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ICC 2017: England Vs Australia Live

ICC 2017: England Vs Australia Live


England won the toss and chose to bowl against Australia in the last Group A game at Edgbaston. The group has been thrown wide open following Bangladesh’s sensational five-wicket win against New Zealand. A loss or a wash-out will see the two-time winners exit the tournament while a win will knock Bangladesh out. England, who have already reached the semi-finals, will be aiming to continue the winning run.

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17:34 hrs IST: Just eight runs from the last two overs from Ali and Ball as Australia are 197/4 after 37 overs. Australia have to improve their scoring but kudos to England for keeping the lid on.

17:28 hrs IST: 15 overs to go now as Australia reach 189/4 in 35 overs. Head got a life as Wood extracted an edge that went just wide of Joe Root at first slip for a boundary.

17:22 hrs IST: Spinners proving to be crucial here. Moeen Ali concedes two as Australia reach 183/4 after 34 overs.

17:18 hrs IST: Wicket Maiden from Wood. How significant will Smith’s dismissal be? Up to Head and Glen Maxwell now.

17:14 hrs IST: OUT! Smith caught by Liam Plunkett at mid-off, first ball of Mark Wood’s second spell.S Smith c Plunkett b Wood 56. Australia 181/4 in 32.1 overs.

17:12 hrs IST: Moeen Ali introduced to the attack. Smith and Head take no risk as Australia reach 181/3 after 32 overs.

17:07 hrs IST: That’s Smith’s 17th ODI fifty as he carted Plunkett for a boundary.

17:05 hrs IST: Superb stuff from Rashid. Concedes just two runs and does his part pegging back Australia who are 172/3 after 30 overs.

17:02 hrs IST: Plunkett goes for a boundary against new batsman Travis Head as Australia reach 170/3 after 29 overs.

16:56 hrs IST: OUT! Rashid gets his first scalp in the form of Henriques as he doesn’t get past Plunkett at mid-on. M Henriques c Plunkett b Rashid 17. Australia 161/3 in 27.4 overs.

16:54 hrs IST: Plunkett comes back and concedes a boundary as Australia are 160/2 after 27 overs. Australia inching towards a good platform for the rest of the batsman to break loose.

16:48 hrs IST: Wayward over from Stokes as Henriques breaks the shackles with two superb boundaries before a wide takes the over tally to 11 runs. Midway mark and Australia are 147/2 after 25 overs.

16:43 hrs IST: Slip for Rashid and he quickly goes through a maiden against new batsman Moises Henriques. Australia 136/2 after 24 overs.

16:39 hrs IST: OUT! Finch skies one from Stokes, caught by Morgan at mid-off. A Finch c Morgan b Stokes 68. Welcome breakthrough for England. Australia 136/2 in 22.5 overs.

16:35 hrs IST: No risk taken against Rashid as Smith and Finch knock off singles and twos. Australia 128/1 after 22 overs.

16:32 hrs IST: Stokes comes back. Two wayward deliveries gifted Australia a boundary and a wide. Australia 121/1 after 21 overs.

16:26 hrs IST: Rashid slips in a quick over with an appeal for lbw against Finch but the ball seemed to go down the leg. Australia 114/1 after 20 overs.

16:24 hrs IST: Australia reach the 100-run mark before Smith drove Plunkett down the ground for a lovely boundary. Australia 111/1 after 19 overs. Will Nelson strike Aussies?

16:18 hrs IST: Time for leg-spin. Adil Rashid goes for fuller lengths for the first five deliveries before dropping it short. Finch and Smith see him out without any trouble. Australia 98/1 after 18 overs.

16:12 hrs IST: Liam Plunkett continues to be miserly, concedes just 3 runs. Australia 93/1 after 17 overs as they go for drinks

16:08 hr IST: Fifty up for Finch, off 47 balls. This is his 16th ODI fifty.

16:06 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries from Finch gives Australia some breathing space but England missed a slip when Steve Smith edged Stokes past Buttler. Australia 90/1 after 16 overs. Fifty-run partnership completed between Finch and Smith.

16:01 hrs IST: Very good line from Plunkett. Just one run from this over. Australia looking to buy time on this pitch. Australia 76/1 after 15 overs.

15:54 hrs IST: Good over from Plunkett apart from a wide. Australia 72/1 after 13 overs.

15:49 hrs IST: Stokes replaces Wood. Steve Smith looking to move across the stumps and play towards on as much as possible. Australia 70/1 after 12 overs.

15:45 hrs IST: Plunkett comes in place of Ball. Finch straightaway goes on the counterattack with two boundaries. 10 runs from that over. Australia 67/1 after 11 overs.

15:42 hrs IST: Great spell from Wood so far. His figures read 5-0-20-1. Australia 56/1 after 10 overs.

15:37 hrs IST: Smith looks in good touch. Hits a boundary as Australia look to recover quickly. Australia 55/1 after 9 overs.

15:29 pm IST: OUT! Warner edges Wood to wicket-keeper Jos Buttler. Australia 40/1 in 7.2 overs. Great probing delivery and Warner could just fend at it.

15:27 hrs IST: No risk ploy by Australia. One boundary per over should keep them in good stead. This time Warner pulls Jake Ball through midwicket. Australia 39/0 in 7 overs.

15:24 hrs IST: One more boundary for Australia. Mark Wood strayed down leg and Warner just glanced it off his hips. Six runs from the over. Australia 31/0 in 6 overs.

15:21 hrs IST: Run rate finally picking up. Warner pulls Ball for a boundary before some excellent running between the wickets. Australia 25/0 in 5 overs.

15:12 hrs IST: After two good overs, Finch cuts loose by slamming two fours of Jake Ball. Warner follows suit by getting a boundary off Mark Wood. Slowly, both players are getting their eye in.

15:08 hrs IST: Poor batting from Finch. No feet movement and he gets beaten three times. Slow start this by Australia.

15:03 hrs IST: Maiden over from Ball. Right on the money he is. Good start for England.

15:01 hrs IST: David Warner and Aaron Finch are opening the batting. Jake Ball will open the bowling for England.

14:55 hrs IST: Will the rain wreck havoc again in Edgbaston? For Australia’s sake, they will be hoping that it stays away.

14:46 hrs IST: Both sides are unchanged.

14:37 hrs IST: It is a wise decision keeping in mind the rain and overcast conditions

14:33 hrs IST: England captain Eoin Morgan has won the toss and opted to field

14:25 hrs IST: We are moments away from the toss

ICC 2017: New Zealand Vs Bangladesh Live

ICC 2017: New Zealand Vs Bangladesh Live


If England beat Australia then the winner between New Zealand and Bangladesh will go through. But if Australia win, then the two Ashes rivals will progress to the semi-finals.

Both Bangladesh and New Zealand had lost to hosts England while their match against Australia was abandoned due to rain.

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0023 hrs IST: That’s it from us for tonight. Thank you all very much for joining us!

2259 hrs IST: And that’s a wrap! Centuries from Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Mahmudullah steered Bangladesh to an amazing victory that seemed improbable after they were 33/4 at one point. Now all eyes will be on the England vs. Australia game.

2257 hrs IST: CENTURY FOR MAHMUDULLAH! He brings it up with a four.

2253 hrs IST: WICKET! Shakib is cleaned up by Trent Boult, bringing the curtains down on what was a very fine innings. Job all but done for Bangladesh now.

2251 hrs IST: BACK-TO-BACK FOURS! Shakib wants to finish off the innings in style, it seems. 9 runs needed off 22 balls.

2249 hrs IST: CENTURY FOR SHAKIB! What an amazing knock from the experienced all-rounder. Bangladesh need 17 runs off 24 balls to win.

2244 hrs IST: 26 needed off 30 balls. The game is slipping away from the Blackcaps.

2243 hrs IST: FOUR! Shakib with an excellent hit in the long off area. New Zealand have all but given up at this point.

2240 hrs IST: Only 34 needed in 36 balls. Pretty doable at this point for the Tigers, whose fight back through Shakib and Mahmudullah has been excellent.

2237 hrs IST: FOUR! Mahmudullah places it over the keeper’s head. Excellent batting.

2235 hrs IST: Bangladesh need 41 runs from 42 balls.

2233 hrs IST: FOUR! Shakib creams one through the off side field.

2227 hrs IST: Bangladesh need 51 off 48 balls to win.

22:25 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 130/4 after 28 overs.

22:24 hrs IST: FOUR! Santner’s ball misses everything and it’s four byes. Not that Bangladesh will complain.

20:22 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 120/4 after 27 overs.

22:20 hrs IST: FOUR! Mahmudullah creams Milne through the long on area for a boundary.

22:17 hrs IST: Another good over from Santner, who concedes just two runs. Bangladesh are 111/4 after 26 overs.

22:14 hrs IST: Bangladesh are now 109/4 with half the overs done.

22:12 hrs IST: FOUR! Shakib gets closer to his 50 with another fine shot in the midwicket area that goes to the boundary.

22:10 hrs IST: Bangladesh 104/4 after 24 overs.

22:05 hrs IST: FOUR! Mahmudullah pulls Anderson over fine leg.

22:04 hrs IST: Another tight over from Santner, with only 4 runs coming from it. Bangladesh are 94/4 after 22 overs.

22:00 hrs IST: Decent first over for Corey Anderson; just 5 off it. Bangladesh are 90/4 after 21 overs.

21:57 hrs IST: Good first over for Santner; only 3 off it. Bangladesh are 85/4 after 20 overs.

21:54 hrs IST: Good over for Bangladesh; can they build on this and put up a fight? They are now 82/4 after 19 overs.

