ICC World Cup India vs Pakistan Highlights: India trample Pakistan by 89 runs

The result was a foregone conclusion after yet another batting collapse from Pakistan
  • 00:02

    Familiar territory for Pakistan

    India vs Pakistan was a keenly anticipated game, especially after the Champions Trophy final of 2017. But it turned out to be a damp squib in the end as Pakistan engineered an all too familiar batting collapse in the middle phase, losing four wickets for 12 runs in 20 balls to effectively kiss their chances goodbye. The win was set up by the Indian batsmen and bowlers in equal proportions.

    Rohit Sharma starred with the bat, scoring 140. He looked very fluent in the middle and looked set for a maiden WC double hundred but played a horrendous shot to get out. Kohli and KL Rahul helped themselves to fifties and the middle order strung together a few runs to take India to a massive 336. Pakistan started watchfully before Bhuvi had to walk off with an apparent hamstring injury, one which India hopes is not too serious.

    Vijay Shankar came on to finish his over, and trapped Imam-ul-Haq in front with his first ball. Fakhar and Azam then stitched a 100-run plus partnership, the only time Pakistan looked like they were in the game. However, Kuldeep bowled a beauty to get rid of Azam, and from then on it was a story of brainfades from the Pakistani batsmen.

    Other than Pakistan, the English weather also disappointed, interrupting the game with two rain delays and playing cat and mouse, with covers being put on and taken off constantly. It has been a very long day, a satisfying one for Indian fans, not so much for the Pakistanis, who really have to pull something out of the hat if they want to make the semi-finals.

    It has been a pleasure to get you the live updates, do join us tomorrow as West Indies take on Bangladesh. Till then, take care and goodnight, you'll certainly need it after today!

  • 00:00

  • 23:54

    So it will the last over of a loooooooong day. Pandya to bowl.

    39.1 Pandya to Imad, DOT, shuffles across to scoop, misses it and walks out of the pitch too, was so much off balance

    39.2 Pandya to Imad, 1 run, hit to sweeper cover

    39.3 Pandya to Shadab, 1 run, round the wicket yorker, dug out to long off

    39.4 Pandya to Imad, 1 run, short and it is pulled to long on

    39.5 Pandya to Shadab, 1 run, to point

    Last ball, nothing to see here now

    39.6 Pandya to Imad, DOT, looks to scoop and misses again. Ends the over as he started it

    India win, as if you did not already know

  • 23:50

    38.1 Bumrah to Imad, FOUR, driven straight back down the ground for four. That is 200 for Pakistan

    38.2 Bumrah to Imad, DOT, comes back with a bouncer, Imad makes room and misses the slash

    38.3 Bumrah to Imad, 1 run, hit aerially to deep cover point

    38.4 Bumrah to Shadab, 1 run, cut away to deep cover

    38.5 Bumrah to Imad, DOT, fast bumper, Imad cannot connect, MS messes up the gather

    38.6 Bumrah to Imad, NO BALL, FOUR, too many bouncers and Imad upper cuts it for four. He has overstepped too here

    38.6 Bumrah to Imad, 1 run, free hit is hit to mid off

  • 23:46

    37.1 Chahal to Imad, WIDE, past the tramline

    37.1 Chahal to Imad, FOUR, googly dropped short, hit aerially to long off

    37.2 Chahal to Imad, 2 runs, hit wide of long on, shouted "do, do, do!" as he hit it

    37.3 Chahal to Imad, 1 run, mistimes the slog to mid wicket

    37.4 Chahal to Shadab, 2 runs, slog swept to deep mid wicket, KL drops it there, was way too casual and maybe just doesn't want another Pakistani batsman to walk out to the middle there

    37.5 Chahal to Shadab, 2 runs, chipped over cover for two

    37.6 Chahal to Shadab, 2 runs.

  • 23:42

    36.1 Bumrah to Shadab, 2 runs, full on middle, gets it to wide long on, couple taken

    36.2 Bumrah to Shadab, 1 run, looks to slog, mistimes it to long on

    Fail to understand why not just bowl Kedar Jadhav and Chahal to finish things off quickly here. There was no need for the pacers at all

    36.3 Bumrah to Imad, DOT, slower full ball, Imad turns it to square leg

    36.4 Bumrah to Imad, 2 runs, slashed away over backward point, too slow of an outfield for a boundary, two taken

    36.5 Bumrah to Imad, 1 run, length on leg stump, Imad makes him room and gets it to sweeper cover

    36.6 Bumrah to Shadab, FOUR, driven down the ground for a boundary

  • 23:38

    Shadab Khan is the new man in. Oh also we are into the final powerplay because of the revised number of overs

    36.1 Chahal to Shadab, 1 run, full on off, driven with an angled bat to long off, mix-up there but they don't run for the second

    36.2 Chahal to Imad, WIDE, Chahal wants to bowl more than 5 overs for some reason

    36.2 Chahal to Imad, 1 run, played to deep point

    36.3 Chahal to Shadab, 1 run, leg spinner on middle, turned to point

    36.4 Chahal to Imad, DOT, looks to cut, misses

    36.5 Chahal to Imad, 1 run, looks to drive, gets it off the inside half to long on

    36.6 Chahal to Shadab, 1 run.

  • 23:35

    In case you forgot, Sarfaraz Ahmed got out before the rain break, seems like ages ago now. Wasn't the result foregone then? Hang with us for five more overs, the way the Pakistanis were falling before the break, I don't think they'll last even that long. Back we go for the action

  • 23:34

  • 23:33

    Revised target for Pakistan

    Pakistan's revised target is 302 in 40 overs, so they now need 136 in 5 overs. Have we seen something more pointless in World Cups? I don't think so.

  • 23:30

    Official update

    Words from the Cricket World Cup's official website-

    "The rain has subsided, and play will resume at 7:10pm (23:40 IST)"

  • 23:15

    So the covers are coming off slowly now. Seems to have stopped raining, but it is still cloudy so maybe it still may come down later

  • 23:07

    Update but no update

    So the live visuals show that the rain is pouring down now. The pitch and square are completely covered, the umpires are out there with umbrellas for some reason, does not seem like an inspection to me. Stands have cleared out a bit, and we have already started losing overs now. May not be too long if this match is declared, it is quite obvious now.

    Pakistan are 86 runs behind, are six wickets down with only Imad Wasim remaining as the last recognized batsman.

  • 22:59

    No one is!

  • 22:41

    The covers are back!

    So Chahal was ready to bowl but Erasmus has asked for the covers to come on. Maybe a slight drizzle, not much that we can see on the live visuals. India will not mind this, Pakistan are 86 runs behind on the DLS par score.

    So currently, it is a comfortable victory for India

  • 22:41

  • 22:38

    34.1 Shankar to Sarfaraz, OUT, self-implode. The word is so apt for Pakistan, it is unbelievable. This one is on a length, Sarfaraz looks to play I don't know what, maybe a punch or drive, it takes his inside edge and disturbs the stumps. The bails falls off again, now that is a miracle!

    Sarfaraz b Shankar 12(30)

  • 22:32

    33.1 Bumrah to Imad, DOT, driven back to Bumrah without any feet

    33.2 Bumrah to Imad, FOUR, powered down the ground! It was short, Imad backed away and hit it dead straight, the umpire had to move quickly to avoid being hit

    33.3 Bumrah to Imad, 1 run, slower delivery on a length, turned away to mid wicket

    33.4 Bumrah to Sarfaraz, 1 leg byes, full toss on leg, it took his pad to short fine

    Pakistan are 66 runs behind on the DLS method. It is starting to get a bit dark there

    33.5 Bumrah to Imad, 1 run, to mid on

    33.6 Bumrah to Sarfaraz, 1 run.

  • 22:26

    Vijay Shankar is back

    32.1 Shankar to Sarfaraz, DOT, wide outside off, cut to Jadeja at backward point

    32.2 Shankar to Sarfaraz, DOT, driven straight back to Vijay, who threatens a throw

    32.3 Shankar to Sarfaraz, DOT, driven to short cover, where Virat does an animated turn. He is enjoying himself out there

    32.4 Shankar to Sarfaraz, WIDE, down leg

    32.4 Shankar to Sarfaraz, DOT, yorker outside off, dug out well, and Jadeja flies at backward point to stop it. You cannot steal a run with him there

    32.5 Shankar to Sarfaraz, 1 run, driven down to long on with a straight bat

    32.6 Shankar to Imad, 1 run.

  • 22:25

    Have they thrown it away?

  • 22:19

    Bumrah is back, presumably to finish things off quickly

    31.1 Bumrah to Imad, 1 run, too straight, easy for Imad to tuck it to square leg

    31.2 Bumrah to Sarfaraz, 1 run, nudged to mid wicket, ran the first hard, wanted the two, stops on seeing the fielder was Jadeja

    31.3 Bumrah to Imad, DOT, length outside off, played with an angled bat to point

    31.4 Bumrah to Imad, 1 run, confusion somewhat. Imad played it to mid on, Hardik sends a needless throw, they run off the overthrows

    31.5 Bumrah to Sarfaraz, 1 run, short, he rides the bounce and runs it to third man

    31.6 Bumrah to Imad, FOUR, short and pulled away very well to the deep mid wicket fence. Imad Wasim is not afraid to take him on

    And that will be drinks, God do Pakistan need it!

  • 22:15

    30.1 Pandya to Sarfaraz, 1 run, to mid wicket

    30.2 Pandya to Imad, 1 run, slashed away to deep point

    30.3 Pandya to Sarfaraz, 1 run, goes short, Sarfaraz turns this to square leg

    30.4 Pandya to Imad, 1 run, slow short ball, turned to deep square leg

    30.5 Pandya to Sarfaraz, 1 run, soft touch to cover and calls Imad through

    30.6 Pandya to Imad, 1 run.

  • 22:13

    29.1 Kuldeep to Sarfaraz, DOT.

    29.2 Kuldeep to Sarfaraz, 1 run.

    29.3 Kuldeep to Imad, 1 run, cut to deep point

    29.4 Kuldeep to Sarfaraz, DOT, punched off the back foot to Kuldeep

    29.5 Kuldeep to Sarfaraz, DOT, prods forward to defend

    29.6 Kuldeep to Sarfaraz, 1 run.

  • 22:08

    Imad Wasim is the new man in but Sarfaraz will be the one to face the hat-trick ball

    28.1 Pandya to Sarfaraz, DOT, he survives! On a length again, Sarfaraz defends down the pitch with a straight bat

    28.2 Pandya to Sarfaraz, DOT, walks down the track, Hardik drops it short, takes it on the glove, luckily did not lob up

    28.3 Pandya to Sarfaraz, DOT, goes fuller, the skipper flicks it to mid wicket, along the ground though

    28.4 Pandya to Sarfaraz, 1 run, on his body this time, turned to mid wicket

    28.5 Pandya to Imad, DOT, driven back to Hardik

    28.6 Pandya to Imad, FOUR, short and pulled away well to the deep square leg boundary

  • 22:06

  • 22:04

    Shoaib Malik is the new man in

    26.6 Pandya to Malik, OUT, what the hell is happening there? Malik walks now. Hardik bowled it on a length, Malik looks to play at it for no reason whatsoever, it takes the inside edge and disturbs the stumps. The bails fall off for once! Hardik on a hat-trick now!

    Malik b Pandya 0(1)

  • 21:57

    Skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed walks in to the middle. The other new batsman is is Mohammad Hafeez, who walked in at the fall of Azam's wicket. Sorry we missed that earlier.

    Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya is back.

    26.1 Pandya to Hafeez, 2 runs, drives the half volley past covers, comes back for two

    26.2 Pandya to Hafeez, DOT, driven down the ground to mid off

    Commentators are suggesting the light does not look good and Pakistan are 41 runs behind the DLS par score right now

    26.3 Pandya to Hafeez, DOT, climbs up to Hafeez, who hops up to defend to the off side

    26.4 Pandya to Hafeez, WIDE, slower ball, wrong line, goes down leg

    26.4 Pandya to Hafeez, DOT, defends this back of a length delivery to point

    26.5 Pandya to Hafeez, OUT, and another! Horrible dismissal this from one of the most experienced Pakistani batsman. It was a loosener on the pads, he flicked it aerially, straight into the hands of deep square leg. Pakistan are sinking now!

    Hafeez c Shankar b Pandya 9(7)

  • 21:53

    By the way, Virat is back on the field. Maybe he only needed a bathroom break, as Manjrekar suggested on air

    25.1 Kuldeep to Fakhar, DOT, beats the outside edge!

    25.2 Kuldeep to Fakhar, OUT, another one! One brings two and this is the perfect example of that. Kuldeep bowls this flatter again, goes full, Fakhar goes for thw sweep, it ballons up off the top edge, and short fine takes it easily

    Fakhar c Chahal b Kuldeep 62(75)

  • 21:53

  • 21:46

    Virat is off the field, Rohit Sharma has taken over the captaincy

    23.1 Kuldeep to Azam, 1 run, half swept to fine leg

    23.2 Kuldeep to Fakhar, 1 run, played softly to cover point

    23.3 Kuldeep to Azam, DOT, nudged to short mid wicket

    23.4 Kuldeep to Azam, 1 run, quick single taken after turning it towards short fine

    23.5 Kuldeep to Fakhar, 1 run, played to deep point

    23.6 Kuldeep to Azam, OUT, knocked him over! This is a beauty! Kuldeep did not give it much flight, landed it on a length on off stump, it spun into him and goes through the gap between bat and pad. Excellent delivery, needed some magic to break this partnership and he has provided exactly what the doctor ordered

    Azam b Kuldeep 48(57)

  • 21:40

    22.1 Chahal to Fakhar, 1 run, makes room and drives to mid off

    22.2 Chahal to Azam, SIX, great shot! Full and he slog sweeps this powerfully over the deep mid wicket stands

    22.3 Chahal to Azam, 1 run, driven wristily to long on

    22.4 Chahal to Fakhar, 1 run, swept very fine to backward square leg

    22.5 Chahal to Azam, 1 run, quick single! Tapped to cover point and they set off, Fakhar dived to make it in. That is the 100-run partnership

    22.6 Chahal to Fakhar, DOT.

  • 21:38

  • 21:35

    20.1 Chahal to Fakhar, SIX, that is slog swept just over the men at deep mid wicket! Will be fifty for Zaman, scratchy innings from him

    20.2 Chahal to Fakhar, DOT, just falls short of a diving mid wicket! Flighted up, Zaman chipped it but it fell just short

    20.3 Chahal to Fakhar, 1 run.

    20.4 Chahal to Azam, DOT.

    20.5 Chahal to Azam, DOT.

    20.6 Chahal to Azam, 1 run, to deep mid wicket. Misfield allowed them the run there

  • 21:30

    19.1 Kuldeep to Fakhar, DOT.

    19.2 Kuldeep to Fakhar, DOT, oh that might be gone! Flighted delivery outside off, spins further away, Fakhar reaches out to drive, misses it, balance takes him out of the crease and MS breaks the stumps as quick as lightning. Fakhar is just in actually. Good effort there to drag it back in

    19.3 Kuldeep to Fakhar, 1 run, flighted on off, driven to long off

    19.4 Kuldeep to Azam, DOT, on off stump this one, Babar defends on the front foot

    19.5 Kuldeep to Azam, DOT, goes to the back foot to defend

    19.6 Kuldeep to Azam, DOT.

  • 21:26

    Looks it will be the spin squeeze nowwith both wrist spinners bowling from either end

    18.1 Chahal to Azam, 1 run, punched to deep extra cover

    18.2 Chahal to Fakhar, DOT, makes room but Chahal follows him, plays it to point

    18.3 Chahal to Fakhar, DOT, pitched outside leg, strikes his pad softly

    18.4 Chahal to Fakhar, 1 run, driven to long off

    18.5 Chahal to Azam, DOT, oh there is an appeal there. A bat-pad maybe and MS does not want to go for the DRS. He feels bat first

    18.6 Chahal to Azam, DOT.

  • 21:23

    17.1 Kuldeep to Azam, DOT, flighted one on off stump, driven to mid wicket

    17.2 Kuldeep to Azam, 1 run, turned off the back foot to mid wicket

    17.3 Kuldeep to Fakhar, 1 run, driven down to long off

    "Thoda andar", says MS. He wants Kuldeep to be tighter with his lines

    17.4 Kuldeep to Azam, 1 run, driven on the front foot to long on

    17.5 Kuldeep to Fakhar, 1 run, to deep cover point

    17.6 Kuldeep to Azam, 1 run.

  • 21:19

    Change of bowling and it is the wily Yuzi Chahal!

