India crushed Pakistan by 124 runs to win their first ICC Champions Trophy 2017 match at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday. In a rain-interrupted match which saw the target revised to 289 in 41 overs, Pakistan's batting order crumbled thanks to India's brilliant bowling attack. Umesh Yadav led the way, returning with figures of 3/30. Ravindra Jadeja (2/43) and Hardik Pandya (2/43) pitched in with two wickets each as Bhuvneshwar Kumar helped with one. For Pakistan, Azhar Ali scored the highest with a half-century.
Earlier, the top four Indian batsmen scored half-centuries as India put on a dominating show and posted a mammoth 319 for 3. Rohit Sharma (91 off 119 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (68 off 65) laid the foundation with a solid 136-run stand for the opening wicket. Virat Kohli played a captain's knock with a whirlwind 81 not out off 68 balls and was well supported by the experienced Yuvraj Singh, who scored a 32-ball 53. The duo put together a 93-run stand for the third wicket. Hardik Pandya hammered three sixes in his six-ball 20 runs knock. (SCORECARD)
ICC Champions Trophy Highlights Between India vs Pakistan straight from Edgbaston, Birmingham
20:50 IST: Thank you for joining us at Edgbaston this evening. It was a winning start for India at the Champions Trophy. Do join us tomorrow when Australia take on Bangladesh at the Oval. Good night!
20:40 IST: "We took the momentum that we gained from the practice games into this game. Skill wise we were really very good," said captain Kohli after the match.
23:30 IST: Yuvraj Singh is the Player of the Match thanks to his smashing 53 off 32 balls.
23:27 IST: Wahab won't bat as he's absent hurt. It's all over! India beat Pakistan by 124 runs.
23:26 IST: Wicket!! Hassan Ali departs for a duck!! Caught by Dhawan. bowled by Yadav! Pakistan are 164/9 (33.4 ovs)
23:24 IST: Wicket!! Amir departs for 9, caught by Jadhav, bowled by Yadav. Pakistan are 164/8 (33.2 ovs)
23:21 IST: Good over from Bumrah, just 3 runs. Pakistan are 162/7 after 33 overs
23:19 IST: Pakistan are 159/7 after 32 overs.
23:17 IST: Oh no, what a drop from Jadhav! The ball was in the air forever off an Umesh delivery and Jadhav dropped a sitter! Shadab is saved!
23:14 IST: Good over from Jadeja. Gives away only 2 runs. Pakistan are 154/7 after 31 overs. Pakistan need 135 runs in 60 balls
23:11 IST: Successful over for India. Pakistan are 152/7 after 30 overs
23:09 IST: Wicket!! Sarfraz out! Caught Dhoni, bowled Pandya! Pandya celebrates his second wicket as Sarfraz departs for 15. Pakistan are 151/7 (29.3 ovs), need 138 runs in 69 balls to win.
23:06 IST: And a four from Shadab! Expensive over from Jadeja as he gives away 10 runs. Pakistan are 146/6 after 29 overs.
23:05 IST: Six!! Maximum to long-on from Shadab Khan off Jadeja
23:04 IST: Pakistan are 136/6 after 28 overs.
23:01 IST: Wicket!! Imad Wasim departs for a duck! Caught Kedar Jadhav, bowled Hardik Pandya! Pakistan are 135/6 (27.3 ovs) They need 154 runs from 81 balls for a win.
22:59 IST: Pakistan are 134/5 after 27 overs. Good over from Jadeja. 3 runs and 1 wicket!
22:56 IST: Wicket! Hafeez departs for 33. Caught by Bhuvneshwar off a Jadeja delivery. Pakistan are 131/5 (26.3 ovs) Pak need 158 runs in 87 balls for a win.
22:55 IST: Pakistan are 131/4 after 26 overs. Pandya gave away 8 runs in the over
22:51 IST: Pandya comes back into the attack
22:50 IST: Pakistan are 123/4 after 25 overs. Need 166 from 96 balls for a win. Can they do it?
22:47 IST: Four! Sarfraz hits a boundary to give happiness to Pakistan fans.
22:46 IST: Pakistan are 117/4 after 24 overs
22:42 IST:!! OUT!! Shoaib Malik is run out by Jadeja! He departs for 15 off 9 balls. Pakistan are 114/4 (23.3 ovs)
22:41 IST: Yadav comes back into the attack
22:40 IST: Pakistan are 113/3 after 23 overs
22:38 IST: SIX! Malik hits a maximum! It's the first for Pakistan in the innings. And the ball seems to have been lost!
