India vs Pakistan LIVE: Kohli’s 57 pushes IND to 151/7

India vs Pakistan

Members of  India:

Members of India team
Members of India team

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah.

Members of  Pakistan:

Members of pakistan team in 2021
Members of Pakistan team in 2021

Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi

Babar Azam, Pakistan captain at toss:

Babar Azam
Babar Azam

We are going to bowl first. We’ll look to take early wickets and put pressure. Dew is also a factor. We have had good practice sessions and am confident about our preparations. Pakistan’s bowlers are known to trouble other teams but I am confident about our batting too. Haider Ali is left out.

Virat Kohli, India captain at toss:

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

We are pretty happy with setting the target. We would have bowled first too, but the toss is not in your control. We are pretty balanced with our squad and you need to be prepared for it. We need to stay as professional as possible. We need to stay focused on the processes. Everyone watches it closely all over the world. We need to ensure we don’t get too emotional. The pitch looks very different. Evenly rolled and there is no grass at all which was the case during the IPL. We expect the pitch to stay good all through and set a good total. The four not playing are Rahul Chahar, Ishan Kishan, Ashwin, and Thakur.

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Pakistan captain Babar Azam wins the toss and opts to bowl first.

Pakistan’s strengths and weaknesses

Pakistan’s strengths: Pakistan players are used to playing in the UAE. No team has played more T20I cricket in the UAE than Pakistan. So, Pakistan cricketers will be accustomed to the pitches and conditions of the UAE. The team also boasts of a well-rounded pace attack. Pakistan has formed by its side. The team has won four of the last five T20I bilateral series

Pakistan’s weaknesses: Pakistan team doesn’t have an experienced all-rounder who could bowl medium pace. The only medium pace bowler who can bat like an all-rounder is Mohammad Wasim. But 20-year-old Wasim doesn’t have much experience and is unlikely to get regular starts in the team.

India’s strengths and weaknesses:

India’s strengths: Every member of the Indian squad was involved in IPL 2021. So, it is safe to assume, that the whole squad has already been playing in the T20 mode for more than a month now.

India’s weaknesses: The form of batters Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav will cause grave concern for Virat Kohli. Kishan scored 241 runs from 10 outings averaging just 26.77 in IPL 2021. Kishan’s Mumbai Indian teammate Suryakumar managed 317 runs12 innings at an average of 22.64. The two were expected to form the core of the middle order. Considering their form it would be risky to play both of them together

Rohit lbw b Shaheen Afridi 0(1)

Virat Kohli walks out to bat.

0.5 Afridi to Kohli, no run, good length ball around off, the ball swings away, Kohli lets the ball go to Rizwan.

0.6Afridi to Kohli, 1 run, fullish ball on off stump, Kohli manages to work the ball to the leg side for a single.

IND 2/1 after 1 over.

Shaheen Shah Afridi to bowl the first over of the inning. KL Rahul is on strike.

0.1Shaheen to Rahul, no run, fuller ball on off stump, Rahul drives the ball straight to the fielder at extra-cover.

0.2Shaheen to Rahul, no run, full ball tad wide of off stump, Rahul leans and drives the ball to Babar Azam at extra cover.

0.3Shaheen to Rahul, 1 run, first run of the match, good length ball on middle and leg, Rahul tucks the ball to the leg side for a single.

0.4Shaheen to Rohit, WICKET! LBW! BIG BLOW FOR INDIA! ROHIT DEPARTS ON A FIRST-BALL DUCK! Yorker on middle and leg stump, the ball nips back in a bit and hits Rohit on the foot, Afridi appears

IND 6/1 after 2 overs.

Imad Wasim to bowl the second over.

1.1 Imad to Kohli, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Kohli guides the ball to the fielder at short fine for a single.

1.2 Imad to Rahul, no run, back of the length ball on middle and leg, Rahul rocks back and punches the ball to cover.

1.3 Imad to Rahul, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg. Rahul works the ball to the leg side for a run,

1.4 Imad to Kohli, 1 run, back of the length ball on middle and leg, Kohli drives the ball down to long-on for a run.

1.5Imad to Rahul, no run, good length ball on middle and leg, Rahul nudges the ball to the leg side.

