Archive | February, 2014

NRI broadcaster receives Community Service Award in UK

Posted on 28 February 2014 by GGS News

LONDON, 28 FEB : Mahendra Kaul, a veteran NRI broadcaster and popularly known as a Curry King in the UK, has been conferred the Community Service Award at the House of Commons here where Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne received the Politician of the Year award.

92-year-old Kaul received the award last night from The Baroness Betty Boothroyd, OM PC, former Speaker of the House of Commons.

“I have spoken for over 50 years on TV and Radio. When I first came to the UK, the situation was entirely different. Now we can see the change and the Asian community has brought this about through its dedication and hard work,” said Kaul, the first NRI to be awarded OBE after the World War II for services to race relations through his BBC TV programmes.

Born and educated in Kashmir, Kaul served as newsreader, actor and producer of programmes including plays.

He worked for Radio Kashmir and All India Radio besides assisting the Films Division to promote rural development.

Editor of the Indian Services at Voice of America (1955-60) he later joined the immigrants programme unit of the BBC, producing two weekly TV programmes for Asian viewers for nearly two decades.

One of his popular programmes, ‘Apna Hi Ghar Samjhiye’ (Make Yourself At Home), ran for 14 years.

Kaul was brought in to present a series of such programmes to help immigrants to settle and integrate in the UK. He was awarded the OBE in 1975 for services to race relations, a very rare award for NRIs at that time.

Later he received the Duke of Edinburgh award. Receiving the Politician of the Year award, Osborne lauded the contribution made by the Asian community to the British economy. “I am genuinely touched by this award.”

Other recipients of the award instituted by the Asian newspaper, Asian Voice, included Airline of the Year: Air India. VFS Global was declared as the Service Provider of the Year.

Other award recipients were veteran TV broadcaster Moira Stuart (Lifetime Achievement Award); Rosie Winterton, MP, (Shadow Cabinet Minister of the Year); Norman Baker, MP, (Liberal Democrat Minister of the Year); Helen Grant, MP, (Minister of the Year); Nicola Blackwood, MP, (Conservative Backbencher of the year); Karen Buck, MP, (Labour Backbencher of the year); Robert Davis (Conservative Councillor of the Year); Mehdi Hasan (Journalist of the year): Metro Bank – Craig Donaldson, CEO, (Bank of the Year); Michael Crick (Special Award for Diversity); Jermain Jackman (Breakthrough Man of the Year); Vijay Vaidyanathan (Professional of the year) and Jagjeet Singh (Financial Services Provider of the year).

Keith Vaz, MP, and host of the Political and Public Life Awards 2014, said: “Each year the Asian community pay tribute to those who have made a special contribution to our public and political life. This year is no different and we are delighted to honour those who work hard to celebrate the diversity of our multicultural country.”

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Defiant Yanukovych vows to fight on as he emerges in Russia

Defiant Yanukovych vows to fight on as he emerges in Russia

Posted on 28 February 2014 by GGS News

Deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych speaks during his press-conference in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, on February 28, 2014 (AFP, Andrey Kronberg)

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Russia, 28 FEB : Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is calling on Ukrainians not to support the interim government established after he fled Kyiv, saying he remains the nation’s “legitimately-elected president.”

In a Friday news conference in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, Mr. Yanukovych said he was forced from power by “nationalist pro-fascist thugs” representing only a small minority of Ukrainians. He called on his opponents to stop what he called the “horrible lawlessness” in his country and vowed to return to Ukraine as soon as his security is guaranteed.

Mr. Yanukovych said he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the phone when he arrived in Russia, and they agreed that they will meet as soon as possible. He said he is surprised President Putin has been “so restrained” regarding the situation in Ukraine, adding that Russia cannot “stay aside” and be “indifferent” to the fate of such a big partner.

He called on Russia to use “all possible ways” to stop what he called the “chaos and terror” in Ukraine, but said he is not going to ask for military support.
Mr. Yanukovych said no military action should be allowed and that the way out of the current situation is to implement an agreement he reached with the opposition, under which a presidential election was to be held in December. He said he will not participate in the presidential election now planned for May 25, calling it “illegal.”

The ousted leader said he would like to apologize to the Ukrainian people for what happened in the country. He said he did not have enough strength to maintain stability and had allowed the “lawlessness” in the country.

Mr. Yanukovych said the violence that occurred during the recent unrest in Ukraine must be investigated. He said the streets and squares of Kyiv must immediately be unblocked, and that armed people must leave the streets of the capital.

Mr. Yanukovych fled Kyiv last week and his exact whereabouts had been unknown. Ukraine’s interim government issued an arrest warrant for him this week, accusing him and other officials of mass murder of protesters. The Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office said Friday it would seek his extradition.

Swiss authorities launched a money laundering probe into Mr. Yanukovych and his son Oleksander on Friday, a day after saying theuy would order banks to freeze any funds connected to the ousted Ukrainian president.

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Movie Review of Shaadi Ke Side Effects

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Movie Review of Shaadi Ke Side Effects

Posted on 28 February 2014 by GGS News

GGS NEWS : 28 FEB : Saket Chaudhary seems to be a fan of sitcoms and SMS jokes. He combines the two to put together a script and make “Shaadi Ke Side Effects”, a movie about the modern Indian marriage, where men are trying to escape and women are obsessed with their children.Chaudhary, who also directed the film’s 2006 prequel “Pyaar Ke Side Effects”, resorts to a heap of clichés and jaded jokes, most of which you have heard before and some which might seem offensive. Sporadically, the film manages to find a funny spot, thanks to Farhan Akhtar’s comic timing, but for the most part, “Shaadi Ke Side Effects” is a series of sitcom episodes strung together to make a full-length movie.

Sid and Trisha are the “yuppie couple” whose marriage is chronicled from their carefree days to their transition to parents and caregivers. Chaudhary chooses to tell the story from the man’s point of view, making Vidya Balan’s character purely ornamental, except towards the end.Farhan’s character is on a mission to “save” his marriage throughout the film. First, he wants to save it from the drudgery that parenting brings, then from a neighbour who takes an unnatural interest in his wife, and finally, from his own insecurities.

Some of this is funny, thanks to Akhtar, even though the dialogue isn’t exactly original. Balan doesn’t have much to do, and is reduced to a caricature of a wife, one who lets herself go after giving birth, is obsessed with her offspring, and announces at the film’s beginning that if husbands insist on working late, then wives have no option other than to watch television all day long.

Chaudhary introduces several characters, including a crazy, out-of-work actor in Vir Das; a controlling nanny in Ila Arun; and Trisha’s disapproving mother in Rati Agnihotri. But these characters appear episodically, as and when the situation demands it. We never get a sense of Sid and Trisha’s marriage, which is what the film supposedly revolves around, and none of the issues depicted seem serious enough for the crisis depicted towards the end.

There is a funny idea in here somewhere, and it is good enough for a sitcom. But when you stretch it into a two-and-half-hour film, things are bound to get dull. If you are one of those people who enjoy the jokes that appear in your SMS inbox, perhaps you might enjoy this film. If not, avoid this one.

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Clash of Badals likely in Bathinda: Manpreet Badal to take on Harsimrat Badal with Congress help

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Clash of Badals likely in Bathinda: Manpreet Badal to take on Harsimrat Badal with Congress help

Posted on 28 February 2014 by GGS News

Chandigarh, 28 FEB : During the forthcoming parliamentary polls, Punjab will see a clash of the Badals. Family rebel, People’s Party of Punjab president Manpreet Badal, has tied up with the Congress to take on Harsimrat Badal, daughter-in-law of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, in Bathinda.Manpreet, whose PPP is part of the Sanjha Morcha, bargained hard forcing the Congress to leave Faridkot seat for ally Communist Party of India’s candidate Kashmir Singh.

The pre-poll pact comes within days of CPI (M) general secretary Parkash Karat announcing the PPP as one of the 11 parties that had come together to form the third front against the Congress and the BJP in New Delhi. But Manpreet, who was in the UK on the day of this announcement, had fuelled speculations by not sending any representative to the third front meeting. Back from his UK visit, Manpreet and PPP leader Gurpreet Bhatti held parleys with Congress leaders — Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa and general secretary in-charge of Punjab, Shakeel Ahmed – in New Delhi and the poll deal was sealed on late Thursday evening.

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Asia Cup: Sangakkara guides Sri Lanka to 2-wicket win over India

Asia Cup: Sangakkara guides Sri Lanka to 2-wicket win over India

Posted on 28 February 2014 by GGS News

Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara’s 103 guides Sri Lanka to two wicket win over India at Fatullah. Follow all the highlights from the India vs Sri Lanka tie.

GGS SPORTS : 28 FEB : Sri Lanka go top of points table with two wicket win over India at Fatullah. Catch all the highlights here 21.48 (IST): Man-of-the-match Kumar Sangakkara: Dew made it a lot easier for me. My job was to stay on the wicket for as long as possible. I think we had a good opening partnership, that set us up. I’ve been lucky to score some runs. I’ve just managed to convert starts. I also think Chaturanga de Silva showed a lot of guts in his bowling and his batting.

21.47 (IST): Angelo Mathews: The champion came to the party when it mattered the most. It was a treat to watch Sangakkara bat today. In the bowling department, Mathews is our trump card. I think all three spinners bowled very well today. We still have two games to play so we are not thinking about the final already.

