Over in Hockey, India are leading Pakistan 7-1 hrs IST: WICKET! Good length cross-seamed ball in the zone outside off, Dhawan edges it to the keeper.Shikhar Dhawan 21 (22) hrs IST: Over in Hockey, India are 6-0 up against Pakistan.However, the last ball is in the air but it is wide of the point fielder. Hold on, he doesn’t. hrs IST: Steady start for Junaid Khan as he concedes just two runs.Excellent spell this from Amir. hrs IST: First boundary of the Indian innings. India 4/1 in two overs. hrs IST: Amir beats Kohli with a peach of a delivery that just nips back late outside off. For India, the top order will be tested big time. hrs IST: Fakhar Zaman: I got lucky with the no-ball. It is a final and versus India, I just enjoyed my evening.
hrs IST: Hasan Ali is the player of the tournament for his haul of 13 wickets. He is a match winner for us hrs IST: Mickey Arthur: It has been an up and down ride. And this is the second time Sarfraz has achieved success on the big stage against India. I am sure the roads are full in Pakistan, people will be celebrating and I can’t wait to get back. Bhuvneshwar miscues the lofted shot but it lands safely at cover. hrs IST: What a performance this is from Pakistan. Good length ball outside off, Jadeja goes for the cut and the edge is taken at first slip. Jadeja taps it to point and Pandya thinks about a single, but Jadeja is not interested and he is run-out. Hardik Pandya run-out 76 (43), India 152/7. hrs IST: Another big six from Pandya. This is great hitting and he finishes the over with a crunching cover drive.
hrs IST: Sarfraz Ahmed: After the India match, I said to the boys that the tournament doesn’t finish here. India have mauled Pakistan 7-1 in the FIH Hockey world League semi-final.
This is great hitting. hrs IST: Pandya gets India past 100. However, this could be too tall a task even for them. hrs IST: WHAM!
Keep praying for us, Pakistan.” hrs IST: Virat Kohli: The way they turned things around, it was amazing. I have a smile on my face because I am very proud of the boys. Next ball, he follows up with another massive six over long on. Over will be completed by the centurion, Fakhar Zaman. hrs IST: Pandya and Jadeja, along with Ashwin, are the last recognised batsmen in the Indian team.
When we arrived here, we played like we had nothing to lose. No one recognized Pakistan in world cricket, and here we are, the champions. With the ball, we could have had more wicket-taking opportunities. Pandya sizes up on another flighted delivery and deposits it into the stands at deep mid wicket.