22:37 IST: Four! Hafeez slams a boundary off a Jadeja delivery
22:36 IST: Pakistan are 102/3 after 22 overs. Expensive over from Pandya, gives away 11 runs
22:35 IST: Four and four!! Shoaib Malik gets going. Can he keep up the momentum?
22:30 IST: Pakistan are 91/3 after 21 overs
22:29 IST: Wicket! Azhar Ali is caught by Pandya off a Jadeja delivery. He departs for 50. Pakistan are 91/3 (20.5 ovs)
22:28 IST: 50! Azhar Ali brings up his 10th ODI half-century with a single.
22:27 IST: Pakistan need 199 runs from 20.3 overs for a win. Can they do it?
22:25 IST: What brilliant bowling from Pandya, just one run in the last over. Pakistan are 88/2 after 20 overs.
22:22 IST: Pakistan are 87/2 after 19 overs. Jadeja concedes 5 runs
22:21 IST: Four! Clean shot from Hafeez for a boundary off a Jadeja delivery. Much-needed breather for Pakistan.
22:19 IST: Good over from Pandya. Concedes just 3 runs. Pakistan are 82/2 after 18 overs. Pak will need 207 runs from 23 overs for a win
22:16 IST: Pakistan are 79/2 after 17 overs
22:15 IST: Is that LBW? Jadeja appeals but the umpire says no. Azhar Ali lives
22:13 IST: Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack
22:12 IST: Four!! This time it's sloppy fielding from Yuvraj to allow the boundary. Pakistan are 76/2 after 16 overs
22:10 IST: Pakistan need to found boundaries now. Just singles or twos won't work. They need to buckle up. The required run rate keeps increasing.
22:08 IST: Pakistan are 67/2 after 15 overs.
22:07 IST: Good strike forward from Hafeez as they manage two runs off an Umesh delivery
22:05 IST: Pakistan are 64/2 after 14 overs.
22:03 IST: That was a bad drop from Bhuvneshwar. He failed to hold on to the catch as Azhar managed two runs. India's fielding hasn't gone too well this evening.
22:01 IST: Hardik Pandya comes into the attack
21:59 IST: Pakistan are 61/2 after 13 overs. Great over from Umesh. Take a wicket and concedes only 4 runs.
21:56 IST: Wicket! Babar out!! Caught by Jadeja of Umesh delivery. Departs for 8 as Pakistan are 61/2 (12.2 overs)
21:55 IST: Four! Babar smashed a boundary, bad fielding from Kedav as he let the ball through
21:54 IST: Azhar seems to have hurt his leg while diving. The physio is taping it
21:53 IST: Pakistan are 57/1 after 12 overs
21:51 IST: Two runs managed by the Pak batsmen.
21:49 IST: Bumrah starts the over with a leg bye
21:47 IST: Maiden over from Umesh Yadav! Pakistan are 51/1 after 11 overs
21:45 IST: Pakistan are 51/1 after 10 overs. Good over from Bumrah, gives away only 4 runs
21:42 IST: Four! Azhar upper-cuts the ball to the third man, gets a boundary.
21:41 IST: Babar Azam comes to the crease.
21:40 ISTL Wicket! Shehzad is given LBW by the umpire. He departs for 12 as Bhuvneshwar celebrates taking a wicket. Pakistan are 47/1 after 9 overs.
21:39 IST: Four! Azhar Ali smashes a boundary down the ground.
21:36 IST: Pakistan are 38/0 after 8 overs.
21:35 IST: Four! Azhar smashes it down the ground off a Bumrah delivery.
21:32 IST: Pakistan are 32/0 after 7 overs. Bhuvneshwar gives away only 5 runs
21:30 IST: Did his pants drop? Jadeja almost dropped his pants trying to dive!
21:28 IST: Four! What a shot from Azhar! Smashes a boundary to deep backward point off a Bumrah delivery. Pakistan are 27/0 after 6 overs
21:26 IST: Jasprit Bumrah comes into the attack
21:25 IST: And let's play! No run from the last ball of the over. Pakistan are 22/0 after 5 overs
21:24 IST: Bhuvneshwar is doing some warm up runs as Azhar and Shehzad get ready.
21:22 IST: Pakistan need 267 runs from 36.1 overs for a win.
21:21 IST: The sun is out! The covers are off! Under the revised target, 4 bowlers can bowl 8 overs, one can bowl 9.
21:18 IST: There's talk of the match resuming in eight minutes. The target for Pakistan has been revised to 289 in 41 overs.