21.46 (IST): Virat Kohli: We didn’t expect the dew to come down. Credit to the bowlers, they stuck to plans. They did well to take it to the final over. We could have been smarter in the way we approached our batting. We could have scored 25-30 runs. Bowling at three runs an over on that wicket, it was a great effort from Ravindra Jadeja. We need to play smarter cricket against Pakistan.

21.30 (IST): Its all over! Sri Lanka have beaten India by two wickets at Fatullah. A sublime effort from the seasoned campaigner Kumar Sangakkara has seen Sri Lanka go top of points table with eight points from two games. After a good bowling effort from Sri Lanka that restricted India to 264, the Sri Lankan openers Lahiru Thirimanne and Kusal Perera started well until the Indian spinners caused a minor collapse. Sangakkara, having played in such crunch situation on multiple occasions before, kept his nerve and slammed his 18th ODI ton and orchestrated his team’s thrilling win. Indian bowlers dismissed him in the 49th over but that effort was too little too late. This win puts Sri Lanka on top of the points table with eight points from two fixtures. Pakistan are second with five points while India are close behind on third with four points. Thus, the importance of the clash between India and Pakistan has gone up by manifold as the teams that finish top two at the end of the group stage games will face-off in the final.

21.22 (IST): Outside and four! The ball has run down to the third man fence of Ajantha Mendis’ bat. Sri Lanka need 1 run to win from the final over.

21.19 (IST): Oh dear! Sangakkara is gone, caught by Ashwin at short third man off Shami. Sri Lanka 258/8 in 48.3 overs, need seven to win from nine balls.

21.18 (IST): Sangakkara gets his 18th ODI ton! What a knock from the batting maestro. It comes in 83 balls.

21.12 (IST): Sangakkara gets two fours off Bhuvneshwar Kumar to take SL to 253/7 in 48 overs. They now need 12 runs to win from 12 balls.

21.09 (IST): Kumar Sangakkara is keeping Sri Lanka alive here. SL reach 243/7 in 47 overs, need 23 to win from 18 balls.

20.55 (IST): Sri Lanka reach 221/7 in 45 overs, need 44 runs in 30 balls to win.

20.48 (IST): Ravindra Jadeja strikes again! He traps Chaturanga de Silva in front of the stumps. SL 216/7 in 43.1 overs, need 49 runs to win from 41 balls.

20.41 (IST): Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes back into the attack. SL 208/6 in 42 overs, need 57 to win from 48 balls.

20.37 (IST): 200 up for Sri Lanka! Sangakkara hits one over the top to the extra cover fence off Rohit Sharma. SL 200/6 in 41 overs, need 65 to win from 54 balls.

20.30 (IST): Sri Lanka reach 191/6 in 40 overs, still need 74 runs to win from 60 balls.

20.28 (IST): Fifty for Kumar Sangakkara! His 85th in ODIs! What a player he is and what a time to showcase his class. He gets to his fifty in just 56 balls. SL 189/6 in 39.3 overs.

20.26 (IST): Another wicket falls! Shami the wicket-taker Senanyake is gone, caught by Rohit Sharma at mid-wicket. SL 183/6 in 39 overs.

20.20 (IST): 0,0,0,0,0,1 – Excellent over from Jadeja in the powerplay. Just 1 run from it. SL 173/5 in 38 overs, need 92 to win from 72 balls.

20.14 (IST): Sri Lanka lose their fifth wicket. Mohammed Shami traps Angelo Mathews in front of the stumps. SL 165/5 in 36.2 overs.

19.53 (IST): Two in two for Ravindra Jadeja! He cleans up Dinesh Chandimal with a lovely delivery. Chandimal was squared up and beaten as the ball went on to hit the off-stump. SL 148/4 in 31.2 overs.19.50 (IST): Wicket! Soft dismissal for Mahela Jayawardene. He hits the ball straight to Rohit Sharma at cover off Ravindra Jadeja. SL 141/3 in 31.1 overs.

19.44 (IST): Oh dear! Dinesh Karthik makes a mess of a simple stumping chance that could have sent Kumar Sangakkara back to the pavilion. Sangakkara survives, SL 141/2 in 29.5 overs.

19.29 (IST): Ravichandran Ashwin bags 100th ODI wicket! He gets rid of K Perera for 64, caught behind by Dinesh Karthik. SL 134/2 in 26.5 overs.19.19 (IST): Virat Kohli makes another change, Ambati Rayudu replaces Ravindra Jadeja. SL 117/1 in 24 overs.

19.13 (IST): Virat Kohli has brought back Mohammed Shami in a bid to get another breakthrough. SL 108/1 in 23 overs.

19.08 (IST): Fifty for Kusal Perera! He gets his third in ODIs. It has taken him 62 balls. He was dropped twice, first on 7 and then on 38. SL 100/1 in 22 overs.

19.04 (IST): Virat Kohli turns to left-arm spin of Ravindra Jadeja.

18.52 (IST): OUT! Ravichandran Ashwin provides India the much-needed breakthrough. He traps Thirimanne (38) in front of the stumps. The ball hurried onto the left-hander after pitching. Sri Lanka 80/1 in 17.2 overs

18.48 (IST): Perera gets another life as Ravindra Jadeja fails to latch onto the ball after making a good, diving effort in the deep. SL 77/0 in 16.1 overs.

18.35 (IST): Stuart Binny comes into the attack. A good start for him, just four singles. SL 65/0 in 13 overs.

18.23 (IST): Kusal Perera whacks one over deep mid wicket. What a massive hit! That shot brought back images of a young Sanath Jayasuriya playing the short arm jab in that area. SL 49/0 in 9.1 overs.

18.14 (IST): Virat Kohli throws the ball to Ravichandran Ashwin in the eighth over. Thirimanne launches him straight over long off for a six. SL 36/0 in 7.2 overs.

18.08 (IST): In-form Thirimanne sees a short ball from Shami early and gets under it to pull it behind square. He follows it up with a glorious straight drive. Sri Lanka 28/0 in 6 overs.

18.00 (IST): Oh dear! Schoolboy error from India! Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan collide in the outfield while going for a catch. Neither of them can latch onto the ball. Kusal Perera survives. Sri Lanka 17/0 in 3.4 overs.17.56 (IST): Both Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami get some early swing. The Sri Lanka opening pair have been a touch watchful. Sri Lanka 13/0 in 3 overs.

17.43 (IST): Lahiru Thirimanne and Kusal Perera begin Sri Lanka’s chase. Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts the proceedings for India.

05.10 (IST): The ploy to play three spinners seems to have worked well for Sri Lanka as Ajantha Mendis (4/60), Sachitra Senanayake (3/41) and Chaturanga de Silva (1/51) pick up eight Indian wickets. Shikhar Dhawan did well for India with 94 but once he fell during the batting powerplay, it triggered the Indian collapse. Shami slammed two sixes towards the end to propel India to 264/9 at the end of the innings. History (from the last three games) would suggest that Sri Lanka should be able to chase this down. Only time will tell if the Fatullah trend remains the same. At the moment, on head-to-head in Asia Cup, both these sides have won nine matches each in 18 meetings. Can Sri Lanka go one up on India today? Looks likely at the moment but we will have to wait and watch.

17.04 (IST): India reach 264/9 in 50 overs.

16.59 (IST): Mohammed Shami, the last Indian batsman, slams two huge sixes over long off Ajantha Mendis. India 259/9 in 49 overs.

16.55 (IST): Nine down! Bhuvneshwar Kumar is dismissed by Mendis, who collects his fourth wicket of the game. Smart glove work from Kumar Sangakkara who collects the ball down the leg side and dislodges the bail on time. India 247/9 in 48.2 overs.

16.50 (IST): Ravichandran Ashwin is bowled! The death-over specialist Lasith Malinga stikes! Ashwin has to walk back for 18 after coming down the track and missing the ball which came faster than he anticipated. India 245/8 in 48 overs.

16.47 (IST): Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin keep the scorecard ticking towards the end of the innings. India 243/7 in 47.4 overs.

16.35 (IST): Sachitra Senanayake ends with career-best bowling figures of 3/41.16.29 (IST): Stuart Binny is gone! He is dismissed for a fourth ball duck! Senanayake gets his third as he traps Binny in front of the stumps. India 215/7 in 43.3 overs.

16.27 (IST): Stuart Binny walks out next. This will be the first time he will bat in international cricket. The stage is set for him to play his attacking game.

16.24 (IST): OUT! Ambati Rayudu is gone now! He attempts an inside out shot but can’t clear Kusal Perera at extra cover. India 214/6 in 42.3 overs.

16.22 (IST): SIX! Ravindra Jadeja comes down the wicket and targets his favourite area over long on. He gets a six off Chaturagan de Silva’s first ball.

16.16 (IST): Twin strikes for Mendis! He gets his second wicket in the over as Dinesh Karthik hits one to Chaturanga de Silva at mid on. India 200/5 in 40 overs.

16.13 (IST): Oh dear! Dhawan is gone! Ajanta Mendis gets another big wicket. Dhawan tried to play across the line without much foot work and is bowled. He walks back on 94. India 196/4 in 39.4 overs.

16.05 (IST): Sri Lanka are pulling things back here. The run rate has dipped and India have managed just 28 runs for one wicket in the batting powerplay. India 190/4 in 38 overs.

15.59 (IST): Ambati Rayudu walks out next. A good chance for him to prove his worth as a middle-order batsman.

15.57 (IST): OUT! Ajinkya Rahane is gone! He goes down the track to play one over the top but an outside edge carries to Lahiru Thirimanne at short third man. Good time for Sri Lanka to get a wicket here. India 175/3 in 35.1 overs.

