ICC Champions Trophy, 10th Match, Group B: India v Pakistan at Birmingham, Jun 15, 2013
ICC Champions Trophy - 10th match, Group B
India won by 8 wickets (with 17 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Played at Edgbaston, Birmingham (neutral venue)
15 June 2013 (50-over match)

Two slips in place, a short-leg in place too

4.21 pm The Pakistan team is already out on the field and we should be ready to go in five minutes. How quickly things change? At one point, this game was in danger of being washed out, but now, even though the skies are grey, it looks good enough to have a full game.

Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are in the middle and Irfan will bowl the first over.

0.1

Mohammad Irfan to RG Sharma, 1 run, he bowls a full and wide delivery which the batsman steers to third man

The short-leg is out for Dhawan, but two slips in place

0.2

Mohammad Irfan to Dhawan, 1 wide, short-delivery first up, the batsman swivels to attempt a pull, but this is down the leg side and passes under the bat on its way to the keeper

0.2

Mohammad Irfan to Dhawan, no run, another short delivery, sharp at 142 kph, the batsman thinks about a pull but sways out of the line awkwardly

0.3

Mohammad Irfan to Dhawan, 1 run, fuller delivery to follow up the bouncer, the batsman slices it past point without any feet movement to third man

0.4

Mohammad Irfan to RG Sharma, no run, length delivery angled across the batsman, slightly wide outside off, the batsman leaves it alone

0.5

Mohammad Irfan to RG Sharma, 1 run, back of length delivery on the pads, the batsman stays on the back foot and tucks it to backward square leg for a single

0.6

Mohammad Irfan to Dhawan, no run, short of length delivery, gets big on the batsman who tucks it to square leg

End of over 1 (4 runs) India 4/0 (162 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 3.30)

    • S Dhawan 1 (3b)
    • RG Sharma 2 (3b)
    • Mohammad Irfan 1-0-4-0

Junaid Khan, the tremendously talented left-hander, to bowl

1.1

Junaid Khan to RG Sharma, no run, length ball outside off, defended to the off side

1.2

Junaid Khan to RG Sharma, no run, huge appeal for lbw, a vociferous appeal, turned down by the umpire, a discussion among the Pakistan players after which they decide to not review, that pitched well outside leg, so a good decision not to review

1.3

Junaid Khan to RG Sharma, no run, length ball on middle and leg, defended from the crease to the leg side

1.4

Junaid Khan to RG Sharma, no run, length ball on off stump, blocked off the front foot towards cover

Just to confirm, the target is 168

1.5

Junaid Khan to RG Sharma, no run, length ball on leg stump, Rohit comes down the track and defends the ball down the track

1.6

Junaid Khan to RG Sharma, 1 run, pitched up, a crisp drive towards cover, a misfield allows a single

kamran: "i send more messages then shoaib scored in the 3 matches...but no comments of mine published...why malik getting a chance consistently and my message never posted here :("

End of over 2 (1 run) India 5/0 (163 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 2.50, RRR: 4.28)

    • RG Sharma 3 (9b)
    • S Dhawan 1 (3b)
    • Junaid Khan 1-0-1-0
    • Mohammad Irfan 1-0-4-0
2.1

Mohammad Irfan to RG Sharma, no run, full ball just outside off, blocked off the front foot to the off side

2.2

Mohammad Irfan to RG Sharma, no run, short of length ball on middle stump, blocked towards cover

Kunaal: "See, I am in love and all with Cricinfo, but the TV is continuously showing India's target as 167, not 168. So correct it, maybe?" The correct target is 168.

2.3

Mohammad Irfan to RG Sharma, no run, short of length ball on leg stump, defended to the leg side this side, stays in the crease as he plays that one

2.4

Mohammad Irfan to RG Sharma, no run, short of length ball angling across, left alone by Rohit

2.5

Mohammad Irfan to RG Sharma, 1 run, same length on the pads though, worked behind square leg

2.6

Mohammad Irfan to Dhawan, 1 run, short of length ball, helped along towards deep backward square leg

Chayan: "Due to your name Kamran, they drop your comments..!!"

