IND vs PAK, Highlights Asia Cup 2018: Men in Blue thrash Green Army by 8 wickets

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 20 September 2018, 01:14 AM
India vs Pakistan Live Cricket Score, Asia Cup 2018 Live Cricket Streaming (Photo: Twitter/@ICC)
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India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2018 Live Cricket Score, Commentary: Pakistan were 162 all out against India in a Group A game of the Asia Cup at Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday. Batting first, Pakistan didn't get a good start and Bhuvneshwar struck twice to remove in-form duo of Imam ul Haq (2) and Fakhar Zaman (0) early. They were reduced 2 for 3. But then experienced Shoaib Malik and Babar Azam stitched a crucial 82 runs partnership for the third wicket and appeared to have taken control of the proceedings. However, Babar failed to read Kuldeep's googly as it clipped his off-bail. From 85-2, it soon became 100-5 as Pakistan suffered a batting collapse losing five wickets for 36 runs. Then, Faheem Ashraf (21) and Mohammed Aamir (16) added an invaluable 37 runs for the eighth wicket to take the total past 150-run mark. For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/15 in 7 overs) provided initial breakthroughs, Jadhav, making a comeback to the national team, bowled with control to return with exceptional figures of 3 for 23 in 9 overs to break the backbone of the Pakistani lower middle-order. Jasprit Bumrah (2/23 in 7.1 overs) and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (1/37 in 8 overs) also accomplished their task to perfection. 

India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2018 Live Cricket Score, Commentary

# Rohit Sharma-led India win by 8 wickets!!! 


#10:23 PM: SIX! Karthik decided to go after it. 

#10:19 PM: OUT!  Dhawan misses hit fifty. Went after the short-wide liner to toe-end the flat bat to point where Babar Azam caught it very fine. Is it too late or there are still mroe twists left?

#10:17 PM: 100 comes up for India: Score after 16 overs: India 100-1; Dhawan 42(51); Rayudu 3(8)

#10:13 PM: Injury scare continues. After Pandya, Shadab Khan also felt his lower back and he left the field. Fakhar Zaman, left-arm orthodox, will complete the over.

#10:10 PM: Score after 15 overs: IND 98-1; Rayudu 2(3); Dhawan 41(50)

#10:07 PM: FOUR! Short of length around off, hardly gave Dhawan enough room but he somehow carves it away to the fence

#10:04 PM: Twitter Talks: "It is high time Shikhar Dhawan commands more respect for being an ODI star! In multi-nation tournaments he is fabulous," says Bibhu Prasad Tripathy.

#10:01 PM: Ambati Rayudu, right handed bat, comes to the crease

#10:00 PM: OUT! Rohit Sharma out after fifty. Shadab Khan provides Pakistan a much-needed breakthrough. A googly that slipped right through Rohit's defence. He could not pick it. But He has done the damage and Pakistan won't be too much happy as they need couple of more quick wickets.

#09:58 PM: FOUR! And fifty for Rohit Sharma. Full on off stump, Rohit hits through the line over mid-off. Wonderful timing. Shadab Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

#09:56 PM: SIX! Hasan Ali didn't learn any lessons here. Boss, no matter you are Hasan Ali or Wasim Akram, you can't bowl short to Rohit Sharma. He is a wrong man, bowl that to Dhawan, you might get away with that,

#09:49 PM: Twitter Talks: "Where is the theatre? Where is the drama? No twists and turns. This game ain't what Indo-Pak contests are known for," says Mohammad Aquib.

#09:46 PM: SIX! Dhawan joins the party. Hooked it in the air, but cleared the fielder at the deep backward square. The thinking was right as there was a fielder at deep backward square but Dhawan was too good for this. Pakistan can't afford more runs. They need a couple of wickets here or they will end up losing side.

#09:45 PM: Score after 10 overs: India - 58-0; Dhawan 18(31); Rohit 38(30)

#09:43 PM: FOUR! Dhawan this time. He was like - why should Rohit have all the fun? A length ball outside off and Dhawan cuts it well past cover point for four.

#09:42 PM: Faheem Ashraf, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

#09:40 PM: Score after 9 overs: India 52-0; Dhawan 14(26); Rohit 37(29)

#09:39 PM: FOUR!  Just a little short around off and Rohit again played that on front-foot. He makes batting look so easy.

