RESULT
4th Match, Pool B (D/N), Adelaide, February 15, 2015, ICC Cricket World Cup
300/7
(47/50 ov, T:301) 224

India won by 76 runs

Player Of The Match
107 (126)
virat-kohli
Match centre 
Scores: Sanjay Murari
 | 
Comms: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
India 300/7(50 overs)
Virat Kohli 107 (126)
Sohail Khan5/55 (10)
Wahab Riaz1/49 (10)
Pakistan 224/10(47 overs)
end of over 474 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 224/10CRR: 4.76 RRR: 25.66
Mohammad Irfan1 (5)
Mohit Sharma 9-0-35-2
Mohammed Shami 9-1-35-4

So India win their first international after close to three months in this Australian summer. But it is a big one. Against Pakistan. A win against a big team that ensures them against any unlikely slip in the league stages

India were once again cooler and calmer than the old rivals. Dhawan set the tone really with a patient return to form. Hardly looked like a bloke who has been struggling all summer. Kohli pkayed the big innings, Raina provided the impetus, and despite a blip in the end you knew India had enough. Shehzad and Haris Sohail threatened India briefly, but they played too many dots. They didn't bat like modern limited-overs batsmen do. Shami's good work was followed up by Ashwin, who bowled three maidens, and began Pakistan's slide with Sohail's wicket. It was all over when Shehzad fell on 48. Misbah's 76 was, alas and predictably, an effort in vain, and one that took shape after all had been lost. Will Pakistan have to wait four more years before having a go at India in a World Cup or will the two meet again in the knockouts? We will see about that later. Now is goodbye from Sidharth Monga and Sanjay Murari

"It was a very good performance," says MS Dhoni. "I was very happy with our batting. When you are batting first, it is not easy over here. It doesn't come on that nicely. It has a bit of a variable pace initially. Gets comfortable after that. It was important we stayed in the middle. The big partnership between Virat and Shikhar. And then Raina capitalised as well. The break in between was important. the World Cup itself can get you going. Also the fans. Even before we came here, there were a lot of fans in our lobby. That helped."

The fan question for Dhoni is: "How do you control your emotion when you sense a big win?" The answer is: "I don't control my emotions. They are there. Just that I don't like to be over-expressive."

"They played really well," says Misbah-ul-Haq. "They posted a big total, and bowled really well. We lost our way with three wickets in the middle. The pitch was really good, and with the quality of their batting, 300 was a pretty good effort. If all the batsmen had batted well, it could have been achieved. Two-three batsmen never got in, and got out in the first couple of balls. You can't say much about that. Now we have to just look forward. You can't just think of this game. We have to focus on the next one."

"Probably one of the biggest in my career so far," says Virat Kohli, the Man of the Match. "Amazing way to begin our World Cup. Big game against Pakistan, amazing fight from them. expectations are going to be there when you do well for your country./ I just look to stand up to them because I hate to lose and play passionately. I like the expectations. Last couple of days have been too tough. Too many people in the hotel getting worked over. You just have to stay in your little space. My role in the team is to bat through, and the power-hitters can play around knowing that one end is secure. The way Shikhar and Suresh batted today is commendable. The support has been magnificent. We expect the same throughout the tournament. Too loud at times for MS to catch our attention."

46.6
W
Sharma to Sohail Khan, OUT

it's all over. India make it 6-0 in World Cups against Pakistan. Slower ball, Sohail mis-hits it, and is caught at long-on

Sohail Khan c Yadav b MM Sharma 7 (21m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70
46.5
1
Sharma to Irfan, 1 run

on a length, middle and leg, pushed to long-on

46.4
Sharma to Irfan, no run

short, outside off, Irfan doesn't want to have anything to do with it

46.3
Sharma to Irfan, no run

full outside off, pushed to cover

46.2
1
Sharma to Sohail Khan, 1 run
46.1
2
Sharma to Sohail Khan, 2 runs

slower ball, into the pads, clipped away wide of short of fine leg for two

end of over 46Wicket maiden
PAK: 220/9CRR: 4.78 RRR: 20.25
Mohammad Irfan0 (2)
Sohail Khan4 (7)
Mohammed Shami 9-1-35-4
Umesh Yadav 10-0-50-2
45.6
Shami to Irfan, no run

short ball, Irfan avoids it, and India have bowled another wicket-maiden

45.5
Shami to Irfan, no run

another bouncer. The thing with bowling them to Irfan is, you will never be called. Irfan sways out of its line

