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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad,, Date - 28/12/2012, Toss won by - Pakistan
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  • India beat Pakistan by 11 runs
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Commentary (Pakistan innings)

The tour moves on to Chennai where the ODI series will commence. After witnessing the T20 series, we know what to expect from these two sides. Two close matches so far in this series and we can expect something similar in the ODIs as well. Do join us on Sunday, 30th December, for the final international match of 2012 at 0900 IST and 0330 GMT, Cheers and goodbye till then!

MS Dhoni - "It all depended on the young bowlers in the end who executed the yorkers and the slower ones nicely. They held their nerve as well which was the most important reason that took us to victory. Out plan was simple, to treat the ball at it's merit. Jinx did well once again and Yuvi capitalised and was good too see him hit such sixes. It is a fair result and the team that does well wins."

Man of the Series - Mohammad Hafeez - "Well, the boys really worked hard in this series. We did not follow the basics when we bowled and dropped short in length. But, the partnership between Yuvraj Singh and Dhoni was the difference. The first six overs was really good, the pitch played really well. We always love to play in India and the crowd is always huge when we come down."

Man of the Match - Yuvraj Singh "Yeah, I think, yesterday I was batting in the nets and couldn't hit anything in the middle. So, I just hung in there and tried to get set and was happy to have struck some nice shots. The yorker that hit me on my toe reminded me of Wasim Akram. In cricket, you get such blows every now and then, but you have to move on. Dhoni and myself ensured that we got the team to a good high total. I have always loved playing at the Motera and the wonderful crowd always support us and turn out in huge numbers whenever these two teams play."

The T20I series ends at 1-1 and it is agonizing that we don't have a third and deciding one to see which team runs away with outright honours. However, it has been a well contested series with good positives for both the sides to look back at. Like the statement goes, 'there is no winner or loser in sport', that is exactly what has resulted in this series. We will bring the presentation to you shortly.

Special mention should deservedly go for Ashoke Dinda who lost a match for his team against England but came back strongly in this game to bowl a gem of a penultimate over where he picked up two crucial wickets to send Pakistan out of contention for victory. In the end, it was the team that held it's nerve right till the end that won the game.

The entire Indian team is ecstatic and all the reserve players run out to the middle from the dug out to celebrate. That is how much winning against Pakistan means for the Indian team. The feelings would have been surely similar had it been Pakistan on the winning side. It was a fabulous display of batting by the Pakistani batsmen but they lost the plot in the death overs where most of them succumbed under pressure.

19.6 I Sharma to U Gul, OUT! INDIA WIN BY 11 RUNS! A full delivery outside off, Gul slices it uppishly to Rahane at deep cover point, who takes it cleanly and Pakistan lose the second T20I after a nail biting finish. 181/7

19.6 I Sharma to U Gul, WIDE! Sharma is all smiles after he bowls a fullish delivery outside off and the umpire reckons that it is a wide. 181/6

13 off 1 now.

19.5 I Sharma to S Malik, Bowls a good yorker on off and middle, dug away to the covers for one. 180/6

All Sharma needs to do is ensure that he doesn't overstep. Pakistan need 14 off two balls.

19.4 I Sharma to U Gul, A good full delivery on off, dug out and down to long off for one run. 179/6

15 needed off three balls now.

19.3 I Sharma to U Gul, FOUR! Make that 15! A full delivery outside off, Gul flays his bat at it and smashes it over the cover fielder and into the fence. 178/6

19 needed from 4 balls now.

19.2 I Sharma to U Gul, A full delivery, well outside off, Gul tries to play an uppish drive and misses. 174/6

Getting tougher for Pakistan now, 19 needed off 5.

19.1 I Sharma to S Malik, Bowls a low full toss outside off, Malik smashes it down to Rohit Sharma at long off who keeps Malik down to one. 174/6

Ishant Sharma will bowl the last over and Pakistan need 20 huge runs. It is tough but a few blows and you never know. But, India still on top as Sharma runs in to bowl.

18.6 A Dinda to U Gul, A good yorker on middle and leg. Dinda ends a brilliant spell as Gul just digs it out back to Dinda who doesn't allow the batsmen to take a run. 173/6

18.5 A Dinda to S Malik, A full toss outside off stump, Malik can't flay it away and finds backward point in the way, one run taken. 173/6

Umar Gul is the new man in, he can hit a few lusty blows

18.4 A Dinda to K Akmal, OUT! Dinda is having the night of his life! A length ball just outside off, Kamran tries to lift it over the covers. He does lift it over the extra cover fielder but can't get the ball beyond Kohli who takes a fine running catch at wide long off to dismiss Akmal. This is a highly dramatic over. 172/6

18.3 A Dinda to K Akmal, FOUR! Kamran Akmal is cool as a cucumber here! A slower delivery, on a length outside off, cut away past point and the ball rockets to the boundary. 172/5

Shoaib Malik comes out to bat.

18.2 A Dinda to M Hafeez, OUT! Important blow, this! Dinda is doing well today! A length ball on middle and leg, Hafeez lifts it in the air but with not enough timing and not off the middle. The ball sails away to Raina at long on who takes it easily and safely. 168/5

18.1 A Dinda to K Akmal, A good slower one on a fullish length outside off, Akmal waits and drives the ball to long off for one run. 168/4

Pakistan need 26 off 12 balls as Dinda continues. This could be Pakistan's highest run chase if they get there.

17.6 B Kumar to M Hafeez, FOUR! Outstanding shot! A back of a length delivery outside off stump, Hafeez who crossed over, guides it nicely past short third man and to the ropes. Good blow to end the over! 167/4

Kamran Akmal comes out to bat now.

17.5 B Kumar to S Afridi, OUT! Afridi's stay at the crease is brief but could be effective as well! A length ball outside off stump, Afridi swings hard and tries to lift the ball over long off but hits it straight to Rohit Sharma who takes it nice and close to his body. 163/4

17.4 B Kumar to S Afridi, SIX! Just why Afridi came in ahead of the other batsmen for! A fullish delivery on off stump, Afridi gives everything he has in his arms and swings hard, middling the ball well over the long on fence and way in to the stands as well. The ball takes some time to come back on the field. 163/3

17.3 B Kumar to M Hafeez, A good fullish delivery around off, Hafeez drives it down the ground for one. 157/3

Hafeez has got to his 4th T20I fifty and his second against India.

17.2 B Kumar to M Hafeez, FOUR! Knife-split! A fullish slower one on off, Hafeez muscles it down the ground, splitting long off and long on with perfection. 156/3

17.1 B Kumar to M Hafeez, No yorker, but he bowls a good slower one outside off, Hafeez is early into his drive and gets beaten. 152/3

Kumar comes on to bowl his last over. Wonder if he bowls yorkers!

16.6 A Dinda to M Hafeez, Dinda bowls a good full delivery on off stump, Hafeez drives it down to long on for one run. Pakistan need 41 off 18 balls. 152/3

16.5 A Dinda to S Afridi, Full and straight on off stump, driven hard to extra cover for a single. 151/3

16.4 A Dinda to S Afridi, A full delivery outside off, Afridi tries to drill this through the covers but gets an inside edge to the keeper. 150/3

16.3 A Dinda to S Afridi, FOUR! Well, not a duck this time! A short one on off, Afridi plays a good pull shot in the gap to the deep mid-wicket fence to get off the mark. 150/3

Shahid Afridi has been sent up the order. He has the most number of ducks in T20Is, five of them.

16.2 A Dinda to U Akmal, OUT! Akmal is out of here! A good slower one, at a fullish around the middle stump. Akmal is early into the heave and misses to see his stumps parted. That is a much needed breakthrough for the Indians. 146/3

16.1 A Dinda to U Akmal, Dinda bowls a full delivery outside off, Akmal drives and finds extra cover and denies Hafeez the single. Hafeez doesn't look happy. 146/2

15.6 I Sharma to M Hafeez, A good yorker outside off, Hafeez tries to run it down but misses and Dhoni sends the ball back to Sharma with a helicopter flick of his wrists. 146/2

15.5 I Sharma to U Akmal, A low full toss outside off, Akmal will be disappointed as he hits it straight to extra cover who has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Akmal was in anyway. 146/2

15.4 I Sharma to M Hafeez, A full delivery outside off, Hafeez steers it through the third man fielder for one. 145/2

15.3 I Sharma to U Akmal, A shortish delivery outside off, Akmal tries to cut it but edges it away to third man for one. 144/2

15.2 I Sharma to M Hafeez, It is full again outside off, Hafeez gets forward and drives it to deep cover point for one. 143/2

15.1 I Sharma to M Hafeez, SIX! My word! That is a full delivery outside off and Hafeez is happy seeing the length as he gets under it and lifts it for a flat maximum over the cover boundary. This biggie brings up the 50-RUN STAND between this two in no time. 142/2

Ishant Sharma back into the attack.

