India tour of United Arab Emirates, 2005/06 / Commentary

DLF Cup - 1st ODI

India v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)

0.1

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

0.2

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hit of away swing, Uthappa leaves it through to the keeper

0.3

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, no run, and again, line and length delivery outside the off stump stump, Uthappa watchfully leaves it through to the keeper

0.4

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, no run, good length delivery and this one nipped back in, Uthappa pushes forward to defend and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal for lbw turned down - that was mighty close!

0.5

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, no run, another line and length delivery, Asif right on the money straightaway, Uthappa gets well forward and defends it down on the off side

0.6

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, no run, again defended outside the off stump, ball rolls away towards cover, Asif starts off with a maiden!

End of over 1 (maiden) India 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
RV Uthappa    0* (6b)      Mohammad Asif    1-1-0-0
R Dravid    0* (0b)     

1.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Dravid, no run, starts off with a good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Dravid stays back and defends it down on the off side

1.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Dravid, 1 run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, turned away well wide of the fielder at mid-on and Dravid is away!

1.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Uthappa, 2 runs, two runs, on the middle and off stump line, Uthappa leans well forward and turns it away towards

1.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Uthappa, no run, defended outside the off stump, watchfully played

1.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Uthappa, no run, eased away on the leg side, no room for a single there

1.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Uthappa, FOUR, good length delivery, drifting down the leg side, Uthappa moves forward and across, gets well inside the line and flicks it away to the fine leg fence for the first boundary of the innings

End of over 2 (7 runs) India 7/0 (RR: 3.50)
RV Uthappa    6* (10b 1x4)      Naved-ul-Hasan    1-0-7-0
R Dravid    1* (2b)      Mohammad Asif    1-1-0-0

2.1

Mohammad Asif to Dravid, 1 run, Asif too drags one down the leg side and Dravid nudges it away to fine leg for an easy single

2.2

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, no run, better line and length, hint of away swing and the length draws Uthappa forward, ball zips past the outside edge, well bowled Asif

2.3

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, 1 run, cut away towards point, Farhat fails to stop it cleanly and the batsmen scamper through for a single

2.4

Mohammad Asif to Dravid, no run, length ball, Dravid defends it

2.5

Mohammad Asif to Dravid, no run, defended down on the leg side

2.6

Mohammad Asif to Dravid, no run, good line but over-pitched, Dravid defends on the front foot, fielded by Asif

End of over 3 (2 runs) India 9/0 (RR: 3.00)
R Dravid    2* (6b)      Mohammad Asif    2-1-2-0
RV Uthappa    7* (12b 1x4)      Naved-ul-Hasan    1-0-7-0

3.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Uthappa, no run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, turned away straight to the fielder at midwicket

3.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Uthappa, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, Uthappa gets forward and punches it away right into the gap between the covers, Afridi slides across and fires in a good throw at the keeper's end, bails are off in a flash but Uthappa

3.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Uthappa, 1 run, pitched up and driven straight back down the track, Hasan fails to stop it cleanly and the ball rolls down to mid-on, quick single taken - excellent call that

3.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Dravid, 1 run, bit of width offered outside the off stump, cut away to third man for an easy single

3.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Uthappa, no run, good length delviery on the stumps, bit of extra bounce and Uthappa watchfully defends it back to the bowler

3.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Uthappa, no run, length ball, Uthappa drives, fielded by Inzamam-ul-Haq

End of over 4 (4 runs) India 13/0 (RR: 3.25)
RV Uthappa    10* (17b 1x4)      Naved-ul-Hasan    2-0-11-0
R Dravid    3* (7b)      Mohammad Asif    2-1-2-0

4.1

Mohammad Asif to Dravid, no run, length ball, Dravid leaves it, fielded by Akmal

4.2

Mohammad Asif to Dravid, no run, line and length, Dravid lets it go past, fielded by Akmal

4.3

Mohammad Asif to Dravid, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Dravid leaves it, fielded by Akmal

4.4

Mohammad Asif to Dravid, 1 run, leg side delivery, Dravid works it through the leg side

4.5

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, no run, good line and length delivery, Uthappa drives the ball through the off side

4.6

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, no run, good length delivery, Uthappa drives the ball through the off side

End of over 5 (1 run) India 14/0 (RR: 2.80)
RV Uthappa    10* (19b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    3-1-3-0
R Dravid    4* (11b)      Naved-ul-Hasan    2-0-11-0

5.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Dravid, no run, good length delivery, Dravid drives it to mid-off

5.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Dravid, 1 run, driftign down the leg side, turned away to mid-wicket and easy single taken

5.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Uthappa, 1 run, turned away off the pads to deep backward square leg for an easy single

5.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Dravid, no run, defended back to the bowler

5.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Dravid, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Dravid drives hard but finds Inzi at cover point

5.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Dravid, FOUR, shot! good length delivery outside the off stump, bit of width offered outside the off stump and Dravid carves it away through cover point, no stopping that

End of over 6 (6 runs) India 20/0 (RR: 3.33)
R Dravid    9* (16b 1x4)      Naved-ul-Hasan    3-0-17-0
RV Uthappa    11* (20b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    3-1-3-0

6.1

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, turned away straight to the fielder place just in front of square leg

6.2

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Uthappa gets forward and drives it away towards mid-off

6.3

Mohammad Asif to Uthappa, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, Uthappa gets forward into the delivery, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man for a single

6.4

Mohammad Asif to Dravid, no run, worked away on the leg side

6.5

Mohammad Asif to Dravid, FOUR, Asif once again drifts onto middle and leg, Dravid comes down the track and whips it away behind square on the leg side and the ball races away to the fence, lovely shot

6.6

Mohammad Asif to Dravid, no run, wide outside the off stump, Dravid shoulders arms

End of over 7 (5 runs) India 25/0 (RR: 3.57)
R Dravid    13* (19b 2x4)      Mohammad Asif    4-1-8-0
RV Uthappa    12* (23b 1x4)      Naved-ul-Hasan    3-0-17-0

7.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Uthappa, OUT, first-blood! good length and close to the off stump, a relatively innocuous delivery, Uthappa looking to loft it away ends up hitting it straight to Mohammad Yousuf at mid-on, soft dismissal

RV Uthappa c Mohammad Yousuf b Naved-ul-Hasan 12 (31m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

He was in no position to play that shot but went through with the drive, this doesn't look like a true batting pitch, there is bit of variable bounce and batting won't been easy on this track. Irfan Pathan is the next man in.