    16.1 Chahal to Fakhar, 1 run, what was that shot? Wanted to scoop that, and then got a leading edge towards backward square leg

    16.2 Chahal to Azam, 1 run, cut away well, point does extremely well to stop it

    16.3 Chahal to Fakhar, DOT, turned to short mid wicket

    16.4 Chahal to Fakhar, 1 run, pulled away to backward square leg

    16.5 Chahal to Azam, 1 run, powerful cut in front of cover, only a single though

    16.6 Chahal to Fakhar, DOT.

  • 21:13

    15.1 Pandya to Fakhar, 1 run, slower delivery on leg stump, turned away to dep square leg

    15.2 Pandya to Azam, 1 run, quick single after driving to mid on, who cannot gather it cleanly

    15.3 Pandya to Fakhar, FOUR, finally he connects! Length on his body, hoicked across the line there, very powerfully hit to deep mid wicket

    Virat from mid off has a chat with Hardik after that one

    15.4 Pandya to Fakhar, DOT, comes round the wicket, gets it into Zaman, who defends

    15.5 Pandya to Fakhar, FOUR, looks to slash this away, the outside edge runs away to the third man fence. Expensive over this from Hardik

    15.6 Pandya to Fakhar, 1 run.

  • 21:09

    14.1 Kuldeep to Azam, 1 run, well flighted on off stump, driven down to long off

    14.2 Kuldeep to Fakhar, DOT.

    14.3 Kuldeep to Fakhar, 1 run, past point

    14.4 Kuldeep to Azam, 1 run, quick single to cover point

    14.5 Kuldeep to Fakhar, DOT, wants to slog sweep, gets the inside edge onto his pads

    14.6 Kuldeep to Fakhar, 3 runs, cut past gully, they run three

    And that will be drinks!

  • 21:08

  • 21:05

    An update on Bhuvi- he has some stiffness on his hamstring, he will not coming out to bowl the rest of the innings

    13.1 Pandya to Azam, DOT.

    13.2 Pandya to Azam, 1 run.

    13.3 Pandya to Fakhar, FOUR, short and Zaman pulls it softly, rolled his wrists across to get it very fine to the fine leg fence

    13.4 Pandya to Fakhar, 1 run, overcompensates by going full and wide, Zaman drives it to mid off

    13.5 Pandya to Azam, 1 run, that one squared him up! Straight one, it runs away off the outside edge to third man

    13.6 Pandya to Fakhar, DOT.

  • 21:01

    Here comes Kuldeep Yadav. He is a deceptive bowler

    12.1 Kuldeep to Fakhar, DOT.

    12.2 Kuldeep to Fakhar, DOT.

    12.3 Kuldeep to Fakhar, DOT, came back in that one, Zaman defends at the last minute

    12.4 Kuldeep to Fakhar, DOT, good ball, fuller, makes Zaman come forward to defend

    12.5 Kuldeep to Fakhar, 1 run, finally gets one away to deep cover point. That will be 50 for Pakistan

    12.6 Kuldeep to Azam, 1 run.

  • 20:56

    11.1 Shankar to Azam, DOT, yorker on off, dug out to point, who fields well

    11.2 Shankar to Azam, 1 run, full again, driven with an open face to deep cover

    11.3 Shankar to Fakhar, DOT, full, wide of off, driven very well, but straight to extra cover

    11.4 Shankar to Fakhar, 1 run, driven past the man this time, to sweeper cover

    Pandya also has some issue, he is on the boundary line, with the physio waiting to attend to him after the end of the over

    11.5 Shankar to Azam, 2 runs, driven well to deep extra cover, comes back for two

    11.6 Shankar to Azam, FOUR, that is a good one! Short and a little wide, good cut from Azam, it runs away to the point boundary

  • 20:51

    End of first powerplay and India will be the happier side. Other than Bhuvi's injury that is......

    10.1 Pandya to Azam, 1 run, to wide third man

    10.2 Pandya to Fakhar, DOT, mistimes the drive to short mid wicket. He has struggled with his timing so far

    10.3 Pandya to Fakhar, 1 run, goes short, Zaman pulls along the ground to deep backward square leg

    10.4 Pandya to Azam, DOT, length outside off, Babar defends on the front foot

    10.5 Pandya to Azam, 1 run, short and wide, cut well but there is protection in the deep as there are no more powerplay restrictions

    10.6 Pandya to Fakhar, DOT.

  • 20:47

    9.1 Shankar to Azam, 1 run, tried to drive the full ball, the outside edge runs along the ground to third man

    9.2 Shankar to Fakhar, DOT, full ball, mistimes the drive to short cover

    9.3 Shankar to Fakhar, 1 run, goes for the slog there, mistimed to mid on and they make it through

    9.4 Shankar to Azam, DOT, fuller on middle stump, Babar defends across the line to mid on

    9.5 Shankar to Azam, DOT, oh almost squared up. Babar looks to flick, it came on late to him, defends at the last minute

    9.6 Shankar to Azam, WIDE, wrong line, down leg

    9.6 Shankar to Azam, 1 run.

  • 20:46

  • 20:42

    Hardik Pandya comes into the attack

    8.1 Pandya to Azam, DOT.

    8.2 Pandya to Azam, DOT.

    8.3 Pandya to Azam, FOUR, beautiful shot! Bowls it full and wide, Babar creams it through the covers, classic cover drive that

    8.4 Pandya to Azam, DOT, on a length this time, Babar defends off the back foot

    8.5 Pandya to Azam, 1 run, quick single taken

    8.6 Pandya to Fakhar, DOT.

  • 20:37

    7.1 Bumrah to Fakhar, DOT, back of a length ball just outside off, Zaman defends with a cross bat down the ground

    7.2 Bumrah to Fakhar, DOT, another one beats the outside edge! Seamed away off the pitch yet again, Zaman is squared up on the defence

    7.3 Bumrah to Fakhar, DOT, on a length on off, Zaman defends, wants the run but his partner says no

    7.4 Bumrah to Fakhar, DOT, surprise bumper, Zaman backs out of the pull there

    7.5 Bumrah to Fakhar, DOT, short again, the pull is mistimed to square leg

    7.6 Bumrah to Fakhar, FOUR, too straight again, Zaman helps it to the fine leg fence

  • 20:32

    6.1 Shankar to Fakhar, FOUR, too straight, Zaman helps it to the fine leg fence

    6.2 Shankar to Fakhar, 1 run, driven well, cover misfields and allows a run

    6.3 Shankar to Azam, DOT, length outside off, Babar taps it to the off side

    6.4 Shankar to Azam, DOT, excellent stop by Virat at cover! It was a full, wide ball, Babar drives beautifully but encounters Virat

