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India vs Pakistan - Super Four, Match 3

Series: Asia Cup 2018
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Date: 23 September 2018

India 238/1 (39.3 Ovs) RR: 6.03 | India won by 9 wkts

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That, most definitely, was nowhere adjacent to your expectations, was it? Everytime you come out cheering to find reasons to skip school/office/meeting friends-family and this happens. Alas! But, still within a few days' time we might see both these sides lock horns in the final of #AsiaCup2018. That's a big might, mind you. Let's pin all our hopes on that and expect that both these sides save their best for the last. On that note, we [Raju Peethala along with Rishi Roy, Sriram AS, Nikhil Jadhav, Srivathsa and our scorer Vinod] bid you goodbye. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Go owls!! *Back to Monday blues in a while*

Shikhar Dhawan, Man of the Match: I enjoyed my game and I've been in good touch and just wanted to make the most of it. It's a good batting track and I have enjoyed the way I was batting. It was sensible and liked the balance of it. Pakistan got a good bowling attack and I knew that as openers we have to stay because they have got good pace and once I got set and I kept carrying on. As I've mentioned I wanted to be sensible with my shots and I've thrown it away in the past and I have learnt the lessons the hard way. That's the good for me and it's nice to have that balance. When you play 20 overs it get easy. The plan was not to lose wickets in the first 10 overs and you might not get runs easily early on Rohit played an amazing knock today and he's very good at converting those 50s into 100s and that's something I've learnt from him. It's good that we both value our wicket. Last game we both scored runs but didn't have the hunger and we knew we shouldn't be missing out on big knocks and I'm glad we did the job for the team today.

Rohit Sharma, winning captain (2/2): The entire bowling unit stuck to their task and hats off to them. Repeated performances are challenging in these conditions and once again I don't want to take any credit from the bowlers. With Shikhar I don't need to talk much. It's important to let him be himself. We have batted enough to know each other to start off like that and we clearly know our roles. We always knew that the new batsman will find it difficult to keep going straightaway and Shikhar and I knew it. Nothing is easy (talking about the pulls for six). I've really worked hard on those kind of shots. When it comes off it really looks nice and I've gotten out a few times playing such shots. I back myself to play those shots. It's important to put pressure on bowlers. They have one of the great bowling attacks. Taking nothing away from their bowling and they have troubled us in the past. So it is important to understand the importance of the new ball and play accordingly.

Rohit Sharma, winning captain (1/2): Challenging conditions, we knew it was going to be tough. I don't want to take any credit from the boys, all of them showed great character, well done to the boys. We spoke about leaving past performances behind and give our best today and that is what happened. I think he's (Bumrah) matured as a bowler now, played great amount of cricket he understands his bowling and I think that's very very important for any individual; he understands what fields he needs to set and gotta keep it tight. Bhuvi also did the same. It was important to keep creating such pressure all the time, never wanted to let them off the hook. All our bowling unit played a great amount of cricket. The spinners also did the same. When you keep them in control that's the kind of targets you get to chase. When Hardik got injured, the challenge was to field four spinners and we thought about a few combinations (3 seamers, 4 spinners) and in these conditions it is important to take the pace and not give much pace. For Jadeja to come out and perform like that is amazing.

Biggest wins for Ind vs Pak (balls left):
126 Dubai, 2018 (Tar: 163)
105 Multan, 2006 (162)
92 Toronto, 1997 (117)
63 Dubai, 2018 (238) *
53 Dhaka, 1998 (213)

Sarfraz Ahmed, Pakistan captain: We made it tough for ourselves by dropping those catches. We were 20-25 runs short and if we would have held on to our catches we could have possibly made things interesting. The boys are doing all the hard work but they're not able to take those crucial catches. The wicket was a bit difficult to play on in the afternoon as the cracks had widened up. Wasn't easy for a new batsman walking in. Had we got early wickets, this chase would have been certainly difficult. We have been losing a lot of wickets in the early overs and hence it becomes difficult to recover from such situations. The way they batted, all credit to them. Rohit and Dhawan were exceptional. They have shown better skills as compared to us. We need to work a lot on our skill level if at all we want to get into the final. It's a do-or-die match against Bangladesh, hopefully we'll come out on top.

22:23 Local Time, 18:23 GMT, 23:53 IST: Rayudu and Rohit mosey back towards the dressing room sporting a relaxed smile. Chahal and Kuldeep engage in a friendly pushy-pokey banter as Dhoni grins widely like a big brother in a family full of siblings. If that doesn't define you the ease at which India have gone about things today, I'm afraid nothing else will. Momentum, they say, is a vital factor in sport and India once again exemplified why the phrase is so over-hyped and overused. They've pulled things back with the ball in the final 8 overs (44/3) and never looked back since. Although the conditions showed a bit of allegiance to the side batting second, Rohit and Dhawan - make no mistake - took nothing for granted; they respected good deliveries and pounced on the bad ones to put the chase on a platter. Both engineered a 210-run opening stand asides from their magnificent hundreds and with that, India are just one yawning step away from sealing a slot in the finals.

