17:23 Pakistan win by 5 wickets:
- ScorecardPak 186-5 (19.1 ovs) vs India 185-3PAKISTAN BEAT INDIA BY FIVE WICKETS
Irfan Pathan to bowl the final over, with Pakistan needing six runs to win it. He bowls a full toss which Akmal despatches over the cover boundary for a six to end the match.
Akmal finishes on a cracking innings of 92 from 50 balls, hitting five fours and six sixes, to turn the match around on it's head.
Malik played a superb cameo, slamming 37 from 18 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes, and was involved in a 95-run stand in 7.4 overs for the sixth wicket.
17:19 Pakistan need 186 for victory:
- ScorecardPak 180-5 (19 ovs) vs India 185-3
Balaji to bowl the penultimate over as Pakistan need 22 runs from the last two overs. Malik takes a single from the first ball before Akmal sweeps the next ball on the leg side for a six followed by a single to sweeper cover.
This is the first time that Pakistan have crossed 165 batting second in T20 cricket.
Balaji bowls a slower ball that Akmal plays to the cover fielder for one followed by one to Malik. Akmal chips it to long-on after picking it from wide outside the off-stump to move to 86 from 49 balls.
Malik ends the over with a six that tilts the balance firmly in Pakistan's favour.
Malik has played a blinder, smashing 37 from 18 balls, putting on 89 from 7.3 overs to turn the match on it's head.
17:13 Pakistan need 186 for victory:
- ScorecardPak 164-5 (18 ovs) vs India 185-3
Pakistan need 29 runs from three overs as India bring back Ashwin, their best bowler today. Akmal pulls the first ball to deep midwicket for one and Ashwin bowls a wide down the leg side before Malik hits it to long-on for one.
Ashwin keeps it tight in his final over, giving away seven runs to end with wonderful figures of four for 23 in four overs.
17:08 Pakistan need 186 for victory:
- ScorecardPak 156-5 (17 ovs) vs India 185-3
Balaji comes on to bowl and Akmal heaves a length ball over midwicket for a huge six to race to 68 from 39 balls. He slaps the next ball to the cover region for one and Malik gets a single from the next ball.
Akmal then chops a wide delivery over the short thirdman fielder for a four as India start to worry. He then lifts it over the point fielder for another couple and the last ball gets just one to sweeper over.
Pak are 156 for five in 17 overs, needing 29 runs from three overs for victory.
- ScorecardPak 141-5 (16 ovs) vs India 185-3
Harbhajan to bowl his final over. He is bowling from round the wicket and firing it full on the stumps not giving the batsmen anything to work at.
Akmal and Malik are playing to script in Harbhajan's final over getting singles from the first five balls. Malik then steps down the wicket to Harbhajan and lofts it over the long-on region for a six.
Harbhajan went for 11 runs in that over to finish with 40 runs from his four-over spell.
Pakistan are 141 for five in 16 overs, needing 45 runs from four overs for victory.
16:56 Pakistan need 186 for victory:
- ScorecardPak 130-5 (15 ovs) vs India 185-3
Veteran Zaheer back into the attack now. Akmal launches into him right away as he slams the second ball over long-on for a six followed by another maximum over midwicket as Zaheer gifts him low full tosses on both occasions.
He tries to heave the next ball but fails to connect.
Shoaib Malik then lofts Akmal down the ground for a four followed by two runs to the thirdman region.
Zaheer was hit for 19 runs in that over.
Pakistan are still in the hunt with 56 runs needed from five overs for victory.
- ScorecardPak 111-5 (14 ovs) vs India 185-3
Harbhajan, who was hit for runs in his first spell, comes back to bowl his third over. Two singles from the first two balls before Malik chips it over midwicket for a boundary as Harbhajan continues to leak runs.
Malik then takes a single down the ground before Akmal hits the final delivery firmly to long-on for another one.
Pakistan need 75 runs in six overs for victory.
- ScorecardPak 103-5 (13 ovs) vs India 185-3
Pakistan need 91 runs in eight overs for victory, with five wickets in hand. Pathan comes on to bowl his third over. Kamran Akmal strokes the first ball on the off-side to get two runs before a single to the thirdman region.
Malik opens the face of the bat and steers it to the thirdman region for one. Pathan then beats Akmal with the slower delivery as he yet again looks to play the cut shot.
Akmal then slams a full toss wide of the midwicket fielder for two runs that brings up Pakistan's 100 in the 13th over. He hits the next ball wide on the other side of the wicket to get another couple.
16:42 Pakistan need 186 for victory:
- ScorecardPak 95-5 (12 ovs) vs India 185-3WICKET: Umar Akmal c and b Ashwin 2 (5b)
Ashwin bowling from round the wicket. The off-spinner, who turned 26 today, paused for a long time before delivering the first ball to Kamran, who got a single on the leg side.
Ashwin then bowls a wide down the leg side and the batsmen take a quick single as Dhoni fumbles.
It continues to be a magical birthday for Ashwin as he dives full length to his right to complete a brilliant catch off his own bowling and send back Umar Akmal.
New batsman Shoaib Malik gets off the mark with two runs on the leg side before a single on the off-side. Akmal cuts the final ball to sweeper cover for one.
Ashwin has now taken four for 16 in three overs.
- ScorecardPak 87-4 (11 ovs) vs India 185-3
At the halfway stage, Pakistan are 84 for four, needing 102 runs from the last ten overs for victory.
Umar Akmal joins his brother Kamran out in the middle as Balaji comes on to bowl his second over.
Kamran defends the first two balls before a single to the cover region and his brother Umar gets two runs from the next ball.
Balaji then bowls the slow bouncer wide outside the off-stump and Umar misses it before defending the last ball.
Just three runs from that over as Pakistan need 99 runs from nine overs for victory.
16:34 Pakistan need 186 for victory:
- ScorecardPak 84-4 (10 ovs) vs India 185-3WICKET: Hafeez c Rohit b Ashwin 38 (29b, 4x4, 1x6)WICKET: Afridi c Zaheer b Ashwin 0 (2b)
Ashwin comes back for his second spell and strikes with the wicket of Hafeez. The Pakistan looks to play a big shot down the ground but ends up holing a simple catch to Rohit at long-on after scoring 38 from 29 balls.
Two balls later, Shahid Afridi throws his wicket away. He looks to take on Ashwin with a big shot down the ground but is caught by Zaheer at long-off for a duck.
A brilliant over from Ashwin, as he takes two wickets in that over, while giving away just two runs. He has now taken three for eight in two overs.
- ScorecardPak 82-2 (9 ovs) vs India 185-3
Pathan is back into the attack. He starts with a slower delivery that Hafeez guides to thirdman region for one. Akmal cuts the next ball over the point fielder and gets three runs before Hafeez fails to connect a slower ball from Pathan.
Hafeez then slogs Pathan over midwicket for a boundary before getting a single from the next ball.
- ScorecardPak 74-2 (8 ovs) vs India 185-3
Akmal continues to take chances. He then plays the cut against Harbhajan and Balaji makes a valiant effort at short thirdman but fails to stop the ball to give away four runs.
Akmal then drives it along the ground to long-off for one before Hafeez sweeps Harbhajan to deep square leg for one.
Harbhajan is bowling from round the wicket. He bowls the doosra that goes straight on and Akmal plays the late cut to perfection past keeper Dhoni, for another boundary.
Harbhajan has taken a hammering, giving 21 runs in his first two overs as Pakistan reach 74 for two after eight overs.
- ScorecardPak 63-2 (7 ovs) vs India 185-3
Part-timer Yuvraj Singh comes into the attack now. Kamran lofts the first ball over the covers for a boundary and two balls later he finds the gap between the point and short thirdman fielder for another four.
Hafeez then reverse sweeps Yuvraj but gets only a single to the thirdman region, while Akmal collects another one on the off-side to end the over.
16:12 Pakistan need 186 for victory:
- ScorecardPak 52-2 (6 ovs) vs India 185-3
Harbhajan replaces Ashwin, who was taken off despite a wicket in his first over. Kamran Akmal welcomes Harbhajan to the bowling crease with a huge six over long-off. The next ball is a bit short and stays low as Akmal is beaten outside the off-stump.
Akmal defends the next ball back to the bowler and plays the fourth ball to long-on for one.
