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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai,1st ODI, Date - 30/12/2012, Toss won by - Pakistan
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  • Pakistan beat India by 6 wickets
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Commentary (Pakistan innings)

So, that will be all from us! The second ODI will be played in the next year, on 3rd January at Eden Gardens and we will have a 1150 IST start, 0620 GMT. Do join us for the second encounter between these two teams. Have a wonderful and a safe New Year's Eve and see you in 2013. Cheers and goodnight!

Man of the Match - MS Dhoni - The Indian skipper says that he is satisfied with his batting but was a bad toss to lose. He agrees that there was a lot in it for the fast bowlers and they lost the plot in the early juncture of the game itself. His plan was simple after India were five down, delay the slog till the end, as much as they could as there was just Ashwin left after himself and Raina.

Misbah ul Haq - States that it was a good toss to win and Junaid bowled brilliantly. Adds that there was some change in the behaviour of the pitch later on and MS Dhoni played really well, but Jamshed did well too, to take the team home.

Wonder who will be named the Man of the Match as Junaid Khan bowled well and Nasir Jamshed played a match-winning knock as well although the target was not that huge. Stay tuned as we will bring the presentation to you shortly.

The match did not have the fanciness that the two T20s had as the pitch and the conditions did not favour batting much. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was a positive again for the Indians. Pakistan won their last ODI here as well, way back in 1997 when Saeed Anwar scored the famous 194 with a runner at his aide.

Pakistan held their nerve till the end to see them through and go 1-0 up in this three match series. India lost the plot in the first hour of play where they lost five quick wickets, leaving Dhoni's century to help India rebuild their innings turned out to be on a losing cause.

It has been a good performance by Pakistan with the bat after India recovered to post a competitive total on a tough wicket. Pakistan were in trouble early as Kumar picked up two crucial wickets, early on. But, the experienced Younus Khan propelled the innings like a cool cucumber along with Jamshed who stayed at one end and accumulated the runs and got to his century.

48.1 A Dinda to S Malik, FOUR! Those are the winning runs! PAKISTAN WIN BY SIX WICKETS AND GO 1-0 up in the series! Dinda bowls a short one and Malik pulls it right between mid on and mid-wicket for a boundary to finish off proceedings. 228/4

The crowd has gone silent as Pakistan need just 4 off 12 balls.

47.6 I Sharma to S Malik, Fullish on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for one. 224/4

47.5 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A short delivery on middle and leg, pulled away to fine leg for a single. 223/4

47.4 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A back of a length slower one, dabbed down towards point. 222/4

47.3 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A fullish delivery on off and middle, driven down to mid on. 222/4

47.2 I Sharma to S Malik, Full and angled in to the pads, flicked away towards mid-wicket for a single. 222/4

47.1 I Sharma to S Malik, A short one by Sharma to Malik who sort of ducks under it weirdly, but effectively. 221/4

46.6 A Dinda to N Jamshed, Short delivery on off, Jamshed pulls but finds Raina in the way, no run taken. 221/4

46.5 A Dinda to N Jamshed, Dinda bowls a bouncer at Jamshed's body, well ducked under. 221/4

46.4 A Dinda to S Malik, Fullish around off, driven away to extra cover for one. Raina takes a blow on his shin as the ball bounces weirdly and hits him. 221/4

46.3 A Dinda to S Malik, A shortish delivery outside off, dabbed away to deep point for a couple of runs. 220/4

Jamshed has got to his second ODI hundred and his second consecutive one against this very opponent. It has been a splendid knock by him to see Pakistan through to the target.

46.2 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A short one, pulled away to the mid-wicket fielder for a single to bring up his century. 218/4

46.1 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A man on 99 is hit on the helmet! A good short one, doesn't get up much and Jamshed ducks only to get hit on the helmet and pick up two leg byes at fine leg. 217/4

Dinda back to bowl.

45.6 I Sharma to S Malik, A fullish delivery on off stump, pushed back to Sharma. 215/4

45.5 I Sharma to S Malik, A length ball outside off, Malik plays an uppish punch with a thickish outside edge down to the backward point region in the deep for a couple of runs. 215/4

45.4 I Sharma to N Jamshed, Full and wide outside off, driven square to deep point for one. 213/4

45.3 I Sharma to N Jamshed, Fullish outside off stump, driven down to wide mid off for a couple of runs. 212/4

45.2 I Sharma to N Jamshed, Full and wide outside off, Jamshed tries to drive but misses and the ball goes through to Dhoni. 210/4

45.1 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A back of a length ball outside off, pushed away to point. 210/4

Ishant Sharma into the attack.

44.6 B Kumar to S Malik, This time Kumar goes more short, bowls a bouncer and Malik gets out of the way. 210/4

44.5 B Kumar to S Malik, FOUR! Lovely touch! A short one at off stump, Malik stands tall and dabs it down fine towards the third man fence, where the fielder gives up the chase. 210/4

44.4 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A yorker outside off stump, squeezed away to backward point for one. 206/4

44.3 B Kumar to S Malik, A good length ball outside off, punched away to sweeper cover for one run. 205/4

44.2 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A back of a length ball outisde off, pushed away to deep point for a run. 204/4

44.1 B Kumar to S Malik, A good yorker just outside off, dug out towards point for one. 203/4

43.6 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A short one at Jamshed's body, pulled away uppishly and just over mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 202/4

43.5 A Dinda to S Malik, A slow full toss on middle and leg, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single. The 200 of the innings comes up for Pakistan now. 200/4

43.4 A Dinda to N Jamshed, Short and wide, Jamshed cuts it away uppishly down towards third man for a single. 199/4

43.3 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A good length ball around off, defended to the covers. 198/4

43.2 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A good full delivery just outside off, driven away to the off side, no run. 198/4

43.1 A Dinda to S Malik, A short of a length ball outside off, run down to third man for a single. 198/4

42.6 B Kumar to S Malik, Short one at Malik's body, he pulls it just over Sehwag at mid-wicket, he runs after it in his usual lazy way and the batsmen get a single. 197/4

42.5 B Kumar to S Malik, A short and wide delivery, there to be hit. Malik doesn't get anywhere with his feet and misses his cut shot. 196/4

42.4 B Kumar to S Malik, A full delivery around off stump, driven to extra cover. 196/4

42.3 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Pitched up to the bat on off, Jamshed tries to drive it over the covers but mistimes the ball to long on for one. 196/4

42.3 B Kumar to N Jamshed, WIDE! Kumar bowls a full delivery down the leg side for a wide. 195/4

42.2 B Kumar to S Malik, Shortish around off stump again, this time Malik plays a more conventional cut shot down to third man for one. 194/4

42.1 B Kumar to S Malik, FOUR! Soft edge! A shortish ball just outside off, Malik tries to cut it through point but edges it past Dhoni, to the third man fence. 193/4

Kumar back into the attack.

41.6 R Ashwin to S Malik, Quick and full on off, Malik chips down and drills the ball down to long on for one run. 189/4

What's worse, a FREE HIT follows.

41.6 R Ashwin to S Malik, NO BALL! NOT OUT! Ashwin picks up a wicket in his last over! A tad short outside off stump, Malik shapes up for the cut and edges the ball to Dhoni who is ecstatic after he takes it cleanly. Dhoni and Ashwin are both disappointed as Malik stays. 188/4

The umpires are checking if Ashwin overstepped. Everything else was clean, the catch and the edge as well.

41.5 R Ashwin to S Malik, Ashwin sees Malik advacne and pauses and bowls a slow off spinner. Malik gets it away off his bat for a couple of runs towards fine leg. 187/4

41.4 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Drifts it in towards middle and off, Jamshed drives but inside edges the ball to deep square leg for one. 185/4

41.3 R Ashwin to S Malik, On the pads, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 184/4

41.2 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Bowls it short outside off stump, cut away to deep point for a single. 183/4

41.1 R Ashwin to S Malik, Flighted up on the pads, Malik chips down the track and drives the ball to long on for a single. 182/4

40.6 S Raina to S Malik, A bit short on off, punched away to extra cover for a single. 181/4

The last ball of this over will be completed by Raina.

Kohli slipped as he was about to bowl. He is in terrible pain there. His back foot slipped as he landed on it. Kohli has to be taken off the field by the physio. Kohli hurt his knee as he went down.

40.5 V Kohli to S Malik, A length ball outside off stump, heaved away without much timing to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 180/4

40.4 V Kohli to N Jamshed, Fullish on the pads, Jamshed lifts it over mid-wicket for just a single. 178/4

40.3 V Kohli to S Malik, A bit short and Malik rocks back and punches the ball to the on side for one. 177/4

40.2 V Kohli to N Jamshed, A shortish ball around leg stump, Jamshed works it away and Ashwin does very well at short fine leg, diving full length to save a few runs, Jamshed gets a single. 176/4

40.1 V Kohli to N Jamshed, Comes around the wicket and bowls it full on the pads, flicked away to wide long on where Rohit Sharma misfields and concedes a couple of runs. 175/4

Kohli comes back to bowl, perhaps just the one over to finish the quota of overs by the 5th bowler.

39.6 R Ashwin to S Malik, A slow off spinner, which spins in and hits Malik on his thigh pad as he attempts to work it away to the leg side. 173/4

39.5 R Ashwin to S Malik, Fullish carrom ball on off, Malik tries to flick it away but gets a leading edge to the covers. 173/4

39.4 R Ashwin to S Malik, Lobbed up outside off, Malik pushes the ball on the bounce to Ashwin's right as he dives and stops the ball. 173/4

39.3 R Ashwin to S Malik, Flighted up nicely on off, defended back to Ashwin. 173/4

39.2 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, A shortish delivery on the pads, Jamshed mistimes his pull in the air towards long off, but safely for one. 173/4

39.1 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Flighted up on off, Jamshed flicks it towards mid-wicket where Kohli charges inm prompting Jamshed to send Malik back. A direct hit wouldn't have been fatal though. 172/4

Pakistan need 56 off 66 balls now.

38.6 I Sharma to S Malik, Sharma goes full on off stump, Malik defends it solidly to the covers off the front foot. 172/4

38.5 I Sharma to S Malik, A good bouncer just outside off stump, Malik ducks under this one as well. 172/4

38.4 I Sharma to S Malik, A back of a length delivery angled in towards the pads, Malik is hurried into the shot and gets a leading edge back to Sharma. 172/4

38.3 I Sharma to S Malik, Sharma starts off with a good bouncer to greet Malik who ducks under it. 172/4

Shoaib Malik, who played well in the first T20I walks out to bat.

38.2 I Sharma to Misbah, OUT! Totally foxed him! A good, well disguised slower one at 107.9 kph by Ishant Sharma on the off stump line. Misbah is too early into his push and looks stunned as he misses it and the bails are bolted. India needed that wicket but it could be too late for them. We will find out soon. 172/4

38.1 I Sharma to N Jamshed, Fullish outside off stump, driven away through the covers for a single. 172/3

37.6 R Ashwin to Misbah, Misbah shapes up for a reverse sweep but completely misses it even as it was there to be played. 171/3

37.5 R Ashwin to Misbah, Ashwin bowls a quicker one on leg stump, Misbah can't get it away. 171/3

37.4 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Flighted up on leg stump, flicked away through the leg side for one. 171/3

37.3 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Jamshed tries to play the sweep now but mistimes it to short fine leg. 170/3

37.2 R Ashwin to Misbah, Misbah gets down and plays a lap sweep down to fine leg for a single. 170/3

37.1 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Drifts this on the pads, Jamshed works it around the corner to fine leg for a single. 169/3

Ashwin brought back to bowl.

36.6 A Dinda to Misbah, Short and just outside off, Misbah times his steer beautifully down towards the backward point fence where Ishant comes running in from third man and picks up the ball to keep the batsmen down to two. 168/3

36.5 A Dinda to Misbah, A good slow and a short one on off, Misbah is early into his pull and takes the ball on his ribs. He must have felt the sting. 166/3

36.4 A Dinda to Misbah, Back of a length just outside off, pushed away towards point. 166/3

36.3 A Dinda to Misbah, A good length ball around off stump, Misbah defends it towards the covers. 166/3

36.2 A Dinda to Misbah, A good fullish delivery outside off stump, left alone by Misbah who will while away his time and not do anything silly. 166/3

36.1 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A length ball on the pads, tucked away behind square for a run. 166/3

35.6 I Sharma to Misbah, A good length ball around off stump, pushed away towards point off the back foot. 165/3

35.5 I Sharma to Misbah, Back of a length delivery outside off, left alone by Misbah. 165/3

35.4 I Sharma to N Jamshed, Sharma bowls a fine yorker on off stump, Jamshed digs it out towards point and Misbah calls him through for a quick single. 165/3

35.3 I Sharma to N Jamshed, Fullish and just outside off, driven towards Kohli at mid off where he misfields in a hurry and allows two runs to be taken. 164/3

35.2 I Sharma to Misbah, A good length ball comes in and takes the inside edge of Misbah's bat after which it goes towards fine leg for a run. 162/3

35.1 I Sharma to N Jamshed, Fullish on the pads, flicked away to square leg for one. 161/3

The Batting Powerplay will be enforced on the Pakistani batsmen now. Pakistan now need 68 runs off 90 balls.

34.6 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A quicker bouncer this time on the ribs, pulled away to fine leg for one to end the over. 160/3

34.5 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A good slower one, short and outside off, Jamshed tries to pull it early and is deceived as he misses it. 159/3

34.4 A Dinda to Misbah, Goes fuller on off stump, driven down to long on for a single. 159/3

34.3 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A back of a length ball outside off, pushed away to the covers for a single. 158/3

34.2 A Dinda to Misbah, One more short one, hooked away with some control to deep mid-wicket for a single. 157/3

34.1 A Dinda to N Jamshed, Dinda hits the pitch hard and gets the ball to rise as Jamshed pulls it away with some discomfort to deep mid-wicket for one. 156/3

33.6 I Sharma to N Jamshed, Another short one, this time to Jamshed who pulls it away nicely to fine leg and picks up a single. 155/3

33.5 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A back of a length slower one outside off, dabbed down towards point with an open face. 154/3

33.4 I Sharma to Misbah, Sharma bowls a good bouncer at around 136 kph and Misbah attempts to hook it but takes the top edge and flies down to third man for one run. 154/3

33.3 I Sharma to Misbah, A back of a length delivery outside off, pushed away to point off the back foot. 153/3

33.2 I Sharma to Misbah, A length ball, swinging in slightly, tucked away towards mid-wicket. 153/3

33.1 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A length ball on middle and leg, Jamshed swings hard and inside edges the ball to fine leg for a single. What has happened to him? Is anyone waiting for him at the hotel? 153/3

Ishant Sharma comes back into the attack.

32.6 A Dinda to Misbah, Full and slanting in towards the pads, flicked away towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 152/3

32.5 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A good length ball around off stump, pushed away to mid on for a quick single. 150/3

32.4 A Dinda to N Jamshed, Dinda bowls a short one on off stump, Jamshed tries the upper cut but misses. His concentration seems to be off. 149/3

32.3 A Dinda to Misbah, Angles it on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for one. 149/3

32.2 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A fullish delivery on off, driven uppishly, just over Dinda and towards mid on for a risky single. Jamshed needs to gather himself here after the break. 148/3

32.1 A Dinda to N Jamshed, DROPPED! And it is Yuvraj, someone who is not known to do so! A back of a length wayward delivery outside off, Jamshed flays his bat at it and hits it to the right of Yuvraj at point, who seems to have caught it. Alas! He drops it as he falls over. 147/3

Pakistan now need 81 runs off 108 balls with seven wickets in hand as the players go into the final drinks break of the match.

31.6 V Kohli to Misbah, A good tight leg cutter on off, patted back to Kohli. 147/3

31.5 V Kohli to Misbah, Fullish on the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket. 147/3

31.4 V Kohli to N Jamshed, Full and wide outside off, eased wide of long off for one. 147/3

31.3 V Kohli to Misbah, Half volley outside off, pushed down to long off for a run. 146/3

Misbah-ul-Haq now reaches 3000 ODI runs! He becomes the 16th Pakistani to do so. The ironic thing is that he doesn't have an ODI century yet.

31.2 V Kohli to Misbah, FOUR! That is just too short, landed outside off, 96.3 kph, Misbah just goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 145/3

31.1 V Kohli to N Jamshed, Full outside off, 105.9 kph, punched down to long off for a single. 141/3

30.6 A Dinda to N Jamshed, Fullish this time around off stump, driven away to the covers for one. 140/3

30.5 A Dinda to N Jamshed, FOUR! Well done! A short one on the body, Jamshed pulls it nicely to the mid-wicket fence off the back foot. 139/3

30.5 A Dinda to N Jamshed, Wide! Jamshed gets a fierce bouncer from Dinda and he ducks under it at the last moment. However, the leg umpire signals a wide. 135/3

30.4 A Dinda to Misbah, Full on off, driven away to the covers for a single. 134/3

Pakistan skipper, Misbah ul Haq walks out to bat.

30.3 A Dinda to Y Khan, OUT! That could be a very important catch! Full toss and angling in towards the pads, flicked away hard towards Ashwin who claims the catch after a slight delay, but he looked confident about it. Replays from two different side on angles show that Ashwin had his fingers well under it. It is a great catch by someone who is not known to be a good fielder. Raina very mockingly stands right behind Bowden and raises his finger while Bowden does the same and what more, Raina's finger is bent as well. Haha! 133/3

The umpires are checking if the catch Ashwin is claiming to have taken is clean or no.

30.2 A Dinda to Y Khan, Pitched up outside off, Khan drives it firmly but straight to Raina at short extra. He throws the ball at the non-striker's end and misses. 133/2

30.1 A Dinda to Y Khan, A back of a length delivery on off, Khan punches it back and Dinda gets down quickly to stop the ball on his follow through to the opposite side. 133/2

Dinda back into the attack now. Pace after some gap here.

29.6 V Kohli to Y Khan, Pitched up outside off, driven past Kohli's hand to long off for one. Pakistan now need just 95 off 120 balls. 133/2

29.5 V Kohli to N Jamshed, Kohli bowls a dipping yorker on leg stump, dug away towards square leg for one run. 132/2

29.4 V Kohli to Y Khan, Fullish around off, punched down to long on by Younus for a run. 131/2

29.3 V Kohli to N Jamshed, Length ball around middle, punched away past a diving Kohli for a single. 130/2

29.2 V Kohli to N Jamshed, On the pads, Jamshed works it away with some good placement behind square for a couple of runs. 129/2

29.1 V Kohli to Y Khan, Short and very wide outside off, cut away to deep point for a single. 127/2

Virat Kohli comes in to run his arm over now.

28.6 S Raina to N Jamshed, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. 126/2

The hundred run stand comes up with that biggie.

28.5 S Raina to N Jamshed, SIX! Classy! Tossed up outside off, Jamshed gets under it and lifts it way over the cover boundary for a maximum. Pakistan are now inching closer to victory. 126/2

28.4 S Raina to Y Khan, Flighted up outside off, driven away to long off for one. 120/2

Khan gets to his 48th ODI fifty and his 7th against the Indians. He has a good record against them.

28.3 S Raina to Y Khan, SIX! Calculated risk taken to good avail! Younis Khan backs away and smashes this ball way over the long on boundary to get to his fifty. 119/2

28.2 S Raina to N Jamshed, Full and quick outside off, driven hard down to long off for a run. 113/2

28.1 S Raina to Y Khan, Tossed up outside off, driven down to long on for a run. 112/2

27.6 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Flighted up outside off, driven away to mid off, no run. 111/2

27.5 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, On the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket. 111/2

27.4 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Undeterred by the events of the previous ball, Khan goes for another sweep and hits it to deep square leg for one run. 111/2

27.3 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Huge shout for lbw! Looks very close but the umpire doesn't give it! Khan tries to sweep the ball to the deep square leg area but misses. And that looked out in the replays! 110/2

Jamshed has got to his 7th Test fifty and his second against India.

27.2 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, On the pads, worked away nicely behind square for a single. 110/2

27.1 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Khan rocks back and cuts it away to deep point for one. 109/2

26.6 S Raina to N Jamshed, A flighted delivery on the pads, pushed away to the covers. 108/2

26.5 S Raina to Y Khan, A tad short outside off, Khan cuts it nicely down to deep point and Dinda nearly stumbles as he is about to throw, one run taken. 108/2

26.4 S Raina to N Jamshed, A tad short on off stump, pulled away uppishly down to long on for a single. 107/2

26.3 S Raina to N Jamshed, FOUR! Fabulous shot! Flighted up outside off stump, Jamshed lifts it cleanly over the in field and sends the ball to the cover fence. 106/2

26.2 S Raina to Y Khan, Tossed up on leg stump, swept away to fine leg for one. 102/2

26.1 S Raina to Y Khan, Drifts on the pads, flicked away slightly uppishly to Ashwin at square leg. 101/2

Suresh Raina into the attack.

25.6 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Tossed up outside off stump, pushed back to the bowler. 101/2

25.5 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Flighted up slowly on off, defended back to Ashwin. 101/2

25.4 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Gets well across and sweeps this full delivery to deep square leg for a run. 101/2

25.3 R Ashwin to Y Khan, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 100/2

25.2 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Punches this down the ground to long off for one to bring up the 100 of the innings. 100/2

25.1 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Drifts in towards the pads, Jamshed rolls his wrists and flicks the ball on to Kohli's shin at forward short leg. 99/2

24.6 Y Singh to Y Khan, A tad short outside off, Younus cuts it away past short third man from where Rohit Sharma chases the ball down and keeps the batsmen down to two. 99/2

24.5 Y Singh to Y Khan, FOUR! Fantastic shot! A flighted ball outside off, Khan sweeps it away to the deep square leg boundary where Gambhir dives but can't stop the ball from going past the ropes. 97/2

24.4 Y Singh to Y Khan, FOUR! Good placement! A short one on off stump, Khan rocks back and pulls the ball uppishly and away from the deep mid-wicket fielder and into the fence. 93/2

24.3 Y Singh to Y Khan, Flighted up on off stump, Khan comes well forward and defends it back on to the pitch. 89/2

24.2 Y Singh to N Jamshed, On the pads, flicked away through mid-wicket for a single. 89/2

24.1 Y Singh to Y Khan, Shortish outside off, cut away through the covers for one. 88/2

23.6 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Drops short outside off, Jamshed cuts it away past Yuvraj at backward point for a couple of runs. Pakistan need 141 runs now of 156 balls. 87/2

23.5 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Dhoni appeals on this full delivery, drifting in to the stumps even as the ball hit the pads and appears to be going down the leg side. 85/2

23.4 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Flighted up on the pads, driven down the ground to long on for a single. 85/2

23.3 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Short and wide outside off, cut away to deep point for one. 84/2

23.2 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Tossed up on off, punched away back to Ashwin, who dives to stop the ball. 83/2

23.1 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, A flighted ball on off and middle, defended to the bowler. 83/2

22.6 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Flighted up around middle and leg, flicked away to the on side for one run. 83/2

22.5 Y Singh to N Jamshed, FOUR! Poor delivery! Full toss on the pads, Jamshed takes his front foot out of the way and frees his arms as he swings the bat and hits the ball to the mid-wicket boundary. 82/2

22.4 Y Singh to Y Khan, Short and wide, cut away to deep point off the back foot for a single. 78/2

22.3 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Flighted up on off, flicked away to mid-wicket for a run. 77/2

22.2 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Similar delivery, Jamshed pulls it away once again to Sehwag. 76/2

22.1 Y Singh to N Jamshed, A tad short, Jamshed pulls it away and Sehwag at mid-wicket does well to dive to his left and stop the ball. 76/2

21.6 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Driven down the ground to long on for one. 76/2

21.5 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Jamshed goes for the sweep but misses the ball and gets hit on the pads, The Indians put in one of their usual stifled and over-optimistic appeals. 75/2

21.4 R Ashwin to Y Khan, This was the off spinner on middle, cut away off the stumps to backward point for one. 75/2

21.3 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Short outside off, Khan punches it towards short extra cover and a good piece of fielding ensures that no run is conceded. 74/2

21.2 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Slants on the pads, worked away to deep square leg for a single. 74/2

21.1 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Khan opts to play the sweep and this time with the spin, he connects and gets two runs to deep square leg. 74/2

20.6 Y Singh to N Jamshed, A good loopy ball around off stump, Jamshed gets an inside edge towards square leg. 72/2

20.5 Y Singh to Y Khan, Floated up on the stumps, driven down to mid-wicket for a single. 72/2

Jamshed and Khan have brought up the 50-run stand, a timely one.

20.4 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Flighted up on the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket for one. 71/2

20.3 Y Singh to N Jamshed, A yorker on off stump, dug out back to Yuvraj. 70/2

20.2 Y Singh to Y Khan, Short and wide outside off, cut away to deep point for one. 70/2

20.1 Y Singh to Y Khan, Slow and flighted outside off, Khan goes for the sweep and misses as the ball spins away. Poor shot selection by Khan. 69/2

19.6 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Flat and on off, defended back to the bowler once again. 69/2

19.5 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Quick and full around off, Jamshed stays back and pushes it back to Ashwin. 69/2

19.4 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Slow and turning in, worked away towards fine leg for a single. 69/2

The flood lights have come on now.

19.3 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Tossed up outside off, pushed to the covers off the front foot for a single. 68/2

19.2 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Angles it in towards the pads, Jamshed misses his flick. 67/2

Forward short leg in place now.

19.1 R Ashwin to Y Khan, A carrom ball on off and middle, punched down to long on for a single. 67/2

18.6 Y Singh to Y Khan, Short and pulled away to deep mid-wicket for just a single. 66/2

18.5 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Short and just outside off, cut away to deep point for one. 65/2

18.4 Y Singh to Y Khan, Flighted up on off, Khan sweeps it away towards deep square leg for one run. 64/2

18.3 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Flighted up on the pads, Jamshed tries to sweep but inside edges the ball to fine leg for a single. 63/2

18.2 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Drops short outside off, cut away to sweeper cover for a couple. 62/2

18.1 Y Singh to N Jamshed, The arm ball by Yuvraj, Jamshed plays for turn which is not there at all. 60/2

17.6 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, On the pads, Jamshed can't tuck it away and the ball takes the pads and goes towards square leg for a leg bye. 60/2

17.5 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Tossed up on the pads, worked away to fine leg for one. 59/2

17.4 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Fullish on middle and leg, Khan tries to work it away but inside edges the ball on to the pads. 58/2

17.3 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Flicked away to mid-wicket for a single. 58/2

17.2 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Tossed up on off, defended back to the bowler. 57/2

17.1 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Slants this one down the leg side and Jamshed misses his stroke and the ball lobs to Sehwag at first slip. The ball seems to have hit the inside edge in the replays. The umpire seemed to have been diverted by the lbw appeal. 57/2

16.6 Y Singh to Y Khan, A shortish delivery on the pads, pulled away to deep square leg for a couple of runs. 57/2

16.5 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Floated up on off, punched down to long on for one run. 55/2

16.4 Y Singh to Y Khan, Flighted up outside off, driven away to sweeper cover for a single. 54/2

16.3 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Tossed up on off, Jamshed drives it down to long on for a single. 53/2

16.2 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Flat delivery on off stump, pushed back to the bowler. 52/2

16.1 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Flighted up on off, driven back to Yuvraj. 52/2

Yuvraj Singh comes in to bowl now.

The players will take a drinks break. It has been India's hour initially but Pakistan have clawed their way back somewhat.

15.6 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Flighted up on off, defended back to Ashwin. 52/2

15.5 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Angles it on the pads, worked away to square leg. 52/2

15.4 R Ashwin to Y Khan, A slow flighted ball on off, defended to point off the front foot. 52/2

15.3 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Flighted up on off stump, Khan tries to play an on drive but edges it past first slip towards third man for a couple. 52/2

15.2 R Ashwin to Y Khan, A flat delivery on the stumps, worked away to mid-wicket. 50/2

15.1 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Angles it on the pads, worked away through mid-wicket for a single. 50 of the innings comes up. 50/2

Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack.

14.6 I Sharma to Y Khan, A good length ball around off stump, defended to the covers. 49/2

14.5 I Sharma to Y Khan, Missed opportunity! A full delivery on middle and leg, Khan punches it back over a ducking Ishant Sharma towards the straight boundary for a couple of runs. Seems like Ishant Sharma's hair got him unsighted as Khan hit the ball back at him. 49/2

14.4 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A good length ball on the pads, clipped away to fine leg off the hips nicely for one run. 47/2

14.3 I Sharma to Y Khan, A tad short outside off stump, cut away down to thrid man for a single. 46/2

14.2 I Sharma to N Jamshed, Fullish on off stump, pushed firmly to mid off and Jamshed calls for the single promptly and makes it in the end as the throws misses the stumps and a run is added. 45/2

14.1 I Sharma to N Jamshed, FOUR! Superb stroke! A fullish delivery outside off stump, driven away sweetly through the covers for a fine boundary. 44/2

Ishant Sharma has been brought back into the attack.

13.6 A Dinda to Y Khan, A good length ball this time just outside off, Khan pushes it to the covers. 40/2

13.5 A Dinda to Y Khan, Another bouncer after which Dinda falls on the pitch as Khan pulls it away through mid on for a couple of runs. 40/2

13.4 A Dinda to N Jamshed, Bangs it short, a good bouncer following Jamshed who pulls it uppishly to fine leg for a single. 38/2

13.3 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A length ball just outside off, punched away to extra cover and Kohli throws it immediately to the non-striker's end and hits Khan's bat. 37/2

13.2 A Dinda to Y Khan, Full and wide outside off, Khan plays a drive and gets it through the covers to pick up three runs as the ball holds up in the deep. 37/2

13.1 A Dinda to Y Khan, A good tight delivery on off, patted back to Dinda off the back foot. 34/2

Dinda back into the attack.

12.6 B Kumar to N Jamshed, FOUR! Helped away! Short one at Jamshed's body, he pulls it well behind square, beating Ishant Sharma at the boundary there. Seems like Dhoni had pushed fine leg squarer before this delivery. 34/2

12.5 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Short and wide outside off, cut away but straight to point. 30/2

12.4 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Fullish and just outside off, driven solidly but straight to mid off. 30/2

12.3 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Back of a length on the pads, whipped away towards deep square leg for a couple of runs. 30/2

12.2 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Short of a good length around off stump, defended from within the crease. 28/2

12.1 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A good length ball just outside off stump, defended solidly to the covers. 28/2

11.6 I Sharma to Y Khan, Sharma digs it short outside off, Khan cuts it uppishly towards the point fence and wants a third run. Jamshed, however, sends him back and Kumar throws from the deep and Khan's pre=matured dive makes it to the crease. 28/2

11.5 I Sharma to Y Khan, FOUR! Deft touch! Fullish and outside off, Khan opens the face of the bat and places it between first and a wide second slip to third man for a single. 26/2

11.4 I Sharma to Y Khan, Back of a length delivery outside off, Khan tries to guide it down to third man but can't beat second slip who runs towards gully and stops the ball. 22/2

11.3 I Sharma to Y Khan, Digs it short on off stump, fended down to the off side. 22/2

11.2 I Sharma to Y Khan, A short of a length ball just outside off, Khan stays tall and defends it to mid off. 22/2

11.1 I Sharma to N Jamshed, Fullish and well outside off, driven slightly uppishly towards the covers. Kohli gets a hand to it and concedes a single. 22/2

10.6 B Kumar to Y Khan, And there is the second bouncer! Well directed again but the experienced Younus Khan ducks under it easily, ending a successful over for India. 21/2

10.5 B Kumar to Y Khan, Back of a length ball just outside off, punched away to the cover fielder. 21/2

10.4 B Kumar to Y Khan, Pushes this outside off stump and Khan lets it through to the keeper. 21/2

10.3 B Kumar to Y Khan, A good length ball just outside off, Khan pushes the ball to the covers by getting behind the line of it. 21/2

The experienced Younus Khan comes out to bat.

