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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru,, Date - 25/12/2012, Toss won by - Pakistan
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Commentary (Pakistan innings)

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Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez is named the Man of the Match. He says that it's was a great effort from the team, the bowlers were on the spot and Mohammad Irfan proved to be a surprise package. Saeed Ajmal too bowled well. Mentions that they had a good bowling attack and they showed that in this match. Asserts that Shoaib Malik played really well and the running between the wickets was also spectacular.

Indian skipper MS Dhoni says that they should have got more runs after the openers got them off to a good start. They lost the plot in the middle and that hurt them badly. 10-15 more runs could have proved crucial.

Hafeez and Malik then started the resurrection process and got the visitors back on track with a 106-run stand. But then India hit back hard late. Hafeez departed at a crucial juncture but Malik kept his cool and powered Pakistan past the finish line with a crucial half-century.

Defending a low total, the Indians needed to bowl out of their skins and Bhuvneshwar Kumar stood up to the occasion and ripped through the Pakistan top order with a splendid spell of seam bowling.

India got off to a good start courtesy Gambhir and Rahane but then lost their way in the middle. Saeed Ajmal and Umar Gul ripped through their middle and lower order to restrict them to a paltry total.

What a match and what a finish! It was a roller coaster ride for both the teams through out and in the end, it took the experience of Malik to get Pakistan over the finish line.

19.4 R Jadeja to S Malik, SIX! What a shot from Malik to win it for Pakistan! What an innings under pressure from the Pakistan veteran! Pakistan win by 5 wickets! Fullish outside off, Malik gets down on one knee and swipes it over long on for a maximum to win the match for Pakistan. 134/5

19.3 R Jadeja to S Afridi, Ah! Just a single! Length delivery a tad quicker and flatter on middle. Afridi goes for a heave but gets an inside edge onto his pads. They run through for a single. 128/5

19.2 R Jadeja to S Afridi, Low full toss on off, Afridi heaves it to deep mid-wicket and scampers through for a quick couple. Dhoni knocks down the stumps as the fielder throws it back but Afridi is well in. 7 needed off 4 balls! 127/5

19.1 R Jadeja to S Malik, Malik chips down the track, Jadeja darts in a length delivery that follows him. Malik misses his slog and they run through for a leg bye. 125/5

Ravindra Jadeja will bowl the final over. Pakistan need 10 off 6 balls!

18.6 A Dinda to S Malik, Slices it to point where Jadeja makes a very good stop. Just a single. 124/5

Shahid Afridi is the new batsman!

18.5 A Dinda to K Akmal, OUT! Good catch from Ishant Sharma and it's getting closer! Fullish outside off, a tad wide. Akmal chases it, throws the kitchen sink at it but ends up slicing it high in the air to third man. Ishant Sharma dives forward and pouches a smart low catch. Throws the ball into the ground and has a few farewell words for the batsman. 123/5

18.4 A Dinda to K Akmal, Short of a length delivery outside off, Akmal lets it go thinking it's a wide but the umpire remains unmoved. 123/4

3rd T20I fifty for Malik!

18.3 A Dinda to S Malik, Drills it to long on and brings up a good half-century with a single. 123/4

18.2 A Dinda to K Akmal, Fullish outside off, drilled to deep cover for a single. 122/4

18.1 A Dinda to S Malik, Low full toss outside off, Malik guides it to point and scampers through for a single. 121/4

17.6 I Sharma to K Akmal, Slower delivery on off, Akmal waits and turns it to mid-wicket. 120/4

17.5 I Sharma to K Akmal, Play and a miss! Length delivery outside off, Akmal goes for a wild slog but misses. 120/4

17.4 I Sharma to K Akmal, It's getting very tensed out in the middle. Sharma delivers a ripper on a good length area outside off as it nips back in and beats Akmal's inside edge. Sharma, not happy with the no ball call, is pumped up and has a heated discussion with Akmal. The fielders and the umpire have to intervene and set them apart! 120/4

17.4 I Sharma to S Malik, NO BALL! Not out! Short of a length delivery outside off, Malik hops back for a slash but miscues it high in the air at point. Jadeja back tracks and pouches it splendidly with fingers pointing towards the sky. The umpire goes upstairs for checking the no ball for height and the third umpire sends in the message that it was above his head. A reprieve for Malik! 120/4

Malik is out caught. The umpire is checking for a no ball for the height.

17.3 I Sharma to S Malik, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Malik looks to force it through the off side but is beaten by the away movement. 118/4

17.2 I Sharma to S Malik, Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Malik goes for a forward prod but misses. 118/4

Kamran Akmal is the new batsman.

17.1 I Sharma to M Hafeez, OUT! Ishant Sharma breaks the partnership! Short and wide outside off, Hafeez stays back and mistimes his slash wide of third man. Bhuvneshwar Kumar runs to his right, settles under it and pouches a smart catch. 118/4

16.6 A Dinda to S Malik, Fullish outside off, Malik drives it straight to covers. 16 needed off 18 balls now! 118/3

16.5 A Dinda to S Malik, FOUR! Edgy but effective! Short of a length delivery outside off, Malik goes for a pull but gets a top edge to fine leg for a one bounce boundary. 118/3

16.4 A Dinda to S Malik, Play and a miss! Fullish outswinger wide outside off, Malik chases it but misses. 114/3

16.3 A Dinda to S Malik, Back of a length delivery outside off, Malik pulls it wide of long on for a couple. 114/3

100 stand up between Malik and Hafeez!

16.2 A Dinda to S Malik, Brilliant work at long on from Raina. A tad short outside off, Malik rocks back and just swipes it to long on. Raina runs to his left, slides and flicks ti back inside. Saves a couple. 112/3

16.1 A Dinda to S Malik, Good length delivery outside off, Malik stays back and defends. 110/3

Dinda back on!

15.6 I Sharma to M Hafeez, FOUR! Stand and deliver! Length delivery outside off, Hafeez stays in his crease and just lofts it over mid off for a boundary. 110/3

15.5 I Sharma to S Malik, Stays back and cuts it to third man for a single. 106/3

15.4 I Sharma to M Hafeez, Ah! Hafeez pushes it to mid off and takes off for a single. He is caught ball watching, Sharma gets forward on his follow through , both don't see each other and collide. Kohli at mid off fumbles and Hafeez makes it safely to the non-striker's end. 105/3

15.3 I Sharma to M Hafeez, FOUR! Back of a length delivery outside off, Hafeez swivels back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a one bounce boundary. The umpire just confirms whether it's a four or a six with the third umpire. 104/3

15.2 I Sharma to S Malik, Pats it wide of point for a single. 100/3

15.1 I Sharma to S Malik, Run out chance missed! A tad wide outside off, Malik mistimes his punch to covers. Hafeez sets off from the non-striker's end but is sent back, he is struggling as Raina misses his shy. 99/3

Ishant Sharma back on!

Third T20I fifty for Mohammad Hafeez.

14.6 R Jadeja to M Hafeez, SIX! Hammered! What a way to get to half-century! Fullish outside off, Hafeez dances down the track and thumps it over long off for a maximum. 99/3

14.5 R Jadeja to S Malik, Chips down the track and pushes it to covers for a single. 93/3

14.4 R Jadeja to S Malik, Quicker and flatter outside off, Malik stays back and defends. 92/3

14.3 R Jadeja to S Malik, SIX! Clobbered! Fullish outside off, Malik dances down the track and plunders it over long on for a humongous maximum. 92/3

14.2 R Jadeja to M Hafeez, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it to short fine leg for a single. 86/3

14.1 R Jadeja to M Hafeez, A tad short outside off, Hafeez pulls it wide of long on for a couple. 85/3

13.6 Y Singh to M Hafeez, Helps it to long on and takes a single. 83/3

13.5 Y Singh to M Hafeez, SIX! Short and hammered! Short outside off, keeps a touch low, Hafeez rocks back and punches it wide of long on for a maximum. 82/3

13.4 Y Singh to S Malik, Rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one. 76/3

13.3 Y Singh to M Hafeez, Gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 75/3

13.2 Y Singh to S Malik, A tad short outside off, Malik pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. He missed out there! 74/3

13.1 Y Singh to M Hafeez, Just wide! A good effort from Raina! Full outside off, Hafeez drives it uppishly just past the diving Raina for a single past extra cover. 73/3

12.6 R Jadeja to M Hafeez, Lofts it to long off and takes a single. 72/3

12.5 R Jadeja to M Hafeez, Stays back and defends it to the off side. 71/3

12.4 R Jadeja to M Hafeez, Appeal for a caught behind! Not out! Length delivery down the leg side, Hafeez goes for a sweep but seems to get a glove to it. Dhoni pouches it smartly and appeals vociferously. The umpire remains unmoved and he doesn't even signal wide. Replays show that the ball brushed the glove! 71/3

12.3 R Jadeja to S Malik, A tad short outside off, Malik pulls it to deep mid-wicket one one bounce for a single. 71/3

12.2 R Jadeja to M Hafeez, Rocks back and cuts it to point for one. 70/3

12.1 R Jadeja to S Malik, Punches it to long on off the back foot for a single. 69/3

Ravindra Jadeja into the attack now.

11.6 Y Singh to S Malik, Stays back and steers it to short third man where Jadeja again saves three runs with a splendid piece of fielding. 68/3

50 stand up between Malik and Hafeez.

11.5 Y Singh to S Malik, SIX! Poor delivery and put away! A tad short outside off, Malik rocks back and just pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum. 67/3

11.4 Y Singh to M Hafeez, Gets into position early and reverse sweeps it to short third man. They are restricted to just a single as Jadeja does well at short third man. 61/3

11.3 Y Singh to S Malik, Stays in his crease and cuts it close to his body for a single to deep point. 60/3

11.2 Y Singh to M Hafeez, Gives himself room, chips down the track, Yuvraj drifts it wide, Hafeez does well to reach out and slap it to deep point for a single. 59/3

11.1 Y Singh to M Hafeez, Loopy and full on middle, Hafeez comes forward and defends. 58/3

10.6 V Kohli to M Hafeez, Stays in his crease and guides it to short third man for a single. 58/3

10.5 V Kohli to M Hafeez, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Fullish inswinging delivery on off, Hafeez gets hit front foot forward and just slog sweeps it over square leg for a boundary. 57/3

10.4 V Kohli to M Hafeez, Good running from the pair! Malik goes back and just punches it wide of mid on for a quick couple. 53/3

10.3 V Kohli to S Malik, Stands tall and punches it wide of mid-wicket for one. 51/3

10.2 V Kohli to M Hafeez, Length delivery outside off, swinging in. Hafeez whips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 50/3

10.1 V Kohli to M Hafeez, FOUR! Takes the aerial route this time! Fullish outside off, Hafeez gets down on one knee and heaves it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 49/3

9.6 Y Singh to S Malik, A tad short on off, Malik goes back and pushes it to mid-wicket. 45/3

9.5 Y Singh to M Hafeez, Gets into position early and reverse sweeps it to short third man for a single. 45/3

9.4 Y Singh to S Malik, Dances down the track and just chips it on one bounce to deep mid-wicket for a single. 44/3

9.3 Y Singh to M Hafeez, Length delivery on middle and leg, Hafeez mistimes his sweep to short fine leg for a single. 43/3

9.2 Y Singh to S Malik, Stays back and punches it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 42/3

9.1 Y Singh to S Malik, Slower outside off, Malik goes back and pushes it to Yuvraj. 41/3

Yuvraj Singh into the attack now.

8.6 V Kohli to S Malik, Stays in his crease and punches it to long on for a single. 41/3

8.5 V Kohli to S Malik, FOUR! Very good placement! Full and slow outside off, Malik just square drives it past point for a boundary. 40/3

8.4 V Kohli to S Malik, Slow leg cutter outside off, Malik pats it to point and looks for a single but is sent back. 36/3

8.3 V Kohli to S Malik, A tad full and swinging in from outside off, Malik drives it straight back to Kohli who makes a good stop on his follow through. 36/3

8.2 V Kohli to M Hafeez, Very slow and full outside off, Hafeez drives it to deep point for a single. 36/3

8.1 V Kohli to M Hafeez, Nips back in sharply after landing outside off, Hafeez turns it past mid-wicket for a couple. 35/3

Virat Kohli into the attack now.

7.6 I Sharma to S Malik, FOUR! Lucky, very lucky! This time it nips back in sharply after landing on a good length area outside off, Malik is cut into half and gets an inside edge past the leg stump on his back foot defense for a streaky boundary. 33/3

7.5 I Sharma to S Malik, Play and a miss! Good delivery again! Nips away after landing outside off, Malik pokes at it and misses. 29/3

7.4 I Sharma to M Hafeez, Stands tall and punches it to deep point for one. 29/3

7.3 I Sharma to S Malik, A tad short outside off, Malik cuts it powerful to deep point for just a single. 28/3

7.2 I Sharma to S Malik, Absolute beauty! Nips away after landing outside off, Malik is squared up in his defense and the ball flies inches past his outside edge. 27/3

7.1 I Sharma to S Malik, Good effort in the field from Dinda! A tad short outside off, Malik waits and then dabs it late to third man. Dinda from deep dives to his left and flicks it back inside. Saves a couple. 27/3

6.6 B Kumar to S Malik, In the air but safe! Fullish outswinger outside off, Malik leans forward and drives it uppishly through point for just a single. A brilliant spell from Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes to an end! 25/3

6.5 B Kumar to S Malik, Probing delivery outside off, goes straight on. Malik shoulders his arms to it. 24/3

6.4 B Kumar to S Malik, A tad wide outside off, Malik lets it go through to the keeper. 24/3

6.3 B Kumar to S Malik, Good length delivery outside off, straightens a tad after landing. Malik leaves it alone cautiously. 24/3

6.2 B Kumar to M Hafeez, Length delivery outside off, swinging away. Hafeez leans forward and drives it sweetly to deep point for a single. 24/3

6.2 B Kumar to M Hafeez, WIDE! Play and a miss! Short and wide outside off, Hafeez chases it, goes for a slash but misses. 23/3

6.1 B Kumar to M Hafeez, Good length delivery on off, Hafeez stays back and defends. 22/3

5.6 I Sharma to S Malik, A tad short outside off, Malik gears up for a cut but then lets it to through. End of the Powerplay, a splendid one for the Indians. 22/3

5.5 I Sharma to S Malik, Stays in his crease and defends a length delivery on off back to the bowler. 22/3

5.4 I Sharma to M Hafeez, Length delivery on middle, Hafeez clips it to fine leg for a single. 22/3

5.3 I Sharma to M Hafeez, Probing delivery outside off, straightens a tad after landing. Hafeez shoulders his arms to it. 21/3

5.2 I Sharma to S Malik, Good length delivery outside off, Malik dabs it to point and takes a single. 21/3

5.1 I Sharma to S Malik, A tad short outside off, Malik leaves it alone. 20/3

Ishant Sharma into the attack now!

4.6 B Kumar to M Hafeez, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! He is mixing it superbly! This one swings back in viciously from outside off, Hafeez goes for a flick but misses and gets hit on the pad. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Probably going down leg. 20/3

4.5 B Kumar to M Hafeez, Beauty again! He is bowling splendidly here! Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Hafeez goes for a forward prod but misses. 20/3

4.4 B Kumar to M Hafeez, Clips a length delivery on off behind square leg and scampers through for a couple. 20/3

4.3 B Kumar to M Hafeez, In the corridor outside off, Hafeez leaves it alone. 18/3

4.2 B Kumar to M Hafeez, Beauty! Hafeez shuffles across a tad, takes a step forward. Kumar delivers a good length delivery outside off which swings away. Hafeez misses his prod. 18/3

4.1 B Kumar to S Malik, Length delivery on middle and leg, Malik turns it wide of mid on for a single. 18/3

3.6 A Dinda to M Hafeez, Length delivery outside off, Hafeez stays in his crease and punches it to point to end the over. 17/3

3.5 A Dinda to M Hafeez, FOUR! Brilliant shot! A tad short outside off, Hafeez stays back and just short arm pulls it wide of mid on for a boundary. 17/3

3.4 A Dinda to M Hafeez, Length delivery outside off, swinging away. Hafeez shoulders his arms to it. 13/3

3.3 A Dinda to M Hafeez, Probing delivery on a good length area outside off, Hafeez leaves it alone. 13/3

3.2 A Dinda to M Hafeez, Hafeez has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 13/3

3.2 A Dinda to M Hafeez, WIDE! Play and a miss! Wide outside off, swinging away. Hafeez goes after it but misses. 13/3

3.1 A Dinda to M Hafeez, In the corridor outside off, Hafeez leaves it alone. 12/3

Shoaib Malik is the new batsman.

2.6 B Kumar to U Akmal, OUT! Castled! This is splendid stuff from Bhuvneshwar Kumar! After probing deliveries outside off, he brings this on back in viciously from outside off, Akmal goes for a forward defense but misses it completely. The ball sneaks through his bat and pads and knocks down the middle stump. What a debut it is turning out to be for the youngster! 12/3

2.5 B Kumar to U Akmal, Again a probing delivery outside off, Akmal lets it go through to the keeper. 12/2

2.4 B Kumar to U Akmal, Play and a miss! Beauty from Bhuvneshwar Kumar! Nips away after landing outside off, Akmal goes for a poke but misses. 12/2

2.3 B Kumar to U Akmal, Probing delivery outside off, Akmal leaves it alone cautiously. Good stuff from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. 12/2

2.3 B Kumar to U Akmal, Wide! Slips it down the leg side, it further swings down. Akmal misses his flick. 12/2

Umar Akmal is the new batsman.

2.2 B Kumar to A Shehzad, OUT! Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets his second! Length delivery outside off, swinging away. Shehzad looks to drive through the off side but seems to get a slight outside edge. The players appeal vociferously and after a huge ponder, the umpire lifts his finger. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is delighted! India in with the fight! 11/2

2.1 B Kumar to A Shehzad, Stays back and pushes it to mid-wicket. 11/1

1.6 A Dinda to M Hafeez, FOUR! What sublime timing! Length delivery outside off, Hafeez comes forward and just pushes it past covers. It races away to the fence. What a beautiful shot to get off the mark with! 11/1

1.5 A Dinda to A Shehzad, A slight misfield allows a run! Again a tad wide outside off, Shehzad cuts it to point where Jadeja fumbles and allows a run. 7/1

1.4 A Dinda to A Shehzad, Wide outside off, Shehzad mistimes his cut straight to point. 6/1

1.3 A Dinda to A Shehzad, Stands tall and punches a good length delivery outside off straight to covers. 6/1

1.2 A Dinda to A Shehzad, FOUR! Beautiful shot! A tad full outside off, Shehzad leans forward and drives it past covers for a boundary. 6/1

1.1 A Dinda to A Shehzad, Stays in his crease and defends it. 2/1

Ashok Dinda will bowl from the other end.

Mohammad Hafeez is the new batsman.

0.6 B Kumar to N Jamshed, OUT! Castled! What a delivery to get your first international wicket! The last one nipped away, he brings this one back in, Jamshed is caught in his crease as he looks to defend but he misses it as the ball nips back in sharply and the off stump goes cartwheeling! 2/1

0.5 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Nips away after landing outside off, stays a touch low. Jamshed goes after it but misses. 2/0

0.4 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Stands tall and punches it past point for a couple. Jamshed off the mark! 2/0

0.3 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Stays in his crease and punches it to point. 0/0

0.2 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Play and a miss! A tad wide outside off, Jamshed goes for a cut but misses. 0/0

0.1 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A tad short outside off, Jamshed inside edges his punch to the leg side. 0/0

Commentary (India innings)

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Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez is named the Man of the Match. He says that it's was a great effort from the team, the bowlers were on the spot and Mohammad Irfan proved to be a surprise package. Saeed Ajmal too bowled well. Mentions that they had a good bowling attack and they showed that in this match. Asserts that Shoaib Malik played really well and the running between the wickets was also spectacular.

Indian skipper MS Dhoni says that they should have got more runs after the openers got them off to a good start. They lost the plot in the middle and that hurt them badly. 10-15 more runs could have proved crucial.

Hafeez and Malik then started the resurrection process and got the visitors back on track with a 106-run stand. But then India hit back hard late. Hafeez departed at a crucial juncture but Malik kept his cool and powered Pakistan past the finish line with a crucial half-century.

Defending a low total, the Indians needed to bowl out of their skins and Bhuvneshwar Kumar stood up to the occasion and ripped through the Pakistan top order with a splendid spell of seam bowling.

India got off to a good start courtesy Gambhir and Rahane but then lost their way in the middle. Saeed Ajmal and Umar Gul ripped through their middle and lower order to restrict them to a paltry total.

What a match and what a finish! It was a roller coaster ride for both the teams through out and in the end, it took the experience of Malik to get Pakistan over the finish line.

19.4 R Jadeja to S Malik, SIX! What a shot from Malik to win it for Pakistan! What an innings under pressure from the Pakistan veteran! Pakistan win by 5 wickets! Fullish outside off, Malik gets down on one knee and swipes it over long on for a maximum to win the match for Pakistan. 134/5

19.3 R Jadeja to S Afridi, Ah! Just a single! Length delivery a tad quicker and flatter on middle. Afridi goes for a heave but gets an inside edge onto his pads. They run through for a single. 128/5

19.2 R Jadeja to S Afridi, Low full toss on off, Afridi heaves it to deep mid-wicket and scampers through for a quick couple. Dhoni knocks down the stumps as the fielder throws it back but Afridi is well in. 7 needed off 4 balls! 127/5

19.1 R Jadeja to S Malik, Malik chips down the track, Jadeja darts in a length delivery that follows him. Malik misses his slog and they run through for a leg bye. 125/5

Pakistan fielding played a huge role too with two crucial run outs. The Indians never got the momentum going and hence were restricted to a paltry total. It should be an easy chase for the visitors. India will have to bowl out of their skins to win this match. Join us back in a while for Pakistan's reply.

It was Afridi who got Pakistan the first breakthrough and then Saeed Ajmal and Umar Gul took over the control to decimate the Indian middle and lower order. Mohammad Irfan bowled a fiery spell in his debut match, while Tanvir bowled a disciplined spell.

A brilliant performance by Pakistan to restrict India to 133. India were cruising at one point at 77/0 in the 11th over. But the Pakistan bowlers hit back hard and got the visitors back in the match.

19.6 S Tanvir to B Kumar, Just a single off the last ball and India end on 133/9! A tad short outside off, Kumar cuts it to point and scampers through for a single. 133/9

19.5 S Tanvir to B Kumar, In the air, just clears extra cover! Slower delivery outside off, Kumar mistimes his loft just over extra cover for a couple. 132/9

19.4 S Tanvir to A Dinda, Low full toss outside off, Dinda drives it to covers where the fielder dives to his left and makes a good stop. They take a single. 130/9

19.3 S Tanvir to B Kumar, Very full on the pads, Kumar clips it awkwardly to short fine leg for a single. 129/9

19.2 S Tanvir to A Dinda, A tad short outside off, Dinda steers it to third man for a single. 128/9

19.1 S Tanvir to B Kumar, Length delivery outside off, Kumar pats it to point and scampers through for a single. 127/9

Right then! The players have made their way out to the middle. Gautam Gambhir and Ajinkya Rahane are the two openers. Mohammad Irfan will start off proceedings for Pakistan.