15.52 (IST): Malinga bowls an over filled with full deliveries, starting with a pin-point yorker but Dhawan manages to hit one over the top on the leg side to get a boundary. Nine runs are taken from the over. India 175/2 in 35 overs.

15.43 (IST): Interesting move from Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane. They have opted for the batting powerplay after 33 overs. India 164/2 in 33 overs.

15.38 (IST): India reach 155/2 in 32 overs with Shikhar Dhawan (80) and Ajinkya Rahane (11) in the middle.

15.25 (IST): Shikhar Dhawan has now moved into the 70s. He has Ajinkya Rahane for company who looks like someone who is good at playing the supporting role. India 139/2 in 28.4 overs.

15.15 (IST): Virat Kohli is gone! What a ball from Ajantha Mendis! This wicket has come against the run of play but that was a peach-of-a-delivery from Mendis. It pitched on middle and off and beat Kohli’s bat to hit the off-stump. Kohli has to walk back on 48. India 130/2 in 26.3 overs.15.06 (IST): At the half-way stage, India have reached 115/1. Virat Kohli (45) has quickly moved into the 40s while Shikhar Dhawan (54) already has scored his half-century.

15.00 (IST): 100 up for India! It has come in 23 overs with Virat Kohli (33) and Shikhar Dhawan (51) in the middle.

14.59 (IST): Sixth ODI fifty for Shikhar Dhawan! He has done well to convert the tough start. He now needs to hang in further alongside his skipper and take India to a big total. India 98/1 in 22.4 overs.14.53 (IST): WRAP: India have played the second set of 10 overs in a much better fashion. It is still advantage Sri Lanka as the scoring rate is just above four runs an over but Kohli’s arrival has brightened things up for his side. Dhawan has looked much more confident in his captain’s company and is inching towards his sixth fifty. Kohli too has quickly moved into the 20s. The Sri Lankan spinners are bowling in tandem and need to get a wicket or two to put real pressure on India.

14.50 (IST): India reach 85/1 in 20 overs.

14.38 (IST): Virat Kohli survives a stumping chance. Chaturanga de Silva was close to giving his side the most crucial breakthrough. Kohli leaned forward to drive the ball but was beaten by the turn. His back leg dragged outside the crease but came back just on time before Kumar Sangakkara dislodged the bails. India 70/1 in 16.2 overs.

14.33 (IST): Mathews strays one on the leg side and Kohli is quick to go down and sweep it to the fine leg fence. He has his third boundary already. India 69/1 in 16 overs.

14.31 (IST): Good news for Sri Lankan supporters as Angelo Mathews has returned to the field. He has handed the ball to Ajantha Mendis. India 62/1 in 15 overs.

14.26 (IST): Shikhar Dhawan is starting to look confident. He gets a four behind point. India 59/1 in 14 overs.14.53 (IST): WRAP: India have played the second set of 10 overs in a much better fashion. It is still advantage Sri Lanka as the scoring rate is just above four runs an over but Kohli’s arrival has brightened things up for his side. Dhawan has looked much more confident in his captain’s company and is inching towards his sixth fifty. Kohli too has quickly moved into the 20s. The Sri Lankan spinners are bowling in tandem and need to get a wicket or two to put real pressure on India.

14.50 (IST): India reach 85/1 in 20 overs.

14.38 (IST): Virat Kohli survives a stumping chance. Chaturanga de Silva was close to giving his side the most crucial breakthrough. Kohli leaned forward to drive the ball but was beaten by the turn. His back leg dragged outside the crease but came back just on time before Kumar Sangakkara dislodged the bails. India 70/1 in 16.2 overs.

14.33 (IST): Mathews strays one on the leg side and Kohli is quick to go down and sweep it to the fine leg fence. He has his third boundary already. India 69/1 in 16 overs.

14.31 (IST): Good news for Sri Lankan supporters as Angelo Mathews has returned to the field. He has handed the ball to Ajantha Mendis. India 62/1 in 15 overs.

14.26 (IST): Shikhar Dhawan is starting to look confident. He gets a four behind point. India 59/1 in 14 overs.14.24 (IST): Virat Kohli goes inside out! What sublime touch he has been in. He gets a four through extra cover. India 54/1 in 13.3 overs.

14.22 (IST): Another medium pacer Thisara Perera has started well. Neither Kohli nor Dhawan have managed to play against him with full conviction. But they’ve kept the scoreboard ticking. India 48/1 in 13 overs.

14.11 (IST): WRAP: India reach in 37/1 10 overs. Excellent effort from Sri Lanka in the field. They haven’t picked up a wicket but have given nothing away to the Indian openers so far. The Fatullah wicket has been slow and Angelo Mathews brought on spinner Sachitra Senanayake in the sixth over and bowled very well himself. His field setting too has been good so far. Shikhar Dhawan (20 off 28 balls) got two consecutive fours in the fifth over but has had to be careful against spin. Rohit Sharma has had yet another scratchy start and eventually perished towards the end of the 10th over. The only drawback for Sri Lanka is that skipper Angelo Mathews has walked back to the pavilion with what seems like a groin strain.

14.09 (IST): Rohit Sharma looked completely baffled by that decision as he had come down the wicket. But, the ball kept low enough for the umpire to call in favour of the Sri Lankans. Rohit scored 13 off 29 balls.14.07 (IST): Rohit Sharma is gone! He has been ruled out leg before by umpire Nigell Long. Sachitra Senanayake provides Sri Lanka the first breakthrough. India 33/1 in 9.2 overs.

14.04 (IST): Oh dear! Angelo Mathews is limping off the field in the middle of his over. That is some bad news for Sri Lanka. He was doing so well. It looks like a groin strain. India 32/0 in 8.2 overs.

13.56 (IST): Good stuff from Mathews so far. His dibbly dobbly pace is making it tough for the batsmen to cut loose. Wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara is standing up to the stumps, negating Dhawan’s attempt to go down the wicket and play through the covers like he always does. India 26/0 in 7 overs.

13.52 (IST): Angelo Mathews has introduced spin in the sixth over as Sachitra Senanayake comes into the attack.

13.51 (IST): After a slow start, Shikhar Dhawan gets a move on. Two back-to-back fours off Malinga. India 19/0 in 4.5 overs .

13.42 (IST): Angelo Mathews places a fielder on either side of the wicket in catching position. There is short cover and short mid-wicket for both batsmen who could be tempted to play flick on full and even length deliveries that haven’t bounced high enough so far.

13.34 (IST): Lasith Malinga will hold the key for Sri Lanka, as mentioned by Dinesh Chandimal yesterday. However, stats say otherwise as he has a poor bowling average of 41.86, his worst against all opponents.

13.30 (IST): Malinga starts off with a ball at 139 kmph but the thing to notice is that the ball kept very low. Rohit defended it below the knee roll. This wicket calls for batsmen to be careful as it has seen variable bounce throughout the three games so far.

13.28 (IST): Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are in the middle. Lasith Malinga has the ball in his hand. He will start the proceedings. Rohit to face first up.

13.21 (IST): The teams are out and line up for their respective national anthems.

13.16 (IST): Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Chaturanga de Silva, Thisara Perera, Sachitra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis

13.13 (IST): India: S Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Stuart Binny, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami

13.09 (IST): The Fatullah wicket has shown a similar pattern in all the three previous games so far. Teams that have batted first have found it tough to score quickly early on and the conditions have eased out for teams batting second. Two out of three fixtures in the tournament has seen the team batting second winning the game. Can Virat Kohli & Co. change that trend today? We will have to wait and watch.

13.03 (IST): Virat Kohli said he would have liked to chase as well but reckons he has a strong batting line-up and can post a good total. India make one change, bringing in Stuart Binny for Varun Aaron. Sri Lanka play an extra spinner in Ajantha Mendis in place of pacer Suranga Lakmal.

13.00 (IST): Sri Lanka win toss, elect to field first against India at Fatullah.

12.54 (IST): Both India and Sri Lanka won their respective first games in the tournament. While Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews scored a brisk 55 off 50 deliveries, Virat Kohli went on to slam his 19th ODI ton and break a record.

12.36 (IST): FACTOID: On this day in 2012 at Hobart, Virat Kohli dazzled everyone with his batting skills, slammed 133 off 86 balls. This enabled India chase down Sri lanka’s total of 320 in 36.4 overs to earn a bonus point and reach the final of the tri-series (also involving Australia).

TRIVIA: India and Sri Lanka have played the most head-to-head games in ODI cricket – 144 matches. Next are Pakistan vs Sri Lanka ties – 138 games.

FACTOID: In 18 games played between India and Sri Lanka in Asia Cups, both teams have won 9 times each.

FACTOID: Last 5 ODIs: India have only 1 win (the 6-wicket win over Bangladesh). Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have won all their previous 5 games.
Their battered pride regained after snapping an eight-ODI winless streak, five-time champions India will look to build a winning momentum when they take on Sri Lanka in what could be their first real test in the Asia Cup on Friday.

India notched up a six-wicket win against hosts Bangladesh in their opening match of the five-nation regional tournament on Wednesday but their real test begins Friday against the Lankans who had beaten defending champions Pakistan by 12 runs.

Back on the familiar subcontinental conditions after humiliating series defeats in South Africa and New Zealand, India chased down 280 at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium to register their first win in nine ODIs.

