India vs Pakistan, Champions Trophy 2017: Virat Kohli leads all-round India to emphatic win over Pakistan

first_imgHello and welcome to our live coverage of the ICC Champions Trophy clash between India and Pakistan at Birmingham. (SCORECARD)Pakistan Innings:India (319/3) crush Pakistan (164/9) by 124 runs (D/L). Umesh 3/30, Jadeja 2/43, Pandya 2/43  India have wrapped the game in fine fashion here. They had done most of the damage with the bat itself when they posted a par score on the board. The bowlers backed up the good work. Azhar Ali was the lone man fighting for them with a fifty but he did not get any help from the rest as they kept losing wickets at intervals.? ? #CT17 #INDvPAK BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 2017Umesh Yadav was the best bowler for India, taking 3 for 30. Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja chipped in with a couple each. India didn’t field that well and the rain did threaten to play spoilsport but in the end, we had enough time for a result. A lot was expected from this contest but as has been the case in the last few years, it was another one-sided game.INDIA WIN! The defending champions kick off their defence with a win over arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston! #INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201723.27 IST: Umesh to Hasan, OUT! 3-fer for Umesh Yadav! A touch behind length and angling in. It’s too quick for the tailender Hasan Ali, who ends up checking his shot straight to Dhawan at mid-wicket. All the players are shaking hands as WAHAB RIAZ, who was injured in the first innings won’t come out to bat. INDIA WIN BY 125 RUNS (DLS METHOD).advertisement23.25 IST: Umesh to Amir, OUT! Umesh gets his second wicket as Amir departs for 9. PAK 164/8, need 125 off 46 balls 23.17 IST: Umesh to Shadab, DROPPED! Shortish delivery outside off, angling in, Shadab goes for an expansive pull but gets a top edge. It’s straight to Jadhav at covers, who gets underneath it, keeps himself composed but lets it go through. This is poor from India. A single is taken.23.10 IST: Pandya to Sarfraz, OUT! Another one bites the dust! Angles in a good length delivery just outside off, Sarfraz looks to dab to third man but only manages to get an outside edge which is snaffled by the keeper. The writing is on the wall now. PAK 151/7, need 138 from 69 WICKET! The Pakistan skipper falls! Edges it back to Dhoni, and Pakistan are in a very difficult position now on 151/7 #INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201723.08 IST: Pandya to Umesh, FOUR! Too good! Fuller in line of the stumps, Ahmed pushes it back down the wicket. Umesh from mid on goes to his right but cannot stop the ball from going through. A boundary results.23.06 IST: Jadeja to Shadab, FOUR!23.06 IST: Jadeja to Shadab, SIX!23.02 IST: Pandya to Imad, OUT! Golden duck for Imad Wasim! This is poor cricket from the Pakistani all-rounder. With his side in trouble, he hit the first delivery he faced, straight to the fielder. On a length and angling away, Imad stays tall and hits it on the up. Doesn’t keep it on the ground and it’s straight at the throat of Jadhav at short cover, who takes a good, sharp catch. Another one down for Pakistan. 154 needed off 81 balls.22.57 IST: Jadeja to Hafeez, OUT! Hafeez holes out! Arm ball, sliding in, Hafeez gets down on one knee and looks to slog sweep but he too gets a top edge. The ball travels towards deep mid-wicket. Bhuvneshwar in the deep, runs to his left and this time completes the catch. Pakistan have half of their side back in the hut. Jadeja is on fire right now. He was involved in last 4 wickets. PAK 131/5, need 158 from 87 ballsWICKET! Hafeez is the man to fall, skying to Bhuvneshwar in the deep, Jadeja remaining influential, this time with the ball! #INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201722.48 IST: Jadeja to Sarfraz, FOUR! Innovative! Slanting down leg, Ahmed kneels down and paddle sweeps it fine down the leg side for a boundary.Match 4. 