IND beat PAK by 89 runs (D/L method) | India vs Pakistan Highlights And Cricket Score 22th ODI Match

ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

Date: Jun 16, 2019 Start Time: 15:00 IST | 09:30 GMT | 10:30 Local
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
IND
336/5 Overs: 50.0
PAK
212/6 Overs: 40.0
India beat Pakistan by 89 runs (D/L method)

Match Commentary

India vs Pakistan Highlights And Cricket Score - 22th ODI match - Commentary

End of Over : 50.0 IND: 336/5

Okay. One more time. We are ready to begin.

Scratch all that. The players are back on the field. Scratch all that which was scratched any which ways. The players go off again! Boy, this is frustrating. The players had come onto the field, but just when Imam-ul-Haq was taking guard, the drizzle returned and the players were asked to go. Now, the hover cover comes on and ironically, the ground is bathed in sunshine. Virat Kohli sits in the dugout and is having a smile about that.

UPDATE - 3.15 PM LOCAL (1415 GMT) - Ohh the fickle English weather. Plenty of sunshine 5 minutes back, heavily overcast now. It has started to drizzle again and the umpires are heading back. There is a massive patch of dark cloud checking the attendance at Old Trafford and its facilities, whether the ground can take the rain or not and the inspection by this rain cloud might take a while.

Welcome back. No. Go back. We should have started by now, but the heavens have opened up again. Umbrellas are up in the stands and it is coming down pretty heavily. The good news is, only the hover cover is on, so this may not be a big delay. In fact, bright sunshine is now enveloping the ground. Should not be far from the start.

337 to win then. Pakistan faltered chasing 308 against Australia. India's bowling attack is much more penetrating than the Aussies and bowls with much more control. All the best then.

KL Rahul is down for a chat with Michael Clarke. Rahul says that it has been a while since he opened in ODIs and is happy that he could get the team off to a good start. Stresses that given the fact that Pakistan's new-ball bowlers swing the ball a lot, it was a plan to see off the first 10 overs. Admits that he was nervous, but not because it was India-Pakistan but because he had to wait for more than 2 years in the sidelines to feature in the ODI team. On the pitch, Rahul reckons that the pitch will be spiced up by the rain and believes that India's bowlers will do the job. Adds that the track will aid turn and that will help his team even more.

Not the greatest of bowling displays by Pakistan, especially after electing to bowl. They had the conditions in their favour, with the skies overcast but could not make much use of those. And with the ball not swinging around much, they lost patience and started spraying it around. Mohammad Amir continued his resurgence with a 3-wicket haul to follow his 5-fer against Australia. None of the others were impressive. Imad Wasim was economical but he just focused on curtailing the batsmen and did not go for wickets. Hassan Ali endured a torrid outing while Wahab Riaz could not do much.

The impetus was laid by a new opening pair today, with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul registering a 136-run opening stand. That was followed by a 98-run partnership for the second wicket and at that stage, it looked like 350-360 was on the cards. But Rohit's wicket stalled the runs a little and the new batsmen found it difficult to score runs. Yet another strong show from the Indian top 3, with each crossing 50.

A fine finish by India then to end on 336. The rain break did not hamper them much as there were only 20 balls left. With the rain spicing up the pitch a little, this now adds a new dimension to the total. Earlier, it was a challenging total on a good pitch. Now, it is a daunting task on a quickened track.

49.6 1

Mohammad Amir to Kedar Jadhav. No, they can't! Just the single on the last ball. Jadhav dances down the track and Amir bowls it short. KJ mistimes it towards deep cover for one. A decent last over from Amir. 9 from it. INDIA END WITH 336/5!

49.5 1

Mohammad Amir to Vijay Shankar. Full and on middle, Shankar hits it down to long on and takes one. One ball to go, a biggie to get over 340. Can India do so?

49.5 wd

Mohammad Amir to Vijay Shankar. WIDE! Just outside the tramline on the off side and it has been wided. A marginal call as Shankar did move across to the off pole.

49.4 4

Mohammad Amir to Vijay Shankar. FOUR! Another welcome boundary for India! This was a delightful stroke. Amir bowls it full and outside off, it is the seam-up ball. Shankar lofts it over covers and the ball goes into the fence.

49.3 1

Mohammad Amir to Kedar Jadhav. Another excellent delivery! A very full ball on middle, all Jadhav can do is jam it out towards mid off for one.

49.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Kedar Jadhav. Just short! More importantly a dot! Slower one wide outside off, Jadhav swings but gets an outside edge which falls just short of Sarfaraz.

49.1 1

Mohammad Amir to Vijay Shankar. DROPPED! A tough chance! Amir goes full and on middle, Shankar hits it firmly back towards the bowler. Amir jumps and looks to take it with both hands but the ball bursts through and goes down to long on for one.

End of Over : 49 12 Runs IND: 327/5
48.6 1

Wahab Riaz to Vijay Shankar. A single to end! A low full toss outside off, it is hit towards sweeper cover for one. 12 from the over. A good one for India.

48.5 2

Wahab Riaz to Vijay Shankar. A couple now! Wahab goes short again, Shankar looks to pull but gets a top edge which lands in the deep backward square leg region.

48.4 1

Wahab Riaz to Kedar Jadhav. OUCH! That might have hurt! A short one and it skids through. Jadhav is very late in the pull. The ball hits the glove and rolls towards mid-wicket for one. The fielder does have a shy at the bowler's end but misses.

48.3 4

Wahab Riaz to Kedar Jadhav. FOUR! Over mid off and a boundary! A welcome boundary for India. Full and on off by Riaz. Jadhav nonchalantly lofts it over mid off and bags a boundary. India would love a few more.

Strange! The Ultra Edge is now shown of the Virat Kohli dismissal and it's detecting nothing. India have a referral left but it seems that the Indian skipper also felt that he hit it.

48.3 wd

Wahab Riaz to Kedar Jadhav. Another wide! Way too wide outside off, left alone.

48.2 1

Wahab Riaz to Vijay Shankar. Full again on off, Shankar mistimes it to cover for a single. Singles are something Pakistan won't mind at the moment.

48.1 1

Wahab Riaz to Kedar Jadhav. Slower one outside off, Jadhav guides it down to third man for one.

48.1 wd

Wahab Riaz to Kedar Jadhav. That has slipped out of Wahab's hand. A full toss outside off, Jadhav fails to put bat on ball. It has been wided.

End of Over : 48 4 Runs IND: 315/5
47.6 1

Mohammad Amir to Kedar Jadhav. A single to end! Jadhav guides it down to third man. Another good over for Pakistan. They are once again finishing strongly. Just the 4 runs and a wicket from it.

47.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Kedar Jadhav. Back of a length on off, Jadhav guides it to point.

Kedar Jadhav arrives in the middle. He has a strike rate of 102.5 in ODIs and India will love if he gets going from the word go.

47.4 W

Mohammad Amir to Virat Kohli. OUT! Amir has got the better of Kohli yet again! Another big wicket in the context of the game. This could probably make a difference of at least 20 runs to the final score. Amir bangs it short and it is a quick one. It zips through. Kohli looks to pull but ends up getting a top edge towards the keeper. Amir starts running in celebration and then Kohli has a look at the umpire. Now the bowler turns to see back and umpire Erasmus nods. The Indian skipper is off. Another top innings from him comes to an end but he would have loved to stay there till the end. Two new batsmen out in the middle now with a little more than 2 overs to go.

47.3 2

Mohammad Amir to Virat Kohli. Shorter and outside off, Kohli slaps it through cover-point and takes two.

47.2 1

Mohammad Amir to Vijay Shankar. Goes very full and on middle, Shankar works it out to mid-wicket and gets to the other end. Sensible from him, he just needs to give the strike over to his skipper at the moment.

47.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Vijay Shankar. A dot! Gold dust at this stage! Length and outside off, Shankar looks to hit it over mid off but misses.

End of Over : 47 9 Runs IND: 311/4
46.6 4

Wahab Riaz to Virat Kohli. FOUR! Delicate! Lovely from Kohli. Slower one on off, Kohli plays it very late and guides it very fine on the off side and bags a boundary at third man. Sarfaraz is not happy with his bowler. The last ball spoils the over. 9 from it.

46.6 wd

Wahab Riaz to Virat Kohli. WIDE! A slower ball bouncer! Bounces above the batsman's ahead as he tries to pull. Wided.

46.5 1

Wahab Riaz to Vijay Shankar. Goes full around off, Shankar mistimes his shot in the air over covers for a run.

It's time to resume. Virat Kohli and Vijay Shankar are coming down the stairs of the dressing room. They are waiting near the boundary line for the other players to join. Now, the Pakistani players are in the middle. Shankar will be on strike. Wahab Riaz to complete his over. Here we go again...

Update 1428 local (1328 GMT) - Some good news coming in! The drizzle has also stopped and the hover cover is coming off. The two umpires came a little while back to inspect the conditions. There were a few worrisome patches inside the ring but it seems the groundsmen will dry that out quickly. Umpire Marais Erasmus gives a thumbs up to the dressing room of both teams. We are hearing that the match will resume in 12 minutes, i.e. 1440 local (1340 GMT). The mid-innings break will be 15 minutes. Importantly, no overs have been lost.

Update 1407 local (1307 GMT) - The rain has reduced into a drizzle and it's looking a lot brighter than it was a few minutes back. The groundsmen are at work and there is one Super Sopper rolling across the stadium. Still waiting for the official verdict on whether India will come out to bat again or not. Stay tuned, we will keep you posted.

Update 1345 local (1245 GMT) - It's raining now! The players are heading back to the pavilion and the hover cover comes on to protect the playing area. Slowly, slowly more covers are coming on. As soon as Pakistan started to pull things back just a bit, they have to go off. Let's hope that the rain passes away soon and India get to bat their full quota of overs. Stay tuned for more updates...

46.4 0

Wahab Riaz to Vijay Shankar. NOT OUT! A big gap between bat and ball and the on-field call has to be overturned. Good use of the technology by Shankar. This is full and outside off. Shankar looks to hit it through the off side but there is some noise as the ball passes the bat. Sarfaraz takes it and appeals. The umpire raises the finger. Shankar reviews and is looking confident. Replays roll in and they show that the noise was of the bat hitting the ground. Vijay survives to fight another day.

A catch has been taken behind the wickets. The finger goes up after the appeal is made. Vijay Shankar though is very sure that he has not edged it. He takes the DRS and calmly walks up to his captain to have a chat. There was some noise. Maybe, that was of the bat hitting the surface.

46.3 2

Wahab Riaz to Vijay Shankar. Back of a length on the body, Shankar pulls it towards deep square leg for two.

46.2 0

Wahab Riaz to Vijay Shankar. Length and on off, Shankar strokes it to covers.

There is some drizzle in the air now. Virat Kohli is visibly not happy that the umpires are not going off.

46.1 1

Wahab Riaz to Virat Kohli. Just over! Slower ball and shorter in length outside off, Kohli initially looks to cut but then tries to bail out. The ball though hits the bat and lobs over the point fielder for one.

Wahab Riaz is back!

End of Over : 46 4 Runs IND: 302/4
45.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Vijay Shankar. A dot to end a very good over by Amir. Just the 4 and a wicket from it. Back of a length on off, Shankar guides it to point.

45.5 1

Mohammad Amir to Virat Kohli. On the body, it is worked through square leg for one.

45.4 2

Mohammad Amir to Virat Kohli. 300 up for India. Short and on middle, Kohli looks to pull but it goes off the bottom towards mid-wicket and the batsmen take two.

45.3 1

Mohammad Amir to Vijay Shankar. Does the smart thing now by guiding it down to third man and giving the strike to Kohli. First run for Shankar in the World Cup.

45.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Vijay Shankar. BEATEN FOR PACE! Length and outside off, Shankar looks to guide it down to third man but misses.

Vijay Shankar is in next. Interesting move to send him ahead of Kedar Jadhav, who has a SR in excess of 100 in ODIs.

45.1 W

Mohammad Amir to MS Dhoni. OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! No MS magic today. Amir gets two huge wickets in the last three balls he has bowled. Amir bowls this full and outside off, it is a scrambled seam delivery. There is a little extra bounce as well. Dhoni swings but the ball kisses the outside edge and goes into the gloves of the keeper. 350 now looks a tough task with Dhoni gone.

End of Over : 45 12 Runs IND: 298/3
44.6 1

Hassan Ali to MS Dhoni. A single to end the over. He has already conceded the most runs by a Pakistan bowler in a World Cup game. Back of a length around off, Dhoni guides it down to third man for one. 12 from the over again and Hassan has gone for 84 in the 9 overs he has bowled.

44.5 1

Hassan Ali to Virat Kohli. 11 from the 5 balls bowled! Kohli pushes this through covers and takes one.

44.4 2

Hassan Ali to Virat Kohli. Shorter in length and on middle, Kohli pulls it through mid-wicket and takes two. So a dot to start the over but 10 from the next three balls.

44.3 4

Hassan Ali to Virat Kohli. FOUR! Another poor ball and Hassan pays the price again. Down the leg side, Kohli works it fine, finer than the last ball and a boundary results again.

44.2 4

Hassan Ali to Virat Kohli. FOUR! 11000 ODI runs for Virat Kohli. He is the fastest to do so and he gets that milestone up in style. He receives a ball down the leg side and just flicks it to the fine leg fence.

44.1 0

Hassan Ali to Virat Kohli. On off, it is pushed to cover.

End of Over : 44 12 Runs IND: 286/3
43.6 1

Mohammad Amir to Virat Kohli. Slower one on middle, Kohli pushes it down to long off for one. A wicket but 12 from it.

Here comes the inventor of the Helicopter shot - Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The crowd has gone bonkers seeing him coming down the stairs. Can he put on a show?

43.5 W

Mohammad Amir to Hardik Pandya. OUT! In the air... taken! Pandya holes out. Amir has the last laugh. This is full and on middle, Pandya brings out the helicopter shot. Does not get the power he needed to clear the ropes behind and it goes towards wide long on where Azam takes it over his head. A decent cameo from him comes to an end. Pakistan will be relieved to see his back.

43.4 4

Mohammad Amir to Hardik Pandya. FOUR! Slapped! Another outstanding shot! Slower one and on off, Pandya stands tall and slaps it through covers for a boundary.

43.3 1

Mohammad Amir to Virat Kohli. Make that 7 as Kohli chops this towards point for a quick run.

43.2 4

Mohammad Amir to Virat Kohli. FOUR! Dismissed! Brute! Full and on off, Kohli shuffles across and smashes it through mid off. 6 from the first two balls.

43.1 2

Mohammad Amir to Virat Kohli. Brilliant running again! Also, Kohli brings his 51st ODI fifty. Consecutive fifties for him and it is another top knock. He gets there by working it towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.

Mohammad Amir is back! He was exceptional in his first spell and will have to be at his best at the death.

End of Over : 43 13 Runs IND: 274/2
42.6 2

Hassan Ali to Hardik Pandya. Now a couple! 13 from the over. Slower one and shorter in length. This is pulled gently towards mid-wicket for two.

42.5 0

Hassan Ali to Hardik Pandya. A dot! Quick and outside off, Pandya is late in the cut shot.

42.4 4

Hassan Ali to Hardik Pandya. FOUR! Easy-peasy! A high full toss on the pads, Pandya says thank you very much and whips it over backward square leg for a boundary.

42.3 0

Hassan Ali to Hardik Pandya. Lovely bowling! Another slower one outside off, Pandya does not pick it again and is way too early into the shot. Misses and it goes closely past the off pole.

42.2 6

Hassan Ali to Hardik Pandya. SIX! That has gone off the top edge! Outrageous. Speaks volumes about the quality of the bat now-a-days. Also, it was a slower one outside off, Pandya is completely foxed. He is way too early into the slog. The ball goes off the top edge and clears the third man fence.

42.1 1

Hassan Ali to Virat Kohli. Slower one on off, Kohli drops it towards point and gets to the other end.

End of Over : 42 7 Runs IND: 261/2
41.6 1

Wahab Riaz to Virat Kohli. A single to end as Kohli works it through square leg and gets to the other end. So despite the boundary early on, only 7 from the over.

41.5 0

Wahab Riaz to Virat Kohli. On middle, Kohli hits it back to the bowler.

41.4 1

Wahab Riaz to Hardik Pandya. Played to the point region by the batsman. One run added to the total.

41.3 0

Wahab Riaz to Hardik Pandya. Goes short and outside off, Pandya looks to pull but the ball rushes onto him and it ends up going to mid off.

41.2 1

Wahab Riaz to Virat Kohli. Now cleverly guides it down to third man and takes one.

41.1 4

Wahab Riaz to Virat Kohli. FOUR! Not the best start for him but the perfect start to the over for India. Full and on off, easy pickings with mid off up. Kohli lofts it over that fielder and bags a boundary. Pressure on the bowler.

Wahab Riaz is back into the attack. He has been very good at the death for Pakistan. They will need him to finish well here.

End of Over : 41 6 Runs IND: 254/2
40.6 2

Hassan Ali to Hardik Pandya. Good running again! Slower one on middle, Pandya works it with soft hands towards mid-wicket. The weight on the shot is perfect so two taken. Still only 6 from the over. Pakistan will take that.

40.5 1

Hassan Ali to Virat Kohli. Another very full ball, difficult to get under those. Kohli hits it to long on and takes one.

40.4 1

Hassan Ali to Hardik Pandya. Very full on the pads again, Pandya flicks it towards fine leg and gets to the other end.

40.3 0

Hassan Ali to Hardik Pandya. Short of the keeper! Slower one and outside off, Pandya slashes but the ball takes the outside edge and goes on the bounce to Ahmed.

40.2 1

Hassan Ali to Virat Kohli. Very full on the pads, Kohli works it towards fine leg for one. 250 up.

40.1 1

Hassan Ali to Hardik Pandya. Very full on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.

Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Maximum of 5 fielders are allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the innings. We are into the final 10 overs of this Indian innings. With the likes of Pandya and Kohli at the crease and Dhoni - The Finisher yet to come, Pakistan are staring at a total around 350, if not more, unless they lift their bowling.

End of Over : 40 10 Runs IND: 248/2
39.6 2

Shadab Khan to Virat Kohli. Another misfield! This is pushed towards long on where the fielder runs to his right but does not stop the ball cleanly. Two taken.

39.5 1

Shadab Khan to Hardik Pandya. The batsman has driven it through mid off. One run added to the total.

39.4 0

Shadab Khan to Hardik Pandya. BEATEN! Floats it up on off, Pandya looks to drive it through the off side but is beaten by the away turn.

39.3 1

Shadab Khan to Virat Kohli. This is guided towards short third man for one.

39.2 2

Shadab Khan to Virat Kohli. Misfield and another run! Shorter and on off, Kohli slaps it towards cover. They take one. The fielder fumbles and they run another.

39.1 4

Shadab Khan to Virat Kohli. FOUR! Welcome back into the attack, Khan. Short and on middle, Kohli goes back and pulls it in the vacant mid-wicket region and bags a boundary.

Shadab Khan is back on!

End of Over : 39 8 Runs IND: 238/2
38.6 0

Hassan Ali to Hardik Pandya. Short and outside off, Pandya tries to cut but misses. End of a successful over from Hassan.

38.5 2

Hassan Ali to Hardik Pandya. On the pads, Pandya flicks it in the gap at mid-wicket and calls for two. Completes it with ease.

38.4 2

Hassan Ali to Hardik Pandya. Short in length and outside off, Hardik cuts it powerfully and it races away. The sweeper cuts it off at the very last moment and saves two for his team.

38.3 0

Hassan Ali to Hardik Pandya. Pandya defends it from within the crease.

Hardik Pandya is the new man in. He can add to Pakistan's misery here. If he gets in, Pakistan will have to bid this game goodbye.

38.2 W

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. OUT! Rohit Sharma is gone! No double century this time. Tries to be cheeky and that brings his downfall! Hassan delivers it on a length outside off and Rohit shuffles across the stumps with the intention of spooning it over short fine leg. But he doesn't get the desired connection and Wahab Riaz takes a simple catch inside the ring. Sharma is gutted with himself. He wanted to get his fourth double ton at the grandest stage. Anyway, a handsome knock by The Hitman and he walks back to a standing ovation. End of a 98-run stand, Pakistan have an opening here but they will have to deal with the likes of Pandya and Dhoni now.

38.1 4

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. FOUR! Hassan is a marked man! Starts his new spell with a short ball and Rohit pulls it without any issue over mid-wicket for a boundary.

Change in bowling. Hassan Ali returns. He has been very expensive in his first 5 overs, conceding 45. Time for redemption?

End of Over : 38 10 Runs IND: 230/1
37.6 1

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. A quick single to end! Full and on middle, Rohit strokes it towards mid on.

37.5 2

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. Lovely shot! Stays leg side to the delivery and manages to guide it through backward point. Third man gets across to his right and keeps it down to two.

37.4 1

Wahab Riaz to Virat Kohli. A little too straight again, Kohli looks to flick but misses. The ball hits the pads and rolls towards square leg. Leg bye taken.

37.3 1

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. On the bounce! Goes short again and on the body, Rohit pulls it uppishly but on the bounce to fine leg. One run.

37.2 4

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. FOUR! If you bowl short to Sharma, you will be punished. Short and on the body, Rohit swivels and pulls it over backward square leg for a boundary.

37.1 1

Wahab Riaz to Virat Kohli. Length and on off, Kohli plays it late down to third man for one.

End of Over : 37 5 Runs IND: 220/1
36.6 1

Imad Wasim to Virat Kohli. A single to end! 5 from the over. Kohli hits this one down to long on and gets to the other end. End of Imad Wasim with the ball for tonight. Not bad figures for him. He finishes with 10-0-49-0.

36.5 1

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. Rohit dances down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. He strokes it to long off for one.

36.4 1

Imad Wasim to Virat Kohli. Floated up on off, Kohli hits it wide of long off and a run is taken.

36.3 1

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. Shorter and on off, Rohit guides it through point for one.

36.2 1

Imad Wasim to Virat Kohli. Very full on the pads, this is whipped down to long on for one.

36.1 0

Imad Wasim to Virat Kohli. On off, Kohli guides it to short third man.

Drinks break. India are motoring! They are looking to bat Pakistan out of this game. 14 overs to go and the Men in Blue have two set batsmen in middle. Rohit Sharma is going great guns and Virat Kohli is playing the supporting role superbly. With the firepower left in the Indian batting order, they will be targeting a total close to 350, if not more. Pakistan have been very clueless in the field. They usually do well in the death overs and that's what Sarfaraz will be banking on at the moment. Whatever happens, we are in for a treat.

End of Over : 36 9 Runs IND: 215/1
35.6 1

Wahab Riaz to Virat Kohli. Another single to end! This is on the pads, it is worked to fine leg for one. 24 from the last 3 overs and that too without any risk taken.

35.5 1

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. Plays this one late and guides it down to third man for one.

35.4 2

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. Now a couple! Too easy at the moment for India. This is worked through mid-wicket and the batters take two.

35.3 4

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. FOUR! Up and over! Slower one and it is short and outside off, Rohit cuts it over point and it races to the fence.

35.2 0

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. Back of a length on off, Rohit pushes it to covers.

35.1 1

Wahab Riaz to Virat Kohli. Pacey ball! Short and hurries onto Kohli. He looks to pull but the ball hits the gloves and rolls towards the leg side for one.

Wahab Riaz is brought back on! Can he provide the much-needed breakthrough here? This pair is wearing a very dangerous look at the moment.

End of Over : 35 7 Runs IND: 206/1
34.6 0

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. A dot to end! So despite the boundary, just 7 from the over. Rohit pushes this to the right of the bowler who gets there and saves a run.

34.5 4

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. EDGED AND FOUR! No slip in place! Imad lands this on off, it straightens. Rohit looks to push at it but ends up playing inside the line. The ball goes off the outside edge and to the third man fence.

34.4 0

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. On the stumps, it is kept out.

34.3 2

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. Easy two! Rohit works it wide of deep square leg and takes a brace.

34.2 1

Imad Wasim to Virat Kohli. Flighted on off, Kohli strokes it towards cover where the fielder gets a hand to it and deflects it towards long off. One taken. 200 up for India.

34.1 0

Imad Wasim to Virat Kohli. On off, defended.

End of Over : 34 8 Runs IND: 199/1
33.6 2

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. A couple to end another good over for India. Rohit pushes this wide of long on and takes two. 8 from the over, Shadab continues to prove expensive.

33.5 4

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. FOUR! That went to the fence in a jiffy. Rohit plays the slog sweep and it runs away from the deep mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.

33.4 0

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. Big turn there! More than Pakistan, India would love this as it could only get worse. Slower through the air outside off, Rohit lets it be. It turns and bounces away sharply.

33.3 1

Shadab Khan to Virat Kohli. This is hit through covers and Kohli takes a run.

33.2 1

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. Flatter and outside off, Rohit looks to cut but ends up chopping it towards short third man for one.

33.1 0

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. Well bowled! Sees Rohit come down and shortens the length. RS adjusts and cuts it to point.

End of Over : 33 4 Runs IND: 191/1
32.6 1

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. Another single as Rohit punches it down to long on.

32.5 1

Imad Wasim to Virat Kohli. This is eased down to long on for one.

32.4 1

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. Flatter now on off, Sharma pushes it through covers for one.

32.3 0

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. In the air... but soft! Rohit did well to take one hand off. This is floated on off, Rohit looks to drive but the ball sticks on the surface. He takes one hand off the handle and hence, it lands well short of the fielder at extra cover.

32.2 1

Imad Wasim to Virat Kohli. Flatter and on middle, Kohli pushes it down to long on for one.

32.1 0

Imad Wasim to Virat Kohli. This is fired outside off, Kohli looks to run it down to third man but the ball hits the higher portion and then the middle and rolls towards point.

Imad Wasim is back! His figures read 7-0-33-0.

End of Over : 32 6 Runs IND: 187/1
31.6 1

Shadab Khan to Virat Kohli. The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. One run added to the total.

31.5 2

Shadab Khan to Virat Kohli. Very full on off, Kohli hits it wide of long off and takes two. The 50-run stand is up. This pair is building up on the good start provided by the opening wicket. They are going along at a good pace too.

31.4 0

Shadab Khan to Virat Kohli. The googly on middle, it is kept out.

31.3 1

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. Just short! This is fired outside off, Rohit slaps it uppishly but well short of the point fielder who misfields and a run is taken.

31.2 1

Shadab Khan to Virat Kohli. The batsman has driven it through mid-off. They pick up a single.

31.1 1

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. This is flatter and on off, Rohit pushes it down to long on.

End of Over : 31 9 Runs IND: 181/1
30.6 2

Mohammad Amir to Virat Kohli. Goes for a surprise short ball, Kohli is up for the challenge though. He pulls it over mid-wicket and takes two.

30.5 1

Mohammad Amir to Rohit Sharma. Rohit now plays it down to third man for one.

30.4 1

Mohammad Amir to Virat Kohli. Slower one outside off, Kohli guides it down to third man for one.

30.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Virat Kohli. Good length on off, Kohli guides it to point.

30.2 4

Mohammad Amir to Virat Kohli. FOUR! You need not run for such shots! Outstanding. Not a very bad delivery, it is on a length and around off, Kohli stands tall and hits it on the up through covers.

30.1 1

Mohammad Amir to Rohit Sharma. The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single.