21:52 hrs IST: FOUR! Mahmudullah follows that up with a four, putting serious pressure on the bowler.

21:51 hrs IST: SIX! The first maximum of Bangladesh’s innings comes courtesy of Mahmudullah, who charges down and smashes Neesham.

21:49 hrs IST: FOUR! Once again it’s Shakib, waging a lone battle for the Tigers at this point. Bangladesh are 69/4 after 18 overs.

21:45 hrs IST: Tidy over from Neesham.Bangladesh are 63/4 after 17 overs.

21:42 hrs IST: After the 16th over, Bangladesh are 59/4.

21:40 hrs IST!: FOUR! Shakib is looking to get a move on here, now smashing Milne on the leg side.

21:37 hrs IST: FOUR! Shakib ends Neesham’s first over by smashing him for a boundary. Bangladesh are 53/4 after 15 overs.

21:30 hrs IST: Good second over from Milner, just three runs off it. Bangladesh are 47/4 after 14 overs.

21:26 hrs IST: FOUR! Mahmudullah now dispatches Southee to the fence. Bangladesh are 44/4 after 13 overs.

21:23 hrs IST: FOUR! Shakib al Hasan with his first boundary of the game, off Tim Southee’s bowling.

21:21 hrs IST: Bangladesh are now 35/4, and in major trouble.

21:18 hrs IST: WICKET! This was a perfect response by Milne, who cleans up Mushfiqur with a brilliant delivery. Bangladesh are 33/4.

21:17 hrs SIST: FOUR! Mushfiqur hits Adam Milne down the ground for a welcome boundary.

21:15 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 29/3 after 11 overs.

21:07 hrs IST: FOUR! Rahim edges one to slip but is dropped by Taylor and the ball runs away to the boundary.

21:06 hrs IST: Southee is now halfway through his overs. Bangladesh are 20/3 after 9 overs.

21:01 hrs IST: This is clinical bowling from New Zealand’s lead pacers. Bangladesh are 18/3 after 8 overs.

20:57 hrs IST: Yet another good over from Tim Southee, who is having an excellent game. Bangladesh are 15/3 after 7 overs.

2053 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 14/3 after 6 overs.

2048 hrs IST: Wicket-maiden for Tim Southee. Bangladesh are 12/3.

20:45 hrs IST: WICKET! Southee strikes again, this time getting Soumya Sarkar lbw. Bangladesh are 12/3.

20:42 hrs IST: Another excellent over from Trent Boult. Bangladesh are 12/2 after 4 overs.

20:40 hrs IST: New Zealand are bowling well here, looking to attack and take wickets. It’s their best hope of winning this game.

20:32 hrs IST: WICKET! Southee strikes again! Sabbir is caught behind trying to play a beautiful ball outside off stump. Bangladesh are 10/2.

2030 hrs IST: Trent Boult’s first over is a good one, giving just 1 run. Bangladesh are 9/1 after 2 overs.

2025 hrs IST: After an eventful 1st over, Bangladesh are 8/1.

2024 hrs IST: FOUR AGAIN! This time Sabbir plays Southee through the offside field. This has been an action-packed first over.

2024 hrs IST: FOUR! Southee straying down the leg side and Sabbir flicks him off the pad for four.

2023 hrs IST: Sabbir Rehman comes to the crease for the Tigers.

2020 hrs IST: WICKET! Southee traps Tamim Iqbal for a duck. This is just the start NZ needed.

2019 hrs IST: Welcome to the coverage of the 2nd innings. Tim Southee will open the innings for NZ.

19:49 hrs IST: That’s all for now. Join us in a few minutes for the start of the second innings!

19:48 hrs IST: After looking likely to register a target of 300+ comfortably, a middle order collapse means they end the first innings with 265/8.

19:43 hrs IST: With one over to go, NZ are 257/8.

19:42 hrs IST: FOUR! Tim Southee with a boundary, although Bangladesh probably won’t mind that too much.

19:38 hrs IST: WICKET! Mustafizur bowls a superb yorker that goes through Adam Milne’s legs and sends the middle stump flying. NZ are 252/8 after 48.3 overs.

19:35 hrs IST: Bangladesh are keeping it tight towards the end of the innings. Rubel’s over yields 3 runs, and NZ are 250/7 after 48 overs.

19:30 hrs IST: Mortaza ends his spell with another decent over. NZ are 247/7 after 47 overs.

19:28 hrs IST: At this point, even 270 would be a decent target for NZ to set, given their best batters are back in the dressing room.

19:24 hrs IST: WICKET! Neesham charges down the ground but misses the ball completely, leaving himself open to an easy stumping. This is Mosaddek’s 3rd wicket of the match; definitely a game changing spell from him.

19:21 hrs IST: Another tidy over from Mashrafe Mortaza. NZ are 235/6 after 45 overs.

19:17 hrs IST: NZ are 231/6 after 44 overs.

19:12 hrs IST: ANOTHER WICKET! This time it’s the dangerous Corey Anderson who departs for a golden duck. New Zealand are in deep trouble here.

19:10 hrs IST: WICKET! Broom top edges one off Mosaddek’s bowling and Tamim makes no mistake with the catch. NZ are 228/5 after 43.1 overs.

19:08 hrs IST: After 43 overs, NZ are 228/4.
19:07 hrs IST: FOUR AGAIN! This time Neesham plays him down the ground. Is this the final flourish NZ need to get to 300?

19:06 hrs IST: FOUR! Neesham hooks Roubel hard for a much-needed boundary.

19:04 hrs IST: Mosaddek, bowling his first over of the game, starts well. NZ are 216/4 after 42 overs.

19:01 hrs IST: NZ are 211/4 after 41 overs. Anything below 300 will be a welcome sight for Bangladesh.

19:00 hrs IST: FOUR! Good ball from Rubel takes Neesham’s outside edge and goes to the boundary.

18:56 hrs IST: Tidy over from Mustafizur, only 2 runs from it. NZ are 203/4 after 40 overs.

18:52 hrs IST: At the end of the 39th over, NZ are 201/4.

18:50 hrs IST: James Neesham is the new man in for the Blackcaps.

18:48 hrs IST: WICKET! Ross Taylor attempts a slog behind the wicket off Taskin but gives a simple catch to Mustafizur. NZ are 201/4.

18:45 hrs IST: Mustafizur’s 7th over yields 5 runs. NZ are 197/3 after 38 overs.

18:41 hrs IST: After the 37th over, NZ are 192/3.

18:40 hrs IST: FOUR! Taylor now follows suit with a lofted shot down the ground.

18:38 hrs IST: FOUR! Neil Broom is looking to up the ante and hits Taskin for a boundary through the off side.

18:36 hrs IST: Mustafizur’s 6th over goes for only 3 runs. NZ are 181/3 after 36 overs.

18:33 hrs IST: Another tidy over from Taskin. NZ are 178/2 after 35 overs.

18:30 hrs IST: 50 for Taylor! He gets the 37th fifty of his career. He now needs to be around for the last 10 or so overs.

18:29 hrs IST: Shakib’s final over goes for 8. NZ 173/2 after 34 overs.

18:21 hrs IST: Tidy over from Mortaza. Just two runs off it. NZ 166/3 after 33 overs.

18:18 hrs IST: Decent over from Shakib. Seven runs off it. NZ are 164/3 after 32 overs.

18:14 hrs IST: FOUR! Neil Broom, the new man to the crease, gets off the mark with a superb straight drive. NZ are 157/3 after 31 overs.

18:10 hrs IST: WICKET! A bit of confusion left Kane Williamson stranded in the middle of the pitch and Mosaddek’s throw to Shakib Al Hasan gets rid of the skipper. NZ are 152/3 after 30 overs.

18:08 hrs IST: FOUR! Shakib with a rare bad ball pitched outside leg, and Taylor swivels and hits him for a four to bring him closer to a half-century of his own.

18:07 hrs IST: Bangladesh need a wicket, and soon. Mashrafe’s 6th over is a good one and yields only the one run. NZ are 148/2 after 29 overs.

18:02 hrs IST: Given how he’s bowled, surely it’s only a matter of time before Shakib gets a wicket? Another good over for him sees NZ end the 28th over at 147/2.

18:00 hrs IST: New Zealand’s strategy seems to be to hit the bad balls to the boundary, rotate the strike and also conserve wickets to go hard in the final 10 overs. They are 144/2 after 27 overs.

17:56 hrs IST: Shakib, who short of getting a wicket has been solid, bowls another good over. NZ are 138/2 after 26 overs.

17:53 hrs IST: NZ are 134/2 after 25 overs.

17:52 hrs IST: FOUR! Taylor smacks Rubel through the leg side. He will no doubt be looking to get a big score of his own.

17:51 hrs IST: 50 for Kane Williamson! The skipper brings up his half century with a single off Rubel. Can he kick on and make another big score today?

17:47 hrs IST: Shakib’s 5th over goes for only 4 runs. NZ are 126/2 after 24 overs.

17:45 hrs IST: New Zealand end the 23rd over at 122/2.

17:43 hrs IST: FOUR! Williamson drives Mustafizur down the ground to inch closer to his 31st half-century in ODI cricket.

17:42 hrs IST: Shakib continues to keep things tight, giving only 4 runs. NZ are 116/2 after 22 overs.

17:39 hrs IST: Mustafizur pulls things back with an over that only yielded 3 runs. NZ are 112/2 after 21 overs.

17:36 hrs IST: NZ are 109/2 after 20 overs.

17:33 hrs IST: Mustafzur goes for another expensive over; his current economy rate is 8.33. NZ are 105/2 after 19 overs.

