Asia Cup Live: Rohit, Dhawan Begin India's Run Chase Against Pakistan

India bowlers displayed a disciplined attack to restrict Pakistan to 237/7 in the Super Four clash at the Dubai International stadium on Sunday. Spin twins Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal scalped two wickets each while pacer Jasprit Bumrah (2/29) displayed brilliant bowling in the death overs. For Pakistan, veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik (78) played a well-composed innings to help his side reach a decent total. Malik’s 90-ball knock was laced with four boundaries and two hits over the fence. Opting to bat first, Imam-ul-Haq (10) was sent back by Yuzvendra Chahal early. Fellow opener Fakhar Zaman (31), on the other hand, got off to a good start but failed to convert it into a big score. Unperturbed by the dismissal, Malik along with skipper Sarfraz Ahmed (44) forged a 107-run for the fourth wicket. Later, Asif Ali (30) off 21 balls played a brilliant cameo knock to contribute crucial runs in the middle-order for Pakistan. (LIVE SCORECARD)

Super Four – Match 3, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, Sep 23, 2018

  • IND

    22/0 (4.3)


  • PAK

    237/7 (50.0)


Play in Progress

CRR: 4.88

need 216 runs in 273 balls at 4.74 rpo

  • Rohit Sharma7 (13)
  • Shikhar Dhawan15 (14)
  • Shaheen Afridi 5/0 (2)
  • Hasan Ali 4/0 (0.3)

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Live Updates Between India vs Pakistan, 2018 Asia Cup ODI Match straight from Dubai International Cricket Stadium

21:28 IST: Bowling change from Pakistan: Hasan Ali has been brought into the attack.

21:25 IST: Boundary! Again from the willow of Shikhar Dhawan, this time on the on side, beautiful roll of wrist from Dhawan to hit the slightly short delivery from Shaheen Afridi, all the way to the fence.

21:23 IST: BOUNDARY! Shikhar Dhawan opens the face of the bat, hits the length delivery from Mohammad Amir towards extra-cover for four runs. Seven runs from that over, India 14/0 after 3 overs.

21:18 IST: Tidy start from Shaheen Afridi. Just a single from it. India seven for no loss after two overs.

21:14 IST: Just short! No run from the final delivery of Mohammad Amir bowled to Rohit Sharma, falls short to Shadab Khan at point. India 6/0 after first over. Shaheen Afridi to share the new ball with Mohammad Amir from the other end. 

21:11 IST: Rohit Sharma gets India off the mark. Opens the face of the bat to hit the good length delivery from Mohammad Amir towards deep backward point to collect a couple.

21:09 IST: India opener Rohit Sharma takes guard in front of the stumps. Shikhar Dhawan is on the non-strikers ends. Mohammad Amir has the new ball for Pakistan. Here we go in the chase!

20:25 IST: End of innings – Pakistan 237/7 in 50 overs, India need 238 runs to win at 4.76 runs per over.  

20:22 IST: BOWLED! Jasprit Bumrah bowls it in the blockhole, Shadab Khan was trying to slog sweep him over the mid-wicket, beaten by pace. Pakistan lose their seventh wicket.

20:20 IST: Seven runs from the over by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Pakistan 232/6 after 49 overs. Jasprit Bumrah to bowl the final over for India.

20:17 IST: Three singles of the first three balls from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, he is keeping it tight so far at the death.

20:06 IST: Brilliant yorker from Jasprit Bumrah to end the over. That ball was bowled at 142 kmp/h. Pakistan 213/6 after 46 overs. Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl from the other end.

20:00 IST: 50th wicket for Yuzvendra Chahal in ODI. Googly from the wrist spinner, Asif Ali tries to slogsweep him over the mid-wicket, across the line and pays his price. Asif departs for 30, Pakistan 211/6 after 45 overs. Mohammad Nawaz is the new batsman in.

19:53 IST: WICKET! Jasprit Bumrah gets rid of Shoaib Malik. He edged the good length delivery from Malik drifting down the leg side to hand an easy catch to MS Dhoni.

19:50 IST: 200 runs on board for Pakistan in 43.1 overs.

19:45 IST: 22 runs from that over by Bhuvneshwar Kumar! 4, 1, 6, 4, 6, 1. Pakistan 193/4 after 42 overs. Kuldeep Yadav to bowl his final over from the other end.

17:43 IST: SIX! Asif Ali hits Bhuvneshwar Kumar over long-on for a maximum. What an over it is turning out for Pakistan, 11 runs from the first three ball already.

17:41 IST: BOUNDARY! Shoaib Malik fetches the ball from outside the off stump by Bhuvneshwar Kumar to hit it towards mid-on for four runs. Malik using his experience to the core! Welcome boundary.

19:38 IST: Final powerplay: Kuldeep Yadav to bowl the first over of the third powerplay with Asif Ali on strike for Pakistan.

19:30 IST: WICKET! Sarfaraz Ahmed was trying to hit over the extra-cover fielder, did not get the elevation right and hands a straight forward catch to Rohit Sharma from the tossed up delivery by Kuldeep Yadav. Sarfaraz Ahmed departs for 44. Asif Ali is the new batsman in.

19:28 IST: An unbeaten 102 runs fourth-wicket stand between Shoaib Malik and Sarfaraz Ahmed. Pakistan will aim to score around 10 runs per over from here on with seven wickets in hand. Kuldeep Yadav to bowl the 39th over.

19:25 IST: SIX! Straight down the ground from Shoaib Malik, he is looking to take the attack on India. Quick delivery from Jadeja, Malik was even quicker to come down the track and hit it over the bowler’s head for a maximum.

19:24 IST: End of the over from Kuldeep Yadav, three singles from it. Pakistan 149/3 after 37 overs. Ravindra Jadeja to bowl from the other end.

19:18 IST: Double! Sarfraz Ahmed makes room for himself to play the good length delivery from Ravindra Jadeja to pick up two runs towards the sweeper cover fielder. Pakistan 146/3 after 36 overs. Pakistan will look to up their scoring rate from here on. 

19:12 IST: 43rd ODI half-century for Shoaib Malik! Takes a single towards short mid-wicket from Bhuvneshwar Kumar to reach to his milestone. He has played a well-composed innings, excellent footwork on display. Pakistan 141/3 after 35 overs and drinks break has been called!

19:05 IST: Two singles and four dots from the over by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pakistan 134/3 after 33 overs. Ravindra Jadeja to bowl from the other end.

19:02 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been brought back into attack after he conceded the eight runs for no wickets from his first four over spell.

18:56 IST: BOUNDARY! Sarfaraz Ahmed hits the full length delivery from Kuldeep Yadav to pick four runs towards deep backward point. Pakistan 128/3 after 31 overs.

18:53 IST: Three runs from the over by Yuzvendra Chahal, India are keeping it tight but they need a breakthrough here. Pakistan 116/3 after 30 overs.

18:50 IST: Kedar Jadhav gives away 5 singles and a dot in that over, Pakistan 113/3 after 29 overs. Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl from the other end.

18:46 IST: SIX! Shoaib Malik picks up the length of the delivery from Yuzvendra Chahal early and hits it for a maximum. 50 runs stand between Malik and Sarfaraz, Pakistan 108/3 after 28 overs.

18:45 IST: 100 runs on board for Pakistan in 27.1 overs. The fourth wicket stand between Malik (25) and Sarfaraz (18) has now forged 43 runs.

18:42 IST: Kedar Jadhav has been introduced into the attack. He replaces Kuldeep Yadav.

18:36 IST: Projected score: 6 runs per over will get Pakistan to almost 250 runs from here on.

18:34 IST: BOUNDARY! Ravindra Jadeja bowls it short and wide and Shoaib Malik rocks back to cut it towards deep backward point for four runs. Pakistan 90/3 after 24 overs. Kuldeep Yadav to continue from the other end. 