Stand-in skipper Virat Kohli smashed a 122-ball 136 in a 213-run partnership with Ajinkya Rahane who returned to ODI form with a 73 to hand India a perfect start to their Asia Cup campaign. (Will Virat Kohli scale Mount Sachin Tendulkar?)

Kohli’s tremendous form in Bangladesh which now reads 868 runs from 10 matches with an astounding average of 124, including his career-best 183 in last Asia Cup, will put India as a favourite to win the tournament despite recent overseas reverses.

That the talented middle order batsman Rahane shook off a string of failures in New Zealand where he totalled 51 from five ODIs would mean India’s middle order would be settled before the two key clashes — against Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

As India’s progression into the final will hinge on the results of the two key clashes, Kohli’s men do not have the luxury to relax.

Kohli had got a reprieve on 35 as Bangladesh failed to grab their share of chances. The skipper’s cheap dismissal would have certainly exposed the new-look Indian middle order in their chase of 280 and could have tilted the match the other way.

Struggling for quite some time, openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan had some testing times against an ordinary Bangladesh attack.

Against a Sri Lankan team that boasts of the fiery Lasith Malinga, who is fresh from his match-winning five-for against Pakistan, the Indian opening duo would be desperate to get back among runs to give their side a solid start. (Read full preview)

The Teams (From):

India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, Varun Aaron, Cheteshwar Pujara, Stuart Binny, Amit Mishra and Ishwar Pandey.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c), Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Thisara Perera, Chaturanga de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Sachithra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Ajantha Mendis, Ashan Priyanjan and Dhammika Prasad.

Match starts: 1.30pm IST.
Bring on Virat Kohli, we have Lasith Malinga: Dinesh Chandimal

Sri Lanka vice-captain Dinesh Chandimal on Thursday said that his team was not too much worried about Virat Kohli’s fine form as his side’s bowling attack can unsettle the Indian batting line-up in their crucial Asia Cup league match on Friday.

The Lankans began their Asia Cup campaign with a 12-run victory over defending champions Pakistan with slinging paceman Lasith Malinga taking a five-for, and Chandimal said his side’s bowling can take on the Indian batting.

“India are a very good side, especially in last two three years they have been playing good cricket. Virat Kohli is batting exceptionally well. They have some really good players but we got bowlers like Malinga. So we will see tomorrow,” Chandimal said on the sidelines of the team’s practice at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium here.

“We are also doing well at the moment. Everyone in both batting and bowling departments are in good form. We are looking forward to a good job.”

Kohli smashed a match-winning 136 to set up India’s 280-run chase against Bangladesh last night and snap their eight-ODI winless streak. (Read: Virat Kohli credits dad after breaking India’s winless streak)

“We all know, he is a really good batsman. But as I said we have something in our mind and we will see it tomorrow. We are keeping our fingers crossed,” said Chandimal.

“They played really special. They are good at chasing but we have a good bowling attack. We have something in our sleeves for them tomorrow so we are looking forward to do that.”

Malinga’s match winning 5/52 against Pakistan had given them a winning start and Chandimal said they would look to take early wickets to expose the inexperience Indian middle order without Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

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Majithia dares Bajwa to contest Lok Sabha polls from Gurdaspur

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Majithia dares Bajwa to contest Lok Sabha polls from Gurdaspur

Posted on 28 February 2014 by GGS News

Hoshiarpur,28  February : Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia has challenged Congress state president Partap Singh Bajwa to contest the Lok Sabha elections.

“Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s decision to step back from the Prime Minister’s post and Bajwa’s unwillingness to fight the elections prove that the party is afraid to contest,” Majithia told the media today. He visited the district to inaugurate sub-tehsil complexes in Garhdiwala and Mahilpur.

“There were the days when the Congress would win 500-plus seats in Lok Sabha, but its anti-people policies has damaged the party so much that it would not even win 100 seats,” Majithia said.

Fearing defeat, he said, the Congress leaders preferred to join Rajya Sabha over contesting Lok Sabha elections. “If this is not the case, why doesn’t Bajwa contest the elections?” Majithia asked.

Asked about the allegations of him being involved in the drug racket, he said: “The Punjab Government’s excellent working has left the Congress issueless and so it is levelling false allegations.”

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Sahara chief Subrata Roy sent to police custody till March 4

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Sahara chief Subrata Roy sent to police custody till March 4

Posted on 28 February 2014 by GGS News

IANS

Lucknow, 28  Feb :  Sahara India chief Subrata Roy surrendered before police here Friday, a day after they failed to trace him to execute a Supreme Court warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and presented before the chief judicial magistrate who sent him to police custody till March 4.
The Supreme Court earlier Friday declined to revoke the arrest warrant.
Roy was scheduled to address a press conference at a hotel in New Delhi, but Sahara officials told police that he was willing to give himself up. He then surrendered and was arrested.
Sources said that soon after his surrender, Delhi Police sought his transit remand.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Anand Kumar later said Roy will be kept in police custody till the apex court hearing March 4.
The Sahara chief walked into the court around 5.30 p.m., and his counsel V.K. Shahi said Roy was a law-abiding citizen and was not running away from the court.
The chief judicial magistrate, however, left it to the discretion of police to decide whether to keep Roy in his bungalow or somewhere else.
The surrender came soon after Roy released a statement to the media, saying he was not absconding.
“I am not that human being who will abscond. In fact, being a law-abiding citizen, I shall hate myself to do any such thing ever in my life,” he said.
Roy had Thursday informed the court that his non-appearance was neither intentional nor deliberate.
The apex court Feb 26 had issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Roy for failing to appear before it in person as directed by the court. In its order Friday, it declined to revoke the warrant.
Roy had said he was absent since he wanted to be with his ailing mother, who is 92.
“Last evening, I had gone out of Sahara Shaher, Lucknow, to consult with a panel of doctors with certain medical reports of my mother and then I had gone to a lawyers’ house also,” he said in the statement Friday.
“I was informed by my family members that police had come and they said something to the media and then the whole media in the country started saying I am absconding,” he said, adding: “Am I absconding? I have started hating myself.”
He said a lot of people advised him to get himself admitted to some hospital and could remain there, as was the “general practice to avoid courts” on for medical reasons. “However, I hate to do such drama.”
The Supreme Court had directed the presence of Roy and the three directors of his group firms following their failure to submit to the market regulator title deeds of some of the unencumbered properties. The directors had since surrendered.
The court order was to secure the balance of Rs.19,000 crore out of Rs.24,000 crore that these firms had collected through optionally fully-convertible debentures. These Sahara companies had deposited Rs.5,120 crore with the regulator in December 2012.
The matter has been listed for further hearing March 4, even as Roy requested the court to allow him to be with his mother till March 3.
The Sahara chief drove to the chief judicial magistrate court in a fleet of luxury cars.
Accompanied by lawyers, family members and Sahara officials, Roy was taken straight inside the court where the entry of journalists was barred by police.
A source told IANS that the chief judicial magistrate lost his temper at Roy’s counsel after he came to the court at 3 p.m. but the Sahara chief did not show up.
The court was closed Friday and the chief judicial magistrate came owing to the urgency of the matter.
When the court later asked Roy if he had something to say, a relaxed Roy laughed and replied: “Waise to main ghar par hi rehna chahoonga (I would like to remain at home).”
He said he respected the Supreme Court and was ready for anything.
Meanwhile, security at Sahara Shaher has been increased.

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Late evening hailstorm catches residents unawares

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Late evening hailstorm catches residents unawares

Posted on 28 February 2014 by GGS News

Ludhiana,(GGS NEWS) 28  February : The sudden hailstorms, accompanied by heavy rain, flooded several parts of the city this evening. Many residents were stranded on the way.

Water accumulated in several areas, including Bhadaur House, Domoria Bridge, Shiv Puri, Sabzi Madi and posh localities in the Civil Lines.

The flooded areas have belied the false claims of the Municipal Corporation about the setting up of a well-planned drainage.

Several vehicles broke down on the flooded roads. Massive traffic snarl-ups were witnessed in the Domoria Bridge, Iqbal Nursing Home, Jagraon Bridge area.

Many employees got stuck in their offices till late evening.

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Asia Cup 2014: Afghanistan vs Pakistan – As it happened…

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Asia Cup 2014: Afghanistan vs Pakistan – As it happened…