End of over 3 (2 runs) India 7/0 (161 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 2.33, RRR: 4.35)

    • S Dhawan 2 (4b)
    • RG Sharma 4 (14b)
    • Mohammad Irfan 2-0-6-0
    • Junaid Khan 1-0-1-0
3.1

Junaid Khan to Dhawan, no run, pitched up and just outside off, looks to drive and a thick inside edge on to the pads, Junaid - always an enthusiastic appealer - mildly asks the question to the umpire

3.2

Junaid Khan to Dhawan, FOUR, shot! Dhawan showing the form that has made him the tournament's highest run-getter, thrashes the ball through cover for four

TV has now corrected target to 168.

3.3

Junaid Khan to Dhawan, 1 run, short of length ball outside off, slapped towards deep backward point

3.4

Junaid Khan to RG Sharma, 1 run, length ball on off stump, driven through short cover for a single

3.5

Junaid Khan to Dhawan, no run, short of length ball, looks to punch it through cover, bottom-edges it towards the bowler

3.6

Junaid Khan to Dhawan, no run, length ball, Dhawan opens the face and pushes the ball towards cover

End of over 4 (6 runs) India 13/0 (155 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 3.25, RRR: 4.30)

    • S Dhawan 7 (9b 1x4)
    • RG Sharma 5 (15b)
    • Junaid Khan 2-0-7-0
    • Mohammad Irfan 2-0-6-0
4.1

Mohammad Irfan to RG Sharma, FOUR, superb shot from Rohit, shows why he has such passionate backers despite a patchy record, gets forward and square drives that on the up for four

4.2

Mohammad Irfan to RG Sharma, FOUR, short ball, that was quick, 147.1kph, and terrific response from Rohit, who pulls that away to the square leg boundary for four more

4.3

Mohammad Irfan to RG Sharma, no run, short and quick once more, 146kph, angling across, Rohit drops his wrists and allows the ball through to the keeper

4.4

Mohammad Irfan to RG Sharma, no run, on the pads, tucked towards square leg, no run there

4.5

Mohammad Irfan to RG Sharma, 1 run, short of length and well outside off, steered towards backward point for a single

4.6

Mohammad Irfan to Dhawan, no run, short ball and he shoulders arms, left alone by Dhawan

End of over 5 (9 runs) India 22/0 (146 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 4.40, RRR: 4.17)

    • S Dhawan 7 (10b 1x4)
    • RG Sharma 14 (20b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Irfan 3-0-15-0
    • Junaid Khan 2-0-7-0
5.1

Junaid Khan to RG Sharma, no run, length ball on middle and off stump, defended from the crease to the off side

Susil Kumar: "The confidence and responsibility the IPL win has given to Rohit Sharma is mind blowing. What a transformation!!!" Discuss

5.2

Junaid Khan to RG Sharma, 1 run, shortish ball on the leg stump, helped along down to fine leg for a single

5.3

Junaid Khan to Dhawan, no run, Dhawan skips down the track and looks to mow that one but the ball sneaks under the bat, it was a short of length ball outside off, Dhawan grins after he misses that, Junaid has a word with him

5.4

Junaid Khan to Dhawan, FOUR, this time Dhawan connects, and connects perfectly, thrashes that through cover for four, makes a bit of room to free his arms and hammers that short of length ball for a boundary

5.5

Junaid Khan to Dhawan, no run, close to the off stump, similar length from Junaid, looks to chop that through the off side, he misses

Anant: "@Susil Kumar: How can you prove that 2 good performances from Rohit Sharma (after many, many failures) is a 'transformation' that was caused by winning the ipl?"

5.6

Junaid Khan to Dhawan, 1 run, a terrific yorker from Junaid, well done by Dhawan to keep that out, squeezed out towards mid-on, and a quick single is taken

End of over 6 (6 runs) India 28/0 (140 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 4.11)

    • S Dhawan 12 (14b 2x4)
    • RG Sharma 15 (22b 2x4)
    • Junaid Khan 3-0-13-0
    • Mohammad Irfan 3-0-15-0
6.1

Mohammad Irfan to Dhawan, 2 runs, length ball on the pads, tucked behind square for a single

6.2

Mohammad Irfan to Dhawan, FOUR, short ball outside off, 147kph, Dhawan is in a hurry here, he powerfully cuts that over point for four

6.3

Mohammad Irfan to Dhawan, 1 run, full ball, 143kph, just outside off, pushed towards extra cover for a single

6.4

Mohammad Irfan to RG Sharma, 1 run, shortish ball just outside off, deftly ramped over slip and down to third man for a single

amol shinde: "@ susil kumar - actually rohit had also won the IPL in 2009 for Deccan chargers....wonder what was his confidence then?"