18:32 IST: Just a single from the over by Kuldeep Yadav, India are keeping it tidy. Pakistan 83/3 after 23 overs. Ravindra Jadeja to continue from the other end. 

18:27 IST: Four singles from the over by Kuldeep Yadav. Shoaib Malik retains strike. Pakistan 75/3 after 21 overs.

18:23 IST: BOUNDARY! Shoaib Malik cuts the short delivery from Ravindra Jadeja all the way to the fence towards backward point. Six runs from that over. Pakistan 71/3 after 20 overs. Kuldeep Yadav replaces Jasprit Bumrah, he will bowl the 21st over from the other end. 

18:19 IST: Fielded! Brilliant dive from Ravindra Jadeja at point after Sarfaraz Ahmed cuts the length delivery from Jasprit Bumrah. India piling all-round pressure on Pakistan, 65/3 after 19 overs.

18:16 IST: Four singles from that over by Ravindra Jadeja. Pakistan 64/3 after 18 overs. Rohit Sharma attacking with Jasprit Bumrah bowling his sixth over already.

18:13 IST: Jasprit Bumrah has been brought back into the attack. He gives away two runs. Pakistan 60/3 after 17 overs. Ravindra Jadeja to bowl from the other end. 

18:07 IST: Shoaib Malik joins Sarfraz Ahmed in the centre. A partnership is what Pakistan need here, Malik will look to bring his experience into play here to rescue Pakistan from the poor start.

18:04 IST: Run-out! Bit of panic from Babar Azam on the non-strikers end, Sarfaraz Ahmed was not going to take a single for that. Good work from Yuzvendra Chahal at point to gather the bowl and throws it towards Ravindra Jadeja, who dislodges the bails way befor Babar could make his ground. Pakistan lose their third wicket for 58 runs.

18:02 IST: Bowling change for India. Ravindra Jadeja replaces Yuzvendra Chahal in the attack. He will bowl the 16th over with the new batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed on strike.

17:59 IST: WICKET! Fakhar Zaman trapped in front of the stumps by Kuldeep Yadav and India get the big fish! Zaman was trying to sweep Kuldeep after the slog-sweep he smashed for a boundary, but failed to get his footing right and slipped. Zaman departs for 31. Pakistan 55/2 after 14.3 overs.

17:57 IST: 50 runs on board for Pakistan in 14 overs! Yuzvendra Chahal conceded six singles in the over. Slow start from Pakistan but they are looking to gain momentum. Kuldeep Yadav to continue from the other end.

17:52 IST: SIX! Fakhar Zaman hits the delivery in the slot from Kuldeep Yadav over deep mid-wicket from a maximum. First six for Pakistan, comes in the 13th over. 

17:49 IST: Fakhar Zaman steps up to play a shot down the long-off from a tossed up delivery by Yuzvendra Chahal, collects only a single. After 12, Pakistan 31/1.

17:48 IST: So wrist spin from both the ends for India. Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl the 12th over.

17:47 IST: Kuldeep Yadav concedes three from his first over. Pakistan 31/1 after 11 overs.

17:43 IST: After first powerplay, Pakistan 28/1. Kuldeep Yadav has been introduced into the attack. He will bowl the 11th over.

17:40 IST: Just a single from the over by Jasprit Bumrah. Pakistan 25 for one after 9 overs.

17:37 IST: Babar Azam joins Fakhar Zaman in the middle after the bowling change worked for India. Jasprit Bumrah to continue from the other end.

17:33 IST: Huge lbw appeal! Original review was not out. But skipper Rohit Sharma at mid-wicket has gone for a review. MS Dhoni thinks Yuzvendra Chahal has trapped Imam-ul-Haq in front of the pads. OUT given! Ultraedge shows their was no snick, ball tracker confirms the ball pitched in-line, impact in-line and the ball hitting the stumps. India retain their review. Imam Ul Haq departs for 10, Pakistan 24/1 after 8 overs.

17:31 IST: Bowling change for India in the eighth over – Wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has been brought into the attack in the first powerplay.

