Player of the Match
Player of the Match

50 | 9 Runs | INDIA: 336/5 | RR: 6.72

  • Kedar Jadhav9 (8b)
  • Vijay Shankar15 (15b)
  • Mohammad Amir10-1-47-3
  • Wahab Riaz10-0-71-1

3.06pm It has started to drizzle again. Good thing, some may say, because it's a break, but mind you the interval has been shortened to 15 minutes now. The hover covers are coming on too. It's hosing down, in fact. The prediction for the next hour: 97% precipitation.

KL Rahul has a flash interview with the host broadcasters: "Was important to be smart and play out the first 10 overs, happy with the way I did. I won't lie, was nervous because of the hype,: he says. "I haven't opened the batting for a while. I've had to wait in the sidelines for this opportunity for a couple of years, so I was more nervous about that. The conditions haven't been the best. It has been raining, the wicket was under the covers so we were thinking 260-270. To get past 300 gives us an extra boost, hopefully we have the bowlers to get over the line."

Right, so Pakistan have done well to keep India below 350, but this will be a tall order for them. India have a fantastic bowling attack, and are unlikely to be as shorn of ideas in the middle as Pakistan were. Not with Kuldeep and Chahal to turn to. Join Shashank in about 15 minutes. We'll see you then

Meanwhile, rugby and cricket are at the opposite ends of the popularity spectrum in India. But an upcoming film seeks to do its bit for rugby by retelling the story of 12 tribal boys and their improbable triumph in London about a decade ago.

Mohammad Amir to Jadhav, 1 run, no timing but slogged to cover, and sharp work on the boundary prevents two
Mohammad Amir to Shankar, 1 run, driven to long-on
Mohammad Amir to Shankar, 1 wide, he's gone too wide there
Mohammad Amir to Shankar, FOUR runs, and here's one for you Shankar haters! Lovely drive over extra cover. He read what Amir would do and leaned into that shot. Flew over extra cover and nearly carried all the way for six
Mohammad Amir to Jadhav, 1 run, in the block hole, excellent death bowling. Full, and driven to mid-off, and India scamper one
Mohammad Amir to Jadhav, no run, slower ball. Amir gets the outside edge from Jadhav, but doesn't quite carry to Sarfaraz. Amir is running rings around India at the moment
Mohammad Amir to Shankar, 1 run, dropped! Too difficult, in truth, and Amir got two hands to it, but didn't quite stick

Ultraedge seemed to show no edge, and Kohli in the dressing room perhaps believes the sound came from a creak in his bat. How costly might that be?

49 | 12 Runs | INDIA: 327/5 | RR: 6.67

  • Vijay Shankar9 (12b)
  • Kedar Jadhav7 (5b)
  • Wahab Riaz10-0-71-1
  • Mohammad Amir9-1-38-3
Wahab Riaz to Shankar, 1 run, low full toss, driven into the covers. Wahab's final over costs 12
Wahab Riaz to Shankar, 2 runs, short ball, in the air, kept deep square interested. The fielder plays it safe though and opts to field it on the bounce rather than go for the catch

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

1st13Fakhar ZamanImam-ul-Haq
2nd104Babar AzamFakhar Zaman
3rd9Mohammad HafeezFakhar Zaman
4th3Mohammad HafeezSarfaraz Ahmed
5th0Shoaib MalikSarfaraz Ahmed
6th36Imad WasimSarfaraz Ahmed
7th47Imad WasimShadab Khan