6.5

Mohammad Irfan to Dhawan, 1 run, full ball heading for the pads, 145kph, an inside edge towards midwicket for a single

Vinay: "Rohit is renowned for short bursts of performances, exemplified best by his only 2 ODI centuries coming in consecutive matches. Let's take the scientist route and wait for a bigger sample size :)"

6.6

Mohammad Irfan to RG Sharma, no run, superb ball to end the over, a full quick delivery on the stumps, defended by Rohit

Abir Utsha: "There you go. IPL once again and after some time we will start discussing about corruption & all that. Just enjoy the beauty of the game, the glorious uncertainty! (surely Rohit is a fan of it )"

End of over 7 (9 runs) India 37/0 (131 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.28, RRR: 3.96)

    • RG Sharma 16 (24b 2x4)
    • S Dhawan 20 (18b 3x4)
    • Mohammad Irfan 4-0-24-0
    • Junaid Khan 3-0-13-0
7.1

Junaid Khan to Dhawan, 2 runs, worked behind square leg for a single

7.2

Junaid Khan to Dhawan, 1 wide, shortish ball outside off, too far outside off

7.2

Junaid Khan to Dhawan, no run, a direct hit from Mohammad Irfan, Dhawan played it towards short fine leg and took off, he was sent back, and good thing too as Irfan's throw was perfect

7.3

Junaid Khan to Dhawan, no run, skips down the track and looks to thrash the ball through the off side, but is beaten

7.4

Junaid Khan to Dhawan, 2 runs, short ball, pulled away powerfully to deep midwicket for a couple

7.5

Junaid Khan to Dhawan, 3 runs, length ball is squeezed towards deep point for two more, India galloping along here

7.6

Junaid Khan to RG Sharma, no run, shortish ball angling across, Rohit sways out of the way of that one

End of over 8 (8 runs) India 45/0 (123 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.62, RRR: 3.84)

    • RG Sharma 16 (25b 2x4)
    • S Dhawan 27 (23b 3x4)
    • Junaid Khan 4-0-21-0
    • Mohammad Irfan 4-0-24-0

Fasi: "It's just amazing to note Dhawan's strike rate, which is mostly always more than 100 without much effort.."

Saeed Ajmal comes on, as does the rain.

8.1

Saeed Ajmal to Dhawan, 2 runs, full ball down the leg side, swept fine and that's a couple of runs more for Dhawan

5.30pm We're good to go. Here's Ajmal.

5.25pm The umpires are walking down, followed by the Pakistan team.

And here comes the Indian openers.

5.22pm We are hearing that the revised target will be 157 off 36 overs. Also, play is set to re-start at 5.30pm.

5.15pm The covers are off. We should have play shortly. (Please check changed DL score below.)

Shamroz: "The umpires should know better than to delay the game over a few clouds. It wasn't going to rain that was just Saeed Ajmal's entrance theme."

5.07pm Rain stops play. Likely to be a short interruption this time. Looking quite dark out there though. Par score after 8.1 overs for India is 19. If it is reduced to a 20 over game they need to reach 94 for 0 to win.

Joash: ""Why can't we just allow rohit to enjoy his glorious form?""

8.2

Saeed Ajmal to Dhawan, no run, length ball spinning away, defended towards point off the front foot

Daniel Alexander: "Economical spell by the rain, Rain 4-0-11-0" Superb!

8.3

Saeed Ajmal to Dhawan, 1 run, takes a big stride forward and defends towards cover for a single

8.4

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, 1 run, flighted and full, thick inside-edge as Rohit looks to play that, the ball rolls towards square leg

8.5

Saeed Ajmal to Dhawan, no run, a touch shorter outside off, Dhawan slices that but can't get it past backward point

8.6

Saeed Ajmal to Dhawan, 3 runs, that one comes off quicker than Dhawan expected, it didn't spin away as Dhawan expected, he adjusts well and steers that towards the third man boundary to get three, Amin does well to stop that from reaching the rope

End of over 9 (7 runs) India 52/0 (116 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 5.77, RRR: 3.74)

    • S Dhawan 33 (28b 3x4)
    • RG Sharma 17 (26b 2x4)
    • Saeed Ajmal 1-0-7-0
    • Junaid Khan 4-0-21-0

