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Bangalore T20 Live! Pakistan thrash India by five wickets

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December 25, 2012


22:18  Bangalore T20 Live! Pakistan thrash India by five wickets:  Scorecard

A single off Dinda in the penultimate over helps Malik reach his third T20 fifty.

The bowler has Kamran Akmal (1) caught by Ishant in the over. The visitors require 10 off the last over. Jadeja to bowl.

Malik finishes the game with a six off the fourth ball, straight over the bowler's head. 

He remains unbeaten on 57, his 50-ball knock inclusive of three fours and an equal number of sixes. 

Pakistan win by five wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
22:07  Bangalore T20 Live! Pak on track despite Hafeez dismissal:  Scorecard

Ishant eventually accounts for Hafeez (61), having him caught by Bhuvneshwar Kumar at third man. 

The Pakistan captain's 44-ball knock was inclusive of six boundaries and a couple of sixes and he put on 106 runs for the fourth wicket with Shoaib Malik to lay the foundation of the innings. 

Ishant has Malik caught by Jadeja but it is a no-ball. 

Pakistan 120 for four after 18 overs. 
21:53  Scorecard

Yuvraj is proving to be an expensive proposition today, Hafeez smashes him for a six over long on even as he goes for 11 in his third over, having conceded 10 in the previous.

Malik gets his second six in the next over, straight over the bowler's (Jadeja's) head. Hafeez completes a well-deserved fifty with a six in the same over. 

This is turning out to be a great partnership for Pakistan. A single by Malik in the 16th over by Ishant helps the visitors reach the 100-run mark.

Pakistan 110 for three after 16 overs.
21:38  Bangalore T20 Live! Hafeez, Malik combine well for Pak:  Scorecard

Having lost their first three wickets inside the first three overs, Pakistan have since had captain Hafeez and Shoaib Malik combine well for the fourth wicket. 

A boundary by the former, off Kohli, followed by a single helps the visitors get past the 50-run mark in the 11th over. In fact, Kohli's first over is the most expensive for India, 13 runs coming off it.

A six by Malik in Yuvraj's next over helps raise the 50-run partnership.

Pakistan 68 for three after 12 overs.
21:12  Scorecard

Mohammad Hafeez comes out to bat. 

Ashok Dinda to share the new ball. Shehzaad smashes the second ball past cover for the first boundary of the Pakistan innings. Hafeez also gets a boundary off the over. 

However, Kumar makes a double breakthrough in his second over, having Shehzad (5) caught behind off the second ball before cleaning up Umar Akmal (0) in the sixth. His first spell figures make for an impressive reading: 3-0-6-3.

Pakistan in a spot of bother at 20 for three after five overs. 
21:12  Bangalore T20 Live! Bhhuvneshwar Kumar impresses on debut:  Scorecard

Mohammad Hafeez comes out to bat. 

Ashok Dinda to share the new ball. Shehzaad smashes the second ball past cover for the first boundary of the Pakistan innings. Hafeez also gets a boundary off the over. 

However, Kumar makes a double breakthrough in his second over, having Shehzad (5) caught behind off the second ball before cleaning up Umar Akmal (0) in the sixth. His first spell figures make for an impressive reading: 3-0-6-3.

Pakistan in a spot of bother at 20 for three after five overs. 
20:49  Bangalore T20 Live! Bhuvneshwar Kumar strikes early:  Scorecard

Ahmed Shehzad and Nasir Jamshed open the batting for Pakistan and it will be debutant Bhuvneshwar Kumar first up for India. 

The latter has a great start, having Jamshed (2) bowled of his last ball.

Pakistan two for one after the first over.


20:35  Bangalore T20 Live! Pakistan restricts India to 133-9:  Scorecard

Saeed Ajmal ends with impressive figures of two for 25. 

Umar Gul returns to have Ravindra Jadeja (2) caught behind and follows it up shattering Ishant Sharma's (0) stumps with a yorker. 

He ends with figures of three for 21.

What a spectacular collapse. The home team had been 77 without loss at one stage.

Pakistan manage to restrict India to 133 for nine in the stipulated 20 overs. 
20:23  Bangalore T20 Live! Bowlers help Pakistan regain control :  Scorecard

Irfan is brought back to replace an expensive Afridi (3-0-26-1) and he strikes with his third ball, having Virat Kohli (9) caught behind. 

It is Irfan's first international T20 scalp. He ends with figures of one for 25 on his debut.

MS Dhoni comes out to join Yuvraj. However, he doesn't last long, being bowled by Ajmal. Suresh Raina replaces his captain at the crease and eases the pressure with a boundary.

Umar Gul returns to account for Yuvraj (10), caught by Umar Akmal at deep midwicket to further boost his side's moral.

Ajmal returns to rattle Suresh Raina's (10) stumps and Rohit Sharma (2) is run out of a direct hit as Pakistan strengthen their stranglehold.  

India 124 for seven after 18 overs.
19:57  Bangalore T20 Live! Pakistan hit back with quick wickets:  Scorecard

Captain Mohammad Hafeez replaces an expensive Ajmal (2-0-15-0) in the attack in the 12th over. He gives away just three runs first up.

Gambhir is run out in the next over. His 40-ball 42 was inclusive of two boundaries and a six.

Yuvraj Singh comes and launches himself with a six over deep midwicket. A boundary by Kohli off Hafeez helps the home team get past the 100-run mark.

India 103 for one after 14 overs.
19:45  Bangalore T20 Live! Shahid Afridi strikes for Pakistan:  Scorecard

Afridi eventually provides Pakistan the breakthrough, having Rahane caught by Umar Akmal.

Rahane's 31-ball 42 was inclusive of five boundaries and a six and he put on 77 runs for the opening wicket with Gambhir.

Virat Kohli comes out to bat. 

India 78 for one after 11 overs.
19:41  Bangalore T20 Live! Rahane, Gambhir dominate Pak bowling:  Scorecard

Umar Gul replaces Irfan (3-0-20-0) in the attack in the seventh over and concedes 13 runs first up, a fifth ball six over midwicket by Gambhir helping India reach the 50-run mark. 

Saeed Ajmal replaces Tanvir (3-0-15-0) in the attack in the next over and Rahane welcomes him with a six over deep extra cover. 

It's three bowling changes in three overs for Pakistan as Shahid Afridi replaces Gul, going for 10 runs in his first over. 

India 75 without loss after 10 overs. 
19:21  Bangalore T20 Live! Gambhir, Rahane put India in control:  Scorecard

Rahane gets the first boundary of the innings, over cover, in the last ball of Irfan's second over. The young batsman gets another boundary in the second ball of Tanvir's next over, past point on this occasion.

Irfan continues with his third over and Rahane gets another four off him.

India 34 without loss after five overs.
19:08  Bangalore T20 Live! India off to a good start vs Pakistan:  Scorecard

Mohammad Irfan to open the bowling. Gautam Gambhir and Ajinkya Rahane open the batting for India.

Six runs from the over. Sohail Tanvir to share the new ball and gives away just four runs.

India 10 without loss after two overs.
18:36  Bangalore T20 Live! Pakistan win toss, ask India to bat:  
Pakistan won the toss and had no hesitation asking India to bat first in the first T20 International in Bangalore on Tuesday.

"The pitch will have little bit early on for the seamers," reasons Mohammad Hafeez, the Pakistan captain, adding, "We are looking forward to the match."

MS Dhoni, the Indian skipper, admitted he would have also bowled first.

"We were looking to field first also, the dew being one of the factors," he said. 

India have made three changes to the squad that lost to England in Mumbai on Saturday, Piyush Chawla, Parwinder Awana and R Ashwin making way for Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma.