Asia Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Asia Cup - 10th match, Super Four

Pakistan v India

Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 27 balls remaining)

Salman Butt and Nasir Jamshed to open.

0.1

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, short in length and well outside the off stump, left alone. Praveen inspects his landing area.

0.2

Kumar to Salman Butt, FOUR, The chase is up and running. Swinging to the legs and Butt flicks it through square leg. There is a midwicket in and it raced well to the left of him

0.3

Kumar to Salman Butt, 2 runs, back of length, outside off stump, pushed to right of covers where Raina makes a diving half-stop. Rohit swoops on the ball and has a shy at the striker's ends, misses and they take the over throws

Slip and short extra cover in place

0.4

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, from round the stumps, on a length, around middle and off, pushed to mid-on

0.5

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, back over the wickets, full and on the middle stump line, hint of swing and driven back down the track, Praveen lunges to his right to deflect the ball towards mid-off

0.6

Kumar to Salman Butt, 2 runs, banged in short and pulled down and through the square-leg region

End of over 1 (8 runs) Pakistan 8/0 (301 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 6.14)
Salman Butt    8* (6b 1x4)      P Kumar    1-0-8-0
Nasir Jamshed    0* (0b)     

Irfan Pathan to share the new ball

1.1

IK Pathan to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, short in length, curving away from the off stump, punched to Gambhir at wide third man

1.2

IK Pathan to Salman Butt, 1 run, Butt plays a similar shot and again Gambhir comes into play

1.3

IK Pathan to Nasir Jamshed, no run, beaten outside off stump. It was full and outside off stump, Nasir crouches, doesn't move his feet and has a waft at it

1.4

IK Pathan to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, outside off stump, partly edged partly steered on the bounce to left of second slipper who deflects it towards backward point

1.5

IK Pathan to Salman Butt, no run, again on that back of length, just outside off stump, mistimes a punch to the on side.

1.6

IK Pathan to Salman Butt, 1 run, moves towards the line of a length delivery outside off and pushes it between short extra cover and mid-off

End of over 2 (4 runs) Pakistan 12/0 (297 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 6.18)
Salman Butt    10* (9b 1x4)      IK Pathan    1-0-4-0
Nasir Jamshed    2* (3b)      P Kumar    1-0-8-0

2.1

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, on the off stump line, skids on, pushed past the lunging short extra cover fielder and to mid-off

2.2

Kumar to Salman Butt, FOUR, vey well cut. Not all that short, just outside off stump but Butt cuts it past point. The bottom-hand came off the handle as he played that stroke

2.3

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, goes for it again but mistimes it to point

2.4

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, slower, lands on a length on the middle, moves towards off and Butt defends down the track

2.5

Kumar to Salman Butt, FOUR, crashed through covers. Full and well outside off, he drove it past the short extra cover fielder

2.6

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, angling across Salman, closer to the off stump, pushed to covers

End of over 3 (8 runs) Pakistan 20/0 (289 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 6.66, RRR: 6.14)
Salman Butt    18* (15b 3x4)      P Kumar    2-0-16-0
Nasir Jamshed    2* (3b)      IK Pathan    1-0-4-0

3.1

IK Pathan to Nasir Jamshed, 2 runs, 129 kmph short-of-length delivery coming into Nasir who is cramped but short-arm pulls it to deep square leg region

One wide slip and short extra cover in

3.2

IK Pathan to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, 128.7 kmph delivery just outside the off stump, steered to third man

Yuvraj, at mid-off, has a chat with Irfan and the short extra cover fielder is moved a touch squarer.

3.3

IK Pathan to Salman Butt, no run, and punched straight to that man there, close on the off side.

3.4

IK Pathan to Salman Butt, no run, fuller, around off stump, pushed to Yuvraj at mid-off.

3.5

IK Pathan to Salman Butt, no run, 128.6 kmph bouncer on the middle and off line, Salman sways away from the line.

3.6

IK Pathan to Salman Butt, no run, 130.1 kmph length delivery outside off, pushed to covers.

End of over 4 (3 runs) Pakistan 23/0 (286 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 5.75, RRR: 6.21)
Salman Butt    18* (19b 3x4)      IK Pathan    2-0-7-0
Nasir Jamshed    5* (5b)      P Kumar    2-0-16-0

4.1

Kumar to Nasir Jamshed, no run, clears the front foot and drives a length delivery on the up to mid-off

Praveen goes round the stumps.

4.2

Kumar to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, Nasir stands outside the crease and flashes a short-of-length delivery outside off to deep backward point boundary.

4.3

Kumar to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, Smashed down the ground. Nasir is showing what he is capable off. He charged down the track and knifed a length delivery to right of mid-on

Slip goes out. Fine leg comes in

4.4

Kumar to Nasir Jamshed, no run, brings this one off the good length to middle and off, turned to the midwicket region

4.5

Kumar to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, With the fine leg up, Praveen sends down a slower one down leg side and Nasir laps it past the fielder. Confident start to the run chase.

4.6

Kumar to Nasir Jamshed, no run, on the off stump line, steered to cover point

End of over 5 (12 runs) Pakistan 35/0 (274 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 6.08)
Nasir Jamshed    17* (11b 3x4)      P Kumar    3-0-28-0
Salman Butt    18* (19b 3x4)      IK Pathan    2-0-7-0

5.1

IK Pathan to Salman Butt, no run, on the stumps, pushed to mid-on

5.2

IK Pathan to Salman Butt, 2 runs, bounces off a length, just outside off stump, Butt adjusted superbly to the extra bounce to force it through cover point

short cover point and short extra cover in place. No slip

5.3

IK Pathan to Salman Butt, no run, slower one, full and just outside off, turned to midwicket

5.4

IK Pathan to Salman Butt, no run, on the off stump line, he wanted to punch it through wide mid-on and mistimes it to the on side of the pitch and towards mid-on

The short cover point moves back to the slips

5.5

IK Pathan to Salman Butt, 2 runs, drifts towards middle and leg, whipped through midwicket. Akram reckons they should have run harder and got three. Kumar came around from long leg to make the stop

5.6

IK Pathan to Salman Butt, 1 run, fuller, on middle, turned to deep square leg region where Praveen makes the stop

End of over 6 (5 runs) Pakistan 40/0 (269 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 6.66, RRR: 6.11)
Salman Butt    23* (25b 3x4)      IK Pathan    3-0-12-0
Nasir Jamshed    17* (11b 3x4)      P Kumar    3-0-28-0

Ishant replaces Praveen

6.1

I Sharma to Salman Butt, 1 no ball, short in length, on the middle and leg, clipped to square leg and Chawla fields. Free hit coming up as Ishant overstepped

Ishant has a chat with Gambhir at mid-off.