Posted on 27 February 2014 by GGS News

GGS SPORTS : 27 FEB

Toss: Afghanistan opt to bowl first against Pakistan.
Teams News: Pakistan have made one change to the playing eleven that lost to Sri Lanka. Bilawal Bhatti is not playing and Anwar Ali comes in.Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad(w), Noor Ali Zadran, Asghar Stanikzai, Nawroz Mangal, Mohammad Nabi(c), Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Mirwais Ashraf, Hamza Hotak, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran
Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Umar Akmal(w), Shahid Afridi, Anwar Ali, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid KhanThat’s it from us here. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Do join us for the coverage of India v Sri Lanka tomorrow. Until then. good bye and take care.
Man of the Match Umar Akmal says that (about his dropped catch)when the ball was in the air he prayed that please let the fielder drop the catch, he won’t play this shot again. Adds that the team management instructed him to stay till the end and he did the same. Mentions that it was one of his best innings and he would like to do even better the next time around. Thanks the seniors and management for keeping faith in him.
Misbah-ul-Haq says that at the start the way they lost the wickets, they were hoping to reach around 200 but then Umar Akmal played one of his best innings and got them out of jail. The batsmen were thinking that this pitch was like the one in the first match and that they were thinking of putting up a big total but this track was turning and was slow which turned out to be tricky. Afghanistan bowlers bowled really well and also they are a really good fielding side. Saeed Ajmal, Afridi and then Gul bowled really well.
Mohammad Nabi says that the bowlers bowled brilliantly to start off with but then Umar Akmal played a brilliant innings. The turning point was when Shinwari dropped Akmal which proved to be crucial. Ajmal bowled really well at the death.
A pretty good performance in the end from Pakistan. After being put into bat, they were in some real trouble at 117/6 but then Umar kmal played a terrific innings to help them post a competitive total. Chasing the target Afghanistan got off to a brisk start. Noor Ali played some lovely shots but the departure of Shahzad slowed down proceedings. Stanikzai got bogged down and then the spinners bowled frugal spells, which kept building pressure on Afghanistan batsmen. They never really get going and then lost wickets in flurry ending up conceding a bonus point to Pakistan.
47.2 M Hafeez to S Shenwari, OUT! That’s it! Pakistan win by 72 runs! Length delivery on off, spins back in. stays a touch low. Shenwari goes for a pull but misses. The ball rattles the timber. Pakistan have ACHIEVED THE BONUS POINT! 176/10
47.1 M Hafeez to S Shenwari, Full on middle, Shenwari clips it to short fine leg. 176/9
46.6 S Ajmal to H Hotak, Stays in his crease and defends it to backward point. 176/9
46.5 S Ajmal to H Hotak, Quicker and goes straight on after landing outside off, Hotak comes forward for a defense but misses. 176/9
46.4 S Ajmal to S Shenwari, Leans forward and looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. 176/9
46.3 S Ajmal to S Shenwari, Leans forward and looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. 175/9
46.2 S Ajmal to S Shenwari, Beaten! Doosra outside off, Shenwari comes forward for a prod but misses. 175/9
46.1 S Ajmal to S Shenwari, Fullish outside off, Hotak pushes it back to the bowler. 175/9
Hamza Hotak is the last man in.
45.6 M Hafeez to S Zadran, OUT! Zadran departs! Loopy and a tad full on off, spinning away. Zadran goes for a heave but gets an outside edge to short third man where Ajmal makes no mistake. 175/9
45.5 M Hafeez to S Zadran, Comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 175/8
45.4 M Hafeez to S Zadran, Quicker outside off, spinning away. Zadran looks to push but misses. 175/8
45.3 M Hafeez to S Shenwari, Length delivery on the pads, Shenwari gets an inside edge on his clip to backward square leg. 175/8
45.2 M Hafeez to S Shenwari, Comes forward and defends it to mid-wicket. 174/8
45.1 M Hafeez to S Shenwari, Length delivery on the pads, Shenwari looks to clip but misses and gets hit on the pads. 174/8
44.6 S Ajmal to S Zadran, Defended off the front foot by Zadran presenting the full face of the bat. 174/8
44.5 S Ajmal to S Shenwari, Comes forward and pushes it to third man for a single. 174/8
44.4 S Ajmal to S Zadran, Stays back and guides it to short third man for a single. 173/8
44.3 S Ajmal to S Zadran, Int he air but safe! Full on off, Zadran lunges forward for a prod but gets an inside edge onto his pads. It falls short of the short mid-wicket fielder. 172/8
44.2 S Ajmal to S Zadran, Beaten! Spins away after landing outside off, Zadran leans forward for a prod but misses. 172/8
Shapoor Zadran strides out to the middle.
44.1 S Ajmal to D Zadran, OUT! Castled! Comes from round the wicket and delivers a doosra on middle, Zadarn is totally foxed. He plays a nothing shot and misses. The ball disturbs the timber. 172/8
Dawlat Zadran is the new batsman.
43.6 M Hafeez to S Shenwari, OUT! Another run out! Length delivery outside off, Shenwari chops it towards cover-point, Ashraf sets off and is almost within handshaking distance. Shenwari sends him back. Junaid Khan throws it to the bowler who clips the bails off. Ashraf had given up! 172/7
43.6 M Hafeez to S Shenwari, WIDE! Drifts down the leg side, Shenwari goes for a swipe but misses. 172/6
43.5 M Hafeez to M Ashraf, Loopy and full outside off, drilled to long on for a single. 171/6
43.4 M Hafeez to M Ashraf, Stays in his crease and clips it straight to mid-wicket. 170/6
43.3 M Hafeez to M Ashraf, Goes back and defends it back to the bowler. 170/6
43.2 M Hafeez to M Ashraf, Stays in his crease and guides it to backward point. 170/6
43.1 M Hafeez to M Ashraf, Pushes a full delivery on off back to the bowler. 170/6
42.6 S Ajmal to S Shenwari, Another doosra outside off, Shenwari looks to push but misses. 170/6
42.5 S Ajmal to M Ashraf, Comes forward and pushes it to point. 170/6
42.4 S Ajmal to M Ashraf, Stays in his crease and guides it on the bounce to first slip. 169/6
42.3 S Ajmal to M Ashraf, Beaten! Doosra outside off, Ashraf looks to clip but misses. 169/6
42.2 S Ajmal to S Shenwari, Ah…Looks to cut close to his body but gets an inside edge wide of fine leg. They run through for a quick single. There is a direct hit at the bowler’s end. They appeal but the umpire says no. 169/6
42.1 S Ajmal to S Shenwari, FOUR! Audacious! Gets down on one knee and reverse sweeps it over point for a boundary. 168/6
41.6 M Hafeez to S Shenwari, Clips it to short fine leg and scampers through for a single. 164/6
41.5 M Hafeez to S Shenwari, Stays back and turns it to mid-wicket. 163/6
41.4 M Hafeez to M Ashraf, Just wide! Comes forward and drives it uppishly wide of Hafeez for a single. 163/6
41.3 M Hafeez to M Ashraf, Goes back and cuts it straight to backward point. 162/6
41.2 M Hafeez to M Ashraf, Comes forward and prods it into the ground. 162/6
41.1 M Hafeez to S Shenwari, Stays in his crease and punches it to long on for a single. 162/6
40.6 U Gul to S Shenwari, Pushes it to long on and takes a single. 161/6
40.5 U Gul to M Ashraf, Low full toss on middle, Ashraf flicks it to fine leg for a single. 160/6
Mirwais Ashraf is the new batsman.
40.4 U Gul to M Nabi, OUT! LBW! A tad full on middle and leg nips back in. Nabi stays in his crease and looks to turn it to the leg side but misses and gets hit on the pads. They all go up in a big LBW appeal, umpire Bowden at first says no but then raises his finger. Nabi is shocked. He trudges back to the pavilion. Replays show that it was clipping leg. 159/6
40.3 U Gul to S Shenwari, Very full outside off, Shenwari drives it to deep cover for a single. 159/5
40.2 U Gul to M Nabi, Low full toss on middle, whipped away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 158/5
40.1 U Gul to M Nabi, FOUR! Nice placement! Fullish outside off, Nabi comes forward and drives it wide of mid off for a boundary. 157/5
Gul back on.
39.6 M Hafeez to S Shenwari, Fullish outside off, Shenwari drives it uppishly wide of mid off for a couple. End of the Batting Powerplay, 25/3 during that period. 153/5
Samiullah Shenwari is the new batsman.
39.5 M Hafeez to N Zadran, OUT! Drags it on! Length delivery outside off, Zadran goes back and looks to cut close to his body but ends it dragging it onto his stumps. 151/5
39.4 M Hafeez to M Nabi, Goes back and turns it to deep square leg for a single. 151/4
39.3 M Hafeez to M Nabi, Chips down the track and clips it to short fine leg. 150/4
39.2 M Hafeez to N Zadran, Punches it wide of long on for a single. 150/4
39.1 M Hafeez to N Zadran, Stays back and punches it to short extra cover. 149/4
Hafeez back on.
38.6 S Afridi to M Nabi, FOUR! This time it was pretty much intentional! A tad full outside off, stays low. Nabi steers it through the vacant slip cordon for a boundary. 149/4
38.5 S Afridi to M Nabi, FOUR! Edgy! Spins away after landing outside off, Nabi guides it with a bit of outside edge through the vacant slip cordon for a boundary. 145/4
38.4 S Afridi to M Nabi, Stays back and pushes it to point. 141/4
38.3 S Afridi to M Nabi, Looks to punch but gets an inside edge to short fine leg, Zadran sets off for a single but is sent back, the throw comes to Afridi who flicks it onto the stumps but Zadran has made it by then. 141/4
