India vs Pakistan 1st T20I at Bangalore, 25 Dec, 2012

Toss: Pakistan, who chose to bowl first
Pakistan won by 5 wickets
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Pakistan, who chose to bowl first
Pakistan 134/5 in 19.4 Overs
Current Run rate: 6.81

India 133/9 (20)

Player of the Match: Mohammad Hafeez
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
57
50
3
3
114
50
813
57
22.58
3
2
0
0
150
56
831
54*
16.95
Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
2.4
0
29
0
10.88
13
7
2/26
43.14
4
0
26
1
6.5
7
13
4/19
14.07
Recent Overs:
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2
2
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4
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W
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1+1nb
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1
1
1
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W
1
1lb
2
1
6
Current Partnership: 10 runs, 0.5 overs, RR: 12 (Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik )
Last Wicket: Kamran Akmal 1(6)

Over 20.0  

Pakistan have clinched a thrilling victory over India in the first T20I at a packed M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Chasing just 134, Pakistan were rocked by a triple blow early in their innings by debutant Bhuvneshwar Kumar who swung the ball both the ways for terrific returns of 4-0-9-3. India with just three specialist bowlers failed to consolidate on the early inroads and conceded the match through the 106-run partnership between the experienced duo of Mohammad Hafeez (61 from 44 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes) and Shoaib Malik (57* from 50 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes).

The visitors at half way stage were just 45 for 3 in 10 overs. Hafeez and Malik after surviving the seamers took toll on the part-time bowlers to bring Pakistan back on track. Pakistan were coasting along to victory until a dramatic 18th over from Ishant Sharma which was taken for just two runs and then followed up by the penultimate over from Dinda which went for just four runs.

Pakistan almost threw the match away by making the equation – 10 runs from the final over. Dhoni with all his options exhausted had to go with Ravindra Jadeja who was belted for 20 runs in his previous two overs. A cool Shoaib Malik wrapped up the match with two balls to spare by smashing a six onto the sightscreen for Pakistan’s maiden T20I win over India.

Skipper Mohammad Hafeez got the Man of the Match award for his superb batting show.
19.4
6
Over 19.4 RA Jadeja to Shoaib Malik, Six!!
This hits the sightscreen from Malik's bat and Pakistan wrap it up with two balls to spare. Malik cleared his frontfoot and bashed it cross batted straight down the ground for maximum!

Pakistan win by 5 wickets with two balls to spare.
19.3
1
Over 19.3 RA Jadeja to Shahid Afridi, 1 run, 
Drags his wild slog off an inside edge onto the body and can only pick up a single from covers. 6 from 3
19.2
2
Over 19.2 RA Jadeja to Shahid Afridi, 2 runs, 
Bends down and heaves the full toss to deep wide mid wicket and takes a risky second run. 7 from 4
19.1
1+lb
Over 19.1 RA Jadeja to Shoaib Malik, 1 lb, 
Steps out for a big shot and Jadeja fires it in to hit the pad, just the leg bye conceded from point. 9 from 5
End of Over 19 (4 runs)   Pakistan 124/5

Shoaib Malik 51/48 AB Dinda 4-0-26-1
Shahid Afridi /0

18.6
1
Over 18.6 AB Dinda to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, 
Perfect yorker and Malik squeezes it to the diving backward point for just one. Just the four runs off that over along with a wicket from Dinda.

India back in the game with 10 runs needed for Pakistan to win in the final over.

Ishant has bowled out his 4 overs and Dhoni has given the ball to the expensive Jadeja!
18.5
W
Over 18.5 AB Dinda to Kamran Akmal, Caught!
Ishant takes a forward diving catch at square thirdman and the crowd are right behind him jumping in joy! Full delivery, nearly a yorker outside off, and Kamran squeezes it in the air and the sweet timing takes the ball almost into the hands of Ishant.
18.4
0
Over 18.4 AB Dinda to Kamran Akmal, no runs, 
Leaves a widish bouncer outside off.
18.3
1
Over 18.3 AB Dinda to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, 
Drags the near yorker to long on for a single to bring up his fifty in 47 balls.
18.2
1
Over 18.2 AB Dinda to Kamran Akmal, 1 run, 
Slashes the widish full ball to deep point for one.
18.1
1
Over 18.1 AB Dinda to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, 
Slashes the widish full toss to backward point and steals a single.
End of Over 18 (2 runs)   Pakistan 120/4

Kamran Akmal 0/3 I Sharma 4-0-23-1
Shoaib Malik 48/45

17.6
0
Over 17.6 I Sharma to Kamran Akmal, no runs, 
Shuffles across and flicks the slower length ball to mid wicket. Just the two runs and a wicket in that over.
17.5
0
Over 17.5 I Sharma to Kamran Akmal, beaten, no runs
Makes room for a wild pull and is beaten by a short ball around middle.
17.4
0
Over 17.4 I Sharma to Kamran Akmal, beaten, no runs
Gets forward and is beaten all ends up by one that cut back! Akmal is beaten for pace and the ball comes back and rides over the top of middle. 137 kmph.

Confrontation between Ishant and Kamran! Surely it was the frustrated Ishant who had started it and a big drama follows! All the players and the two Umpires converge in the middle!

Over 17.4 I Sharma to Shoaib Malik, NB + 1 run, 
One of the best ever catches you would ever see! Near bouncer from Ishant and Malik looking to upper cut it gets it off the bottom and the ball lobs up in the air over backward point. Jadeja runs backwards quite some distance and takes a stunning catch.

Umpires looking for the height of that short ball and a noball has been given because it turned out to be the second bouncer of the over.
17.4
0
Over 17.4 I Sharma to Kamran Akmal, beaten, no runs
Gets forward and is beaten all ends up by one that cut back! Akmal is beaten for pace and the ball comes back and rides over the top of middle. 137 kmph.

Confrontation between Ishant and Kamran! Surely it was the frustrated Ishant who had started it and a big drama follows! All the players and the two Umpires converge in the middle!

Over 17.4 I Sharma to Shoaib Malik, NB + 1 run, 
One of the best ever catches you would ever see! Near bouncer from Ishant and Malik looking to upper cut it gets it off the bottom and the ball lobs up in the air over backward point. Jadeja runs backwards quite some distance and takes a stunning catch.

Umpires looking for the height of that short ball and a noball has been given because it turned out to be the second bouncer of the over.
17.3
0
Over 17.3 I Sharma to Shoaib Malik, beaten, no runs
Attempts a big shot on the up and is beaten by the away movement and bounce outside off.
17.2
0
Over 17.2 I Sharma to Shoaib Malik, beaten, no runs
Gets forward and is beaten by a length ball which nipped away with pace and bounce. 133 kmph.
17.1
W
Over 17.1 I Sharma to Mohammad Hafeez, Caught!
Finally a wicket for India but is just too late to come back in this match. Bouncer from Ishant outside off and Hafeez upper cuts it in the air but fails to clear Bhuvneshwar at square thirdman.