21:14 IST: Sachin is keeping dry under the umbrella is it keeps raining at Birmingham!
21:13 IST: The match was set to resume at 21:25 IST with a revised target for Pakistan but alas, the weather has other plans.
21:10 IST: Nope, the rain is back again!
21:05 IST: The rains have stopped!
21:03 IST: In case the chase is reduced to 30 overs, the target will be revised to 229. In case it's 20 overs, Pakistan would need 173 for a win
20:59 IST: Overs are being lost as it rains
20:54 IST: The covers have come on. The umbrellas are up in the stands. Now it's a waiting game
20:51 IST: Oh no rains again! Rain stops play for the third time in this match. Pakistan are 22/0 (4.5 overs)
20:49 IST: Pakistan are 21/0 after 4 overs. Can India strike early?
20:48 IST: Four! Beautiful shot from Azhar to backward square leg off Yadav delivery
20:45 IST: As Pakistan get going, Michael Clarke tweets:
India were brilliant with the bat. Great foundation at the top and power at the back end. Pakistan need someone to make a big— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) June 4, 2017
20:43 IST: Pakistan are 15/0 after 3 overs. Bhuvneshwar concedes 5 runs
20:41 IST: Singles from the openers, keeping it steady
20:39 IST: Pakistan are 10/0 after 2 overs. Good start from Umesh, gives away six runs.
20:37 IST: Four! Shehzad slams a boundary off Umesh Yadav delivery
20:34 IST: Pakistan 4/0 after the first over. Two runs from Azhar Ali and two wides for Bhuvneshwar
20:32 IST: Azhar Ali and Ahmed Shehzad yet to score
20:31 IST: He starts off with a wide down the leg side.
20:30 IST: Bhuvneshwar will start the proceedings for India.
20:28 IST: Welcome back to the second innings. Players make their way out in the middle. The Indians are warming up and thankfully there is no rain
20:14 IST: PAKISTAN'S new target as per D/L method is 324 runs in 48 overs.
20:01: India 319/3 in 48 overs against Pakistan. Rohit Sharma 91, Virat Kohli 81*, Yuvraj Singh 53, Shikhar Dhawan 68.
19:59: SIX! This was the monster hit. Pandya hammers this towards deep mid wicket. Incredible batting from Pandya. India 314/3 in 47.3 overs. 3 ball to go in the innings.
19:58 IST: SIX! It seems a replay of the previous shot. Pandya on fire. The ball goes towards long off.
19:57 IST: SIX! Hardik Pandya makes his entry with a huge SIX towards long off.
19:55 IST: SIX! Virat Kohli goes inside out and sends Hasan Ali over deep extra cover region. What a shot from the skipper. India 296/3 in 47 overs.
19:54 IST: Confident shot from Virat Kohli. He drives this beautifully towards extra cover.
19:53: WICKET! Hasan Ali dismisses Yuvraj Singh for 53 (32 balls). India 285/3 in 46.2 overs.
19:51 IST: REVIEW! Hasan Ali starts his 10th over. A huge LBW appeal from the bowler. Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has asked for a review. And, it's OUT.
19:48 IST: Another blow for Pakistan. After Amir, Wahab Riaz is down. He removed his show and there is a swelling on his right ankle. He is walking back to the pavilion. India 285/2 in 46 overs.
19:46 IST: FIFTY! Yuvraj Singh brings up his half-century off 29 balls. Incredible innings from the experienced batsman. India 285/2 in 45.5 overs.
19:45 IST: SIX! Stand and deliver! Virat Kohli sends Riaz over deep mid wicket region. What a shot from him. India 280/2 in 45.3 overs.
19:44 IST: FOUR! He slams back-to-back boundaries off Wahab Riaz. Excellent batting from the skipper. India 273/2 in 45.1 overs.
19:42 IST: FOUR! Yuvraj Singh moves to 48 with a boundary towards long off.
19:40 IST: FIFTY! Virat Kohli brings up his fifty off 58 balls with a huge SIX off Hasan Ali towards long off.
19:39 IST: FOUR! Hasan Ali is back into the attack. Yuvraj welcomes him with a superb boundary towards long off. India 253/2 in 44.3 overs.
19:37 IST: DROPPED! Substitute fielder Faheem Ashraf drops a sitter. Kohli gets a reprieve on 43.
19:34 IST: Mohammad Amir is lying on the ground. Is it the hamstring? He seeks medical attention. He is leaving the field for now. Wahab Riaz to complete his over.
19:29 IST: SIX! Yuvraj is on song. He slaps this away towards deep square leg. Vintage Yuvi. India 242/2 in 43 overs.
19:28 IST: FOUR! Did you hear the sound? Yuvraj hammers Hasan Ali towards long off for a boundary. India 236/2 in 42.5 overs.
19:24 IST: FOUR! Yuvraj goes on backfoot and slaps this beautifully towards deep mid-wicket. Stunning shot from him off Amir. Fine leg come in for Yuvi. India 230/2 in 42 overs.
19:21 IST: FOUR! Yuvraj gets lucky this time. He tries to play a drive but gets an inside edge and the ball races towards fine leg. India 222/2 in 41 overs.
19:20 IST: 8 overs to go. Can India post 300 plus against Pakistan?
19:19 IST: Hasan Ali is back into the attack. Virat Kohli sends him towards deep mid wicket for a couple.
19:17 IST: FOUR! Yuvraj sends Wahab Riaz towards sweeper cover region. Excellent shot from the southpaw. India 213/2 in 40 overs.
19:16 IST: Just 4 runs off Shadab Khan's over.
19:13 IST: DROPPED! Hasan Ali drops a sitter at long-off. Yuvraj gets a reprieve at 9 runs. How much it is going to cost Pakistan?
19:08 IST: FOUR! Yuvraj on drives Wahab Riaz for his first boundary. India 202/2 in 38 overs.
19:06 IST: Yuvraj plays this towards short cover for a single.
19:04 IST: Yuvraj Singh joins Virat Kohli in the middle.
19:02 IST: BIG WICKET! Rohit Sharma misses out on a century. He is run out for 91 runs. Incredible batting from the Indian opener. India 192/2 in 36.4 overs.
19:00 IST: Shadab Khan to bowl his ninth over. Rohit Sharma moves to 90 with a single towards long on.
18:58 IST: SIX! Rohit Sharma slaps this towards backward square leg. What s shot from the right-hander. India 189/1 in 36 overs.
18:56 IST: FOUR! Boundary No. 7 for Rohit Sharma. He drives this beautifully towards mid off.
18:55 IST: Wahab Riaz is back into the attack. Rohit plays this towards third man for a single.
18:53 IST: Virat Kohli plays this towards backward square leg. He will get a couple. Excellent running between the wickets. India 176/1 in 35 overs.
18:51 IST: Just 1 run off Amir's over. India 174/1 in 34 overs.
18:50 IST: Virat Kohli dabs it towards third man for a single.
18:48 IST: Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are making their way to the middle. Mohammad Amir is ready with the ball.
18:47 IST: The rain has relented. The match is now 48 overs a side.
18:37 IST: Players are making their way to the middle. Hold on! it's drizzling again. Covers are coming back on.
18:36 IST: 4 bowlers to bowl 10 over and 1 bowler to bowl 9 overs.
18:25: Match to resume at 2:10 PM (6:40 PM IST) and will be a 49 overs a side game.
18:21 IST: Umpires are making their way to the middle for inspection.
18:19 IST: It's brighter at Edgbaston. And, the covers are coming off. A loud cheer from the crowd.
18:14 IST: We will start losing over if the match doesn't resume at 1.57 PM (6.27 PM IST).
18:10 IST: Kohli, on the other hand, has looked as good as anybody else today. He has picked up the odd boundary every now and then and picked up singles at will.
18:09 IST: This might be a welcome break for Rohit Sharma. He has just scored 3 in the last 14 balls that he has faced. May be he will get back his touch after the rain break.
18:04 IST: India have slowed down a bit in the past five overs or so. Rohit Sharma is batting on 77 and Virat Kohli is on 24. India 173 for 1 in 33.1 overs. Hopefully the rain stops at the earliest and we can have some play at Edgbaston.
18:03 IST: We have some bad news here again. The rain has arrived again and the players are going off the field.
18:00 IST: Rohit Sharma all of a sudden seems to have lost his touch. He is looking a bit scratchy here, Not that he has found going really easing today.
17:58 IST: Hasan Ali to continue. Kohli looking good here today. India would be disappointed if they don't post a big score from here on.
17:56: IST: Drinks are on the field. Kohli and Rohit are discussing something. Game plans?
17:55 IST: FOUR! A short ball from Amir. Kohli opens the face of his bat and slices this towards deep backward point for a boundary. India 171/1 in 32 overs.
17:54 IST: Amir starts his sixth over. Kohli cuts this beautifully towards deep backward point for a single.