39.3
1
Shoaib Malik to Rayudu, 1 run, a leading-edge to cover, but doesn't matter. A quick single, doesn't matter. India - 2, Pakistan - 0. Win by 9 wickets and India continue to boss #AsiaCup2018; the only undefeated team in this tournament
39.2
0
Shoaib Malik to Rayudu, no run, looks to work this to leg and gets a thin outside edge on the push, rolls away to short third
39.1
1
Shoaib Malik to Rohit, 1 run, floated up on leg-stump, nudged to the leg-side
38.6
0
Hasan Ali to Rayudu, no run, wobbly yorker length delivery on middle, jammed right back at the bowler
38.5
1
Hasan Ali to Rohit, 1 run, fuller and wider of off, Rohit opens the bat face and silks the drive past a diving backward point
38.4
0
Hasan Ali to Rohit, no run, looks to finish with a flourish and attempts a front foot pull against a length ball, miscued to mid-on
38.3
0
Hasan Ali to Rohit, no run, pins this in the blockhole, Rohit gets low and squeezes it out into the off-side
38.2
1
Hasan Ali to Rayudu, 1 run, opens the bat face and punch-drives the length ball through covers
38.1
2
Hasan Ali to Rayudu, 2 runs, short outside off, Rayudu gets on top of it and splices the pull through mid-wicket

Just a hit away

37.6
1
Shoaib Malik to Rayudu, 1 run, 80ks, flat outside leg, Rayudu swipes in the air and it lands way short of the incoming fielder at deep backward square
37.5
0
Shoaib Malik to Rayudu, no run, on the back foot, rolls his wrists and tucks to mid-wicket
37.4
1
Shoaib Malik to Rohit, 1 run, gives himself a bit of a leeway outside off, stays leg-side of the ball and unveils a drive to long-off
37.3
0
Shoaib Malik to Rohit, no run, make that two in a row
37.2
0
Shoaib Malik to Rohit, no run, another rubbish delivery, pitches outside leg and slides into the pads, Rohit's kind enough to knock this to the fielder at mid-wicket
37.1
1
Shoaib Malik to Rayudu, 1 run, full outside off, drilled away towards long-off
36.6
0
Hasan Ali to Rohit, no run, on the back foot and punched into the covers
36.5
6
Hasan Ali to Rohit, SIX, excuse me for using one of my favourite lines once again: Rohit Sharma - the sibling of elegance and the synonym of talent. He makes you drool with those pull shots, doesn't he? Short and whaccccckkk into the mid-wicket stands
36.4
1
Hasan Ali to Rayudu, 1 run, shuffles across, gets inside the line of the short ball and helps it down to fine leg
36.3
1
Hasan Ali to Rohit, 1 run, short and this one didn't rise as much, and thus, Rohit ends up dragging the swipe through mid-wicket
36.2
0
Hasan Ali to Rohit, no run, nice cute punch off the front foot into the covers
36.1
0
Hasan Ali to Rohit, no run, jumps on the back foot and drops this zippy back of a length delivery near his feet

Two 100s in the same ODI for Ind vs Pak:
S Tendulkar (118) & N Sidhu (101) Sharjah 1996
V Sehwag (108) & R Dravid (104) Kochi 2005
S DHAWAN (114) & R SHARMA (100*) Dubai 2018

Fewest innings to 19 ODI 100s:
104 H Amla
124 V Kohli
171 AB de Villiers
181 ROHIT SHARMA
189 C Gayle
190 Ross Taylor

35.6
0
Shoaib Malik to Rayudu, no run, pushed back at the bowler
35.5
0
Shoaib Malik to Rayudu, no run, drives and picks out cover now
35.4
0
Shoaib Malik to Rayudu, no run, flicks and finds mid-wicket
35.3
1
Shoaib Malik to Rohit, 1 run, lunges forward and eases this to long-off
35.2
2
Shoaib Malik to Rohit, 2 runs, neatly tucked away through square leg and he hustles back to complete the second. 19th ODI hundred for Rohit outrageously talented Sharma. A typical skipper's knock this. Played with caution early on and then spread his wings as the game progressed. Signs of maturity? Oh yes! This man's always destined to do great things and good to see him enjoying the responsibility. [A bit of fanboyism there, but hey let's be honest: you should be a special cruel creature to not enjoy a Rohit hundred] His wife's all clappy happy in the stands
35.1
0
Shoaib Malik to Rohit, no run, tucks his bat close to his pad and inside-halves the defence into the leg-side
34.6
4
Hasan Ali to Rayudu, FOUR, smart batting from Rayudu! Opens the bat face deliberately and makes great use of Hasan Ali's pace to run the ball fine of the keeper. Think third man's non-existent there
34.5
1
Hasan Ali to Rohit, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, wristed away to deep mid-wicket
34.4
1
Hasan Ali to Rayudu, 1 run, camps back, stays beside the line of it and steers it late square of third man
34.3
0
Hasan Ali to Rayudu, no run, full and veering in towards the base of off, Rayudu drives firmly to mid-on
34.2
0
Hasan Ali to Rayudu, no run, good length outside off, Rayudu opens the bat face and dabs straight to backward point
34.1
1
Hasan Ali to Rohit, 1 run, fetches this from off and tucks it through square leg

Highest p'ship for Ind vs Pak for any wicket:
231 S Tendulkar - N Sidhu (2nd) Sharjah 1996
210 R SHARMA - S DHAWAN (1st) Dubai 2018
201 V Sehwag - R Dravid (3rd) Kochi 2005

Hasan Ali [6.0-0-33-0] is back into the attack

33.6
0
Shoaib Malik to Rayudu, no run, quick on the stumps, Rayudu jerks his wrists on the defence as the ball hurries onto him much quicker than he'd thought
33.5
0
Shoaib Malik to Rayudu, no run, short on middle, Rayudu jumps back and punches into the off-side

This is now the highest opening stand in UAE surpassing 204 between Saeed Anwar & Rameez Raja against SL in Sharjah in 1993

33.4
1
Shoaib Malik to Rohit, 1 run, nicely forward and driven to long-off

Ambati Rayudu, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Highest opening stand for Ind in run chases:
210 R SHARMA - S DHAWAN Dubai 2018
201*G Gambhir - V Sehwag v NZ, Hamilton, 2009
197*S Ganguly - S Tendulkar v Zim, Sharjah, 1998
196 S Ganguly - V Sehwag v WI, Rajkot, 2002
192 S Ganguly - V Sehwag v Eng, Colombo PUNE, 2002

Fewest innings to 7000 ODI runs:
150 H Amla
161 V Kohli
166 AB de Villiers
174 S Ganguly
181 R SHARMA
183 B Lara

33.3
0
Shoaib Malik to Rohit, out Dhawan Run Out!! Just a case of eagerness. Rohit presses across and dinks this towards backward point, never looked to be taking a single, but Dhawan's Dhawan...he somehow thinks there's a single and forces himself onto the middle of the ground before consulting his partner. Rohit yells no and Dhawan had far too much ground to cover to get home, and much to his disappointment the throw from Hasan Ali was rapid and adjacent to the stumps, Malik completes the formalities. India won't mind, but Rohit will be disheartened. Dhawan run out (Hasan Ali/Shoaib Malik) 114(100) [4s-16 6s-2]

Shoaib Malik to Rohit, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

Shikhar Dhawan's gone!