    6.5 Shankar to Azam, DOT, full again, this time driven to mid on

    Some more issues with the landing area, Chahal puts some dust to dry it up

    6.6 Shankar to Azam, DOT.

  • 20:27

    Babar Azam in at no.3

    5.1 Bumrah to Azam, DOT, on a length, coming back in, defended well

    5.2 Bumrah to Azam, 1 run, length on off, angled into him, dabbed to third man

    5.3 Bumrah to Fakhar, DOT, fuller outside off, Zaman looks to cut, mistimes it

    5.4 Bumrah to Fakhar, 1 run.

    5.5 Bumrah to Azam, DOT, angled in again, Babar is very good on the defence. Plays it with a straight bat

    5.6 Bumrah to Azam, FOUR, short and wide, asking for trouble, Babar obliges, sends it past the man at cover point

  • 20:27

  • 20:19

    4.1 Bhuvneshwar to Imam, DOT, definitely some movement here. Imam wants to push at this length ball, it whizzes past the edge

    4.2 Bhuvneshwar to Imam, DOT, and again! Dropped on a length, it seams past Imam's edge on the backfoot

    4.3 Bhuvneshwar to Imam, DOT, goes fuller, Imam drives well to mid on

    4.4 Bhuvneshwar to Imam, DOT, another jaffa! Imam wants to defend, it pitches on the length again, moves away just a bit to beat the edge

    Some discomfort for Bhuvi here, looks like he has pulled his hamstring. He is stretching a bit, the landing area may have been slippery there because he slid on after delivering the ball. Oh he is walking off here! Vijay Shankarto complete the over here

    4.5 Shankar to Imam, OUT, gone, wicket off his first ball in WC's! That was full, may have tailed in a bit, Imam is beaten on the flick, that was dead to the naked eye. What an impact from Vijay Shankar!

    Imam lbw b Shankar 7(18)

  • 20:15

    3.1 Bumrah to Imam, DOT, length on off stump, was rushed into his defence there Imam

    3.2 Bumrah to Imam, DOT, another length ball on the stumps, defended with a straight bat down the ground

    3.3 Bumrah to Imam, DOT, slightly fuller, nicely driven with a still head to mid off

    3.4 Bumrah to Imam, DOT, length ball again, Imam defends on the back foot and they a quick single. Good running

    3.5 Bumrah to Fakhar, DOT, squared him up! Length on middle stump, Zaman wanted to flick, it went right through him. Seamed off the pitch there

    3.6 Bumrah to Fakhar, DOT.

  • 20:11

    2.1 Bhuvneshwar to Imam, DOT, length ball on off, defended off the back foot

    2.2 Bhuvneshwar to Imam, WIDE, that is sent down leg. He has not really got hold of the right lengths so far

    2.2 Bhuvneshwar to Imam, DOT, beaten on the edge! Dropped it on a length, cramped for room, not enough to cut

    2.3 Bhuvneshwar to Imam, DOT, that one nipped back in slightly, raps Imam on the body, was quick as well

    2.4 Bhuvneshwar to Imam, DOT, goes fuller, Imam drives it straight to mid off

    2.5 Bhuvneshwar to Imam, FOUR, good shot! Another straight one, Imam flicks it with timing past mid wicket and away she goes

    2.6 Bhuvneshwar to Imam, 1 run.

  • 20:06

    Bumrah from the other end.

    1.1 Bumrah to Fakhar, DOT, starts off with length on leg stump, defended to mid wicket

    1.2 Bumrah to Fakhar, DOT, goes full, strikes Zaman's pad but it pitched outside leg

    1.3 Bumrah to Fakhar, FOUR, that's the first boundary! It was a poor delivery, was a wide full toss, Zaman drives it with timing past the covers

    1.4 Bumrah to Fakhar, DOT, good comeback! Length outside off, angled across, beats Zaman's attempted cut/punch

    1.5 Bumrah to Fakhar, DOT, another one across Zaman, who shoulders arms sensibly

    1.6 Bumrah to Fakhar, DOT.

  • 19:59

    Ok, so we are back!

    Imam and Fakhar walk out to the middle. These two have not had a good partnership other than in the game against England, and Pakistan will desperately hope the duo click in tandem today. They'll need them to step up if they want to chase this down. Bhuvi it will be with the new ball and he has been in good form this WC. Here we go!

    0.1 Bhuvneshwar to Imam, 1 run, length on leg stump, glanced to fine leg

    0.2 Bhuvneshwar to Fakhar, DOT, more like it, straighter length ball, he shoulders arms

    0.3 Bhuvneshwar to Fakhar, DOT, straight delivery, no swing at all, Zaman defends down the pitch

    0.4 Bhuvneshwar to Fakhar, 1 run, on his body again, glanced down to fine leg

    0.5 Bhuvneshwar to Imam, DOT, length on off, defended to the off side

    0.6 Bhuvneshwar to Imam, DOT, ooh movement off the pitch, it beats Imam's edge!

  • 19:54

    The horror continues!

    Just as we were about to start, the drizzle returns again. This is frustrating because the sun is out again, and it is simultaneously drizzling too. The main pitch is covered and the players walk back to the dugout

  • 19:51

    So reports state that we are going to have a restart in under 10 minutes, there is no rain/drizzle so the umpires have decided to go on and play

  • 19:48

    Looks like we will not have a restart on time here. Groundsmen indicate towards the dark clouds towards square leg/deep mid wicket as reason for not removing the covers just yet. Some rope is being used to remove water off the outfield

  • 19:43

    Umpires walk out to inspect

    Marais Erasmus and Bruce Oxenford stride out to talk to the groundsmen. There is no drizzle as of now, but there has to be an inspection nevertheless.

  • 19:34

    Bad news!

    Looks like the rain is back as live visuals show that the main pitch has been covered to protect against the drizzle. It is swinging back and forth now, as the sun shines down 3 minutes after the pitch is covered!

  • 19:29

    It is going to be a tough ask for Pakistan!

  • 19:22

    Final over, here we go!

    49.1 Amir to Shankar, 1 run, driven down the ground to mid on. It bursts through Amir's hands on the follow through, very difficult chance

    49.2 Amir to Jadhav, DOT, short and wide, Kedar nicks it, just falls short of Sarfaraz again. Slower delivery it was

    49.3 Amir to Jadhav, 1 run, full on the stumps, driven to mid off and it is a quick single

    49.4 Amir to Shankar, FOUR, what a shot! Full and very wide of off, Vijay hit it aerially over cover, one bounce four, almost went all the way

    49.5 Amir to Shankar, WIDE, too far down the tramline

    49.5 Amir to Shankar, 1 run, quick delivery, Vijay mistimes it to long on

    49.6 Amir to Jadhav, 1 run, mistimes the slash to deep cover, only a single. Good total for India!

  • 19:16

    Kedar Jadhav in at no.7

    48.1 Riaz to Jadhav, WIDE, too far past the tramline

    48.1 Riaz to Jadhav, 1 run, dabbed down to third man

    Replays are in and there is nothing on ultra-edge when Kohli pulled. Umpire actually did not raise the finger, Kohli walked himself! Why Virat why?

    48.2 Riaz to Shankar, 1 run, hit aerially to mid off

    48.3 Riaz to Jadhav, WIDE, past the tramline again. He does not want to keep it in Kedar's arc

    48.3 Riaz to Jadhav, FOUR, wonderfully lifted over mid off. Full on off, and he extends his arms to get it over the man

    48.4 Riaz to Jadhav, 1 run, short and Kedar mistimes the pull to square leg

    48.5 Riaz to Shankar, 2 runs, short again, Vijay mistimes the pull, goes on the bounce to deep square leg, he takes a couple

    48.6 Riaz to Shankar, 1 run.

  • 19:12

    47.1 Amir to Shankar, DOT, wild slash, does not connect. Hope this does not turn out like the Nidahas trophy final

    47.2 Amir to Shankar, 1 run, played to mid wicket for a single

    47.3 Amir to Kohli, 2 runs, slow, wide bumper, played to deep point, comes back easily for two

    47.4 Amir to Kohli, OUT, gone! Short ball, goes for the pull Virat and it catches the top edge through to the keeper

    Kohli c Sarfaraz b Amir 77(65)

  • 19:04

    We are back after that short delay! No overs are lost and that is some good news. Wahab Riaz is back to finish his over.