10.2 B Kumar to A Ali, OUT! Kumar gets a wicket off his surprise delivery! A good short one at Ali's head, he pulls and gets hardly anything on it and top edges the ball to Rohit Sharma at square leg who takes it very easily. Kumar has a few words for Ali as he walks back. Don't want to get fined on debut. 21/2

10.1 B Kumar to A Ali, A clean run out chance missed! A back of a length ball around off stump, Ali walks down and gets it to the on side and Jamsehd runs down and is sent back. Kumar gets to the ball and takes his time and aims, but misses. 21/1

9.6 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A fullish delivery just outside off, Jamshed comes confidently forward and defends the ball into the covers. 21/1

9.5 I Sharma to A Ali, Fullish outside off, Ali flays his bat at it and edges the ball down to third man for a single. 21/1

9.4 I Sharma to A Ali, A good length ball around off stump, defended to point off the back foot. 20/1

9.4 I Sharma to A Ali, Wide! Bangs it into the pitch, Ali sways back and gets out of the way of the ball, the umpire calls it a wide. 20/1

9.3 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A length ball just outside off, Jamshed tries to drive it through the off side but inside edges the ball to the left of mid-wicket for a single. 19/1

9.2 I Sharma to A Ali, A back of a length ball outside off, Ali tries to run it down to third man and gets a single as Raina from second slip runs around and cuts it off. 18/1

9.1 I Sharma to A Ali, A tight line and length ball in the corridor on off, defended to the covers from within the crease. 17/1

Ishant Sharma back into the attack.

8.6 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Fullish on middle, Jamshed flicks it sweetly but straight to mid-wicket once again. 17/1

8.5 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A length ball on the pads, nudged away towards deep square leg for a couple. 17/1

8.4 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A fullish delivery just outside off, Jamshed drives it with some punch but straight to mid off. 15/1

8.3 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Fullish on middle and off stump, driven to mid on crisply. 15/1

8.2 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Jamshed tries to come down the track to hit it over the in field but ends up defending the ball to the covers. 15/1

8.1 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A good length ball around off stump, punched away to mid-wicket. 15/1

7.6 A Dinda to A Ali, A good length ball on the pads, tucked away to mid-wicket. 15/1

7.5 A Dinda to A Ali, Back of a length ball outside off stump, Ali quietly lets it through to Dhoni. 15/1

7.4 A Dinda to A Ali, A back of a length delivery around off stump, defended towards point. 15/1

7.3 A Dinda to A Ali, A good length ball around off stump, punched away to the covers. 15/1

7.2 A Dinda to A Ali, Way outside off stump this time and Ali leaves it alone. 15/1

7.1 A Dinda to A Ali, Dinda bowls a leg side delivery on the hips and gets clipped away by Ali to deep square leg for an easy couple of runs. 15/1

6.6 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Angles this across Jamshed who fishes at it and gets beaten. 13/1

6.5 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Kumar uses the rule to his advantage and bowls the second, allowed bouncer to Jamshed who ducks under it. 13/1

6.4 B Kumar to A Ali, A length ball outside off, pushed away to the covers for a quick single. 13/1

6.3 B Kumar to A Ali, Ali anticipated the in dipper and gets well across to defend the ball to the off side. 12/1

6.2 B Kumar to A Ali, A well directed bouncer this time. Kumar is showing what he possesses in his kitty. Ali sways away out of it at the right time. 12/1

6.1 B Kumar to A Ali, A fullish delivery on off stump, Ali comes forward and pushes it to the covers. 12/1

5.6 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A length ball around off stump, defended to the covers off the front foot. 12/1

5.5 A Dinda to A Ali, Angles it on the pads, Ali flicks it away to fine leg for a single. 12/1

5.4 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A back of a length delivery on middle and off, Jamshed punches it sweetly past a diving Ishant Sharma at mid on and picks up three runs. 11/1

5.3 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A fullish delivery just outside off stump, Jamshed gets across and forward and defends it back to Dinda. 8/1

5.2 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A wide delivery outside off on a length and Jamshed flashes hard at it and misses. 8/1

5.1 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A good length delivery on off stump, Jamshed defends it by coming nicely forward. 8/1

Dinda has been brought into the attack after Sharma's two overs from this end.

4.6 B Kumar to A Ali, Angles it in towards the pads this time, Ali works it away through square leg for a couple. 8/1

4.5 B Kumar to A Ali, Full and outside off, defended to the covers. 6/1

4.4 B Kumar to A Ali, A good length ball just outside off, this time Ali leaves it alone nicely. 6/1

4.3 B Kumar to A Ali, Beautiful out swinger! Lands on off and moves away beating Ali's defenses once again. 6/1

4.2 B Kumar to A Ali, This one goes straight with the arn and Ali is beaten as he comes forward to defend. 6/1

4.1 B Kumar to A Ali, A back of a length ball just outside off, Ali guides the ball straight to second slip, but just short. 6/1

3.6 I Sharma to A Ali, Fullish and a bit wider outside off, Ali comes well forward this time and runs the ball down to third man for a single. He will face Kumar in his next over shortly. 6/1

3.5 I Sharma to A Ali, Goes fuller this time on off stump with the inward movement, Ali is half forward as he defends the ball to the on side. 5/1

3.4 I Sharma to A Ali, Cramps Ali for room this time as he bowls a straight ball on middle and leg. The ball nips back a tad as well and Ali just tucks it away towards square leg. 5/1

3.3 I Sharma to A Ali, Bowls it just wide outside the off stump, Ali shoulders arms to the ball. 5/1

3.2 I Sharma to A Ali, Closer in line with the stumps and on a good length, defended back on to the pitch. 5/1

3.1 I Sharma to A Ali, A good length ball just outside off, Ali defends it solidly towards point. 5/1

2.6 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Three in a row! Length, angled across off, Jamshed doesn't move his feet at all and tries to fend it away but gets beaten. 5/1

2.5 B Kumar to N Jamshed, And again! Takes it away with the angle as Jamshed tries to push it to the covers. 5/1

2.4 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Angles it nicely outside the off stump, Jamshed tries to defend but is beaten. 5/1

2.3 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A tight length ball on and around off, defended by getting right behind the wicket. 5/1

2.2 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A fullish delivery on off, swings in and Jamshed defends it nicely. 5/1

2.1 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A back of a length delivery outside off, Jamshed gets a bottom edge on that one as the ball goes to the off side. 5/1

Kumar is the second Indian to have picked up a wicket on the first delivery of their ODI career.

1.6 I Sharma to A Ali, A good length delivery outside off, nips in slightly and Ali leaves it alone. 5/1

1.5 I Sharma to A Ali, Ali doesn't look too fazed by what happened in the first over and shoulders arms to this length delivery. 5/1

1.4 I Sharma to A Ali, A good length ball just outside off, left alone by Ali once again. 5/1

1.3 I Sharma to A Ali, A short of a length delivery outside off stump, left alone by Ali. 5/1

1.2 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A back of a length delivery on middle, flicked away to the on side for a single. 5/1

1.1 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A good length ball first up around off, defended off the back foot to the off side. 4/1

Ishant Sharma will take the other new ball.

0.6 B Kumar to A Ali, Huge appeal once again! A good length in swinger on off, Ali is forward and misses his defensive stroke and the ball hits the pad. He was lucky as he got struck just outside the line of off stump. 4/1

0.5 B Kumar to A Ali, A fullish delivery outside off, Ali misses his defensive stroke as he plays inside the line expecting the ball to swing and Dhoni takes it nicely, whipping off the bails in a flash. Ali's foot is inside though. 4/1

Dhoni comes up to the stumps.

0.4 B Kumar to A Ali, A lovely length delivery on off stump, Ali too, plays a good defensive stroke. 4/1

0.3 B Kumar to A Ali, Ali is well outside the off stump this time as he leaves it nicely. 4/1

0.2 B Kumar to A Ali, That was very close! A good length ball comes in once again and Ali is caught in the crease and struck on the pads. The Indians appeal with a lot of vigour but Bowden turns it down. Dhoni mockingly asks for the UDRS which the BCCI is usually against. 4/1

Azhar Ali who has done well for Pakistan of late walks out to bat.

0.1 B Kumar to M Hafeez, OUT! Can anyone ask for anything better from a debutant? Certainly no! A good length ball around off stump, nips it back in and Hafeez is super-stunned as he leaves the ball and finds his off-stump cartwheeling. More importantly, he has got the man in form. Dream start for Bhuvneshwar Kumar and India. 0/1

Commentary (India innings)

At one stage, it looked like India could have been bowled out well within 100. The Pakistani bowlers did well in the first hour of play and swung the ball both ways to send back the Indian top order cheaply. Even the spinners bowled well on this track and gave nothing away. Junaid Khan was the pick of the bowlers with four in his kitty. Pakistan will have to bat well to get to the target as the pitch is still not easy to bat on. Do join us for the chase in a bit.

This has been an incredible recovery by India after being five down for just 29 runs. Dhoni played a gem of an innings to bring up his century. He was more than ably supported by Raina and later by Ashwin who hung in there although he couldn't get a lot of boundaries. This has been a miraculous recovery by the hosts.

49.6 J Khan to MS Dhoni, India end the innings on 227/6! Brilliant running by the pair again! A yorker on middle, Dhoni digs it away to the leg side and the ball goes towards square keg, The fielder from the deep comes running in and Dhoni picks up two well before the throw comes in. 227/6

49.5 J Khan to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Very smart! A fullish delivery outside off stump and Dhoni opens the face of the bat brilliantly to place the ball between backward point and short third man for a boundary. 225/6

49.4 J Khan to MS Dhoni, Absolute stunning running! He is dead tired! Full and slanting in to the pads, flicked away to deep square leg and Dhoni comes back like a cheetah for the second in spite of the cramps he had. 221/6

49.3 J Khan to R Ashwin, Ashwin is unlucky there! A low full toss on off from around the wicket and times it nicely but straight to backward point for a single. 219/6

49.2 J Khan to MS Dhoni, Khan bowls a good yorker on off stump, dug away towards point for a single. 218/6

49.1 J Khan to MS Dhoni, Full and wide outside off stump, Dhoni swings but can't connect. 217/6

So, that will be all from us! The second ODI will be played in the next year, on 3rd January at Eden Gardens and we will have a 1150 IST start, 0620 GMT. Do join us for the second encounter between these two teams. Have a wonderful and a safe New Year's Eve and see you in 2013. Cheers and goodnight!

Man of the Match - MS Dhoni - The Indian skipper says that he is satisfied with his batting but was a bad toss to lose. He agrees that there was a lot in it for the fast bowlers and they lost the plot in the early juncture of the game itself. His plan was simple after India were five down, delay the slog till the end, as much as they could as there was just Ashwin left after himself and Raina.

Misbah ul Haq - States that it was a good toss to win and Junaid bowled brilliantly. Adds that there was some change in the behaviour of the pitch later on and MS Dhoni played really well, but Jamshed did well too, to take the team home.

Wonder who will be named the Man of the Match as Junaid Khan bowled well and Nasir Jamshed played a match-winning knock as well although the target was not that huge. Stay tuned as we will bring the presentation to you shortly.

The match did not have the fanciness that the two T20s had as the pitch and the conditions did not favour batting much. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was a positive again for the Indians. Pakistan won their last ODI here as well, way back in 1997 when Saeed Anwar scored the famous 194 with a runner at his aide.

Pakistan held their nerve till the end to see them through and go 1-0 up in this three match series. India lost the plot in the first hour of play where they lost five quick wickets, leaving Dhoni's century to help India rebuild their innings turned out to be on a losing cause.

It has been a good performance by Pakistan with the bat after India recovered to post a competitive total on a tough wicket. Pakistan were in trouble early as Kumar picked up two crucial wickets, early on. But, the experienced Younus Khan propelled the innings like a cool cucumber along with Jamshed who stayed at one end and accumulated the runs and got to his century.

48.1 A Dinda to S Malik, FOUR! Those are the winning runs! PAKISTAN WIN BY SIX WICKETS AND GO 1-0 up in the series! Dinda bowls a short one and Malik pulls it right between mid on and mid-wicket for a boundary to finish off proceedings. 228/4

Junaid Khan to bowl the final over.

This is now the highest seventh wicket stand for India against any team.

48.6 M Irfan to R Ashwin, FOUR! Cheeky! Ashwin walks way across the off stump and Irfan follows him as well. Somehow, Ashwin manages to get some bat on it and to exactly where he wanted to, the fine leg fence. Huge over that! 21 runs off it. 217/6

48.5 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, Fullish on middle and off, driven down to long on for a single. 213/6

48.4 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, Full on the pads, Dhoni plays the helicopter down to deep mid-wicket and comes back for a couple. 212/6

Dhoni has got to his 8th ODI hundred in brilliant style.

48.3 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, SIX! That is a big one! A full delivery outside off, Dhoni stays back and lifts it just over the cover boundary for a maximum to bring up his century. 210/6

Dhoni has got to 7000 runs in ODI cricket. He is the 7th Indian and the 32nd cricketer overall.

This shot brings up the 100-run partnership between these two.

48.2 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Sliced away! Full outside off, Dhoni slashes it away over point and to the fence as well. Back to back boundaries for India and Dhoni. 204/6

48.1 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, FOUR! There is no getting to this one! A full delivery on off stump, Dhoni muscles it down the ground and beats long off and long on easily. He gets into the 90s. 200/6

The two Indian openers, Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag who is playing in his 250th ODI, have walked out to the middle while the Pakistani fielders take their positions. It will be the human skyscraper, Mohammad Irfan to open the bowling for the tourists and Gambhir will face him first up.

Dhoni would have fielded first as well. Virender Sehwag comes in for Ajinkya Rahane. The rest of the team remains the same as the one which took the field in the 2nd T20I game. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will debut for India.

Toss - MS Dhoni spins the coin and Misbah ul Haq makes the right call and elects to field. He says that his team will try to utilize the moisture available in the wicket. Umar Akmal misses out today along with Anwar Ali, Haris Sohail, Imran Farhat, Wahab Riaz and Zulfiqar Babar. This is the first time since the last nine matches that a team is fielding first at Chepauk.

Pitch - There is some moisture on the surface and Wasim Akram reckons that he has never seen this much grass on the Chepauk wicket. The team batting first will have to see off the first few overs before they could free up with their shots.

After a nail-biting T20 series, both the teams have been boosted in their batting with Virender Sehwag returning for India, while Misbah ul Haq, Pakistan's ODI captain comes in along with the experienced Younus Khan.

Pakistan have just played the one ODI at this venue, way back in 1997. It was a memorable one for the visitors as Saeed Anwar scored 194 runs on that day, the highest individual ODI score in an innings back then.

India will be without the services of Sachin Tendulkar who retired from ODIs a week ago. Nevertheless, the Indian batting line up still looks strong, so it shouldn't be much of a concern apart from the emotional dimension of the retirement.

Cricket will be without the services of Anthony William Greig, famously known as Tony Greig, one of the most revered commentators the cricketing fraternity has ever seen and heard, who passed away in Sydney yesterday. Out heart-felt condolences to his family and to all his dear ones.

The much hyped one-day series between India and Pakistan gets underway at Chepauk today. Good morning and a warm welcome to the coverage of the first ODI between the two arch rivals. This will also be the first and the only ODI to be played on Indian soil in 2012.

The crowd has gone silent as Pakistan need just 4 off 12 balls.

