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India vs Pakistan (WARM-UP T20)

Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo,, Date - 17/09/2012, Toss won by -
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Commentary (Pakistan innings)

India have a lot to work on so do Pakistan, it tells us that even a total as good as 185 cannot be considered safe here and it does require the bowling unit to do well.

It was a match going both the ways. In the first innings, the bowling strength of Pakistan failed while India's biggest strength, batting did well. In the second innings, it was going India's way at one stage after Ashwin ripped through the order. But Kamran Akmal came up with a special knock up his sleeve, and along with the help of the veteran, Shoaib Malik helped Pakistan win this one.

19.1 I Pathan to K Akmal, SIX! PAKISTAN WIN BY 5 WICKETS! Take a bow, Kamran Akmal. He did make use of some poor bowling from India as well to finish on 92 not out. Pathan delivers a full toss, Kamran makes some room and whacks it high and mighty over covers. 186/5

Final over coming up. It will be Irfan Pathan to bowl. 6 runs required off 6 balls.

18.6 L Balaji to S Malik, SIX! What a turnover this has been for Pakistan! A fuller length delivery outside off, Malik smashes it high over long off. Run-a-ball equation now. 180/5

18.5 L Balaji to K Akmal, Slow and well wide outside off, Akmal gets right across and scoops it down to long on for one. 174/5

18.4 L Balaji to S Malik, Full outside off, Malik clips it through mid-wicket for one. 173/5

18.3 L Balaji to K Akmal, Short outside off, Akmal ends up checking his shot through covers for one. 172/5

18.2 L Balaji to K Akmal, SIX! Improvisation helps this time. A full toss, well outside off, Akmal gets across, sits down and scoops it away wide off the fine leg fielder. Going Pakistan's way now. 171/5

18.1 L Balaji to S Malik, Full outside off, smashed down through mid off for one. 165/5

A lot of thought process on who will bowl. It will be Lakshmipathy Balaji who will bowl the penultimate over. Generally, this over decides who wins the match. Let's see what we have in store.

17.6 R Ashwin to K Akmal, Flighted down the leg side, Malik goes to sweep but gets hit on the pads. 164/5

17.5 R Ashwin to S Malik, Uses his feet and lofts it away over mid on to rotate the strike. 164/5

17.4 R Ashwin to S Malik, Slips it down the leg side, Malik steps down and clips it through mid-wicket for two. 163/5

17.3 R Ashwin to K Akmal, Too short again, cracked away through covers for one. 161/5

17.2 R Ashwin to S Malik, Short on the pads, punched down through mid on for just one. 160/5

17.2 R Ashwin to S Malik, WIDE! Waits a long time to deliver, but slips it down the leg side as Malik lets it go. 159/5

17.1 R Ashwin to K Akmal, Short ball this time, pulled away over mid-wicket for one. 158/5

16.6 L Balaji to K Akmal, Pitched up outside off, Akmal lofts it away over covers, giving his bottom hand away to end the over with one. 157/5

16.5 L Balaji to K Akmal, Very full outside off again, Akmal slices it over Yuvraj at point for a couple. 156/5

16.5 L Balaji to K Akmal, WIDE! Attempts the yorker and gets it right, only it is way too wide outside off. 154/5

16.4 L Balaji to K Akmal, FOUR! Sliced away! A full ball outside off, Akmal slices it away over third man and it goes one bounce into the ropes. 153/5

16.3 L Balaji to S Malik, Short of a length, Malik pats it down past point and takes one. 149/5

16.2 L Balaji to K Akmal, Full outside off, sliced away to Pathan at deep point for just one though. 148/5

16.1 L Balaji to K Akmal, SIX! This is a poor ball. A length delivery, right on middle in a death over, Akmal stays back and swings it high and mighty over mid-wicket. 147/5

Lakshmipathy Balaji comes back.

15.6 H Singh to S Malik, SIX! All the way! Pakistan on the charge here. Malik steps down, takes the quicker ball on the up and smashes it down over long on. 141/5

15.5 H Singh to K Akmal, Fired in short, Akmal tucks it past short fine leg to take one. 135/5

15.4 H Singh to S Malik, Short ball, Malik pulls it away past mid-wicket and there is a good stop from Raina. One run. 134/5

15.3 H Singh to K Akmal, Darts it very full outside off, Kamran slices it away in front of square on the off side for one. 133/5

15.2 H Singh to S Malik, Gets down the track and lofts it away over mid on for a single. 132/5

15.1 H Singh to K Akmal, Short this time, whacked away through covers for a single. 131/5

14.6 Z Khan to S Malik, Short of a length on off, Malik chops it down to third man, Harbhajan is the man and they take a couple. 19 OFF THAT OVER! 130/5

14.5 Z Khan to S Malik, FOUR! Extremely good shot. A fuller length delivery, Malik just lofts it sweetly over mid off. Couple of bounces into the ropes. 128/5

14.4 Z Khan to K Akmal, Short of a length, Akmal pulls it down through mid on to take one. 124/5

14.3 Z Khan to K Akmal, SIX! Rubbish ball from Zaheer. Bowls another full toss this time, higher than the last time, Akmal waits on and smashes it away over mid-wicket. 123/5

14.2 Z Khan to K Akmal, SIX! Fifty up for Kamran Akmal! A full toss outside off, Akmal gets underneath it and lofts it away over long on. The fielder had no chance. 117/5

14.1 Z Khan to K Akmal, Starts with a wide and slow delivery, left alone this time. 111/5

Zaheer Khan comes on to replace Irfan Pathan.

13.6 H Singh to K Akmal, Fired in, Akmal charges down and whacks it hard, Harbhajan half-stops it and they take a single. 111/5

13.5 H Singh to K Akmal, Short again, Kamran makes room but heaves it down straight to mid off. 110/5

13.4 H Singh to S Malik, Once again uses his feet and knocks it through mid on for one. 110/5

13.3 H Singh to S Malik, FOUR! Picks up the gap. Another short ball, quick as well, Malik heaves it away over the mid-wicket fielder and finds the ropes. 109/5

13.2 H Singh to K Akmal, Short again, Akmal rocks back and cuts it away on the off side for one. 105/5

13.1 H Singh to S Malik, Starts off short on the leg side, Malik gets down the track and whips it away through mid-wicket for one. 104/5

Harbhajan back on.

12.6 I Pathan to K Akmal, Full outside off, Kamran drives it to sweeper cover and picks up another couple. 103/5

12.5 I Pathan to K Akmal, Low full toss outside off, Kamran drives it to long on and takes a couple. 100 up for Pakistan! 101/5

12.4 I Pathan to K Akmal, Slower one outside off, Kamran tries to cut off his back foot but misses it completely. 99/5

12.3 I Pathan to S Malik, Dabs it towards third man with his angled bat and picks up one run. 99/5

12.2 I Pathan to K Akmal, Outside off, Kamran guides it towards third man for a single. 98/5

12.1 I Pathan to K Akmal, Fullish on off, Kamran drives uppishly towards long on, Raina fumbles there and allows a couple. 97/5

Pathan back on.

11.6 R Ashwin to K Akmal, Shortish on off, Kamran rocks back and cuts it past point for a single. 95/5

11.5 R Ashwin to S Malik, On off, Malik plays it through point and takes a single. 94/5

11.4 R Ashwin to S Malik, On middle, Malik works it down the leg side and picks up a couple. 93/5

Shoaib Malik walks in.

11.3 R Ashwin to U Akmal, OUT! Caught and bowled! On middle, Umar drives it back to the bowler, Ashwin goes to his right and takes a superb catch. Umar Akmal waits for a moment but he has to depart. 4th wicket for Ashwin! 91/5

11.2 R Ashwin to K Akmal, On middle, Kamran sweeps it away down the leg side and takes a single. 91/4

11.2 R Ashwin to U Akmal, Wide! Bowls down the leg side, Umar lets it go through. Dhoni fails to collect the ball as well and the batsmen run through for a single. 90/4

11.1 R Ashwin to K Akmal, Pitched outside leg, Kamran pushes it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 88/4

10.6 L Balaji to U Akmal, In the channel outside off, Umar defends it to the off side. 87/4

10.5 L Balaji to U Akmal, Shortish and a slower one outside off, Umar walks across to play that one but misses. 87/4

10.4 L Balaji to U Akmal, Length delivery outside off, Umar pushes it through covers for a couple. 87/4

10.3 L Balaji to K Akmal, Pitches it up a bit fullish this time, Kamran dabs it towards point and takes a single. 85/4

10.2 L Balaji to K Akmal, Good length delivery outside off, Kamran tries to go after that but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 84/4

10.1 L Balaji to K Akmal, Length delivery on middle, Kamran defends it watchfully. 84/4

Balaji to bowl now.

9.6 R Ashwin to U Akmal, Flat on off, Akmal taps it away straight to short third man. 84/4

Umar Akmal walks in.

9.5 R Ashwin to S Afridi, OUT! Ashwin takes one more and poor old(maybe still young) Afridi departs in his second ball. Flatter outside off, Afridi goes down the track and whacks it hard and flat, unfortunately, picks out Zaheer Khan at long off. Big wicket this. Pakistan 4 down now. 84/4

9.4 R Ashwin to S Afridi, Full on the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket. 84/3

Shahid Afridi walks in next.

9.3 R Ashwin to M Hafeez, OUT! Straight to Rohit Sharma. This one was bowled with flight down the leg side, Hafeez looks to clear long on but finds the man in the deep almost as if he wanted to pick out Sharma. A good innings from the skipper but he fell to a poor shot. 84/3

9.2 R Ashwin to K Akmal, Goes to reverse-sweep that one but gets an inside edge on the leg side and the ball rolls away on the leg side for one. 84/2

9.1 R Ashwin to M Hafeez, Flighted on off, knocked down through mid on for a run this time. 83/2

Ravichandran Ashwin comes back.

8.6 I Pathan to M Hafeez, Length outside off, dabbed through point for one. 82/2

8.5 I Pathan to M Hafeez, FOUR! Well executed! Good length on off, Hafeez pulls it away on the up over mid-wicket. One bounce into the ropes. 81/2

8.4 I Pathan to M Hafeez, Goes on the back foot and punches it away on the off side. 77/2

8.3 I Pathan to M Hafeez, The knuckle ball this time, outside off, Hafeez goes to pull but the ball keeps low. 77/2

8.2 I Pathan to K Akmal, Good length again outside off, Akmal stays back and slices it past point, Ashwin is the man and hence, three taken this time. 77/2

8.1 I Pathan to M Hafeez, Starts with a slowish length ball, Hafeez stays back and guides it down to third man for one. 74/2

Irfan Pathan comes back.

7.6 H Singh to K Akmal, Landed outside off, Kamran plays it to the point region. 73/2

7.5 H Singh to K Akmal, FOUR! Nicely played! Outside off, Kamran guides it towards third man delicately and gets another boundary. 73/2

7.4 H Singh to M Hafeez, On middle, Hafeez sweeps it to deep square leg and picks up a single. 69/2

7.3 H Singh to M Hafeez, Punches it to the off side off his back foot this time. 68/2

7.2 H Singh to K Akmal, Outside off, Kamran drives it through mid off and takes a single. 68/2

7.1 H Singh to K Akmal, FOUR! Shout for a catch! Outside off, Kamran cuts it towards short third man, Balaji attempts to stop the ball there but fails. The ball races away to the boundary rope. Poor effort from Balaji! 67/2

6.6 Y Singh to K Akmal, Comes forward and pushes it through covers for a run. 63/2

6.5 Y Singh to M Hafeez, Gets into the position early and plays the reverse sweep, finds the gap, picks up a single. 62/2

6.4 Y Singh to K Akmal, Works it down the leg side this time and takes a single. 61/2

6.3 Y Singh to K Akmal, FOUR! Well played! Shortish outside off, Kamran rocks back and cuts it past point for another boundary. 60/2

6.2 Y Singh to K Akmal, Outside off, Kamran drives it to covers. 56/2

6.1 Y Singh to K Akmal, FOUR! Superb shot! Fullish outside off, Kamran lofts it over extra covers and gets a boundary. Not an ideal start for Yuvraj! 56/2

Another comeback guy, Yuvraj Singh into the attack.

5.6 H Singh to K Akmal, Fullish on off, Kamran drives it through mid on for a single. 52/2

5.5 H Singh to M Hafeez, Full on middle, Hafeez dabs it into the ground but gets an inside edge and the ball goes towards fine leg. Zaheer chases it down and saves a run near the boundary rope. 51/2

5.4 H Singh to K Akmal, Driven through mid on for a single. 48/2

5.3 H Singh to K Akmal, Fullish on off, Kamran drives it to mid on. 47/2

5.2 H Singh to K Akmal, Beaten! Outside off, Kamran tries to cut but misses it as the ball stayed a touch low. 47/2

5.1 H Singh to K Akmal, SIX! Welcome back, Harbhajan! Fullish outside off, Kamran picked the quicker delivery and lofts it over mid off. It goes all the way over the ropes for a maximum. 47/2

Harbhajan Singh into the attack.

4.6 L Balaji to M Hafeez, Length delivery outside off, Hafeez defends it to mid off. 41/2

4.5 L Balaji to M Hafeez, Play and a miss! Landed outside off, the ball swings away from the batsman. Hafeez tries to play to the leg side but gets beaten by the away swing. 41/2

4.4 L Balaji to M Hafeez, FOUR! Shortish outside off, Hafeez rocks back and pulls it away towards the mid-wicket region for a muscular boundary. 41/2

4.3 L Balaji to M Hafeez, Length delivery on off, Hafeez chips it to mid-wicket. 37/2

4.2 L Balaji to M Hafeez, Outside off, Hafeez defends it into the ground watchfully. 37/2

4.1 L Balaji to M Hafeez, On middle, Hafeez flicks it towards fine leg where Irfan Pathan fumbles to collect the ball, two runs taken. 37/2

Balaji into the attack.