7.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, good delivery first up, no shot offered

7.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at point

7.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, no run, on the middle and off stump line, defended back to the bowler

7.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, 1 run, inside edge and the ball rolls away behind square on the leg side, quick single and Pathan is off the mark

7.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Dravid, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended to point - end of a successful over

End of over 8 (1 run) India 26/1 (RR: 3.25)
R Dravid    13* (20b 2x4)      Naved-ul-Hasan    4-0-18-1
IK Pathan    1* (4b)      Mohammad Asif    4-1-8-0

8.1

Mohammad Asif to Pathan, no run, short delivery outside the off stump, ball came in a bit slower than expected and Pathan ends up with a thick inside edge, ball goes straight to the keeper on the bounce

8.2

Mohammad Asif to Pathan, no run, driven down to mid-off

8.3

Mohammad Asif to Pathan, no run, another probing delivery outside the off stump, Pathan drives off the back-foot but fails to get it past the fielder at mid-off

8.4

Mohammad Asif to Pathan, no run, slower delivery down the leg side, tucked away to short fine leg, Afridi moves across quickly and negates the chance of a single

8.5

Mohammad Asif to Pathan, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, was there to be hit but Pathan fails to connect and the ball goes through to the keeper

8.6

Mohammad Asif to Pathan, 1 run, fulltoss on the stumps, punched wide of the fielder at mid-on

End of over 9 (1 run) India 27/1 (RR: 3.00)
IK Pathan    2* (10b)      Mohammad Asif    5-1-9-0
R Dravid    13* (20b 2x4)      Naved-ul-Hasan    4-0-18-1

9.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, 1 wide, wayward delivery outside the off stump

9.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, bit of width and Pathan nicely drives it away through cover point for a brace

9.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, no run, on the middle and leg stump line and Pathan punches it down to mid-on, bit of a mix-up going for the single and Dravid is stranded but Younis Khan fails to hit the stumps at the bowler's end, close call

9.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Pathan swing hard, ball clips the outer half of the bat and flies down to the third man fence, fielder in the deep had no chance of cutting it off

9.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, no run, pitched up on the middle and leg stump line, almost a yorker, defended straight back to the bowler

9.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of swing and Pathan is beaten outside the off stump

9.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, 1 run, forced down to the mid-on region, fielder is at the edge of the cricle and a quick single is taken

10 overs up and Inzi straightaway opts for PowerPlay two.

End of over 10 (8 runs) India 35/1 (RR: 3.50)
IK Pathan    9* (16b 1x4)      Naved-ul-Hasan    5-0-26-1
R Dravid    13* (20b 2x4)      Mohammad Asif    5-1-9-0

10.1

Mohammad Asif to Pathan, 1 run, good length delivery, no real width, Pathan stays back and punches it down to mid-off, early call and a quick single is taken

10.2

Mohammad Asif to Dravid, 1 run, turned away off the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards short midwicket, dangerous single called for, Malik moves in quickly but his under-arm flick misses the target and Pathan makes it across safely, direct hit and Pathan was a goner!

10.3

Mohammad Asif to Pathan, no run, driven down to mid-off

10.4

Mohammad Asif to Pathan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, punched away towards extra cover

10.5

Mohammad Asif to Pathan, no run, bouncer on the stumps, Pathan goes for the pull and the ball steeples up off the helmet, Afridi nicely settles under it at short fine leg

10.6

Mohammad Asif to Pathan, no run, slower delivery outside the off stump, driven down to mid-off

End of over 11 (2 runs) India 37/1 (RR: 3.36)
IK Pathan    10* (21b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    6-1-11-0
R Dravid    14* (21b 2x4)      Naved-ul-Hasan    5-0-26-1

11.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Dravid, 1 run, driven down to mid-on and they scamper through for a single

11.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, no run, slower delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at point

11.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, 1 run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, again the ball stopped a bit after hitting the deck, Pathan goes for the pull and finds the fielder at mid-on

11.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Dravid, 1 run

11.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, no run

11.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, no run

End of over 12 (3 runs) India 40/1 (RR: 3.33)
IK Pathan    11* (25b 1x4)      Naved-ul-Hasan    6-0-29-1
R Dravid    16* (23b 2x4)      Mohammad Asif    6-1-11-0

12.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Dravid, FOUR, drifting down the leg side, Dravid gets inside the line and clips it away to the fine leg fence, excellent touch shot

12.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Dravid, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, defended back to the bowler

12.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Dravid, no run, driven hard but straight to Afridi at cover point

12.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Dravid, no run, defended down on the track, Pathan turns down the call for a quick single

12.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Dravid, no run, turned away straight to the fielder at square leg

12.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Dravid, no run, another probing delivery, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

End of over 13 (4 runs) India 44/1 (RR: 3.38)
R Dravid    20* (29b 3x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    1-0-4-0
IK Pathan    11* (25b 1x4)      Naved-ul-Hasan    6-0-29-1

13.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven off the back-foot to the mid-off region, slight mis-field and the batsmen steal an extra run

13.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven on the up and the ball goes straight to the fielder at cover, almost carried

13.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, no run, well disguised slower delivery and Pathan is beaten outside the off stump, excellent delivery

13.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, no run, .