24.1: R Jadeja to S Ahmed (5), 4 runs, 121/4 #IndvPak #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 201722.43 IST: RUN OUT! Bull’s eye from Jadeja! Don’t ever mess with his throwing arm and especially in that region. Length delivery outside off, Malik stays back, dabs it behind point and takes off for a quick single. Hafeez sends him back. Jadeja at backward point, rushes to the ball, picks it and has a throw at the keeper’s end in a flash. Hits the bottom of the leg stump and catches Malik short by miles. This something really, really special from the Indian all-rounder. Big blow for Pakistan and they are now in huge trouble. PAK 114/4in 23.3 oversadvertisementWICKET! More fine fielding from Jadeja, Malik goes for a single and aborts, and Jadeja is too quick with the direct hit! #INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201722.38 IST: Jadeja to Malik, SIX!Match 4. 22.5: R Jadeja to S Malik (15), 6 runs, 113/3 #IndvPak #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 201722.38 IST: Hafeez to Jadeja, FOUR! dancing shoes are on! Fired in full outside off, Hafeez gets to the pitch of the ball and goes inside out over extra cover. Beats the long on fielder and the ball crosses the ropes. Hafeez getting a move on now!22.36 IST: Pakistan 102/3 in 22 ovs (Hafeez 18*, Malik 9*). Required rate – 9.8422.33 IST: Pandya to Malik, FOUR! Fine this time! Pandya gets his line wrong, angles it down the leg side. Malik just help it on its way and Yadav in the deep can’t stop it from reaching the fine leg fence. So, back-to-back boundaries for Pakistan!Match 4. 21.4: H Pandya to S Malik (8), 4 runs, 100/3 #IndvPak #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 201722.33 IST: Pandya to Malik, FOUR! Nice shot to get off the mark! It’s full outside off, Malik extends his arms and drives it square of the wicket on the off side for a boundary.22.29 IST: Jadeja to Azhar (50), WICKET! Jadeja gets his man! Soon after reaching to his half century, Ali departs. Jadeja bowls a flatter arm ball. Ali gets down on one knee and looks to slog sweep but gets a top edge. The ball flies over backward square leg. Hardik Pandya at deep square leg, runs to his right and pouches it with ease near the ropes. The set man departs and the Indians are joyous. PAK 91/3 in 20.5 ovsWICKET! Next ball he’s OUT! Top edge and Pandya takes the catch, Pakistan are 91/3.#INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201722.27 IST: Pakistan are 40 runs behind D/L par score at this stage. PAK 88/2 in 20 overs 22.16 IST: Jadeja concedes just three runs from his first over. PAK 79/2 in 17 ovs chasing 289Today’s ????v???? crowd is 24,156 – a new record attendance for an ODI at @edgbaston! ??? #INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201722.13 IST: Pandya to Azhar, FOUR! Nicely done! Shorter in length, Ali looks to ramp it to third man. There is a fielder there, who was brought finer but this time he gets it wide of him. Yuvraj covers good ground, going to his right. He looks to stop it but the ball still trickles over the fence. PAK 76/2 in 16 ovs22.09 IST: Another good over from Umesh, just 3 runs came off it. PAK 67/2 in 15 ovs, Required rate – 8.54 22.03 IST: Pandya to Azhar, DROPPED! Angles it on a length, Ali comes down to go over mid off but the bat turns in his hands. Kumar comes in from long on, gets two hands to it but does not hold onto the chance. India have not fielded well at all. Two runs taken. PAK 63/2 in 13.3 ovsadvertisement21.57 IST: Umesh to Babar, OUT! Umesh strikes! Short again, just outside off, Azam looks to cut it hard again but finds Jadeja at backward point. A very good catch that, given the fielding standards so far in the game. Pakistan would have hoped for more from there talented batsman.. PAK 61/2 in 12.2 ovs WICKET! Umesh Yadav strikes, and it’s Babar who must go for 8! Brilliant catch from Jadeja! #INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201721.49 IST: Umesh comes back for his second spell and bowls a maiden. PAK 51/1 in 11 overs??º??? No weather was stopping the party in the Birmingham city centre fan park! #INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201721.41 iST: Bhuvneshwar to Shehzad, OUT! First strike for India! Angles it on a good length, Shehzad looks to clip but is hit on his pads. The players go up in an appeal and the umpire rules it in favour of the bowler. Shehzad comes over to have a chat with his partner but they decide against the review. Was it outside the line or going over the stumps? Let’s wait for the Ball Tracker. PAK 47/1 in 9 ovsWICKET! Pakistan lose their first! Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets Ahmed Shehzad lbw, Pakistan 47/1#INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201721.39 IST: Bhuvneshwar to Azhar, FOUR! Beautiful! Full and outside off, Ali presents the full face of the bat and gets it past a diving mid off for a boundary.21.35 IST: Bumrah to Azhar, FOUR! Up and over! Fuller and outside off, Ali gets under it and launches it over the mid on fielder for a boundary. PAK 38/0 in 8 oversIf only 20 ov bowled target 173 If rain comes after 20 oversTo win Pak need to be…104/0114/1128/2146/3168/4194/5#CT17#IndvPak- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 4, 201721.33 IST: Pakistan 32/0 in 7 overs, need 257 runs more to win vs India (319/3)21.29 IST: Bumrah to Azhar, FOUR! Bumrah’s first over goes for five runs as Azhar smacks a boundary. PAK 27/0 in 6 ovs 21.15 IST: Pakistan’s revised target is 289 in 41 overs. Players are back on the field now.21.13 IST: The rain has stopped in Birmingham, the match will resume at 9.25 IST21.05 IST: Meanwhile, as we wait for the rain to subside, here’s a look at our coverage of the marquee clashIndia vs Pakistan: Yuvraj savours “sweet feeling” after hammering 32-ball 53India vs Pakistan, Champions Trophy 2017: Rohit Sharma’s heroic return leaves opposition rattledIndia vs Pakistan, Champions Trophy 2017: Rohit-Dhawan duo back with a bang to haunt PakistanIndia vs Pakistan, Champions Trophy 2017: Celebrities at Edgbaston for high-octane clash21.03 IST: Pakistan would need 173 to win in case the match is reduced to a 20-over affair. If the chase is reduced to 30 overs, the target will be revised to 229.20.53 IST: The drizzle is back now and the players are going off the field. Pakistan need 302 more runs in 43.1 overs (By D/L method). Let’s hope the rain clears soon and we get back on the field.???? vs Pak #CT17 – It is raining again here at Birmingham. Get your umbrellas out #INDvPAK BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 201720.49 IST: Umesh to Azhar, FOUR! Azhar spoils a good over from Umesh with a boundary. PAK 21/0 in 4 overs 20.40 IST: Six runs came off Umesh’s first over. PAK 10/0 in 2 overs 20.38 IST: Umesh to Shahzad, FOUR! Shahzad gets off the mark with a boundary off Umesh. Pakistan 8/0 in 1.2 overs20.37 IST: Umesh will share the new ball with Bhuvi20.36 IST: Superb start from Bhuvneshwar, gives away just 4 runs. Pakistan 4/0 in 1 over 20.31 IST: Bhuvneshwar starts off the proceedings with a wide. Azhar Ali takes first strike for Pakistan.???? vs Pak #CT17 – @imVkohli & boys are out to defend the revised target of 324 #INDvPAK BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 2017India Innings:Pakistan’s target has been revised to 324 in 48 overs thanks to D/L. WATCH the crowd’s reaction the moment @imVkohli reached his fifty! #INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 2017″Delivering in a big game, lucky, got dropped, but capitalised in the end. The partnership between Rohit and Shikhar allowed us to bat deep. I think it’s a very good batting wicket. Because of the rain interruptions, you have to give yourself time. Hopefully we can get some wickets with the new ball,” Yuvraj Singh said in the mid-innings break. India were brilliant with the bat. Great foundation at the top and power at the back end. Pakistan need someone to make a big ?????- Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) June 4, 2017India post 319/3 in 48 overs (Kohli 81*, Rohit 91, Yuvraj 53, Dhawan 68) vs PakistanMagnificent finish from India. The Pakistan fielders walking off with their heads down shows how badly they lost the plot towards the end. India plundered 77 runs in the last five overs to finish with a par score on the board. Expect DLS to increase the target for Pakistan too as India did not lose too many wickets.The rain breaks did not help India as it came at intervals to stall their momentum. The two Indian openers set the platform for them with a 136-run stand. Both Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma missed out on their tons. Virat Kohli anchored the innings and it was his 93-run stand with Yuvraj that gave India the par score that they have.Superb power hitting in the death overs from Yuvraj, Kohli and Pandya get India to 319/3 off 48 overs at Edgbaston #INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201720.00 IST: Imad to Kohli, FOUR! Kohli finishes off in a style! Full outside off, Kohli extends his arms and smashes it over extra cover. gets it into the gap there and the ball crosses the fence on couple of bounces. INDIA FINISH ON 319/3!19.57 IST: Imad to Pandya, SIX! Hat-trick of maximums! Pandya expecting the ball to slide in, gets across and slogs it over mid-wicket for a biggie. Pandya is on fire. Can he make it six in six?19.57 IST: Imad to Pandya, SIX! Another one! Once again Wasim fires it full outside off and Pandya smashes it over long off for another half a dozen. Can he keep it going?19.57 IST: Imad to Pandya, SIX! Pandya power! Full outside off, Pandya bends his back knee and tonks it over long off for a maximum. That was a clean hit!  First ball goes the distance. IND 302/3 in 47.1 overs19.56 IST: 11 runs came off Hasan’s over including Yuvi’s wicket. IND 296/3 in 47 ovs19.55 IST: Hasan to Kohli, SIX! That’s some shot! Full outside off and Kohli lofts it over extra cover for a biggie. That was struck beautifully. Kohli has got back in his elements now.19.54 IST: Hasan to Kohli, FOUR!19.53 IST: Hasan to Yuvraj, OUT! Terrific yorker from Hasan traps Yuvraj plumb in front for 53. IND 285/3 in 46.2 ovsWICKET! Hassan Ali traps @YUVSTRONG12 lbw! He goes for 53! #INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201719.48 IST: Now Riaz is getting some attention on his right leg.FIFTY! They’re coming in pairs! @YUVSTRONG12 makes his half century off 29 balls! #INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201719.46 IST: Wahab to Yuvraj, FOUR! Top edged! Shorter in length on the stumps, Yuvraj looks to pull but gets a top edge over the head of the keeper for a boundary. That is a fifty for him, in just 29 balls. And not to forget, he was dropped on 8. Yuvraj reaches his 52nd fifty in just 29 balls. India 284/2 in 45.4 overs???? vs Pak #CT17 – @imVkohli & @YUVSTRONG12 complete their fifties, #TeamIndia 284-2 after 45.4 overs (48 overs) #INDvPAK BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 201719.44 IST: Wahab to Kohli, SIX! Clean as a whistle! Kohli into an overdrive! Fuller and on the stumps, Kohli gets under it and just launches it over long on for a maximum. What a strike.19.43 IST: Wahab to Kohli, FOUR! humped! Riaz bowls it around off, Kohli gets under it and just whips it over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary. He has picked up pace now.19.42 IST: Wahab to Kohli, FOUR! And a FREE-HIT as well Wahab sprays it wide outside off, Kohli gets a bat to it and gets it down to third man for a boundary. To make matters worse, it is a no ball.19.42 IST: Hasan to Yuvraj, FOUR! Full toss and put away! It’s angling in and Yuvraj tonks it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 17 runs off the over. India are just cruising through at the moment.19.41 IST: Hasan to Kohli, SIX! Kohli is delighted! That came off the meat. Cutter delivery on the shorter side. Kohli goes back and pulls it over long on for a maximum. Gets to his fifty and pumps his fist to remove all his frustration. Virat Kohli gets to his 40th fifty with a massive SIX over long-on. IND 259/2 in 44.4 ovsFIFTY! @imVkohli brings up a half century with a super six into the stands!#INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201719.39 IST: Hasan to Yuvraj, FOUR! Top shot! Full toss in the line of the stumps, Yuvraj plays a short hand jab over mid on for a boundary. This is Yuvi special!19.38 IST: Wahab to Kohli, DROPPED! Back of a length delivery, angling away, Kohli goes for the pull but gets a top edge. Fahim Ashraf at deep mid-wicket, sprints ahead, slides in to catch. Gets his hands to it but ends up spilling it. Another drop in the field by Pakistan. And this time it’s of the Indian skipper! A single is taken. IND 247/2 in 44 overs 19.33 IST: Mohammad Amir goes off the field with cramps. IND 243/2 in 43.1 overs 19.31 IST: Oh dear! Amir is down. He seems to have hurt himself and is getting some medical attention.19.30 IST: Hasan to Yuvraj, SIX! Into the stands! Short delivery and Yuvraj latches onto it in a flash. Pulls it over backward square leg for a huge biggie. He is playing a gem of a cameo. 