sooper shot

22.6

Harbhajan Singh to Shoaib Malik, no run, stretches forward to defend

End of over 23 (8 runs) Pakistan 115/1 (RR: 5.00)
Shoaib Malik    27* (25b 3x4)      Harbhajan Singh    5-0-26-1
Salman Butt    57* (67b 8x4)      RA Jadeja    1-0-4-0

23.1

Jadeja to Salman Butt, no run, flat, around off, played back to the batsman

23.2

Jadeja to Salman Butt, 1 run, comes down the track, drives it towards long -off for one

23.3

Jadeja to Shoaib Malik, 3 runs, short and wide, cut away, square of sweper-cover, PK dives, keeps it inside, falls over the rope, then cautiously comes back in, and during that time they take an extra run

23.4

Jadeja to Salman Butt, 1 run, another single pushed down the ground

23.5

Jadeja to Shoaib Malik, no run, pats this delivery back to the bowler

23.6

Jadeja to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, flat outside off, pushed down to long-off for one

End of over 24 (6 runs) Pakistan 121/1 (RR: 5.04)
Shoaib Malik    31* (28b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    2-0-10-0
Salman Butt    59* (70b 8x4)      Harbhajan Singh    5-0-26-1

round the wicket to Malik, to try and prevent that cut shot - late and orthodox

24.1

Harbhajan Singh to Shoaib Malik, no run, flighted around leg stump, played back to the bowler

24.2

Harbhajan Singh to Shoaib Malik, no run, flat on off, pushed back to him

24.3

Harbhajan Singh to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, and he still manages to cut it! Fullish delivery and he makes room, and also places it wide of sweeper-cover

24.4

Harbhajan Singh to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, single to long-on

24.5

Harbhajan Singh to Salman Butt, no run, defended towards cover

24.6

Harbhajan Singh to Salman Butt, 1 run, flat delivery, gets on the front foot and gets a single

End of over 25 (4 runs) Pakistan 125/1 (RR: 5.00)
Salman Butt    60* (72b 8x4)      Harbhajan Singh    6-0-30-1
Shoaib Malik    34* (32b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    2-0-10-0

25.1

Jadeja to Salman Butt, 1 run, flat outside off, gets a single to sweeper-cover

25.2

Jadeja to Shoaib Malik, no run, pushed to midwicket, straightish it is

25.3

Jadeja to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, fuller, and gets an easy single to long-on

25.4

Jadeja to Salman Butt, 1 run, flat and fast, stays back and pushes it to long-on

"One of these days, I'm going to cut you into little pieces," sang Floyd. Malik does that to India almost every time. And delicately. Superb batting, but also not great planning from India, they have to do something about Malik's cut shots

25.5

Jadeja to Shoaib Malik, no run, flighted around off, defended to the bowled

25.6

Jadeja to Shoaib Malik, no run, pushed through this time, cramping him for room, gets another dit ball

End of over 26 (3 runs) Pakistan 128/1 (RR: 4.92)
Shoaib Malik    35* (36b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    3-0-13-0
Salman Butt    62* (74b 8x4)      Harbhajan Singh    6-0-30-1

Zaheer is back into the attack

26.1

Khan to Salman Butt, no run, lazy shot outside off, just opens the face to a length ball, beaten

26.2

Khan to Salman Butt, no run, charges at him, making room too, manages a weak hit to mid-on

26.3

Khan to Salman Butt, FOUR, poor short ball, not much effort behind it, pitched half way and rises only hip high, and pulled between mid-on and midwicket

26.4

Khan to Salman Butt, 2 runs, fuller, and punched away wide of sweeper-cover for two

26.5

Khan to Salman Butt, 1 run, short outside off, runs it down to third man

26.6

Khan to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short, into the ribs, fended away to fine leg for one

End of over 27 (8 runs) Pakistan 136/1 (RR: 5.03)
Shoaib Malik    36* (37b 3x4)      Z Khan    4-0-18-0
Salman Butt    69* (79b 9x4)      RA Jadeja    3-0-13-0