13.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, 1 run, OUT, low fulltoss on the pads and Pathan flicks it away well in front of square leg, Malik moves across in the deep and fires in a good throw at the keeper's end, Naved-ul-Hasan does the rest and Dravid is out by a long way - crucial breakthrough

R Dravid run out 20 (64m 29b 3x4 0x6) SR: 68.96

13.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, 1 run, played down to third man for an easy single

End of over 14 (4 runs) India 48/2 (RR: 3.42)
IK Pathan    15* (31b 1x4)      Naved-ul-Hasan    7-0-33-1
Yuvraj Singh    0* (0b)      Iftikhar Anjum    1-0-4-0

14.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Pathan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

14.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Pathan, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, bit too wide and Pathan hammers it through point, welcome boundary for India.

14.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Pathan, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven into the gap between the cover fielders

Inzi opts for PowerPlay three.

14.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Pathan, no run

14.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Pathan, no run

14.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Pathan, no run

End of over 15 (6 runs) India 54/2 (RR: 3.60)
IK Pathan    21* (37b 2x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    2-0-10-0
Yuvraj Singh    0* (0b)      Naved-ul-Hasan    7-0-33-1

15.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, off the mark in style! good length delivery outside the off stump, Yuvraj stands tall on the back-foot and drives it away through extra cover

15.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the pads, turned away well in front of square leg for an easy single

15.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Pathan drives off the back-foot, Inzi at extra cover moves across quickly to his right and cuts off the single

15.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, no run, another line and length delivery, eased away towards extra cover

15.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, was the slower ball, Pathan drives it straight to the fielder at cover

15.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, FOUR, fulltoss on the middle and leg stump line, probably the slower delivery gone wrong, Pathan picks it up early and slaps it away to the backward square leg fence, easy runs

End of over 16 (9 runs) India 63/2 (RR: 3.93)
IK Pathan    25* (41b 3x4)      Naved-ul-Hasan    8-0-42-1
Yuvraj Singh    5* (2b 1x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    2-0-10-0

16.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, Yuvraj gets forward and punches it away through the gap between cover and point, just a gentle push and the ball spead away off the middle of the bat

16.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, got'm! good length delivery, pitched on middle and off stump line and shaping away late, perfect line and length, Yuvraj is sucked forward and the edge is produced, ball goes straight to Akmal behind the stumps - India three down and in a spot of bother here.

Yuvraj Singh c †Kamran Akmal b Iftikhar Anjum 7 (15m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 175.00

Yuvraj was beaten by the late away movement, full marks to Anjum for hitting the right spot.

16.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Raina, no run, good delivery first up, Raina gets behind the ball and defends it away towards cover

16.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Raina, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Raina needlessly goes after it and gets beaten by a long way

16.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Raina, no run, wicket to wicket delivery, Raina stays back and drives it down to mid-on

16.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Raina, FOUR, good length delivery, close to the off stump line, Raina drives hard, ball clips the bottom edge and races away to the third man fence, cheeky shot to get off the mark

Razzaq into the attack now.

End of over 17 (6 runs) India 69/3 (RR: 4.05)
SK Raina    4* (4b 1x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    3-0-16-1
IK Pathan    25* (41b 3x4)      Naved-ul-Hasan    8-0-42-1

17.1

Abdul Razzaq to Pathan, no run, line and length, Pathan drives it away towards mid-off

17.2

Abdul Razzaq to Pathan, no run, another line and length delivery, Pathan finds the man at mid-off

17.3

Abdul Razzaq to Pathan, no run, on the stumps, defended straight back to the bowler

17.4

Abdul Razzaq to Pathan, 1 run, good length delivery on the pads, Pathan gets well inside the line and turns it away towards midwicket for an easy single

17.5

Abdul Razzaq to Raina, no run, on the middle and off stump line, driven off the back-foot to the mid-on region, fielder moves in quickly from the edge of the circle and cuts off the single

17.6

Abdul Razzaq to Raina, no run

End of over 18 (1 run) India 70/3 (RR: 3.88)
SK Raina    4* (6b 1x4)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-1-0
IK Pathan    26* (45b 3x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    3-0-16-1

18.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Pathan, no run, good line and length, Pathan drives off the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards mid-off, Inzi moves across quickly and cuts off the single

18.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Pathan, no run, short of a length, on the middle and off stump line, driven off the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards extra-cover

18.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Pathan, 1 leg bye, slower delivery and Pathan gets hit on the pad, ball rolls away wide of the keeper on the off side and a quick single is taken

18.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Raina, 1 run, punched down to mid-off and Raina calls for a dangerous single, Yousuf there fails to hit the stumps at the bowler's end and Raina makes it across safely

18.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Pathan, OUT, played down to mid-on and this time it's Pathan who calls for a suicidal run, Naved-ul-Hasan moves in quickly and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end and Pathan is out by miles! India in deep trouble here.

IK Pathan run out 26 (61m 49b 3x4 0x6) SR: 53.06

18.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Raina, no run, line and length, Raina drives it away to short cover

End of over 19 (2 runs) India 72/4 (RR: 3.78)
SK Raina    5* (8b 1x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    4-0-17-1
Y Venugopal Rao    0* (0b)      Abdul Razzaq    1-0-1-0

19.1

Abdul Razzaq to Venugopal Rao, no run, good length and wide of the off stump, Venugopal Rao leaves it through to the keeper

19.2

Abdul Razzaq to Venugopal Rao, no run, good length delivery, Venugopal Rao gets behind the line and drives it away towards cover

19.3

Abdul Razzaq to Venugopal Rao, no run, driven away towards point

19.4

Abdul Razzaq to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, length ball, driven well wide of the fielder at mid-on

19.5

Abdul Razzaq to Raina, FOUR, short of a good length delivery, angling across the left-hander, Raina gets forward and drives it away through extra cover, didn't middle it but got just enough bat on it to take the ball the to the fence