17:29 hrs IST: FOUR! Williamson drives Mustafizur through the off side for a boundary. New Zealand are looking to get going once again.

17:28 hrs IST: An expensive over from Shakib which saw him get hit for a boundary by Ross Taylor. NZ are 99/2 after 18 overs.

17:25 hrs IST: Rubel’s 4th over yields only 4 runs. NZ are 91/2 after 17 overs.

17:21 hrs IST: Shakib’s firs over goes for 6 runs. NZ are 87/2 after 16 overs.

17:17 hr IST: Shakib Al Hasan is into the attack.

17:14 hrs IST: Rubel Hossain with another good over. Having gotten just a run off it, NZ are 80/2 after the end of the second powerplay.

17:09 hrs IST: FOUR AGAIN! Ross Taylor ends the 14th over with an exquisite straight drive. NZ are now 79/2.

17:08 hrs IST: FOUR! Ross Taylor gets off the mark with a well-driven shot that goes for 4.

17:04 hrs IST: New Zealand are 70/2 at the end of the 13th over.

17:02 hrs IST: Ross Taylor joins his skipper in the middle.

17:00 hrs IST: WICKET! The dangerous Martin Guptill is given out lbw. Excellent ball from Rubel. NZ are now 69/2.

16:59 hrs IST: FOUR! You knew that would come eventually. Williamson with a well-timed shot through the leg side and he finally ends Bangladesh’s short spell of tight bowling.

16:57 hrs IST: Taskin Ahmed follows it up with another over that yields just one run. NZ are 62/1 after 12 overs.

16:52 hrs IST: Good first over from Rubel. NZ are 61/1 after 11 overs.

16:49 hrs IST: Rubel Hossain to bowl his first over.

16:48 hrs IST: The end of the 10th over sees New Zealand at 60/1.

16:46 hrs IST: FOUR! Kane Williamson is no mood to stop the runs flowing. He hits Taskin for his second four of the game so far.

16:44 hrs IST: Another good over sees NZ steady at 54/1 after 9 overs.

16:40 hrs IST: NZ are 48/1 after 8 overs.

16:35 hrs IST: Kane Williamson is the new man in.

16:34 hrs IST: WICKET! Guptill tries to slog Taskin on the leg side but is caught by Mustafizur at wide mid-on. NZ 46/1 after 7.1 overs.

16:32 hrs IST: Another good over for New Zealand. They are 46/0 after 7 overs.

16:29 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Mortaza and Guptill rightfully punishes him with a strong shot through the off side.

16:28 hrs IST: New Zealand are 38/0 with 6 overs played.

16:26 hrs IST: FOUR! It’s that man again; Martin Guptill didn’t take long to attack Taskin Ahmed, who’s bowling his first over. The opener looks like he means business today.

16:24 hrs IST: Mortaza’s 3rd over yields 11 runs. New Zealand are getting a move on here, and are 31/0 after 5 overs.

16:19 hrs IST: Guptill is done waiting, and promptly hits Mortaza for a six and a four off consecutive balls.

16:17 hrs IST: FOUR! Mustafizur’s second over – which was going ell – ends with another boundary from Martin Guptill’s bat. NZ are 20/0 after 4 overs.

16:14 hrs IST: Maiden over from Mortaza, who is bowling quite well so far. NZ are 12/0 after 3 overs.

16:10 hrs IST: New Zealand are clearly here to play some attacking cricket, and it showed in the way Guptill went after Mustafizur. New Zealand are 12/0 after 2 overs.

16:07 hrs IST: ANOTHER FOUR! More of the same from Mustafizur, who is bowling too far outside the off stump. Guptill duly punished him.

16:06 hrs IST: FOUR! Mustafizur starts with a wide-ish delivery and Guptill promptly dispatches him to the boundary.

16:05 hrs IST: Good first over for Mortaza, only one from it. NZ are 1/0 after the first over.

16:01 hrs IST: And we’re underway at Cardiff.

15:59 hrs IST: Luke Ronchi and Martin Guptill will open the batting for New Zealand. Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza will take the new ball.

15:49 hrs IST: Here’s something Bangladesh fans will love to see – in their only previous appearance at this venue, they beat Australia by five wickets back in 2005.

15:44 hrs IST: Stat attack – New Zealand and Bangladesh have met before in the Champions Trophy, with the Black Caps recording a 167-run win during the 2002 edition of the competition. Will history repeat itself today?

15:38 hrs IST: Bangladesh XI: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman.

15:35 hrs IST: New Zealand XI: Martin Guptill, Luke Ronchi(w), Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Neil Broom, James Neesham, Corey Anderson, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.

15:32 hrs IST: New Zealand win toss, choose to bat first.

15:21 hrs IST: Good news. We’ll have the toss in 10 minutes. Play begins at 1600 hrs with no overs lost.

ICC 2017: India Vs Sri Lanka Live

ICC 2017: India Vs Sri Lanka Live


India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni(wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah

Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews(c), Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep

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22:50 hrs IST: And that’s it. Sri Lanka beat India by 7 wickets to keep their hopes of reaching the semi-finals alive. What a knock from Mathews! Remains unbeaten on 52.

22:45 hrs IST: Umesh to bowl the penultimate over.

22:44 hrs IST: Five runs off Bumrah’s final over. Sri Lanka need 8 off 12.

22:40 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar finishes with the figures of 1/54. Sri Lanka need 13 off 18.

22:37 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Bhuvneshwar and Mathews hits it past the backward point region. It’s all too easy for SL now.

22:35 hrs IST: Dot to finish off from Bumrah, but the damage has already been done. Sri Lanka need 21 off 24.

22:33 hrs IST: SIX! Length delivery from Bumrah, outside off, Gunaratne sweeps it over square leg for a maximum.

22:31 hrs IST: FOUR! Another boundary for Gunaratne. India under pressure now. They need quick wickets or else it’s SL’s game. Sri Lanka need 32 off 30.

22:29 hrs IST: FOUR! Touch short from Bhuvneshwar and Gunaratne pulls it to long leg boundary. We have a humdinger!

22:26 hrs IST: Sri Lanka need 43 off 36. Mathews 36*, Gunaratne 7*

22:22 hrs IST: Perera has gone off the field. Asela Gunaratne is the new man at the crease.

22:19 hrs IST: Seems like Kusal Perera has a hamstring issue. SL would hope he stays till the end.

22:14 hrs IST: Another 10-run over Sri Lanka. Two boundaries for Mathews. SL need 57 off 48.

22:11 hrs IST: FOUR! Half-volley from Umesh, Mathews gives himself room and hits it in the air in the gap between mid-off and cover.

22:07 hrs IST: FOUR! Much-needed boundary for Sri Lanka. Perera hits it to deep mid-wicket to move into 40s. Sri Lanka require 67 off 54.

22:04 hrs IST: Costly over from Umesh. Ten runs off it. Sri Lanka need 75 off 60.

21:59 hrs IST: And Bumrah continues the good work. Sri Lanka need 85 off 66.

21:55 hrs IST: Good over from Umesh. Just five runs off it. Sri Lanka require 90 off 72.

21:52 hrs IST: Here’s Umesh Yadav again.

21:50 hrs IST: FOUR! Overpitched from Hardik, Perera dances down the track and lofts it over mid-off. Sri Lanka need 95 off 78.

21:47 hrs IST: Sri Lanka need 106 off 84. With seven wicket hands, this shouldn’t be that tricky.

DO YOU KNOW – Sri Lanka have suffered a total of four run-outs in the tournament so far.

21:40 hrs IST: Stupendous over from Hardik. Just three runs off it. Sri Lanka require 116 off 90.

21:36 hrs IST: Seven runs off Jadeja’s fifth. Sri Lanka need 119 off 96. Perera 14*, Mathews 1*

21:33 hrs IST: Mathews at No. 5. He holds the key for SL here.

21:31 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant piece of fielding from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Dangerous Mendis goes for 89(93). India well and truly back in the game.

21:27 hrs IST: Bhuvi comes back into the attack. Sri Lanka need 128 off 108.

21:24 hrs IST: Shouldn’t be a difficult chase for Sri Lanka given the fact they’ve wickets in hand. 131 off 112, very much gettable.

21:21 hrs IST: Decent over from Kohli but India need wickets. Sri Lanka are 184/2 after 30 overs.

21:18 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are 179/2 after 29 overs. Mendis 80*, Kusal Perera 2*

21:14 hrs IST: WICKET! Umesh Yadav, you beauty! Gunathilaka run out 76 (72). We have a game on our hands.

21:10 hrs IST: And the Indian captain brings himself into the attack.

21:09 hrs IST: Tidy over from Kedar Jadhav. Just four runs off it. Sri Lanka are 162/1 after 27 overs.

21:06 hrs IST: Three boundaries in a row from Kusal. Sri Lanka are 158/1 after 26 overs. Gunathilaka 71*, Mendis 67*

21:03 hrs IST: FOUR! Length delivery from Hardik and Kusal smacks it straight over the bowler’s head.

21:00 hrs IST: Both Gunathilaka and Mendis haven’t allowed the Indian bowlers to settle. Game on at The Oval!

20:56 hrs IST: Jadeja proving to be too expensive. Excellent display of strokeplay from both Gunathilaka and Mendis. Sri Lanka are 141/1 after 24 overs.

20:52 hrs IST: SIX! Flatter delivery from Jadeja, Kusal comes down the track and hits it well over the deep mid-wicket boundary. 10th ODI fifty for him!

DO YOU KNOW – Sri Lanka have had eight century partnerships for second wicket since the ICC World Cup 2015.