27.1

Jadeja to Shoaib Malik, no run, looks to push it down to long-on, ends up hitting to extra cover

27.2

Jadeja to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, swept away to fine leg

27.3

Jadeja to Salman Butt, 2 runs, flat outside off, and again placed wide of that sweeper-cover for two

27.4

Jadeja to Salman Butt, 1 run, full, and now he takes that single to long-on

27.5

Jadeja to Shoaib Malik, no run, on target, neither too full nor too short, patted back to the bowler

27.6

Jadeja to Shoaib Malik, 1 wide, fired down the leg side

27.6

Jadeja to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, pushed back at him, Jadeja dives to his left but lets it through him for a single

End of over 28 (6 runs) Pakistan 142/1 (RR: 5.07)
Shoaib Malik    38* (41b 3x4)      RA Jadeja    4-0-19-0
Salman Butt    72* (81b 9x4)      Z Khan    4-0-18-0

And can we stop making Sania jokes please? Utterly predictable and not funny either

28.1

Khan to Shoaib Malik, no run, length ball, on the pads, late in turning his wrists, hit high on the pad

28.2

Khan to Shoaib Malik, no run, and Malik plays his first loose shot of the day, no feet and looking to go over mid-off, is beaten

28.3

Khan to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, makes a good comeback, drops it at his feet and takes a single

28.4

Khan to Salman Butt, 1 run, runs this down to third man for one

28.5

Khan to Shoaib Malik, no run, length ball, around off, no room, defended to cover

Zackariya: "Whenever Butt and Malik are out of form, schedule a match against India, they will be in topform"

28.6

Khan to Shoaib Malik, OUT, Zaheer gets the breakthrough! Superb length, can't drive, can't pull, Malik is stuck on the crease, and ends up defending outside the line of the ball and is bowled. Get a feeling that the ball didn't go with the angle as Malik expected it to

Shoaib Malik b Khan 39 (42m 46b 3x4 0x6) SR: 84.78

End of over 29 (2 runs) Pakistan 144/2 (RR: 4.96)
     Z Khan    5-0-20-1
Salman Butt    73* (82b 9x4)      RA Jadeja    4-0-19-0

So Zackariya just put the goat mout on Malik, as Trinidadians would say. Umar Akmal the new man, Butt on strike

29.1

Jadeja to Salman Butt, 1 run, pushed down to long-on for one

29.2

Jadeja to Umar Akmal, no run, defends the first ball he faces

29.3

Jadeja to Umar Akmal, 1 run, pushes the next one down to long-on for one

29.4

Jadeja to Salman Butt, no run, premeditated sweep, and connects thin air

29.5

Jadeja to Salman Butt, OUT, superb work by Jadeja off his own bowling, Butt charges at him, trying to push it to long-off, Jadeja dives to his right, fields it cleanly, and throws to Dhoni, to find Butt out of the crease

Salman Butt run out 74 (118m 85b 9x4 0x6) SR: 87.05

Oh Zackariya! Jinxed both of them! Umar Amin is the new man

29.6

Jadeja to Umar Amin, no run, shortish ball, punched to extra cover

End of over 30 (2 runs) Pakistan 146/3 (RR: 4.86)
Umar Amin    0* (1b)      RA Jadeja    5-0-21-0
Umar Akmal    1* (2b)      Z Khan    5-0-20-1

slip in for Zak

30.1

Khan to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, worked off his hip

30.2

Khan to Umar Akmal, no run, nearly another run-out! Gets a leading edge towards mid-off, wants a single, Amin sends him back, Saurabh Tiwary's throw hits Akmal in the back of his leg. Both of them played each other at U-19, did Tiwary and Akmal