12 runs off the over!19.30 IST: Hasan to Yuvraj, FOUR! That’s hit hard! Full outside off, Yuvraj smashes it past his partner. Even the long off fielder can’t cut it off with a dive. That’s a smashing hit!Look who’s here! ??? #INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201719.27 IST: Yuvraj striking at over 136, Kohli needs to go for the big hits now as well. India 230/2 in 42 overs19.25 IST: Amir to Yuvraj, FOUR!19.20 IST: Hasan to Yuvraj, FOUR! Lucky! Hasan nearly got rid of Yuvraj there! He bowls a superb yorker outside off, the southpaw digs it out at the very last moment. Gets a bottom inside edge and the ball whiskers past the off pole. Beats Sarfraz and the ball races to the fence.19.17 IST: Wahab to Yuvraj, FOUR! Crunched! Slower delivery outside off, Yuvraj picks it up and spanks it through covers for a boundary. Riaz is prove very expensive today.19.14 IST: Shadab Khan finishes his spell – 1/52 from 10 overs. Powerplay 3 signaled. Three fielders are now allowed outside the circle. IND 206/2 in 39 ovs19.13 IST: Shadab to Yuvraj, DROPPED! Googly around off, Yuvraj dances down and looks to loft it down the ground. But, fails to make a proper connection and ends up mistiming it over mid off. Hasan Ali at long off, gets under the ball catches it but as he slides, spills the ball down. Oh dear, this can prove very costly to Pakistan. A single is taken off the drop. India 205/2 in 38.4 oversWATCH: Close, but not close enough for @ImRo45! #INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201719.08 IST: Wahab to Yuvraj, FOUR! After going short, Riaz goes for the yorker around off. Misses his length by a touch and Yuvraj flicks it through mid-wicket. Wasim tries to chase it down but comes second to the ball.Match 4. 37.5: Wahab Riaz to Y Singh (6), 4 runs, 201/2 #IndvPak #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 201719.05 IST: Yuvraj joins Kohli in the middle now after Rohit’s departure for 91. IND 194/2 in 37 overs19.02 IST: RUN OUT! Rohit failed to ground his bat there. Kohli stays back and with soft hands defends square of the wicket on the off side. IND 192/2 in 36.3 oversWICKET! @ImRo45 is ran out! His bat crosses the crease, but it’s not quite grounded! He goes for 90!#INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201718.57 IST: Wahab to Rohit, SIX! Hammered! Riaz goes short this time. Rohit latches onto it in a flash as though he expected it and pulls it over square leg for a maximum. He is gaining his momentum back.18.57 IST: Wahab to Rohit, FOUR! Class! Length delivery outside off, Rohit stands tall and drives it on the up through the gap between mid off and covers for a boundary. Superb shot!18.55 IST: Run rate has dipped to 5.03 per over. India 176/1 in 35 overs (Rohit 77*, Kohli 27*)18.52 IST: Play resumes with India 174/1 in 34 overs. Rohit 77*, Virat 25* 18.48 IST: Mohammad Amir will resume his over with Kohli on strike18.45 IST: The match has been further reduced to 48-overs-a-side and will resume shortly. India 173/1 in 33.1 oversUPDATE: The players are back on the pitch! The game has been reduced to 48 overs per side. #INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201718.37 IST: Just as the players returned to the field the drizzle returned forcing everybody off the field once again.18.23 IST:  The match has been reduced to 49-overs-a-side now. Four bowlers can bowl 10 each, and one can bowl nine18.18 IST: Rain has stopped.The umpires are out for inspection. 18.04 IST: Rain stops play for the second time this evening.India 173/1 in 33.1 overs (Rohit 77*, Kohli 24*) vs Pakistan Oh dear, the rain has come down harder and the players are going off the field. India will not mind the break now, Rohit was not finding the middle of the bat and Pakistan had conceded just 15 runs in the last five overs. The break will do them good. But let’s hope that the rain clears up soon like before and we get the game going.???? vs Pak #CT17 – Play suspended due to rain #INDvPAK BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 201718.02 IST: Excellent over from Hasan, just two runs came off it. India 173/1 in 33 oversThe Master is cheering for #TeamIndia #CT17 #INDvPAK – @sachin_rt BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 201717.56 IST: Amir to Kohli, FOUR! Kohli ends Amir’s over with a boundary over point. India 171/1 in 32 oversAs @imVkohli settles in at the crease, here’s @harbhajan_singh’s pre-game prediction of who India’s impact players