6.1

I Sharma to Salman Butt, FOUR, Butt stays still on the leg-stump line and drills a full pitched delivery on middle and leg through wide mid-on region.

6.2

I Sharma to Salman Butt, FOUR, Runs are flowing here. Short of length and on the pads, clipped past the diving Chawla at square leg. Chawla is standing well to the right of the umpire as this is a slow track.

6.3

I Sharma to Salman Butt, FOUR, Salman loves the Indians. He goes down on his knee to cream a overpitched delivery through covers

6.4

I Sharma to Salman Butt, 1 run, dug in short of length, on the middle and leg, turned to long leg

6.5

I Sharma to Nasir Jamshed, 1 wide, wide down the leg side.

short midwicket and short extra cover in place

6.5

I Sharma to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, again short in length and on the pads, tucked to fine leg

6.6

I Sharma to Salman Butt, no run, shifts his line to the off stump and steered to cover point

End of over 7 (16 runs) Pakistan 56/0 (253 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 5.88)
Salman Butt    36* (31b 6x4)      I Sharma    1-0-16-0
Nasir Jamshed    18* (12b 3x4)      IK Pathan    3-0-12-0

7.1

IK Pathan to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, Blasted down the ground. Nasir goes down the track, Irfan drags back the length but Nasir goes through the line, in the V, between the bowler and mid-off. Super strike.

Irfan suggests the ball has gone out of shape. The umpire doesn't agree and tosses it back to him.

7.2

IK Pathan to Nasir Jamshed, no run, fuller in length, around off, steered to right of backward point, Rohit swoops on the ball and has a shy at the striker's end. Had he hit Nasir would have been run out. He had set off for the single and was sent back by Butt

7.3

IK Pathan to Nasir Jamshed, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery back down the track

7.4

IK Pathan to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, Super pull shot, can't say the same about the effort from Ishant at deep square leg region. It was the head-high bouncer and Nasir pulled it down to the ground and Ishant moving to his right makes a right royal mess of it

7.5

IK Pathan to Nasir Jamshed, no run, fuller, around off, driven to mid-off

7.6

IK Pathan to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, OUT, Oh what a mix up. Butt is run out. Agony for Pakistan while the Indians get into a huddle of joy. It was steered to left of third man and Gambhir fired in the throw. Butt had turned for the second, only to be sent back by his new opening partner and couldn't make it back in time.

Salman Butt run out 36 (40m 31b 6x4 0x6) SR: 116.12

End of over 8 (9 runs) Pakistan 65/1 (244 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 8.12, RRR: 5.80)
Nasir Jamshed    27* (18b 5x4)      IK Pathan    4-0-21-0
     I Sharma    1-0-16-0

8.1

I Sharma to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, short in length, cuts towards middle and leg, clipped to long leg

Two slips in. One very wide.

8.2

I Sharma to Younis Khan, no run, cuts in towards middle and off, defended to the off side

8.3

I Sharma to Younis Khan, 1 run, fuller, just outside the off, opens the bat-face and steers to third man

8.4

I Sharma to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, edged but falls midway between slips and Praveen at third man. Nasir had topedged the bouncer and Praveen seemed to have lost the ball in the back ground

8.5

I Sharma to Younis Khan, no run, on a length, around off stump, defended to the off side

8.6

I Sharma to Younis Khan, no run, short in length and outside off, Younis Khan whiplashed a square drive but Rohit moving to his left at point cuts it off.

End of over 9 (3 runs) Pakistan 68/1 (241 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 7.55, RRR: 5.87)
Younis Khan    1* (4b)      I Sharma    2-0-19-0
Nasir Jamshed    29* (20b 5x4)      IK Pathan    4-0-21-0

9.1

IK Pathan to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, charges down the track, tries to pull a delivery dug in short and edged it to third man. Steady boy steady!

9.2

IK Pathan to Younis Khan, 2 runs, full and outside off stump, Younis stretches across to square drive to right of Ishant at third man

one wide slip and short extra cover in

9.3

IK Pathan to Younis Khan, no run, fullish, angling away from Younis who mistimes a drive to Yusuf at short extra cover

9.4

IK Pathan to Younis Khan, 1 run, another really full delivery outside off - they are hoping Younis would square drive one in the air and to a fielder - driven to third man

9.5

IK Pathan to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, short-pitched delivery, Nasir swivels off the front foot to pull the head-high bouncer coming in to him to square leg boundary

9.6

IK Pathan to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, above head-high bouncer, again coming in to Nasir who pulls and places it deep backward square leg boundary. Very well controlled shot. He had edged two pulls before but they were off the deliveries that were leaving him

End of over 10 (12 runs) Pakistan 80/1 (229 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 5.72)
Nasir Jamshed    38* (23b 7x4)      IK Pathan    5-0-33-0
Younis Khan    4* (7b)      I Sharma    2-0-19-0

10.1

I Sharma to Younis Khan, no run, cutting in to middle, turned to square leg. Younis then practices hitting it straight. Meanwhile, at the other end Nasir too is doing the same. The adrenalin rush is making them do the opposite on occasions.

10.2

I Sharma to Younis Khan, no run, leans forward to push a length delivery to the off side.

10.3

I Sharma to Younis Khan, no run, back of length, just outside off, Younis wants to punch it on the up but a touch extra bounce meant he mistimes it to covers

10.4

I Sharma to Younis Khan, no run, short in length ,shaping in from outside off, Younis goes back, stands tall and pushes it to point.

10.5

I Sharma to Younis Khan, no run, the slower one, Younis is made to wait and pushes to cover point.. He takes the helmet off, wipes the sweat of his forehead, dons the helmet again and plays the horizontal cut shot.