End of Over : 30 7 Runs IND: 172/1
29.6 1

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. 24th ODI HUNDRED FOR ROHIT SHARMA! Becomes the second Indian after Kohli to hit a ton against Pakistan in the ICC ODI World Cup. What a knock by the Hitman! He reaches there by cracking a short ball through cover-point for one. The Indian dressing room is on its feet. This is also the third fastest hundred by an Indian batsman versus Pakistan in ODIs. We all know, he doesn't sit back quiet after hitting a century, watch out Pakistan, here comes Rohit aiming for his fourth double hundred.

29.5 2

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. Moves to 99, Rohit! A delightful cover drive by Rohit and he returns for the second run.

29.4 1

Shadab Khan to Virat Kohli. Loopy and full on off, Kohli leans into the drive and chips his drive wide of the cover fielder for one.

29.3 1

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. Flatter and shorter again on off, it's stroked from the crease to sweeper cover for another single in this over.

29.2 1

Shadab Khan to Virat Kohli. Keeps a slip in place and bowls it short on off, Virat moves back and punches it down to long on for one.

29.1 1

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. Full and flighted outside off, Sharma drives it through covers and takes a single.

Shadab Khan is back on.

End of Over : 29 1 Runs IND: 165/1
28.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Virat Kohli. It remains that way! Full and outside off, Kohli shoulders arms to it.

28.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Virat Kohli. Continues bowling it on a length and around off. VK defends it out. Just the run from the over so far.

28.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Virat Kohli. Back of a length again on off, Kohli pushes it to mid off.

28.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Virat Kohli. Almost does get Kohli. Amir angles this across Virat. Kohli looks to guide it down to third man but misses. A few words by Amir but Kohli does not respond.

28.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Virat Kohli. Back of a length on off, it is kept out.

28.1 1

Mohammad Amir to Rohit Sharma. On the pads, this is worked towards fine leg for one. Moves onto 95.

Mohammad Amir is back! He was brilliant in his first spell. Can he get either of Rohit or Kohli here? That is probably why he has been brought back on.

End of Over : 28 4 Runs IND: 164/1
27.6 1

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. Another easy run as Rohit taps it towards backward point.

27.6 wd

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. Slower one but it comes out wrong. Way too wide outside off, left alone. Wided.

27.5 1

Wahab Riaz to Virat Kohli. A little bit of width on this one outside off. Kohli guides it down to third man for one.

27.4 0

Wahab Riaz to Virat Kohli. Extra bounce there! Wahab is bending his back. Back of a length on middle, it takes off after pitching. Hits Kohli on the glove as he tries to defend.

27.3 0

Wahab Riaz to Virat Kohli. Good length on off, Kohli does well to defend it by taking one hand off the handle.

27.2 1

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. On the body, this is pulled towards fine leg for one.

27.1 0

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. This is angled into the batsman, Rohit works it to mid-wicket.

End of Over : 27 9 Runs IND: 160/1
26.6 2

Hassan Ali to Virat Kohli. Excellent running! Length and around off, Kohli looks to drive with hard hands but it goes off the inner half towards square leg. They run the first one hard and then go for the second, complete it. Another expensive over by Hassan Ali. His second spell has gone for 19 and he has bowled only 2.

26.5 1

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. On the pads, this is worked towards fine leg for one.

26.4 0

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. Length again on off, Rohit guides it to point.

26.3 0

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. Good comeback! On a length and around off, Sharma goes back and defends it onto the ground.

26.2 6

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. SIX! Majestic shot! Into the 90s is Rohit Sharma. Short and wide outside off, Sharma slaps it right off the middle and the ball sails over the point fence.

26.1 0

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. Outside off, it is left alone.

End of Over : 26 5 Runs IND: 151/1
25.6 0

Wahab Riaz to Virat Kohli. Angled into the batsman, Kohli looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads. A muted appeal from the bowler but he is the only one doing so.

25.5 1

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. Slower one on off, Rohit strokes it through covers for one.

25.4 1

Wahab Riaz to Virat Kohli. Good running! Kohli taps it towards point and takes off straightaway. Rohit responds and a run is completed with ease. 150 up for India.

25.3 1

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. Back of a length on off, Rohit plays it late and down to third man for one.

25.2 2

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. Lovely shot! Just times it through covers and takes two. Nicely used the pace of the bowler there.

25.1 0

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. On middle, Rohit works it with the angle towards mid-wicket.

End of Over : 25 10 Runs IND: 146/1
24.6 0

Hassan Ali to Virat Kohli. Back of a length on off, Kohli defends it onto the ground. Hassan Ali continues to be expensive.

24.5 2

Hassan Ali to Virat Kohli. Goes short! Kohli mistimes his pull but gets it through the vacant mid-wicket region for two.

24.4 1

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. Good length again around off, this is guided through backward point and towards third man for one.

24.3 4

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. FOUR! Fortunate one! Second time today he has got a boundary in that fashion against Hassan and the bowler can't believe his luck. Shorter and outside off, Rohit looks to guide it down to third man but the ball comes back in sharply. It hits the under edge and goes over the stumps and then to the fine leg fence.

24.2 1

Hassan Ali to Virat Kohli. Outside off, Kohli slaps it through covers for a run. Gets off the mark with a confident shot.

24.1 1

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single.

24.1 wd

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. Short and way too wide outside off, Sharma looks to cut but misses. Wided.

Hassan Ali is back on. 3-0-27-0 so far.

End of Over : 24 2 Runs IND: 136/1
23.6 0

Wahab Riaz to Virat Kohli. Needles shot first up by Kohli. He goes after a very wide delivery. Ends up chopping it to point. End of a successful over for Pakistan.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli comes on at number 3, replacing Rahul. Is 57 short of becoming the fastest to 11,000 ODI runs.

23.5 W

Wahab Riaz to KL Rahul. OUT! Soft dismissal and Pakistan have finally got the much-needed wicket. It has come completely against the run of play though. A good ball from Wahab. It is just behind the driving length on off. Sticks in the wicket a little. Rahul looks to drive it through covers but ends up chipping it straight to Azam there. He makes no mistake and reverse cups it safely. Rahul will be disappointed as there was a century for the taking. But he played a handy role in the partnership worth 136 with Rohit. Pakistan will now look to pull things back under control.

23.4 0

Wahab Riaz to KL Rahul. Goes around the wicket and then lands it on a length around off, Rahul guides it to point.

23.3 0

Wahab Riaz to KL Rahul. Back of a length again on off, Rahul goes back and keeps it out. Wahab now gets an OFFICIAL WARNING for running onto the danger area. So Amir already has been given two and Wahab now has one. Worrying signs for Pakistan.

23.2 0

Wahab Riaz to KL Rahul. Back of a length on off, Rahul defends it onto the ground.

23.2 wd

Wahab Riaz to KL Rahul. A bumper but it is a wild one! Way down the leg side, wided.

23.1 1

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. Length and outside off, Rohit plays it late down towards third man for one.

Wahab Riaz is back on! Just the one over for Malik.

End of Over : 23 11 Runs IND: 134/0
22.6 0

Mohammad Hafeez to KL Rahul. Dangerously picks this from the off and middle stump, sweeping it fine but straight to short fine leg. Rahul wants a single but Rohit sends him back. Good call. That went very quickly to the fielder. 11 each from the opening overs of the 2 part-timers.

22.5 6

Mohammad Hafeez to KL Rahul. SIX! Oh wow. Rahul gets into the act now. Don't look like India are interested in the Professor's classes. Tossed up outside off, Rahul comes down the track and lofts it cleanly inside out over wide long off!

22.4 0

Mohammad Hafeez to KL Rahul. Around middle, worked straight to short mid-wicket.

22.3 0

Mohammad Hafeez to KL Rahul. Comes down the track and drives it straight to short cover.

22.2 1

Mohammad Hafeez to Rohit Sharma. Outside off, pushed through point for a single.

22.1 4

Mohammad Hafeez to Rohit Sharma. FOUR! Good afternoon, Professor! What a welcome to the senior guy. Tossed up around middle, Rohit comes down the track and bashes this past Hafeez to the long on fence!

Here comes the Professor. Pakistan desperately need Hafeez to strut his experience.

End of Over : 22 11 Runs IND: 123/0
21.6 1

Shoaib Malik to Rohit Sharma. Another single as Rohit works it through mid-wicket for one. Expensive start by Malik.

21.5 1

Shoaib Malik to KL Rahul. On middle, Rahul paddles it towards short fine leg for one.

21.4 6

Shoaib Malik to KL Rahul. SIX! Just clears the fence! Fifty for Rahul. He has ensured India don't miss Dhawan here. He went about things slowly but a good innings nevertheless. There is a ton on offer here. Rahul gets to his half ton in style. Sees the length is short, rocks back and pulls it over the mid-wicket region. It goes all the way.

21.3 1

Shoaib Malik to Rohit Sharma. Works it with the turn through square leg for one.

21.2 1

Shoaib Malik to KL Rahul. Shorter on middle, Rahul whips it towards deep mid-wicket for one.

21.1 1

Shoaib Malik to Rohit Sharma. Flatter and on off, Rohit keeps it out towards the off side and takes one.

Shoaib Malik is on now!

STAT ALERT! Whenever India's openers have put on a century stand in the ODI World Cup, their win percentage is 86 percent! (6 of 7 prior instances).

End of Over : 21 7 Runs IND: 112/0
20.6 2

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. Good running! This is worked to the longer part of the ground towards square leg and the batters take two.

20.5 1

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. This is worked to the left of mid-wicket who dives over the ball and a run is taken.

20.4 1

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. Quicker and on off, Rahul strokes it through covers for one.

20.3 1

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. On off, it straightens. Takes the outside edge of Rohit's bat and rolls towards short third man for a run.

20.2 1

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. Flatter and outside off, Rahul slaps it through covers for one.

20.1 1

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. On the stumps, this is pushed down to long on for one.

End of Over : 20 2 Runs IND: 105/0
19.6 0

Shadab Khan to KL Rahul. Gets away with one there Shadab! Rahul gets into position early to play the reverse sweep. Shadab looks to fire it in but ends up bowling a full toss. Rahul plays the reverse but straight to backward point. A dot to end! Just the 6 from the last 3 overs.

19.5 0

Shadab Khan to KL Rahul. Another dot as Rahul defends it towards point. He wanted a run but is sent back.

19.4 1

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. Flatter and on off, this is guided through point for an easy run.

A halt in play as Rohit needs to tie his shoe laces!

19.3 0

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. Very full outside off, Rohit initially looks to sweep but then seeing the length, jams it out to point.

19.2 0

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. Gets it to drift in from off and then turns it away. RS blocks it.

19.1 1

Shadab Khan to KL Rahul. The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. One run added to the total.

End of Over : 19 2 Runs IND: 103/0
18.6 1

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. Imad ends it well too! Back-to-back tight overs for Pakistan. The last ball is pushed through covers for one.

18.5 0

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. On the stumps again, Rahul keeps it out. This is turning out to be another good over.

18.4 0

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. On off again and Rahul pushes it back from where it came.

18.3 0

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. Slower on off, Rahul guides it to point.

18.2 0

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. Beaten in flight this time, Rahul. He stays back to a full ball around off when he should have been forward but eventually does well to block it on the off side.

18.1 1

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. Shortish and on off, Rohit goes on the back foot and punches it to sweeper cover.

Drinks break. It's all India at the moment! Apart from winning the toss, nothing has gone Pakistan's way. There were a few half chances but they have not taken them and the pair of Rohit and Rahul is just dominating proceedings at the moment. 18 overs done, Pakistan have used all their main bowlers but apart from Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim, to an extent, all have struggled at the big stage. They need to regroup in this mini-break and come out with some different strategy. For India, it's all about maximizing this beginning.

End of Over : 18 2 Runs IND: 101/0
17.6 0

Shadab Khan to KL Rahul. A very good over by Shadab comes to an end. He ends with a slider on off which Rahul pushes to cover. Need a few more like these do Pakistan.

17.5 0

Shadab Khan to KL Rahul. Another good delivery! The googly on off, Rahul defends it late onto the ground.

17.4 1

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. Flighted ball on off, Rohit strokes it through mid off for one.

17.3 1

Shadab Khan to KL Rahul. Flatter and on off, this is pushed through covers for one. The 100 is up for India. This is the first 100-run stand for the opening wicket against Pakistan in ICC ODI World Cups for India. The openers have provided the best possible start. Also, it has come up in very quick time. The foundation is laid here for a big score.

17.2 0

Shadab Khan to KL Rahul. Lovely bowling! Slows it up and lands it on off, Rahul leans forward and keeps it out.

17.1 0

Shadab Khan to KL Rahul. Slower through the air and outside off, left alone.

End of Over : 17 6 Runs IND: 99/0
16.6 1

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. A single to end! 6 from the over. Rahul pushes it down to long on for one.

16.5 0

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. Flatter and on off, Rahul pushes it towards point.

16.5 wd

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. Rahul feels he missed out there! Down the leg side, Rahul looks to sweep but misses. Wided. Had he connected, it would have been a boundary.

16.4 1

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. Works it with the angle, uppishly but wide of mid-wicket and down towards wide long on for the 4th single in the over.

16.3 1

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. Rahul opens the face of the bat at the very end and guides it through cover for one.

16.2 1

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. Another tossed up ball on off, Rohit this time eases it to long off for one.

16.1 1

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. On the fuller side, this is hit down to long off for one.

End of Over : 16 6 Runs IND: 93/0
15.6 1

Shadab Khan to KL Rahul. Another single as Rahul pushes it through covers for one. A good comeback by Shadab after going for a boundary on the very first ball.

15.5 1

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. The googly, Rohit picks it and works it down to long on for one.

15.4 0

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. Three good balls in a row! On off, Rohit blocks it.

15.3 0

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. Slower through the air outside off, Sharma looks to sweep but misses.

