At Mirpur, March 2, 2014 (day/night). Pakistan won by one wicket. Pakistan 4pts. Toss: Pakistan. One-day international debut: Mohammad Talha.
Only once in 125 previous one-day meetings had Pakistan beaten India by one wicket - the famous match at Sharjah in April 1986, when Javed Miandad broke Indian hearts by hitting Chetan Sharma's last ball for six. Now, Shahid Afridi's last-over assault on Ashwin added a second chapter: with nine
needed from four deliveries, Afridi toe-ended a six over extra cover, then cracked the next ball over the long-on boundary. He kissed his batting partner, the No. 11 Junaid Khan, and assumed his signature star-shaped pose. Pakistan had been in charge for most of the day, once off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez took the new ball and trapped Dhawan in front in the third over. India reached 245 thanks only to some sensible batting from Jadeja, then Hafeez anchored the chase. The departures of Hafeez and Sohaib Maqsood gave India a sniff, and three wickets fell in five balls soon after to make it 236 for nine. But Afridi, ever the showman, was on hand to mimic Miandad. Barring upsets, Pakistan were now on course to meet Sri Lanka in the final.
Man of the Match: Mohammad Hafeez.