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ICC Champions Trophy, 2017, Final

Pakistan 338/4 (50.0)
Pakistan beat India by 180 runs
India 158 (30.3)

Pakistan innings

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Azhar Ali
run out (Jasprit Bumrah)
59 71 6 1 83.1
Fakhar Zaman
c Ravindra Jadeja b Hardik Pandya
114 106 12 3 107.55
Babar Azam
c Yuvraj Singh b Kedar Jadhav
46 52 4 0 88.46
Shoaib Malik
c Kedar Jadhav b Bhuvneshwar Kumar
12 16 0 1 75
Mohammad Hafeez
not out
57 37 4 3 154.05
Imad Wasim
not out
25 21 1 1 119.05
Total 338/4 (50.0)
Run Rate : 6.76
To bat: Sarfraz Ahmed (C) (W), Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan
Fall Of Wickets:

1-128 (Azhar Ali 23 ov), 2-200 (Fakhar Zaman 33.1 ov), 3-247 (Shoaib Malik 39.4 ov), 4-267 (Babar Azam 42.3 ov)

Bowlers O M R W Econ
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10 2 44 1 4.4
Jasprit Bumrah 9 0 68 0 7.56
Ravichandran Ashwin 10 0 70 0 7
Hardik Pandya 10 0 53 1 5.3
Ravindra Jadeja 8 0 67 0 8.38
Kedar Jadhav 3 0 27 1 9

India innings

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Rohit Sharma
lbw b Mohammad Amir
0 3 0 0
Shikhar Dhawan
c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir
21 22 4 0 95.45
Virat Kohli (C)
c Shadab Khan b Mohammad Amir
5 9 0 0 55.56
Yuvraj Singh
lbw b Shadab Khan
22 31 4 0 70.97
MS Dhoni (W)
c Imad Wasim b Hasan Ali
4 16 0 0 25
Kedar Jadhav
c Sarfraz Ahmed b Shadab Khan
9 13 2 0 69.23
Hardik Pandya
run out (Mohammad Hafeez)
76 43 4 6 176.74
Ravindra Jadeja
c Babar Azam b Junaid Khan
15 26 0 0 57.69
Ravichandran Ashwin
c Sarfraz Ahmed b Hasan Ali
1 3 0 0 33.33
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
not out
1 8 0 0 12.5
Jasprit Bumrah
c Sarfraz Ahmed b Hasan Ali
1 9 0 0 11.11
Total 158/10 (30.3)
Run Rate : 5.18
To bat:
Fall Of Wickets:

1-0 (Rohit Sharma 0.3 ov), 2-6 (Virat Kohli 2.4 ov), 3-33 (Shikhar Dhawan 9 ov), 4-54 (Yuvraj Singh 13 ov), 5-54 (MS Dhoni 13.3 ov), 6-72 (Kedar Jadhav 17 ov), 7-152 (Hardik Pandya 26.3 ov), 8-156 (Ravindra Jadeja 27.3 ov), 9-156 (Ravichandran Ashwin 28.1 ov), 10-158 (Jasprit Bumrah 30.3 ov)

Bowlers O M R W Econ
Mohammad Amir 6 2 16 3 2.67
Junaid Khan 6 1 20 1 3.33
Mohammad Hafeez 1 0 13 0 13
Hasan Ali 6.3 1 19 3 2.92
Shadab Khan 7 0 60 2 8.57
Imad Wasim 0.3 0 3 0 6
Fakhar Zaman 3.3 0 25 0 7.14
Match Info
Venue The Oval, London
Toss India
Umpires Marais Erasmus (SA),Richard Kettleborough (ENG) and Rod Tucker (AUS)
Match Referee David Boon (AUS)
This ends the proceedings of the ICC Champions Trophy, 2017. It was an amazing tournament with top 8 teams of the world pitted against each other. It had all the twists and turns and beating all the odds, Pakistan became the newly crowned champions. India also had a good tournament but fell short at the last hurdle. They now will look to make amends in the tour of West Indies. Hope you enjoyed our coverage of this tournament. So until next time, it's goodbye and goodnight from us. Take care! Cheers!
Sarfraz Ahmed thanks the Almighty for winning the tournament. Reckons that after losing the first game against India, he told his boys that the tournament is not over yet. Mentions that they responded really well. Credits Fakhar Zaman for the way he played in his first ICC tournament. Informs that his bowlers bowled really well and applauds all of them for bowling terrifically. Adds that credit goes to everyone in his team for giving their all in the field. Adds that no one recognized Pakistan in world cricket but now people will as they have been crowned champions. Ends by thanking his supporters for being with them throughout.
Virat Kohli congratulates Pakistan cricket team and their fans. Mentions that they turned things around superbly and they can beat anyone on their day. Informs that he has a smile on his face because of his team's performance in this tournament and he is proud of them. Adds that they were more intense and passionate and they outplayed the Indians. With the ball, he says they had a few wicket-taking opportunities but couldn't make it count. Applauds Hardik Pandya's knock. On that wicket of Zaman off the no ball from Bumrah, he says that small margins can be massive in cricket and they have to learn from their mistakes and move on. On the pitch, he mentions that it was consistent throughout. Ends by saying that they backed their strength but they just weren't good on the day and have to get their act back together.
Man of the Tournament and the Golden Ball Award winner (13 wickets), Hasan Ali thanks the Almighty for winning this tournament. Reckons that he has worked hard to reach this level. Mentions that he was calm throughout the game. Informs that he is really happy with the way he bowled in this tournament. Ends by saying that it was really special to take the last wicket of the game.
FAKHAR ZAMAN is awarded the Man of the Match for his sensational century in the pressure game. SHIKHAR DHAWAN wins the Golden Bat Award for scoring 338 runs in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
Azhar Mahmood says that Hasan Ali is a young guy and always wants to run in hard, he is a match winner for them. On Fakhar Zaman, he says that it's more about self belief and mental strength for him. Adds that he puts pressure on the opposition and these are good signs for the team.
Mickey Arthur says that he is proud of his players and they have achieved something incredible. Adds that they aren't as consistent as other teams but have a fantastic group of players. Informs that qualifying for the 2019 World Cup was their first aim and now they have got enough points in their kitty.
Shoaib Malik says that it's hard to describe the feeling in words. Mentions that people at home would be up and celebrating. Dedicates this trophy to the supporters and also applauds India's performances in this tournament. Informs that he wasn't nervous and being the senior cricketer, he had to stay calm to set an example for the juniors.
Imad Wasim says that winning the trophy is unbelievable and that too an ICC event, nothing gets better than it. Thanks the supporters for their support throughout the tournament. Ends by saying that the captaincy was superb.
Mohammad Amir says that it was about team work and everyone played well. Adds that the win against South Africa was the game-changer.
Mohammad Hafeez says that their openers set up the platform for them. Adds that he wanted to express himself and wanted to do something for the nation. Ends by saying that there was something missing to inspire the country and this will lift the whole nation up.
Pakistan came into the match seeded last and lost their very first match with a big margin against the same opponent. Since that game everything went their way and they produced some amazing performances which have landed them in a glorious position. They deserve all of it. Cricket is a game of uncertainties and this tournament just proved it.
None of the Indian batsmen stood up against the fierce Pakistani bowlers except Hardik Pandya who clobbered them all around the park. Although, a confusion in the middle cost him his wicket and that was it for India. Shadab Khan and Hasan Ali also bowled brilliantly and backed the good work of their opening bowlers well.
339 was a steep target but no one would have ruled out India with the firepower they possess with the bat. Pakistan, however, came out in the second innings with the same determination and it was quite visible on the field. Mohammad Amir and Junaid Khan made the ball talk with the former sending the Indian top order back in the hut in a jiffy.
Pakistan have scripted history as they have won the ICC Champions Trophy for the first time ever. They were exceptional from the start of the day. The only thing which went against them was the toss. After losing the toss, they were put to bat first. The Pakistani batters stood up and fantastic knocks from Fakhar Zaman, Azhar Ali and Mohammad Hafeez helped them post a solid total.
30.3: H Ali to J Bumrah, OUT! PAKISTAN ARE THE CHAMPIONS! Banged in short, angling in, Bumrah is caught by surprise and just hangs his bat. The ball lobs off the gloves in the slip cordon. Sarfraz hops to take the catch and completes the proceedings and the players start celebrating. Pakistan win by 180 runs and this is India's biggest defeat against the Men in Green in the ODIs.
30.2: H Ali to J Bumrah, Length delivery outside off, pushed to covers.
30.1: H Ali to J Bumrah, Back of a length delivery outside off, defended solidly.
End of over 30 (2 runs): India 158/9 ( J Bumrah 1 (6b 0x4 0x6), B Kumar 1 (8b 0x4 0x6), J Khan 6-1-20-1)
29.6: J Khan to J Bumrah, Bumrah clips it on the leg side for a single.
29.5: J Khan to B Kumar, In the air...Safe! Slower delivery outside off, Bhuvneshwar Kumar throws his bat at it. Gets it off the outer half and the ball flies over the cover region. Two fielders try getting under it but no one is able to reach it. The batsmen run a single.
29.4: J Khan to B Kumar, Fuller outside off, Bhuvi drives it towards the fielder at mid off.
29.3: J Khan to B Kumar, Short delivery into the batsman, Bhuvneshwar Kumar ducks under it.
29.2: J Khan to B Kumar, Angling across from a length, Kumar flays at it but he fails to make contact.
29.1: J Khan to B Kumar, Length delivery around off, Bhuvneshwar Kumar stays in his crease and defends it.
End of over 29 (maiden): India 156/9 ( J Bumrah 0 (5b 0x4 0x6), B Kumar 0 (3b 0x4 0x6), H Ali 6-1-19-2)
28.6: H Ali to J Bumrah, Fuller outside off, Bumrah drives it towards the fielder at mid off. A wicket maiden from Hasan Ali.
28.5: H Ali to J Bumrah, Back of a length delivery outside off, Bumrah defends it neatly.
28.4: H Ali to J Bumrah, Bumrah stays deep in his crease and defends it.
28.3: H Ali to J Bumrah, Good length delivery outside off, Bumrah tries to poke at it but misses.
28.2: H Ali to J Bumrah, Low full toss around off, Bumrah drives it back to the bowler.
Jasprit Bumrah is the last man in.
28.1: H Ali to R Ashwin, OUT! Another one bites the dust! Hasan Ali is finishing off the tail. Good length delivery outside off and Ashwin flashes at it. Gets an outside edge to it and the ball flies straight to the keeper. Sarfraz Ahmed makes no mistake and Ashwin has to walk back. Hasan Ali celebrates in an emphatic fashion as he senses glory.
End of over 28 (2 runs): India 156/8 ( B Kumar 0 (3b 0x4 0x6), R Ashwin 1 (2b 0x4 0x6), J Khan 5-1-18-1)
27.6: J Khan to B Kumar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar shoulders his arms to it.
27.5: J Khan to B Kumar, Good length delivery outside off, Kumar lets it through to the keeper.
27.4: J Khan to B Kumar, Kumar stays in his crease and defends it.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar walks out to the middle.
27.3: J Khan to R Jadeja, OUT! Jadeja departs! Good length delivery outside off, he tries to flay at it. Gets a thick outside edge on it and the ball flies straight towards the fielder at first slip. Babar Azam takes it comfortably to send Jadeja back. Junaid Khan strikes and India are on the brink of a big defeat.
27.2: J Khan to R Ashwin, Good length delivery outside off, Ashwin guides it towards third man for a single.
27.1: J Khan to R Ashwin, Length delivery outside off, Ashwin punches it towards covers for no run.
27.1: J Khan to R Ashwin, Wide! Short delivery outside off, Ashwin sways away from the line of the ball. It was way too high and the umpire signals it as a wide.
Junaid Khan is back into the attack.
End of over 27 (2 runs): India 154/7 ( R Jadeja 15 (25b 0x4 0x6), R Ashwin 0 (0b 0x4 0x6), H Ali 5-0-19-1)
26.6: H Ali to R Jadeja, Jadeja stays deep in his crease and defends it well.