15.2 0

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. Better! Lands it on off and gets it to spin away. Rohit puts in a good stride forward and looks to defend with soft hands but it goes off the outer half towards backward point.

15.1 4

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. FOUR! Lovely placement! Shadab is struggling here. He has gone for 24 in the 13 balls he has bowled. Shorter and outside off, Rohit goes back and guides it past point for a boundary.

End of Over : 15 4 Runs IND: 87/0
14.6 0

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. A dot to end a tidy over by Imad. Fires it on off, Rahul pushes it to covers.

14.5 1

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. A single now as Rohit eases it down to long off.

14.4 0

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. On off again, this is defended.

14.3 1

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. Good stop! This pitches on off and then straightens. Rahul looks to defend but gets an outside edge towards short third man where the fielder makes a good diving stop. A run only.

14.2 1

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. On off, Rohit strokes it through covers for one.

14.1 1

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. Fuller and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.

End of Over : 14 3 Runs IND: 83/0
13.6 0

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. Around off and outside off, pushed towards point. 4 runs in the last two overs, good ones for Pakistan after a 17-run 12th over!

13.5 1

Shadab Khan to KL Rahul. Struggling for control, bowls this too full, outside off, Rahul strokes it towards long off for a run.

13.4 0

Shadab Khan to KL Rahul. Floated around off, watchfully kept out.

13.3 1

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. Tossed up outside off, driven through the covers for a single.

13.2 0

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. Full and outside off, pushed towards point.

13.1 1

Shadab Khan to KL Rahul. Full on middle, Rahul drives it straight back. 'PAKAD!' yells Sarfaraz. Shadab dives to his right but misses the ball. A single taken towards long on.

End of Over : 13 1 Runs IND: 80/0
12.6 0

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. Landed outside off, played straight to point.

12.5 0

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. Arrowed in on middle, pushed back to the bowler.

12.4 0

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. Full and straight, watchfully defended.

12.3 1

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. Short in length, punched off the back foot for a single.

12.2 0

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. Quicker one outside off, Rahul looks to cut but misses.

12.1 0

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. Full and around off, watchfully defended.

End of Over : 12 17 Runs IND: 79/0
11.6 0

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. Full and around off, watchfully defended. 17 from the over! Have India got the kickstart they needed?

11.5 4

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. FOUR! Now the length is full and Rohit drives it behind point. Seems like there is no fielder out when India are batting. 43rd ODI Fifty for Rohit. 7th against Pakistan. 3rd 50-plus score on the trot for him in this World Cup. Looks good to get his second ton in this edition.

11.4 6

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. SIX! Oh dear. Bad, worse, worst nothing beyond the superlative. This is a horror start from Shadab. After bowling it short, he does not land this one at all. Rohit pulls it over mid-wicket for half a dozen.

11.3 2

Shadab Khan to Rohit Sharma. More rubbish from Shadab. A plethora of half trackers from the leg spinner. Rohit picks the length in a trice and wallops the pull in the mid-wicket region. Almost gets a boundary but Hassan Ali runs to his right and stops the ball well. Two runs taken.

11.2 1

Shadab Khan to KL Rahul. Another bad ball, short and wide outside off, cut through point for a single this time.

11.1 4

Shadab Khan to KL Rahul. FOUR! Bad ball to start. Short and wide outside off, turning away, Rahul uses the width, goes deep in his crease and cuts it behind point for a boundary.

Shadab Khan into the attack now.

End of Over : 11 9 Runs IND: 62/0
10.6 0

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. A dot to end! On off, Sharma keeps it out. 9 from the over, another productive one for India.

10.5 1

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. Wayward throw! Another run out opportunity missed! Rahul pushes this towards point and sets off. Rohit responds. Shadab is quick to the ball but releases a wild throw by diving across to his right, way too away from the keeper. Pakistan have not started well in the field. Maybe the nerves of such a big game has gotten to them. This is one example as Shadab is usually a brilliant fielder but he has messed up big time over here.

10.4 0

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. BEAUTY! That has straightened! This is pitched around leg, the ball straightens after pitching. Rahul looks to play it with a closed face of the bat but misses to get hit high on the pads.

10.3 1

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. On the pads again, this is worked towards short fine leg for one.

10.2 3

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. Well played again! Rahul uses his feet but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He still manages to chip it over the mid-wicket fielder. They take two. Imam in the deep fumbles and an extra run is taken.

10.1 4

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. FOUR! Swept and swept nice and fine! Played that with the angle. It is fired in on the pads, Rahul goes down on one knee, uses the pace of the bowler and hits it to the fine leg fence.

POWERPLAY 2 time. Danger period for Pakistan. Neither opener has been dismissed. Just like Australia experienced against India, the Men In Green might be in line for some upswing in the run rate now. 4 fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.

End of Over : 10 7 Runs IND: 53/0
9.6 4

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. FOUR! Brings the 50 up for the team in style! Riaz bowls it shorter and outside off, Rohit plays it late and cuts it past point. No chance for third man. Once again the last ball spoils Wahab's over. India have dominated Powerplay 1. They are 53 for no loss after it.

9.5 0

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. Another confusion! This is worked towards mid-wicket and Rahul wants a run but Rohit sends him back.

9.4 1

Wahab Riaz to KL Rahul. Outside off, this is guided down to third man for one.

9.3 1

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total.

9.2 0

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. Good length on off, it is guided to point.

9.1 1

Wahab Riaz to KL Rahul. A big, big confusion but no harm in the end! Pakistan should have had their first wicket. A huge miss there. Wahab bowls it on middle, Rahul works it through mid-wicket. They take one, Rohit wants the second and is sprinting to the other end. Rahul initially starts off but then shouts 'NO' with his hand up. Rohit does not spot that until he reaches halfway. Zaman in the deep, picks the ball up and in a rush, without looking, throws it to the bowler's end. Wahab fails to collect it. The fielder backing up does so. He then throws it to the keeper but Rohit is in by then. A big let off for India. Rohit would want to make them pay now. Sarfaraz as usual is not happy with his fielder. Fakhar should have shown more game awareness there.

End of Over : 9 4 Runs IND: 46/0
8.6 1

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. A single to end! On the pads again, Imad continues to bowl a straighter line. Rahul flicks it through square leg for one. Just the four from the over, a tidy start by Imad.

8.5 0

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. Fires this into the pads, Rahul pushes it to mid-wicket.

8.4 0

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. Goes wide of the crease and attacks the middle stump. Rahul strokes it back to the bowler.

8.3 1

Imad Wasim to Rohit Sharma. Another one on the pads, Rohit flicks it through square leg and rotates strike.

8.2 1

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. Flatter on the stumps, Rahul works it through square leg for one.

8.1 0

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. On the stumps, this is pushed back to the bowler.

8.1 wd

Imad Wasim to KL Rahul. False start for Imad as he bowls this one down the leg side. Rahul looks to flick but misses. Wided.

Imad Wasim is on now! Change from both ends for Pakistan.

End of Over : 8 7 Runs IND: 42/0
7.6 4

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. FOUR! Just over! Wahab goes short and on the body, Rohit helps it on its way, hits it uppishly but just over the jumping short fine leg fielder and into the fence. Spoils the over, another good one for India.

7.5 0

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. A little fuller and on off, Rohit lunges and defends it onto the ground.

7.4 1

Wahab Riaz to KL Rahul. Another back of a length delivery, Rahul waits for it and then guides it down to third man for one.

7.3 0

Wahab Riaz to KL Rahul. Back of a length on off, Rahul stands tall and defends it onto the ground.

7.2 1

Wahab Riaz to Rohit Sharma. Shorter in length and on middle, this one skids through. Rohit awkwardly pulls it towards square leg for one.

7.1 1

Wahab Riaz to KL Rahul. Starts off with a ball on the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.

Wahab Riaz is on now! This change was on, Hassan Ali was not bowling that well.

End of Over : 7 3 Runs IND: 35/0
6.6 1

Mohammad Amir to KL Rahul. A bye! Length and outside off, Rahul lets it be. This bounces just ahead of Ahmed who fails to stop it cleanly and a run is taken. A good over though from Amir. He is keeping it tight, Pakistan need the same from the other end.

6.5 0

Mohammad Amir to KL Rahul. Good delivery again! Length and on off, Rahul ends up playing outside the line, he gets an inside edge to short fine leg.

6.4 1

Mohammad Amir to Rohit Sharma. Good running! Rohit drops it towards the off side and takes off. The fielder does score a direct hit at the keeper's end but Rahul was well in.

6.3 1

Mohammad Amir to KL Rahul. Good length and just outside off, Rahul guides it down to third man and gets to the other end.

Just like you bat in partnerships, you bowl in partnerships as well. Amir is building pressure at one end while Hassan is releasing it at the other. Pakistan need pressure to be built from both ends. A bowling change might be seen soon.

6.2 0

Mohammad Amir to KL Rahul. Another good delivery! Around off and Amir gets it to slant away. Rahul leaves it alone.

6.1 0

Mohammad Amir to KL Rahul. Good length and outside off, it is left alone.

End of Over : 6 12 Runs IND: 32/0
5.6 6

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. SIX! Stand and deliver! Trademark Rohit Sharma. Slightly shorter and on off, the key here was Rohit picks the length early. He just leans back a little and pulls it high and handsome over the mid-wicket fence. A very good over for India, 12 from it.

5.5 0

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. Sarfaraz is happy with this though. Hassan lands it on a length and outside off, Rohit shoulders arms to it.

5.4 4

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. FOUR! Short, wide and smashed! Width on offer outside off and Rohit pounces onto it. He slaps it past the diving cover-point fielder and it races away to the fence. Sarfaraz is not happy with that line and rightly so.

5.3 1

Hassan Ali to KL Rahul. Goes short this time and around off, Rahul gets on top of the bounce and pulls it through mid-wicket for one.

Amit - I know why Amir is continuously stepping on that danger area. Pakistan are fielding two spinners in their side today. By landing on those areas, Amir wants to create some footmarks which will assist his team's spinners. Well, Amit, Sarfaraz may not want to lose out Amir so early in this innings, just to help his spinners.

5.2 1

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. Back of a length and on middle, Rohit works it towards mid-wicket for one.

5.1 0

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. On a good length and around off, Rohit blocks it late.

End of Over : 5 4 Runs IND: 20/0
4.6 0

Mohammad Amir to KL Rahul. Well bowled! Once again rolls his fingers on this delivery. It pitches and moves away. Rahul ends up playing inside the line and gets beaten.

4.5 0

Mohammad Amir to KL Rahul. Back of a length on off, Rahul keeps it out.

4.4 0

Mohammad Amir to KL Rahul. On the fuller side outside off, Amir may have rolled his fingers on this delivery. Rahul shoulders arms to it. The umpire walks down to the middle of the wicket, has a look and then warns Amir for the SECOND TIME OFFICIALLY! Amir really needs to be careful, one more mistake and he can't bowl in this game.

4.3 0

Mohammad Amir to KL Rahul. Almost drags it on! Rahul gets carried away with the last boundary. He looks to smash this through the off side but goes too hard at it and also away from the body. He gets an inside edge past the leg pole and towards the keeper.

4.2 4

Mohammad Amir to KL Rahul. FOUR! Good shot! Rahul had no intentions to keep that down. It is short and on middle, Rahul is up for the challenge. He goes back and pulls it over the square leg fielder for a boundary. First for him.

4.1 0

Mohammad Amir to KL Rahul. Amir continues bowling it on a length and angles it away. Rahul leaves it alone.

End of Over : 4 5 Runs IND: 16/0
3.6 0

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. Just as I write that, an unconvincing defensive shot. Length and around off, this one comes back in. Rohit looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

3.5 0

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. Goes wide of the crease and then angles it on off, Rohit is solid in defense. So after the initial shaky start, Rohit now seems to be hitting the middle.

3.4 0

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. BEATEN! Rash shot! Shorter in length and outside off, Rohit looks to slash at it but there isn't much width on offer and he gets beaten. The ball also moves away after passing the bat. Sarfaraz has no problem to collect it though.

3.3 4

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. FOUR! Beats the diving mid off fielder and it races away! Lovely shot. It is just a mere push there. Fuller on off by Hassan. Rohit uses the pace and strokes it past the mid off fielder and it races away to the fence.

3.2 0

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. Perfect! On a length and around off, it is kept out.

3.1 1

Hassan Ali to KL Rahul. A little too straight this time, Rahul works it down to fine leg for one. Hassan is bowling a little too straight. They have two slips in place and this is not the line he should be bowling.

End of Over : 3 2 Runs IND: 11/0
2.6 1

Mohammad Amir to KL Rahul. A single to end! Rahul works it towards square leg and takes one. He too gets off the mark.

2.5 0

Mohammad Amir to KL Rahul. Angles this one away from the batter, Rahul shoulders arms to it. Watchful start by KL.

2.4 1

Mohammad Amir to Rohit Sharma. Back of a length on the pads, Rohit Sharma works it towards square leg and gets to the other end.

2.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Rohit Sharma. Good length and outside off, Sharma leaves it alone. Amir is warned OFFICIALLY for running onto the danger area. An early warning, he needs to be careful now. Sarfaraz is not happy about the early warning but the umpire says he did warn him before.

2.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Rohit Sharma. A bumper now with a lot of fizz. Sharma is beaten for pace as he looks to pull.

2.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Rohit Sharma. Caught in two minds here! Rohit is a little worried about the inswinger. He first looks to defend this ball around off but then seeing it angle away, tries to leave. Too late till then and Rohit gets a bottom edge to the keeper. It goes on the bounce.

End of Over : 2 9 Runs IND: 9/0
1.6 3

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. Three to end a good second over for India. This is on the pads again, Rohit flicks it past square leg. The fielder gives it a chase and pulls it back before the ball crosses the ropes. Saves a run for his side.