20:44 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are 113/1 after 21 overs. Gunathilaka 57*, Mendis 40*

20:40 hrs IST: FOUR! Touch short from Jadeja, Kusal goes back and hits it to deep mid-wicket boundary. Sri Lanka are 108/1 after 20 overs.

20:37 hrs IST: India still favourites but Sri Lanka have been great so far.

20:35 hrs IST: SIX! Length ball from Hardik, Gunathilaka gets into position and hammers into the deep mid-wicket stands. Brings up his fifty.

DO YOU KNOW – Shikhar Dhawan is the fastest Indian (77) and third quickest to 10 ODI centuries after Quinton de Kock (55 inns) and Hashim Amla (57).

20:32 hrs IST: Just three runs off Jadeja’s first. Sri Lanka are 90/1 after 18 overs.

20:29 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja comes in as the third change.

20:27 hrs IST: Expensive over from Hardik. Eleven runs off it. Sri Lanka are 87/1 after 17 overs.

20:23 hrs IST: FOUR! Half-volley from Bumrah and Gunathilaka hits it well past the non-striker. Moves to 37. Sri Lanka are 76/1 after 16 overs.

20:20 hrs IST: Maiden over from Hardik. India need more of these. Sri Lanka are 70/1 after 15 overs.

20:16 hrs IST: Gunathilaka, Mendis have stabilised Sri Lanka’s chase. The duo need to keep going.

20:12 hrs IST: Good start from Hardik. Sri Lanka are 62/1 after 13 overs.

DO YOU KNOW – Sri Lanka have won 13 matches in the history of the ICC Champions Trophy, the equal second most of any team in the competition’s history second only to India (16).

20:09 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya now

20:08 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off. Sri lanka are 59/1 after 12 overs.

20:06 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Bumrah and Kusal hits it well through cover point for his third boundary.

20:04 hrs IST: Bumrah comes into the attack.

20:03 hrs IST: Sri Lanka begin the 2nd powerplay well. They are 53/1 after 11 overs.

20:02 hrs IST: FOUR! Mendis top edges a Bhuvneshwar bouncer and it skies it, but it reaches the boundary. They all count.

19:59 hrs IST: After Umesh’s over yields 6 runs, Sri Lanka are now 44/1 after 10 overs.

19:57 hrs IST: FOUR! Gunathilaka has seemingly taken a liking to Umesh, smashing him for another boundary.

19:56 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are now 38-1 after 9 overs.

19:54 hrs IST: FOUR! Mendis gets an outside edge off Bhuvneshwar and it goes past first slip and into the boundary.

19:51 hrs IST: A good over for Sri Lanka. They are now 34/1 after 8 overs.

19:50 hrs IST: FOUR! Gunathilaka now drives through the off-side for a wonderful four. Umesh under pressure for the first time.

19:48 hrs IST: SIX! Umesh Yadav looks for a bouncer but gets creamed for a six by Gunathilaka.

19:43 hrs IST: Umesh with another good over, conceding only 2 runs off it. Sri Lanka are 17/1 after 6 overs.

19:38 hrs IST: WICKET! Bhuvneshwar strikes. A top edge from Dickwella is gleefully caught by Jadeja. Sri Lanka are 15/1after 5 overs.

19:33 hrs IST: Umesh continues to ramp up the pressure with another good over. Sri Lanka are 11/0 after 4 overs.

19:29 hrs IST: Another good over from Bhuvneshwar. Sri Lanka are 7/0 after 3 overs.

19:25 hrs IST: Great start from Umesh. No margin for error. Sri Lanka are 3/0 after 2 overs.

19:23 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav comes into the attack.

19:21 hrs IST: Tidy start from Bhuvneshwar. Sri Lanka are 2/0 after first over. Dickwella 2*, Gunathilaka 0*

19:19 hrs IST: Dickwella to take strike. Bhuvneshwar to bowl the first over.

19:18 hrs IST: Welcome back!

18:48 hrs IST: That’s it. Fifteen runs off the final over. India finish on 321/6. Kedar Jadhav remains unbeaten on 25 (off just 13 balls). We’ll be back in a short while.

18:44 hrs IST: Thisara Perera to bowl the last six balls.

18:43 hrs IST: Boundary for Dhoni. Gets to 63. Malinga ends with figures of 2/70. India are 306/5 after 49 overs.

18:41 hrs IST: So far so good from Malinga. Just three runs off the first 3 balls.

18:39 hrs IST: Malinga to bowl the penultimate over.

18:38 hrs IST: SIX! Full-toss from Thisara and Dhoni launches it into the deep mid-wicket stands. India are 297/5 after 48 overs.

18:36 hrs IST: Single and that’s fifty for Dhoni. His 62nd in ODIs and 17th vs Sri Lanka. Cometh the hour, cometh the champion!

18:33 hrs IST: Nuwan Pradeep finishes with the figures of 10-0-73-1. India are 289/5 after 47 overs.

18:29 hrs IST: WICKET! Hardik Pandya c Kusal Perera b Lakmal 9(5)

18:27 hrs IST: SIX! Full-toss from Lakmal, towards leg, Hardik smacks it over mid-wicket for a maximum.

18:24 hrs IST: India are 270/4 after 45 overs. Dhoni 45*, Hardik 3*

18:21 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya comes in at No. 6

18:20 hrs IST: WICKET! That’s the end of a splendid innings from Dhawan. Goes for 125(128). Second wicket for Malinga.

18:17 hrs IST: Single for Dhawan. Moves to 125. India are 261/3 after 44 overs.

18:14 hrs IST: FOUR! Full-toss from Lakmal, outside off, Dhoni comes forward and powers it to deep extra cover boundary.

18:10 hrs IST: Decent over from Malinga in context of the game. Eight runs off it. India are 251/3 after 43 overs.

18:06 hrs IST: Dhoni misses a gentle loosener. India are 243/3 after 42 overs.

18:05 hrs IST: FOUR! Juicy full-toss from Pradeep and Dhoni creams it through mid-wicket for his third boundary.

18:03 hrs IST: SIX! Short delivery from Pradeep, Dhawan moves a bit and flicks it over fine leg for a maximum.

18:01 hrs IST: Nine runs off the over. Lakmal proving to be expensive today. India are 227/3 after 41 overs.

17:58 hrs IST: FOUR! Full and wide from Lakmal and Dhawan hits it straight to long-off.

DO YOU KNOW – This is Dhawan’s fifth century in ICC ODI tournaments in 15 innings.

17:54 hrs IST: FOUR! That’s hundred for Dhawan, 10th in ODIs. Magnificent innings from the southpaw!

17:52 hrs IST: FOUR! Pradeep misses the length and Dhoni is quick to punish it in the gap between deep mid-wicket and deep square leg.

17:49 hrs IST: India are 207/3 after 39 overs. Dhawan 97*, Dhoni 16*

17:45 hrs IST: Single for Dhoni and 200 up for India. How much more they can get in the last 12 overs?

17:42 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off. India are 197/3 after 37 overs.

17:40 hrs IST: FOUR! Too short from Gunathilaka, Dhoni rocks back and hits it in the gap between fine leg and square leg.

17:38 hrs IST: Another tidy over from Gunaratne. Just three runs from it. India are 191/3 after 36 overs.

17:34 hrs IST: SIX! Short and wide from Lakmal and Dhoni cuts it away over third man for a maximum. India are 188/3 after 35 overs.

17:31 hrs IST: Suranga Lakmal now

17:30 hrs IST: Stupendous over from Gunaratne. Only one run and the all-important wicket of Yuvi. India are 179/3 after 34 overs.

17:26 hrs IST: WICKET! Yuvraj b Gunaratne 7(18). Just the wicket Sri Lanka wanted.

17:23 hrs IST: Asela Gunaratne comes into the attack for the first time.

DO YOU KNOW – India have won 10 of their last 13 ODI matches; claiming victory in four of their last five.

17:17 hrs IST: Good over from Thisara. Just four runs off it. India are 174/2 after 32 overs.

17:13 hrs IST: India are 170/2 after 31 overs. Dhawan 80*, Yuvraj 3*

17:09 hrs IST: Meanwhile, Rohan Bopanna has won the French Open mixed doubles title to clinch his maiden Grand Slam. Proud moment!

17:05 hrs IST: FOUR! Too much width on offer from Gunathilaka and Dhawan hits it well past the fielder at cover.

17:03 hrs IST: Two boundaries in a row for Dhawan. He’s started to accelerate now. India are 160/2 after 28 overs.

17:00 hrs IST: FOUR! Overpitched delivery from Malinga and Dhawan smacks it in the gap between mid-off and cover. India are 148/2 after 27 overs.

16:57 hrs IST: FOUR! Shortish delivery from Malinga and Dhawan pulls it away through mid-wicket.

16:55 hrs IST: Yuvraj Singh at No.4. India need a partnership here

16:53 hrs IST: WICKET! And once again, the Indian captain is caught outside off. Pradeep gets his first. India are 139/2 after 25.5 ovs

16:49 hrs IST: Virat Kohli is in at No. 3, and is up against an opposition he loves the most.

16:47 hrs IST: WICKET! And Malinga gets rid of his Mumbai Indians skipper. Another impressive knock from Rohit. Looked set to get a hundred.

16:44 hrs IST: FOUR! Fifty for Dhawan, 19th in ODIs. Magnificent show from both Indian openers! Sri Lankan bowlers have looked clueless.

16:42 hrs IST: Steady drizzle at The Oval. Umbrellas are out.

16:38 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Dhawan. Moves to 45. India are 124/0 after 23 overs.

16:36 hrs IST: FOUR! Length ball from Malinga, Rohit stays in the crease and punches it in the gap between mid-off and cover. Effortless!