3.6 R Ashwin to K Akmal, Outside off, Akmal drives it through covers for a couple. 35/2

Kamran Akmal walks in to bat.

3.5 R Ashwin to M Hafeez, OUT! Run out! Hafeez plays the square cut and takes the single. Decides for another run but there's a mix up between the batsmen. Jamshed is sent back and Dhoni flicks the balls onto the stumps and appeals. Third umpire declares it out. Jamshed out without facing even a single delivery. 33/2

Appeal for run out. Referred upstairs.

3.4 R Ashwin to M Hafeez, On middle, Hafeez plays it through mid-wicket and takes a couple. 32/1

Nasir Jamshed walks in.

3.3 R Ashwin to I Nazir, OUT! Ashwin strikes! On middle, Nazir comes down the track and tries to loft it over mid on but Raina comes from mid wicket and takes a good catch. Nazir departs, Pakistan 30/1. 30/1

3.2 R Ashwin to I Nazir, On middle, Nazir tries to sweep but gets struck on the pads. Shout for LBW but the umpire is not interested. 30/0

3.1 R Ashwin to M Hafeez, Full on middle, Hafeez sweeps it to deep square leg and takes a single. 30/0

The birthday boy Ashwin into the attack.

2.6 Z Khan to I Nazir, Outside off, Nazir punches it towards mid off. 29/0

2.5 Z Khan to M Hafeez, Drives it through mid on this time and takes a single. 29/0

2.4 Z Khan to M Hafeez, FOUR! Good execution! Slower one outside off, Hafeez plays the scoop shot and finds the gap. The ball goes past the boundary rope. 28/0

2.3 Z Khan to M Hafeez, FOUR! Fullish outside off, Hafeez drives it through mid off. Poor effort from Harbhajan there and the ball goes past him and races away to the boundary rope. 24/0

2.2 Z Khan to M Hafeez, Slower one, fullish outside off, Hafeez drives it to covers. 20/0

2.1 Z Khan to I Nazir, Outside off, Nazir tries to play to the off side but gets an inside edge and the ball goes towards mid on. There's a direct hit at the non-striker's end but the batsman had made it. 20/0

1.6 I Pathan to M Hafeez, SIX! Tonked! On middle, Hafeez comes forward and lofts it over mid off. The ball goes all the way over the ropes for a maximum. 19/0

1.5 I Pathan to M Hafeez, Outside off, Hafeez cuts it towards point. 13/0

1.4 I Pathan to I Nazir, On middle and leg, Nazir plays it through mid-wicket. Balaji with a slow throw, the batsmen complete three runs. 13/0

1.3 I Pathan to I Nazir, Shortish and Nazir pulls it to mid-wicket once again, Harbhajan cuts it off at the boundary rope this time, a couple taken. 10/0

1.2 I Pathan to I Nazir, FOUR! Superb shot! Shortish on middle, Nazir comes forward and pulls it away towards mid-wicket powerfully for a boundary. 8/0

1.1 I Pathan to I Nazir, On middle, Nazir chips it just over Balaji at mid on and takes a couple. 4/0

Irfan Pathan to bowl from the other end.

0.6 Z Khan to I Nazir, Shortish on middle, Nazir tries to whack it to the off side but gets an inside edge, the ball goes back towards the keeper and a single taken. 2/0

0.5 Z Khan to I Nazir, In the channel just outside off, Nazir plays it to point. 1/0

0.4 Z Khan to I Nazir, Good length delivery on middle, Nazir punches it to covers. 1/0

0.3 Z Khan to M Hafeez, On middle, Hafeez works it down the leg side and picks up a single. 1/0

0.2 Z Khan to M Hafeez, Play and a miss! Shortish outside off, Hafeez tries to drive but misses it and gets beaten. 0/0

0.1 Z Khan to M Hafeez, Starts off with a length delivery landed just outside off, Hafeez defends it to the off side. 0/0

Commentary (India innings)

India have a lot to work on so do Pakistan, it tells us that even a total as good as 185 cannot be considered safe here and it does require the bowling unit to do well.

It was a match going both the ways. In the first innings, the bowling strength of Pakistan failed while India's biggest strength, batting did well. In the second innings, it was going India's way at one stage after Ashwin ripped through the order. But Kamran Akmal came up with a special knock up his sleeve, and along with the help of the veteran, Shoaib Malik helped Pakistan win this one.

19.1 I Pathan to K Akmal, SIX! PAKISTAN WIN BY 5 WICKETS! Take a bow, Kamran Akmal. He did make use of some poor bowling from India as well to finish on 92 not out. Pathan delivers a full toss, Kamran makes some room and whacks it high and mighty over covers. 186/5

A lot of positives for India. Firstly, a very good first innings total on a bat-first wicket. Rohit Sharma once again put on a good performance with a half-century and that should do well before the tournament begins. Virat Kohli was at his fluent best for his unbeaten 75. Afridi and Sami were taken to the cleaners today. And it was strange to see Yuvraj Singh not getting promoted up at number 3. Join us back for the chase.

19.6 U Gul to V Kohli, Bowls full and well outside off, Kohli reaches out and pushes it through cover for one. 185/3

19.5 U Gul to V Kohli, Very full this time, worked away through mid-wicket for a couple. 184/3

19.4 U Gul to V Kohli, FOUR! Finds the gap! A very full delivery again, Kohli holds back and whacks it past point. 182/3

19.3 U Gul to V Kohli, Very full again, delivered well outside off, Kohli fails to work it away. 178/3

19.2 U Gul to Y Singh, Excellent, darted in full on middle, Yuvraj tucks it away through mid-wicket and takes a single. 178/3

19.1 U Gul to V Kohli, Very full outside off, Kohli steers it away through cover for one. 177/3

All set now. Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag make their way out to the middle. Sohail Tanvir has the new cherry. Play!

TOSS - MS Dhoni has won the toss and INDIA WILL BAT FIRST! Mentions that he wants to put some runs on the board and says that they will play with 12 players. PITCH REPORT - Sourav Ganguly is conducting the pitch report. There is a bit of grass cover and there will be good carry from the strip. It's going to be a true batting track and we can expect some runs today.

It's show time, war time, clashes between Pakistan and India are always high-octane and this one promises no less action. Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the warm-up match of the ICC World Twenty20 between the sub-continental giants, Pakistan and India in Colombo. Just one day to go before the World Cup commences and it's a perfect start to what promises to be an exciting tournament.

Final over coming up. It will be Irfan Pathan to bowl. 6 runs required off 6 balls.

