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Champions Trophy 2017, India vs Pakistan: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: June 4, 2017, 11:52 PM IST

Match 4, Edgbaston, Birmingham 04 June, 2018

Toss won by Pakistan (decided to bowl)

India beat Pakistan by 124 runs (D/L method)

Man of the Match: Yuvraj Singh

Highlights

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OUT and Innings Over : Pakistan nine down as Umesh Yadav picks up his third wicket of the innings. Hasan Ali's wicket is the last wicket of the day as Wahab Riaz is injured and cannot bat. This means that India have beaten Pakistan by 124 runs to begin their Champions Trophy 2017 campaign on a high.

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OUT: Mohammed Amir plays a lazy shot and ends up giving an easy catch to Kedar Jadhav who was fielding at covers. Umesh Yadav picks his second wicket of the innings as Pakistan loses their 8th wicket. Total domination this from the Indian bowlers.

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The Indian bowlers have been superb as apart from Bumrah, every bowler has been among the wickets. While all the bowlers have been economical as well which has been the best part about India's bowling.

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India are within sniffing distance of winning the match now as they are just 3 wickets away. However, Kohli wont be happy with the fielding performance of his team as the latest guilty party is Kedar Jadhav who drops an easy catch off the bowling of Umesh Yadav. Shadab Khan gets a second life.

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OUT: Hardik Pandya gets his second of the day as he gets rid of the Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed. The right-hander tried to play a late cut but the ball was too close for comfort and it took an outside edge off his bat and MS Dhoni took an easy catch behind the stumps.

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Skipper Sarfraz Khan and Shadab Khan are out there in the middle now and they are Pakistan's last hope in this run chase.

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OUT: Hardik Pandya gets his first wicket of the innings as he gets rid of Imad Wasim for 0. In trying to hit the ball over the infield, the left hander gives away an easy catch to Kedar Jadhav at short cover. Pakistan have now lost their sixth wicket.

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OUT: Another one bites the dust as this time Jadeja gets rid of Mohammad Hafeez. The right-hander tried to sweep the ball but it took a top edge and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took a smart catch at the mid-wicket boundary. This is Jadeja second wicket of the day and he has also affected a run-out. 

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The best part about India's bowling has been they have chipped away with wickets at regular intervals. Whevenver there was a partnership that was looking threatening, India somehow found a way to get a breakthrough. 

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Out: Sensational piece of fielding by Ravindra Jadeja as he gets rid of the danger man Shoaib Malik. Jadeja had just one wicket to aim as he was fielding at point but he hit the wicket with stunning precision and Malik was miles out of the crease.

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SIX: Malik now gets into the act and this time he comes dancing down the track and hits the ball straight over Ravindra Jadeja's head for a huge six. This is the crucial partnership that the Indian bowlers will need to break as Hafeez and Malik are capable of taking the game away from them.

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Four: Mohammad Hafeez comes dancing down the track and hits the ball over the inflield for a boundary over the covers off the bowling of Ravindra Jadeja. 

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Four and Four: Shoaib Malik is now taking the attack to Hardik Pandya as he hits back to back boundaries off his bowling. The first one was more like a slap towards the point region. While the second one he flicked the ball towards fine leg for a boundary.

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When Pakistan's captain Sarfraz Ahmed and coach Mickey Arthur were asked on Saturday about how they plan to beat India, the answer was pretty straightforward — attack the Indian batsmen.

India-Pakistan matches have traditionally been about the batting might of the 'Men in Blue' against the pace battery of the 'Green Brigade', and Sunday's blockbuster contest also hinges on who draws first blood.

Indian captain Virat Kohli, who has been India's biggest match-winner against Pakistan in recent years, spent a long time in the nets on Saturday, playing throwdowns from the round the wicket angle in order to prepare himself for the left-arm pacers.

His biggest challenge will be against the rejuvenated Amir, who too knows the importance of Kohli's wicket and this prompted him to practice bowling in the channel outside the right-hander's off-stump during practice on Saturday.

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
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