Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • Where are the yorkers?

    Fielding restrictions and inventive batsmen have made bowlers develop other skills in addition to targeting toes, but common sense and the fundamentals can still work

  • Dhoni not carried away by 6-0

    While Misbah-ul-Haq could offer no explanation for yet another World Cup loss to India, MS Dhoni said that it was obviously something for India to be proud of, but he refused to read too much into the trend

  • The veritable spotter's guide to the Cheer

    The ball-by-ball structure of cricket gives its crowd noise a hypnotic rhythm, the stadium rising and falling with each major event, most minor events, and some non-events

  • India win battle of nerves, their World Cup starts now

    In a World Cup contest where nerves are the X-factor between the two teams, India prevailed over Pakistan with a superior batting performance and a couple of cool heads

  • Defeat far from terminal for Pakistan

    So Pakistan have lost to India in a World Cup once more. This is not a new experience. History shows that it need not be a terminal one either

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.