Pakistan tour of India, 5th ODI: India v Pakistan at Jaipur, Nov 18, 2007
Pakistan won by 31 runs
18 November 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)

Hello and welcome to coverage of the fifth India-Pakistan ODI. I'm Anand Vasu and will be your commentator for the day.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won the toss and chosen to field. He talks about the dew playing a big part and that this was on his mind when he made the decision.

Sourav Ganguly, Harbhajan Signh, RP Singh and Zaheer Khan miss out, while the four cricketers who have been on the bench get a game. This means Praveen Kumar, Rohit Sharma, Murali Kartik and Sreesanth get a game.

For Pakistan, Shahid Afridi and Younis Khan are resting while Pakistan too give their youngsters a game. This means Imran Nazir finally gets a game. Kamran Akmal will sit this match out and Sarfraz Ahmed is playing in his place. There's also place for Fawad Alam.

Shoaib Malik concedes that he too would have fielded had he won the toss. He also explains that some of his players were carrying niggles and were being rested because there's an important Test series round the corner.

Just to remind you of the teams:

India: 1 Sachin Tendulkar, 2 Gautam Gambhir, 3 Virender Sehwag, 4 Yuvraj Singh, 5 Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt and wk), 6 Robin Uthappa, 7 Rohit Sharma, 8 Irfan Pathan, 9 Praveen Kumar, 10 Murali Kartik, 11 Sreesanth.

Pakistan 1 Salman Butt, 2 Imran Nazir, 3 Yasir Hameed, 4 Mohammad Yousuf, 5 Shoaib Malik (capt), 6 Misbah-ul-Haq, 7 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 8 Fawad Alam, 9 Sohail Tanvir, 10 Rao Iftikhar Anjum, 11 Umar Gul.

There's still a bit of time to go before the start of this match. Do take a look around the rest of the site. South Africa is playing New Zealand and the Indian domestic season is in full swing as well.

The players are out on the field now. First it's the Indians who get out to the middle. Then come the Pakistani openers. Play is about to get under way as everyone gets in position.

Praveen Kumar will take the new ball.

0.1

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, a bit of away movement, left alone to the keeper

0.2

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, And once again just outside the off and a hitn of away movement, left alone to the keeper

0.3

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, short of a driving length and skiddy off the pitch, played at and missed, through to the keeper

0.4

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, good-length ball on the stumps, clipped away to square-leg. That could have been put away. Rohit Sharma fields

0.5

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, short of a driving length and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch with a straight bat

0.6

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, short of a length and outside the off, a hint of swing away from the left-hand bat, left alone to the keeper and Praveen Kumar begins his ODI career with a maiden over

End of over 1 (maiden) Pakistan 0/0 (RR: 0.00)

    • Salman Butt 0 (6b)
    • Imran Nazir 0 (0b)
    • P Kumar 1-1-0-0
1.1

Sreesanth to Imran Nazir, no run, full and on the stumps, no swing first up, that one is dead straight. Imran Nazir watches carefully and defends back down the pitch

1.2

Sreesanth to Imran Nazir, 1 wide, fuller and outside the off stump, played at and missed, through to the keeper. That moved away a bit and could easily have taken an edge.

1.2

Sreesanth to Imran Nazir, 2 runs, short of a good length and on the stumps, driven inside out through the off side. Nazir standing tall on that occasion and driving with the full face of the bat

1.3

Sreesanth to Imran Nazir, 1 wide, short of a length, down the leg side, big expansive pull played and missed, through to the keeper

1.3

Sreesanth to Imran Nazir, no run, pacy and outside the off, a hint of away movement after pitching and the ball beats the flashing blade of Imran Nazir

1.4

Sreesanth to Imran Nazir, no run, fuller and a touch too straight, slipping down the leg side, flick played at and missed, rapped on the pad. The ball bobs away down to the leg side

1.5

Sreesanth to Imran Nazir, no run, full once more and just outside the off, this one shapes away a touch as well, defended away towards the off side. Nazir covering for the swing on this occasion

1.6

Sreesanth to Imran Nazir, FOUR, Bang! that's too short and Imran Nazir lines it up early. It's right in the hitting zone and he unfurls an excellent pull shot to the midwicket fence. First really convincing stroke of the innings

End of over 2 (8 runs) Pakistan 8/0 (RR: 4.00)

    • Imran Nazir 6 (6b 1x4)
    • Salman Butt 0 (6b)
    • S Sreesanth 1-0-8-0
    • P Kumar 1-1-0-0
2.1

Kumar to Salman Butt, 2 runs, full and on the pads this time, just a bit too straight. Butt walks across and works the ball to leg

2.2

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, full and on the off, just a hint of movement into the left-handed Butt this time, defended towards mid-off with a straight bat

2.3

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, quite full once more and on teh stumps, defended back towards the off side

2.4

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, quite full once more and on teh stumps, defended back towards the off side. Praveen Kumar making a really impressive start here.

2.5

Kumar to Salman Butt, 1 wide, short of a length and a bit too far outside the off stump, left well alone to the keeper

2.5

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, fuller and on the stumps, once again there's just a hint of swing and this keeps the batsman honest. Butt defends back down the pitch

2.6

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, pushed through fuller and slanted away from the left-handed Butt. The batsman hangs his bat out limply outside the off and the ball passes safely through to the keeper

End of over 3 (3 runs) Pakistan 11/0 (RR: 3.66)

    • Salman Butt 2 (12b)
    • Imran Nazir 6 (6b 1x4)
    • P Kumar 2-1-3-0
    • S Sreesanth 1-0-8-0
3.1

Sreesanth to Imran Nazir, 1 run, fullish and a touch too straight, slipping down leg, clipped off the toes to the on side for a single to get this Sreesanth over under way

3.2

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, FOUR, short of a length and far outside the off, that is a loose ball, Butt goes back and across with minimal foot movement and climbs into a square-cut, crashing the ball to the point fence

3.3

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, no run, fuller this time and on the stumps, Sreesanth overcompensating, clipped to the on side quite watchfully

3.4

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, no run, Pace! That was a quick one from Sreesanth and really hurries the batsman who sort of loses sight of the ball as he plays a flashy drive. The ball beats bat and thuds into Dhoni's gloves

3.5

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, this time just a careful defensive shot from the batsman

3.6

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, no run, fuller and pushed through just wide of the off stump, this one does not swing at all. Butt drives with an angled bat and the ball goes uppishly towards point. Yuvraj fields as the ball falls well short of him

End of over 4 (5 runs) Pakistan 16/0 (RR: 4.00)

