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India vs Pakistan, Super 12 - Match 16 Commentary, Live Updates

IND vs PAK, 2021 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
151/7 (20.0/20)
152/0 (17.5/20)
Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets
It's time to bring down the curtain on this highly anticipated clash. It turned out to be a one-sided affair, as unexpectedly, India were given an absolute hammering by Pakistan. From such a high-octane contest, we move to Monday and it will bring the match between Afghanistan and Scotland your way. The action will begin at 6 pm local (2 pm GMT) but you can join us in advance for the build-up. Signing off thinking about the blank cheque promised to the PCB chairman Ramiz Raja by an investor. Cheers!
Babar Azam, the skipper of Pakistan, says that the team executed the plans really well. Credits the bowlers for the way they bowled and mentions how well Shaheen Afridi bowled at the start. About the batting, Babar replies that he and Mohammad Rizwan look to keep things simple and that worked for them. Adds that once dew came into play, it got easier to bat so they wanted to bat till the end. Informs that winning this game gives them confidence but this is just the start of the tournament for them. Finishes by saying that they did not focus on the past before this game and had the confidence due to the way they played in the warm-up games.
Virat Kohli, the captain of India, says this is not the start they wanted and admits that Pakistan outplayed them. Mentions that Pakistan started really well with the ball and it was never going to be easy especially with the dew coming in. Adds that Pakistan were very professional in the chase and did not give them a chance. Feels that the batting got easier, driving on the up was easier, but they knew the conditions would change and favour the team batting second. States that they needed 15-20 runs extra but the early wickets did not help their cause. Also says playing an extra slow bowler may not have helped with the dew coming in. Tells that they are not the team that presses the panic button so early and shares that it's important to stay composed and there will be a chat around what they want to do in the next game.
SHAHEEN AFRIDI IS THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH! Says that the blessing of the Pakistani people was with them and they are feeling very proud. Mentions that he worked on getting the ball to swing. Feels that batting against the new ball was a bit difficult but credits Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan for the way they batted. Finishes by saying that they want to take this momentum forward into the tournament.
Presentation time...
Shaheen Afridi set the tone for this victory. His early blows took the wind out of the Indian sails. Hunting down Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli in this high-octane contest can always be considered as a match-winning performance. Shadab Khan and Haris Rauf also contributed superbly with the ball to maintain the pressure and you cannot ignore their efforts. All in all, a great day in the history of Pakistan cricket.
India got outclassed completely. Bowling second anyway was a big disadvantage in Dubai, due to the dew factor, and the Indian batting flopping didn't help their cause. Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant helped them to recover from early hiccups but the target they eventually set was not going to be enough. Still, India would have hoped for early wickets to create some pressure but they never came and Pakistan thwarted the Indian bowling to achieve a historic win over them in a World Cup match.
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, two of the most successful batsmen in this format of late, planned this chase in the best way possible. They are known as the accumulators of runs and not typical T20 batters and showed that it's possible to overhaul a target without doing anything extravagant. The pair played some classy shots, picked the gaps to rotate the strike and never allowed India any chance to get back in the game.
PAKISTAN HAVE DONE IT! They've ended the age-old dominance that India had over them across World Cups. They've grabbed the 'mauka' finally and their public can, at last, celebrate a win over India in the mega event. Babar Azam has done something that many legends of Pakistan cricket failed to do. This would be the greatest moment of his cricketing life. A feather in his cap that he will cherish always. Unimaginable achieved. The monkey is off their backs and the streak is over. Congratulations to them but this is just the start of the tournament and not the end.
End Of The Over 17.5 : 152/0
17 Runs
  • 617.1
  • 417.2
  • 417.3
  • 117.4
  • 217.5
B. Azam
68 (52)
M. Rizwan
79 (55)
M. Shami
3.5-0-43-0
17.5
2
Mohammed Shami To Babar Azam
IT IS BABAR AZAM WHO HITS THE WINNING RUNS FOR HIS SIDE! Such a fitting end, his first game as skipper against India in a World Cup and it is him, who hits the winning runs and helps Pakistan beat India for the very first time across all World Cups! A beautiful shot. It is fuller and on middle, Azam works it through mid-wicket. They take one, go for the second. Long on runs to his right, picks the ball and fires it to the bowler but Rizwan is in. PAKISTAN WIN BY 10 WICKETS!
17.4
1
Mohammed Shami To Mohammad Rizwan
Two more needed! On middle, fuller, it is worked down to long on for one.
17.3
4
Mohammed Shami To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! 3 in 3 needed now! To end the game in this over that is! Once again Shami bangs it short, Rizwan says thank you very much and pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary.
17.2
4
Mohammed Shami To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Runs needed in single digits now! A full one on off, Rizwan drags it through mid-wicket. The ball races away to the fence. Can he end it in this over itself?
17.1
6
Mohammed Shami To Mohammad Rizwan
SIX! BANG! 2 more of these and Pakistan will be home! That is a gift and Rizwan puts it away! A full toss on the body, it is pulled well over the fine leg fence for a biggie.
End Of The Over 17 : 135/0
7 Runs
  • 116.1
  • 116.2
  • 016.3
  • 1 WD16.4
  • 116.4
  • 1 WD16.5
  • 216.5
  • 016.6
B. Azam
66 (51)
M. Rizwan
64 (51)
B. Kumar
3-0-25-0
16.6
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Babar Azam
Azam wanted a wide now! Not given! Another one outside off, Azam leaves it alone. That is the end of the over.
16.5
2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Babar Azam
Brilliant running! Length and on off, this is slapped down towards long off. Couple. This is now also the highest opening stand against India in T20Is.
16.5
wd
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Babar Azam
WIDE! Yet another wide! It was a marginal call but a right one. Well outside off, Azam lets it be. Wided. Can't give such bonus runs.
16.4
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Mohammad Rizwan
Creamed! Fuller and outside off, Rizwan times it wonderfully but towards long off for one.
16.4
wd
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Mohammad Rizwan
WIDE! This one has been given as a wide! Well outside off again, Rizwan slashes but misses.
16.3
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Mohammad Rizwan
A dot! This is full and wide outside off, Rizwan reaches out for it but misses. He is surprised that it has not been called a wide.
16.2
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Babar Azam
On middle, Azam hits it down to long on and gets to the other end.
16.1
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Mohammad Rizwan
Outside off, on the shorter side, Rizwan throws his bat at it, it goes towards sweeper cover for one.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2-0-18-0) is back on.
End Of The Over 16 : 128/0
7 Runs
  • 415.1
  • 015.2
  • 115.3
  • 115.4
  • 115.5
  • 015.6
B. Azam
63 (48)
M. Rizwan
62 (48)
M. Shami
3-0-26-0
15.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Babar Azam
A yorker now on middle, Azam jams it back to the bowler. A dot to end.
15.5
1
Mohammed Shami To Mohammad Rizwan
Goes fuller again and targets the pads of Rizwan. He tries to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It rolls on the leg side. One taken.
15.4
1
Mohammed Shami To Babar Azam
Now Azam gets to the other end by working it through mid-wicket.
15.3
1
Mohammed Shami To Mohammad Rizwan
Singles will do it for them! On middle, fuller, Rizwan eases it down to long on and takes one.
15.2
0
Mohammed Shami To Mohammad Rizwan
On middle, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
15.1
4
Mohammed Shami To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! CRACKED! India have not learned! They continue to bowl the short ball to Rizwan and he continues to feast on it. On the body, this is pulled hard through backward square leg. Races away.
Change. Mohammed Shami (2-0-19-0) is back on.
End Of The Over 15 : 121/0
9 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 414.2
  • 214.3
  • 114.4
  • 114.5
  • 114.6
M. Rizwan
56 (44)
B. Azam
62 (46)
J. Bumrah
3-0-22-0
14.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Mohammad Rizwan
A short slower ball, outside off, it grips in the surface. Rizwan jumps and guides it to point and gets to the other end to retain strike.
14.5
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Babar Azam
A yorker now on middle, Azam jams it out towards covers for one.
14.4
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Mohammad Rizwan
On middle, this is worked towards mid-wicket for one.
14.3
2
Jasprit Bumrah To Mohammad Rizwan
Two more! On middle, this is worked with soft hands through mid-wicket. Two taken.
14.2
4
Jasprit Bumrah To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Smashed! Another top-class shot! Once again picked the length early! Short and on middle, Rizwan rocks back and hammers the pull through mid-wicket. Almost a run-a-ball is needed.
14.1
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Mohammad Rizwan
A dot now! Need a lot more of these to build the pressure! A yorker on middle, this is jammed out back to the bowler.
Change in bowling. Virat Kohli brings back Jasprit Bumrah. He has gone for 13 from his 2 overs so far. Can he get the first wicket for India?
End Of The Over 14 : 112/0
11 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 413.2
  • 113.3
  • 113.4
  • 013.5
  • 413.6
B. Azam
61 (45)
M. Rizwan
48 (39)
R. Jadeja
4-0-28-0
13.6
4
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Azam
FOUR! The game is slipping away a little too quickly now! This is another 'hit me' ball! Shorter and on the pads, this is pulled hard and fine towards the fine leg fence.
13.5
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Azam
Good call of no from Rizwan! Azam comes down the track and the length is shortened. Azam looks to cut but this goes off the outside edge to short third man. Azam wants a run but is sent back.
13.4
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Mohammad Rizwan
On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
13.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Azam
On off, Azam pushes it through covers for one. Good sensible batting.
13.2
4
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Azam
FOUR! Azam wants to end this quickly now! Slightly shorter and he picks the length early, rocks back and hammers it through mid-wicket. Boundary.
13.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Mohammad Rizwan
On middle, Rizwan sweeps, it goes through square leg for one.
End Of The Over 13 : 101/0
16 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 612.2
  • 112.3
  • 612.4
  • 112.5
  • 112.6
M. Rizwan
46 (37)
B. Azam
52 (41)
V. Chakravarthy
4-0-33-0
12.6
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Mohammad Rizwan
Flat and quick, on off. Rizwan hits it to long on for one. 16 from that over. 51 needed more.
12.5
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Babar Azam
Flatter ball, on off. Azam hits it to long on for one. That brings up the 100 for Pakistan and the century stand between these two. One feels that barring a horrible collapse, they should win it from here.
12.4
6
Varun Chakravarthy To Babar Azam
SIX! Poor ball and this is punished! Short ball, on middle. Azam rocks back, says thank you very much and sends the ball sailing over the mid-wicket fence. That brings up his fifty and what a knock this has been! The Pakistani skipper has led from the front and would want to finish the game soon now. The Indian skipper, Kohli, on the other hand, has a worried face.
12.3
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Mohammad Rizwan
Flatter ball, on off. Rizwan punches it past covers for one.
12.2
6
Varun Chakravarthy To Mohammad Rizwan
SIX! Over the fielder! Tossed up, wide outside off. Rizwan reaches for it and then slog-sweeps it. There is a man at deep square leg. He leaps but the ball goes over him.
12.1
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Babar Azam
Shorter ball, on leg. Azam looks to pull but gets the bottom edge. The ball goes towards square leg for one.
End Of The Over 12 : 85/0
5 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 011.2
  • 111.3
  • 1 LB11.4
  • 211.5
  • 011.6
M. Rizwan
38 (34)
B. Azam
44 (38)
R. Jadeja
3-0-17-0
11.6
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Mohammad Rizwan
Quicker ball, around leg. Rizwan looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. 5 from the over.
11.5
2
Ravindra Jadeja To Mohammad Rizwan
Shorter ball, on off. Rizwan pulls it to the right of long on. The fielder gets across and keeps it to a couple.
11.4
lb
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Azam
Azam comes down the track so Jadeja fires one on the pads. Azam misses the flick. The ball hits the pads and goes to the off side. A leg bye is taken.
11.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Mohammad Rizwan
Tossed up, outside off. Rizwan reaches out and sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for one.
11.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Mohammad Rizwan
Loopy ball, on off. Rizwan blocks it out. A dot ball here and there would not bother Pakistan at all.
11.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Azam
Darted on the pads. Azam backs away to the leg side and works it to long on for one.
INJURY UPDATE - Hardik Pandya was hit on his right shoulder while batting and is off the ground. We are hearing that he has gone for a precautionary scan.
End Of The Over 11 : 80/0
9 Runs
  • 210.1
  • 410.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 210.5
  • 110.6
B. Azam
43 (36)
M. Rizwan
35 (30)
J. Bumrah
2-0-13-0
10.6
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Babar Azam
Edged but a single. Length ball, outside off. Azam throws his bat at it. He gets the outside edge but the ball goes towards third man for one. 9 from the over and India would feel the game is slipping away from their hands now.
10.5
2
Jasprit Bumrah To Babar Azam
Fuller ball, on middle. Azam sets himself deep in the crease and hits it down the ground. The man from long on gets across and keeps it down to a couple.
10.4
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Babar Azam
A perfect yorker, just outside off. Azam gets his bat down but fails to dig it out.
10.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Babar Azam
On a length, on off. Blocked out by Azam.
10.2
4
Jasprit Bumrah To Babar Azam
FOUR! Up and over! Slower ball, on a length, outside off. Azam drives it uppishly. The man from mid off gets to his left, leaps but the ball goes way over him.
10.1
2
Jasprit Bumrah To Babar Azam
Length ball, outside off. Azam punches it well. The man from point dives and gets his hand to it. The ball goes towards deep cover and they sprint back for the second. The throw comes in but they run really hard.
DRINKS! This has been an extremely well-paced partnership so far! Surely Pakistan are on top as they need just over 8 runs an over heading into the last 10. Also, with the dew setting in, have to say, the ball at the moment is in the court of the batting side. India though can probably change things with a wicket, the conditions are not easy for a new batsman but from where will they get the wicket they need? Will the break work for them? We will find out. They need a wicket and they have turned to their go-to man, Jasprit Bumrah. He has three overs to go and those are going to be three crucial overs.
End Of The Over 10 : 71/0
9 Runs
  • 49.1
  • 19.2
  • 29.3
  • 19.4
  • 19.5
  • 09.6
M. Rizwan
35 (30)
B. Azam
34 (30)
V. Chakravarthy
3-0-17-0
9.6
0
Varun Chakravarthy To Mohammad Rizwan
A dot to end but 9 from the over. Loopy ball, on  off. Rizwan gets forward and blocks it. These two are making it tougher and tougher for India to get back in the game.
9.5
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Babar Azam
Darted on the pads. Azam works it past square leg for one.
9.4
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Mohammad Rizwan
NOT OUT! Rizwan has his bat grounded, feels the third umpire! Flatter ball, on the pads. Rizwan works it to short fine leg and sets off for a single. Bhuvneshwar Kumar fires a direct hit at the bowler's end. The TV umpire is called in. The replay shows that while Rizwan put in the dive, his bat was in the air but standing upright as he loses the grip slightly and somehow he has got it dragged in. The third umpire gives it not out. Gave his decision rather quickly, without watching the other angle, looked quite close. One more added to the total.
A run out appeal and it is referred! India are not sure but direct hits are always interesting. Rizwan is the man in question.
9.3
2
Varun Chakravarthy To Mohammad Rizwan
Hard running between the wickets! Rizwan taps this flatter ball towards long on. Suryakumar Yadav sprints in and fires the ball at the bowler's end but misses. Two runs in the end.
9.2
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Babar Azam
A single as this is pushed to long off.
9.1
4
Varun Chakravarthy To Babar Azam
FOUR! In the air, but in the gap! Shorter ball, outside off. Azam rocks back and goes for the cut. He gets the outside edge but it goes flies between short third man and backward point for a boundary.
End Of The Over 9 : 62/0
10 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 18.2
  • 18.3
  • 08.4
  • 68.5
  • 18.6
B. Azam
28 (27)
M. Rizwan
32 (27)
R. Jadeja
2-0-13-0
8.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Azam
A single to end and 10 came from that over. Pakistan are bossing this chase now. Flatter ball, on off. Azam punches it past covers for one.
8.5
6
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Azam
SIX! Oh, that is cracked and the pressure that was building has been released! A touch shorter, on off. Azam rocks back and pulls it cleanly over the mid-wicket fence. Kohli is a worried man.
8.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Azam
Azam comes down the track so Jadeja bowls it quicker and shorter. Azam slaps it to short cover.