Pakistan - Mohammad Hafeez(C), Ahmed Shehzad, Nasir Jamshed, Kamran Akmal(Wk), Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan

India - Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni(Wk/C), Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda.

Toss - Pakistan have won the toss and elected to field. Mohammad Irfan makes his T20I debut for the visitors. India have left out Piyush Chawla, Parvinder Awana and Ravichandran Ashwin. Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja replace them. Bhuvneshwar Kumar makes his international debut.

Pitch - The track looks flat. There is a bit of grass on the surface but it's dry and patchy. The bowlers might get good carry but it's still good for batting. 160 could be a competitive score to defend. Dew might play an important role.

Pakistan, on the other hand, will resume after a long break. They haven't played an international match since October 2012 after the semi-finals loss to Sri Lanka in the Twenty 20 World Cup. They would be looking to get into groove as soon as possible. They have the required talent to rip apart any opposition. An India- Pakistan encounter is always a high octane clash and we can expect another cracker here.

It's a two-match T20I and a three-match ODI series. The Indians are going through a rough patch at the moment. They lost the Test series against England at home and then lost the advantage to draw the T20I series 1-1.

Merry Christmas folks! Hello and welcome to the coverage of the first T20I between India and Pakistan in Bengaluru. It's a big day in international cricket as two cricketing giants, India and Pakistan resume their famous rivalry after a five-year break.

Ravindra Jadeja will bowl the final over. Pakistan need 10 off 6 balls!

18.6 A Dinda to S Malik, Slices it to point where Jadeja makes a very good stop. Just a single. 124/5

Shahid Afridi is the new batsman!

18.5 A Dinda to K Akmal, OUT! Good catch from Ishant Sharma and it's getting closer! Fullish outside off, a tad wide. Akmal chases it, throws the kitchen sink at it but ends up slicing it high in the air to third man. Ishant Sharma dives forward and pouches a smart low catch. Throws the ball into the ground and has a few farewell words for the batsman. 123/5

18.4 A Dinda to K Akmal, Short of a length delivery outside off, Akmal lets it go thinking it's a wide but the umpire remains unmoved. 123/4

3rd T20I fifty for Malik!

18.3 A Dinda to S Malik, Drills it to long on and brings up a good half-century with a single. 123/4

18.2 A Dinda to K Akmal, Fullish outside off, drilled to deep cover for a single. 122/4

18.1 A Dinda to S Malik, Low full toss outside off, Malik guides it to point and scampers through for a single. 121/4

Tanvir to bowl the final over.

18.6 U Gul to B Kumar, Pats it to the off side defensively and scampers through for a single. 126/9

18.5 U Gul to B Kumar, Stays in his crease and works it to mid-wicket. 125/9

18.4 U Gul to A Dinda, Punches it to long on and takes a single. 125/9

18.3 U Gul to A Dinda, Very full on off, Dinda helps it straight to mid off. 124/9

Ashok Dinda strides in to face the hat-trick ball!

18.2 U Gul to I Sharma, OUT! Castled! Brilliant yorker! Delivers a brilliant yorker on middle and leg, Ishant Sharma misses it and the ball uproots the leg stump. Gul on a hat-trick now! 124/9

Ishant Sharma strides in.

18.1 U Gul to R Jadeja, OUT! Jadeja departs! A tad short outside off, Jadeja stays back and looks to poke but gets an outside edge to the keeper who makes no mistake. This is turning out to be a superb comeback from Pakistan! 124/8

17.6 I Sharma to K Akmal, Slower delivery on off, Akmal waits and turns it to mid-wicket. 120/4

17.5 I Sharma to K Akmal, Play and a miss! Length delivery outside off, Akmal goes for a wild slog but misses. 120/4

17.4 I Sharma to K Akmal, It's getting very tensed out in the middle. Sharma delivers a ripper on a good length area outside off as it nips back in and beats Akmal's inside edge. Sharma, not happy with the no ball call, is pumped up and has a heated discussion with Akmal. The fielders and the umpire have to intervene and set them apart! 120/4

17.4 I Sharma to S Malik, NO BALL! Not out! Short of a length delivery outside off, Malik hops back for a slash but miscues it high in the air at point. Jadeja back tracks and pouches it splendidly with fingers pointing towards the sky. The umpire goes upstairs for checking the no ball for height and the third umpire sends in the message that it was above his head. A reprieve for Malik! 120/4

Malik is out caught. The umpire is checking for a no ball for the height.

17.3 I Sharma to S Malik, Beaten! Nips away after landing outside off, Malik looks to force it through the off side but is beaten by the away movement. 118/4

17.2 I Sharma to S Malik, Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Malik goes for a forward prod but misses. 118/4

Kamran Akmal is the new batsman.

17.1 I Sharma to M Hafeez, OUT! Ishant Sharma breaks the partnership! Short and wide outside off, Hafeez stays back and mistimes his slash wide of third man. Bhuvneshwar Kumar runs to his right, settles under it and pouches a smart catch. 118/4

17.6 S Ajmal to R Jadeja, Not out! Jadeja hits it to point and sets off for a single. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is struggling as Kamran Akmal flicks the ball onto the stumps. The umpire goes upstairs but replays show that Bhuvneshwar Kumar just got his bat inside. 124/7

Appeal for a run out against Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The umpire has gone upstairs.

17.5 S Ajmal to R Jadeja, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 123/7

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the new batsman.

17.4 S Ajmal to R Jadeja, OUT! Run out! Brilliant fielding from Pakistan! Fullish outside off, Jadeja just turns it wide of mid-wicket, they complete a single and decide to go for a second. Jadeja makes it to the other end but Sharma is struggling as Shoaib Malik runs in from deep mid-wicket and darts in the throw to the non-striker's end. Gets a direct hit and Rohit Sharma is found short in the replays. 123/7

Ravindra Jadeja is the new batsman.

17.3 S Ajmal to S Raina, OUT! Castled! Poor shot from Raina! Length delivery on middle and leg, slower through the air. Raina rocks back for a pull but completely misses it. The ball sneaks through and rattles the timber. 122/6

17.2 S Ajmal to S Raina, Stays in his crease and punches it back to the bowler. 122/5

17.1 S Ajmal to R Sharma, Length delivery outside off, spinning back in. Sharma pats it to the off side and takes a single. 122/5

16.6 A Dinda to S Malik, Fullish outside off, Malik drives it straight to covers. 16 needed off 18 balls now! 118/3

16.5 A Dinda to S Malik, FOUR! Edgy but effective! Short of a length delivery outside off, Malik goes for a pull but gets a top edge to fine leg for a one bounce boundary. 118/3

16.4 A Dinda to S Malik, Play and a miss! Fullish outswinger wide outside off, Malik chases it but misses. 114/3

16.3 A Dinda to S Malik, Back of a length delivery outside off, Malik pulls it wide of long on for a couple. 114/3

100 stand up between Malik and Hafeez!

16.2 A Dinda to S Malik, Brilliant work at long on from Raina. A tad short outside off, Malik rocks back and just swipes it to long on. Raina runs to his left, slides and flicks ti back inside. Saves a couple. 112/3

16.1 A Dinda to S Malik, Good length delivery outside off, Malik stays back and defends. 110/3

16.6 U Gul to S Raina, Length delivery outside off, Raina punches it aerially past extra cover for a couple. 121/5

16.5 U Gul to R Sharma, Very full on the pads, Sharma just flicks it to deep square leg for a single. 119/5

16.4 U Gul to S Raina, Gives himself room, Gul delivers it short outside off, Raina mistimes his slap to the off side for a single. 118/5

16.3 U Gul to S Raina, Good length delivery outside off, Raina just guides it past point and scampers through for a couple. Good running from the pair! 117/5

Rohit Sharma is the new batsman.

