India v Pakistan, Champions Trophy, Group B, Edgbaston June 15, 2013

India spin to win in rainy Birmingham

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India 102 for 2 (Dhawan 48) beat Pakistan 165 (Shafiq 41, Bhuvneshwar 2-19) by 8 wickets (D/L method)
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Just like most of the cricket played in this hyped rivalry, the cricket at Edgbaston - this time because of the weather - was dreary and uncertain, but India eventually registered their first win over Pakistan in Champions Trophy. However, it was a dead rubber as India were already guaranteed the top slot in the group, and Pakistan the bottom.

It was England overhead all right with all the rain, but underfoot the Edgbaston pitch suited the bowlers from Asia, where a big portion of Birmingham's population has come from. R Ashwin bowled slow and flighted the ball and turned it square, Ravindra Jadeja bowled fast and still turned the odd ball square, and Pakistan batsmen capitulated in what began as a full game but was reduced to 40 overs a side after two rain intervals.

Their total of 165 all out was adjusted to 167 because of the rain break during Pakistan's innings. India got off to a solid start in response, and it mattered little that the rain eventually brought the target down to 122 in 22 overs. India won in 19.1 overs.

Rain played a critical part in Pakistan's innings. Pakistan did lose the toss, which gave India the best conditions in the rain, but Misbah-ul-Haq said he would have batted first anyway.

Pakistan were recovering from the early wicket of Nasir Jamshed through Mohammad Hafeez and Kamran Akmal when the first shower kept the players off for 16 minutes. Hafeez came out and got out first ball, distracted by a falling towel to the left of the sight screen. He didn't pull out of the shot, though. Kamran Akmal tried an ill-advised drive against Ashwin's turn soon, and by the time a bigger rain break arrived Pakistan were 70 for 3 after 19 overs. The loss of three wickets at that break meant their 40-over score wouldn't be adjusted by much under the Duckworth-Lewis calculations.

The rest, Jadeja took care of. Misbah-ul-Haq and Asad Shafiq looked fluent in a 54-run partnership, but Jadeja's unerring accuracy put paid to their plans. His first over went for three, the second for one, when the three previous overs had gone for seven, four and seven without a shot hit in anger. In Jadeja's third, Misbah gave himself too much room. He backs himself on that shot and often the spinner loses his rhythm, but Jadeja remained flat and straight, and beat Misbah - who was not retreating - on the inside edge to hit the top of the leg stump.

Ishant Sharma, clearly not at his best, got lucky when he got an edge from Asad Shafiq to a leg-side half-volley. However, without the DRS challenge that he went for, this luck wouldn't have counted for much. In the next over, Jadeja trapped Shoaib Malik with a quick arm ball, and Pakistan had gone from 110 for 3 to 139 for 6.

With a long tail in tow, Pakistan were now a bit directionless and India superb in the field. A low catch, a sizzling direct hit, and some decent last overs later, Pakistan were bowled out in 39.4 overs. Now they were up against an opening combination that had batted 36.5 overs with each other in the last two games. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma threatened to become the first Indian opening combination to post three successive century stands, but Rohit chipped to midwicket when the score was 58 in 10.4 overs.

By then, though, the openers had put India far ahead of the D/L par score. There had been a rain break before the wicket, there would be one after, and by that time the Pakistan fans would leave their team's fate in the hands of rain, the only factor that could save them from defeat. The rain relented, though, to allow India just enough time to finish the readjusted chase off.

Sidharth Monga is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • POSTED BY MohammadUmair on | June 16, 2013, 7:38 GMT

    I must admit this is the most exciting Indian team I have seen in the past years. So many young guns firing together is just a treat to watch. The shots they play, their hunger to score big hundreds is just amazing. And all led by an amazing cricket leader in the for on MS, its simply great. I wish them all best of luck for the remaining CT13, if there is a second team i'd like to see win the CT13 is MS's men !

  • POSTED BY Harry_67 on | June 16, 2013, 3:14 GMT

    Fantastic Performance by the Indian cricket team, they deserved this win as they were totally dominant in every facet of the game. The newcomers in the team look hungry and determined and well led by an able leader!! However it is sad to see Pakistan do so bad, I'm a staunch Indian supporter but have always respected and admired the Pakistani cricket team. How can you not when they've produced players like Imran, Javed, Wasim, Waqar, Inzamam, Saeed Anwar to name a few. I think they need to inject fresh faces in the team and rediscover the pride in playing for the team and team mates...I'm sure they are totally capable of that...best of luck!!

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 3:09 GMT

    Its awesome to see the attitude of this re-modelled Indian team. I say remodelled and not new because it is a second coming for a few of the players such as Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik while a lot of the regulars for the past 3 years are still in it.

    The fielding is brilliant and is hugely improved and the batters taking on the short ball is refreshing indeed.

    However I still am a little worried about the bowling and want to see them react when up-fronted with a team on a track where the spinners don't get much purchase. In a lot of ways this team is shadowing on the teams we used to produce in the 80s and 90s with a lot of focus on the middle overs bowled by spinners where India used to dominate. Recall the B&H world championships in 85 - Shastri and Sivaramakrishnan's middle over bowling was a huge reason for the victory.

    But its important to also cherish what we have in front of us now - and for the moment I'm now awaiting the Semifinal clash. Go India.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 18, 2013, 15:43 GMT

    Well done India. Disappointed in Pakistan these are the games to watch. They let thier fans down, the Indian cricket fans and the rest of the cricketing fraternity.

  • POSTED BY TMuhammad on | June 16, 2013, 22:34 GMT

    Riz000! While agreeing to almost most of these guys I think Umar Akmal has also been given fair chance and his last 2 years performance is not favoring him ( see crickinfo) Razzaq has not played Good Cricket in recent past also. Why leave Asad Shafiq he scored 41? I would like to include Akber ur Rehman for fast bowling alrounder and Anwar Ali These two guys can bowl and bat well, would also like Fawad Alam as spiner + batsman ( in place of Shoaib Malik / Hafeez) + Sharjeel Khan, Khurram Manzoor and Shahzaib Hasan ( this Plus your 10 make 16 team). These three guys and good batsmen and can bat as opener or middle order. Also Hasan Raza, Babar Azam and Ehsan Adil are good prospects, these should be groomed if we want a good team for near future. These are young guys with good temperament and could serve for a longer period for Pakistan. I suggest Pakistan should always have a shadow team to replace any non performing player whenever needed. Mohsin Khan, Waqar Younus may be used as coach

  • POSTED BY John_Mil on | June 16, 2013, 21:55 GMT

    Indian could have tried with Irfan Pathan atleast with the Match against Ind Vs Pakistan as he is a fine Alrounder also as India have already Qulified for the semifinal spot.Could to see Rohit is using his chances but needs to score some quick runs in the power play overs ..India should also try with Manoj,Rahane,Badri,Yusuf and few other youngsters who are in Good form recently.Also needs to keep the stars like Shewag,Gambir,Yuvi for sometime atleast.Because every players will encounter Ups and Down.

  • POSTED BY screamingeagle on | June 16, 2013, 14:21 GMT

    @Thebigboodha, what is wrong in the Indian fans congratulating themselves? The team has played exceptionally well. Give credit where it is due.

  • POSTED BY screamingeagle on | June 16, 2013, 14:20 GMT

    Best part in this game is that no Indian fan is bad mouthing the Pak team. In fact it makes me happy the way the comments point at the selectors in not doing their job. Having said that I must say the Indian selectors did a great job. I had my doubts about Jadeja and Dhawan in England, but they have proven me wrong, happily so. Of course, still two matches to go, hope they do not mess it up. The SA tour is getting interesting now with this team showing a lot of intent.

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 13:36 GMT

    For team India biggest challenge is to maintain the status of world champion. India is world champion but this team not. If this team won the the champion trophy then It will be a gift to the team who won the world cup and make this team world champion.

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 13:35 GMT

    As a Pakistani I have to admit that our team was under prepared for the event and team selection was awful India are going pretty well I'm backing India and Sri Lanka to win this

  • POSTED BY MohammadUmair on | June 16, 2013, 7:38 GMT

    I must admit this is the most exciting Indian team I have seen in the past years. So many young guns firing together is just a treat to watch. The shots they play, their hunger to score big hundreds is just amazing. And all led by an amazing cricket leader in the for on MS, its simply great. I wish them all best of luck for the remaining CT13, if there is a second team i'd like to see win the CT13 is MS's men !

  • POSTED BY Harry_67 on | June 16, 2013, 3:14 GMT

    Fantastic Performance by the Indian cricket team, they deserved this win as they were totally dominant in every facet of the game. The newcomers in the team look hungry and determined and well led by an able leader!! However it is sad to see Pakistan do so bad, I'm a staunch Indian supporter but have always respected and admired the Pakistani cricket team. How can you not when they've produced players like Imran, Javed, Wasim, Waqar, Inzamam, Saeed Anwar to name a few. I think they need to inject fresh faces in the team and rediscover the pride in playing for the team and team mates...I'm sure they are totally capable of that...best of luck!!

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 3:09 GMT

    Its awesome to see the attitude of this re-modelled Indian team. I say remodelled and not new because it is a second coming for a few of the players such as Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik while a lot of the regulars for the past 3 years are still in it.

    The fielding is brilliant and is hugely improved and the batters taking on the short ball is refreshing indeed.

    However I still am a little worried about the bowling and want to see them react when up-fronted with a team on a track where the spinners don't get much purchase. In a lot of ways this team is shadowing on the teams we used to produce in the 80s and 90s with a lot of focus on the middle overs bowled by spinners where India used to dominate. Recall the B&H world championships in 85 - Shastri and Sivaramakrishnan's middle over bowling was a huge reason for the victory.

    But its important to also cherish what we have in front of us now - and for the moment I'm now awaiting the Semifinal clash. Go India.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 18, 2013, 15:43 GMT

    Well done India. Disappointed in Pakistan these are the games to watch. They let thier fans down, the Indian cricket fans and the rest of the cricketing fraternity.

  • POSTED BY TMuhammad on | June 16, 2013, 22:34 GMT

    Riz000! While agreeing to almost most of these guys I think Umar Akmal has also been given fair chance and his last 2 years performance is not favoring him ( see crickinfo) Razzaq has not played Good Cricket in recent past also. Why leave Asad Shafiq he scored 41? I would like to include Akber ur Rehman for fast bowling alrounder and Anwar Ali These two guys can bowl and bat well, would also like Fawad Alam as spiner + batsman ( in place of Shoaib Malik / Hafeez) + Sharjeel Khan, Khurram Manzoor and Shahzaib Hasan ( this Plus your 10 make 16 team). These three guys and good batsmen and can bat as opener or middle order. Also Hasan Raza, Babar Azam and Ehsan Adil are good prospects, these should be groomed if we want a good team for near future. These are young guys with good temperament and could serve for a longer period for Pakistan. I suggest Pakistan should always have a shadow team to replace any non performing player whenever needed. Mohsin Khan, Waqar Younus may be used as coach

  • POSTED BY John_Mil on | June 16, 2013, 21:55 GMT

    Indian could have tried with Irfan Pathan atleast with the Match against Ind Vs Pakistan as he is a fine Alrounder also as India have already Qulified for the semifinal spot.Could to see Rohit is using his chances but needs to score some quick runs in the power play overs ..India should also try with Manoj,Rahane,Badri,Yusuf and few other youngsters who are in Good form recently.Also needs to keep the stars like Shewag,Gambir,Yuvi for sometime atleast.Because every players will encounter Ups and Down.

  • POSTED BY screamingeagle on | June 16, 2013, 14:21 GMT

    @Thebigboodha, what is wrong in the Indian fans congratulating themselves? The team has played exceptionally well. Give credit where it is due.

  • POSTED BY screamingeagle on | June 16, 2013, 14:20 GMT

    Best part in this game is that no Indian fan is bad mouthing the Pak team. In fact it makes me happy the way the comments point at the selectors in not doing their job. Having said that I must say the Indian selectors did a great job. I had my doubts about Jadeja and Dhawan in England, but they have proven me wrong, happily so. Of course, still two matches to go, hope they do not mess it up. The SA tour is getting interesting now with this team showing a lot of intent.

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 13:36 GMT

    For team India biggest challenge is to maintain the status of world champion. India is world champion but this team not. If this team won the the champion trophy then It will be a gift to the team who won the world cup and make this team world champion.