14.6 A Dinda to M Hafeez, A full delivery on middle, drilled down to long on for a single. Pakistan now need 57 off 39 balls with 8 wickets in hand. It could be anybody's game from here on. 136/2

14.5 A Dinda to M Hafeez, A full slower one, Hafeez is early into his swing and controls it to short mid-wicket. A dot ball! 135/2

14.4 A Dinda to U Akmal, Full and wide outside off stump, squeezed away to the point area for a single. 135/2

14.3 A Dinda to M Hafeez, Dinda finally uses some brains and bowls a yorker on off and middle, dug away to the mid on region for one. 134/2

14.2 A Dinda to M Hafeez, FOUR! Unbelievable batting! A fullish delivery on off stump, Hafeez comes well across on his front foot and plays a sweep down to the deep square leg fence. That is eye-catching! 133/2

14.1 A Dinda to M Hafeez, FOUR! Sublime! A full delivery outside off, Hafeez plays an exquisite drive through the covers and Kohli puts in a fantastic dive at wide long off. However, he can't prevent the ball from going to the ropes. 129/2

Dinda has been brought back to bowl. He has shown that he doesn't bowl well in the death. It will be interesting to see how he fares here.

13.6 R Ashwin to M Hafeez, Full and following the batsman down the leg side, Hafeez drives it to extra cover for one. Pakistan now need 68 off the remaining 36 balls. 125/2

13.5 R Ashwin to U Akmal, Flighted up on the pads, driven down to long on for one. 124/2

13.4 R Ashwin to U Akmal, A quick one, full on off, defended back, strangely so, back to the bowler. 123/2

13.3 R Ashwin to M Hafeez, A short one on the pads, pulled away to deep square leg for a single. 123/2

13.2 R Ashwin to M Hafeez, SIX! And again! A full delivery on the pads, slog swept away over the deep mid-wicket fence for another boundary. 122/2

13.1 R Ashwin to M Hafeez, SIX! Flat and over! Flighted up on leg, following a backing away Hafeez down the leg side and Hafeez smacks it flat over the ropes and the fielder at deep mid-wicket. 116/2

Ashwin to bowl his last over.

12.6 Y Singh to U Akmal, Gets down the track once again and forces the ball to the mid-wicket area for a couple of runs as Rohit Sharma dives and keeps the batsmen down to two. 110/2

12.5 Y Singh to U Akmal, FOUR! Faster than a bullet train! A flighted delivery on off, Akmal chips down and powers it down to the straight fence for a authoritative four. 108/2

12.4 Y Singh to U Akmal, Akmal advances down the track and swings hard and mistimes the ball to deep square leg off an inside edge for two. 104/2

12.3 Y Singh to M Hafeez, Hafeez tries to play an uppish drive and mistimes the ball only as far as the short extra cover fielder for one. 102/2

12.2 Y Singh to M Hafeez, FOUR! Spell-binding! A tad short outside off, Hafeez nearly takes the ball off Dhoni's gloves and plays a deft late cut to the third man boundary. 101/2

12.1 Y Singh to U Akmal, Short and quick and Akmal cuts it right on time to short third man for a single. 97/2

11.6 B Kumar to M Hafeez, A fullish delivery on middle and off, Hafeez tries to play a sweep and top edges the ball over the keeper and the ball falls safe between three converging fielders. Hafeez gets two. 96/2

11.6 B Kumar to U Akmal, WIDE! A slower leg cutter outside off, Akmal tries to cut but misses and Dhoni fumbles as well. The batsmen run through for an extra run as well. 94/2

11.5 B Kumar to M Hafeez, A good length ball just outside off, pushed away to deep point for one run. 92/2

11.4 B Kumar to U Akmal, Fullish on middle and off, Akmal tries to loft it over mid-wicket but mistimes it down to long on for a single. 91/2

11.3 B Kumar to M Hafeez, A fullish delivery outside off, Hafeez plays a good looking drive to short extra cover for a single. 90/2

11.2 B Kumar to M Hafeez, FOUR! Ostentatious! A good length ball just outside off, Hafeez comes across and plays a scoopy flick over the short fine leg fielder and hits the ropes. The third umpire checks if it is a six or a four and gives it a boundary. 89/2

11.1 B Kumar to U Akmal, A back of a length delivery outside off, run down to third man nicely but just for one. Akmal wanted a second but his skipper turned him down. 85/2

Kumar back to bowl now.

10.6 Y Singh to M Hafeez, A quick and flat delivery around off, pushed back to Yuvraj. 84/2

Pakistan skipper, Mohammad Hafeez comes out to bat now.

10.5 Y Singh to A Shehzad, OUT! Yuvraj, with the ball now! Shehzad, who was asking Akmal to calm down has a rush of blood and steps out to smash the ball over the leg side but misses and is stumped easily by Dhoni. The Pakistani openers have thrown away a good start and have got two new batsmen at the crease. 84/2

10.4 Y Singh to U Akmal, Full and quick outside off, Akmal plays a good square drive through point for a run. 84/1

10.3 Y Singh to A Shehzad, Shehzad chips down and drills this flighted ball on off, down the ground to long off for a single. 83/1

10.2 Y Singh to U Akmal, Flatter on the pads, worked away to the on side for one. 82/1

10.1 Y Singh to U Akmal, SIX! Attacks straight away! Fullish on off, Akmal comes down the track and smashes it over the long on boundary for a biggie. 81/1

Yuvraj Singh into the attack now.

9.6 R Ashwin to U Akmal, Gets down on his knee and sweeps the ball to deep square leg for one. 75/1

Umar Akmal comes out at number three.

9.5 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, OUT! Got 'em! That is a shortish ball outside off, Jamshed cuts it, but uppishly to point where Kohli takes a comfortable catch. India, finally get a wicket. 74/1

9.4 R Ashwin to A Shehzad, Flicks this flighted delivery on the pads to mid-wicket for a single. 74/0

9.3 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Flighted up again on middle, driven down to long on for one. 73/0

9.2 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, DROPPED! Tough one for Dhoni! Flighted up on leg stump, Jamshed tries to swing it over the long on boundary but inside edges it to Dhoni who can't collect the ball. 72/0

9.1 R Ashwin to A Shehzad, Flighted up outside leg stump, Shehzad goes for the reverse sweep and misses. Gets a leg bye instead to short fine leg. 72/0

8.6 S Raina to N Jamshed, Bowls it down the leg side, the ball flicks the thigh pad and goes to Dhoni who appeals but in vain. 71/0

8.5 S Raina to A Shehzad, Flat and quick on the off stump, driven down to long on for a single. 71/0

8.4 S Raina to N Jamshed, On the pads, Jamshed misses his flick and gets a leg bye to short fine leg for one. 70/0

8.3 S Raina to A Shehzad, A back of a length delivery on off, punched back past the non-striker to long on for one. Raina can't stop the ball as Jamshed comes in his way while he runs to the striker's end. 69/0

8.2 S Raina to A Shehzad, FOUR! Straight as a dart! Flighted up on off, Shehzad dances down and smashes it back over Raina's head and into the fence. This boundary has come after 19 deliveries. 68/0

8.1 S Raina to N Jamshed, Drifts it to middle and leg, flciked away to deep mid-wicket for one. 64/0

7.6 R Ashwin to A Shehzad, A good ball that! Flat and quick on middle, turned away to mid-wicket. 63/0

7.5 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Chips down the track and drives the ball to long off for a single. 63/0

7.4 R Ashwin to A Shehzad, Backs away to take the lbw out of the equation and sweeps the ball behind square for a single. 62/0

7.3 R Ashwin to A Shehzad, Huge shout for an lbw! Flighted up on off, Shehzad goes for the sweep and gets hit on the pad. Ashwin and Dhoni appeal but the ball was going with the angle outside the off stump. 61/0

7.2 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, A length delivery on middle, worked away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 61/0

7.1 R Ashwin to A Shehzad, Bowls the negative, outside the leg stump line and Shehzad opts to play the reverse sweep, connects well and sends the ball to deep point for a single. 60/0

6.6 S Raina to A Shehzad, Fullish around off, pushed to the right of short extra and the batsmen complete a run after some initial hesitation. 59/0

6.5 S Raina to N Jamshed, Drifts into the pads, worked away to deep mid-wicket for another single. 58/0

6.4 S Raina to N Jamshed, Slants this in towards the pads, Jamshed flicks it away in the gap between deep mid-wicket and deep square leg for a well run couple. 57/0

6.3 S Raina to A Shehzad, Angles this into the pads, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 55/0

6.2 S Raina to A Shehzad, Short and wide, Shehzad tries to cut hard but misses. 54/0

6.1 S Raina to A Shehzad, Bowls it flat at off stump, pushed back to Raina. 54/0

Suresh Raina to bowl now.

5.6 R Ashwin to A Shehzad, Tossed up outside the leg stump with a pause and Shehzad sweeps it away easily down to fine leg for another single. End of a good Powerplay for Pakistan, 54 off it. 54/0

5.5 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Tossed up on the pads, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 53/0

5.4 R Ashwin to A Shehzad, Ashwin bowls a leg side delivery after a pause and Shehzad sweeps it away to fine leg for a single. 52/0

5.3 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Jamshed tries to back away and slam it over the leg side but mistimes the shot to long on for a single. 51/0

5.2 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, On the pads again, worked away to short fine leg. 50/0

5.1 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Flights it on Jamshed's pads who flicks it away to deep square leg for a couple of runs. 50/0

Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack.

4.6 A Dinda to A Shehzad, FOUR! Up and over! A fullish delivery outside off, Shehzad drives it superbly over the infield and to the cover fence. These two are ensuring that the required run rate is met with. 48/0

4.5 A Dinda to A Shehzad, A back of a length delivery just outside off, Shehzad tries to pull it but mistimes it to mid on. 44/0

4.4 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A short one on middle, pulled away to deep square leg for a single. 44/0

4.3 A Dinda to N Jamshed, Good reply from Dinda! A short one, well directed at Jamshed's body, he sways away nicely out of the way. 43/0

4.2 A Dinda to N Jamshed, FOUR! Powered down! Jamshed charges down the track and muscles this one past the mid off fielder for one more boundary. Pakistan are moving on swiftly now, silencing the crowd. 43/0

Dinda decides to go around the wicket right away.

4.1 A Dinda to N Jamshed, FOUR! Starts off with a gift! A short of a length with a lot of width outside off, Jamshed rocks back and cuts it perfectly in the gap at cover point and to the ropes. 39/0

Ashoke Dinda comes in to bowl his first over.

3.6 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A back of a length ball just outside off, defended to mid off for a single. 35/0

3.5 I Sharma to N Jamshed, FOUR! Picks the spot well! A fullish delivery on the pads, Jamshed flicks it uppishly over the square leg region and into the boundary after a bounce. 34/0

3.4 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A good slower one outside off, Jamshed chases it but gets beaten as he tries to push it into the off side. 30/0

3.3 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A tad fuller outside off stump, defended to the covers. 30/0

3.2 I Sharma to A Shehzad, A good length ball around off stump, defended calmly back on to the pitch. 30/0

3.1 I Sharma to A Shehzad, SIX! The biggest of the night! Shehzad, you beauty! A short one by Sharma and Shehzad waits and pulls the ball for a 99 m six, way into the top tier at mid-wicket. Where is Yuvraj Singh? 29/0

2.6 B Kumar to N Jamshed, FOUR! Well done! A back of a length delivery outside off, guided through short third man and point for a good boundary. 23/0

2.5 B Kumar to N Jamshed, SIX! A mistimed biggie! A fullish delivery around off stump, a slower one and Jamshed seems to have played it early and up in the air over mid off. Rahane thinks he is in with a chance as he goes after it but the ball goes over the ropes. 19/0

2.4 B Kumar to A Shehzad, Walks outside the off stump and flicks this length delivery just outside off to square leg for one. 13/0

2.3 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A good length slower one at 112 kph on middle, worked away through mid-wicket for a single. 12/0

2.2 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A good length ball outside off, cut away to Raina again and this time he fields it cleanly. Jamshed has to contend with a packed off side field. 11/0

2.1 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Slight misfield at the covers! A back of a length ball outside off, Jamshed chips down the track and cuts the ball through point where a misfield from Raina provides two runs. 11/0

1.6 I Sharma to A Shehzad, A good fullish delivery just outside off, defended to the covers. 9/0

1.5 I Sharma to A Shehzad, A back of a length ball just outside off, whipped away to mid off nicely but can't get a run. 9/0

1.4 I Sharma to A Shehzad, A good length ball around off, Shehzad has a tentative push and gets beaten. 9/0

1.3 I Sharma to A Shehzad, FOUR! Stand and deliver! A shortish delivery outside off, Shehzad slams it through the covers for the first boundary of the innings. 9/0

1.2 I Sharma to A Shehzad, A good length ball on off stump, pushed back to Sharma. 5/0

1.1 I Sharma to A Shehzad, A back of a length ball just outside off, punched away to the covers. 5/0

Ishant Sharma to share the new ball.

0.6 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A bit straight on middle and leg, Jamshed flicks it away through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. Decent over for both sides, one can say. 5/0

0.5 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A fullish delivery around off stump, Jamshed comes well forward and defends the ball solidly to mid off. 3/0

0.4 B Kumar to A Shehzad, A good length ball, angled in towards off stump, Shehzad works it away to deep square leg for a single. 3/0

0.3 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Short and wide outside off, Jamshed guides it away to the third man fielder for one. 2/0

0.2 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A good length ball just outside off, Jamshed pushes it to the covers. 1/0

0.1 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A good tight delivery around off stump, defended on to the pitch. 1/0

0.1 B Kumar to N Jamshed, WIDE! Kumar starts off with a wide delivery well outside off stump. 1/0

Commentary (India innings)

The tour moves on to Chennai where the ODI series will commence. After witnessing the T20 series, we know what to expect from these two sides. Two close matches so far in this series and we can expect something similar in the ODIs as well. Do join us on Sunday, 30th December, for the final international match of 2012 at 0900 IST and 0330 GMT, Cheers and goodbye till then!

MS Dhoni - "It all depended on the young bowlers in the end who executed the yorkers and the slower ones nicely. They held their nerve as well which was the most important reason that took us to victory. Out plan was simple, to treat the ball at it's merit. Jinx did well once again and Yuvi capitalised and was good too see him hit such sixes. It is a fair result and the team that does well wins."

Man of the Series - Mohammad Hafeez - "Well, the boys really worked hard in this series. We did not follow the basics when we bowled and dropped short in length. But, the partnership between Yuvraj Singh and Dhoni was the difference. The first six overs was really good, the pitch played really well. We always love to play in India and the crowd is always huge when we come down."

Man of the Match - Yuvraj Singh "Yeah, I think, yesterday I was batting in the nets and couldn't hit anything in the middle. So, I just hung in there and tried to get set and was happy to have struck some nice shots. The yorker that hit me on my toe reminded me of Wasim Akram. In cricket, you get such blows every now and then, but you have to move on. Dhoni and myself ensured that we got the team to a good high total. I have always loved playing at the Motera and the wonderful crowd always support us and turn out in huge numbers whenever these two teams play."

The T20I series ends at 1-1 and it is agonizing that we don't have a third and deciding one to see which team runs away with outright honours. However, it has been a well contested series with good positives for both the sides to look back at. Like the statement goes, 'there is no winner or loser in sport', that is exactly what has resulted in this series. We will bring the presentation to you shortly.

Special mention should deservedly go for Ashoke Dinda who lost a match for his team against England but came back strongly in this game to bowl a gem of a penultimate over where he picked up two crucial wickets to send Pakistan out of contention for victory. In the end, it was the team that held it's nerve right till the end that won the game.

The entire Indian team is ecstatic and all the reserve players run out to the middle from the dug out to celebrate. That is how much winning against Pakistan means for the Indian team. The feelings would have been surely similar had it been Pakistan on the winning side. It was a fabulous display of batting by the Pakistani batsmen but they lost the plot in the death overs where most of them succumbed under pressure.

19.6 I Sharma to U Gul, OUT! INDIA WIN BY 11 RUNS! A full delivery outside off, Gul slices it uppishly to Rahane at deep cover point, who takes it cleanly and Pakistan lose the second T20I after a nail biting finish. 181/7

19.6 I Sharma to U Gul, WIDE! Sharma is all smiles after he bowls a fullish delivery outside off and the umpire reckons that it is a wide. 181/6

13 off 1 now.

19.5 I Sharma to S Malik, Bowls a good yorker on off and middle, dug away to the covers for one. 180/6

All Sharma needs to do is ensure that he doesn't overstep. Pakistan need 14 off two balls.

19.4 I Sharma to U Gul, A good full delivery on off, dug out and down to long off for one run. 179/6

15 needed off three balls now.

19.3 I Sharma to U Gul, FOUR! Make that 15! A full delivery outside off, Gul flays his bat at it and smashes it over the cover fielder and into the fence. 178/6

19 needed from 4 balls now.

19.2 I Sharma to U Gul, A full delivery, well outside off, Gul tries to play an uppish drive and misses. 174/6

Getting tougher for Pakistan now, 19 needed off 5.