might be #INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201717.37 IST: Imad to Kohli, FOUR! Deft! Straighter delivery outside off, Virat Kohli crouches low, lets the ball to come to him and then opens the face of the bat to guide it fine to the third man fence. Superb batting!17.36 IST: Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan’s 136-run partnership was the third century-run opening stand between the duo in the ICC Champions Trophy. India 147/1 in 27 overs 17.27 IST: Shadab to Dhawan, WICKET! Picked out the fielder! Shadab bowls it on the stumps, it a full toss, Dhawan comes down and looks to go big over mid-wicket. He though finds the fielder in the deep and that is the breakthrough for Pakistan. Dhawan departs after a good knock though.WICKET! @SDhawan25 is the first to fall, straight down the throat of Azhar Ali off Shadab’s bowling! India 136/1 off 24.3.#INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201717.24 IST: Malik to Dhawan, FOUR! Brilliant batting! Fuller on the stumps, Dhawan gets outside the line and sweeps it fine to the fine leg fence for a boundary.Great opening partnership guys @SDhawan25 @ImRo45 GO FOR A BIG ONE????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????- Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 4, 201717.12 IST: Shadab to Dhawan, SIX! Brilliant shot! Fuller on middle, Dhawan comes down the track and just clobbers it over mid-wicket for a maximum. These two are going after the bowling now. That was the wrong one.?????? Plenty to cheer about for India fans at Edgbaston with their side racing away to 121 from 21 overs without loss #INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201717.10 IST: Wahab to Dhawan, gets to his 18th half-century in just 48 balls with India 109/0 in 19.5 overs???? vs Pak #CT17 – @SDhawan25 completes his FIFTY! India 109-0 after 19.5 overs #INDvPAK BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 201717.09 IST: Wahab to Dhawan, FOUR! BOOM! Short and wide outside off, Dhawan spanks it over the point region for a boundary. The boundaries are starting to flow now for India.17.08 IST: Wahab to Dhawan, FOUR! Poor line and punished! Fuller on the pads, Dhawan clips it through the fine leg region for a boundary. Back-to-back boundaries off Wahab from Dhawan brings up India’s 100 in the 20th over17.08 IST: Wahab to Dhawan, FOUR! Flashed! Shorter in length just outside off, Dhawan waits for it and just flashes at it. He gets it down to third man for a boundary.50 up for @ImRo45 and this is how the India fans celebrated! ????#INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201717.06 IST: Shadab to Rohit SIX! Played Rohit! Shadab drops it short just around off, Rohit goes back and pumps it over mid-wicket for a biggie. He was out from the game for sometime but has announced his arrival in England. Gets to his 30th half-century with a massive hit. India 95/0 in 18.5 overs???? vs Pak #CT17 – HITMAN completes his FIFTY! India 95-0 after 18.5 overs #INDvPAK – @ImRo45 BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 201716.59 IST: Shadab Khan comes into the attack and concedes 5 runs from his first over. India 84/0 in 17 overs 16.56 IST: Wahab to Dhawan, FOUR! Lovely shot! Short and wide outside off, Dhawan gets under it and ramps it over point for a boundary. That is a shot in confidence by Shikhar. He loves to go over the off side. 13 runs came off that over. India 79/0 in 16 overs Look what’s at the Birmingham Fan Park ????? #CT17 #INDvPAK ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201716.54 IST: Wahab to Rohit, FOUR! Up and over! Slants it fuller and outside off, Rohit gets under it and drives it on the up over mid off for a boundary. First boundary after the rain break. India 73/0 in 15.4 oversMatch 4. 