10.6

I Sharma to Younis Khan, no run, cutting in from back of length, towards the off stump, turned to midwicket. End of a very good over from the teenager.

End of over 11 (maiden) Pakistan 80/1 (229 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 7.27, RRR: 5.87)
Younis Khan    4* (13b)      I Sharma    3-1-19-0
Nasir Jamshed    38* (23b 7x4)      IK Pathan    5-0-33-0

11.1

IK Pathan to Nasir Jamshed, no run, full and on the middle, shaping in, he takes the front leg from the line and drives to mid-on

The prime minister of Pakistan is in attendance today.

11.2

IK Pathan to Nasir Jamshed, no run, outside off stump, square driven to point.

11.3

IK Pathan to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, full, on that middle stump line again, Nasir makes sure he doesn't get his front foot across, whips it in the air but well to the left of the mid-on fielder. He moves to 42

11.4

IK Pathan to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, slipping towards middle and leg, wristed to square leg where Chawla makes a tumbling save

11.5

IK Pathan to Younis Khan, 1 run, walks down the track and towards off but the intent is not violence but just a tap to the off side for a single.

11.6

IK Pathan to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, outside the off stump, guided to left of Gambhir at third man

Three more overs of the 2nd powerplay remain

End of over 12 (7 runs) Pakistan 87/1 (222 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 7.25, RRR: 5.84)
Nasir Jamshed    44* (28b 8x4)      IK Pathan    6-0-40-0
Younis Khan    5* (14b)      I Sharma    3-1-19-0

12.1

I Sharma to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, on the middle stump line, from short of length, worked to long leg for a single

12.2

I Sharma to Younis Khan, (no ball) FOUR, Short. Wide. Upper cut. Crashes to the point boundary. He hit deliberately up and over. And what's more Younis has a free hit coming up. Here we go.

12.2

I Sharma to Younis Khan, 2 runs, moves towards the off stump, Ishant sends a slower one, full and on the off and middle and Younis swings it to deep square leg region

12.3

I Sharma to Younis Khan, no run, short in length, outside off stump, Younis goes for the pull but mistimes it to mid-on. He then practises the pull shot again and also, the on-the-up extra cover drive. Since it was outside off, the latter would be a better shot

12.4

I Sharma to Younis Khan, no run, beaten on the cut. It rushed past the off stump and Younis wanted to punch it through point but missed

12.5

I Sharma to Younis Khan, no run, leans forward to push to extra cover

12.6

I Sharma to Younis Khan, 1 run, another short of length delivery outside off stump, sweetly timed punch to right of point and Rohit makes a diving half-stop

End of over 13 (9 runs) Pakistan 96/1 (213 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 7.38, RRR: 5.75)
Younis Khan    12* (20b 1x4)      I Sharma    4-1-28-0
Nasir Jamshed    45* (29b 8x4)      IK Pathan    6-0-40-0

Praveen Kumar comes back.

13.1

Kumar to Younis Khan, no run, full and on the off stump line, pushed to the off side. Praveen makes the stumps, turns and threatens to throw at the striker's end and the crowd roar

13.2

Kumar to Younis Khan, no run, walks to the off stump line, Praveen hurls it to his right and it is steered to backward point

Dhoni will stand up to the stumps now

13.3

Kumar to Younis Khan, no run, slower one, cutting away from Younis who is beaten on the forward prod.

13.4

Kumar to Younis Khan, no run, back of length, just outside off stump, guided to point

13.5

Kumar to Younis Khan, no run, short and well outside off, cut hard but straight to point fielder.

13.6

Kumar to Younis Khan, no run, fuller and driven to mid-off. Maiden over. Drinks break.

End of over 14 (maiden) Pakistan 96/1 (213 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 6.85, RRR: 5.91)
Younis Khan    12* (26b 1x4)      P Kumar    4-1-28-0
Nasir Jamshed    45* (29b 8x4)      I Sharma    4-1-28-0

14.1

I Sharma to Nasir Jamshed, no run, around the off stump line, steered to backward point

14.2

I Sharma to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, short of length, slanted across Nasir who guides it to third man

14.3

I Sharma to Younis Khan, no run, short of length, just outside off, punched to point

One slip in place

14.4

I Sharma to Younis Khan, 1 run, on the middle and off and he swatted it across the line to long leg. Ishant smiles. Younis too has a laugh.

14.5

I Sharma to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turned to right of square leg for a single.

14.6

I Sharma to Younis Khan, 1 run, walks outside off, Ishant hurls it further outside off, steered to third man. 100 up for Pakistan.

End of over 15 (4 runs) Pakistan 100/1 (209 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 6.66, RRR: 5.97)
Younis Khan    14* (29b 1x4)      I Sharma    5-1-32-0
Nasir Jamshed    47* (32b 8x4)      P Kumar    4-1-28-0

15.1

Kumar to Younis Khan, FOUR, lovely extra-cover drive. Full and outside off, he leaned into the shot superbly.

15.2

Kumar to Younis Khan, 1 run, outside off, slashed to third man

15.3

Kumar to Nasir Jamshed, no run, short in length, outside off, pulled straight to Sehwag at midwicket

15.4

Kumar to Nasir Jamshed, no run, slower delivery, fullish on his pads, worked away square

15.5

Kumar to Nasir Jamshed, no run, another one on his pads and he misses out again as his punch doesn't beat mid-on

15.6

Kumar to Nasir Jamshed, no run, full, turned to midwicket, another dot ball

End of over 16 (5 runs) Pakistan 105/1 (204 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 6.56, RRR: 6.00)
Nasir Jamshed    47* (36b 8x4)      P Kumar    5-1-33-0
Younis Khan    19* (31b 2x4)      I Sharma    5-1-32-0

16.1

I Sharma to Younis Khan, 2 runs, length delivery on off, clipped away towards wide mid-on

16.2

I Sharma to Younis Khan, 1 run, another length delivery, a bit of width this time, guided by Younis towards third man

16.3

I Sharma to Nasir Jamshed, no run, back of a length, on his leg , pushed to mid-on

16.4

I Sharma to Nasir Jamshed, no run, outside off, tries to run down to third man, misses

16.5

I Sharma to Nasir Jamshed, FOUR, That's his fifty. Third ODI and first against India. He pulled a short of length delivery from outside off past Sehwag at midwicket. Well played young man.