19.1 I Sharma to S Malik, Bowls a low full toss outside off, Malik smashes it down to Rohit Sharma at long off who keeps Malik down to one. 174/6

Pakistan are left with a huge task to chase down this mammoth score. They need to ensure that they don't lose many wickets early on and keep the scoreboard ticking at the same time. Do join us for the chase in a few minutes.

Yuvraj easily had been the better of the 11 players against England as well, but with the ball. This time he turned the innings on it's head with the bat with a thumping 72 which had seven huge sixes in it. From the Pakistani point of view, Umar Gul bowled well and picked up four wickets, two of them early on while the remaining two late in the innings.

If anything the Indian cricket team wanted today from their side was a good, solid display of batting and haven't their batsmen provided them with exactly that? India had a decent start and stuttered a bit in the middle. Yuvraj had a good look in after coming out to bat and then launched like a missile along with strong support from his skipper, Dhoni who promoted himself once again up the order.

19.6 U Gul to R Sharma, FOUR! Good way to end the innings! India finish on 192/5 after their allotted quota of 20 overs! A full and wide delivery outside off, Rohit Sharma slices it up in the air and past the deep point fielder. The ball bounces just inside the ropes and goes over. 192/5

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19.6 U Gul to R Sharma, NO BALL! This is not good from Gul! Strays down the pads and also oversteps at the same time and the umpire stretches his hand out. 188/5

Rohit Sharma walks out to face the final delivery of the innings.

19.5 U Gul to MS Dhoni, OUT! Castle's Dhoni! A good yorker on off stump, Dhoni tries to squeeze it out but can't get his bat down in time and is bowled. 187/5

19.4 U Gul to S Raina, Slants it on a fullish length on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a single to get Dhoni back on strike. 187/4

Suresh Raina walks in.

19.3 U Gul to MS Dhoni, A full delivery on off, Dhoni plays the helicopter shot but only gets it down to long on for a single. 186/4

19.2 U Gul to Y Singh, OUT! A brilliant knock comes to an end! Full and straight on off, Yuvraj slices it high up towards the straight boundary where Malik gets under the ball and picks up a good catch. This was the third 50-run stand between Dhoni and Yuvraj and the highest as well. Yuvraj got his team back on track. 185/4

19.1 U Gul to MS Dhoni, A fullish delivery on the pads, Dhoni flicks it away crisply to fine leg for a single to get Yuvraj on strike. 185/3

It is electrifying out in the centre and the Pakistani fielders are ready to have a go at the Indian openers, Gautam Gambhir and Ajinkya Rahane walk out to the middle. It will be the human sky-scraper, Mohammad Irfan to bowl to Gambhir.

Shahid Afridi becomes the most capped player in T20Is today, going past Brendon McCullum. Four of the top five in the most capped players in T20Is are from Pakistan.

Dhoni feels that the wicket will not change during the second innings. He appreciated Bhuvneshwar Kumar's performance in the previous match. Ashwin comes in place of Jadeja today. India will have to bat really well to put up a good competitive score.

Toss - Dhoni spins the coin and Hafeez wins the toss for Pakistan. PAKISTAN WILL BOWL. It was obvious that the captain winning the toss would bowl. Hafeez is happy with his bowlers as well as his batsmen and adds that the fielding was abundant in energy. He goes in with the same side.

Pitch - Hardly any grass here on the track and it is very flat and should be a beauty for batting. Even though we have an early start to curtail the dew, it is highly unlikely that the team fielding second will not see any of it. Both teams will, therefore, want to field first on this track.

Pakistan, on the other hand seem to have a lot of firepower in their bowling and their batting looks fine even though their top order went through some trouble in the first game. But, that is understandable as they are coming off a long lay off in international cricket. It is safe to say that they are going into this match as slight favourites.

India have been swimming in rough seas of late with hardly anything to boast of in the past couple of months. A victory will level the series on paper but it will be a confidence booster to a side which has been dented lately.

Pakistan are one win away from taking this two match T20I series after having beaten India comprehensively in the first encounter. Hello and welcome to the coverage of the 2nd T20I at the Motera, Ahmedabad.

Ishant Sharma will bowl the last over and Pakistan need 20 huge runs. It is tough but a few blows and you never know. But, India still on top as Sharma runs in to bowl.

18.6 A Dinda to U Gul, A good yorker on middle and leg. Dinda ends a brilliant spell as Gul just digs it out back to Dinda who doesn't allow the batsmen to take a run. 173/6

18.5 A Dinda to S Malik, A full toss outside off stump, Malik can't flay it away and finds backward point in the way, one run taken. 173/6

Umar Gul is the new man in, he can hit a few lusty blows

18.4 A Dinda to K Akmal, OUT! Dinda is having the night of his life! A length ball just outside off, Kamran tries to lift it over the covers. He does lift it over the extra cover fielder but can't get the ball beyond Kohli who takes a fine running catch at wide long off to dismiss Akmal. This is a highly dramatic over. 172/6

18.3 A Dinda to K Akmal, FOUR! Kamran Akmal is cool as a cucumber here! A slower delivery, on a length outside off, cut away past point and the ball rockets to the boundary. 172/5

Shoaib Malik comes out to bat.

18.2 A Dinda to M Hafeez, OUT! Important blow, this! Dinda is doing well today! A length ball on middle and leg, Hafeez lifts it in the air but with not enough timing and not off the middle. The ball sails away to Raina at long on who takes it easily and safely. 168/5

18.1 A Dinda to K Akmal, A good slower one on a fullish length outside off, Akmal waits and drives the ball to long off for one run. 168/4

This is India's highest score against Pakistan and Yuvraj has got to his highest T20I score as well.

Gul to bowl the final over.

18.6 S Ajmal to Y Singh, SIX! This is crazy from Yuvraj! Full this time and Yuvraj was expecting it as he lifted his back leg, got all his weight on his front and smashes it way, way over the long on fence and into the crowd. 184/3

18.5 S Ajmal to Y Singh, SIX! Yuvraj is toying with one of the best spinners in world cricket today! A tad short and Yuvraj stays back to pull it away for another opportunity to the crowd to try and catch the ball. 178/3

18.4 S Ajmal to Y Singh, SIX! Going, going and gone! Ajaml drops short and Yuvraj happily rocks back and pulls it away for a massive blow, into the second tier of the stands at mid-wicket. 172/3

18.3 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, A bit slower and fullish on off, Dhoni swings hard but can only get it away till the square leg fielder all along the ground for a single. 166/3

18.2 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, One of the weirdest of shots! A shortish delivery on off, Dhoni tries to punch it away but instead the ball takes the inside edge and goes over the bowler's head for a couple. 165/3

18.1 S Ajmal to Y Singh, A quick and full delivery outside off, Yuvraj squeezes it away to point for a single. Good bowling by Ajmal. 163/3

Pakistan need 26 off 12 balls as Dinda continues. This could be Pakistan's highest run chase if they get there.

17.6 B Kumar to M Hafeez, FOUR! Outstanding shot! A back of a length delivery outside off stump, Hafeez who crossed over, guides it nicely past short third man and to the ropes. Good blow to end the over! 167/4

Kamran Akmal comes out to bat now.

17.5 B Kumar to S Afridi, OUT! Afridi's stay at the crease is brief but could be effective as well! A length ball outside off stump, Afridi swings hard and tries to lift the ball over long off but hits it straight to Rohit Sharma who takes it nice and close to his body. 163/4

17.4 B Kumar to S Afridi, SIX! Just why Afridi came in ahead of the other batsmen for! A fullish delivery on off stump, Afridi gives everything he has in his arms and swings hard, middling the ball well over the long on fence and way in to the stands as well. The ball takes some time to come back on the field. 163/3

17.3 B Kumar to M Hafeez, A good fullish delivery around off, Hafeez drives it down the ground for one. 157/3

Hafeez has got to his 4th T20I fifty and his second against India.

17.2 B Kumar to M Hafeez, FOUR! Knife-split! A fullish slower one on off, Hafeez muscles it down the ground, splitting long off and long on with perfection. 156/3

17.1 B Kumar to M Hafeez, No yorker, but he bowls a good slower one outside off, Hafeez is early into his drive and gets beaten. 152/3

Two overs to go and Ajmal is brought back into the attack. Can he plough down the runs.

17.6 S Tanvir to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Dhoni wants a slice of the cake as well! A full delivery outside off, Dhoni stays back and hammers the drive through extra cover and past the ropes. A big over that, 18 off it. 162/3

17.5 S Tanvir to Y Singh, A length ball outside off, Yuvraj mistimes his punch to deep cover for a single. 158/3

Yuvraj Singh has got to his 6th fifty in T20Is.

