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IND vs PAK, 2022 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
160/6 (20.0/20)
159/8 (20.0/20)
India beat Pakistan by 4 wickets
That's it from this game. On 24th October, Bangladesh will take on Netherlands at 9.30 am IST (4 am GMT) and later South Africa will face Zimbabwe at 1.30 pm IST (8 am GMT). Do join us for the build up. Cheers!
Rohit Sharma who has lost his voice says he can't believe what just happened. Adds things like this can be expected. States they always believed and they always back themselves irrespective of the situation. Mentions the pitch had something in it for the bowlers and the pacers used the conditions well but Pakistan batted well later on. Admits it was not going to be an easy target to chase and they had to bat really well. Also says Hardik and Kohli were brilliant, they are experienced players and they took the game as deep as possible. Ends by saying it is a confidence boosting win and from where they won is more pleasing and it is probably Kohli's best knock ever.
Babar Azam says their bowlers bowled well but credit to Kohli and Pandya as stole the game. Adds with the bat, it was not easy with the swing there but they built a partnership and ended well. Shares he told boys to stick to the plans but credit to Kohli again. Reckons he utlized his main bowlers earlier because he wanted some wickets. Adds there are many positives from this game.
The crowd roars as Kohli has been handed the MAN OF THE MATCH AWARD. He says it is a surreal atmosphere. Adds Hardik told to just believe. Shares that they knew that Nawaz had one over. Adds they had a plan to go after Shaheen and Rauf. Tells that the shots in the second last over were instinctive. Says his innings at Mohali against Australia was similar but this game will rank much higher. On the crowd, says it is phenomenal. He was struggling but the crowd supported him throughout.
... TIME FOR THE PRESENTATION ...
Earlier in the day, after electing to bowl, India had Pakistan in trouble by getting the two openers early. Shan Masood though along with the rest took his side to a competitive total. In reply, India were always behind the 8-ball but a brilliant innings from Kohli who got able support from Pandya ensured it is India who have pulled a rabbit out of the hat.
Pakistan will be heart broken! This is a defeat which they sink in so easy! Even their fans in the crowd looked heart broken. Their bowlers were breathing fire earlier on. They had India right on the back foot but they just succumbed under pressure in the final phase of the innings. Bowlers like Rauf and Shaheen who are known for their excellent bowling at the death just could not handle the pressure of the big stage. To add to that, Nawaz who has had an amazing 6 months or so, turned out to be the villian. Have to believe, that no ball in the last over is what cost Pakistan the game.
India were down and out at 31 for 4, they were behind the 8-ball game big time. Then came the stand which gane India hope. Pandya and Kohli batted wonderfully. The two took their time initially, did not panic even when the run rate needed went above 11, they continued to play their own way and when the time came, the two stepped on the gas. It was the 12th over which shifted the momentum towards India where they got 20. From there on, India always managed to keep the run rate needed in tact. It came down to around 50 needed in the last three and then it was the Kohli show. It was he who started finding the boundaries and they got it down to 16 from the last over. Pandya was dismissed on the very first ball but Kohli stayed there till the end and ensured his side got over the line.
Cometh the hour, cometh the man! No matter what one is doing, get on your feet and bow down to the King! Virat Kohli, he is a player of a lifetime. What a knock. Yes, he has done it before but this was special. Very special. He has stolen a win from Pakistan. The crowd here are going bonkers. Have to say, they have witnessed a special game and a magical knock from one of the best ever, Virat Kohli!
End Of The Over 20 : 160/6
16 Runs
  • W19.1
  • 119.2
  • 219.3
  • 7 NB19.4
  • 1 WD19.4
  • 3 B19.4
  • W19.5
  • 1 WD19.6
  • 119.6
R. Ashwin
1 (1)
V. Kohli
82 (53)
M. Nawaz
4-0-42-2
19.6
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Ravichandran Ashwin
ASHWIN HITS THE WINNING RUNS! India have done it in some fashion! This is full and around off. Ashwin lofts it over mid off and that will be enough for India. Virat Kohli is in tears. He was the architect of this chase. That man deserves all the praise. KING KOHLI, TAKE A BOW. INDIA WIN BY 4 WICKETS.
19.6
wd
Mohammad Nawaz To Ravichandran Ashwin
WIDE! Scores level! This is full and down the leg side. Ashwin leaves it alone.
Ravichandran Ashwin walks out to bat! 2 needed in just the one ball. What a finish to the game. All three results possible. What will it be?
19.5
W
Mohammad Nawaz To Dinesh Karthik OUT!
OUT!! STUMPED! A quicker ball, full and down the leg side. DK misses his sweep and gets hit on the pads. It rolls back behind for Rizwan who collect quickly and clips the bails off. Karthik is found off-guarded and Rizwan does brilliantly to remove the bails. Another twist in this chase! What a game this is turning out to be! ASHWIN ON THE STRIKE. TWO RUNS NEEDED NOW.
19.4
b
Mohammad Nawaz To Virat Kohli
THREE BYES! A yorker, angling on off. Kohli misses his sweep and the ball hits the stumps. Kohli is bowled but it was a free hit. The ball rolls to third man and the batters take three runs. Pakistan are asking the umpires that it should be a dead ball as it hit the stumps but it's not. 2 runs needed in 2 balls.
19.4
wd
Mohammad Nawaz To Virat Kohli
Wide! This is way outside off, way over the tramline. Left alone. 5 runs needed now. Free hit continues.
19.4
nb
Mohammad Nawaz To Virat Kohli
SIX! KOHLI, WHAT A BEAUTY! India still in the game! A full toss on middle. Kohli pulls it over deep square leg for a biggie. The fielder there leaps but fails to stop it. HOLD ON, A NO BALL IS CALLED. It was above the height. Babar Azam is not happy. He has a long chat with the umpires. FREE HIT COMING UP. 6 runs needed off 3 balls.
19.3
2
Mohammad Nawaz To Virat Kohli
Dinesh Karthik puts in a shift! TWO RUNS! this is full and around off. Kohli drags it to long on and takes two runs. Good running. A biggie is needed.
19.2
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Dinesh Karthik
A full toss, around off. Dinesh Karthik comes down the track and slams it to long on for a single. No no-ball as DK came down the pitch. Virat Kohli on the strike. 15 runs needed now.
Dinesh Karthik walks out to bat! The player who has been picked in this side as a finisher. This is exactly the role he is in the side for. He has done it before, can he do it again?
19.1
W
Mohammad Nawaz To Hardik Pandya OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! PANDYA GOES! New batter will be on strike! This is full and on middle, a pacers delivery. Rizwan was standing well behind than the mark. This is full and on middle. Pandya swings across the line but gets a top edge and it goes high but not far enough. Babar takes a simple catch at covers.
The last two balls have changed the course of the game! 16 is surely chasable. The two out there will back themselves against Nawaz. Nawaz, the last time he bowled against India in the last over did not have a lot to defend and he failed to do so. This time he has 15. Can he do it? Can he hold his nerve here?
End Of The Over 19 : 144/4
15 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 118.2
  • 018.3
  • 118.4
  • 618.5
  • 618.6
V. Kohli
74 (50)
H. Pandya
40 (36)
H. Rauf
4-0-36-2
18.6
6
Haris Rauf To Virat Kohli
SIX! KING KOHLI! YES,HE DOES! Kohli has done what was required! 12 runs off the last two balls and the equation gets simple for the last over. 16 runs needed with probably Mohammad Nawaz to bowl that. Short and on the hips. Kohli whacks it behind square on the leg side for a biggie.
18.5
6
Haris Rauf To Virat Kohli
SIX! OUT OF THE GROUND! Virat Kohli is playing one of his best innings here! What a shot this is! A slower bouncer and on middle. Kohli gets on top of the bounce and smokes it straight down for a biggie. More of a back foot lofted punch. Just King Kohli things. Can Virat Kohli hit another boundary?
18.4
1
Haris Rauf To Hardik Pandya
Short in length and on middle. Pandya is hurried as he pulls it to long on for one.
18.3
0
Haris Rauf To Hardik Pandya
Dots are gold right now! Just two off the half over! Brilliant from Rauf till now. A pacy short ball, outside off. Pandya slashes and misses.
18.2
1
Haris Rauf To Virat Kohli
On a length and outside off. Kohli punches on the up and to deep cover for one.
This over, this over is really crucial! With Nawaz having one left, Rauf needs to bowl a good one here. If he goes for runs here, pretty sure India will back the two out there to hit maybe even 15 or 18 in the last over.
18.1
1
Haris Rauf To Hardik Pandya
Full and outside off, heaved to deep mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 18 : 129/4
17 Runs
  • 417.1
  • 1 WD17.2
  • 217.2
  • 417.3
  • 117.4
  • 117.5
  • 417.6
V. Kohli
61 (47)
H. Pandya
38 (33)
S. Afridi
4-0-34-0
17.6
4
Shaheen Afridi To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Third off the over! And the equation gets closer! India still in the game untill Kohli is there. Not the best of nights for Shaheen Afridi! He gives away 17 runs and helps India get back in the game! This is angled on the hips. Kohli pulls it behind square leg for a boundary. 31 runs needed in 12 balls.
17.5
1
Shaheen Afridi To Hardik Pandya
Short and outside off. Pandya looks to cut but gets a bottom edge to point. A single.
17.4
1
Shaheen Afridi To Virat Kohli
On middle, flicked to mid-wicket for a single. Kohli wanted another one but settles with one.
17.3
4
Shaheen Afridi To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Races to the fence! Afridi follows Kohli on the leg side. This is on middle. Kohli lofts it over covers. Three fielders converge to stop the ball but fails to do so. A boundary.
17.2
2
Shaheen Afridi To Virat Kohli
Very full and outside off. Kohli drives it through covers for a couple of runs.
17.2
wd
Shaheen Afridi To Virat Kohli
Wide! Short and way outside off. Left alone. Wided.
17.1
4
Shaheen Afridi To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Fifty for Kohli! King Kohli steps up on the big occasion. If he chases this down, this will be one of his best ones. Still, a long way to go. This is short and on middle, he pulls it to deep mid-wicket and the ball just bounces before touching the ropes. He loves to score runs against the arch rivals.
End Of The Over 17 : 112/4
6 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 216.2
  • 016.3
  • 116.4
  • 016.5
  • 216.6
H. Pandya
37 (32)
V. Kohli
46 (42)
N. Shah
4-0-23-1
16.6
2
Naseem Shah To Hardik Pandya
On middle, this is pulled to deep square leg for a quick couple. India need 48 runs in 18 balls. A big over is needed by India.
16.5
0
Naseem Shah To Hardik Pandya
Excellent from Rizwan! Good stop by him! This is turning out to be a really good over for Pakistan! Short and outside off. Pandya pulls but gets a bottom edge and to the right of the keeper.
16.4
1
Naseem Shah To Virat Kohli
Very full and on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single.
16.3
0
Naseem Shah To Virat Kohli
Swing and a miss! Well bowled! This is the slower one, short and outside off. Kohli looks to go over third man but misses.
16.2
2
Naseem Shah To Virat Kohli
This is short and outside off. Kohli shuffles across and smacks it uppishly and to deep extra-cover. Two runs.
16.1
1
Naseem Shah To Hardik Pandya
This is full and on the pads. Pandya whips it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 16 : 106/4
6 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 115.2
  • 015.3
  • 115.4
  • 3 WD15.5
  • 015.5
  • 115.6
H. Pandya
34 (29)
V. Kohli
43 (39)
H. Rauf
3-0-21-2
15.6
1
Haris Rauf To Hardik Pandya
On middle, slightly short. Pandya nudges it to mid-wicket. They look for two but settle with one. 54 runs needed in 24 balls.
15.5
0
Haris Rauf To Hardik Pandya
Length and outside off. Pandya swings and misses.
15.5
wd
Haris Rauf To Hardik Pandya
Three wides! Nothing going Pakistan's way at the moment. Short and down the leg side. Pandya misses his pull. Mohammad Rizwan gets a big hand on it or else that was going to the fence. Afridi cuts it off at fine leg. Two runs.
15.4
1
Haris Rauf To Virat Kohli
Length and outside off. Kohli slaps it to the left of mid off for a single.
15.3
0
Haris Rauf To Virat Kohli
On a length and around off. Kohli looks to work on the leg side but mistimes it back to Rauf.
15.2
1
Haris Rauf To Hardik Pandya
Uses the pace! This is outside off, dabbed to third man for a single.
15.1
0
Haris Rauf To Hardik Pandya
Rauf serves a short ball, outside off, nips a bit away. Pandya looks to cut but misses.