16:32 hrs IST: Have to admit the mood in the Indian camp is a lot different now when it comes to big tournaments.

16:30 hrs IST: India are 114/0 after 21 overs. Rohit 65*, Dhawan 42*

16:27 hrs IST: SIX! Rohit picks the length early and pulls it hard over square leg for a maximum. India are 107/0 after 20 overs.

16:24 hrs IST: SIX! And that’s fifty for Rohit, his 31st in ODIs. What a player! Consecutive 50+ scores for India’s ‘Hit-Man’.

STAT ATTACK – India and Sri Lanka have met three times (excluding this match) in the Champions Trophy but two of them ended as no results. India won the remaining

16:21 hrs IST: Fifteen runs in the last three overs. India are 89/0 after 18 overs.

16:18 hrs IST: It’s getting a bit dark at The Oval. Clearly, it’s advantage India even if it rains. They are yet to lose a wicket.

16:14 hrs IST: Six 50+ opening stands between Dhawan and Rohit in the ICC Champions Trophy, the most by any pair in the tournament.

16:11 hrs IST: FOUR! Poor delivery from Gunathilaka. Straying down leg and Rohit helps it to fine-leg boundary. Gets into 40s.

16:06 hrs IST: India are 74/0 after 15 overs. Dhawan 36*, Rohit 32*

16:03 hrs IST: Some spin now. Gunathilaka it is.

DO YOU KNOW – Upul Tharanga boasts a batting average of 53.85 at the ICC Champions Trophy, the best of any Sri Lankan player who has batted in more than five innings at the tournament.

16:00 hrs IST: Double off the last delivery for Rohit. India are 63/0 after 13 overs.

15:58 hrs IST: So far in his career, Thisara has taken the most number of wickets against Pakistan in ODIs (32 in 22 games)

15:56 hrs IST: Thisara Perera now

15:55 hrs IST: Dot ball. Eight runs off the over. India are 59/0 after 12 overs.

15:53 hrs IST: FIVE WIDES! Banged in short from Pradeep and it goes way over the batsman and Dickwella.

15:50 hrs IST: Only five runs in the last two overs. India are 51/0 after 11 overs.

DO YOU KNOW – India have won each of their last seven ICC Champions Trophy fixtures. Only once in the history of the tournament has any team won more games in succession (Australia, 8).

15:45 hrs IST: Just two runs off Pradeep’s second over. India are 48/0 after 10 overs. Dhawan 28*, Rohit 20*

15:41 hrs IST: FOUR! Rohit Sharma and elegance go hand in hand. Short and wide from Lakmal and the Indian opener cracks it through point. India are 46/0 after 9 overs.

15:39 hrs IST: BOUNDARY! Touch short from Lakmal, Rohit gets into position early and pulls it over square leg for one bounce four.

15:36 hrs IST: Good start from Pradeep. India are 36/0 after 8 overs.

15:34 hrs IST: India’s running between the wickets has been magnificent so far. Sharp singles and they all count at the end of the game.

15:32 hrs IST: Here comes the first change in bowling – Nuwan Pradeep. The seamer bowled pretty well against South Africa.

15:31 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Dhawan. India are 32/0 after 7 overs.

DO YOU KNOW – Shikhar Dhawan averages 62.5 against Sri Lanka in ODIs, his highest against any team.

15:28 hrs IST: Costly over from Lakmal. Ten runs off it. India are 27/0 after 6 overs. Dhawan 20*, Rohit 7*

15:25 hrs IST: Consecutive boundaries from Dhawan. Looks in top form!

15:22 hrs IST: FOUR! Overpitched from Malinga and Dhawan creams it through covers to move into double figures. India are 17/0 after 5 overs.

15:18 hrs IST: Excellent back-to-back overs from Sri Lanka. This time, it’s a maiden from Lakmal. India are 12/0 after 4 overs.

15:16 hrs IST: Angelo Mathews now has a packed off-side field for Dhawan, considering the fact the southpaw is extremely brilliant there!

15:14 hrs IST: Tidy over from Malinga. Just two runs off it. India are 12/0 after 3 overs.

15:10 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off from Lakmal. India are 10/0 after 2 overs.

15:08 hrs IST: FOUR! Poor delivery from Lakmal, short and wide, Dhawan goes on back foot and cuts it through point for his first boundary.

15:07 hrs IST: Suranga Lakmal comes into the attack.

15:05 hrs IST: Still a decent start from Malinga. India are 4/0 after first over.

DO YOU KNOW – Sri Lanka have managed only one win from nine games so far in 2017.

15:01 hrs IST: FOUR! What a way to start the innings! Short and wide from Malinga and Rohit times it well through point.

15:00 hrs IST: It’s time for live action. As expected, Dhawan and Rohit to open for the Men in Blue. Malinga to start the proceedings for Sri Lanka.

14:55 hrs IST: Out come the players for the national anthems.

DO YOU KNOW – Sri Lanka are without a win in their last five ODIs played in Europe (T1, L4), last grabbing a win on the continent in June 2016 against Ireland.

14:41 hrs IST: India captain Virat Kohli, on his part, said: “Probably same (bowl first). We’re not too worried. Conditions will stay the same throughout. Maybe for the next one, we’ll look to do something different. Bringing some good momentum into the game. Teams are going to play one spinner, Ashwin understands the dynamics and he’s a professional.”

14:38 hrs IST: After winning the toss, Mathews said, “Overcast morning, we’ll take first use of the wicket. Three changes, Tharanga, Kapugedara and Seekkuge out. Myself and Danuska and Thisara Perera come back. Good to be back. Batters let us down last game, we bowled and fielded pretty well. Pressure on, we’ll enjoy ourselves.”

14:36 hrs IST: Angelo Mathews is back from his injury break and Sri Lanka desperately need him. However, his fitness will only allow him to bat and not bowl.

14:33 hrs IST:Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has won the toss and opted to bowl.

14:29 hrs IST: We are moments away from the toss.

14:28 hrs IST: This will be the 150th ODI between the two sides. India have won 83 times, Sri Lanka 54, one match has ended as a tie and there have been 11 no results

14:24 hrs IST: This will be the first India vs Sri Lanka ODI since November 2014

14:15 hrs IST: The tournament has regularly been interrupted by rain but so far, it is a clear morning sky in London.

14:10 hrs IST: The dressing rooms are all set for the players for the big match between two Asian neighbours.

14:06 hrs IST: And look who is here! What tips do you think Kumar Sangakkara is giving to the Sri Lanka captain?

14:03 hrs IST: If India win, they’ll all but qualify for the semifinals. On the other hand, this is a must-win game for Sri Lanka who lost their opening game to South Africa.

14:00 hrs IST: A warm welcome to HT’s live coverage of ICC Champions Trophy Group B encounter between India – Sri Lanka.

 

ICC 2017: Pakistan Vs South Africa

ICC 2017: Pakistan Vs South Africa


Chasing 220, Babar Azam held firm as he kept Pakistan afloat in the game after Morne Morkel picked up three wickets. However, rain stopped play in Edgbaston with Pakistan on 119/3. Sarfraz Ahmed’s team are 19 runs ahead on the DLS score. Follow live cricket score and live updates of Pakistan vs South Africa here.

12:14 hrs IST: The players are coming off the field. The rain is a bit too heavy. Pakistan are 19 runs ahead of the DLS score. If no play is possible, Pakistan will be declared the winners.

12:10 hrs IST: More umbrellas are coming up. The rain has intensified slightly. It won’t be too long before the players come off. Meanwhile, Babar Azam ends the over in style by digging out a yorker from Rabada to the long on fence.Pakistan need 101 to win.

12:04 hrs IST: In the air but just over. Babar Azam uppercuts over backward point and he finds the boundary again. Earlier, Shoaib Malik strikes two more boundaries off Rabada as he gets off to a flier.

11:59 hrs IST: Two consecutive fours by Malik off Rabada and Pakistan cross 100. They are on course, rain or no rain. This could be massive.

11:58 hrs IST: At this stage, the DLS par score is 92 after 24 overs. So, Pakistan are still ahead. If they lose a wicket now, the DLS score will increase.

11:57 hrs IST: Morne Morkel’s figures read 6-1-19-3. What a bowling performance from the giraffe.

11:53 hrs IST: WICKET! That is a massive wicket and the game is even again. Short ball that climbs up awkwardly, Hafeez top-edges the pull and Imran Tahir takes the catch at fine leg. Mohammad Hafeez c Imran Thir b Morne Morkel 26 (53), Pakistan 93/3.

11:50 hrs IST: Parnell continues to leak runs as Babar Azam cuts a short ball to the deep backward point fence. Pakistan are nearing 100.

11:45 hrs IST: Magnificent shot from Hafeez. He dances down the track and hammers Tahir over deep mid wicket for a big six. This will hurt South Africa.

11:42 hrs IST: The ground-staff are getting ready. There is rain on the horizon. The forecast predicted some rain for an hour today. However, the entire match might not be called off.

11:39 hrs IST: The 20 overs which are needed to constitute a result are up. Pakistan are 76/2. If players go off now and the rain does not allow any more play, Pakistan will win the match.

11:37 hrs IST: Drama out there! Tahir floats a flat legbreak and Azam tries to defend, the ball hits the pad first and then the bat, umpire S Ravi gives it not out and South Africa review, the ball was going over the stumps.

11:34 hrs IST: Azam finds the boundary off the last ball of the 19th over and Pakistan are 72/2, ahead of the DLS score. If they play out one more over and rain intervenes, then Pakistan are closer to victory.