16.2 U Gul to Y Singh, OUT! The bowling change has worked and Gul gets the big wicket! Back of a length delivery outside off, Yuvraj goes for a pull, doesn't connect it well and helps it straight into the hands of Umar Akmal at deep mid-wicket. Pakistan crawling back into the match now! 115/5

16.1 U Gul to Y Singh, Play and a miss! Delivers a length delivery wide outside off, Yuvraj goes for a slash but misses. 115/4

Dinda back on!

15.6 I Sharma to M Hafeez, FOUR! Stand and deliver! Length delivery outside off, Hafeez stays in his crease and just lofts it over mid off for a boundary. 110/3

15.5 I Sharma to S Malik, Stays back and cuts it to third man for a single. 106/3

15.4 I Sharma to M Hafeez, Ah! Hafeez pushes it to mid off and takes off for a single. He is caught ball watching, Sharma gets forward on his follow through , both don't see each other and collide. Kohli at mid off fumbles and Hafeez makes it safely to the non-striker's end. 105/3

15.3 I Sharma to M Hafeez, FOUR! Back of a length delivery outside off, Hafeez swivels back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a one bounce boundary. The umpire just confirms whether it's a four or a six with the third umpire. 104/3

15.2 I Sharma to S Malik, Pats it wide of point for a single. 100/3

15.1 I Sharma to S Malik, Run out chance missed! A tad wide outside off, Malik mistimes his punch to covers. Hafeez sets off from the non-striker's end but is sent back, he is struggling as Raina misses his shy. 99/3

Gul back on!

15.6 S Ajmal to S Raina, FOUR! Cut away, good shot from Raina! A tad short outside off, Raina rocks back and just cuts it away past the diving point fielder for a much needed boundary. 115/4

15.5 S Ajmal to Y Singh, Comes forward and pats it to point for a single. 111/4

15.5 S Ajmal to Y Singh, WIDE! Slips it down the leg side, Yuvraj misses his sweep. 110/4

15.4 S Ajmal to S Raina, Pushes it in the gap on the off side and takes a single. 109/4

15.3 S Ajmal to S Raina, Stays in his crease and steers it to third man. 108/4

15.2 S Ajmal to S Raina, Comes forward and pushes it to covers. 108/4

Suresh Raina is the new batsman.

15.1 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, OUT! Castled! Comes from round the wicket and delivers a length delivery outside off, it spins back in after landing. Dhoni stays back and looks to force it through the off side but misses it completely. The ball sneaks through and just clips the off bail which falls off after a fraction of time. The keeper is confident and he appeals. The umpire goes upstairs and replays show that indeed the ball has flicked the stumps. 108/4

Ishant Sharma back on!

Third T20I fifty for Mohammad Hafeez.

14.6 R Jadeja to M Hafeez, SIX! Hammered! What a way to get to half-century! Fullish outside off, Hafeez dances down the track and thumps it over long off for a maximum. 99/3

14.5 R Jadeja to S Malik, Chips down the track and pushes it to covers for a single. 93/3

14.4 R Jadeja to S Malik, Quicker and flatter outside off, Malik stays back and defends. 92/3

14.3 R Jadeja to S Malik, SIX! Clobbered! Fullish outside off, Malik dances down the track and plunders it over long on for a humongous maximum. 92/3

14.2 R Jadeja to M Hafeez, Gets down on one knee and sweeps it to short fine leg for a single. 86/3

14.1 R Jadeja to M Hafeez, A tad short outside off, Hafeez pulls it wide of long on for a couple. 85/3

It seems that Dhoni has been castled! The bail has fallen off but the umpire is unsure and he goes upstairs.

Ajmal back on!

14.6 M Irfan to Y Singh, Good length delivery on the pads, Yuvraj flicks it sweetly to deep square leg. Tanvir in the deep dives to his right and makes a good stop. They run through for a couple. 108/3

14.5 M Irfan to Y Singh, Brilliant fiery delivery! Good length delivery outside off, just takes off after landing, like tennis ball bounce. Yuvraj looks to force it through the off side but misses. 106/3

14.5 M Irfan to Y Singh, WIDE! Again wayward, delivers a high full toss down the leg side. Yuvraj again misses his flick. 106/3

14.5 M Irfan to Y Singh, WIDE! Slips it down the leg side, Yuvraj misses his clip. 105/3

14.4 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, Back of a length delivery outside off, Dhoni hops, shuffles way across and clips it behind square leg for a single. 104/3

MS Dhoni is the new batsman.

14.3 M Irfan to V Kohli, OUT! Irfan gets him with the short ball, Kohli had missed the first two but this time again , Irfan darts it in short outside off, Kohli goes for a pull, is early into the shot and gets the toe end of the bat to the keeper who pouches and appeals. Irfan doesn't appeal at first but then joins the keeper. The umpire raises his finger. Maiden international wicket for Irfan and boy! What a scalp! 103/3

14.2 M Irfan to V Kohli, Misses it again! Short outside off, Kohli stays back and looks to pull but misses it again. 103/2

14.1 M Irfan to V Kohli, Play and a miss! Back of a length delivery outside off, Kohli goes for a heave but misses. 103/2

13.6 Y Singh to M Hafeez, Helps it to long on and takes a single. 83/3

13.5 Y Singh to M Hafeez, SIX! Short and hammered! Short outside off, keeps a touch low, Hafeez rocks back and punches it wide of long on for a maximum. 82/3

13.4 Y Singh to S Malik, Rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one. 76/3

13.3 Y Singh to M Hafeez, Gets down on one knee and slog sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 75/3

13.2 Y Singh to S Malik, A tad short outside off, Malik pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. He missed out there! 74/3

13.1 Y Singh to M Hafeez, Just wide! A good effort from Raina! Full outside off, Hafeez drives it uppishly just past the diving Raina for a single past extra cover. 73/3

Irfan back on!

13.6 M Hafeez to Y Singh, Quicker and flatter on off, Yuvraj defends it. 103/2

13.5 M Hafeez to V Kohli, Bunts it to long on for a single. 103/2

13.4 M Hafeez to V Kohli, Goes back and pushes it to mid-wicket. 102/2

13.3 M Hafeez to V Kohli, FOUR! Cracked away! Gets down on one knee and just heaves a length delivery outside off over mid-wicket for a boundary. 102/2

13.2 M Hafeez to Y Singh, Full toss on pads, Yuvraj drills wide of long on for a single. 98/2

13.1 M Hafeez to V Kohli, Quicker on the pads, Kohli turns it to deep square leg for a single. 97/2

12.6 R Jadeja to M Hafeez, Lofts it to long off and takes a single. 72/3

12.5 R Jadeja to M Hafeez, Stays back and defends it to the off side. 71/3

12.4 R Jadeja to M Hafeez, Appeal for a caught behind! Not out! Length delivery down the leg side, Hafeez goes for a sweep but seems to get a glove to it. Dhoni pouches it smartly and appeals vociferously. The umpire remains unmoved and he doesn't even signal wide. Replays show that the ball brushed the glove! 71/3

12.3 R Jadeja to S Malik, A tad short outside off, Malik pulls it to deep mid-wicket one one bounce for a single. 71/3

12.2 R Jadeja to M Hafeez, Rocks back and cuts it to point for one. 70/3

12.1 R Jadeja to S Malik, Punches it to long on off the back foot for a single. 69/3

12.6 S Afridi to Y Singh, Fullish outside off, Yuvraj drives it straight back, Afridi collects the ball and threatens to throw it back, Yuvraj jogs back hurriedly. Afridi has a smile and Yuvraj smiles back too! That's the spirit we want in cricket. 96/2

12.5 S Afridi to Y Singh, SIX! Launches it first up into the stands! What an arrival! Full and loopy outside off, Yuvraj gets down on one knee and just clobbers it over mid-wicket for a maximum. 96/2

Yuvraj Singh is the new batsman!