Hafeez chips down the wicket to Harbhajan and is beaten in the flightl but luckily for him the inside edge misses the stumps and Dhoni for three runs.
- ScorecardPak 41-2 (5 ovs) vs India 185-3
Pacer Lakshmipathy Balaji is the new bowler. Hafeez plays the ball down to fine leg where a fumble from Pathan gives Pakistan two runs.
Hafeez defends the next ball while he is forced to check his shot off the next ball as Balaji deceives him with the slower delivery, but he reacts just in time.
Hafeez then pulls the next delivery through midwicket for a boundary before defending the next two deliveries.
16:04 Pakistan need 186 for victory:
- ScorecardPak 35-2 (4 ovs) vs India 185-3
WICKET: I Nazir c Raina b Ashwin 13 (11b, 1x4)WICKET: N Jamshed run out (Gambhir) 0 (0b)
R Ashwin into the attack now. Hafeez sweeps the first ball to the fine leg region and Nazir misses the sweep off the next ball.
Nazir chips down the wicket and looks to play the big shot but fails to get enough distance and is brilliantly caught by Raina who runs around from deep wicket to complete the catch for 13.
Two balls later, some quick work from Dhoni get India another wicket. Nasir Jamshed is run out for a duck even without facing a ball as Pakistan lose their second wicket.
Jamshed looks for the second run but is sent back by Hafeez and Dhoni is quick to flick the ball on the stumps after a good throw from Gambhir at deep point.
15:56 Pakistan need 186 for victory:
- ScorecardPak 29-0 (3 ovs) vs India 185-3
Zaheer bowls from round the wicket and Nazir continues to play the heave on the leg side, this time just a single to mid-on.
Two balls later, Hafeez gets a boundary down the ground as Harbhajan Singh fails to get down in time at mid-off. Hafeez then plays the paddle sweep against Zaheer, who goes back to over the wicket, getting the ball past the short fine leg fielder.
Nazir then chops the final ball of that over straight to Harbhajan at mid-off.
Pakistan get 10 runs from that over to reach 29 after three overs.
15:52 Pakistan need 186 for victory:
- ScorecardPak 19-0 (2 ovs) vs India 185-3
Another left-arm seamer from the other end as Irfan Pathan comes on to bowl the second over. Pathan picked up five wickets in the previous warm-up match, against Sri Lanka.
Nazir chips the first ball that just about goes Balaji at mid-on, who runs back and retrieves it for two runs. Nazir then pulls a short ball behind square on the leg side for a boundary, the first of the Pakistan innings.
India now have a deep square leg in place and as expected Pathan bowls another short delivery. Nazir plays the pull shot again which as Harbhajan cleans up at deep square leg for another couple of runs.
Nazir heaves the next ball through midwicket but fails to get it off the middle and some slack fielding from Balaji at mid-on while chasing the ball gives Pakistan three runs.
Hafeez lofts the final ball over mid-off and it carries all the way for a six.
Pakistan are off and running, getting 17 runs from that over, to reach 19 for no loss after two overs.
- ScorecardPak 2-0 (1 over) vs India 185-3
Imran Nazir and Mohammad Hafeez walk out to open the innings for Pakistan, while Zaheer Khan will bowl the first over for India.
Pakistan face a daunting task, having to chase a mammoth 186 for victory in the warm-up match.
Hafeez drives the first ball straight to Rohit Sharma in the covers. He charges down the wicket off the next ball but Zaheer bowls a good delivery outside the off-stump that beats Hafeez all ends up.
The third ball is on the pads and Hafeez flicks it fine on the leg side for one.
Imran Nazir plays the first ball to the cover fielder and next to Yuvraj at point. He tries to break the shackles as he looks to loft it over the off-side but gets an inside edge that goes to the fine leg region for one.
A good start from Zaheer as he gives away just two runs in that over.
15:33 Kohli, Raina hit half-centuries:
- ScorecardIndia 185-3 (20 ovs) vs Pakistan
Gul to bowl the final over of the match. Kohli and Yuvraj take a single each from the first two balls before the right-hander is beaten off the third ball.