    46.5 Riaz to Shankar, 1 run, angled into him, plays it aerially to deep extra cover

    46.6 Riaz to Kohli, WIDE, slow bumper, it is too high

    46.6 Riaz to Kohli, FOUR, brilliant! Length outside off, dabbed delicately to the third man fence

  • 19:02

    How the players will make up for lost time

  • 19:00

    Here is the official update!

  • 18:47

    Another update from our reporter!

    It has stopped raining now and it lasted just about 23 minutes and that's some weather prediction! The covers are coming off and third umpire Paul Reiffel is on the ground inspecting the outfield. The super soppers have done their bit. If there isnโ€™t a much delay in resumption, India may just get to finish their 50 overs.

  • 18:45

    Good news!

    Live broadcast show that the groundsmen are taking the covers off as it has stopped raining! If it does not rain soon, we'll still have a 50-over game!

  • 18:41

    Everyone right now!

  • 14:03

  • 18:37

    Slight update from our reporter on the ground!

    The rain has stopped play and itโ€™s expected to last 23 minutes, according to forecast. India are 305/3 from 46.5 overs at this moment and if they donโ€™t get to bat again, Pakistan will have to chase 327 in 46 overs. Thatโ€™s as good as chasing just over 350 from 50 overs!

  • 18:18

  • 18:11

    Wahab is back

    46.1 Riaz to Kohli, 1 run, short and upper cut really to deep cover. Only a single

    46.2 Riaz to Shankar, DOT, drives it on the up, straight to cover

    46.3 Riaz to Shankar, 2 runs, short and helped without timing to backward square leg

    46.4 Riaz to Shankar, DOT, Vijay goes for the DRS! That was full and fast, he tried to dig it out, and there is no outside edge. Sound came when bat hit the ground, good review!

    It has started raining here and the players walk off!

  • 18:08

    Vijay Shankar walks in for his debut at no.6

    45.2 Amir to Shankar, DOT, wide outside off, Vijay misses his cut

    45.3 Amir to Shankar, 1 run, dabbed down to third man and does well to give Virat the strike

    45.4 Amir to Kohli, 2 runs, walks down the track and turns it to deep mid wicket and they hare back for two. Excellent from the duo and that is 300 for India!

    45.5 Amir to Kohli, 1 run, to deep mid wicket again. Virat says no to the second

    45.6 Amir to Shankar, DOT.

  • 18:06

    45.1 Amir to Dhoni, OUT, he is gone! Full, looks to slog MS, it takes the outside edge and goes through to the keeper

    Dhoni c Sarfaraz b Amir 1(2)

  • 18:05

    Wow!

  • 18:02

    MS strides out to the middle

    44.1 Hassan to Kohli, DOT.

    44.2 Hassan to Kohli, FOUR, short down leg, Virat helps it past short fine leg and that is 11,000 ODI runs for him. Quickest to get there!

    44.3 Hassan to Kohli, FOUR, full ball down leg, Virat again helps it, past the keeper this time. Horrible bowling

    44.4 Hassan to Kohli, 2 runs, short again, very straight down, Virat keeps the pull along the ground to deep mid wicket

    44.5 Hassan to Kohli, 1 run, defended to cover and it is an easy single

    44.6 Hassan to Dhoni, 1 run.

  • 18:01

  • 17:56

    Amir is back.

    43.1 Amir to Kohli, 2 runs, whipped uppishly to deep mid wicket and that will be 50 for Virat! Good innings again. Can he continue on though?

    43.2 Amir to Kohli, FOUR, angled across him, full length, and Kohli cross bats it down the ground. Amazing shot and balance again!

    43.3 Amir to Kohli, 1 run, very wide, Hardik makes it in before backward point throws it at the stumps

    43.4 Amir to Pandya, FOUR, short and wide, easy pickings for Hardik, he cuts it powerfully past cover for a boundary. That is some power!

    43.5 Amir to Pandya, OUT, goes for the fancy shot and he is gone! Went for the helicopter shot, did not time it too well, and is caught at long on

    Pandya c Azam b Amir 26(19)

  • 17:51

    42.1 Hassan to Kohli, 1 run, a gentle tap to cover point after coming down the track for a single

    42.2 Hassan to Pandya, SIX, wow! That is a top edge and that has travelled all the way over the third man fence. Never his intention there

    42.3 Hassan to Pandya, DOT, slower delivery again, deceives him, he misses his slog again

    42.4 Hassan to Pandya, FOUR, full toss on leg stump, Hardik flicks nonchalantly to the backward square leg fence. Easy

    42.5 Hassan to Pandya, DOT, misses his cut there

    42.6 Hassan to Pandya, 2 runs.

  • 17:47

    41.1 Riaz to Kohli, FOUR, full and wide outside off, Kohli stands and lofts it over long off. Brilliant balance there!

    41.2 Riaz to Kohli, 1 run, easy dab to third man

    41.3 Riaz to Pandya, DOT, short, Pandya wants to pull, mistimes it to mid off though

    41.4 Riaz to Pandya, 1 run, yorker dug out to point and they take a quick single

    41.5 Riaz to Kohli, DOT, a wristy punch back to the bowler

    41.6 Riaz to Kohli, 1 run.

  • 17:43

    Into the final powerplay we go!

    40.1 Hassan to Pandya, 1 run, full ball played to long on

    40.2 Hassan to Kohli, 1 run, flicked to fine leg

    40.3 Hassan to Pandya, DOT, outside edge on the slower delivery, it bounces just short of Sarfaraz

    40.4 Hassan to Pandya, 1 run, full on leg stump, flicked to fine leg

    40.5 Hassan to Kohli, 1 run, punches the short ball to long on

    40.6 Hassan to Pandya, 2 runs.

  • 17:38

    Hardik Pandya is promoted up the order again. He loves to hit out against Pakistan for sure, made mincemeat of them twice at CT'17

    39.1 Shadab to Kohli, FOUR, welcomes him back with a boundary! Short and Virat pulls out the pull, and powers it over the man at mid wicket

    39.2 Shadab to Kohli, 2runs, cut to deep cover point and they hare back for two. Excellent running!

    39.3 Shadab to Kohli, 1 run.

    39.4 Shadab to Pandya, DOT, wants to drive, misses the outside edge that leg spinner

    39.5 Shadab to Pandya, 1 run, bunted to long off

    39.6 Shadab to Kohli, 2 runs.

  • 17:42

  • 17:34

    Hassan Ali is back.

    38.1 Hassan to Rohit, FOUR, short again (!!!), Rohit pulls majestically to the deep mid wicket fence. He is looking in full flow

    38.2 Hassan to Rohit, OUT, oh what have you done, Rohit? He did not notice that fine leg was called inside the ring, shuffles across and paddles it straight to the man there. He is absolutely livid with himself there!

    Rohit c Riaz b Hassan 140(113)

  • 17:30

    37.1 Riaz to Kohli, 1 run, dabbed down to third man

    37.2 Riaz to Rohit, FOUR, no short ones! Rohit swivels and half pulls it easily to the fine leg fence. Absolute trash bowling to Rohit Sharma

    37.3 Riaz to Rohit, 1 run, another short one, Rohit swivels again, but there is protection at fine leg this time

    37.4 Riaz to Kohli, 1 run, short and tucked to deep backward square leg

    37.5 Riaz to Rohit, 2 runs, short and cramped for him, Rohit still manages to cut it through gully for two

    37.6 Riaz to Rohit, 1 run.

  • 17:24

    We are back after the drinks break.

    36.1 Imad to Kohli, DOT, steered to short third man

    36.2 Imad to Kohli, 1 run, driven with one foot in the air down to long on

    36.3 Imad to Rohit, 1 run, cut it uppishly in front of point, waited for a moment and then took the run

    36.4 Imad to Kohli, 1 run, driven wristily past cover for a single

    36.5 Imad to Rohit, 1 run, down the track and driven in the air to long off

    36.6 Imad to Kohli, 1 run.

  • 17:19

    Wahab Riaz is back.