17.4 S Tanvir to Y Singh, A fullish delivery on off, this time the ball goes only as far as Tanvir. Yuvraj drives it back to the bowler. 157/3

17.3 S Tanvir to Y Singh, SIX! And again! Short at his body and Yuvraj throws the kitchen sink at it and floods the ball into the stands at mid-wicket once again. There is no holding back as even the crowd are demanding for a few more. 157/3

17.2 S Tanvir to Y Singh, SIX! Stand and deliver! Length around leg stump, Yuvraj backs away and pulls it high over cow corner to bring up his 50th six in the T20I format. Poor bowling from Tanvir. 151/3

17.1 S Tanvir to MS Dhoni, A good length ball around off stump, Dhoni is cramped for room and punches it away to long off for one. 145/3

Kumar comes on to bowl his last over. Wonder if he bowls yorkers!

16.6 A Dinda to M Hafeez, Dinda bowls a good full delivery on off stump, Hafeez drives it down to long on for one run. Pakistan need 41 off 18 balls. 152/3

16.5 A Dinda to S Afridi, Full and straight on off stump, driven hard to extra cover for a single. 151/3

16.4 A Dinda to S Afridi, A full delivery outside off, Afridi tries to drill this through the covers but gets an inside edge to the keeper. 150/3

16.3 A Dinda to S Afridi, FOUR! Well, not a duck this time! A short one on off, Afridi plays a good pull shot in the gap to the deep mid-wicket fence to get off the mark. 150/3

Shahid Afridi has been sent up the order. He has the most number of ducks in T20Is, five of them.

16.2 A Dinda to U Akmal, OUT! Akmal is out of here! A good slower one, at a fullish around the middle stump. Akmal is early into the heave and misses to see his stumps parted. That is a much needed breakthrough for the Indians. 146/3

16.1 A Dinda to U Akmal, Dinda bowls a full delivery outside off, Akmal drives and finds extra cover and denies Hafeez the single. Hafeez doesn't look happy. 146/2

Tanvir to bowl his final over, to come around the wicket straight away.

16.6 M Hafeez to Y Singh, FOUR! Good orthodox stroke from Yuvraj! A tad short outside off, Yuvraj stays in the crease and cuts it between short third man and backward point for a lovely boundary. 144/3

16.5 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, Dhoni chips down but can't get under it and drives it down to long on for a single. 140/3

16.4 M Hafeez to Y Singh, Full and outside off, driven down to long off for a single. 139/3

16.3 M Hafeez to Y Singh, FOUR! Right under the human skyscraper! A full and quick ball on the pads, Yuvraj tries to heave it away and inside edges the ball past Irfan at short fine leg who is late to get down. The ball sneaks through and goes to the fine leg fence. This shot also brings up the 50-RUN STAND between the pair. 138/3

16.2 M Hafeez to Y Singh, Smart from Hafeez! Bowls a fine yorker on middle and Yuvraj digs it out to point. 134/3

16.1 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, Flights it up on middle, Dhoni goes for the big slog sweep but inside edges the ball to short fine leg and Yuvraj hares through for a quick single. 134/3

15.6 I Sharma to M Hafeez, A good yorker outside off, Hafeez tries to run it down but misses and Dhoni sends the ball back to Sharma with a helicopter flick of his wrists. 146/2

15.5 I Sharma to U Akmal, A low full toss outside off, Akmal will be disappointed as he hits it straight to extra cover who has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Akmal was in anyway. 146/2

15.4 I Sharma to M Hafeez, A full delivery outside off, Hafeez steers it through the third man fielder for one. 145/2

15.3 I Sharma to U Akmal, A shortish delivery outside off, Akmal tries to cut it but edges it away to third man for one. 144/2

15.2 I Sharma to M Hafeez, It is full again outside off, Hafeez gets forward and drives it to deep cover point for one. 143/2

15.1 I Sharma to M Hafeez, SIX! My word! That is a full delivery outside off and Hafeez is happy seeing the length as he gets under it and lifts it for a flat maximum over the cover boundary. This biggie brings up the 50-RUN STAND between this two in no time. 142/2

Four overs remain and India are looking good for a big score. Mohammad Hafeez comes into the attack now.

15.6 U Gul to Y Singh, A good yorker to end the over on off stump, Yuvraj quietly digs it away to the covers and Gul goes after it to field it on his own. 15 off that over, a big one for India. 133/3

15.5 U Gul to MS Dhoni, A length ball around off stump, Dhoni punches it sedately down to long off for just a single this time around. 133/3

15.4 U Gul to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Wrists of rubber there! A fullish delivery just outside off, Dhoni plays a wristy drive over the extra cover fielder and into the fence. Dhoni wants a mammoth score, it seems. 132/3

15.3 U Gul to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Powered away! A short one at Dhoni's head and he swivels to pull it with immense force to the square leg fence in a flash. The Indian skipper is getting into his groove as well now. 128/3

15.2 U Gul to MS Dhoni, Full and angled in towards the pads, flicked away wide of fine leg for a well run couple. 124/3

15.1 U Gul to MS Dhoni, Four leg byes! Strays down the pads, Dhoni misses the flick but the ball ensures that it takes the thigh pad on the way to the fine leg fence. Bad start for Gul. 122/3

Ishant Sharma back into the attack.

14.6 A Dinda to M Hafeez, A full delivery on middle, drilled down to long on for a single. Pakistan now need 57 off 39 balls with 8 wickets in hand. It could be anybody's game from here on. 136/2

14.5 A Dinda to M Hafeez, A full slower one, Hafeez is early into his swing and controls it to short mid-wicket. A dot ball! 135/2

14.4 A Dinda to U Akmal, Full and wide outside off stump, squeezed away to the point area for a single. 135/2

14.3 A Dinda to M Hafeez, Dinda finally uses some brains and bowls a yorker on off and middle, dug away to the mid on region for one. 134/2

14.2 A Dinda to M Hafeez, FOUR! Unbelievable batting! A fullish delivery on off stump, Hafeez comes well across on his front foot and plays a sweep down to the deep square leg fence. That is eye-catching! 133/2

14.1 A Dinda to M Hafeez, FOUR! Sublime! A full delivery outside off, Hafeez plays an exquisite drive through the covers and Kohli puts in a fantastic dive at wide long off. However, he can't prevent the ball from going to the ropes. 129/2

Gul has been roped back into the attack to pick up some wickets, especially that of Yuvraj.

14.6 S Ajmal to Y Singh, A flat ball around the middle stump line, Yuvraj tries to punch it away to long on but Ajmal gets across with a weird but effective dive to prevent the single. Good come back by Ajmal. 118/3

14.5 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Full and on the leg stump, worked away towards short fine leg for one. 118/3

14.4 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Flat and quick on the pads, worked away to mid-wicket. 117/3

14.3 S Ajmal to Y Singh, Gets well across the off stump and sweeps it to short fine leg for a single. 117/3

14.2 S Ajmal to Y Singh, A flat delivery on off, Yuvraj defends it back to Ajmal. 116/3

14.1 S Ajmal to Y Singh, SIX! Humungous! Hello Mr. Ajaml, says Yuvraj! Quick and full outside off, Yuvraj gets down on that knee once again and plays a big slog sweep to middle the ball in the stands at mid-wicket. 116/3

Dinda has been brought back to bowl. He has shown that he doesn't bowl well in the death. It will be interesting to see how he fares here.

13.6 R Ashwin to M Hafeez, Full and following the batsman down the leg side, Hafeez drives it to extra cover for one. Pakistan now need 68 off the remaining 36 balls. 125/2

13.5 R Ashwin to U Akmal, Flighted up on the pads, driven down to long on for one. 124/2

13.4 R Ashwin to U Akmal, A quick one, full on off, defended back, strangely so, back to the bowler. 123/2

13.3 R Ashwin to M Hafeez, A short one on the pads, pulled away to deep square leg for a single. 123/2

13.2 R Ashwin to M Hafeez, SIX! And again! A full delivery on the pads, slog swept away over the deep mid-wicket fence for another boundary. 122/2

13.1 R Ashwin to M Hafeez, SIX! Flat and over! Flighted up on leg, following a backing away Hafeez down the leg side and Hafeez smacks it flat over the ropes and the fielder at deep mid-wicket. 116/2

Ajmal replaces Afridi in the attack.

13.6 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, A low full toss, in the attempt to bowl a yorker, driven straight to mid off. Another good outing for Irfan, although he hasn't picked a wicket, ends at 4-0-20-0. 110/3

13.5 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, Play and miss! A fullish delivery just outside off, Dhoni tries to play a more conventional drive but gets beaten. 110/3

13.4 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, A low full toss outside off, Dhoni lines himself up for a big drive and gets the toe end of the bat as the ball goes to deep cover for a couple. 110/3

13.3 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, A shortish delivery outside off, Dhoni shapes to play a pull but defends it by getting squared up towards point. 108/3

13.2 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, A back of a length delivery outside off, Dhoni slams this powerfully to sweeper cover for a couple of runs. 108/3

13.1 M Irfan to Y Singh, Full on the pads, flicked away to fine leg for a single. 106/3

Ashwin to bowl his last over.

