Asia Cup, 4th Match: India v Pakistan at Dambulla, Jun 19, 2010
Asia Cup - 4th match
India won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Played at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium (neutral venue)
19 June 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)
  Pakistan innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Salman Butt run out (Jadeja/†Dhoni) 74 118 85 9 0 87.05
29.5 from Jadeja, superb work by Jadeja off his own bowling, Butt charges at him, trying to push it to long-off, Jadeja dives to his right, fields it cleanly, and throws to Dhoni, to find Butt out of the crease 146/3
View dismissal Imran Farhat c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh 25 71 46 3 0 54.34
16.3 48.7 mph, lovely catch, lovely bowling, just 80ks, gets grip from the surface after pitching just outside off, Farhat jabs at it, gets an edge, and Sehwag takes a lovely one-handed catch to his right at slip 71/1
View dismissal Shoaib Malik b Khan 39 42 46 3 0 84.78
28.6 85.0 mph, Zaheer gets the breakthrough! Superb length, can't drive, can't pull, Malik is stuck on the crease, and ends up defending outside the line of the ball and is bowled. Get a feeling that the ball didn't go with the angle as Malik expected it to 144/2
View dismissal Umar Akmal c †Dhoni b Jadeja 21 33 26 1 0 80.76
37.3 58.2 mph, Umar Akmal gone! One cute shot too many, premeditates the paddle sweep, is not to the pitch of it, the bounce takes the edge, into the helmet grille, and then lobs to Dhoni who rolls over to complete the catch 196/5
View dismissal Umar Amin c Kohli b Harbhajan Singh 5 8 9 0 0 55.55
32.4 50.2 mph, Kohli has plucked a beauty! Well bowled again, slower through the air, 81.7ks, extra bounce there as Amin cuts, and it is travelling to the left of Kolhi who dives and comes up with a one-handed catch. Top work Kohli 159/4
View dismissal Shahid Afridi* lbw b Kumar 32 42 25 2 1 128.00
43.4 70.2 mph, plumb lbw, India have hung in superbly here! A frustrated Afrdi walks right across the stumps, and is beaten by the slower one, hit dead in front 219/6
View dismissal Kamran Akmal c Raina b Kumar 51 49 41 2 3 124.39
48.3 78.3 mph, low full toss this time, Akmal is looking midwicket again, but ends up slicing it towards mid-on, and Raina runs from straightish extra cover to claim it 265/9
View dismissal Abdul Razzaq c †Dhoni b Kumar 3 5 5 0 0 60.00
45.1 79.7 mph, and he gets a wicket first ball! Razzaq looks for trademark clear-the-front-leg-and-hit-straight shot, PK bowls full, gets a slight shape away, and hence a thick edge through to Dhoni. PK has not smiled that much in a long time 227/7
View dismissal Mohammad Amir run out (Sharma) 3 8 7 0 0 42.85
47.2 from Khan, sacrifices his wicket to get Akmal on strike. Cramps him up again, he drops it straight to short midwicket and runs, and Rohit gets him with a simple, unhurried, underarm flick 247/8
Shoaib Akhtar not out 3 12 5 0 0 60.00
View dismissal Saeed Ajmal c Nehra b Khan 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
49.3 82.0 mph, Pakistan are bowled out! Hit straight down mid-off's throat 267/10
Extras (b 1, lb 5, w 4, nb 1) 11
  Total (all out; 49.3 overs) 267 (5.39 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets P Kumar 10 1 53 3 5.30 39 5 2 (1nb, 2w)
43.4 to Shahid Afridi, 70.2 mph, plumb lbw, India have hung in superbly here! A frustrated Afrdi walks right across the stumps, and is beaten by the slower one, hit dead in front 219/6
45.1 to Abdul Razzaq, 79.7 mph, and he gets a wicket first ball! Razzaq looks for trademark clear-the-front-leg-and-hit-straight shot, PK bowls full, gets a slight shape away, and hence a thick edge through to Dhoni. PK has not smiled that much in a long time 227/7
48.3 to Kamran Akmal, 78.3 mph, low full toss this time, Akmal is looking midwicket again, but ends up slicing it towards mid-on, and Raina runs from straightish extra cover to claim it 265/9
  A Nehra 9 0 58 0 6.44 26 7 1
View wickets Z Khan 9.3 0 41 2 4.31 32 3 0
28.6 to Shoaib Malik, 85.0 mph, Zaheer gets the breakthrough! Superb length, can't drive, can't pull, Malik is stuck on the crease, and ends up defending outside the line of the ball and is bowled. Get a feeling that the ball didn't go with the angle as Malik expected it to 144/2
49.3 to Saeed Ajmal, 82.0 mph, Pakistan are bowled out! Hit straight down mid-off's throat 267/10
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 8 0 47 2 5.87 21 3 1
16.3 to Imran Farhat, 48.7 mph, lovely catch, lovely bowling, just 80ks, gets grip from the surface after pitching just outside off, Farhat jabs at it, gets an edge, and Sehwag takes a lovely one-handed catch to his right at slip 71/1
32.4 to Umar Amin, 50.2 mph, Kohli has plucked a beauty! Well bowled again, slower through the air, 81.7ks, extra bounce there as Amin cuts, and it is travelling to the left of Kolhi who dives and comes up with a one-handed catch. Top work Kohli 159/4