1.5 2

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. First runs off the middle! On the pads, Rohit works it through square leg and takes two.

1.4 0

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. Hits the length hard and gets it to bounce nicely. Rohit stands tall and defends it onto the ground.

1.3 4

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. FOUR! Rohit and India are off the mark with a boundary! Streaky one but they won't care. Hassan Ali drags his length back and this one jags back in after pitching. Rohit looks to put bat on ball but the ball goes off the inner half, over the stumps and into the fine leg fence.

1.2 0

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. Just short! A loose shot. Fullish again and this one comes back in from outside off. Rohit looks to drive it with loose hands and it goes off the inner half towards the bowler. Doesn't carry.

1.1 0

Hassan Ali to Rohit Sharma. Goes fuller in length but no movement on offer. Rohit strokes it to mid off.

Hassan Ali to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

End of Over : 1 0 Runs IND: 0/0
0.6 0

Mohammad Amir to KL Rahul. Third leave in a row! Outside off again and Rahul lets it be. A maiden to begin with by Amir. Good start for Pakistan.

0.5 0

Mohammad Amir to KL Rahul. Another one outside off, Rahul leaves it alone again.

0.4 0

Mohammad Amir to KL Rahul. This is wider outside off, Amir wants Rahul to play a loose shot early on. Rahul shoulders arms to it.

0.3 0

Mohammad Amir to KL Rahul. Well bowled! Amir goes full this time, gives the ball more opportunity to do its bit. It does tail back in and Rahul strokes it to mid on by getting his front leg out of the way.

0.2 0

Mohammad Amir to KL Rahul. Once again on a length and around off, no movement on the first two balls for Amir. Rahul is solid in defense once again.

0.1 0

Mohammad Amir to KL Rahul. Starts off right on the money! On a length and around off, angles this one away. Rahul shuffles across and keeps it out.

Done and dusted with the National Anthems! It is time for the action to get underway. Pakistan are in a huddle and now make their way out to the middle. A new opening pair for India as KL Rahul walks out with Rohit Sharma. The former will take strike and he will be facing Mohammad Amir who has the first new ball in hand. He is in excellent form in this tournament so far. Pakistan would love it if he strikes early. Two slips in place. Here we go...

Time for the National Anthems! The two teams make their way out to the middle. Pakistan will sing their first and then it will be India's turn.

India (Playing XI) - Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Vijay Shankar (IN FOR SHIKHAR DHAWAN), MS Dhoni (WK), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah.

Pakistan (Playing XI) - Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (WK/C), Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim (IN FOR ASIF ALI), Shadab Khan ( IN FOR SHAHEEN AFRIDI), Hassan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir.

Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, says they would have bowled first as well, the conditions are pretty good for bowling at the moment but the wicket is good, looks a little dry though and he hopes the two wrist spinners can make use of it later on. States the team which holds its nerve will probably win the game and they are very focused. Informs they have a forced change as Shikhar Dhawan has to sit out due to an injury and Vijay Shankar comes in as he gives them a lot more balance.

Pakistan skipper, Sarfaraz Ahmed, says the overhead conditions should assist the bowlers early on and they would want to make use of it. Informs they have two spinners and both are quality spinners and can make a difference. Ends by saying India against Pakistan is a big game and they are focused on it.

TOSS - It is time for the flip of the coin. The two captains are out there. Virat Kohli has the coin in his hand, he tosses it, Sarfaraz Ahmed calls tails and it lands in his favor. PAKISTAN WILL BE BOWLING FIRST!

PITCH REPORT - Michael Clarke says the toss won't matter a lot. States it looks a good wicket, it is a little dry and there is a little moisture underneath the wicket as there was rain yesterday. Mentions it should be a good batting wicket but you have to get through the new balls. Ends by saying the weather might play a role in the decision taken by the captains during the toss as DLS could come in play.

WEATHER REPORT - How's the weather? Will it rain? Will we get a full game? Will it be a washout? These are the common questions being asked since the last couple of days. We cannot say anything about the future but it has not rained since morning. However, the skies are getting overcast. This is what the forecast suggests - 'A mainly dry and bright start, but showers will soon start to cross from the southwest. A mix of sunny spells and heavy showers will then prevail, the showers turning heavy and thundery at times.' Ouch. Fingers crossed.

The experienced guys on both sides will be quietly confident but there still will be butterflies in the stomach. Do Pakistan have a mental block against India in World Cups? Will their young guns be able to shake off that block without much burden on their shoulders? Same goes to India. Having beaten Pakistan 6 times in a row in World Cups, the seventh chapter cannot be something different for the Indian fans. That brings a separate amount of pressure. Who will wilt? Who will sustain? For our sake, let us be entertained!

For a statistician, this will be nothing more than another one-sided contest. In spite of Pakistan being the better side in the previous two decades, they have never defeated India in a World Cup. And now, with tides changed, the task seems even more improbable. But this is the same Pakistan unit which beat England a few days ago, shocking the world. That is how unpredictable they are. Take them lightly at your own peril.

The D-day is here. It is game number 22 of the tournament and on paper it is just a league game. JUST. But in reality, it is nothing less than a final, if not more. The tickets for this fixture were sold out very quickly as soon as the dates were announced and now, everyone is ready. Grab your colas, your popcorns or whatever source of eating or drinking and fasten your seat belts. It is India-Pakistan again.

End of Over : 40.0 PAK: 212/6

Whoosh! Another India-Pakistan clash ends in a forgetful manner. No competition from the Men In Green at all. India move to second while Pakistan are on 7th. Will a different Team In Green have a better outing on a different day? Come Monday, June 17, 2019, Bangladesh take on West Indies in Taunton. Hopefully, we will get a better contest. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious Indian captain, Virat Kohli, says that the pitch did not make too much of a difference throughout, except for the turn. Bides by his original decision to bowl first purely because of the overcast conditions. Is proud of the templates set by the team in each of the three wins with the batting laying the foundation and the bowlers doing their stuff. Feels that everyone is playing their roles perfectly. On Kuldeep Yadav's two wickets, breaking the century stand, Kohli says that Kuldeep was getting rhythm with every ball that he bowled and a longer spell helped him. Calls the Babar dismissal a beauty with plenty of drift and turn. On India-Pakistan rivalries becoming a damp squib, Virat says that Pakistan beat India comprehensively in the 2017 Champions Trophy final but other than that, India have always done well against them. Urges fans to watch the game, enjoy but not be too emotional. Stresses that the players treat the contest professionally. On Bhuvneshwar Kumar's injury, Kohli says that it is a slight niggle caused due to improper landing, but is nothing too serious and is hopeful of getting well soon.

Pakistan skipper, Sarfaraz Ahmed, says that they won a good toss but could not put the ball in the right areas and praises Rohit Sharma for playing really well. On the logic behind picking two spinners, Ahmed says that there was some moisture on the wicket and the ball was turning as well and Pakistan's spinners did bowl nicely but credits India for batting better. With the bat, Sarfaraz says that Pakistan were going well with the bat but suddenly they lost a flurry of wickets and lost the game. Hopes to win all their remaining four games and bounce back.

ROHIT SHARMA HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Rohit says that he is happy with the way India played as a team. Adds they wanted to get on the park and play the game of cricket. Mentions that it was frustrating that their last match got washed out. On his disappointment after getting out, Rohit replies that he wasn't happy with the way he played that shot and feels it was a misjudgement from his side as fine leg was brought up just before that ball (He got out caught at short fine leg attempting a paddle). Tells that it was a good pitch and he wanted to bat for as long as possible. Praises KL Rahul for playing really well and is happy that he took his time to settle down. Further says that they knew the opening spell was going to be threatening and their idea was to play those initial overs safely.

Nothing much to mention for Pakistan in terms of their batting. For the second successive game, they have collapsed from a good position. For India, they have shown their reserve strength, not only with the bat but also with the ball. Kuldeep Yadav showed that he has not lost his form and can pose a threat to any opposition. Please stay tuned for the presentation.

Towards the end, the match became more of a farce, as people were only waiting for the torture to end. The rain came again and this time, one felt for good, with Pakistan lagging behind by 86 runs in the DLS method. However, just like the 2007 final, the umpires decided to have play again and the revised target was 302 in 40 overs, which meant Pakistan needed an almost impossible 136 from 5 overs.

During the chase, before Pakistan could suffer a blow, India suffered a blow as they lost their key bowler, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, to injury. But Vijay Shankar coming in to complete Bhuvi's unfinished over struck gold on the very first ball and claimed the prized scalp of in-form Imam-ul-Haq. Post that, a century stand developed between Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam but as the saying goes, 'one swallow doesn't make a summer'. The 104-run stand was followed by the complete disintegration of the Pakistan batting line-up. A magical ball from Kuldeep Yadav sent Babar Azam back and as it happens usually, more so with Pakistan, one wicket brought another and soon it was a procession.

In a pressure match, (what pressure match? Ind-Pak matches rarely induce pressure these days) India were forced to use a different opening batsman to replace Shikhar Dhawan. They trusted KL Rahul to do the job and the young man didn't disappoint as he was involved in India's maiden century partnership for the first wicket against Pakistan in all World Cups. After a solid beginning, Rohit Sharma took it forward and hammered a big century and his skipper Virat Kohli also contributed with a fine half century which also made him the fastest batsman to the 11k milestone in ODIs. A powerful batting show powered the Men in Blue to a total of 336/5 in 50 overs and from thereon they were in front.

Done and dusted. Or shall we say squashed and swatted? The day started with one question - Will it rain or will India continue their reign? The answer is - India have made it 7 in 7 against Pakistan in ICC ODI World Cups. They have given a real beating to their arch-rivals and have solidified their position in the points table. Their invincible run continues while Pakistan are in the doldrums, just over Afghanistan.

39.6 0

Hardik Pandya to Imad Wasim. A swing and a miss to end the farce. INDIA WON BY 89 RUNS VIA DLS METHOD.

39.5 1

Hardik Pandya to Shadab Khan. Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.

39.4 1

Hardik Pandya to Imad Wasim. Dropped short, pulled through mid-wicket for one.

39.3 1

Hardik Pandya to Shadab Khan. A yorker now, dug out towards long off for a run.

39.2 1

Hardik Pandya to Imad Wasim. Short and outside off, Wasim slaps it through the covers. There is protection in the deep, so just a single.

39.1 0

Hardik Pandya to Imad Wasim. Backs a long way across, Pandya follows him, bowls it outside off, Imad looks to paddle but misses.

End of Over : 39 12 Runs PAK: 208/6
38.6 1

Jasprit Bumrah to Imad Wasim. Goes very full this time, Wasim digs it out down to mid off for one. 12 from the over.

Free Hit time!

38.6 5

Jasprit Bumrah to Imad Wasim. FOUR! And Bumrah has overstepped! Bumrah bowls it short and wide outside off, Wasim this time manages to put bat on ball and ramps it down to third man for a boundary.

38.5 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Imad Wasim. Almost five penalty runs! Bumrah digs in a short ball around off, Imad tries his best to put bat on ball but misses. Dhoni fumbles and the ball nearly falls onto the helmet kept behind him.

38.4 1

Jasprit Bumrah to Shadab Khan. Width on offer outside off, it's punched from the crease to sweeper cover for a run.

38.3 1

Jasprit Bumrah to Imad Wasim. On a good length around off, Imad camps back and lofts it over covers for a single.

38.2 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Imad Wasim. Play and a miss! Back of a length delivery outside off, Wasim swishes and misses.

38.1 4

Jasprit Bumrah to Imad Wasim. FOUR! Hammered down the ground, 200 up for Pakistan! Bumrah delivers it full and on middle, Imad latches onto it and drills it straight down the ground for a boundary.

End of Over : 38 14 Runs PAK: 196/6
37.6 2

Yuzvendra Chahal to Shadab Khan. Eases a full ball down through wide mid on for a couple of runs.

37.5 2

Yuzvendra Chahal to Shadab Khan. Another aerial shot by Shadab. This time he goes with the spin and chips it over covers for a couple of runs.

37.4 2

Yuzvendra Chahal to Shadab Khan. DROPPED BY RAHUL! Flighted leg spinner, landing full and outside off, Shadab swings across the line but fails to time it properly. KL Rahul in the deep probably took it too casually and drops a sitter. A couple of runs taken.

37.3 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Imad Wasim. Nicely flighted delivery, full and around off, Wasim tries to play the slog sweep but it catches the inner half and rolls through mid-wicket for a run.

37.2 2

Yuzvendra Chahal to Imad Wasim. Forces a full ball down to wide long on for a brace.

37.1 4

Yuzvendra Chahal to Imad Wasim. FOUR! Short in length and outside off, Wasim rocks back and clobbers it through extra cover for a cracking boundary. Trying his best to narrow down the deficit margin.

37.1 wd

Yuzvendra Chahal to Imad Wasim. Wide! Googly but on the shorter side and way wide outside off, Wasim leaves.

End of Over : 37 10 Runs PAK: 182/6
36.6 4

Jasprit Bumrah to Shadab Khan. FOUR! That is some shot. Outside off, on a length, Shadab backs away and crunches it wide of mid off for a boundary!

36.5 1

Jasprit Bumrah to Imad Wasim. Punches this off the back foot for a run.

36.4 2

Jasprit Bumrah to Imad Wasim. Short and outside off, Wasim flays it hard over point for a couple.

36.3 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Imad Wasim. Perfect yorker, around middle, Imad initially lines up for a slog but at the last moment, adjusts to drag it towards square leg.

36.2 1

Jasprit Bumrah to Shadab Khan. Pushes this through mid on for a single.

36.1 2

Jasprit Bumrah to Shadab Khan. Full and around off, heaved wide of long on for a couple. 128 more needed from 23 balls.

Jasprit Bumrah comes back into the attack. He has two overs left.

