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Match Day

747dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Afridi sixes seal final-over victory

No other cricketer in his generation blends genius so liberally with lunacy as Shahid Afridi, and though there were glimpses of both in Mirpur, Afridi sent Pakistan's fans into raptures with two mighty blows during an incredibly tense final over

747dAhmer Naqvi

Sealed with a six

Shahid Afridi's recent Mirpur heroics added a new chapter to the tradition of climactic final-over finishes in games between India and Pakistan

747dESPNcricinfo staff

Hafeez' crafty innings helps Pakistan beat India

A carefully crafted 75 from Mohammad Hafeez helped Pakistan narrowly beat India by just one wicket, with two balls remaining, in their Asia Cup encounter in Mirpur on Sunday.

747dMohammad Isam in Mirpur

'Surprise package' Talha delivers

Misbah-ul-Haq has said that Pakistan's strategy to use fast bowler Mohammad Talha as a surprise package worked against India

747dOsman Samiuddin

Afridi: a Pakistani sort of hero

Enlightenment and order take a walk when he delivers the rare performance that brings the country together like nothing else can

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'We showed a lot of character' - Kohli

After a narrow defeat in another humdinger against Pakistan, Virat Kohli said he was proud of how India's bowlers fought and nearly defended a score of 245

747dKarthik Krishnaswamy in Mirpur

Another Misbah run-out

Plays of the Day from the Asia Cup clash between India and Pakistan

747dKarthik Krishnaswamy

India's left-right bowling quandary

Each of India's four frontline bowlers is good against either right-handed batsmen or left-handed batsmen. Not both.

747dKarthik Krishnaswamy in Mirpur

Karthik lets it slip again

Dinesh Karthik has missed two important stumpings in two matches, and has lost his wicket at times when he could have helped India towards stronger totals

Stumping missed

In the 38th over, Ashwin fired one down the leg side, and had Maqsood way out of the crease, but Karthik didn't collect. Maqsood was on 21, Pakistan on 167 for 4

Mr Consistent

50.59

Misbah's average in ODIs batting at No.4 from 39 inns, his highest at any position

Shehzad stat

727

Runs by Ahmed Shehzad in 2013-14, among openers only Rohit Sharma (851) has scored more

Starting trouble

37

Innings since Pakistan have had a century opening partnership in ODIs, last one was against India at Kolkata in Jan 2013

Scores against India

1

The numbers of times India have restricted their opponents below 245 in the past 19 ODIs

Red-hot form

Jadeja has scores of 52*, 62* and 66* in his previous five ODI innings

Rayudu's 58

2008

The last time an India No. 5 hit fifty-plus against Pakistan, MS Dhoni in Karachi

DROPPED

In the 43th over, Jadeja miscued a swipe, and the bowler Hafeez ran back to settle under what should have been a simple catch, but he spills it. Jadeja was on 12, India on 187 for 5

Ace spinner

19.00

Ajmal's ave against India, among teams against whom he has played at least five ODIs- his second-best

Bogey team

83

Runs scored by Kohli in eight innings against Pakistan, excluding the 183 in the last Asia Cup, ave - 11.86

A new high

38

The previous highest Rohit had scored in the first-ten overs in an ODI, this is now his highest

Left-handed bunnies

23.14

Hafeez's avg against left handers (61wkts), as opposed to 48.16 against right-hand batsmen (54)