11:29 hrs IST: Only one run in the over. Pakistan are 62/2 after 18 overs. If rain comes at the end of 20 overs, then Pakistan have to be 70/2 at that period. Currently, they are eight short.

11:26 hrs IST: Another tight over from Morris. South Africa will want one more wicket before the rain arrives and put Pakistan under immense pressure. Hafeez and Azam are just hanging in there. After 17 overs, Pakistan are 61/2.

11:20 hrs IST: Only four overs remain to constitute a result. Pakistan need 10 runs to get to the DLS target in case rain stops play after the 20th over.

11:16 hrs IST: Imran Tahir is warming up. Pakistan need to hold their nerve in the next couple of overs. The sky is getting darker and greyer.

11:11 hrs IST: Six overs to go. The drizzle persists but it is not heavy enough for the players to leave the field. South Africa need 15 more to be 70/2 at the 20-over mark, according to the DLS method.

11:09 hrs IST: There is a light drizzle at the moment in Edgbaston. The Duckworth-Lewis par score at this stage is 70/2 after 20 overs.

11:04 hrs IST: Hafeez breaks the shackles with a boundary. Short delivery and the ‘Professor’ aims for the cut but gets an edge that goes away to the third man fence. The team fifty is also up.

11:00 hrs IST: First run after 20 balls. The pressure is totally on Pakistan. With their batting line-up thin on experience, it is advantage South Africa.

10:58 hrs IST: Pakistan have not scored a run for the last 19 balls. This is taking caution to the next level.

10:54 hrs IST: Two maidens in a row. After the wickets of Azhar and Zaman, Pakistan have shut down shop it seems. After 10 overs, they are 42/2.

10:48 hrs IST: After the wickets of Azhar and Zaman, Pakistan have slowed down. Now, the fans will be praying for some rain before the 20 overs are up.

10:43 hrs IST: WICKET! Poor shot. Short and wide outside off, Azhar Ali attempts the ramp shot but gets a top edge that is taken at third man by Imran Tahir, who tumbles for good pressure. Azhar Ali c Imran Tahir b Morne Morkel 9 (22).

10:40 hrs IST: WICKET! South Africa breakthrough. Morne Morkel bowls a good length off-cutter that bounces a bit more, Zaman pokes at it and the edge is taken at first slip by Hashim Amla. Fakhar Zaman c Amla b Morne Morkel 31 (23).

10:34 hrs IST: Zaman has raced to 30 and Pakistan have made a solid start. This is something that one might not have expected considering the performance against India.

10:30 hrs IST: This is great batting from Zaman. He slams two consecutive boundaries off Kagiso Rabada as Pakistan reach 32/0 in just five overs. More of this and Pakistan could cause a major upset.

10:26 hrs IST: This is a strong start for Pakistan in this chase. Fakhar Zaman has looked in great touch. After four overs, Pakistan are 23/0. On the last ball of the fourth over, Fakhar wanted a second and was sent back. Had Quinton de Kock scored a direct hit at the bowler’s end, the batsman was a goner.

10:23 hrs IST: Oh dear, this is not looking good for South Africa. AB de Villiers is clutching his hamstring and he is struggling a bit. Meanwhile, Zaman helps himself to two consecutive fours off Parnell

 

10:21 hrs IST: Another great shot from Zaman. Slightly full from Rabada outside off, the left-hander leans foward and caresses the drive to the long off fence. Pakistan 12/0 after three overs.

10:20 hrs IST: Clang! Oh boy, that is nasty from Rabada. He gets this short ball to zip through and Zaman goes for the pull but gets hit on the helmet. The batsman is alright though.

10:18 hrs IST: The umbrellas are coming out and there is rain in the air. Well, when it is Edgbaston, what more can you expect? There is a thick grey cover overhead.

10:15 hrs IST: Great start to Fakhar Zaman’s international career. Short and wide ball from Wayne Parnell, he cuts it to the deep backward point fence. Next ball, Parnell beats the outside edge with a delivery that bounces a tad more.

10:14 hrs IST: Decent first over from Rabada. On and around off stump and a bit of swing. Pakistan are 2/0 in the first over.

10:10 hrs IST: We are out for the chase. Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman, the debutant, have come out to open. Kagiso Rabada will open the bowling.

9:44 hrs IST: Miller wallops a drive and finds the boundary at deep extra cover. South Africa have ended on 219/8 and this gives them immense hope after being reduced to 118/6. Pakistan have an uphill task on their hand under lights, considering the potency of the South African attack.

9:36 hrs IST: This is the over that South Africa needed. Rabada finds the edge and the ball goes away to the third man fence. 14 runs in the 49th over but Rabada perishes thanks to a great catch from Hasan Ali. The batsman miscued the sliced drive and Hasan takes the catch at deep cover.

9:33 hrs IST: WHAM! That is a great hit from Miller. His third six. Full ball and on off stump, Miller gets underneath the delivery and slams it over long off for his third six. South Africa have crossed 200.

9:31 hrs IST: Two overs to go and South Africa are 197/7. Can they get to 220? That will be a good total on this deck.

9:28 hrs IST: First boundary in nine overs. Can you believe it? A rare bad ball and Kagiso Rabada pulls it to the deep mid wicket fence for a boundary. South Africa near 200.

9:27 hrs IST: Another excellent over from Junaid in the death overs. Seven overs are up in the death and not a single boundary has been hit. This is sensational bowling.

9:22 hrs IST: Still no boundaries in the death. Junaid and Amir have bowled brilliantly. This will be some feat if they do not concede any boundaries in the death overs.

9:18 hrs IST: Another great over from Junaid. Just four runs in the over. So far, Pakistan have conceded just 19 runs in just four overs of the death.

9:13 hrs IST: No boundaries hit in three overs of the death so far. Junaid and Amir are nailing the yorkers at will and not giving South Africa much leeway.

9:08 hrs IST: Review by Junaid Khan for an LBW. That has to be the worst review in this tournament so far. Rabada digs out the yorker and the bowler thinks it has hit him on the boot, Sarfraz takes the review but replays show it is coming right out of the middle of the bat. Groan!

9:06 hrs IST: Miller punches a full ball to mid off and takes a quick single to notch up his 10th fifty. This has been a splendid knock but South Africa will be hoping that he carries on.

FIFTY! @DavidMillerSA12 gets the first half-century of the South Africa innings, and it’s his 10th in ODIs! #PAKvSA #CT17 pic.twitter.com/jlzUfYCWg0

— ICC (@ICC) June 7, 2017
9:05 hrs IST: WICKET! Junaid finally gets his man. Full ball on off stump, Morris mistimes the lofted shot and he holes out to long on. Moment he hit that shot, Morris knew he was a goner.
Junaid Khan clean bowled Chris Morris but he was denied as he had overstepped. (REUTERS)
9:01 hrs IST: Superb bowling from Amir in the death. Four yorkers and as a result, just three runs in the over. South Africa 163/6 in 42 overs.

8:57 hrs IST: Not a good start for Pakistan in the death overs. Had they got Miller and Morris, they would have restricted them to under 200. Now, they are facing the prospect of a Miller onslaught in the coming overs.

8:53 hrs IST: Morris is clean bowled by Junaid Khan but once again, he survives. The bowler has overstepped. This is proving to be fatal for Pakistan.

🚫 Not what Junaid wanted to turn around and see! #PAKvSA #CT17 pic.twitter.com/qFxqpd96g9

— ICC (@ICC) June 7, 2017
8:50 hrs IST: OUT! Miller has been given LBW by umpire Richard Ilingworth. However, the left-hander reviews it and the replays show that it is missing leg stump. Lucky escape for South Africa.
Chris Morris shared a crucial stand with David Miller for the seventh wicket. (REUTERS)
8:43 hrs IST: Morris brings up the team 150 with a slog sweep of Shadab Khan. This partnership will worry Pakistan.

8:40 hrs IST: Good ball from Amir. He angles this short ball across outside off and it leaps up from the deck, Morris taps at it and the edge rolls down to third man.

8:36 hrs IST: It looks like the plan for South Africa will be to hang in until the 40th over and then go all out for a target of over 200.

8:29 hrs IST: Miller is nearing a fifty but he needs support from the other end. With 15 overs left, South Africa would be hoping to bat out the full innings.

8:22 hrs IST: Another over ticks by and South Africa hang in. Pakistan are going for the kill. After 34 overs, South Africa are 128/6.
Hasan Ali picked up three wickets as Pakistan were on top against South Africa. (REUTERS)
8:19 hrs IST: A total in excess of 200 is must for South Africa. Under lights in Birmigham, Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel, along with Wayne Parnell, could wreck havoc. The Proteas pace attack, Phew!

8:15 hrs IST: Another tight over from Shadab Khan. Pakistan need to finish the job quickly and bowl South Africa out for under 200.

8:10 hrs IST: No hat-trick for Hasan Ali. Miller and Chris Morris, who has evolved into a finisher in the recent past, now have a massive job on hand. South Africa have to get past 200 to make this a contest.

8:05 hrs IST: WICKET! Two in two for Hasan Ali. He stays round the wicket and gets this good length delivery to straighten on off stump, Wayne Parnell plays down the wrong line and his off stump is knocked out. Wayne Parnell b Hasan Ali 0 (1).
Hasan Ali picked up two wickets in one over to leave South Africa in tatters in Edgbaston. (AP)
8:02 hrs IST: WICKET! Hasan Ali comes round the wicket and bowls a full delivery outside off, Duminy goes for the drive and the edge is taken at widish second slip. JP Duminy c Babar Azam b Hasan Ali 8 (14).

7:56 hrs IST: Miller ends the over in style as he launches Hafeez over long on for his second six. Hafeez ends his spell with figures of 10-0-51-1.