16.6

I Sharma to Nasir Jamshed, no run, leans forward to steer to point

US readers just logging on can watch the rest of this run-chase live on ESPN360. Highlights of Nasir's innings, and other key moments of the match, will be available later on Cricinfo Tv.

End of over 17 (7 runs) Pakistan 112/1 (197 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 6.58, RRR: 5.96)
Nasir Jamshed    51* (40b 9x4)      I Sharma    6-1-39-0
Younis Khan    22* (33b 2x4)      P Kumar    5-1-33-0

17.1

Kumar to Younis Khan, no run, outside off, punched to the off side

17.2

Kumar to Younis Khan, no run, slower one, turned to mid-on

17.3

Kumar to Younis Khan, 1 run

17.4

Kumar to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, shortish, on middle and leg, Jamshed attempts to smash that to midwicket, gets only a single

17.5

Kumar to Younis Khan, 1 run, fuller delivery outside off, Younis rather cheekily sweeps that to fine leg

that brings up the 50 partnership

17.6

Kumar to Nasir Jamshed, no run, slower delivery, on a length and a bit outside Jamshed's off stump, he tries to dab it to third man but is beaten

End of over 18 (3 runs) Pakistan 115/1 (194 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 6.38, RRR: 6.06)
Nasir Jamshed    52* (42b 9x4)      P Kumar    6-1-36-0
Younis Khan    24* (37b 2x4)      I Sharma    6-1-39-0

Yusuf Pathan comes into the attack

18.1

YK Pathan to Younis Khan, no run, back of a length, on off, played back to the bowler

18.2

YK Pathan to Younis Khan, 2 runs, a bit of a loop, again back of a length, but on his pads and that worked to mid-on

18.3

YK Pathan to Younis Khan, 2 runs, swept from outside off by Younis

18.4

YK Pathan to Younis Khan, 1 run, hit to midwicket for a single

18.5

YK Pathan to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, flat, on a length outside off, Jamshed plays it towards point, go for a quick single , the throw came in at the non-striker's end but Nasir reaches in time but he is down on the ground now. Cramps. The physio is out there.

Nasir Jamshed retired hurt 53 (99m 43b 9x4 0x6) SR: 123.25

Nasir is in pain. Can he continue? Akram thinks he cannot and will leave the ground. The treatment is still on. And now he hobbles off the field. Big blow for Pakistan.

18.6

YK Pathan to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis resumes play with a feisty cut to point boundary.

End of over 19 (10 runs) Pakistan 125/1 (184 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 6.57, RRR: 5.93)
Younis Khan    33* (42b 3x4)      YK Pathan    1-0-10-0
Mohammad Yousuf    0* (0b)      P Kumar    6-1-36-0

19.1

Chawla to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, on the off stump line, full, punched to sweeper cover

19.2

Chawla to Younis Khan, FOUR, long hop and Younis, who has really dominated Chawla in the recent encounters, rocks back to smash it to midwicket boundary. 5000 runs for Younis Khan

19.3

Chawla to Younis Khan, 1 run, leans forward to steer to cover point

19.4

Chawla to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, leans forward to defend a full delivery

19.5

Chawla to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, googly, quick and flat, worked to midwicket region

19.6

Chawla to Younis Khan, no run, just outside off, slower through the air, pushed to covers

End of over 20 (7 runs) Pakistan 132/1 (177 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 6.60, RRR: 5.90)
Younis Khan    38* (45b 4x4)      PP Chawla    1-0-7-0
Mohammad Yousuf    2* (3b)      YK Pathan    1-0-10-0

20.1

YK Pathan to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, floated outside off, full, pushed to the onside

20.2

YK Pathan to Mohammad Yousuf, 3 runs, just outside off, keeps a touch low, short in length and Yousuf goes back to punch it through the backward point region and Irfan makes a diving stop near the ropes

20.3

YK Pathan to Younis Khan, FOUR, The reverse sweep is out. Younis is such a good player against spin. He stretched forward and paddled a reverse sweep well to the left of short third man

20.4

YK Pathan to Younis Khan, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-on

20.5

YK Pathan to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, on the middle and leg, turned to midwicket

20.6

YK Pathan to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, turns in towards middle and off, forced off the back foot to deep cover

End of over 21 (9 runs) Pakistan 141/1 (168 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 6.71, RRR: 5.79)
Mohammad Yousuf    6* (7b)      YK Pathan    2-0-19-0
Younis Khan    43* (47b 5x4)      PP Chawla    1-0-7-0

21.1

Chawla to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, stretches forward to drive to covers

21.2

Chawla to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, drives to deep extra cover

21.3

Chawla to Younis Khan, 1 run, full and outside off, swept to long leg

21.4

Chawla to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, short and well outside off, dabbed to backward point

21.5

Chawla to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, loopy delivery well outside off, driven to deep cover

21.6

Chawla to Younis Khan, no run, leans forward to drive down the pitch and Chawla dives to make the stop.

End of over 22 (3 runs) Pakistan 144/1 (165 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 6.54, RRR: 5.89)
Younis Khan    44* (49b 5x4)      PP Chawla    2-0-10-0
Mohammad Yousuf    8* (11b)      YK Pathan    2-0-19-0

22.1

Sehwag to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, slow through the air, turns towards middle and leg, worked past square leg for a single

22.2

Sehwag to Younis Khan, 1 run, backs away to cut a short-of-length delivery turning in to sweeper cover

22.3

Sehwag to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, the drifter and Yousuf is beaten , trying to guide it through vacant slip region

22.4

Sehwag to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, gets forward to drive to long-on

22.5

Sehwag to Younis Khan, 1 run, full , lands just outside off and whipped to long-on

22.6

Sehwag to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, Yousuf plays the reverse sweep but hits it straight to short third man.