#09:37 PM: Hasan Ali, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

#09:35 PM: SIX, well, it's going out of the park! That went from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. Clearly the biggest hit of the game, or maybe the tournament. A short delivery again and Rohit was waiting for it. Pulls it off the front-foot and times this over the mid-wicket fence for a 96m six. 19 runs off the over.

#09:33 PM: No ballFOURinsult to injury. A boundary, a no ball and more over a free hit. Usman is losing the plot here. Rohit on fire.

#09:32 PM: SIXtop-edge but it goes the distance. Rohit Sharma has decided to make things one sided. Usman was bowling very tight but this time bowled it short with not enough pace. Rohit won't leave you if you will bowl such deliveries to him.

#09:29 PM: FOUR more! Comes on to the front foot and drills the full-length delivery through the gap at covers. 

#09:28 PM: FOUR! Rohit Sharma has decided to attack Pakistan's most lethal bowler Amir. There was not enough pace in that. Gets width on offer and makes sure to thrash with a superb square-cut. 

#09:22 PM: Another fine over from Usman Khan. Just two runs off the over. India after 6 overs: 17/0

#09:18 PM: Maiden over by Amir: India off to a very cautious start. They don't want to take any risk as the target is very low. Score after 5 overs: India: 15-0; Dhawan 10(19); Rohit 5(11)

#09:12 PM: Five dots and a single. Usman Khan bowled that over very tightly. Didn't allow players to open hands and go for a drive. Pakistan needs plenty of bowling like this. 

#09:10 PM: India fans at the innings break

#09:04 PM: Score after 2 overs: Indian 7-0; Rohit 5(9); Dhawan 2(3)

#09:00 PM: FOUR! First boundary of the innings from Rohit. This is his 100th ODI innings as opener. It was a short of a length delivery around off, Rohit tries to defend it but the ball nips back and catches the inside edge. Goes for four towards fine leg fence.

#08:58 PM: Tight first over from Amir: Four dots and two singles. The start is good for Pakistan but they will need quick wickets if want to stay in the game. Usman Khan, comes into the attack

#08:55 PM: Welcome back! Rohit and Dhawan are at the crease. Rohit is on strike. Amir will open the attack

#08:10 PM: Innings break! Join us after the break.

#08:08 PM: Its all over. OUT! India bundle out Pakistan for 162 runs. Bumrah fired it right into the blockhole, a yorker he'd swear by to clean up even the best. A wonderful effort from Indian bowlers. Except for Malik and Babar Azam's partnership, Pakistan never looked in the game. India won't mind chasing 163 on this pitch.

#08:02 PM: OUT! Wicket number nine for India. Bhuvneshwar takes his third. Well nobody wants to hang around and Pakistanis are self-imploding. 

#08:00 PM: Score after 42 overs: Pakistan 160-8; Amir 16(21); Hasan Ali 1(2)

#07:58 PM: Hasan Ali, right handed bat, comes to the crease. India would look to continue attacking and wrape things as early as possible.

#07:55 PM: OUT! Bumrah breaks the partnership between Faheem and Asif. Faheem was looking to go after it but couldn't get the hold of it and the ball went high up in the sky. Dhawan takes an easy catch.

#07:50 PM: Twitter Talks: "How many....how many...how many times tailender would come and score runs and won match for their team?????Disgusting to see this," says Avinash.

#07:44 PM: 150 up for Pakistan: Slowly and steady Faheem Ashraf and Amir are taking Pakistan towards a fighting total. Score after 39 overs: Pakistan 151-7; Faheem Ashraf 20(32); Amir 14(17)

#07:40 PM: Score after 37 overs: Pakistan 141-7; Faheem Ashraf 14(25); Amir 10(12)

#07:36 PM: Dropped! Chahal should have caught this as it wasn't too hard. Faheem had chipped it straight back to the bowler but Chahal fails to hold on to it. That's the third dropped catch of this match so far.

#07:24 PM: OUT! And lightning strikes here as Dhoni removes Shadab's bails in a flash. Third wicket of the match for Kedar Jadhav. He has used Pandya absence in the best way.  This was fired outside off and Shadab was outside his crease to go inside-out. Never take a risk when Dhoni is behind the stumps. Score after 33 overs: 121/7

 #07:14 PM: Twitter Talks: "Anyone please talk to Indian team and tell them that please let Pakistan make some run otherwise India will finish the match in 20 overs," says Niranjan Kumar

#07:09 PM: Wicket maiden for Kedar Jadhav: Score after 29 overs; PAK 110-6; Faheem Ashraf 0(5); Shadab Khan 2(2)

#07:05 PM: OUT! Indian man with the golden arm Kedar Jadhav removes Asif Ali, out Caught by Dhoni!! And with this Pakistan have started to falter. That was flatter and shorter outside off, the batsman went for the slash and edged it for the keeper to take it.

#07:00 PM: OUT! Shoaib Malik is runout. After a poor show, Indian fielders have turned it around here. Malik wanted a single but Rayudu was too quick at it and hit it directly. Shadab Khan, right handed bat, comes to the crease.

#06:58 PM: Score after 26 overs: Pakistan 97-4; Shoaib Malik 41(65); Asif Ali 0(1)

#06:55 PM: Injury update: Injury update - Hardik Pandya has an acute lower back injury. He is able to stand at the moment and the medical team is assessing him now. Manish Pandey is on the field as his substitute. 

#06:50 PM: OUT! Manish Pandey takes a stunner to remove Sarfraz. What a catch! He balanced himself like a trapeze on a tight rope. That was heaved away, Pandey took it inches inside the ropes. There was momentum as he was still in motion and before going over the ropes, he tossed the ball upwards.

#06:46 PM: High in the sky! Malik could not get the elevation and the ball went up and Bhuvneshar over ran and Malik survived once again. Kuldeep is furious as he had already started to celebrate.

#06:44 PM: A tight over from Jadhav. Just off the over. First five balls were dot but Sarfraz avoided another maiden. Score after 23 overs: Pakistan 87-3; Sarfraz 2(7); Shoaib Malik 35(53)

 #06: 40 PM: Kedar Jadhav, right-arm off break, comes into the attack. Can he provide another breakthrough?

#06:39 PM: OUT! Kuldeep Yadav to Babar Azam, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled! Flights it above the eye-line and it dips to beat the batsman, who was advancing down the track. Kuldeep provides India a much-needed breakthrough. Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed comes to bat.

#06:36 PM: Malik, Azam consolidates Pakistan: The Azam-Malik partnership has been looking comfortable - it's now worth 82 runs - but Shoaib gets a reprieve, put down by Dhoni off Pandya on the last ball before drinks! Pakistan are 85/2.

#06:27 PM: Score after 18 overs: Pakistan 73-2; Babar Azam 40(53); Shoaib Malik 31(39)

#06:21 PM: Harduk Pandya is down! It looks something serious. The physio is out there to attend Hardik who continues to lie motionless with a lot of pain holding the hand of one of teammates. India will hope that this isn't anything serious. The stretcher is coming for Hardik! He's been escorted off the ground, not a good sight at all. Rayudu will complete the over.

#06:18 PM: FOUR! Cracking stroke from Babar Azam. Rayudu did a good job but the ball stuck in his legs and kissed the boundary ropes. Pandya gave a lot of width and Azam crashes the drive on the up through the covers.

#06:13 PM: Pakistan making a fair comeback: Babar and Malik are doing a fine repair job for Pakistan after those early blows.

#06:10 PM: Dropped! Can you believe it was Dhoni? Pandya is not happy at all. Was a really sharp take and was dying on him but you expect him to take these. Shoaib Akhtar in commentary asks if India dropped match as well. Too early to say that but Malik is going to be a pain in the back for India.

#06:08 PM: Twitter Talks: "Shoaib Malik and Babar Azam wickets are important. Both are good players of spin. If we get these two wickets early we can wrap them up under 200," says Shoeb Zama.

#06:06 PM: A tight over from Chahal. He conceded just two runs. After 15 overs: Pakistan - 57-2; Shoaib Malik 25(34); Babar Azam 30(40)

#06:04 PM: Six off Pandya's over: Yuzvendra Chahal [1.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack. Rohit is rotating his wrist spinners.

#06:03 PM: FOUR! This wasn't a bad ball from Pandya at all. Azam played it cleverly. Perhaps just too wide outside off and he just hung back to open the bat face really late. Got it well wide of Dhoni and fine enough as it raced to the third man fence. 50-run partnership! 

#06:00 PM: 10 off the over: Score after 13 overs: PAK 49-2; Babar Azam 24(33); Shoaib Malik 23(29)

#05:58 PM: SIX! That was a monstrous hit from Malik! He loves to face Indian bowling especially the spin. Doesn't want to let Kuldeep settle and uses to feet to clout this over deep square leg.

#05:56 PM: Kuldeep Yadav, left-arm chinaman, comes into the attack

#05:55 PM: 7 runs in the over: Babar Azam smashes boundary on the last ball PAK 39/2 after 12 overs

#05:51 PM: FOUR: Babar Azam smashes boundary on wide cover, PAK 32/2 after 11 overs

#05:48 PM: Hardik Pandya gives just 2 runs: After 10 overs, PAK 25/2

#05:44 PM: One run added to the over: After 9 overs, PAK 23/0 with Azam (12) and Malik(9) at crease

#05:36 Eight of the over: Score after 7 overs: Pakistan 20-2; Babar Azam 10(18); Shoaib Malik 8(8)

#05:34 PM: Consecutive boundaries: Pakistan is getting started. Back of a length delivery outside off for Azam, he got enough width and slapped it off the front foot. He beat the cover for four.

#05:33 PM: FOUR! A full ball around off by Bhuvneshwar and Azam leaned forward played it straight down the ground past Bhuvneshwar's left. 

#05:30 PM: Eight off the over: Score after 6 overs: Pakistan 12-2; Shoaib Malik 8(8); Babar Azam 2(12)

#05:27 PM: Bumrah to Shoaib Malik, FOUR:  First boundary for Pakistan. They needed this to ease the pressure. Nice juicy half-volley outside off, Malik leaned forward and punched it through the covers quite gloriously.

#05:22 PM: Score after 5 overs: Pakistan 4-2; Babar Azam 1(10); Shoaib Malik 1(4)

#05:20 PM: Bhuvneshwar to Fakhar Zaman, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!! Fakhar Zaman, the hero of that Champions Trophy triumph in 2017, is gone for a nine-ball duck. It's not a no-ball, no. Bumrah's maiden over put pressure on Pakistan, Zaman panicked and tried to pull it but the ball went up high in the sky and Chahal took a wonderful catch running opposite. After 4.1 overs: Pakistan 3-2

#05:18 PM: Another maiden over. Bumrah has bowled another maiden over. Fantastic start from India. Excellent pressure bowling from Bumrah. 

#05:12 PM: OUT! First wicket for India. Imam-ul-Haq is gone. Imam-ul-Haq gives up to the pressure. Charges down at Bhuvneshwar and is met with a length that has been shortened into the pitch.  The ball took the top-edge to Dhoni.

#05:10 PM: Maiden over! A very tight over from Bumrah. He didn't let the Pakistani players. Score after 2 overs: PAK 2-0; Fakhar Zaman 0(6); Imam-ul-Haq 2(6)

#05:07 PM: Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack. One slip for Bumrah as it was for Bhuvi

#05:06 PM: Decent first over by Bhuvneshwar: Score after 1 overs: PAK 2-0; Imam-ul-Haq 2(6); Fakhar Zaman 0(0)

#05:04 PM: First runs: 2 runs, to the deep square leg. Back of the length delivery at the hip, clipped away neatly through square leg by Imam-ul-Haq.

#05:02 PM: First ball of the match: No run, short of length, gentle start from Bhuvneshwar. Imam-ul-Haq has a lot of time on the back foot to defend.

#05:00 PM: Here we go! Fakhar Zaman and Imam Ul Haq come out in open. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar to open India's attack

#04:56 PM: Time for national anthem: Both teams have queued up for the national anthem. First Pakistan's national anthem will be played and then India's 'Jan Gan Mann'.

#04:50 PM: With just 10 minutes to go. Let's revisit Aamir's ferocious Champions Trophy 2017 opening spell.

#04:40 PM: Playing squads: While Pakistan is playing the same team, India have made a couple of changes. Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya come in place of Khaleel Ahmed and Shardul Thakur. To everyone's surprise, KL Rahul was not included in the team and Dinesh Karthik will play.

  1. India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal
  2. Pakistan (Playing XI): Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan

#4:30 PM: Its toss time: Pakistan have won the toss and elected to bat first. "Looks like a good batting pitch, hope to get runs and put them under pressure. Same team. Have to score 280-plus," says Pakistan Captain Sarfraz.

#4:00 PM: Hello and welcome to the News Nation live updates of mega India vs Pakistan face off in Asia Cup 2018. The high voltage mother of all battles between the arch-rivals will be held at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. The match is expected to be nerve-wracking, nail-biting, emotion bursting event between the two Asian giants. So, don't go anywhere and stick with us as we bring you ball by ball live commentary of India vs Pakistan encounter.

First Published: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 03:12 PM
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