End of Over : 36 6 Runs PAK: 172/6
35.6 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Shadab Khan. In the air... SAFE! Floated and full, wide outside off, Shadab reaches out for it and goes for the lofted shot. It takes the bottom half and just clears the in-ring fielder at covers. 6 from the over, Pakistan just looking to bat out the remaining overs, it seems.

35.5 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Imad Wasim. Goes down on one knee and slogs it down to wide long on for a run.

35.4 0

Yuzvendra Chahal to Imad Wasim. Beaten! Shortish and outside off, Imad rocks back to cut but misses.

35.3 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Shadab Khan. Leans forward to a full ball and pushes it through covers for one.

35.2 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Imad Wasim. Short and outside off, this time Imad cuts it to deep point and crosses for a run.

35.2 wd

Yuzvendra Chahal to Imad Wasim. Wide! Tossed up ball way wide outside off, Wasim allows it through.

35.1 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Shadab Khan. Full and outside off, Shadab goes hard at it with his drive and sends it to deep cover for a run.

The Indian players are striding out in the centre. Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl. The umpire has signalled the start of Powerplay 3. A slip in place.

Update 1854 local (1754 GMT) - Good news! The rain has stopped and the covers are coming off. Play to resume at 1910 local and it's reduced to 40 overs. The new target is 302 for Pakistan which means they will need 136 runs in 30 balls. Facepalm.

Update 1843 local (1743 GMT) - The drizzle is still on. The officials are spotted under their umbrellas having a chat. The covers are on. We are hearing that the cut-off time for this match is 1915 local. Let's hope for the best.

DRIZZLING! The players are leaving the field. The groundsmen run in with the hover cover. Pakistan are 86 runs behind the DLS par score at this stage. A commanding performance by India so far and they would like to return on the field to take the remaining wickets and make this victory even sweeter. For Pakistan, this loss will hurt their NRR badly. Another dismal performance against their arch-rivals at the grand stage. Let's hope for the resumption soon. Stay tuned for more updates...

End of Over : 35 1 Runs PAK: 166/6
34.6 0

Vijay Shankar to Imad Wasim. Three dots to close the over. A bit short and outside off, Imad plays it down from the crease but straight to point. A successful over for Shankar!

34.5 0

Vijay Shankar to Imad Wasim. Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it back in the direction of the bowler.

34.4 0

Vijay Shankar to Imad Wasim. Beaten! Some extra bounce there. Shortish and outside off, Wasim flays at it and the ball goes over his bat.

34.3 1

Vijay Shankar to Shadab Khan. Another pitched up ball outside off, Khan drives it through covers and gets off the mark with a run.

34.2 0

Vijay Shankar to Shadab Khan. Pitches it up and on off, it's driven off the front foot to covers.

Shadab Khan is in next.

34.1 W

Vijay Shankar to Sarfaraz Ahmed. OUT! Another one hits the stumps! India on a roll. Shankar on a roll. Pakistan seem to have no goal. They are neither able to attack, nor able to survive. Outside off, on a length, Sarfaraz looks to work it to the leg side but the ball cuts in off the seam, takes the inside edge and hits the leg stump. Sorry state of affairs for Pakistan and Sarfaraz.

End of Over : 34 8 Runs PAK: 165/5
33.6 1

Jasprit Bumrah to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Slower one. Short and on off, Sarfaraz just guides it down to third man and keeps strike with a single.

33.5 1

Jasprit Bumrah to Imad Wasim. A low full toss again, on off, Wasim bunts it down to mid on for one.

33.4 1

Jasprit Bumrah to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Bumrah goes for a yorker but it turns out to be a sharp low full toss. Ahmed fails to flick and it goes off his pads to backward square leg. They cross and it's given as a leg bye.

33.3 1

Jasprit Bumrah to Imad Wasim. The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.

33.2 4

Jasprit Bumrah to Imad Wasim. FOUR! Whacked down the ground! Back of a length delivery angling into the batsman, Wasim goes deep inside the crease and hammers it past the bowler for a boundary.

33.1 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Imad Wasim. Spears in a fuller length ball on off, Imad brings down a straight bat and pushes it back to the bowler.

End of Over : 33 3 Runs PAK: 157/5
32.6 1

Vijay Shankar to Imad Wasim. Comes down the track and pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.

32.5 1

Vijay Shankar to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Full and on middle, pushed towards long on for a single.

32.4 0

Vijay Shankar to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Low full toss outside off, SA backs away and steers it through point where substitute Ravindra Jadeja flings himself to his right and stops the ball.

32.4 wd

Vijay Shankar to Sarfaraz Ahmed. WIDE. Slips this down the leg side, does Shankar, Ahmed misses his flick.

32.3 0

Vijay Shankar to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Outside off, on a length, punched straight to cover.

32.2 0

Vijay Shankar to Sarfaraz Ahmed. This is outside off, pushed back to the bowler who mimes a throw back at the stumps.

32.1 0

Vijay Shankar to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Landed outside off, Sarfaraz gives himself room to the leg side and cuts it but finds point.

Drinks break. It's India and India all the way! The century stand between Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam was the only bright spot for Pakistan as the wickets fell in a heap after that. Kuldeep Yadav has been exceptional in his spell and his magic delivery to dismiss Babar Azam opened the floodgates for India. A really smooth going for them and they are almost looking certain to maintain their dominance over Pakistan in the ICC World Cup. Meanwhile, Vijay Shankar is back into the attack...

End of Over : 32 8 Runs PAK: 154/5
31.6 4

Jasprit Bumrah to Imad Wasim. FOUR! Fine shot! Short delivery, on off, Imad does well to ride the bounce and pulls it nicely to wide long on for a boundary. This partnership moves to 25 but is scoring at a rate way below the required one, almost half down.

31.5 1

Jasprit Bumrah to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Ahmed opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single.

31.4 1

Jasprit Bumrah to Imad Wasim. Overthrow! Fuller and on off, Wasim forces it down to mid on and Pandya has a shy at the bowler's end. He misses and the batsmen cross for a run. Kuldeep returns the ball towards the striker's end. It hits Sarfaraz' bat and rolls behind square leg. No extra run taken.

31.3 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Imad Wasim. A touch short and outside off, from 'round the wicket, Wasim is on the back foot as he taps it down to point.

31.2 1

Jasprit Bumrah to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Shortish and on off, Ahmed stands tall and works it through mid-wicket. Runs the first run hard but has to settle with that only as the fielder in the deep is quickly onto the ball.

31.1 1

Jasprit Bumrah to Imad Wasim. A length delivery on leg, it's eased away off the pads on the leg side for one.

Jasprit Bumrah is back into the attack, replacing Kuldeep. His four overs have gone for just 15 runs. Effective as usual and he is the last bowler you want to face when the RRR is over 10.

End of Over : 31 6 Runs PAK: 146/5
30.6 1

Hardik Pandya to Imad Wasim. Delivers it down the leg side, it's nudged fine down the leg side for one.

Slight change in field. There is a fielder placed somewhere near gully.

30.5 1

Hardik Pandya to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Shortish and on off, Sarfaraz dabs it down in the gap at cover-point and pinches yet another single.

30.4 1

Hardik Pandya to Imad Wasim. Slower one, shorter in length on middle, Wasim waits and then pulls it through square leg for a run.

30.3 1

Hardik Pandya to Sarfaraz Ahmed. A rising delivery on off, Ahmed controls the extra bounce well and pulls it down to long leg for one.

30.2 1

Hardik Pandya to Imad Wasim. Plenty of width on offer outside off, short and wide, Wasim cuts it behind point and collects a single.

30.1 1

Hardik Pandya to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Back of a length ball on off, Ahmed works it in front of square leg and crosses for a run.

End of Over : 30 3 Runs PAK: 140/5
29.6 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Around off, worked through mid-wicket for a run.

29.5 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Full and around off, Sarfaraz gets a big stride forward and defends.

29.4 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Short and outside off, punched straight to cover.

29.3 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Imad Wasim. Outside off, punched through the covers for a run.

29.2 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Floated generously outside leg, Sarfaraz gets to the pitch of the ball but then plays it against the turn through mid off for a single.

29.1 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Tossed up around off, watchfully pushed back to the bowler.

End of Over : 29 5 Runs PAK: 137/5
28.6 4

Hardik Pandya to Imad Wasim. FOUR! Well controlled pull shot in the end by Imad! Pandya digs in a short ball on middle, Wasim gets on top of the bounce and middles his horizontal bat shot well. It comes from the middle and races through square leg for a boundary.

28.5 0

Hardik Pandya to Imad Wasim. Full in length and on middle, Wasim brings down a straight bat and pushes it back to the bowler.

28.4 1

Hardik Pandya to Sarfaraz Ahmed. The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single.

28.3 0

Hardik Pandya to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Some extra pace, on a length around middle, Sarfaraz plays it on the leg side.

28.2 0

Hardik Pandya to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Sarfaraz gives the charge and Pandya bangs in a short ball. The Pakistan skipper is caught in an awkward position and somehow fends it off on the off side. Hardik smiles.

28.1 0

Hardik Pandya to Sarfaraz Ahmed. No hat-trick! Fullish and on off, Ahmed keeps it out safely on the off side.

Hat-trick ball...

End of Over : 28 3 Runs PAK: 132/5
27.6 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Full on middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.

27.5 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Imad Wasim. Short and outside off, punched off the back foot through the covers for a single.

27.4 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Imad Wasim. Full and around off, watchfully defended.

27.3 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Goes back and across and works it through square leg for a single.

27.2 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Around off, well blocked out.

27.1 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Full and around off, watchfully defended.

Imad Wasim is in next.

End of Over : 27 3 Runs PAK: 129/5
26.6 W

Hardik Pandya to Shoaib Malik. OUT! Hardik Pandya gets another! Shoaib Malik drags it on and bags a duck yet again, this time a golden one. What an over this is turning out to be! To be honest, once again there was nothing extraordinary with the delivery. Hardik lands it on a length close to off stump and Malik tries to play close to his body. But it takes the inner half of his blade and goes behind to tickle the stumps. Hardik jumps in joy. The Men in Blue are roaring and so are the Indian spectators in the crowd. Pandya is on a hat-trick but will have to wait for the next over. Three runs and two wickets in this one and this match has completely turned in favour of India!

Shoaib Malik is the new man in. Pakistan losing their way quickly now.

26.5 W

Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Hafeez. OUT! Professor has found the fielder with surgical precision! Should be nicknamed Doctor! A nothing delivery really. Pandya is just lucky to have this wicket. Delivers a full ball on the pads, Hafeez flicks it behind square leg but fails to keep it down. A fielder is placed exactly there and Vijay Shankar makes no mistake. The wheels are coming off for Pakistan after a big stand. They are completely falling apart now. A massive 208 needed and only 139 balls left.

26.4 0

Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Hafeez. Shortish and outside off, played down from the crease to point.

26.4 wd

Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Hafeez. Wide! An attempted slower bouncer slowly goes down the leg side. Hafeez turns inside the crease and lets it through to the keeper.

26.3 0

Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Hafeez. Shortish and on off, Hafeez jumps on the back foot and taps it down to point.

26.2 0

Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Hafeez. Full and angling in, around off, Hafeez drives it through the line, nicely timed but straight to mid off.

26.1 2

Hardik Pandya to Mohammad Hafeez. A length delivery outside off, Hafeez drives it through covers for a run.

Bowling change. Hardik Pandya is back into the attack. Pakistan are 41 runs behind in the DLS par score at the moment.

End of Over : 26 0 Runs PAK: 126/3
25.6 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Full and outside off, watchfully defended. A wicket maiden for Kuldeep, his figures read 7-1-26-2!

25.5 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Sarfaraz Ahmed. The batsman defends it from within the crease.

25.4 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Around off, worked straight to short mid-wicket.

25.3 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Sarfaraz Ahmed. Full and around off, Sarfaraz looks to defend but the ball spins back in, almost goes through the gap between bat and pad, takes the inside edge, rolls behind but does not hit the stumps!

Sarfaraz Ahmed walks in next. A leg slip in place.

25.2 W

Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman. OUT! In the air... and taken! Normally, after a long partnership, a wicket often results in another closely on its heels. Two set batsmen have been dismissed by Kuldeep in the span of 3 balls. Full and around middle, Zaman looks to play the sweep but gets a top edge. There is a short fine leg in place and he runs to his left to accept a dolly. Chahal takes it easily. No century for Zaman and Pakistan doing what they did against Australia. Building a platform and themselves demolishing it.

25.1 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman. Landed outside off, Zaman lunges to connect but misses.

End of Over : 25 9 Runs PAK: 126/2
24.6 6

Yuzvendra Chahal to Mohammad Hafeez. SIX! Hafeez has dismissed it! Flighted delivery landing full in the batsman's half, Mohammad is down on one knee in a flash and clobbers it over mid-wicket for a maximum.

24.5 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Fakhar Zaman. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. The batsmen have run through for a single.

24.4 0

Yuzvendra Chahal to Fakhar Zaman. Works this straight to short mid-wicket.

24.3 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Mohammad Hafeez. The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. They pick up a single.

24.2 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Fakhar Zaman. Pushes this through point for a single.

24.1 0

Yuzvendra Chahal to Fakhar Zaman. Full and around off, watchfully defended.

Time for Mohammad Hafeez to use his willow. Professor from Sargodha has been in decent form in this World Cup with scores of 84 and 46 under his belt. His experience will be needed here in this big run chase.

End of Over : 24 4 Runs PAK: 117/2
23.6 W

Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Azam. OUT! BOWLED! Beautiful bowling from Kuldeep. Tossed up outside off, Azam lunges to defend but the ball comes back in, takes the inside edge, exposes the big gap between bat and pad and hits the timber. The 104-run stand has been broken and Pakistan are back in trouble. 220 more needed from 156 balls.

23.5 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman. Short and outside off, the googly, cut through the covers for a single.

23.4 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Azam. The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.