1.6 Imad to Rahul, 1 run, back of the length ball on off stump, Rahul hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Rahul b Shaheen Afridi 3(8)

Suryakumar Yadav walks out to bat.

2.2Afridi to Suryakumar, no run, full ball, Suryakumar hits the ball to cover.

2.3Afridi to Suryakumar, no run, full ball on middle and leg, Suryakumar works the ball to the leg side.

2.4Afridi to Suryakumar, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Suryakumar whips the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

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2.5Afridi to Kohli, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, Kohli guides the ball to square-leg for a single.

2.6Afridi to Suryakumar, SIX! FIRST MAXIMUM OF THE MATCH! Good length ball on middle and leg. Suryakumar whips the ball and the ball just flies over the man at square-leg for a maximum!!!

INSD 14/2 after 3 overs.

Afridi to bowl the third over.

2.1Afridi to Rahul, WICKET! CLEAN BOWLED! AFRIDI IS ON FIRE! Good length ball on off-stump, the ball swings back in sharply and Rahul looks to work the ball on the leg side but the ball goes through the big gap between the bat and the pad and crashes onto the stumps.

IND 21/2 after 4 overs.

Imad to bowl the fourth over.

3.1Imad to Kohli, no run,

3.2Imad to Kohli, no run, full ball on middle and leg, Kohli plays the ball to the leg side.

3.3Imad to Kohli, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, Kohli guides the ball down to long-on for a single.

3.4Imad to Suryakumar, 1 Leg Bye, full ball on middle and leg, Suryakumar looks to sweep, the ball raps on the pads and the batter takes a single.

3.5Imad to Kohli, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Kohli pushes the ball to cover for a run,

3.6Imad to Suryakuamr, FOUR! Full ball on middle and leg, Suryakumar sweeps the ball to fine-leg for a boundary.

IND 30/2 after 5 overs.

Afridi to bowl the fifth over.

4.1Afridi to Kohli, 2 runs, good length ball on middle and leg, Kohli comes down the track and guides the ball to square-leg for a couple of runs.

4.2Afridi to Kohli, no run, good length ball on off stump, Kohli gives the bowler a charge and guides the ball to cover.

4.3Afridi to Kohli, no run, good length ball on off stump, Kohli dabs the ball to the fielder at backward point.

4.4Afridi to Kohli, no run, Afridi bowls full tad wide of off stump, Kohli drives the ball away from his body, and the ball rolls to the man at cover.

4.5Afridi to Kohli, SIX! TAKE THAT! Full ball on middle and leg, Kohli steps out and whacks the ball straight down the ground for a maximum!!!!

4.6Afridi to Kohli,1 run, full toss on middle stump, Kohli drives the ball to mid-off and darts to the other end for a single.

Suryakumar Yadav c Rizwan b Hasan Ali 11(8)

Rishabh Pant walks out to bat.

5.5 Hasan toPant, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Pant guides the ball to the leg side for a single.

5.6Hasan to Kohli, FOUR! TOP SHOT! Full ball wide of off stump, Kohli drives the ball through the big gap between cover and point for a boundary.

IND 36/3 after 6 overs.

Hasan Ali to bowl the sixth over.

5.1 Hasan to Kohli, no run, full ball around off stump, Kohli plays the ball to the leg side.

5.2Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, full ball wide of off stump, Kohli drives the ball down to third-man for a single.

5.3Hasan to Suryakumar, no run, good length ball on off stump, Suryakumar works the ball to backward point.

5.4Hasan to Suryakumar, WICKET! ANOTHER INDIAN BATTER DEPARTS! TROUBLE FOR INDIA! Back of the length ball on off stump, Suryakumar looks to cut the ball, the ball takes a thick edge and flies behind the stumps, Mohammad Rizwan puts a great dive and completes a stunning catch.

IND 39/3 after 7 overs.

Shadab Khan to bowl the seventh over.

6.1Shadabto Pant, no run, full ball on off stump, Pant drives the ball back to the bowler.

6.2Shadab to Pant, no run, good length ball on middle and leg, Pant tucks the ball to the leg side.

6.3Shadab to Pant, no run, full ball on middle and leg, Pant guides the ball to the fielder at short fine.

6.4Shadab to Pant, 2 runs, short and wide, Pant rocks back and cuts the ball through backward point for a couple of runs.

6.5Shadab to Pant, no run, full ball on off stump, Pant drives the ball to mid-on.

6.6Shadab to Pant, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Pant guides the ball to square-leg just for a single.

IND 42/3 after 8 overs.

Mohammad Hafeez to bowl the eighth over.

7.1 Hafeez to Pant, no run, good length ball on middle and leg, Pant defends.

7.2 Hafeez to Pant, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Pant sweeps and gets a single.

7.3Hafeez to Kohli, 1 run, fuller ball on off stump, Kohli guides the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

7.4Hafeez to Pant, appeal for caught behind, good length ball tad wide of off stump, Pant looks for a reverse sweep but loses his balance while playing the shot and the Mohammad Rizwan collects the ball, he appeals for a caught behind as he thinks there is an edge, he is confident about his appeal, Pak take to review and the review shows that there is no edge, Pant survives as Pak lose the review.

7.5Hafeez to Pant, 1 run, back of the length ball on off stump, Pant hits the ball through cover for a single.

7.6Hafeez to Kohli, 1 run, short ball on middle and leg, Kohli goes back increase and plays the ball to square-leg for a single.

IND 60/3 after 10 overs.

Hafeez to bowl the tenth over.

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9.1 Hafeez to Kohli, 1 run, back of the length ball on middle and leg, Kohli nudges the ball to the leg side for a single.

9.2Hafeez to Pant, FOUR! Short ball on off stump, Pant rocks back and cuts the ball through backward point for a boundary.

9.3Hafeez to Pant, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Pant steps out and drives the ball down to long-on for a single.

9.4Hafeez to Kohli, 1 run, short ball on middle and leg, Kohli hits the ball behind square on the leg side for another single.

9.5Hafeez to Pant, no run, short ball on middle and leg, the ball hits the pads and goes to the offside.

9.6Hafeez to Pant, 1 run, short ball wide of off stump, Pant works the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

IND 65/3 after 11 overs.

Harris Rauf to bowl the eleventh over.

10.1Rauf to Pant, 1 run, short and wide from Rauf, Pant hammers the ball over cover and gets a single.

10.1Rauf to Kohli, WIDE! Short ball bowled down the leg side.

10.2Rauf to Kohli, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Kohli edges the ball down to third-man for a single.

10.3Rauf to Pant, 1 run, full ball wide of off stump, Pant drives the ball through backward point for a single.

10.4 Rauf to Kohli, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Kohli hits the ball down to long-on for a run.

10.5Rauf to Pant, no run, full ball wide of off stump, Pant drives the ball to the man at mid-off.

10.6Rauf to Pant, 1 run, full and straight ball wide of off stump, Pant drives the ball down to long-on for a single.

IND 81/3 after 12 overs.

Hasan Ali to bowl the twelfth over.

11.1Hasan to Pant, no run, full ball wide of off stump, Pant hits the ball to the offside.

11.2Hasan to Pant, SIX! Good length ball on middle and leg, Pant plays one-handed hoick over deep backward square leg for a maximum!!!! Q

11.3Hasan to Pant, SIX MORE! Full ball wide of off stump, another one-handed swing of the bat, and this time the ball clears long-off with ease.

11.4Hasan to Pant, 2 runs, back of the length ball on off stump, Pant pumps the ball through cover for a couple of runs.

11.5Hasan to Pant, 1 run, back of the length ball around off stump, Pant tucks the ball behind square on the leg side for a single.

11.6Hasan to Kohli, no run, good length ball on off stump, Kohli works the ball to the leg side.

Pant c and b Shadab Khan 39(30)

Ravindra Jadeja walks out to bat.

12.3 Shadab to Kohli, no run, back of the length ball on off stump, Kohli hits the ball back to the bowler.

12.4Shadab to Kohli, 1 run, back of the length ball on middle and leg, Kohli works the ball to the leg side for a single.

12.5Shadab to Jadjea, 1 run, short ball on middle stump, Jadeja hits the ball to the leg side for a single.

12.6Shadab to Kohli, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Kohli drives the ball for a run.

IND 87/4 after 13 overs.

Shadab Khan to bowl the thirteenth over.

12.1Shadab to Pant, 2 runs, full ball on middle and leg, Pant sweeps the ball over the keeper and gets a couple of runs.

12.1Shadab to Pant, WIDE! Full ball bowled down the leg side.

12.2Shadab to Pant, WICKET! CAUGHT! SLow full ball on middle and leg, Pant looks for a slog, the ball takes the top edge of the bat and lobs high in the air, Shadab settles under the ball and takes the catch.

IND 96/4 after 14 overs.

Rauf to bowl the fourteenth over.

13.1Rauf to Kohli, 1 run, slow full ball on off stump, Kohli drives the ball down the ground for a single.

13.2Rauf to Jadeja, no run, yorker around off, Jadeja digs the ball out.

13.3Rauf to Jadeja, 2 runs, good length ball wide of off stump, Jadeja drives the ball down to third-man for a couple of runs.

13.4Rauf to Jadeja, 1 run, slow back of the length ball wide of off stump, Jadeja hits the ball down to third-man for a run.

13.4Rauf to Kohli, WIDE! Short ball bowled down the leg side.

13.5Rauf to Kohli, FOUR! A full ball into the pads, Kohli uses the pace on the ball and guides it down to fine-leg for a boundary.

13.6Rauf to Kohli, no run, slow full ball on off stump, Kohli blocks the ball.

IND 100/4 after 15 overs.

Shadab to bowl the fifteenth over.

14.1Shadab to Jadeja, no run, full ball wide of off stump, Jadeja drives the ball to cover.

14.2Shadab to Jadeja, no run, fullish ball wide of off stump, Jadeja pushes the ball to cover.

14.3Shadab to Jadeja, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Jadeja drives the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a single.

14.4Shadab to Kohli,1run, fullish ball on off stump, Kohli drives the ball through cover for a run.

14.5Shadab to Jadeja, 1 run, fullish ball wide of off stump, Jadeja drills the ball down to long-off for another single.

14.6Shadab to Kohli, 1 run, short and wide, Kohli cuts and gets a single.

IND 110/4 after 16 overs.

Hasan to bowl the sixteenth over.

15.1Hasan to Kohli, no run, slow back of the length ball on off stump, Kohli comes down the track and mishits the ball goes just wide of Hasan Ali.

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15.2Hasan to Kohli, FOUR! MUCH NEEDED BOUNDARY FOR INDIA! Short ball on middle and leg, Kohli steps out and pulls, the ball goes wide of the fielder at short for a boundary.

15.3Hasan to Kohli, no run, back of the length ball tad wide of off stump, Kohli looks to cut the ball down to third-man but fails to connect.

15.4Hasan to Kohli, FOUR! TOP SHOT! Fuller ball wide of off stump, Kohli leans and plays a great cover drive for a boundary.

15.5Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, back of the length ball on off stump, Kohli pumps the ball through backward point for a single.

15.6Hasan to Jadeja, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, Jadeja hits the ball to the offside for a single.

IND 113/4 after 17 overs.

Rauf to bowl the seventeenth over.

16.1Rauf to Jadeja, 1 run, slow full ball on off stump, Jadeja drives the ball down to mid-off for a single.

16.2Rauf to Kohli, 1 run, full ball wide of off stump, Kohli makes room and hits the ball over cover for a single.

16.3Rauf to Jadeja, 1 run, slow full ball on middle and leg, Jadeja taps the ball to mid-off for a single.

