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    19.1 almost a collision again as three fielders crowd under this. But Hafeez is the one who pulls off a blinder! This was short and outside off and prompts Rohit to go for a pull. Only he gets a top-edge, another sign of this pitch slowing down, and the ball goes straight up. Hafeez was running back and had to make some ground too, deep square leg was running in and they suffer glancing blows, but not before Hafeez completes a lovely grab. First wicket in ODIs for Talha 92/3
    2.6 on the back foot and he's rapped on the pads! This was fired in on a good length and there was absolutely no spin on offer. Just skids onto him and beats his hectic flick shot to find him in front of leg stump. Or at least that's what Umpire Nigel Llong thinks. HawkEye says it would have clipped 18/1
    9.1 guides it straight into the keeper's hands and Gul is off with his best imitation of Shoaib Akhtar's aeroplane celebration. That is a big wicket and how softly it has fallen. Shortish ball outside off, Kohli tries to guide it away towards third man but gets too fine an edge. Bit more bounce and a touch of seam inward outs Pakistan on top 56/2
    23.2 a wristy little flick but he's picked out midwicket! It was a length ball outside off, should have been punched down the ground for a single but he was moving across and was trying to manufacture a stroke. Chips it in the air and midwicket leaps up and takes it over his head. Sharp catch, simply done 103/4
    46.2 makes ample room for himself as he charges Ajmal, but he hasn't got hold of it. It was the doosra from Ajmal, which also pushed the ball away from him and foil his timing. The bat turns in his hand as this gains more height than distance and long-on runs to his left to pouch it safely 214/6
    36.1 he has lobbed it straight into the hands of short fine leg! Another premeditated sweep, but this time he gets a top edge and Ajmal tumbles to his right to pick up a good low catch. Needless stroke to a good length ball on off stump 155/5
    not out
    48.2 another doosra as he spots Ashwin racing down the wicket. Tries to slog it over midwicket like Jaddu is so easily doing, but his bat is nowhere near the ball. Akmal waits for just a bit, as if taunting the batsman, so far had he gone down the track, and is stumped 237/7
    48.5 another wicket as Shami goes for an awful slog! It was flighted and invited the tail-ender for a big hit. Simple top-edge that is pouched at deep midwicket 237/8
    not out
    8 (lb 3, w 5)
    245/8 (50 Overs, RR: 4.9)
    Did not bat: B Kumar
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Shikhar Dhawan, 2.6 ov), 2-56 (Virat Kohli, 9.1 ov), 3-92 (Rohit Sharma, 19.1 ov), 4-103 (Ajinkya Rahane, 23.2 ov), 5-155 (Dinesh Karthik, 36.1 ov), 6-214 (Ambati Rayudu, 46.2 ov), 7-237 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 48.2 ov), 8-237 (Mohammed Shami, 48.5 ov)
    Mohammad Hafeez903824.22304000
    Umar Gul906016.66297220
    Junaid Khan704406.28204110
    Shahid Afridi803804.75222100
    Mohammad Talha712223.14292020
    Saeed Ajmal1004034.00384100
    10.6 carrom ball sneaks through bat and pad off the intended cover drive! The turn on that was vastly impressive, almost like a leggie! Very loose stroke from Sharjeel as his front foot hardly moved and he just went at the ball with his hands 71/1
    14.6 short ball and he's pulled it straight to short midwicket! Shehzad is stunned, India have wry smiles on their faces. Possibly his worst delivery in this spell, but those rippers he produced before must have played on the mind of the batsman. 93/2
    43.3 swept away, but this is the carrom ball and deep square leg pulls off a catch diving forward! Hitting against the turn there and he has sort of top-edged it. Bhuvi holds his head under pressure and Kohli leaps up and punches the air in delight. 200/5
    16.2 complete confusion and Misbah's gone to a run-out again! This was tossed up and doesn't turn, blocked into the covers and takes off for the single. But half-way through he changes his mind and sells his captain a dummy. The throw is a little off and Mishi does extremely well taking it low to his left, dives towards the stumps on his right and underarms to break the stumps! 96/3
    22.2 Jaddu has pulled off an amazing skier and Mishi's dream run today continues! Akmal has to walk back after a poor shot! This was tossed up and Akmal could not resist throwing his bat at it. Gets a toe-ender which soars up high into the cover region. Jadeja runs back and takes a blinder over his shoulder. Made it look so simple. 113/4
    44.4 low full toss, picked away to square leg, but there is some huge confusion out there and Maqsood is run-out! He had timed the flick too well and Afridi recognises that too late. Had rushed forward for the single and then sends his partner back after he had nearly crossed halfway down the pitch. Ashwin's throw is good and DK does the rest 203/6
    not out
    48.3 Rahane, you little beauty! He's been India's best fielder and at long-off he's snared a blinder! It was in the slot to be smeared over the top, but Gul has hit it off the bottom and Rahane runs to his left and dives forward to pick up a good, low catch 235/7
    48.6 caught on the long-off boundary! Bhuvi has taken two in the over and Talha succumbs! It was a length ball on off stump, he made room outside leg to loft him over the top. Gets too much height on this and Jaddu is very composed as he reverse-cups this just inside the boundary 236/8
    49.1 carrom ball and Ajmal's bowled around his legs! Kohli is beside himself, so is Ashwin! This was amazing flight outside leg and lures the tailender into a sweep shot, but this dips on him and turns viciously to take middle stump 236/9
    not out
    17 (lb 11, w 6)
    249/9 (49.4 Overs, RR: 5.01)
    Fall of wickets: 1-71 (Sharjeel Khan, 10.6 ov), 2-93 (Ahmed Shehzad, 14.6 ov), 3-96 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 16.2 ov), 4-113 (Umar Akmal, 22.2 ov), 5-200 (Mohammad Hafeez, 43.3 ov), 6-203 (Sohaib Maqsood, 44.4 ov), 7-235 (Umar Gul, 48.3 ov), 8-236 (Mohammad Talha, 48.6 ov), 9-236 (Saeed Ajmal, 49.1 ov)
    B Kumar1005625.60336130
    Mohammed Shami1004904.90374200
    R Ashwin9.404434.55322210
    RA Jadeja1016106.10294200
    A Mishra1002822.80420120

Match Details



Pakistan , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-21.45

Match days

2 March 2014 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Pakistan 4, India 0

Match Notes

  • 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

  • The contagious madness of Shahid Afridi

    He frustrates his fans more often than not, but he is also an addiction, one that pulls at the heartstrings

  • 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.

  • '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

  • 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

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


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

Shehzad stat


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

Starting trouble


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

Scores against India


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


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


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


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

Bogey team


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

A new high


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

Left-handed bunnies


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