26.5: H Ali to R Jadeja, Good length delivery outside off, Jadeja tries to cut but he misses.
26.4: H Ali to R Jadeja, Played through the mid-wicket region by the batsman. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.
Ravichandran Ashwin is the new man in.
26.3: H Ali to R Jadeja, OUT! What a big mix-up! Length delivery outside off, Jadeja taps it towards the cover region. Hardik Pandya feels that there is a run there and he starts running. Hafeez collects it quickly and throws it back to Hasan Ali who dislodges the bails. Jadeja did not even try running as he was in his crease. Hardik Pandya has to depart after such a fantastic knock. The replays show that Jadeja took a couple of steps ahead and then turned back. This is not a good sign for India. Pandya walks back furious. Perhaps, the southpaw could have sacrificed his wickets. The Pakistan camp has got their smile back as this ends the counter-attacking 80-run stand.
26.2: H Ali to R Jadeja, Length delivery outside off, Jadeja bunts it towards the fielder at point.
26.1: H Ali to R Jadeja, Good length delivery outside off, Jadeja defends it on the off side.
Hasan Ali is back on.
End of over 26 (15 runs): India 152/6 ( H Pandya 76 (43b 4x4 6x6), R Jadeja 13 (19b 0x4 0x6), F Zaman 3.3-0-25-0)
25.6: F Zaman to H Pandya, SIX! Such a delight to watch! Fuller around leg, Pandya kneels down and slog sweeps that over the mid-wicket region for half a dozen. That went 107 metres.
25.5: F Zaman to H Pandya, SIX! What a shot Pandya! Hardik gets to the pitch of the ball and throws the kitchen sink at it. Gets it over the wide long on region for a biggie.
25.4: F Zaman to H Pandya, Quicker outside off, Pandya lets it through.
25.3: F Zaman to R Jadeja, Full toss delivery, pushed towards long on for a single.
25.2: F Zaman to H Pandya, The batsman has driven it through mid on. They pick up a single.
25.1: F Zaman to R Jadeja, Fuller into the pads, Jadeja clipped through mid-wicket for a single.
Imad Wasim is back on the field.
End of over 25 (3 runs): India 137/6 ( R Jadeja 11 (17b 0x4 0x6), H Pandya 63 (39b 4x4 4x6), S Khan 7-0-60-2)
24.6: S Khan to R Jadeja, Jadeja defends it on the off side and scampers across for a quick single.
24.5: S Khan to H Pandya, Pandya pushes it towards covers for a quick single.
24.4: S Khan to R Jadeja, Jadeja eases it towards long on for a single.
24.3: S Khan to R Jadeja, Fuller around leg, Jadeja nudges it towards the fielder at mid-wicket.
24.2: S Khan to R Jadeja, Fuller outside off, Jadeja prods forward and pushes it towards the fielder at covers.
24.1: S Khan to R Jadeja, Fuller around leg, Jadeja blocks it away.
End of over 24 (6 runs): India 134/6 ( Ravindra Jadeja 9 (12b 0x4 0x6), Hardik Pandya 62 (38b 4x4 4x6), F Zaman 2.3-0-10-0)
23.6: F Zaman to R Jadeja, Full outside off, Jadeja drives it towards long on for a single.
23.5: F Zaman to H Pandya, Into the pads, clipped towards long on for a single.
23.4: F Zaman to R Jadeja, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
23.3: F Zaman to H Pandya, Fuller outside off, Pandya drives it towards long off for a single.
23.2: F Zaman to R Jadeja, Jadeja eases it towards long on for a single.
23.1: F Zaman to H Pandya, Fuller into the stumps, Pandya digs it out towards mid-wicket for a single.
End of over 23 (23 runs): India 128/6 ( H Pandya 59 (35b 4x4 4x6), R Jadeja 6 (9b 0x4 0x6), S Khan 6-0-57-2)
22.6: S Khan to H Pandya, In the line of the stumps, Pandya heaves it towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 23 runs off the over. Big over this.
22.5: S Khan to H Pandya, FOUR! Tossed up outside off, Pandya executes the inside out shot to perfection. Lofts it over the extra cover region for a boundary.
22.4: S Khan to H Pandya, Pandya drives it straight to the fielder at covers.
2nd ODI fifty for Hardik Pandya!
22.3: S Khan to H Pandya, SIX! Three in a row! Pandya is making it count! Fuller in the line of the stumps, Hardik just hits that straight down the ground for a maximum. With that, he brings up his fifty. Such a fantastic knock from this young lad, how long can he continue?
22.2: S Khan to H Pandya, SIX! Wrong' un tossed outside off, Pandya reads it well and sends that deep into the long on stands for half a dozen.
22.1: S Khan to H Pandya, SIX! Pandya, you beauty! Fuller into the pads, Pandya waits for it and slogs it powerfully over the mid-wicket region for a biggie.
End of over 22 (3 runs): India 105/6 ( H Pandya 36 (29b 3x4 1x6), R Jadeja 6 (9b 0x4 0x6), F Zaman 1.3-0-4-0)
21.6: F Zaman to H Pandya, Short outside off, Pandya stays deep in his crease and punches it towards long on for a single.
21.5: F Zaman to R Jadeja, Into the pads, Jadeja works it through the square leg region for a single.
21.4: F Zaman to R Jadeja, Quicker into the pads, Jadeja clips it towards the fielder at mid-wicket.
21.3: F Zaman to H Pandya, Fuller into the pads, Pandya drives it towards long on for a single.
21.2: F Zaman to H Pandya, Shorter outside off, Pandya mistimes his punch towards mid-wicket.
21.1: F Zaman to H Pandya, Fuller outside off, Pandya drives it straight to the fielder at covers.
End of over 21 (9 runs): India 102/6 ( H Pandya 34 (25b 3x4 1x6), R Jadeja 5 (7b 0x4 0x6), S Khan 5-0-34-2)
20.6: S Khan to H Pandya, Short outside off, Hardik Pandya punches it towards sweeper cover for a single.
20.5: S Khan to H Pandya, FOUR! Good shot! Short outside off, Hardik Pandya punches it through the cover region for a boundary. 100 up for India.
20.4: S Khan to R Jadeja, Short around off, Jadeja punches it towards long on for a single.
20.3: S Khan to H Pandya, Pandya drives it towards covers. The fielder there misjudges it completely which allows them a single.
20.2: S Khan to R Jadeja, Full toss around leg, Jadeja punches it towards long on for a single.
20.1: S Khan to H Pandya, Fuller outside off, Hardik Pandya drills it straight towards long off for a single.
End of over 20 (4 runs): India 93/6 ( R Jadeja 3 (5b 0x4 0x6), H Pandya 27 (21b 2x4 1x6), F Zaman 0.3-0-1-0)
19.6: F Zaman to R Jadeja, Straying around leg, Jadeja tickles it down the leg side. He wants a single but his partner doesn't.
19.5: F Zaman to R Jadeja, Jadeja works it to mid-wicket.
19.4: F Zaman to H Pandya, The batsman has driven past the bowler to long off for a single.
Even the magic pill doesn't work for Imad Wasim. He was struggling a bit before and now he can't continue. Fakhar Zaman to continue his over.
19.3: I Wasim to H Pandya, Another slider from Wasim, defended on the leg side.
19.2: I Wasim to H Pandya, Sliding into the pads, turned on the leg side for a brace.
19.1: I Wasim to R Jadeja, Full around off, driven off the front foot to long off for a single.
Imad Wasim is introduced into the attack. He takes some medicine from his physio before bowling the first ball.
End of over 19 (9 runs): India 89/6 ( H Pandya 24 (18b 2x4 1x6), R Jadeja 2 (2b 0x4 0x6), S Khan 4-0-25-2)
18.6: S Khan to H Pandya, NOT OUT! Served outside off, Pandya taps it in covers and takes off for a quick single. Jadeja, however, sends him back. The fielder there throws a little high towards the keeper, who takes the bails off and appeals. The replay shows that Pandya is well in. The skipper was furious with his fielder there.
There's an appeal for a run out at the striker's end and the umpire has gone upstairs to have a look at it. Hardik seems fine though!
18.5: S Khan to R Jadeja, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
18.4: S Khan to H Pandya, Full outside off, driven through mid off for a single.
18.3: S Khan to H Pandya, SIX! Thump! Shadab tosses it up, Pandya clears his front leg and clobbers it over long on for a maximum. Hardik is looking really solid out there. However, he has to play big to win the game for his team.
18.2: S Khan to H Pandya, Tossed up, driven to mid off. The fielder there makes an excellent diving stop.
18.1: S Khan to R Jadeja, Straying on the pads, worked down the leg side for a single.
End of over 18 (8 runs): India 80/6 ( H Pandya 17 (14b 2x4 0x6), R Jadeja 0 (0b 0x4 0x6), H Ali 4-0-17-1)
17.6: H Ali to H Pandya, A touch ahead of a length outside off, driven crisply but straight to mid off.
17.5: H Ali to H Pandya, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
17.4: H Ali to H Pandya, Fuller length delivery, angling in, driven on the up to mid on.
17.3: H Ali to H Pandya, FOUR! Innovative! Hasan bangs it short again. Pandya gets underneath it and ramps it over the keeper's head. Gets it off the middle and the ball goes on the bounce across the fence.
17.2: H Ali to H Pandya, Shortish delivery outside off, cut past backward point for a brace.
17.1: H Ali to H Pandya, Back of a length delivery outside off, punched through covers for a single.
The Indian fans are seen leaving the stadium. Surely not good signs these. Meanwhile, Ravindra Jadeja walks out to the middle.
End of over 17 (5 runs): India 72/6 ( K Jadhav 9 (13b 2x4 0x6), H Pandya 9 (8b 1x4 0x6), S Khan 3-0-16-2)
16.6: S Khan to K Jadhav, OUT! In the air... Gone! Another one bites the dust. Leg spinner from Shadab on the shorter side. Jadhav clears his front leg, looks to pull it away on the leg side but the ball spins a long way with slight extra bounce. Catches the top edge and the ball skies in the short cover region. Sarfraz from behind the stumps, gets under it and gobbles it. Pakistan are surely pumped up and are letting it know through their celebrations.
16.5: S Khan to K Jadhav, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
16.4: S Khan to K Jadhav, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
16.3: S Khan to H Pandya, Pandya eases it down to long on for a single.
16.2: S Khan to H Pandya, FOUR! Shortish leg spinner, Pandya cuts it hard past backward point for a boundary. A much-needed one for India.
16.1: S Khan to H Pandya, Tossed up outside off, driven to covers.
End of over 16 (5 runs): India 67/5 ( K Jadhav 9 (10b 2x4 0x6), H Pandya 4 (5b 0x4 0x6), H Ali 3-0-9-1)
15.6: H Ali to K Jadhav, FOUR! Wristy! On a length and angling away, Jadhav tucks it superbly past mid on. It's a huge gap there and the ball races to the fence.
15.5: H Ali to K Jadhav, Another bouncer from Hasan, he lets it go through to the keeper.
15.4: H Ali to K Jadhav, Angling into the batsman, played to mid on again.
15.3: H Ali to K Jadhav, Length delivery, angling in, punched to mid on.
15.2: H Ali to K Jadhav, Banged in short, Jadhav leaves it alone.
15.1: H Ali to H Pandya, Pitched outside off, pushed through cover for a single.
End of over 15 (7 runs): India 62/5 ( K Jadhav 5 (5b 1x4 0x6), H Pandya 3 (4b 0x4 0x6), S Khan 2-0-11-1)
14.6: S Khan to K Jadhav, Defended off the front foot.
14.5: S Khan to K Jadhav, FOUR! Khan drags his length back, Jadhav picks the length quickly, latches onto it in a flash and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
14.4: S Khan to H Pandya, Tossed up outside off, driven to long off for a single.
14.3: S Khan to K Jadhav, Full outside off, pushed through covers for a single.
14.2: S Khan to K Jadhav, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
14.1: S Khan to H Pandya, Pandya turns it through mid-wicket for a single.