18.6 L Balaji to S Malik, SIX! What a turnover this has been for Pakistan! A fuller length delivery outside off, Malik smashes it high over long off. Run-a-ball equation now. 180/5

18.5 L Balaji to K Akmal, Slow and well wide outside off, Akmal gets right across and scoops it down to long on for one. 174/5

18.4 L Balaji to S Malik, Full outside off, Malik clips it through mid-wicket for one. 173/5

18.3 L Balaji to K Akmal, Short outside off, Akmal ends up checking his shot through covers for one. 172/5

18.2 L Balaji to K Akmal, SIX! Improvisation helps this time. A full toss, well outside off, Akmal gets across, sits down and scoops it away wide off the fine leg fielder. Going Pakistan's way now. 171/5

18.1 L Balaji to S Malik, Full outside off, smashed down through mid off for one. 165/5

Umar Gul will bowl his final over now.

18.6 S Ajmal to V Kohli, Pushes it away towards cover to end the over with one. 176/3

18.5 S Ajmal to Y Singh, Fired in this time, Yuvraj works it away to long on and calls off the second, Kohli wanted the extra one but Yuvraj sent him back just in time. 175/3

18.4 S Ajmal to Y Singh, Shout for LBW! This one goes on straight on middle, Singh sits down to sweep but misses to get hit on the pads. Close shout but the umpire turns it down. 174/3

18.3 S Ajmal to Y Singh, Flighted and turning away, Yuvraj guides it nicely but straight to point. 174/3

18.2 S Ajmal to Y Singh, Outside off, Yuvraj pats it down towards point and sets off, there is an overthrow at the non-striker's end and they take one more. 174/3

Yuvraj Singh walks into bat at number 5. He should really have been the ideal person to come at number 3, with no international exposure apart from the one-off T20 against New Zealand.

18.1 S Ajmal to R Sharma, OUT! Sharma departs. He played well so far. An offie on off, Sharma charges down to whack on the leg side, the ball stops, turns down and clips the leg stump. Two good innings from Sharma going into the tournament. 172/3

A lot of thought process on who will bowl. It will be Lakshmipathy Balaji who will bowl the penultimate over. Generally, this over decides who wins the match. Let's see what we have in store.

17.6 R Ashwin to K Akmal, Flighted down the leg side, Malik goes to sweep but gets hit on the pads. 164/5

17.5 R Ashwin to S Malik, Uses his feet and lofts it away over mid on to rotate the strike. 164/5

17.4 R Ashwin to S Malik, Slips it down the leg side, Malik steps down and clips it through mid-wicket for two. 163/5

17.3 R Ashwin to K Akmal, Too short again, cracked away through covers for one. 161/5

17.2 R Ashwin to S Malik, Short on the pads, punched down through mid on for just one. 160/5

17.2 R Ashwin to S Malik, WIDE! Waits a long time to deliver, but slips it down the leg side as Malik lets it go. 159/5

17.1 R Ashwin to K Akmal, Short ball this time, pulled away over mid-wicket for one. 158/5

17.6 M Sami to R Sharma, A slow bouncer, Sharma drags it through mid-wicket to take one. 19-RUN OVER! 172/2

17.5 M Sami to V Kohli, A full toss, Kohli whips it away through mid-wicket for one this time. 171/2

17.4 M Sami to V Kohli, SIX! Just over the ropes! Kohli is unperturbed by everything. A length ball on off, Kohli whacks it high and just clears the long on fielder. 170/2

17.4 M Sami to V Kohli, FOUR! No-ball! That's a nasty delivery. A beamer on middle, Kohli aims to duck, but the ball just kisses the helmet and races down to the boundary fence. 168/2

17.3 M Sami to R Sharma, Fuller length again, Sharma sits down and smacks it on a bounce to long on. One more. 159/2

17.2 M Sami to R Sharma, FOUR! Off the edge! Fuller length outside off, Sharma goes hard on that but gets a thickish outside edge, which flies over the man inside the circle and scoots away to the third man fence. 158/2

17.1 M Sami to V Kohli, Bowls full on middle, Kohli digs it out through mid on for one. 154/2

16.6 L Balaji to K Akmal, Pitched up outside off, Akmal lofts it away over covers, giving his bottom hand away to end the over with one. 157/5

16.5 L Balaji to K Akmal, Very full outside off again, Akmal slices it over Yuvraj at point for a couple. 156/5

16.5 L Balaji to K Akmal, WIDE! Attempts the yorker and gets it right, only it is way too wide outside off. 154/5

16.4 L Balaji to K Akmal, FOUR! Sliced away! A full ball outside off, Akmal slices it away over third man and it goes one bounce into the ropes. 153/5

16.3 L Balaji to S Malik, Short of a length, Malik pats it down past point and takes one. 149/5

16.2 L Balaji to K Akmal, Full outside off, sliced away to Pathan at deep point for just one though. 148/5

16.1 L Balaji to K Akmal, SIX! This is a poor ball. A length delivery, right on middle in a death over, Akmal stays back and swings it high and mighty over mid-wicket. 147/5

Mohammad Sami back on.

16.6 S Ajmal to V Kohli, Fullish on middle, Kohli plays it towards mid-wicket and takes one. 153/2

16.5 S Ajmal to V Kohli, SIX! Great shot! Outside off, Kohli comes forward and lofts it over covers. The ball goes all the way over the ropes for a biggie. 152/2

16.4 S Ajmal to R Sharma, On middle and leg, Rohit plays it towards mid-wicket for a single. 146/2

16.3 S Ajmal to R Sharma, On middle, Rohit plays it to the mid-wicket fielder. 145/2

16.2 S Ajmal to V Kohli, Drives it through mid on and takes a single. 100-run partnership between Kohli and Rohit Sharma! 145/2

16.1 S Ajmal to R Sharma, On middle, Rohit tries to sweep but gets struck on the pads. The ball goes towards fine leg and a leg bye taken. 144/2

Lakshmipathy Balaji comes back.

15.6 H Singh to S Malik, SIX! All the way! Pakistan on the charge here. Malik steps down, takes the quicker ball on the up and smashes it down over long on. 141/5

15.5 H Singh to K Akmal, Fired in short, Akmal tucks it past short fine leg to take one. 135/5

15.4 H Singh to S Malik, Short ball, Malik pulls it away past mid-wicket and there is a good stop from Raina. One run. 134/5

15.3 H Singh to K Akmal, Darts it very full outside off, Kamran slices it away in front of square on the off side for one. 133/5

15.2 H Singh to S Malik, Gets down the track and lofts it away over mid on for a single. 132/5

15.1 H Singh to K Akmal, Short this time, whacked away through covers for a single. 131/5

Ajmal back on.