12.6 Y Singh to U Akmal, Gets down the track once again and forces the ball to the mid-wicket area for a couple of runs as Rohit Sharma dives and keeps the batsmen down to two. 110/2

12.5 Y Singh to U Akmal, FOUR! Faster than a bullet train! A flighted delivery on off, Akmal chips down and powers it down to the straight fence for a authoritative four. 108/2

12.4 Y Singh to U Akmal, Akmal advances down the track and swings hard and mistimes the ball to deep square leg off an inside edge for two. 104/2

12.3 Y Singh to M Hafeez, Hafeez tries to play an uppish drive and mistimes the ball only as far as the short extra cover fielder for one. 102/2

12.2 Y Singh to M Hafeez, FOUR! Spell-binding! A tad short outside off, Hafeez nearly takes the ball off Dhoni's gloves and plays a deft late cut to the third man boundary. 101/2

12.1 Y Singh to U Akmal, Short and quick and Akmal cuts it right on time to short third man for a single. 97/2

The human skyscraper, Irfan is back to bowl his last over.

12.6 S Afridi to Y Singh, A flat delivery outside off, Yuvraj contently defends it to the point region for one to end a successful over for India. 17 off that over. 105/3

12.5 S Afridi to Y Singh, FOUR! Deftly done! A slider outside off stump, Yuvraj just opens the face of his bat and guides it past the keeper and to the third mna boundary. Afridi can't believe it. 104/3

12.4 S Afridi to Y Singh, SIX! Clean as a whistle! Yuvraj gets down on his knee to this full and quick delivery and smacks it with a slog sweep high over the mid-wicket fence for a huge, huge maximum. He hit one of these strokes in the previous game as well, but did not carry on back then. 100/3

12.3 S Afridi to MS Dhoni, Flat and quick outside off, driven away to deep cover point for one. The throw is wide and Afridi is not pleased with the fielder. 94/3

12.2 S Afridi to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Dhoni is in no mood to block! A flighted delivery outside off, Dhoni smashes it well over the cover fielder and into the fence. 93/3

12.1 S Afridi to Y Singh, Yuvraj chips down and drives the ball down to long off for a single. 89/3

11.6 B Kumar to M Hafeez, A fullish delivery on middle and off, Hafeez tries to play a sweep and top edges the ball over the keeper and the ball falls safe between three converging fielders. Hafeez gets two. 96/2

11.6 B Kumar to U Akmal, WIDE! A slower leg cutter outside off, Akmal tries to cut but misses and Dhoni fumbles as well. The batsmen run through for an extra run as well. 94/2

11.5 B Kumar to M Hafeez, A good length ball just outside off, pushed away to deep point for one run. 92/2

11.4 B Kumar to U Akmal, Fullish on middle and off, Akmal tries to loft it over mid-wicket but mistimes it down to long on for a single. 91/2

11.3 B Kumar to M Hafeez, A fullish delivery outside off, Hafeez plays a good looking drive to short extra cover for a single. 90/2

11.2 B Kumar to M Hafeez, FOUR! Ostentatious! A good length ball just outside off, Hafeez comes across and plays a scoopy flick over the short fine leg fielder and hits the ropes. The third umpire checks if it is a six or a four and gives it a boundary. 89/2

11.1 B Kumar to U Akmal, A back of a length delivery outside off, run down to third man nicely but just for one. Akmal wanted a second but his skipper turned him down. 85/2

MS Dhoni comes out to bat ahead of Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina.

11.6 S Tanvir to Y Singh, RUN OUT! Bull's eye! A length ball on the pads, Yuvraj flicks it away straight to short fine leg and Kohli runs through to the striker's end. Ajmal's throw hits the stumps and Kohli is well short of the crease. This is suicidal and he is totally disappointed and hits the bat hard on the ground on his way back. 88/3

11.5 S Tanvir to V Kohli, A good length ball just outside off, Kohli tries to go hard at it with the punch but mistimes it to long off for just one run. 88/2

11.4 S Tanvir to V Kohli, A short of a length ball just outside off, dabbed away straight to point. 87/2

11.3 S Tanvir to Y Singh, A full and wide ball outside off, guided down to third man for one more single. 87/2

11.2 S Tanvir to V Kohli, A back of a length ball outside off, punched away to sweeper cover for a single. 86/2

11.1 S Tanvir to V Kohli, A shortish delivery on off, Kohli pulls it hard and just to the right of Afridi who gets a finger or two to it and deflects the ball to the mid-wicket fence. A dive put in by the fielder keeps the batsmen down to two. 85/2

Kumar back to bowl now.

10.6 Y Singh to M Hafeez, A quick and flat delivery around off, pushed back to Yuvraj. 84/2

Pakistan skipper, Mohammad Hafeez comes out to bat now.

10.5 Y Singh to A Shehzad, OUT! Yuvraj, with the ball now! Shehzad, who was asking Akmal to calm down has a rush of blood and steps out to smash the ball over the leg side but misses and is stumped easily by Dhoni. The Pakistani openers have thrown away a good start and have got two new batsmen at the crease. 84/2

10.4 Y Singh to U Akmal, Full and quick outside off, Akmal plays a good square drive through point for a run. 84/1

10.3 Y Singh to A Shehzad, Shehzad chips down and drills this flighted ball on off, down the ground to long off for a single. 83/1

10.2 Y Singh to U Akmal, Flatter on the pads, worked away to the on side for one. 82/1

10.1 Y Singh to U Akmal, SIX! Attacks straight away! Fullish on off, Akmal comes down the track and smashes it over the long on boundary for a biggie. 81/1

Tanvir comes back into the attack.

10.6 S Afridi to Y Singh, FOUR! The over began and now ends with a boundary! Fullish on the pads, Yuvraj laps it nicely past short fine leg and picks up a smart boundary. Good over for the men in blue. 83/2

10.5 S Afridi to V Kohli, This time he rocks back and cuts it nicely to sweeper cover for a single. 79/2

10.4 S Afridi to V Kohli, A tad short outside off, Kohli tries to cut but mistimes the ball to point and turns down the single. 78/2

10.3 S Afridi to Y Singh, Flat and short of a length on middle, punched down to long on by Yuvraj for one. 78/2

10.2 S Afridi to V Kohli, Flighted up slightly outside off, pushed to point with an open face for one run. 77/2

10.1 S Afridi to V Kohli, FOUR! Great use of the feet! A flat delivery around off, Kohli chips down the track slightly and lifts it straight back over Afridi, one bounce over the fence. 76/2

Yuvraj Singh into the attack now.

9.6 R Ashwin to U Akmal, Gets down on his knee and sweeps the ball to deep square leg for one. 75/1

Umar Akmal comes out at number three.

9.5 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, OUT! Got 'em! That is a shortish ball outside off, Jamshed cuts it, but uppishly to point where Kohli takes a comfortable catch. India, finally get a wicket. 74/1

9.4 R Ashwin to A Shehzad, Flicks this flighted delivery on the pads to mid-wicket for a single. 74/0

9.3 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Flighted up again on middle, driven down to long on for one. 73/0

9.2 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, DROPPED! Tough one for Dhoni! Flighted up on leg stump, Jamshed tries to swing it over the long on boundary but inside edges it to Dhoni who can't collect the ball. 72/0

9.1 R Ashwin to A Shehzad, Flighted up outside leg stump, Shehzad goes for the reverse sweep and misses. Gets a leg bye instead to short fine leg. 72/0

9.6 S Ajmal to Y Singh, Nearly a caught and bowled! A short of a length delivery outside off, Yuvraj tries to flick it, but the ball takes the leading edge and goes back to Ajmal. 72/2

9.5 S Ajmal to V Kohli, Quick through the air and full on the pads, driven down to long on for one. 72/2

9.4 S Ajmal to Y Singh, Flighted up with some pace on middle, Yuvraj turns it around to short fine leg for one run. 71/2

9.3 S Ajmal to V Kohli, Follows it up with a good single towards deep mid-wicket off this flighted delivery on middle and leg. 70/2

9.2 S Ajmal to V Kohli, FOUR! Beautifully placed! Reads the length early as Ajmal drops it fractionally short and Kohli rocks back to pull it with the turn to the deep mid-wicket boundary. Well played! 69/2

9.1 S Ajmal to Y Singh, A flat delivery, goes in straight with the arm, Yuvraj works it away to the square leg region for one. 65/2

8.6 S Raina to N Jamshed, Bowls it down the leg side, the ball flicks the thigh pad and goes to Dhoni who appeals but in vain. 71/0

8.5 S Raina to A Shehzad, Flat and quick on the off stump, driven down to long on for a single. 71/0

8.4 S Raina to N Jamshed, On the pads, Jamshed misses his flick and gets a leg bye to short fine leg for one. 70/0

8.3 S Raina to A Shehzad, A back of a length delivery on off, punched back past the non-striker to long on for one. Raina can't stop the ball as Jamshed comes in his way while he runs to the striker's end. 69/0

8.2 S Raina to A Shehzad, FOUR! Straight as a dart! Flighted up on off, Shehzad dances down and smashes it back over Raina's head and into the fence. This boundary has come after 19 deliveries. 68/0

8.1 S Raina to N Jamshed, Drifts it to middle and leg, flciked away to deep mid-wicket for one. 64/0

Ajmal has been drafted back into the attack.