End Of The Over 15 : 100/4
10 Runs
  • 214.1
  • 114.2
  • 114.3
  • 414.4
  • 114.5
  • 114.6
H. Pandya
32 (25)
V. Kohli
42 (37)
N. Shah
3-0-17-1
14.6
1
Naseem Shah To Hardik Pandya
10 from the over then! The 100 is up for India and they need anotehr 60 in 5 overs. Shorter and on middle, this is pulled through square leg for one.
14.5
1
Naseem Shah To Virat Kohli
Well bowled! A yorker this time and on middle, this is jammed down to long on for one.
14.4
4
Naseem Shah To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Clipped away and that races away to the fence. Kohli is on a roll now! Poor delivery again with fine leg up! Kohli steps out and this is full and on the pads. He clips it past short fine leg for a boundary.
14.3
1
Naseem Shah To Hardik Pandya
Another short one, slower again, Pandya pulls it through mid-wicket. Just another single.
14.2
1
Naseem Shah To Virat Kohli
Excellent stuff from Naseem Shah! Bangs it short and on middle, making the batter hit towards the longer part. Kohli pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for one.
14.1
2
Naseem Shah To Virat Kohli
Easy two! On middle, Kohli works it with soft hands through mid-wicket. Two taken. Excellent running again.
End Of The Over 14 : 90/4
7 Runs
  • 413.1
  • 113.2
  • 013.3
  • 113.4
  • 013.5
  • 113.6
V. Kohli
34 (33)
H. Pandya
30 (23)
S. Khan
4-0-21-0
13.6
1
Shadab Khan To Virat Kohli
A really good over from Shadab. Brilliant comeback from him after going for a boundary earlier on. This is tossed up outside off, it is dragged through mid-wicket for one.
13.5
0
Shadab Khan To Virat Kohli
Kohli wanted a run but is rightly sent back! On middle, Kohli steps out but does not get to the pitch of it. He looks to work it on the leg side but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the off side. Kohli wants a run but is sent back.
13.4
1
Shadab Khan To Hardik Pandya
Shorter and on middle, a little bit of extra bounce, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
13.3
0
Shadab Khan To Hardik Pandya
Hardik misses out! Shorter and outside off, Pandya cuts but finds point. He had enough time to pick the gap there.
13.2
1
Shadab Khan To Virat Kohli
Gives it air, bowls it fuller and outside off, it is hit down to long off for one.
13.1
4
Shadab Khan To Virat Kohli
FOUR! Cut away! A boundary to begin this over as well. Pakistan seem under pressure now and runs have started to flow all of a sudden! Shorter and outside off, this is slapped past cover. The fielder in the deep runs to his left, dives but fails to stop it.
End Of The Over 13 : 83/4
9 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 212.2
  • 112.3
  • 412.4
  • 112.5
  • 012.6
H. Pandya
29 (21)
V. Kohli
28 (29)
S. Afridi
3-0-17-0
12.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Hardik Pandya
A superb delivery to end the over! Still a good one for India! A yorker on middle, this is jammed back to the bowler.
12.5
1
Shaheen Afridi To Virat Kohli
Kohli now makes room, steps out and looks to go over covers but this goes off the inner half as it is angled into him towards deep mid-wicket for one.
12.4
4
Shaheen Afridi To Virat Kohli
FOUR! That is a poor ball and Kohli puts it away! With fine leg up, that is not where you want to bowl. it is on the pads, Kohli plays it behind short fine leg for a boundary.
12.3
1
Shaheen Afridi To Hardik Pandya
That is really good fielding! A full toss on the pads. Kohli drives it towards cover. The fielder there dives to his left and stops it. Only one.
12.2
2
Shaheen Afridi To Hardik Pandya
Excellent running! On middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket. The weight on the shot is perfect and two is taken.
12.1
1
Shaheen Afridi To Virat Kohli
Sees Kohli step out and goes wide outside off. Kohli chases it, it goes off the outside edge down towards third man for one.
End Of The Over 12 : 74/4
20 Runs
  • 611.1
  • 111.2
  • 011.3
  • 611.4
  • 111.5
  • 611.6
H. Pandya
26 (18)
V. Kohli
22 (26)
M. Nawaz
3-0-29-0
11.6
6
Mohammad Nawaz To Hardik Pandya
SIX MORE! Three in the over. That is a massive over and one which could be the momentum shifter. 86 needed in 48. Run rate needed just over 10 now. Game on! This is flatter and on middle, Pandya smashes it over the long on fence for a biggie. Stand and deliver.
11.5
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Virat Kohli
Angled into imddle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one. Smart batting again.
11.4
6
Mohammad Nawaz To Virat Kohli
SIX! BANG! That is a shot and a half! Steps out, gets to the pitch of it and tonks it over the long on fence. Good sensible batting. The straight boundaries are short here and Kohli targets that. This is just the kind of over India needed.
11.3
0
Mohammad Nawaz To Virat Kohli
A LOUD APPEAL BUT TURNED DOWN! Is there an inside edge onto the pads. A review has been taken for caught. NOT OUT! Nothing on Ultra Edge and that is a waste of a review. Maybe Pakistan took it as it was Kohli! Kohli makes room. Nawaz follows him. He looks to work it on the leg side but misses to get hit on the pads. It lobs towards the keeper who takes it.
11.2
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Hardik Pandya
Nawaz drags his length back and bowls it short and on middle, it is slapped down to long on for one.
11.1
6
Mohammad Nawaz To Hardik Pandya
SIX! That is a powerful hit! Pandya does have the ability to change the course of the game in a few overs. Runs need now below 100. This is a top start to the over. Can they make this into a big one! Angled into the pads, this is whipped over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
End Of The Over 11 : 54/4
9 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 410.2
  • 110.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 210.6
V. Kohli
15 (23)
H. Pandya
13 (15)
S. Khan
3-0-14-0
10.6
2
Shadab Khan To Virat Kohli
Two more! Really good fielding! Nice cricket all-around! On middle, this is whipped wide of the fielder at deep mid-wicket. The fielder dives to his left and makes a good stop. Two taken.
10.5
1
Shadab Khan To Hardik Pandya
Singles won't harm Pakistan! Fires it outside off, Pandya slaps it through covers and takes one.
10.4
1
Shadab Khan To Virat Kohli
Just another single! Shorter and outside off, this is pushed through covers for another one.
10.3
1
Shadab Khan To Hardik Pandya
Outside off, this is pushed through covers for one.
10.2
4
Shadab Khan To Hardik Pandya
FOUR! Thumped down the ground! India will hope this is just the start for them! This is full, right in the slot, Pandya powers it down the ground to the long on fence.
10.1
0
Shadab Khan To Hardik Pandya
Straight to the fielder! Dots will build pressure! Shorter and on off, this is cut to point.
DRINKS! Pakistan are in total control of this game! India need more than 11 per over heading into the last and on such a big ground, they need a heroic effort from someone to go at that rate for such a long period. They do have two stars out there, Virat and Pandya but they'll need to play an innings of a lifetime. Pakistan on the other hand, just need to continue the same and they will finish on top.
End Of The Over 10 : 45/4
4 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 19.2
  • 29.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 19.6
H. Pandya
7 (11)
V. Kohli
12 (21)
M. Nawaz
2-0-9-0
9.6
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Hardik Pandya
Hit back hard! A single! Flat and on off. Pandya smacks it back to Nawaz who misfields and parries it to mid on for one. At the halfway mark, India are 45/4. 115 runs needed from the last 10 overs.
9.5
0
Mohammad Nawaz To Hardik Pandya
Very full and on off, driven back to the bowler.
9.4
0
Mohammad Nawaz To Hardik Pandya
This is full and outside off, skids through. Pandya looks to drive but gets an outside edge. Good stop by Shaheen Afridi at short third man.
9.3
2
Mohammad Nawaz To Hardik Pandya
Angles a full ball on middle. Pandya works it to square leg, in the gap and takes two runs. Well placed.
9.2
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Virat Kohli
Full and on middle. Kohli nudges it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
9.1
0
Mohammad Nawaz To Virat Kohli
Touch short and around off. Kohli uses his feet but only to hit it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 9 : 41/4
3 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 18.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 18.6
V. Kohli
11 (19)
H. Pandya
4 (7)
S. Khan
2-0-5-0
8.6
1
Shadab Khan To Virat Kohli
Full and on off, eased to long on for one. Three tidy overs in a row. India completely on the back foot there. Pakistan well ahead.
8.5
0
Shadab Khan To Virat Kohli
Flatter and on off. Kohli lunges forward and blocks it out.
8.4
0
Shadab Khan To Virat Kohli
On middle. Kohli keeps it out.
8.3
0
Shadab Khan To Virat Kohli
A leg-breaker, full and on off. Kohli splices his push to point. A single is there but Pandya doesn't want to risk.
8.2
1
Shadab Khan To Hardik Pandya
Flatter ball, outside off. Pandya slaps it to deep cover for a single.
8.1
1
Shadab Khan To Virat Kohli
A leggie, full and around off. Kohli pushes it to long off for a single.
End Of The Over 8 : 38/4
5 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 07.2
  • 17.3
  • 17.4
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
V. Kohli
9 (14)
H. Pandya
3 (6)
M. Nawaz
1-0-5-0
7.6
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Virat Kohli
Fuller ball on off. Kohli drives it to long off for a single.
7.5
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Hardik Pandya
Very full and on middle. Pandya works it to deep square leg for a single.
7.4
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Virat Kohli
Flatter, quicker and on off. Kohli bunts it to mid on for a single.
7.3
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Hardik Pandya
This is outside off. Pandya pushes it through covers for a single.
7.2
0
Mohammad Nawaz To Hardik Pandya
Tossed up on middle. Pandya prods and defends.
7.1
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Virat Kohli
Full and on middle. Kohli flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
End Of The Over 7 : 33/4
2 Runs
  • W6.1
  • 06.2
  • 16.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 06.6
H. Pandya
1 (3)
V. Kohli
6 (11)
S. Khan
1-0-2-0
6.6
0
Shadab Khan To Hardik Pandya
Flatter and on middle. Blocked out.
6.5
1
Shadab Khan To Virat Kohli
On middle, driven down to long on for one.
6.4
0
Shadab Khan To Virat Kohli
Around off kept out.
6.3
1
Shadab Khan To Hardik Pandya
Around off, pushed through covers for one.
6.2
0
Shadab Khan To Hardik Pandya
Outside off, punched to cover.
6.1
W
Shadab Khan To Axar Patel OUT!
OUT! PATEL IS RUN OUT! India 4 down now. What is happening with India? A decision that will make the headlines but for now Patel is a goner. Interestingly, the way Mohammad Rizwan reacted, he knew he messed up as Rizwan slightly lost the ball while clipping the bails off. But the third umpire decision is out. Coming to the delivery - On middle, Patel tucks it to mid-wicket and looks for a quick single but that was a risky one. Kohli sends Azar from the halfway mark. Babar Azam there fumbles a bit as he throws it to Mohammad Rizwan. He whips the bails off but the replay shows the ball was coming off the mitts. It was touch and go for the third umpire. Very tough one to find a result. In the end, the big screen shows OUT.
End Of The Over 6 : 31/3
9 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 45.2
  • W5.3
  • 25.4
  • 1 LB5.5
  • 25.6
V. Kohli
5 (9)
A. Patel
2 (2)
H. Rauf
2-0-15-2
5.6
2
Haris Rauf To Virat Kohli
Very full and on middle. Kohli flicks it well past square leg for a brace. 9 runs of it but Rauf gets the big wicket of Yadav. At the end of the Powerplay, India are 33 for 3. 129 runs needed in 84 balls.
5.5
lb
Haris Rauf To Axar Patel
Leg bye! On the pads. Patel misses his flick and it goes off the pads to square leg for a leg bye.
5.4
2
Haris Rauf To Axar Patel
Short of a length and outside off. Patel knocks it through covers for a couple.
5.3
W
Haris Rauf To Suryakumar Yadav OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND GONE! The danger man is gone! Kohli is there but Pakistan know how important is this wicket. Haris Rauf is loving it. He is probably the best bowler of Pakistan in past couple of months. Short of a length and around middle. Suryakumar opens the face of the bat and looks to dab it away but is cramped for room and it goes of the outside edge and to the keeper. Good grab from Mohammad Rizwan.
5.2
4
Haris Rauf To Suryakumar Yadav
FOUR!  Suryakumar looks to good touch! This is fraction short and around off. SKY is quick to pick up the length as he pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
5.1
0
Haris Rauf To Suryakumar Yadav
On a length and on top of off. Yadav hops and drops it to point.
End Of The Over 5 : 22/2
5 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 34.3
  • 14.4
  • 04.5
  • 14.6
S. Yadav
11 (7)
V. Kohli
3 (8)
N. Shah
2-0-7-1
4.6
1
Naseem Shah To Suryakumar Yadav
Outside off, Suryakumar Yadav guides it down to third man and takes one. Tidy from Naseem Shah!
4.5
0
Naseem Shah To Suryakumar Yadav
On middle, this is pushed to mid on.
4.4
1
Naseem Shah To Virat Kohli
Outside off, this is guided towards point. Kohli waits for the ball to go past the man and then takes a run.
4.3
3
Naseem Shah To Suryakumar Yadav
Three more! Angled into the pads. Yadav clips it past square leg. Yet again long boundaries. Three taken.
4.2
0
Naseem Shah To Suryakumar Yadav
Leading edge but safe! On middle, this lands and moves away. Suryakumar Yadav looks to work it on the leg side but it goes off a soft leading edge towards cover.
4.1
0
Naseem Shah To Suryakumar Yadav
Beaten! Length and outside off, this one swings away. Yadav looks to push at it but is beaten.
Naseem Shah to change sides.
End Of The Over 4 : 17/2
7 Runs
  • 03.1
  • W3.2
  • 43.3
  • 33.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
V. Kohli
2 (7)
S. Yadav
7 (2)
H. Rauf
1-0-7-1
3.6
0
Haris Rauf To Virat Kohli
Another dot to end! End of a successful over by Rauf! Angled into the pads, this is clipped to square leg.
3.5
0
Haris Rauf To Virat Kohli
On middle, Kohli defends it.
3.4
3
Haris Rauf To Suryakumar Yadav
Three! Shorter and on off, Yadav just stays back and pushes it through covers. Three taken. Yadav is off to a flier here.
3.3
4
Haris Rauf To Suryakumar Yadav
FOUR! Nicely played! Wonderful shot! Fuller and on middle, Yadav shows the full face of the bat and creams it past mid on. This guy won't hold back. He will play his shots and that is a lovely one to get off the mark.
Suryakumar Yadav has already walked in. Rohit Sharma has just told to wait as the third umpire checks the catch. It is clearly a fair catch.
3.2
W
Haris Rauf To Rohit Sharma OUT!
This is interesting! They have gone upstairs to check for the catch but Rohit has already walked back! The SOFT SIGNAL IS OUT! OUT! IT IS A CLEAN CATCH! Rohit knew and that is why he already back in the hut. This is a beauty from Rauf and he gets the Indian skipper. Pakistan all over India at the moment. This is on a length and around off, this lands and moves away. Rohit has a tentative poke at it. It goes off the outside edge. Iftikhar Ahmed takes a really good catch diving to his right and low. Rohit starts walking back and Pakistan are celebrating.
3.1
0
Haris Rauf To Rohit Sharma
Good length and on off, extra bounce. Hits the splice of the bat as Rohit looks to defend.
Change. Haris Rauf is into the attack.
End Of The Over 3 : 10/1
3 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 12.2
  • 02.3
  • 22.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
V. Kohli
2 (5)
R. Sharma
4 (5)
S. Afridi
2-0-8-0
2.6
0
Shaheen Afridi To Virat Kohli
A loud shout but too high! Length and around off, this one comes back in, goes past the inside edge of Kohli's bat and hits the top of the pad. Too high. End of another good over by Pakistan.
2.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Virat Kohli
From around the wicket now, probably because the ball is not swinging. Length and on off, Kohli looks to push it on the up but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler.
2.4
2
Shaheen Afridi To Virat Kohli
That is a top shot! Nice way to get off the mark! Fuller and on off, Virat Kohli strokes it through covers. Takes two. Did not look to hit it hard, just placed it.
2.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Virat Kohli
Raelly good from Pakistan so far! This is just outside off, on a length. Left alone.
2.2
1
Shaheen Afridi To Rohit Sharma
Drop and run! On off, this is pushed towards mid off for one.
2.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To Rohit Sharma
Outside off, left alone.
End Of The Over 2 : 7/1
2 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 21.3
  • 01.4
  • W1.5
  • 01.6
V. Kohli
0 (1)
R. Sharma
3 (3)
N. Shah
1-0-2-1
1.6
0
Naseem Shah To Virat Kohli
End of a brilliant over from Naseem Shah! Length and on off, Kohli defends.
Virat Kohli is the new man in.
1.5
W
Naseem Shah To KL Rahul OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Naseem Shah gets rid of KL Rahul yet again and he has played on yet again. This dismissal was so similar to the way he got out in the Asia Cup a few months back. Good length and on off, this one comes back in a touch. Rahul looks to play it with an open face of the bat. It goes off the inside edge and then onto the stumps. Perfect start for Pakistan.
1.4
0
Naseem Shah To KL Rahul
Another one on a length and around off, defended.
1.3
2
Naseem Shah To KL Rahul
Two more! Shorter and outside off, Rahul guides it down to third man and takes two.
1.2
0
Naseem Shah To KL Rahul
Better! Just a tad full! On off, Rahul strokes it nicely to mid off.
1.1
0
Naseem Shah To KL Rahul
Going down leg! Rahul is disappointed he did not put that away! Angled into the pads, Rahul looks to flick but misses. Half an appeal but turned down. Naseem Shah was looking to shape it away from the leg stump line but no movement there. Needs to correct it if no movement.
Who will bowl from the other end? It is Naseem Shah.
End Of The Over 1 : 5/0
5 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 10.2
  • 10.3
  • 10.4
  • 00.5
  • 20.6
R. Sharma
3 (3)
KL Rahul
2 (3)
S. Afridi
1-0-5-0
0.6
2
Shaheen Afridi To Rohit Sharma
Two to end! A decent start for India! Fuller and on off, Rohit just leans into it and strokes it through covers. Two taken.
0.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Rohit Sharma
On the fuller side again, Rohit plays it late and towards cover. He is worried about the one coming back in and hence, is playing it late.
0.4
1
Shaheen Afridi To KL Rahul
Really good stop! This is way too far outside off, on the fuller side, it is jammed out towards point. The fielder dives to his left and makes a half stop. A run taken.
0.3
1
Shaheen Afridi To Rohit Sharma
Rohit is off the mark too! Shaheen looks to go full again but serves another full toss on the pads, it is clipped through square leg for one.
Halt! Rohit Sharma has some issues with the sightscreen which needs to be resolved.
0.2
1
Shaheen Afridi To KL Rahul
Close! Fuller and around off, KL Rahul looks to push at it, this one comes back in a touch, it goes off the inside edge down to fine leg for one. Rahul and India are underway.
0.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To KL Rahul
Just short! What a start that would have been for Pakistan! No swing though first up! Shaheen goes full, he ends up bowling a full toss but it dips towards the end. Rahul plays a check-shot. It goes uppishly but lands just short of Shaheen.
Match Info
  • Venue Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss India won the toss and elected to field
  • Result India beat Pakistan by 4 wickets
  • Player of the Match Virat Kohli
  • Umpire Marais Erasmus (SA), Rod Tucker (AUS) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG-XI)
  • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Pakistan 159/8 in 20.0 overs
  • Pakistan 150/7 in 19.0 overs
  • S Masood 3rd T20I fifty: 50 runs in 40 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • Pakistan 100/5 in 14.1 overs
  • I Ahmed 2nd T20I fifty: 51 runs in 32 balls (2x4) (4x6)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 54 off 41 balls between S Masood (21) and I Ahmed (29)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 60/2 in 10.0 overs
  • Pakistan 50/2 in 9.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Pakistan 32/2
  • Pakistan 1/1: B Azam lbw b Arshdeep Singh 0(1)
  • Referral 1 (1.1 ovs): B Azam against IND (LBW) Unsuccessful (IND: 2, PAK: 1)
  • India 154/5 in 19.3 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 100 off 73 balls between V Kohli (57) and H Pandya (39)
  • V Kohli 34th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 43 balls (4x4) (1x6)
  • India 100/4 in 15.0 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 51 off 39 balls between V Kohli (22) and H Pandya (29)
  • Referral 1 (11.3 ovs): PAK against V Kohli (Caught) Unsuccessful (IND: 2, PAK: 1)
  • India 50/4 in 10.3 overs
  • Drinks: India 45/4 in 10.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): India 31/3
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Virat Kohli IND29698.66
Max O'Dowd NED24234.57
Suryakumar Yadav IND23959.75
Jos Buttler ENG22545.00
Kusal Mendis SL22331.85
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Sam Curran ENG136.52
Bas de Leede NED137.68
Blessing Muzarabani ZIM127.65
Anrich Nortje SA115.32
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