End of over 23 (4 runs) Pakistan 148/1 (161 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 6.43, RRR: 5.96)
Mohammad Yousuf    10* (15b)      V Sehwag    1-0-4-0
Younis Khan    46* (51b 5x4)      PP Chawla    2-0-10-0

All powerplays are over. Apologies if I didn't mention the third.

23.1

Chawla to Younis Khan, 1 run, forces this one through the on side

23.2

Chawla to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, short in length, turning away outside off and Yousuf cuts and cuts well. A four to deep backward point boundary. There was a backward point and a short third man and he delayed the shot to find the gap between them

23.3

Chawla to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, slider on the middle and off, defended

23.4

Chawla to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 leg bye, on the middle and leg, nudged to short fine leg region for a quick single

23.5

Chawla to Younis Khan, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-off

23.6

Chawla to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, again short and well outside off, Yousuf cuts to the right of the backward point fielder and Ishant moving to his left fails to cut it off near the ropes. Chawla has been superbly dominated by the Pakistani batsmen in the recent times. Today is going the same way. Let's see if he can come back strongly

End of over 24 (11 runs) Pakistan 159/1 (150 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 6.62, RRR: 5.76)
Mohammad Yousuf    18* (19b 2x4)      PP Chawla    3-0-20-0
Younis Khan    48* (53b 5x4)      V Sehwag    1-0-4-0

24.1

Sehwag to Younis Khan, 1 run, leans forward to drive to right of long-on and that is his fifty. No 35.

24.2

Sehwag to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, turns in towards off, guided through cover point for a single

24.3

Sehwag to Younis Khan, 1 run, stretches forward to drive to long-on

24.4

Sehwag to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, turns in towards the off, Yousuf tries to guide it to cover point but the sharp turn beats the waft and it bounds off the inner thigh past Dhoni

24.5

Sehwag to Younis Khan, 1 run, Another reverse sweep. A single to deep cover point.

24.6

Sehwag to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, leans forward to tickle it to square leg

End of over 25 (6 runs) Pakistan 165/1 (144 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 6.60, RRR: 5.76)
Mohammad Yousuf    21* (22b 2x4)      V Sehwag    2-0-10-0
Younis Khan    51* (56b 5x4)      PP Chawla    3-0-20-0

25.1

Chawla to Mohammad Yousuf, OUT, oh he has come back to take out Yousuf. From round the stumps. It pitched full outside leg, just short of the popping crease, Yousuf tried to sweep it fine, missed and the ball spun in sharply to disturb the furniture.

Mohammad Yousuf b Chawla 21 (20m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 91.30

25.2

Chawla to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, still from round the stumps, turns outside off, cut to cover point

This should be interesting to see how Younis Khan responds to this round-the-stumps attack. Chawla is getting some turn.

25.3

Chawla to Younis Khan, 1 run, full and on the middle, driven to long-off for a single

25.4

Chawla to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, goes over the wicket to Misbah. A googly and punched off the back foot to long-on

25.5

Chawla to Younis Khan, no run, goes round the stumps to Younis, on the middle and leg, straightens and defended cautiously down the track

25.6

Chawla to Younis Khan, no run, turns towards middle, pushed back down the wicket.

Farhan: "Yousuf's playing style is quite elegant and he scores effortlessly. In ODIs he scores close to run a ball, still the perception is that he is slow in ODIs. Akram alluded to that as well. He just bats effortlessly, such an immense talent."

End of over 26 (3 runs) Pakistan 168/2 (141 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 6.46, RRR: 5.87)
Younis Khan    52* (59b 5x4)      PP Chawla    4-0-23-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    2* (2b)      V Sehwag    2-0-10-0

26.1

Sehwag to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, almost caught by Sehwag. It floated in towards off and middle, Misbah punched it in the air back to Sehwag who lunged but it fell just short.

26.2

Sehwag to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short of length, forced to long-on

26.3

Sehwag to Younis Khan, FOUR, super sweep. Another favourite of his. He went down on his knee and found the deep backward square leg boundary

26.4

Sehwag to Younis Khan, no run, leans forward to push to midwicket

26.5

Sehwag to Younis Khan, 1 run, fuller, on driven to long-on

26.6

Sehwag to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, shuffles towards middle and works a delivery turning into middle behind square leg

End of over 27 (7 runs) Pakistan 175/2 (134 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 6.48, RRR: 5.82)
Misbah-ul-Haq    4* (5b)      V Sehwag    3-0-17-0
Younis Khan    57* (62b 6x4)      PP Chawla    4-0-23-1

27.1

Chawla to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, Chawla goes round the stumps for Misbah as well. It spun across Misbah who tried to guide it with the turn to cover point and is beaten

27.2

Chawla to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fuller and driven down to long-on

27.3

Chawla to Younis Khan, 1 run, There comes the sweep. The conventional one. Fetched from outside off to deep midwicket

27.4

Chawla to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, lands on a length outside leg, turns in, Misbah goes right back to deflect it behind square. The long leg fielder (Gambhir) rushes in and fires in a throw to Dhoni who breaks the stumps. Misbah is just in. The throw was a tad wide.

27.5

Chawla to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, goes right back to punch a back of length delivery turning in from outside leg to long-on

27.6

Chawla to Younis Khan, 1 run, flighted full, on the off and middle line, driven to long-off

End of over 28 (6 runs) Pakistan 181/2 (128 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 6.46, RRR: 5.81)
Younis Khan    59* (64b 6x4)      PP Chawla    5-0-29-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    8* (9b)      V Sehwag    3-0-17-0

28.1

Sehwag to Younis Khan, no run, gets forward to work a flighted ball to midwicket

28.2

Sehwag to Younis Khan, no run, sharp turn and Younis is beaten. It landed short of a driveable length and spun in past the prod and brushed the pad en route to Dhoni

28.3

Sehwag to Younis Khan, 1 run, fuller, turned through midwicket

28.4

Sehwag to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short in length, flat and outside off, dabbed to right of point

28.5

Sehwag to Younis Khan, 1 run, low full toss outside off stump, dipping, swept to deep midwicket

28.6

Sehwag to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-on

Mustafa Kodwavi: "Yousuf plays effortlessly but one thing he is missing lately is his finishing touch and responsibility. He is a star player for Pakistan, He needs to take up the challenge and lead from the front. He needs to bat through the innings, he been sluggish in this regard where he gets starts but then throws his wicket away."