Now Hafeez comes on

9.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhawan, 1 run, length ball, clipped behind square leg by Dhawan

9.2

Mohammad Hafeez to RG Sharma, no run, spins in towards the pads, Rohit looks to work the ball towards the leg side, can't get bat on it

9.3

Mohammad Hafeez to RG Sharma, 1 run, length ball, Rohit skips out of the crease and pushed towards long-on

9.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhawan, no run, pushed back to the bowler after coming down the track

9.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhawan, 3 runs, full ball on the pads, clipped away towards deep midwicket

9.6

Mohammad Hafeez to RG Sharma, no run, length ball spinning in, carefully defended

Abdul Aleey: "The awkard moment when Rohit sharma,s strike rate is lower than Misbah...."

End of over 10 (5 runs) India 57/0 (100 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 5.70, RRR: 3.84)

    • RG Sharma 18 (29b 2x4)
    • S Dhawan 37 (31b 3x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 1-0-5-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 1-0-7-0
10.1

Saeed Ajmal to Dhawan, 1 run, full ball is whacked towards sweeper cover

10.2

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, no run, full ball, tapped towards mid-on

10.3

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, no run, flighted delivery and that turns in, Rohit looks to defend, a shout for lbw, would have spun down the leg side

Another stump is broken, the umpire calls for a replacement.

10.4

Saeed Ajmal to RG Sharma, OUT, length ball spinning in, Rohit clips that one straight to midwicket, and he walks off a disappointed man, nothing menacing in that delivery, Rohit has thrown it away, no third consecutive century stand for the opening wicket

RG Sharma c Misbah-ul-Haq b Saeed Ajmal 18 (54m 32b 2x4 0x6) SR: 56.25

10.5

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, no run, pitched up, spinning in, tucked towards midwicket by the new batsman Kohli

10.6

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, FOUR, length ball outside off, Kohli had to reach out for that, he square drives it behind point for four, what a shot to get off the mark

End of over 11 (5 runs) India 62/1 (95 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 5.63, RRR: 3.80)

    • V Kohli 4 (2b 1x4)
    • S Dhawan 38 (32b 3x4)
    • Saeed Ajmal 2-0-12-1
    • Mohammad Hafeez 1-0-5-0
11.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhawan, no run, Hafeez from round the wicket, length ball is defended to the off side

11.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhawan, 1 run, a bit of width, Dhawan gets on the back foot and slaps it towards backward point for a single

Drizzling a bit.

11.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Kohli, no run, spins in from over the wicket, blocks it off the back foot

6.40pm It looks like a beautiful day in Edgbaston, the sun is out, a few clouds but few people would believe that it has been a day marred by incessant rain.

The Pakistan team is in a huddle, Kohli waiting for Dhawan to join him in the walk to the middle. The bad news for Pakistan is that only two bowlers can bowl five overs, and Irfan and Junaid have already bowled four.

raj nigam: "Bhogle saying "someone used a big razor and cleaned all the clouds"..Sir Jadeja..is that you?"

KK: "I knew the weather forecast and picked Yadav. I think I am madder than Robin."

6.35pm Robin F: "captain of fantasy team: Dinesh Karthik. Catches: 0, Run outs: 0, did not bowl, probably will not bat. I mad now". Despite knowing the weather forecast, you picked a middle-order batsman as your captain?

sathish2888: "32 questions?? Even my degree paper has only 16 questions per exam.."

Dhillon: "Typical stuff from Sir Jadeja, stopping the rain just when most people had lost faith. Live on Sir, live on"

6.25pm Target 102 in 22 overs. We are still waiting for confirmation of that though. Match to resume in 20 minutes, at 6.45pm. India need 39 more in 10.3 overs. No more Powerplay overs for India.

Okay, confirmed target 102 in 22 overs. The sun is out, so we should (hopefully) not have any more interruptions.

rishi: ""Refer to cricinfo's duckworth lewis page and calculate targets for following match situations:"--The next Australian-coach-homework-assignment"

Also, people - this is the latest updated page for all your info on the D/L method (previous link was more than a decade old).

Sir Jadeja: "There you go @Rajiv Pingale: you get what you wanted. I just blew some clouds off"

6.15pm The diligent Nagraj Gollapudi informs from Edgbaston: "The rain has stopped, the sun is out, there is even a rainbow behind the Eric Hollies stand."

