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    23.2 short and wide, and Shehzad has picked out Jadeja who has nearly dropped him. That is the lucky break India needed. This is a bad ball. It has been absolutely creamed but Shehzad has failed to keep it down. Jadeja lets it pop out, but he keeps his eye on it, and takes the rebound with the left hand 102/3
    3.2 oh sharp bouncer. That will be sweet to India who are usually the ones who struggle against bouncers. Khan has moved across even before the ball is delivered. Shami gets one in aimed at Khan's head. He is in position. He is ducking but can't duck. He is pulling but can't pull. The hands move in slow motion for the pull, and the ball hits the glove to lob up to Dhoni 11/1
    17.6 and Ashwin has bowled a wicket-maiden. Big breakthrough. Through a regulation classical offbreak. There is some drift, it pitches middle and leg, short of his reach, and then Sohail panics as he sees it turn sharply. He stabs at the ball with his hands following the ball, worried if he has exposed the stumps. The sharp edge is taken sharply by Raina at slip. Ashwin has bowled superbly so far 79/2
    45.4 and Misbah misses the century again. A good bouncer. Over his left shoulder. Head high. All Misbah manages is a lob to mid-on 220/9
    23.4 Yadav has got another. A nervous, poor shot from Maqsood. There is a wide slip in place, and Maqsood goes chasing at a wide shortish ball. He has not smashed it. He has played a meek push with a bat that is neither horizontal nor vertical. Raina takes the easy catch at slip 102/4
    24.4 Dhoni has reviewed this. Sharp turn for Jadeja on a quick delivery. Akmal is forward, is beaten by the turn, Dhoni thinks he has edged it, and goes up immediately after breaking the wicket. He is dead sure there is an edge. The stumping was just to be sure. Not given by the umpire. The ball seams to have altered its path a smidgen as it passes the bat, but there is hardly a spike on the snicko. We don't know what long discussion between Kettleborough and the third umpire is, but he has reversed his decision in the end. Was there enough evidence to overturn the on-field call? Maybe not. Did I instinctively think there was an edge? Maybe yes 103/5
    34.1 Kohli takes a special catch. Afridi is making room, gets a thigh-high full toss, which he tries to smash, gets a thick top edge over the covers. Kohli runs back. Gets under it. Has almost overrun this. Slows himself down. Takes this over his shoulder and dives. He comes up and celebrates with his arms spread out. Almost like Afridi. Maybe exactly like Afridi. Maybe on purpose 149/6
    34.4 another one bites the dust. Short, wide, looks to cut, gets the edge 154/7
    42.5 Shah goes. Drills this length ball straight down the throat of mid-on. Two strikes away from the inevitable 203/8
    46.6 it's all over. India make it 6-0 in World Cups against Pakistan. Slower ball, Sohail mis-hits it, and is caught at long-on 224/10
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    12 (lb 1, nb 1, w 10)
    TOTAL
    224 all out (47 Overs, RR: 4.76)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    UT Yadav10.005025.00377050
    Mohammed Shami9.013543.88384040
    MM Sharma9.003523.88332001
    SK Raina1.00606.0020000
    R Ashwin8.034115.12305110
    RA Jadeja10.005615.60284100
    Fall of wickets:1-11 (Younis Khan, 3.2 ov), 2-79 (Haris Sohail, 17.6 ov), 3-102 (Ahmed Shehzad, 23.2 ov), 4-102 (Sohaib Maqsood, 23.4 ov), 5-103 (Umar Akmal, 24.4 ov), 6-149 (Shahid Afridi, 34.1 ov), 7-154 (Wahab Riaz, 34.4 ov), 8-203 (Yasir Shah, 42.5 ov), 9-220 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 45.4 ov), 10-224 (Sohail Khan, 46.6 ov)

Match Notes

  • Kohli ton lifts India to opening win

    A Virat Kohli hundred and supporting hands from Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina lifted India to 300 for 7, and the task of claiming victory proved beyond Pakistan for the sixth time in World Cup fixtures

Partnership stat

49

Runs added for the 8th wicket by Misbah and Yasir Shah - Pakistan's second-highest 8th wicket stand in the World Cup.

Has been done before

2

Number of times 100-plus runs have been scored in the last-ten overs at the Adelaide Oval, since 2001.

Will it come today?

39

Number of ODI fifties Misbah-ul-haq has hit - the most any batsman has got without scoring a hundred.

A rarity

1979

The last time before Ashwin an Indian spinner bowled 3 or more maidens in a World cup match - Venkataraghavan.

Afridi needed

188.8

Shahid Afridi's strike rate the last time he batted against India. He won the match for Pakistan with a cameo.

More than a hiccup

3

Wickets Pakistan lost in the 24th and 25th over. They were 101/2 at start of the 25th

Shehzad's in form

699

Runs scored by Ahmed Shehzad in ODIs since January 2014, the highest for Pakistan during this period. Hafeez is next with 446

Tight race

46/1

Pakistan's score at the end of the mandatory Powerplay. India had scored 42/1.

At the top

41

Number of wickets taken by Mohammad Shami in ODIs since 2014 - the most by a bowler.

Inexperienced Younis!

2

Number of times Younis Khan had opened in ODIs before today - he had scored just 4 runs.

Awesome death-bowling!

27/5

Score Pakistan restricted India to in their last-five overs.

ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ6600122.564
AUS641092.257
SL642080.371
BDESH632070.136
ENG62404-0.753
AFG61502-1.853
SCOT60600-2.218
Pool B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA6600121.827
SA642081.707
PAK64208-0.085
WI63306-0.053
IRE63306-0.933
ZIM61502-0.527
UAE60600-2.032