15.6 S Tanvir to V Kohli, FOUR! My goodness, that was a rocket. Fuller length outside off, Kohli whacks it straight towards Tanvir, who ducks for cover and it scoots away to the long off fence. 143/2

15.5 S Tanvir to R Sharma, In the yorker zone, dug out well down the ground for just one. 139/2

15.4 S Tanvir to V Kohli, Slow outside off, Kohli gets down and whacks it over point for one. 138/2

15.3 S Tanvir to R Sharma, Full outside off, stroked down through mid off for a single. 137/2

15.2 S Tanvir to R Sharma, SIX! Wow! That's an absolutely splendid shot. A good length delivery, angling on middle, Sharma just stays tall, takes it on the up and pulls it over mid-wicket. 136/2

15.1 S Tanvir to V Kohli, Bowls length on middle, tucked away through mid-wicket for one. 130/2

14.6 Z Khan to S Malik, Short of a length on off, Malik chops it down to third man, Harbhajan is the man and they take a couple. 19 OFF THAT OVER! 130/5

14.5 Z Khan to S Malik, FOUR! Extremely good shot. A fuller length delivery, Malik just lofts it sweetly over mid off. Couple of bounces into the ropes. 128/5

14.4 Z Khan to K Akmal, Short of a length, Akmal pulls it down through mid on to take one. 124/5

14.3 Z Khan to K Akmal, SIX! Rubbish ball from Zaheer. Bowls another full toss this time, higher than the last time, Akmal waits on and smashes it away over mid-wicket. 123/5

14.2 Z Khan to K Akmal, SIX! Fifty up for Kamran Akmal! A full toss outside off, Akmal gets underneath it and lofts it away over long on. The fielder had no chance. 117/5

14.1 Z Khan to K Akmal, Starts with a wide and slow delivery, left alone this time. 111/5

Sohail Tanvir into the attack, from around the wicket.

14.6 U Gul to R Sharma, FOUR! Back to back boundaries! Bit shortish length, Rohit pulls it away to the leg side and gets another boundary. 12 runs off the over! 129/2

14.5 U Gul to R Sharma, FOUR! Well played! Length delivery outside off, Rohit hammers it straight down the ground over mid off for a fine boundary. 125/2

14.4 U Gul to V Kohli, Fullish on off, Kohli comes forward and drives it to mid off for a single. 121/2

14.4 U Gul to V Kohli, No ball! Another short length delivery, Kohli tries to pull but fails to connect his bat with the ball. Umpire signals it no ball for another short length delivery. 120/2

14.3 U Gul to R Sharma, Length delivery on off, the ball nips back in after landing. Rohit dabs it into the ground but gets an inside edge onto his pads and takes a quick single. 119/2

14.2 U Gul to R Sharma, Short of a length delivery, Rohit tries to pull but gets beaten. 118/2

14.1 U Gul to V Kohli, On middle, Kohli plays it towards mid-wicket for a single. 118/2

Zaheer Khan comes on to replace Irfan Pathan.

13.6 H Singh to K Akmal, Fired in, Akmal charges down and whacks it hard, Harbhajan half-stops it and they take a single. 111/5

13.5 H Singh to K Akmal, Short again, Kamran makes room but heaves it down straight to mid off. 110/5

13.4 H Singh to S Malik, Once again uses his feet and knocks it through mid on for one. 110/5

13.3 H Singh to S Malik, FOUR! Picks up the gap. Another short ball, quick as well, Malik heaves it away over the mid-wicket fielder and finds the ropes. 109/5

13.2 H Singh to K Akmal, Short again, Akmal rocks back and cuts it away on the off side for one. 105/5

13.1 H Singh to S Malik, Starts off short on the leg side, Malik gets down the track and whips it away through mid-wicket for one. 104/5

Umar Gul back on.

13.6 S Afridi to R Sharma, Outside off, Rohit tries to cut but gets an inside edge to that one. 117/2

13.5 S Afridi to R Sharma, FOUR! Good shot! Shortish outside off, Rohit cuts it past point for a lovely boundary. 117/2

13.4 S Afridi to R Sharma, Stays back in his crease and defends. 113/2

13.3 S Afridi to R Sharma, SIX! Tonked! Shortish length from Afridi, Rohit pulls it over square leg, the ball goes all the way over the ropes and into the stands for a maximum. 113/2

13.2 S Afridi to V Kohli, Outside off, Kohli pushes it towards point and takes one. 107/2

13.1 S Afridi to V Kohli, FOUR! Just short of Sami! Fullish down the leg side, Kohli comes down the track and hits it over mid on. The ball flies just past Sami at long on and races away to the boundary rope. 106/2

Harbhajan back on.

12.6 I Pathan to K Akmal, Full outside off, Kamran drives it to sweeper cover and picks up another couple. 103/5

12.5 I Pathan to K Akmal, Low full toss outside off, Kamran drives it to long on and takes a couple. 100 up for Pakistan! 101/5

12.4 I Pathan to K Akmal, Slower one outside off, Kamran tries to cut off his back foot but misses it completely. 99/5

12.3 I Pathan to S Malik, Dabs it towards third man with his angled bat and picks up one run. 99/5

12.2 I Pathan to K Akmal, Outside off, Kamran guides it towards third man for a single. 98/5

12.1 I Pathan to K Akmal, Fullish on off, Kamran drives uppishly towards long on, Raina fumbles there and allows a couple. 97/5

12.6 S Ajmal to V Kohli, Comes forwards and plays it towards mid-wicket for a single. 102/2

12.5 S Ajmal to V Kohli, Landed just outside off, doosra from Ajmal, Kohli tries to cut but misses. 101/2

12.4 S Ajmal to V Kohli, FOUR! Fine shot! Comes down the track and hits it straight down the ground towards long off for a lovely boundary. 101/2

12.3 S Ajmal to V Kohli, Flicks it down the leg side towards fine leg and takes a couple. 97/2

12.2 S Ajmal to V Kohli, On off, Kohli defends it off his back foot. 95/2

12.1 S Ajmal to R Sharma, Fullish outside off, Sharma drives it through mid off and takes a single. 50-run partnership between Kohli and Sharma! 95/2

Pathan back on.

11.6 R Ashwin to K Akmal, Shortish on off, Kamran rocks back and cuts it past point for a single. 95/5

11.5 R Ashwin to S Malik, On off, Malik plays it through point and takes a single. 94/5

11.4 R Ashwin to S Malik, On middle, Malik works it down the leg side and picks up a couple. 93/5

Shoaib Malik walks in.

11.3 R Ashwin to U Akmal, OUT! Caught and bowled! On middle, Umar drives it back to the bowler, Ashwin goes to his right and takes a superb catch. Umar Akmal waits for a moment but he has to depart. 4th wicket for Ashwin! 91/5

11.2 R Ashwin to K Akmal, On middle, Kamran sweeps it away down the leg side and takes a single. 91/4

11.2 R Ashwin to U Akmal, Wide! Bowls down the leg side, Umar lets it go through. Dhoni fails to collect the ball as well and the batsmen run through for a single. 90/4

11.1 R Ashwin to K Akmal, Pitched outside leg, Kamran pushes it to mid-wicket and takes a single. 88/4

Ajmal back on.