8.6 S Afridi to Y Singh, Quick and full on the pads, the ball stays low but Yuvraj still manages to flick it away to deep square leg for one to end the over. Five runs off Afridi's first over. 64/2

8.5 S Afridi to V Kohli, Drops short but Kohli doesn't get enough on his pull shot and mistimes it to deep mid-wicket for just a single. 63/2

8.4 S Afridi to Y Singh, A flat delivery on off, Yuvraj punches it down to long on for a comfortable single. 62/2

8.3 S Afridi to V Kohli, Flighted up outside off, Kohli drives it in his typical style but mistimes it and the ball goes down to wide long off for a single. 61/2

8.2 S Afridi to V Kohli, A flat leg-spinner on off, patted back to Afridi. 60/2

8.1 S Afridi to Y Singh, A flat delivery just outside off, Yuvraj works it away with his wrists to mid-wicket for a single. 60/2

7.6 R Ashwin to A Shehzad, A good ball that! Flat and quick on middle, turned away to mid-wicket. 63/0

7.5 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Chips down the track and drives the ball to long off for a single. 63/0

7.4 R Ashwin to A Shehzad, Backs away to take the lbw out of the equation and sweeps the ball behind square for a single. 62/0

7.3 R Ashwin to A Shehzad, Huge shout for an lbw! Flighted up on off, Shehzad goes for the sweep and gets hit on the pad. Ashwin and Dhoni appeal but the ball was going with the angle outside the off stump. 61/0

7.2 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, A length delivery on middle, worked away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 61/0

7.1 R Ashwin to A Shehzad, Bowls the negative, outside the leg stump line and Shehzad opts to play the reverse sweep, connects well and sends the ball to deep point for a single. 60/0

Shahid Afridi comes on to bowl. He has a knack of picking up wickets as well. Has got 63 in this format so far.

7.6 M Irfan to V Kohli, FOUR! No need to even take a step down the pitch there! A fullish delivery on off, Kohli just takes a step forward and punches the ball past the umpire and the non-striker to the straight boundary. 59/2

Yuvraj seems to be in tremendous pain there as he goes down on the ground. But, he is up and ready now.

7.5 M Irfan to Y Singh, Brilliant pace bowling! Sand shoe crusher there at 143.3 kph, it has indeed crushed something! A lovely yorker on the leg stump and Yuvraj is hit right on his front toe after which the ball goes away to the leg side for a leg bye. A stifled appeal has been turned down meanwhile as the ball was going way down the leg side. 55/2

7.4 M Irfan to Y Singh, This is a jaffer! Even Kamran Akmal has to go full stretch to collect the ball! Digs it shorter this time and the ball whizzes past a hopping Yuvraj's fish outside off and through to Akmal. 54/2

7.3 M Irfan to Y Singh, A good short of a length ball just outside off, dropped down nicely towards point. Irfan just made Yuvraj hop there, good mindful bowling. 54/2

7.2 M Irfan to V Kohli, A fullish delivery angled across the off stump, Kohli plays a good looking cover drive to sweeper cover for just one run. 54/2

7.1 M Irfan to V Kohli, A back of a length delivery around off, pushed away to short extra cover. 53/2

6.6 S Raina to A Shehzad, Fullish around off, pushed to the right of short extra and the batsmen complete a run after some initial hesitation. 59/0

6.5 S Raina to N Jamshed, Drifts into the pads, worked away to deep mid-wicket for another single. 58/0

6.4 S Raina to N Jamshed, Slants this in towards the pads, Jamshed flicks it away in the gap between deep mid-wicket and deep square leg for a well run couple. 57/0

6.3 S Raina to A Shehzad, Angles this into the pads, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 55/0

6.2 S Raina to A Shehzad, Short and wide, Shehzad tries to cut hard but misses. 54/0

6.1 S Raina to A Shehzad, Bowls it flat at off stump, pushed back to Raina. 54/0

Yuvraj Singh walks out to bat now. India need him to pull off a good innings and there is a bowling change as well, Irfan comes back on.

6.6 U Gul to A Rahane, OUT! Soft dismissal! A good short delivery outside off stump, Rahane tries to fetch it from there and pull it away to the on side but finds the toe end of the bat and lobs straight to Gul who takes it comfortably. Rahane has thrown his wicket away once again after getting well set. 53/2

6.5 U Gul to V Kohli, A short of a length ball on middle and leg, Kohli flicks it away through mid-wicket for one run. 53/1

6.4 U Gul to A Rahane, A shortish delivery at tummy height and Rahane plays a good pull shot to deep square leg for a single. 52/1

6.3 U Gul to A Rahane, A back of a length delivery outside off, dabbed away to point, can't find the gap there. 51/1

6.2 U Gul to A Rahane, Attempts the yorker and bowls a low full toss on the pads, Rahane flicks it away nicely to the left of fine leg and picks up a good couple of runs. 51/1

6.1 U Gul to V Kohli, A good length ball outside off, Kohli punches it away nicely through the covers for a run to sweeper cover. 49/1

Suresh Raina to bowl now.

5.6 R Ashwin to A Shehzad, Tossed up outside the leg stump with a pause and Shehzad sweeps it away easily down to fine leg for another single. End of a good Powerplay for Pakistan, 54 off it. 54/0

5.5 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Tossed up on the pads, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 53/0

5.4 R Ashwin to A Shehzad, Ashwin bowls a leg side delivery after a pause and Shehzad sweeps it away to fine leg for a single. 52/0

5.3 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Jamshed tries to back away and slam it over the leg side but mistimes the shot to long on for a single. 51/0

5.2 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, On the pads again, worked away to short fine leg. 50/0

5.1 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Flights it on Jamshed's pads who flicks it away to deep square leg for a couple of runs. 50/0

5.6 S Ajmal to V Kohli, Flat on middle, Kohli rocks back punches it past a diving Shehzad at short mid-wicket, down to long on for a single. End of the Powerplay, 48 runs from it to go with the sole wicket. 48/1

5.5 S Ajmal to A Rahane, Flat and quicker on leg stump, Rahane backs away and forces the ball to the mid on region for a single. 47/1

5.4 S Ajmal to V Kohli, On the pads once again from around the wicket, Kohli flicks it away to deep mid-wicket for a single to get off the mark. 46/1

5.3 S Ajmal to A Rahane, Flighted up on the pads, flicked away by Rahane in the gap this time to deep mid-wicket for a single. 45/1

5.2 S Ajmal to A Rahane, Flat on the leg stump, worked away to deep square leg, no run. 44/1

5.1 S Ajmal to A Rahane, A good flighted delivery on the pads, worked away to mid-wicket. 44/1

Ravichandran Ashwin into the attack.

4.6 A Dinda to A Shehzad, FOUR! Up and over! A fullish delivery outside off, Shehzad drives it superbly over the infield and to the cover fence. These two are ensuring that the required run rate is met with. 48/0

4.5 A Dinda to A Shehzad, A back of a length delivery just outside off, Shehzad tries to pull it but mistimes it to mid on. 44/0

4.4 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A short one on middle, pulled away to deep square leg for a single. 44/0

4.3 A Dinda to N Jamshed, Good reply from Dinda! A short one, well directed at Jamshed's body, he sways away nicely out of the way. 43/0

4.2 A Dinda to N Jamshed, FOUR! Powered down! Jamshed charges down the track and muscles this one past the mid off fielder for one more boundary. Pakistan are moving on swiftly now, silencing the crowd. 43/0

Dinda decides to go around the wicket right away.

4.1 A Dinda to N Jamshed, FOUR! Starts off with a gift! A short of a length with a lot of width outside off, Jamshed rocks back and cuts it perfectly in the gap at cover point and to the ropes. 39/0

Saeed Ajmal into the attack now.