19.6

Abdul Razzaq to Raina, no run, good line and length delivery, Raina drives it straight to the fielder at mid-off

End of over 20 (5 runs) India 77/4 (RR: 3.85)
SK Raina    9* (10b 2x4)      Abdul Razzaq    2-0-6-0
Y Venugopal Rao    1* (4b)      Iftikhar Anjum    4-0-17-1

20.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Venugopal Rao, no run, pitched up outside the off stump and Rao drives hard, good diving stop there by Farhat saves runs

20.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Venugopal Rao, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at short cover

20.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Venugopal Rao, no run, another tight delivery, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

20.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Venugopal Rao, no run, another good length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at point

20.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Venugopal Rao, no run, on the middle and off stump line and Rao punches it down to mid-on, not a well timed shot and the ball came off the inner half of the bat

20.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Venugopal Rao, no run, good length delivery, this one nipped back in sharply, Rao pushes forward to defend and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal for lbw turned down - impact was outside the line of the off stump and Rao was playing a shot

End of over 21 (maiden) India 77/4 (RR: 3.66)
Y Venugopal Rao    1* (10b)      Iftikhar Anjum    5-1-17-1
SK Raina    9* (10b 2x4)      Abdul Razzaq    2-0-6-0

21.1

Abdul Razzaq to Raina, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, punched off the back-foot and the ball rolls back to the bowler

21.2

Abdul Razzaq to Raina, no run, length ball on the middle and off stump line, Raina defends on the back-foot and the ball rolls away on the leg side, Razzaq nicely follows it up and cuts off the single

21.3

Abdul Razzaq to Raina, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, driven away towards cover - Raina at the moment is struggling to find the gaps

21.4

Abdul Razzaq to Raina, no run, driven straight back down the track to the mid-off region, no room for a single there

21.5

Abdul Razzaq to Raina, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump line, turned away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, easy single

21.6

Abdul Razzaq to Venugopal Rao, no run, well bowled off-cutter, Rao defends it away on the back-foot

End of over 22 (1 run) India 78/4 (RR: 3.54)
Y Venugopal Rao    1* (11b)      Abdul Razzaq    3-0-7-0
SK Raina    10* (15b 2x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    5-1-17-1

22.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Raina, no run, line and length, Raina drives on the front-foot and the ball rolls down to mid-off

22.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Raina, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, stayed a bit low after hitting the deck, Raina gets right behind the line and defends it away towards mid-off

22.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Raina, 1 run, eased away on the leg side for just a single

22.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Venugopal Rao, no run, good length delivery, cutting in from outside the off stump, Venugopal Rao drives off the back-foot and the ball goes straight to the fielder at cover

22.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Venugopal Rao, 2 runs, on the middle and leg stump line, Rao moves forward and across and flicks it away to deep fine leg for a brace

22.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Venugopal Rao, no run

End of over 23 (3 runs) India 81/4 (RR: 3.52)
Y Venugopal Rao    3* (14b)      Iftikhar Anjum    6-1-20-1
SK Raina    11* (18b 2x4)      Abdul Razzaq    3-0-7-0

23.1

Abdul Razzaq to Raina, no run, good line and length, driven straight to the fielder at cover

23.2

Abdul Razzaq to Raina, no run, good line and just short of a length, Raina drives off the back-foot, ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the pad

23.3

Abdul Razzaq to Raina, no run, pitched up close to the off stump line, Raina moves across a bit and drives it away straight to the fielder at midwicket, another good looking shot goes straight to the fielder, India struggling big time here

23.4

Abdul Razzaq to Raina, 1 run, clipped away well wide of the fielder at midwicket and this time they cross over for a single

23.5

Abdul Razzaq to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, good length but wide of the off stump, driven off the back-foot and the ball goes past the fielder at point

23.6

Abdul Razzaq to Raina, 1 run, short of a good length delivery, angling across the left-hander, Raina stands tall on the back-foot and works it away well wide of the fielder at mid-on

End of over 24 (3 runs) India 84/4 (RR: 3.50)
SK Raina    13* (23b 2x4)      Abdul Razzaq    4-0-10-0
Y Venugopal Rao    4* (15b)      Iftikhar Anjum    6-1-20-1

24.1

Iftikhar Anjum to Raina, no run

24.2

Iftikhar Anjum to Raina, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, turned away straight to Afridi at midwicket - back to square one!

24.3

Iftikhar Anjum to Raina, no run, short of a length and wide outside the off stump, Raina steps forward and drives hard but once again fails to get it past the fielder at cover

24.4

Iftikhar Anjum to Raina, FOUR, finally! another short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Raina gets forward and drives, presenting the full face of the bat, ball beats the fielder at mid-off and races away to the fence, excellent placement on this occasion

24.5

Iftikhar Anjum to Raina, no run, worked away towards mid-on

24.6

Iftikhar Anjum to Raina, no run, full and outside the off stump, Raina driven off the front-foot, ball clips the inner half of the bat and goes straight back to the bowler

End of over 25 (4 runs) India 88/4 (RR: 3.52)
SK Raina    17* (29b 3x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    7-1-24-1
Y Venugopal Rao    4* (15b)      Abdul Razzaq    4-0-10-0

25.1

Abdul Razzaq to Venugopal Rao, no run, good line and length, cutting in from outside the off stump, Rao driven well but fails to get it past the fielder at cover

25.2

Abdul Razzaq to Venugopal Rao, no run, pitched up and angling in, driven off the front-foot to the mid-off region, fielder moves across quickly to his left and cuts off the single

25.3

Abdul Razzaq to Venugopal Rao, no run, another pitched up delivery, close to the off stump line and this time Rao drives it straight back to the bowler

25.4

Abdul Razzaq to Venugopal Rao, no run, good length and wide outside the off stump, Rao cuts hard and 'yes' he finds the fielder at point!