47.6 I Sharma to S Malik, Fullish on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for one. 224/4

47.5 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A short delivery on middle and leg, pulled away to fine leg for a single. 223/4

47.4 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A back of a length slower one, dabbed down towards point. 222/4

47.3 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A fullish delivery on off and middle, driven down to mid on. 222/4

47.2 I Sharma to S Malik, Full and angled in to the pads, flicked away towards mid-wicket for a single. 222/4

47.1 I Sharma to S Malik, A short one by Sharma to Malik who sort of ducks under it weirdly, but effectively. 221/4

47.6 S Ajmal to R Ashwin, Ashwin backs way away and tries to pull it but Ajmal follows him and strikes Ashwin's pads. What a good over by the star spinner, just three off it. 196/6

47.5 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, On the pads, Dhoni works it away to fine leg for one. 196/6

47.4 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Angled across Dhoni at a quick pace, Dhoni defends it back to Ajmal. 195/6

47.3 S Ajmal to R Ashwin, Full and straight, Ashwin chips down and drives the ball to long off for one. 195/6

47.2 S Ajmal to R Ashwin, Ashwin shapes up for a reverse sweep and plays it way too early and gets hit on his pad. 194/6

47.1 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Short and on the pads, Dhoni rocks back and tries to pull it away hard. The ball goes straight to the deep square leg fielder and Dhoni jogs away for one. 194/6

46.6 A Dinda to N Jamshed, Short delivery on off, Jamshed pulls but finds Raina in the way, no run taken. 221/4

46.5 A Dinda to N Jamshed, Dinda bowls a bouncer at Jamshed's body, well ducked under. 221/4

46.4 A Dinda to S Malik, Fullish around off, driven away to extra cover for one. Raina takes a blow on his shin as the ball bounces weirdly and hits him. 221/4

46.3 A Dinda to S Malik, A shortish delivery outside off, dabbed away to deep point for a couple of runs. 220/4

Jamshed has got to his second ODI hundred and his second consecutive one against this very opponent. It has been a splendid knock by him to see Pakistan through to the target.

46.2 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A short one, pulled away to the mid-wicket fielder for a single to bring up his century. 218/4

46.1 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A man on 99 is hit on the helmet! A good short one, doesn't get up much and Jamshed ducks only to get hit on the helmet and pick up two leg byes at fine leg. 217/4

46.6 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, A back of a length ball around off stump, Dhoni runs it down to third man with an open face for one. 193/6

46.5 M Irfan to R Ashwin, A short one well outside off, Ashwin goes for the pull this time and top edges the ball down to third man, on the bounce as the fielder comes trotting in. Ashwin gets a single. 192/6

46.4 M Irfan to R Ashwin, A slower one this time outside off stump, Ashwin tries to run it down to third man but misses. 191/6

Dhoni is struggling here with the running.

46.3 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, Full and angled across off stump, Dhoni stays back and tries to power it down the ground but mistimes it to long on for just one. 191/6

46.2 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, Short one outside off, Dhoni plays a cross bat pull down the ground, just wide of mid off and picks up two runs. 190/6

46.1 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Pulled to point! That is one of the weirdest shots you would ever see! A shortish delivery outside off, Dhoni is late on the pull and ends up playing a weird 'cutty' pull to the point fence. 188/6

Dinda back to bowl.

45.6 I Sharma to S Malik, A fullish delivery on off stump, pushed back to Sharma. 215/4

45.5 I Sharma to S Malik, A length ball outside off, Malik plays an uppish punch with a thickish outside edge down to the backward point region in the deep for a couple of runs. 215/4

45.4 I Sharma to N Jamshed, Full and wide outside off, driven square to deep point for one. 213/4

45.3 I Sharma to N Jamshed, Fullish outside off stump, driven down to wide mid off for a couple of runs. 212/4

45.2 I Sharma to N Jamshed, Full and wide outside off, Jamshed tries to drive but misses and the ball goes through to Dhoni. 210/4

45.1 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A back of a length ball outside off, pushed away to point. 210/4

45.6 S Ajmal to R Ashwin, Ashwin chips down the track and tries to work it away to the on side but can't connect. He takes it on the pads instead and the ball rolls away to the covers, no run there. 184/6

45.5 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Dhoni comes forward to get to the pitch of the ball and flicks it away to square leg for a single. 184/6

45.4 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, A quicker one on off stump, defended quietly this time by MSD. 183/6

The box of balls is out and a new ball is chosen by the umpire.

45.3 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, SIX! Dhoni goes big, and really big! A flighted ball around off and middle, Dhoni stays in his crease and launches this one way over the long on boundary and into the stands. The umpire calls for a replacement. 183/6

45.2 S Ajmal to R Ashwin, Ashwin tries to flick this leg side delivery but can't connect and gets a leg bye instead to the on side. 177/6

45.1 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Flighted up on the pads, tucked away to the on side off the closed face of the bat for a single. 176/6

Ishant Sharma into the attack.

44.6 B Kumar to S Malik, This time Kumar goes more short, bowls a bouncer and Malik gets out of the way. 210/4

44.5 B Kumar to S Malik, FOUR! Lovely touch! A short one at off stump, Malik stands tall and dabs it down fine towards the third man fence, where the fielder gives up the chase. 210/4

44.4 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A yorker outside off stump, squeezed away to backward point for one. 206/4

44.3 B Kumar to S Malik, A good length ball outside off, punched away to sweeper cover for one run. 205/4

44.2 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A back of a length ball outisde off, pushed away to deep point for a run. 204/4

44.1 B Kumar to S Malik, A good yorker just outside off, dug out towards point for one. 203/4

Five overs remain and India should try to go for a launch now.

44.6 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, A back of a length ball just outside off, pushed away to the covers off the back foot for a single. 175/6

44.5 M Irfan to R Ashwin, Ashwin plays a punchy shot towards extra cover for a quick single. 174/6

44.4 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, A short one way outside off, Dhoni chases it and top edges the ball just in front of third man for one run. Good for Dhoni, that he did not go hard at it. 173/6

44.3 M Irfan to R Ashwin, A shortish delivery outside off, Ashwin plays a fine upper cut to third man for a single. 172/6

44.2 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, A back of a length delivery outside off, Dhoni pats it away past point for a single. 171/6

44.1 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Boom! He is such a good player of the short ball! Little bit of an awkward angle, landed on middle, 131.1 kph, Dhoni swivels and pulls it towards deep backward square leg for a boundary! 170/6

43.6 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A short one at Jamshed's body, pulled away uppishly and just over mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 202/4

43.5 A Dinda to S Malik, A slow full toss on middle and leg, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single. The 200 of the innings comes up for Pakistan now. 200/4

43.4 A Dinda to N Jamshed, Short and wide, Jamshed cuts it away uppishly down towards third man for a single. 199/4

43.3 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A good length ball around off, defended to the covers. 198/4

43.2 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A good full delivery just outside off, driven away to the off side, no run. 198/4

43.1 A Dinda to S Malik, A short of a length ball outside off, run down to third man for a single. 198/4

Mohammad Irfan is back on. 6-2-19-1 so far. Replaces Gul.

Dhoni too, is feeling the heat it seems. He seems to have cramped up on one of his legs.

43.6 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Slow, flighted up on off, turned away to deep square leg for a single and hares down thinking that there is a two in there. But, then he remembers it is Ashwin who is running at the other end and kills the idea. 166/6

43.5 S Ajmal to R Ashwin, Pitched up on off, driven down to long on for a single. 165/6

43.4 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Flighted up around off stump, Dhoni flicks it away to mid-wicket for a single. 164/6

43.3 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Flighted up outside off, Dhoni gets his leg out of the way and plays an uppish inside out drive to the deep at the covers and picks up two. 163/6

43.2 S Ajmal to R Ashwin, A tad short outside off, Ashwin punches it down to long off for a run. 161/6

43.1 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Down the leg side, Dhoni works it away to square leg for one. 160/6

42.6 B Kumar to S Malik, Short one at Malik's body, he pulls it just over Sehwag at mid-wicket, he runs after it in his usual lazy way and the batsmen get a single. 197/4

42.5 B Kumar to S Malik, A short and wide delivery, there to be hit. Malik doesn't get anywhere with his feet and misses his cut shot. 196/4

42.4 B Kumar to S Malik, A full delivery around off stump, driven to extra cover. 196/4

42.3 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Pitched up to the bat on off, Jamshed tries to drive it over the covers but mistimes the ball to long on for one. 196/4

42.3 B Kumar to N Jamshed, WIDE! Kumar bowls a full delivery down the leg side for a wide. 195/4

42.2 B Kumar to S Malik, Shortish around off stump again, this time Malik plays a more conventional cut shot down to third man for one. 194/4

42.1 B Kumar to S Malik, FOUR! Soft edge! A shortish ball just outside off, Malik tries to cut it through point but edges it past Dhoni, to the third man fence. 193/4

42.6 U Gul to MS Dhoni, A shortish delivery outside off, cut away to third man for one. 159/6

42.5 U Gul to R Ashwin, Fullish and angled in towards the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a single. 158/6

Gul is struggling! He is huffing and puffing as he runs back to his mark.

42.4 U Gul to R Ashwin, A length ball around off stump, Ashwin shuffles across and tucks it away past short fine leg for a couple of runs. 157/6

42.3 U Gul to R Ashwin, A good tight delivery around off stump, defended back on to the pitch. 155/6

42.2 U Gul to MS Dhoni, Another slower one outside off, Dhoni swings hard and edges the ball to third man for a single. As Dhoni runs towards the non-striker's end, Gul has something to say to MSD. 155/6

42.1 U Gul to MS Dhoni, Gul bowls a good slower one on off stump, Dhoni swings but misses. 154/6

Kumar back into the attack.

41.6 R Ashwin to S Malik, Quick and full on off, Malik chips down and drills the ball down to long on for one run. 189/4

What's worse, a FREE HIT follows.

41.6 R Ashwin to S Malik, NO BALL! NOT OUT! Ashwin picks up a wicket in his last over! A tad short outside off stump, Malik shapes up for the cut and edges the ball to Dhoni who is ecstatic after he takes it cleanly. Dhoni and Ashwin are both disappointed as Malik stays. 188/4

The umpires are checking if Ashwin overstepped. Everything else was clean, the catch and the edge as well.

41.5 R Ashwin to S Malik, Ashwin sees Malik advacne and pauses and bowls a slow off spinner. Malik gets it away off his bat for a couple of runs towards fine leg. 187/4

41.4 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Drifts it in towards middle and off, Jamshed drives but inside edges the ball to deep square leg for one. 185/4

41.3 R Ashwin to S Malik, On the pads, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 184/4

41.2 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Bowls it short outside off stump, cut away to deep point for a single. 183/4

41.1 R Ashwin to S Malik, Flighted up on the pads, Malik chips down the track and drives the ball to long on for a single. 182/4

41.6 S Ajmal to R Ashwin, Ashwin charges down the track but ends up blocking it back to Ajmal. 154/6

41.5 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, A tad short outside off, punched away to the covers for one. 154/6

41.4 S Ajmal to R Ashwin, Flighted up on off and middle, driven down to long on for one. 153/6

41.3 S Ajmal to R Ashwin, Flat and on the pads, defended back to Ashwin. 152/6

Another crucial partnership, Dhoni and Ashwin have brought up the 50-run stand.

41.2 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Works this one down to deep square leg for one run. 152/6

41.1 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Slow and spinning in towards leg stump, Dhoni flicks the ball straight to mid-wicket. 151/6

40.6 S Raina to S Malik, A bit short on off, punched away to extra cover for a single. 181/4

The last ball of this over will be completed by Raina.

Kohli slipped as he was about to bowl. He is in terrible pain there. His back foot slipped as he landed on it. Kohli has to be taken off the field by the physio. Kohli hurt his knee as he went down.

40.5 V Kohli to S Malik, A length ball outside off stump, heaved away without much timing to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 180/4

40.4 V Kohli to N Jamshed, Fullish on the pads, Jamshed lifts it over mid-wicket for just a single. 178/4

40.3 V Kohli to S Malik, A bit short and Malik rocks back and punches the ball to the on side for one. 177/4

40.2 V Kohli to N Jamshed, A shortish ball around leg stump, Jamshed works it away and Ashwin does very well at short fine leg, diving full length to save a few runs, Jamshed gets a single. 176/4

40.1 V Kohli to N Jamshed, Comes around the wicket and bowls it full on the pads, flicked away to wide long on where Rohit Sharma misfields and concedes a couple of runs. 175/4

Ajmal back into the attack.

40.6 U Gul to MS Dhoni, A back of a length ball outside off, Dhoni punches it into the gap this time at the covers and picks up a single to retain strike for the next over. 151/6

40.5 U Gul to MS Dhoni, A good length ball around off stump, Dhoni tries to punch it to long off but extra cover comes around and cuts it off. 150/6

40.4 U Gul to MS Dhoni, Back of a length ball outside off, punched away sweetly off the back foot but straight to cover. 150/6

40.3 U Gul to MS Dhoni, A short of a length delivery on off, Dhoni tries to punch it away but inside edges the ball straight into the flap of his pad and gets stuck there. He hands the ball over to Gul after it the game is dead. 150/6

Dhoni has played a vital knock here and has led by example as well as he gets to his 47th ODI fifty and his ninth against Pakistan.

40.2 U Gul to MS Dhoni, FOUR! What a shot! A fullish delivery on the pads, Dhoni uses his strong bottom hand and plays the helicopter flick to the mid-wicket boundary. 150/6

40.1 U Gul to MS Dhoni, A good length ball around off stump, the ball shoots up with some spongy bounce and Dhoni is shocked as he tries to fend it awkwardly but misses. 146/6

Kohli comes back to bowl, perhaps just the one over to finish the quota of overs by the 5th bowler.

39.6 R Ashwin to S Malik, A slow off spinner, which spins in and hits Malik on his thigh pad as he attempts to work it away to the leg side. 173/4

39.5 R Ashwin to S Malik, Fullish carrom ball on off, Malik tries to flick it away but gets a leading edge to the covers. 173/4

39.4 R Ashwin to S Malik, Lobbed up outside off, Malik pushes the ball on the bounce to Ashwin's right as he dives and stops the ball. 173/4

39.3 R Ashwin to S Malik, Flighted up nicely on off, defended back to Ashwin. 173/4

39.2 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, A shortish delivery on the pads, Jamshed mistimes his pull in the air towards long off, but safely for one. 173/4

39.1 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Flighted up on off, Jamshed flicks it towards mid-wicket where Kohli charges inm prompting Jamshed to send Malik back. A direct hit wouldn't have been fatal though. 172/4

39.6 J Khan to MS Dhoni, A short one at Dhoni's body, he pulls well but can't beat fine leg, the ball goes straight to the fielder and he picks up a single to retain strike. 14 runs off that over. 146/6

39.6 J Khan to MS Dhoni, WIDE! Junaid pushes this down the leg side and Dhoni misses the whip as the ball goes through to Kamran for a wide. 145/6

39.5 J Khan to R Ashwin, Fullish and just outside off, driven to wide mid off for a good single. 144/6

39.4 J Khan to MS Dhoni, A good length ball angled outside off, Dhoni punches it away to sweeper cover and picks up a single. 143/6

39.3 J Khan to MS Dhoni, Could have been a run out! A fullish delivery on the pads, Dhoni flicks it away nicely but can't beat short fine leg and Dhoni is caught in no man's land as Ashwin turns down the single. Gul fields well and throws it but misses at the non-striker's end. Dhoni looks very unhappy and has a few words for Ashwin too, no idea if they are angry words or polite ones though. 142/6

39.2 J Khan to MS Dhoni, SIX! Flat batted away! A short one and not a great one by Junaid Khan. Dhoni stays back and slams it over the mid on fielder and over the long on fence for a flat six. 142/6

Now, now! A FREE HIT for MSD!

39.2 J Khan to MS Dhoni, NO BALL! A back of a length ball just outside off, Dhoni punches it but with an edge wide of third man for a couple. 136/6

39.1 J Khan to R Ashwin, A good full delivery on middle and leg, Ashwin pats it down towards mid-wicket and picks up a single. 133/6

Pakistan need 56 off 66 balls now.

38.6 I Sharma to S Malik, Sharma goes full on off stump, Malik defends it solidly to the covers off the front foot. 172/4

38.5 I Sharma to S Malik, A good bouncer just outside off stump, Malik ducks under this one as well. 172/4

38.4 I Sharma to S Malik, A back of a length delivery angled in towards the pads, Malik is hurried into the shot and gets a leading edge back to Sharma. 172/4

38.3 I Sharma to S Malik, Sharma starts off with a good bouncer to greet Malik who ducks under it. 172/4

Shoaib Malik, who played well in the first T20I walks out to bat.

38.2 I Sharma to Misbah, OUT! Totally foxed him! A good, well disguised slower one at 107.9 kph by Ishant Sharma on the off stump line. Misbah is too early into his push and looks stunned as he misses it and the bails are bolted. India needed that wicket but it could be too late for them. We will find out soon. 172/4

38.1 I Sharma to N Jamshed, Fullish outside off stump, driven away through the covers for a single. 172/3

Junaid Khan has been brought back to bowl. 7-1-19-4 so far.