12.4 S Afridi to G Gambhir, OUT! Run out! Not a good idea to go for the second there! Full outside off, Gambhir just heaves it to deep mid-wicket, completes a single and goes for a risky second. Jamshed from the deep responds with a good flat throw, Kamran Akmal whips off the bails in a flash as Gambhir is struggling to complete the second. The umpire goes upstairs and replays show that he was indeed short. 90/2

Appeal for a run out against Gambhir! The umpire has gone upstairs.

12.3 S Afridi to V Kohli, Pushes it to long on and takes a single. 89/1

12.2 S Afridi to G Gambhir, Drives it to long off for a single. 88/1

12.1 S Afridi to G Gambhir, FOUR! Sheer brute force! Fullish outside off, Gambhir just drills it past the bowler for a muscular boundary to long off. Even the long off fielder couldn't cut it off! 87/1

Ravindra Jadeja into the attack now.

11.6 Y Singh to S Malik, Stays back and steers it to short third man where Jadeja again saves three runs with a splendid piece of fielding. 68/3

50 stand up between Malik and Hafeez.

11.5 Y Singh to S Malik, SIX! Poor delivery and put away! A tad short outside off, Malik rocks back and just pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum. 67/3

11.4 Y Singh to M Hafeez, Gets into position early and reverse sweeps it to short third man. They are restricted to just a single as Jadeja does well at short third man. 61/3

11.3 Y Singh to S Malik, Stays in his crease and cuts it close to his body for a single to deep point. 60/3

11.2 Y Singh to M Hafeez, Gives himself room, chips down the track, Yuvraj drifts it wide, Hafeez does well to reach out and slap it to deep point for a single. 59/3

11.1 Y Singh to M Hafeez, Loopy and full on middle, Hafeez comes forward and defends. 58/3

11.6 M Hafeez to V Kohli, Looks to force it through the off side but gets an inside edge to the leg side. 83/1

11.5 M Hafeez to G Gambhir, Glances it to deep square leg and takes a single. 83/1

11.4 M Hafeez to V Kohli, Rocks back and punches it straight back, Hafeez misfields and allows a run. 82/1

11.3 M Hafeez to G Gambhir, Heaves it away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 81/1

11.2 M Hafeez to V Kohli, Gets a leading edge to the off side for a single. 80/1

11.1 M Hafeez to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir just drills it past extra covers for a single. 79/1

10.6 V Kohli to M Hafeez, Stays in his crease and guides it to short third man for a single. 58/3

10.5 V Kohli to M Hafeez, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Fullish inswinging delivery on off, Hafeez gets hit front foot forward and just slog sweeps it over square leg for a boundary. 57/3

10.4 V Kohli to M Hafeez, Good running from the pair! Malik goes back and just punches it wide of mid on for a quick couple. 53/3

10.3 V Kohli to S Malik, Stands tall and punches it wide of mid-wicket for one. 51/3

10.2 V Kohli to M Hafeez, Length delivery outside off, swinging in. Hafeez whips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 50/3

10.1 V Kohli to M Hafeez, FOUR! Takes the aerial route this time! Fullish outside off, Hafeez gets down on one knee and heaves it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 49/3

Mohammad Hafeez into the attack.

10.6 S Afridi to G Gambhir, Rocks back and pulls it to deep square leg for a single. 78/1

Virat Kohli is the new batsman.

10.5 S Afridi to A Rahane, OUT! Rahane holes out and finally Afridi breaks the partnership! Loopy and full outside off, Rahane backs away and just lofts it straight into the hands of Umar Akmal at wide long off. Good field placement there, they kept fielder wide for Rahane who was looking strong in that area. Anyways, a good innings from Rahane! 77/1

10.4 S Afridi to A Rahane, Full on the pads, Rahane misses his flick. The players appeal for an LBW but the umpire says no! 77/0

10.3 S Afridi to G Gambhir, Rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 77/0

10.2 S Afridi to A Rahane, In the air but safe! Again looks to loft it over the off side but gets the toe end of the bat uppishly to long on for one. 76/0

10.1 S Afridi to A Rahane, Nearly chops it on! Backs away for a loft. Afridi delivers it quicker and flatter on a shorter length outside off. Rahane inside edges his slap onto his pads. 75/0

9.6 Y Singh to S Malik, A tad short on off, Malik goes back and pushes it to mid-wicket. 45/3

9.5 Y Singh to M Hafeez, Gets into position early and reverse sweeps it to short third man for a single. 45/3

9.4 Y Singh to S Malik, Dances down the track and just chips it on one bounce to deep mid-wicket for a single. 44/3

9.3 Y Singh to M Hafeez, Length delivery on middle and leg, Hafeez mistimes his sweep to short fine leg for a single. 43/3

9.2 Y Singh to S Malik, Stays back and punches it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 42/3

9.1 Y Singh to S Malik, Slower outside off, Malik goes back and pushes it to Yuvraj. 41/3

9.6 S Ajmal to A Rahane, A tad short on middle and leg, Rahane flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 75/0

9.5 S Ajmal to A Rahane, Length delivery on middle, spinning in. Rahane sweeps it straight to fine leg. 74/0

9.4 S Ajmal to G Gambhir, Slow and wide outside off, Gambhir punches it powerfully to deep cover for a single. 74/0

9.3 S Ajmal to G Gambhir, Goes straight on after landing on off, Gambhir punches it to covers. 73/0

9.2 S Ajmal to A Rahane, Comes from round the wicket and delivers a length delivery outside off, Rahane steers it to short third man for a single as the fielder misfields. 73/0

9.1 S Ajmal to A Rahane, FOUR! Rahane is picking his spots here! A tad short outside off, Rahane backs away and just punches it over extra cover for another well placed boundary. 72/0

Yuvraj Singh into the attack now.

8.6 V Kohli to S Malik, Stays in his crease and punches it to long on for a single. 41/3

8.5 V Kohli to S Malik, FOUR! Very good placement! Full and slow outside off, Malik just square drives it past point for a boundary. 40/3

8.4 V Kohli to S Malik, Slow leg cutter outside off, Malik pats it to point and looks for a single but is sent back. 36/3

8.3 V Kohli to S Malik, A tad full and swinging in from outside off, Malik drives it straight back to Kohli who makes a good stop on his follow through. 36/3

8.2 V Kohli to M Hafeez, Very slow and full outside off, Hafeez drives it to deep point for a single. 36/3

8.1 V Kohli to M Hafeez, Nips back in sharply after landing outside off, Hafeez turns it past mid-wicket for a couple. 35/3

8.6 S Afridi to G Gambhir, Full on the pads, Gambhir flicks it to deep mid-wicket and completes a single. There is a slight hesitation for a second but Gambhir completes the second comfortably. 68/0

8.5 S Afridi to G Gambhir, Takes the aerial root towards the off side now! Lofts it over covers for a couple. 66/0

8.4 S Afridi to G Gambhir, FOUR! Bludgeoned! Full outside off, Gambhir gets down on one knee and heaves it over mid-wicket for a one bounce boundary. 64/0

8.3 S Afridi to A Rahane, Poor stuff from Jamshed! Quicker and flatter outside off, Rahane punches it to extra covers. Jamshed is in a hurry to pouch and throw but misses it altogether. They run through for a single. 60/0

8.2 S Afridi to G Gambhir, Stays back, pushes it to long on and takes a single. 59/0

8.1 S Afridi to G Gambhir, Length delivery on middle and leg, spinning in. Gambhir misses his clip and gets hit on the pads. 58/0

Virat Kohli into the attack now.