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 13:35 GMT

    As a Pakistani I have to admit that our team was under prepared for the event and team selection was awful India are going pretty well I'm backing India and Sri Lanka to win this

  • POSTED BY Rohit... on | June 16, 2013, 13:17 GMT

    @MEHALTEK Weel Bowling consultants do visit India and for 2 whole months. Don't you see the IPL when they all visit but still India is unable to produce any bowler who will be feared by the opposition.

  • POSTED BY vk6848 on | June 16, 2013, 12:43 GMT

    The Indian team would have had no need for remodelling (Richard Anderson) had the big guys gone out at the right time, before playing like paupers in England and then Australia. They kept going, denying (delaying is as good as denying) genuine good cricketers like Dhawan, Karthik, Badrinath, Pujara and many others. The days of young bright stars getting into national teams are gone, thanks to the lure of IPL (and similar) money-- Vasanth Kumar

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 16, 2013, 12:36 GMT

    I am Pakistan but I say congratulation to india for beating pakistan good job Dhoni and all indian teams

  • POSTED BY VivekR on | June 16, 2013, 11:46 GMT

    Congratulating Indian Team for completing their 50th ODI win against Pakistan !!!

  • POSTED BY MRKarthick on | June 16, 2013, 11:29 GMT

    india rocks... we have a balanced side though we have some flaws in bowling department.. but no team is perfect... chak de india..

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 16, 2013, 11:23 GMT

    india to win 2013 champions tropy

  • POSTED BY MEHATELK on | June 16, 2013, 11:13 GMT

    After seeing this comments from my second favourite team will be pakistan, i feel this is the high time to exchange batting cosultant like dravid to go pakistan and balling cosultant like akram waqar come to india and do the good for each other,

  • POSTED BY Er-.S.R.shankar on | June 16, 2013, 10:48 GMT

    It is heartening to see Indian fans stay level headed. We have two more matches to go;But certainly right from the practice matches they showed top drawer stuff in all departments--As for Pakistan's exit, every single Indian fan is sad--Never mind--Pakistan was, is and will be one of the greatest bowling unit--Shore up your batting-- You will be in the top league again--Request for Indian fans --Do not respond to Sri lankan posters even if you are provocated--All the best for team India in semis & finals

  • POSTED BY Riz000 on | June 16, 2013, 10:46 GMT

    I believe no one is bigger Pakistani fan then myself but what makes me feel sick is still some people here want Likes of Hafeez in the team come on guys for God sake Hafeez is a total failure in international World!! since 2003 now in 2013 guy averages 27 in odi 2 more then afridi not a single 100 against likes of Sa , Eng Aus Sl not saying bring afridi back but after Saeed Anwar it was Salman but a decent opener who even made 100 in Australia in 2005 any way my team wld luk like: Nasir Jamshed ,Ahmed Shahzad,Azhar ali,Harris Sohail,Umar Akmal,Younis Khan,Abdur Razzaq,Wahab Riaz,Umer Gul,Saeed ajmal,Mohmad Irfan,and junaid khan and if u guys have some respect for my selection would you agree with me??????????

  • POSTED BY VEGHA on | June 16, 2013, 10:02 GMT

    Pakistan won 71 Oneday due to many games are played in Sharjah and sharjah pitch was suited to the team and also crowd was supporting them well. Also the aggression of wasim akram , Waqar and Imran Khan is not there in today team. In sharjah atleast one or two umpiring decision went in favour of Pakistan team also.

  • POSTED BY Chncricfan_2k0 on | June 16, 2013, 9:51 GMT

    Great performance by men in blue and the Indian juggernaut unstoppable at the moment..and far better team in all the three departments than the other opponents in this CT 2013..My humble request to everyone including this article writer who say that this Indian team always rely on spin rather than pace..before passing this comment please look at the scorecards of matches won by India in CT 2013 including warm up games..this current Pak team failed in all departments especially in batting and their second biggest worry is their bowling too..they are no match to this current Indian team in any sense..Best of luck team India..come home with trophy…

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 9:49 GMT

    Somebody in the live comments teased Misbah in the form of morse code saying his batting resembles 'tuk, tuk , tuk,tuk,boom,tuk,tuk,boom' and another misbah fan replied saying if thats so then afridi's batting scores for 50 matches resembles the morse code of 'boom boom,duck,boom,duck,duck,duck,duck,boom,duck,duck,duck,duck,duck....' . Epic! Hilarious comment. Have to respect Misbah, backbone of the batting really.Way better than getting only one big score in 20 matches.

  • POSTED BY Cricket_Allrounder on | June 16, 2013, 9:29 GMT

    @Greatest_Game.. Whats wrong in expressing their views?? Everyone has the right to say what they feel..Don't be a dictator here and also stop acting rude :).. Yes it hurts when a much awaited match is interrupted a lot by weather.. Better host the matches in middle east where there is only one climate all 365 days - Summer :P

  • POSTED BY rock.rockyin on | June 16, 2013, 9:20 GMT

    @ Sector-clear A question from my side . Are you in the crowd yesterday ? I was there .. There were very few pak fans present durin the match presentation .. It was Indian fans who I would say have passed funny banter not booing .. I hope u understand . He was booed by pak crowd for the loss against SA .. Which of course he deserves after changing their batting into bad defensive batting pak ever had. If misbah is continued as captain I think even Bangladesh will start beating pak . In few weeks I am expecting him to be dropped .

  • POSTED BY sameeullah on | June 16, 2013, 9:02 GMT

    Hi , I don't know why everyone is talking about Afiridi as a captain. he has past his time . I think PCB should think of new players for captain ship. I think Ahmed Shezad can be good option he is Young and aggressive and he has attitude like rick pointing. Ahmed Shezad can server 10 years Atleast. Hafeez,farhat,shoib malik and kamran should be rested. Hafeez should be sent to domestic circuit and should prove himself again.

  • POSTED BY Sector_Clear on | June 16, 2013, 8:33 GMT

    A question from my side for the Pakistan Fans in the Stands yesterday: Why would you boo Misbah? As an Indian, it should have made me "happy" that a Pakistani Captain was booed, but it actually did not. He probably was a lone warrior for your team in the batting department in this tournament, and he was "not bad" in the field either. Towards the end, there was a shot that Kohli played, which went over the fielder at Long Off, and yet landed inside the boundary, which tells you that "it should have bee caught". It may not have made a difference to the outcome, but may have made Pakistan look a fraction "less poor". That summed up how much the other players supported Mibah as a Captain. There was no point thus, in booing him.

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 8:26 GMT

    Never seen India so dominant before....Just unbelievable performance by young lads. And Shikhar Dhawan....You are a man!! Keep it up guys...CT will be ours. Thanks..

  • POSTED BY raphael_almeida on | June 16, 2013, 8:16 GMT

    the opening stand of Rohit and Shikhar have been great this tournment, proving to be good opners. they should continue thier good form

  • POSTED BY Raghzzz on | June 16, 2013, 8:15 GMT

    The title of this article is so wrong.. I humbly feel the Author ought to get his understanding of the game right..

    Remember it was Bhuvi who made the most telling contribution and was the MOM.. It's as if for any Indian victory, you want to credit it either the pitch or spinners.. Pls remember that India has had some astounding wins in the most seamer friendly conditions (Headingly 2002, Durban, Perth, and you name it all)..

    As for Pakistan, its really sad their batting is so awful. They have simply forgotten the skill of building an innings and pacing it correctly.. Sheer lack of technique, temperament.. You dont have today someone even half the caliber of the Great Inzy or ever reliable Mhd Yousuf..

    I think they need to start from scratch at the grass root level, build group of batsmen who wont play T20 tamasha.. Rather focus on longer versions like 3-day/4-day games. those who need to build technique and temperament..

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 8:09 GMT

    @Posted by G.Sri on (June 16, 2013, 5:31 GMT): Just perfect from you.You have summed it all.

  • POSTED BY OhPakistan on | June 16, 2013, 8:04 GMT

    No rocket science, Pakistan was no match for red hot India. Rooting for India onwards - important to remain focused/sustain same level (batting, fielding & bowling). As for Pakistan team, something was amiss. Gutted with Pakistani batting. Lacked aggression coupled with flaws in batting technique. Pakistan think tanks, coaches & selection committee members need to answer serious questions regarding batting failures on South Africa tour and Champions trophy. Selectors need to formulate strategy to identify young talent and groom them for future - this "old wine in new bottles" approach won't work !

  • POSTED BY RockingRockers on | June 16, 2013, 7:56 GMT

    Brings out the memory of Sachin and Ganguly at their peak in terms of opening stands. But that Indian team did not have match winning reliable middle/late-middle order. This Indian team has...along with reliable bowlers, though not great bowlers like Australia or WI had during their decade supremacy in world cricket.

  • POSTED BY sachin_vvsfan on | June 16, 2013, 7:48 GMT

    More than the pakistan batsmen i was annoyed with the regular rain breaks. If there was no rain interruption may be their batsmen would have scored atleast 200 which our batsmen could have chased down with ease but just saying that these delays break the momentum and rob us the spectators of decent showing. Very bad choice to organize this tournament in UK

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 7:46 GMT

    No mention of Bhuvneshwar Kumar? He bowled superbly today. His 8 overs were full of accurate deliveries, and, his economy tells the story. @Sid, A mention about MoM guy would have made your report complete. Thanks!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 16, 2013, 7:44 GMT

    Pakistan needs a drastic batting overhaul !

  • POSTED BY TSJ07 on | June 16, 2013, 7:42 GMT

    The same should be done by Pak board and I would like Pak players to play in IPL especially when BCCI allow its "enemies" ENG/AUS/NZ to play in IPL and gain money/experience. Why cant we allow our "separated" brothers to play in IPL especially now our relations are far better than before.Few posters have again ridiculed Indian victories with logic that pitches are typical SC like and thats why Indian team is playing well. If thats true then Pak and SL team should also play equal to India and AUS too coz they have the maximum experience of playing in India/IPL more than any other non-SC team.Anyway I guess all the teams go through some bad phases and IMO both Pak and AUS are going through it and I hope they would recover soon.We have only 8 good teams in cricket world and we need all to play good cricket to make it competitive against other teams.BTW as an Indian fan I would like my team to win this trophy for us as we are also going through bad times for some ugly off-field reasons.tbc

  • POSTED BY TSJ07 on | June 16, 2013, 7:40 GMT

    I would appeal to Pak fans out there that they should continue their support to their team which will act as huge motivation for players.Ask any players of any team more than monetary and trophies they like the support of fans. However Pak board should also do something about it just like BCCI did which is throwing NON-PERFORMING old players out and bringing PERFORMING TALENTED in the team. (Key is what I said in Bolds).If old players are performing then they should retain their place.These non-performing players were the major reason why India lost 4-0 to Aussie/Eng and then 2-1 to Eng at home and ODI series to Pak. These young Indian players also benefited from IPL where they learnt to play in crunch situation bringing fearlessness into them. Also something no one noticed, BCCI has been sending young talent to various countries under India A or under 21 to gain "foreign" experience which is why so many Indian players now can play short pitched stuff with relative ease. TO BE CONTI..

  • POSTED BY vrkp on | June 16, 2013, 7:34 GMT

    criticising the pitchees only shows ones poor understanding. The fact is that on the same pitches where Indian batsmen and spinners are performing extremely well, the opponents are not struggling.

    Against SA, may be we were lucky that no Steyn and Morkel couldn't complete 3 overs. but our spinners and seamers bowled adequately to take the match.

    Against WI, our bowlers bowled well except for the last 3-4 overs. The pitche had good bounce, carry and spun also. the pitch offered something for batsmen, pacers and spinners. Its just that our team performed better than the opposition team.

    The icing on the cake came against Pak. Our pacer B Kumar got the MoM award in match in which our pacers are supposed to be 2nd best to the opponents.

    Overall, the ptich is doing good for every type of bowlers. If the bowlers are good enough to take the opportunity then it all ends well for them.

    In the current Indian batting line, only Raina is still unsure of short pitched deliveries.

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 7:26 GMT

    indian team deserved the game....congrats india

  • POSTED BY Fan1969 on | June 16, 2013, 7:17 GMT

    WOW. What a performance from this Indian side. I as a die hard Sehwag fan am not missing him just after a few matches played by Dhawan. Imagine Vijay fighting for his place after the India-Aus test series where he was the top scorer. Yuvraj was the go to man in the ICC WC T20 in 2012 post cancer and is not being missed.

    The god Tendulkar is not being misssed in ODIs and to top it all Zaheer not being missed against champion left handed batsmen with Bhuvi doing the trick.

    Fielding is brilliant where opposition batsmen are hesitating to take on quick runs or hit in the air lest they be caught. Running is so quick that bastmen covert 1s to 2s.