17:53 IST: Last 2 overs: Only 2 runs for India.
17:50 IST: Another brilliant over for Pakistan. Just 1 run off Hasan Ali's over. India 163/1 in 31 overs.
17:47 IST: Just one run off Amir's over. India 162/1 in 30 overs.
17:43 IST:: Mohammad Amir is back into the attack. Virat Kohli is on the strike.
17:42 IST: Just 4 runs off Shadab Khan's over. India 161/1 in 29 overs.
17:38 IST: Shadab Khan starts his seventh over. Rohit plays him towards long off for single.
17:37 IST: FOUR! Virat Kohli opens the face of the bat and guides Imad Wasim towards third man for a boundary. 150 comes up for India.
17:34 IST: Another good over for Pakistan. Just 6 runs off Shadab Khan's over. India 149/1 in 27.2 overs.
17:31 IST: Just 3 runs off Imad Wasim's over. India 141/1 in 26 overs.
17:29 IST: Did you hear the cheer? Yes, that's for Virat Kohli. Crowd has started the chants of Kohli, Kohli, Kohli.
17:28 IST: Captain Virat Kohli comes to the crease now.
17:26 IST: WICKET! Shadab Khan gets the breakthrough. Shikhar Dhawan departs for 68. Magnificent innings from Dhawan comes to an end. India 136/1 in 24.3 overs.
17:24 IST: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan sweeps this towards fine leg. India 135/0 in 24 overs.
17:21 IST: Another good over for Pakistan. Just 4 runs off Shadab Khan's over. India 129/0 in 23 overs.
17:17 IST: Just 4 runs of Malik's over. India 125/0 in 22 overs.
17:16 IST: Bowling change for Pakistan. Experienced Shoaib Malik comes into the attack.
17:13 IST: SIX! Dhawan is on fire! He welcomes Shadab Khan with a huge one towards deep mid wicket. India 117/0 in 20.2 overs.
17:11 IST: FIFTY! Shikhar Dhawan brings up his half-century off 48 balls. India 110/0 in 20 overs. The openers have put India in driver's seat.
17:10 IST: FOUR! Third in a row for Dhawan. He sends Riaz once again towards third man boundary.
17:09 IST: FOUR! Dhawan does it again. This time he goes towards fine leg.
17:07 IST: FOUR! Shikhar Dhawan uses the pace and guides Wahab Riaz towards third man boundary. Excellent shot from the left-hander.
17:05 IST: FIFTY! Rohit Sharma brings up his 30th ODI fifty off 71 balls. He get to his fifty with a huge six off Shadab Khan towards deep mid wicket. India 95/0 in 19 overs.
17:03 IST: Rohit hits this up in the air. Chance for Pakistan but the ball lands in no man's land.
16:59 IST: Both Dhawan and Rohit are playing cautiously. The Pakistan spinner is getting turn from the wicket. India 84/1 in 17 overs.
16:58 IST: Another bowling change for Pakistan. Shadab Khan comes into the attack.
14:56 IST: FOUR! Excellent one from Dhawan. Dhawan opens the face of the bat and slices it through deep backward point. India 79/0 in 16 overs.
16:52 IST: FOUR! This is typical Rohit's style. He smashes Riaz towards deep extra cover for a boundary. He moves to 41 with this boundary. India 74/0 in 15.5 overs.
16:50 IST: 4 runs off Hasan Ali's over. India 66/0 in 15 overs.
16:47 IST: Rohit cuts this hard but he finds a fielder at square of the wicket. He will get a single. India 62/0 in 14 overs.
16:44 IST: Rohit comes forward and want to attack but misses this completely. India 60/0 in 13.4 overs.
16:41 IST: Bowling change for Pakistan. Wahab Riaz comes into the attack. The dark clouds are lurking dangerously in the background. Is it going to rain again?
16:38 IST: This (Dhawan and Rohit) is the second 50 plus opening stand for India against Pakistan in the last 11 ODIs.
16:37 IST: Just 3 runs off Imad Wasim's over. India 55/0 in 12 overs.
16:33 IST: FOUR! Rohit Sharma smashes Hasan Ali towards ling off. One bounce and four. Excellent stuff from Rohit, India 52/0 in 11 overs.
16:31 IST: Hasan Ali starts his second over. Dhawan comes forward and pushes this towards covers.
16:30 IST: 10 overs gone! India 46/0. Dhawan 20*, Rohit 25*.
16:26 IST: Pakistan players are back in the field. They are in huddle. Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are making their to the middle.
16:25 IST: The rain has stopped and play is likely to resume in 10 minutes. Meanwhile, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed is speaking with umpires.
16:15 IST: Umpires Erasmus, Tucker and Dharamasena are out in the middle.
16:09 IST: GOOD news! Covers are coming off.
16:06: UPDATE: It is still raining at Edgbaston. Stay tuned for further updates.
15:50 IST: It's pretty dark at the Edgbaston.
15:40 IST: RAIN! RAIN! It has started drizzling at Edgbaston. Oh boy! it is getting heavier. Players are rushing back. Covers are coming on. India 46/0 in 9.5 overs. Rohit 25*, Dhawan 20*.
15:39 IST: Imad Wasim starts his fifth over. Dhawan welcomes him with a boundary off deep mid wicket. India 42/0 in 9.2 overs.
15:37 IST: 9 overs gone! India 37/0. Rohit 24*, Dhawan 12*.
15:36 IST: FOUR! Rohit punches this nicely towards square of the wicket. Fourth boundary for the Indian opener. India 37/0 in 8.4 overs.
15:35 IST: Bowling change! Hasan Ali comes into the attack.
15:33 IST: 5 runs off Imad Wasim's over. India's current run rate is 4. India 32/0 in 8 overs.
15:30 IST: Dhawan slices this away towards square of the wicket. He will get a couple here. Excellent fielding at the boundary ropes. India 32/0 in 7.4 overs.
15:26 IST: Imad Wasim starts his fourth over. Dhawan flicks this towards backward square leg for a single.
15:24 IST: FOUR! Rohit gets a thick edge, Pakistan wicketkeeper misses this completely. The ball races towards the third man boundary. India 26/0 in 6.4 overs.
15:23 IST: FOUR! Rohit goes on the backfoot and plays this beautifully towards sweeper cover. Excellent placement from the right-hander. India 20/0 in 5.4 overs.
15:21 IST: 6 runs off Amir's over. Rohit finally manages to hit a boundary off the pacer. India 15/0 in 5 overs.
15:19 IST: FOUR! First boundary of India innings. Short ball from Amir, Rohit judges this well and slaps this towards fine leg. India 14/0 in 4.3 overs.
15:17 IST: Brilliant over from Imad Wasim. He concedes just 4 runs. India 9/0 in 4 overs.
15:15 IST: Dhawan goes on backfoot and plays this towards backward square leg for a single. Excellent running between the wickets from the Indian openers.
15:13 IST: Another brilliant over from Amir. Just 2 runs off his over. India 5/0 in 3 overs.
15:11 IST: Amir starts his second over. Rohit to face him once again.
15:09 IST: Another excellent over from Pakistan. Just 2 runs off Wasim's over. India 2/0 in 2 overs.
15:07 IST: Dhawan uses the pace and cuts it through square of the wicket. 2 runs for him.
15:06 IST: Imad Wasim is into the attack now. Shikhar Dhawan to face him.
15:05 IST: Maiden over from Mohammad Amir. What a start from Pakistan. India 0/0 in 1 over.
15:03 IST: Amir starts with a beauty. He beats Rohit with an across the angel delivery. Eye contact between Amir and Rohit. After all, it's India vs Pakistan.
15:02: IST: Mohammad Amir will open the attack for Pakistan. And, the big battle begins. Here we go...
15:00 IST: India openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are making their way to the middle. Pakistan team in a huddle.
14:55 IST: Both the teams are set for national anthems. There is a sea of tri-colour at the Edgbaston ground. The chants of INDIA...INDIAAAA have already begun. Amazing atmosphere. That's why it is known as the "Mother of all Clashes'.
14:35 IST: Here are the Playing XIs:
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (captain), Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah
Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk/captain), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali
14:32 IST: TOSS - Pakistan opt to field against India.
14:30 IST: It's TOSS time guys. Both captains - Virat Kohli and Sarfraz Ahmed - are in the middle. A loud cheer from the crowd.
14:27 IST: So friends, the wait is over. Toss is just few minutes away. Stay tuned.
14:13 IST: Indian all-rounders Yuvraj Singh and Hardik Pandya are all set for the big battle.
14:12 IST: Team India coach Anil Kumble takes a look at the pitch.
13:55 IST: A loud cheer from the crowd as Team India arrives. Indian captain Virat Kohli and Co. greet their fans. Amazing atmosphere outside the Edgbaston Cricket Ground.
13:52 IST: Hello friends! Welcome to the Live coverage from the ICC Champions Trophy match between India and Pakistan at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham.