Caught by Dhoni. It held its line after landing around the off stump line, he got a thin nick to defensive poke. Game over.
So a rather easy for the Indians. Hang on for the post-match ceremony
Dar The spinners bowled well again today. Our pace bowlers had problem bowling on these flat tracks.
Man of the Match: Suresh Raina: "I played really well here and hopefully will maintain the tempo against Pakistan. They bowled really well in 25 to 35 overs. Dhoni just asked me to play my natural game. I just played straight. We are ready for the important game against Pakistan.
Dhoni: "It was a good game to start of the tournament. It was good to win the toss; I had lost quite a few in earlier tournaments including the IPL. We got a good start and after that Raina played well. We practised taking singles and twos in the middle overs. If you score runs against sides like Hong Kong they would say you just scored against them! It was good opportunity for them as well, they will learn a lot from this experience. I have made a conscious effort to bat up the order. May be if I had batted in the final in Bangladesh, there might have been a different result, may be. I will bat up now on."
That's it from us. Alvida!
does it on his own with a yorker. Really full on the middle stump and he played all around it
huge shout for lbw but not given. The front leg was pressed across and he couldn't get back his bat around it in time. It hit him in front of middle and leg, umpire reckons it would have gone down leg
flighted outside off, driven to mid-off
turning away and cut through backward point
short and wide, cut hard to deep point boundary
on the leg stump line, defended back to the bowler
a tad quicker, on the middle stump, defended down the track
beaten on the flirt outside off
leans forward to defend a delivery on middle and leg line
turning in to the middle stump, jabbed to the leg side
fuller and pushed to covers
floated on the off, defended off the front foot
just outside off stump, guided to backward point
on the leg and middle, swept to deep square leg
tossed on the middle and leg, driven to mid-on
slows up the pace, tosses it outside off, left alone
on the off and middle, dabbed to silly point
another run out. Pushed to backward point and only Lamsam ran and he had to run back. Too late.