End of over 14 (1 run): India 55/5 ( K Jadhav 0 (1b 0x4 0x6), H Pandya 1 (2b 0x4 0x6), H Ali 2-0-4-1)
13.6: H Ali to K Jadhav, Outside off, left alone.
13.5: H Ali to H Pandya, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. The batsmen have run through for a single.
13.4: H Ali to H Pandya, Another fine stop by Shadab at point. Short delivery was cut fiercely but Khan made a superb stop.
Hardik Pandya strides out to the middle.
Time for Drinks! India are in a depleted state currently. Half their side is back in the hut and Pakistan are cruising at the moment. India, on the other hand, will want something really special to chase it down.
13.3: H Ali to MS Dhoni, OUT! Dhoni holes out! India have lost half their side in 14 overs. Short delivery by Hasan, angling in. Dhoni goes for the pull but the ball gets big on him. Gets a top edge and the ball travels over mid-wicket. Wasim in the deep, runs ahead and takes a superb catch diving forward. The Indian fans in the stadium can't believe their eyes. The defending champions are falling like a pack of cards. Pakistan need just 5 wickets now to win.
13.2: H Ali to MS Dhoni, Superb stop, Shadab! Take a bow young lad. Took the wicket a couple of deliviries ago and now made an exceptional stop to back his mate. Coming back to the ball, Dhoni punches it through point and Shadab makes an exceptional stop.
13.1: H Ali to MS Dhoni, Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
Kedar Jadhav is the new man in.
End of over 13 (4 runs): India 54/4 ( Y Singh 22 (31b 4x4 0x6), MS Dhoni 4 (13b 0x4 0x6), S Khan 1-0-4-1)
12.6: S Khan to Y Singh, OUT! Successful review! What a call this from Shadab Khan. He was confident all the way and made his skipper take the review. Leg spinner around off, Yuvraj leans ahead to defend with bat and pad close. There are two sounds as the ball rolls on the off side. The players appeal but it's turned down. The leggie says it's pad first and hence his skipper takes the review. The Hot Spot shows that it's pad first and the Hawk Eye shows that the impact is in line and going on to hit the stumps. This was a good setup by Shadab. Using his variation to the fullest. Huge blow, this! Pakistan are on cloud nine!
An appeal against Yuvraj has been turned down. Shadab Khan, however, is very confident and has compelled his skipper in taking the review.
12.5: S Khan to Y Singh, Wrong 'un around off, Yuvraj prods forward to defend but gets beaten by the away turn.
12.4: S Khan to MS Dhoni, Dhoni makes a huge stride forward and pushes it through covers for a single.
12.3: S Khan to MS Dhoni, Leg spinner outside off, Dhoni advances ahead and pushes it on the off side.
12.2: S Khan to MS Dhoni, Tossed up outside off, Dhoni dances down and looks to push it on the off side but gets it off the inner half on the leg side. Hafeez at mid-wicket misfields and concedes a single.
A short leg in place.
12.1: S Khan to Y Singh, Googly around leg, turned in the mid-wicket region for a single.
The leggie Shadab Khan is into the attack now.
End of over 12 (3 runs): India 50/3 ( MS Dhoni 1 (10b 0x4 0x6), Y Singh 21 (28b 4x4 0x6), H Ali 1-0-3-0)
11.6: H Ali to MS Dhoni, Pitched outside off, Dhoni makes another leave.
11.5: H Ali to MS Dhoni, On a length outside off, Dhoni leaves it alone.
11.4: H Ali to MS Dhoni, Fullish outside off, driven to mid off.
11.3: H Ali to Y Singh, On the pads, worked on the leg side for a single.
Yuvraj is holding his hand and seems to be in a lot of pain. The physio has come out to attend him.
11.2: H Ali to Y Singh, Shortish delivery, Yuvraj stays tall and pulls it through mid-wicket. Zaman in the deep, covers good ground to his right and makes a good diving stop near the fence. A couple of runs taken.
11.1: H Ali to Y Singh, A touch ahead of length around off, Yuvraj plays a punchy off drive but to no avail.
As expected, Hasan Ali comes on, replacing Hafeez.
End of over 11 (maiden): India 47/3 ( MS Dhoni 1 (7b 0x4 0x6), Y Singh 18 (25b 4x4 0x6), M Amir 6-2-16-3)
10.6: M Amir to MS Dhoni, Length delivery, angling away from Dhoni. He jumps across in leave but the ball brushes his pads on its way to the keeper. Sarfraz gobbles the ball and appeals but is the only one appealing. Another maiden from Amir. He has given Pakistan a sensational start!
10.5: M Amir to MS Dhoni, Length delivery, angling away, Dhoni makes a watchful leave.
10.4: M Amir to MS Dhoni, Slanting away from around off, Dhoni leaves it alone.
Hasan Ali is seen warming up!
10.3: M Amir to MS Dhoni, Amir searches for the yorker, ends up bowling it very full around off, pushed from within the crease to mid off.
10.2: M Amir to MS Dhoni, Angling away from Dhoni, he covers the stumps and pushes it on the off side.
10.1: M Amir to MS Dhoni, Length delivery, angling away, Dhoni shimmies across and tucks it on the leg side.
Powerplay 2 has been signalled. Now, 4 fielders can stay outside the ring till the 40th over.
End of over 10 (14 runs): India 47/3 ( Y Singh 18 (25b 4x4 0x6), MS Dhoni 1 (1b 0x4 0x6), M Hafeez 1-0-13-0)
9.6: M Hafeez to Y Singh, FOUR! Another top shot! Short outside off, Yuvraj Singh punches it through the cover region for a boundary. 14 runs off the over.
9.5: M Hafeez to Y Singh, FOUR! Good shot! Yuvraj Singh charges down the track and strokes it through the mid on region for a boundary.
9.4: M Hafeez to MS Dhoni, Driven through mid on by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
9.3: M Hafeez to Y Singh, Leg bye! Fuller into the pads, Yuvraj Singh fails to clip it through. Gets hit full on the pads and the players appeal. The umpire says no and the ball goes towards short fine leg. A leg bye is taken.
9.2: M Hafeez to Y Singh, FOUR! Tossed up around middle and leg, Yuvraj flicks it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
9.1: M Hafeez to Y Singh, Fuller into the pads, Yuvraj fails to clip it on the leg side but gets rapped on the pads.
Mohammad Hafeez is into the attack. Can he back-up his quickies?
MS Dhoni is the new man in.
End of over 9 (2 runs): India 33/3 ( S Dhawan 21 (22b 4x4 0x6), Y Singh 6 (20b 1x4 0x6), M Amir 5-1-16-3)
8.6: M Amir to S Dhawan, OUT! India are in a state of worry! Bowls a cross seam delivery on a length outside off, the ball nips away after pitching. Dhawan tries to poke at it. Gets a thick outside edge and the ball flies towards the keeper. Ahmed accepts it gleefully and the top run-scorer of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 is on his way back. Pakistan are on top of the game now. Amir has shattered the Indian top-order and he has taken a 3-fer.
8.5: M Amir to Y Singh, Good length delivery outside off, Yuvraj Singh guides it towards third man for a single.
8.4: M Amir to S Dhawan, Fuller around middle and leg, Dhawan pushes it towards mid on for a quick single.
8.3: M Amir to S Dhawan, Fuller outside off, Dhawan prods forward and defends it.
8.2: M Amir to S Dhawan, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
8.1: M Amir to S Dhawan, Back of a length delivery around middle and off, Dhawan stays tall in his crease and defends it back to the bowler.
End of over 8 (9 runs): India 31/2 ( Y Singh 5 (19b 1x4 0x6), S Dhawan 20 (17b 4x4 0x6), J Khan 4-1-16-0)
7.6: J Khan to Y Singh, Fuller into the pads, Yuvraj drives it back to the fielder at mid on.
7.5: J Khan to Y Singh, Length delivery outside off, Yuvraj flays at it but fails to make contact.
7.4: J Khan to S Dhawan, Fuller into the pads, Dhawan clips it through backward square leg for a single.
7.3: J Khan to S Dhawan, FOUR! Delightful Dhawan! Good length delivery outside off, Dhawan stays in his crease, trust the bounce and punches it through the cover-point region for a boundary.
7.2: J Khan to S Dhawan, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
7.1: J Khan to S Dhawan, FOUR! Crunched! Short delivery outside off, Dhawan punches it through the cover region for a boundary. He looks to be in an ominous form for the opposition.
End of over 7 (1 run): India 22/2 ( Y Singh 5 (17b 1x4 0x6), S Dhawan 11 (13b 2x4 0x6), M Amir 4-1-14-2)
6.6: M Amir to Y Singh, Fuller delivery outside off, Yuvraj drives it towards the fielder at covers. A maiden from Amir.
6.5: M Amir to Y Singh, Length delivery outside off, Yuvraj defends it from his crease.
6.4: M Amir to Y Singh, Angling in from a length around middle and off, Yuvraj Singh somehow manages to block it away.
6.3: M Amir to Y Singh, Length delivery outside off, Yuvraj Singh defends it on the off side.
6.2: M Amir to Y Singh, Good length delivery outside off, the ball nips way in. Yuvraj Singh smartly lets it through to the keeper.
6.1: M Amir to S Dhawan, Leg bye! Sprayed down the leg side, Dhawan cannot help on its way. Gets hit on the pads and the ball goes towards fine leg for a leg bye.
End of over 6 (5 runs): India 21/2 ( Y Singh 5 (12b 1x4 0x6), S Dhawan 11 (12b 2x4 0x6), J Khan 3-1-7-0)
5.6: J Khan to Y Singh, Back of a length delivery outside off, Singh stays deep in his crease and defends it.
5.5: J Khan to Y Singh, Good length delivery outside off, Yuvraj Singh tries to poke at it but fails to make contact. The ball whizzes past the outside edge.
5.4: J Khan to Y Singh, FOUR! Lucky runs! Short delivery into the batsman, Yuvraj Singh goes for the pull. Gets a top edge which flies over the keeper's head for a boundary.
5.3: J Khan to Y Singh, Length delivery outside off, Singh defends it on the off side.
5.2: J Khan to Y Singh, Good length delivery outside off, Yuvraj punches it towards the fielder at mid on.
5.1: J Khan to S Dhawan, Fuller into the pads, Shikhar Dhawan clips it through the backward square leg region for a single.
End of over 5 (9 runs): India 16/2 ( S Dhawan 10 (11b 2x4 0x6), Y Singh 1 (7b 0x4 0x6), M Amir 3-0-14-2)
4.6: M Amir to S Dhawan, Dhawan flays it past the diving point fielder for a single towards third man. A good over for India. 9 runs off it.
4.5: M Amir to S Dhawan, FOUR! Precise! Fuller around off, Dhawan leans into the drive and plays it through the cover region. Wasim gives it a chase but he cannot stop it as the ball wins the race.
4.4: M Amir to S Dhawan, If they were good with the bat and the ball till now, they are even fielding well. Fuller into the stumps, Dhawan drives it down the ground. Malik dives to his right from mid on and stops a certain boundary.
4.3: M Amir to S Dhawan, FOUR! Short delivery into the batsman, Dhawan pulls it over the backward square leg region for a boundary. That's a much-needed boundary.
4.2: M Amir to S Dhawan, Fuller into the pads, Dhawan cannot flick it away. He gets rapped low on his pads.
4.1: M Amir to S Dhawan, Dhawan clips it towards the fielder at mid-wicket.
End of over 4 (maiden): India 7/2 ( Y Singh 1 (7b 0x4 0x6), S Dhawan 1 (5b 0x4 0x6), J Khan 2-1-2-0)
3.6: J Khan to Y Singh, Length delivery outside off, Yuvraj punches it straight to the fielder at covers. Maiden over from Junaid.
3.5: J Khan to Y Singh, Length delivery around off, Yuvraj drives it back to the bowler.
3.4: J Khan to Y Singh, Another back of a length delivery outside off, Singh thinks of going for the pull but he decides to defend it in the last moment.
3.3: J Khan to Y Singh, Short delivery outside off, Yuvraj sways away from the line of the ball.
3.2: J Khan to Y Singh, Back of a length delivery outside off, Yuvraj Singh defends it neatly.
3.1: J Khan to Y Singh, Good length delivery outside off, Yuvraj Singh defends it on the off side.
End of over 3 (3 runs): India 7/2 ( S Dhawan 1 (5b 0x4 0x6), Y Singh 1 (1b 0x4 0x6), M Amir 2-0-5-2)
2.6: M Amir to S Dhawan, Angling into the stumps, Dhawan does well to defend it.
2.5: M Amir to Y Singh, Singh defends it off the back foot and scampers across for a quick single.
Yuvraj Singh is the next man in.
2.4: M Amir to V Kohli, OUT! Azhar Ali is a happy man! Good length delivery outside off, Kohli tries to flick it on the leg side. Gets a leading edge to it and the ball flies towards the fielder at point. Shadab Khan goes to his right and takes a really fine catch to send the dangerman back to the hut. The best chaser of the game has to walk back to the hut. After getting a life, everyone expected him to rise but the dropped catch has cost nothing. Amir will be really happy and he gets rewarded for bowling fantastic lengths.
2.3: M Amir to V Kohli, Dropped! Amir does all the hard work but Azhar Ali does not support him. Length delivery outside off, Kohli prods forward in defence. Gets a thick outside edge and the ball flies towards Azhar Ali who cannot hold onto it. Could be a turning point in the context of the match.
2.2: M Amir to V Kohli, Fuller delivery outside off, Kohli drives it straight back to the bowler. Amir stops it well in his followthrough.
2.1: M Amir to V Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, Kohli tries to defend it. Gets a leading edge through the cover-point region for a couple.
End of over 2 (2 runs): India 4/1 ( V Kohli 3 (5b 0x4 0x6), S Dhawan 1 (4b 0x4 0x6), J Khan 1-0-2-0)
1.6: J Khan to V Kohli, Fuller into the pads, Kohli clips it towards fine leg for a single.
1.5: J Khan to V Kohli, Good length delivery outside off, Kohli lets it through to the keeper.
1.4: J Khan to S Dhawan, Short delivery into the batsman, Dhawan pulls it towards fine leg for a single.
1.3: J Khan to S Dhawan, Fuller outside off, Dhawan punches it back to the bowler.
1.2: J Khan to S Dhawan, Length delivery and angling into the batsman, Dhawan tries to defend it. Gets an inside edge onto his pads.
1.1: J Khan to S Dhawan, Good length delivery outside off, Dhawan stays in his crease and defends it.
Junaid Khan to bowl with the second new ball from the end.
End of over 1 (2 runs): India 2/1 ( V Kohli 2 (3b 0x4 0x6), S Dhawan 0 (0b 0x4 0x6), M Amir 1-0-2-1)
0.6: M Amir to V Kohli, Into the pads, Kohli clips it through the square leg region for a couple to get off the mark.
0.5: M Amir to V Kohli, Fuller delivery outside off, Kohli drives it towards mid off. Malik dives to his right and makes a fine stop.
0.4: M Amir to V Kohli, Peach of a delivery! Amir welcomes Kohli with a length delivery outside off, the ball nips back in. Kohli prods forward in defence but fails to defend it as the ball sneaks past his inside edge.
Virat Kohli will bat at number 3!
0.3: M Amir to R Sharma, OUT! Rohit Sharma departs on a duck! On a length around leg, the ball nips back in. Sharma fails to clip it through and gets hit flush on the pads. The players appeal and the umpire responds by raising his dreaded finger. He has a talk with his partner but he is not that keen for a review. The umpire tells them that the time is over and Rohit has to walk back to the hut. Replays show that even if they had opted for the review, the umpire's decision would have stayed as it was clipping the top of middle stump.
0.2: M Amir to R Sharma, Good length delivery outside off, the ball swings away. Rohit Sharma shoulders his arms to it.
0.1: M Amir to R Sharma, Fuller delivery outside off to start with, Rohit Sharma gets an inside edge onto his body.
Welcome back for the chase! Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma will open the batting for India. Mohammad Amir will start the proceedings with the first new ball for Pakistan. With two slips in place. Here we go...
India, on the other hand, had a day to forget with the ball. None of the bowlers except Bhuvneshwar Kumar were effective and he ended with respectable figures of 10-2-44-1. The spin duo of Ashwin and Jadeja went for plenty and they will be really disappointed. The Men in Blue will have to put their act together and put in a solid performance and a really good start is the need of the hour for them. Can the defending champions defend their title or will we have new winners this time around? Join us in a while for the chase.
Babar Azam also stepped up and made a useful contribution but it was the cameo from Mohammad Hafeez that made the difference. He made a quickfire 50 and along with Imad Wasim went ablaze in the end and helped them cross the 330-run mark. The Men in Green will be really happy with their batting performance as they all stepped up in the game which matters the most.
A terrific batting performance from Pakistan and they have posted a huge total on the board. They were determined from the very beginning and an efficient start from their openers laid the perfect platform for them. Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman stitched in a vital 128-run stand where the latter went to score his maiden ODI hundred after getting a reprieve just when he was on 3. The former was dismissed courtesy of a run out but nothing went India's way even after that.
49.6: B Kumar to I Wasim, Slow bouncer from Kumar. Wasim makes room, looks to ramp it over short third man but ends up slicing it over point. The batsmen can only manage to collect a run. PAKISTAN FINISH ON 338/4!
49.5: B Kumar to I Wasim, Banged in short, angling away, Wasim makes room, looks to hook it away but misses.
49.4: B Kumar to M Hafeez, Another yorker, dug out in the cover region for a single.
49.3: B Kumar to M Hafeez, SIX! Full and wide outside off, Hafeez reaches out and goes hard at it. Bunts it over mid off and the ball sails all the way for a maximum. That will help their total!
49.2: B Kumar to M Hafeez, Wide yorker from Kumar. Hafeez advances down, tries to jam it out but manages to get a bottom edge back to the bowler.
49.1: B Kumar to I Wasim, Yorker, dug out on the leg side for a single.
End of over 49 (11 runs): Pakistan 329/4 ( I Wasim 23 (18b 1x4 1x6), M Hafeez 50 (34b 4x4 2x6), J Bumrah 9-0-68-0)
48.6: J Bumrah to I Wasim, Leg bye! Superb Free Hit delivery. Bumrah bowls a slow, in-dipper, deceives Wasim with the variation. The Pak all-rounder misses and the ball goes off the pads on the off side. A leg bye is taken.
Free Hit coming up...
48.6: J Bumrah to I Wasim, No ball! Another one from Bumrah! Full outside off, driven to long off for a single. Bumrah has overstepped once again and it's his third no ball. He has got to be more disciplined at this level.
32nd ODI fifty for Mohammad Hafeez!
48.5: J Bumrah to M Hafeez, Fifty for Mohammad Hafeez! The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total. The Professor has scored at a brisk pace and he is leading his team towards a really good total.
48.4: J Bumrah to M Hafeez, Full toss, driven through mid on for a brace.
Free Hit coming up...
48.4: J Bumrah to I Wasim, No ball! High full toss, Wasim mistimes it over covers for a single. Hang on, the umpire has his one hand stretched out. It's a no ball for height.
48.3: J Bumrah to M Hafeez, Full toss, driven crisply to Yuvraj at covers. A single is taken.
48.2: J Bumrah to M Hafeez, What happened there? The ball hit the stumps, but the bails don't fall. Bumrah bowls a perfect yorker, Hafeez fails to dig it out. The ball then deflects off the pads onto the stumps. The bail lobs a touch but then lands back in its place. Hafeez can't believe his luck and so can't Bumrah but for contrasting reasons.
48.1: J Bumrah to I Wasim, Leg bye! Wasim shuffles a long way across, looking to scoop. Bumrah cleverly follows him with a yorker. Imad misses and gets rapped on the pads. The ball rolls beside the pitch and a leg bye is taken.
End of over 48 (5 runs): Pakistan 318/4 ( M Hafeez 46 (30b 4x4 2x6), I Wasim 20 (14b 1x4 1x6), B Kumar 9-2-35-1)
47.6: B Kumar to M Hafeez, Slower delivery on a length outside off, Hafeez looks to flay it on the off side but misses. Superb over from Bhuvi. Just 5 from it!
47.5: B Kumar to I Wasim, Leg bye! Slower short delivery, Wasim looks to play a reverse-pull type shot. Misses and the ball lobs off his helmet towards the short fine leg region. A leg bye is taken.
50-run stand between Wasim and Hafeez!
47.4: B Kumar to M Hafeez, Very full and very wide outside off, Hafeez looks to squeeze it out but gets an inside edge to the keeper. A quick single is taken.
47.3: B Kumar to I Wasim, Low full toss on the stumps, driven to long on for a single.
47.2: B Kumar to M Hafeez, Hafeez sets himself up for a pre-determined reverse scoop. Kumar, however, follows him and MH can only jam it out on the off side for a single.
47.1: B Kumar to I Wasim, Wasim dances down the track and digs it out to long on for a single.
End of over 47 (8 runs): Pakistan 313/4 ( I Wasim 18 (11b 1x4 1x6), M Hafeez 44 (27b 4x4 2x6), J Bumrah 8-0-59-0)
46.6: J Bumrah to I Wasim, Low full toss around off, driven to long off for a single.
46.5: J Bumrah to I Wasim, Full outside off, Wasim tries to be cheeky. Goes for the reverse scoop but misses it completely. Hafeez is not happy with his partner and has a word with him after the ball.
46.4: J Bumrah to I Wasim, FOUR! Slower length ball around middle and off, Imad clears his front leg and tonks it over mid off. Beats Pandya at long off and earns a boundary. Hardik had to cover only a few yards to his left but the ball was hit so hard that he couldn't get there.
46.3: J Bumrah to M Hafeez, Almost a yorker around off, dug out to short third man for a single.
46.2: J Bumrah to I Wasim, Length delivery, angling away, Wasim goes hard at it but mistimes it through covers for a single.
46.1: J Bumrah to M Hafeez, Slower one to start off, Hafeez places it on the full through cover-point for a single.
Change of ends for Jasprit Bumrah!
End of over 46 (11 runs): Pakistan 305/4 ( M Hafeez 42 (25b 4x4 2x6), I Wasim 12 (7b 0x4 1x6), B Kumar 8-2-31-1)
45.6: B Kumar to M Hafeez, Full toss on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single.
45.5: B Kumar to M Hafeez, Full outside off, Hafeez slashes it over backward point. The man in the deep, cuts it off and keeps it down to two.
45.4: B Kumar to I Wasim, Very full on middle and off, almost a yorker, dig out through mid on for a single.
45.3: B Kumar to M Hafeez, Full and angling in, driven through mid on for a single.
45.2: B Kumar to M Hafeez, SIX! Hammered! Slower length delivery from Bhuvneshwar. Hafeez picks it early and pulls it handsomely over mid-wicket for a biggie. Moves to 38 off just 22 balls. 300 up for Pakistan.
45.1: B Kumar to M Hafeez, Slower delivery wide outside off, Hafeez tries to glide it on the off side but misses.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar replaces Bumrah!
End of over 45 (16 runs): Pakistan 294/4 ( M Hafeez 32 (20b 4x4 1x6), I Wasim 11 (6b 0x4 1x6), K Jadhav 3-0-27-1)
44.6: K Jadhav to M Hafeez, Almost a yorker, dug out on the off side for a quick single.
44.5: K Jadhav to I Wasim, Wasim once again dances down and drills it uppishly towards long on for a single.
44.4: K Jadhav to I Wasim, SIX! That's hit hard! Flatter delivery around off, this time Wasim dances down the track and bunts it down the track over long for a flat maximum. 14 runs off the over already.
44.3: K Jadhav to M Hafeez, Full outside off, eased down to long off for a single.
44.2: K Jadhav to M Hafeez, SIX! Just over! Jadhav tosses it up, Hafeez dances down the track, gets to the pitch of it and lofts it over long on. Pandya in the deep, jumps full stretch but can't get his fingers to it. The ball sails over and lands over the ropes. Hafeez is playing a gem of an innings here.