Kohli then slaps the next ball behind point using his wrists to good effect for a boundary. He flicks the fifth delivery to the midwicket region to get two runs and the innings with a single to sweeper cover.
Kohli finished with a magnificent innings of 75 from 47 balls, hitting seven fours and two sixes, playing just proper cricketing shots and not resorting to the ugly hoicks or slogs.
India must be feeling confident after such a commanding batting display and their bowlers will be happy to defend his huge total. But in a T20 match, no total is ever safe and Pakistan have a few batsmen in their line-up who can take on the bowlers too. So an interesting battle coming up after the innings break. Stay tuned.
15:25 India lose 3rd wicket:
- ScorecardIndia 176-3 (19 ovs) vs PakistanWICKET: Rohit Sharma b Ajmal 56 (40b, 6x4, 2x6)
Ajmal provides the much-needed breakthrough for Pakistan, in his final over. Rohit gives Ajmal, who is bowling round the wicket, the charge and he is beaten in the flight to be bowled for a superb knock of 56 from 40 balls.
He put on a quickfire partnership of 127 runs from 12.5 overs to put India in control.
Yuvraj Singh gets off the mark with a single and the overthrow meant he gets an extra run. He steers the next ball to point but this time the fielder is quick and stops the run.
Yuvraj then tries to play the slog sweep but misses and the appeal for LBW turned down by the umpire. He hits the next ball to deep midwicket for a single and Kohli gets a single from the last ball.
Just four runs from that over as Ajmal finishes with two for 22 in four overs.
- ScorecardIndia 172-2 (18 ovs) vs Pakistan
Sami back into the attack and Rohit picks a single from the first ball. Rohit tries to slog the next ball but the thick outside edge flies over the short thirdman fielder for a four. Rohit chips the next ball over midwicket but gets just one.
Sami then bowls a high full toss that Kohli ducks under but it hits his helmet and goes for a boundary as the keeper also misses it and is also given a no-ball for the height.
Kohli then lofts the next delivery over the long-on region for a six before two singles to end the over, which cost 19 runs.
15:15 India in control:
- ScorecardIndia 153-2 (17 ovs) vs Pakistan
Kohli vs Ajmal, and so far the Indian youngster has emerged on top. And the trend continues as Kohli steps down the wicket and plays the inside out shot over the cover boundary for a six.
Ajmal has looked ordinary or rather made to look ordinary by Kohli, who is definitely the world's best batsman at the moment across all formats.
15:12 Kohli slams fifty:
- ScorecardIndia 143-2 (16 ovs) vs Pakistan
Left-arm Tanvir back into the attack. Kohli plays the first ball down the ground for one and Rohit heaves the next ball over the midwicket region for a six. That was Rohit Sharma at his best and good signs for India going into the World Cup!
Kohli then slaps a wide full delivery over point which falls short of the fielder at sweeper cover for one. The right-hander smashes the final ball of that over straight down the ground for a boundary that brings up his half-century from 34 balls. Umpire Nigel Long had to take evasive action to avoid the ball hitting him.
India have scored 55 runs from the last five overs to take control.
15:07 India reach 129-2 after 15 overs:
- ScorecardIndia 129-2 (15 ovs) vs Pakistan
Rohit (32 from 26 balls) and Kohli (42 from 28 balls) have put India in control, with their partnership of 72 from 8.4 overs.
With the spinners going for plenty, Pakistan bring back pacer Gul. Kohli plays the first ball on the leg side for one. He bowls a short ball to Rohit, who tries to play the pull shot but fails to make contact.
He tries to bounce Kohli but it the second short ball of that over and the umpire calls it a no-ball.
Rohit then hits a cracking boundary as he lofts a full delivery over the mid-off fielder. He gets another four in that over as he pulls a short ball behind square on the leg side to get 12 runs from that over.
- ScorecardIndia 117-2 (14 ovs) vs Pakistan
There is no stopping Kohli at the moment. He gives Afridi the charge and chips through midwicket for a boundary.
Kohli has made life difficult for the Pakistan spinners with his quick footwork, which has disturbed their rhythm.
Rohit then makes most of a short delivery from Afridi, pulling it over square leg for a huge six. Two balls later, he cuts it behind point for a boundary as India continue to increase the tempo.
