Commentry

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So that's it from us from this game. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. India would be delighted with a complete performance. Pakistan have a lot of soul searching to do. The tournament goes on with Australia locking horns with Bangladesh tomorrow at The Oval. Action begins 1330 local time (1230 GMT). Until then, it's goodbye and take care.

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India skipper, Virat Kohli says that they were superb with the bat and the ball but poor in the field. Adds that they took the confidence from winning the warm-up games into the main tournament. Once again mentions that they were clinical with their skills but poor in the field. Informs that opening partnership was the key for them last time around in the Champions Trophy and Shikhar Dhawan continued his form while Rohit Sharma took his time out in the middle. He adds that Rohit needed those runs in his bag. Credits Yuvraj Singh for playing a sublime knock in the middle and taking the pressure off him and says that he's a game-changer. Also applauds Hardik Pandya's cameo in the end. Ends by stating that because they were playing Pakistan, they went in with an extra seamer and it will depend on the opposition going forward.

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Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed feels that they were not upto the mark in the field. Rues the fact that they lost the plot it in the last eight overs with the ball. Credits India for playing well and taking the game away. Hopes that they get together and plan things better with both bat and ball.

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Man of the Match, Yuvraj Singh calls it a good start to the tournament by getting some runs on the board. Adds that the openers gave them a good platform, Virat Kohli finished it well and he got the license to attack today. Informs that it's not easy to come back from an injury but one has to get out there and announce to the opposition that he is here to attack. Mentions that the bowlers bowled well today and they stuck to their plans. Ends by saying that they would like to carry this confidence into the Sri Lanka game.

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Umesh Yadav was the best bowler for India, taking 3 for 30. Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja chipped in with a couple of wickets each. India didn't field that well and it will be something they would want to better going ahead. The rain did threaten to play spoilsport but in the end, we had enough time for a result. A lot was expected from this contest but as has been the case in the last few years, it was another one-sided game.

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India have wrapped the game in fine fashion here. They had done most of the damage with the bat itself when they posted a par score on the board. It was thanks to the fifties from their top order batsmen that they got to that total despite the rain hampering their progress. The bowlers then backed up the good work. Azhar Ali was the lone man fighting for Pakistan in the chase with a fifty but he did not get any help from the rest as they kept losing wickets at intervals.

33.4
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Umesh Yadav to Hasan Ali

OUT! 3-fer for Umesh Yadav! A touch behind length and angling in. It's too quick for the tailender Hasan Ali, who ends up checking his shot straight to Dhawan at mid-wicket. All the players are shaking hands as WAHAB RIAZ, who was injured in the first innings won't come out to bat. INDIA WIN BY 124 RUNS (DLS METHOD).

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Umesh Yadav to Hasan Ali

Back of a length outside off, placed to point.

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Hasan Ali is the new man in.

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Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Amir

OUT! Soft dismissal! Back of a length, angling away, Amir backs away a touch and looks to jab it over covers but gets it off the higher part of the bat. And the ball goes straight to Jadhav at cover, who doesn't make a mistake this time.

33.1
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Umesh Yadav to Mohammad Amir

On a length, around off, played uppishly over mid-wicket for a couple.

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Powerplay 3 is signaled. Five fielders are now allowed outside the circle.

32.6
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Jasprit Bumrah to Mohammad Amir

On the pads, tucked behind square on the leg side for a single.

32.5
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Jasprit Bumrah to Mohammad Amir

Full outside off, pushed to mid off.

32.4
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Jasprit Bumrah to Shadab Khan

NOT OUT! On a length and angling in, Khan looks to play a pull but gets a top edge. The ball goes to fine leg and the batsmen run for a single. Yadav there scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. The umpire goes upstairs but Khan is safely in.

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There is a run out appeal at the bowler's end. Shadab Khan is the man in question.

32.3
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Jasprit Bumrah to Shadab Khan

Back of a length delivery, flat-batted to mid on.

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Jasprit Bumrah to Shadab Khan

Pitched on a length outside off, nips away slightly. Khan is beaten all ends up by that movement.

32.1
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Jasprit Bumrah to Mohammad Amir

Length delivery, angling in, Amir taps it on the off side and takes off for a quick single. There's a shy at the bowler's end but it misses.

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Jasprit Bumrah comes back on for a bowl.

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