Dhoni: It was a very good performance. It was started by the batsmen. I was very happy with our batting. When you are batting first, it's not easy, especially in the first 10 overs here, but it starts to get better after that. That long stand between Virat and Shikhar was crucial. Overall, we accelerated at the right time. The 8-10 day break in the middle was important. Of course the start of the World Cup gets you going. A lot of people have come in from India. I think the Australians were wondering what's happening. I don't control my emotions, it's there and it's just that I don't want to be over expressive on the field.
Misbah: I think they played really well. They posted a good total and bowled really well. I think the pitch of really good and the quality of batting they have, they played really well. Our bowlers came back well at the end. Two, three batsmen never got in and got out in the first couple of balls.
Kohli: Well, it's probably one of the biggest awards I've had in my career right now. Just an amazing way for us to kick-off the World Cup. Very important pressure game against Pakistan and we always get a great fight from them. It's a high-pressure game and it's good to get that one under the belt. It's a really big compliment (when Ramiz Raja told him that he's the new Sachin Tendulkar to the Indian fans). Expectations are going to be there when you do well for the country, expectations will rise and I just hate losing and I want to win every game. It's very tough to focus for such a game. My role in the team is to bat through and the power-hitters around me can come and play their game. The way Suresh and Shikhar batted was excellent. The support has been great. It's been too loud for MS to reach out to the players at times.
Virat Kohli is the Man of the Match
India won by 76 runs.
India beat Pakistan by by 67 runs
Over 46.6MM Sharma bowls good length delivery to Sohail Khan, and he is caught by the fielder in the deep.He is Caught
Over 46.5MM Sharma bowls good length delivery to Mohammad Irfan, gets forward and drives it wristily wide of mid onSingle
Over 46.4MM Sharma bowls good length delivery to Mohammad Irfan, gets forward and leaves it outside off to the wicket keeper.No runs
Over 46.3MM Sharma bowls pitched up delivery to Mohammad Irfan, gets onto the frontfoot and drives it straight to covers.No runs
Over 46.2MM Sharma bowls pitched up delivery to Mohammad Irfan, flicks it off his pads towards long onSingle
Over 46.1MM Sharma bowls good length delivery to Sohail Khan, flicks it off his pads towards the fine leg region.Single
End of Over 46 Pakistan 220/9
Mohammad Irfan 0/2 Mohammed Shami 9-1-39-4
Sohail Khan 4/7
Over 45.6 Mohammed Shami bowls bouncer to Mohammad Irfan, sways away from the line of that and leave it to the keeperNo runs
Over 45.5 Mohammed Shami bowls bangs it short to Mohammad Irfan, sways away from the line of that and leave it to the keeperNo runs
Over 45.4 Mohammed Shami bowls short of length delivery to Misbah-ul-Haq, and he is caught by the fielder in the infield.He is Caught
Over 45.3 Mohammed Shami bowls pitched up delivery to Misbah-ul-Haq, gets onto the frontfoot and drives it back to the bowler.No runs
Over 45.2 Mohammed Shami bowls short of length delivery to Misbah-ul-Haq, pulls it away through mid wicketNo runs
Over 45.1 Mohammed Shami bowls bangs it short to Misbah-ul-Haq, sways away from the line of that and leave it to the keeperNo runs
End of Over 45 (6 runs) Pakistan 220/8
Sohail Khan 4/7 U Yadav 10-0-53-2
Over 44.6U Yadav bowls bouncer to Sohail Khan, ducks under that to let it fly to the keeper over his bodyNo runs
Over 44.5U Yadav bowls bangs it short to Sohail Khan, opens up on the backfoot to defend that towards the legside.No runs