30.3

Khan to Umar Akmal, 1 run, gets a single to point

30.4

Khan to Umar Amin, no run, length ball outside off, defended

30.5

Khan to Umar Amin, 1 run, fuller, into the pads, pushed down to long-on for one

30.6

Khan to Umar Akmal, 2 runs, goes round the wicket, and Akmal shuffles inside the line and whips it off his hips, between fine leg and deep square

End of over 31 (6 runs) Pakistan 152/3 (RR: 4.90)
Umar Akmal    6* (6b)      Z Khan    6-0-26-1
Umar Amin    1* (3b)      RA Jadeja    5-0-21-0

31.1

Jadeja to Umar Amin, 1 run, comes down the track, pushes it to long-off

31.2

Jadeja to Umar Akmal, 1 run, drops this wide of cover for one

31.3

Jadeja to Umar Amin, 1 run, flat and fast, easy single to long-on

31.4

Jadeja to Umar Akmal, no run, beaten on the reverse-sweep, hits Dhoni's leg and ricochets to short fine

31.5

Jadeja to Umar Akmal, 1 run, Akmal cuts from in front of the stumps, gets a single

31.6

Jadeja to Umar Amin, 1 run, worked away off the pads, looks for two but Bhajji is quick running in from fine leg

End of over 32 (5 runs) Pakistan 157/3 (RR: 4.90)
Umar Amin    4* (6b)      RA Jadeja    6-0-26-0
Umar Akmal    8* (9b)      Z Khan    6-0-26-1

Bhajan comes back, slip in place

32.1

Harbhajan Singh to Umar Amin, 1 run, flighted delivery, easily pushed down to long-off

32.2

Harbhajan Singh to Umar Akmal, 1 run, doosra, plays it late, and opens the face on it to take a single

32.3

Harbhajan Singh to Umar Amin, no run, draws him out of the crease, hit uppishly towards extra cover, but bounces in front of him

32.4

Harbhajan Singh to Umar Amin, OUT, Kohli has plucked a beauty! Well bowled again, slower through the air, 81.7ks, extra bounce there as Amin cuts, and it is travelling to the left of Kolhi who dives and comes up with a one-handed catch. Top work Kohli

Umar Amin c Kohli b Harbhajan Singh 5 (8m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

Afridi is the new batsman. Leg slip in

32.5

Harbhajan Singh to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, dangerous sweep, premeditated, and a full delivery too, gets his bat down in time

32.6

Harbhajan Singh to Umar Akmal, no run, flighted delivery, and Umar defends off the front foot

End of over 33 (3 runs) Pakistan 160/4 (RR: 4.84)
Umar Akmal    9* (11b)      Harbhajan Singh    7-0-33-2
Shahid Afridi    1* (1b)      RA Jadeja    6-0-26-0

33.1

Jadeja to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, full outside off, driven wide of long-off for two

33.2

Jadeja to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, slower through the air, gently played wide of point for one

33.3

Jadeja to Umar Akmal, 1 run, into the pads, and worked away for an easy single

33.4

Jadeja to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, swept away, premeditated again, gets a single to fine leg

33.5

Jadeja to Umar Akmal, 1 run, punched off the back foot to cover

33.6

Jadeja to Shahid Afridi, 1 bye, poor work by Dhoni, actually no work from Dhoni! Edged by Afridi, dropped, and then he is not even looking as they steal a single while the ball has not even gone five feet

End of over 34 (7 runs) Pakistan 167/4 (RR: 4.91)
Shahid Afridi    5* (5b)      RA Jadeja    7-0-32-0
Umar Akmal    11* (13b)      Harbhajan Singh    7-0-33-2

34.1

Harbhajan Singh to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, lovely batting, comes down the track and drills him down the ground, and long-on has no chance - and this has come all along the ground mind you

34.2

Harbhajan Singh to Shahid Afridi, SIX, whoa! goes in the air, and hits the sight screen. Lovely batting, after dimantling Murali he is going after Bhaj now, neat straight hit

34.3

Harbhajan Singh to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, round the wicket, full outside off, hit to sweeper-cover for one