25.5

Abdul Razzaq to Venugopal Rao, no run

25.6

Abdul Razzaq to Venugopal Rao, no run, maiden! good length delivery outside the off stump, Rao opens the face of the bat and forces it away behind point

Afridi into the attack now.

End of over 26 (maiden) India 88/4 (RR: 3.38)
Y Venugopal Rao    4* (21b)      Abdul Razzaq    5-1-10-0
SK Raina    17* (29b 3x4)      Iftikhar Anjum    7-1-24-1

26.1

Shahid Afridi to Raina, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

26.2

Shahid Afridi to Raina, 1 run, slightly short, turning in from outside the off stump, Raina rocks back and punches it straight back down the track to the long-off region

26.3

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, no run, on the middle and off stump line, driven off the front-foot to the mid-off region, no room for a single there

26.4

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, bit of width offered outside the off stump, Rao drives and the ball rolls away off the outer half of the bat

26.5

Shahid Afridi to Raina, 1 run, again slightly short to the left-hander, Raina stands tall on the back-foot and punches it down to long-on

26.6

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, no run, good line and length delivery, pitched on middle and off stump and turning away sharply, Rao pushes forward to defend and the ball zips past the outside edge, excellent ball to end the over

End of over 27 (3 runs) India 91/4 (RR: 3.37)
Y Venugopal Rao    5* (24b)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-3-0
SK Raina    19* (32b 3x4)      Abdul Razzaq    5-1-10-0

27.1

Abdul Razzaq to Raina, no run, driven away towards cover

27.2

Abdul Razzaq to Raina, no run, good line and length, Raina defends on the front foot

27.3

Abdul Razzaq to Raina, no run, short of a length and close to the off stump line, Raina stands tall on the back-foot and punches it away towards extra cover, Inzi moves across quickly and stops it cleanly

27.4

Abdul Razzaq to Raina, 1 run, line and length, forced away into the gap between the cover fielders and a quick single is taken

27.5

Abdul Razzaq to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump, Rao is bit early into the cut and the ball races away off the bottom edge, easy single down to third man

27.6

Abdul Razzaq to Raina, 1 run, on the pads, driven down to long-on for a single

End of over 28 (3 runs) India 94/4 (RR: 3.35)
SK Raina    21* (37b 3x4)      Abdul Razzaq    6-1-13-0
Y Venugopal Rao    6* (25b)      Shahid Afridi    1-0-3-0

28.1

Shahid Afridi to Raina, 1 run, short ball, turned away off the back-foot and Raina gets it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket

28.2

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump, turning away, Rao gets forward and drives it down to long-off for an easy single

28.3

Shahid Afridi to Raina, 2 runs, good length delivery, turning in from outside the off stump, Raina gets forward and drives it away well wide of the fielder at extra cover

28.4

Shahid Afridi to Raina, 1 run, punched down to long-on

28.5

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, no run, good line and length delivery, defended back to the bowler

28.6

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, no run, quicker delivery, defended down on the leg side

Spin from both ends now, Malik on from the other end.

End of over 29 (5 runs) India 99/4 (RR: 3.41)
Y Venugopal Rao    7* (28b)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-8-0
SK Raina    25* (40b 3x4)      Abdul Razzaq    6-1-13-0

29.1

Shoaib Malik to Raina, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Raina drives off the back-foot but fails to get it past the fielder at cover

29.2

Shoaib Malik to Raina, 1 wide, wayward delivery down the leg side - 100 comes up for India

29.2

Shoaib Malik to Raina, no run, pitched close to the off stump line and turning away, Raina goes back and punches it straight back down the track, Malik moves across quickly and cuts off the single

29.3

Shoaib Malik to Raina, 1 run, again bit of width offered outside the off stump, driven off the back-foot to the cover region

29.4

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, forced away towards point, quick single taken

29.5

Shoaib Malik to Raina, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, Raina fails to make contact, ball clips the pad and falls dead on the track, Akmal moves forward quickly and drags the ball into the stumps, third umpire called for - green light flashes

29.6

Shoaib Malik to Raina, no run, on the middle and off stump line, turning across, Raina gets forward and defends it with a straight bat

End of over 30 (3 runs) India 102/4 (RR: 3.40)
SK Raina    26* (45b 3x4)      Shoaib Malik    1-0-3-0
Y Venugopal Rao    8* (29b)      Shahid Afridi    2-0-8-0

30.1

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, no run, starts off with a quick delivery, driven down to mid-off

30.2

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, turning away, Rao goes low down and dabs it down to the vacant third man region

30.3

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, no run, driven straight back to the bowler

30.4

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, turned away towards midwicket

30.5

Shahid Afridi to Raina, no run, good line and length delivery, Raina defends it

30.6

Shahid Afridi to Raina, no run, line and length, Raina drives on the front foot, fielded by Afridi

End of over 31 (3 runs) India 105/4 (RR: 3.38)
SK Raina    26* (47b 3x4)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-11-0
Y Venugopal Rao    11* (33b)      Shoaib Malik    1-0-3-0

31.1

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, line and length, Rao forces it away wide of the fielder at cover

31.2

Shoaib Malik to Raina, 1 run, driven wide of the fielder at mid-on

31.3

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, no run, goes for the sweep but fails to connect

31.4

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, no run, driven to covers

31.5

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, no run

31.6

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, 2 runs, comes down the track and clips it away to deep midwicket

End of over 32 (4 runs) India 109/4 (RR: 3.40)
Y Venugopal Rao    14* (38b)      Shoaib Malik    2-0-7-0
SK Raina    27* (48b 3x4)      Shahid Afridi    3-0-11-0

32.1

Shahid Afridi to Raina, no run, turning in from outside the off stump, forced away towards point

32.2

Shahid Afridi to Raina, 1 run, on the off stump line, forced away wide of the fielder at point

32.3

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, no run, cut away late, good looking shot but Rao fails to get it past the fielder at short third man