Fewest innings to 15 ODI 100s:
86 H Amla
106 V Kohli
108 S DHAWAN
143 Saeed Anwar
144 S Ganguly
147 C Gayle/AB de Villiers

33.2
1
Shoaib Malik to Dhawan, 1 run, flat outside off, cut away square of cover and they nab a quick single this time
33.1
1
Shoaib Malik to Rohit, 1 run, a dart on leg-stump, Rohit milks it into the leg-side and is content with a single
32.6
4
Shaheen Afridi to Dhawan, FOUR, slapped past the bowler. Short and wide, Dhawan stays flat and hammers this straight of mid-off. Good luck chasing that
32.5
0
Shaheen Afridi to Dhawan, no run, chopped away to backward point
32.4
6
Shaheen Afridi to Dhawan, SIX, into the stands! Full on the pads, Dhawan lines up for a half-volley and once it arrives wastes no time in launching this over cow corner
32.3
0
Shaheen Afridi to Dhawan, no run, it's rather full and just outside the line of the off-stump, and he miscues the checked on-drive towards mid-on
32.2
4
Shaheen Afridi to Dhawan, FOUR, drills this wide of mid-off and that's 15th ODI ton for Shikhar-Gabbar-Dhawan. His second in the series. A warm hug from his skipper and there are a lot of happy faces in the stands. Very mild celebrations to say the least as per Gabbar's standards, sums up the ease with which he's gotten here
32.1
1
Shaheen Afridi to Rohit, 1 run, waits inside the crease, makes use of Shaheen's angle and width to steer a single to third man. That's 7000 ODI runs for the hit-man

Nothing seems to be working for Pakistan, they're just going through the motions

31.6
1
Shoaib Malik to Rohit, 1 run, full, dips in line with leg-stump, clipped away off the pads through mid-wicket

Virat fan tweets: Is anyone missing Virat Kohli or is it just me? -- Just you for the moment.

31.5
0
Shoaib Malik to Rohit, no run, bends forward and nudges this slider back to the bowler
31.4
0
Shoaib Malik to Rohit, no run, negative lines to Rohit, on the pads once more, diffused into the pitch
31.3
1
Shoaib Malik to Dhawan, 1 run, pushed down to long-off for a single
31.2
0
Shoaib Malik to Dhawan, no run, lovely drift and spin on this, bites the pitch from a good length and spins late to catch the outside edge as Dhawan pushes off the front foot. Dies down and rolls to short third
31.1
1
Shoaib Malik to Rohit, 1 run, pitches outside leg, short and angled into the pads, Rohit knocks it round the corner

Malik to try his luck with the ball

30.6
4
Shaheen Afridi to Dhawan, FOUR, One bounce. Two bounces and four! Short and wide, begging to be spanked, SD leaps up and flays this over point with an air of nonchalance
30.5
0
Shaheen Afridi to Dhawan, no run, looks to force the drive wide of mid-off, but mistimes and gets the ball dribbling down to the fielder

Rouf Meer (@roufmeer) tweets: "Who will touch the 100 first? Petrol, Diesel, Rohit or Dhawan? #INDvPAK #AsiaCup2018 #CBHaveYourSay" - Probably Dhawan, though I wouldn't bet against petrol. #HaveISaidTooMuch?

30.4
1
Shaheen Afridi to Rohit, 1 run, uses the width on offer to glide a single to third man
30.3
4
Shaheen Afridi to Rohit, FOUR, when you bowl short to this lad, the immediate next thing you should be doing as a bowler is to shut your eyes. Bread and butter for Rohit, he rocks back one-legged and clatters it behind square. Into the 90s now
30.2
2
Shaheen Afridi to Rohit, 2 runs, sprays this into the pads from round the wicket, Rohit manages a wee bit of inside edge on the pull down to fine leg
30.1
0
Shaheen Afridi to Rohit, no run, back of length on middle and off, tapped away towards mid-on

Shaheen Afridi [4.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack

Absolutely no intent from Pakistan. Sarfraz seems to have given up. Last throw of the dice as Pakistan's young and unlucky Afridi comes onto bowl. Gee, just realized Afridi and young's such a good combination

Most runs in an Asia Cup for India (ODIs):
372 S Raina (2008)
357 V Kohli (2012)
348 V Sehwag (2008)
327 MS Dhoni (2008)
306 S DHAWAN (2018)

29.6
1
Shadab Khan to Rohit, 1 run, eased down to long-on
29.5
1
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, 1 run, allows the time to half-swivel and drag-pull this wide of deep square
29.4
0
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, no run, rockets a quicker one at the top of off, Dhawan's sharp to deflect that away with a slightly angled bat
29.3
4
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, FOUR, attempted googly I reckon. Dhawan picks it off the pitch and slam-bangs it through covers. What a jolly good time this duo's having
29.2
1
Shadab Khan to Rohit, 1 run, full toss on the stumps, thanks for bowling, a slap to long-on