4.6 U Gul to V Kohli, A good length ball, seams in slightly after pitching and takes Kohli's inside edge and hits his pads. Good end to what could have been a destructive over for Gul. 13 runs and a wicket in that over. 44/1

Touted as a future Indian captain, Virat Kohli walks out at number three.

4.5 U Gul to G Gambhir, OUT! Smart change of pace foxes Gambhir! A good, full slower one on middle, Gambhir tries to swing hard and is early into the shot. He misses the ball all ends up and is struck right in front. The umpire has no hesitation in raising his finger on the appeal. 44/1

4.4 U Gul to G Gambhir, FOUR! Streaky again! Gul comes around the wicket and bowls it short down the leg side. Gambhir tries to hook it away and gloves the ball away from the keeper and into the fine leg fence. 44/0

4.3 U Gul to G Gambhir, FOUR! Cleaner this time! A short delivery outside off, Gambhir shimmies down and backs away at the same time to cut it over the point fielder and into the boundary. Gambhir is looking much better than he did in the previous three T20Is this year. 40/0

4.2 U Gul to G Gambhir, FOUR! Flashy! A short of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir slashes hard and top edges the ball like a bullet to the third man boundary. 36/0

4.1 U Gul to A Rahane, Slants it on a length on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for an easy single by Rahane. 32/0

Ashoke Dinda comes in to bowl his first over.

3.6 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A back of a length ball just outside off, defended to mid off for a single. 35/0

3.5 I Sharma to N Jamshed, FOUR! Picks the spot well! A fullish delivery on the pads, Jamshed flicks it uppishly over the square leg region and into the boundary after a bounce. 34/0

3.4 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A good slower one outside off, Jamshed chases it but gets beaten as he tries to push it into the off side. 30/0

3.3 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A tad fuller outside off stump, defended to the covers. 30/0

3.2 I Sharma to A Shehzad, A good length ball around off stump, defended calmly back on to the pitch. 30/0

3.1 I Sharma to A Shehzad, SIX! The biggest of the night! Shehzad, you beauty! A short one by Sharma and Shehzad waits and pulls the ball for a 99 m six, way into the top tier at mid-wicket. Where is Yuvraj Singh? 29/0

Umar Gul comes into the attack.

3.6 S Tanvir to A Rahane, A good length delivery on middle and leg, worked away to fine leg for a single to end the over and retain strike. 31/0

3.5 S Tanvir to A Rahane, Good thinking! A back of a length delivery well outside off, leaves it alone. He knows he has picked up two fours in the over and there is no need for anything flashy anymore. 30/0

3.4 S Tanvir to A Rahane, FOUR! Using the pace! Tanvir bowls this full on the pads and Rahane plays a fine glance to the fine leg fence to which the ball speeds instantly. Two back to back boundaries for Rahane. 30/0

3.3 S Tanvir to A Rahane, FOUR! Goes successfully aerial! A short of a length delivery outside off, Rahane rocks back and cuts it over the infield and into the fence. He will pounce on anything short with room. 26/0

3.2 S Tanvir to G Gambhir, A back of a length delivery just outside off, Gambhir tries to work it away to the on side but gets a leading edge uppishly down to third man for a single. 22/0

3.1 S Tanvir to A Rahane, Full and speared in towards leg stump, Rahane plays an on drive to wide mid on for a single. 21/0

2.6 B Kumar to N Jamshed, FOUR! Well done! A back of a length delivery outside off, guided through short third man and point for a good boundary. 23/0

2.5 B Kumar to N Jamshed, SIX! A mistimed biggie! A fullish delivery around off stump, a slower one and Jamshed seems to have played it early and up in the air over mid off. Rahane thinks he is in with a chance as he goes after it but the ball goes over the ropes. 19/0

2.4 B Kumar to A Shehzad, Walks outside the off stump and flicks this length delivery just outside off to square leg for one. 13/0

2.3 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A good length slower one at 112 kph on middle, worked away through mid-wicket for a single. 12/0

2.2 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A good length ball outside off, cut away to Raina again and this time he fields it cleanly. Jamshed has to contend with a packed off side field. 11/0

2.1 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Slight misfield at the covers! A back of a length ball outside off, Jamshed chips down the track and cuts the ball through point where a misfield from Raina provides two runs. 11/0

2.6 M Irfan to G Gambhir, Angles this delivery on the pads, on a shortish length. Gambhir tries to work it away but gets hit on his thigh pad and the ball rolls away towards mid-wicket, no run available. 20/0

2.5 M Irfan to A Rahane, A short of a length delivery on the hips, Rahane works it away to short fine leg for an easy single as the fielder there misfields. 20/0

2.4 M Irfan to G Gambhir, A back of a length delivery on middle, Gambhir turns it around the corner to the man at 45 and picks up a quick single. 19/0

2.3 M Irfan to A Rahane, Banged into the pitch around the leg stump line, tucked down towards mid-wicket for an easy single. 18/0

2.2 M Irfan to A Rahane, A back of a length ball outside off, Rahane tries to run it down again and misses. He is playing shots that Gambhir is known for, running it down with an open face. 17/0

2.1 M Irfan to A Rahane, A good length ball angled across off stump, Rahane opens the face of the bat and runs the ball down to gully, can't get it down to third man. 17/0

1.6 I Sharma to A Shehzad, A good fullish delivery just outside off, defended to the covers. 9/0

1.5 I Sharma to A Shehzad, A back of a length ball just outside off, whipped away to mid off nicely but can't get a run. 9/0

1.4 I Sharma to A Shehzad, A good length ball around off, Shehzad has a tentative push and gets beaten. 9/0

1.3 I Sharma to A Shehzad, FOUR! Stand and deliver! A shortish delivery outside off, Shehzad slams it through the covers for the first boundary of the innings. 9/0

1.2 I Sharma to A Shehzad, A good length ball on off stump, pushed back to Sharma. 5/0

1.1 I Sharma to A Shehzad, A back of a length ball just outside off, punched away to the covers. 5/0

1.6 S Tanvir to A Rahane, A fullish delivery on off, Rahane gets his front foot across and drives the ball to wide mid on for a quick single. 17/0

1.5 S Tanvir to A Rahane, A good length ball around off stump, defended neatly to the covers. Gambhir comes down a few steps from the non-striker's end but is sent back promptly. 16/0

1.4 S Tanvir to A Rahane, A short of a length delivery outside off, Rahane tries to guide it through point but gets beaten. He needs to be a bit careful here. 16/0

1.3 S Tanvir to A Rahane, FOUR! Oh boy, what an outfield! A good length ball angled across the batsman. Rahane punches the ball with minimum timing and the ball goes into the gap and races away to the fence. 16/0

1.2 S Tanvir to G Gambhir, Short of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir runs the ball down to third man for a single. 12/0

1.1 S Tanvir to G Gambhir, FOUR! Greeted with a cracking shot! Full and wide outside off, Gambhir leans into the drive and places it with perfect timing through the covers and into the boundary. The track looks very trustworthy and true. 11/0

Ishant Sharma to share the new ball.

0.6 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A bit straight on middle and leg, Jamshed flicks it away through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. Decent over for both sides, one can say. 5/0

0.5 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A fullish delivery around off stump, Jamshed comes well forward and defends the ball solidly to mid off. 3/0

0.4 B Kumar to A Shehzad, A good length ball, angled in towards off stump, Shehzad works it away to deep square leg for a single. 3/0

0.3 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Short and wide outside off, Jamshed guides it away to the third man fielder for one. 2/0

0.2 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A good length ball just outside off, Jamshed pushes it to the covers. 1/0

0.1 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A good tight delivery around off stump, defended on to the pitch. 1/0

0.1 B Kumar to N Jamshed, WIDE! Kumar starts off with a wide delivery well outside off stump. 1/0

Sohail Tanvir will share the new ball from the other end.

0.6 M Irfan to G Gambhir, Fullish on off, Gambhir comes forward and rolls it away towards wide mid on for a single. 7/0

0.5 M Irfan to A Rahane, Good running! A shortish delivery on off, Rahane has to hop to fend it down towards point and Gambhir calls him through. The point fielder comes forward and tries to hit the stumps down but misses. Gambhir was in anyway. 6/0

0.4 M Irfan to A Rahane, Shortens the length a tad and gets the ball to jag away, Rahane tries to stand tall and defend but is beaten. 5/0

0.3 M Irfan to A Rahane, FOUR! Astounding shot! Full and angled across Rahane who romps well forward plays a fine square drive by opening the face of the bat. The ball shoots through point and gully and beats third man as well. 5/0

0.2 M Irfan to A Rahane, A good fullish delivery on off stump, Rahane comes nicely forward and defends it rock solidly to the covers. 1/0

0.1 M Irfan to G Gambhir, India are away! Irfan bowls a good tight line on middle and off, Gambhir tucks it away towards the deep square leg region for a single. 1/0

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