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In Photos: Pakistan beat India in Asia Cup thriller

Last updated on: March 03, 2014 06:07 IST

In Photos: Pakistan beat India in Asia Cup thriller

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Shahid Afridi emerged hero as Pakistan's sealed a final over victory by one-wicket over traditional rivals India in the Asia Cup on Sunday.

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He came up with a stupendous show at the fag end of the match, hitting successive sixes in Ravichandran Ashwin's last over, as Pakistan overhauled India's modest total of 245.

Afridi first hit a six over deep extra cover and then over long on, as he scored 34 not out, including two fours and three sixes, off only 18 balls.


Image: Pakistan's Shahid Afridi,right, celebrates with teammates after Pakistan won the match against India.
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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Mohammed Hafeez (75) and Maqsood scored 87 runs for the fifth wicket and, after the IPL's new million dollar man Dinesh Karthik fluffed his lines by missing a stumping off the latter, added another 37.

Hafeez's innings had three fours and two nicely hit sixes, including a pulled one off Mohammed Shami's bowling.


Image: Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez runs between the wickets as India's wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik, left, reacts
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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With this defeat, India's chances of making it to the finals are bleak, while a Pakistan - Sri Lanka summit clash looks imminent.


Image: Pakistan's Ahmed Shahzad,left, and Sharjeel Khan run between the wickets as India's bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar watches.
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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Earlier, riding on some brilliant counter-attacking cricket from Ravindra Jadeja and Ambati Rayudu India set Pakistan a total of 245.

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Pakistan surprisingly opened the bowling with off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez.

He was struck for a four by India opener Shikhar Dhawan in the first over, but got his revenge when he had the left-hander leg before in his next over.

At the other end, Rohit Sharma was in control and played with fluency.


Image: India's Shikhar Dhawan reacts on being dismissed as Pakistan's wicketkeeper Umar Akmal (centre) and Sohaib Maqsood (right) appeal successful during their Asia match in Dhaka on Sunday
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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Rohit chose Junaid Khan for special treatment, particularly when the bowler dropped it short.

In one instance the batsman dispatched a short-length delivery towards mid-wicket for a huge six.

Captain Virat Kohli, who came in at No 3 looked a little circumspect and his innings lasted barely 11 balls.

Pakistan made a slight fielding change and the tactic worked. With no slip fielders in place, Kohli looked to dab a wide delivery from Umar Gul, only to edge it straight to wicketkeeper Umar Akmal.

The Kohli-Rohit duo added 38 runs for the second wicket.  


Image: India's Rohit Sharma celebrates after scoring a half century against Pakistan on Sunday
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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A 52-run stand between Dinesh Karthik and Ambati Rayadu helped India get out of a precarious situation.

There was a lull in the middle, but later Rayadu (58 from 62 balls) hit a half-century and  Ravindra Jadeja (52 not out from 42 balls) took India to a respectable position.

Rayudu was involved in a 59-run partnership with Jadeja before opening up with 10 overs to go. 

Jadeja made full use of a reprieve on 12, when Hafeez dropped a sitter to post his ninth half-century.


Image: India's Ravindra Jadeja plays a shot against Pakistan on Sunday
Photographs: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

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