7.6 I Sharma to S Malik, FOUR! Lucky, very lucky! This time it nips back in sharply after landing on a good length area outside off, Malik is cut into half and gets an inside edge past the leg stump on his back foot defense for a streaky boundary. 33/3

7.5 I Sharma to S Malik, Play and a miss! Good delivery again! Nips away after landing outside off, Malik pokes at it and misses. 29/3

7.4 I Sharma to M Hafeez, Stands tall and punches it to deep point for one. 29/3

7.3 I Sharma to S Malik, A tad short outside off, Malik cuts it powerful to deep point for just a single. 28/3

7.2 I Sharma to S Malik, Absolute beauty! Nips away after landing outside off, Malik is squared up in his defense and the ball flies inches past his outside edge. 27/3

7.1 I Sharma to S Malik, Good effort in the field from Dinda! A tad short outside off, Malik waits and then dabs it late to third man. Dinda from deep dives to his left and flicks it back inside. Saves a couple. 27/3

Shahid Afridi into the attack now!

7.6 S Ajmal to A Rahane, Stays in his crease and helps it to mid-wicket. 58/0

7.5 S Ajmal to A Rahane, SIX! You don't see such kind of shots hit off Ajmal! That's just a gem of a shot! Fullish and loopy outside off, Rahane leans forward and just lofts it over extra covers for a crunching maximum. 58/0

7.4 S Ajmal to G Gambhir, Full on middle. Gambhir goes for a heave but mistimes it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 52/0

7.3 S Ajmal to G Gambhir, Good delivery! Length delivery outside off, a hint of away turn. Gambhir comes forward and is forced to defend it into the ground. 51/0

7.2 S Ajmal to A Rahane, Flicks it to deep mid-wicket and takes a single. 51/0

7.1 S Ajmal to A Rahane, Full on off, spinning in. Rahane turns it with spin to mid-wicket. 50/0

6.6 B Kumar to S Malik, In the air but safe! Fullish outswinger outside off, Malik leans forward and drives it uppishly through point for just a single. A brilliant spell from Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes to an end! 25/3

6.5 B Kumar to S Malik, Probing delivery outside off, goes straight on. Malik shoulders his arms to it. 24/3

6.4 B Kumar to S Malik, A tad wide outside off, Malik lets it go through to the keeper. 24/3

6.3 B Kumar to S Malik, Good length delivery outside off, straightens a tad after landing. Malik leaves it alone cautiously. 24/3

6.2 B Kumar to M Hafeez, Length delivery outside off, swinging away. Hafeez leans forward and drives it sweetly to deep point for a single. 24/3

6.2 B Kumar to M Hafeez, WIDE! Play and a miss! Short and wide outside off, Hafeez chases it, goes for a slash but misses. 23/3

6.1 B Kumar to M Hafeez, Good length delivery on off, Hafeez stays back and defends. 22/3

Saeed Ajmal into the attack now!

6.6 U Gul to G Gambhir, Good length delivery on middle, Gambhir stays back and defends it back to Gul. 13 runs off the over and India are getting into the groove now! 50/0

6.5 U Gul to G Gambhir, SIX! First six of the innings and boy! It's a cracker! Length delivery on middle, Gambhir takes his front foot out of the way and just spanks it over mid-wicket for a thunderous maximum. 50 up for India! 50/0

6.4 U Gul to A Rahane, Short of a length delivery outside off, Rahane rocks back and pulls it to deep square leg for a single. He did well to keep the ball along the ground. 44/0

6.3 U Gul to G Gambhir, Stays back and dabs a good length delivery outside off to third man for a single. 43/0

6.2 U Gul to A Rahane, Good timing again! Full outside off, Rahane drives it sweetly wide of mid off for a single. 42/0

6.1 U Gul to A Rahane, FOUR! Rahane has played it really well! Fullish outside off, Rahane leans forward and just lifts it over extra cover for a nicely timed boundary. 41/0

5.6 I Sharma to S Malik, A tad short outside off, Malik gears up for a cut but then lets it to through. End of the Powerplay, a splendid one for the Indians. 22/3

5.5 I Sharma to S Malik, Stays in his crease and defends a length delivery on off back to the bowler. 22/3

5.4 I Sharma to M Hafeez, Length delivery on middle, Hafeez clips it to fine leg for a single. 22/3

5.3 I Sharma to M Hafeez, Probing delivery outside off, straightens a tad after landing. Hafeez shoulders his arms to it. 21/3

5.2 I Sharma to S Malik, Good length delivery outside off, Malik dabs it to point and takes a single. 21/3

5.1 I Sharma to S Malik, A tad short outside off, Malik leaves it alone. 20/3

Umar Gul into the attack now!

5.6 S Tanvir to G Gambhir, Length delivery angling into Gambhir, he misses his clip and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals. Gambhir wants a run but is sent back as Tanvir misses his shy at the striker's end. Gambhir is well inside. End of Powerplay, a relatively good one for India! 37/0

5.5 S Tanvir to A Rahane, This time he connects his steer well and helps a length delivery outside off to third man for a single. 37/0

5.4 S Tanvir to A Rahane, Play and a miss! Length delivery outside off, swinging away. Rahane looks to steer it to third man but misses. 36/0

5.3 S Tanvir to G Gambhir, Change of pace, delivers a slower fullish delivery outside off, Gambhir drills it to mid off and they take a single. The fielder is placed quite deep there! 36/0

5.2 S Tanvir to G Gambhir, Short outside off, Gambhir rocks back and punches it straight to point. 35/0

5.1 S Tanvir to A Rahane, A tad slower on the pads, tucked away to the leg side for a single. 35/0

Ishant Sharma into the attack now!

4.6 B Kumar to M Hafeez, Appeal for an LBW! Not out! He is mixing it superbly! This one swings back in viciously from outside off, Hafeez goes for a flick but misses and gets hit on the pad. The players appeal but the umpire says no. Probably going down leg. 20/3

4.5 B Kumar to M Hafeez, Beauty again! He is bowling splendidly here! Good length delivery outside off, nips away after landing. Hafeez goes for a forward prod but misses. 20/3

4.4 B Kumar to M Hafeez, Clips a length delivery on off behind square leg and scampers through for a couple. 20/3

4.3 B Kumar to M Hafeez, In the corridor outside off, Hafeez leaves it alone. 18/3

4.2 B Kumar to M Hafeez, Beauty! Hafeez shuffles across a tad, takes a step forward. Kumar delivers a good length delivery outside off which swings away. Hafeez misses his prod. 18/3

4.1 B Kumar to S Malik, Length delivery on middle and leg, Malik turns it wide of mid on for a single. 18/3

4.6 M Irfan to G Gambhir, Play and a miss! Short and wide outside off, Gambhir chases it for a slash but misses. 34/0

4.5 M Irfan to G Gambhir, AH! Back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Gambhir looks for a pull but he is hurried into the shot. He takes his eyes off the ball and then fends-pulls it to fine leg for a couple. Some good work in the deep by the fielder avoids the boundary. 34/0

4.4 M Irfan to A Rahane, Good single. Rahane dabs a slower good length delivery outside off into the ground, Gambhir is off in a flash and he completes a quick single easily in the end. 32/0

4.3 M Irfan to A Rahane, FOUR! Classic placement! Fullish outside off, Rahane backs away and just lofts it over covers for a nicely placed boundary. 31/0

4.2 M Irfan to G Gambhir, Short in the rib-region, Gambhir hops back and pulls it to short fine leg for a single. 27/0

4.1 M Irfan to G Gambhir, Gambhir can't believe that it isn't given a wide! Irfan drifts it down the leg side, it stays a touch low, Gambhir misses his pull. The umpire doesn't signal a wide and he has a word or two with the umpire. 26/0

3.6 A Dinda to M Hafeez, Length delivery outside off, Hafeez stays in his crease and punches it to point to end the over. 17/3

3.5 A Dinda to M Hafeez, FOUR! Brilliant shot! A tad short outside off, Hafeez stays back and just short arm pulls it wide of mid on for a boundary. 17/3

