Player of the Match
Player of the Match

10pm: Yuvraj and Dhawan pat each other. Ultimately, it turned out to be something like shooting fish in a barrel for India. Quite a few ticks for India in this dead rubber. Bhuvneshwar thrived on a greenish pitch, Harbhajan and Negi bowled tidy spells, assisted by UAE's nervy batting. Yuvraj Singh, in his 50th T20I appearance, produced another cameo to seal India's biggest win in T20Is, under the condition of balls remaining. Dhawan, too, spent some time in the middle. Here he is.

Dhawan: I wanted that innings. I have spent some time in the middle. It was important to get the feel of the wicket for the final. It seams and has double bounce and we have to restrict out shots. I was feeding off Rohit's brilliance and just wanted to stay there. It is a beautiful thing that we complement each other.

Amjad: We planned to score 120; we were playing the favourites of the tournament and it was difficult for us. When you face top-quality bowlers, it is difficult. They have got experience and they will come back hard.

Rohit Sharma, Man of the Match: The wickets here have been challenging, not the easiest. I am glad we have put up a performance like that. Initially, you have to see the conditions. Once you get a hang of it, you can probably play your shots. Shot selection is very important, you play a lot square of the wicket. It is not easy to play on the up to cover, midwicket. It is coming off well.

Dhoni: We need 15 minutes to learn bad habit. You need maybe 5-10 games to develop a good habit. It is very important for the guys who played today to keep pushing the selectors and the skipper. The batting order, only Rahane was left out. More often this is our batting order. We felt it was important to give games to bowlers who have not played so far. There is always scope for improvement. We will have to be consistent in big games. I can only promote a few players at a time. Everybody has got enough chances to bat. We will have to come in with another big performance in the final. Bangladesh are a good team and they have improved a lot. It should be a good final.

Prince Insan: "India's 10 win in last 11 international appearances."

Pavan: "68 runs out of 82 came in boundaries. 82.92% of total."

Lecs: "This is 7th fastest chase in terms of balls remaining in T20 internationals. Best for India."

Mahan: "Bhuvi should be the Man of the Match today.. "

So, India head to the final unbeaten. That is all we have for you. We have another dead rubber tomorrow before the final. Thanks for your company and feedback. Goodbye and cheers for now.

Mohammad Shahzad to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR runs, short and angled in on off, Yuvraj swivels on the back foot and cracks it behind square with a wristy pull to seal India's crushing victory. They win by nine wickets with 59 balls to spare

10 | 6 Runs | INDIA: 78/1 (4 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 7.80, RRR: 0.40)

  • Yuvraj Singh21 (13b)
  • Shikhar Dhawan16 (20b)
  • Rohan Mustafa1-0-6-0
  • Mohammad Shahzad1-0-10-0
Rohan Mustafa to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, hurled at 108.7ks, flicked past midwicket
Rohan Mustafa to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR runs, Yuvraj steps out, this offering grips in the pitch, turns, and takes the outside edge to third man

Dhawan drifts out of the crease at the non-striker's end. Mustafa is aware of it, but does not Mankad Dhawan. He has a wry smile.

"We don't want any of this rubbish," says Hayden on TV commentary

Rohan Mustafa to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Yuvraj steps out and yorks himself. Cracked to cover
Rohan Mustafa to Dhawan, 1 run, slides on off, driven to long-off
Rohan Mustafa to Dhawan, no run, fired on off, jabbed to point
Rohan Mustafa to Dhawan, no run, tossed up on middle, blocked


9 | 10 Runs | INDIA: 72/1 (10 runs required from 66 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 0.90)

  • Yuvraj Singh16 (10b)
  • Shikhar Dhawan15 (17b)
  • Mohammad Shahzad1-0-10-0
  • Qadeer Ahmed2-0-23-1
Mohammad Shahzad to Yuvraj Singh, no run, length and outside off from round the stumps, run away towards point
Mohammad Shahzad to Yuvraj Singh, SIX runs, Yuvraj charges down the track, meets the pitch of this full ball, extends his arms, and hoists it over long-off
Mohammad Shahzad to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short and outside off, punched to cover
Mohammad Shahzad to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR runs, that rockets away to the long-on boundary. Trifle short and outside off, picked up and flicked over midwicket
Mohammad Shahzad to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Shahzad lands this on a good length and gets it to zing away, foxing Yuvraj
Mohammad Shahzad to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and outside off, mis-hit to mid-off

Here is Shahzad

Inam: "Yuvraj's 50th appearence in T20Is."

Huge win


Win margin for India, in terms of balls remaining, which is the biggest for India beating their 37-ball win against SL in Vizag last month when chasing 83.

Not All-out, but low


No. of totals lower than UAE's 81 without getting all-out in T20Is when batting all 20 overs. WI had scored 79 for 7 vs Zim, Port of Spain, Feb 2010



No. of India players who have appeared in 50 or more T20Is, including Yuvraj Singh who is playing his 50th match today. Dhoni, Raina and Rohit are the others.

Record low


Runs by UAE in the powerplays - joint-lowest by any team against India in T20Is. Zimbabwe also were 21 for 2 in Harare in 2010.

Struggling at first


No. of balls it required for UAE to score their first run - second-most in T20Is. Zimbabwe took 21 balls to get off mark vs WI, Port of Spain, Feb 2010.