32.4

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, no run, good line and length delivery, Venugopal Rao taps it away towards gully

32.5

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, straight full toss and Rao drives it down to long-on for an easy single

32.6

Shahid Afridi to Raina, 1 run, turned away off the back-foot to the square leg region

End of over 33 (3 runs) India 112/4 (RR: 3.39)
SK Raina    29* (51b 3x4)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-14-0
Y Venugopal Rao    15* (41b)      Shoaib Malik    2-0-7-0

33.1

Shoaib Malik to Raina, 1 run, worked away towards the vacant square leg region

33.2

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, no run, comes down the track and turns it away straight to the fielder at square leg

33.3

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, 2 runs, drifting down the leg side and Rao gets some bat on it, ball races away to deep fine leg

Rao seems to have injured himself going for the paddle sweep, play held up a bit

33.4

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, no run, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line and Rao is made to defend

33.5

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, Rao goes low and paddles it down to fine leg for an easy single

33.6

Shoaib Malik to Raina, 1 run, swept away to deep fine leg

End of over 34 (5 runs) India 117/4 (RR: 3.44)
SK Raina    31* (53b 3x4)      Shoaib Malik    3-0-12-0
Y Venugopal Rao    18* (45b)      Shahid Afridi    4-0-14-0

34.1

Shahid Afridi to Raina, 1 run, turned away to the midwicket region, quick single taken

34.2

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, no run, good length and wide of the off stump, Rao cuts hard but fails to make contact, beaten by the lack of bounce

34.3

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, driven in the air and past the bowler to the long-off region, almost carried to Afridi

34.4

Shahid Afridi to Raina, no run, line and length, Raina pushes forward and defends it watchfully

34.5

Shahid Afridi to Raina, 1 run, driven straight back down the track to the long-on region

34.6

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, no run, driven straight to the fielder at point

End of over 35 (3 runs) India 120/4 (RR: 3.42)
Y Venugopal Rao    19* (48b)      Shahid Afridi    5-0-17-0
SK Raina    33* (56b 3x4)      Shoaib Malik    3-0-12-0

35.1

Shoaib Malik to Raina, 1 run, driven in the air to long-on, once again the batsman beaten by the slowness of the track

35.2

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, no run, pushed back to the bowler

35.3

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, Rao comes down the track and drives it down to long-off for a single

35.4

Shoaib Malik to Raina, no run, defended outside the off stump

35.5

Shoaib Malik to Raina, no run, driven off the back-foot to the cover region

35.6

Shoaib Malik to Raina, 1 run, drifting down the leg side and Raina helps it down to short fine leg for a single

End of over 36 (3 runs) India 123/4 (RR: 3.41)
SK Raina    35* (60b 3x4)      Shoaib Malik    4-0-15-0
Y Venugopal Rao    20* (50b)      Shahid Afridi    5-0-17-0

36.1

Shahid Afridi to Raina, 1 run, pitched up outside the off stump, Raina steps forward and drives it down to long-on

36.2

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, no run, slightly short and on this occasion Rao is beaten by the extra bounce

36.3

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, driven down to long-off, yet another easy single added to the total

36.4

Shahid Afridi to Raina, no run, beaten outside the off stump, bit of wild shot that

36.5

Shahid Afridi to Raina, 1 run, driven straight back past the bowler to long-off

36.6

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Rao cuts late and the ball races away to the third man boundary

End of over 37 (7 runs) India 130/4 (RR: 3.51)
Y Venugopal Rao    25* (53b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    6-0-24-0
SK Raina    37* (63b 3x4)      Shoaib Malik    4-0-15-0

37.1

Shoaib Malik to Raina, 1 wide, down the leg side

37.1

Shoaib Malik to Raina, 1 run, turned away off the back-foot to the square leg region

37.2

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, no run, width offered outside the off stump, Rao taps it down to short third man

37.3

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, no run, tight delivery, driven straight back to the bowler

37.4

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, no run, comes down the track to the pitch of the delivery but fails to get it past the fielder at midwicket

37.5

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, again comes down the track to the pitch of the delivery and on this occasion drives it straight back past the bowler to the long-on region

37.6

Shoaib Malik to Raina, 1 run, punched off the back-foot and gets it into the gap between cover and point

End of over 38 (4 runs) India 134/4 (RR: 3.52)
SK Raina    39* (65b 3x4)      Shoaib Malik    5-0-19-0
Y Venugopal Rao    26* (57b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    6-0-24-0

38.1

Shahid Afridi to Raina, 1 run, driven down to long-on, easy single

38.2

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, short and drifting down the leg side, was there to be hit but Rao taps it down to fine leg and is happy with a single

38.3

Shahid Afridi to Raina, OUT, googly does the trick! tossed up on the middle and off stump line, Raina hits across the line and finds Iftikhar Anjum at deep midwicket

SK Raina c Iftikhar Anjum b Shahid Afridi 40 (85m 67b 3x4 0x6) SR: 59.70

Raina was beaten in the flight and the ball seems to have come off the top part of the bat. Raina departs trying to force the pace - In comes Dhoni.

