ICC Cricket World Cup, 4th Match, Pool B: India v Pakistan at Adelaide, Feb 15, 2015
ICC Cricket World Cup - 4th match, Pool B
India won by 76 runs
Played at Adelaide Oval (neutral venue)
15 February 2015 - day/night match (50-over match)
  India innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal RG Sharma c Misbah-ul-Haq b Sohail Khan 15 35 20 2 0 75.00
7.3 85.4 mph, Sharma has a brain freeze. He does that every now and then. Makes up his mind to play a particular shot even before the ball is bowled. Here he has decided this has to be pulled no matter what. The ball is not short enough, he is pulling off the front foot, and the ball gets big on him. The top edge lobs up for a simple catch for Misbah running in from mid-off. A typical Sharma dismissal 34/1
View dismissal S Dhawan run out (Misbah-ul-Haq) 73 136 76 7 1 96.05
29.5 Haris Sohail to Kohli, quicker, Kohli is back even though the ball is full. Worked towards midwicket. Dhawan wants a single. Kohli sends him back. This is Kohli's. Dhawan dives but can't beat the throw. Just the fillip Pakistan needed. Turns out Kohli has sold him down the river. He has started out for the single, but realises late that it is not on. And Shehzad is quick and accurate with the throw 163/2
View dismissal V Kohli c †Umar Akmal b Sohail Khan 107 168 126 8 0 84.92
45.2 88.3 mph, Kohli is gone. Gets a wide half-volley that he is not quite close to. He edges it and Pakistan finally hold on to an offering from Kohli. Kohli raises his bat to the crowd as he walks off. Big innings in a big match 273/3
View dismissal SK Raina c Haris Sohail b Sohail Khan 74 78 56 5 3 132.14
47.3 88.7 mph, Raina is gone. Finally to the short ball. But after having scored 74 off 56. This has hurried onto him, and has taken the top edge 284/4
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c Misbah-ul-Haq b Sohail Khan 18 22 13 1 1 138.46
49.1 85.7 mph, and Dhoni has failed to finish again. This is reaching proportions of concern. Short ball. Beaten for pace. Late into the pull. Top-edges this for an easy catch for mid-off 296/6
View dismissal RA Jadeja b Wahab Riaz 3 7 5 0 0 60.00
48.6 76.8 mph, slower ball this time at the base of the off stump, and Jadeja is beaten slogging. Beats me why Rahane hasn't come out to bat yet. India might fall 20 short of what they were looking good for. Good bowling by Pakistan over the last five overs 296/5
View dismissal AM Rahane b Sohail Khan 0 3 1 0 0 0.00
49.2 68.3 mph, Sohail is doing the sajda after bowling Rahane out. Slower ball, Rahane makes room to try to hit it over cover, and has the top of the leg stumps disturbed. Will we get another last-over hat-trick? 296/7
R Ashwin not out 1 4 1 0 0 100.00
Mohammed Shami not out 3 2 3 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 2, w 3, nb 1) 6
  Total (7 wickets; 50 overs) 300 (6.00 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Mohammad Irfan 10 0 58 0 5.80 31 6 1 (1nb, 2w)
View wickets Sohail Khan 10 0 55 5 5.50 32 6 1 (1w)
7.3 to RG Sharma, 85.4 mph, Sharma has a brain freeze. He does that every now and then. Makes up his mind to play a particular shot even before the ball is bowled. Here he has decided this has to be pulled no matter what. The ball is not short enough, he is pulling off the front foot, and the ball gets big on him. The top edge lobs up for a simple catch for Misbah running in from mid-off. A typical Sharma dismissal 34/1
45.2 to Kohli, 88.3 mph, Kohli is gone. Gets a wide half-volley that he is not quite close to. He edges it and Pakistan finally hold on to an offering from Kohli. Kohli raises his bat to the crowd as he walks off. Big innings in a big match 273/3