15 runs from that over as Afridi is hit for 41 runs in his four overs.
14:57 India cross 100-run mark in the 13th over:
- ScorecardIndia 102-2 (13 ovs) vs Pakistan
Afridi to bowl his third over. Kohli hits the first ball down to long-on for one and Rohit drives the third ball to the fielder on the cover boundary for another single.
Kohli flicks it to leg side and sprints across for two runs followed by two singles to end the over as India reach 94 for two after 12 overs.
Saeed Ajmal comes back for his second over. The first ball is flighted and slow in the air and Rohit plays it to long-off for one.
Kohli is watchful against Ajmal as he defends the next ball. Ajmal switches to round the wicket and Kohli steps down the wicket again, flicking it past the short fine leg fielder for a couple.
Kohli once again gives Ajmal the charge and chips it straight down the ground for a four. That was pure class as Kohli looks to be in complete control against a bowler of quality of Ajmal.
Kohli then reads the doosra from Ajmal and looks to cut it on the off-side but is beaten followed by a single to end the over.
- ScorecardIndia 88-2 (11 ovs) vs Pakistan
Kohli then gives Hafeez the charge and despatches the full toss back over the bowler's head for a four. The next ball turns in sharply which Kohli plays on the leg side for one.
Hafeez then drops it short and Rohit pulls it past the short fine leg fielder for a four and then gets a single from the next ball. Kohli also gets a single to the fine leg region as runs keep coming at a good rate for India.
India are looking good for a score around the 175-run mark, having reached 88 for two in 11 overs.
- ScorecardIndia 77-2 (10 ovs) vs Pakistan
Hafeez to bowl his second over. India can manage only six singles from that over as Hafeez sticks to a good line and length, not giving away anything to the two young Indian batters.
Kohli gives Afridi the charges and drives him through the covers to get two runs. He charges off the next ball but this time he gets an inside edge for a single followed by a wide down the leg side.
Rohit then plays it to deep point for one. And Kohli finally gets it from the middle of his bat as he chips down the wicket and lofts Afridi over the cover region for a four.
He flicks the next ball to deep midwicket to get two more runs as India start to get going again after a few quiet overs. Afridi then bowls the quicker delivery but slips it down the leg side for a wide and Kohli plays it to midwicket for one.
At the halfway stage, India are 77 for two, with Kohli on 20 from 15 balls and Rohit on 14 from 15 balls.
14:41 India 57-2 after eight overs:
- ScorecardIndia 57-2 (8 ovs) vs Pakistan
All-rounder Shahid Afridi into the attack now. Rohit defends the first ball on the leg side and the next one is hit straight back to the bowler.
Rohit and Kohli take a single before the former cuts Afridi past the point fielder for a four before a single from the final ball of that over.
- ScorecardIndia 50-2 (7 ovs) vs Pakistan
Mohammad Hafeez now comes into the attack. He starts from the round the wicket and both Rohit and Kohli are content to play singles in that over with the field well spread now. Just five singles in the first over from Hafeez as Pakistan look to pull back things after India's flying start.
14:36 India lose 2nd wicket:
- ScorecardIndia 46-2 (6 ovs) vs PakistanWICKET: Sehwag c Afridi b Ajmal 26 (14b, 4x4, 1x6)
Pakistan introduce spin in the form of Saeed Ajmal, the world's leading spinner at the moment. Up against him will be Sehwag, who is lethal against spinners. This will be a contest to savour despite being just a warm-up game.
Sehwag takes him on immediately. He lofts the first ball down the ground and Sami at long-on tries to take the catch but fails to hold on and throws the ball in. The third umpire, strangely, rules it as a boundary. Now there is a correction and it is given as a dot ball as the batsmen didn't cross over.
But Ajmal gets his man off the very next ball. Sehwag makes room and tries to play the cut shot but Afridi at point comes up with a brilliant catch diving to his left.
Sehwag made a quickfire 26 from 14 balls to give India a flying start.
India promote Rohit Sharma to number four ahead of Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina. Rohit defends the first two balls before flicking it to the leg side for one.
A good start from Ajmal, taking the wicket of the dangerous Sehwag, while conceding just one run in his first over.