11.6 S Afridi to R Sharma, Too short this time, Sharma pulls it away over mid-wicket for one. 94/2

11.5 S Afridi to V Kohli, Once again shimmies down the track and works it past square leg to rotate the strike. 93/2

11.4 S Afridi to V Kohli, On middle, Kohli works it away in the gap through mid-wicket and takes a couple. 92/2

11.3 S Afridi to R Sharma, Goes on the back foot and punches it away for one. 90/2

11.2 S Afridi to R Sharma, Shout for LBW! Flighted and down the leg side, Sharma goes to sweep but the ball hits his pads. The ball rolls towards point and Kohli wants one, is sent back in time and he puts in a dive as the throw misses the stumps at the non-striker's end. 89/2

11.1 S Afridi to V Kohli, Quicker down the leg side, knocked down through mid on for one. 89/2

10.6 L Balaji to U Akmal, In the channel outside off, Umar defends it to the off side. 87/4

10.5 L Balaji to U Akmal, Shortish and a slower one outside off, Umar walks across to play that one but misses. 87/4

10.4 L Balaji to U Akmal, Length delivery outside off, Umar pushes it through covers for a couple. 87/4

10.3 L Balaji to K Akmal, Pitches it up a bit fullish this time, Kamran dabs it towards point and takes a single. 85/4

10.2 L Balaji to K Akmal, Good length delivery outside off, Kamran tries to go after that but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 84/4

10.1 L Balaji to K Akmal, Length delivery on middle, Kamran defends it watchfully. 84/4

10.6 M Hafeez to R Sharma, Flighted up, pushed away to cover. 88/2

10.5 M Hafeez to V Kohli, Remains back and tucks it away past short mid-wicket for one. 88/2

10.4 M Hafeez to R Sharma, Sharma works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 87/2

10.3 M Hafeez to R Sharma, FOUR! Poor bowling. Too short and down the leg side, Sharma waits and sweeps it fine past Ajmal at short fine for a boundary. 86/2

10.2 M Hafeez to V Kohli, Too short, Kohli rocks back and clips it away through mid-wicket for one. 82/2

10.1 M Hafeez to V Kohli, FOUR! Fine shot. Once again Kohli uses his feet down the track, takes it on a full toss and smacks it straight over Hafeez for a boundary. 81/2

Balaji to bowl now.

9.6 R Ashwin to U Akmal, Flat on off, Akmal taps it away straight to short third man. 84/4

Umar Akmal walks in.

9.5 R Ashwin to S Afridi, OUT! Ashwin takes one more and poor old(maybe still young) Afridi departs in his second ball. Flatter outside off, Afridi goes down the track and whacks it hard and flat, unfortunately, picks out Zaheer Khan at long off. Big wicket this. Pakistan 4 down now. 84/4

9.4 R Ashwin to S Afridi, Full on the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket. 84/3

Shahid Afridi walks in next.

9.3 R Ashwin to M Hafeez, OUT! Straight to Rohit Sharma. This one was bowled with flight down the leg side, Hafeez looks to clear long on but finds the man in the deep almost as if he wanted to pick out Sharma. A good innings from the skipper but he fell to a poor shot. 84/3

9.2 R Ashwin to K Akmal, Goes to reverse-sweep that one but gets an inside edge on the leg side and the ball rolls away on the leg side for one. 84/2

9.1 R Ashwin to M Hafeez, Flighted on off, knocked down through mid on for a run this time. 83/2

9.6 S Afridi to V Kohli, Flicks it away through mid-wicket and takes one. 77/2

9.6 S Afridi to V Kohli, WIDE! Darts this one down the leg side, Kohli leaves it alone. 76/2

9.5 S Afridi to V Kohli, Gets down, flicks it away through mid-wicket and takes a couple of runs. 75/2

9.4 S Afridi to V Kohli, FOUR! Excellent from Kohli again, one of his favourite shots. A flighted delivery on middle, Kohli gets down the track and lofts it neatly over covers. 73/2

9.3 S Afridi to R Sharma, Too short this time, Sharma goes back and knocks it through cover for one. 69/2

9.3 S Afridi to R Sharma, WIDE! Flighted but well down the leg side this time. 68/2

9.2 S Afridi to V Kohli, Once again comes down the track, goes to hit hard but gets an inside edge past Kamran towards fine leg for one. 67/2

9.1 S Afridi to V Kohli, Uses his feet down the track and punches it past cover to take a couple. 66/2

Ravichandran Ashwin comes back.

8.6 I Pathan to M Hafeez, Length outside off, dabbed through point for one. 82/2

8.5 I Pathan to M Hafeez, FOUR! Well executed! Good length on off, Hafeez pulls it away on the up over mid-wicket. One bounce into the ropes. 81/2

8.4 I Pathan to M Hafeez, Goes on the back foot and punches it away on the off side. 77/2

8.3 I Pathan to M Hafeez, The knuckle ball this time, outside off, Hafeez goes to pull but the ball keeps low. 77/2

8.2 I Pathan to K Akmal, Good length again outside off, Akmal stays back and slices it past point, Ashwin is the man and hence, three taken this time. 77/2

8.1 I Pathan to M Hafeez, Starts with a slowish length ball, Hafeez stays back and guides it down to third man for one. 74/2

8.6 M Hafeez to V Kohli, Shimmies down the track, takes it on the full and flicks it away through mid-wicket for a single. 64/2

8.5 M Hafeez to R Sharma, Waits on and tucks it away past square leg for one. 63/2

8.4 M Hafeez to V Kohli, Darted in quick this time, Kohli comes down to flick but yorks himself and gets an inside edge onto the pads, the ball rolls away on the off side and they steal a run. 62/2

8.3 M Hafeez to R Sharma, Flat on the pads, bunted down to long on to rotate the strike. 61/2

8.2 M Hafeez to V Kohli, Gets to the pitch of the ball and pushes it through mid off for a single. 60/2

8.1 M Hafeez to R Sharma, On the pads, tucked away through mid-wicket for a single. 59/2

Irfan Pathan comes back.

7.6 H Singh to K Akmal, Landed outside off, Kamran plays it to the point region. 73/2

7.5 H Singh to K Akmal, FOUR! Nicely played! Outside off, Kamran guides it towards third man delicately and gets another boundary. 73/2

7.4 H Singh to M Hafeez, On middle, Hafeez sweeps it to deep square leg and picks up a single. 69/2

7.3 H Singh to M Hafeez, Punches it to the off side off his back foot this time. 68/2

7.2 H Singh to K Akmal, Outside off, Kamran drives it through mid off and takes a single. 68/2

7.1 H Singh to K Akmal, FOUR! Shout for a catch! Outside off, Kamran cuts it towards short third man, Balaji attempts to stop the ball there but fails. The ball races away to the boundary rope. Poor effort from Balaji! 67/2

7.6 S Afridi to R Sharma, On the pads, flicked away towards short fine leg for one to end the over. 58/2

7.5 S Afridi to R Sharma, FOUR! Real quality shot. A short delivery, Sharma waits for the last minute and neatly cuts it in the small gap between short third man and backward point. 57/2

7.4 S Afridi to V Kohli, This was short and it skids on with the angle, punched away through covers for one. 53/2

7.3 S Afridi to R Sharma, Flat and quick, flicked away through mid-wicket this time for a single. 52/2

7.2 S Afridi to R Sharma, Flighted up, driven back towards Afridi again. 51/2

7.1 S Afridi to R Sharma, Starts with a slider on middle, Sharma pats it down on the leg side. 51/2

6.6 Y Singh to K Akmal, Comes forward and pushes it through covers for a run. 63/2

6.5 Y Singh to M Hafeez, Gets into the position early and plays the reverse sweep, finds the gap, picks up a single. 62/2

6.4 Y Singh to K Akmal, Works it down the leg side this time and takes a single. 61/2

6.3 Y Singh to K Akmal, FOUR! Well played! Shortish outside off, Kamran rocks back and cuts it past point for another boundary. 60/2

6.2 Y Singh to K Akmal, Outside off, Kamran drives it to covers. 56/2

6.1 Y Singh to K Akmal, FOUR! Superb shot! Fullish outside off, Kamran lofts it over extra covers and gets a boundary. Not an ideal start for Yuvraj! 56/2

Here is BOOM BOOM Shahid Afridi into the attack.