GP: "Sid - I was so high on confidence on my mathematical skills after I moved on from school to college to my career.. now after reading (didnt finish though) D/L page you shared, my confidence has taken a hit :(

Jatin Goel: "I bet even Einstein wouldn't be able to figure out the D/L Method".

DL_Nerd: "I quite enjoyed the DL page...Now I am going to try my hand at calculating the revised targets myself :)"

Umesh Dangat: "DL article: By far the most interesting article I have read on cricinfo, as it is not biased by writer's opinion rather derives logic from math ! Amazing to read such non fictional stuff".

Naman: "That DL article just brought back horror memories for some in school!!!"

Sundar: "Eric hollies Stand?? Man gets a stand for bowling Mr. Bradman for a duck? Not sure he has any other claim to fame.." Erm, he has 2300 first-class wickets, also read the first line of his profile.

6.10pm Rain has stopped.

Vish: "Quite a long page that is on D/L method Mr. Cricinfo... I will take your word for it... (nods his head)"

pavan: "Why did you give the DL link. Now I feel so bad about my maths skills! :("

Raghavan: "Are Duckworth-Lewis sponsoring this ICC champions trophy?"

A tongue-twister from Tram: "Question from 10 year old girl: "if a score of duck could worth a Duckworth, how much would a Duckworth worth?"

RB: "D/L article ::The is the toughest article i have ever read on cricinfo page"

5.55pm Our back-of-the-envelope calculations say the match should resume by 6.39pm to get 20 overs in.

Mohan: "DL method - I can better go back to school and learn integral calculus."

5.45pm Rain stops play. Annoyingly, the drizzle is back and the covers are on. Par score at this stage is 35 for 1, for India. If the game is reduced to 20 overs now, the target will be 91.

ak: "this is irritating.. too many stoppages! and they call this summer in England?" This weather is making the names of Duckworth and Lewis appear more often than those of the players.

Rajiv Pingale: "Dear Sir Ravindra Jadaja !! Why do not you remove the cloud !!"

6.45pm Right, we're good to go. Hafeez to bowl

11.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Kohli, 1 run, a length ball on the pads, clipped towards square leg for a single, 38 more needed by India

11.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhawan, no run, looking to drive down the ground, takes a thick inside-edge onto the pads after skipping down the track

11.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Dhawan, no run, heading for leg stump, Dhawan defends down the pitch

End of over 12 (2 runs) India 64/1 (93 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 5.33, RRR: 3.87)

    • S Dhawan 39 (36b 3x4)
    • V Kohli 5 (4b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-7-0
    • Saeed Ajmal 2-0-12-1

Wahab Riaz, one of the quickest bowlers in the tournament (and the world), is now about to bowl

12.1

Wahab Riaz to Kohli, no run, short of length ball just outside off, defended behind point

12.2

Wahab Riaz to Kohli, no run, length ball outside off, defended from the crease to the off side

12.3

Wahab Riaz to Kohli, 2 runs, short of length ball and just outside off, that was 150.1kph from Wahab, steered down to third man for a couple

12.4

Wahab Riaz to Kohli, no run, short of length ball just outside off, blocked off the back foot

12.5

Wahab Riaz to Kohli, no run, on a length and on the pads, defended towards midwicket

12.6

Wahab Riaz to Kohli, 1 run, shortish ball, just back of a length and outside off, guided down to third man once more, only a single this time

End of over 13 (3 runs) India 67/1 (35 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.15, RRR: 3.88)

    • V Kohli 8 (10b 1x4)
    • S Dhawan 39 (36b 3x4)
    • Wahab Riaz 1-0-3-0
    • Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-7-0

Kranthi: "Btw, back to the topic about this match being a 'dead-rubber'. I'm still standing in rain, in a queue, at a local sports-bar (No reservations allowed today). People are more worried about England's weather than in Hyderabad here."

Sri: "I wish Facebook could follow cricinfo's policy of filtering comments before getting published."

