Match Over - India won by 124 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Pakistan, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 04 Jun 2017, 11:30 SAST
  • Winner: India
  • Man of the Match: Yuvraj Singh


  • Umpire1: HDPK Dharmasena
  • Umpire2: M Erasmus
  • Third Umpire: RA Kettleborough



Overs: 48.0 / 48.0




Overs: 33.4 / 41.0


7.13pm Alright, folks. It's been a pleasure bringing you this game. Would have been nicer if we'd had a closer finish and it had lived up to all the India-Pakistan hype, but cricket is cricket. A shout out to all the fans from both sides and the neutrals, who sent in a massive load of comments, and almost all of it was good-natured. Great to see. Anyway, it's Australia-Bangladesh tomorrow. Do join us for that, as usual. Until then, goodbye!

Virat Kohli: "With the bat and ball, right up there - I would say nine out of 10. In the field we were still 6 today. Very strong performance, we've taken the confidence from the practice games. We need to tighten our fielding to compete hard against the best teams. Quite delighted with all batsmen chipping in with runs. Shikhar and Rohit - last time we won here, the opening partnership was crucial. Rohit took some time going, but he's coming back from an injury, and international cricket is different to IPL. I felt like a club batsman while playing alongside Yuvi, the way he was hitting the ball. And Hardik, 18 off five balls, was outstanding. We went with four seamers purely because we're playing Pakistan. They play spin really well, and most of them are right-handers. In pressure situations, to have mid-on, mid-off up and hit hard lengths, gives us an advantage. Against other sides, we might use two spinners, depending on their strengths."

Sarfraz Ahmed: "Everything was under control after 40 overs, but we lost the plot in the last eight. Credit to India's batsmen. They scored 124 in those last eight, and the momentum went to India. I think we need to stick together and control our bowling rate, especially last few overs."

Yuvraj Singh is the Player of the Match. "I thought we all batted really well," he says. "The openers gave us a good start, Virat finished well, and it gave me the opportunity to go and attack. You just have to go and back yourself, and tell the opposition that you're here to attack. I was lucky I was dropped, but I capitalised and I was hitting it well. I finished well. India-Pakistan is always a big game, and I think it has set us up really well. Hopefully we'll take this confidence into the next game against Sri Lanka."

Benny: "This will hurt nearly as much as how Dobell felt when he was left hanging by Younis Khan" -- Haha! Greatest handshake of all time!

Alok: "I feel I played an important role in this match. Every-time I submitted a comment here, wickets fell. This happened at least 6 times."

Robyn: "India at qualification cut-off ranked as No.1, Pakistan as No.8 - seems true based on the performance."

Sami: "Out of the box thing would be to trust players who have performed well in the domestic circuit. Playing Fakhar Zaman instead of Ahmed Shehzad, Haris Sohail instead of Hafeez, Faheem Ashraf instead of Shadab Khan would be an out of the box thing, giving chances to people who deserve it. Playing old tried and failed experienced player will never get Pak anymore. If you keep doing what you did before, you will keep getting what you always got!!" -- A little harsh on Shadab, no?

6.56pm A long-drawn, frequently interrupted match, but only the weather really interrupted India's march today. They've won by 124 runs, and the margin simply doesn't lie. As is usually the case, Pakistan bowled better than they batted, but there were too many holes even in that bowling performance - Wahab Riaz, in particular, did not justify his inclusion ahead of Junaid Khan. Chasing a difficult, revised target was always going to be a steep test for Pakistan's batting - they didn't look like getting close at any point.

India, on the other hand, were simply better right through. A century opening stand, every member of the top four getting a half-century, an explosive finish, and no real weak links with the ball - none that this Pakistan side could exploit, at any rate. India's record against Pakistan in ICC tournaments is now 13-2.

33.4UT Yadav to Hasan Ali, OUT, No run, shortish, angled into the body, and that is that. Wahab Riaz is not going to bat here. Cramped for room, beaten for pace, and he aims an aimless flick at the ball and loops the simplest of catches to Dhawan at midwicket.
33.3UT Yadav to Hasan Ali, No run, back of a length outside off, chopped towards point.
33.2UT Yadav to Mohammad Amir, OUT, No run, and another. Umesh gets his second. Back of a length, slanting across to off stump. Clears his front leg and looks to hit over cover, ends up hitting it flat, at catchable height.
33.1UT Yadav to Mohammad Amir, 2 runs, length ball on middle and off. Looks to get forward and push into the covers, ends up inside-edging through midwicket.
End of over 33. 3 runs this over. 162/7 after 198 balls.
Mohammad Amir 7 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 5-0-23-0
Shadab Khan 14 (16b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 32. 5 runs this over. 159/7 after 191 balls.
Mohammad Amir 5 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 7-1-28-1
Shadab Khan 13 (12b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 31. 2 runs this over. 154/7 after 186 balls.
Mohammad Amir 2 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) RA Jadeja 8-0-43-2
Shadab Khan 12 (10b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 30. 5 runs this over. 151/7 after 179 balls.
Mohammad Amir 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 8-0-42-2
Shadab Khan 11 (9b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 29. 10 runs this over. 146/6 after 174 balls.
Shadab Khan 11 (9b 1x4 1x6 ) RA Jadeja 7-0-41-2
Sarfraz Ahmed 11 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 2 runs this over. 136/6 after 168 balls.
Shadab Khan 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 7-0-37-1
Sarfraz Ahmed 11 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 27. 3 runs this over. 134/5 after 162 balls.
Sarfraz Ahmed 10 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) RA Jadeja 6-0-31-2
Imad Wasim 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 8 runs this over. 131/4 after 155 balls.
Sarfraz Ahmed 7 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 6-0-35-0
Mohammad Hafeez 33 (40b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 6 runs this over. 123/4 after 150 balls.
Sarfraz Ahmed 6 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) RA Jadeja 5-0-28-1
Mohammad Hafeez 27 (36b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 4 runs this over. 117/4 after 144 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 26 (35b 2x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 6-1-23-1
Sarfraz Ahmed 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 11 runs this over. 113/3 after 138 balls.
Shoaib Malik 15 (8b 2x4 1x6 ) RA Jadeja 4-0-22-1
Mohammad Hafeez 23 (31b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 11 runs this over. 102/3 after 132 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 18 (28b 1x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 5-0-27-0
Shoaib Malik 9 (5b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 3 runs this over. 91/3 after 126 balls.
Shoaib Malik 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) RA Jadeja 3-0-11-1
Mohammad Hafeez 16 (26b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 1 runs this over. 88/2 after 120 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 14 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 4-0-16-0
Azhar Ali 49 (62b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Time for Karthik to return to the hot seat.

Shahzeb: "Hafeez and Azhar seem like two classical dance experts who mistakenly landed on a night club dance floor."

End of over 19. 5 runs this over. 87/2 after 114 balls.
Azhar Ali 49 (62b 6x4 0x6 ) RA Jadeja 2-0-8-0
Mohammad Hafeez 13 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 3 runs this over. 82/2 after 108 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 8 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 3-0-15-0
Azhar Ali 49 (58b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 3 runs this over. 79/2 after 102 balls.
Azhar Ali 48 (56b 6x4 0x6 ) RA Jadeja 1-0-3-0
Mohammad Hafeez 6 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 5 runs this over. 72/2 after 95 balls.
Azhar Ali 43 (51b 5x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 2-0-8-0
Mohammad Hafeez 4 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 3 runs this over. 67/2 after 90 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 5-1-19-1
Azhar Ali 41 (49b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 3 runs this over. 64/2 after 84 balls.
Azhar Ali 40 (46b 5x4 0x6 ) HH Pandya 1-0-3-0
Mohammad Hafeez 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Nidin: "How is the professor's early lecture going?" -- The lecture hasn't started yet. 0 off 4 balls

End of over 13. 4 runs this over. 61/2 after 78 balls.
Mohammad Hafeez 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 4-1-16-1
Azhar Ali 37 (40b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 6 runs this over. 57/1 after 72 balls.
Babar Azam 4 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 4-0-20-0
Azhar Ali 37 (40b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Jay: "Pakistan need to ramp-up here. 1-2 quick wickets will make virtually impossible to come back with the mounting run-rate."

End of over 11.  A maiden over! 51/1 after 66 balls.
Babar Azam 0 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 3-1-12-0
Azhar Ali 36 (38b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 4 runs this over. 51/1 after 60 balls.
Azhar Ali 36 (38b 5x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 3-0-15-0
Babar Azam 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 9 runs this over. 47/1 after 54 balls.
Ahmed Shehzad 12 (22b 1x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 5-1-23-1
Azhar Ali 32 (32b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Babar Azam is the new man

End of over 8. 6 runs this over. 38/0 after 48 balls.
Azhar Ali 24 (28b 3x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 2-0-11-0
Ahmed Shehzad 11 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 32/0 after 42 balls.
Azhar Ali 19 (26b 2x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 4-1-14-0
Ahmed Shehzad 10 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 5 runs this over. 27/0 after 36 balls.
Azhar Ali 16 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) JJ Bumrah 1-0-5-0
Ahmed Shehzad 8 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Utsav: "Matches that are reduced by 10-12 overs tend to favour the team batting first, I think. You have to set yourself for a long haul (unlike in a 20-25 over match), but the scoreboard pressure mounts - especially when the team batting first has scored 300+"

End of over 5. 1 runs this over. 22/0 after 30 balls.
Azhar Ali 12 (18b 1x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 3-1-9-0
Ahmed Shehzad 7 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more

4.55pm Azhar and Shehzad have to start all over again. India's players wait near the edge of the boundary. Bhuvneshwar prepares to complete his third over. The skies look clearer than it did at any point during the day

KK (Not our Karthik Krishnaswamy): "Looks like we'll have a cracker in the best weather of the day so far. Looking forward to a captain's innings by Sarfaraz"

4.50pm The hover cover is being removed. "The crowd just let out a huge cheer as the sun has made an appearance," says Nagraj Gollapudi from the ground. It looks clear and bright now.

Four bowlers can bowl eight overs, one can bowl nine.

4.40pm The rain has stopped. We will have a resumption at 4.55pm. The target has been revised to 289 in 41 overs.

4.22pm Here we go again. The rain is heavy enough to force them off the field. The hover-cover has been brought in. The umbrellas are up in the stands. The bowlers' run-up areas have also been covered. If the chase is reduced to 30 overs, the target will be revised to 229

Melinda Farrell, Jarrod Kimber, and George Dobell are busy building an ark in Birmingham. They will be ready, however, for #PoliteEnquiries. Tweet them in and remember the hashtag.

Deepak Dixit: "Advantage Pakistan here. If it's a 20-over game they fancy their chances with Babar in form and Sarfraz having the big hits."

End of over 4. 6 runs this over. 21/0 after 24 balls.
Azhar Ali 12 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 2-0-12-0
Ahmed Shehzad 7 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 5 runs this over. 15/0 after 18 balls.
Ahmed Shehzad 6 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 2-0-9-0
Azhar Ali 7 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 6 runs this over. 10/0 after 12 balls.
Azhar Ali 3 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) UT Yadav 1-0-6-0
Ahmed Shehzad 5 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 4 runs this over. 4/0 after 4 balls.
Azhar Ali 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) B Kumar 0-0-4-0
Ahmed Shehzad 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
Azhar AliC HH Pandya B RA Jadeja5085656076.92
Ahmed ShehzadLBW B Kumar1238221054.55
Babar AzamC RA Jadeja B UT Yadav815121066.67
Mohammad HafeezC B Kumar B RA Jadeja3359432076.74
Shoaib MalikRun out RA Jadeja 1514921166.67
Sarfraz AhmedC MS Dhoni B HH Pandya1526162093.75
Imad WasimC KM Jadhav B HH Pandya05100-
Shadab Khannot out 1424161187.5
Mohammad AmirC KM Jadhav B UT Yadav916160056.25
Hasan AliC S Dhawan B UT Yadav03200-
Wahab Riaz -
Total 164/10
B Kumar5.012314.6
UT Yadav7.413033.91
JJ Bumrah5.002304.6
HH Pandya8.004325.38
RA Jadeja8.004325.38