Champions Trophy: India Beat Pakistan In Blockbuster Contest
The Indian team have brought with themselves a cloud of discontent within the dressing room to English shores, as news of skipper Virat Kohli and a few other senior players not being on the same page with head coach Anil Kumble spread like wildfire.
Saddled by off-field distractions, defending champions India will look to start their 2017 ICC Champions Trophy campaign on a high when they take on arch-rivals Pakistan in a Group B encounter at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground. The Indian team have brought with themselves a cloud of discontent within the dressing room to English shores, as news of skipper Virat Kohli and a few other senior players not being on the same page with head coach Anil Kumble spread like wildfire. Speculation had been rife ever since the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chose not to automatically extend the tenure of Kumble as head coach, choosing instead to advertise the position on their website on May 25. But Kohli chose to play down the speculation and said that the whole team is focused on defending their Champions Trophy title.
23:30 IST: India beat Pakistan under Duckworth/Lewis method
23:10 IST: Dhoni picks up a catch behind the stumps, seven down.
23:01 IST: Pakistan lose quick wickets. Sixth one goes
22:58 IST: One more wicket for India, Ravindra Jadeja takes Hafeez
26.3: WICKET! M Hafeez (33) is out, c Bhuvneshwar Kumar b Ravindra Jadeja, 131/5— BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 2017
22:46 IST: Four wickets down. Pakistan at 116 for 4
22: 36 IST: 100 comes up for Pakistan
21:57 IST: Second wicket down for the Pakistan side. Umesh Yaav gets the wicket
21:41 IST: First wicket down for Pakistan
21:23 IST: Pakistan innings to resume
Champions Trophy: Play resumes. Pakistan need to chase a revised target of 289 in 41 overs vs India (319/3)https://t.co/bwZByvbgZb— CricketNDTV (@CricketNDTV) June 4, 2017
20:50 IST: Rain stops play, once again
20: 40 IST: Above all, it is the spirit of the game that matters
20:39 IST: And, there it begins
20:10 IST: Former Australian captain sends his wishes and compliments
India were brilliant with the bat. Great foundation at the top and power at the back end. Pakistan need someone to make a big 100— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) June 4, 2017
20:10 IST: All eyes on the Pakistan side
20:02 IST: India's innings comes to an end
19:41 IST: And 50 comes up for the skipper
19:39 IST: With just over five overs to go
Pakistan's misery in the field continues.— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 4, 2017
19:30 IST: It's raining boundaries
19:07 IST: Rohit Sharma misses out on a century, run out at 91.
36.4: WICKET! RG Sharma (91) is out, run out (Babar Azam/Sarfraz Ahmed), 192/2BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 2017
18:48 IST: Play resumes. India at 174-1 in 34 overs.
18:03 IST: Play suspended again due to rain.
17:55 IST: Sachin Tendulkar cheers for Team India.
17:07 IST: Rohit Sharma scores his 30th fifty.
16:51 IST: Indian openers have been excellent so far.
16:29 IST: Play resumes in Edgbaston. No overs lost.
16:27 IST: India clearly had the momentum. The break will help Pakistan to regroup.
15:40 IST: Rain stops play with India on 46/0 in 9.5 overs.
15:18 IST: Kapil Dev has a message for Team India.
14:46 IST: The atmosphere at the stadium is electric.
14:40 IST: The Men in Blue will bat first.
13:28 IST: Former India cricketer VVS Laxman wish Team India ahead of the high-octane clash
12:40 IST: Leg-spinner Amit Mishra on the India-Pakistan match.
My wishes, love and support to my boys for today's match Ind vs Pak, All the best. Everyone, please continue to bless them.God bless u all????— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) June 4, 2017
12:15 IST: BSF jawans in Jammu dance, chant 'India Jeetega' ahead of the India-Pakistan tie.
12:03 IST: Classic moments from India-Pakistan matches through the years. Take a look!
11:44 IST: Is there anything he can't do?
11:32 IST: WOAH! Captain Kohli takes a stunner in training.
11:29 IST: Sidhu, no longer in the commentary box, has his say on the big contest.
Jahan desh ki saakh ka sawaal hota hai, wahan agar Pakistan se match jeet jaao toh aisa samjho Ganga naha liye,sare paap dhul jate hai:Sidhu pic.twitter.com/xprFr2a6q1— ANI (@ANI_news) June 4, 2017
11:27 IST: Everything including divine intervention works during an India-Pakistan match!
11:00 IST: Post the London Attacks, the Indian team hotel in Birmingham has been locked down for a while. Traffic around the hotel also curbed.
10:55 IST: Former India opener Aakash Chopra is the mood.
10:46 IST: Not just Mohammad Amir, but the Indians will be wary of Wahab Riaz too.
10:37 IST: Opener Shikhar Dhawan was one of the stars of the campaign in the last edition of the tournament.
Final practice done before the game tomorrow. Looking forward to the start of our campaign in the Champions Trophy #CT17— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) June 3, 2017
10:36 IST: Hello and welcome to our live cricket blog as we build up to the blockbuster India-Pakistan clash at Edgbaston.