13.1

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, no run, flighted ball spins in, defended towards midwicket by Kohli

13.2

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, no run, similar ball, similar response from Kohli

13.3

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, 1 run, spins in, Kohli decides to play that off the back foot, gets deep in the crease and plays it against the turn towards cover

13.4

Saeed Ajmal to Dhawan, no run, the topspinner from Ajmal, Dhawan hit on the thigh pad as he looks to play that one, the ball rolls out to short fine

13.5

Saeed Ajmal to Dhawan, 1 run, played with soft hands towards point, nicely done by Dhawan, picks up a single

13.6

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, no run, quicker delivery that turns back in on leg stump, Kohli pushes it to the off side

End of over 14 (2 runs) India 69/1 (33 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.92, RRR: 4.12)

    • V Kohli 9 (14b 1x4)
    • S Dhawan 40 (38b 3x4)
    • Saeed Ajmal 3-0-14-1
    • Wahab Riaz 1-0-3-0
14.1

Wahab Riaz to Dhawan, FOUR, wielding the bat like wand, twirls that away behind point for four, short of a length ball just outside off, lovely hit off the middle of the bat

14.2

Wahab Riaz to Dhawan, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

14.2

Wahab Riaz to Dhawan, FOUR, short ball, everything going Dhawan's way, Dhawan wanted to smear that through the leg side, takes a top edge and that flies over the keeper for four

14.3

Wahab Riaz to Dhawan, OUT, that's the end of Dhawan's innings, he has holed out to third man, it was a short ball outside off, Dhawan wanted to hammer that over point but can't control it and is gone for 48

S Dhawan c Nasir Jamshed b Wahab Riaz 48 (70m 41b 5x4 0x6) SR: 117.07

Vignesh D: "This could be one of the most one-sided, uninteresting IND-PAK games you will ever see."

sachin chauhan: "@ jatin - Einstein would have said "what kind of black magic is this(d/l sys)"

14.4

Wahab Riaz to Karthik, no run, shortish ball just outside off, Karthik drops his wrists and lets that go, 141kph

14.5

Wahab Riaz to Karthik, no run, same length, good line as well from Wahab, another leave from Karthik Wahab bowling a good spell here

14.6

Wahab Riaz to Karthik, no run, pitched up this time, just outside off, 146kph, Karthi shoulders arms

End of over 15 (9 runs) India 78/2 (24 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.20, RRR: 3.42)

    • KD Karthik 0 (3b)
    • V Kohli 9 (14b 1x4)
    • Wahab Riaz 2-0-12-1
    • Saeed Ajmal 3-0-14-1
15.1

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, no run, crowd catch there ( and I got quite excited too) as Kohli plays a bump ball to midwicket

15.2

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, no run, spins a long way in, Kohli waits in the crease and tucks the ball towards square leg

15.3

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, 1 run, length ball is pushed towards long-on for a single

Sash: "Why does DK have sun cream on his face?" Good question

15.4

Saeed Ajmal to Karthik, 3 runs, spun away from Karthik, the doosra from Ajmal, takes the outside edge, the ball almost runs away to the boundary but Wahab puts in a dive to stop that one

15.5

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, FOUR, drops it short and Kohli waits for it on the back foot and slams that over long-on for four, briefly the fielder at long-on was interested, but that had just enough to go past him

15.6

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, 1 run, clipped to midwicket for a single

End of over 16 (9 runs) India 87/2 (15 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.43, RRR: 2.50)

    • V Kohli 15 (19b 2x4)
    • KD Karthik 3 (4b)
    • Saeed Ajmal 4-0-23-1
    • Wahab Riaz 2-0-12-1
16.1

Wahab Riaz to Kohli, no run, length ball on middle and off, Kohli gets behind the line of that one and defends, 140.6kph from Wahab

16.2

Wahab Riaz to Kohli, 1 run, short of a length ball outside off, and that is steered towards backward point

16.3

Wahab Riaz to Karthik, 1 run, tucked towards square leg for one more

16.4

Wahab Riaz to Kohli, no run, full and wide outside off, not so wide that it is declared illegal

vivek: "Though in a different format, another left-hander from India scored two centuries in successive innings on his first visit to England, and got out for 48 in his third. He went on to captain the team later and get some hair extensions too." Great spot that about Ganguly.

16.5

Wahab Riaz to Kohli, 1 run, back of a length ball just outside off, pushed towards point for one more

16.6

Wahab Riaz to Karthik, no run, short of length ball on middle stump, defended down the track

Osama Baig: "@Sash Apparently you can damage your skin even in cloudy conditions. (No, I'm not a dermatologist. I'll listen to ads on radio. Avidly.)"

