ICC World Twenty20, 20th Match, Group 2: India v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Sep 30, 2012
ICC World Twenty20 - 20th match, Group 2
India won by 8 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (neutral venue)
30 September 2012 - night match (20-over match)

Balaji to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, slower offcutter bouncer from wide of the crease, Afridi looks to swipe and edges it to the leg side, can't time it


Balaji to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, length ball outside off, pushed towards point by Hafeez


Balaji to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, another short one, Hafeez swivels as he pulls the ball along the ground towards deep square leg


Balaji to Shahid Afridi, OUT, the Afridi experiment is over, he has picked out the deep square leg fielder, another short one from Balaji, Afridi pulls and connects well this done, not well enough to clear the rope though, Raina gets under that one and safely pouches it

Shahid Afridi c Raina b Balaji 14 (15m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 116.66


Balaji to Nasir Jamshed, 1 run, length ball on off stump, Jamshed gets going with a tuck towards midwicket


Balaji to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, length ball just outside off, defended towards cover, Hafeez 4 off 12

Pakistan 36/2   L Balaji 1-0-3-1

Balaji to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, shortish ball outside off, steered down towards third man


Balaji to Umar Akmal, 1 run, short once more, Balaji keeps it around off, Umar gets on his toes as he works the ball towards third man


Balaji to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, length ball on the pads, whipped towards deep square leg for a couple, Pakistan's 100 comes up


Balaji to Shoaib Malik, no run, slower bouncer from Balaji, one bounce towards Yuvraj at backward point


Balaji to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, length ball this time, slants it towards the pads, glanced down to the vacant fine leg region, Zaheer at backward square leg was too square to cut that off, and not for the first time, Malik playing a good hand against India


Balaji to Shoaib Malik, no run, length ball is punched towards cover, dot ball to end the over

Pakistan 105/5   L Balaji 2-0-11-1

Balaji to Yasir Arafat, no run, length ball outside off, guided towards backward point by Yasir Arafat


Balaji to Yasir Arafat, no run, back of a length ball outside off, bottom-edged to the off side


Balaji to Yasir Arafat, no run, shorter this time from Balaji, slapped towards Yuvraj at backward point


Balaji to Yasir Arafat, no run, the slower bouncer has Arafat baffled, the ball takes an age to arrive and Arafat can only weakly waft at it


Balaji to Yasir Arafat, FOUR, if it was to give Umar the strike, Arafat hasn't heeded it, he goes for a wild swipe to midwicket, top-edges it and that bounces once before going over the third man rope


Balaji to Yasir Arafat, 1 run, swings at it once more, towards deep midwicket, Kohli keeps them down to a single, which means Arafat remains on strike, only five off that over

Pakistan 114/6   L Balaji 3-0-16-1

Balaji to Umar Gul, no run, swing and a miss, that was well outside off but the batsman wanted to still club that to the leg side


Balaji to Umar Gul, SIX, a poor delivery from Balaji, a full toss on the pads, Gul can hit those all day, swung over deep square leg for six


Balaji to Umar Gul, OUT, a high full toss from around the stumps this time, Gul could have smashed that where he liked, instead he gets an edge on it and the ball swirls to Dhoni, can Pakistan at least last the full 20 overs?

Umar Gul c †Dhoni b Balaji 12 (10m 10b 1x4 1x6) SR: 120.00


Balaji to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, no, they can't! Pakistan are bowled out for 128, Ajmal looks to paddle his first delivery to fine leg, he doesn't quite get hold of it and Dhoni has another simple catch

Saeed Ajmal c †Dhoni b Balaji 1 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Pakistan 128/10   L Balaji 3.4-0-22-3





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