  V Sehwag 3 0 19 0 6.33 5 2 0
View wicket RA Jadeja 10 0 43 1 4.30 24 0 0 (2w)
37.3 to Umar Akmal, 58.2 mph, Umar Akmal gone! One cute shot too many, premeditates the paddle sweep, is not to the pitch of it, the bounce takes the edge, into the helmet grille, and then lobs to Dhoni who rolls over to complete the catch 196/5
  India innings (target: 268 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal G Gambhir b Saeed Ajmal 83 139 97 6 1 85.56
35.4 58.2 mph, bowled him! Very timely wicket! And the only man who looked capable of doing that gets him. Ajmal. Again he looks for that back-cut, slightly too full for it, and it is an offbreak at 95ks, the middle stump is gone 180/3
View dismissal V Sehwag c †Kamran Akmal b Abdul Razzaq 10 41 32 1 0 31.25
10.2 80.8 mph, Sehwag is gone! And Razzaq, not for the first time, provides the breakthrough. Good delivery too, just back of a length, just outside off, holding its line ever so slightly, and taking his edge 47/1
View dismissal V Kohli b Saeed Ajmal 18 31 27 1 0 66.66
17.4 57.6 mph, played on! Kohli looks to cut, but it is too full, and he duly gets a bottom edge. Looks at the pitch , suggesting perhaps that it stayed low, but it wasn't the correct shot. He misread the length and paid the price 82/2
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† b Shoaib Malik 56 91 71 2 1 78.87
42.2 58.0 mph, would you believe it? what a move to bring Malik on. Full toss down the leg side, going for a wide, Dhoni tries the fine sweep, it hits the angular part of the back of the bat, and goes onto the stumps. Oh what intuition, what dismissal, Dhoni can't believe it. Game. Is. On 210/5
View dismissal RG Sharma lbw b Shahid Afridi 22 20 24 2 0 91.66
41.2 57.9 mph, Sharma goes! Plays for the legspinner, pressing forward to defend, and this one goes straight through and hits him in front of off and middle. So plumb that even Billy Bowden (usually a not-outer) immediately raised the finger! Afridi gets into his Becker-like celebration 208/4
View dismissal SK Raina run out (†Kamran Akmal) 34 47 27 2 2 125.92
49.2 Mohammad Amir to Harbhajan Singh, desperation! desperation! Short ball, beats Harbhajan's swing, Raina wants a desperate bye, Akmal with the underarm throw gets him! Under pressure, Akmal has redeemed himself. Raina gave it his all, diving, nay flying full length, but was caught short by a frame 262/7
View dismissal RA Jadeja b Saeed Ajmal 6 13 9 0 0 66.66
45.1 59.3 mph, bowled him! Jadeja gone! topspinner from round the stumps! Jadeja has no clue about this innings. That's what India-Pakistan does to you. Chips down the track and is comprehensively beaten by this delivery that follows him and hits the top of middle 219/6
Harbhajan Singh not out 15 31 11 0 2 136.36
P Kumar not out 3 2 2 0 0 150.00
Extras (lb 15, w 8, nb 1) 24
  Total (7 wickets; 49.5 overs) 271 (5.43 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Shoaib Akhtar 10 0 57 0 5.70 37 4 3 (1nb, 2w)
  Mohammad Amir 9.5 0 56 0 5.69 33 5 1 (3w)
View wicket Abdul Razzaq 5 0 18 1 3.60 17 1 0
10.2 to Sehwag, 80.8 mph, Sehwag is gone! And Razzaq, not for the first time, provides the breakthrough. Good delivery too, just back of a length, just outside off, holding its line ever so slightly, and taking his edge 47/1
View wickets Saeed Ajmal 10 0 56 3 5.60 25 2 1
17.4 to Kohli, 57.6 mph, played on! Kohli looks to cut, but it is too full, and he duly gets a bottom edge. Looks at the pitch , suggesting perhaps that it stayed low, but it wasn't the correct shot. He misread the length and paid the price 82/2
35.4 to Gambhir, 58.2 mph, bowled him! Very timely wicket! And the only man who looked capable of doing that gets him. Ajmal. Again he looks for that back-cut, slightly too full for it, and it is an offbreak at 95ks, the middle stump is gone 180/3
45.1 to Jadeja, 59.3 mph, bowled him! Jadeja gone! topspinner from round the stumps! Jadeja has no clue about this innings. That's what India-Pakistan does to you. Chips down the track and is comprehensively beaten by this delivery that follows him and hits the top of middle 219/6
View wicket Shahid Afridi 10 0 41 1 4.10 25 1 0 (1w)
41.2 to Sharma, 57.9 mph, Sharma goes! Plays for the legspinner, pressing forward to defend, and this one goes straight through and hits him in front of off and middle. So plumb that even Billy Bowden (usually a not-outer) immediately raised the finger! Afridi gets into his Becker-like celebration 208/4
View wicket Shoaib Malik 5 0 28 1 5.60 12 1 1 (1w)
42.2 to Dhoni, 58.0 mph, would you believe it? what a move to bring Malik on. Full toss down the leg side, going for a wide, Dhoni tries the fine sweep, it hits the angular part of the back of the bat, and goes onto the stumps. Oh what intuition, what dismissal, Dhoni can't believe it. Game. Is. On 210/5