47.3 to Raina, 88.7 mph, Raina is gone. Finally to the short ball. But after having scored 74 off 56. This has hurried onto him, and has taken the top edge 284/4
49.1 to Dhoni, 85.7 mph, and Dhoni has failed to finish again. This is reaching proportions of concern. Short ball. Beaten for pace. Late into the pull. Top-edges this for an easy catch for mid-off 296/6
49.2 to Rahane, 68.3 mph, Sohail is doing the sajda after bowling Rahane out. Slower ball, Rahane makes room to try to hit it over cover, and has the top of the leg stumps disturbed. Will we get another last-over hat-trick? 296/7
  Shahid Afridi 8 0 50 0 6.25 12 1 1
View wicket Wahab Riaz 10 0 49 1 4.90 23 3 0
48.6 to Jadeja, 76.8 mph, slower ball this time at the base of the off stump, and Jadeja is beaten slogging. Beats me why Rahane hasn't come out to bat yet. India might fall 20 short of what they were looking good for. Good bowling by Pakistan over the last five overs 296/5
  Yasir Shah 8 0 60 0 7.50 14 6 1
  Haris Sohail 4 0 26 0 6.50 9 1 1
  Pakistan innings (target: 301 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Ahmed Shehzad c Jadeja b Yadav 47 95 73 5 0 64.38
23.2 87.5 mph, short and wide, and Shehzad has picked out Jadeja who has nearly dropped him. That is the lucky break India needed. This is a bad ball. It has been absolutely creamed but Shehzad has failed to keep it down. Jadeja lets it pop out, but he keeps his eye on it, and takes the rebound with the left hand 102/3
View dismissal Younis Khan c †Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 6 13 10 1 0 60.00
3.2 87.9 mph, oh sharp bouncer. That will be sweet to India who are usually the ones who struggle against bouncers. Khan has moved across even before the ball is delivered. Shami gets one in aimed at Khan's head. He is in position. He is ducking but can't duck. He is pulling but can't pull. The hands move in slow motion for the pull, and the ball hits the glove to lob up to Dhoni 11/1
View dismissal Haris Sohail c Raina b Ashwin 36 60 48 3 0 75.00
17.6 54.6 mph, and Ashwin has bowled a wicket-maiden. Big breakthrough. Through a regulation classical offbreak. There is some drift, it pitches middle and leg, short of his reach, and then Sohail panics as he sees it turn sharply. He stabs at the ball with his hands following the ball, worried if he has exposed the stumps. The sharp edge is taken sharply by Raina at slip. Ashwin has bowled superbly so far 79/2
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* c Rahane b Mohammed Shami 76 118 84 9 1 90.47
45.4 87.6 mph, and Misbah misses the century again. A good bouncer. Over his left shoulder. Head high. All Misbah manages is a lob to mid-on 220/9
View dismissal Sohaib Maqsood c Raina b Yadav 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
23.4 86.9 mph, Yadav has got another. A nervous, poor shot from Maqsood. There is a wide slip in place, and Maqsood goes chasing at a wide shortish ball. He has not smashed it. He has played a meek push with a bat that is neither horizontal nor vertical. Raina takes the easy catch at slip 102/4
View dismissal Umar Akmal c †Dhoni b Jadeja 0 5 4 0 0 0.00
24.4 60.9 mph, Dhoni has reviewed this. Sharp turn for Jadeja on a quick delivery. Akmal is forward, is beaten by the turn, Dhoni thinks he has edged it, and goes up immediately after breaking the wicket. He is dead sure there is an edge. The stumping was just to be sure. Not given by the umpire. The ball seams to have altered its path a smidgen as it passes the bat, but there is hardly a spike on the snicko. We don't know what long discussion between Kettleborough and the third umpire is, but he has reversed his decision in the end. Was there enough evidence to overturn the on-field call? Maybe not. Did I instinctively think there was an edge? Maybe yes 103/5
View dismissal Shahid Afridi c Kohli b Mohammed Shami 22 39 22 1 1 100.00
34.1 88.0 mph, Kohli takes a special catch. Afridi is making room, gets a thigh-high full toss, which he tries to smash, gets a thick top edge over the covers. Kohli runs back. Gets under it. Has almost overrun this. Slows himself down. Takes this over his shoulder and dives. He comes up and celebrates with his arms spread out. Almost like Afridi. Maybe exactly like Afridi. Maybe on purpose 149/6
View dismissal Wahab Riaz c †Dhoni b Mohammed Shami 4 2 2 1 0 200.00
34.4 83.1 mph, another one bites the dust. Short, wide, looks to cut, gets the edge 154/7
View dismissal Yasir Shah c Yadav b MM Sharma 13 32 23 1 0 56.52
42.5 82.1 mph, Shah goes. Drills this length ball straight down the throat of mid-on. Two strikes away from the inevitable 203/8
View dismissal Sohail Khan c Yadav b MM Sharma 7 21 10 1 0 70.00
46.6 65.1 mph, it's all over. India make it 6-0 in World Cups against Pakistan. Slower ball, Sohail mis-hits it, and is caught at long-on 224/10
Mohammad Irfan not out 1 6 5 0 0 20.00
Extras (lb 1, w 10, nb 1) 12
  Total (all out; 47 overs) 224 (4.76 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets UT Yadav 10 0 50 2 5.00 37 7 0 (5w)
23.2 to Ahmed Shehzad, 87.5 mph, short and wide, and Shehzad has picked out Jadeja who has nearly dropped him. That is the lucky break India needed. This is a bad ball. It has been absolutely creamed but Shehzad has failed to keep it down. Jadeja lets it pop out, but he keeps his eye on it, and takes the rebound with the left hand 102/3
23.4 to Sohaib Maqsood, 86.9 mph, Yadav has got another. A nervous, poor shot from Maqsood. There is a wide slip in place, and Maqsood goes chasing at a wide shortish ball. He has not smashed it. He has played a meek push with a bat that is neither horizontal nor vertical. Raina takes the easy catch at slip 102/4
View wickets Mohammed Shami 9 1 35 4 3.88 38 4 0 (4w)
3.2 to Younis Khan, 87.9 mph, oh sharp bouncer. That will be sweet to India who are usually the ones who struggle against bouncers. Khan has moved across even before the ball is delivered. Shami gets one in aimed at Khan's head. He is in position. He is ducking but can't duck. He is pulling but can't pull. The hands move in slow motion for the pull, and the ball hits the glove to lob up to Dhoni 11/1
34.1 to Shahid Afridi, 88.0 mph, Kohli takes a special catch. Afridi is making room, gets a thigh-high full toss, which he tries to smash, gets a thick top edge over the covers. Kohli runs back. Gets under it. Has almost overrun this. Slows himself down. Takes this over his shoulder and dives. He comes up and celebrates with his arms spread out. Almost like Afridi. Maybe exactly like Afridi. Maybe on purpose 149/6
34.4 to Wahab Riaz, 83.1 mph, another one bites the dust. Short, wide, looks to cut, gets the edge 154/7
45.4 to Misbah-ul-Haq, 87.6 mph, and Misbah misses the century again. A good bouncer. Over his left shoulder. Head high. All Misbah manages is a lob to mid-on 220/9
View wickets MM Sharma 9 0 35 2 3.88 33 2 0 (1nb)
42.5 to Yasir Shah, 82.1 mph, Shah goes. Drills this length ball straight down the throat of mid-on. Two strikes away from the inevitable 203/8
46.6 to Sohail Khan, 65.1 mph, it's all over. India make it 6-0 in World Cups against Pakistan. Slower ball, Sohail mis-hits it, and is caught at long-on 224/10
  SK Raina 1 0 6 0 6.00 2 0 0
View wicket R Ashwin 8 3 41 1 5.12 30 5 1 (1w)
17.6 to Haris Sohail, 54.6 mph, and Ashwin has bowled a wicket-maiden. Big breakthrough. Through a regulation classical offbreak. There is some drift, it pitches middle and leg, short of his reach, and then Sohail panics as he sees it turn sharply. He stabs at the ball with his hands following the ball, worried if he has exposed the stumps. The sharp edge is taken sharply by Raina at slip. Ashwin has bowled superbly so far 79/2
