LIVE: Pakistan vs India-Clash of titans
The most fascinating match in world cricket is upon as Pakistan face India tonight at Shere Bangla stadium in Bangladesh. Both teams are well balanced but India on paper are a touch ahead of Pakistan.
India has won the toss and they will bowl first in this all important clash of Asia Cup.
India XI: RG Sharma, A Rahane, V Kohli, S Raina, Y Singh, MS Dhoni, H Pandya, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, A Nehra, J Bumrah
Pakistan XI: K Manzoor, S Khan, M Hafeez, S Malik, S Ahmed, U Akmal, S Afridi, Wahab Riaz, M Sami, M Amir, M Irfan
The pitch looks familiar to the one used in previous matches of Asia Cup so the match should not be a high scoring one.
The action about to begin!!
Nehra bowling the first over while Hafeez to face the bowling. The second ball of the over goes for a four. Classic shot from Hafeez.
Nehra strikes, Hafeez back in the hut. He scored 4 runs off 4 balls.
Khurram Manzoor is the new batsman.
At the end of first over the score is 5/1.
Top over from Jasprit Bumrah. Khurram Manzoor stuck on the crease.
At the end of second over the score is 5/1.
A good over for Pakistan as Nehra goes for 13 runs in this over. Manzoor scored a boundary in this over.
At the end of third over the score is 18/1.
A boundary from Sharjeel to start the over. And Sharjeel is back in the hut for 7 runs. Bumrah strikes for India.
Malik is the new batsman for Pakistan. They need a partnership now.
Malik sends the second ball he faces to the fence. Great short.
At the end of four overs the score is 26/2.
A clear out not given by the umpire. Khurram survives.
At the end of 5 overs the score is 28/0.
Virat run Khurram out. Pathetic running between the wicket. Pakistan in trouble.
At the end of 6 overs the score is 32/3.
Malik back in the hut. Pandya strikes. Malik scored 4 runs.
At the end of 7 overs the score is 35/4.
Yuvraj Singh has clean bowled Akmal for three runs.
Afridi is run out. Pakistan in deep trouble.
At the end of 8 overs the score is 42/6.
I mean seriously? pic.twitter.com/9dyRdV8bd4
— Imran Nazir (@imrancrickter) February 27, 2016
At the end of 9 overs the score is 43/6. At the end of 10 overs the score is 47/6. At the end of 11 overs the score is 51/6. Wahab is the next man to make his way back to the pavilion. Jadeja strikes. At the end of 12 overs the score is 56/7. At the end of 13 overs the score is 58/7. A welcome boundary from Sarfraz in this over. Only a miracle will turn the tide in Pakistan’s favor. At the end of 14 overs the score is 63/7. At the end of 15 overs the score is 70/7. Sarfraz Ahmed is the next match to depart. Pakistan’s last hope is back in the hut. He scored 25 runs. Jadeja picks up another wicket. At the end of 16 overs the score is 71/8. Finally a good over for Pakistan as 12 runs came off it. At the end of 17 overs the score is 83/8. Sami also goes. Pandya picks up his second wicket of the match. Amir is the final man to be dismissed. Pakistan all out for 83 runs. Target for India is 84 runs. The action from second innings Amir strikes on the second ball. Sharma back in the hut. Another one gone as Rahane goes as well!! Ideal start for Pakistan in their bid to defend this total. At the end of first over the score is 2/2. Mohammad Sami to bowl from the other end. At the end of second over the score is 6/2. Raina goes as well!! Amir picks up his third wicket. Wahab takes a simple catch at mid on. Pakistan are back in it but they need to keep taking wickets. At the end of third over the score is 9/3. The giant Irfan comes onto bowl. 4 runs came in this over. At the end of four overs the score is 13/3. A big wide to start the over from Amir which went over the keeper for four. 5 runs to begin the over. At the end of 5 overs the score is 20/3. Another good over from Irfan comes to end. Sharjeel dropped a difficult catch. At the end of 6 overs the score is 21/3. A terrific spell from Amir comes to an end. He took three wickets for 18 runs. At the end of 7 overs the score is 29/3. Irfan gave away 6 runs in this over. At the end of 8 overs the score is 35/3. Expensive over from Wahab Riaz comes to an end. 15 runs off it. At the end of 9 overs the score is 50/3. Good over from Sami but Pakistan struggling to pick up wickets. India on top and nearing victory. At the end of 10 overs the score is 53/3. A no-ball from Wahab to begin the over. A cardinal sin this situation. At the end of 11 overs the score is 58/3. Sami conceded 5 runs in this over. Virat taking India to victory. At the end of 12 overs the score is 63/3.
Tough game for Pak fans .even though saw a superb bowling spell from Amir but when tail is asked to front up with the bat u know u can’t win — Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) February 27, 2016
At the end of 13 overs the score is 69/3. At the end of 14 overs the score is 76/3. Sami picks up a wicket. Virat goes for 49 but he has taken his team to victory. Sami picks up another wicket. Pandya goes for a duck. Dhoni is the new batsman in. At the end of 15 overs the score is 80/5.
Dhoni finishes the match in style with a boundary off Wahab.
India win the match by 5 wickets!!!