38.2 S Afridi to M Nabi, Comes forward and pushes it to cover. 141/4
38.1 S Afridi to M Nabi, Stays in his crease and punches it to covers. 141/4
37.6 S Ajmal to N Zadran, Doosra on off, spinning back in. Zadran comes forward for a prod but gets an inside edge to short fine leg. 141/4
37.5 S Ajmal to N Zadran, Leaves alone a length delivery outside off, turning away. 141/4
37.4 S Ajmal to N Zadran, Beaten! Spins away sharply after landing outside off. Zadran comes forward for a defense but misses. 141/4
37.3 S Ajmal to M Nabi, Pushes it to point for a quick single. 141/4
37.2 S Ajmal to M Nabi, Stays in his crease and defends it into the ground. 140/4
Najibullah Zadran is the new batsman.
37.2 S Ajmal to N Mangal, OUT! Run out! WIDE! Drifts down the leg side, further spins away down the leg side. Mangal misses his clip. The keeper makes half a stop and it ricochets to short fine leg, Nabi sets off straightaway. Mangal is caught ball watching, he sets off late, the fielder throws it to Ajmal who clips the bails off. Mangal is found well short. 140/4
37.1 S Ajmal to N Mangal, Ah…A doosra on off, spinning away. Mangal looks to clip but misses and gets hit on the pads. An LBW appeal is turned down the umpire. 139/3
Mohammad Nabi is the new batsman.
36.6 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, OUT! Afridi gets the breakthrough! Loopy and full on middle and leg, spinning away. Stanikzai dances down the track for a whip but gets a leading edge to backward point where Hafeez pouches it easily. Afridi has a relieved look on his face. 139/3
36.5 S Afridi to N Mangal, Leans forward and pushes it to point for a quick single. 139/2
36.4 S Afridi to N Mangal, Comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler. 138/2
36.3 S Afridi to N Mangal, Spins away after landing outside off, Mangal leaves it alone. 138/2
36.2 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Comes forward and pushes it to covers for a single. 138/2
36.1 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, FOUR! Edgy! A tad short outside off, Stanikzai goes back and looks to cut but gets an outside edge just past the short third man for a boundary. 137/2
35.6 S Ajmal to N Mangal, Fullish outside off, Mangal drives it to extra cover where the fielder dives and makes a good stop. 133/2
35.5 S Ajmal to N Mangal, Beauty! Doosra outside off, spins away. Mangal is totally bamboozled and misses it. 133/2
35.4 S Ajmal to N Mangal, Full on off, Mangal comes forward and prods it into the ground. 133/2
35.3 S Ajmal to N Mangal, Full on off, spins away. A doosra. Mangal misses his defense and gets hit on the back leg. They umpire turns down a vociferous appeal. Probably the height saved him there. 133/2
35.2 S Ajmal to N Mangal, FOUR! Nicely placed! Length delivery outside off, Mangal cuts it wide of backward point for a boundary. 133/2
35.1 S Ajmal to A Stanikzai, Chips down the track and mistimes his heave to deep square leg for a single. 129/2
Ajmal back on.
Batting Powerplay enforced.
34.6 S Afridi to N Mangal, Leans forward and drives it straight to backward point. 128/2
34.5 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Drops it with soft hands to short third man and takes a single. 128/2
34.4 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Full on middle and leg, Stanikzai flicks it to deep square leg for a couple. 127/2
34.3 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Defended off the front foot by Stanikzai presenting the full face of the bat. 125/2
34.2 S Afridi to N Mangal, Dropped? A good effort from Ajmal though! A touch full outside off, Mangal goes for a slog sweep but gets a top edge to deep square leg where Ajmal runs forward, dives but the ball goes through his hands. They take a single. 125/2
34.1 S Afridi to N Mangal, Ah…Length delivery outside off, keeps low. Mangal gets his bat down in time and punches it to cover. 124/2
Afridi back on.
Drinks break.
33.6 M Hafeez to A Stanikzai, Stays in his crease and defends it back to the bowler. 124/2
33.5 M Hafeez to A Stanikzai, Stays in his crease and turns it to backward square leg. 124/2
33.4 M Hafeez to N Mangal, Comes forward and turns it to mid-wicket for a single. 124/2
33.3 M Hafeez to A Stanikzai, Short outside off, pulled away to long on for a single. 123/2
33.2 M Hafeez to N Mangal, Goes back and clips it to deep square leg for a single. 122/2
33.1 M Hafeez to N Mangal, Comes forward and turns it to short mid-wicket. 121/2
32.6 J Khan to A Stanikzai, FOUR BYES! Short of a length delivery outside off, a slower one. Stanikzai goes for a pull but misses. The keeper too misses it and it runs away to the fence. 121/2
32.5 J Khan to A Stanikzai, A tad full on off, keeps low. Stanikzai brings his bat down in time and defends. 117/2
32.4 J Khan to A Stanikzai, Play and a miss! Back of a length delivery outside off, Stanikzai looks to slash but misses. 117/2
32.3 J Khan to N Mangal, Fullish outside off, Mangal drives it to deep cover for a single. 117/2
32.2 J Khan to A Stanikzai, Good length delivery outside off, steered away to third man for a single. 116/2
32.1 J Khan to N Mangal, A tad full on off, Mangal drills it to long on for a single. 50 stand up! 115/2
31.6 M Hafeez to A Stanikzai, Length delivery on middle and leg, Stanikzai works it to backward square leg, wants a single but is sent back in time. 114/2
31.5 M Hafeez to N Mangal, A tad full on middle and leg, turned away to deep square leg for one. 114/2
31.4 M Hafeez to A Stanikzai, Clips it to fine leg for a single. 113/2
31.3 M Hafeez to N Mangal, A tad short on off, Mangal pulls it to deep mid-wicket for one. 112/2
31.3 M Hafeez to N Mangal, WIDE! Drifts down the leg side, Mangal misses his clip. 111/2
31.2 M Hafeez to A Stanikzai, Stays in his crease and flicks it to deep square leg for one. 110/2
31.1 M Hafeez to N Mangal, Goes back and pulls it to deep square leg for a single. 109/2
30.6 J Khan to A Stanikzai, Short outside off, Stanikzai looks to pull but misses. 108/2
30.5 J Khan to A Stanikzai, Beaten! A tad full outside off, nips away. Stanikzai feels for it and gets beaten. 108/2
30.4 J Khan to A Stanikzai, FOUR! Stand and deliver! Length delivery outside off, Stanikzai stays in his crease and slaps it over mid off for a boundary. 108/2
30.3 J Khan to A Stanikzai, Length delivery outside off, Stanikzai punches it straight to short extra cover. 104/2
30.2 J Khan to N Mangal, Stays back and guides a length delivery outside off to third man for a single. 104/2
30.1 J Khan to N Mangal, A tad full outside off, Mangal looks to drive but ends up mistiming it to mid off. 103/2
Junaid Khan back on.
29.6 M Hafeez to N Mangal, Stays in his crease and clips it to deep mid-wicket for one. 103/2
29.6 M Hafeez to N Mangal, WIDE! Drifts down the leg side, Mangal misses his clip. 102/2
29.5 M Hafeez to N Mangal, Goes back and looks to whip but gets an inside edge to short fine leg. 101/2
29.4 M Hafeez to A Stanikzai, Just short! Full on off, goes straight on. Stanikzai looks to clip but gets a leading edge which falls short of the diving Anwar Ali at short extra cover. It goes through him and they take a single. 101/2
29.3 M Hafeez to N Mangal, Short on off, Mangal goes back and pull it wide of long on for a single. 100/2
29.2 M Hafeez to A Stanikzai, Chips down the track and drives it to long on for a single. 99/2
29.1 M Hafeez to A Stanikzai, Full outside off, defended off the front foot. 98/2
28.6 U Gul to N Mangal, FOUR! Nicely adjusted! Short outside off, Mangal stays in his crease and upper cuts it to third man for a boundary. 98/2
28.5 U Gul to A Stanikzai, Very full on middle and leg, whipped to deep mid-wicket for a single. 94/2
28.4 U Gul to A Stanikzai, Punches a length delivery outside off to extra cover. 93/2
28.3 U Gul to N Mangal, Full outside off, Mangal drives it to long on for a single. 93/2
28.2 U Gul to N Mangal, Stays in his crease and punches it through extra cover for a couple. 92/2
28.1 U Gul to N Mangal, Stays in his crease and defends it to point. 90/2
27.6 M Hafeez to A Stanikzai, Stays back and turns it to short mid-wicket. 90/2
27.5 M Hafeez to N Mangal, Goes back and turns it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 90/2
27.4 M Hafeez to A Stanikzai, Stays in his crease and punches it to long on for a single. 89/2
27.3 M Hafeez to A Stanikzai, Goes back and turns it to backward square leg. 88/2
27.2 M Hafeez to A Stanikzai, FOUR BYES! Stumping missed! Goes straight on after landing outside off, Stanikzai dances down the track for a wild swing but misses, the ball flies through Akmal’s legs and into the fence. 88/2
27.1 M Hafeez to A Stanikzai, Length delivery on middle and leg. Clipped to square leg. 84/2
26.6 U Gul to N Mangal, Short on middle and leg, Mangal ducks under it. 84/2
26.5 U Gul to N Mangal, Good length delivery outside off, Mangal leaves it alone. 84/2
26.4 U Gul to N Mangal, Looks to clip but misses and gets hit on the pads. 84/2
26.3 U Gul to N Mangal, FOUR! Smashed! Full on middle and leg, Mangal dances down the track and crashes it straight back over bowler’s head for a boundary. 84/2
26.2 U Gul to N Mangal, Mangal has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 80/2
26.1 U Gul to N Mangal, Length delivery outside off, Mangal defends it from the crease. 80/2
Gul back on.
25.6 M Hafeez to N Mangal, Chips down the track and drills it to long on for a single. 80/2
25.5 M Hafeez to N Mangal, Fullish outside off, spinning back in. Mangal comes forward for a clip but misses. They all go up in an LBW appeal but the umpire says no. Probably missing leg! 79/2
