Player of the Match
Player of the Match
120dThe Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Younis special overpowers India

Pakistan - courtesy Younis Khan's scintillating hundred - showed plenty of character to make easy work of a target of 309 against India and push their case for a berth in the final on Sunday

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Younis Khan
123(117) 11x4 - 1x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 26 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
5 0 25 26 12 9 14 32
MS Dhoni
76(96) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 29 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 1 14 12 19 15 5 9

Best performances - Bowlers

Iftikhar Anjum
O10
M1
R51
W3
Eco5.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Abdur Rauf
O10
M0
R66
W2
Eco6.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Stay on for the quotes from the post-match ceremony. Netizens from USA , remember to watch today's highlights - look out for a gem of a knock from Younis Khan - on Cricinfo TV and you can catch tomorrow's game live on 360.

Dhoni: We got off to a good start but lost wickets at regular intervals. There was a situation in the middle where if we had lost one more wicket, the game would have been over. They started very well and each and every batsman batted superbly. Our bowling we could have done better but on this track, the score was not enough. We can say that we didn't have experienced spinners. I was a bit disappointed with the bowling but we should have scored more runs. Chawla has done well and he would learn from these game. I am happy with his bowling. There is pressure on us tomorrow but we have to do well. I was a bit tired at the end of my batting but that's what international cricket is all about."

Man of the Match: Younis Khan "We had a good start. I just went there and played some sensible batting. Misbah finished off very well. I practised my [sweep ] shots against the spinners and it has worked. But the main thing is the wicket is pretty flat."

Misbah: "It's a wonderful start for me as a captain. The boys came back well after India got off to a good start. We knew the score was gettable on this track. I just told them to be positive. To both bowlers and the batsmen. We just worked on the partnerships. Ajmal's was a wonderful performance, especially against India who play spin very well. Against Bangladesh it's very simple. Just go out and play like this. We would see how tomorrow's game goes."

That's it from us. See you tomorrow. The Asia cup is alive and kicking. Alvida!

45.3
4
Kumar to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR runs, Game over. Misbah drills a full pitched delivery through wide mid-on region. Fabulous chase. Very well controlled. Dhoni shakes hand with the batsmen, Yuvraj pats Younis Khan on the back.
45.2
1
Kumar to Younis Khan, 1 run, yorker on the middle and off, driven to mid-on. One stroke away from a grand victory
45.1
0
Kumar to Younis Khan, no run, on the off stump, no movement, driven to covers

END OF OVER:
45 | 10 Runs | PAK: 304/2 (5 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.75, RRR: 1.00)

  • Younis Khan122 (115b)
  • Misbah-ul-Haq66 (61b)
  • Ishant Sharma10-1-63-0
  • Irfan Pathan10-0-68-0
44.6
1
I Sharma to Younis Khan, 1 run, on the leg and middle, flicks it in the air to deep midwicket.
44.5
2
I Sharma to Younis Khan, 2 runs, outside the off stump, back of length, forced off the back foot to right of sweeper cover
44.4
2
I Sharma to Younis Khan, 2 runs, slower one, off cutter, turned behind square leg for couple of runs 300 up for Pakistan.

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st65Salman ButtNasir Jamshed
2nd56Younis KhanNasir Jamshed
2nd44Mohammad YousufYounis Khan
3rd144Younis KhanMisbah-ul-Haq