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India keep hapless Pakistan to 165 in rain-curtailed ICC Champions Trophy 2013 tie

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Pakistan’s poor form with the bat continued as India restricted their arch-rivals to a low total © AFP

By Jaideep Vaidya
                      
Birmingham: Jun 15, 2013

An inspired bowling effort from India, combined with miserable batting from Pakistan ensured the latter scored just 165 in a rain-curtailed 40 overs-a-side Group B match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 at Edgbaston.

Due to rain playing spoilsport for almost three hours, India will have to chase a revised target of 168 in 40 overs to win the match.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma all took two wickets each, while Asad Shafiq was the only batsman who managed to score more than 40 runs in another hapless Pakistan collapse. It was the third time in as many matches in the tournament that Pakistan have failed to get more than 170 on the board.
 
Pakistan were rocked early as Bhuvneshwar Kumar got India’s kryptonite, Nasir Jamshed, caught in the slips in his first over. Jamshed had three hundreds and a half-century to boast of in five matches against India prior to this game, but could only score two runs this time before an outside edge was lapped up by Suresh Raina at second slip.
 
Mohammad Hafeez and Kamran Akmal steadied the innings for a brief period until the rain came in for the first time and forced a five-minute interval. The break in momentum was enough for India as both batsmen were sent packing within the space of 18 deliveries at the expense of just six runs.
 
This brought Shafiq and captain Misbah-ul-Haq together, who took the score from 56 for three to 79 for three in 19 overs before the skies began to leak again. This time, it was a much longer intervention — more than two and a half hours — which forced the game to be reduced to a 40 overs-a-side game.
 
After the break, Shafiq and Misbah showed no urgency to up the scoring and ambled along until the 27th over, before the former showed the first signs of aggression.

Shafiq hit Ravindra Jadeja, who had to wait 22 overs to get a bowl, for two consecutive boundaries, before the deceiving left-arm spinner had the last laugh. Misbah left a small gap between his bat and pad, and that was all that Jadeja’s golden arm needed to bowl through the gates.
 
Misbah had been the only solid part of an otherwise leaky dam that is the Pakistan batting. Thus, after his fall, it was always going to be a huge ask for the men in green to stage a comeback. The wicket of Shafiq at 131 for five was the final nail in the coffin, as the last six wickets fell for just 34 runs.

Brief scores:

Pakistan 165 in 40 overs (Asad Shafiq 41, Umar Amin 27*; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2 for 19, Ravindra Jadeja 2 for 30) vs India.

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