44.1: K Jadhav to I Wasim, Sliding away from the southpaw, Wasim mistimes his slog to long on for a single.
End of over 44 (8 runs): Pakistan 278/4 ( I Wasim 3 (3b 0x4 0x6), M Hafeez 24 (17b 4x4 0x6), J Bumrah 7-0-51-0)
43.6: J Bumrah to I Wasim, On a length around leg, Imad tucks it in the mid-wicket region and slips as he takes off for a quick single. Bumrah gets to the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end. Misses but Wasim does well to recover and reach back in.
43.5: J Bumrah to M Hafeez, Back of a length slower delivery, MH waits for it and glides it to third man for a single.
43.4: J Bumrah to I Wasim, Length delivery, angling away, Imad punches it past the diving point fielder for a single.
43.3: J Bumrah to M Hafeez, On a length and angling in, defended with soft hands in the mid-wicket region for a single.
43.2: J Bumrah to M Hafeez, FOUR! Bumrah slants it into the pads, Hafeez flicks it through forward square leg. Beats the deep mid-wicket fielder and picks up another boundary. He is ticking along nicely!
43.1: J Bumrah to M Hafeez, Length delivery outside off, dabbed to backward point.
India's death bowling specialist is back on.
End of over 43 (4 runs): Pakistan 270/4 ( M Hafeez 18 (13b 3x4 0x6), I Wasim 1 (1b 0x4 0x6), K Jadhav 2-0-11-1)
42.6: K Jadhav to M Hafeez, Off spinner on off, milked down to long off for a single.
42.5: K Jadhav to I Wasim, Slower through the air outside off, Wasim makes room and slashes it through covers for a single.
42.4: K Jadhav to M Hafeez, Jadhav bowls a round-arm delivery around off, Hafeez dabs it towards short third man for a single.
Imad Wasim strides out to the middle.
42.3: K Jadhav to B Azam, OUT! Azam misses out on his half century. Tries to take on the part-timer Jadhav. Dances down the track, goes for the big lofted shot but ends up miscuing it to Yuvraj at long off. The veteran doesn't make any mistake and Azam has to walk back. Jadhav's golden arm once again does the trick. India are pulling things back at the right moment.
42.2: K Jadhav to M Hafeez, Fuller in the line of the stumps, eased down to long on for a single.
42.1: K Jadhav to M Hafeez, Hafeez makes room, Jadhav follows him. The Professor can only punch it back to the bowler.
Kedar Jadhav is back on.
End of over 42 (9 runs): Pakistan 266/3 ( M Hafeez 15 (9b 3x4 0x6), B Azam 46 (51b 4x4 0x6), B Kumar 7-2-20-1)
41.6: B Kumar to M Hafeez, On a length and angling in, tucked through backward square leg for a single.
41.5: B Kumar to B Azam, Fullish delivery on the stumps, clipped to deep square leg for a single.
41.4: B Kumar to M Hafeez, Bhuvi goes for the yorker, ends up bowling a low full toss, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single.
41.4: B Kumar to M Hafeez, Wide! Kumar goes for the bouncer once again. However, it's too short this time and a wide is signaled for height.
41.3: B Kumar to M Hafeez, FOUR! Hafeez is taking the attack to the opposition. Advances down the track and pulls the back of a length delivery over mid-wicket for a boundary.
41.2: B Kumar to M Hafeez, Banged in short, Hafeez sees that and gets out of harm's way.
41.1: B Kumar to B Azam, Length delivery outside off, punched to long off for a single.
End of over 41 (10 runs): Pakistan 257/3 ( B Azam 44 (49b 4x4 0x6), M Hafeez 9 (5b 2x4 0x6), R Jadeja 8-0-67-0)
40.6: R Jadeja to B Azam, Azam kneels down and paddle sweeps down the leg side for a single.
40.5: R Jadeja to M Hafeez, Shortish outside off, cut through cover-point for a single.
40.4: R Jadeja to M Hafeez, FOUR! Bad, bad ball this, from Jadeja! Slants it down the leg side, Hafeez kneels down and sweeps it fine down the leg side for a boundary. The left-arm orthodox is proving to be expensive again.
40.3: R Jadeja to M Hafeez, Full around off, pushed to cover.
40.2: R Jadeja to M Hafeez, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
40.1: R Jadeja to M Hafeez, FOUR! Hafeez continues from where he left against England. Dances down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and smashes it down the track over mid off for a boundary. Off the mark in style.
Ravindra Jadeja is back into the attack.
Powerplay 3 has been signaled. Now a maximum of five fielders are allowed outside the circle.
End of over 40 (1 run): Pakistan 247/3 ( B Azam 43 (48b 4x4 0x6), M Hafeez 0 (0b 0x4 0x6), B Kumar 6-2-11-1)
39.6: B Kumar to B Azam, Another good length delivery around off, Azam works it towards the fielder at mid-wicket. A sensational over from Bhuvneshwar. Only a run and a wicket from it.
39.5: B Kumar to B Azam, Length delivery outside off, Azam drives it towards the fielder at mid off.
Mohammad Hafeez walks out to bat.
39.4: B Kumar to S Malik, OUT! Malik holes out! Short delivery outside off, Malik plays the forehand smash. Does not middle it well and the ball goes towards the deep cover region. Jadhav gets under it and takes a simple catch. Bhuvneshwar has struck at a really crucial time as Malik could have been dangerous in the latter stages.
39.3: B Kumar to S Malik, Good length delivery outside off, Malik throws his bat at it but cannot make contact.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar sees Shoaib Malik making room and he pulls out at the last moment.
39.2: B Kumar to S Malik, Length delivery outside off, Malik dabs it towards the fielder at point.
39.1: B Kumar to B Azam, Length delivery around off, Azam guides it towards third man for a single.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is brought back for a bowl.
End of over 39 (7 runs): Pakistan 246/2 ( S Malik 12 (13b 0x4 1x6), B Azam 42 (45b 4x4 0x6), K Jadhav 1-0-7-0)
38.6: K Jadhav to S Malik, A bit short around off, Malik cuts but straight to the fielder at point.
38.5: K Jadhav to B Azam, Azam stays in his crease and drives it towards long off for a single.
38.5: K Jadhav to B Azam, Wide! A replica of the last ball.
38.5: K Jadhav to B Azam, Wide! Sprayed down the leg side, Azam lets it through.
38.4: K Jadhav to S Malik, Worked through the square leg for a single.
38.3: K Jadhav to B Azam, Azam stays in his crease and punches it towards long on for a single.
38.2: K Jadhav to S Malik, Quicker one around off, Malik cuts it late. Rohit from short third man dives to his right to make a good stop. A single is taken.
38.1: K Jadhav to B Azam, A loose delivery into the pads, Azam pulls it away towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
Kedar Jadhav is introduced into the attack.
End of over 38 (12 runs): Pakistan 239/2 ( S Malik 10 (10b 0x4 1x6), B Azam 39 (42b 4x4 0x6), H Pandya 10-0-53-1)
37.6: H Pandya to S Malik, Short delivery into the batsman, Malik goes for the hook at first but sways away at the last moment.
37.5: H Pandya to B Azam, Angling into the batsman, Azam wrists it through the square leg region. Runs the first one hard and slips while turning for the second run. So only a run taken in the process.
37.4: H Pandya to B Azam, Good length delivery outside off, Azam punches it through covers for a couple.
37.4: H Pandya to B Azam, Wide! Sprayed way down the leg side, Azam fails to clip it through. This is the tenth wide of the innings.
37.3: H Pandya to B Azam, Fuller around off, Azam drives it back to the bowler.
37.2: H Pandya to B Azam, FOUR! Beautiful shot! Angling into the hips, Azam stays in his crease and flicks it through the backward square leg region for a boundary.
37.1: H Pandya to B Azam, FOUR! Babar makes the most of it! Short delivery outside off, Azam stays in his crease and cuts it over the backward point region for a boundary.
End of over 37 (11 runs): Pakistan 227/2 ( B Azam 28 (37b 2x4 0x6), S Malik 10 (9b 0x4 1x6), R Jadeja 7-0-57-0)
36.6: R Jadeja to B Azam, Azam comes down the track and eases it down to long off for a single.
36.5: R Jadeja to S Malik, Driven down to long off for a single.
36.4: R Jadeja to S Malik, SIX! Malik gets into the act! Tossed up outside off, Malik comes down the track, reaches to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over the extra cover region for half a dozen.
36.3: R Jadeja to B Azam, Angling into the stumps, Azam punches it through covers for a single.
36.2: R Jadeja to S Malik, Quicker one around off, Malik cuts it through the point region for a single.
36.1: R Jadeja to B Azam, Tossed up outside off, Azam punches it towards covers for a single.
Ravindra Jadeja is back on.
End of over 36 (7 runs): Pakistan 216/2 ( S Malik 2 (6b 0x4 0x6), B Azam 25 (34b 2x4 0x6), H Pandya 9-0-41-1)
35.6: H Pandya to S Malik, It's a short ball and a dot ball this time. Malik pulls it but cannot beat the fielder at mid-wicket.
35.5: H Pandya to B Azam, Good length delivery outside off, Azam punches it through the cover-point region for a single.
35.4: H Pandya to B Azam, FOUR! Stand and deliver! Short delivery outside off, Azam stays in his crease and pulls it with grit. Over the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
35.3: H Pandya to B Azam, Fuller around off, Azam digs it out towards the fielder at mid off.
35.2: H Pandya to B Azam, Good length delivery outside off, Azam punches it through the cover region for a couple.
35.1: H Pandya to B Azam, Short delivery into the batsman, Babar goes to play the pull shot but fails to make contact.
End of over 35 (7 runs): Pakistan 209/2 ( B Azam 18 (29b 1x4 0x6), S Malik 2 (5b 0x4 0x6), J Bumrah 6-0-43-0)
34.6: J Bumrah to B Azam, Good length delivery outside off, Azam punches it towards sweeper cover for a single.
34.5: J Bumrah to B Azam, Good length around off, Azam punches it straight towards the fielder at point.
34.4: J Bumrah to B Azam, FOUR! Easy pickings! Full toss into the pads, Babar is obliged as he just helps it through the vacant square leg region for a boundary.
34.3: J Bumrah to S Malik, Good length delivery outside off, Malik dabs it towards third man for a single.
34.2: J Bumrah to S Malik, Fuller around off, Malik drives it back to the bowler.
34.1: J Bumrah to B Azam, Azam punches it through covers for a single.
Ravindra Jadeja was handed the ball at first but Virat Kohli had a change of mind at the last moment. He brings Jasprit Bumrah back into the attack.
End of over 34 (2 runs): Pakistan 202/2 ( S Malik 1 (3b 0x4 0x6), B Azam 12 (25b 0x4 0x6), H Pandya 8-0-34-1)
33.6: H Pandya to S Malik, Fuller around off, Malik drives it straight to the fielder at cover. An excellent over from Pandya where he gives away just two runs and takes a wicket.
33.5: H Pandya to B Azam, Back of a length delivery around off, Azam drags it towards fine leg for a single.
33.4: H Pandya to B Azam, Length delivery outside off, Babar Azam goes to drive it on the up. Misses it completely and the ball goes through to the keeper.
33.3: H Pandya to S Malik, Good length delivery outside off, Malik guides it towards third man for a single.
33.2: H Pandya to S Malik, Length delivery around off, Shoaib Malik defends it towards the fielder at point.
Shoaib Malik is the new man in.
33.1: H Pandya to F Zaman, OUT! Jadeja does not miss those! Length delivery outside off, Zaman takes his front leg out of the way and goes to play a wild slog. Mistimes it and the ball balloons over the backward point region. Jadeja there, traces back and takes a really fine catch to send back the opener. A terrific innings from the southpaw comes to an end and India will want a couple of quick wickets to get back in the game.