End of over 17 (3 runs) India 90/2 (12 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.29, RRR: 2.40)

    • KD Karthik 4 (6b)
    • V Kohli 17 (23b 2x4)
    • Wahab Riaz 3-0-15-1
    • Saeed Ajmal 4-0-23-1
17.1

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, no run, spins in from a length, pushed off the back foot towards the bowler

17.2

Saeed Ajmal to Kohli, 1 run, length ball spinning in towards leg stump, clipped towards midwicket for a single

Anchal : "Just noticed - Sum of hundreds scored by both teams in their ODI careers is still 1 less than Tendulkar's ODI career"

And the crowd is chanting, "We want six."

17.3

Saeed Ajmal to Karthik, FOUR, flighted and full, Karthik gets to the pitch of that and caresses that through cover, timed superbly by Karthik and India need another seven to win

17.4

Saeed Ajmal to Karthik, no run, a touch shorter this time, blocked off the back foot

17.5

Saeed Ajmal to Karthik, no run, doosra that spins away from Karthik, who waits on the back foot and defends to the off side

17.6

Saeed Ajmal to Karthik, 1 run, drops it short, spins in towards middle, flat-batted towards mid-on

Shashank: "DK doesn't know that it's for the sun. He thinks it's war paint."

End of over 18 (6 runs) India 96/2 (6 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.33, RRR: 1.50)

    • KD Karthik 9 (10b 1x4)
    • V Kohli 18 (25b 2x4)
    • Saeed Ajmal 5-0-29-1
    • Wahab Riaz 3-0-15-1
18.1

Wahab Riaz to Karthik, no run, shortish length, just outside off, defended from the crease to the off side

18.2

Wahab Riaz to Karthik, no run, full and wide, Karthik tries to reach that, gets it on the toe of the bat, the ball dribbles to the off side

18.3

Wahab Riaz to Karthik, no run, short and quick, Karthik goes for the hook but doesn't connect, 139kph

18.4

Wahab Riaz to Karthik, 1 run, short of length ball on middle, works it away towards midwicket, goes for the quick single, Wahab does the fielding and fires the ball towards the non-striker's end, Karthik has to dive to make his ground

18.5

Wahab Riaz to Kohli, no run, length ball outside off, slapped towards point

18.6

Wahab Riaz to Kohli, FOUR, on legstump, Kohli swivels and dispatches that to the midwicket boundary, didn't seem to hit that very well

End of over 19 (5 runs) India 101/2 (1 run required from 18 balls, RR: 5.31, RRR: 0.33)

    • V Kohli 22 (27b 3x4)
    • KD Karthik 10 (14b 1x4)
    • Wahab Riaz 4-0-20-1
    • Saeed Ajmal 5-0-29-1
19.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Karthik, 1 run, spins down the leg side, helped behind square leg for a quick single, and India have won the dead rubber

Plenty of hype before this match, but this was something of a damp squib, and not just because of the incessant rain. A one-sided contest this, and the Indian juggernaut rolls on. Certainly not a match that will join the ranks of classic India-Pakistan matches.

Mazher Arshad points out: "It is only second time when Pakistan have ended an ICC tournament without winning a match. First was ICC knockout 1998 in Dhaka."

And Faizan Lakhani tweets: "#Pakistan batting averages at #CT13 Farhat 2.00, Kamran 7.66, Malik 8.33, Hafeez 12.66." Easy to see why Pakistan's performance has been so poor this tournament.

The ground is bathed in beautiful sunshine now, seems like we could have play for several hours more.

Presentation ceremony:

Misbah-ul-Haq is booed as he comes to speak: "Disappointing performance again with the bat, the weather also played a part, difficult to get in and out so many times. In this sort of format, it is too short for the teams because you have one bad day at the start of the tournament, you are almost out of it. I think the bowling did okay for us, the way they are establishing themselves, really a plus for Pakistan." Enjoyed the tournament? "Not much."

MS Dhoni gets a big cheer as he walks up: "The fan support has always been there, no matter where we play. The whole team is doing really well, in all the three departments. We are the top fielding side in world cricket as of now, we need to keep the intensity up. Bhuvneshwar bowls very good areas, and can swing the ball, he's someone who has given us the early breakthroughs, good to see him bowl well."

Man of the Match is Bhuvneshwar Kumar: "There was a bit of bounce in the wicket, wasn't really nervous because it was Pakistan, but do feel nervous whichever game you play."

That's a wrap from our coverage for this match, thanks to all the fans for your persistence despite the many, many rain breaks. Hope you enjoyed reading up on Duckworth-Lewis method.

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