6th Match Asia Cup – Pakistan vs India Live Match Score & Updates | PAK vs IND Live Sunday March 2, 2014
Match Overview & Live Updates
6th Match Asia Cup – Pakistan vs India Live | PAK vs IND 6th match live
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Date: Sun Mar 2
Time: 14:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 13:00 PKT
Toss: Pakistan, who chose to field
Umpires: NJ Llong and BNJ Oxenford
TV umpire: RR Wimalasiri
Match referee: ; JJ Crowe
Reserve Umpire: Tanvir Ahmed
6th ODI Preview
India and Pakistan have won one match each, and have each lost a close game against Sri Lanka. It’s a cliché to call this India-Pakistan meeting a virtual semi-final, but that, under the circumstances, might well ring true. Neither side has performed to anything like full capacity so far. India’s bowlers didn’t look particularly threatening even against Bangladesh, and Pakistan’s top-order tardiness nearly cost them against Afghanistan. Both teams made match-turning errors against Sri Lanka.
Ordinarily, as has been the case throughout the recent history of the two sides, this would be billed as a clash between India’s batsmen and Pakistan’s bowlers. Those are still the respective teams’ strong suits, but an inexperienced middle-order might put India at a disadvantage in that particular mini-contest. Pakistan will also be playing an India side that could be a little low on confidence, having won only one out of their last nine completed ODI matches.
A lot of Pakistan’s batsmen looked good out in the middle in their first two games, but nearly all of them threw their wickets away with silly shots or, in the case of their captain Misbah-ul-Haq, a comedy run-out. After their match against Afghanistan, Misbah said the batsmen couldn’t afford to keep repeating the same mistakes, but indicated he would keep faith in the same batting order. Fawad Alam waits in the wings, but it might be a little unfair on Sharjeel Khan or Sohaib Maqsood to single one of them out for two displays of collective carelessness.
Zaheer Abbas, Pakistan’s chief cricket consultant, said on Saturday that the rash shots might have been cases of the batsmen looking to get out of jail on a sluggish Fatullah pitch. The ball, he said, was likely to come on a little quicker in Mirpur.
Pakistan’s players trained on Saturday, while the Indians – barring Varun Aaron and Cheteshwar Pujara – didn’t. Aaron bowled to a dummy batsman, with a circular target attached to the net behind off stump, while Pujara faced a group of net bowlers who were barely club class. Of the two, Aaron seems likelier to play against Pakistan, with India perhaps looking to give their middle-order combination one more chance before making any changes. With no one talking to the media, though, this remains pure conjecture.
Aaron hardly covered himself in glory against Bangladesh, and was left out for the allrounder Stuart Binny for the Sri Lanka game. Binny, in that match, was out for a duck and only bowled four overs. More than their respective displays, the shift in venue might prompt India to go back to having a genuine third seamer.
Spinners have more or less similar records in Fatullah and Mirpur, but the quicker bowlers have done distinctly better at the Shere Bangla National Stadium. India have Aaron and Ishwar Pandey to choose between for that third seamer’s slot, but the amount of time Aaron spent bowling on Saturday suggests he might have a role to play.
The 6th ODI match of Asia Cup between Pakistan vs India is being played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur today on 2nd March at 14:00 local in Mirpur, 08:00 GMT and 13:00 PKT in Pakistan.
You can catch ball by ball coverage with commentary and live scores along with batting, bowling and fielding statistics for the 6th ODI match of PAK vs IND here on Cricket.com.pk – You can also read Pakistan vs India match updates and match report after the match is over.
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If the pitch in Mirpur plays true to its history, India will want a genuine third seamer rather than a medium-pace-bowling allrounder. This means Varun Aaron might come back in for Stuart Binny, but the side is likely to remain unchanged otherwise. Pakistan’s top-order hasn’t been consistent, and Shahid Afridi, in his current avatar, seems to be occupying a place too high in the batting order, but they are unlikely to make any changes from their eleven against Afghanistan.
Pakistan vs India Squads
Pakistan Squad: (From) Misbah ul Haq (Captain), Muhammad Hafeez, Ahmad Shahzad, Sharjeel Khan, Shahid Khan Afridi, Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood, Fawad Alam, Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman, Junaid Khan, Umar Gul, Anwar Ali, Bilawal Bhatti, Muhammad Talha
India Squad: (From) Virat Kohli (c), Varun Aaron, Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Ishwar Pandey, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma
Stats and trivia
- If he plays, Ravindra Jadeja will make his 100th ODI appearance.
- The last meeting between India and Pakistan in Mirpur, in March 2012, was Sachin Tendulkar’s last ODI appearance.
Asia Cup is hosted by Bangladesh this year with five teams participating that include Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Both Pakistan and India have won and lost a match in this tournament so far and today they face other to make their progress ahead of each other in terms of points.
Pakistan vs India Live Streaming of 6th Match Asia Cup
Several TV companies are offering live telecast of cricket matches on internet, and watching this online is a safe bet if one is not near the television.
Check out the official online websites for live streaming of Pakistan vs India 6th odi match clash here:
- starsports.com/cricket/video/ (in India only)
- espn.go.com/watchespn/ (North America)
- ptvsports.tv.com.pk/ (in Pakistan only)
- sports.ptv.com.pk/livestreaming.html & http://sports.ptv.com.pk/LiveStreaming.asp (in Pakistan only)
- youtube.com/user/willow/Custom (Willow tv free official subscription via Youtube)