38.4

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, no run, defended outside the off stump

38.5

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, turned away towards square leg and Dhoni is off the mark

38.6

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, turning in from touch outside the leg stump, eased away on the leg side for a single

End of over 39 (4 runs) India 138/5 (RR: 3.53)
Y Venugopal Rao    28* (59b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    7-0-28-1
MS Dhoni    1* (2b)      Shoaib Malik    5-0-19-0

39.1

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, 2 leg byes, drifting down the leg side, Rao sweep but fails to makes contact, ball clips the pad and rolls away to deep fine leg

39.2

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, 2 runs, again drifting down the leg side and Rao nicely sweeps it down to fine leg for two more

39.3

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, turned away towards square leg for a single

39.4

Shoaib Malik to Dhoni, no run, slightly short and outside the off stump, Dhoni goes for the cut and gets beaten by a long way

39.5

Shoaib Malik to Dhoni, 1 run, driven down to long-off for a single

39.6

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, driven away well wide of the fielder at cover, sweeper moves across in the deep and keeps it down to just one

End of over 40 (7 runs) India 145/5 (RR: 3.62)
Y Venugopal Rao    32* (63b 1x4)      Shoaib Malik    6-0-24-0
MS Dhoni    2* (4b)      Shahid Afridi    7-0-28-1

40.1

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, turned away towards square leg

40.2

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, no run, defended outside the off stump

40.3

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, no run

40.4

Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, 1 run, punched off the back-foot to long-on for a single

40.5

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, no run, short and close to the off stump line, Rao goes for the cut, ball clips the top edge and lobs down to short third man

40.6

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, driven down to long-off, easy single to end the over, another quick over comes to an end - nine more to go!

End of over 41 (3 runs) India 148/5 (RR: 3.60)
Y Venugopal Rao    34* (66b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    8-0-31-1
MS Dhoni    3* (7b)      Shoaib Malik    6-0-24-0

41.1

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, turned away off the pads to the square leg region, easy single

41.2

Shoaib Malik to Dhoni, no run, flat delivery, drifting down the leg side, Dhoni turns it away towards short fine leg, fails to beat the fielder there

41.3

Shoaib Malik to Dhoni, no run, again turned away towards short fine leg, fielder moves across quickly and cuts off the single

41.4

Shoaib Malik to Dhoni, OUT, bowled'm! excellent yoker on the stumps, surprise delivery, Dhoni frantically jams his bat down but the ball sneaks through and crashes into the stumps, what a wicket! - Malik rewarded for some wonderful bowling.

MS Dhoni b Shoaib Malik 3 (11m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

41.5

Shoaib Malik to Agarkar, no run, turned away towards square leg

41.6

Shoaib Malik to Agarkar, no run, driven to short cover

End of over 42 (1 run) India 149/6 (RR: 3.54)
AB Agarkar    0* (2b)      Shoaib Malik    7-0-25-1
Y Venugopal Rao    35* (67b 1x4)      Shahid Afridi    8-0-31-1

42.1

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, turned away behind square on the leg side, easy single and 150 comes up for India

42.2

Shahid Afridi to Agarkar, no run, fuller length delivery, punched back to the bowler

42.3

Shahid Afridi to Agarkar, 1 run, quick and on the stumps, driven in the air and the ball goes low to the bowler, hard chance grassed

42.4

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, cut away off the back-foot to the point region, diving stop there saves runs, excellent effort

42.5

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, driven down to mid-on for an easy single

42.6

Shahid Afridi to Agarkar, 1 run, driven away through cover point, single to end the over

End of over 43 (4 runs) India 153/6 (RR: 3.55)
AB Agarkar    2* (5b)      Shahid Afridi    9-0-35-1
Y Venugopal Rao    37* (70b 1x4)      Shoaib Malik    7-0-25-1

43.1

Shoaib Malik to Agarkar, 2 runs, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to the vacant third man region

43.2

Shoaib Malik to Agarkar, no run, defended to point

43.3

Shoaib Malik to Agarkar, 1 run, driven down to long-off, again just a single

43.4

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, turned away behind square, played with soft hands and the batsmen scamper through for a single

43.5

Shoaib Malik to Agarkar, 1 wide, drifting down the leg side, Agarkar goes for the sweep but fails to connect

43.5

Shoaib Malik to Agarkar, 1 run, on the pads, driven down to mid-on for a single

43.6

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, no run, turned away off the pads to the midwicket region, Younis Khan there dives across and cuts off the single

Afridi into his last over now.

End of over 44 (6 runs) India 159/6 (RR: 3.61)
Y Venugopal Rao    38* (72b 1x4)      Shoaib Malik    8-0-31-1
AB Agarkar    6* (9b)      Shahid Afridi    9-0-35-1

44.1

Shahid Afridi to Agarkar, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

44.2

Shahid Afridi to Agarkar, 1 run, forced away behind point, quick single taken

44.3

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, no run, cut away off the back-foot, ball finds the man at gully

44.4

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, 2 runs, driven away behind point and the batsman takes off for a single, Farhat fails to hit the stumps at the stiker's end and an extra run is added to the total

44.5

Shahid Afridi to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, driven away to deep extra cover, fielder moves across quickly in the deep and cuts off the second run

44.6

Shahid Afridi to Agarkar, 1 wide, way outside the off stump

44.6

Shahid Afridi to Agarkar, 2 runs, short ball, pitched on middle and leg and turning across, Rao rocks back and pulls it away to deep midwicket

End of over 45 (7 runs) India 166/6 (RR: 3.68)
AB Agarkar    9* (12b)      Shahid Afridi    10-0-42-1
Y Venugopal Rao    41* (75b 1x4)      Shoaib Malik    8-0-31-1

45.1

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, turned away off the pads to the square leg region

45.2

Shoaib Malik to Agarkar, 1 run, whipped away off the pads to deep fine leg for a single

45.3

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, Rao comes down the track even before the ball is bowled and Malik fires it in outside the off stump, Rao check his advance and drives it away to deep cover for a single

45.4

Shoaib Malik to Agarkar, 2 runs, close to the off stump line, Agarkar opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man for two easy runs

45.5

Shoaib Malik to Agarkar, OUT, tossed up on the middle and leg stump line, Agarkar goes for the slog sweep and the ball balloons up towards deep midwicket, Iftikhar Anjum hurtles in from the deep and takes a good low catch, Malik gets one more to his name - India seven down.

AB Agarkar c Iftikhar Anjum b Shoaib Malik 12 (16m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

45.6

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, no run, quicker delivery outside the off stump and Rao is beaten comprehensively, Akmal quickly whips off the bails and they go upstairs, Rao just about managed to get it foot back in and the green light flashes

Another good over from Malik comes to an end.