6.6 M Hafeez to R Sharma, Tucks it away past square leg to end the over with one. 51/2

6.5 M Hafeez to V Kohli, Short, Kohli goes on the back foot and cracks it wide off mid off for one. 50/2

6.4 M Hafeez to V Kohli, Gets forward and hits it straight to mid off. 49/2

6.3 M Hafeez to R Sharma, Loopy delivery, tucked away through mid-wicket for one. 49/2

6.2 M Hafeez to V Kohli, Flighted up, hit through mid on for a single. 48/2

6.1 M Hafeez to R Sharma, Gets out and drives it well through mid on for a single. 47/2

Another comeback guy, Yuvraj Singh into the attack.

5.6 H Singh to K Akmal, Fullish on off, Kamran drives it through mid on for a single. 52/2

5.5 H Singh to M Hafeez, Full on middle, Hafeez dabs it into the ground but gets an inside edge and the ball goes towards fine leg. Zaheer chases it down and saves a run near the boundary rope. 51/2

5.4 H Singh to K Akmal, Driven through mid on for a single. 48/2

5.3 H Singh to K Akmal, Fullish on off, Kamran drives it to mid on. 47/2

5.2 H Singh to K Akmal, Beaten! Outside off, Kamran tries to cut but misses it as the ball stayed a touch low. 47/2

5.1 H Singh to K Akmal, SIX! Welcome back, Harbhajan! Fullish outside off, Kamran picked the quicker delivery and lofts it over mid off. It goes all the way over the ropes for a maximum. 47/2

Mohammad Hafeez brings himself into the attack.

5.6 S Ajmal to V Kohli, Stays back and defends it well. 46/2

5.5 S Ajmal to R Sharma, Flicks it with the spin through mid-wicket for one. 46/2

5.4 S Ajmal to R Sharma, Flatter delivery, tucked away towards mid-wicket. 45/2

5.3 S Ajmal to R Sharma, Flighted on off, Sharma walks strides out and defends it. 45/2

Rohit Sharma now walks in at number 4. He had a decent time in the practice match.

5.2 S Ajmal to V Sehwag, OUT! Sehwag's gone. He was looking itchy and he takes the walks back. A short delivery, turning in, Sehwag goes to cut and ends up slicing it, Afridi at backward point dives well and takes the catch. 49/2

5.1 S Ajmal to V Sehwag, DROPPED! Tough for Sami on the ropes. This was flighted up well and Ajmal had long on in place. Sehwag goes hard and whacks it hard over mid on. Sami at the ropes waits, waits and then as the ball crosses him, he tries to catch it and pulls it inside the ropes. Third umpire confirms that his leg was touching the rope as he pulled it back inside. The batsmen didn't run so a DOT BALL. 45/1

Harbhajan Singh into the attack.

4.6 L Balaji to M Hafeez, Length delivery outside off, Hafeez defends it to mid off. 41/2

4.5 L Balaji to M Hafeez, Play and a miss! Landed outside off, the ball swings away from the batsman. Hafeez tries to play to the leg side but gets beaten by the away swing. 41/2

4.4 L Balaji to M Hafeez, FOUR! Shortish outside off, Hafeez rocks back and pulls it away towards the mid-wicket region for a muscular boundary. 41/2

4.3 L Balaji to M Hafeez, Length delivery on off, Hafeez chips it to mid-wicket. 37/2

4.2 L Balaji to M Hafeez, Outside off, Hafeez defends it into the ground watchfully. 37/2

4.1 L Balaji to M Hafeez, On middle, Hafeez flicks it towards fine leg where Irfan Pathan fumbles to collect the ball, two runs taken. 37/2

Saeed Ajmal is now introduced into the attack.

4.6 U Gul to V Kohli, Good length this time, around off, Kohli remains back and defends it down to end the over. 45/1

4.5 U Gul to V Kohli, FOUR! Such is his form, this man Virat Kohli. Full on middle, just straight enough for Kohli to whip it past mid-wicket for a boundary off the first ball. 45/1

Virat Kohli walks in next.

4.4 U Gul to G Gambhir, OUT! Drags it on! A short of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir aims to pull it away on the leg side, not that short and hence ends up pulling it back onto his stumps. 41/1

4.3 U Gul to G Gambhir, Good length on middle, Gambhir makes a bit of room but slices it straight to point again. 41/0

4.2 U Gul to G Gambhir, Short and wide, Gambhir cracks it hard but Umar Akmal does well at point to stop that. 41/0

4.1 U Gul to G Gambhir, Good length outside off, Gambhir aims to slice that but misses out. 41/0

Balaji into the attack.

3.6 R Ashwin to K Akmal, Outside off, Akmal drives it through covers for a couple. 35/2

Kamran Akmal walks in to bat.

3.5 R Ashwin to M Hafeez, OUT! Run out! Hafeez plays the square cut and takes the single. Decides for another run but there's a mix up between the batsmen. Jamshed is sent back and Dhoni flicks the balls onto the stumps and appeals. Third umpire declares it out. Jamshed out without facing even a single delivery. 33/2

Appeal for run out. Referred upstairs.

3.4 R Ashwin to M Hafeez, On middle, Hafeez plays it through mid-wicket and takes a couple. 32/1

Nasir Jamshed walks in.

3.3 R Ashwin to I Nazir, OUT! Ashwin strikes! On middle, Nazir comes down the track and tries to loft it over mid on but Raina comes from mid wicket and takes a good catch. Nazir departs, Pakistan 30/1. 30/1

3.2 R Ashwin to I Nazir, On middle, Nazir tries to sweep but gets struck on the pads. Shout for LBW but the umpire is not interested. 30/0

3.1 R Ashwin to M Hafeez, Full on middle, Hafeez sweeps it to deep square leg and takes a single. 30/0

Change of ends for Umar Gul.