3.4 A Dinda to M Hafeez, Length delivery outside off, swinging away. Hafeez shoulders his arms to it. 13/3

3.3 A Dinda to M Hafeez, Probing delivery on a good length area outside off, Hafeez leaves it alone. 13/3

3.2 A Dinda to M Hafeez, Hafeez has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 13/3

3.2 A Dinda to M Hafeez, WIDE! Play and a miss! Wide outside off, swinging away. Hafeez goes after it but misses. 13/3

3.1 A Dinda to M Hafeez, In the corridor outside off, Hafeez leaves it alone. 12/3

3.6 S Tanvir to G Gambhir, Clips a length delivery on the pads to square leg and scampers through for a single. 9 runs off the over, a good one for India! 26/0

3.5 S Tanvir to G Gambhir, In the air but over the top! Foxes Gambhir with a slower length delivery outside off, Gambhir looks for a loft but checks his shot at the last moment and ends up chipping it over point to third man for a single. 25/0

3.4 S Tanvir to G Gambhir, Fullish delivery on middle, swinging in. Gambhir flicks it sweetly but straight to mid-wicket. 23/0

3.3 S Tanvir to A Rahane, Length delivery on middle, nips away after landing. Rahane looks to flick but gets a leading edge to third man for a single. 23/0

3.2 S Tanvir to A Rahane, FOUR! Brilliant placement! Walks forward a tad and just guides a length delivery outside off past point for a crisp boundary. 22/0

3.1 S Tanvir to G Gambhir, Nips back in after landing on middle, Gambhir misses his clip and gets hit on the thigh pads. They run through for a leg bye! 18/0

Shoaib Malik is the new batsman.

2.6 B Kumar to U Akmal, OUT! Castled! This is splendid stuff from Bhuvneshwar Kumar! After probing deliveries outside off, he brings this on back in viciously from outside off, Akmal goes for a forward defense but misses it completely. The ball sneaks through his bat and pads and knocks down the middle stump. What a debut it is turning out to be for the youngster! 12/3

2.5 B Kumar to U Akmal, Again a probing delivery outside off, Akmal lets it go through to the keeper. 12/2

2.4 B Kumar to U Akmal, Play and a miss! Beauty from Bhuvneshwar Kumar! Nips away after landing outside off, Akmal goes for a poke but misses. 12/2

2.3 B Kumar to U Akmal, Probing delivery outside off, Akmal leaves it alone cautiously. Good stuff from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. 12/2

2.3 B Kumar to U Akmal, Wide! Slips it down the leg side, it further swings down. Akmal misses his flick. 12/2

Umar Akmal is the new batsman.

2.2 B Kumar to A Shehzad, OUT! Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets his second! Length delivery outside off, swinging away. Shehzad looks to drive through the off side but seems to get a slight outside edge. The players appeal vociferously and after a huge ponder, the umpire lifts his finger. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is delighted! India in with the fight! 11/2

2.1 B Kumar to A Shehzad, Stays back and pushes it to mid-wicket. 11/1

2.6 M Irfan to A Rahane, FOUR! Crashed away! Uses the bounce of the ball pretty well and slaps a back of a length delivery outside off over point for the first boundary of the innings. 17/0

2.5 M Irfan to G Gambhir, A tad short outside off, Gambhir pats it to third man for a single. 13/0

2.4 M Irfan to A Rahane, He is bowling with serious pace here! Bangs it into the rib-region of Rahane, who takes evasive action and fends it away awkwardly to the leg side . They run through for a single. 12/0

2.3 M Irfan to A Rahane, Stays in his crease and pats a back of a length delivery outside off straight to point. 11/0

2.2 M Irfan to G Gambhir, Back of a length delivery in the rib-region. Gambhir hops back and pats it to mid-wicket for a single. Irfan looks to chase the ball but slips in his follow through. 11/0

2.1 M Irfan to G Gambhir, Brilliant delivery! A tad short outside off, nips away after landing. Gambhir is squared up in his back foot defense and misses it. 10/0

1.6 A Dinda to M Hafeez, FOUR! What sublime timing! Length delivery outside off, Hafeez comes forward and just pushes it past covers. It races away to the fence. What a beautiful shot to get off the mark with! 11/1

1.5 A Dinda to A Shehzad, A slight misfield allows a run! Again a tad wide outside off, Shehzad cuts it to point where Jadeja fumbles and allows a run. 7/1

1.4 A Dinda to A Shehzad, Wide outside off, Shehzad mistimes his cut straight to point. 6/1

1.3 A Dinda to A Shehzad, Stands tall and punches a good length delivery outside off straight to covers. 6/1

1.2 A Dinda to A Shehzad, FOUR! Beautiful shot! A tad full outside off, Shehzad leans forward and drives it past covers for a boundary. 6/1

1.1 A Dinda to A Shehzad, Stays in his crease and defends it. 2/1

1.6 S Tanvir to G Gambhir, Good running! Nips back in after landing outside off, Gambhir dabs it into the ground and scampers through for a single. Rahane dives into the crease as the fielder misses his shy at the striker's end. 10/0

1.5 S Tanvir to G Gambhir, Ah! Some intent from Gambhir! Walks down the track and looks to heave a full delivery outside off but ends up mistiming it straight to mid on. 9/0

1.4 S Tanvir to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir drives it straight to covers. He didn't connect it well! 9/0

1.3 S Tanvir to A Rahane, Gets squared up a tad and gets a slight outside edge off a length delivery outside off. They run through for a single to point. That swung away late. 9/0

1.2 S Tanvir to A Rahane, Length delivery outside off, shaping away. Rahane just guides it past point and takes a couple. 8/0

1.1 S Tanvir to A Rahane, Nice probing delivery to start off with! Delivers it on a length area outside off, it swings away. Rahane watches it cautiously and leaves it alone. 6/0

Ashok Dinda will bowl from the other end.

Mohammad Hafeez is the new batsman.

0.6 B Kumar to N Jamshed, OUT! Castled! What a delivery to get your first international wicket! The last one nipped away, he brings this one back in, Jamshed is caught in his crease as he looks to defend but he misses it as the ball nips back in sharply and the off stump goes cartwheeling! 2/1

0.5 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Nips away after landing outside off, stays a touch low. Jamshed goes after it but misses. 2/0

0.4 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Stands tall and punches it past point for a couple. Jamshed off the mark! 2/0

0.3 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Stays in his crease and punches it to point. 0/0

0.2 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Play and a miss! A tad wide outside off, Jamshed goes for a cut but misses. 0/0

0.1 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A tad short outside off, Jamshed inside edges his punch to the leg side. 0/0

Sohail Tanvir will bowl from the other end.

0.6 M Irfan to A Rahane, Good delivery again! Darts it in the rib-region, Rahane misses his clip on the hop and they run through for a leg bye. A brilliant fiery first over from Irfan! 6/0

0.5 M Irfan to G Gambhir, In the air but over the fielder! Length delivery on middle and leg, nips away a tad. Gambhir looks to flick but gets a leading edge over point. The fielder chases and flicks it back inside. They take three. 5/0

0.4 M Irfan to G Gambhir, Good bounce and Gambhir plays and misses. Good length delivery outside off, takes off from the surface. Gambhir looks to cut but misses. 2/0

0.3 M Irfan to A Rahane, Rahane off the mark too! Good length delivery on the leg stump. Rahane hops back and just nudges it to fine leg for a single. 2/0

0.2 M Irfan to G Gambhir, Length delivery on middle and leg, Gambhir just clips it wide of mid on and takes a quick single to get off the mark. 1/0

0.1 M Irfan to G Gambhir, Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir stays back and just dabs it to gully. Wants a run but is sent back as the fielder misses his shy at the striker's end. Irfan looks quick, good pace in that first delivery, 145.8 kph! 0/0

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