Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    9.5 Pakistan imploding here, Hafeez has played on here, and Kohli has struck with an innocuous delivery that takes out the leg stump, Hafeez had made room and wanted to steer that ball from beyond the leg stump to the off side, edged into the ground and then onto the stumps, Pakistan will need runs from the two Umars again 59/5
    1.2 he's gone this time, lbw, Nazir was miles down the track but the umpire is happy that was going on to hit the stumps, that was short of a length and pitching on middle, and replays show that straightened enough to hit the top of middle, Nazir was unhappy with the decision as he walked off 17/1
    4.4 the Afridi experiment is over, he has picked out the deep square leg fielder, another short one from Balaji, Afridi pulls and connects well this done, not well enough to clear the rope though, Raina gets under that one and safely pouches it 35/2
    6.4 the magic of Yuvraj works again! a wicket in his first over, and it is the important one of Nasir Jamshed, who was looking to heave the ball from outside off to the leg side, he edges it through to Dhoni who is absolutely convinced there is bat involved, the umpire agrees and Pakistan are three down 43/3
    8.2 another one for Yuvraj! Kamran Akmal is gone this time, that was pitched up by Yuvraj, just outside off, Kamran looks to hammer it through cover, a thin edge through to Dhoni, who throws up the ball in celebration even before appealing 49/4
    15.2 the end of Malik, and not the best of strokes from him to end a fluent innings, a length ball from round the wicket, Malik swipes at it, only as far as midwicket, who takes the catch chest high,that was off the toe end of the bat, just as Pakistan seemed to be getting some momentum, they lose another wicket 106/6
    17.3 another one down, a touch short from Ashwin, Umar Akmal shaped up for a big mow, it seemed like the right ball to dispatch, he doesn't get enough on it though and Raina collects it and looks to the crowd, cupping his ear to suggest he can't hear them, a frustrated Umar bangs his bat on the track 115/7
    18.1 short of length bowled wide of the crease, slapped towards Yuvraj at backward point, and that throw from Yuvraj is bang-on perfect, one bounce and hitting the top of middle, Zaheer was in position to collect the throw, he realised that was heading for the stumps and gets his hands out of the way, Arafat is an inch short, he is on his way, Yuvraj answering his critics here 115/8
    19.3 a high full toss from around the stumps this time, Gul could have smashed that where he liked, instead he gets an edge on it and the ball swirls to Dhoni, can Pakistan at least last the full 20 overs? 128/9
    19.4 no, they can't! Pakistan are bowled out for 128, Ajmal looks to paddle his first delivery to fine leg, he doesn't quite get hold of it and Dhoni has another simple catch 128/10
    not out
    12 (lb 1, nb 1, w 10)
    128 all out (19.4 Overs, RR: 6.5)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Imran Nazir, 1.2 ov), 2-35 (Shahid Afridi, 4.4 ov), 3-43 (Nasir Jamshed, 6.4 ov), 4-49 (Kamran Akmal, 8.2 ov), 5-59 (Mohammad Hafeez, 9.5 ov), 6-106 (Shoaib Malik, 15.2 ov), 7-115 (Umar Akmal, 17.3 ov), 8-115 (Yasir Arafat, 18.1 ov), 9-128 (Umar Gul, 19.3 ov), 10-128 (Saeed Ajmal, 19.4 ov)
    Z Khan302207.3330
    IK Pathan3030110.0010
    L Balaji3.402236.0000
    R Ashwin401624.0010
    Yuvraj Singh301625.3300
    V Kohli302117.0001

Match Notes

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India 2nd innings Partnerships

1st1G GambhirV Sehwag
2nd74V SehwagV Kohli
3rd54Yuvraj SinghV Kohli