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-India beat Pakistan by eight wickets and 3 overs to spare -Virat Kohli 78 off 61 -FOW India: Gautam Gambhir (1-1, 0.2 ov), Virender Sehwag (2-75, 10.3 ov) -Pakistan AO 128, Shoaib Malik 28, Lakshmipathy Balaji 3-22 -FOW Pakistan: Imran Nazir (1-17/1.2 ov), Shahid Afridi (2-35/4.4 ov), Nasir Jamshed (3-43/6.4 ov), Kamran Akmal (4-49, 8.2 ov), Mohammad Hafeez (5-59/9.5 ov), Shoaib Malik (6-106, 15.2 ov) -Pakistan win the toss and bat -Pakistan unchanged for the side the beat SA -Virender Sehwag comes back for India -A Pakistan win sees them through to the semis along with Australia
Dirk Nannes, commentating for BBC Test Match Special, says:
"India and Pakistan's net run rate are so close together that if it rains on Tuesday, those last few balls India faced could make all the difference."
India achieve their target with three overs to spare, run-rate will be a big factor if India beat South Africa and Pakistan beat Australia. Ajmal was once again not properly utilised, and even before the match was out Pakistan's grip, it seemed Hafeez was playing for the net run rate. Pakistan, India and South Africa all in with a sniff. Pakistan's NRR -0.43, India's -0.45 and South Africa's -0.605.
BOUNDARY- Four Kohli smashes Gul on the up, great shot! Gul follows it up with a no-ball! He looks a more capable batsman on the back of this performance. The free hit is squeezed through the covers for four! 16 runs off the over!
Gul on now, and Kohli attempts to slog his slower bouncer out of the park, Nazir drops it running in from deep. Points at the flood lights after the miss?
BOUNDARY- Yuvraj throws everything behind that, no chance for the fielder at long on.
29 from 36. Who will it for Pakistan, can Gul do it? Afridi in his last over as India continue to just knock it around. Hafeez's captaincy not so great today, seems confused. His team has not responded well either.
BOUNDARY- SIX! Kohli slams Ajmal over long! Great shot, the Pakistan spinners looking completely ineffective here.
BOUNDARY- Hafeez throws it up in the air and Yuvraj sweeps it powerfully for four.
BOUNDARY- Kohli plays another exquiste shot off Ajmal, almost ovff the stumps, cut to backward point!
Yuvraj promoted up the order, great captaincy by Dhoni. It seems to be Yuvraj's day today, two wickets and a run out, some runs to top it off?
WICKET- Sehwag falls next ball, his big shot finding Gul at long off who balances well stay inside the ropes.
BOUNDARY- Sehwag cuts Afridi for four, no problem at all.
DROPPED- Umar Akmal drops Kohli at point, great attempt, was parallel to the ground.
BOUNDARY- Arafat into the attack and Kohli welcomes him with two fours. The first one a cover drive on the up, great timing!
No slip in place! Kohli dances down the track and edge Afridi to where first slip should have been!
BOUNDARY- SIX! Kohli comes down the track and picks Shahid Afridi for a big one over long off.
BOUNDARY- Virat Kohli goes on the back foot and plays a beautiful shot off Saeed Ajmal. Ajmal disappointed with the fielder in the ring. India comfortably placed at 36/1 in 6.
BOUNDARY- WICKET- Sehwag strikes two fours, one of Gul and the other a paddle sweep off Hasan. He looks very comfortable out there and reports about his indifferent attitude in practice sessions seem pretty irrelevant. He can sit around and still play this way.