    Qudos to the SELECTORS.

    PAKISTAN SELECTORS please wake up and infuse new yound talent in this side. You found Irfan, Junaid and Nasir Jamshed and I am sure you can find many more. Start taking the bold calls and let no player be sure of his place if he does not perform for 3-4 matches.

    Build a bench of 5-6 and watch as the Pak team improves...

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 7:14 GMT

    Look the the team now. This team deservces to win the Champions trophy. Since couple of years gambir sewags laxman tendulkar etc never allowed the younger players an oppurtunity to play. They score a century once in a while and get along in the side as an liability. No doubt they are all good players and equally contributed to indian cricket. Its like a cycle time for a players themselves to know when to retire rather that playing for long time. With this present lot of players can come good to indian cricket for next couple of years and again players like unmuk chand, singh( Spinner ) aparajith are to be given chances as next set of players in coming days.

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 7:11 GMT

    Shoaib Malik is neither a batsman nor a bowler; he's just the husband of tennis player Sania Mirza. Feels really Sorry 4 Pak. Misbah is still leaving in 1990's. May be with his age he should be playing in late 90's. Is Wahab Riyaz better than Umar Gul ?? When ever i feel bad about Ishant from now, i will think of W Riyaz. Irfan is a great find, World class, Junaid too is good. Things will be worse after the retairment of Misbah and Ajmal. Hafeez is now transformed as a bowling all-rounder, but surely he is not a captaincy material.But good enough as a no.6.K Akmal is not a wicket keeper batsman, he reminds India of 1990's where Saba Karim,Nayan Mongia,Vijay Dahiya kept wickets.What India did then, gave gloves to Dravid, Like wise take Umar Akmal as a wicket keeper batsman.N Jamshed and I Nasir should open.

  • POSTED BY Crick_Expert on | June 16, 2013, 7:06 GMT

    PAK TEAM should learn batting lesson from India & add ODI specialist players like, AFRIDI, RAZZAK, Ahmed Shahzad, Imran Nazir, Haris Sohail, Hammad Azam, Awais Zia.

  • POSTED BY Crick_Expert on | June 16, 2013, 7:02 GMT

    Good win by India. PCB should drop K. Akmal, Asad Safiq, Umar Amin, Hafiez, Imran Farhat, Sohaib Malik, and hire new talented batsmen. Misbah Mr. tuktuk should retire as he not deserve place in ODI/T20.

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 6:41 GMT

    salam,i heard it so many times dat its only cricket dat is going 2 bring us close but i always doubted it n wondered how,,,,,,but after havin seen da comments here n earlier i hav realised dis fact,,,,friends from both sides plz avail dis opportunity n join hands once n 4 all,,,,,

  • POSTED BY cricfan100 on | June 16, 2013, 6:39 GMT

    Pakistan team needs dramatic changes in their batting lineup. What happened to the exciting eye-catching stroke makers that pakistan kept on producing over the last decade. I think a failure or not Umar akmal should be a permanent member in the team, He is a match winner on his own and most importantly age is on his side you should keep faith on these players, If it dosen't pay off it will be an investment, but same can not be said about Malik and kamran akmal.

    On the other hand india Looks far ahead of the rest, best team that i have seen play for india in odi's. If they fine tune thier bowling they could be the next big thing in cricket. They have covered all thier bases pretty well. What is so amazing to see is the skill level of thier batsmen compared to the other batsmen.

    Even though I am not a big indian fan it has to be said that india deserve to win this tournament more than any other team, but I wish and pray that sri lanka would win it. -- Sri lankan fan.

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 6:36 GMT

    Pakistan paid the price for their propensity to stay in comfort zone most of the time and thinking about next TV ads coming their way. The cricket they have played has been horrible in recent times. I am sorry of Misbah; he could have done better in training his team mates for crisis situations, all the time they were in.

    'GOOD LUCK NEXT TIME, fellas. Prolonged soul-searching for you'.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 16, 2013, 6:31 GMT

    great win by india we look solid

  • POSTED BY Pavinasen on | June 16, 2013, 6:26 GMT

    I keep hearing that the Indian bowling team is one of the weakest in this tournament and yet one wonders how they fared against their oppositions. SA - 10 wickets, West Indies - 9 wickets, Pakistan - 10 wickets. There are 3 reasons for this, their fielding complements their bowling, they have a few good bowlers that makes up for the ordinary. The main reason is that they have a leader who knows how to rotate them and is a great strategist .He builds pressure when he brings on his best bowlers and mixes this some OK bowling and the recipe is wickets.MSD knows how to use part-time bowlers, he brings them in when a wicket falls and the opposition are not in a mood to chance their arms. Watching the matches this team really gels together and are enjoying their game. Wistle Podu India.

  • POSTED BY rock.rockyin on | June 16, 2013, 6:25 GMT

    @Greatest Game What is wrong in people complaining about something they don't like . Everyone has the right to criticize something that is not good for cricket . I was in the ground and I must say it was so pathetic to see this rain hit match . We had to walk our way atleast 4 times from our stands and wait nearly 4-5 hrs to watch the game . How bad this is. I would say pls don't conduct important ICC tournaments in England . Here we have bad weather from jan to dec . My friends who had come with kids had real tough time at the ground bcoz of rain . I was waiting for this match from past 7 months and having to see such a rain hit game is bad . England shud build couple of indoor stadiums in future if they like to sport major events . @ Greatest game .. Let me tell you crick fans won't watch something else ... We will watch crick which why the game is popular

    Cricinfo pls publish

  • POSTED BY g.narsimha on | June 16, 2013, 6:18 GMT

    bigboodhaa- i dont think u r watching deferent match - whether the wicket is subcontinental type its for both the team , do u mean that PAK cant play on subcontinantal pitches - i have not seen a single arrogant coment from any INDiAN on this page nor any PAK fan said bad things only negitive coments are seen from u only -just insane - teams with ave. bowling attack are doing well -who stopped so called great attacks performing?

  • POSTED BY batman_gothamcity on | June 16, 2013, 6:17 GMT

    Congrats to India for excellent 3/3 wins , all the best for semis , frankly many fans and experts had predicted India will lose all their matches and early exit , but how nicely they have shut their mouths with their performances . Hard luck to Pakistan , they have a base of a very good side, top class bowlers and batsman will come good . But I agree with some of their fans that you need an Afridi type dasher in the top 3 especially in ODI . But having said that still feel that Misbah is the best man to lead them .

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 6:16 GMT

    how come whenever india starts winning matches the fans from other nations starts talking about pitch being flat??remember recent Eng-NZ ODI series,almost all the game were conducive to batting,even during india's debacle in 2011 in eng our batting did very well in the ODI series,but then nobody felt outraged since india lost then..how come most matches in CT are low scorers if the pitches r so flat,how come only Ind and SA has 300+ scores?how come india with their so called average bowling restricted WI and Pak to under 300 on the so called Flat,unhelpful condition(bowlers)?? the ODI pitches are like that in most parts of the world,dont forget even in NZ the pitches during ODI series were helping batsman more than bowlers.....

  • POSTED BY Santosh_G_Vashista on | June 16, 2013, 6:14 GMT

    It is all happening for India, b'cos Tendulkar has retied at right time, otherwise MS has confusion whether to play Sachin or somebody. Before India depends only on tendulkar. Now we can see many tendulkar's in team..Good India..

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 6:04 GMT

    Whats up with umar ameen? He looks like a no.9 batsman ...Pak selectors really need to wake up!

  • POSTED BY Fast_Track_Bully on | June 16, 2013, 6:04 GMT

    I was surprised to see the same Indian 11!. Why Dhoni not giving chances to Vinay Kumar in the place of Ishant/Umesh and Mishra in the place of Ashwin?. Anyway I am happy to see the way India bowled out Pakistan. Even if the fast bowling is not 100% accurate, excellent fielding gave India the chance to overcome it.

  • POSTED BY realfan on | June 16, 2013, 6:02 GMT

    @Greatest_Game : talk about preparing pitches which suits both for pace and spin... well these pitches are some of them... indians exploited them very well.....their seamers got wickets, their spin department got wickets... their batting scored runs.... just because some chokers have not got wickets on the pitches or some other 3rd grade team filled with spinners instead of pace, doesnt mean that the pitches are not neutral.... get over with pitch thing already.....

  • POSTED BY supadupamonk on | June 16, 2013, 6:00 GMT

    @TheBigBoodha: not sure which team ur supporting but luking at the frustration in ur post...i guess ur team is playing some terrible cricket in CT...tell me why cant the Ind fans enjoy their team's success is it because all other teams are struggling in this tournament or is it because suddenly Ind team started dominating other teams.....When Ind team were getting thrashed in Aus and Eng the fans accross allover the world were bashing them like anything and now that they are playing gud cricket in what was supposed to be considered as the bowling friendly pitches ur again bringing the same crap that the pitches are subcontinent like..its called jealousy my friend...get a life...if possible support gud cricket no matter whcih country they play for...peace

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 5:59 GMT

    Congratulation to India for winning I am very happy for India Izzatullah from Afghanistan

  • POSTED BY misplacd1 on | June 16, 2013, 5:38 GMT

    Well done men in blue,you rock.Hard luck to pakistan,their team needs a revamp.I would stick my neck out and say one of the reason for their dismal performance is Misbah's over defensive approach.Never seen a pak team playing so defensively.Change captain,remove perennial laggards like malik,kamran and farhat.bring the aggression back and you guys will bounce back! Also like to add that pak fans have been sporty enough to appreciate our team unlike lankans who somehow find funny excuses.All d best for games ahead pak.Hope our men in blue lift the trophy.cheers...

  • POSTED BY Otuwa on | June 16, 2013, 5:37 GMT

    I am really disappointed about Pakistan's batting performance.There are no power at all.In form or out form Afridi is a real boost for Pakistan side in my opinion.I hope boom boom will come to the team as soon as possible.And good luck for the Pakistan team bounce back and show your colours in next time.

    --SL fan--

  • POSTED BY Srini_Indian on | June 16, 2013, 5:31 GMT

    @Greatest_game: If SA has a great bowling attack, they should exhibit their greatness in pitches which doesn't give them much. The other day England bowlers were ruthlessly exposed when there was little swing on offer. Anybody can bowl on green tops, at the moment, the so-called 'great bowling attack' of SA and Eng were hammered brutally by India and SA. If India has to show their batting power in seaming tracks the same goes for SA bowlers too. It amazes me how some fans want a pitch where cows will be itching to graze them. Remember Durban 2010?

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 5:21 GMT

    While many scribes termed Pakisthan as the favorie to win the championship no body had even hinted a slender chance for India. But now it looks like there is only one champion team on the show.All the best for team India

  • POSTED BY IndianCoolGuy on | June 16, 2013, 5:06 GMT

    In the presentation ceremony MS specified that "We are the top fielding side in world cricket as of now" If you think deeply in it, you will understand why he has mentioned like that. The truth is India has never been a good fielding side because of some lazy senior players(No Sachin in that list pls) and because of such players, the teams attitude gradually changes. If a player in the field, does excellent fielding and stop some runs, he will be appreciated n other players motivated automatically and they also try to do the same, but if a player is lazy then it demotivates other players. If you see India Vs SA match, SA would have easily won that match, but only because of fielding the match has completely turned. What more do we need if team wins a match with fielding? That match not only we won, but team gained lot of confidence and the impact is on rest of the matches as well.I say India should stick with young players. What you said is exactly right MS. Love u 4 ever.

  • POSTED BY Lovetesh on | June 16, 2013, 5:01 GMT

    Most awaited game of the tournament turns out to be most boring. England is the worst place to play cricket. Too many rain curtailed matches is not good for viewers, players and organizers as well.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 16, 2013, 4:41 GMT

    The Pakistani team is not that weak...they won the Asía cup n brat India in india....they've a very strong bowling but they just need more reliable batsman like inzy

  • POSTED BY IndianCoolGuy on | June 16, 2013, 4:40 GMT

    Congratulations to India for winning all 3 games. We should appreciate MS Dhoni for this success. He did not allow the team to take any kind of pressure specially after what has happened in IPL. He even make every one forget the IPL fixing issues. Some people criticize about MS that he gives preference to whom he likes. There is nothing to criticize here, Every captain does the same. Tell me if you have a great player in the team and he doesn't listen captain, and slowly that player prepares a anti group in the team, and which ultimately leads the team to a wrong direction. Rather that happens, Its better to drop that player and take a who listen captain. A team with individual performances cannot win continuously, but a team as a unit can win continuously like how it is happening now with Indian team. Keeping the team as a unit is the first important thing which a captain needs to do, and the complete credit in this point goes to MS. Hats off you MS. I love you for ever.All the best

  • POSTED BY Romenevans on | June 16, 2013, 4:37 GMT

    Indian fan here! @ all the Pak fans, Guys don't worry at all, you're team's bowling is the best, you just need to drop oldies and no more chances for them just like our board has done. Umar Akmal needs to come back, even if he fails, just like we kept on playing Rohit Sharma and he has started to deliver now.