View wicket RA Jadeja 10 0 56 1 5.60 28 4 1
24.4 to Umar Akmal, 60.9 mph, Dhoni has reviewed this. Sharp turn for Jadeja on a quick delivery. Akmal is forward, is beaten by the turn, Dhoni thinks he has edged it, and goes up immediately after breaking the wicket. He is dead sure there is an edge. The stumping was just to be sure. Not given by the umpire. The ball seams to have altered its path a smidgen as it passes the bat, but there is hardly a spike on the snicko. We don't know what long discussion between Kettleborough and the third umpire is, but he has reversed his decision in the end. Was there enough evidence to overturn the on-field call? Maybe not. Did I instinctively think there was an edge? Maybe yes 103/5

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to bat
Points - India 2, Pakistan 0
Player of the match - V Kohli (India)
Umpires - IJ Gould (England) and RA Kettleborough (England)
TV umpire - SJ Davis
Match referee - RS Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - MA Gough (England)

Match Notes


    • India innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 42 runs, 1 wicket)
    • India: 50 runs in 11.5 overs (71 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: India - 71/1 in 15.0 overs (S Dhawan 33, V Kohli 21)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 61 balls (S Dhawan 23, V Kohli 30, Ex 0)
    • India: 100 runs in 20.2 overs (122 balls), Extras 2
    • S Dhawan: 50 off 54 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • V Kohli: 50 off 60 balls (5 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 111 balls (S Dhawan 42, V Kohli 56, Ex 2)
    • India: 150 runs in 28.3 overs (171 balls), Extras 4
    • Drinks: India - 163/2 in 29.5 overs (V Kohli 71)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 35.1 - 40.0 (Batting side - 25 runs, 0 wicket)
    • India: 200 runs in 36.6 overs (222 balls), Extras 4
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 55 balls (V Kohli 21, SK Raina 28, Ex 1)
    • V Kohli: 100 off 119 balls (7 x 4)
    • SK Raina: 50 off 40 balls (1 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • Over 43.1: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - SK Raina (Struck down)
    • India: 250 runs in 43.4 overs (262 balls), Extras 5
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 86 balls (V Kohli 34, SK Raina 65, Ex 1)
    • India: 300 runs in 49.6 overs (301 balls), Extras 6
    • Innings Break: India - 300/7 in 50.0 overs (R Ashwin 1, Mohammed Shami 3)
    • Pakistan innings
    • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 10.0 (Mandatory - 46 runs, 1 wicket)
    • Pakistan: 50 runs in 11.3 overs (70 balls), Extras 7
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (Ahmed Shehzad 16, Haris Sohail 28, Ex 6)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 72/1 in 16.0 overs (Ahmed Shehzad 28, Haris Sohail 31)
    • Pakistan: 100 runs in 22.2 overs (135 balls), Extras 7
    • Over 24.4: Review by India (Bowling), Umpire - RA Kettleborough, Batsman - Umar Akmal (Upheld)
    • Powerplay 2: Overs 32.1 - 37.0 (Batting side - 44 runs, 2 wickets)
    • Drinks: Pakistan - 139/5 in 33.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 21, Shahid Afridi 21)
    • Pakistan: 150 runs in 34.2 overs (207 balls), Extras 8
    • Misbah-ul-Haq: 50 off 55 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Pakistan: 200 runs in 41.2 overs (249 balls), Extras 11
    • Attendance: 41,587
 
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