Player of the Match
Player of the Match
44.4
4
Yadav to Sohail Khan, FOUR runs, short, outside off, Sohail has pulled this away, between mid-on and midwicket
43.5
4
Jadeja to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR runs, he has nearly set himself up for an lbw. Nearly a yorker as he has gone too far across, but the bat comes down in time, and the sweep beats midwicket
43.4
4
Jadeja to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR runs, moves well across, takes this from well outside off, and sweeps this through the vacant square leg
43.3
4
Jadeja to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR runs, slogs this full ball over midwicket for four
41.2
4
Ashwin to Yasir Shah, FOUR runs, Ashwin tosses this wide, and Shah slog-sweeps it over midwicket for four
39.2
4
Jadeja to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR runs, plays the reverse sweep this time, and places it between slip and point for four
36.4
4
Mohammed Shami to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR runs, moves across to get inside the line of this low full toss, and just crunches it past midwicket for four
36.2
4
Mohammed Shami to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR runs, lovely shot. Full on off, and he stands back to drill it over mid-off for four
35.6
4
Ashwin to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR runs, Ashwin trying out his variations now that the match is almost over. Another legbreak, but this is a long hop and is cut away for four
35.1
6
Ashwin to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX runs, slog sweep first ball. Big six. Misbah doing what he is used to doing. Trying to rescue a burning deck
34.3
4
Mohammed Shami to Wahab Riaz, FOUR runs, down the leg side, concedes four as Riaz gets a deflection on it
33.3
4
Yadav to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR runs, yorker gone wrong again. This is a full toss, Misbah goes deep in the crease, and flicks it wide of short fine leg
33.1
4
Yadav to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR runs, Misbah finall gets his timing right. Half-volley into the pads, but he makes room and drives it through cover. Yorker gone wrong
29.5
4
Ashwin to Shahid Afridi, FOUR runs, quick flat ball, Afridi sweeps this powerfully between deep midwicket and deep square. He has played this all along the ground
26.4
6
Jadeja to Shahid Afridi, SIX runs, short square boundary. Afridi takes it on. Rocks back to pull thos short ball for six over midwicket
19.5
4
Ashwin to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR runs, down the wicket, mid-off is up, and Shehzad chips this over that man. Superb batting to counterattack Ashwin who was settling into great rhythm. But the turnaround has begun with that variation
19.4
4
Ashwin to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR runs, Ashwin bowls that flatter quicker ball, gives him the length and the width to work with and with no fielder deep on the off side. Dhoni is clearly not happy
14.5
4
MM Sharma to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR runs, that should release the pressure. Shehzad picks the slower ball early, and launches this half-volley over mid-off for four. He has slugged it
12.2
4
MM Sharma to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR runs, contempt. Pure contempt. Dances down the wicket and pulls Sharma out of his sight. Over midwicket he goes. Clean as
7.4
4
Mohammed Shami to Ahmed Shehzad, FOUR runs, one bouncer too many. Shehzad is in position early, and crunches this away past midwicket for four
4.6
4
Yadav to Haris Sohail, FOUR runs, lovely cover-drive. Beautiful shot. On a length, angling away from around off, and he just meets it with an open face. Crisply played through cover
4.5
4
Yadav to Haris Sohail, FOUR runs, full, a leg-side half-volley, and he has clipped it off the toes for a four through midwicket
4.2
4
Yadav to Haris Sohail, FOUR runs, not in total control of the cut but this is short and wide and deserves a four. Flies through third man
2.1
4
Yadav to Younis Khan, FOUR runs, full and straight, there is a moment of excitement as Khan has moved across, but the bat comes down and he has taken it from off to clip it past midwicket for four
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Awesome death-bowling!

27/5

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

Inexperienced Younis!

2

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

At the top

41

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

Tight race

46/1

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

Shehzad's in form

699

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

3

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

Afridi needed

188.8

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

A rarity

1979

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

Will it come today?

39

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

Has been done before

2

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

Partnership stat

49

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