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Asia Cup: India beat Pakistan by five wickets

Updated: 27 February 2016 22:40 IST - Published: 27 February 2016 17:53 IST
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No surprises for guessing who the man-of-the-match is. Virat Kohli scored a brilliant 49 on a very difficult pitch for batsmen.
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Brilliant start from Amir, who took three wickets in quick succession gave India a fright but Virat Kohli, India's man for all occasions, ensured there was no slip up, even if he fell just one short of his fifty. India win comfortably and make it two wins out of two and have one foot on the Asia Cup final.
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15.3 Riaz to Dhoni, FOUR, you bet he does as he punches another drive for four. Another match in which he has hit the winning runs. India have won by 5 wickets with 27 balls to spare.
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Will Dhoni finish it off this ball. Just three runs to win?
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15.2 Riaz to Yuvraj, 1 run, flicked off his pad and brings Dhoni on strike with victory just one hit away.
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15.1 Riaz to Yuvraj, no run, a defensive push from Yuvi.
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4 runs to win off five overs.
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14.6 Sami to Yuvraj, 1 run, keeps strike for the next over with a single to square-leg.
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14.5 Sami to Dhoni, 3 runs, just punched to cover but a misfield and Dhoni takes three, the running from the Indian captain was simply phenomenal. He strolled for two and then decided to go for 3 at the last minute.
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14.4 Sami to Dhoni, no run, full ball and driven down to mid-off.
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Two wickets in three balls brings MS Dhoni to the crease.
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14.3 Sami to Pandya, WICKET, edged and taken. Slight juggle by first slip but he takes it eventually. Sami's final over so far reads W0W
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14.2 Sami to Pandya, no run, hit to the fielder at point and there is no run.
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Hardik Pandya walks in.
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14.1 Sami to Kohli, WICKET, there was an inside-edge but the umpire gave him out and he departs for 49.
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Sami to finish his spell
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13.6 Riaz to Yuvraj, no run, good short ball and Yuvi is found wanting again.
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13.5 Riaz to Kohli, 1 run, Kohli takes a quick single after hitting it to cover.
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13.4 Riaz to Kohli, FOUR, WOW, just WOW. The sound off the bat was sweeter than honey. Another glorious cover drive from Kohli fetches him another boundary.
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13.3 Riaz to Yuvraj, 1 run, hit down to long-on for another single.
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13.2 Riaz to Kohli, 1 run, driven powerfully to the sweeper cover for a single.
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13.1 Riaz to Kohli, no run, short and wide but Kohli misses out as he finds the fielder.
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12.6 Irfan to Kohli, 1 run, another ball that is gently guided down to third man. Kohli is doing this easily now.
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12.5 Irfan to Yuvraj, 1 run, tries a pull shot but doesn't get proper contact and goes down to long-on.
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Can Yuvraj take advance of the free-hit at least this time? The look on Kohli's face after going through for the single says it all.
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12.5 Irfan to Kohli, NO BALL and FREE-HIT, guides it down to third man.
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12.4 Irfan to Kohli, no run,
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12.3 Irfan to Kohli, no run, good short ball and Kohli lets it go to the keeper.
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12.2 Irfan to Kohli, 2 runs, flicked off his pads for a couple.
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12.1 Irfan to Kohli, no run, hit straight back to him by Kohli, who has looked in imperious form.
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21 needed off eight overs.
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11.6 Sami to Yuvraj, no run, driven down to mid-off and doesn't get off strike.
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11.5 Sami to Yuvraj, no run,
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11.4 Sami to Kohli, 1 run, short ball and it is crunched to the fielder in the deep.
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11.3 Sami to Kohli, FOUR, sliding down leg and Kohli makes no mistake as he flicks it off his pads through mid-wicket.
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11.2 Sami to Kohli, no run, punched to the fielder at backward point.
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11.1 Sami to Kohli, no run, flashes hard at a short, wide ball but fails to connect.
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10.6 Riaz to Kohli, 1 run, guided down to third man and he keeps strike and brings up the fifty partnership.
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10.5 Riaz to Yuvraj, 1 run, another short ball and this time Yuvi connects and gets a single down to fine-leg.
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10.4 Riaz to Yuvraj, no run, finds the fielder at backward point. Yuvraj is struggling in the middle but he is playing an invaluable knock in the context of the innings.
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10.4 Riaz to Yuvraj, WIDE, Yuvi misses out on a juicy length ball wide of leg stump.
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10.3 Riaz to Yuvraj, no run, tries to pull but fails to lay bat on ball once again. He is battling it out there.
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10.2 Riaz to Yuvraj, no run, tries to duck down but that is just a length ball.
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10.1 Riaz to Yuvraj, no run, full toss and he drives straight to cover.
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10.1 Riaz to Kohli, no ball and FREE HIT, Kohli gets off strike and gives Yuvraj the free-hit.
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