    • Salman Butt 6 (17b 1x4)
    • Imran Nazir 7 (7b 1x4)
    • S Sreesanth 2-0-13-0
    • P Kumar 2-1-3-0
4.1

Kumar to Imran Nazir, no run, Now Imran Nazir faces Praveen Kumar. Fullish ball outside the off, a hint of swing, left alone to the keeper

4.2

Kumar to Imran Nazir, no run, fuller and on the off stump, this one comes in quite sharply in the air, Nazir plays it inside out towards cover

4.3

Kumar to Imran Nazir, no run, short of a driving length and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch ever so watchfully

4.4

Kumar to Imran Nazir, no run, full and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch to the bowler. Most impressive from Praveen Kumar so far as the batsmen play him carefully

4.5

Kumar to Imran Nazir, 1 run, short of a good length and on the pads, played off the hips for a single

4.6

Kumar to Salman Butt, 1 run, fullish and on the off, change of angle as Praveen comes round the stumps, Butt watches the ball carefully onto bat and defends back down the pitch

End of over 5 (2 runs) Pakistan 18/0 (RR: 3.60)

    • Salman Butt 7 (18b 1x4)
    • Imran Nazir 8 (12b 1x4)
    • P Kumar 3-1-5-0
    • S Sreesanth 2-0-13-0
5.1

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, FOUR, full and straight, this one is just too full from Sreesanth, Butt watches the ball carefully and plays late, using his wrists well to keep the ball down as he drives back down the ground. That is a pretty shot

5.2

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, slanted away from the left-handed batsman, easily left alone to the keeper

5.3

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, no run, short ball banged in. There's the bouncer for variation. Butt ducks well under ball and lets it go through to the keeper.

5.4

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, defended away with an angled bat. Good pace from Sreesanth here.

5.5

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, 1 wide, short, wide, angled further away. Sreesanth getting a bit too carried away here with the bounce this pitch is affording. Left well alone and called a wide.

5.5

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, 2 runs, overpitched and on the off stump, driven well but straight to the fielder at mid-off

5.6

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, no run

End of over 6 (7 runs) Pakistan 25/0 (RR: 4.16)

    • Salman Butt 13 (24b 2x4)
    • Imran Nazir 8 (12b 1x4)
    • S Sreesanth 3-0-20-0
    • P Kumar 3-1-5-0
6.1

Kumar to Imran Nazir, no run, short of a good length and on the stumps - decent line and length here - defended back down the pitch

6.2

Kumar to Imran Nazir, 1 run, short of a good length and on the stumps, played away towards a fielder with soft hands, Uthappa swoops in and throws at the stumps, there's no-one backing up and the overthrow is given away

6.3

Kumar to Salman Butt, 1 run, short of a good length and on the off, just a bit of extra bounce, the ball hits the bat high up and bounces away towards third-man

6.4

Kumar to Imran Nazir, no run, pushed through just a bit wide outside the off stump, that keeps a bit low as well, played at and missed, through to the keeper

6.5

Kumar to Imran Nazir, no run, down the pitch and a big swing, Nazir goes for the big hit but is wild and misses, the ball goes just past the off stump to the keeper

6.6

Kumar to Imran Nazir, no run

End of over 7 (2 runs) Pakistan 27/0 (RR: 3.85)

    • Imran Nazir 9 (17b 1x4)
    • Salman Butt 14 (25b 2x4)
    • P Kumar 4-1-7-0
    • S Sreesanth 3-0-20-0
7.1

Pathan to Salman Butt, no run, Pathan comes into the attack and starts with a full-toss on the off stump, punched to the leg side but straight to mid-on

7.2

Pathan to Salman Butt, FOUR, overpitched and on the pads, Pathan bowling very full looking for swing, Butt picks up the length early and flicks superbly through midwicket

7.3

Pathan to Salman Butt, 1 run, just short of a good length and on the off, Butt defends to the off side with soft hands and the batsmen pinch a single

7.4

Pathan to Imran Nazir, no run, short of a good length and pitching outside leg, the batsman flicks and misses, rapped on the pad and there's a futile appeal for the lbw

7.5

Pathan to Imran Nazir, no run, fuller and on the off stump this time, just a hint of inswing, defended to the leg side with an angled bat

7.6

Pathan to Imran Nazir, no run, fuller and on the stumps, once again the batsman is happy to just defend back down the pitch with a straight bat

End of over 8 (5 runs) Pakistan 32/0 (RR: 4.00)

    • Imran Nazir 9 (20b 1x4)
    • Salman Butt 19 (28b 3x4)
    • IK Pathan 1-0-5-0
    • P Kumar 4-1-7-0
8.1

Kumar to Salman Butt, 2 runs, the batsman tries to work this to the on side, off the leading edge towards cover

8.2

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, short of a good length and outside the off stump, left well alone to the keeper

8.3

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, short of a length and on the off stump, defended back down the pitch with a straight bat. Praveen Kumar having tremendous success with his control so far

8.4

Kumar to Salman Butt, FOUR, short of a length and too far wide outside the off stump - we were just talking about his accuracy - slapped away in front of point. That races to the boundary

Now Praveen comes around the stumps to the left-handed Salman Butt

8.5

Kumar to Salman Butt, no run, short of a good length and on the off, delivered with a round-arm action, comes in with the angle, defended away towards cover

8.6

Kumar to Salman Butt, 1 run, just short of a length and on the stumps, clipped to the on side for a single to end the over

End of over 9 (7 runs) Pakistan 39/0 (RR: 4.33)

    • Salman Butt 26 (34b 4x4)
    • Imran Nazir 9 (20b 1x4)
    • P Kumar 5-1-14-0
    • IK Pathan 1-0-5-0
9.1

Pathan to Salman Butt, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the of stump, defended away towards the off side

9.2

Pathan to Imran Nazir, no run, short of a length and on the off stump, no swing for Pathan here, defended towards cover-point with an angled bat. How long can Nazir bat in such restrained fashion?

9.3

Pathan to Imran Nazir, 1 run, full and on the stumps, this one just comes in a touch. Defended. Off a thick inside edge towards the on side

9.4

Pathan to Salman Butt, no run, short of a driving length and on the off stump, defended towards cover with an angled bat

9.5

Pathan to Salman Butt, no run, short of a length and outside the off stump, Butt punches well but can't beat the fielder at cover

9.6

Pathan to Salman Butt, FOUR, Crack! too full and wide of the stumps, Butt leans into this ball and cracks a cover-drive. The fielder at mid-off runs to his right and dives but can't get a hand to it as the ball speeds away across the turf!

End of over 10 (6 runs) Pakistan 45/0 (RR: 4.50)

    • Salman Butt 31 (38b 5x4)
    • Imran Nazir 10 (22b 1x4)
    • IK Pathan 2-0-11-0
    • P Kumar 5-1-14-0
10.1

Kumar to Imran Nazir, FOUR, Short and wide, Praveen Kumar's line and length are falling away a bit now. Nazir stands tall over this one and cracks a square-cut. He's well on top of the ball and the timing and placement are perfect

10.2

Kumar to Imran Nazir, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, defended back down the pitch. Good comeback from the bowler.

10.3

Kumar to Imran Nazir, FOUR, Another one! Short, wide and Praveen Kumar is losing the plot here. At his pace this is easy pickings. Imran Nazir doesn't even bother trying to keep the ball down and hits over point!

10.4

Kumar to Imran Nazir, 4 leg byes, Overcompensating his time. Praveen Kumar full and on the pads, flick played and missed, off the thigh-pad and it's four more runs to Pakistan

10.5

Kumar to Imran Nazir, no run, slower ball outside the off stump, Nazir feels for this and misses, past the outside edge to the keeper

10.6

Kumar to Imran Nazir, no run, short of a length and outside the off, cut hard but doesn't beat the infield

End of over 11 (12 runs) Pakistan 57/0 (RR: 5.18)

    • Imran Nazir 18 (28b 3x4)
    • Salman Butt 31 (38b 5x4)
    • P Kumar 6-1-22-0
    • IK Pathan 2-0-11-0
11.1

Pathan to Salman Butt, no run, fullish and on the stumps, nothing flashy from the batsman, just a defensive shot back down the pitch to the bowler

11.2

Pathan to Salman Butt, 1 run, fuller and a touch wider outside the off, driven hard at, off a thick outside edge down to third-man

11.3

Pathan to Imran Nazir, 1 run, full and on the pads, a hint of swing there, clipped away off the pads down to fine-leg for an easy run

11.4

Pathan to Salman Butt, FOUR, too full, too far outside the off, Salman Butt loves it there. Butt shuffles forward and uses his wrists to coax the ball through cover for a delectable boundary. Beautiful shot that

11.5

Pathan to Salman Butt, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

11.6

Pathan to Salman Butt, 1 leg bye, short of a driving length and on the stumps, that's not swinging much and is a bit quicker. It skids through after pitching and hits Butt on the pads. There's a loud shout for the lbw but Suresh Shastri, the umpire is not interested. The batsmen go through for a leg bye.

End of over 12 (7 runs) Pakistan 64/0 (RR: 5.33)

    • Salman Butt 36 (43b 6x4)
    • Imran Nazir 19 (29b 3x4)
    • IK Pathan 3-0-17-0
    • P Kumar 6-1-22-0
12.1

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, no run, short of a good length and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch. Decent start from Sreesanth in his return spell.

12.2

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, 1 wide, quick ball but this one is down the leg side and Sreesanth won't get away with it. Wide called as the batsman flicks half-heartedly and misses.

12.2

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, no run, very full and on the off stump, defended back down the stumps with ease. Sreesanth fields and threatens to have a shy at the stumps but resists

12.3

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, no run, fuller and outside the off, this one keeps a bit low, flashed at and missed, through to the keeper

12.4

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, no run, just short of a length and on the off stump, Salman Butt is in two minds over whether to play forward or back and in the end settles for defending to off

12.5

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, no run, slightly full and outside the off, driven uppishly but safely to cover

12.6

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, OUT, Gone! short one banged in, that's pitched halfway down the track and climbs quite high. Salman Butt should have left that alone but he goes for an ambitious pull shot. The ball spears off the top edge and goes straight up in the air. There's a fielder coming under it - Rohit Sharma at mid-on. He settles under the catch and the first Pakistani wicket has fallen.

Salman Butt c Sharma b Sreesanth 36 (60m 49b 6x4 0x6) SR: 73.46

End of over 13 (1 run) Pakistan 65/1 (RR: 5.00)

    • Imran Nazir 19 (29b 3x4)
    • S Sreesanth 4-0-21-1
    • IK Pathan 3-0-17-0
13.1

Pathan to Yasir Hameed, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off stump, the batsman opens the face of the bat and runs the ball down to third-man for a single

13.2

Pathan to Imran Nazir, no run, short of a length and outside the off, punched back down the pitch to the bowler. Not in control of the shot but safely away from the bowler.

13.3

Pathan to Imran Nazir, no run, fullish and on the stumps, hint of swing in, defended back down towards the off side

13.4

Pathan to Imran Nazir, no run, very full and on the stumps, played away to the on side

13.5

Pathan to Imran Nazir, no run, short of a driving length and on the pads, flick played and missed, off the thigh pad to the leg side

13.6

Pathan to Imran Nazir, 4 leg byes, down the leg side and full, played and missed, off the pads for four leg byes to end the over

Over to Sriram Veera for a brief bit.

End of over 14 (5 runs) Pakistan 70/1 (RR: 5.00)

    • Imran Nazir 19 (34b 3x4)
    • Yasir Hameed 1 (1b)
    • IK Pathan 4-0-18-0
    • S Sreesanth 4-0-21-1
14.1

Sreesanth to Yasir Hameed, no run, beaten It was a length delivery outside off stump and Yasir has a flash and a miss.

14.2

Sreesanth to Yasir Hameed, no run, closer to the off stump and Yasir pushes it out to the off side

14.3

Sreesanth to Yasir Hameed, no run, leans across to a delivery outside off stump and defends to the off side.

14.4

Sreesanth to Yasir Hameed, OUT, Sreesanth strikes again! It landed on a length, just outside off, bounced, and shaped away a touch, Yasir was beaten by the extra bounce and the straightening as he pushed at it. Fatal attraction.

Yasir Hameed c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 1 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

14.5

Sreesanth to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, welcomes Yousuf with a bouncer, ducked under. Sreesanth has taken two wickets in his second spell.

14.6

Sreesanth to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, leans forward across to defend a length delivery to the off side

End of over 15 (wicket maiden) Pakistan 70/2 (RR: 4.66)

    • Mohammad Yousuf 0 (2b)
    • Imran Nazir 19 (34b 3x4)
    • S Sreesanth 5-1-21-2
    • IK Pathan 4-0-18-0
15.1

Pathan to Imran Nazir, 1 run, on the spot, curves in off a length, on the middle stump line, wristed to square leg

15.2

Pathan to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, fab square cut. Short in length, outside off stump and Yousuf cuts it to deep point

15.3

Pathan to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, fuller, shaping in late, on the middle and leg, Yousuf falls over a touch as he tries to work it to the on side and is struck on the pad

15.4

Pathan to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, takes this one away, with the angle, steered to third man

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15.5

Pathan to Imran Nazir, no run

15.6

Pathan to Imran Nazir, no run, appeal for lbw but struck outside off stump. It landed on a length, outside off and moved in a touch, Imran lunged across, front leg way across, bat couldn't come around the pad in time and was struck. But outside the line.

Back to Anand Vasu.

End of over 16 (6 runs) Pakistan 76/2 (RR: 4.75)

    • Imran Nazir 20 (37b 3x4)
    • Mohammad Yousuf 5 (5b 1x4)
    • IK Pathan 5-0-24-0
    • S Sreesanth 5-1-21-2

Thanks Sriram.

16.1

Sreesanth to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, hint of away swing, flashed at and missed, through to the keeper

16.2

Sreesanth to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, overpitched and on the pads, worked away down towards fine-leg with a deft flick of the wrists

16.3

Sreesanth to Imran Nazir, no run, short of a length and on the stumps, this one doesn't quite bounce as much as expected, flick played and missed. Off the pads to the leg side

16.4

Sreesanth to Imran Nazir, no run, full and on the off stump, quite quick, defended back down the pitch

16.5

Sreesanth to Imran Nazir, OUT, Gone! slower ball on the off stump, Imran Nazir gives that an almighty thump. The batsman makes good contact but the ball comes straight back at Sreesanth who takes a good reflex catch in his followthrough. That's a good wicket and takes Sreesanth's tally to 50 scalps in ODI cricket

Imran Nazir c & b Sreesanth 20 (84m 40b 3x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

16.6

Sreesanth to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, full and on the pads, not the best ball to follow-up a wicket, easily worked away through midwicket to get off the mark

End of over 17 (3 runs) Pakistan 79/3 (RR: 4.64)

    • Shoaib Malik 2 (1b)
    • Mohammad Yousuf 6 (7b 1x4)
    • S Sreesanth 6-1-24-3
    • IK Pathan 5-0-24-0
17.1

Pathan to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 leg bye, short of a driving length, pitching outside leg, on the pads, worked away off the hips down towards fine-leg

17.2

Pathan to Shoaib Malik, no run, short of a length and on the pads, a bit of bounce, defended back down the pitch to the leg side

17.3

Pathan to Shoaib Malik, no run, short and a bit of width, Shoaib Malik stands tall and cuts well, down towards point, Yuvraj Singh does well to dive and stop that one

17.4

Pathan to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, very full and on the pads, flicked away off the pads, a bit uppish but it's nowhere near a fielder and runs safely down towards fine-leg

17.5

Pathan to Shoaib Malik, no run, fuller and outside the off stump, punched with an angled bat to point

17.6

Pathan to Shoaib Malik, no run, just short of a good length, on the off stump, a hint of swing in to the right-handed batsman, defended back down the pitch with a straight bat

End of over 18 (3 runs) Pakistan 82/3 (RR: 4.55)

    • Shoaib Malik 4 (6b)
    • Mohammad Yousuf 6 (8b 1x4)
    • IK Pathan 6-0-26-0
    • S Sreesanth 6-1-24-3
18.1

Sreesanth to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, pushed to cover

18.2

Sreesanth to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, just short of a good length and outside the off, Yousuf opens the face of the bat and runs the ball down to third-man

18.3

Sreesanth to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, just short of a good length and outside the off, beautiful line and length here, a bit of extra bounce and outswing, played at and edged, the ball falls short of Sehwag at second slip. Good ball that.

18.4

Sreesanth to Shoaib Malik, no run, dug in just a touch shorter, delivered from wide of the crease, slanting in to the batsman who stands on tip-toe and defends with soft hands

18.5

Sreesanth to Shoaib Malik, no run, fuller and outside the off, this one goes through straight, left well alone to the keeper

18.6

Sreesanth to Shoaib Malik, no run, shorter, pretty straight, plenty of pace and extra bounce, the batsman was really hurried as he plays a cut shot. That ball wasn't wide enough for the cut anyway. Past the outside edge to the keeper

End of over 19 (3 runs) Pakistan 85/3 (RR: 4.47)

    • Shoaib Malik 6 (10b)
    • Mohammad Yousuf 7 (10b 1x4)
    • S Sreesanth 7-1-27-3
    • IK Pathan 6-0-26-0

Murali Kartik comes in to the attack now

19.1

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, tossed up and outside the off, heaved across the line through midwicket. Not in total control but the ball races away to the midwicket fence anyway

19.2

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, well flighted and outside the off, driven inside out and through cover for a single

19.3

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, very full and on the stumps, driven down the pitch to long-off for another single

19.4

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, arm ball on the stumps, defended back down the pitch with care

19.5

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, fuller and on the pads, flick played and missed, off the pads to the leg side

19.6

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, flat and on the pads, sweep played and missed, rapped on the pad, another stifled shout for the lbw

End of over 20 (6 runs) Pakistan 91/3 (RR: 4.55)

    • Mohammad Yousuf 12 (15b 2x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 7 (11b)
    • M Kartik 1-0-6-0
    • S Sreesanth 7-1-27-3
20.1

Sreesanth to Shoaib Malik, no run, short of a driving length and on the off stump, very straight and quite pacy as well, defended back down the pitch with a straight bat

20.2

Sreesanth to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, punched just wide of cover off the back foot, the single is pinched

20.3

Sreesanth to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, full and straight, punched back down the ground by Yousuf, Sreesanth fields and makes like he's going to throw the stumps down at the batsman's end. Yousuf can only laugh in bemusement at Sreesanth's antics

20.4

Sreesanth to Mohammad Yousuf, 3 runs, just short of a good length and on the stumps, Yousuf goes across his stumps and flicks the ball delicately through midwicket. Pleasing on the eye that shot

20.5

Sreesanth to Shoaib Malik, no run, short of a good length and outside the off stump, left alone to the keeper

20.6

Sreesanth to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, short and wide, that's a bad way to end a good over. Shoaib Malik cashes in, standing tall and smacking the ball through point. Powerful square-cut and the placement is excellent.

End of over 21 (8 runs) Pakistan 99/3 (RR: 4.71)

    • Shoaib Malik 12 (15b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Yousuf 15 (17b 2x4)
    • S Sreesanth 8-1-35-3
    • M Kartik 1-0-6-0
21.1

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, fullish and on the stumps, quite slow too, a bit of turn, defended back down the pitch

21.2

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, loopy ball on the stumps, once again the batsman just defends very carefully back down the pitch

21.3

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, flatter this time and just slipping down leg, deflected towards square-leg for a single and the hundred comes up for Pakistan

21.4

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, no run, full and on the stumps, defended

21.5

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short of a driving length and outside the off, a bit slower, a bit more purchase off the surface, eased to cover

21.6

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, short of a good length and on midlle and leg, worked away to the on side

End of over 22 (3 runs) Pakistan 102/3 (RR: 4.63)

    • Mohammad Yousuf 17 (21b 2x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 13 (17b 1x4)
    • M Kartik 2-0-9-0
    • S Sreesanth 8-1-35-3

Sehwag comes into the attack

22.1

Sehwag to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, short of a length and on the off stump, worked to the leg side

22.2

Sehwag to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, fullish and on the stumps, worked to the leg side

22.3

Sehwag to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, again flat and on the pads, knocked away towards square-leg

22.4

Sehwag to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, punched off the back foot to short cover. There's a shy at the stumps that misses and the overthrow is given

22.5

Sehwag to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, short and a bit of width, cut down to short third-man

22.6

Sehwag to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, fuller and on the pads, defended with soft hands

End of over 23 (4 runs) Pakistan 106/3 (RR: 4.60)

    • Mohammad Yousuf 19 (25b 2x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 15 (19b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 1-0-4-0
    • M Kartik 2-0-9-0
23.1

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, no run, tossed up a bit extra and on the middle and leg, flick played and missed, rapped on the pad

23.2

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, no run, fullish and on the off this time, a little flatter, defended

23.3

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, eased just wide of the diving cover fielder

23.4

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, flatter and on the stumps, played back down the pitch to the bowler

23.5

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, Take that! tossed up a touch more and on the stumps, Yousuf comes down the pitch and effortlessly lifts that over midwicket. That's a clinically effective shot

23.6

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, pushed towards cover

End of over 24 (5 runs) Pakistan 111/3 (RR: 4.62)

    • Mohammad Yousuf 23 (28b 3x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 16 (22b 1x4)
    • M Kartik 3-0-14-0
    • V Sehwag 1-0-4-0
24.1

Sehwag to Shoaib Malik, no run, fullish and on the off, played back down the pitch to the bowler

24.2

Sehwag to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short of a length and on the pads, Malik comes down the pitch and works the ball to long-on

24.3

Sehwag to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, flat, full, quicker, defended back down the pitch

24.4

Sehwag to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, fuller and on the pads, worked down to short fine-leg for a single, good use of the feet

24.5

Sehwag to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, just short of a length and outside the off, steered down to short third-man this time

24.6

Sehwag to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, short of a length and on the stumps, eased through cover off the back foot

End of over 25 (4 runs) Pakistan 115/3 (RR: 4.60)

    • Mohammad Yousuf 25 (31b 3x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 18 (25b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 2-0-8-0
    • M Kartik 3-0-14-0
25.1

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, fullish and on the pads, eased through the on side for a single

25.2

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, no run, fullish and on the stumps, defended to the leg side

25.3

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, eased through cover

25.4

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, flatter and on the stumps, knocked away to the on side, but won't beat the infield

25.5

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run

25.6

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, slower and on the stumps, the batsman takes no chance, just easing the ball down to long-off for a single

End of over 26 (4 runs) Pakistan 119/3 (RR: 4.57)

    • Shoaib Malik 20 (28b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Yousuf 27 (34b 3x4)
    • M Kartik 4-0-18-0
    • V Sehwag 2-0-8-0
26.1

Sehwag to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, full and a touch too straight, slipping down leg, worked off the pads towards square-leg

26.2

Sehwag to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, another ball on the pads and again worked to the on side for a single

26.3

Sehwag to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, action replay of the last ball.

26.4

Sehwag to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, tossed up and outside the off stump, eased down to long-off

26.5

Sehwag to Shoaib Malik, 1 wide, fired in quick and flat, well down the leg side, wide called

26.5

Sehwag to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short of a good length and on the stumps, eased down to long-on for a single

26.6

Sehwag to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, short of a length and outside the off, cut down to short third-man

End of over 27 (6 runs) Pakistan 125/3 (RR: 4.62)

    • Mohammad Yousuf 29 (37b 3x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 23 (31b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 3-0-14-0
    • M Kartik 4-0-18-0
27.1

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, no run, well flighted and on the stumps, defended back to the off side, Kartik fields

27.2

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, driven inside out, with the turn, through cover

27.3

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, tight and on the stumps, defended

27.4

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, pushed wide of extra-cover for a single. No big shots for a while now but the singles coming regularly.

27.5

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, held back a touch, on the stumps, eased to long-on. Single brings up the 50 of the partnership

27.6

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, fuller and on the stumps, stroked wide of midwicket for a couple to end the over

End of over 28 (5 runs) Pakistan 130/3 (RR: 4.64)

    • Mohammad Yousuf 32 (40b 3x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 25 (34b 1x4)
    • M Kartik 5-0-23-0
    • V Sehwag 3-0-14-0

Yuvraj Singh into the attack

28.1

Yuvraj Singh to Shoaib Malik, 1 wide, down the leg side, Yuvraj begins with a wide

28.1

Yuvraj Singh to Shoaib Malik, 1 wide, and another wide, not a great start from Yuvraj, well down leg side

28.1

Yuvraj Singh to Shoaib Malik, no run, full and on the pads, defended to midwicket

28.2

Yuvraj Singh to Shoaib Malik, no run, short of a good length and on the pads, defended to leg

28.3

Yuvraj Singh to Shoaib Malik, no run, again short and flat, worked towards mid-on

28.4

Yuvraj Singh to Shoaib Malik, no run, full and on the off, defended watchfully

28.5

Yuvraj Singh to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, eased down to long-on back past a diving Yuvraj

28.6

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, down the pitch and lofted over the infield towards midwicket

End of over 29 (5 runs) Pakistan 135/3 (RR: 4.65)

    • Mohammad Yousuf 34 (41b 3x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 26 (39b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-5-0
    • M Kartik 5-0-23-0
29.1

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, eased down to long on, all the runs coming in ones and twos at the moment

29.2

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, fuller and outside the off, defended wide of point for a single

29.3

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, played down past the bowler to long-on for yet another single

29.4

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, down the leg side, a bit quicker and flatter, eased wide of midwicket

29.5

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, down the pitch, lofted inside out and over cover. The fielder there, it's Yuvraj, gets one hand to it jumping up but can't hold onto it

29.6

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, crashed off the back foot through cover for a much-needed boundary

End of over 30 (10 runs) Pakistan 145/3 (RR: 4.83)

    • Shoaib Malik 34 (43b 2x4)
    • Mohammad Yousuf 36 (43b 3x4)
    • M Kartik 6-0-33-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-5-0
30.1

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, swept just wide of the fielder at short fine-leg

30.2

Yuvraj Singh to Shoaib Malik, no run

30.3

Yuvraj Singh to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, another one down the leg side, worked past Tendulkar at short fine-leg

30.4

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, flatter and on the pads, played and missed, rapped on the pad, appeal for the lbw, turned down

30.5

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, again played down towards short fine-leg

30.6

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, Yousuf comes down the pitch with an aim of hitting inside out and over cover. Yuvraj adjusts his length and Yousuf is forced to defend.

