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Asia Cup 2016, Match 4: India vs Pakistan - As it happened...

By Jayanta Oinam | Last Updated: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 22:05
Zee Media Bureau

In a bowlers dominated. low-scoring match, Virat Kohli played a gem of an innings to guide India home.

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22:05 PM

Over 15.3 || Score 85/5 (Yuvraj 14; Dhoni 7); Target 84

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit the winning runs, a four through the covers. India remain unbeaten.

India had to fight hard for the win against a strong bowling side.

21:56 PM

Over 15 || Score 80/5 (Yuvraj 14; Dhoni 3); Target 84

A twist in the tale! Mohammed Sami returned to remove both Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya in the same over. Kohli, who was on course to make a fifty, was wrongly adjudged LBW. He edged, but umpire thought otherwise.

WICKET: Virat Kohli lbw b Mohammad Sami 49 (51b)

Then, newly arrived Pandya failed to control his shot of a crossed-seam delivery from Sami. Caught at first slip after some juggling act.

WICKET: Hardik Pandya c Mohammad Hafeez b Mohammad Sami 0 (2b)

MS Dhoni arrived in the centre.

21:50 PM

Over 14 || Score 76/3 (Kohli 49; Yuvraj 12); Target 84

A class apart. Balance and poise. Virat Kohli has been exceptional. He need one run more for his 13th T20I fifty.

Seven runs from the over. India need 8 runs.

21:43 PM

Over 13 || Score 69/3 (Kohli 43; Yuvraj 12); Target 84

Mohammad Irfan bowled out his quota of four overs. The over went for six runs, which included a single off a free-hit. Yuvi, who for the second time failed to put away the free-hit asked a new bat.

21:37 PM

Over 12 || Score 63/3 (Kohli 39; Yuvraj 11); Target 84

Virat Kohli, after playing two dot balls, pulled the third delivery of Mohammad Sami's third over for a four. He then played a hook shot of a bouncer next ball for a single. Yuvraj Singh then played out the remaining two balls.

21:33 PM

Over 11 || Score 58/3 (Kohli 34; Yuvraj 11); Target 84

Long over. Wahab Riaz started with a front foot no-ball. Yuvraj Singh failed to capitalise from the free-hit. The Punjab batsman finally took a single of the penultimate delivery, then Kohli retained the strike with another single.

India need 26 runs from 54 balls.

21:27 PM

Over 10 || Score 53/3 (Kohli 32; Yuvraj 10); Target 84

Shahid Afridi brought back Mohammad Sami into the attack. The 10th over started with a couple with Yuvraj Singh playing towards the square leg. Then Virat Kohli consumed three deliveries before playing a cover drive for a single.

The over finished with a well directed bouncer to Yuvi.

Kohli and Yuvi have stitched a 45-run partnership in 7.2 overs. 

21:22 PM

Over 9 || Score 50/3 (Kohli 29; Yuvraj 10); Target 84

Virat Kohli welcomed dangerous Wahab Riaz with a four, through the covers. A couple followed, on the leg side, before another four through the same cover area.

Little early to say, but Kohli has taken the match from Pakistan. Yuvraj, then, found his second four with a well timed four with a flick.

15 runs from the over.

21:17 PM

Over 8 || Score 35/3 (Kohli 18; Yuvraj 6); Target 84

Yuvraj Singh, along with Virat Kohli, has somehow steadied India's innings. Le1ving the good balls.

In between, Pakistan fielders are fired up all the more with each run saved. And Shahid Afridi has managed to place fielders in just the right areas.

But there was a four, a lucky boundary, once again from the blade of Kohli through the slip cordon. He retained the strike with a leg-bye.

21:12 PM

Over 6 || Score 29/3 (Kohli 14; Yuvraj 5); Target 84

Lucky Virat Kolhi just got another life, and a four. He hanged the ball for a while in the air, but it raced for a four through the square leg area. It was followed by a classic Kohli cover drive. No chance for the fielders. Eight runs from it.

And with that Mohammed Aamir also finished his spell. Figures read: 4-0-18-3.

Welcome to our live coverage of Match 4 of 2016 Asia Cup Twenty20, between arch-rivals India and Pakistan, being played at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.

First Published: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 22:05
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