    35.1 Riaz to Kohli, 1 run, slightly short, very quick, takes it on the glove and takes the run

    35.2 Riaz to Rohit, DOT, goes short, punched on the jump to point, who fields well

    35.3 Riaz to Rohit, FOUR, short and wide, they are just not learning here. He cuts again, gets it over backward point for a boundary

    35.4 Riaz to Rohit, 2 runs, back of a length ball, flicked to deep mid wicket

    35.5 Riaz to Rohit, 1 run, steered to third man

    35.6 Riaz to Kohli, 1 run.

  • 17:18

  • 17:23

    Our reporter on ground has some observations for you

    After Rahulโ€™s departure for a well-made fifty, Rohit and Kohli have managed to build on the excellent start. Rohit has brought up his second century and his third fifty-plus score of the tournament, and is looking good for a daddy hundred. Kohli has looked assured from ball one while Pakistan bowling has been flat on a flatter wicket. At this rate, India may just end up posting another 350 score and that can be a daunting target for Pakistan to chase even in the good batting conditions. Already, Pakistan spinners are getting some turn. India 205/1 in 35 overs.

  • 17:15

    Sarfaraz has been a very aware captain today. He knows which fielder is placed where and shouts their name to field when the ball goes towards them

    34.1 Imad to Kohli, DOT.

    34.2 Imad to Kohli, 1 run, driven uppishly and wristily to wide long off. 200 for India!

    34.3 Imad to Rohit, 2 runs, short and he flicks it away past mid wicket for an easy couple

    34.4 Imad to Rohit, DOT, defended on the front foot

    34.5 Imad to Rohit, FOUR, good ball but very unlucky! Drifter on off, Rohit looked to drive without feet, the outside edge runs to the third man fence

    34.6 Imad to Rohit, DOT.

  • 17:12

    33.1 Shadab to Rohit, DOT, advances down the track and punches the short one to point

    33.2 Shadab to Rohit, 1 run, wants to cut, the underedge goes towards backward point

    33.3 Shadab to Kohli, 1 run, punched to deep cover point

    33.4 Shadab to Rohit, DOT, leaves the leg spinner on off alone

    33.5 Shadab to Rohit, FOUR, fuller, Rohit immediately got down low and swept this to deep mid wicket. Was very quick to read the length there

    33.6 Shadab to Rohit, 2 runs.

  • 17:09

    Imad Wasim is back

    32.1 Imad to Kohli, DOT, short on off stump, dabbed to short third man

    32.2 Imad to Kohli, 1 run, slightly short, he punches it off the back foot to long on

    32.3 Imad to Rohit, DOT, wants to drive, instead chips it to cover

    32.4 Imad to Rohit, 1 run, punched to deep cover

    32.5 Imad to Kohli, 1 run, driven to long on

    32.6 Imad to Rohit, 1 run.

  • 17:04

    31.1 Shadab to Rohit, 1 run, punched down to long on

    31.2 Shadab to Kohli, 1 run, driven to wide long off

    31.3 Shadab to Rohit, 1 run, cut to backward point, who lets it burst through his arms

    31.4 Shadab to Kohli, DOT, defended down the pitch

    31.5 Shadab to Kohli, 2 runs, whipped wristily past cover, comes back for two and that is the fifty partnership

    31.6 Shadab to Kohli, 1 run.

  • 17:04

  • 16:59

    Shadab Khan is back.

    29.1 Shadab to Rohit, 1 run, driven to deep extra cover

    29.2 Shadab to Kohli, 1 run, short and punched to long on

    29.3 Shadab to Rohit, 1 run, punched to deep cover

    29.4 Shadab to Kohli, 1 run, driven with his wrists beautifully past cover

    29.5 Shadab to Rohit, 2 runs, driven past deep extra cover, the fielder keeps them to two. 99 for Rohit!

    29.6 Shadab to Rohit, 1 run, that is the hundred! Short and it is punched to sweeper cover, what an innings this has been! He has cut and pulled majestically, has looked in complete control, has middled everything he has hit. He is looking set for a big one here!

  • 16:54

    Amir is back into the attack

    28.1 Amir to Rohit, 1 run, to deep square leg

    28.2 Amir to Kohli, DOT, short on off stump, defended to cover point

    28.3 Amir to Kohli, DOT, wide and Virat misses the cut. Amir has a few words to say, Virat smiles at him

    28.4 Amir to Kohli, DOT, short and it is punched to cover

    28.5 Amir to Kohli, DOT, pulls his bat in to defend this short ball towards cover point

    28.6 Amir to Kohli, DOT.

  • 16:50

    27.1 Riaz to Rohit, DOT, full on off stump, defended to mid wicket

    27.2 Riaz to Rohit, 1 run, slightly short, Rohit swivels and turns it to fine leg

    27.3 Riaz to Kohli, DOT, length ball outside off, Virat defends on the front foot

    27.4 Riaz to Kohli, DOT, oh surprised him there! Extra bounce on the length ball, raps Virat on the glove, he took his bottom hand out to play it softly

    27.5 Riaz to Kohli, 1 run, dabbed down to third man

    27.6 Riaz to Rohit, WIDE, full toss past the tramline. Slipped out of his hands probably

    27.6 Riaz to Rohit, 1 run.

  • 16:46

    26.1 Hassan to Rohit, DOT, length outside off, Rohit leaves it alone

    26.2 Hassan to Rohit, SIX, he is not going to sit back for those trashy balls! Short and oh so wide, Rohit cuts powerfully, goes into the stands at backward point

    26.3 Hassan to Rohit, DOT, defends with quick hands

    26.4 Hassan to Rohit, DOT, punched to point

    26.5 Hassan to Rohit, 1 run, length on the pads, flicked to fine leg

    26.6 Hassan to Kohli, 2 runs.

  • 16:42

    25.1 Riaz to Rohit, DOT, full round the wicket, Rohit defends to mid wicket

    25.2 Riaz to Rohit, 2 runs, angled in, Rohit drives on the up, deep extra cover mops up

    25.3 Riaz to Rohit, 1 run, short and played after jumping up to third man

    Wahab is running right across the umpire's back, may clatter into him if he is not careful!

    25.4 Riaz to Kohli, 1 run, tapped to cover, and he sets off immediately

    25.5 Riaz to Rohit, 1 run, punched to deep cover

    25.6 Riaz to Kohli, DOT.

  • 16:37

    I don't need to tell you who it is at no.3. All I'll say is that the World No.1 and World No.2 batsmen are out there together at the crease. Hassan Ali is back

    24.1 Hassan to Rohit, WIDE, short and wide, Rohit reaches out, misses the cut. Called a wide

    24.1 Hassan to Rohit, 1 run, opens the bat face to third man

    24.2 Hassan to Kohli,1 run, classy shot to get off the mark! Cut past point for a single

    24.3 Hassan to Rohit, FOUR, almost chopped on! Inside edge after cramping him for room, Rohit wants to cut, does not come off, runs away to the fine leg fence

    24.4 Hassan to Rohit, 1 run, played with an open face again to third man

    24.5 Hassan to Kohli, 2 runs, short and Kohli pulls, along the ground, it is an easy couple

    24.6 Hassan to Kohli, DOT.

  • 16:37

  • 16:30

    Wahab Riaz is back

    23.1 Riaz to Rohit, 1 run, angled bat to get this length ball to third man

    23.2 Riaz to Rahul, WIDE, short ball, wrong line though, down leg

    23.2 Riaz to Rahul, DOT, slight inside edge, they say no to the single sensibly as it dropped down right beside him

    23.3 Riaz to Rahul, DOT, short ball, defended after jumping up

    Now a second official warning for Wahab Riaz as well! What is happening out there? Both Amir and Wahab have had two and will be on tenterhooks now the entire time. One more and they'll be off

    23.4 Riaz to Rahul, DOT, comes round the wicket, drops it short, KL defends

    23.5 Riaz to Rahul, OUT, oh poor dismissal! It was full, KL looked to drive, did it aerially though, goes straight to cover. End of a good innings!

    KL Rahul c Azam b Riaz 57(78)

  • 16:27

    Another part-timer as Mohammad Hafeez is into attack.

    22.1 Hafeez to Rohit, FOUR, welcome Hafeez! Down the track, gets to the pitch and launches this straight down the ground for a boundary

    22.2 Hafeez to Rohit, 1 run.

    22.3 Hafeez to Rahul, DOT, played straight to extra cover

    22.4 Hafeez to Rahul, DOT.

    22.5 Hafeez to Rahul, SIX, KL's turn to join the party! Sarfaraz was shouting "Big shot coming, lads!" and KL obliged. Made some room, and extends his arms to lift this over the long off boundary

    22.6 Hafeez to Rahul, DOT.

  • 16:22

    Shaoib Malik into the attack now.

    21.1 Malik to Rohit, 1 run, drifter outside off, Rohit defends to short cover and sets off

    21.2 Malik to Rahul, 1 run, slightly short, KL rocks back and whips it to deep mid wicket

    21.3 Malik to Rohit, 1 run, turned away to deep mid wicket

    21.4 Malik to Rahul, SIX, all the way! What a way to bring up the fifty too. Short, he rocked back and pulled it over the deep mid wicket fence

    21.5 Malik to Rahul, 1 run.

    21.6 Malik to Rohit, 1 run.

  • 16:18

    20.1 Imad to Rohit, 1 run, punched off the back foot to long on

    20.2 Imad to Rahul, 1 run, it is short, cramped a little for room, KL cuts nevertheless to deep extra cover

    20.3 Imad to Rohit, 1 run, off the outside edge to short third man, KL makes an early calls and makes it in

    20.4 Imad to Rahul, 1 run, to deep cover

    20.5 Imad to Rohit, 1 run, pushed to mid on, goes past that man, and gives him a single

    20.6 Imad to Rahul, 2 runs, slight mix-up again, KL wanted two, Rohit makes it in in the end

  • 16:15

    Sarfaraz is not happy with his fielders. Wants them to attack the ball more, shouts to them in Hindi to get tighter and show committment

    19.1 Shadab to Rahul, 1 run, a push off the front foot towards backward point

    19.2 Shadab to Rohit, DOT, leg spinner on off, Rohit defends

    19.3 Shadab to Rohit, DOT, flighted very well, it is a full ball, Rohit digs to point

    19.4 Shadab to Rohit, 1 run, punched off the back foot to cover point

    19.5 Shadab to Rahul, DOT, defended to backward point, Rohit says no to the single

    19.6 Shadab to Rahul, DOT.

  • 16:58

    Some observations from our reporter on the ground!

    India have grown from strength to strength and Pakistan have looked deflated at the moment. Their bowlers appear clueless and captain seems to have run out of his options. He has pressed three seamers and four spinners into action without any success. While Rohit is looking ominous, Rahul has quietly grown in confidence, slamming Malik and Hafeez for magnificent sixes in quick succession. He also brought up his 50 in style with a first six. They are opening for the first time, but it showed in their confused running between the wickets. But they have managed to strike some understanding, calls are quick and louder. Meanwhile, Wahab Riaz has received first warning for running on the danger area on follow through. Pakistan in chaos.

  • 16:12

    We are back after the drinks break. Imad Wasim to continue

    18.1 Imad to Rohit, 1 run, punched to deep extra cover off the back foot

    18.2 Imad to Rahul, DOT, goes to the back foot to defend

    18.3 Imad to Rahul, DOT, off the front foot, driven to point

    18.4 Imad to Rahul, DOT, driven back to Imad

    18.5 Imad to Rahul, DOT, defended down the pitch

    18.6 Imad to Rahul, 1 run.

  • 16:11

  • 16:07

    17.1 Shadab to Rahul, DOT, spinning away outside off, KL lets it go

    17.2 Shadab to Rahul, DOT, defended to backward point

    17.3 Shadab to Rahul, 1 run, pushed to deep point and that is the 100 for India!

    17.4 Shadab to Rohit, 1 run, merely pushed past extra cover for a single

    17.5 Shadab to Rahul, DOT, big stride forward and he smothers it to the pitch

    17.6 Shadab to Rahul, DOT.

  • 16:04

    16.1 Imad to Rahul, 1 run, full ball, driven on the front foot to long off

    16.2 Imad to Rohit, 1 run, another drive down to long off

    16.3 Imad to Rahul, 1 run, prods forward and gently plays it to cover point

    16.4 Imad to Rohit, 1 run, flicked to long on

    16.5 Imad to Rahul, WIDE, drifts down leg, KL is disappointed to miss out on the pat down

    16.5 Imad to Rahul, DOT, punched to cover point

    16.6 Imad to Rahul, 1 run.

  • 16:01

    15.1 Shadab to Rohit, FOUR, short and wide, it was quicker, Rohit uses the pace to steer it past backward point for a boundary. Excellent batting!

    15.2 Shadab to Rohit, DOT, outside edge but there is no slip. Goes to short third man

    15.3 Shadab to Rohit, DOT, looks to sweep, does not connect

    15.4 Shadab to Rohit, DOT, dabs to short third man, KL says no

    15.5 Shadab to Rohit, 1 run, flighted leg spinner on off, Rohit turns it to mid wicket

    15.6 Shadab to Rahul, 1 run.

  • 15:57

    14.1 Imad to Rahul, 1 run, pushed to long on

    14.2 Imad to Rohit, 1 run, punched off the back foot to deep cover

    14.3 Imad to Rahul, 1 run, controlled dab to short third man

    14.4 Imad to Rohit, DOT.

    14.5 Imad to Rohit, 1 run, driven to long off

    14.6 Imad to Rahul, DOT.

  • 15:53

    12.1 Imad to Rahul, DOT, full on off, defended to backward point

    12.2 Imad to Rahul, DOT, beats the outsid edge!

    12.3 Imad to Rahul, 1 run, to deep cover point

    12.4 Imad to Rohit, DOT, pushed to cover

    12.5 Imad to Rohit, DOT.

    12.6 Imad to Rohit, DOT.

  • 15:55

  • 15:48

    Another spinner in as Shadab Khan comes into the attack

    11.1 Shadab to Rahul, FOUR, welcome Shadab! Short and wide, KL rocks back and square cuts it beuatifully past point

    11.2 Shadab to Rahul, 1 run, another short and wide ball, KL cuts it squarer this time for a single

    11.3 Shadab to Rohit, 2 runs, short again, pulled to deep mid wicket, Rohit bangs the bat in disgust because he wanted a six there

    11.4 Shadab to Rohit, SIX, this time he gets it! Full toss, Rohit needs no second invitation, pulls it over cow corner. This is horrid bowling now

    11.5 Shadab to Rohit, FOUR, full and wide this time, Rohit drives it beautifully on the front foot to cover point. Class written all over it! That is 50 for Rohit too.

    11.6 Shadab to Rohit, DOT.

  • 15:45

    End of first powerplay and India will be very happy here.

    10.1 Imad to Rahul, FOUR, full on leg stump, Rahul pats it very fine, it runs away to the fine leg fence

    10.2 Imad to Rahul, 3 runs, misfield in the deep! KL comes down the track, whips it uppishly to deep mid wicket, Imam fumbles and gives them an extra run

    10.3 Imad to Rohit, 1 run.

    10.4 Imad to Rahul, DOT, slight turn there, deceived KL, who is hit on the thigh

    10.5 Imad to Rahul, 1 run, Rohit dives to make it in! KL defends to cover point, Rohit calls him through and a direct hit would have got him surely

    10.6 Imad to Rohit, DOT.

  • 15:48

  • 15:38

    9.1 Riaz to Rahul, 1 run, big mix-up! India almost lost the first there. Rahul hopped up to get this to mid wicket, called for two Rohit, KL did not want it, the throw goes to the bowler' end where KL was well in, Rohit makes it in easily by the time it goes to his end. Big let off. A death stare from Sarfaraz

    9.2 Riaz to Rohit, DOT, defended on the back foot

    9.3 Riaz to Rohit, 1 run, turned to mid wicket and shouts "chal, chal, chal!" to KL immediately and they make it through

    9.4 Riaz to Rahul, 1 run, slight outside edge on the attempted tuck, goes to third man

    9.5 Riaz to Rohit,DOT, another slight mix-up. Rohit turns this to mid wicket, KL set off immediately, turns back in time

    9.6 Riaz to Rohit, FOUR, short and wide and it is easily square cut away past point. Simple!

  • 15:36

    First signs of spin as Imad Wasim comes into the attack.

    8.1 Imad to Rahul, WIDE, drifts it down leg

    8.1 Imad to Rahul, DOT.

    8.2 Imad to Rahul, 1 run.

    8.3 Imad to Rohit, 1 run, full on leg stump, turned to square leg

    8.4 Imad to Rahul, DOT, full on off, KL defends down the pitch

    8.5 Imad to Rahul, DOT, punched off the back foot to short mid wicket

    8.6 Imad to Rahul, 1 run.

  • 15:32

    First bowling change and it is Wahab Riaz to steam in

    7.1 Riaz to Rahul, 1 run, to deep backward square leg

    7.2 Riaz to Rohit, 1 run, short, turned away to square leg

    7.3 Riaz to Rahul, DOT.

    7.4 Riaz to Rahul, 1 run, back of a length, KL waits and dabs it to third man

    7.5 Riaz to Rohit, DOT, angled across Rohit, who defends on the front foot

    7.6 Riaz to Rohit, FOUR, you cannot bowl short to Rohit! Wahab does anyway, Rohit pulls it, over the short fine leg fielder and it is a simple boundary

  • 15:31

    Even the stars are drawn to this!

  • 15:23

    5.1 Hassan to Rohit, DOT.

    5.2 Hassan to Rohit, 1 run, length on off, slightly climbs onto Rohit, he flicks aerially towards mid on

    5.3 Hassan to Rahul, 1 run, short outside off, KL keeps the pull along the ground, takes a single

    5.4 Hassan to Rohit, FOUR, that is crashed through the off side! Short and wide, invitation for trouble, Rohit brings out the classic square cut in front of point for his third boundary

    5.5 Hassan to Rohit, DOT, smart batting. It is dropped on a length outside off, he shoulders arms to let it go

    5.6 Hassan to Rohit, SIX, all the way! Short on off, no one plays the pull better than Rohit, he does it with all his might to get it over the deep mid wicket fence

  • 15:17

    4.1 Amir to Rahul, DOT, good ball! Length on off and moving away, KL pulls his bat in at the right moment to evade teh edge

    4.2 Amir to Rahul, FOUR, authoritative! Amir goes short, Rahul turns his body quickly and pulls it beautifully to deep square leg. First boundary for KL!

    4.3 Amir to Rahul, DOT, very lucky! Length on off again, KL looks to cut/punch, goes off his inside edge towards the keeper

    4.4 Amir to Rahul, DOT, fuller, wide outside off, KL does not take the bait, shoulders arms

    Oxenford gives Amir a second official warning! One more and he will be off the field

    4.5 Amir to Rahul, DOT, back of a length on his body, KL defends off the back foot towards point

    4.6 Amir to Rahul, DOT.

  • 15:13

    3.1 Hassan to Rahul, 1 run, length on middle stump, easily glanced to fine leg

    3.2 Hassan to Rohit, DOT, length ball outside off, Rohit pushes it to mid off

    3.3 Hassan to Rohit, FOUR, brilliant shot! Full outside off, Rohit times the off drive beautifully, mid off dives but to no avail. He is up and running!

    3.4 Hassan to Rohit, DOT, play and a miss! Wide outside off, Rohit wants to cut, it goes over his outside edge

    3.5 Hassan to Rohit, DOT, slightly full on the stumps, Rohit defends with a straight bat down the ground

    3.6 Hassan to Rohit, DOT.

  • 15:09

    2.1 Amir to Rohit, DOT, length on off, Rohit cannot decide if he wants to play or not, in the end, takes his bat and bounces to the keeper

    2.2 Amir to Rohit, DOT, bouncer! Rohit wants to pull, misses it by a mile

    2.3 Amir to Rohit, DOT, back of a length this time, outside off, Rohit shoulders arms

    The umpire warns Amir because he ran onto the danger area. That is an official warning

    2.4 Amir to Rohit, 1 run, comes back in on a length, Rohit defends towards leg, they take a quick single

    2.5 Amir to Rahul, DOT, angled across KL, who shoulders arms again

    2.6 Amir to Rahul, 1 run. KL off the mark!

  • 15:04

    Hassan Ali from the other end

    1.1 Hassan to Rohit, DOT, length ball outside off, Rohit drives on the up to mid off

    1.2 Hassan to Rohit, DOT, a bit fuller, Rohit wants to drive, goes off the inside half to the bowler

    1.3 Hassan to Rohit, FOUR, streaky! Those are the first runs on the board too. Came back in that one, beats Rohit, takes his inside edge and runs away to the fine leg fence

    1.4 Hassan to Rohit, DOT, much more confident. A back of a length delivery, he defends off the back foot

    1.5 Hassan to Rohit, 2 runs, good-looking shot that. Coming in again, Rohit flicks it wristily towards deep square leg for a couple

    1.6 Hassan to Rohit, 3 runs, another flick, this time he hops up, plays it past mid wicket, they come back for three

  • 14:58

    So KL Rahul walks out to the middle with Rohit Sharma. There will be no left-right combo to unsettle the opposition bowlers but both Rahul and Rohit are more than capable and classy players who can give a rousing start for India. They'll be facing Mohammad Amir, who has been in excellent form in the WC so far. KL to take strike, with two slips for the edge

    0.1 Amir to Rahul, DOT, length ball outside off, KL defends towards point

    0.2 Amir to Rahul, DOT, almost a replay of the previous delivery, KL prods forward to defend this time

    0.3 Amir to Rahul, DOT, fuller, coming back into the batsman, KL drives to mid on

    0.4 Amir to Rahul, DOT, angled across KL, pitched on off and moving away, he shoulders arms

    0.5 Amir to Rahul, DOT, another length ball outside off, no swing whatsoever, KL lets it go again

    0.6 Amir to Rahul, DOT, maiden to start off!

  • 14:56

    All set!

  • 14:53

    Time for the national anthems!

    Pakistan's anthem is played first, followed by that of India

  • 14:37

    Team News

    India XI: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni(wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

    Pakistan XI: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(wk/c), Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasaan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir

  • 14:37

  • 14:27

    Pakistan win toss; to bowl first

    Sarfaraz calls it right and he'll bowl first. It is cloudy, he reasons. Shadab Khan is back for Pakistan.

    Kohli would've wanted to bowl first as well, he says. Vijay Shankar in for Shikhar Dhawan for India

  • 14:26

  • 14:24

    In full flow!

  • 14:06

    A rivalry like no other

    India vs Pakistan will undoubtedly be the crowd puller match in most tournaments and there is none bigger than the men's World Cup. The two sides have a lot of past history, though Pakistan have quite an embarrassing record against their neighbours in World Cups. They have not won a single game in 27 years, and will look to change that today. They come off the back of a humiliating loss to Australia, where their batting collapsed spectacularly, but as we know, they are capable of turning up on their day.

    India on the other hand comes off the back of two thumping victories against South Africa and Australia, so they'll be full of confidence coming into the clash. The only minus point is that the highly successful opening combo of Dhawan and Rohit will be disturbed as the former is out because of a thumb injury sustained in the last game. It will be interesting to see who gets a run at no.4, considering KL Rahul will be promoted to open the innings.

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