End of over 46 (5 runs) India 171/7 (RR: 3.71)
Y Venugopal Rao    43* (78b 1x4)      Shoaib Malik    9-0-36-2
RR Powar    0* (0b)      Shahid Afridi    10-0-42-1

46.1

Mohammad Asif to Powar, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, cutting in, Powar opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man for a single

46.2

Mohammad Asif to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, short of a good length and coming in with the angle, Rao waits for it and at the last possible moment taps it down to third man for a single

46.3

Mohammad Asif to Powar, 1 run, attempted yorker, Powar drives off the front-foot and gets it on the toe end of the bat, easy single down to mid-off

46.4

Mohammad Asif to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, on the pads, pushed to mid-on for a single

46.5

Mohammad Asif to Powar, 1 run, short and wide outside the off stump, cut away off the back-foot to the point region, mis-field allows the batsmen to cross over

46.6

Mohammad Asif to Venugopal Rao, no run, yorker outside the off stump and Rao digs it towards point

End of over 47 (5 runs) India 176/7 (RR: 3.74)
Y Venugopal Rao    45* (81b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    7-1-16-0
RR Powar    3* (3b)      Shoaib Malik    9-0-36-2

47.1

Shoaib Malik to Powar, 1 run, worked away off the pads and the ball rolls behind square on the leg side, runs hard looking for the second but the fielder moves in quickly and cuts it off

47.2

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, comes down and lofts it away to deep midwicket, one bounce and straight to the fielder in the deep

47.3

Shoaib Malik to Powar, 1 run, swept away to deep bakward square leg

47.4

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, no run, on the pads, Rao goes for the slog sweep but fails to make contact, ball hits the pad and falls dead on the track

47.5

Shoaib Malik to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, turned away behind square for a single

47.6

Shoaib Malik to Powar, OUT, another batsman departs tying to force the pace and Malik gets one more to his name! - tossed up, drifting across and and turning in after hitting the deck, Powar goes down on one keen and slogs it away towards deep midwicket, Iftikhar Anjum moves in quickly and nicely settles under it

RR Powar c Iftikhar Anjum b Shoaib Malik 5 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

End of over 48 (4 runs) India 180/8 (RR: 3.75)
     Shoaib Malik    10-0-40-3
Y Venugopal Rao    47* (84b 1x4)      Mohammad Asif    7-1-16-0

48.1

Mohammad Asif to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, cut away to deep third man, just a single

48.2

Mohammad Asif to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, punched down to mid-on, agian just a single

48.3

Mohammad Asif to Venugopal Rao, no run, comes down the track looking to work it away on the leg side but fails to make contact and gets hit on the pad

48.4

Mohammad Asif to Venugopal Rao, FOUR, fifty! Afis drifts onto middle and leg, Rao gets inside the line and clips it away to the fine leg fence

48.5

Mohammad Asif to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, slightly short and outside the off stump, cut away behind point for a single

48.6

Mohammad Asif to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Harbhajan drives off the front-foot and the ball rolls away off the outer half of the bat

Hasan to bowl the last over of the innings.

End of over 49 (8 runs) India 188/8 (RR: 3.83)
Harbhajan Singh    2* (2b)      Mohammad Asif    8-1-24-0
Y Venugopal Rao    53* (88b 2x4)      Shoaib Malik    10-0-40-3

49.1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, slower delivery outside the off stump, forced away towards point

49.2

Naved-ul-Hasan to Venugopal Rao, FOUR, on the middle and leg stunmp line, Rao advances down the track, gets to the pitch of the delivery and drives it away to the wide long-on fence, good clean hit

49.3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Venugopal Rao, no run, slower delivery on the stumps, Rao comes down the track and is beaten big time, ball bounces over the stumps!

49.4

Naved-ul-Hasan to Venugopal Rao, 2 runs, excellent yorker, Rao jams his back down, ball clips the inside edge of the bat and races away towards deep fine leg

49.5

Naved-ul-Hasan to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, OUT, driven down to long-on, Harbhajan calls for second looking to get Rao back on strike, nice throw comes in from the deep and Naved-ul-Hasan whips off the bails - given out by the on-field umpire

Harbhajan Singh run out 3 (9m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

49.6

Naved-ul-Hasan to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, OUT, off-cutter outside the off stump, Rao comes down the track and cuts it away through cover point, Sreesanth takes off for the second but Rao stands his ground and in the end Sreesanth is stranded in the middle, Malik fires in the throw from the deep and Akmal clips off the bails

S Sreesanth run out 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

Pakistan bowlers have done well to restrict India to below 200, 197 to be exact. India probably short by 30-40 runs but it's a slow wicket and 198 is going to be a bit of a tough target for the Pakistan batsmen, we will be back in 35 minutes with the run-chase, be sure to join us then. Welcome back, first 15 overs are going to be crucial for both the teams, If Pakistan get off to the good start, India's chances of forcing a win here will come down drastically and that will be precisely what the opening batsmen will look to achieve. It's a slow track and batting won't be easy, it's will be interesting to see how Pakistan approach this total. Imran Farhat and Shoaib Malik will open the innings and it will be Irfan Pathan to start proceedings.

End of over 50 (9 runs) India 197/10
Y Venugopal Rao    61* (93b 3x4)      Naved-ul-Hasan    9-0-51-1
     Mohammad Asif    8-1-24-0
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Apr 18, 2006

Shoaib Malik in action during Pakistan's run chase, India v Pakistan, DLF Cup, Zayad Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, April 18, 2006

Shoaib Malik in action during Pakistan's run chase

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Apr 18, 2006

Younis Khan glides en route to his matchwinning half-century, India v Pakistan, DLF Cup, Zayad Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, April 18, 2006

Younis Khan glides one to the third-man region en route to his matchwinning half-century

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