45.4
W
Shami to Misbah, OUT

and Misbah misses the century again. A good bouncer. Over his left shoulder. Head high. All Misbah manages is a lob to mid-on

Misbah-ul-Haq c Rahane b Mohammed Shami 76 (118m 84b 9x4 1x6) SR: 90.47
45.3
Shami to Misbah, no run

makes room to try to go over cover. He has made too much room and can't connect well

45.2
Shami to Misbah, no run

another bouncer, it gets big on Misbah, but the mis-hit doesn't carry to deep midwicket. He turns down the single

45.1
Shami to Misbah, no run

moves inside the line early, Shami bounces him, Misbah doesn't play the hook

Misbah is 24 from being what could be a maiden century. He wouldn't want to score it in a lost cause, though. Shami to bowl round the wicket

end of over 455 runs
PAK: 220/8CRR: 4.88 RRR: 16.20
Sohail Khan4 (7)
Misbah-ul-Haq76 (80)
Umesh Yadav 10-0-50-2
Ravindra Jadeja 10-0-56-1
44.6
Umesh Yadav to Sohail Khan, no run

another bouncer. Sohail ducks under it again

44.5
Umesh Yadav to Sohail Khan, no run

bouncer, straight, Sohail ducks it

44.5
1w
Umesh Yadav to Sohail Khan, 1 wide

wide this time at least. A big one too. Dhoni is not happy with the drop in intensity

44.4
4
Umesh Yadav to Sohail Khan, FOUR runs

short, outside off, Sohail has pulled this away, between mid-on and midwicket

44.3
Umesh Yadav to Sohail Khan, no run

wide down the leg side as Yadav tries to bounce him. Actually not called a wide. Even the umpires seem in a hurry to end this no-contest

44.2
Umesh Yadav to Sohail Khan, no run

short of a length, quite straight, defended to leg

44.1
Umesh Yadav to Sohail Khan, no run

bouncer from Yadav, Sohail ducks under it

end of over 4412 runs
PAK: 215/8CRR: 4.88 RRR: 14.33
Misbah-ul-Haq76 (80)
Sohail Khan0 (1)
Ravindra Jadeja 10-0-56-1
Mohit Sharma 8-0-31-1
43.6
Jadeja to Misbah, no run

yorker, middle and off, dug out to cover

Best performances - batters
V Kohli
V Kohli INDIA
107 runs (126)
8 fours0 six
Control
87%
Productive shot
flick
20 runs
1 four0 six
74161015201025
Misbah-ul-Haq
Misbah-ul-Haq PAK
76 runs (84)
9 fours1 six
Control
83%
Productive shot
flick
16 runs
2 fours0 six
63151099420
Best performances - bowlers
Sohail Khan
Sohail Khan PAK
O
10
M
0
R
55
W
5
ECO
5.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami INDIA
O
9
M
1
R
35
W
4
ECO
3.88
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Adelaide Oval
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
India
Virat Kohli
Match numberODI no. 3602
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 days15 February 2015 - daynight (50-over match)
Umpires
England
Ian Gould
England
Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire
Australia
Steve Davis
Reserve Umpire
England
Michael Gough
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
PointsIndia 2, Pakistan 0
Pakistan Innings
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ICC Cricket World Cup
Pool A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
NZ660122.564
AUS64192.257
SL64280.371
BAN63270.136
ENG6244-0.753
AFG6152-1.853
SCOT6060-2.218
Pool B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
INDIA660121.827
SA64281.707
PAK6428-0.085
WI6336-0.053
IRE6336-0.933
ZIM6152-0.527
UAE6060-2.032