7:55 hrs IST: Shahid Afridi has tweeted that Pakistan have started off well, but has stressed on the fact that they need to sustain this great start.

Great start Pakistan, outstanding bowling form Imad, Hafeez and Hassan. Pakistan must sustain momentum and look to dismiss SA under 200.

— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) June 7, 2017
7:50 hrs IST: Miller breaks the shackles with a big six off Hafeez by lofting the bowler over the fence at long on. SA need to counter-attack here.

7:46 hrs IST: Duminy and Miller have a big job in hand as far as rebuilding the innings is concerned. A total in excess of 270 will be big on this wicket. After 25 overs, South Africa are 97/4

7:37 hrs IST: WICKET! Dragged on. Good length ball outside off stump, du Plessis plays away from the body and gets an inside edge back on to the stumps.
Faf du Plessis and David Miller steadied the ship for South Africa. (AFP)
7:34 hrs IST: First boundary after eight overs as du Plessis paddle sweeps a flighted ball from Hafeez to fine leg for a boundary. South Africa are 90/3 after 22 overs

7:32 hrs IST: Miller and du Plessis have got a partnership going but South Africa will have to build this stand for the next 10-12 overs if they are aiming for a big score.

7:29 hrs IST: Pakistan fans will want to see this replay over and over again. Here is the moment when AB de Villiers fell for a golden duck for the first tiem in his career.
7:27 hrs IST: South Africa have not hit a single boundary for over six overs now. The run-rate is under four and Pakistan are applying the pressure well here.
AB de Villiers fell for a duck for the sixth time in ICC events. (REUTERS)
7:20 hrs IST: Hafeez’s spell reads 5-0-19-1. Imad, on the other hand, has great figures of 6-0-13-2. The more interesting stat is that out of seven ODI ducks for AB de Villiers, he has six in ICC events.

7:17 hrs IST: Huge onus on Faf du Plessis and David Miller. South Africa bat deep but this will be a real tester on a wicket that is giving the spinners some help

7:09 hrs IST: WICKET! OMG! This is massive. AB de Villiers falls for a golden duck for the first time in his ODI career. Short and wide ball from Imad and de Villiers slaps it straight to point. AB de Villiers c Hafeez b Imad Wasim 0 (1).
Mohammad Hafeez got the wicket of Quinton de Kock for 33 (REUTERS)
7:03 hrs IST: WICKET! Quinton de Kock attempts the sweep but Hafeez gets the tossed up delivery to straighten on middle and leg stump and he is trapped in front. Quinton de Kock LBW Mohammad Hafeez 33 (49).

7:00 hrs IST: De Kock continues to bat steadily. He will be the key along with du Plessis if South Africa are to do well in the middle overs.

6:55 hrs IST: Considering the fact that there is a left-hander operating, it makes sense to bowl Hafeez as he has a good record against left-handed batsmen.

6:52 hrs IST: The team 50 is up for South Africa in 11 overs. It looks like they will be facing trial by spin in this match.

6:48 hrs IST: Spinners on from both ends. Mohammad Hafeez, who surprisingly did not bowl in the game against India, comes into the attack now while Imad is putting in a good show so far.

6:39 hrs IST: WICKET! Imad Wasim strikes. He gets the flatter delivery to straighten and Amla is trapped on the back foot as he looks to play across the line, is out LBW.
Quinton de Kock held firm for South Africa (AFP)
6:30 hrs IST: This has been a great start for Pakistan. The run-rate is just over four. However, South Africa are not too perturbed. Amla pulls a short ball to find the boundary and South Africa move to 30/0 in seven overs.

6:28 hrs IST: Pakistan are a lot sharper in the field today. They have stopped some boundaries but South Africa have made steady progress to 25/0 after six overs.

6:25 hrs IST: Junaid and Amir are hitting the right areas on a consistent basis. They have not allowed South Africa to get off to a flier in the powerplay overs. The key will be to sustain it.

6:21 hrs IST: Amir is troubling Amla with a bit of swing and peppering him with the bouncer. This is a good ploy.

6:17 hrs IST: Edged but safe! De Kock stabs at a length delivery outside off and the edge flies to the third man boundary. Streaky but they count. South Africa 14/0 after 4 overs.

6:15 hrs IST: OUCH! De Kock gets hit in the box. Junaid gets this length delivery to zip back in and the batsman gets an inside edge but it hits him flush in the middle.
Junaid Khan and Mohammad Amir started off steadily for Pakistan in the game against South Africa. (AP)
6:14 hrs IST: Another good over from Amir. Amla gets an inside edge and the ball just misses the stump. South Africa will have to survive this testing period from both left-arm pacers.
Mohammad Amir and Junaid Khan got Pakistan off to a great start. (AP)
6:09 hrs IST: Play and a miss from Amla as he looks to cut a short and wide ball. Junaid start well as South Africa are 7/0 after two overs. The weather is sunny and this pitch should be good for batting now. Under lights, it will be a different proposition.

6:06 hrs IST: Junaid Khan will open the bowling from the other end. He was sorely missed in the clash against India.

6:04 hrs IST: De Kock finds the gap nicely. Amir provides a bit of width and the left-hander cracks it past the gap at point for three runs. Steady start as South Africa end the first over on 4/0.

5:59 hrs IST: Right, the national anthems are done. Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla will open the batting and Mohammad Amir will start proceedings. By the way, the South Africa jersey looks a bit like the Brazilian Selecao today, more of yellow and less of green. Maybe because Pakistan have the same shade of green.

Not a bad opening pair! 👌#PAKvSA #CT17 pic.twitter.com/V1ybPhnKnG

— ICC (@ICC) June 7, 2017
5:51 hrs IST: The last ICC encounter between Pakistan and South Africa was in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in Auckland and Pakistan survived an AB de Villiers blitz to win by 29 runs in a rain-affected match.

5:42 hrs IST: The scenario in Group B is simple. If South Africa win and India win their game tomorrow against Sri Lanka, both teams will qualify for the semi-final. However, a Pakistan win will throw the whole group wide open.

5:36 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both the teams

Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Hasan Ali

South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(w), Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(c), David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir

5:32 hrs IST: South Africa have won the toss and chose to bat. Pakistan have included Junaid Khan in addition to Fakhar Zaman.

5:26 hrs IST: Shoaib Malik has presented the ODI cap to Fakhar Zaman and he will make his debut. The 27-year-old has played three T20Is.

Congratulations to Fakhar Zaman, who received his cap and will make his ODI debut for 🇵🇰 today! #PAKvSA #CT17 pic.twitter.com/FSL7xFY7dF

— ICC (@ICC) June 7, 2017
5:17 hrs IST: The last encounter between South Africa and Pakistan in the 2013 Champions Trophy was also a day-night affair and South Africa won the contest by 67 runs.

5:09 pm: South Africa have a good record at Edgbaston, Birmingham. South Africa have secured wins in both their previous Champions Trophy games at Edgbaston (Pakistan in 2013, Bangladesh in 2004).

5:04 pm: There won’t be a clash of jersey colours today. Both Pakistan and South Africa traditionally wear green. but the Proteas will be playing in their yellow kit today.

🇿🇦 will be playing in their yellow kit today! #PAKvSA #CT17 pic.twitter.com/Zq2pJs7ex7

— ICC (@ICC) June 7, 2017
4:53 pm: Here’s a piece of trivia for you: On this day in 1975, the first ICC Cricket World Cup began! England won the first match against India at Lord’s and West Indies became the first champions.
Clive Lloyd was the West Indies skipper when they won the first cricket World Cup. The ICC Champions Trophy started as the Mini World Cup in 1998 in Dhaka. (ICC)
4:30 pm: Exactly 60 minutes to toss and the South Africans were the first to arrive at Edgbaston. Pakistan have won three of their last four ODIs against South Africa, this coming on the back of just one victory in their previous seven encounters.

3:41 pm: Shahid Afridi is playing role from behind the scenes. The mercurial former captain is now a columnist for ICC and has been egging on Sarfraz Ahmed’s team through his writings.

“Pakistan will have to turn things around really fast after its forgettable performance against India. More than the margin of defeat, the listless and abject surrender must be hurting the squad,” wrote Afridi.

Our age old problems with strike rotation and poor death bowling hurt us badly in the game

— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) June 4, 2017
“Pakistan batsmen need to free their minds and play with a positive mindset, which would allow them to go after the bowling while rotating the strike intelligently,” Afridi added.

3:35 pm: Who is Rumman Raees? Raees has never featured in a one-day international for Pakistan but made his debut for the national side in the Twenty20 format against West Indies last year.

The 25-year-old Karachi-based bowler was the third-highest wicket-taker in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League earlier this year. He has also racked up an impressive tally of 64 wickets in 42 matches in List A cricket at an economy rate of 4.77.

3:25 pm: Will left-arm seamer Rumman Raees, the man who replaced Wahab Riaz, play vs South Africa today?

3:23 pm: Pakistan is surely missing their senior players. The absence of Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan, the Akmal brothers and more importantly, Misbah-ul-Haq has robbed Pakistan cricket team of their composure during difficult times.

3:15 pm: Who is the best ODI batsman in the world? Here’s the history of ODI cricket batting chart.

2:47 pm: Riaz suffered an ankle injury during Pakistan’s defeat to arch-rivals India in their Group B clash on Sunday. The 31-year-old left the field in the 46th over of India’s innings and scans confirmed he had suffered a deltoid ligament complex injury.

2:44 pm: Nothing has gone right for Pakistan in this edition of the ICC Champions Trophy. Wahab Riaz, their veteran pacer, is out of the tournament after an injury during the India match on Sunday.