Shadab Khan pulls out at the last minute. Reload please

Highest p'ship between Rohit & Dhawan in ODIs:
178 vs Aus, Nagpur, 2013
176 vs Aus, Jaipur, 2013
174 vs Ire, Hamilton, 2015
171 vs Pak, Dubai DSC, 2018

29.1
1
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, 1 run, full on off-stump, Dhawan uses his wrists to get the whip rolling through mid-wicket

India just 67 away

28.6
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Dhawan, 1 run, floats it full on off, SD presses on the front foot and drives it past the diving right hand of Nawaz
28.5
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, 1 run, a yawning single down to long-on
28.4
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Dhawan, 1 run, angling in on middle, knocked into the mid-wicket pocket for an easy single
28.3
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Dhawan, no run, quicker on outside off, Dhawan prods forward and taps into the covers
28.2
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Dhawan, no run, pushed into the on-side
28.1
4
Mohammad Nawaz to Dhawan, FOUR, short enough to rock back and clobber the punch through covers, this is some exhibition of batting
27.6
0
Shadab Khan to Rohit, no run, forward and blocked
27.5
0
Shadab Khan to Rohit, no run, dropped by Fakhar Zaman at short mid-wicket. Pakistan's day going bad to worse. Short and Rohit slapped the pull to the right of the fielder, there was so much power behind the shot and Zaman couldn't clasp his fingers behind that. Bursts through...
27.4
6
Shadab Khan to Rohit, SIX, Rohit Sharma, the last man on planet earth you should be bowling short at. He's quick to transfer his weight onto the back foot and the next thing he sees is the ball fly into the stands over wide long-on
27.3
0
Shadab Khan to Rohit, no run, looped up, full on leg-stump, pushed back gently down the pitch
27.2
1
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, 1 run, advances, takes this on the full and biff-drives to long-off
27.1
0
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, no run, steps back and punches the quicker delivery into the covers
26.6
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, no run, 91ks, fired in towards off, Rohit jumps on the back foot and flat-bats it back to the bowler
26.5
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, no run, opens the bat face and dabs this quicker delivery to backward point
26.4
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, no run, smothered into the leg-side
26.3
4
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, FOUR, short and going down, Rohit plants his back knee while swiveling across and pummels the sweep backwards of square on the leg-side
26.2
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, no run, drifting in towards off, Rohit presses forward and blocks with a slightly open face
26.1
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Dhawan, 1 run, shimmies down, wasn't to the pitch, but uses those long levers to drill this flatter delivery straight of long-off

Mohammad Nawaz [5.0-0-23-0] is back into the attack

Highest opening p'ship for India vs Pak:
159 S Ganguly - S Tendulkar Dhaka 1998
155 G Gambhir - V Sehwag Mirpur 2008
154 S Gavaskar - M Prabhakar Jamshedpur 1987
152 R SHARMA - S DHAWAN Dubai 2018

Ashutosh Panday (@ashutoshatru) tweets: "#Cricbuzzlive Why Shoaib Malik not bowling. His experience can be handy in these conditions." - I'm sure that's at the back of Sarfraz's mind.

25.6
4
Shadab Khan to Rohit, FOUR, too full and bam! Transfers his weight onto the front foot and blazes the drive through extra cover; Rohit Sharma's in overdrive
25.5
0
Shadab Khan to Rohit, no run, googly on the stumps, blocked off the front foot
25.4
2
Shadab Khan to Rohit, 2 runs, goes for a booming sweep and gets a thick top-edge on that, no-one there at 45 and Rohit completes the second with ease
25.3
0
Shadab Khan to Rohit, no run, looks to dab and misses
25.2
6
Shadab Khan to Rohit, SIX, Rohit Sharma's talent is such he doesn't need a bad delivery to hit sixes, but hey don't get fooled. This by no means is a good delivery, short and deserved to be punished; Rohit rocks back and murders it miles into the stands
25.1
2
Shadab Khan to Rohit, 2 runs, juicy full toss, Rohit could have easily smashed that for six but since he's on the move and wasn't probably expecting it to be a fullie just nudged it gently to the right of mid-wicket. A fumble there enables the second
24.6
4
Hasan Ali to Dhawan, FOUR, wow! Short balls are not bothering these two batsmen and the Pakistan bowlers are not learning. Another one directed at the body, Dhawan swivels across comfortably and pulls it behind square, beats fine leg
24.5
1
Hasan Ali to Rohit, 1 run, square-driven past point. All along the ground
24.4
1
Hasan Ali to Dhawan, 1 run, with a serpentine run-up, surprises Dhawan with a well-directed short ball at the torso. The batsman gets into a bit of tangle but is able to pull it in the gap towards deep square leg
24.3
0
Hasan Ali to Dhawan, no run, good length delivery in the channel outside off, Dhawan confidently pokes it to point
24.2
1
Hasan Ali to Rohit, 1 run, fuller length delivery outside off, Rohit cracks a drive to sweeper cover
24.1
0
Hasan Ali to Rohit, no run, back of a length delivery, coming back in with the angle and Rohit's defence is met high on the bat
23.6
6
Amir to Dhawan, SIX, such a free-spirited pull shot from Dhawan. Anticipated the short ball early, went back and placed it in the gap behind square. The power he generated was immense which took it over the ropes. Ruins a decent over from Amir
23.5
2
Amir to Dhawan, 2 runs, high-batted punch to the left of sweeper cover, the duo scamper back for the second
23.4
0
Amir to Dhawan, no run, short of length, Dhawan jumps back and defends it to cover
23.3
0
Amir to Dhawan, no run, swinging, a low full toss and Dhawan bunts it to mid-wicket
23.2
1
Amir to Rohit, 1 run, drags the pull along the carpet through square leg
23.1
2
Amir to Rohit, 2 runs, keeps his bat close to the body and directs it towards backward point. The fielder makes a half-stop, Rohit sees the opportunity to come back for the second and calls Dhawan - who had to rush across as the throw was coming towards his end. No fuss in the end
22.6
0
Hasan Ali to Dhawan, no run, short of length outside off, Dhawan punches it to point to Babar - who makes a flying stop
22.5
0
Hasan Ali to Dhawan, no run, continues the pattern. Now the off-cutter on a short of length, breaks away from Dhawan. Beaten comprehensively
22.4
0
Hasan Ali to Dhawan, no run, Ali adheres to short-pitch stuff. Peppers it short and it rails over Dhawan's shoulder as he half-ducks
22.3
0
Hasan Ali to Dhawan, no run, off-cutter that dupes Dhawan. Grips and cuts away, buzzing past Dhawan's edge as he held his bat for the original line
22.2
0
Hasan Ali to Dhawan, no run, brisk bumper from Hasan, Dhawan sways his head out of the way

Dhawan & Rohit are the first Indian opening pair to put together two 100+ opening stands against Pakistan. Before today they scored 136 in Edgbaston in CT 2017.

22.1
1
Hasan Ali to Rohit, 1 run, this was swung back in and took the inside-edge as Rohit played outside the line. Bobbles away behind square
21.6
1
Amir to Rohit, 1 run, crunched crisply, finds sweeper cover
21.5
2
Amir to Rohit, 2 runs, back-to-back fifties for Rohit. His 37th in ODIs. Leading from the front, isn't he? Tucks it through square leg and raises the milestone. The Indian contingent are on their feet, applauding the effort and Rohit acknowledges all the laurels by waving his bat
21.4
1
Amir to Dhawan, 1 run, pushed to mid-on
21.3
0
Amir to Dhawan, no run, good riposte from Amir. Lands the slower bumper and Dhawan takes his head out of the way. Controls his impulse, but Amir asks him to do an encore to which Dhawan sports a cheeky smile. One bouncer called for the over
21.2
4
Amir to Dhawan, FOUR, blasted! Dhawan dismisses a short ball from his presence. Picked the length early, controls the pull and smashes it past mid-wicket. No chance for Afridi in the deep
21.1
1
Amir to Rohit, 1 run, cutter angled outside off, open-batted glide to third man

Mohammad Amir [3.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack

20.6
1
Hasan Ali to Rohit, 1 run, wider lines from Ali, Rohit waits back and dinks it off the bat face to third man
20.5
0
Hasan Ali to Rohit, no run, fullish outside off, Rohit's defence strikes the boot on the way before rolling away to extra cover
20.4
0
Hasan Ali to Rohit, no run, heave-ho from Rohit. Very uncharacteristic from the Indian captain. Aims for an across-the-line slog to a ball that was too wide of off. A mere swing and a miss

Most 100+ opening partnerships overall:
21 S Tendulkar - S Ganguly
16 A Gilchrist - M Hayden
15 G Greenidge - D Haynes
13 R SHARMA - S DHAWAN
12 S Tendulkar - V Sehwag

20.3
0
Hasan Ali to Rohit, no run, decking back in, Rohit stays in his crease and pats it to point
20.2
0
Hasan Ali to Rohit, no run, short and width for the taking, Rohit smashes the cut to point

Most 100+ opening partnerships for India:
21 S Tendulkar - S Ganguly
13 R SHARMA - S DHAWAN
12 S Tendulkar - V Sehwag

20.1
2
Hasan Ali to Rohit, 2 runs, driven with precision to the right of sweeper cover for a brace
19.6
0
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, no run, googly outside off, Dhawan scythes it to cover-point, Hasan Ali flings a wild throw to the keeper - awkward bounce for Sarfraz and he takes a blow on the wrist. Hasan Ali immediately raises his hand and apologizes
19.5
1
Shadab Khan to Rohit, 1 run, flighted on middle, shaved away to long-on
19.4
1
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, 1 run, spinning down leg, Dhawan backs away and tucks it through square leg
19.3
4
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, FOUR, Dhawan has decided to up the ante and get done with this quickly. Uses his feet and gets to the pitch, unleashes a strong bottom-hand to drill it straight down the ground
19.2
1
Shadab Khan to Rohit, 1 run, loopy low full toss, sent down to long-on
19.1
1
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, 1 run, 100-stand comes up between the duo which invokes loud cheers from the Indian fans. Tossed on middle, clipped with the spin to mid-wicket
18.6
1
Hasan Ali to Dhawan, 1 run, back to round the wicket for Dhawan, short of a length and outside off. Dhawan directs it using the pace to third man
18.5
1
Hasan Ali to Rohit, 1 run, nudged with a closed-bat face to mid-wicket
18.4
0
Hasan Ali to Rohit, no run, semblance of reverse for Ali. This one zips off the deck and catches Rohit by surprise as he was hurried by the pace of the delivery. Gets slammed high on the pad, half an appeal by the bowler
18.3
1
Hasan Ali to Dhawan, 1 run, Ali attacks the stumps, Shikhar tickles it softly to square leg
18.2
4
Hasan Ali to Dhawan, FOUR, stamping his presence now, does Dhawan. Dug in short, sits up comfortably for Dhawan to skip back and smash the pull through mid-wicket
18.1
1
Hasan Ali to Rohit, 1 run, short of length and cutting in with the angle, Rohit fluently punches it to sweeper cover

Hasan Ali [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

For the 12th time in 13 ODIs played by India in 2018, at least one from the top three has reached fifty. The only ODI they failed to do so was against England at Lord's.

And it's time to usurp some fluids as Drinks arrive. Blockbuster start by the openers for India. They have been brilliant throughout the tournament so far. Pakistan's bowling has lacked teeth, probably they need to consult a dentist tomorrow. Their hopes are fast evaporating, somehow have to break this stand soon.

17.6
4
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, FOUR, Dhawan brings up his fifty. 26th ODI fifty for the southpaw. Gets there with a boundary. He's been in rich vein of form in this tournament. He'll hope to convert it into a three-figure mark. Fraction short from Shadab, Dhawan lowers his stance and hacks it expertly over square leg. Young Afridi tried his best, running across and put in the dive, but came in contact with the ropes

Has Afridi saved a couple of runs for his team? If he hasn't, it's fifty for Dhawan. The matter has been sent upstairs. Oh, looks like Afridi's body is in contact with the ropes there. It's a four!

17.5
1
Shadab Khan to Rohit, 1 run, driven to sweeper cover
17.4
0
Shadab Khan to Rohit, no run, tosses up teasingly outside off, Rohit barely raises an eyebrow as he leaves
17.3
0
Shadab Khan to Rohit, no run, Rohit takes the paddle approach. Doesn't get the connection right and lobs it towards short fine leg. There was some hesitation for a single, Dhawan again ignores Rohit's request
17.2
1
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, 1 run, uses the spin on offer to tuck it through square leg

Sarfraz was seen having a chat with Nawaz in between the overs.

17.1
0
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, no run, gets forward and turns it to the leg-side defensively
16.6
4
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, FOUR, excellent from Rohit. Knew there was no backward point. Saw the length on the shorter side, so uses the depth of the crease to good effect. Didn't try to over-hit, just glided it using the pace through backward point. The sweeper cover fielder had no chance and gave up the chase
16.5
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, no run, smidgen quicker outside off, Rohit waits and dabs it to short third man. Was looking for the single but Dhawan is least bothered
16.4
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Dhawan, 1 run, flighted too full, fluent push to long-on
16.3
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Dhawan, no run, Shikhar dances out, doesn't meet the pitch entirely and rushes into a sturdy defence
16.2
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, 1 run, slowish outside off, Rohit pats it with soft hands to cover
16.1
4
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, FOUR, swept and swept well behind square. Lasered down leg, Rohit quickly gets into a good position and twirled his wrists to place it in the gap past the man at 45
15.6
1
Shadab Khan to Rohit, 1 run, loopy outside off, wooes Rohit into a drive and it's been obliged, spanking it a little uppishly through cover
15.5
0
Shadab Khan to Rohit, no run, slips in the googly, Rohit stays back and turns it to mid-wicket
15.4
1
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, 1 run, takes a stride forward and tucks it through square leg
15.3
0
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, no run, flighted down leg, Dhawan fails to connect with the tickle and the ball turns enough to clip his thigh pad
15.2
1
Shadab Khan to Rohit, 1 run, top spinner outside off, Rohit makes room and laces it to point
15.1
0
Shadab Khan to Rohit, no run, good stuff from Shadab. This was spinning in around off, Rohit hurriedly gets forward to kill the turn
14.6
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Dhawan, no run, flighted delivery from Nawaz, Dhawan gets inches forward and blocks
14.5
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, 1 run, pitched too full on leg, Rohit is happy to knock it away to long-on
14.4
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Dhawan, 1 run, floater on off, Dhawan drops it in front of cover and hares across to the other end
14.3
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, 1 run, rifled outside off, squeezy drive to long-off
14.2
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, no run, slower on the stumps, forward and smothered
14.1
2
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, 2 runs, the pitch is slowing down. Nawaz tosses it on the stumps and gets it to break away sharply. Rohit prods forward to defend and the ball scraps the outside edge to trickle through the vacant first slip region to run away towards third man. Two added

Saswat Panigrahy (@SaswatPanigra12) tweets: "#CBHaveYourSay Why don't we refer the white ball as a rasagulla. It surely is for the bowlers ain't it?" - El-Oh-El! Definitely in my shortlist. A nice gag name, but not quite what we're looking for :P

13.6
0
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, no run, spinning down leg, Dhawan helps it off his pads to short fine leg - who dives and stops the ball
13.5
1
Shadab Khan to Rohit, 1 run, Sharma locomotes down the track and reaches the pitch to work it away to long-on

Slip added now.

13.4
1
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, 1 run, tickled gently to vacant spaces at mid-wicket
13.3
0
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, no run, top-spinner from Shadab, Dhawan allows for the ball to do its bit before dead-batting it
13.2
0
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, no run, flighted on leg, glanced to short fine leg
13.1
1
Shadab Khan to Rohit, 1 run, some turn for Shadab, taking it away from Rohit - who delays his dab and directs it pretty late to short third man
12.6
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Dhawan, no run, on the stumps, clipped after crouching low to mid-wicket
12.5
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Dhawan, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Dhawan is half-forward as he nudges it to square leg
12.4
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, 1 run, tossed up on off, Rohit engineers room to push-drive it to long-off
12.3
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, no run, darted outside off, Rohit digs it back to the bowler
12.2
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, no run, leans across and pushes it to extra cover
12.1
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Dhawan, 1 run, tap-and-run single in front of cover. Dhawan had to put on the skates as the fielder was quick to release the throw to the bowler's end. Guess, he would've made it anyway even if there was a direct-hit
11.6
1
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, 1 run, drops it short, Dhawan instantly rocks back and unveils the pull along the ground to deep mid-wicket
11.5
2
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, 2 runs, wrong 'un from Shadab, Dhawan reads it early and forces it wide of long-off. Plenty of time to get back for the second
11.4
0
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, no run, spinning on the stumps, Dhawan camps back and defends
11.3
1
Shadab Khan to Rohit, 1 run, googly, bouncing into the body and Rohit nurdles it round the corner
11.2
1
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, 1 run, gives more air, overpitches and Dhawan eases it down to long-on
11.1
0
Shadab Khan to Dhawan, no run, quick leggie, zips off the deck and gains extra bounce to beat Dhawan's attempted cut shot

Shadab Khan is here.

