Player of the Match
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    8.4 hit straight into the lap of Kohli at cover. No celebrations at all. Short and wide outside off at 145.4ks, backed away and slapped to Kohli. Like target practice 25/3
    2.4 A string of nine dots has reaped reward for Bhuvi. Good length and angled in, Patil targets the leg side with a flick. This stopped slightly on him. He lobs it in the air off a leading edge. Bhuvi snaps up the return catch, chest-high clasp 1/1
    3.3 Shahzad has nicked off for a duck! Short and outside off at 143ks, Shahzad has a leaden-footed jab away from the body. He can only edge it to the cordon. Raina grabs it in front of his face at second slip 2/2
    19.5 banged in outside off, big swing and a miss from Raza. He takes off for a single. Dhoni collects the ball quickly and knocks the leg stump out. Shaiman gone for 43 81/9
    12.5 Negi gets his first international scalp. He tosses it up, Usman uses his feet, meets a full ball. He attempts a big swipe over midwicket, but can only sky it to Harbhajan, running in from long-off. That should settle Negi's nerves 51/4
    13.2 soft, soft dismissal. Tossed up, drifts in and dips. Amjad bags a first-ball duck. He feebly chips it to the left of midwicket, simple catch. The Harbhajan-Negi combo in the thick of action, again 53/5
    15.5 cracker of a catch from Pandya! Full on middle, Kaleem goes low and slogs it in the air. Pandya sprints in from long-on, flings himself forward even as the ball was dipping on him. He takes a superb low catch, inches from the turf. Subdued celebrations overall. A wicket each for six bowlers used by Dhoni 62/6
    16.6 UAE continue to crumble. Make that 66 for 7. Speared at 92.9ks, pushed to the left of the bowler, more towards short cover. Tariq wants a non-existent single. Shaiman sends him back. He is run out by two yards. 66/7
    19.2 Negi pockets a skier. Bhuvneshwar takes his second. Another 137ks short ball, Naveed puts bat on ball. Hoicks it and sends a top edge over square leg. Negi hangs on to it even as the ball bobbled out 80/8
    not out
    not out
    7 (lb 2, w 5)
    81/9 (20 Overs, RR: 4.05)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Swapnil Patil, 2.4 ov), 2-2 (Mohammad Shahzad, 3.3 ov), 3-25 (Rohan Mustafa, 8.4 ov), 4-51 (Muhammad Usman, 12.5 ov), 5-53 (Amjad Javed, 13.2 ov), 6-62 (Muhammad Kaleem, 15.5 ov), 7-66 (Fahad Tariq, 16.6 ov), 8-80 (Mohammad Naveed, 19.2 ov), 9-81 (Shaiman Anwar, 19.5 ov)
    B Kumar42822.00201010
    JJ Bumrah402315.75142110
    HH Pandya311113.66131010
    Harbhajan Singh411112.75160010
    P Negi301615.3381000
    Yuvraj Singh201015.0061010

Match Details



United Arab Emirates , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.55, Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.40

Match days

3 March 2016 - night match (20-over match)

T20I debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


India 2, United Arab Emirates 0

Match Notes

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.