Ind vs Pak: India lose first wicket at 136

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  • Prem Panicker

    17:31 (IST)

    After 25 overs,India 138/1 ( Rohit Sharma 65 , Virat Kohli (C) 1)

    Shadab into his 5th over. As against Malik, Dhawan tries to come running out at the bowler; no air on the ball though so he is forced to prod defensively. And then — this is why Rohit was in the previous over telling Dhawan to calm down — Dhawan tries to come down again, meets it on the full and swats it straight down the throat of deep midwicket, Azhar the fielder, for the easiest catch ever.

    It was almost as if Rohit could sense this coming.

    And so India lose its first wicket almost exactly at the halfway mark, and out comes Virat Kohli to a welcoming roar. Good flighted ball greets him, Kohli inside edges a defense. He has a slip waiting.

    Next ball, pushed to mid on and he runs with the shot, very quick across the turf, sneaks that single where there wasn’t any. And in his turn, Rohit square drives one to the sweeper on the off, three runs and a wicket for Shadab in a nice, tidy over.

    17:31 (IST)

    Virat Kohli’s batting average against Pakistan spinners in ODIs is 85.50 while against Pakistan pacers his average is 28.85.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    17:30 (IST)

    Since 2012, India have played 13 international matches against Pakistan and Virat Kohli has won Man of the Match award in five out of those 13 matches.

  • Imran Ahmad Khan, Freelance cricket writer

    17:30 (IST)

    Great moment for young Shadab Khan. His first wicket against India comes off a full toss but it’s still a much-needed wicket and Pakistan will look to build on this. Tough ask though – King Kohli is the next man in! An over or two for Amir now, for sure?

  • 17:29 (IST)

    Virat Kohli strolls out at the centre and it hardly takes any time for Kohli, Kohli chants to begin.

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