Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
75(47) 7x4 - 2x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kamran Akmal
92(50) 5x4 - 6x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
O4.0
M0
R23
W4
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Saeed Ajmal
O4.0
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That brings to an end our coverage of the warm-up game between India and Pakistan. The real thing starts tomorrow, and Cricinfo will bring you every ball of the event. Cheers

Post-match analysis from captains
"The way the boys approached the chase was very positive," says Mohammad Hafeez. "We knew if India could post that total, we knew we could get it if we worked hard. Kamran Akmal was exceptional. The experience of Malik was also the key. He supported Kamran really well. The bowlers tried hard, but things didn't work out for them today."

"It was a good game," says MS Dhoni. "We gave a few too may runs with the new ball, but apart from that it was a good game for all of us. It's a difficult choice [whether to pick an extra bowler]. I have part-timers who can be used, and we are a side that is comfortable playing seven batsmen."

What a knock from Akmal - 92 from 50 to win Pakistan a game that seemed lost after India had posted 185, and then after the middle-order wobble. Shambolic bowling and fielding from India (is any total they post safe?), but Pakistan won't complain. They have had a reassuring win, which has been set up by their batsmen, considered their weaker suit.

19.1
6
Pathan to Kamran Akmal, SIX runs, ... make it the last ball. High full toss, and Akmal goes inside-out and well over cover fence

Six required off the last over. Irfan to bowl the last over...

END OF OVER:
19 | 16 Runs | PAK: 180/5

  • Shoaib Malik37 (18b)
  • Kamran Akmal86 (49b)
  • L Balaji4-0-41-0
  • R Ashwin4-0-23-4
18.6
6
Balaji to Shoaib Malik, SIX runs, that should mean game over. Length ball, gentle pace, wide outside off, and Malik is down on a knee to loft this over long-off. Pakistan racing through now
18.5
1
Balaji to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, had Akmal not played at this slower ball, this would have been a wide outside off. The mis-hit gets him a single to long-on
18.4
1
Balaji to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, full and wide, Malik goes across and pushes this to long-on
18.3
1
Balaji to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, slower ball, hit uppishly in the air, but there is no cover to catch it
18.2
6
Balaji to Kamran Akmal, SIX runs, Akmal is toying around with Balaji. Moves well across, goes down on the knee, and then sweeps a low full toss for a six over square leg. if this is not having your way with the bowler, nothing is

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
75(47) 7x4 - 2x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kamran Akmal
92(50) 5x4 - 6x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
O4.0
M0
R23
W4
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Saeed Ajmal
O4.0
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF