Player of the Match
Player of the Match

India started slowly, galloped in the middle, slowed down again before picking up some pace at the end to post their fourth highest total against Pakistan. In the end, it didn't prove enough. Pakistan went the other way: They started off in a rush, slowed down in the middle, upped the ante later before exploding in the end.

Misbah: "I really enjoyed the partnership with Younis. We decided if we play 50 overs we will win the game." On asked when will he stop playing that paddle sweep, he said, "I think after this game!"

Dhoni: "It was a good day for cricket. We should have scored atleast 350. We never bowled according to the field, we didn't bowl well. I don't think we missed a extra bowler. Sourav bowled very well, he bowled better than bit of our regular bowlers."

Man of the match: Younis Khan. "We lost couple of games against India. So this is a good win. I and Misbah shared a good partnership. The plan was to give around 7 runs per over to Afridi and Tanvir and we [Misbah and Younis] managed to do it.

Shoaib Malik: " I think I had three tablets for my blood pressure! The credit goes to Younis, Misbah and at the end, Afridi and Tanvir. Our morale is high now as its 1-1 now. I would like to thank the Indian and the Pakistan crowd who turned up today. It was a great wicket to play on."

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Pathan to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, Pakistan have leveled the series. They win by 4 wickets. It was a racy chase. Full in length, Afridi backs away and drives the length delivery on the stumps to covers where Uthappa misfields. Game over.

The fielders move inside the circle.

Pathan to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, on the stumps, Tanvir levels the score by turning it to long leg. Tanvir wants to come back for the risky second run, Afridi wants to finish the game himself. So 1 run it is.
Pathan to Sohail Tanvir, no run, Another slower one, again he is beaten. It landed on a length, outside off stump and Tanvir, again, tries to steer it to third man but ..
Pathan to Sohail Tanvir, no run, slower one this time, outside off stump, Tanvir tries to dab it away to third man but makes no contact
Pathan to Sohail Tanvir, FOUR runs, That has been deposited to deep midwicket boundary. It was a full toss - yep, a full toss- and he pulled it away to the boundary. Pakistan need just two runs.

49 | 11 Runs | PAK: 316/6 (6 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.44, RRR: 6.00)

  • Sohail Tanvir9 (6b)
  • Shahid Afridi28 (13b)
  • RP Singh10-0-59-2
  • Zaheer Khan10-0-70-1
Singh to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, retains the strike with a push to extra cover.
Singh to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, fullish, outside off stump, square driven to point for a single. 7 from 7 now. Surely, Pakistan can't mess up from here.
Singh to Shahid Afridi, SIX runs, Whoa! A six over long-off. It was a length delivery outside off stump and Afridi carved it over long-off. Up, Up and over. Ballistic.
Singh to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, fullish, on the middle and leg, whipped to deep square leg . 14 from 9 balls. Afridi on strike.
Singh to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, fullpitched, just short of the blockhole, on the off stump, stabbed to the leg side for a single
Singh to Sohail Tanvir, 1 run, Tanvir does his job. Gets off the strike with a drive to long-on. Lawson is seen inside the dressing room, giving batting lessons to Shoaib Akthar!

48 | 17 Runs | PAK: 305/6 (17 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.35, RRR: 8.50)

  • Shahid Afridi20 (10b)
  • Sohail Tanvir6 (3b)
  • Zaheer Khan10-0-70-1
  • RP Singh9-0-48-2
Khan to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, on a length, swung past midwicket for couple of runs.
Khan to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, almost caught by Yuvraj. Full, on the off stump line, right up there, Afridi swings across the line, gets a leading edge, in the air towards long-off. Yuvraj rushes in from there and throws in a full-length dive but can only get his fingers to it, can't hold on. Afridi survives, Pakistan gallop ahead, India sigh.

goes round the stumps

Khan to Shahid Afridi, FOUR runs, He walked first outside leg stump, then walked right across the sticks, got a dipping fullish delivery on the full and paddled it away to fine leg boundary.
Khan to Shahid Afridi, FOUR runs, Slightly slower in pace, short in length, on the off stump line, Afridi swings it over the wide midwicket region. 25 from 15. Immense fun.
Khan to Shahid Afridi, FOUR runs, full pitched outside off stump-, Afridi drills it towards wide long-on, Rohit Sharma, the substitute fielder, rushes across, dives and makes a half-stop. The ball rolls towards the ropes, Rohit runs after it, picks it up but his fingers touch the ropes and after a referral upstairs, its given a boundary,

16 from 11. Afridi on strike.

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

38Kamran AkmalSalman Butt
43Younis KhanSalman Butt
24Mohammad YousufYounis Khan
69Shoaib MalikYounis Khan
102Younis KhanMisbah-ul-Haq
7Shahid AfridiMisbah-ul-Haq
39Shahid AfridiSohail Tanvir