34.4

Harbhajan Singh to Umar Akmal, 1 run, drops it to cover to hand over the strike

34.5

Harbhajan Singh to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, slower through the air, Afridi aborts the big shot and works it around the corner

34.6

Harbhajan Singh to Umar Akmal, 1 run, single pushed down to long-on

End of over 35 (14 runs) Pakistan 181/4 (RR: 5.17)
Umar Akmal    13* (15b)      Harbhajan Singh    8-0-47-2
Shahid Afridi    17* (9b 1x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    7-0-32-0

35.1

Jadeja to Umar Akmal, 1 run, big slow-sweep, doesn't get much bat on it but gets a single

35.2

Jadeja to Shahid Afridi, 1 run

35.3

Jadeja to Umar Akmal, 1 run, reverse-sweeps, gets a single to short third man

35.4

Jadeja to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, full ball, hit down to long-on for one

35.5

Jadeja to Umar Akmal, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

35.5

Jadeja to Umar Akmal, no run, defended back to the bowler

35.6

Jadeja to Umar Akmal, 1 run, short and wide, and cut away for one

End of over 36 (6 runs) Pakistan 187/4 (RR: 5.19)
Umar Akmal    16* (19b)      RA Jadeja    8-0-38-0
Shahid Afridi    19* (11b 1x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    8-0-47-2

Nehra comes back

36.1

Nehra to Umar Akmal, FOUR, and starts off with a poor delivery, long hop outside leg, no effort behind it, and Umar pulls it for four, fine of fine leg

36.2

Nehra to Umar Akmal, no run, takes a step down, and pushes this shortish delivery to point

36.3

Nehra to Umar Akmal, no run, looking to give him the charge, Nehra bowls the slower one, making him play a defensive stroke

36.4

Nehra to Umar Akmal, 1 run, runs this down to third man for one

36.5

Nehra to Shahid Afridi, FOUR, lovely late-cut, leans back to manufacture room, and guides it past Dhoni and fine of third man

36.6

Nehra to Shahid Afridi, no run, looks to drop and run, but has left it too close to Nehra and is hence sent back

End of over 37 (9 runs) Pakistan 196/4 (RR: 5.29)
Shahid Afridi    23* (13b 2x4 1x6)      A Nehra    6-0-37-0
Umar Akmal    21* (23b 1x4)      RA Jadeja    8-0-38-0

37.1

Jadeja to Umar Akmal, no run, looks to play into the off side, no room, hit back to the bowler

37.2

Jadeja to Umar Akmal, no run, punched away, can't beat the straightish extra cover

37.3

Jadeja to Umar Akmal, OUT, Umar Akmal gone! One cute shot too many, premeditates the paddle sweep, is not to the pitch of it, the bounce takes the edge, into the helmet grille, and then lobs to Dhoni who rolls over to complete the catch

Umar Akmal c †Dhoni b Jadeja 21 (33m 26b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.76

one Akmal goes, the other comes out. Kamran takes strike

37.4

Jadeja to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, gets off the mark with a single to long-off, it has been available all afternoon

37.5

Jadeja to Shahid Afridi, 1 run

37.6

Jadeja to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, almost played on, no turn there, but the ball bounces over the stumps and over Dhoni and they take one

End of over 38 (3 runs) Pakistan 199/5 (RR: 5.23)
Kamran Akmal    2* (2b)      RA Jadeja    9-0-41-1
Shahid Afridi    24* (14b 2x4 1x6)      A Nehra    6-0-37-0

38.1

Nehra to Kamran Akmal, no run, defended off the back foot, was just short of a length

38.2

Nehra to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, guided to third man for one

38.3

Nehra to Shahid Afridi, no run, looks for that one to third man, but too full it is, and he ends up hitting it to point

38.4

Nehra to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, worked off the hips for a single to fine leg

38.5

Nehra to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, on the pads, worked between fine leg and deep square

38.6

Nehra to Kamran Akmal, no run, back of a length, tucking him up, pushed to point

End of over 39 (4 runs) Pakistan 203/5 (RR: 5.20)
Kamran Akmal    5* (6b)      A Nehra    7-0-41-0
Shahid Afridi    25* (16b 2x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    9-0-41-1

39.1

Jadeja to Shahid Afridi, no run, flat, on the stumps, defended

39.2

Jadeja to Shahid Afridi, no run, length ball, finds straightish extra cover

39.3

Jadeja to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, gets this one down to long-off

39.4

Jadeja to Kamran Akmal, no run, full, nearly a yorker, played to extra cover

39.5

Jadeja to Kamran Akmal, no run, into the pads, watchfully played back to the bowler

39.6

Jadeja to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, off the back foot, he pushes it down to long-on

Jadeja finishes 10, for 43 runs and a wicket

End of over 40 (2 runs) Pakistan 205/5 (RR: 5.12)
Kamran Akmal    6* (9b)      RA Jadeja    10-0-43-1
Shahid Afridi    26* (19b 2x4 1x6)      A Nehra    7-0-41-0

40.1

Nehra to Kamran Akmal, no run, slower ball, his attempted shot to third man goes to point

40.2

Nehra to Kamran Akmal, no run, length ball, around middle and off, pushed to mid-off

40.3

Nehra to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, worked off the pad for one

40.4

Nehra to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, nicely guided with an open face, wide of third man, comes back for two

40.5

Nehra to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, whipped away towards long-on for one

40.6

Nehra to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, pushed through the covers for one

End of over 41 (5 runs) Pakistan 210/5 (RR: 5.12)
Kamran Akmal    8* (13b)      A Nehra    8-0-46-0
Shahid Afridi    29* (21b 2x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    10-0-43-1

PK comes back

41.1

Kumar to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, starts off with a short-and-wide loosener, and cut away, but Bhaj does well from third man to keep them down to one

41.2

Kumar to Shahid Afridi, no run, good legcutter, beats Afridi as he looks to run it down

41.3

Kumar to Shahid Afridi, 3 runs, moves across the line to play the pick-up shot towards deep midwicket, Gambhir covers a lot of ground but can't get to it, makes sure his body is behind it as it bounces in front of him

41.4

Kumar to Kamran Akmal, no run

41.5

Kumar to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, and another one doesn't carry to deep midwicket, Kumar bowls shot, gets a top edge from the Akmal pull, and it bounces in between square leg and deep midwicket

41.6

Kumar to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, slower ball, waits for it, pushes it down to long-on for one

End of over 42 (7 runs) Pakistan 217/5 (RR: 5.16)
Kamran Akmal    12* (17b)      P Kumar    7-1-31-0
Shahid Afridi    32* (23b 2x4 1x6)      A Nehra    8-0-46-0

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42.1

Khan to Kamran Akmal, no run, length ball around off, defended

42.2

Khan to Kamran Akmal, no run, fuller, played to midwicket

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42.3

Khan to Kamran Akmal, no run, another dot ball, hit to extra cover

42.4

Khan to Kamran Akmal, no run, good sharp bouncer, shin high, Akmal is beaten on the pull

42.5

Khan to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, punched on the up, gets a single to sweeper-cover

mid-off comes up

42.6

Khan to Shahid Afridi, no run, dropped in the follow through, goes for the yorker outside leg as he backs away, ends up bowling a half volley, Afridi drills it back at him, he gets both hands to it, but it pops out

End of over 43 (1 run) Pakistan 218/5 (RR: 5.06)
Shahid Afridi    32* (24b 2x4 1x6)      Z Khan    7-0-27-1
Kamran Akmal    13* (22b)      P Kumar    7-1-31-0

43.1

Kumar to Kamran Akmal, no run, firm shot, but Raina makes a good stop at extra cover

43.2

Kumar to Kamran Akmal, no run, slower legcutter, beats him outside off, bounces in front of Dhoni