14:28 Gul claims first wicket for Pak:
- ScorecardIndia 45-1 (5 ovs) vs PakistanWICKET: Gambhir b Gul 10 (16b, 2x4)
Gul comes back for his second over, from the other end. Gambhir is beaten off the next ball as he flirts at one outside the off-stump and is lucky not to have edged it. He cuts the second ball straight to the point fielder and does the same with the next ball as he gives Gul the charge.
Gambhir's impatience finally costs him his wicket. After four dot balls on the trot, he tries to force the issue but inside edges it back on to his stumps to be bowled for 10.
Gambhir, who struggled to get going, tried to pull that delivery but fail to get it away.
The in-form Virat Kohli is off the mark in confident fashion. A full delivery on the stumps is flick past midwicket for a delightful boundary by the youngster, who defends the next ball with a straight bat.
14:24 India race to 41 from four overs:
- ScorecardIndia 41-0 (4 ovs) vs Pakistan
After just one over, Gul gives way to veteran Mohammad Sami. Sehwag glances the second ball, short and on his ribs, past the short fine leg fielder for a four.
Sehwag fails to get it fine off the next ball as it hits his pads for a leg bye and Gambhir also gets another leg bye from the next ball.
Sami struggling with his line and length in his first over. He gifts Sehwag another one down the leg side which the Indian opener helps round the corner for another four.
Sehwag makes it three fours in that over as he slaps a full delivery through the covers to get 14 runs from that over.
India have raced to 41 for no loss after four overs, with 29 runs coming from the last two overs.
14:16 India 27-0 after three overs:
- ScorecardIndia 27-0 (3 ovs) vs Pakistan
Sehwag gets his first boundary in streaky fashion. He goes after a full delivery from Tanvir, but the thick outside edge flies between the keeper and first slip, who just watch it go between them.
The second ball is a wide down the leg side, while Sehwag hits the next ball to midwicket for two runs.
Tanvir once again bowls it wide down the leg side and he switches to round the wicket. He then gets the ball to bounce a bit extra and come into the batsman with the angle and Sehwag is beaten as he tries to crash it through the off-side.
However, Sehwag is quick to pounce on the next delivery which is short and wide, and is despatched over the point region for a six.
Sehwag then flicks it to midwicket for one as 15 runs come from that over.
14:11 India 12-0 after two overs:
- ScorecardIndia 12-0 (2 ovs) vs Pakistan
Umar Gul to bowl the second over and Gambhir welcomes him with a boundary, driving on the up through the covers again. Nothing wrong with that particular delivery but Gambhir still manages to get a boundary from it on a pitch offering nothing for the seamers.
Gul gets the second ball on target and Gambhir defends it with a straight bat. Gul then beats him with the next ball that moves a touch, going away from the left-hander through to the keeper as he flirts with it.
The next ball is short and Gambhir tucks it on the leg side for one. Finally, Virender Sehwag is on strike and he defends the first ball that comes into him. He flicks the next ball to deep midwicket for one.
- ScorecardIndia 6-0 (1 over) vs Pakistan
The scorer has given the team list featuring 11 players in both sides, while India captain MS Dhoni said at the toss that they will be playing the same 12 players, the featured in the previous warm-up match against Sri Lanka.
Sohail Tanvir to bowl the first over as Indian openers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir walk out to bat.
Gambhir lets the first ball go through to the keeper while the second is a big wide down the leg side.
Gambhir then gets off the mark in some style as he smashes Tanvir through the covers for a boundary. The next ball is hit to the fielder in the covers while he defends the next ball to mid-off.
Tanvir then beats Gambhir outside the off-stump before the left-hander gets a single from the final ball to retain strike.
13:53 India clash with Pakistan in warm-up:
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni wins the toss and elects to bat against Pakistan in the warm-up of the match Twenty20 World Cup in Colombo, on Monday.
Since it is a warm-up match, both teams have decided to play twelve players in the game.
India retain the same team, that beat Sri Lanka by 26 runs in their first warm-up match on Saturday. Irfan Pathan was the hero for India in that match as he took five for 25 in four overs in that match.Teams:India:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Lakshmipathy Balaji.
Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Sami, Abdul Razzaq.