full outside off, squeezed to deep point as India complete a comprehensive win.
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Shardul Thakur is the Player of the Match for his 4 for 27.
11.47pm The bowling that Pandey's referring to was largely thanks to the brilliant efforts of Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar. How this great game is a leveller. He went for 27 off an over the other night against Sri Lanka. Tonight, Thakur recorded his career-best figures. Sundar too was magnificent with his offspin, varying his pace and lengths to great effect. He's developed quite a skill, bowling in the powerplay too.
Manish Pandey, who finished unbeaten on 42, with a flash interview: Batting at No. 5, I think I should be there till the end to finish games. The bowlers came back very well after the first game. Well done to them for restricting this to 152. We didn't have too much batting after 6-7, so it was nice to have that stand with DK.
11.42pm On a pitch when the ball spun and gripped, India overcame early hiccups to make lightwork of this target. Karthik and Pandey, who seem under the pressure to score every time they walk out to bat, approached the situation with calm heads and played percentage cricket to bring the chase to within touching distance before finishing it off in style.
full toss, Karthik waits inside the crease and wallops this on the bounce to the long-on fence. Teeing off like a golfer, almost carried.
short outside off, Karthik winds up to pull this with disdain. One bounce to the midwicket fence. He had plenty of time to put that away
turns this towards midwicket as they scamper a single. 10 off the over
makes room and punches this length delivery to sweeper cover
dabs this gently down to third man as they jog the single
hoicked over midwicket. Too full and angling in, DK used the length to his advantage. There was no one in the deep, so it was a safe shot so long as he cleared the infield
dabs this gently down to third man
shapes to slash this over but lets it go. Way over his head, wide called
stands tall and steers this down to third man
drifts this into middle and leg, Pandey turns this towards midwicket
flat-bats this pull down to long-on
driven with the spin to sweeper cover as they jog the single
slider on off stump, he rocks back and punches this wide of cover
chops this cut towards point, there's a direct hit at the bowler's end and they take an extra run off the deflection
top shot from a top quality player. Tossed it up, but DK waited for the turn as he rocked back and nailed this cut to the cover boundary. Superb use of the crease
length on middle, this nips back in to thud into the thigh pad and deflect to the off side
whips this full delivery from middle stump towards deep midwicket
back of length outside off, steered straight to point
nailed this pull, clears deep midwicket. This is mighty impressive. Pandey picked the length early and just gave it a proper whack