10.6
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, no run, slows it up and extracts some turn after pitching. Rohit didn't counter that as he was already committed into the shot. Soft leading edge drops dead on the off-side. First sign of real spin for Nawaz
10.5
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Dhawan, 1 run, serves it too full, Dhawan flaps it away to long-on
10.4
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, 1 run, flighted delivery from Nawaz, Rohit leans into a neat push to cover. A slight fumble and they will sneak in the single
10.3
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, no run, touch flatter, Rohit hangs back to punch it to extra cover
10.2
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Dhawan, 1 run, lunges forward and taps his bat at an angle to quell it to backward point for a single

India's opening stands in Asia Cup 2018: 45, 86, 61 & 53*

10.1
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, 1 run, flatter outside off, knocked away to long-on
9.6
4
Amir to Dhawan, FOUR, almost a replica of the boundary he hit a couple of balls ago. Albeit this was driven more powerfully. Amir committs the error again by serving a juicy half-volley on the stumps. Dhawan plants his front foot forward, presents a straight bat as he drills it past mid-on. Not a sweet comeback for Amir in his second spell. 50-up for India with that four
9.5
0
Amir to Dhawan, no run, shortish outside off, Dhawan allows for the ball to come and then gets into a crisp punch into the off-side
9.4
0
Amir to Dhawan, no run, pushed defensively to cover
9.3
4
Amir to Dhawan, FOUR, elegance personified. Dhawan gives his bat-maker a nice advertisement on prime-time television. Amir overcooks the fuller length delivery, overpitched admittedly and Dhawan walks into this straight drive. Showing a full-face of the bat and drives it ram-rod straight. Beauty! No need to run for those
9.2
0
Amir to Dhawan, no run, Dhawan shuffles across his sticks, creating room and jabs it straight to point
9.1
0
Amir to Dhawan, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, Dhawan gets forward and taps it defensively to point

Amir recalled.

8.6
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Rohit, no run, armer, skidding on and Rohit makes room to punch it to extra cover
8.5
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Dhawan, 1 run, drifter down leg, Dhawan sinks low and sweeps it to short fine leg. Afridi with an acrobatic one-handed stop. Nawaz applauds.. kind of fielding that will lift your team
8.4
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Dhawan, no run, flat and quick outside off, cut to short third man
8.3
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Dhawan, no run, little slower from Nawaz, Dhawan went back to work it through square leg, gets an inside-edge onto his thigh pad
8.3
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Dhawan, wide, fired down leg, Dhawan goes down for the sweep and misses. Called a wide
8.2
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Dhawan, no run, floated up, flicked to mid-wicket
8.1
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Dhawan, no run, flatter on middle, a helmetless Dhawan tucks it to square leg

Pacers given a break.

Pacers given a break. Spin has been introduced. Here's Nawaz

7.6
0
Shaheen Afridi to Rohit, no run, this short of length delivery rears up just outside off, Rohit hops back and defends it softly. The ball backspins and falls beside the stumps
7.5
0
Shaheen Afridi to Rohit, no run, nipping back in, manfully defended
7.4
4
Shaheen Afridi to Rohit, FOUR, stand and dismiss stuff. Disdainfully. Cross-seamer well outside off, Rohit's feet are chained to the crease. It's the hands that did the talking there. Lifted it beautifully over extra cover. Came slightly off the cue-end but he won't mind
7.3
1
Shaheen Afridi to Dhawan, 1 run, keeps it short outside off, closer to off and Dhawan tilts his bat across to run it down to third man

Sarfraz is egging the young Afridi.

7.2
0
Shaheen Afridi to Dhawan, no run, short of length outside off, Dhawan stands tall and forces it straight to point
7.1
0
Shaheen Afridi to Dhawan, no run, bouncing from a length and giving no room for Dhawan to free his arms. Dhawan has to settle for a block
6.6
0
Hasan Ali to Rohit, no run, wobbling into the right-hander, turned softly to mid-wicket
6.5
0
Hasan Ali to Rohit, no run, punched from the crease to cover
6.4
1
Hasan Ali to Dhawan, 1 run, short of length and seems to have straightened after pitching, Dhawan was closing the bat face a bit early and the ball bites the outer half to dribble towards cover
6.3
4
Hasan Ali to Dhawan, FOUR, edged but no slip. Profitable result for Dhawan. This full ball shaped away late, leaving Dhawan and outside edge is found which flew through the vacant cordon to run away to the third man fence
6.2
0
Hasan Ali to Dhawan, no run, back of a length on the stumps, played back to the bowler
6.1
4
Hasan Ali to Dhawan, FOUR, wow. Sheer timing from Dhawan. Look at that ball race away to the fence. Nothing much the third man fielder could've done there, but Hasan is clearly not happy. Just a hint of width, Dhawan uses the pace and opens his bat face at the point of impact to steer it behind point
5.6
0
Shaheen Afridi to Rohit, no run, good length delivery on off, blocked
5.5
0
Shaheen Afridi to Rohit, no run, swinging in, full toss and Rohit pushes it to mid-on
5.4
0
Shaheen Afridi to Rohit, no run, in the air and dropped. Is this going to be the turning point of this match? Sitter put down by Imam. Stunned faces in the Pakistan dressing room. Sarfraz can't believe it. It was the change of pace from Afridi, deceived Rohit completely as he was early into the check shot. Spooned straight to extra cover, Imam maybe panicked a bit as he shells it down. A let-off for Rohit..
5.3
0
Shaheen Afridi to Rohit, no run, blocked into the off-side
5.2
6
Shaheen Afridi to Rohit, SIX, there's the patented Rohit pull shot. Goes all the way for a maximum. Banged in short from Afridi, nothing threatening for Rohit - who swivels across and muscles it over backward square leg
5.1
0
Shaheen Afridi to Rohit, no run, slanting in, Rohit waits and waits to defend it with a slightly closed bat face

Pakistan's new ball bowlers haven't troubled either Rohit or Dhawan so far in the last couple of overs. It's been pure dominance from the openers.

