Player of the Match
Player of the Match

50 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | INDIA: 300/7 | RR: 6.00

  • Mohammed Shami3 (3b)
  • Ravichandran Ashwin1 (1b)
  • Sohail Khan10-0-55-5
  • Wahab Riaz10-0-49-1

5.57pm Only 27 off the last five overs, but the 273 in the first 45 might just have done the job for India. Pakistan have never chased more than 262 successfully in a World Cup match. India have always defended 300 in World Cup matches. Important innings from Kohli, Dhawan and Raina, but Pakistan have kept themselves in the game through lovely bowling between 35 and 40, and 45 and 50. Stay with us for the chase. India's weak bowling against Pakistan's weak batting. Kohli reckons it is a two-paced wicket. "Wicket is not as easy as Raina made it look."

Kohli says he could wrap this ground up and take it home with him. "Very special to me."

Last five overs scores batting first this World Cup: NZ: 61 Aus: 61 SA: 96 Ind: 27

Mark sums up the match situation better than me: "I don't care much for history when India is concerned. Seriously, if not for the fact that it was Pakistan absolutely no one would be convinced that 300 on this wicket is enough. India's bowlers have some serious stepping up to do. "

Don't go away. Sanjay and I will be back soon

Sohail Khan to Mohammed Shami, 2 runs, and India reach 300. There has been a 300 in every first innings of this Cup so far. Shami drives this full ball over point and comes back a second
Sohail Khan to Ashwin, 1 run, slower ball, Ashwin bunts this to leg for one after walking down and realising he is early into the shot

India threatening to break the proud traditions of 300s in this World Cup

Sohail Khan to Mohammed Shami, 1 run, full toss on off, he just slogs, gets a thick edge for one
Sohail Khan to Mohammed Shami, no run, that's the closest you'll get to a hat-trick without actually getting it. Lovely yorker. Beats Shami. Misses the off stump by a whisker
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Awesome death-bowling!


Score Pakistan restricted India to in their last-five overs.

Inexperienced Younis!


Number of times Younis Khan had opened in ODIs before today - he had scored just 4 runs.

At the top


Number of wickets taken by Mohammad Shami in ODIs since 2014 - the most by a bowler.

Tight race


Pakistan's score at the end of the mandatory Powerplay. India had scored 42/1.

Shehzad's in form


Runs scored by Ahmed Shehzad in ODIs since January 2014, the highest for Pakistan during this period. Hafeez is next with 446

More than a hiccup


Wickets Pakistan lost in the 24th and 25th over. They were 101/2 at start of the 25th

Afridi needed


Shahid Afridi's strike rate the last time he batted against India. He won the match for Pakistan with a cameo.

A rarity


The last time before Ashwin an Indian spinner bowled 3 or more maidens in a World cup match - Venkataraghavan.

Will it come today?


Number of ODI fifties Misbah-ul-haq has hit - the most any batsman has got without scoring a hundred.

Has been done before


Number of times 100-plus runs have been scored in the last-ten overs at the Adelaide Oval, since 2001.

Partnership stat


Runs added for the 8th wicket by Misbah and Yasir Shah - Pakistan's second-highest 8th wicket stand in the World Cup.