End of over 33 (9 runs): Pakistan 200/1 ( B Azam 11 (23b 0x4 0x6), F Zaman 114 (105b 12x4 3x6), R Ashwin 10-0-70-0)
32.6: R Ashwin to B Azam, Tossed up around off and spinning in, Azam comes down the track and tries to block it away. Gets an inside edge onto the pads.
32.5: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Zaman cuts it towards sweeper cover for a single.
32.4: R Ashwin to F Zaman, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.
32.3: R Ashwin to B Azam, Azam paddles it towards short fine leg for a single.
32.2: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Zaman comes down the track and he throws his bat at it. Gets it off the toe end towards long off for a single.
32.1: R Ashwin to F Zaman, SIX! Brilliant! Floated around leg, Fakhar takes out his front leg and sends that deep into the deep mid-wicket stands for a maximum.
End of over 32 (5 runs): Pakistan 191/1 ( B Azam 10 (21b 0x4 0x6), F Zaman 106 (101b 12x4 2x6), H Pandya 7-0-32-0)
31.6: H Pandya to B Azam, Another short ball, Babar Azam pulls it through the mid-wicket region. Shikhar Dhawan chases it down through the deep square leg region and saves the boundary. The batsmen run a couple.
31.5: H Pandya to F Zaman, Good length delivery outside off, Fakhar punches it through the cover-point region for a single.
31.4: H Pandya to F Zaman, Another short delivery into the batsman, Zaman pulls but cannot get it past the fielder at short mid-wicket.
31.3: H Pandya to F Zaman, Short delivery into the batsman, Fakhar goes for the pull. Gets it off the splice through the mid-wicket region for a couple.
31.2: H Pandya to F Zaman, Length delivery outside off, Zaman cuts it straight towards the fielder at backward point.
31.1: H Pandya to F Zaman, Short delivery outside off, Fakhar Zaman sways away from the line of the ball.
Drinks break! Another good phase of play for Pakistan apart from the wicket. They have been playing beautifully and Fakhar Zaman has scored his maiden ODI century. They will want to post a really big total now. India on the other hand will want to trigger a collapse because chasing a big total under pressure is never going to be easy.
End of over 31 (7 runs): Pakistan 186/1 ( B Azam 8 (20b 0x4 0x6), F Zaman 103 (96b 12x4 2x6), R Ashwin 9-0-61-0)
30.6: R Ashwin to B Azam, Azam punches it back to the bowler. Ashwin dives to his right and makes a fine stop to save runs for his team.
30.5: R Ashwin to F Zaman, The batsman has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total.
30.4: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Quicker one outside off, Zaman gets an inside edge and the ball goes to the keeper. Hits Dhoni low on the pads.
30.3: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Tossed around off, Zaman comes down the track and lofts it over the cover region. Kedar Jadhav fumbles in the deep which allows them to take two runs easily.
30.2: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Zaman drives it towards the fielder at covers.
Maiden ODI century for Fakhar Zaman!
30.1: R Ashwin to F Zaman, FOUR! Ton for Fakhar and it has come against their arch rivals India! Fuller outside off, Fakhar Zaman sweeps it through the square leg region for a boundary. He has been sensational throughout and he is playing a terrific knock when it matters the most, in the high-pressure finals.
End of over 30 (3 runs): Pakistan 179/1 ( F Zaman 96 (91b 11x4 2x6), B Azam 8 (19b 0x4 0x6), H Pandya 6-0-27-0)
29.6: H Pandya to F Zaman, Leg bye! On a length around leg, Zaman looks to tuck it away but misses. The ball lobs off the thigh pad on the leg side. A leg bye is taken. Back-to-back tight overs for India.
29.5: H Pandya to B Azam, Back of a length outside off, guided to third man for a single. 50-run stand between Azam and Zaman.
29.4: H Pandya to B Azam, On a length around off, tapped to mid on.
29.3: H Pandya to B Azam, Pitched on a length outside off, Babar feels for it but gets beaten.
29.2: H Pandya to B Azam, Length delivery outside off, chopped to backward point.
29.1: H Pandya to F Zaman, Back of a length delivery around leg, pulled on the bounce to fine leg. A single is taken.
End of over 29 (1 run): Pakistan 176/1 ( B Azam 7 (15b 0x4 0x6), F Zaman 95 (89b 11x4 2x6), R Ashwin 8-0-54-0)
28.6: R Ashwin to B Azam, Spinning into the batsman, played with the turn to forward square leg.
28.5: R Ashwin to B Azam, Azam goes back and punches to cover.
28.4: R Ashwin to B Azam, Off spinner on off, clipped to short mid-wicket again.
28.3: R Ashwin to B Azam, Spinning in from around off, turned to mid-wicket.
28.2: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Zaman eases it down the long on for a single.
28.1: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Short delivery, fired at 100 kph. Zaman looks to punch it on the off side but gets an outside edge to short third man.
End of over 28 (8 runs): Pakistan 175/1 ( B Azam 7 (11b 0x4 0x6), F Zaman 94 (87b 11x4 2x6), H Pandya 5-0-25-0)
27.6: H Pandya to B Azam, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
27.5: H Pandya to B Azam, Short delivery, Azam rides the bounce and pulls it through backward square leg for a brace.
27.4: H Pandya to B Azam, Outside off, Azam looks to glide it on the off side but misses.
27.3: H Pandya to F Zaman, Length delivery, tapped in front of covers for a single.
27.2: H Pandya to F Zaman, FOUR! Pandya goes short again, Zaman looks to pull it but doesn't seem in control of the shot. Gets a glove on it and the ball flies over the keeper's head for a boundary. He moves into his nineties!
27.1: H Pandya to B Azam, Shortish delivery outside off, punched through point for a single.
Hardik Pandya is called back for a bowl.
End of over 27 (17 runs): Pakistan 167/1 ( F Zaman 89 (85b 10x4 2x6), B Azam 4 (7b 0x4 0x6), R Ashwin 7-0-53-0)
26.6: R Ashwin to F Zaman, FOUR! Edgy! Shorter delivery outside off, Zaman looks to punch it with an angled bat. Gets an outside edge which runs fine down the off side. Bumrah from short third man, chases after it, gets his hands to it but fails to keep it in. 17 runs from the over. The spinners have been hammered in the past two overs!
26.5: R Ashwin to B Azam, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
26.4: R Ashwin to B Azam, Slanting into the pads, turned to mid-wicket.
26.3: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Some shot, that! Full outside off, driven crisply through covers. Bhuvneshwar from long off, hares to his right and makes a diving stop near the fence. Saves a run for his team. Such efforts will lift India. The timing however was exceptional on that one.
26.2: R Ashwin to F Zaman, SIX! This is superb counter-attacking cricket from Zaman. He is in his groove now. He dances down the track, goes through with his slog. Seems to have mistimed it but the ball sails over the long on fence for half a dozen. He is on fire!
26.2: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Wide! Another one sliding down the leg side. Zaman once again leaves it alone and gets a wide.
26.2: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Wide! Sliding down the leg side, Zaman leaves it alone. A wide is signaled.
26.1: R Ashwin to B Azam, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. The batsmen have run through for a single.
End of over 26 (16 runs): Pakistan 150/1 ( F Zaman 76 (82b 9x4 1x6), B Azam 2 (4b 0x4 0x6), R Jadeja 6-0-46-0)
25.6: R Jadeja to F Zaman, FOUR! Safe shot to play with mid off and extra cover in place and no one in the deep. Uses his feet, gets down the track and goes inside out over covers for a boundary. 16 runs off the over. Massive one for Pakistan!
25.5: R Jadeja to B Azam, Punched off the back foot to sweeper cover for a single.
25.4: R Jadeja to B Azam, Served outside off, pushed to cover.
25.3: R Jadeja to F Zaman, Calm thing to do. Punches the ball off the back foot to long on for a single.
25.2: R Jadeja to F Zaman, FOUR! Short outside off, Zaman makes room and cuts it hard past point for a boundary. He is so strong in that region.
25.1: R Jadeja to F Zaman, SIX! What a shot! This is good intent from Zaman. He doesn't want India to put pressure on them. Dances down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and clobbers it over long on for a maximum. This is good cricket from the opener.
End of over 25 (5 runs): Pakistan 134/1 ( B Azam 1 (2b 0x4 0x6), F Zaman 61 (78b 7x4 0x6), R Ashwin 6-0-36-0)
24.6: R Ashwin to B Azam, The batsman works it down the leg side.
24.5: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Zaman eases it down to long on for a single.
24.4: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Zaman down the track and heaves it to wide long on for a couple.
24.3: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Shortish delivery outside off, cut towards short third man, where Bumrah makes a solid diving stop to deny a run.
24.2: R Ashwin to B Azam, Straying on the pads, flicked on the leg side for a single.
24.1: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Zaman goes back and punches it through mid on for a single.
End of over 24 (1 run): Pakistan 129/1 ( F Zaman 57 (74b 7x4 0x6), B Azam 0 (0b 0x4 0x6), R Jadeja 5-0-30-0)
23.6: R Jadeja to F Zaman, Zaman works it in the backward square leg region for a single.
23.5: R Jadeja to F Zaman, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
23.4: R Jadeja to F Zaman, Spinning into the pads, Zaman works it behind square on the leg side. Wants a single but Azam isn't interested. It was an easy single though.
23.3: R Jadeja to F Zaman, Turned with the spin on the leg side.
23.2: R Jadeja to F Zaman, Full outside off, reverse swept to point.
23.1: R Jadeja to F Zaman, Spinning in from around off, drives it towards mid on.
Babar Azam walks out at no. 3!
End of over 23 (3 runs): Pakistan 128/1 ( A Ali 59 (71b 6x4 1x6), F Zaman 56 (68b 7x4 0x6), R Ashwin 5-0-31-0)
22.6: R Ashwin to A Ali, OUT! Big mix-up! And, this time the luck goes India's away! Ali dabs it in the mid-wicket region and takes off for a single. His partner, however, stays unmoved at the bowler's end and both the batsmen end up at one end. Bumrah runs to his left and throws the ball to his keeper, who whips the bails off. Azhar Ali has to depart. It was an easy single. 128-run stand comes to an end. Can this open the floodgates for India?
22.5: R Ashwin to F Zaman, NOT OUT! He is fine! Sliding into the batsman, defended with soft hands in the mid-wicket region. Yuvraj there, gets to the ball and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. Zaman puts in a good dive to come in but the umpire still goes upstairs to confirm. The replays show that Fakhar was well in.
Yuvraj has scored a direct hit at the bowler's end. The umpire has gone upstairs to check if Zaman's dive has saved him. Seems fine!
22.4: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Flatter delivery, Zaman makes room and cuts it straight to point.
22.3: R Ashwin to A Ali, Another straighter one, punched down to long on for a single.
22.2: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Once again slides it into the pads, eased down to long on for a single.
22.1: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Drifts it into the pads, played across the line to mid-wicket.
Ravichandran Ashwin is back on.
End of over 22 (7 runs): Pakistan 125/0 ( A Ali 58 (69b 6x4 1x6), F Zaman 54 (64b 7x4 0x6), R Jadeja 4-0-29-0)
21.6: R Jadeja to A Ali, Tossed up around off, pushed to cover.
21.5: R Jadeja to A Ali, Full around off, driven to covers.
21.4: R Jadeja to A Ali, Spinning away from outside off, glided past short third man. This time Jadhav cuts it off in the deep. A brace is taken.
21.3: R Jadeja to A Ali, FOUR! Another short delivery from Jadeja and this time it's put away. Ali the batsman, who makes room and cuts it hard through backward point. Beats Jadhav in the deep and picks up another boundary. Pakistan are cruising through at the moment!
21.2: R Jadeja to F Zaman, Shortish delivery around off, spinning in, Zaman makes room and cuts it through point. Yuvraj dives to his left and makes a half stop. A single is taken.
21.1: R Jadeja to F Zaman, Flatter delivery on middle, defended neatly.
End of over 21 (4 runs): Pakistan 118/0 ( A Ali 52 (65b 5x4 1x6), F Zaman 53 (62b 7x4 0x6), H Pandya 4-0-17-0)
20.6: H Pandya to A Ali, An effort ball from Pandya. Bangs it short outside off, Ali looks to ramp it over the keeper's head but misses.