    Good luck and time to get some fresh batting talent in Pak team.

  • POSTED BY danjos devils on | June 16, 2013, 4:29 GMT

    The huge 'SPRING' in the performance of the Indian team is distinctly visible. The only question remaining is to see how they show their dominance in the semi finals and finals before winning the trohy. All the players have shown a rare ability to blossom with authority and beat their opponents convincingly. Dhoni has to silence everyone and the Cup win in England will go a long way in achieving this. All the best TEAM INDIA !

  • POSTED BY Greatest_Game on | June 16, 2013, 4:24 GMT

    I am staggered at the thousands of complaints about this tournament being hosted in England & Wales. If you don't like it, don't watch it. If your country does not like it, the team does not have to play. This is a game, & players, spectators, teams, Cricket boards, from top to bottom, have the option of NOT PARTICIPATING!

    Why do so many posters here complain? If you don't like it, WATCH SOMETHING ELSE! It is difficult to follow the cricket conversation because of the relentless criticism by disgruntled posters. If your only objective is to complain about the ICC, DRS, Umpires etc, why do you do so here. This is the match report, not the complaints department. Sid Monga wrote a report on the match, not on the hosting of the tournament, or roofed stadiums, or the ICC. Complaining here will achieve nothing. No one who has any influence in these matters reads, or even cares, what is posted here.

    Cricinfo: please post.a valid complaint about all the other complaints you have published

  • POSTED BY YogifromNY on | June 16, 2013, 3:56 GMT

    Nice to see the comments by Indian fans consoling Pak fans on this loss and talking about the prior greats in the Pak team. I am an Indian supporter and I too feel sad at the current state of Pak cricket. I wonder if BCCI can step in and help Pakistani cricket grow stronger - through increased touring of each other's nations for purposes of cricket games; more tournaments at different levels for both countries (U-16, U-19, the A teams and the national teams), allowing Pak players into the IPL, and so on? A strong Pak in cricket is good for world cricket. I really hope they can bounce back soon.

  • POSTED BY lilyvans on | June 16, 2013, 3:38 GMT

    Yeah they need to get new batsmen pakistan we have a brilliant bowling since but our batting …

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 3:38 GMT

    How can Pakistani fans boo Misbah. This man is the only one in the team who knows how to weild the willow. Time and time again he was the highest scorer while the others made a hurried exit to the dressing room. If it wasn't for Misbah, this team would be bundled out for less than 100 on so many occasions. I am shocked by how the Pakistanis are assigning blame on the only batting hero that they have.

  • POSTED BY N.J.H. on | June 16, 2013, 3:12 GMT

    Don't worry, Pakistan. We Indian fans love u. You are my second favourite team after India. You are going through a tough time. We know you will bounce back as you have done it before a number of times. When pakistan play to their potential, cricket becomes so much better.

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 3:09 GMT

    This match should be right at the top for a real drag of a match among all India Pak matches. On a different note, the losses to Eng and Pak last year helped us in changing our stale team. Hope this series makes Pak team to bring about some wholesale changes as well! The thing is, our subcontinent psyche is rigid when it comes to changing old stalwarts. Once a hero, always a hero even if they lose 8 out of 10 times and they always get retained. These sort of heavy losses are the only thing that would change teams. Remember India last year? So here's hoping pakistan gets a blessing in disguise from this series. Good luck and thanks for the wonderful comments from both ind n pak fans.

  • POSTED BY MichaelBurton on | June 16, 2013, 3:08 GMT

    @ Sadiq1952: On what basis? Recent tournaments or ranking? You know group A consists of Rankings 1 (India), 4 (SA), 6 (Pak) and 8 (WI) and the group B consists of rankings 2 (Aus), 3 (Eng), 5 (SL) and 7 (NZ). So what is the better group? Get your facts right man.

  • POSTED BY realfan on | June 16, 2013, 3:03 GMT

    congrats for india on winnings..... i am an indian but i will be glad if pakisthan selectors take serious measures in their batting department.... i used to admire pakistan team when they had ANWAR, INZY, MIANDAD, IMRAN KHAN, in their batting along with the AKRAM, WAQAR,MUSTAK in their bowling....but now team is nowhere close to to their previous one....

    on the other hand, INDIA...what a clinical performance.... wickets for pace, spin, runouts, catches.... whoever said that india has mediocre bowling ,they must be having hard times now.... and nothing can be said of the batting powerhouse of india.....i hope they sustain with DK for SA tour ( may be after that also ).....

  • POSTED BY heathrf1974 on | June 16, 2013, 2:42 GMT

    India and playing great ODI cricket. How good is Dhawan! The great thing about his play is he hits the ball along the ground. Aggressive batsman can learn from his stroke-play. Also Jadeja is an excellent fifth option bowler. Also booing Misbah is insane. Without him Pakistan would be near the bottom of World Crikcet.

  • POSTED BY Greatest_Game on | June 16, 2013, 2:36 GMT

    @ TheBigBoodha. I have never been one to complain about pitch preparation. One country has seaming pitches, another has turning tracks - that is the nature of the game. Heck, curators should prepare pitches to suit the host's strengths. If not, cricket might as well be played on astroturf.

    However, I am more than surprised to see the dead surfaces that have been prepped for this tournament. One cannot help wondering why they would prep pitches that are not even vaguely neutral. An ICC cup should have neutral pitches, in that both seam and spin should play an equal role. However, when you see the Saffers packing their team with spin, it means more than Morkel & Steyn are injured.

    Very very strange indeed. I wonder if a Cement company's helicopter will soon be landing on the hallowed turf at Lords?

  • POSTED BY MianMoosa on | June 16, 2013, 2:36 GMT

    i am a Pakistani fan. i congratulation india on this victory, they really deserve this,,, they out class us in all departments,,,,batting was never our strength coming to this tournament, we were expecting them to put decent score on board, & let the bowlers do their job, but batting was a disaster, they even don,t cross 170 in 3 matches....Pakistan need serious work on batting line up,, kamran akmal was a complete failure,,,his shot against ashwin show his class,,, my suggestions,,,, play with either hafeez or misbah,,open with jamshed & shehzad, then hafeez/misbah, shafiqe,amin,h.sohail,u.akmal (wicket keeper) afridi ajmal junaid irfan wahab gul asad ali, hammad azam, fawad alam,,,, give this squad one year,,,,

  • POSTED BY Al_Bundy1 on | June 16, 2013, 2:35 GMT

    What a difference dropping of Sehwag, Gambhir and 10dulkar makes to Indian batting. Dhawan, Rohit and Karthick make batting look like a piece of cake. Trust me, if we had played Sehwag, Gambhir and 10dulkar, we would have been out of Champions Trophy by now.

  • POSTED BY cheguramana on | June 16, 2013, 2:31 GMT

    It's nice to put some perspective on the Indian win. 1) they lost to Pak at home in ODI just this year 2) they lost to Eng in the test series at home. 3) overseas tour losses to Eng and Aus is still fresh n mind 4) after WC 11 win over 2 yrs ago, limited overs performance has been poor - Asia cup, Aus triangular, T20WC..... So lets not get carried away by their recent performance. Hope they go on to win this cup, that will really help to put cricket first and all talk of spot fixing and corruptions will be mostly a police job.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 16, 2013, 2:24 GMT

    The problem with Misbah is he is too much reactive and trying to cover up for the worst case scenario instead of taking charge early.. For someone in such a good form, he should have batted at 3 or 4 and take charge of the innings. that's exactly what Dhoni would have done (remember WC2011 final?). Instead he sent others and allowed things to get worse. It's as if he wanted things to bad so he can prove his mettle..

  • POSTED BY madapallisekar on | June 16, 2013, 2:23 GMT

    I am an Indian fan and I grew up watching Saeed Anwar, Inzamam, Yousuf youhana (mohd. Yousuf) etc., and how desperete indian bowlers were to dislodge them while they were at the crease. It is really sad to see the current pakistan side which look like comprising the gully batsmen.

    I am also wondersing why the pak selectors giving somany opportunities to non performers like Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal. Kamran and Dhoni started their carreer in international games almost same stage and I used compare their progress, one went ahead and excell in it and other (kamran) was getting bad to worse. It is time for the pak selectors to give chance to the other players like Ahmed Shehzad.

  • POSTED BY gibbs.175 on | June 16, 2013, 2:19 GMT

    INDIA is tooooo strong ....not easy to beat them now.....

  • POSTED BY Greatest_Game on | June 16, 2013, 2:16 GMT

    @ ScoobyRaj wrote "Now because of this (ICC's rain policies) Shikhar Dhawan will suffer the most, he will be wondering that why on earth did India elect to bat 2nd because had he batted first then he could have achieved the historic hundred to make it 3 out of 3."

    You are either joking, or unfortunately very naive.

    1. The ICC did not elect to bat second - MS Dhoni did. If Pakistan were dismissed for under 100 runs in 5 overs,r 50 overs or 500 overs, the score would be the same, & Dhawan would be in the same position. Blame Dhoni. 2. Dhawan was not forced to play the game. There was no gun held to his head. Blame Dhawan. 3. The objective of the Champions Trophy is to play cricket. People did not travel to England & Wales for Shikhar Dhawan to establish cricket records. Blame yourself for not understanding that. 4. Dhawan was dismissed for 48. He was not good enough to make the 'historic hundred.' Blame Dhawan again.

    Much fuss about …… nothing.

  • POSTED BY andrew27994 on | June 16, 2013, 2:15 GMT

    I thought Pakistani batsmen were just reckless with their shot selection. Had Kamran Akmal not thrown his wicket away before the rain interruptions, he could've done some serious damage after the number of overs got reduced. After the Pakistan squad for this tournament was decided, I was appalled to see that Azhar Ali was not picked. He has been Pakistan's 2nd most reliable batsmen in Tests and ODIs. Just because of his low S.R he was not picked but I'm sure his S.R would improve gradually as he plays more matches. Pakistan also lacked a versatile all-rounder like Abdul Razzaq who is also very familiar to these conditions with his time in county cricket. I think these two inclusions could've made a massive difference to the overall results for Pakistan team.

  • POSTED BY tanstell87 on | June 16, 2013, 1:53 GMT

    Finally the World Champions playing like World Champions !!!

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 1:41 GMT

    Booing Misbah in the stadium and criticizing his captaincy sums up everything that is wrong with cricket in Pakistan. It is a fickle minded public. The highest your team scored was 170 and Misbah scored 96. Misbah scored more runs than three of your top order did in 3 matches combined. Give the man a break. You call him defensive....seriously? The ball was not swinging and Ajmal was not magical or in his element and your batting...well less said about it the better. Read Jarrod Kimber's article before you crucify the man. If he was not there Pakistan would be looking at 2 digit scores.

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 1:33 GMT

    Any Indo-Pak match kindles tonnes of heat and interest in the hearts of millions of die hard fans of both nations. New llok Indian team excels in all departments of the game - batting, bowling 9death bowling to improve) and fielding. Direct hits and diving stops were not hallmarks of Indian cricket till recently. Nurture the young talents. World Cup will be ors once more.

  • POSTED BY IndiaGoats on | June 16, 2013, 1:32 GMT

    Sadiq1952: The groups are selected transparently based on the ODI rankings of the teams. True, the rankings have changed slightly since when the groups were formed, but even if they were done now, Pak, WI wouldn't have been in the top 4. The top 4 now are Ind, Aus, Eng, SA.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 16, 2013, 1:19 GMT

    come on guys... why is the victory attributed only to the spinners? Bhuvi too bowled a beauty. Bhuvi and Yadav gave India a decent start on which the 'spinning greats' capitalised...

  • POSTED BY Sudhir65 on | June 16, 2013, 1:10 GMT

    Dhoni failed to get India past Group Stage of last 3 T20 World Cups and then there was humiliation of 0-8 against Eng and Australia in Tests. CT 2013 will bring some relief to Indian fans.

  • POSTED BY on | June 16, 2013, 0:43 GMT

    Where are umar akmal, fawad alam and Khurram Manzoor - I saw him get 80 odd in Australia in 2010 but that's the last time I saw him.