Faraz: "Yousuf has batted at nearly 100 SR only this year... but the past few years he had been around the 70s and for his career he only has a 75 SR. I think it has been a fair criticism for him but he has certainly showed he can play at a quicker pace."

End of over 29 (4 runs) Pakistan 185/2 (124 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 6.37, RRR: 5.90)
Misbah-ul-Haq    10* (11b)      V Sehwag    4-0-21-0
Younis Khan    61* (68b 6x4)      PP Chawla    5-0-29-1

29.1

Chawla to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, back over the wicket. Really full delivery on middle, whipped to midwicket

Chawla goes back round the stumps to Younis

29.2

Chawla to Younis Khan, no run, lands it full and outside leg, just short of the popping crease, Younis went for the sweep but gloved it to the on side.

29.3

Chawla to Younis Khan, FOUR, Super shot. He cleared the front foot, opened his stance and smashed a full delivery on leg stump to wide midwicket boundary

29.4

Chawla to Younis Khan, 1 run, turning towards off, guided to cover point

29.5

Chawla to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, back over the wickets. Flat and turning away after landing on off, left alone

29.6

Chawla to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, quick, flat, googly, Misbah goes back to tickle it to square leg

End of over 30 (7 runs) Pakistan 192/2 (117 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 6.40, RRR: 5.85)
Misbah-ul-Haq    12* (14b)      PP Chawla    6-0-36-1
Younis Khan    66* (71b 7x4)      V Sehwag    4-0-21-0

30.1

Sehwag to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Misbah pulls out the slog sweep. Down on his knee and swung a flighted delivery over midwicket. Pakistan gallop ahead.

30.2

Sehwag to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, on the back foot, worked to square leg

30.3

Sehwag to Younis Khan, 1 run, turning towards middle and leg, wristed past square leg. 200 up for Pakistan. They are in a great position here to win this one.

30.4

Sehwag to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, on the middle, turning, deflected to square leg

30.5

Sehwag to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, paddles from off and middle to fine leg for a single

30.6

Sehwag to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis opts for his favourite sweep shot. He fetched it from well outside off and dragged it past the square-leg fielder and to the boundary. Drinks break.

End of over 31 (13 runs) Pakistan 205/2 (104 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 6.61, RRR: 5.47)
Younis Khan    71* (73b 8x4)      V Sehwag    5-0-34-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    20* (18b 1x6)      PP Chawla    6-0-36-1

31.1

Chawla to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, leans forward to defend a flighted delivery on the off stump

31.2

Chawla to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, turns it from the middle stump to square leg for a single

Just a midwicket in the circle on the leg side. Chawla to bowl round the stumps

31.3

Chawla to Younis Khan, 2 runs, lands it outside leg and Younis takes up the challenge and sweeps to deep backward square leg region

31.4

Chawla to Younis Khan, 1 run, Another sweep. From the middle stump to long leg.

31.5

Chawla to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, from over the stumps, lands it outside off stump, a touch short, cut to deep point region

31.6

Chawla to Younis Khan, 1 run, back round. Yet another sweep. Chawla has stationed a man at short fine leg, hoping for the top edge. Younis is repeatedly taken the challenge and has swept well

End of over 32 (6 runs) Pakistan 211/2 (98 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 6.59, RRR: 5.44)
Younis Khan    75* (76b 8x4)      PP Chawla    7-0-42-1
Misbah-ul-Haq    22* (21b 1x6)      V Sehwag    5-0-34-0

32.1

YK Pathan to Younis Khan, no run, on the middle and leg, turned to midwicket

32.2

YK Pathan to Younis Khan, 1 run, similar line, a touch slower through the air, swept to long leg

32.3

YK Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, quicker, straighter, on the middle and off, nudged around the corner to backward square leg

32.4

YK Pathan to Younis Khan, 1 run, on the middle, full,turning in, flicked to long leg

32.5

YK Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, around off stump line, picked off the turn to square leg 50 of the partnership up

32.6

YK Pathan to Younis Khan, 1 run, goes right back to work it past midwicket. Sensible cricket.

End of over 33 (5 runs) Pakistan 216/2 (93 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 6.54, RRR: 5.47)
Younis Khan    78* (80b 8x4)      YK Pathan    3-0-24-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    24* (23b 1x6)      PP Chawla    7-0-42-1

33.1

Chawla to Younis Khan, 2 runs, from round the stumps, floated outside off and you guessed it, Younis plays another sweep shot. Super exhibition this.

33.2

Chawla to Younis Khan, SIX, Even better. Massive slog sweep. Younis Khan take a bow. He cleared the front foot, went down on his knees and proposed. Disposed it over wide midwicket. Shooper.

33.3

Chawla to Younis Khan, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-off

33.4

Chawla to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, dabbed to cover point for a single.

33.5

Chawla to Younis Khan, 1 run, aha! another sweep shot, this time a single to long leg. Those Indian fans who watched the 1987 Reliance World cup match between India and England would be getting the same sinking sweeping feeling!

33.6

Chawla to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

End of over 34 (11 runs) Pakistan 227/2 (82 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 6.67, RRR: 5.12)
Misbah-ul-Haq    25* (25b 1x6)      PP Chawla    8-0-53-1
Younis Khan    88* (84b 8x4 1x6)      YK Pathan    3-0-24-0

Ishant Sharma comes back

34.1

I Sharma to Younis Khan, no run, full and on the middle and leg, worked to midwicket

34.2

I Sharma to Younis Khan, 1 run, on a length, around the off stump, played with soft hands, close on the off side and they cross over for a single

34.3

I Sharma to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short in length, cuts in to beat the waft and strikes the pad but outside the off stump. Ishant shouts out an lbw appeal

34.4

I Sharma to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, kicks up from back of length, just outside off, steered to backward point

34.5

I Sharma to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, lands on a length, just outside off, cuts in, defended to the on side

34.6

I Sharma to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fuller, on the middle and leg, wristed to Praveen Kumar at long leg

End of over 35 (2 runs) Pakistan 229/2 (80 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 6.54, RRR: 5.33)
Misbah-ul-Haq    26* (29b 1x6)      I Sharma    7-1-41-0
Younis Khan    89* (86b 8x4 1x6)      PP Chawla    8-0-53-1

35.1

IK Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, slower one outside off stump, caressed through extra cover

35.2

IK Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, on the legs, a single past square leg

35.3

IK Pathan to Younis Khan, 1 run, slower one full and outside off stump, sliced to wide third man

35.4

IK Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, walks towards off stump, Irfan pushes it further across him and Misbah lets it go through

35.5

IK Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, And so Misbah walks well outside off stump and whips a full delivery on the off to wide midwicket boundary. He saw the gap there and walked across.

