Video Highlights,India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2014 6th Match,IND vs PAK Highlights Watch
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Pakistan 249 for 9 (Hafeez 75, Shehzad 42, Afridi 34*, Ashwin 3-44) beat India 245 for 8 (Rayudu 58, Rohit 56, Jadeja 52*, Ajmal 3-40) by one wicket
Shahid Afridi walloped 34 off just 18 balls to help Pakistan overcome the odds and clinch a narrow 1 wicket win over India. Earlier, Hafeez chipped in with a vital 75.
Just when India were tightening the noose around, Maqsood and Hafeez mastermined a pragmatic stand worth 87 to keep Pakistan afloat. Bhuvi engineered a double strike in the penultimate over but Shahid Afridi's BOOM BOOM fireworks saw Pakistan wrap up the win with back to back biggies. Do stick around fellas, Presentation to follow shortly.
What is an India-Pakistan clash if not for the twists and turns. Sharjeel Khan and Shehzad, essaying busy batsmanship gave Pakistan an ideal launch pad. But then India's spinners struck back to restore parity to the proccedings. The middle order, barring Hafeez, blacked out against Ashwin's variations and Mishra's guile.
Earlier, Pakistan had been 113 for 4 in pursuit of 246, when Hafeez arrested the slide with a period of risk-free accumulation. Pakistan's run rate had been excellent in the opening overs, which gave Hafeez room to breathe, as did the opposition's expenditure of energy on dismissing an out-of-sorts Maqsood at the other end. Unsteadily Maqsood survived, with the aid of Hafeez' advice, before he too began to exert some control on the innings. The pair were watchful against spin, but made headway in the overs from the quicks.
Hafeez made his 19th ODI fifty during their stand, which did not gather pace until the dew both captains had dreaded at the toss began to materialise, at around the 40th over. That urgency brought wickets however. Hafeez top-edged a sweep off Ashwin to deep square leg, before Maqsood set out for a tight single and was sent back too late by Afridi, with 44 still required off 36. Afridi then took control, with help from Umar Gul, who made a run-a-ball12.
When Pakistan bowled, Saeed Ajmal had gone wicketless in his first eight overs, but that was largely because India had resorted to reticence as they collectively failed to decipher his doosra. As he sent down tight, menacing overs, Ajmal's team-mates reaped the rewards of his control. Debutant Mohammad Talha's two wickets came as he bowled in tandem with Ajmal, while Hafeez claimed Dinesh Karthik's scalp in the 37th over as Ajmal operated at the other end. Ajmal would eventually have scalps to show for his mastery. He dismissed Ambati Rayudu in the 47th over, before striking twice in the 49th, when he conceded only one run.
Rohit Sharma's 56 had given India's innings the early impetus, before Ambati Rayudu gathered 58 through the middle overs, and Ravindra Jadeja struck an unbeaten 52 off 49 balls at the close.