15.4: Wahab Riaz to RG Sharma (41), 4 runs, 73/0 #IndvPak #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 201716.42 IST: Finally Imad Wasim taken off. Wahab Riaz introduced into the attack. He will want to bowl a fiery spell here. ???? vs Pak #CT17 – #TeamIndia 62/0 (14.0 ov). @ImRo45 (33 off 50), @SDhawan25 (26 off 35) #INDvPAK BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 201716.42 IST: Good over from Hasan, just four runs came off it. India 59/0 in 13 overs16.38 IST: Tidy over from Imad Wasim. India 55/0 in 12 overs (Rohit 30*, Dhawan 23*) 16.33 IST: Hasan to Rohit, FOUR! Low full toss outside off, Rohit gets under it and launches it over mid on for a boundary. He has made full use of the Free Hit. Hasan didn’t get his yorker right there. IND 52/0 in 11 overs16.30 IST: Play resumes after rain break. India 46/0 in 10 overs16.28 IST: Rohit Sharma on strike, Imad Wasim will bowl the final ball of the 10th over.16.25 IST: Pakistan players are back on the field now.16.15 IST: The rain has relented and the covers are coming off. Play will resume at 1200 local time. We shouldn’t be losing any overs, we will confirm that as we get an official word about it.16.06 IST: It has stopped raining. Super soppers at work.15.41 IST: Rain stops play. India 46/0 in 9.5 overs (Rohit 25*, Dhawan 20*) ?? Rain has stopped play here at Edgbaston with India 46-0 after 9.5 overs. #INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201715.38 IST: Imad to Dhawan, FOUR! Tonked! Fires it just outside off, Dhawan sits low and slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a boundary. Could be the signs of things to come now.Match 4. 9.1: I Wasim to S Dhawan (16), 4 runs, 41/0 #IndvPak #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 201715.36 IST: Hasan to Rohit, FOUR! Lovely shot! Shorter outside off, Rohit rides the bounce and gets it past the diving point fielder for a boundary. Superb shot, that.Match 4. 8.4: H Ali to RG Sharma (24), 4 runs, 37/0 #IndvPak #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 201715.34 IST: Hasan Ali comes into the bowling attack now. He is a right-arm medium fast bowler with a very long run-up.15.33 IST: The boundaries have dried up so Dhawan and Rohit are rotating the strike regularly now. India 32/0 in 8 overs 15.30 IST: India 27/0 in 7 overs. Rohit 19*, Dhawan 7*. Run rate – 3.86 per over15.27 IST: Amir to Rohit, FOUR! Just wide! Slants it outside off, Rohit looks to guide it square of the wicket but gets an outside edge which flies just wide of the first slip. Azhar dives to his right but cannot get a hand to it. A boundary for Rohit.Match 4. 6.1: M Amir to RG Sharma (18), 4 runs, 25/0 #IndvPak #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 201715.24 IST: Imad to Rohit, FOUR! Poor ball and punished! Shorter outside off, Rohit stays back and punches it on the up past the diving cover fielder for a boundary.Match 4. 5.4: I Wasim to RG Sharma (13), 4 runs, 20/0 #IndvPak #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 201715.19 IST: Amir to Rohit, FOUR! Top edged! Shorter in length and with the fine leg up, Rohit was always going to go for the pull. He is a good puller of the ball and he gets it of the top edge over short fine leg for a boundary. First boundary of the innings for India (13/0 in 4.2 overs)Match 4. 4.2: M Amir to RG Sharma (8), 4 runs, 13/0 #IndvPak #CT17 #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 201715.14 IST: Cautious start this from both openers Dhawan and Rohit, they are not taking any chances and probably seeing off the new ball. India 5/0 in 3 overs 15.10 IST: Good start from left-arm spinner Imad Wasim, gives away just 3 runs. Ind 3/0 in 2 ovs 15.08 IST: Left-arm spinner Imad Wasim will bowl the second over.15.07 IST: Amir to Rohit, dot ball! Superb start from Amir and Pakistan, maiden over. India 0/0 in 1 over 15.02 IST: Amir to Rohit, Play and a miss! Excellent start for Amir. Angles across a length ball just outside off, Rohit comes forward to defend but is beaten all ends up.15.00 IST: We are all set for the blockbuster clash between India and Pakistan. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are taking guard for the Men in Blue, Mohammad Amir will open the attack for the Men in Green.14.55 IST: Both teams are out on the ground for the national anthems. Before that a minute’s silence will be observed as a mark of respect for all those who lost their lives in the London attack this morning.14.39 IST: TEAMS!INDIA: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit BumrahPAKISTAN: Azhar Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali14.34 IST: TOSS! Pakistan have won the toss and have opted to bowl against India. Yuvraj SiIngh is fit to play, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin not in playing XI.The prince is going through his routine – @YUVSTRONG12 #TeamIndia #INDvPAK #CT17 BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 201714.22 IST: PITCH REPORT!SOURAV GANGULY: The moisture content isn’t very much and it looks a very good surface. There’s a bit of rough at places but nothing bothering. Only 55 overs were played in the last game. Side winning the toss will want to bat. India might go with four fast bowlers, but I would have gone with two spinners. Very good surface and one you’d want to get in on.India’s @jaspritbumrah93 is looking forward to his first #INDvPAK ODI, today at #CT17!READ: ICC (@ICC) June 4, 2017Here are India! ???? #INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 201713.46 IST: I think the Indian team should ask for more security: Harbhajan Singh to India Today13.38 IST: Weather is pretty much clear at the moment. Hope to have full 100 overs today: Harbhajan Singh to India TodayFirst look at the pitch – @anilkumble1074 #CT17 #TeamIndia #INDvPAK BCCI (@BCCI) June 4, 201713.32 IST: It’s bright and sunny morning in Birmingham.?????? Pakistan arrive at @edgbaston for today’s #CT17 game against India! ICC (@ICC) June 4, 2017Calling all India and Pakistan fans! If you don’t have tickets for the big match, watch it at our Birmingham Fan Park! #INDvPAK #CT17 ICC (@ICC) June 4, 2017It’s a final before the final as arch-rivals India and Pakistan start their ICC Champions Trophy campaign in Birmingham today. However, the security in Birmingham has been beefed up following twin terror attacks in London on Saturday night that killed several people.Birmingham has been put on red alert and the team hotel where India are staying was in a complete lock-down following the attacks. No visitors and no cars were allowed into the Hyatt Regency hotel in Birmingham.Militants drove a van at high speed into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing Saturday night revellers on the street and in nearby bars, killing at least six people and wounding more than 30.Millions of supporters are expected to tune in and watch the teams fight for national pride at Edgbaston.Due to diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan, the two teams rarely lock horns against each other barring an International Cricket Council (ICC) event, and the hotly fought battle has over the years drawn a wide range of audience.For almost 18 years, wars stood in between the two outfits playing each other in a bilateral series until the ice was broken in 1978, but even today matches are few and far between. (India powerful team but can’t take things for granted: Ganguly)The two sides have not played a bilateral series since 2012-2013, and India have refused to juggle with the idea without an end to “cross border terrorism”, which essentially means militant incursions along the disputed Kashmir border.Not only will a victory for either side mean taking a huge step towards the semi-finals in a four-team group which also has Sri Lanka and South Africa, it will also be a diplomatic point-scoring in terms of the stand-off between the two parties. (Kohli not taking Pakistan lightly)On the pitch, India would go into the tie as favourites, as former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has also said — not only because of their emphatic 45 and 240 -run wins in the two warm-up games, but because the opposition doesn’t smell the same anymore.Pakistan just made it to the Champions Trophy as the eighth and final nation ahead of the West Indies, who missed the bus.Newly-appointed skipper Sarfraz Ahmed will face his stiffest test yet, leading an unfancied Pakistan who have to overcome serious batting deficiencies to be competitive following their struggles in the one-day format in recent years. (No Junaid Khan in Pakistan playing XI)Missing the services of explosive opener Sharjeel Khan, who is currently facing a tribunal for spot-fixing and could face a life ban if found guilty, and Umar Akmal, booted out of the squad and sent home for failing two fitness tests; Pakistan will depend heavily on veteran Shoaib Malik and all-rounder Imad Wasim.For India, it remains to be seen whether seasoned campaigner Yuvraj Singh, who has just recovered from viral fever, is pencilled in the playing XI.Kohli can depend on his bowling to fire, as the likes of fit-again Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah look in great shape.last_img