20.5: H Pandya to F Zaman, Back of a length delivery, angling away. Sits up nicely to Zaman, who middles his pull over square leg. Goes on the bounce to Yuvraj, who doesn't make any mistake this time. A single is taken.
20.4: H Pandya to A Ali, Back of a length delivery outside off, pulled over square leg for a single.
20.3: H Pandya to F Zaman, Fuller on the pads, Zaman flicks it to fine leg for a single.
20.2: H Pandya to A Ali, Short outside off, Ali rides the bounce and plays a controlled pull to long leg for a single.
20.1: H Pandya to A Ali, Back of a length delivery outside off, punched off the front foot to mid on.
3rd ODI fifty for Fakhar Zaman!
End of over 20 (11 runs): Pakistan 114/0 ( F Zaman 51 (60b 7x4 0x6), A Ali 50 (61b 5x4 1x6), R Jadeja 3-0-22-0)
19.6: R Jadeja to F Zaman, FOUR! Three fifties in a row for Fakhar Zaman! Tossed up outside off, Zaman cuts it through point. Yuvraj misfields there and the ball races away to the fence for a boundary. The southpaw has been in tremendous form and he has continued with it. Will look to convert it into a century tonight.
12th ODI fifty for Azhar Ali!
19.5: R Jadeja to A Ali, Second consecutive ODI fifty against India! Fuller into the batsman, Ali clips it through the mid-wicket region for a single. He has played a good knock till now and he will look to make it big today.
19.4: R Jadeja to F Zaman, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single.
19.3: R Jadeja to F Zaman, FOUR! He finally gets a boundary through his favourite region! Spinning in from around off, Zaman cuts it through the cover region for a boundary.
19.2: R Jadeja to F Zaman, Tossed up outside off, Zaman tries to cut it hard but cannot beat the fielder at point.
19.1: R Jadeja to A Ali, Ali stays in his crease and punches it through covers for a single.
End of over 19 (3 runs): Pakistan 103/0 ( F Zaman 42 (56b 5x4 0x6), A Ali 48 (59b 5x4 1x6), H Pandya 3-0-13-0)
18.6: H Pandya to F Zaman, Short delivery outside off, Zaman lets it through.
18.5: H Pandya to A Ali, Short delivery into the batsman, Ali pulls it towards fine leg for a single.
18.4: H Pandya to A Ali, Driven through the covers by the batsman.
18.3: H Pandya to F Zaman, A rare misfield from Jadeja! Good length delivery outside off, Zaman dabs it towards backward point where Jadeja misfields. The batsmen run a single and Jadeja scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end but the batsman was already in.
18.2: H Pandya to F Zaman, Good length delivery outside off, Zaman tries to guide it towards third man but fails to make contact.
18.1: H Pandya to A Ali, Fuller around middle and leg, Ali clips it towards mid on for a single.
End of over 18 (7 runs): Pakistan 100/0 ( F Zaman 41 (53b 5x4 0x6), A Ali 46 (56b 5x4 1x6), R Jadeja 2-0-11-0)
17.6: R Jadeja to F Zaman, FOUR! Excellent use of the feet! Zaman comes down the track and slogs it over the wide mid on region for a boundary. 100 up for Pakistan.
17.5: R Jadeja to A Ali, Ali punches it through covers for a single.
17.4: R Jadeja to F Zaman, Fuller outside off, Zaman sweeps it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
17.3: R Jadeja to F Zaman, Zaman stays deep in his crease and nudges it towards the fielder at mid-wicket.
17.2: R Jadeja to F Zaman, Around middle and leg, Zaman clips it towards the fielder at mid-wicket.
17.1: R Jadeja to A Ali, Ali drives it through point for a single.
Drinks have been taken. Pakistan are currently on top of their game. They have been batting really well and have scored runs at a quick pace, also the luck seems to be on their side. India, on the other hand, will need some wickets to get back in the game. An interesting phase of cricket awaits.
End of over 17 (3 runs): Pakistan 93/0 ( A Ali 44 (54b 5x4 1x6), F Zaman 36 (49b 4x4 0x6), H Pandya 2-0-10-0)
16.6: H Pandya to A Ali, Ali punches it towards the mid on fielder. Finds the fielder standing at the edge of the circle which allows them to take the single easily. Bumrah collects it quickly and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses.
16.5: H Pandya to F Zaman, Short delivery into the body, Zaman pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.
16.4: H Pandya to A Ali, In the air.....safe! Short delivery into the batsman, Azhar Ali charges down the wicket and goes for a big one. Gets it off the splice of the bat and the ball balloons over the cover fielder. Rohit Sharma from mid off and Virat Kohli from cover try to reach it but cannot. Ali lands himself with a single.
16.3: H Pandya to A Ali, Good length delivery outside off, Azhar Ali stays in his crease and punches it straight to covers.
16.2: H Pandya to A Ali, Fuller around leg, Ali clips it on the leg side. Yuvraj Singh at mid-wicket dives to his right to make a fine stop.
16.1: H Pandya to A Ali, Back of a length around off, Azhar Ali stays in his crease and defends it well.
End of over 16 (4 runs): Pakistan 90/0 ( F Zaman 35 (48b 4x4 0x6), A Ali 42 (49b 5x4 1x6), R Jadeja 1-0-4-0)
15.6: R Jadeja to F Zaman, Zaman stays in his crease and defends it well.
15.5: R Jadeja to A Ali, Ali stays in his crease and punches it through mid off for a single.
15.4: R Jadeja to F Zaman, Tossed up around leg, Zaman comes down the track and whips it through the wide mid on region for a single.
15.3: R Jadeja to A Ali, Drifting around middle and leg, Ali drives it down the ground. Jadeja cannot stop it and the batsmen run a single.
15.2: R Jadeja to A Ali, Fuller around off, driven back to the bowler.
15.1: R Jadeja to F Zaman, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
Ravindra Jadeja is into the attack now.
End of over 15 (8 runs): Pakistan 86/0 ( A Ali 40 (46b 5x4 1x6), F Zaman 33 (45b 4x4 0x6), H Pandya 1-0-7-0)
14.6: H Pandya to A Ali, FOUR! Good shot! Short and wide outside off, Ali slashes it off the outer half over the backward point region for a boundary.
14.5: H Pandya to F Zaman, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.
14.4: H Pandya to A Ali, Length around off, Ali gets an inside edge towards the short fine leg region for a single.
14.3: H Pandya to F Zaman, Short delivery into the body, Zaman pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
14.2: H Pandya to F Zaman, That might hurt! Back of a length delivery into the body, Zaman gets hit on his body.
14.1: H Pandya to A Ali, Leg bye! Good length delivery and angling in, Ali tries to drive it on the up. Misses it completely and he gets rapped on his back thigh pad. The ball goes past the keeper towards third man for a leg bye. A huge appeal is denied. Hardik wants a review but Dhoni indictaes height to Kohli. The skipper takes his keeper's words and doesn't opt for the review. Replays show that the impact was umpire's call. Later the snicko shows that it had hit the front pad first.
Hardik Pandya is introduced into the attack.
End of over 14 (4 runs): Pakistan 78/0 ( A Ali 35 (43b 4x4 1x6), F Zaman 31 (42b 4x4 0x6), R Ashwin 4-0-28-0)
13.6: R Ashwin to A Ali, A bit short around off, Ali nudges it through mid-wicket for a single.
13.5: R Ashwin to F Zaman, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
13.4: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Fuller into the pads, Zaman fails to clip it through and gets rapped on the pads.
13.3: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Fuller around middle and leg, Zaman goes for the reverse sweep and he miscues it towards the fielder at short third man.
13.2: R Ashwin to A Ali, Ali stays in his crease and clips it through the mid-wicket region for a single.
13.1: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Drifting around leg, Fakhar Zaman tries to back away, Ashwin follows him. Gets an inside edge through square leg for a single.
End of over 13 (5 runs): Pakistan 74/0 ( F Zaman 29 (38b 4x4 0x6), A Ali 33 (41b 4x4 1x6), J Bumrah 5-0-36-0)
12.6: J Bumrah to F Zaman, Zaman stays in his crease and defends it with soft hands on the leg side for a quick single. Pandya is quick to reach the ball but misses his shy at the striker's end. It wouldn't have mattered if that had hit as the batsmen are equally quick between the wickets.
12.5: J Bumrah to A Ali, Fuller around off, Ali flicks it towards mid on and scampers across for a single. Yuvraj Singh has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses.
12.4: J Bumrah to F Zaman, Zaman clips it towards fine leg for a single.
12.3: J Bumrah to A Ali, Another stifled appeal turned down! Fuller around middle and leg, Azhar Ali gets an inside edge onto his pads. Gets it towards square leg for a single.
12.2: J Bumrah to A Ali, Fuller around off, Ali mistimes his drive towards the fielder at mid-wicket.
12.2: J Bumrah to A Ali, Wide! Sprayed way down the leg side, Ali tries to clip but he misses. The umpire signals it as a wide.
12.1: J Bumrah to A Ali, Back of a length delivery around off, Ali punches it back to the bowler.
End of over 12 (6 runs): Pakistan 69/0 ( F Zaman 27 (36b 4x4 0x6), A Ali 31 (37b 4x4 1x6), R Ashwin 3-0-24-0)
11.6: R Ashwin to F Zaman, FOUR! Zaman is trying to match his partner! Tossed up around middle and leg, Fakhar comes down the track and heaves it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
11.5: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Fuller into the stumps, Zaman blocks it away.
11.4: R Ashwin to A Ali, Ali flicks it through the deep square leg region for a single.
11.3: R Ashwin to A Ali, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket
11.2: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Fakhar clips it through the mid-wicket region. Calls for the second but his partner sends him back so he has to settle for the single.
11.1: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Sprayed into the pads, Zaman is unable to clip it away and is rapped on the pads.
End of over 11 (7 runs): Pakistan 63/0 ( A Ali 30 (35b 4x4 1x6), F Zaman 22 (32b 3x4 0x6), J Bumrah 4-0-31-0)
10.6: J Bumrah to A Ali, Fuller delivery around middle and leg, Ali misses his clip and gets rapped on the pads. A stifled appeal is denied as it was going down leg.
10.5: J Bumrah to A Ali, Huge shout for LBW! Good length delivery and angling into the batsman, Ali shuffles across and tries to clip it on the leg side. Misses it completely and gets rapped high on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire is not interested. Good call as the replays show it was way too high.
10.4: J Bumrah to F Zaman, Zaman punches it through the cover region for a single.
10.3: J Bumrah to F Zaman, FOUR! Beautiful! Fuller delivery around off, Zaman drives it dead straight along the ground. Ali is down on the ground trying to reach back at the crease to save himself but sees the ball race away to the fence.
10.2: J Bumrah to A Ali, Run out chance missed! Angling into the hips, Azhar Ali tucks it away in the mid-wicket region and scampers for a single. Rohit picks it up and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Had he hit, Ali was gone by a mile.
10.1: J Bumrah to F Zaman, Length delivery and angling away, Fakhar Zaman guides it towards third man for a single.
Jasprit Bumrah is back for a bowl.
Powerplay 2 has been taken. Now a maximum of four fielder are allowed outside the circle till the 40th over.
End of over 10 (8 runs): Pakistan 56/0 ( F Zaman 16 (29b 2x4 0x6), A Ali 29 (32b 4x4 1x6), R Ashwin 2-0-18-0)
9.6: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Sliding into the southpaw, Fakhar plays away from his body, gets an inside edge to short fine leg for a single. End of a good Powerplay for Pakistan. They are scoring at a good rate and most importantly haven't lost a wicket.
9.5: R Ashwin to A Ali, Full on middle, flicked through wide mid on for a single.
9.4: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Served around leg, Zaman advances leg side of the ball, goes for a hard slog but gets it off the inside half to short fine leg. A single is taken.
9.3: R Ashwin to A Ali, Ashwin drags his length a touch back, Ali punches it down to long on for a single.