8.3
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Mohammad Rizwan
Just a single as this is hit to long off.
8.2
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Azam
Tossed up, around off. Azam punches it uppishly but through covers for one. The towel comes out as one of the fielders dries the ball. Dew is setting in, not good signs for India.
8.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Mohammad Rizwan
Shorter ball, outside off. Rizwan cuts it to deep cover for one.
End Of The Over 8 : 52/0
6 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 17.2
  • 1 WD7.3
  • 07.3
  • 17.4
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
M. Rizwan
30 (25)
B. Azam
20 (23)
V. Chakravarthy
2-0-8-0
7.6
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Mohammad Rizwan
Quicker one, on off. This turns back in but Rizwan taps it to the leg side. Pant runs across and collects it. Single. 6 from the over but India need wickets here.
7.5
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Babar Azam
Lands on off and turns back in. Azam rocks back and punches it past covers for one.
7.4
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Mohammad Rizwan
A top stand between these two and it brings up the 50 for Pakistan! Tossed up, around off. Rizwan works it to long on for one.
7.3
0
Varun Chakravarthy To Mohammad Rizwan
Nicely tossed up, on off. Rizwan blocks it with ease.
7.3
wd
Varun Chakravarthy To Mohammad Rizwan
Loopy ball, down the leg side. Rizwan misses the flick. Pant takes the bails off but Rizwan is safe. Wide called.
7.2
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Babar Azam
Cracked away for a single. Shorter and outside off. Azam cuts it to deep cover for one.
7.1
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Mohammad Rizwan
Tossed up, outside off. Rizwan drives it to deep cover for one.
End Of The Over 7 : 46/0
3 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 16.5
  • 16.6
M. Rizwan
27 (21)
B. Azam
18 (21)
R. Jadeja
1-0-3-0
6.6
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Mohammad Rizwan
Just 3 from that over! Shorter ball, outside off. Rizwan cuts it to the right of short third man for one.
6.5
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Azam
Flatter ball, on the pads. Azam works it to deep mid-wicket for one.
6.4
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Azam
Another dot! Darted on off. Azam taps it to the right of the bowler looking for one but Jadeja gets across in no time and stops it with a slide.
6.3
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Azam
Flatter ball, on off. A dot as Azam hits it back to Jadeja.
6.2
0
Ravindra Jadeja To Babar Azam
Nicely darted on off. Azam blocks it out.
6.1
1
Ravindra Jadeja To Mohammad Rizwan
Flatter ball, outside off. Rizwan hits it to long on for one.
Ravindra Jadeja comes on now.
End Of The Over 6 : 43/0
8 Runs
  • 1 WD5.1
  • 25.1
  • 15.2
  • 15.3
  • 15.4
  • 25.5
  • 05.6
B. Azam
17 (17)
M. Rizwan
25 (19)
B. Kumar
2-0-18-0
5.6
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Babar Azam
A dot ball to end an ordinary over. Bhuvneshwar Kumar serves it on a good length around off, Azam gets behind the line and defends it to the leg side. At the end of the Powerplay, Pakistan are 43/0, needing another 109 runs for a win.
5.5
2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Babar Azam
The Indian bowlers have bowled on both sides of the wicket. This one is on middle and leg, Babar clips it through the gap at mid-wicket for a brace.
5.4
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Mohammad Rizwan
Another single pinched. This is smart batting. Around off on a length, Rizwan taps it down to covers and crosses for a single.
5.3
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Babar Azam
Doing it with ease at the moment. Kumar delivers it on a length around off, Babar tries to defend from the crease but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It deflects in the gap on the off side and they pinch a single.
5.2
1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Mohammad Rizwan
Fuller and on middle, too straight, Rizwan works it to deep square leg and jogs across to the other end.
5.1
2
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Mohammad Rizwan
Bhuvneshwar Kumar goes short and around off, Rizwan loves it there and pulls it behind square leg. Not much speed or power behind the shot and Rizwan dives back in to complete the second run.
5.1
wd
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Mohammad Rizwan
Wide! Kumar starts by bowling a wrong line down the leg side, Rizwan tries to flick but misses.
End Of The Over 5 : 35/0
11 Runs
  • 14.1
  • 04.2
  • 44.3
  • 14.4
  • 44.5
  • 14.6
M. Rizwan
21 (16)
B. Azam
14 (14)
M. Shami
2-0-19-0
4.6
1
Mohammed Shami To Mohammad Rizwan
Fuller and on middle, angling down, Rizwan tickles it through square leg and retains strike. 11 from the over, 117 needed off 90 balls. India need wickets.
4.5
4
Mohammed Shami To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Easy pickings! This is very poor bowling from Shami. Short in length around middle, Mohammad Rizwan bends his back knee a bit to get low and ride the bounce. He then pulls it with great control behind square leg for a boundary.
4.4
1
Mohammed Shami To Babar Azam
Again the line is too straight from Shami, on a length, Babar flicks it to deep square leg for one.
4.3
4
Mohammed Shami To Babar Azam
FOUR! Pakistan will be feeling a lot at ease in the dressing room. This partnership has laid a strong platform already. Shami delivers it on a length and around middle, Babar picks it off his pads, uses his wrists and lofts it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
4.2
0
Mohammed Shami To Babar Azam
Nearly drags it on. Back of a length and close to off, Babar tries to dab it down to third man but gets an under-edge. He ends up chopping it down in front of the keeper.
4.1
1
Mohammed Shami To Mohammad Rizwan
On middle and leg, it's worked through backward square leg for a single.
Just the one over for Jasprit Bumrah. Here comes Mohammed Shami.
End Of The Over 4 : 24/0
2 Runs
  • 13.1
  • 13.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
B. Azam
9 (11)
M. Rizwan
15 (13)
V. Chakravarthy
1-0-2-0
3.6
0
Varun Chakravarthy To Babar Azam
Flatter one, around middle and leg, spinning down, Babar goes back to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. A fine first over by Varun.
3.5
0
Varun Chakravarthy To Babar Azam
Beaten! Varun Chakravarthy is on the shorter side again, around off, Babar Azam rocks back to cut but it bounces over his blade.
3.4
0
Varun Chakravarthy To Babar Azam
Short again, outside off, Azam cuts but this time it has gone straight to the point fielder.
3.3
0
Varun Chakravarthy To Babar Azam
Well stopped by Ravindra Jadeja! Short in length and around off, turning in, Babar goes back and whacks it to the left of backward point. Jadeja dives full length to stop the racing ball and returns a flat throw to the keeper's end and hits the stumps. Babar is safely in.
3.2
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Mohammad Rizwan
This one is tossed up around off, fuller in length, Rizwan goes down and slog-sweeps it in front of square leg for a single.
3.1
1
Varun Chakravarthy To Babar Azam
Misfield by Kohli! Flighted and full outside off, Babar drives it to covers where Virat dives and parries it towards mid off. They cross for a single.
Change. Time for some spin as Varun Chakravarthy comes on.
End Of The Over 3 : 22/0
4 Runs
  • 12.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 32.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
M. Rizwan
14 (12)
B. Azam
8 (6)
J. Bumrah
1-0-4-0
2.6
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Mohammad Rizwan
A lovely dipping yorker around off at 91 mph, Mohammad Rizwan gets behind the line and digs it out back to the bowler. It's been a good start to the chase for Pakistan.
2.5
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Mohammad Rizwan
Slower one, full and outside off at 78 mph, Rizwan leans forward and pushes it to covers. He looks for a run but Babar sends him back.
2.4
3
Jasprit Bumrah To Babar Azam
Bumrah bowls a full toss on middle at 89 mph, Babar flicks it with good timing to deep mid-wicket. Suryakumar Yadav runs across to his left in the deep to stop the ball before the fence and the batters collect three runs.
2.3
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Babar Azam
Shortish and around off, Babar tries to run it down to third man but the backward point fielder quickly intervenes.
2.2
0
Jasprit Bumrah To Babar Azam
Uppish but safe! Fractionally short in length, around off, Azam goes on his toes and punches it square of the wicket on the off side. It goes on one bounce to the point fielder.
2.1
1
Jasprit Bumrah To Mohammad Rizwan
Jasprit Bumrah tries for a yorker around off, but it's a low full toss and Rizwan tucks it in front of square leg for one.
Will we see Jasprit Bumrah have a go now? Yup, here he comes.
End Of The Over 2 : 18/0
8 Runs
  • 11.1
  • 01.2
  • 21.3
  • 11.4
  • 41.5
  • 01.6
B. Azam
5 (3)
M. Rizwan
13 (9)
M. Shami
1-0-8-0
1.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Babar Azam
Shami targets the off stump with a length ball, it lands and straightens, Babar tries to open up the leg-side field by flicking but closes the face of the bat early. It takes the leading edge and rolls to cover-point. A good start for Pakistan, 18 from the first two overs.
1.5
4
Mohammed Shami To Babar Azam
FOUR! Class written all over this shot! Babar Azam, you beauty! Back of a length, around off, Babar Azam stands back inside the crease and punches it with authority through the gap at covers. The fielder dives inside the ring but it's away from him.
1.4
1
Mohammed Shami To Mohammad Rizwan
Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it to mid on for a quick run.
1.3
2
Mohammed Shami To Mohammad Rizwan
Delivers it on a length around middle, Rizwan uses the angle of the bowler and works it through square leg for a couple of runs.
1.2
0
Mohammed Shami To Mohammad Rizwan
Angling in from around off, the batsman has just watchfully blocked this out.
1.1
1
Mohammed Shami To Babar Azam
A touch short and on off, Babar stays back and taps it down to covers for a run. Opens his account.
Who will start from the other end? Here comes Mohammed Shami.
End Of The Over 1 : 10/0
10 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 40.2
  • 60.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
M. Rizwan
10 (6)
B. Azam
0 (0)
B. Kumar
1-0-10-0
0.6
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Mohammad Rizwan
Serves it on a length around off, shaping away a bit, Rizwan is a bit squared up as he defends it out safely to the off side. A good comeback by Kumar in the last three balls.
0.5
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Mohammad Rizwan
On a length around middle and leg, Rizwan defends it on the leg side.
0.4
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Mohammad Rizwan
On a length around off, defended to the off side.
0.3
6
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Mohammad Rizwan
SIX! What a cracking shot! If you have watched PSL, you will know that Rizwan plays this shot particularly well. Short and around middle and leg, Rizwan rides the bounce and deposits it over deep square leg for a maximum.
0.2
4
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Mohammad Rizwan
FOUR! Rizwan is off the mark! Fuller in length and on middle, Mohammad Rizwan gets it away from the middle of the bat and eases it past wide mid on. Varun Chakravarthy gives the chase and pulls it back to save a run for his team. Hang on a second, the replays show that Varun's left hand was in contact with the rope when he was pushing the ball back in with his right. A boundary is signalled after the confirmation comes from the third umpire.
0.1
0
Bhuvneshwar Kumar To Mohammad Rizwan
Right on the money. Bhuvneshwar Kumar lands it on a length around off, some movement in the air and off the pitch, Mohammad Rizwan stays back to defend and it goes off the outer half to point.
Match Info
  • Venue Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Pakistanwon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets
  • Player of the Match Shaheen Afridi
  • Umpire Chris Gaffaney (NZ), Marais Erasmus (SA) and Richard Illingworth (ENG)
  • Referee David Boon (AUS)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: India 151/7 in 20.0 overs
  • Virat Kohli 29th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 45 balls (4x4) (1x6)
  • India 100/4 in 15.0 overs
  • Drinks: India 60/3 in 10.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (7.4 ovs): PAK against R Pant (Caught) Unsuccessful (IND: 2, PAK: 1)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): India 36/3
  • M Rizwan 9th T20I fifty: 50 runs in 41 balls (3x4) (2x6)
  • Pakistan 100/0 in 12.5 overs
  • 1st wicket partnership: 100 off 77 balls between M Rizwan (45) and B Azam (52)
  • B Azam 21st T20I fifty: 50 runs in 40 balls (4x4) (2x6)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 71/0 in 10.0 overs
  • 1st wicket partnership: 50 off 46 balls between M Rizwan (29) and B Azam (19)
  • Pakistan 50/0 in 7.4 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Pakistan 43/0
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