Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RV Uthappa
50(39) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 7 5 7 1 4
Misbah-ul-Haq
53(35) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %46%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 18 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 4 0 1 2 9 8 4

Best performances - Bowlers

IK Pathan
O4.0
M1
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammad Asif
O4.0
M0
R18
W4
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 141/7

  • Yasir Arafat12 (5b)
  • S Sreesanth4-0-29-0
  • AB Agarkar4-0-35-1

It's been a fantastic Twenty20 match. The pitch wasn't your usual featherbed and it had plenty for the bowlers. Mohammad Asif, the Man of the Match, was splendid and his 4 for 18 rattled the Indian top-order. Uthappa scored a plucky half-century and a late flourish from Pathan and Dhoni took India to 141 for 9.

Pakistan's chase started well but soon went off the rails and when Afridi was dismissed it looked like India had the match wrapped up. Irfan Pathan took 2 for 20 in his comeback match and Harbhajan bowled an excellent spell as well until his final over. Arafat and Misbah, however, hammered boundaries at will during the last three overs but couldn't score 1 off the last two balls. The match ended in a tie after Misbah was run-out and then India prevailed 3-0 in a bowl-out.

Both India and Pakistan qualify for the Super Eights, India with three points and Pakistan with two.

It's been heart-stopping stuff and I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have. That's it from us at Cricinfo for today. This is George Binoy signing off, cheers!

Bowl out

What a match it has been. Pakistan clawed back in the last three overs and the match will now be decided by a bowl out. Each team will nominate five players who will bowl at a set of stumps over 22 yards. Each team will have alternate attempts at hitting the stumps and the team with the most hits wins. it's like a penalty shoot-out in foot ball. In case there's a tie after the first round, the same five bowlers will have to have another go.

Shoaib Malik has won the toss and he has asked India to have the first go. Both teams are out there practising hitting the stumps.

How hard can it be to hit three stumps without a batsman in front of them? We'll soon find out.

India have nominated Sehwag, Uthappa, Sreesanth, Pathan and Harbhajan. It will be Gul, Tanvir, Arafat, Afridi and Asif for Pakistan.

Round 1 Sehwag is up first for India. Dhoni waits behind the stumps. Sehwag has a big grin on his face. Sehwag runs in, bowls flat and fast and hits the stumps.

Arafat gets ready for his turn. He bowls a full toss that misses off stump.

India lead 1-0 after the first round.

Round 2

Harbhajan bowls quick and straight and hits. He's delighted and celebrates like he's taken a wicket, or scored a penalty.

Gul runs in off a short run up and also misses the stumps. The Indians love it.

India lead 2-0 after the second round. Massive pressure on Pakistan.

Round 3

Robin Uthappa runs in, bowls seam up and knocks the stumps over. He takes off his cap and bows to the crowd.

Pakistan have to hit the stumps with all their three remaining chances to stay in the bowl-out. If India hit one more time, they will win.

Here comes Afridi and he fires it down leg side! India have won the bowl-out 3-0.

Amazing scenes at Kingsmead. It was like a football shootout and the Indians are celebrating fittingly. They won the match 3-0 through a bowl-out after the proper match ended in a thrilling tie!

*********

Pakistan and India have both qualified for the Super Eights.

19.6
W
Sreesanth to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, it's a tie! Misbah can't get it away and hits it towards cover, Yuvraj runs in, picks up the ball and throws it to the non-strikers end, Sreesanth whips off the bails with Misbah well short of his crease, delirious scenes at Kingsmead

The field comes in, tension writ on Sreesanth's face.

19.5
0
Sreesanth to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Misbah tries to cut but gets beaten

Just one run needed off two balls.

19.4
4
Sreesanth to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR runs, full toss on off stump, mid-off was in the circle and Misbah drives past him, he brings up his fifty and the scores are level, superb innings
19.3
2
Sreesanth to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs, full ball on middle stump, driven to long-on for a single but poor fielding allows the second

7 needed off four now.

19.2
4
Sreesanth to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR runs, length delivery outside the off stump, Misbah backs away and hammers the ball over cover, it bounces just inside the boundary, superb stuff from Misbah

11 runs from five balls needed. Fine leg goes back to the boundary.

19.1
1
Sreesanth to Yasir Arafat, 1 run, full ball outside the off stump, driven straight to Yuvraj at point, just the single

An expensive over at a crucial stage from Agarkar. Last over - 12 from 6 needed. And Sreesanth has the ball. Fine leg is in the circle.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RV Uthappa
50(39) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %58%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 7 5 7 1 4
Misbah-ul-Haq
53(35) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %46%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 18 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 4 0 1 2 9 8 4

Best performances - Bowlers

IK Pathan
O4.0
M1
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammad Asif
O4.0
M0
R18
W4
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI43106.0000.358
ENG43106.0000.145
SA42204.0000.651
SL41302.000-0.461
AFG41302.000-0.715
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.900
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.233
PAK41302.000-0.092
BDESH40400.000-1.805
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.521
IRE30201.000-0.685
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.566
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017