23.3 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Azam. Full and around off, worked straight to short mid-wicket.

23.2 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman. Around off, Fakhar pushes it to the off side and takes a quick run.

23.1 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Azam. Full and around middle, Azam gently paddles it through fine leg for a single.

End of Over : 23 10 Runs PAK: 113/1
22.6 0

Yuzvendra Chahal to Fakhar Zaman. Deceives the batsman, there. Chahal senses the batsman making his move on the leg side and bowls a leg spinner on the leg stump line. It turns back in and Fakhar has no option but to block it towards covers.

22.5 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Babar Azam. Direct hit was needed! Full and flighted on off, Babar pushes it with gentle hands to covers and sets off for a quick single. Kohli attacks the ball and has a shy at the striker's end but misses as Fakhar dives in. Dhoni collects the ball and deflects it onto the stumps. A stifled appeal there but the onfield umpire doesn't feel the need to take it upstairs. 100-run stand comes up!

22.4 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Fakhar Zaman. Fuller and on leg, Fakhar sits down on one knee for a big slog sweep but it takes the inner half and rolls through square leg for a run.

22.3 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Babar Azam. Knocks a full ball down through mid on for a run.

22.2 6

Yuzvendra Chahal to Babar Azam. SIX! High and long! Runs have started to come thick and fast for Pakistan! Loopy full ball on off, Azam kneels down and smokes it over mid-wicket for a biggie. The square boundaries are shorter in dimensions and Babar used it to full advantage.

22.1 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Fakhar Zaman. Fullish and on middle, Zaman makes room and drives it through wide mid off for a single.

End of Over : 22 8 Runs PAK: 103/1
21.6 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman. Comes down the track and pushes it towards cover for a run.

21.5 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman. Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.

21.4 4

Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman. FOUR! POUNDED! Is Zaman slowly getting his confidence back? Full and outside off, Zaman gets down and mows a slog sweep over mid-wicket!

21.3 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Azam. Full and around off, swept powerfully through square leg for a single.

21.2 2

Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Azam. On middle, worked through square leg for a couple.

21.1 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Azam. Short and outside off, cut straight to point.

End of Over : 21 8 Runs PAK: 95/1
20.6 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Babar Azam. Finally a run from Babar's bat! He eases it off his pads through mid-wicket for a run.

An update regarding ball number 18.5. Replays show that the ball hit the pad first and then the bat hit the pad. That would have smashed into the stumps. So if the review had been taken, Azam would have been gone.

20.5 0

Yuzvendra Chahal to Babar Azam. Walks down to the pitch of the delivery and blocks.

20.4 0

Yuzvendra Chahal to Babar Azam. Flatter and on off, defended off the back foot.

20.3 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Fakhar Zaman. The batsman plays a sweep shot. One run added to the total.

20.2 0

Yuzvendra Chahal to Fakhar Zaman. Nearly a catch! Floated and on middle, Fakhar flicks it a bit uppishly towards mid-wicket and Kohli puts in a forward diving effort after coming ahead a bit. But it falls just short of him. Good try. Great anticipation.

20.1 6

Yuzvendra Chahal to Fakhar Zaman. SIX! This has travelled the distance! 11th ODI fifty for Fakhar Zaman. He continues his good form against the Men in Blue. Flighted ball on off, Zaman sits down on one knee and slogs it handsomely over mid-wicket. The fielder in the deep was interested for a while but it goes over him.

End of Over : 20 1 Runs PAK: 87/1
19.6 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Azam. Quicker one on middle, Babar is on the back foot as he keeps it out on the leg side again.

Babar Azam pulls out. There is some plastic material that has come out on the pitch. Azam collects it and hands it over to the umpire.

19.5 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Azam. Flatter this time, a bit short and on middle, Azam goes back and defends it on the leg side.

19.4 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Azam. Loopy and full on off, turning back in, Babar is forward in defense. Good speed from Yadav. He is giving it a real toss.

19.3 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman. Floated full ball outside off, it's driven down to long off for a run.

19.2 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman. NOT OUT. The back foot is dragged in. Beautifully pitched up outside off, Zaman looked to drive but missed it. He was lured into the shot and got out of the crease, lunging into the same. He missed it and Dhoni whipped the bails off in a flash and appealed. He was not celebrating that time and replays show why. The foot did get dragged in before the bails could be disturbed.

Is that a stumping? Looks like lightning-quick Dhoni has caught Fakhar Zaman off guard. Zaman looked to drive but lost his balance slightly. Replays seem to point to the foot to be coming back in...

19.1 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman. Tossed up around off, spinning away, pushed towards cover.

End of Over : 19 2 Runs PAK: 86/1
18.6 0

Yuzvendra Chahal to Babar Azam. Flatter one on middle, Babar moves back and helps it to mid-wicket.

18.5 0

Yuzvendra Chahal to Babar Azam. Huge shout for an lbw from Virat Kohli at first slip. Not given. Chahal delivers a skidder around off, Babar stays back to play at it but does so very close to his front pad. Kohli at first slip thinks that it's pad first and goes up in an appeal. Nothing much there from the bowler or the keeper. They now gather to have a chat regarding the DRS but MS Dhoni doesn't agree and that's that. No need to refer it. Coming to this delivery, Babar didn't pick that variation as he was on the back foot waiting it to spin away. Good bowling by the leggie.

18.4 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Fakhar Zaman. Presses forward to a full ball and strokes it down the ground to long off for one.

18.3 0

Yuzvendra Chahal to Fakhar Zaman. Slower through the air this time, full and around leg, Fakhar tries to flick but misses. It goes off his pads to mid-wicket.

18.2 0

Yuzvendra Chahal to Fakhar Zaman. Quicker through the air, it's around off and Fakhar plays it out from the back foot to point. He sets off for a run but his partner sends him back immediately.

18.1 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Babar Azam. Flatter and shorter on off, Babar rocks back and punches it to sweeper cover for a run.

End of Over : 18 5 Runs PAK: 84/1
17.6 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Azam. Well played. Picks the googly off the hand rather than off the pitch, goes back and works it through square leg for a run. Just 5 singles from the over and India maintaining the throttle.

17.5 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman. Floated again, pushed through cover for another single.

17.4 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Azam. On middle and off, pushed through mid on for one more.

17.3 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman. Tossed up outside off, Zaman drives it wide of mid off for a run.

17.2 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Azam. On middle and leg, worked through the leg side for a single.

17.1 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Azam. Tossed up on middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.

Kuldeep Yadav is back on.

End of Over : 17 4 Runs PAK: 79/1
16.6 0

Yuzvendra Chahal to Fakhar Zaman. On the pads, helped across the line but straight towards short fine leg.

16.5 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Babar Azam. Goes on the back foot and punches it through covers for one.

16.4 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Fakhar Zaman. This time Fakhar finds the gap with his flick shot and gets a single.

16.3 0

Yuzvendra Chahal to Fakhar Zaman. Turns it off his pads to the leg side but finds the fielder.

16.2 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Babar Azam. Good stop by Karthik (sub)! Short in length outside off, Babar goes on the back foot to play the square cut but fails to middle his shot properly. Karthik dives across to his right from backward point, a bit of a premature dive, but still manages to stop it from racing away. A single taken.

16.1 1

Yuzvendra Chahal to Fakhar Zaman. Full and flighted down the leg side, Fakhar tries to paddle it down but it takes the toe end of the bat and rolls to long leg for a run.

The leggie is on! Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl with a slip in place.

End of Over : 16 11 Runs PAK: 75/1
15.6 1

Hardik Pandya to Fakhar Zaman. Short again, this time in the line of the stump, Zaman pulls it in front of square leg and takes a run. 11 from the over, the most expensive one of this chase!

15.5 4

Hardik Pandya to Fakhar Zaman. FOUR! Is this the over that will shift the momentum in Pakistan's favour? Hardik offers width outside off, Fakhar throws his bat at it and edges it down to third man for a boundary.

15.4 0

Hardik Pandya to Fakhar Zaman. Pandya switches to 'round the wicket and angles in a length delivery on off, Zaman defends it back.

15.3 4

Hardik Pandya to Fakhar Zaman. FOUR! Crunching sound of the bat meeting the ball. Pandya serves it short and on middle, Fakhar is onto it in a flash as he pulls it thunderously to the deep mid-wicket fence.

15.2 1

Hardik Pandya to Babar Azam. Full and on middle, driven straight down the ground and the mid on fielder moved across to his left to stop the ball. He fumbled slightly and a run is taken safely.

15.1 1

Hardik Pandya to Fakhar Zaman. On the pads, it's tucked behind square leg for a run.

DRINKS BREAK. It's been a quiet going from Pakistan in this run chase. Fakhar Zaman has not been at his fluent best and losing Imam early has hurt them. Babar Azam has looked unfazed so far but now this pair needs to score at a better pace. The RRR is closing in on 8 and it's not going to be easy to keep up with it in the middle phase. India have done well in spite of losing Bhuvneshwar Kumar to injury. They would like to maintain the same intensity and make their rivals sweat hard for every run.

End of Over : 15 6 Runs PAK: 64/1
14.6 3

Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman. Nearly played that onto the stumps. Fakhar tries to put the bowler off by moving down the leg side. Kuldeep smartly follows him and then Fakhar has no option but to play the cut shot. He does so off the outside half of his bat and the ball runs wide of first slip. Chahal retrieves the ball in the deep and the batsmen take three runs. 50-run stand comes up!

14.5 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman. The shot was on with no cover in the deep on the mid-wicket but Zaman fails to connect well. Flighted and full on off, Fakhar gets down on one knee for the slog sweep but gets a big inside edge onto the pads.

14.4 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Azam. Quicker through the air, the length is a bit short and Babar moves back to tap it down in front of cover-point. He steals a quick single.

14.3 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman. Too full in length outside off, Fakhar drives it square of the wicket on the off side for a single.

14.2 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman. Flatter and shorter on off, turning back in a bit, Zaman is on the back foot as he punches it back to the bowler.

14.1 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Azam. Floated and full around off, Babar steps forward and drives it down through mid off for a single.

End of Over : 14 7 Runs PAK: 58/1
13.6 0

Hardik Pandya to Fakhar Zaman. Full and wide outside off, FZ throws his bat at it but with his feet stuck in mud. Misses.

13.5 1

Hardik Pandya to Babar Azam. Full and around off, Azam looks to defend but the ball moves away late and squares him up. An outside edge is induced which runs towards third man. A single taken.

Here comes the much-awaited news on Bhuvneshwar Kumar! He has tightness in left hamstring and will not return to the field for the remainder of the match. So far, his absence has not been felt by the Men in Blue much but if this chase gets close, then he will be missed big time.

13.4 1

Hardik Pandya to Fakhar Zaman. Full and outside off, driven through mid off for a run.

13.3 4

Hardik Pandya to Fakhar Zaman. FOUR! A slower bouncer, down the leg side, not a bad ploy but Zaman gets away with it. Fakhar looks to pull but is beaten by the change in pace. He gets a top edge but it runs fine, to the fence behind.

13.2 1

Hardik Pandya to Babar Azam. On middle and leg, flicked away for a single.

13.1 0

Hardik Pandya to Babar Azam. On a length outside off, solidly defended to the off side.

Bowling change. Hardik Pandya to have another go but from the different end. He and Shankar have done a decent job so far.

End of Over : 13 2 Runs PAK: 51/1
12.6 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Azam. Loopy and full on off, Babar plays it close to his front pad and works it behind square leg for one. Just 2 from Kuldeep's first over!

12.5 1

Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman. Shortish and outside off, cut through point for a single. 50 up for Pakistan!

12.4 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman. Loopy and full outside off, turning away, Fakhar once again has not read it but still does well to push it with the spin to covers.

12.3 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman. Oohhh... this one almost sneaks through! Fakhar is trying to read Kuldeep off the surface. Not a good ploy. Read him from his hands or he will beat you in flight. A wrong 'un landing on off, Fakhar moves back inside the crease and blocks it out at the last moment.

12.2 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman. A touch short again, on off, Fakhar mistimes his punch on the off side.

12.1 0

Kuldeep Yadav to Fakhar Zaman. Starts with a shorter one on off, Fakhar cuts but finds the point fielder.

Time for some spin! Here comes Kuldeep Yadav to bowl some Chinaman deliveries. A slip in place.

End of Over : 12 8 Runs PAK: 49/1
11.6 4

Vijay Shankar to Babar Azam. FOUR! Nicely played! Could this be the final over for Shankar? A length ball outside off, Azam punches it through point and this time Rohit Sharma cannot cover the distance to his left and the ball finds the fence. A boundary after 20 balls.

11.5 2

Vijay Shankar to Babar Azam. In the slot and nicely driven. Floaty half volley outside off, pretty wide, Babar leans and drives it through the covers. Rohit at sweeper has some distance to cover and the batsmen cross each other twice in the meanwhile.

11.4 1

Vijay Shankar to Fakhar Zaman. Full and outside off, hit hard through the covers for a run. The stand moves to 30 from 41 balls.

11.3 0

Vijay Shankar to Fakhar Zaman. Landed outside off, driven towards cover where Virat Kohli makes a good stop.

11.2 1

Vijay Shankar to Babar Azam. Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a single.

11.1 0

Vijay Shankar to Babar Azam. Full and outside off, driven through point where substitute Ravindra Jadeja dives to his left and makes a brilliant stop.

End of Over : 11 3 Runs PAK: 41/1
10.6 0

Hardik Pandya to Fakhar Zaman. Lands it on a length in the line of the off stump, Zaman defends it off his front foot to the off side.

10.5 1

Hardik Pandya to Babar Azam. Fails to put the bad ball away. Short and wide outside off, Azam slaps it through the line but finds the sweeper in the deep on the off side. Only a run.

10.4 0

Hardik Pandya to Babar Azam. On and around off, a good length delivery, Babar allows the ball to come at him and then plays it down with an angled bat to point.

10.3 1

Hardik Pandya to Fakhar Zaman. Digs in a short ball on off, Fakhar gets on top of the bounce and pulls it down to long leg for a run.

10.2 0

Hardik Pandya to Fakhar Zaman. Lands it full and outside off, Zaman tries to flick but gets an inside edge. The ball rolls towards mid-wicket. He has not got his timing right!

10.1 1

Hardik Pandya to Babar Azam. Fullish and outside off, it's pushed through covers for a run.

Powerplay 2 begins. Now, India can put a maximum of 4 fielders outside the ring till the 40th over.

Is it only me or does someone else also feel that Babar Azam looks like Kamran Akmal while batting? He has got a good technique, no doubt, but that back foot opening stance, his front foot cover drive and his yells of no and wait remind us of the former keeper a lot. Okay. Remind me a lot.

End of Over : 10 4 Runs PAK: 38/1
9.6 1

Vijay Shankar to Babar Azam. Full and outside off, BA drives this wide of mid off, calls 'AAJA!' and the batsmen scamper through for a single. Pakistan end Powerplay 1 on 38/1, 15 less than what India were at this stage.

9.6 wd

Vijay Shankar to Babar Azam. WIDE. Slips this down the leg side, Azam lets that go.

9.5 0

Vijay Shankar to Babar Azam. Down the leg side, Babar looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads.

9.4 0

Vijay Shankar to Babar Azam. Around off, solidly defended.

9.3 1

Vijay Shankar to Fakhar Zaman. Agricultural. Full on middle, Zaman swings hard but gets it off the inner half towards mid on. The fielder gets across to his left but by that time, Rahul swiftly gets across to his right from short mid-wicket and has a quick shy at the bowler's end - only to miss. A quick single taken.

9.2 0

Vijay Shankar to Fakhar Zaman. Full and outside off, driven straight to cover.

9.1 1

Vijay Shankar to Babar Azam. In the air... wide! Full and wide outside off, Azam looks to play the cover drive but the ball swings away a tad late, takes the outside edge and goes uppishly. But behind point. A single taken.

Change of ends for Vijay Shankar. India will be feeling lucky that they have gone with Shankar for this game and not Dinesh Karthik. With Bhuvneshwar injured, Shankar can contribute a few vital overs here.

End of Over : 9 5 Runs PAK: 34/1
8.6 0

Hardik Pandya to Fakhar Zaman. Swing and a miss! A touch short and down the leg side, Fakhar tries to heave it over the leg side but misses. It hits him on the pads and ricochets to the off side. Dot ball to end a 5-run first over by Pandya. India have not allowed Pakistan off the hook in Powerplay 1.

8.5 1

Hardik Pandya to Babar Azam. Quick single, good running between the wickets. Pandya pitches it up again around off, Babar tries to drive straight but it goes off the inner portion of his bat to the right of mid on. Azam is on his bike to the other end as the fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end.

8.4 0

Hardik Pandya to Babar Azam. Pandya pulls back his length a bit and serves it around off, Babar blocks it off his back foot.

8.3 4

Hardik Pandya to Babar Azam. FOUR! Babar finally pierces the gap on the off side! He tried a few times in Shankar's over but without any success but this time he has nailed it. A pitched up ball outside off, Azam strides forward and drives it crisply through the gap at covers for a boundary.

8.2 0

Hardik Pandya to Babar Azam. Good length delivery outside off, Azam stays on the back foot and tries to punch but mistimes his shot towards the cover fielder.

8.1 0

Hardik Pandya to Babar Azam. Angles into the batsman, Babar has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

Hardik Pandya is into the attack now.

End of Over : 8 4 Runs PAK: 29/1
7.6 4

Jasprit Bumrah to Fakhar Zaman. FOUR! Spoils what would have been a maiden. A short ball, down the leg side, this time Zaman connects with his pull and gets it to the fine leg fence.

7.5 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Fakhar Zaman. A short ball, around middle and leg, FZ is hurried into the pull shot and mistimes it wide of short mid-wicket.

We are still waiting for some news on Bhuvneshwar's injury. The whole of India will be praying that he is fit and there is no serious injury concern with him.

7.4 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Fakhar Zaman. A short ball, down the leg side, Fakhar looks to pull but misses.

7.3 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Fakhar Zaman. The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

India are clearly rushing through their overs. It has gone pretty dark again and an interruption may not be far away. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja is on the field as a substitute for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The camera pans onto the Indian balcony where there is a massive discussion going on with some concern writ on the people's faces.

7.2 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Fakhar Zaman. On a good length outside off, Zaman looks to defend but the ball zips off the pitch and beats the outside edge.

7.1 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Fakhar Zaman. On a good length, around middle, defended in the middle of the pitch.

End of Over : 7 5 Runs PAK: 25/1
6.6 0

Vijay Shankar to Babar Azam. Shot! Good timing. But once again no run for Babar. A well-timed off drive by him has gone straight to the fielder. Good comeback by Shankar after conceding a boundary off the first ball.

Some sawdust is applied on the bowler's landing area. India don't want any more injuries here.

6.5 0

Vijay Shankar to Babar Azam. Again Shankar keeps his length full and serves it on off, Babar tries to play straight but it takes the inner half and rolls towards mid on.

6.4 0

Vijay Shankar to Babar Azam. Outstanding fielding effort by Virat Kohli! He saves a certain boundary. Shankar pitches it up and outside off, Babar plays a delightful cover drive but fails to beat the diving effort of the Indian skipper.

6.3 0

Vijay Shankar to Babar Azam. Drops it on a shortish length outside off, Babar goes on his back foot and plays it down towards point.

6.2 1

Vijay Shankar to Fakhar Zaman. Cracked away! Width on offer outside off, Fakhar slaps it through the line towards covers where Rahul misfields and concedes a single.

6.1 4

Vijay Shankar to Fakhar Zaman. FOUR! Poor line and punished! Shankar drifts down the leg side, Fakhar picks it off his pads and deflects it neatly down the leg side for a boundary. Back-to-back boundaries for Pakistan.

End of Over : 6 6 Runs PAK: 20/1
5.6 4

Jasprit Bumrah to Babar Azam. FOUR! Cracked away! Short and wide outside off, Azam cuts it through point for a boundary!

5.5 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Babar Azam. Very straight, just around off, watchfully defended.

5.4 1

Jasprit Bumrah to Fakhar Zaman. The batsman gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.

5.3 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Fakhar Zaman. Full and straight, watchfully defended.

5.2 1

Jasprit Bumrah to Babar Azam. Outside off, tapped towards third man for a single.

5.1 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Babar Azam. Darted in on off, Azam defends it watchfully.

End of Over : 5 1 Runs PAK: 14/1
4.6 1

Vijay Shankar to Babar Azam. Some movement again off the deck. It's on a good length around off and shapes back in a shade, Babar stays back to defend but it takes the inside half and rolls on the leg side. A single to get off the mark. Eventful over, one run, one wicket and some injury concern for India in it.

Babar Azam walks in at number 3, replacing Imam. Three 50-plus scores in his last 5 innings in ODIs.

4.5 W

Vijay Shankar to Imam-ul-Haq. OUT! Trapped right in front! Bhuvi going off has not hurt India much, in fact, Shankar has hit the jackpot with his very first delivery in the World Cup! Nothing extraordinary about this ball. It's full and around leg, quite straight but there is a drastic drop in pace. Imam, who was used to playing faster ones until this one, fails to adjust and is late into his shot. He tries to flick but misses and is rapped on the pads. The appeal goes up and so does the finger. The Indian players are ecstatic. Vijay draws first blood and Pakistan lose their reliable opener. The Ball Tracker later on confirms that it's a fair decision (Three Reds) from the umpire and Imam was right in not taking the DRS.

Oh dear. Bhuvi is going off the field. He does not seem to be in too much discomfort but perhaps is taking the right call to have it checked, just in case it worsens. Vijay Shankar to bowl the pending over.

Rohit Sharma from the slip cordon is asking Bhuvi to pitch it much fuller. With the ball moving around so much, that length might be more ideal. Meanwhile, we are having a small delay. Bhuvneshwar Kumar slipped while landing on the front foot and might have hurt his hamstring slightly. Umpire Bruce Oxenford indicates to the ground staff to bring on the hammer.

4.4 0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Imam-ul-Haq. Another outswinger gets Imam in all sorts of trouble. This one is pitched on and around off at 137 kph and nips away, Imam just plays the line and doesn't follow it. Bhuvi is showing exceptional control over his art.

4.3 0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Imam-ul-Haq. Lands it on middle and off, Imam has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

4.2 0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Imam-ul-Haq. That's a real beauty by Kumar! He gets closer to the line of off stump and takes the ball away with a great seam position. Imam can do nothing about it and ends up missing it again. Outstanding bowling from both the Indian pacers.

4.1 0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Imam-ul-Haq. Kumar speeds in with the sunshine on his back. He angles across a good length delivery outside off, Imam without any footwork pushes inside the line and misses.

There seems to be much more lateral movement off the deck, than the morning. The balls are pitching and then shooting off.

End of Over : 4 1 Runs PAK: 13/0
3.6 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Fakhar Zaman. Landed outside off, this is left alone.

3.5 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Fakhar Zaman. Through him! Missed the bat, missed the pad, missed the stumps! Jasprit Bumrah is a class act, isn't he? This was pitched outside leg and Zaman looked to flick it through the leg side. But the ball pitched and zipped off the surface, to beat everything.

3.4 1

Jasprit Bumrah to Imam-ul-Haq. Nicely done again. Waits for the ball to come to him, taps it towards cover, sees there is a small gap and calls his partner through for a quick single.

3.3 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Imam-ul-Haq. Well played again, good stride forward, to meet the full ball and stroking it towards mid off.

Predicto Praky - This is interesting. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is bowling quicker than Jasprit Bumrah. Bhuvi is consistently in the high 140s while Bumrah is operating in the high 135s. Normally, it is the other way round.

3.2 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Imam-ul-Haq. On middle and leg, defended to the leg side.

3.1 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Imam-ul-Haq. On a good length around middle, Imam jumps with the bounce and looks to tuck but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.

End of Over : 3 6 Runs PAK: 12/0
2.6 1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Imam-ul-Haq. Shortish and around leg, Imam goes on the back foot and pulls it behind towards long leg for one. 6 from this over in spite of a boundary in it!

2.5 4

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Imam-ul-Haq. FOUR! Shot! Kumar overpitches a bit on this occasion. He was trying an inswinger but the line turns out to be too straight and Imam flicks it firmly to the deep mid-wicket fence.

2.4 0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Imam-ul-Haq. Nicely covers the line and defends it off his front foot.

2.3 0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Imam-ul-Haq. Hurries up the southpaw with his extra pace again. It's delivered in the line of the stumps, angling in, Imam tries working it around but misses to get hit high on the front leg.

2.2 0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Imam-ul-Haq. Play and a miss! Kumar this time clocks 144 kph and delivers it short outside off. Imam flashes his bat at it but fails to make any connection. Beaten for pace!

2.2 wd

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Imam-ul-Haq. Wide! Wrong line on this occasion. Kumar goes for extra pace and loses his line. Clocks in the 140s kph but it's down the leg side. Imam tries flicking but misses. There was some movement after it went past the batsman.

2.1 0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Imam-ul-Haq. Good length ball close to off, Imam plays it close to his body and plays it out from the crease to covers.

End of Over : 2 4 Runs PAK: 6/0
1.6 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Fakhar Zaman. Landed outside leg, nicely played with a still bat towards mid-wicket.

1.5 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Fakhar Zaman. Landed outside off, left alone.

1.4 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Fakhar Zaman. Beats the outside edge this time. 139 kph, on a length, outside off, zipping away off the pitch, Fakhar flirts with it but without any feet movement and misses. Replays show that the ball landed on the deck and then moved away.

1.3 4

Jasprit Bumrah to Fakhar Zaman. FOUR! That is a gift and it gives Pakistan their first boundary. A full toss, wide outside off, Zaman reaches out and drives it through the covers.

That is the thing with Bumrah. No two balls are the same. He bowls with a shortened runup but generates excellent pace.

1.2 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Fakhar Zaman. Very full, missing the batsman's flick, hitting the pads but pitched outside leg.

1.1 0

Jasprit Bumrah to Fakhar Zaman. Bumrah too, starts off on the pads, Zaman tucks it towards mid-wicket.

Jasprit Bumrah to bowl with the second new ball. Two slips in place for him as well.

End of Over : 1 2 Runs PAK: 2/0
0.6 0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Imam-ul-Haq. Beauty of a delivery. Considerable movement off the surface this time. Kumar lands it on a good length close to off stump, Imam pushes inside the line and gets beaten by the away shape. Fine first over by Bhuvi!

0.5 0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Imam-ul-Haq. Better line and length from Kumar. Keeps it on a length and just outside off, Imam punches from the crease but finds the cover fielder.

0.4 1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Fakhar Zaman. Fakhar also gets off the mark with a gentle nudge off his hips behind square leg. One more run added to the total.

0.3 0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Fakhar Zaman. Kumar goes closer to the off stump line and delivers it on a fuller length, Fakhar covers the line and keeps it out to the off side.

0.2 0

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Fakhar Zaman. Back of a length delivery in the channel outside off, angling away from the batsman at 134 kph, Zaman watches it closely and shoulders arms.

0.1 1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Imam-ul-Haq. Starts with a good length delivery around leg, Imam turns it off his pads behind square leg and gets off the mark with a run. Pakistan are underway!

The players are making their way back out to the middle. They had barely gone out. In fact, the Indians were in a huddle even when the hover cover was on. Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman had just gone beyond the boundary and walk back again. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start off proceedings with the first new ball. Imam to face. Kohli, Dhoni and Rohit in a brief chat.