End of over 31 (2 runs) Pakistan 147/3 (RR: 4.74)

    • Mohammad Yousuf 37 (47b 3x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 35 (45b 2x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-7-0
    • M Kartik 6-0-33-0
31.1

Sehwag to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short of a length and on the pads, worked to the on side

31.2

Sehwag to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, fullish and on the stumps, swept down towards square-leg

31.3

Sehwag to Shoaib Malik, SIX, Down the pitch and heaved over midwicket. Struck sweetly and this disappears over midwicket for maximum!

31.4

Sehwag to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, eased inside out through cover

31.5

Sehwag to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, very full and on the pads, the batsman jams the ball out to the leg side

31.6

Sehwag to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, down the pitch and worked through the on side

End of over 32 (12 runs) Pakistan 159/3 (RR: 4.96)

    • Mohammad Yousuf 39 (49b 3x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 45 (49b 2x4 1x6)
    • V Sehwag 4-0-26-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-7-0
32.1

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, full and on the pads, swept to deep backward square-leg

32.2

Yuvraj Singh to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, and here's another one smeared through the leg side for a single

32.3

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, nurdled through square leg, the runs are coming easily now

32.4

Yuvraj Singh to Shoaib Malik, 5 wides, quicker ball fired in, it's very far down the leg side and beats batsman and keeper

32.4

Yuvraj Singh to Shoaib Malik, no run, fuller and on the stumps, much better ball, defended back down the pitch

32.5

Yuvraj Singh to Shoaib Malik, 1 wide, and another wide from Yuvraj, down the leg, left alone easily

32.5

Yuvraj Singh to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, played wide of the man at cover

32.6

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, floated in slower and on the legs, flick played and missed, off the pads to the on side

End of over 33 (10 runs) Pakistan 169/3 (RR: 5.12)

    • Mohammad Yousuf 41 (52b 3x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 47 (52b 2x4 1x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 3-0-17-0
    • V Sehwag 4-0-26-0

Irfan Pathan comes into the attack at the end of the drinks break.

33.1

Pathan to Shoaib Malik, 1 wide, full and down the leg side, not a good start that, wide down the leg side

33.1

Pathan to Shoaib Malik, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven inside out and on the rise towards cover. Uthappa dives and fields well.

33.2

Pathan to Shoaib Malik, 1 wide, short of a length and outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

33.2

Pathan to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, another one that's down the leg side, deflected away through square-leg for a couple more

33.3

Pathan to Shoaib Malik, no run, full and on the off stump, punched hard but straight to cover

33.4

Pathan to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, full and outside the off, driven just wide of cover for a single that brings up Malik's half-century

33.5

Pathan to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, fullish and on the off, thick inside edge down towards fine-leg for a couple of more runs

33.6

Pathan to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, played down towards third-man with an angled bat

End of over 34 (8 runs) Pakistan 177/3 (RR: 5.20)

    • Mohammad Yousuf 44 (54b 3x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 50 (56b 2x4 1x6)
    • IK Pathan 7-0-34-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 3-0-17-0

Praveen Kumar comes back into the attack

34.1

Kumar to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, on target to start off with, around the off stump, on a length, Yousuf dabs it to third man for a single

34.2

Kumar to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, delivered from the classical side-on action, on the middle stump, tickled to on side for a single

34.3

Kumar to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, leans across to a length delivery around off stump and taps it into cover point

34.4

Kumar to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, so near yet so far for Praveen. He would have thought he had his first ODI wicket. He had banged it in short, outside off stump, Malik top-edged a pull shot high in the air but it landed safely way behind the 'keeper

34.5

Kumar to Shoaib Malik, no run

34.6

Kumar to Shoaib Malik, no run, slower one, around 116 k, full and on the off stump, dabbed away to point

End of over 35 (5 runs) Pakistan 182/3 (RR: 5.20)

    • Shoaib Malik 53 (60b 2x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Yousuf 46 (56b 3x4)
    • P Kumar 7-1-27-0
    • IK Pathan 7-0-34-0
35.1

Pathan to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, full, well outside off stump and Yousuf goes down on his knee to crash it to deep point

35.2

Pathan to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, short and climbing outside off stump, Malik hopped up and cut it to right of sweeper cover

35.3

Pathan to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, slower one, off cutter, on the middle and leg, tucked behind square leg for a single

35.4

Pathan to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, fullish, outside off stump, square driven to deep point

35.5

Pathan to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, from round the wickets, around the off stump, Malik went back, steered it through backward point, wide of third man and rushed across to pick two runs

35.6

Pathan to Shoaib Malik, no run, fullish, just outside off stump, driven to cover

End of over 36 (7 runs) Pakistan 189/3 (RR: 5.25)

    • Shoaib Malik 58 (64b 2x4 1x6)
    • Mohammad Yousuf 48 (58b 3x4)
    • IK Pathan 8-0-41-0
    • P Kumar 7-1-27-0
36.1

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, flighted full, on the middle stump line, driven to long-on

36.2

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, came down the track and Kartik fired it full, Malik drove it inside-out to wide long-off

36.3

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, again full, Malik is down the track to drive to long-on

36.4

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, slows up the pace, around off stump, not much turn, Yousuf waits before driving to sweeper cover. That;s his 50

36.5

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, SIX, Malik celebrates Yousuf's fifty with a six over long-on. He charged down the track and heaved it over the boundary

36.6

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, no run, just outside off stump, chopped to short third man

End of over 37 (11 runs) Pakistan 200/3 (RR: 5.40)

    • Shoaib Malik 67 (68b 2x4 2x6)
    • Mohammad Yousuf 50 (60b 3x4)
    • M Kartik 7-0-44-0
    • IK Pathan 8-0-41-0
37.1

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, full and on the pads, stroked down to long-on for an effortless and risk-free single

37.2

Yuvraj Singh to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, quicker one fired in but well down the leg side, helped along round the corner for a boundary past short fine-leg

37.3

Yuvraj Singh to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, fuller and on the stumps, driven down to long-off

37.4

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, slower and on the stumps, the batsman defends carefully

37.5

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, heaved over the leg side, the ball goes high in the air but lands well safe of two fielders in the deep

37.6

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, flat and on the pads, worked to the on side

End of over 38 (9 runs) Pakistan 209/3 (RR: 5.50)

    • Mohammad Yousuf 54 (64b 3x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 72 (70b 3x4 2x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 4-0-26-0
    • M Kartik 7-0-44-0
38.1

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, 3 runs, full and down the leg side, swept very hard, Gambhir dives on the ropes and fields well. That was powerfully struck

38.2

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, no run, down the pitch comes the batsman, Kartik sees Malik coming and adjusts his length. The batsman is forced to defend

38.3

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, eased down to long-on for a single

38.4

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, short of a good length and on the stumps, a single is carved through cover

38.5

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, down the pitch once more, taken on the full and driven hard to wide midwicket. Uthappa dives but fails to field that one on the ropes

38.6

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, no run, slower and on the pads, defensive shot played and missed, struck on the pad

End of over 39 (9 runs) Pakistan 218/3 (RR: 5.58)

    • Shoaib Malik 77 (74b 4x4 2x6)
    • Mohammad Yousuf 58 (66b 3x4)
    • M Kartik 8-0-53-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 4-0-26-0

Sreesanth back into the attack

39.1

Sreesanth to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, fullish and outside the off, flashing shot from Yousuf, the ball goes just past the outside edge to the keeper

39.2

Sreesanth to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR, short of a good length and outside the off, Yousuf walks into the line of the ball and drives fluently. He's particularly good square of the wicket. Cracking shot that!

39.3

Sreesanth to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, played down to third-man with a last-minute opening of the face of the bat

39.4

Sreesanth to Shoaib Malik, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, this one doesn't bounce much at all and beats the stroke and skids through to the keeper

39.5

Sreesanth to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short one banged in, Shoaib Malik plays a pull but is late on the shot and the ball goes up in the air off the leading edge but falls short of the fielder at third-man

39.6

Sreesanth to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, slower ball, very full and far outside the off stump, swatted just wide of the point fielder

End of over 40 (7 runs) Pakistan 225/3 (RR: 5.62)

    • Mohammad Yousuf 64 (70b 4x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 78 (76b 4x4 2x6)
    • S Sreesanth 9-1-42-3
    • M Kartik 8-0-53-0
40.1

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, stroked through cover for an effortless single

40.2

Yuvraj Singh to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, short one banged in, Yuvraj expected the batsman to come down the pitch, instead Malik goes back and pulls powerfully over midwicket.

40.3

Yuvraj Singh to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, full and straight, driven inside out through cover

40.4

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, flighted, full, outside the off, driven awkwardly to the on side

40.5

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, yorker speared in on the stumps, somehow it's dug out

40.6

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, inside out and over cover once more. This time won't go all the way but a couple of runs anyhow

End of over 41 (8 runs) Pakistan 233/3 (RR: 5.68)

    • Mohammad Yousuf 67 (74b 4x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 83 (78b 5x4 2x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 5-0-34-0
    • S Sreesanth 9-1-42-3
41.1

Sreesanth to Shoaib Malik, FOUR, overpitched and outside the off, Sreesanth begins his last over badly, driven inside out through cover with serious power. The runs are beginning to flow now

41.2

Sreesanth to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, full and quite straight, worked to the on side for a single

41.3

Sreesanth to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs, full again and on the off stump, driven wide of the fielder at mid-off for yet another single

41.4

Sreesanth to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, slower ball, well directed, but Yousuf picks it and flicks wristily through square-leg

41.5

Sreesanth to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, short of a length and on the off, a bit of extra bounce, Malik stands tall and just pushes the ball back past the bowler

41.6

Sreesanth to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, full, straight, quite quick, worked away to the leg side to end the over

End of over 42 (10 runs) Pakistan 243/3 (RR: 5.78)

    • Mohammad Yousuf 71 (77b 4x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 89 (81b 6x4 2x6)
    • S Sreesanth 10-1-52-3
    • Yuvraj Singh 5-0-34-0
42.1

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 wide, down the leg side, sweep played and missed, wide called

42.1

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off, squeezed past point

42.2

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, OUT, Gone! again Shoaib Malik jumps down the pitch, this time Kartik sees the batsman coming and spears the ball in wide of the stumps and a touch quicker. Mahendra Singh Dhoni collects and breaks the stumps and Malik is stumped by some distance. That's a wicket India desperately needed, but Malik has played a strong hand as it is.

Shoaib Malik st †Dhoni b Kartik 89 (109m 82b 6x4 2x6) SR: 108.53

42.3

Kartik to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fullish and on the stumps, defended away for a quick single

42.4

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, on the middle and leg, sweep played down to the on side for a single

42.5

Kartik to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, floated in full and on the off stump, driven back down the pitch to long-off for a single

42.6

Kartik to Mohammad Yousuf, no run, flat and on the stumps, defended watchfully back down the pitch

End of over 43 (5 runs) Pakistan 248/4 (RR: 5.76)

    • Mohammad Yousuf 73 (80b 4x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 2 (2b)
    • M Kartik 9-0-58-1
    • S Sreesanth 10-1-52-3
43.1

Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fullish and on the off, eased just wide of short third-man for a single to start the over

43.2

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, played away for a single

43.3

Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, Misbah sees this one early and goes for the big hit. He plants his foot down the pitch and launches the ball into the stands over midwicket. Big one!

43.4

Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, Reverse sweep this time. Misbah foesn't quite get hold of it but manages to hit it well enoguh to clear short third-man

43.5

Yuvraj Singh to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full-toss on the pads, driven to deep midwicket

43.6

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Yousuf, OUT, Gone! floater outsisde the off stump, a bit slower and it grips the surface and turns, Yousuf has stretched down the pitch and overbalanced. He misses and is smartly stumped by Dhoni. Now India in with a good chance as both set batsmen have been dismissed.

