Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Umar Akmal
33(30) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 3 0 1 3
V Kohli
36(32) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 2 0 4 4 4 1 11

Best performances - Bowlers

Bilawal Bhatti
O2.0
M0
R17
W1
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Mishra
O4.0
M1
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

India 4 Pakistan 0 in World T20s. India have been in pretty poor form coming into this tournament, but they have been on top today. The gamble with three specialist spinners worked wonders, with Amit Mishra a leading contender for the Man of the Match award. Once the Pakistan batting could muster only 130, it was always going to be tough to defend. There were a few tight moments, but India were never really in deep trouble in the chase.

An important results as the teams are in a tough group, which also includes defending champions West Indies and highly rated Australia. Not easy to qualify from this group.

Amit Mishra is the Man of the Match: "I did some hard work, I'm very happy we won this match. I'm always thinking of going for wickets, and building up pressure. MS gave me a lot of support today, the sort of support you need as a bowler."

Presentation ceremony coming up.

Hafeez: "The pitch was damp a little, not coming onto the bat, there was extra bounce. We were 20 runs short, we also dropped some catches, we have to take them in matches like this. Long way to go in this tournament. Maqsood has natural talent to hit the ball hard."

Dhoni: "A few dropped catches, it would have been better if we could have taken them, apart from that it was a fantastic game. Rohit and Dhawan gave us a good start, Kohli and Raina capitalised. It is good to see Raina among the runs, with him around it gives us the firepower in the middle order. [About extra spinners] we will have to decide based on how much dew is there, I think today Amit Mishra bowled 70-75% of what he can bowl."

India couldn't have asked for a better start to their World T20. A comfortable victory over their archrivals in a tough group, with the bowlers delivering and Raina finding his touch. Here's our match report: India cruise past anxious Pakistan.

There'll be much more on the site shortly from Abhishek Purohit and Mohammad Isam, our two correspondents in Mirpur. But for now, it's a wrap. See you all tomorrow. G'night!

18.3
1
Umar Gul to Raina, 1 run, down the leg side, Raina has the simple job of helping that off his thigh pad towards fine leg, and that's a straightforward win for India
18.2
6
Umar Gul to Raina, SIX runs, scores are level as Raina deposits this over the midwicket boundary
18.1
0
Umar Gul to Raina, no run, dropped, Raina gets a let off at midwicket, a short of length ball is thumped to midwicket, Hafeez should have taken this though it was a little away from him to his left

END OF OVER:
18 | 9 Runs | INDIA: 124/3

  • V Kohli36 (32b)
  • SK Raina28 (25b)
  • Junaid Khan3-0-23-0
  • Saeed Ajmal4-0-18-1
17.6
4
Junaid Khan to Kohli, FOUR runs, length ball is flicked to the midwicket boundary, doesn't bother keeping it down, picking the gap perfectly
17.5
0
Junaid Khan to Kohli, no run, defended towards point off the front foot

Junaid switches to round the wicket, mid-on moves to long-on

17.4
1
Junaid Khan to Raina, 1 run, drops this towards point for a quick single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Umar Akmal
33(30) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 3 0 1 3
V Kohli
36(32) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 9 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
5 2 0 4 4 4 1 11

Best performances - Bowlers

Bilawal Bhatti
O2.0
M0
R17
W1
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Mishra
O4.0
M1
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Raina gets a life

7

Had Shahid Afridi caught him at slip, Suresh Raina would have been out for 7 off 5 balls

Repeat of 2012?

128

Runs Pakistan scored in their previous World T20 match against India. They have scored 130 here

Spin to win

5.25

Runs per over conceded by India's specialist spinners. They bowled 12 overs for 63 runs and three wickets

Malik hearts India

46

Shoaib Malik's average in international cricket across formats as against 32 overall

Hafeez gets a life

5

Had Yuvraj Singh caught Mohammad Hafeez, he would have been out for for 5 off 14

Runs in the family

4

Number of times Kamran Akmal has been run out in T20Is. Brother Umar holds the Pakistan record with five

Two Bhuvneshwars

9,46

In his first match against Pakistan, Bhuvneshwar took three wickets for 9. In his second, he went for 46

Ashwin opening

3

Number of times, before today, that Ashwin has bowled the first over of an innings. He has conceded 19 runs for no wicket

Friday Fever

24

Number of ODIs Pakistan have won against India on Fridays. They have lost five. In Twenty20s, though, India have a 2-0 record

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