16.4 Rauf to Kohli, no run, slow good length ball tad wide of off stump, Kohli looks to drive the ball but fails to connect.

16.5Rauf to Kohli, no run, slow back of the length ball wide of off stump, Kohli only manages to nudge the ball to the fielder at backward point.

16.6Rauf to Kohli, 1 run, slow full ball on off stump, Kohli tucks the ball to the leg side for a single.

IND 128/5 after 18 overs.

Hasan to bowl the eighteenth over.

17.1 Hasan to Kohli, 2 runs, back of the length ball on off stump, Kohli steps out and hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs and get to his FIFTY!!!

17.2Hasan to Kohli, FOUR! WOW! Back of the length ball wide of off stump, Kohli powers the ball over cover and fetches a boundary.

17.3Hasan to Kohli, 1 run, full ball on off stump, Kohli pushes the ball to cover for a single.

17.4Hasan to Jadeja, FOUR! Good length ball on off stump, Jadeja hammers the ball over the fielder at short fine for a boundary.

17.5Hasan to Jadeja, WICKET! CAUGHT! Slow good length ball wide of off stump, Jadeja goes for a wild slog, the ball takes the lower end of the bat and lobs to deep mid-wicket, the fielder at deep mid-wicket makes a run from the deep and takes a fine catch.

Jadeja c (sub)Mohammad Nawaz b Hasan Ali 13(13)

Hardik Pandya walks out to bat.

17.6 Hasan to Kohli, 2 runs, back of the length ball on off stump, Kohli hits the ball to mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

Kohli c Rizwan b Shaheen Afridi 57(49)

BhuvneshwarKumar walks out to bat.

18.5 Afridi to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg, Bhuvnehswar plays the ball to the leg side for a single.

18.6Afridi to Pandya, FOUR! Full toss wide of off stump, Pandya hammer the ball through backward point for a boundary.

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18.6Afridi to Pandya, 5 runs, slow back of the length ball wide of off stump, Pandya goes for a pull but fails to connect, Pandya takes a single., but an overthrow from the keeper goes down the boundary line

IND 144/6 after 19 overs.

Afridi to bowl the nineteenth over.

18.1Afridi to Pandya, WIDE! Slow good length ball wide of off stump.

18.1Afridi to Pandya, no run, slow good length ball tad wide of off stump, as wing and a miss from Pandya.

18.2Afridi to Pandya, FOUR! Pin-point yorker on off stump, but Pandya digs the ball out and runs the ball down to third-man for a boundary.

18.3Afridi to Pandya, 1 run, the slow bouncer on middle and leg, Pandya goes for a pull, the ball takes the gloves and goes to the leg side, Pandya takes a single.

18.4Afridi to Kohli, WICKET! CAUGHT BEHIND! Afridi bowls short and slow, Kohli is early in the pull shot, the ball takes a faint edge, and flies to Mohammad Rizwan.

Hardik Pandya c Babar Azam b Haris Rauf 11(8)

Mohammad Shami walks out to bat.

19.4 Rauf to Bhuvneshwar, 2 runs, full ball on off stump, Bhuvheshwar hits the ball down to deep mid-wicket and takes a couple of runs.

19.5Rauf to Bhuvneshwar, 2 runs, slow full ball on off stump, Bhuvneshwar works the ball down to deep mid-wicket and takes two more runs.

19.6Rauf to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run, slow full ball wide of off stump, Bhuvneshwar goes for a scoop but fails to connect, the ball rolls to the keeper but Bhuvneshwar takes a single.

IND 151/7 after 20 overs.

Rauf to bowl the last over.

19.1Rauf to Pandya, no run, slow good length ball on off stump, a swing, and a miss from Pandya.

19.2Rauf to Pandya, 2 runs, good length ball on middle and leg, Pandya plays the ball down to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

19.3Rauf to Pandya, WICKET! CAUGHT! Slow good length ball on off stump, Pandya hits the ball high in the air, the man at extra cover takes an easy catch.

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