35.6

IK Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, short and on the leg stump line, moves towards middle and pulls it down to fine-leg boundary. The captain is doing his job

US readers can watch the rest of this run-chase live on ESPN360. Highlights of Nasir's innings, and the super sweeps from Younis Khan will be available later on Cricinfo TV

End of over 36 (12 runs) Pakistan 241/2 (68 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 6.69, RRR: 4.85)
Misbah-ul-Haq    37* (34b 2x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    7-0-52-0
Younis Khan    90* (87b 8x4 1x6)      I Sharma    7-1-41-0

36.1

I Sharma to Younis Khan, 1 run, leans forward to push to covers for a single

36.2

I Sharma to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, banged in short, on the off stump line, dabbed towards cover point for a quick single. Younis Khan called him over for that and Misbah, after reaching the other end, gives him the thumbs up sign

36.3

I Sharma to Younis Khan, no run, short in length, outside off stump, cut to backward point

36.4

I Sharma to Younis Khan, no run, bouncer outside off stump, sways away from the line. He then practises the upper cut

36.5

I Sharma to Younis Khan, 1 run, Ishant gives him the chance to try that upper cut with another high bouncer, Younis gets his bat above his head but dabs it down to backward point. Fumble by Raina there.

36.6

I Sharma to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fuller, straighter, Misbah shuffles to work it to deep midwicket

End of over 37 (4 runs) Pakistan 245/2 (64 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 6.62, RRR: 4.92)
Misbah-ul-Haq    39* (36b 2x4 1x6)      I Sharma    8-1-45-0
Younis Khan    92* (91b 8x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    7-0-52-0

37.1

IK Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full and well outside the off stump, driven to sweeper cover

37.2

IK Pathan to Younis Khan, no run, full and on the middle, driven back to Irfan

37.3

IK Pathan to Younis Khan, 1 wide, walks down the track, Irfan fires in a bouncer just down leg, Younis misses the pull and Dhoni gathers.

37.3

IK Pathan to Younis Khan, 1 run, well outside the off stump, full, Younis doesn't move towards the line, just reaches out from his position and drives to sweeper cover

37.4

IK Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, again full and wide, driven to deep cover

Waqar Younis wants Pakistan to up the run rate now so that it would help them in the qualification process.

37.5

IK Pathan to Younis Khan, 1 run, from round the stumps, pushed to cover point for a single.

37.6

IK Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, appeal for a catch down leg. It went with the angle from round the stumps, Misbah tried to clip it away and it must have gone off the thigh pad.

End of over 38 (5 runs) Pakistan 250/2 (59 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 6.57, RRR: 4.91)
Misbah-ul-Haq    41* (39b 2x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    8-0-57-0
Younis Khan    94* (94b 8x4 1x6)      I Sharma    8-1-45-0

38.1

YK Pathan to Younis Khan, 1 run, full and on the middle and leg, flicked to long leg

38.2

YK Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, goes back to clip a delivery turning into middle to square leg

38.3

YK Pathan to Younis Khan, 2 runs, leans forward to drive to long-on. Dhoni is not happy with the wild throw.

38.4

YK Pathan to Younis Khan, 1 run, eased to long on for a single

38.5

YK Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, leans forward to turn to midwicket

38.6

YK Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, on the front foot and defended to midwicket

End of over 39 (5 runs) Pakistan 255/2 (54 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 6.53, RRR: 4.90)
Misbah-ul-Haq    42* (42b 2x4 1x6)      YK Pathan    4-0-29-0
Younis Khan    98* (97b 8x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    8-0-57-0

39.1

Kumar to Younis Khan, no run, on the middle stump line, deflected to Yuvraj at midwicket

39.2

Kumar to Younis Khan, FOUR, short and wide, reaches his ton with a super cut shot. He reaches the other end and does push ups! Misbah is laughing as he hugs him. YOunis has a even bigger smile.

39.3

Kumar to Younis Khan, 1 run, another short-pitched delivery , pulled to square leg region

39.4

Kumar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tries to work a length delivery on the pads, misses and it bounds off the pad

39.5

Kumar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Super pull shot. Misbah rocks back to smash a throat-high bouncer to deep backward square leg boundary

39.6

Kumar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, short and outside off, Misbah carves it to deep backward point boundary. Lovely late cut. 50 for the captain. Fab chase this. Superbly controlled by Pakistan.

End of over 40 (13 runs) Pakistan 268/2 (41 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.70, RRR: 4.10)
Misbah-ul-Haq    50* (45b 4x4 1x6)      P Kumar    7-1-49-0
Younis Khan    103* (100b 9x4 1x6)      YK Pathan    4-0-29-0

40.1

I Sharma to Younis Khan, 1 no ball, yorker on the leg and middle, strikes the pad. And a free hit coming up. The crowd roar.

40.1

I Sharma to Younis Khan, 1 run, caught at midwicket by Sehwag but obviously not out as it's a free hit. It was banged in short and Younis went for the pull but the bottom-hand came off the handle and he mistimed the shot

40.2

I Sharma to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, rushing through the channel outside off, left alone

40.3

I Sharma to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fuller, on the middle and off, worked to deep square leg region

40.4

I Sharma to Younis Khan, 1 run, leans forward to drive crisply to left of mid-on

40.5

I Sharma to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, super shot to backward point boundary. It was short and well outside off, Misbah moved back and across, shifted his weight to the back leg, lifted his front and cut it up and over. Danny Morrison, rightly, says it reminds him of the Steve Waugh cut

40.6

I Sharma to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, driven to mid-on

End of over 41 (8 runs) Pakistan 276/2 (33 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.73, RRR: 3.66)
Misbah-ul-Haq    55* (49b 5x4 1x6)      I Sharma    9-1-53-0
Younis Khan    105* (103b 9x4 1x6)      P Kumar    7-1-49-0

41.1

IK Pathan to Younis Khan, no run, from round the stumps, on a length ,coming in towards middle and off, punched on the up to Irfan

41.2

IK Pathan to Younis Khan, 1 run, fullish delivery outside off, driven to long-off

41.3

IK Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, well outside off stump, steered to backward point

41.4

IK Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, slower, full, driven to long-off

41.5

IK Pathan to Younis Khan, 1 run, short of length delivery, coming in from round the stumps, mistimes a pull to wide midwicket

41.6

IK Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fuller, on the middle and Misbah works it to long leg

End of over 42 (4 runs) Pakistan 280/2 (29 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.66, RRR: 3.62)
Misbah-ul-Haq    57* (52b 5x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    9-0-61-0
Younis Khan    107* (106b 9x4 1x6)      I Sharma    9-1-53-0

42.1

Kumar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short in length, on the middle and off, guided to backward point

42.2

Kumar to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, around the off stump, steered to backward point

42.3

Kumar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, slower one, on the middle stump line, whipped to deep square leg

42.4

Kumar to Younis Khan, FOUR, walks down the track, Praveen hurls it short and Younis pulls imperiously to wide midwicket boundary. Not enough pace to trouble Younis

42.5

Kumar to Younis Khan, 1 run, slower one, full, pushed to the off side

42.6

Kumar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, on the middle and leg, straight, turned to deep square leg

End of over 43 (7 runs) Pakistan 287/2 (22 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.67, RRR: 3.14)
Misbah-ul-Haq    59* (56b 5x4 1x6)      P Kumar    8-1-56-0
Younis Khan    112* (108b 10x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    9-0-61-0

43.1

IK Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short and climbing around off, Misbah walks towards off and pulls it down to deep square leg. Very well played.

43.2

IK Pathan to Younis Khan, FOUR, Younis walks down and towards off, Irfan, from round the stumps, pushes it outside off and Younis flashes it to the cover boundary.

43.3

IK Pathan to Younis Khan, no run, stays at his original position and whips a full delivery on middle and off to Yuvraj at midwicket

43.4

IK Pathan to Younis Khan, no run, just outside off stump, guided to Raina at point

43.5

IK Pathan to Younis Khan, 1 run, on the middle, turned t o midwicket

43.6

IK Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, on a length, dabbed to right of midwicket

End of over 44 (7 runs) Pakistan 294/2 (15 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.68, RRR: 2.50)
Misbah-ul-Haq    61* (58b 5x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    10-0-68-0
Younis Khan    117* (112b 11x4 1x6)      P Kumar    8-1-56-0

44.1

I Sharma to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of length, just outside off stump, steered to point

44.2

I Sharma to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, full, on the middle, Misbah takes out the front leg from the line and wallops it to to wide long-on boundary. They had a mid-on in.

44.3

I Sharma to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, on the middle, shuffles to middle stump line and clips it to long leg

44.4

I Sharma to Younis Khan, 2 runs, slower one, off cutter, turned behind square leg for couple of runs 300 up for Pakistan.

44.5

I Sharma to Younis Khan, 2 runs, outside the off stump, back of length, forced off the back foot to right of sweeper cover

44.6

I Sharma to Younis Khan, 1 run, on the leg and middle, flicks it in the air to deep midwicket.

End of over 45 (10 runs) Pakistan 304/2 (5 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.75, RRR: 1.00)
Younis Khan    122* (115b 11x4 1x6)      I Sharma    10-1-63-0
Misbah-ul-Haq    66* (61b 6x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    10-0-68-0

45.1

Kumar to Younis Khan, no run, on the off stump, no movement, driven to covers

45.2

Kumar to Younis Khan, 1 run, yorker on the middle and off, driven to mid-on. One stroke away from a grand victory

45.3

Kumar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Game over. Misbah drills a full pitched delivery through wide mid-on region. Fabulous chase. Very well controlled. Dhoni shakes hand with the batsmen, Yuvraj pats Younis Khan on the back.

Stay on for the quotes from the post-match ceremony. Netizens from USA , remember to watch today's highlights - look out for a gem of a knock from Younis Khan - on Cricinfo TV and you can catch tomorrow's game live on 360.

Dhoni: We got off to a good start but lost wickets at regular intervals. There was a situation in the middle where if we had lost one more wicket, the game would have been over. They started very well and each and every batsman batted superbly. Our bowling we could have done better but on this track, the score was not enough. We can say that we didn't have experienced spinners. I was a bit disappointed with the bowling but we should have scored more runs. Chawla has done well and he would learn from these game. I am happy with his bowling. There is pressure on us tomorrow but we have to do well. I was a bit tired at the end of my batting but that's what international cricket is all about."

Man of the Match: Younis Khan "We had a good start. I just went there and played some sensible batting. Misbah finished off very well. I practised my [sweep ] shots against the spinners and it has worked. But the main thing is the wicket is pretty flat."

Misbah: "It's a wonderful start for me as a captain. The boys came back well after India got off to a good start. We knew the score was gettable on this track. I just told them to be positive. To both bowlers and the batsmen. We just worked on the partnerships. Ajmal's was a wonderful performance, especially against India who play spin very well. Against Bangladesh it's very simple. Just go out and play like this. We would see how tomorrow's game goes."

That's it from us. See you tomorrow. The Asia cup is alive and kicking. Alvida!

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Jul 2, 2008

Younis Khan presents the full face of the bat as he drives, Pakistan v India, Super Four, Asia Cup, Karachi, July 2, 2008

Younis Khan presents the full face of the bat as he drives

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Jul 2, 2008

Piyush Chawla celebrates the wicket of Mohammad Yousuf, Pakistan v India, Super Four, Asia Cup, Karachi, July 2, 2008

Piyush Chawla bowled Mohammad Yousuf

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