Player of the Match
Player of the Match
659dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

India spin to win in rainy Birmingham

The cricket at Edgbaston - because of the weather - was dreary and uncertain, but India eventually registered their first win over Pakistan in Champions Trophy

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Dhawan
S Dhawan
48(41) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %65%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 8 13 5 7 1 0 12
Asad Shafiq
Asad Shafiq
41(57) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 0 6 5 3 1 6 16

Best performances - Bowlers

B Kumar
B Kumar
O8
M2
R19
W2
Eco2.37
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RA Jadeja
RA Jadeja
O8
M1
R30
W2
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Siddarth Ravindran

Plenty of hype before this match, but this was something of a damp squib, and not just because of the incessant rain. A one-sided contest this, and the Indian juggernaut rolls on. Certainly not a match that will join the ranks of classic India-Pakistan matches.

Mazher Arshad points out: "It is only second time when Pakistan have ended an ICC tournament without winning a match. First was ICC knockout 1998 in Dhaka."

And Faizan Lakhani tweets: "#Pakistan batting averages at #CT13 Farhat 2.00, Kamran 7.66, Malik 8.33, Hafeez 12.66." Easy to see why Pakistan's performance has been so poor this tournament.

The ground is bathed in beautiful sunshine now, seems like we could have play for several hours more.

Presentation ceremony:

Misbah-ul-Haq is booed as he comes to speak: "Disappointing performance again with the bat, the weather also played a part, difficult to get in and out so many times. In this sort of format, it is too short for the teams because you have one bad day at the start of the tournament, you are almost out of it. I think the bowling did okay for us, the way they are establishing themselves, really a plus for Pakistan." Enjoyed the tournament? "Not much."

MS Dhoni gets a big cheer as he walks up: "The fan support has always been there, no matter where we play. The whole team is doing really well, in all the three departments. We are the top fielding side in world cricket as of now, we need to keep the intensity up. Bhuvneshwar bowls very good areas, and can swing the ball, he's someone who has given us the early breakthroughs, good to see him bowl well."

Man of the Match is Bhuvneshwar Kumar: "There was a bit of bounce in the wicket, wasn't really nervous because it was Pakistan, but do feel nervous whichever game you play."

That's a wrap from our coverage for this match, thanks to all the fans for your persistence despite the many, many rain breaks. Hope you enjoyed reading up on Duckworth-Lewis method.

19.1
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Karthik, 1 run, spins down the leg side, helped behind square leg for a quick single, and India have won the dead rubber

END OF OVER:
19 | 5 Runs | INDIA: 101/2 (1 run required from 18 balls, RR: 5.31, RRR: 0.33)

  • Virat Kohli22 (27b)
  • Dinesh Karthik10 (14b)
  • Wahab Riaz4-0-20-1
  • Saeed Ajmal5-0-29-1
18.6
4
Wahab Riaz to Kohli, FOUR runs, on legstump, Kohli swivels and dispatches that to the midwicket boundary, didn't seem to hit that very well
18.5
0
Wahab Riaz to Kohli, no run, length ball outside off, slapped towards point
18.4
1
Wahab Riaz to Karthik, 1 run, short of length ball on middle, works it away towards midwicket, goes for the quick single, Wahab does the fielding and fires the ball towards the non-striker's end, Karthik has to dive to make his ground
18.3
0
Wahab Riaz to Karthik, no run, short and quick, Karthik goes for the hook but doesn't connect, 139kph
18.2
0
Wahab Riaz to Karthik, no run, full and wide, Karthik tries to reach that, gets it on the toe of the bat, the ball dribbles to the off side

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st58S DhawanRG Sharma
2nd20S DhawanV Kohli
3rd24KD KarthikV Kohli

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
ENG32140.308
SL3214-0.197
NZ31130.777
AUS3021-0.68
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA33060.938
SA31130.325
WI3113-0.075
PAK3030-1.035