Match details


Toss - Pakistan, who chose to bat
Points - India 4, Pakistan 0
Player of the match - G Gambhir (India)
Umpires - BF Bowden (New Zealand) and BR Doctrove (West Indies)
TV umpire - Sharfuddoula (Bangladesh)
Match referee - AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire - RMPJ Rambukwella

Match Notes


    • Pakistan innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 11.2 overs (70 balls), Extras 6
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 70 balls (Salman Butt 25, Imran Farhat 19, Ex 6)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 71/1 in 16.3 overs (Salman Butt 40)
    • Salman Butt: 50 off 62 balls (8 x 4)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 20.5 overs (127 balls), Extras 6
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 45 balls (Salman Butt 19, Shoaib Malik 31, Ex 0)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 30.5 overs (188 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 187/4 in 36.0 overs (Umar Akmal 16, Shahid Afridi 19)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 38.2 overs (234 balls), Extras 9
    • Power Play 3: Overs 45.1 - 50.0
    • Pakistan: 250 runs in 47.4 overs (290 balls), Extras 9
    • Kamran Akmal: 50 off 40 balls (2 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • Innings Break: Pakistan - 267/10 in 49.3 overs (Shoaib Akhtar 3)
    • India innings
    • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
    • India: 50 runs in 11.2 overs (70 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: India - 61/1 in 14.0 overs (G Gambhir 33, V Kohli 11)
    • G Gambhir: 50 off 51 balls (5 x 4)
    • India: 100 runs in 20.1 overs (123 balls), Extras 10
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (G Gambhir 24, MS Dhoni 25, Ex 1)
    • India: 150 runs in 31.2 overs (191 balls), Extras 11
    • Drinks: India - 167/2 in 34.0 overs (G Gambhir 83, MS Dhoni 44)
    • MS Dhoni: 50 off 53 balls (2 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • India: 200 runs in 38.6 overs (239 balls), Extras 17
    • Power Play 3: Overs 44.1 - 49.0
    • India: 250 runs in 47.5 overs (295 balls), Extras 24
 
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