25.4 M Hafeez to N Mangal, Comes forward and turns it to backward square leg. 79/2
25.3 M Hafeez to A Stanikzai, Stays back and clips it to deep square leg for a single. 79/2
25.2 M Hafeez to N Mangal, Stays back and pushes it to point. 78/2
25.1 M Hafeez to N Mangal, Low full toss outside off, Mangal sweeps it straight to square leg. 77/2
Mohammad Hafeez into the attack now.
24.6 S Ajmal to N Mangal, Goes back and clips it to fine leg for a single. 77/2
24.5 S Ajmal to N Mangal, Fullish outside off, Mangal drives it straight to cover. 76/2
24.4 S Ajmal to A Stanikzai, Spins back in sharply after landing outside off. Stanikzai looks to clip but gets an inside edge past the leg stump for a single. 76/2
24.3 S Ajmal to A Stanikzai, Beaten! Doosra outside off, spinning away. Stanikzai feels for it and gets beaten. 75/2
24.2 S Ajmal to N Mangal, Comes forward and nudges it to fine leg for a single. 75/2
24.1 S Ajmal to N Mangal, Ah…Length delivery outside off, Mangal looks to slog sweep but misses and gets hit on the shoulder. 74/2
23.6 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Stays in his crease and turns it straight to short mid-wicket. 74/2
23.5 S Afridi to N Mangal, Full on middle and leg, Mangal turns it to mid-wicket for a single. 74/2
23.4 S Afridi to N Mangal, Full outside off, Mangal drives it back to the bowler. 73/2
23.3 S Afridi to N Mangal, Not out! Stays in his crease and turns it to mid-wicket. The fielder scores a direct hit at the striker’s end as Mangal gets his bat back in lazily. Replays show that he has made it. 73/2
Appeal for a run out against Mangal, the umpire has referred it upstairs.
23.2 S Afridi to N Mangal, Comes forward and defends it back to the bowler. 73/2
23.1 S Afridi to N Mangal, Quicker on middle and leg, Mangal looks to clip but misses. 73/2
22.6 S Ajmal to A Stanikzai, Clips it to square leg where Shehzad dives and makes a good stop. 73/2
22.5 S Ajmal to A Stanikzai, Comes from round the wicket and delivers it full on off, defended off the front foot by Stanikzai. 73/2
22.4 S Ajmal to A Stanikzai, Length delivery on the pads, Stanikzai looks to leave thinking that it will spin further down the leg side It doesn’t spin that much and he gets hit on the pads. 73/2
22.4 S Ajmal to A Stanikzai, WIDE! Drifts down the leg side, Stanikzai misses his clip. 73/2
22.3 S Ajmal to A Stanikzai, Comes forward and clips it straight to short mid-wicket. 72/2
22.2 S Ajmal to N Mangal, Full on off, Mangal drives it to long on for a single 72/2
22.1 S Ajmal to A Stanikzai, Mangal survives a run out appeal! Length delivery on middle and leg, Stanikzai turns it to square leg and scampers through for a single. Shehzad runs towards the ball, dives and throws it to the keeper who whips the bails off. The umpire refers it upstairs but replays show that Mangal was just in. A direct hit and he would have been a goner! 71/2
21.6 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Leans forward and drives it to long off for a single. 70/2
21.5 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Ah…Full outside off, spins back in, a googly. Stanikzai looks to defend off the front foot but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 69/2
21.4 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Quicker on middle and leg, going straight on. Stanikzai looks to clip but misses. They all go up in a LBW appeal but the umpire says no. 69/2
21.3 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Loopy and full on off, spinning away. Stanikzai is a tad squared up and he defends it to the off side. 69/2
21.2 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Full on off, prodded into the ground. 69/2
21.1 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Stays in his crease and pushes it back to the bowler. 69/2
20.6 S Ajmal to A Stanikzai, Looks to flick but gets a leading edge to deep point for a single. 69/2
20.5 S Ajmal to N Mangal, Full on middle, Mangal clips it straight to short mid-wicket. 68/2
20.4 S Ajmal to N Mangal, Full on middle, Mangal clips it straight to short mid-wicket. 67/2
20.3 S Ajmal to N Mangal, Beauty! Doosra outside off, Mangal is totally foxed. Comes forward for a prod but misses it completely. 67/2
20.2 S Ajmal to N Mangal, A tad quicker outside off, Mangal defends it to short leg. 67/2
20.1 S Ajmal to A Stanikzai, A tad full on middle and leg, turned away to mid-wicket for one. 67/2
19.6 S Afridi to N Mangal, Loopy and full outside off, a googly. Mangal drives it straight to cover. 66/2
19.5 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Full on middle and leg, flicked to deep square leg for a single. 66/2
19.4 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Comes forward and defends it back towards the bowler. 65/2
19.3 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Very full outside off, jammed away to short extra cover. 65/2
19.2 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Stays back and mistimes his punch to short mid-wicket. 65/2
19.1 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Full on middle, Stanikzai turns it to mid-wicket. 65/2
18.6 S Ajmal to N Mangal, Full outside off, Mangal looks to paddle but misses, the ball bounces and hits his body. 65/2
Nawroz Mangal is the new batsman.
18.5 S Ajmal to Ali Zadran, OUT! LBW! This time the umpire raises his finger. Quicker on off, spinning back in. Noor Ali looks to turn it to the leg side but misses and gets trapped right in front. The umpire raises his finger straightaway. Replays show that it was clipping leg. A crucial breakthrough for Pakistan, Noor Ali had played really well up till now. 65/2
18.4 S Ajmal to Ali Zadran, Looks to punch but gets an inside edge to short mid-wicket. 65/1
18.3 S Ajmal to Ali Zadran, Noor Ali has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 65/1
18.2 S Ajmal to Ali Zadran, Spins back in after landing outside off. Noor Ali misses his clip. They all go up in a big LBW appeal but the umpire says no. Probably missing leg. 65/1
18.1 S Ajmal to Ali Zadran, Full outside off, spinning back in. Noor Ali gets down for a paddle but misses and gets hit on the pads. The umpire turns down a big LBW appeal. Impact outside off. 65/1
Saeed Ajmal into the attack now.
17.6 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Tossed up on off, defended with a straight bat. 65/1
17.5 S Afridi to Ali Zadran, The slider, quick and angled in towards middle and leg, Zadran stays back and is hit on his pads. Afridi appeals but it was sliding down the leg single. 65/1
17.4 S Afridi to Ali Zadran, The slider, quick and angled in towards middle and leg, Zadran stays back and is hit on his pads. Afridi appeals but it was sliding down the leg side. 64/1
17.3 S Afridi to Ali Zadran, Flighted on off, defended back to Afridi. 64/1
17.2 S Afridi to Ali Zadran, Fullish on middle, pushed away to mid on. 64/1
17.1 S Afridi to Ali Zadran, Fast and flat around off, Zadran looks to cut by crouching low but bottom edges to the off side. 64/1
16.6 A Ali to A Stanikzai, FOUR! Fine shot! Shortish delivery on middle, Stanikzai finally breaks free with a pull shot through mid-wicket for a boundary. 64/1
16.5 A Ali to A Stanikzai, Slower length delivery around off, punched to extra cover. 60/1
16.4 A Ali to A Stanikzai, Fullish and just outside off, driven away to mid off. 60/1
16.3 A Ali to A Stanikzai, Full and angled in to the pads, Stanikzai misses the flick and Ali appeals but no signal from Billy Bowden. 60/1
16.2 A Ali to A Stanikzai, Shortish and just outside off, cut away hard but straight to point. 60/1
16.1 A Ali to A Stanikzai, Stanikzai has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 60/1
Drinks break!
15.6 S Afridi to Ali Zadran, Zadran has driven it through mid-on. 60/1
15.5 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Flat and angled in on middle, Stanikzai looks to turn the ball through the leg side but misses. 60/1
15.4 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Flat and angled in on middle, Stanikzai looks to turn the ball through the leg side but misses. Afridi appeals but the umpire is unmoved. 59/1
15.3 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 59/1
15.2 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Flat googly on middle, Stanikzai goes back and punches rather unconvincingly to the covers. 59/1
15.1 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Quick and full on off, pushed straight back to Afridi. 59/1
14.6 A Ali to Ali Zadran, Fullish on middle, Zadran flicks slightly uppishly to mid on. 59/1
14.5 A Ali to Ali Zadran, Full and just outside off, driven straight to mid off. 59/1
14.4 A Ali to A Stanikzai, On the pads, flicked away through square leg for a single. 59/1
14.3 A Ali to Ali Zadran, Risky single this! Length on off, pushed to the covers and Zadran calls Stanikzai through for the single. Misbah gets to the ball, Stanikzai knows he’s in danger and gives up but Misbah misses the stumps at the striker’s end. 58/1
14.2 A Ali to Ali Zadran, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 57/1
14.1 A Ali to Ali Zadran, Good length delivery just outside off, Zadran stays back and plays another beautiful punch through the covers for a couple. 57/1
13.6 S Afridi to Ali Zadran, Flat on middle, Zadran gets an inside edge on to his pads, away to mid-wicket for a single. 55/1
13.5 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Stanikzai flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total. 54/1
