Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Shoaib Malik
128(126) 16x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 0 3 8 8 0 2 7
R Dravid
76(103) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 5 0 5 6 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O8.5
M0
R31
W2
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Nehra
O10.0
M0
R55
W4
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Khan: "I love India/ Pakistan matches ...no matter who wins ..One team has to lose..People keep your emotions in check and salute the players from both the teams..Great game of cricket."

Dibbu: "You've go to love Simon Taufel's expression as the crowds raided the pitch after the match." Ha! yeah. He was steaming, wasn't he?

Hang on for the quotes from the post-match ceremony.

Dhoni: "Till Raina was batting I thought it was pretty gettable. He got a tough one and after that it became difficult. Two run outs; doesn't help you when you are chasing. During bowling, we gave too many runs. I have never seen so many runs scored of cut (Malik hit over 60 runs in that region!). i felt i was 3-4 bowlers short, Ashish bowled well. Two big games coming up. From now on, its like a knock out for us. If we don't play well, we can pack up and go back home!"

Younis Khan: "It was a professional performance. We had a good start. Fantastic knocks from Yousuf and Malik. I thought we would reach 320 in the end but we didn't hit too many runs in the last Powerplay. The boys were very keen ... Ajmal has performed every game and Afridi, in the last couple of years, has been fantastic with his all round performances. We are still hungry. If we can defeat Australia in the next game, it would be nice."

Shoaib Malik is the Man of the Match: "When I started my batting, I just kept one thing at the mind; to stay at the wicket. It wasnt' easy wicket as the ball was not coming to the bat. Yousuf bhai came and told me to stay at the wicket. Don;t worry about the target. he is a very experienced player. When we were about 200, there we decided that 300 is [possibilitly]. We succeeded. "

That's it from us. On behalf of our scorer Sanjay, this is Sriram Veera signing off. It was great fun bringing you this game. Catch you tomorrow. Alvida!

44.5
W
Saeed Ajmal to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, Pakistan win by 54 runs! Harbhajan Singh goes for the reverse sweep and misses it completely. And the crowd rush into the middle and the players who were about to get into a celebratory huddle rush away to the safety of the boundary. Fine win for Pakistan. Yousuf and Malik set it up with their outstanding partnership before the bowlers did enough to do the job.
44.4
0
Saeed Ajmal to Harbhajan Singh, no run, slows up the pace ,loopy delivery, dabbed to short third man
44.3
4
Saeed Ajmal to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR runs, outside off stump and this time he crashes it to the point boundary
44.2
0
Saeed Ajmal to Harbhajan Singh, no run, tries to sweep from outside off but misses it completely
44.1
0
Saeed Ajmal to Harbhajan Singh, no run, leans forward to try to play a defensive shot and it rolls off the pad

END OF OVER:
44 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | INDIA: 244/9

  • Harbhajan Singh9 (17b)
  • Naved-ul-Hasan9-0-48-2
  • Saeed Ajmal8-0-27-1
43.6
W
Naved-ul-Hasan to Sharma, OUT, Clatter! The yorker disturbs the furniture. Ishant can't get his bat down in time adn the leg stump is uprooted. Just one more wicket now for Pakistan

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Shoaib Malik
128(126) 16x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 0 3 8 8 0 2 7
R Dravid
76(103) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 5 0 5 6 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O8.5
M0
R31
W2
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Nehra
O10.0
M0
R55
W4
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Champions Trophy

Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
ENG33006.0001.052
BDESH31103.000-0.666
AUS30102.000-0.082
NZ30201.000-0.606
Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA32104.0001.360
PAK32104.000-0.666
SA31202.0000.168
SL31202.000-0.803