43.3

Kumar to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, short ball, pulled away to deep square

43.4

Kumar to Shahid Afridi, OUT, plumb lbw, India have hung in superbly here! A frustrated Afrdi walks right across the stumps, and is beaten by the slower one, hit dead in front

Shahid Afridi lbw b Kumar 32 (42m 25b 2x4 1x6) SR: 128.00

Razzaq is the new batsman, and again we have a case of a side leaving the Batting Powerplay till too late

43.5

Kumar to Abdul Razzaq, no run, cuts in front of square, can't beat extra cover

43.6

Kumar to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, this time cuts it to sweeper-cover for one

End of over 44 (2 runs) Pakistan 220/6 (RR: 5.00)
Abdul Razzaq    1* (2b)      P Kumar    8-1-33-1
Kamran Akmal    14* (25b)      Z Khan    7-0-27-1

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44.1

Khan to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, gets an inside edge as he looks to turn this to leg

44.2

Khan to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, heavy ball, surprises Akmal with the quickness. He is late into it as he looks to work it to leg

44.3

Khan to Abdul Razzaq, 1 run, pinches a single to extra cover

44.4

Khan to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, Pakistan finally get something, too short, not much effort, thigh high, and pulled over midwicket - first boundary in 8 overs

44.5

Khan to Kamran Akmal, no run, another pull but this is too full, hits this to mid-on

44.6

Khan to Kamran Akmal, no run, backs away and heaves, hits one bounce to midwicket

End of over 45 (7 runs) Pakistan 227/6 (RR: 5.04)
Kamran Akmal    19* (29b 1x4)      Z Khan    8-0-34-1
Abdul Razzaq    3* (4b)      P Kumar    8-1-33-1

Batting Powerplay compulsorily taken. PK to bowl

45.1

Kumar to Abdul Razzaq, OUT, and he gets a wicket first ball! Razzaq looks for trademark clear-the-front-leg-and-hit-straight shot, PK bowls full, gets a slight shape away, and hence a thick edge through to Dhoni. PK has not smiled that much in a long time

Abdul Razzaq c †Dhoni b Kumar 3 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

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45.2

Kumar to Mohammad Amir, no run, length ball, middle and leg, shaping away, defended

goes round the wicket

45.3

Kumar to Mohammad Amir, 1 run, drops and runs to mid-off

45.4

Kumar to Kamran Akmal, SIX, that's a poor delivery, goes for a yorker, bowls a juicy full toss down the leg side and Akmal deposits it over square leg

45.5

Kumar to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, full and straight, gets a single to long-on

45.6

Kumar to Mohammad Amir, no run, bouncer, Aamer lets it go

End of over 46 (8 runs) Pakistan 235/7 (RR: 5.10)
Mohammad Amir    1* (3b)      P Kumar    9-1-41-2
Kamran Akmal    26* (31b 1x4 1x6)      Z Khan    8-0-34-1

Nehra comes back

46.1

Nehra to Kamran Akmal, SIX, starts off with a length ball, and works fine for Akmal, who backs away and lofts him straight over his head. Loosener there, and Akmal gets stuck into it

46.2

Nehra to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, yorker this time, and squeezed past extra cover

46.3

Nehra to Mohammad Amir, 1 run, short outside off, gets a toe end towards third man

46.4

Nehra to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, oh Zaheer fielding like Nehra here. Nehra gets a top edge from Akmal, towards fine leg, but Zaheer never got under it. There was a lot of time to get under it, but he didn't pick it

46.5

Nehra to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, yorker here, concedes a single

46.6

Nehra to Mohammad Amir, 1 run, tailing in towards the stumps, gets a single to mid-off

End of over 47 (12 runs) Pakistan 247/7 (RR: 5.25)
Mohammad Amir    3* (5b)      A Nehra    9-0-58-0
Kamran Akmal    36* (35b 1x4 2x6)      P Kumar    9-1-41-2