4.6
0
Hasan Ali to Dhawan, no run, very full delivery outside off, Dhawan jams the drive straight to extra cover
4.5
1
Hasan Ali to Rohit, 1 run, short outside off, Rohit manufactures own room to flash it towards cover-point
4.4
0
Hasan Ali to Rohit, no run, swerving in from a length, Rohit manages an inside-edge onto his pad
4.3
0
Hasan Ali to Rohit, no run, shortish outside off, mistimed punch to cover
4.2
4
Hasan Ali to Rohit, FOUR, short ball against Rohit? With no pace and bounce? He will put it away blindfoldedly. It was on the body, the key there was Rohit hauled his back leg in time and unleashes a true Caribbean style swivel-pull over square leg
4.1
0
Hasan Ali to Rohit, no run, fuller length delivery and holding its line outside off, Rohit was tempted and decides belatedly to leave the ball all alone

Change of bowling. Hasan Ali with a slip.

3.6
0
Shaheen Afridi to Dhawan, no run, full and just outside off, Dhawan goes hard and mistimes it back to the bowler
3.5
0
Shaheen Afridi to Dhawan, no run, jee! This was furiously driven, but Imam at extra cover has intercepted it. Was a meaty thump, Dhawan wears a cheeky smile on his face
3.4
0
Shaheen Afridi to Dhawan, no run, length delivery just outside off, Dhawan pokes it with soft hands to point
3.3
0
Shaheen Afridi to Dhawan, no run, iffy. Wooes Dhawan to go for the drive by hurling it too full, the batsman doesn't account for the inward shape and goes full-throttle with bent knees for the drive. Ends up losing shape and the ball scrapes the inside edge to trickle towards mid-wicket. Dhawan wanted a single there but Rohit sends him back wisely
3.2
4
Shaheen Afridi to Dhawan, FOUR, those supple wrists from Dhawan. Magnificent. There is very little margin for error when you are bowling to Dhawan and Afridi finds out why. Straying on middle and leg, Dhawan moves inside the line and works it superbly through mid-wicket
3.1
0
Shaheen Afridi to Dhawan, no run, back of a length, cutting in with the angle and Dhawan defends it from the crease to cover
2.6
1
Amir to Dhawan, 1 run, shortish outside off, Dhawan goes hard on the cut. Gets a thick outside edge and it wanders away to third man
2.5
4
Amir to Dhawan, FOUR, indeed the double bluff from Amir. But Dhawan doesn't buckle and ends up outsmarting the bowler. On a length just outside off, but Dhawan is strong with his bottom-hand that he just waits for the ball to arrive and pings it off the middle. Threads the gap on the off-side, beats extra cover and screams away to the boundary. It was a mere defensive push, but the timing was supreme

Square leg whisked back and fine leg brought inside the circle. Short ball ploy coming up?

2.4
0
Amir to Dhawan, no run, pitched up delivery from Amir, ends up too full outside off and Dhawan with a pitiful knock to mid-on. No timing, no power and no runs..
2.3
0
Amir to Dhawan, no run, nagging line from Amir, tighter just outside off and Dhawan with a feeble push to cover. Didn't bother to move his feet there
2.2
2
Amir to Dhawan, 2 runs, brilliant adjustment from Dhawan. Expected the ball to come in, so he shuffled across and rolled his wrists to flick it through mid-wicket. Couple of runs taken
2.1
0
Amir to Dhawan, no run, Amir lands a length delivery just outside off, Dhawan with an open-batted glide to point
1.6
0
Shaheen Afridi to Rohit, no run, short of length and accurate at the stumps, Rohit waits for the ball to arrive and blocks
1.5
0
Shaheen Afridi to Rohit, no run, slips in the yorker outside off, Rohit gets his body weight down and dinks it along the ground to the cordon
1.4
0
Shaheen Afridi to Rohit, no run, head right on top of the ball and defends it into the off-side
1.3
0
Shaheen Afridi to Rohit, no run, jaffa! Inswing followed by outswing. Terrifc start for the youngster. Shortens his length, takes it away from the right-hander and Rohit with a tentative poke. Did well to hold his bat inside the line and didn't go with hard hands. Whistles past the outside edge
1.2
0
Shaheen Afridi to Rohit, no run, searing inswinging yorker, nearly sneaked through Rohit's defences. Indian captain manages to take his front leg out of the way to take the LBW out of the equation and clips it to square leg
1.1
1
Shaheen Afridi to Dhawan, 1 run, reaches out and drives it through point

Shaheen Afridi, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Amir to Rohit, no run, was that a chance? Not sure. Shadab's body language suggests that it didn't. Rohit slashes it on the rise, loses his shape a bit and it drops inches in front of Shadab at point
0.5
3
Amir to Dhawan, 3 runs, Dhawan gets the scorecard ticking. Wasting no time whatsoever. Amir overdoes the swing, offers it on leg-stump line and easily tucked through square leg. The ball doesn't have enough legs to reach the fence and the duo run like men possessed to steal the third
0.4
1
Amir to Rohit, 1 run, good length delivery, shaping away outside off. Rohit purposely angles his bat and guides it neatly to third man
0.3
0
Amir to Rohit, no run, back to the defenses. Angles it just outside off, Rohit shows a resolute block
0.2
2
Amir to Rohit, 2 runs, little short and just the kind of incentive Rohit was looking for to get off the mark. Opens his bat face, uses the pace of the bowler and steers it with a dexterity one would associate with a F1 drive like say Lewis Hamilton. Middles it behind point and third man cuts it off, enough time to fetch the second
0.1
0
Amir to Rohit, no run, good start for Amir. Back of a length in the channel just outside off, Rohit patiently waits in his crease and defends it solidly down the pitch

Rohit and Dhawan are at the crease. Rohit is on strike. Amir will open the attack