  • POSTED BY Vkarthik on | June 16, 2013, 0:29 GMT

    Awesome performance by India in all departments. Exceeded our expectations already. Great fearless batting, Gelling as a unit very well.

  • POSTED BY Thyagu5432 on | June 16, 2013, 0:25 GMT

    What an anti-climax. I called off all other engagements to watch this match and it turned out to be one boring one sided affair. Somebody said this would be a walk in the park for Pak. Yes, it indeed was because to get 160 odd, the only time they really had to run is to get back to the pavilion after getting out, rest of the time it was all walking.

  • POSTED BY The_bowlers_Holding on | June 16, 2013, 0:24 GMT

    I am an England fan and have to say India have batted superbly, the ball hasn't moved much and the pitches seem slow for England BUT India are the only team have prospered in every game on the 'sub-continent' pitches. Pak are also from the sub-continent and their best score is 170, SL were out for 138 against the Kiwis. After finally binning the failing 'old guard' the new batsmen have shone, and the captain derided after English test series and Pak ODI's at home can seemingly do no wrong now. India nailed on to win it, please don't brag too much it is unbecoming of cricket fans :)

  • POSTED BY The_bowlers_Holding on | June 16, 2013, 0:15 GMT

    ScoobyRaj on (June 15, 2013, 17:12 GMT) Maybe India decided to bowl first and new Pak batting is brittle but bowling generally strong and the purpose was to win the game rather than to enable Dhawan to achieve to improve his stats, just a thought.

  • POSTED BY IAS2009 on | June 15, 2013, 23:54 GMT

    Under Misbah captaincy good batsmen have become timid, all the batsmen in the squad have better strike rate before Misbah captaincy, now they will loose their position in side also, i have been very critical of Misbah captaincy even when he had won some games, but in the process Pakistan lost its killer instincts, some of these players have performed well in the past before Misbah's captaincy, all top order seems to be totally confused against bad teams, SA and WI bowling was no good at all, pitches in England Pak played are very sub-continent like, so there is no issue there, it is mental strength and positive approach. it is so bad that making shahid afridi captain is not a bad idea although doing so the team is effectively have ten players, but so dire the situation is, Misbah has to leave ODI, he is not suited for team.

  • POSTED BY Unmesh_cric on | June 15, 2013, 23:50 GMT

    I am an Indian fan, but it was painful to watch Pakistan bat today. I can only imagine how Pakistan fans must be feeling. The batsmen were just scratching around and happy to score 3-4 runs an over. There was no attempt to counter-attack. There was no intent in the batting. This has been the story not just in this game, but last 2 Pakistan games too. As an Indian fan, I do want my team to win against Pakistan, but I always prefer the India-Pakistan game to be closely fought contest. I am sure Pakistan fans also feel the same way..even if Pakistan wins they expect India to show some intent, some fight. This game was a huge disappointment in that regard. I don't know why Umar Akmal is out of Pakistan ODI team. That guy is inconsistent, but at least tries to counter-attack and put opposition under pressure. I think this loss against India could be a blessing in disguise for Pakistan. At least now, some of the non-performing batsmen will be thrown out.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 15, 2013, 23:47 GMT

    while all talk is about pak's poor batting , throw some light over india's selection which was much criticised for choosing CSK players. talk nah MAD bashers.... look for cover under Dada or VVS

  • POSTED BY khurramsch on | June 15, 2013, 23:28 GMT

    @stark62:agree with you on all other things. You ae spot o but bringing back afridi captain? His own recent peformance in last 1-2 yesrs is not good enough for his place in team . Captain is far away thing. For captaicy record you have to see whole not only that we resch semi final. As many others captains reach semifinals i agree many who played this ct should not be selected but 2 wrongs ca not make it right. These should not be in ad well asafridi.

  • POSTED BY Lahori_Munde on | June 15, 2013, 22:52 GMT

    I am still trying to figure out why India's bowling is being constantly under rated by so called expert in this tournament? A bowling unit who can dismiss Australia for 65 must have to be way above average. I understand it was a practise game but Aussies had 9 frontline batsmen batting in their inning. The same bowling unit has dismissed us for 165 runs in this game. I am with Michael Vaughn that India is by far the best team in this tournament and their bowling unit is right up there..

  • POSTED BY Siva_Bala75 on | June 15, 2013, 22:34 GMT

    IPL has done wonders to this Indian team. These guys have played more than 16 matches each within 50 days- each very competitive where you win some, lose some. The entire team just expresses itself as they have done in IPL- in all 3 departments; just play fearless cricket.

  • POSTED BY Naresh28 on | June 15, 2013, 22:23 GMT

    As a Indian fan I am happy that the selectors will be able to form a test team for SA. Lots of things are looking up with the new look BCCI already planning an A-team tour of SA. U19's are also playing games outside India. Lets put this flat track bully nonsense behind us - we know our U19 ODI team won the WC in OZ. So its not fair on outside fans giving us bad tags. It also appears that our "OLD STARS" resulted in our recent poor test results outside INDIA. We wont forget our old stars, but such is life we need to move on.

  • POSTED BY asim229 on | June 15, 2013, 22:20 GMT

    I think Kamrran akmal should not be dropped bcse he is the second best wicketkeeper batsmen in world after MSD. He will start performing under new management and if we keep him as an opener. Pakistan just need to appoint a better captain and give chances to youngsters the all their problems will be solved.

  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 22:12 GMT

    Awesome.....

  • POSTED BY Naresh28 on | June 15, 2013, 22:11 GMT

    WELL DONE INDIA. Hard luck to Pakistan. Only the weather sploit a good match. Nice to see the new team doing well. Always knew that Rohit Sharma needs one good innings to launch him. He and Dhawan together with Karthik are the new stars. It looks like India are miles ahead in getting their ODI WC team assembled.

  • POSTED BY samincolumbia on | June 15, 2013, 22:01 GMT

    Indian fans are used to watching India thrash Sri Lanka on a consistent basis, but this is the first time, India mauled Pakistan without breaking into a sweat!!

  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 21:56 GMT

    Although I am a big fan of Indian team and want them to win every match, today I just felt sorry for the cricket as a game itself; solely because of Pakistani team's lackluster performance in the tournament. Given what Pakistani cricketers has given to world cricket, it's now anything but pleasure to watch Pakistan bat or field (I still think they have one of the best bowling attacks in the world). I cannot believe that the country who produced unplayable bowlers like Waqar, Wasim and Shoaib and exceptional batting talents like Anwar, Mohd. Yousuf, Sohail, Inzamam are failing to put up fight in front of the mediocre teams like West Indies . Pakistan owes a lot to their supporters and I hope they come good in future. It would be disappointing to see them fail as they did in this Champions Trophy.

  • POSTED BY KrikGuru on | June 15, 2013, 21:54 GMT

    I feel sorry for Pakistani fans , India toyed out Pak ! .. well said S. Ganguly , "when you get out by 170 runs , then you can never win a cricket match , specially against a team like India" ! having said that , Pak selectors need to overhaul whole team now , need to pour new bloods into the team , they may lose some games at the beginning , but finally will pay them off ! Now , India is extrely balanced team , Indian have never been a fielding team , but right they are on top ! Jadeja , Raina , Dhawan , Kohli , Karthik amd Ms himself can challenge any fielders around the globe ! ...now their batting even comes top of their fielding . I just wonder , which team is going to beat India in this tournament ?

  • POSTED BY Sports4Youth on | June 15, 2013, 21:48 GMT

    With an average speed of under 130 KMPH Buvaneshwar Kumar destroyed the Pakisani top order. Pakistan have a better bowler in ASad Ali but since the last two years or so he is only warming the bench. Asad Ali can bowl upto 140 KMPH and can move the ball both in the air and off the deck, but he is never selected as Misbah likes Wahab Riaz, who is the most expensive (avg & eco) bowler in the Pakistani lineup.

    Misbah is OK in Test matches He should be dumped from the ODI's also now.

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  • POSTED BY Sports4Youth on | June 15, 2013, 21:43 GMT

    @ DanKingz :

    I disagree with you that Pakistan just needs quality batsmen. I think Pakistan needs a proper flambouyant leader like Afridi. Last time AFridi led more or less the same team into the semi-finals in the 2011 World Cup. Now Misbah has turned everone into blockers.Even though now Misbah has players like Nasir Jamshmed, Juaid, Irfan but still his performance has dipped.

    Also I must say that the fielding coach has not done much in the Last 2 years or so, he needs to be urgently replaced. The Pakistani bowlers are deprived of so many wickets because of bad fielding and catching and stumpings.

    Time for heads to roll at all levels.

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  • POSTED BY Sports4Youth on | June 15, 2013, 21:39 GMT

    @ Posted by Stark62 on (June 15, 2013, 20:31 GMT) :-

    I completely agree with you on all the points.

  • POSTED BY Sports4Youth on | June 15, 2013, 21:36 GMT

    This was on the cards. Who ever expected a different result would be fool. Even Ireland and scotland made them struggle. They had to be contended with a tie against Ireland.

    When a teams top order comprises batsmen like Farhat, Hafeez, Mallik, Kamran and expensive bowlers like Wahab Riaz and to make it worst they have the worlds worst fielding, then it is only fair to say that they did NOT deserve to be in the Chamions Trophy. They should have been left out like Bangadesh and Zimbabwe. However, now that question will not arise as this was the last edition of the Champions Trophy.

    Hafeez's time is up. His dreams of leading the team have been dashed agaisnt the wall. Also an urgent decision needs to be taken on Misbah becasue he is already 39 and will be 41 by the next World cup. Moreover, he has turned the whole team into blockers.

    After being dropped in SA, now Jamshed is become too defesive. That was the worst move of Misbah.

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  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 21:27 GMT

    Dave Whatmore and Trest Wodhill should resign and leave honorably. Both of them have wrecked Pakistan batting. They must take all the responsibility and should not return to Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY Ahmedpakistan6 on | June 15, 2013, 21:24 GMT

    I think this defeat is the blessing in disguise for Pakistan. Hopefully they will drop players like Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik and Imran Farhat before the next series . Amin deserves another chance as he played well today. Pakistan should bring Ahmed Shehzad, Shahid Afridi, Hammad Azam, Umar Akmal and Mohammad Rizwan.

  • POSTED BY gr8-cricket on | June 15, 2013, 21:22 GMT

    Today, India was far better team in every aspect including superb fielding and obviously talented batting. We should learn from India who have given chance to young players who are performing. I praise Dhawan who is a gift to India batting line up.

    Pakistan should get rid of Imran Farhat, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal and please do not bring back Shahid Afridi, He is just as talented as these three players.

    I have decided to give up on watching Pakistan games but I will watch CT games as beautiful cricket is being played here.

  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 21:20 GMT

    Interesting Fact: India won 5 international team convincingly including warm up matches (Srilanka, Australia, SA, WI, Pakistan) so far in this tournament. Two more to go (NZ and England).. to claim the champions cup. India is a true champion as a matter of fact.

  • POSTED BY parikshit_Ops on | June 15, 2013, 20:42 GMT

    its a commendable performance from the India. Presently the only team which may defeat India seems to be SA. With fully fit Steyn/Morkel bat, its a much dangerous outfit capable of stemming down flow of runs at top ,forcing batsmen to do mistake. However, SA should thank and WI/IND should curse their stars that rain intervened on an inopportune moment robbing WI of its chance for SF. Currently it looks India may play AUS in SF and NZ/SA in finals. But lets see...Best of luck to all teams...

  • POSTED BY Stark62 on | June 15, 2013, 20:31 GMT

    Everything I predicted about Pak's future in the CT, came to fore!!

    Also, I hope the fans realise players like Amin, Ramiz Raja jnr, Awais Zia etc are just hyped T20 trashes.

    Pak need proper young batsmen like Shehzhad (bit of dasher but still better than Farhat), Harris Sohail, Naved Yasin, Fawad Alam, Usman Salahuddin and U. Akmal (has a FC average of 48 and ODI average of 37, plus needs time and confidence).

    On another note, giving Afridi back the captaincy wouldn't be such a bad idea either because he is much more aggressive than Misbah and Hafeez, plus under him we had a great ODI record (reaching the semi's of WC).

    Lastly, time to try out Mohammed Rizwan as the wicket keeper because he averages 44 in FC, which is much higher than Kamran and the highest amongst the current cop of keepers, in addition he is only 21 yrs of age.

  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 20:27 GMT

    180 million people and what we got in our batting line, Imran Farhat, Malik, Kamran Akmal, Hafeez (who only bats well when he's a captain). I think all of them should be told they are captain. And please get rid of Misbah. He is not a fighter.