Zaheer to bowl now

47.1

Khan to Mohammad Amir, no run, backs away, Zak follows him with a short ball, gets a dot ball

47.2

Khan to Mohammad Amir, OUT, sacrifices his wicket to get Akmal on strike. Cramps him up again, he drops it straight to short midwicket and runs, and Rohit gets him with a simple, unhurried, underarm flick

Mohammad Amir run out 3 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

47.3

Khan to Kamran Akmal, 2 runs, yorker, digs it out, gets it straight down the ground, enough time to get two

47.4

Khan to Kamran Akmal, 3 runs, nice shot, misses the yorker by a foot, and he squeezes it between mid-off and extra cover

Shoaib to face now

47.5

Khan to Shoaib Akhtar, 1 run, short, into the ribs, fends it towards fine leg

47.6

Khan to Kamran Akmal, no run, full and straight, played back to the bowler

End of over 48 (6 runs) Pakistan 253/8 (RR: 5.27)
Kamran Akmal    41* (38b 1x4 2x6)      Z Khan    9-0-40-1
Shoaib Akhtar    1* (1b)      A Nehra    9-0-58-0

PK replaces Nehra. Sujith Thomas: "When was the last time india bowled out an opposition within the stipulated 50 over???" Well two days ago, they bowled Bangladesh out in 35 overs

48.1

Kumar to Shoaib Akhtar, 1 run, runs it down to point for one

48.2

Kumar to Kamran Akmal, (no ball) SIX, high full toss, and Akmal backs away and cashes in, huge six over midwicket, and it is also a no-ball for height

no free hit remember

48.2

Kumar to Kamran Akmal, FOUR, superb shot from Akmal, PK bowls length, he backs away and heaves it over the on side, just a couple of feet inside the boundary

48.3

Kumar to Kamran Akmal, OUT, low full toss this time, Akmal is looking midwicket again, but ends up slicing it towards mid-on, and Raina runs from straightish extra cover to claim it

Kamran Akmal c Raina b Kumar 51 (49m 41b 2x4 3x6) SR: 124.39

Well played Akmal, and India will ruing that drop from Zaheer

48.4

Kumar to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, gives Shoaib the bouncer. Now just hope young man that you don't need to bat. Fast bowlers never forget bouncers bowled at them

48.5

Kumar to Shoaib Akhtar, 1 leg bye, slower ball, into the pads, concedes a leg-bye

Ajmal to face

48.6

Kumar to Saeed Ajmal, no run, short outside off, Ajmal premeditates to play it to on, is beaten

End of over 49 (13 runs) Pakistan 266/9 (RR: 5.42)
Saeed Ajmal    0* (1b)      P Kumar    10-1-53-3
Shoaib Akhtar    2* (4b)      Z Khan    9-0-40-1

Zaheer to finish off

49.1

Khan to Shoaib Akhtar, 1 run, yorker, they try a single to Dhoni, sent back, Dhoni hits the stumps, and they steal an overthrow

49.2

Khan to Saeed Ajmal, no run, angled across him, beats him outside off

49.3

Khan to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, Pakistan are bowled out! Hit straight down mid-off's throat

Saeed Ajmal c Nehra b Khan 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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Tournament Results
Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla - Jun 24, 2010
India won by 81 runs
Sri Lanka v India at Dambulla - Jun 22, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dambulla - Jun 21, 2010
Pakistan won by 139 runs
India v Pakistan at Dambulla - Jun 19, 2010
India won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh at Dambulla - Jun 18, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 126 runs
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Jun 19, 2010

Gautam Gambhir and Kamran Akmal square off, India v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Asia Cup, Dambulla, June 19, 2010

Gautam Gambhir and Kamran Akmal square off

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Jun 19, 2010

Shoaib Akhtar tested the Indian batsmen, India v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Asia Cup, Dambulla, June 19, 2010

Shoaib Akhtar tested the Indian batsmen

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