Mohammad Yousuf st †Dhoni b Yuvraj Singh 74 (129m 82b 4x4 0x6) SR: 90.24

End of over 44 (13 runs) Pakistan 261/5 (RR: 5.93)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 14 (6b 1x4 1x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 6-0-47-1
    • M Kartik 9-0-58-1
44.1

Kartik to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fullish and on the stumps, good line and length, defended carefully

44.2

Kartik to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, flatter and on the pads, deflected to short fine-leg

44.3

Kartik to Fawad Alam, 1 wide, well down the leg side, left alone, a bit of turn as the ball goes through to the keeper

44.3

Kartik to Fawad Alam, no run, flatter, quicker, on the off stump, defended

44.4

Kartik to Fawad Alam, no run, fullish and on the off stump, defended back down the pitch to the bowler

44.5

Kartik to Fawad Alam, 1 run, eased just wide of the bowler to long-on

44.6

Kartik to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, again full and on the pads, a single is pinched down to fine-leg

End of over 45 (4 runs) Pakistan 265/5 (RR: 5.88)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 16 (9b 1x4 1x6)
    • Fawad Alam 1 (3b)
    • M Kartik 10-0-62-1
    • Yuvraj Singh 6-0-47-1
45.1

Kumar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, eased down to long-off for a single

45.2

Kumar to Fawad Alam, no run, short of a good length and on the stumps, played at and missed, rapped on the pad, appeal for the lbw, turned down as the ball is slipping well down leg

45.3

Kumar to Fawad Alam, 1 run, overpitched and on the leg stump, eased down to long-on for a single

45.4

Kumar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, slower ball just outside the off stump, chipped past point for a single. Tight over so far from Praveen Kumar

45.5

Kumar to Fawad Alam, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven at, it's uppish but falls short of Yuvraj at point

45.6

Kumar to Fawad Alam, 1 run, a touch too full and on the stumps, driven back down the pitch. Praveen Kumar gets a hand to it and slows the ball down as it heads towards long-off. Tidy over from India's perspective

End of over 46 (4 runs) Pakistan 269/5 (RR: 5.84)

    • Fawad Alam 3 (7b)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 18 (11b 1x4 1x6)
    • P Kumar 8-1-31-0
    • M Kartik 10-0-62-1
46.1

Pathan to Fawad Alam, FOUR, short one banged in outside the off stump, this time the batsman comes down the pitch and slaps the ball over the leg side. Not pretty but quite effective

46.2

Pathan to Fawad Alam, 1 run, slower ball on the off stump, defended down carefully to the off side and a quick single is pinched

46.3

Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, defended awkwardly, the ball goes off a thick inside edge to the leg side

46.4

Pathan to Fawad Alam, no run, fullish and outside the off, massive heave from Fawad Alam, thick inside edge back onto the pad

46.5

Pathan to Fawad Alam, 1 run, full and on the stumps, Pathan striving for the yorker, driven back down the pitch back past the bowler to long-on

46.6

Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, slower ball on the stumps, all the batsman can do is push it back down the pitch to the bowler

End of over 47 (7 runs) Pakistan 276/5 (RR: 5.87)

    • Misbah-ul-Haq 19 (13b 1x4 1x6)
    • Fawad Alam 9 (11b 1x4)
    • IK Pathan 9-0-48-0
    • P Kumar 8-1-31-0
47.1

Kumar to Fawad Alam, FOUR, overpitched and on the pads, Praveen Kumar hasn't got it right on this occasion, Alam hits with the angle and his placement is excellent, wide of the fielder at midwicket

47.2

Kumar to Fawad Alam, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, driven hard back past the bowler to long-off

47.3

Kumar to Misbah-ul-Haq, (no ball) 1 run, short of a length and a but wide outside the off, played through the cover region. It's a no-ball as well and a free hit follows

47.3

Kumar to Fawad Alam, 2 runs, Free hit: Fullish and outside the off, driven hard and in the air, but that's not a worry. Down to long-on for a couple

47.4

Kumar to Fawad Alam, 1 run, slower ball on the stumps, quite full as well, dug out to the on side

47.5

Kumar to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fullish and outside the off, driven hard but straight down to the fielder at long-off

47.6

Kumar to Fawad Alam, 1 run, slower ball on the stumps, Alam comes down the pitch and swats the ball towards cover for a single

End of over 48 (12 runs) Pakistan 288/5 (RR: 6.00)

    • Fawad Alam 18 (16b 2x4)
    • Misbah-ul-Haq 21 (15b 1x4 1x6)
    • P Kumar 9-1-43-0
    • IK Pathan 9-0-48-0
48.1

Pathan to Fawad Alam, 2 runs, short of a good length and outside the off, Alam comes down the pitch and carves the ball over the off side

48.2

Pathan to Fawad Alam, 1 run, this one is a touch too straight and on the pads, clipped away through the on side

48.3

Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fullish and on the pads, heaved to the on side for a single as there's a fielder on the ropes

48.4

Pathan to Fawad Alam, SIX, Maximum! fullish and on the stumps, Alam gets hold of this one and strikes it cleanly back over the bowler's head. That's got enough on it to clear the ropes at long-on. Just what Pakistan needed at this juncture

48.5

Pathan to Fawad Alam, 1 run, slower ball ouside the off, agricultural heave through the on side from Alam, but it's just the single

48.6

Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, Got him! slower ball outside the off stump, this one wobbles as it goes through, Misbah goes for a big hit, trying to clear the ropes. The ball goes off the toe of the bat and gets elevation but not distance. Pathan has to go for this one himself and he makes good ground but still has to dive to settle under the swirler.

Misbah-ul-Haq c & b Pathan 22 (30m 17b 1x4 1x6) SR: 129.41

End of over 49 (11 runs) Pakistan 299/6 (RR: 6.10)

    • Fawad Alam 28 (20b 2x4 1x6)
    • IK Pathan 10-0-59-1
    • P Kumar 9-1-43-0
49.1

Kumar to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, full and on the stumps, Praveen Kumar striving for the yorker, it's dug out by Sohail Tanveer and a single is stolen to bring up the 300!

49.2

Kumar to Fawad Alam, 1 run, slower ball just outside the off, chipped inside out over the infield down towards long-off

49.3

Kumar to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, very full and on the stumps, again aiming for the yorker, not much the batsman can do with that but knock the ball away to the leg side for a single

49.4

Kumar to Fawad Alam, 1 run, full and straight, dug out down the pitch for a single. Excellent last over so far from Praveen Kumar

49.5

Kumar to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, slower ball, on the stumps, hit away down towards long-on for a single

49.6

Kumar to Fawad Alam, 2 runs, down the pitch, dug out to the on side, the first run is taken quickly and the batsmen come back for a second. The throw from long-on is good but Praveen Kumar can't collect the ball.

End of the innings and Pakistan should be happy with their score although at one stage it looked like they'd get much more.

India will have to bat well to get past 306 but on the positive side the pitch is still playing really well.

Join us in about 35 minutes, at approximately 7pm India time for the start of the Indian run chase. Till then this is Anand Vasu, your commentator, signing off.

End of over 50 (7 runs) Pakistan 306/6

    • Fawad Alam 32 (23b 2x4 1x6)
    • Sohail Tanvir 3 (3b)
    • P Kumar 10-1-50-0
    • IK Pathan 10-0-59-1
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