  • POSTED BY DanKingz on | June 15, 2013, 20:02 GMT

    Congrats India for winning. I knew india will win the match. As a pak fan, very dissapointed with pakistans performance throughout the whole tournament. Pakistan need quality batsman. They should get rid of shoib malik, kamran akmal, and imran farhat. What`s the logic of letting imran farhat play? He cant bat!!! Pakistan need to give chances to more younger and talented players like ahmed shezad. Otherwise they will keep struggling with their batting.

  • POSTED BY Dark.Matter on | June 15, 2013, 19:54 GMT

    Sadiq1952......would have been, should have been, could have been, ifs and buts is not the language of a winner. Fact is, Misbah's pathetic defensive style captaincy along with pathetic selection of Kamran, Shoib, Farhat and hafeez have cost us all of three games of this tourne. Select the players on marit, choose a captain with a sharp mind. You gonna see that PK will show positive results. Otherwise, there would always be a matter of should have, would have, could have, ifs and buts.

  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 19:49 GMT

    What a brave decision taken by MSD. in the end batting second was the good idea. India is playing very well becoz indian batsmen are in top form specially Shikhar, Kholi, Dinesh, MSD and in bowling Bhuvi and Jadeja. Rohit is making runs when he opened the innings so that was the good idea to make him opener. There is no doubt that pak have one the best bowling attack but if there are not enough runs on the score board bowlers can't do much....

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 15, 2013, 19:41 GMT

    Congrats to team india but what has happened to pakistan where is the aggression not a single player tried to be positive top 5 all test players we need some fire power in batting line up I know some people don't think afridi should be in the team but he adds the aggression in the team why the haven't selected umar akmal farhat was never an international player they should bring back Imran nazir at the top of the order and at least have one right arm fast bowler bcz wahab does have pace but he can be expensive I think it's time for misbah to hand over captaincy to hafeez and just play odi and test as proper Batsman if they keep doing this there will be time when you won't see a single Pakistani fan on the ground think pcb we love this game don't make us hate it

  • POSTED BY Herath-UK on | June 15, 2013, 19:31 GMT

    The match was lop sided & boring to watch & was not a thriller like the Sri Lankan game against England. However Pak players cannot be faulted as they knew this was a dead rubber. But the main factor that killed the game was the weather and credit to the fans who still braved it in the ground. Ranil Herath - Kent

  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 19:24 GMT

    India played brilliantly no doubt, specially B Kumar who destroy the batting of Pakistan by taking 2 key players Nasir & Hafeez who r the prolific run scorers against India,& after that Pakistan bowled out very cheaply supported by super bowling & fielding, I ndia win convincingly without their middle order being tested. No one wants to face India now in semifinal as M Vaughn indicated. This Indian batting lineup looks terrific, only one drawback is their death bowling which I think they should rectify.

  • POSTED BY Jda123 on | June 15, 2013, 19:23 GMT

    After watching Pakistan against Ireland and Scotland you knew that Pakistan wasn't going to reach the semi final and a very very big chance they go 0-3 in all games.

    Misbah says Pakistan batting was in good form? but really.... The 1 game in Scotland and 2 games in Ireland and 1 match against SA there was no consistency at all with any batsman...

    It was a poor selection by the selectors, they chose batsman as if they were world class and they really were not, they need experience like Younis & Afridi.

  • POSTED BY IftikarUK on | June 15, 2013, 19:23 GMT

    I'm not sure how India have produced this team in short time, its only a few months ago they lost to Pakistan at home quite convincingly in almost all forms of the game. On the other hand how can a team reach new low that Pakistan has. I'm a Pakistani team supporter and always though we've not had good batting line up for a while now and feel sorry for the bowlers who bowl their heart out but batmen give them nothing to bowl at. Some of the batting performances were so poor its almost unbelievable to see professional batsmen bat like that. Congrats and Good luck to team India in this tournament. They're 'the' team to beat in this tournament.As for Pakistan hope their corrupt administration hierarchy, the PCB is, is replaced by people who know cricket and can produce fresh young batsmen to make a team of yesteryears.

  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 19:20 GMT

    As a Pakistani fan i don't know what to say, I'm disappointed as hell. Amazingly poor batting from our batsmen, probably our worst batting line-up ever, crashing out of the tournament win-less makes it even worse. India played very well and deserved to win today. They have quality in their batting and their bowling seems to be improving too. I wouldn't be surprised if India even win the tournament. They definitely have the team to pull it off.

  • POSTED BY SaadRocx on | June 15, 2013, 19:19 GMT

    Thank you India for opening our eyes!!! now the selectors should be able to see that the players like (Shoaib Malik,Imran farhat,Hafeez,Misah,Umer Amin,Kamran Akmal,Wahab etc) are of no use...we need young blood in our team like (Ahmed Shehzad,Hammad Azam,Harris Sohail,Babar Azam,Anwar Ali,Fawad Alam etc.)in our team!!! i salute this indian team despite of controversies what a performance...such a delight to watch your batsmen!!!goodluck & all the best in semis.,Pak need to learn from India to be honest!!!

  • POSTED BY bbnn on | June 15, 2013, 19:13 GMT

    PAK selectors should select two or three top order batsmen from their U 19 team , let them play with seniors I think Sami Aslam can be their next Saeed Anwar they should drop Farhat,malik,kamran from the team they can keep Ashar Ali becuase he is a technically sound player may be he is slw in scoring but future he can be a good batsman for them - from India

  • POSTED BY SinSpider on | June 15, 2013, 19:11 GMT

    I am ardent fan of India vs Pak matches from 1980s. However, today I did not bother to watch the match. It was very boring and hopelessly one sided even on paper.

    Seriously, is this the best batting force Pakistan can put together? There is no fire power in their line up. Only God knows what Shoaib Malik is doing in the team? Imran Farhat and Kamran Akmal fire once in 15 to 20 matches. What is the point of them? Come on, Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY soumyas on | June 15, 2013, 19:10 GMT

    why ICC didn't do the homework of properly forecasting for those venues, most of the matches have been being washed. We lost Ind-pak clash, how can this be called champions trophy ? if ICC didn't want it to conduct it in India, at least they shud have conducted the series in South Africa or Australia... I'm not at all happy with this champions trophy. that too this is the last of this kind and every game affected by RAIN. some things shud be changed, either rules...like they can finish 50 overs in 12 hours. so that maximum of 24 hours to finish the game completely with good gaps for players when it rains.

  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 19:10 GMT

    I see no one's mentioning that India's the only team to have taken all the 10 wickets of the opponent in the maximum of the cases in the last 2 ICC mega events, namely ICC World T-20 2012 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013 :)

  • POSTED BY Talha_723 on | June 15, 2013, 19:10 GMT

    Totally disgusted by the performance of the batsmen in this tournament. I appreciate Misbah's honesty during his interview and I feel by admitting they have been poor is progress believe it or not. Money not invested in sport back in Pakistan is affecting all their upcoming talent. You cannot bring street cricketers, hockey players or squash players on to the international stage and expect top class performances, without proper training. If a rigorous overview of coaching and domestic circuits back at Pakistan is not done, then future progress will continue in this fashion. Unfortunately the problem lies with the men in the hot seats, corruption is now the national sport and without a real clean up operation im afraid that Pakistan looks to be heading back into the dark ages. Young players want to play domestically in other countries because they know that they are wasting their time by relying on the PCB to recognise their talent. Where were Ajmal and Misbah from 2002-2008?

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 15, 2013, 19:08 GMT

    India's biggest strength is there opening s dhawan and sharma they are in top foam and that is been the real diffrence so all the luck to team India in win the champion trophy

  • POSTED BY sarangsrk on | June 15, 2013, 19:06 GMT

    When ever India have bowled and fielded well, they have won easily and this is happening again. Check 2003 WC, 2007 T20 WC, 2011 WC. All the fans who are very hopeful of India lifting this cup, I agree our team is doing almost everything perfectly and no other team has the balance and form that India have right now. However, my only concern now is the weather. Rains could either washout the final and hence, share the trophy (like it happened in 2002 CT) or it could come at a bad time leaving Ind in a desperate situation. Still, there is long way to go as Ind need to keep the intensity up and take one game at a time. Congrats and Well done, Team India for now!!

  • POSTED BY shabdwahal on | June 15, 2013, 19:04 GMT

    If India happens to win this tournament and meet England/New Zealand in Semis/Final in either order, they would virtually have DEFEATED every team participating in the tournament including the warm-up matches once. JAI HO !!

  • POSTED BY guptakapil13 on | June 15, 2013, 19:04 GMT

    In cricket nothing much can be said, though had to congratulate new Indian selection team for taking bold decisions in talking to Seniors, and dropping some of them. This team seems to be building up nicely till this point. A pointer for Pakistan selectors what to do?

  • POSTED BY chishtyirfan on | June 15, 2013, 19:04 GMT

    Disappointing ! Pakistan win ..against selection. Selector has proved worst selection in history. Kamran, Farhat, Shoib the best oops worst

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 15, 2013, 19:03 GMT

    Pakistan never had a chance and I said this before the match. Pakistan needs international cricket at home and play in T20 leagues to find new talent. In isolation and only playing abroad with a limited bench strength we will not improve.

  • POSTED BY 2nd_Slip on | June 15, 2013, 19:03 GMT

    The only team which I think can probably stop India from wining this title is SA. Really hoping for a India SA final, would be a thriller for the neutrals.

  • POSTED BY B.C.G on | June 15, 2013, 19:02 GMT

    The reasons for making it truly a one-day match are practical and pragmatic. Players (and officials) need to move on to their next matches for which transport (and hotel) arrangements will have been made and are often difficult to rearrange at such short notice. TV companies covering the matches would prefer to avoid upsetting their schedules both for their viewers and their outside broadcast crews. The ground's management would need to employ all their staff again incurring extra expense. Not least, spectators would prefer to see the result on the day - after all, it's billed as 'one-day cricket'. COPY & PASTE JOB.This is yhe reason why RESERVE DAYS ARE CANCELLED.

  • POSTED BY itsthewayuplay on | June 15, 2013, 19:01 GMT

    @ Indra Prakash it's nothing to do with India playing well or badly. It's was about giving other players an opportunity rather having automatic choices such as Sehwag Gambhir Yuvraj Zaheer regardless of their form and fitness. India is very much in it rebuilding stage and the weather during this tournament has meant that conditions are similar to India. India has a strong batting line up and the spinners are doing well but the real measure of progress for the batters will be when the test team tours England Australia and South Africa and the new ball is zipping about all over the place and likewise for the bowlers.

  • POSTED BY subzarbhat on | June 15, 2013, 18:54 GMT

    Pakistan have to change the entire team...........if i have choose team for Pakistan , my team would have been 1.nasir jamsheed 2.imran nazir,3.hafeez 4.asad shafiq 5. azhar ali 6.misbah 7.shahid afridi 8.razaq 9. ajmal 10 umar gul 11.junaid 12 irfan 13 abdul rehman 14 adna akmal 15 umar akmal 16hamad azam

    this would have been my squad for ct 2013

  • POSTED BY Abitha on | June 15, 2013, 18:54 GMT

    Well played Team India. Comments from ak. "The weather is making the names of Duckworth & Lewis appear more often than those of the players"! Initially I smiled and later burst into a Laughter. My wife stared at me. Wonderful comment. Kashinath

  • POSTED BY shaantanu on | June 15, 2013, 18:53 GMT

    its really heartening to see pakistani posters heaping praise on the indian team.As an indian i m really happy for the team but at the same time disappointed at the way pakistan has performed(well below their potential).As rightly pointed out by everyone its not becos of lack of talent but bcos of faulty selection.I m sure there are better batsmen in pakistan than those who have been selected.......wish them all the best in the future.

  • POSTED BY warneneverchuck on | June 15, 2013, 18:39 GMT

    I hope now fans from other countries wil accept the fact that india is by far best team in the tournament. Scored runs at ease against two top bowling units like pak and SA. Only unbeaten team in the tournament

  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 18:36 GMT

    I don't see anyone criticizing the Indian selectors now, when the team was picked everyone were saying that the selectors favored the CSK players and that the team is doomed to lose. Now that India has done well, everyone has conveniently forgot the event. It just happens that the better players in Indian cricket are part of CSK at the moment. Very happy with how India is playing though.

    Pakistan is a rebuilding stage, I think the older players need to be dropped and younger players should be given a chance.Also I felt the seam attack lacked variety as all the 3 fast bowlers were left handed. Sure Pak will form a strong team by 2015 wordcup if they start grooming the youngsters now.

  • POSTED BY dontlikecricket on | June 15, 2013, 18:34 GMT

    Once again poor batting by PAK. I think this is the poorest batting line up in last 30 years or so (one day line up, Test is ok with few decent batsmen with good temperament). In past although PAK batting may not be too brilliant, however they were at least giving bowlers some runs to play with. Despite the decent and improving bowling attack, you cant expect bowlers to defend 4 runs per over targets. I believe this is time for the PCB to bring in completely new batting line up and at least get rid of Farhat, Malik and Kamran forever. Hafeez at least can play as an all rounder, however ideally PAK should get rid of him too. Also this does not mean Afridi and Umar Akmal should be brought back, their performances over last year or so have also been shocking. However I really doubt PCB selectors will be brave enough, they lack vision and have no interest in serving to improve PAK cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 18:30 GMT

    Indian cricket team continues there persistence in quality cricket in all the departments ... I am not amazed by today's result as the opponent does not look like they will prevail there past matches failure... Waiting to see Indias performance in CT Final ...

  • POSTED BY 11MP on | June 15, 2013, 18:28 GMT

    It's good to see India undefeated in CT. I do feel sorry for Pakistan Team. Pakistan needs serious batting practice. They need to start Playing in County cricket to fine-tune batting technique. India and Pakistan needs to play twice a year in order to bring back excitement and save cricket in Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY TNAmarkFromIndia on | June 15, 2013, 18:25 GMT

    I feel for Pakistan and I know how their fans must be feeling right now. There is a sense of frustration and hopelessness. Pakistan needs to look at the future now. They must nurture the players with care from the Under-19 days. Organise multiple tours for the U19 and 'A' teams. Send the top players to play domestic cricket in England or Australia in the hope that it'll help them mature.

  • POSTED BY Guru2807 on | June 15, 2013, 18:25 GMT

    I am very happy that India won convincingly, as I am a Indian supporter.. But couple more Ind Vs Pak matches like this one sided match will kill the classic contest between the Ind Vs Pak. This is so one sided and boring. There is absolutely no fun in winning Pakistan when there is no fight from the Pak camp, atleast from the batting front.

  • POSTED BY gsingh7 on | June 15, 2013, 18:24 GMT

    good win for india. pakistan team did their best to provide stiff challenge but indian batsmen are in top form. now india will play aus or sl in semis and india have already defeated both in warm up games. icc trophy looks all but secured.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 15, 2013, 18:19 GMT

    a dead rubber lived up to its expectations! except for die drama from rain Gods! India strong favorites to lift the cup!

  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 18:07 GMT

    india played really well in this CT. they look best team by a distance. well set to win this CT. batting firing up and bowling holding up the balance for good batting. Fielding is also brilliant by inclusion of new players. would be surprised if they dont win this CT. no other team has shown such perfection so far.

  • POSTED BY ilyas on | June 15, 2013, 17:37 GMT

    We are playing cricket from the 1960s and India are playing 21st century cricket and boy how it shows. This is the worst batting Pakistan side in all the years I have been watching and one of the best indian sides I have seen, exciting batsmen, decent bowlers and definitely the finest fielding side they have ever had. Pakistan have the oldest side and India one of the youngest and yet again it shows. India are dynamic and exciting and we are pedestrian and I hate to say this, boring!! Selection is totally inept. It's clear we left our better batsmen at home but then we bat umin at 7 and bat the useless hafeez at 3!!!! Unless there is radical rethink Pakistan cricket will be left behind the rest of the top nations. I am not holding my breath!!! !

  • POSTED BY JustIPL on | June 15, 2013, 17:33 GMT

    Rain gods denied India crucial match practice against one of the best bowling unit (who were not firing in this match offcourse) and made SA reach Semis where they are constant threat to India's chances to win the champions trophy. Off course, SA will not play India in Semis but have an opportunity to meet India in finals (if India make to the finals). We cannot change the desicions of nature and it has to be accepted.

  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 17:18 GMT

    poor show by pakistan. slight difference from previous 2 games that this time most of them got starts. but it remains same, the poor shots, poor batting. Cheif selector said couple of days ago that all responsibility is on coaches. team was ok. Coach says, i have identified the errors. but what has been done to rectify?

    already people calling to bring in recent failures like afridi & younas in. you cant improve if keep starting again & again. it will be same old story, after few matches or 1/2 series, Farhat Malik & akmal will be back in team. and afridi & younas as well. thats how it goes.

    they should now give more chances to likes of Fawad alam, haris sohail, ahmed shehzad, rizwan, hammad azam, & even try umar akmal more & azhar ali. umar amin doesnt look like intl material, asad has also got good chances.

    some hard decisions should be made if they want to stop this declining situation. In management as well.

  • POSTED BY ScoobyRaj on | June 15, 2013, 17:12 GMT

    ICC made a big blunder by scrapping the reserve days because even if matches get washed out, you can still continue the next day whereas now because of lack of reserve days even if games are washed out you won't be able to continue the next day. It is extremely annoying as a supporter to suffer so many rain delays especially India Pakistan game where it was just too much to handle. Now because of this Shikhar Dhawan will suffer the most, he will be wondering that why on earth did India elect to bat 2nd because had he batted first then he could have achieved the historic hundred to make it 3 out of 3. This match should not count in his career & his 3rd innings should be in the semi finals where he would reach the landmark. Why should he suffer from the blunder which ICC made. He needs to be given a fair chance because it is unfair if he denied his hundred just because of the rain

  • POSTED BY WonkyBail on | June 15, 2013, 17:11 GMT

    Totally agree with all the posters why host tournaments in England just because cricket is an English game and they have great stadiums, transport and events are well attended. All tournaments should be in India because they have nice long sunny days.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 15, 2013, 17:09 GMT

    As an Indian cricket lover who is not up to date with cricket in Pakistan I wonder why the Pak selectors didn't include Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal, Younis Khan and Umar Gul in the squad. Nothing against newcomers but Asad, Amin and Farhat simply don't fit intuitive the same league as the illustrious for who are missing. I daresay this blunder has cost the highly exciting Pak team a semi final spot:(

  • POSTED BY Sadiq1952 on | June 15, 2013, 17:07 GMT

    Pakistani batting has no doubt crumbled. But it was also their bad luck that they got grouped with the the top three one day teams in the world. Same is true of West Indies. If both were in the other group, they would have come out 1 and 2 of that group. In the semis the four qualifying teams would have been India, South Africa, West Indies and Pakstan. Now the top 2 teams of the World would play the top 2 team of the bottom 4. So much for group placements. There must be more transparency in group placements than seems to be the case with this championship tournament.

  • POSTED BY andrew27994 on | June 15, 2013, 17:03 GMT

    I like the selections BCCI has made for our ODI as well as T20 side. They've ensured that we have our strongest fielding unit and picked the guys on basis of form. The youngsters like Dhawan and Karthik are paying rich dividends for their selection.

    I think the time has come for Sachin to retire and a youngster to take his place. Perhaps Manoj Tiwary/ Badrinath could take up that position once he retires. Jadeja should be persisted even when we tour SA.

  • POSTED BY rajcan on | June 15, 2013, 17:01 GMT

    more reason for ICC events loosing crowds and local T20 is getting popular. It seems ICC does not give importance to weather, they just pick the country and calender for the event. Dont bother during that calender if the hosting country have weather issue. This has happened many times.

    At least local T20s, the countries scheduling tournaments considering weather pattern in their own country.

  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 16:47 GMT

    I would suggest to Pakistan cricket selection committee don't try young inexperience player in big tournament. Try young player in small odi series with some experience player. once they get ready try them to big series with senior players. don't drop player like younus khan afridi umer akmal .

    India going very good in this tournament batting and bowling both department are too good. Insha allah india will win ct

  • POSTED BY yogesh.gg on | June 15, 2013, 16:39 GMT

    Posted by TheBigBoodha on (June 15, 2013, 10:46 GMT) : Assuming English are providing subcontinent type pitches then perhaps you can explain as to why only India has been able to exploit it ? Please share your expert opinion in this regard. Cricinfo, please publish it's a fair argument.

  • POSTED BY Lahori_Munde on | June 15, 2013, 16:32 GMT

    I am still trying to figure out why India's bowling is being constantly under rated by so called expert in this tournament? A bowling unit who can dismiss Australia for 65 must have to be way above average. I understand it was a practise game but Aussies had 9 frontline batsmen batting in their inning. The same bowling unit has dismissed us for 165 runs in this game. I am with Michael Vaughn that India is by far the best team in this tournament and their bowling unit is right up there..

  • POSTED BY rajcan on | June 15, 2013, 16:19 GMT

    @Binu Kaani, agree with you. If ICC wants to have a good competition and like to have rotation policy of hosting event in member countries, they need to consider weather in those countries. There is no point of hosting an even in UK at this time of the year, knowing chances of rain is higher than not raining.

    ICC have to think about cricket lovers ahead of countries who host the event. You cant expect cricket lovers to buy ticket and watching truncated ODI series as often.

  • POSTED BY samincolumbia on | June 15, 2013, 16:15 GMT

    @BigBoodha - You seem to be living in an alternate reality for an aussie fan. Most of them have left in droves or in hiding. The once great aussies have been reduced to the laughing stock of the world. At least show some humility.

  • POSTED BY rajcan on | June 15, 2013, 16:15 GMT

    India's team management's and selectors' continuous fault persisting with seniors and few other players caused young talents to be wasted. Good example is Dhawan. Such a class batsmen waited until 26 years of age to play for India. If he was given a chance early enough and persisted with him little more at the beginning, he would have become another Tendulkar or better. Now how good he is going to be, tough task to duplicate Tedulkar because of Dhawan's age.

  • POSTED BY Syedr on | June 15, 2013, 16:02 GMT

    Another pathetic batting performance by Pakistan. whatmore said he had identified mistakes in Pakistan batting after two matches and had rectified them before india match. Pakistan scored their lowest total and bowled out inside 40 overs. Great Job Whatmore.

  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 15:51 GMT

    It is high time ICC appoint a weather expert in its fold. blame ICC for conducting such a big event in England this time.

  • POSTED BY akmshabbir on | June 15, 2013, 15:40 GMT

    This Pakistan teams batting is pathetic. definitely they dont have the quality to compete well at this level with their batting and the funny thing is it deteriorating and they r not taking any actions. PCB seems to be incapable to taking steep and effective changes. i am sure Bangladesh has a lot better batting line up then this Pakistan team. it seems like they r going to be next Zimbabwe.

  • POSTED BY TNAmarkFromIndia on | June 15, 2013, 15:40 GMT

    Gotta say though, the Indian team is looking like the best fielding team in this tournament, ahead of even South Africa and Australia. They have probably saved about 20-25 runs every game and have effected multiple run outs. Some great batting and brilliant fielding, coupled with decent bowling have made the Indian team the favourites in this tournament.

  • POSTED BY Kak-mal_Khan on | June 15, 2013, 15:38 GMT

    I think the target should be revised to 150, because had this been 50 Overs, Pak batsmen would have been more cautious in their approach, so would have continued with habit of losing their wkts at regular intervals but at slower run rate, and so would have been all out for 150. If Kamran Akmal drops one catch or misses a stumping opportunity he should be dropped for life. I thought he was playing because of his supreme batting ability which justified selection over his pathetic keeping. Amin was looking good, got to hand it to India fielding they really back-up their bowling unit. As usual I will believe for a Pakistan victory, we always live in hope when backs againt the wall, we have too many amazing victories in our history to doubt our Pakistan!

  • POSTED BY aiksa on | June 15, 2013, 15:34 GMT

    Once again Pakistan batting lived up to its pathetic reputation. It certainly needs a major overhaul. Absence of international cricket in Pakistan is hurting Pakistani cricket badly but PCB is hurting it more. After a good thrashing from India in this match, things will change for better in Pakistan cricket, hopefully.

  • POSTED BY dhino008 on | June 15, 2013, 15:32 GMT

    this is serious case to be considered in pakistan cricket team..they are running with poor mentality after all..its been really awful to play cricket with those kind of mentality,they have really shown nothing today against india where they had every freedom for score runs,play positive and to show some real intent but nothing come out..they need proper counselling..finally imran farhat and shohaib malik should be dropped from future tours and also either asad shafiq or umar amin should be selected..i don't now to explain PCB but need whole sale changes!!