38.6 U Gul to MS Dhoni, FOUR! Stupendous shot! A short one again by Gul, this time Dhoni is in position early and pulls it off the middle right between the fine leg and deep square leg fielder for a boundary. 132/6

38.5 U Gul to R Ashwin, Gul digs it short to Ashwin now and he plays a good short arm pull to deep square leg for a single. 128/6

38.4 U Gul to MS Dhoni, Short delivery outside off, Dhoni rocks back and pulls it away to deep square leg for a single. 127/6

38.3 U Gul to MS Dhoni, Back of a length on leg stump, clipped away straight to mid-wicket. 126/6

38.2 U Gul to MS Dhoni, A good length ball around off stump, Dhoni goes back and defends it back to Gul. 126/6

38.1 U Gul to R Ashwin, A back of a length ball outside off, punched away to sweeper cover for a single. 126/6

37.6 R Ashwin to Misbah, Misbah shapes up for a reverse sweep but completely misses it even as it was there to be played. 171/3

37.5 R Ashwin to Misbah, Ashwin bowls a quicker one on leg stump, Misbah can't get it away. 171/3

37.4 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Flighted up on leg stump, flicked away through the leg side for one. 171/3

37.3 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Jamshed tries to play the sweep now but mistimes it to short fine leg. 170/3

37.2 R Ashwin to Misbah, Misbah gets down and plays a lap sweep down to fine leg for a single. 170/3

37.1 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Drifts this on the pads, Jamshed works it around the corner to fine leg for a single. 169/3

Umar Gul has been handed the ball now, 0/21 so far off 5 overs.

India have scored just 23 runs in the Powerplay and lost the wicket of Raina. Good one for Pakistan.

37.6 M Hafeez to R Ashwin, No boundary, but six singles off that over, drives this fullish delivery to long on for one. What a piece of bowling it has been from Hafeez, 10-2-26-1. 125/6

37.5 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, Dhoni comes forward and pushes the ball to the mid on region for a single. 124/6

37.4 M Hafeez to R Ashwin, A tad short on off and middle, punched away to long on for one run. Is there a boundary somewhere around the corner here? 123/6

37.3 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, Flighted up outside off, Dhoni pushes the ball to long off for one more run. 122/6

37.2 M Hafeez to R Ashwin, Steps down and drives the ball to long on for a single. 121/6

37.1 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, Full on the pads, Dhoni flicks it away to deep square leg for a single. 120/6

Ashwin brought back to bowl.

36.6 A Dinda to Misbah, Short and just outside off, Misbah times his steer beautifully down towards the backward point fence where Ishant comes running in from third man and picks up the ball to keep the batsmen down to two. 168/3

36.5 A Dinda to Misbah, A good slow and a short one on off, Misbah is early into his pull and takes the ball on his ribs. He must have felt the sting. 166/3

36.4 A Dinda to Misbah, Back of a length just outside off, pushed away towards point. 166/3

36.3 A Dinda to Misbah, A good length ball around off stump, Misbah defends it towards the covers. 166/3

36.2 A Dinda to Misbah, A good fullish delivery outside off stump, left alone by Misbah who will while away his time and not do anything silly. 166/3

36.1 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A length ball on the pads, tucked away behind square for a run. 166/3

This will be the last over of the Powerplay and Hafeez will bowl out as well.

36.6 S Ajmal to R Ashwin, An off spinner on the pads, tucked away towards mid-wicket to end the over. This was the best one for the Indians, 10 runs off it. 119/6

36.5 S Ajmal to R Ashwin, Flighted up outside off, Ashwin plays a well timed drive through mid off and Irfan gives it a painful chase as the batsmen take two. Another injury? Irfan walks out of the field now. 119/6

36.4 S Ajmal to R Ashwin, FOUR! Edgy! Flat and spinning in outside off, Ashwin tries to punch it but edges the ball to the third man fence. That is a much needed boundary. 117/6

Azhar Ali is being taken off the field, by the physio who nearly tripped on the outfield as well. Be careful, guys, don't want the physio to be injured now!

36.3 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, The slider outside off, cut away nicely through point for three of runs. Azhar Ali gives it a chase and slides, but his knee gets stuck in the damp turf and he lies on the ground for a while. 113/6

36.2 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Flat on the pads, worked away to square leg. 110/6

36.1 S Ajmal to R Ashwin, Full on off stump, driven down to long on for a single. 110/6

35.6 I Sharma to Misbah, A good length ball around off stump, pushed away towards point off the back foot. 165/3

35.5 I Sharma to Misbah, Back of a length delivery outside off, left alone by Misbah. 165/3

35.4 I Sharma to N Jamshed, Sharma bowls a fine yorker on off stump, Jamshed digs it out towards point and Misbah calls him through for a quick single. 165/3

35.3 I Sharma to N Jamshed, Fullish and just outside off, driven towards Kohli at mid off where he misfields in a hurry and allows two runs to be taken. 164/3

35.2 I Sharma to Misbah, A good length ball comes in and takes the inside edge of Misbah's bat after which it goes towards fine leg for a run. 162/3

35.1 I Sharma to N Jamshed, Fullish on the pads, flicked away to square leg for one. 161/3

35.6 M Hafeez to R Ashwin, Drops short outside off stump, Ashwin punches the ball down to long on for a single to end another good over by Hafeez. 109/6

35.5 M Hafeez to R Ashwin, Flighted up on off, flicked away to mid-wicket. 108/6

35.4 M Hafeez to R Ashwin, Flat and quick on off, blocked back to Hafeez by Ashwin. 108/6

35.3 M Hafeez to R Ashwin, Flighted up around off stump, defended to the on side on the front foot. 108/6

35.2 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, A bit shortish outside off, punched away to the covers for a single. 108/6

35.1 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, Dhoni takes the aerial route this time! Full and on middle stump line, Dhoni dances down and lifts the ball, not off the middle though, towards wide long on for a couple. 107/6

The Batting Powerplay will be enforced on the Pakistani batsmen now. Pakistan now need 68 runs off 90 balls.

34.6 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A quicker bouncer this time on the ribs, pulled away to fine leg for one to end the over. 160/3

34.5 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A good slower one, short and outside off, Jamshed tries to pull it early and is deceived as he misses it. 159/3

34.4 A Dinda to Misbah, Goes fuller on off stump, driven down to long on for a single. 159/3

34.3 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A back of a length ball outside off, pushed away to the covers for a single. 158/3

34.2 A Dinda to Misbah, One more short one, hooked away with some control to deep mid-wicket for a single. 157/3

34.1 A Dinda to N Jamshed, Dinda hits the pitch hard and gets the ball to rise as Jamshed pulls it away with some discomfort to deep mid-wicket for one. 156/3

34.6 S Ajmal to R Ashwin, Tossed up at a decent pace outside off, defended to the covers. 105/6

34.5 S Ajmal to R Ashwin, Off spinner on the pads, worked away to square leg. 105/6

34.4 S Ajmal to R Ashwin, Fullish and quicker on middle and leg, Ashwin gets across and defends it on to the leg side. 105/6

34.3 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, A bit flat on off stump, Dhoni opens the face of the bat and pats it down towards backward point for a single. 105/6

34.2 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Pitched up around middle and leg, flicked away to mid-wicket. 104/6

34.1 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Full and on leg stump, Dhoni turns it towards square leg and can't get a run. 104/6

33.6 I Sharma to N Jamshed, Another short one, this time to Jamshed who pulls it away nicely to fine leg and picks up a single. 155/3

33.5 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A back of a length slower one outside off, dabbed down towards point with an open face. 154/3

33.4 I Sharma to Misbah, Sharma bowls a good bouncer at around 136 kph and Misbah attempts to hook it but takes the top edge and flies down to third man for one run. 154/3

33.3 I Sharma to Misbah, A back of a length delivery outside off, pushed away to point off the back foot. 153/3

33.2 I Sharma to Misbah, A length ball, swinging in slightly, tucked away towards mid-wicket. 153/3

33.1 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A length ball on middle and leg, Jamshed swings hard and inside edges the ball to fine leg for a single. What has happened to him? Is anyone waiting for him at the hotel? 153/3

33.6 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, Flighted up around off, flicked away to mid-wicket for a single. 104/6

33.5 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, Full and on middle and leg, Dhoni turns it towards mid-wicket. 103/6

33.4 M Hafeez to R Ashwin, Turns in towards the pads, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for one and gets off the mark. 103/6

33.3 M Hafeez to R Ashwin, Flighted up on off, blocked back to the bowler. 102/6

Ravichandran Ashwin, who has been in good batting form of late comes out to bat. He is the local boy as well.

33.2 M Hafeez to S Raina, OUT! Raina tries to attack but gets attacked instead! A quick and flat delivery, angled in with the arm. Raina swings hard but misses completely and the ball sneaks through, but only after kissing the pads and hits the stumps. The Powerplay could easily backfire on India now. 102/6

33.1 M Hafeez to S Raina, A tad short outside off, cut away to backward point. 102/5

Ishant Sharma comes back into the attack.

32.6 A Dinda to Misbah, Full and slanting in towards the pads, flicked away towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 152/3

32.5 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A good length ball around off stump, pushed away to mid on for a quick single. 150/3

32.4 A Dinda to N Jamshed, Dinda bowls a short one on off stump, Jamshed tries the upper cut but misses. His concentration seems to be off. 149/3

32.3 A Dinda to Misbah, Angles it on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for one. 149/3

32.2 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A fullish delivery on off, driven uppishly, just over Dinda and towards mid on for a risky single. Jamshed needs to gather himself here after the break. 148/3

32.1 A Dinda to N Jamshed, DROPPED! And it is Yuvraj, someone who is not known to do so! A back of a length wayward delivery outside off, Jamshed flays his bat at it and hits it to the right of Yuvraj at point, who seems to have caught it. Alas! He drops it as he falls over. 147/3

India take the Batting Powerplay now.

32.6 S Malik to MS Dhoni, Full and quicker through the air, driven back to Malik. 102/5

32.5 S Malik to MS Dhoni, Slants it in to the pads again, worked away to square leg again. 102/5

32.4 S Malik to MS Dhoni, Flighted up on the pads, worked away straight to square leg. 102/5

32.3 S Malik to S Raina, Tossed up outside off, driven down to long off for a single. 102/5

32.2 S Malik to S Raina, Full and quick on off, defended back to the bowler. 101/5

32.1 S Malik to S Raina, Short and wide outside off, tries to cut but misses. 101/5

Pakistan now need 81 runs off 108 balls with seven wickets in hand as the players go into the final drinks break of the match.

31.6 V Kohli to Misbah, A good tight leg cutter on off, patted back to Kohli. 147/3

31.5 V Kohli to Misbah, Fullish on the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket. 147/3

31.4 V Kohli to N Jamshed, Full and wide outside off, eased wide of long off for one. 147/3

31.3 V Kohli to Misbah, Half volley outside off, pushed down to long off for a run. 146/3

Misbah-ul-Haq now reaches 3000 ODI runs! He becomes the 16th Pakistani to do so. The ironic thing is that he doesn't have an ODI century yet.

31.2 V Kohli to Misbah, FOUR! That is just too short, landed outside off, 96.3 kph, Misbah just goes back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 145/3

31.1 V Kohli to N Jamshed, Full outside off, 105.9 kph, punched down to long off for a single. 141/3

India are crawling along very slowly. The important thing to note is that they haven't lost any wicket after the initial slump. The umpires have called for a drinks break.

31.6 M Hafeez to S Raina, Fullish around leg stump, Raina chips down and tries to hit hard but plays it down to wide mid on for a single. 101/5

31.5 M Hafeez to S Raina, A flat delivery around off stump, defended to the off side. 100/5

31.4 M Hafeez to S Raina, Similar length, Raina tries to cut but misses. 100/5

31.3 M Hafeez to S Raina, Short and wide outside off, cut away straight to backward point. 100/5

31.2 M Hafeez to S Raina, Another slider on middle and leg, Raina tries to turn it away and gets a leading edge to point. 100/5

31.1 M Hafeez to S Raina, A slider on leg stump, defended to the off side. 100/5

30.6 A Dinda to N Jamshed, Fullish this time around off stump, driven away to the covers for one. 140/3

30.5 A Dinda to N Jamshed, FOUR! Well done! A short one on the body, Jamshed pulls it nicely to the mid-wicket fence off the back foot. 139/3

30.5 A Dinda to N Jamshed, Wide! Jamshed gets a fierce bouncer from Dinda and he ducks under it at the last moment. However, the leg umpire signals a wide. 135/3

30.4 A Dinda to Misbah, Full on off, driven away to the covers for a single. 134/3

Pakistan skipper, Misbah ul Haq walks out to bat.

30.3 A Dinda to Y Khan, OUT! That could be a very important catch! Full toss and angling in towards the pads, flicked away hard towards Ashwin who claims the catch after a slight delay, but he looked confident about it. Replays from two different side on angles show that Ashwin had his fingers well under it. It is a great catch by someone who is not known to be a good fielder. Raina very mockingly stands right behind Bowden and raises his finger while Bowden does the same and what more, Raina's finger is bent as well. Haha! 133/3

The umpires are checking if the catch Ashwin is claiming to have taken is clean or no.

30.2 A Dinda to Y Khan, Pitched up outside off, Khan drives it firmly but straight to Raina at short extra. He throws the ball at the non-striker's end and misses. 133/2

30.1 A Dinda to Y Khan, A back of a length delivery on off, Khan punches it back and Dinda gets down quickly to stop the ball on his follow through to the opposite side. 133/2

30.6 S Malik to MS Dhoni, Flighted up on off, Dhoni comes forward and plays it down to the on side. 100/5

30.5 S Malik to MS Dhoni, Tossed up outside off, driven back to Malik. 100/5

30.4 S Malik to S Raina, Angled in towards the pads, tucked away to fine leg for one. 100/5

30.3 S Malik to MS Dhoni, Slow and turning in towards leg stump, worked away to square leg for a single. 99/5

30.2 S Malik to S Raina, Flighted up on middle, driven nicely down to mid on for a quick single. 98/5

30.1 S Malik to S Raina, A short off spinner outside off, Raina tries to cut it but mistimes it to extra cover. 97/5

Dinda back into the attack now. Pace after some gap here.

29.6 V Kohli to Y Khan, Pitched up outside off, driven past Kohli's hand to long off for one. Pakistan now need just 95 off 120 balls. 133/2

29.5 V Kohli to N Jamshed, Kohli bowls a dipping yorker on leg stump, dug away towards square leg for one run. 132/2

29.4 V Kohli to Y Khan, Fullish around off, punched down to long on by Younus for a run. 131/2

29.3 V Kohli to N Jamshed, Length ball around middle, punched away past a diving Kohli for a single. 130/2

29.2 V Kohli to N Jamshed, On the pads, Jamshed works it away with some good placement behind square for a couple of runs. 129/2

29.1 V Kohli to Y Khan, Short and very wide outside off, cut away to deep point for a single. 127/2

29.6 M Hafeez to S Raina, A fraction short outside off, punched away off the back foot by Raina to sweeper cover for a single to end the 30th over. 97/5

29.5 M Hafeez to S Raina, Tossed up around off stump, the ball bounces after pitching and takes the shoulder of the bat to short third man. 96/5

29.4 M Hafeez to S Raina, Flighted up on the pads, Raina swings his bat hard and mistimes the ball to deep square leg and gets two. 96/5

29.3 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, Fullish and turning in, flicked away to mid-wicket for a single. 94/5

29.2 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, Dhoni steps out but can't get to the pitch of the ball and defends it. 93/5

29.1 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, Flat and spinning in, turned away to mid-wicket. 93/5

Virat Kohli comes in to run his arm over now.

28.6 S Raina to N Jamshed, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. 126/2

The hundred run stand comes up with that biggie.

28.5 S Raina to N Jamshed, SIX! Classy! Tossed up outside off, Jamshed gets under it and lifts it way over the cover boundary for a maximum. Pakistan are now inching closer to victory. 126/2

28.4 S Raina to Y Khan, Flighted up outside off, driven away to long off for one. 120/2

Khan gets to his 48th ODI fifty and his 7th against the Indians. He has a good record against them.