17:28 IST: Swing and a miss! Imam Ul Haq was tempted to play a drive towards on side, misses it, the ball from Bhuvneshwar Kumar was shaping away from the left-hander but fails to get a snick before ending into the arms of MS Dhoni. Pakistan 21/0 after 7 overs.

17:23 IST: BOUNDARY! Brilliant placement from Imam Ul Haq, cover drive towards backward point, Jasprit Bumrah offers him width and he hammers it. No letting away! Pakistan 20/0 after 6 overs.

17:20 IST: Three runs from the over by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pakistan 15 for no loss after five overs. Indian bowlers have kept it tight for the Pakistan openers, piling pressure.

17:16 IST: Boundary! Imam Ul Haq cuts the lose delivery from Jasprit Bumrah towards deep backward point to find the fence. That was a poorly bowled delivery from Bumrah, offered width and it was hammered away. Pakistan 12/0 after 4 overs.  

17:12 IST: Just a single from the over by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pakistan 8/0 after three overs.

17:09 IST: Maiden over from Jasprit Bumrah, Pakistan 7 for no loss after 2 overs.

17:07 IST: Four dot balls from Jasprit Bumrah to start the second over. He is bowling a good line to Fakhar Zaman, not giving much room to the left-hander.

17:05 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to share the new ball with Bhuvneshwar Kumar from the other end.

17:03 IST: Leg byes! Short length delivery from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and the ball will travel all the way to the fence towards fine leg. Pakistan 7/0 after 1 over.

17:02 IST: DIRECT HIT! The umpire goes for a review to the third umpire but Fakhar Zaman was confident that he has well made his ground. The third umpire signals it a not-out.

17:01 IST: WIDE! Not a good start from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, huge wide down the leg side and Pakistan are off the mark.

17:00 IST: Pakistan opener Imam Ul Haq takes guard in front of the stumps. Fakhar Zaman is on the non-strikers end. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will open the proceedings for India with the new ball.

16:55 IST: The match officials and the teams have walked out in the centre for the pre-match rituals . A large buzz from the crowd greets both the teams. We are five minutes away from the first ball. 

16:50: The trophy the teams are playing for: Here are some of the glimpses from the toss and pre-match practice session.

16:35 IST: India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal

Pakistan (Playing XI): Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk/c), Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi

16:30 IST: India skipper Rohit Sharma during the toss, “If we continue to bowl the way we have, and today will be no different. If we can repeat the feats of the last two games, I’ll be a happy captain. I don’t think about stats when I play. It’s important for me to get my team off to a good start. It is important to not lose early wickets, and if the runs come for me then that is in the best interest of the team. I’m happy with the wrist spinners. They’re still learning, and they know what is expected of them.”

16:30 IST: Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed during the toss, “We would like to bat. Looks like a flat wicket so we would like to put a good score on the board today. Amir will play today, and Fakhar has been asked to dig in there. Haris is in for Shadab and Amir is in for Usman Shenwari.”

16:30 IST: Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed wins toss, elects to bat against India.

16:25 IST: Five minutes to the toss: Here are the glimpses of Team India departing for the big clash.

16:20 IST: Pitch Report: Sunil Gavaskar says, “The last time India played Pakistan here, it was an easy win for India. It’s a similar track. The ball was coming on to the bat, albeit a little slowly. The Indian spinners used it to good effect, to slow it off the pitch. For Pakistan, having done well chasing against Afghanistan, might want to field first. The pitch may open a few little cracks later and it may be good for the spinners later on.”

16:00 IST: Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Super Four clash between India and Pakistan. 

Pakistan, on the other hand, will hope for their openers to fire and the middle-order to score some runs. The bowlers too will be expected to put up a spirited performance. While the pace department hasn’t been that effective, the spinners have done wonders for the team. Pakistan will look up to their seasoned campaigner Shoaib Malik for inspiration. All-rounder Malik made 43 against India and saved his team the blushes with a crucial knock against a spirited Afghanistan Friday night.


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