9.2: R Ashwin to A Ali, FOUR! Swept away! Full in the line of the stumps, Ali kneels down and sweeps it hard through the gap between short fine leg and backward square leg for a boundary. Azhar has been on a counter-attacking role, here! He doesn't want Ashwin to settle down.
9.1: R Ashwin to A Ali, Spinning into the pads, turned on the leg side.
End of over 9 (maiden): Pakistan 48/0 ( F Zaman 14 (27b 2x4 0x6), A Ali 23 (28b 3x4 1x6), B Kumar 5-2-10-0)
8.6: B Kumar to F Zaman, Pitched around leg, Zaman makes slight room but fails to clip it away. Gets rapped on the pads once again. Second maiden this, for Bhuvneshwar.
8.5: B Kumar to F Zaman, On the pads, Zaman looks to play it across the line but misses. The ball rolls on the off side.
8.4: B Kumar to F Zaman, Length delivery on middle, defended down the track.
8.3: B Kumar to F Zaman, Another short delivery from Bhuvneshwar. Zaman once again tries to pull it but the ball gets big on him and goes over his bat.
8.2: B Kumar to F Zaman, On a length and angling away, pushed to mid off.
8.1: B Kumar to F Zaman, Banged in short, angling away, Zaman looks to pull but misses.
End of over 8 (10 runs): Pakistan 48/0 ( A Ali 23 (28b 3x4 1x6), F Zaman 14 (21b 2x4 0x6), R Ashwin 1-0-10-0)
7.6: R Ashwin to A Ali, Spinning in from around off, punched down the track. Ashwin dives to his right and makes a good stop.
7.5: R Ashwin to A Ali, SIX! This is good intent from Ali! Not letting Ashwin settle. The Indian offie tosses it up outside off, Azhar dances down the track and lofts it over long off. The timing is so good on it that the ball sails over the fence for the first maximum of the day.
7.4: R Ashwin to A Ali, Flatter delivery outside off, Ali prods forward and pushes it to point.
7.3: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Once again Ashwin slants it into the southpaw, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
7.3: R Ashwin to F Zaman, Wide! Ashwin drifts it down the leg side. Zaman leaves it and a wide is signalled.
A slip for the southpaw.
7.2: R Ashwin to A Ali, Tossed up around off, spinning in, turned through forward square leg for a single.
7.2: R Ashwin to A Ali, Wide! Spinning down the leg side. Ali shimmies a touch and looks to flick but misses. A wide is signaled.
7.1: R Ashwin to A Ali, Off spinner around off, defended neatly.
Ravichandran Ashwin is into the attack now.
End of over 7 (2 runs): Pakistan 38/0 ( F Zaman 13 (20b 2x4 0x6), A Ali 16 (23b 3x4 0x6), B Kumar 4-1-10-0)
6.6: B Kumar to F Zaman, Full around off, tapped back to the bowler.
6.5: B Kumar to F Zaman, Pitched outside off, driven on the up to mid off.
6.4: B Kumar to A Ali, Ali taps it wide of Kohli at mid on and takes a quick single. Virat has a shy at the bowler's end but misses.
6.3: B Kumar to A Ali, Outside off, Ali checks his drive to mid off.
6.2: B Kumar to A Ali, Almost carried! Short outside off, pulled straight down the track but falls short of Kumar in his followthrough.
6.1: B Kumar to F Zaman, On the pads, worked to short fine leg for a single.
End of over 6 (9 runs): Pakistan 36/0 ( A Ali 15 (20b 3x4 0x6), F Zaman 12 (17b 2x4 0x6), J Bumrah 3-0-24-0)
5.6: J Bumrah to A Ali, Length delivery, Ali defends it solidly. Another expensive over from Bumrah!
5.5: J Bumrah to A Ali, FOUR! Ali with another boundary. Slower one, angling in, Ali flicks it wristily through square leg. Yuvraj in the deep, runs to his left, dives but fails to stop it. Second boundary off the over.
5.4: J Bumrah to A Ali, Full around off, driven to covers.
5.4: J Bumrah to A Ali, Wide! Again Bumrah bowls it down the leg side, Ali misses to flick it and a wide is signalled.
5.3: J Bumrah to A Ali, Back of a length delivery outside off, Azhar goes for a wild pull but misses it completely. He doesn't need to play such shots as Zaman from the other end will keep doing that.
5.2: J Bumrah to A Ali, On a length outside off, punched to mid off.
5.1: J Bumrah to A Ali, FOUR! Back of a length delivery outside off, Ali has a go at it but gets a thick outside edge. Flies over the slip cordon and to the fence behind.
End of over 5 (8 runs): Pakistan 27/0 ( F Zaman 12 (17b 2x4 0x6), A Ali 7 (14b 1x4 0x6), B Kumar 3-1-8-0)
4.6: B Kumar to F Zaman, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
4.5: B Kumar to F Zaman, FOUR! Zaman not getting off to his usual flier. Dances down the track, goes through with a big heave on the leg side. Gets it off the inner half through square leg for a boundary.
4.4: B Kumar to F Zaman, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
4.3: B Kumar to F Zaman, Four Leg Byes! Banged in short, Zaman goes for the pull but is late into the shot. The ball hits him on the helmet and goes through the gap between Dhoni and Sharma at wide slip for a boundary.
4.2: B Kumar to F Zaman, On middle and leg, pushed to mid on.
4.1: B Kumar to F Zaman, Length delivery, punched to cover-point.
End of over 4 (12 runs): Pakistan 19/0 ( A Ali 7 (14b 1x4 0x6), F Zaman 8 (11b 1x4 0x6), J Bumrah 2-0-15-0)
3.6: J Bumrah to A Ali, Angling into the batsman, defended to mid-wicket. 12 runs off the over but surely not a bad over from Bumrah. He could have had a wicket there.
3.6: J Bumrah to A Ali, Wide! Full but down the leg side again. Ali fails to tickle it and a wide is signaled.
3.5: J Bumrah to A Ali, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
3.4: J Bumrah to A Ali, FOUR! First boundary from Azhar. Short outside off, Ali plays a flat-batted shot past the bowler. Beats the mid on fielder and earns himself a boundary.
3.3: J Bumrah to F Zaman, Zaman taps it beside the pitch on the off side and takes a quick single.
3.2: J Bumrah to F Zaman, FOUR! Edgy! On a length and angling away, Zaman goes hard at it. Gets an inside edge and the ball runs to the fine leg fence.
3.1: J Bumrah to F Zaman, Superb delivery, this! Zaman tries to make room, Bumrah follows him with a yorker which sneaks through the batsman's legs.
Free Hit coming up...
3.1: J Bumrah to F Zaman, OUT... Hang on... It's a no ball. Length delivery, slanting away, Zaman looks to poke at it but gets an outside edge and Dhoni behind the stumps celebrates. India starts celebrating but the umpire wants to check for a no ball. Bumrah's nightmare comes true as the replays confirm it's a no ball. Zaman survives. This can be a big blow to India as the Pakistani opener can take the game to the opposition.
3.1: J Bumrah to F Zaman, Wide! Bumrah once again gets his line wrong. Bowls it down the leg side. Zaman looks to flick it but misses. A wide is signaled.
End of over 3 (4 runs): Pakistan 7/0 ( A Ali 3 (11b 0x4 0x6), F Zaman 3 (7b 0x4 0x6), B Kumar 2-1-4-0)
2.6: B Kumar to A Ali, Pitched in the line of the stumps, tapped back to the bowler.
2.5: B Kumar to A Ali, Outside off, pushed to covers.
2.4: B Kumar to F Zaman, Fuller on the stumps, flicked to right of mid-wicket. Pandya makes a diving stop there but fails to prevent another quick single.
2.3: B Kumar to A Ali, Angling into the pads, Ali looks to work it but gets an inside edge. The ball brushes the pads and runs down the leg side. A single is taken.
2.2: B Kumar to F Zaman, Run out chance! A touch ahead of length on middle. Zaman taps it in front of covers and takes off for a quick single. Jadhav there, runs to the ball and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Had he hit, Zaman was a goner.
2.1: B Kumar to A Ali, Streaky runs! On a length outside off. Ali hangs his bat, gets an outside edge past the second slip for a run. First runs off Bhuvi's bowling.
End of over 2 (3 runs): Pakistan 3/0 ( F Zaman 1 (5b 0x4 0x6), A Ali 1 (7b 0x4 0x6), J Bumrah 1-0-3-0)
1.6: J Bumrah to F Zaman, Length delivery on middle and leg, defended on the leg side.
1.5: J Bumrah to F Zaman, Full on leg, dug out to mid-wicket.
1.4: J Bumrah to A Ali, Length delivery around off, Ali shimmies just a touch and tucks it on the leg side for a single.
1.3: J Bumrah to F Zaman, Pitched on middle, angling away a touch. Zaman looks to push it away from his body, gets an inside edge and the ball runs to fine leg for a single. Fakhar is off the mark.
1.3: J Bumrah to F Zaman, Wide! Full and swinging down leg, Zaman misses his flick and a wide is signaled. First runs on board.
1.2: J Bumrah to F Zaman, Length delivery on middle and leg, defended on the leg side.
1.1: J Bumrah to F Zaman, Full toss on the pads, Zaman looks to whip it away but gets beaten by pace. Is rapped on the pads and Bumrah appeals mutely. However, it's turned down.
Jasprit Bumrah to start with the second new ball. Just a slip in place for him.
End of over 1 (maiden): Pakistan 0/0 ( A Ali 0 (6b 0x4 0x6), F Zaman 0 (0b 0x4 0x6), B Kumar 1-1-0-0)
0.6: B Kumar to A Ali, Pitched outside off, Ali leaves it alone. Good start by Bhuvneshwar. It's a maiden.
0.5: B Kumar to A Ali, Full outside off, driven to mid off.
0.4: B Kumar to A Ali, Full outswinger outside off, driven crisply but straight to Pandya at short cover.
0.3: B Kumar to A Ali, Full outside off, pushed off the front foot to mid off.
0.2: B Kumar to A Ali, Angling into the batsman, Ali shimmies a touch and looks to work across but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
0.1: B Kumar to A Ali, Full outside off with a hint of away swing, Ali makes a watchful leave.
The final is about to get underway. Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali to open for Pakistan. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start the first new ball. He has a couple of slips in place. Here we go...
The players observed a minute of silence in the memory of the victims of the Grenfell Tower victims. They are now standing in attention for their respective national anthems.
PITCH REPORT - Nasser Hussain says that there is a little bit of grass on the wicket but it is dead grass. Feels that there will be nice carry on the deck. Mentions that it is a fresh pitch which has not been used in the tournament. Informs that the outfield is full of lush green grass but the boundaries are long. Ends by saying that it is a good surface for batting.
Sarfraz Ahmed says that he would have bowled first as well but the toss is not in their hands. Mentions that it's a good wicket for batting. Adds that when they came here, they were ranked eighth and had nothing to lose and today also they are going to play with the same attitude. Informs that Mohammad Amir is fit and will replace Rumman Raees.
Virat Kohli says that he will bowl first. Mentions that it is a hard wicket which should stay true throughout. Informs that they are a side which likes chasing so they will look to chase any total down. Adds that the guys are looking forward to put their best performances in the final game of the tournament. Reckons that they take every opponent seriously and they believe in their abilities. Ends by saying that they are unchanged.
TOSS - INDIA WIN THE TOSS AND OPT TO FIELD!
The Men In Green after their first loss have pulled their act together and haven't lost a game since. No one expected them to get till here but they have proved all their critics wrong. The Men In Blue too have suffered one loss this tournament against Sri Lanka. Apart from that, they have displayed a superb all-round performance in the rest of their games. They are the favourites to defend the trophy but Pakistan are known to create major upsets. The all-important toss is coming up!
Hello and a warm welcome to the one of the most anticipated matches of the year. It's the finals of ICC Champions Trophy, 2017 between India and Pakistan at The Oval. One of the fiercest rivalries and the cricket fans all over the globe would have their eyes glued to this. Both these teams started this tournament against each other in which India dominated their neighbours.