28.3 S Raina to Y Khan, SIX! Calculated risk taken to good avail! Younis Khan backs away and smashes this ball way over the long on boundary to get to his fifty. 119/2

28.2 S Raina to N Jamshed, Full and quick outside off, driven hard down to long off for a run. 113/2

28.1 S Raina to Y Khan, Tossed up outside off, driven down to long on for a run. 112/2

28.6 S Malik to S Raina, A tad short, Raina backs away and tries to cut but can't beat backward point. 93/5

28.5 S Malik to MS Dhoni, Slow and flighted on off, pushed down the ground to long on for a single. 93/5

28.4 S Malik to MS Dhoni, Short and spinning in, punched back to the bowler. 92/5

28.3 S Malik to S Raina, On the pads, tucked away to square leg for a single. 92/5

28.2 S Malik to S Raina, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 91/5

28.1 S Malik to S Raina, Short and wide outside off, cut away to short third man. 91/5

27.6 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Flighted up outside off, driven away to mid off, no run. 111/2

27.5 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, On the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket. 111/2

27.4 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Undeterred by the events of the previous ball, Khan goes for another sweep and hits it to deep square leg for one run. 111/2

27.3 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Huge shout for lbw! Looks very close but the umpire doesn't give it! Khan tries to sweep the ball to the deep square leg area but misses. And that looked out in the replays! 110/2

Jamshed has got to his 7th Test fifty and his second against India.

27.2 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, On the pads, worked away nicely behind square for a single. 110/2

27.1 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Khan rocks back and cuts it away to deep point for one. 109/2

27.6 M Hafeez to S Raina, Pitched up outside off, pushed firmly to Misbah at extra cover and he fumbles, conceding a single. 91/5

27.5 M Hafeez to S Raina, Flighted up on off, pushed back to Hafeez. 90/5

27.4 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, This time Dhoni opts to punch it away to long on for one. 90/5

27.3 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, Shortish outside off, Dhoni tries to punch it away but can't beat the bowler. 89/5

27.2 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, Flat again around off, pushed back to Hafeez. 89/5

27.1 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, Flat and quick on off, defended back on to the pitch. 89/5

26.6 S Raina to N Jamshed, A flighted delivery on the pads, pushed away to the covers. 108/2

26.5 S Raina to Y Khan, A tad short outside off, Khan cuts it nicely down to deep point and Dinda nearly stumbles as he is about to throw, one run taken. 108/2

26.4 S Raina to N Jamshed, A tad short on off stump, pulled away uppishly down to long on for a single. 107/2

26.3 S Raina to N Jamshed, FOUR! Fabulous shot! Flighted up outside off stump, Jamshed lifts it cleanly over the in field and sends the ball to the cover fence. 106/2

26.2 S Raina to Y Khan, Tossed up on leg stump, swept away to fine leg for one. 102/2

26.1 S Raina to Y Khan, Drifts on the pads, flicked away slightly uppishly to Ashwin at square leg. 101/2

26.6 S Malik to S Raina, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 89/5

26.5 S Malik to S Raina, A tad short outside off, defended towards point. 89/5

26.4 S Malik to S Raina, Angles in towards the pads, Raina can't flick it away and the ball hits the pads. 89/5

26.3 S Malik to S Raina, Full and quick on off stump, defended back to Malik. 89/5

26.2 S Malik to MS Dhoni, Flighted up around off stump, flicked to mid-wicket for one. 89/5

26.2 S Malik to MS Dhoni, WIDE! Spins way down the leg side, easy call for a wide. 88/5

26.1 S Malik to S Raina, Short and wide outside off, Raina cuts it away nicely but straight to deep point for one. 87/5

Suresh Raina into the attack.

25.6 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Tossed up outside off stump, pushed back to the bowler. 101/2

25.5 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Flighted up slowly on off, defended back to Ashwin. 101/2

25.4 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Gets well across and sweeps this full delivery to deep square leg for a run. 101/2

25.3 R Ashwin to Y Khan, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 100/2

25.2 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Punches this down the ground to long off for one to bring up the 100 of the innings. 100/2

25.1 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Drifts in towards the pads, Jamshed rolls his wrists and flicks the ball on to Kohli's shin at forward short leg. 99/2

Shoaib Malik into the attack.

25.6 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, Tossed up around off stump, Dhoni sits back and blocks the ball. A good over from Hafeez, he could have got Dhoni had it not been for Misbah's lazy effort. 86/5

25.5 M Hafeez to S Raina, Flighted up around off, driven down to long off for a run. 86/5

25.4 M Hafeez to S Raina, This one spits and bounces off the pitch and Raina is taken by surprise as the ball hits it high on his bat. 85/5

25.3 M Hafeez to S Raina, Shortish outside off, cut away to short third man and no is the call. 85/5

25.2 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, DROPPED! And it is the captain! Hafeez pushes it quicker on off, Dhoni advances and tries to chip it over mid-wicket but finds Misbah who can't catch a sitter. Dhoni picks up a single meanwhile. 85/5

25.1 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, A flat delivery, spinning in, pushed to mid-wicket. 84/5

24.6 Y Singh to Y Khan, A tad short outside off, Younus cuts it away past short third man from where Rohit Sharma chases the ball down and keeps the batsmen down to two. 99/2

24.5 Y Singh to Y Khan, FOUR! Fantastic shot! A flighted ball outside off, Khan sweeps it away to the deep square leg boundary where Gambhir dives but can't stop the ball from going past the ropes. 97/2

24.4 Y Singh to Y Khan, FOUR! Good placement! A short one on off stump, Khan rocks back and pulls the ball uppishly and away from the deep mid-wicket fielder and into the fence. 93/2

24.3 Y Singh to Y Khan, Flighted up on off stump, Khan comes well forward and defends it back on to the pitch. 89/2

24.2 Y Singh to N Jamshed, On the pads, flicked away through mid-wicket for a single. 89/2

24.1 Y Singh to Y Khan, Shortish outside off, cut away through the covers for one. 88/2

24.6 S Ajmal to S Raina, Flighted up around off stump, defended to the covers off the front foot. 84/5

24.5 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, A bit short, just outside off, Dhoni punches it away to the left of extra cover and picks up a single. 84/5

24.4 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, A slow off spinner, spinning in towards leg stump, Dhoni misses his flick and the ball goes towards mid-wicket off the pads. 83/5

24.3 S Ajmal to S Raina, Floated up outside off, Raina opens the face of the bat and pushes it away to point for a single. 83/5

24.2 S Ajmal to S Raina, Slow and flighted up on off, defended to the on side. 82/5

24.1 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, An off spinner on the leg stump, flicked away through mid-wicket for a single. 82/5

23.6 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Drops short outside off, Jamshed cuts it away past Yuvraj at backward point for a couple of runs. Pakistan need 141 runs now of 156 balls. 87/2

23.5 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Dhoni appeals on this full delivery, drifting in to the stumps even as the ball hit the pads and appears to be going down the leg side. 85/2

23.4 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Flighted up on the pads, driven down the ground to long on for a single. 85/2

23.3 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Short and wide outside off, cut away to deep point for one. 84/2

23.2 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Tossed up on off, punched away back to Ashwin, who dives to stop the ball. 83/2

23.1 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, A flighted ball on off and middle, defended to the bowler. 83/2

23.6 M Hafeez to S Raina, Raina shapes up for a slog sweep but inside edges the shot on to his pads. Hafeez has bowled two back to back maidens now. 81/5

23.5 M Hafeez to S Raina, Tossed up on off stump, pushed to extra cover. 81/5

23.4 M Hafeez to S Raina, Flighted up on off, defended to the cover region off the front foot. 81/5

23.3 M Hafeez to S Raina, Full and quick on off stump, Raina steps forward and defends it back on to the pitch. 81/5

23.2 M Hafeez to S Raina, Flat and drifting in towards off, defended to the covers. 81/5

23.1 M Hafeez to S Raina, Pushed through quicker and Raina tries to cut but misses the ball. 81/5

22.6 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Flighted up around middle and leg, flicked away to the on side for one run. 83/2

22.5 Y Singh to N Jamshed, FOUR! Poor delivery! Full toss on the pads, Jamshed takes his front foot out of the way and frees his arms as he swings the bat and hits the ball to the mid-wicket boundary. 82/2

22.4 Y Singh to Y Khan, Short and wide, cut away to deep point off the back foot for a single. 78/2

22.3 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Flighted up on off, flicked away to mid-wicket for a run. 77/2

22.2 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Similar delivery, Jamshed pulls it away once again to Sehwag. 76/2

22.1 Y Singh to N Jamshed, A tad short, Jamshed pulls it away and Sehwag at mid-wicket does well to dive to his left and stop the ball. 76/2

22.6 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Dhoni comes forward and pushes the ball back to Ajmal. 81/5

22.5 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Flat and shortish on off and middle, blocked off the back foot. 81/5

22.4 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Gets hit on the pads ad Dhoni tries to flick. Ajmal and Kamran put in a stifled appeal. 81/5

22.3 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Flat and quick on off, pushed back to Ajmal off the back foot. 81/5

22.2 S Ajmal to S Raina, Fullish this time on off, driven down to long on for a single. 81/5

Dhoni and Raina bring up an important 50-run stand.

22.1 S Ajmal to S Raina, FOUR! Boundary after 14 overs! Short and wide, Raina rocks back and cuts it away in the gap through point and short third man to the boundary. 80/5

21.6 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Driven down the ground to long on for one. 76/2

21.5 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Jamshed goes for the sweep but misses the ball and gets hit on the pads, The Indians put in one of their usual stifled and over-optimistic appeals. 75/2

21.4 R Ashwin to Y Khan, This was the off spinner on middle, cut away off the stumps to backward point for one. 75/2

21.3 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Short outside off, Khan punches it towards short extra cover and a good piece of fielding ensures that no run is conceded. 74/2

21.2 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Slants on the pads, worked away to deep square leg for a single. 74/2

21.1 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Khan opts to play the sweep and this time with the spin, he connects and gets two runs to deep square leg. 74/2

21.6 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, Spins in towards leg stump, Dhoni can't get it away, hits the pads. Another maiden played out. 76/5

21.5 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, Dhoni comes forward and blocks it back to Hafeez. 76/5

21.4 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, Full and quick on off, pushed to mid-wicket. 76/5

21.3 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, Flighted up on off, defended off the front foot. 76/5

21.2 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, On the pads, Dhoni can't work it away, the ball goes off the thigh pad to short fine leg. 76/5

21.1 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, Flighted on off, flicked away towards the mid-wicket region. Dhoni and Raina, both take a few steps towards each other and deny the single. 76/5

20.6 Y Singh to N Jamshed, A good loopy ball around off stump, Jamshed gets an inside edge towards square leg. 72/2

20.5 Y Singh to Y Khan, Floated up on the stumps, driven down to mid-wicket for a single. 72/2

Jamshed and Khan have brought up the 50-run stand, a timely one.

20.4 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Flighted up on the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket for one. 71/2

20.3 Y Singh to N Jamshed, A yorker on off stump, dug out back to Yuvraj. 70/2

20.2 Y Singh to Y Khan, Short and wide outside off, cut away to deep point for one. 70/2

20.1 Y Singh to Y Khan, Slow and flighted outside off, Khan goes for the sweep and misses as the ball spins away. Poor shot selection by Khan. 69/2

20.6 S Ajmal to S Raina, Flighted up around off stump, defended back to Ajmal. Raina plays a maiden. 76/5

20.5 S Ajmal to S Raina, Quick and drifted in towards middle and leg, Raina gets the inside edge on to the pad as Ajmal appeals in vain. 76/5

20.4 S Ajmal to S Raina, Pitched up on off stump, Raina pushes it to the covers off the front foot. 76/5

20.3 S Ajmal to S Raina, Slow and flighted up outside off, left alone by Raina this time. 76/5

20.2 S Ajmal to S Raina, Full and quicker through the air, pushed away to the covers. 76/5

20.1 S Ajmal to S Raina, Flat and short outside off, pushed away to point off the back foot. 76/5

19.6 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Flat and on off, defended back to the bowler once again. 69/2

19.5 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Quick and full around off, Jamshed stays back and pushes it back to Ashwin. 69/2

19.4 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Slow and turning in, worked away towards fine leg for a single. 69/2

The flood lights have come on now.

19.3 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Tossed up outside off, pushed to the covers off the front foot for a single. 68/2

19.2 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Angles it in towards the pads, Jamshed misses his flick. 67/2

Forward short leg in place now.

19.1 R Ashwin to Y Khan, A carrom ball on off and middle, punched down to long on for a single. 67/2

19.6 M Hafeez to S Raina, Raina shimmies down the pitch and drives the ball down to long on for a single. 76/5

19.5 M Hafeez to S Raina, Turn and bounce! Slower through the air, the ball grips the surface and disturbs it as well and turns away from Raina's defensive push and hits Kamran's gloves pretty hard. 75/5

19.4 M Hafeez to S Raina, Flighted up slowly on off, Raina defends it back on to the pitch. 75/5

19.3 M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, A flat delivery on the pads, punched down to long on for a single. 75/5

19.2 M Hafeez to S Raina, Raina chips down the track to this fullish delivery on middle and leg and inside edges his heave to deep square leg for three. Raina is disappointed, he wanted a boundary there. 74/5

19.1 M Hafeez to S Raina, Flighted up on off, pushed back to Hafeez off the front foot. 71/5

18.6 Y Singh to Y Khan, Short and pulled away to deep mid-wicket for just a single. 66/2

18.5 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Short and just outside off, cut away to deep point for one. 65/2

18.4 Y Singh to Y Khan, Flighted up on off, Khan sweeps it away towards deep square leg for one run. 64/2

18.3 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Flighted up on the pads, Jamshed tries to sweep but inside edges the ball to fine leg for a single. 63/2

18.2 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Drops short outside off, cut away to sweeper cover for a couple. 62/2

18.1 Y Singh to N Jamshed, The arm ball by Yuvraj, Jamshed plays for turn which is not there at all. 60/2

Spin from both ends, Mohammad Hafeez to bowl now.

18.6 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Flatter on off and middle, pushed back to Ajmal once again, but this time off the back foot. 71/5

18.5 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Quicker through the air, full on off, defended back to Ajmal. 71/5

18.4 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Spins in towards the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket. 71/5

18.3 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Comes forward to this flighted ball and pushes it to extra cover. 71/5

18.2 S Ajmal to S Raina, Flighted up outside off, Raina drives the ball to long off for one. 71/5

18.1 S Ajmal to MS Dhoni, Drifts it down the leg stump line, worked away to short fine leg for one. 70/5

17.6 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, On the pads, Jamshed can't tuck it away and the ball takes the pads and goes towards square leg for a leg bye. 60/2

17.5 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Tossed up on the pads, worked away to fine leg for one. 59/2

17.4 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Fullish on middle and leg, Khan tries to work it away but inside edges the ball on to the pads. 58/2

17.3 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Flicked away to mid-wicket for a single. 58/2

17.2 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Tossed up on off, defended back to the bowler. 57/2

17.1 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Slants this one down the leg side and Jamshed misses his stroke and the ball lobs to Sehwag at first slip. The ball seems to have hit the inside edge in the replays. The umpire seemed to have been diverted by the lbw appeal. 57/2

Saeed Ajmal has been introduced in to the attack. First bout of spin for the Indians today after their slap-stick display against pace.

17.6 J Khan to S Raina, A back of a length ball just outside off, Raina shuffles across and defends it solidly to the off side. 69/5

17.5 J Khan to S Raina, A good length delivery outside off stump, Raina shoulders arms to the ball nicely. 69/5

17.4 J Khan to MS Dhoni, Fullish and just outside off, punched to the cover fielder and Dhoni picks up a quick single. 69/5

17.3 J Khan to S Raina, A good length ball just outside off, Raina walks well across and tucks the ball away, this time off the bat towards deep square leg for one. 68/5

17.2 J Khan to MS Dhoni, Now, Dhoni gets a leg bye as he misses his flick and the ball takes the pad and goes towards square leg. 67/5

17.1 J Khan to S Raina, Bowls it on a length on leg stump, Raina gets a leg bye off his pads towards short fine leg. 66/5

16.6 Y Singh to Y Khan, A shortish delivery on the pads, pulled away to deep square leg for a couple of runs. 57/2

16.5 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Floated up on off, punched down to long on for one run. 55/2

16.4 Y Singh to Y Khan, Flighted up outside off, driven away to sweeper cover for a single. 54/2

16.3 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Tossed up on off, Jamshed drives it down to long on for a single. 53/2

16.2 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Flat delivery on off stump, pushed back to the bowler. 52/2

16.1 Y Singh to N Jamshed, Flighted up on off, driven back to Yuvraj. 52/2

Umar Akmal has come on the field as Younus Khan went off. Junaid Khan roped back into the attack.

16.6 U Gul to MS Dhoni, A good length ball outside off, Dhoni moves across and defends the ball to the covers off the back foot. 65/5

16.5 U Gul to MS Dhoni, A good tight ball on off and middle, worked away to mid-wicket. 65/5

16.4 U Gul to S Raina, Gul comes around the wicket and bowls a short one at Raina's head. He takes his eyes of the ball and manages to pull it away to deep square leg for a single. 65/5

16.3 U Gul to S Raina, A good length ball in the corridor outside off, defended neatly back on to the pitch. 64/5

16.2 U Gul to MS Dhoni, A short of a length delivery outside off, Dhoni punches it past short extra cover and asks Raina to wait first and then calls him through as the ball goes to wide mid off for one. 64/5

16.1 U Gul to S Raina, A back of a length delivery on off, doesn't get up much and Raina gets an edge to second slip on the bounce. He picks up a single. 63/5

Yuvraj Singh comes in to bowl now.

The players will take a drinks break. It has been India's hour initially but Pakistan have clawed their way back somewhat.

15.6 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Flighted up on off, defended back to Ashwin. 52/2

15.5 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Angles it on the pads, worked away to square leg. 52/2

15.4 R Ashwin to Y Khan, A slow flighted ball on off, defended to point off the front foot. 52/2

15.3 R Ashwin to Y Khan, Flighted up on off stump, Khan tries to play an on drive but edges it past first slip towards third man for a couple. 52/2

15.2 R Ashwin to Y Khan, A flat delivery on the stumps, worked away to mid-wicket. 50/2

15.1 R Ashwin to N Jamshed, Angles it on the pads, worked away through mid-wicket for a single. 50 of the innings comes up. 50/2

15.6 M Irfan to S Raina, Fullish on the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket for a single. 62/5

15.5 M Irfan to S Raina, Angles it down the leg side, Raina falls over with his head as he tries to flick but misses and the ball goes a feet or so past the leg stump. Wide not signaled! 61/5

15.4 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, Shortish on off, Dhoni tries to play a Caribbean pull by lifting his front leg, but mistimes it to square leg and hares through for a single. 61/5

15.3 M Irfan to S Raina, Shortish and well outside off, Raina runs it down to third man with a horizontal bat shot for a single. 60/5

15.2 M Irfan to S Raina, A good length ball on off, tucked down to the on side off the back foot. 59/5

15.1 M Irfan to S Raina, A back of a length delivery outside off, Raina hops across and pats the ball to the covers. 59/5

Ravichandran Ashwin comes into the attack.

14.6 I Sharma to Y Khan, A good length ball around off stump, defended to the covers. 49/2

14.5 I Sharma to Y Khan, Missed opportunity! A full delivery on middle and leg, Khan punches it back over a ducking Ishant Sharma towards the straight boundary for a couple of runs. Seems like Ishant Sharma's hair got him unsighted as Khan hit the ball back at him. 49/2

14.4 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A good length ball on the pads, clipped away to fine leg off the hips nicely for one run. 47/2

14.3 I Sharma to Y Khan, A tad short outside off stump, cut away down to thrid man for a single. 46/2

14.2 I Sharma to N Jamshed, Fullish on off stump, pushed firmly to mid off and Jamshed calls for the single promptly and makes it in the end as the throws misses the stumps and a run is added. 45/2

14.1 I Sharma to N Jamshed, FOUR! Superb stroke! A fullish delivery outside off stump, driven away sweetly through the covers for a fine boundary. 44/2

14.6 U Gul to S Raina, A fullish delivery outside off, Raina leans into it on his front foot and punches it nicely through the covers for a well run three. 59/5

14.5 U Gul to MS Dhoni, Short of a length just outside off, punched away to the covers for a quick single. 56/5

14.4 U Gul to S Raina, Digs it short on the pitch around middle and leg, Raina clips it away to fine leg for a single. 55/5

14.3 U Gul to S Raina, A short of a length ball around off stump, defended back on to the pitch from within the crease. 54/5

14.2 U Gul to S Raina, Four leg byes! A fullish delivery on middle and leg, Raina gets across and tries to flick but gets the pad on the ball after which it races away to the fine leg fence for handy leg byes. 54/5

14.1 U Gul to S Raina, A fullish delivery on off stump. Raina comes well forward and defends it back to Gul with a straight bat. 50/5

Ishant Sharma has been brought back into the attack.

13.6 A Dinda to Y Khan, A good length ball this time just outside off, Khan pushes it to the covers. 40/2

13.5 A Dinda to Y Khan, Another bouncer after which Dinda falls on the pitch as Khan pulls it away through mid on for a couple of runs. 40/2

13.4 A Dinda to N Jamshed, Bangs it short, a good bouncer following Jamshed who pulls it uppishly to fine leg for a single. 38/2

13.3 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A length ball just outside off, punched away to extra cover and Kohli throws it immediately to the non-striker's end and hits Khan's bat. 37/2

13.2 A Dinda to Y Khan, Full and wide outside off, Khan plays a drive and gets it through the covers to pick up three runs as the ball holds up in the deep. 37/2

13.1 A Dinda to Y Khan, A good tight delivery on off, patted back to Dinda off the back foot. 34/2

13.6 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, A good back of a length delivery just outside off, Dhoni leaves it nicely. 50/5

13.5 M Irfan to S Raina, A back of a length delivery on the pads, tucked away to fine leg off the hips for a single. The 50 of the innings comes up, finally! 50/5

13.4 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, Dhoni walks across to this length delivery on off and works it away nicely to fine leg for a single. Dhoni wanted two there but it just wasn't there. 49/5

13.3 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, Pitched up on middle and off, Dhoni flicks it nicely through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 48/5

13.2 M Irfan to MS Dhoni, Angles this outside off stump, left alone by Dhoni. 46/5

13.1 M Irfan to S Raina, On the hips this time, Raina misses his clip and the ball goes towards fine leg off the thigh pad for a leg bye. 46/5

13.1 M Irfan to S Raina, WIDE! Pushes this down the leg side, easy call for the umpire. 45/5

Dinda back into the attack.

12.6 B Kumar to N Jamshed, FOUR! Helped away! Short one at Jamshed's body, he pulls it well behind square, beating Ishant Sharma at the boundary there. Seems like Dhoni had pushed fine leg squarer before this delivery. 34/2

12.5 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Short and wide outside off, cut away but straight to point. 30/2

12.4 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Fullish and just outside off, driven solidly but straight to mid off. 30/2

12.3 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Back of a length on the pads, whipped away towards deep square leg for a couple of runs. 30/2

12.2 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Short of a good length around off stump, defended from within the crease. 28/2

12.1 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A good length ball just outside off stump, defended solidly to the covers. 28/2

Irfan comes back to bowl now.

12.6 U Gul to MS Dhoni, Angled into the pads, Dhoni is perhaps one of the few batsmen today who has connected the flick to perfection as he plays it away to deep square leg for one more couple. 44/5

12.5 U Gul to MS Dhoni, Pitched up to the bat, Dhoni tries to drive but mistimes the shot to mid on and Irfan misfields giving two runs to the Indian total. Not easy for the human skyscraper to get down soon enough, it seems! 42/5

12.4 U Gul to MS Dhoni, A short one by Gul this time. Dhoni thinks of a pull but withdraws out of the stroke at the last moment. 40/5

12.3 U Gul to MS Dhoni, A good length ball just outside off, left alone by MSD. 40/5

Dhoni is irritated with something behind the bowler's arm. Wonder if it is the same guy who was strolling around with the phone glued to his ears? It's not him, it is something else and the umpires take this opportunity to give the players a drinks break.

12.2 U Gul to MS Dhoni, Dhoni plays a walking leave! One you won't see very often in cricket! A good length ball outside off, Dhoni walks across and shoulders arms after thinking of playing at it initially. 40/5

12.1 U Gul to MS Dhoni, A good full delivery, spears in towards off, Dhoni is well forward as he tries to defend but the ball hits the pads and Gul is a bit late in appealing. However, that struck just outside off stump. 40/5

12.1 U Gul to MS Dhoni, Five Wides! Gul lets India off the noose now! Angles it way down the leg side and the batsman and the keeper can't get close to the ball which races away to the fence. 40/5

11.6 I Sharma to Y Khan, Sharma digs it short outside off, Khan cuts it uppishly towards the point fence and wants a third run. Jamshed, however, sends him back and Kumar throws from the deep and Khan's pre=matured dive makes it to the crease. 28/2

11.5 I Sharma to Y Khan, FOUR! Deft touch! Fullish and outside off, Khan opens the face of the bat and places it between first and a wide second slip to third man for a single. 26/2

11.4 I Sharma to Y Khan, Back of a length delivery outside off, Khan tries to guide it down to third man but can't beat second slip who runs towards gully and stops the ball. 22/2

11.3 I Sharma to Y Khan, Digs it short on off stump, fended down to the off side. 22/2

11.2 I Sharma to Y Khan, A short of a length ball just outside off, Khan stays tall and defends it to mid off. 22/2

11.1 I Sharma to N Jamshed, Fullish and well outside off, driven slightly uppishly towards the covers. Kohli gets a hand to it and concedes a single. 22/2

11.6 J Khan to S Raina, A back of a length ball outside off, Raina pushes his bat at it away from his body and inside edges the ball towards mid on. 35/5

11.5 J Khan to S Raina, A good length ball just outside off, defended cleanly by getting behind the line. 35/5

11.5 J Khan to S Raina, WIDE! A good short one to Raina at off stump line. He sways away to safety in the end and the umpire calls it. 35/5

11.4 J Khan to MS Dhoni, A good length ball outside off, Dhoni gets right behind the line of the ball and taps it away to the off side to get off the mark with a single. 34/5

11.3 J Khan to S Raina, A short of a length delivery outside off, Raina fends and edges the ball to third man for one. 33/5

11.2 J Khan to S Raina, A back of a length ball on middle, Raina stands tall and tucks it away to deep square leg for a couple of runs. 32/5

11.1 J Khan to S Raina, A fullish delivery just outside off, Raina drives it crisply down to mid off, but no run available. 30/5

10.6 B Kumar to Y Khan, And there is the second bouncer! Well directed again but the experienced Younus Khan ducks under it easily, ending a successful over for India. 21/2

10.5 B Kumar to Y Khan, Back of a length ball just outside off, punched away to the cover fielder. 21/2

10.4 B Kumar to Y Khan, Pushes this outside off stump and Khan lets it through to the keeper. 21/2

10.3 B Kumar to Y Khan, A good length ball just outside off, Khan pushes the ball to the covers by getting behind the line of it. 21/2

The experienced Younus Khan comes out to bat.

10.2 B Kumar to A Ali, OUT! Kumar gets a wicket off his surprise delivery! A good short one at Ali's head, he pulls and gets hardly anything on it and top edges the ball to Rohit Sharma at square leg who takes it very easily. Kumar has a few words for Ali as he walks back. Don't want to get fined on debut. 21/2

10.1 B Kumar to A Ali, A clean run out chance missed! A back of a length ball around off stump, Ali walks down and gets it to the on side and Jamsehd runs down and is sent back. Kumar gets to the ball and takes his time and aims, but misses. 21/1

10.6 U Gul to MS Dhoni, Pitched up outside off, Dhoni comes forward, but shoulders arms. 30/5

10.5 U Gul to MS Dhoni, A good length ball outside off, Dhoni chooses to leave it alone. 30/5

10.4 U Gul to MS Dhoni, Dhoni walks across and down and tries to work it away but gets hit on his pad. Gul thinks that is close and appeals really hard. 30/5

A CSK pairing at the crease now! Have you ever seen the Chepauk crowd quiet when these two were out there during the IPL?

10.3 U Gul to MS Dhoni, A fullish delivery just outside off, Dhoni props forward and shoulders arms to it. 30/5

10.2 U Gul to MS Dhoni, A good length ball outside off, left alone by Dhoni. 30/5

10.1 U Gul to S Raina, Fullish on middle and leg, Rains tries to push the ball down to mid on and manages to edge it to thrid man for a single. 30/5

9.6 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A fullish delivery just outside off, Jamshed comes confidently forward and defends the ball into the covers. 21/1

9.5 I Sharma to A Ali, Fullish outside off, Ali flays his bat at it and edges the ball down to third man for a single. 21/1

9.4 I Sharma to A Ali, A good length ball around off stump, defended to point off the back foot. 20/1

9.4 I Sharma to A Ali, Wide! Bangs it into the pitch, Ali sways back and gets out of the way of the ball, the umpire calls it a wide. 20/1

9.3 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A length ball just outside off, Jamshed tries to drive it through the off side but inside edges the ball to the left of mid-wicket for a single. 19/1

9.2 I Sharma to A Ali, A back of a length ball outside off, Ali tries to run it down to third man and gets a single as Raina from second slip runs around and cuts it off. 18/1

9.1 I Sharma to A Ali, A tight line and length ball in the corridor on off, defended to the covers from within the crease. 17/1

9.6 J Khan to MS Dhoni, Dhoni, Dhoni! Nearly edges it! A shortish delivery outside off, Dhoni fishes at it and misses. 29/5

9.5 J Khan to MS Dhoni, A back of a length ball outside off, left alone by Dhoni. 29/5

The Indian skipper doesn't need to promote himself to come out early, he comes at the crease within an hour.

9.4 J Khan to R Sharma, OUT! What a catch by the Pakistani T20I captain! A back of a length delivery angled across Sharma who pushes hard at it and edges the ball away to Hafeez at third slip. He gets down low to his right and puts in a faint dive and plucks the ball inches off the turf. India will pull off a miracle if they can swim back on top from way under. As Sharma was walking back, the umpires checked if it carried, and replays confirmed it. 29/5

9.3 J Khan to R Sharma, A good length ball around middle and leg, Sharma plays it down towards mid-wicket. 29/4

9.2 J Khan to R Sharma, This one is a beauty! Lands on off and takes off along with the away swing, Sharma tries to defend but misses it by a long way. 29/4

9.1 J Khan to R Sharma, A fullish delivery outside off, Sharma comes well forward and pushes the ball defensively past mid off and towards the boundary. The fielder chases it and pulls the ball back in while Sharma picks up two runs. 29/4

Ishant Sharma back into the attack.

8.6 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Fullish on middle, Jamshed flicks it sweetly but straight to mid-wicket once again. 17/1

8.5 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A length ball on the pads, nudged away towards deep square leg for a couple. 17/1

8.4 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A fullish delivery just outside off, Jamshed drives it with some punch but straight to mid off. 15/1

8.3 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Fullish on middle and off stump, driven to mid on crisply. 15/1

8.2 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Jamshed tries to come down the track to hit it over the in field but ends up defending the ball to the covers. 15/1

8.1 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A good length ball around off stump, punched away to mid-wicket. 15/1

8.6 U Gul to S Raina, Fullish and on middle and leg, Raina looks to work the ball away through square leg but gets a leading edge. The ball flies past point and to third man as he comes back for the second. 27/4

8.5 U Gul to S Raina, A good length ball outside off, Raina gets across and pushes the ball after getting right behind the line of the ball. 25/4

8.4 U Gul to S Raina, A back of a length delivery on off, defended to the covers off the back foot. 25/4

8.3 U Gul to R Sharma, A good length ball just outside off, Sharma opens the face of the bat and runs the ball down to third man for a single. He will be happy to get down to the other end. 25/4

8.2 U Gul to R Sharma, A back of a length angled in towards the pads, Sharma can't get it away to the on side and the ball hits the thigh pad and goes away towards mid-wicket. 24/4

8.1 U Gul to R Sharma, What a start by Gul! A good length ball just outside off, moves away as well and Sharma is beaten as he tries to defend. 24/4

7.6 A Dinda to A Ali, A good length ball on the pads, tucked away to mid-wicket. 15/1

7.5 A Dinda to A Ali, Back of a length ball outside off stump, Ali quietly lets it through to Dhoni. 15/1

7.4 A Dinda to A Ali, A back of a length delivery around off stump, defended towards point. 15/1

7.3 A Dinda to A Ali, A good length ball around off stump, punched away to the covers. 15/1

7.2 A Dinda to A Ali, Way outside off stump this time and Ali leaves it alone. 15/1

7.1 A Dinda to A Ali, Dinda bowls a leg side delivery on the hips and gets clipped away by Ali to deep square leg for an easy couple of runs. 15/1

Umar Gul has been roped into the attack. A good time to bring him into the attack.

7.6 J Khan to S Raina, FOUR! A back of a length ball on the pads, Rains tucks it fine down to the fine leg fence for a welcome boundary. Raina will feel relieved with that loose delivery. 24/4

7.5 J Khan to S Raina, A good length ball around off stump, Rains hops across and defends it back on to the pitch. 20/4

7.4 J Khan to S Raina, Oh! Nearly takes the edge! A good length ball, shapes away and Raina chases it with his bat and no movement of his feet. He is beaten by a whisker there! 20/4

7.3 J Khan to S Raina, A back of a length ball on middle and leg, Rains tries to work it away but can get it only as far as the bowler, back on to the pitch. 20/4

7.2 J Khan to S Raina, A fullish delivery just outside off, defended nicely off the front foot by Raina. 20/4

7.1 J Khan to S Raina, Angles it on to Raina's pads. This is strange, most of the Indian batsmen have missed their flicks today, a shot known to be bread and butter for them! Takes Raina's pads and goes through to Kamran. 20/4

6.6 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Angles this across Jamshed who fishes at it and gets beaten. 13/1

6.5 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Kumar uses the rule to his advantage and bowls the second, allowed bouncer to Jamshed who ducks under it. 13/1

6.4 B Kumar to A Ali, A length ball outside off, pushed away to the covers for a quick single. 13/1

6.3 B Kumar to A Ali, Ali anticipated the in dipper and gets well across to defend the ball to the off side. 12/1

6.2 B Kumar to A Ali, A well directed bouncer this time. Kumar is showing what he possesses in his kitty. Ali sways away out of it at the right time. 12/1

6.1 B Kumar to A Ali, A fullish delivery on off stump, Ali comes forward and pushes it to the covers. 12/1

6.6 M Irfan to R Sharma, A good line and length ball outside off, Sharma gets up with the line of the ball and leaves it alone. 20/4

6.5 M Irfan to R Sharma, A good yorker on middle and off, trying to surprise Sharma. He digs it out pretty easily in the end to mid-wicket. 20/4

6.4 M Irfan to R Sharma, A back of a length delivery outside off, Sharma shoulders arms to that one. 20/4

6.3 M Irfan to R Sharma, A fullish delivery outside off, Sharma lunges well forward to negate the movement and tries to drive but mistimes it back to the bowler. 20/4

6.2 M Irfan to R Sharma, A fullish delivery outside off stump, left alone by Sharma this time. 20/4

6.1 M Irfan to R Sharma, A good length ball around middle and leg, Sharma tries to flick but misses and gets hit on his pad. 20/4

5.6 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A length ball around off stump, defended to the covers off the front foot. 12/1

5.5 A Dinda to A Ali, Angles it on the pads, Ali flicks it away to fine leg for a single. 12/1

5.4 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A back of a length delivery on middle and off, Jamshed punches it sweetly past a diving Ishant Sharma at mid on and picks up three runs. 11/1

5.3 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A fullish delivery just outside off stump, Jamshed gets across and forward and defends it back to Dinda. 8/1

5.2 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A wide delivery outside off on a length and Jamshed flashes hard at it and misses. 8/1

5.1 A Dinda to N Jamshed, A good length delivery on off stump, Jamshed defends it by coming nicely forward. 8/1

Suresh Raina at his IPL home ground walks out to the middle now.

5.6 J Khan to Y Singh, OUT! Pakistan want to get to their hotel early today! Junaid Khan, you beauty! A full delivery around off and Yuvraj closes the face of the bat a bit too early and misses. The remaining part of the story remains the same, the ball goes on to its favourite piece of wood today, the stumps. Four down, India and rope-walking! 20/4

5.5 J Khan to R Sharma, A back of a length ball on off, Sharma tries to defend and inside edges the ball past the stumps and towards the keeper. 20/3

A man who has not made his mark in this format, even after playing 86 matches, Rohit Sharma walks out with India in deep waters.

5.4 J Khan to V Kohli, OUT! Dream start for Junaid Khan! All three wickets have been bowled! A similar dismissal to that of Sehwag's. A good length ball around off, comes in and Kohli tries to play straight but misses and gets castled. 19/3

5.3 J Khan to V Kohli, That's a ripper! A good full delivery, brings it in this time and Kohli defends outside the line of the ball and is cut right into half. The ball passes just over the stumps and goes through to the keeper. 19/2

5.2 J Khan to V Kohli, Angles it wider outside off stump, Kohli leaves this one alone with confidence. 19/2

5.1 J Khan to V Kohli, Kohli is unsure outside the off stump as Junaid angles it just outside off and beats Kohli's bat. 19/2

Dinda has been brought into the attack after Sharma's two overs from this end.

4.6 B Kumar to A Ali, Angles it in towards the pads this time, Ali works it away through square leg for a couple. 8/1

4.5 B Kumar to A Ali, Full and outside off, defended to the covers. 6/1

4.4 B Kumar to A Ali, A good length ball just outside off, this time Ali leaves it alone nicely. 6/1

4.3 B Kumar to A Ali, Beautiful out swinger! Lands on off and moves away beating Ali's defenses once again. 6/1

4.2 B Kumar to A Ali, This one goes straight with the arn and Ali is beaten as he comes forward to defend. 6/1

4.1 B Kumar to A Ali, A back of a length ball just outside off, Ali guides the ball straight to second slip, but just short. 6/1

4.6 M Irfan to Y Singh, Fullish on middle stump, Gambhir flicked away to deep square leg for a couple of runs. 19/2

4.5 M Irfan to Y Singh, A good length delivery outside off, Yuvraj stays back and defends it nicely to the covers. 17/2

It is the man who caused havoc at Ahmedabad in the second T20, Yuvraj Singh, who walks out to the middle with the team in some trouble.

4.4 M Irfan to G Gambhir, OUT! So, now, both the openers have been cleaned up! A good full delivery around off and middle, straightens and Gambhir is late on the drive as the ball tickles the pads and goes on to the stumps. This is a fine start by Pakistan. 17/2

4.3 M Irfan to G Gambhir, A back of a length ball around off, Gambhir stays back and leaves this one alone as well. 17/1

4.2 M Irfan to G Gambhir, Hits the pitch at a good length and gets the ball to tail away, Gambhir comes forward and shoulders arms. 17/1

4.1 M Irfan to G Gambhir, A back of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir manages to leave the ball properly this time and Kamran Akmal takes it with his fingers pointing up. Good carry for the human skyscraper! 17/1

3.6 I Sharma to A Ali, Fullish and a bit wider outside off, Ali comes well forward this time and runs the ball down to third man for a single. He will face Kumar in his next over shortly. 6/1

3.5 I Sharma to A Ali, Goes fuller this time on off stump with the inward movement, Ali is half forward as he defends the ball to the on side. 5/1

3.4 I Sharma to A Ali, Cramps Ali for room this time as he bowls a straight ball on middle and leg. The ball nips back a tad as well and Ali just tucks it away towards square leg. 5/1

3.3 I Sharma to A Ali, Bowls it just wide outside the off stump, Ali shoulders arms to the ball. 5/1

3.2 I Sharma to A Ali, Closer in line with the stumps and on a good length, defended back on to the pitch. 5/1

3.1 I Sharma to A Ali, A good length ball just outside off, Ali defends it solidly towards point. 5/1

3.6 J Khan to V Kohli, A good length ball around off, Kohli doesn't manage to get the ball on any part of the bat and leaves it cleanly. 17/1

The man who has been in awesome form this year, Virat Kohli comes out to bat. He scored a fascinating 183 earlier this year in the Asia Cup against Pakistan.

3.5 J Khan to V Sehwag, OUT! The dangerously living Sehwag departs! Full on off and swinging in, Sehwag tries to drive it but misses as the ball nips in beautifully and goes through the gap between bat and pad and shatters the stumps. 17/1

3.4 J Khan to V Sehwag, Strong appeal by the bowler! A back of a length ball pitching on off and swings in. Sehwag is hit high on the pad and the ball shoots through to the keeper after that. 17/0

3.3 J Khan to V Sehwag, Sehwag shapes up to leave the ball at the last moment to this length ball around off, the ball however, takes the edge of the bat and goes past the stumps and to the keeper. Both batsmen are having some close shaves here. 17/0

3.2 J Khan to V Sehwag, A fullish delivery on middle and off, Sehwag opens the face of the bat and drives slightly uppishly on the bounce to point. 17/0

3.1 J Khan to V Sehwag, A good tight delivery on off, Sehwag stays back and pats the ball to point. 17/0

2.6 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Three in a row! Length, angled across off, Jamshed doesn't move his feet at all and tries to fend it away but gets beaten. 5/1

2.5 B Kumar to N Jamshed, And again! Takes it away with the angle as Jamshed tries to push it to the covers. 5/1

2.4 B Kumar to N Jamshed, Angles it nicely outside the off stump, Jamshed tries to defend but is beaten. 5/1

2.3 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A tight length ball on and around off, defended by getting right behind the wicket. 5/1

2.2 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A fullish delivery on off, swings in and Jamshed defends it nicely. 5/1

2.1 B Kumar to N Jamshed, A back of a length delivery outside off, Jamshed gets a bottom edge on that one as the ball goes to the off side. 5/1

2.6 M Irfan to G Gambhir, Gambhir doesn't want to play a shot but ends up playing one which is not there in the book. A short of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir goes to shoulder arms and the ball still takes the bat and dies down in front of the slips. 17/0

2.5 M Irfan to G Gambhir, FOUR! Streaky! A short of a length delivery outside off, Gambhir tires to play a cut but the ball is too close to him and it ends up taking the edge. Flies past Younus Khan at second slip and into the third man fence. 17/0

2.4 M Irfan to G Gambhir, Bowls a good length delivery around off stump and the ball straightens off the angle and beats Gambhir's defensive shot. 13/0

2.3 M Irfan to G Gambhir, Slants it in line with the stumps at a fullish length this time and Gambhir plays a good looking on drive past mid on for a couple. The out-field seems to be slow. 13/0

2.2 M Irfan to G Gambhir, Full and wide, Gambhir plays an expansive drive and can't get it in the middle. The edgy shot goes towards third man and Gambhir comes back for the second. 11/0

2.1 M Irfan to V Sehwag, Irfan bowls a similar line to Sehwag now and he once again misses the flick. The ball takes the pads and goes to fine leg for another leg bye. We have heard Sehwag dealing in boundaries but rarely heard him dealing in leg byes. 9/0

Kumar is the second Indian to have picked up a wicket on the first delivery of their ODI career.

1.6 I Sharma to A Ali, A good length delivery outside off, nips in slightly and Ali leaves it alone. 5/1

1.5 I Sharma to A Ali, Ali doesn't look too fazed by what happened in the first over and shoulders arms to this length delivery. 5/1

1.4 I Sharma to A Ali, A good length ball just outside off, left alone by Ali once again. 5/1

1.3 I Sharma to A Ali, A short of a length delivery outside off stump, left alone by Ali. 5/1

1.2 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A back of a length delivery on middle, flicked away to the on side for a single. 5/1

1.1 I Sharma to N Jamshed, A good length ball first up around off, defended off the back foot to the off side. 4/1

1.6 J Khan to G Gambhir, A good length ball around off. The ball shapes away slightly as Gambhir closes the face of the bat and gets a leading edge to the covers, all along the ground. 8/0

1.5 J Khan to G Gambhir, Well well! Full and wide, comes in slightly and Gambhir tries to play a fancy cover drive from within the crease and plays just outside the line of the ball to get beaten. 8/0

1.4 J Khan to V Sehwag, The in-dipper again on the pads, Sehwag misses the flick and gets a leg bye towards square leg. The shape Junaid was getting to Sehwag should be the perfect out-swinger to Gambhir. 8/0

1.3 J Khan to V Sehwag, Better from Junaid! Gets the ball to go away from Sehwag off a length and his prod doesn't get anything on the ball. 7/0

1.2 J Khan to V Sehwag, FOUR! Sehwag doesn't need a free hit, does he? A fullish delivery, swinging into the pads, Sehwag just lifts it nicely towards the mid-wicket boundary. He is away! 7/0

There is a man standing bang over the centre of the sight screen. What more! He is speaking on his cell phone as well. There is no match happening for him alright!

1.1 J Khan to V Sehwag, The free hit is a full delivery on the pads and Sehwag can't do much with it as he misses the flick and the ball goes down towards fine leg for a couple of leg byes. 3/0

Right then! Free Hit coming up!

1.1 J Khan to V Sehwag, NO BALL! Starts off with a no ball on a length around leg stump. Sehwag is late on the push and gets hit on the pad. Junaid puts in a stifled appeal till he realises that he has overstepped. 1/0

Ishant Sharma will take the other new ball.

0.6 B Kumar to A Ali, Huge appeal once again! A good length in swinger on off, Ali is forward and misses his defensive stroke and the ball hits the pad. He was lucky as he got struck just outside the line of off stump. 4/1

0.5 B Kumar to A Ali, A fullish delivery outside off, Ali misses his defensive stroke as he plays inside the line expecting the ball to swing and Dhoni takes it nicely, whipping off the bails in a flash. Ali's foot is inside though. 4/1

Dhoni comes up to the stumps.

0.4 B Kumar to A Ali, A lovely length delivery on off stump, Ali too, plays a good defensive stroke. 4/1

0.3 B Kumar to A Ali, Ali is well outside the off stump this time as he leaves it nicely. 4/1

0.2 B Kumar to A Ali, That was very close! A good length ball comes in once again and Ali is caught in the crease and struck on the pads. The Indians appeal with a lot of vigour but Bowden turns it down. Dhoni mockingly asks for the UDRS which the BCCI is usually against. 4/1

Azhar Ali who has done well for Pakistan of late walks out to bat.

0.1 B Kumar to M Hafeez, OUT! Can anyone ask for anything better from a debutant? Certainly no! A good length ball around off stump, nips it back in and Hafeez is super-stunned as he leaves the ball and finds his off-stump cartwheeling. More importantly, he has got the man in form. Dream start for Bhuvneshwar Kumar and India. 0/1

Junaid Khan will lay his hands on the second new ball as he runs in to bowl from the other end to Virender Sehwag.

0.6 M Irfan to G Gambhir, A short of a length ball just outside off, Gambhir hops as the ball rises and taps it down right beside himself on the off side. Irfan starts off with a good maiden. 0/0

0.5 M Irfan to G Gambhir, A good length ball in the corridor outside off, defended to the off side. Gambhir thinks about a run but goes back immediately. 0/0

0.4 M Irfan to G Gambhir, Pushes it up to the bat outside off stump, Gambhir comes forward but shoulders arms to the ball. 0/0

0.3 M Irfan to G Gambhir, Digs it short this time at the rib cage of Gambhir. He is well behind the line of the ball though and defends it back on to the pitch. 0/0

0.2 M Irfan to G Gambhir, A back of a length delivery outside off, the ball shapes away from Gambhir who opts to leave it alone once again. 0/0

0.1 M Irfan to G Gambhir, Starts off with a good short of a length delivery around off, left alone by Gambhir and collected by Kamran Akmal at a good height. 0/0

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