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 15, 2013, 15:32 GMT

    I dont understand why the selectors not select Younis ,Afridi,Gull and Umer Akmal...There is no depth in middle order and lower order is null

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 15, 2013, 15:27 GMT

    Pakistan at least needs 3 middle order batman like younis inzamam and yousaf and a powerhouse in the end like wasim akram abdul razzaq. operers have always failed since the begining. now at least try finding some good middle order batmans who the team can rely on.

  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 15:21 GMT

    Well.. I am a Pakistan supporter but i will have to say that Pakistan team has proved that they are not a 50 Over team, don't even talk about the test matches. All three games in the league stage they they were finished before the final ball. I thought they will bat through today since it was a 40 over game but not even today. They need serious counseling for batting. They lack experience, the heighest run getter in ODIs in this squad is Shoaib Malik with 5000 odd runs, now that is serious point to be anxious about. Pakistan selectors kicked out the senior lot one by one while they could still play. We have NO batting line up at all. What is Javed Miandad doing? He should contribute to the team as a batting consultant, why are the likes of Zaheer Abbas not part of the management. The whole system needs to be changed. This team is nowhere close to be a tournament winner.

  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 15:19 GMT

    @BigBoodha The Indian and Pakistani fans on this forum seem to be pretty jovial and appreciative of each other's teams... The only arrogance that I can see is in comments from the outsiders (read:you)! India may not be the best team in the world but it doesn't hurt to appreciate if they are playing good all round cricket. Our arch rivals in Pakistan can do that but I guess some SL fans do not have a stomach for that!

  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 15:16 GMT

    not much difference from batting in previous 2 games. infact more poor this time as most of batsmen got starts but poor shots and poor game . The basics remains the same that is rubbish batting. Jamshed failed today and haffez & kamran were looking good but after a break they were poor. Misbah's own dancing act in crease got him this time. and the wickets of malik /wahab were also poor. the run outs of junaid & irafn too funny.

    hope to see difference this time, instead of all blame on misbah they get rid of Farhat/malik/ kamran. Amin doesnt look to be any good at this level & Asad also has enough chances like umar akmal. time to give games to Fawad, haris, ahmed shezad, hammad azam, haris sohail, rizwan, & even umar akmal.

    India bowled really well and looking good to win not only this game but also the CT. with batting in form. they are certainly team of the tournament by a distance.

  • POSTED BY TNAmarkFromIndia on | June 15, 2013, 15:14 GMT

    Pakistan's horrid run of form with the bat continues. I'm surprised it continued even against the Indian bowling attack. The Indian attack is one of the least fancied ones in the tournament yet they've proven in these last two matches that they can do more than a good job. That's more than what the Indians can ask for from the bowlers as the batsmen are in sublime touch. Looks like India is going to end its losing streak to Pakistan in the Champions Trophy tonight.

  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 15:02 GMT

    Imran Farhat finally dropped . He should never have been selected . Asad Shafiq in his place made 41. Kamran Akmal once again failed Asa batsman . He is third class wicket keeper . He should be dropped without further delay . Shoaib Malik , how hehas ever selected isa mystery . He is totally unfit ..

  • POSTED BY Kak-mal_Khan on | June 15, 2013, 14:52 GMT

    Pakistan on for their par score of 170 for loss all wickets, what was the point to come early and get acclimatised? Also I noticed review system has come in use for India, are BCCI, players and fans still against it?

  • POSTED BY Akshita29 on | June 15, 2013, 14:29 GMT

    i hope after this tournament bcci would understand the importance of DRS . By the way Indian young guns have looked awesome in this tournament . Thank god selectors got rid of Sehwag and Gambhir ..

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 15, 2013, 14:28 GMT

    DRS should be allowed in INDIA. Indian cricket team are getting a lot of benefit from this system

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 15, 2013, 13:38 GMT

    india is the best...

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 15, 2013, 13:28 GMT

    poor decision to host the tournament i uk

  • POSTED BY Zakirqazi on | June 15, 2013, 13:26 GMT

    India go final win trofey

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 15, 2013, 13:26 GMT

    In homebush australia there is no roof on stadium.get your facts write mr.

  • POSTED BY Un_Citoyen_Indien on | June 15, 2013, 13:25 GMT

    England has got to be one of the worst places in the world to play cricket in, simply because of the weather. The ICC should take steps to ensure that no multilateral series (i.e. series involving more than 2 teams, one of them being England) are played over there.

  • POSTED BY TNAmarkFromIndia on | June 15, 2013, 12:56 GMT

    It would be pretty hilarious if the game gets rained off. Imagine all the people that travelled long distances to watch this match. How would they feel?

  • POSTED BY PFEL on | June 15, 2013, 12:54 GMT

    Well this tournament has pretty much been ruined by rain

    You need roofed stadiums like Docklands & Homebush in Australia if it's going to be raining

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 15, 2013, 12:49 GMT

    ECB and ICC should consider introducing roofed grounds for big events. Intermittent rain and shortened/abandoned matches take the interest and momentum away from the game.

  • POSTED BY Captainman on | June 15, 2013, 12:45 GMT

    Such a boring and meaningless tournament. These 2 teams already played each other in a series earlier this year. Cricket is such an unpopular sport isn't it? :)

  • POSTED BY smehan on | June 15, 2013, 12:37 GMT

    whats the point in choosing such venues where there is rain interupption al the time.. i mean almost every match is rain affected and u cant rely on the D/L results.. i think the ICC should consider while choosing venues for such an important tournament like this..

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 15, 2013, 12:37 GMT

    india has no chance to win period!

  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 12:36 GMT

    This Tournament needs to be stopped Immediately since important games are already washed out (WI s SF) and AUstralia too edge of the tournament due to rain.. Too bad .. Lets Wash out the tournament and keep it in India ..

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 15, 2013, 12:35 GMT

    if Pakistan score 150 to 200 then it will surely difficult for Indian team to chase because Pakistani bowlers are in good touch and all 5 main bowlers hv good record against India

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 15, 2013, 12:22 GMT

    good for the pakistani team but it has not proved any meaning

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 15, 2013, 12:21 GMT

    Come on Team india u can do it

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 15, 2013, 12:19 GMT

    Be positive about pakistan team. They can score 70/3 atleast. They will improve gradually.

  • POSTED BY gsingh7 on | June 15, 2013, 11:55 GMT

    70/3 now in 19. if we can get misbah cheaply now the target will be no more than 150. will be tough for dhawan to make century then.

  • POSTED BY roook on | June 15, 2013, 11:44 GMT

    Pakistan could not manage a run rate of above 4 in the hold series and Pakistan should seriously search for good replacements for coming 5 years we could not find a decent wicket keepers batsman ,Top order. Something is seriously wrong with the selector which themselves have no confidence in their selected batting lineup

  • POSTED BY Iddy on | June 15, 2013, 11:42 GMT

    As I am not aware of any other wicket keeper than can bat in Pakistan we must use Kamran Akmal as an opener for the immediate future with Nasir Jamshed. Time to drop Imran Farhat and Shoaib Malik for good. Also not sure what Umar Amin's role is in the team? Bring in Ahmed Shezad, Umar Akmal and Haris Shoail and either Abdur Razzak or Hamad Azam. Bowling is fine for now but need some batting power.

  • POSTED BY Resultpredictor on | June 15, 2013, 11:06 GMT

    Just watch the match and notice that Ashwin and Jadeja are going to pick wickets at low economy rate than Ajmal who will struggle to take even a single wicket and he will be belted at more than 6runs per over. This shows that Ajmal is poor bowler.

  • POSTED BY TheBigBoodha on | June 15, 2013, 10:46 GMT

    Arrogance appears to be the norm for Indian fans - already congratulating themselves for this victory and the Champions Trophy.

    TNAmarkFromIndia Edgbastion is the slowest of all wickets in this competition. 50 after 12 overs is not bad (not good either). All teams have struggled to get the ball off the square in the second innings. If India is chasing more than 230, Pakistan will be favourites. The two things going for India are the fact that Pakistan's strength is their pace attack, and as you will have noticed, all teams with pace attacks have done poorly in this competition, while teams with moderate attacks like India have done better. The second advantage for Indian batsmen is the sub-continent-style surfaces ithemselves, which have very generously been provided by the English. Very generous indeed, given that India produced the most exaggerated dustbowls possible when ENG and AUS toured their recently.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 15, 2013, 10:39 GMT

    Pakistan will win with 6 to 10 runs margin but is not good enough. As they are out of the tournament already

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 15, 2013, 10:39 GMT

    an India Pakistan match is always a treat to watch.I still remember cycling with a group of friends to watch an info pak match on a colour television in a village school that had a colour TV courtesy the government of Andhra.this match was played in sharjah where javeed main dad hit a six of the last ball when four were need poor guy chetan sharmas career almost ended there.info pak match is a treat to watch.woke up at 4.30am to watch hope its a nail biter with all the emotions drama and everything.All the best Misbah and Dhoni

  • POSTED BY lollapalooza on | June 15, 2013, 10:38 GMT

    Is it not , India chose to bowl vs Pakistan in the title?

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 15, 2013, 10:36 GMT

    Pakistan have no power guns in their line up also it's time for few players to go

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 15, 2013, 10:25 GMT

    no matter wht pak score, Ind s gna score 1 mre

  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 10:24 GMT

    There is a problem in this Pakistan's batting line up as there is no one who can score runs quickly in the death overs.What is the role of Shoaib Malik in the team?A player who hasn't scored a fifty in last 4 years.Isn't Afridi better than him?Also it should be the end of the chapter for Imran Farhat as his age is also not on his side.Bring in Ahmed Shehzad as he is young.Asad Shafiq is not an ODI player.Umar Akmal should be slotted in as he is also a very good fielder BTW Expecting a Pakistani win

  • POSTED BY gsingh7 on | June 15, 2013, 10:11 GMT

    nasir gone. if india can get misbah cheaply, this could end very quickly

  • POSTED BY TNAmarkFromIndia on | June 15, 2013, 9:58 GMT

    If Pakistan is batting this slowly expecting India to bat just as slowly, then they've got another thing coming. That was exactly what West Indies did wrong against India. Even 234 was a cakewalk for the Indian batting line-up.

  • POSTED BY Resultpredictor on | June 15, 2013, 9:57 GMT

    India is going to win this match by 6 wickets. Congrats India in advance.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 15, 2013, 9:31 GMT

    india take r8 choice to bowling first

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 15, 2013, 9:30 GMT

    pakistsn don't have batting power like befoe Anwar. yunus khan.inzzi.no chance to fight with india

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 15, 2013, 9:28 GMT

    With India having won both the practice as well as group games, won't mind India losing this inconsequential tie against their arch rivals so that the law of averages doesn't catch up in the semis or final. But will not mind India trouncing Pakistan as well !!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 15, 2013, 9:22 GMT

    Looking forward to this thrilling match

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 15, 2013, 9:22 GMT

    Looking forward to this thrilling match

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 15, 2013, 9:28 GMT

    With India having won both the practice as well as group games, won't mind India losing this inconsequential tie against their arch rivals so that the law of averages doesn't catch up in the semis or final. But will not mind India trouncing Pakistan as well !!

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 15, 2013, 9:30 GMT

    pakistsn don't have batting power like befoe Anwar. yunus khan.inzzi.no chance to fight with india

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 15, 2013, 9:31 GMT

    india take r8 choice to bowling first

  • POSTED BY Resultpredictor on | June 15, 2013, 9:57 GMT

    India is going to win this match by 6 wickets. Congrats India in advance.

  • POSTED BY TNAmarkFromIndia on | June 15, 2013, 9:58 GMT

    If Pakistan is batting this slowly expecting India to bat just as slowly, then they've got another thing coming. That was exactly what West Indies did wrong against India. Even 234 was a cakewalk for the Indian batting line-up.

  • POSTED BY gsingh7 on | June 15, 2013, 10:11 GMT

    nasir gone. if india can get misbah cheaply, this could end very quickly

  • POSTED BY on | June 15, 2013, 10:24 GMT

    There is a problem in this Pakistan's batting line up as there is no one who can score runs quickly in the death overs.What is the role of Shoaib Malik in the team?A player who hasn't scored a fifty in last 4 years.Isn't Afridi better than him?Also it should be the end of the chapter for Imran Farhat as his age is also not on his side.Bring in Ahmed Shehzad as he is young.Asad Shafiq is not an ODI player.Umar Akmal should be slotted in as he is also a very good fielder BTW Expecting a Pakistani win

  • POSTED BY android_user on | June 15, 2013, 10:25 GMT

    no matter wht pak score, Ind s gna score 1 mre

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | June 15, 2013, 10:36 GMT

    Pakistan have no power guns in their line up also it's time for few players to go