13.4 S Afridi to Ali Zadran, Flighted outside off, driven hard but a good stop of point keeps the batsmen down to one. 53/1
13.3 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Turned away through mid-wicket for a single. 52/1
13.2 S Afridi to Ali Zadran, Zadran drives a fullish delivery straight to extra cover. 51/1
13.1 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Driven through mid-on by the batsman. They pick up a single. 50/1
12.6 A Ali to Ali Zadran, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 49/1
12.5 A Ali to Ali Zadran, Zadran has driven it through mid-off. 49/1
12.4 A Ali to Ali Zadran, Zadran has pushed it to the cover region. 49/1
12.3 A Ali to Ali Zadran, Fullish and angled in towards the pads, flicked but straight to mid-wicket. 49/1
12.2 A Ali to Ali Zadran, FOUR! Not great bowling this! Fullish on Zadran’s pads, tickled away fine past the diving Akmal to the ropes at fine leg. 49/1
12.1 A Ali to Ali Zadran, Fullish around off, pushed to the covers. 45/1
Ali back on.
11.6 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Quick and darted in and the ball hits the pads. 45/1
11.5 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Stanikzai has driven that ball straight back. 45/1
11.4 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Fullish and quicker on off, driven back to Stanikzai. 45/1
11.3 S Afridi to Ali Zadran, Zadran has driven it through mid-on. One run added to the total. 45/1
11.2 S Afridi to Ali Zadran, Zadran gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads. 44/1
11.1 S Afridi to A Stanikzai, Stanikzai goes back and punches the ball through the covers for a single. 44/1
10.6 U Gul to A Stanikzai, Stanikzai manages only a bottom edge on that one. One run added to the total. 43/1
10.5 U Gul to A Stanikzai, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. 42/1
10.4 U Gul to A Stanikzai, This time Stanikzai defends neatly to point. 42/1
10.3 U Gul to A Stanikzai, Fullish in the corridor around off, Stanikzai looks to defend from the crease but gets beaten. 42/1
10.2 U Gul to A Stanikzai, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 42/1
10.1 U Gul to A Stanikzai, Good length delivery on middle and off, Stanikzai gets an inside edge on to his pads. 42/1
9.6 J Khan to Ali Zadran, Zadran defends it from within the crease. 42/1
9.5 J Khan to Ali Zadran, Back of a length and just outside off, Zadran looks to cut but mistimes the ball to point. 42/1
9.4 J Khan to Ali Zadran, Back of a length around off stump, pushed away to point. 42/1
9.3 J Khan to Ali Zadran, Pitched up around off stump, driven away to cover-point. 42/1
9.2 J Khan to Ali Zadran, Good length delivery on middle, turned away to square leg. 42/1
9.1 J Khan to Ali Zadran, Pitched up just outside off stump, driven crisply to mid off. 42/1
8.6 U Gul to Ali Zadran, Length delivery angled in towards the pads, tucked away through square leg for a single. 42/1
8.5 U Gul to A Stanikzai, Fullish on middle and off, worked away to the mid-wicket region for a single. 41/1
8.4 U Gul to A Stanikzai, Good length delivery on middle and off, Stanikzai stays back and blocks the ball to the covers. 40/1
8.3 U Gul to A Stanikzai, Stanikzai defends it from within the crease. 40/1
8.2 U Gul to Ali Zadran, Good length delivery on middle, worked away through square leg for a single. 40/1
8.1 U Gul to Ali Zadran, Back of a length on middle, Ali stays back and defends the ball into the leg side. 39/1
7.6 J Khan to A Stanikzai, On the pads, Stanikzai flicks it to mid-wicket and finds the fielder. 39/1
7.5 J Khan to A Stanikzai, Good length ball on off, Stanikzai defends it off his back foot. 39/1
7.4 J Khan to A Stanikzai, Around off, Stanikzai stays back in his crease and defends it. 39/1
7.3 J Khan to Ali Zadran, Landed outside off, Ali plays it through point for a run. 39/1
7.2 J Khan to Ali Zadran, FOUR! Majestic! Good length ball around off, angles in a touch after landing. Ali stays in his crease and punches it through the cover region. Finds the gap with perfection and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 38/1
7.1 J Khan to Ali Zadran, On the pads, Ali flicks it to mid-wicket. 34/1
6.6 U Gul to A Stanikzai, Wide outside off, Stanikzai leaves it alone. 34/1
6.5 U Gul to A Stanikzai, Shortish on middle, Stanikzai tries to work it across but gets a leading edge and the ball goes high up in the air. It falls near silly mid on. 34/1
6.4 U Gul to A Stanikzai, Length ball outside off, Stanikzai defends it from within his crease. 34/1
6.3 U Gul to A Stanikzai, Landed outside off, Stanikzai tries to push but gets beaten completely. 34/1
6.2 U Gul to Ali Zadran, Edged but short! A tad full on off, nips away. Noor Ali is a tad squared up, gets an outside edge which goes on the bounce to the keeper who fumbles. A single taken. 34/1
6.1 U Gul to Ali Zadran, A tad full on middle and leg, Noor Ali clips it straight to mid-wicket. 33/1
5.6 J Khan to A Stanikzai, Stays in his crease and mistimes his punch to short cover. 33/1
5.5 J Khan to A Stanikzai, Short on middle, Asghar looks to pull but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 33/1
5.4 J Khan to Ali Zadran, Drifts onto his pads, Noor Ali whips it to fine leg for a single. 33/1
5.3 J Khan to Ali Zadran, A tad full outside off, Noor Ali drives it straight to cover. 32/1
5.2 J Khan to Ali Zadran, Stays in his crease and clips it to short mid-wicket. 32/1
5.1 J Khan to Ali Zadran, A tad full outside off, Noor Ali pushes it to covers. 32/1
Asghar Stanikzai strides out to the middle.
4.6 U Gul to M Shahzad, OUT! Gul draws first blood! Good length delivery outside off, nips away. There is some extra bounce. Shahzad looks to push away from the body but seems to get a thin outside edge. They all go up in a vociferous appeal and the umpire, after a long ponder, raises his finger. The batsman didn’t seem impressed as he walked off. The replays are inconclusive. 32/1
4.5 U Gul to Ali Zadran, Looks to punch off the back foot but gets an inside edge wide of mid on for a single. 32/0
4.4 U Gul to Ali Zadran, FOUR! Nicely done! Short and down the leg side, Noor Ali rocks back and pulls it to long leg for a boundary. 31/0
4.3 U Gul to Ali Zadran, Short on middle, Noor Ali just about ducks under it. 27/0
4.2 U Gul to Ali Zadran, FOUR! Pristine timing! Good length delivery outside off, Noor Ali goes back and punches it through cover-point. It races away to the fence. 27/0
4.1 U Gul to Ali Zadran, Stays in his crease and pats a good length delivery outside off to point. 23/0
3.6 J Khan to M Shahzad, Play and a miss! Length delivery outside off, angling away. Shahzad looks to cut close to his body but misses. 23/0
3.5 J Khan to M Shahzad, A tad full outside off, Shahzad prods it into the ground. 23/0
3.4 J Khan to M Shahzad, Length delivery outside off, Shahzad looks to cut but ends up chopping it into the ground. 23/0
3.3 J Khan to Ali Zadran, Good length delivery on the pads, clipped away to fine leg for a single. 23/0
3.2 J Khan to Ali Zadran, A tad full outside off, Noor Ali defends it to short cover. 22/0
3.1 J Khan to M Shahzad, Length delivery on middle and leg, Shahzad clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 22/0
Junaid Khan into the attack now.
2.6 U Gul to Ali Zadran, Stays in his crease and pushes a length delivery outside off to covers. 21/0
2.5 U Gul to Ali Zadran, Stays in his crease and defends a good length delivery outside off to point. 21/0
2.4 U Gul to Ali Zadran, Full on off, Noor Ali pushes it to mid on, Shahzad wants a single but is sent back. 21/0
2.3 U Gul to Ali Zadran, FOUR! Tremendous shot! Good length delivery outside off, Noor Ali stands tall and punches it through covers for a boundary. 21/0
2.2 U Gul to Ali Zadran, Play and a miss! Length delivery outside off, nips away. Noor Ali looks to defend from the crease but is beaten by the away movement. 17/0
2.1 U Gul to Ali Zadran, Fullish outside off, Noor Ali comes forward and drives it straight to mid off. 17/0
1.6 A Ali to M Shahzad, A tad full on middle, Shahzad turns it past mid-wicket for a couple. 17/0
1.5 A Ali to Ali Zadran, Edgy! Length delivery outside off, Noor ali pushes at it and gets an outside edge wide of the slip cordon to third man for a single. 15/0
1.4 A Ali to Ali Zadran, Stays in his crease and punches a length delivery outside off to covers. 14/0
1.3 A Ali to Ali Zadran, FOUR! Brilliant timing! Full on off, Noor Ali flicks it through mid-wicket and it whizzes away to the fence. 14/0
1.2 A Ali to Ali Zadran, Play and a miss! Fullish outside off, tailing away. Noor ali looks to drive but misses. 10/0
1.1 A Ali to Ali Zadran, FOUR! Lovely wristy work! Drifts onto his pads, Noor Ali flicks it wide of fine leg and it races away to the fence. 10/0
Anwar Ali will bowl from the other end.
0.6 U Gul to M Shahzad, A tad full on middle, Shahzad clips it through mid-wicket for a couple. 6/0
0.5 U Gul to M Shahzad, Stays in his crease and defends a length delivery on off to point. 4/0
0.4 U Gul to M Shahzad, Stays in his crease and defends it to point. 4/0
0.3 U Gul to M Shahzad, Ah…Run out missed! A tad full on off, Shahzad clips it to mid-wicket. Noor Ali sets off but is sent back. The fielder misses his shy at the bowler’s end. Noor Ali was well short. 4/0
0.2 U Gul to M Shahzad, Length delivery on off, Shahzad defends it back to the bowler. 4/0
0.1 U Gul to M Shahzad, FOUR! Afghanistan are away in style. Full on middle, Shahzad stays in his crease and whips it over mi-wicket for a boundary. 4/0

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