3.6 M Sami to V Sehwag, FOUR! Great shot! A pitched up delivery outside off, Sehwag connects well to crack it past the extra cover fielder to end the over with a boundary. 14 OFF THAT OVER! And 29 off the last two overs. 41/0

3.5 M Sami to V Sehwag, FOUR! That's rubbish from Sami. Another full ball, but well down the leg side, all Sehwag had to do was get bat on that and he tucks it neatly fine on the leg side. Fine leg was still in the circle and Sami cannot bowl that line again. 37/0

3.4 M Sami to G Gambhir, A touch short and slow, Gambhir aims to tuck but it goes off the hip pads on the off side. A leg bye taken easily. 33/0

3.3 M Sami to V Sehwag, Leg bye! Full and down the leg side again, goes off Sehwag's pads towards short fine leg. 32/0

3.2 M Sami to V Sehwag, FOUR! Poor lines. Length and it slides down the leg side, Sehwag clips it neatly past short fine leg for a boundary. India off to a very good start. 31/0

3.1 M Sami to V Sehwag, Starts off with a good length delivery on middle, Sehwag pushes it away to cover this time. 27/0

The birthday boy Ashwin into the attack.

2.6 Z Khan to I Nazir, Outside off, Nazir punches it towards mid off. 29/0

2.5 Z Khan to M Hafeez, Drives it through mid on this time and takes a single. 29/0

2.4 Z Khan to M Hafeez, FOUR! Good execution! Slower one outside off, Hafeez plays the scoop shot and finds the gap. The ball goes past the boundary rope. 28/0

2.3 Z Khan to M Hafeez, FOUR! Fullish outside off, Hafeez drives it through mid off. Poor effort from Harbhajan there and the ball goes past him and races away to the boundary rope. 24/0

2.2 Z Khan to M Hafeez, Slower one, fullish outside off, Hafeez drives it to covers. 20/0

2.1 Z Khan to I Nazir, Outside off, Nazir tries to play to the off side but gets an inside edge and the ball goes towards mid on. There's a direct hit at the non-striker's end but the batsman had made it. 20/0

Mohammad Sami comes into the attack.

2.6 S Tanvir to G Gambhir, Good length outside off, Gambhir pats it down on the off side, looks for one but does not get it. Umar Akmal flicks the bails off at the striker's end but Gambhir is in, as confirmed by the third umpire. 27/0

2.5 S Tanvir to V Sehwag, Darts in length on middle, Sehwag tucks it away through mid-wicket and takes one. 27/0

2.4 S Tanvir to V Sehwag, SIX! That's vintage Sehwag. Minimal of footwork but one of the best hand-eye co-ordination ever seen. A short of a length delivery outside off, Sehwag remains back and cracks it hard and flat over cover-point. 26/0

2.3 S Tanvir to V Sehwag, Slants in on a length, just short, Sehwag goes to cut that hard but the ball moves away just a hint. 20/0

Coming around the wicket now.

2.3 S Tanvir to V Sehwag, WIDE! Full and it swings down the leg side, Sehwag aims to flick but misses out. 20/0

2.2 S Tanvir to V Sehwag, Good length on middle, Sehwag tucks it away through mid-wicket and comes back for two. 19/0

2.2 S Tanvir to V Sehwag, WIDE! On length and down the leg side, far for Sehwag to even connect. 17/0

2.1 S Tanvir to V Sehwag, Edged and safe! Tanvir deserved a wicket there. This was pitched up, full and angling away from off, Sehwag slashes hard at that and the ball flies off the edge, right between the keeper and Hafeez at first slip. Kamran should have gone for that. 16/0

1.6 I Pathan to M Hafeez, SIX! Tonked! On middle, Hafeez comes forward and lofts it over mid off. The ball goes all the way over the ropes for a maximum. 19/0

1.5 I Pathan to M Hafeez, Outside off, Hafeez cuts it towards point. 13/0

1.4 I Pathan to I Nazir, On middle and leg, Nazir plays it through mid-wicket. Balaji with a slow throw, the batsmen complete three runs. 13/0

1.3 I Pathan to I Nazir, Shortish and Nazir pulls it to mid-wicket once again, Harbhajan cuts it off at the boundary rope this time, a couple taken. 10/0

1.2 I Pathan to I Nazir, FOUR! Superb shot! Shortish on middle, Nazir comes forward and pulls it away towards mid-wicket powerfully for a boundary. 8/0

1.1 I Pathan to I Nazir, On middle, Nazir chips it just over Balaji at mid on and takes a couple. 4/0

1.6 U Gul to V Sehwag, Gets down and tucks it away through mid-wicket for one to end the over. 12/0

1.5 U Gul to V Sehwag, Finally, Sehwag gets the strike! Good length on middle, Sehwag pats it down. 11/0

1.4 U Gul to G Gambhir, Short of a length delivery on middle, Gambhir hops up and tucks it away past mid-wicket for one. 11/0

1.3 U Gul to G Gambhir, Good length outside off, Gambhir pushes tentatively at that but fails to make any connection. 10/0

1.2 U Gul to G Gambhir, This was on target, length on middle, Gambhir pats it back towards Gul. 10/0

1.1 U Gul to G Gambhir, FOUR! Another fine shot from the southpaw. This was on a length, angling away, Gambhir gets to the pitch and punches it on the up past cover. Exquisite connection. 10/0

Irfan Pathan to bowl from the other end.

0.6 Z Khan to I Nazir, Shortish on middle, Nazir tries to whack it to the off side but gets an inside edge, the ball goes back towards the keeper and a single taken. 2/0

0.5 Z Khan to I Nazir, In the channel just outside off, Nazir plays it to point. 1/0

0.4 Z Khan to I Nazir, Good length delivery on middle, Nazir punches it to covers. 1/0

0.3 Z Khan to M Hafeez, On middle, Hafeez works it down the leg side and picks up a single. 1/0

0.2 Z Khan to M Hafeez, Play and a miss! Shortish outside off, Hafeez tries to drive but misses it and gets beaten. 0/0

0.1 Z Khan to M Hafeez, Starts off with a length delivery landed just outside off, Hafeez defends it to the off side. 0/0

Umar Gul to bowl from the Maligawatte End.

0.6 S Tanvir to G Gambhir, On middle this time, tucked away towards mid-wicket for a quick single to end the over. 6/0

0.5 S Tanvir to G Gambhir, Another delivery bowled full and angled in, just moved a touch away as Gambhir ended up driving inside the line. Good bowling from Tanvir. New ball bowling is his biggest strength. 5/0

0.4 S Tanvir to G Gambhir, Bowls full outside off, Gambhir knocks it down towards mid off. 5/0

0.3 S Tanvir to G Gambhir, Another pitched up delivery, Gambhir pushes it away to cover. 5/0

0.2 S Tanvir to G Gambhir, FOUR! First runs off the bat! A fuller length delivery outside off, Gambhir strides out and drives it hard past the cover fielder. 5/0

0.2 S Tanvir to G Gambhir, WIDE! Delivers this well down the leg side, quite far for Gambhir to make any contact. 1/0

0.1 S Tanvir to G Gambhir, Starts off on a good length outside off, Gambhir allows it through. 0/0

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