2:24 pm: Pakistan fans, as emotional as ever, are buoying their players ahead of the big game at Edgbaston today. (Read)

On current form, South Africa look good to score their second straight win in group B and seal a semifinal spot. South Africa coasted to a comfortable win against Sri Lanka to start their ICC Champions Trophy campaign.
But there’s no reason why Pakistan can’t lift their game.
Pakistan did that the previous time the two sides met — at the World Cup 2015 in Auckland when the bowlers delivered a brilliant win.

Pakistan’s followers would be hoping that their side can produce an encore. A victory here will not only keep the side alive, but also make Group B so much more interesting.
THE CONDITIONS

This, unfortunately, isn’t looking too promising, as has been the case over the last few days. There is possibility of rain on Wednesday evening, which could mar the second half of the game. The match starts at 6 PM IST.

The previous two games in Birmingham were also affected by rain, with one of them, Australia v New Zealand, ending without a result.

It’s also the second and last day-night game of the tournament; the first day-night game, Australia v Bangladesh on Monday, was ended prematurely by inclement weather and ended four overs shy of Australia scoring an easy win.

But if rain does stay away, the pitch should produce some runs. In the two games here, New Zealand made 291 in 45 overs and India 319 in 48, but a used pitch could also bring in spinners.
THE MATCH-UP

Mohammad Amir v Hashim Amla

If Pakistan is to have a chance in the game, it has to get past this man, Hashim Amla. He makes runs without fuss, dismantling the opposition with class and elegance. He is in great form as well – as he almost always is – beginning the tournament with a record 25th ODI century.

(With ICC inputs)

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9:01 hrs IST: Superb bowling from Amir in the death. Four yorkers and as a result, just three runs in the over. South Africa 163/6 in 42 overs.

8:57 hrs IST: Not a good start for Pakistan in the death overs. Had they got Miller and Morris, they would have restricted them to under 200. Now, they are facing the prospect of a Miller onslaught in the coming overs.

8:53 hrs IST: Morris is clean bowled by Junaid Khan but once again, he survives. The bowler has overstepped. This is proving to be fatal for Pakistan.

8:43 hrs IST: Morris brings up the team 150 with a slog sweep of Shadab Khan. This partnership will worry Pakistan.

8:40 hrs IST: Good ball from Amir. He angles this short ball across outside off and it leaps up from the deck, Morris taps at it and the edge rolls down to third man.

8:36 hrs IST: It looks like the plan for South Africa will be to hang in until the 40th over and then go all out for a target of over 200.

8:29 hrs IST: Miller is nearing a fifty but he needs support from the other end. With 15 overs left, South Africa would be hoping to bat out the full innings.

8:22 hrs IST: Another over ticks by and South Africa hang in. Pakistan are going for the kill. After 34 overs, South Africa are 128/6.

8:19 hrs IST: A total in excess of 200 is must for South Africa. Under lights in Birmigham, Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel, along with Wayne Parnell, could wreck havoc. The Proteas pace attack, Phew!

8:15 hrs IST: Another tight over from Shadab Khan. Pakistan need to finish the job quickly and bowl South Africa out for under 200.

8:10 hrs IST: No hat-trick for Hasan Ali. Miller and Chris Morris, who has evolved into a finisher in the recent past, now have a massive job on hand. South Africa have to get past 200 to make this a contest.

8:05 hrs IST: WICKET! Two in two for Hasan Ali. He stays round the wicket and gets this good length delivery to straighten on off stump, Wayne Parnell plays down the wrong line and his off stump is knocked out. Wayne Parnell b Hasan Ali 0 (1).

8:02 hrs IST: WICKET! Hasan Ali comes round the wicket and bowls a full delivery outside off, Duminy goes for the drive and the edge is taken at widish second slip. JP Duminy c Babar Azam b Hasan Ali 8 (14).

7:56 hrs IST: Miller ends the over in style as he launches Hafeez over long on for his second six. Hafeez ends his spell with figures of 10-0-51-1.

7:55 hrs IST: Shahid Afridi has tweeted that Pakistan have started off well, but has stressed on the fact that they need to sustain this great start.

7:50 hrs IST: Miller breaks the shackles with a big six off Hafeez by lofting the bowler over the fence at long on. SA need to counter-attack here.

7:46 hrs IST: Duminy and Miller have a big job in hand as far as rebuilding the innings is concerned. A total in excess of 270 will be big on this wicket. After 25 overs, South Africa are 97/4

7:37 hrs IST: WICKET! Dragged on. Good length ball outside off stump, du Plessis plays away from the body and gets an inside edge back on to the stumps.

7:34 hrs IST: First boundary after eight overs as du Plessis paddle sweeps a flighted ball from Hafeez to fine leg for a boundary. South Africa are 90/3 after 22 overs

7:32 hrs IST: Miller and du Plessis have got a partnership going but South Africa will have to build this stand for the next 10-12 overs if they are aiming for a big score.

7:29 hrs IST: Pakistan fans will want to see this replay over and over again. Here is the moment when AB de Villiers fell for a golden duck for the first tiem in his career.

7:20 hrs IST: Hafeez’s spell reads 5-0-19-1. Imad, on the other hand, has great figures of 6-0-13-2. The more interesting stat is that out of seven ODI ducks for AB de Villiers, he has six in ICC events.

7:17 hrs IST: Huge onus on Faf du Plessis and David Miller. South Africa bat deep but this will be a real tester on a wicket that is giving the spinners some help

7:09 hrs IST: WICKET! OMG! This is massive. AB de Villiers falls for a golden duck for the first time in his ODI career. Short and wide ball from Imad and de Villiers slaps it straight to point. AB de Villiers c Hafeez b Imad Wasim 0 (1).

7:03 hrs IST: WICKET! Quinton de Kock attempts the sweep but Hafeez gets the tossed up delivery to straighten on middle and leg stump and he is trapped in front. Quinton de Kock LBW Mohammad Hafeez 33 (49).

7:00 hrs IST: De Kock continues to bat steadily. He will be the key along with du Plessis if South Africa are to do well in the middle overs.

6:55 hrs IST: Considering the fact that there is a left-hander operating, it makes sense to bowl Hafeez as he has a good record against left-handed batsmen.

6:52 hrs IST: The team 50 is up for South Africa in 11 overs. It looks like they will be facing trial by spin in this match.

6:48 hrs IST: Spinners on from both ends. Mohammad Hafeez, who surprisingly did not bowl in the game against India, comes into the attack now while Imad is putting in a good show so far.

6:39 hrs IST: WICKET! Imad Wasim strikes. He gets the flatter delivery to straighten and Amla is trapped on the back foot as he looks to play across the line, is out LBW.

6:30 hrs IST: This has been a great start for Pakistan. The run-rate is just over four. However, South Africa are not too perturbed. Amla pulls a short ball to find the boundary and South Africa move to 30/0 in seven overs.

6:28 hrs IST: Pakistan are a lot sharper in the field today. They have stopped some boundaries but South Africa have made steady progress to 25/0 after six overs.

6:25 hrs IST: Junaid and Amir are hitting the right areas on a consistent basis. They have not allowed South Africa to get off to a flier in the powerplay overs. The key will be to sustain it.

6:21 hrs IST: Amir is troubling Amla with a bit of swing and peppering him with the bouncer. This is a good ploy.

6:17 hrs IST: Edged but safe! De Kock stabs at a length delivery outside off and the edge flies to the third man boundary. Streaky but they count. South Africa 14/0 after 4 overs.

6:15 hrs IST: OUCH! De Kock gets hit in the box. Junaid gets this length delivery to zip back in and the batsman gets an inside edge but it hits him flush in the middle.

6:14 hrs IST: Another good over from Amir. Amla gets an inside edge and the ball just misses the stump. South Africa will have to survive this testing period from both left-arm pacers.

6:09 hrs IST: Play and a miss from Amla as he looks to cut a short and wide ball. Junaid start well as South Africa are 7/0 after two overs. The weather is sunny and this pitch should be good for batting now. Under lights, it will be a different proposition.

6:06 hrs IST: Junaid Khan will open the bowling from the other end. He was sorely missed in the clash against India.

6:04 hrs IST: De Kock finds the gap nicely. Amir provides a bit of width and the left-hander cracks it past the gap at point for three runs. Steady start as South Africa end the first over on 4/0.

5:59 hrs IST: Right, the national anthems are done. Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla will open the batting and Mohammad Amir will start proceedings. By the way, the South Africa jersey looks a bit like the Brazilian Selecao today, more of yellow and less of green. Maybe because Pakistan have the same shade of green.

5:51 hrs IST: The last ICC encounter between Pakistan and South Africa was in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in Auckland and Pakistan survived an AB de Villiers blitz to win by 29 runs in a rain-affected match.

5:42 hrs IST: The scenario in Group B is simple. If South Africa win and India win their game tomorrow against Sri Lanka, both teams will qualify for the semi-final. However, a Pakistan win will throw the whole group wide open.

5:36 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both the teams

Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Hasan Ali

South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock(w), Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(c), David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir

5:32 hrs IST: South Africa have won the toss and chose to bat. Pakistan have included Junaid Khan in addition to Fakhar Zaman.

5:26 hrs IST: Shoaib Malik has presented the ODI cap to Fakhar Zaman and he will make his debut. The 27-year-old has played three T20Is.

5:17 hrs IST: The last encounter between South Africa and Pakistan in the 2013 Champions Trophy was also a day-night affair and South Africa won the contest by 67 runs.

5:09 pm: South Africa have a good record at Edgbaston, Birmingham. South Africa have secured wins in both their previous Champions Trophy games at Edgbaston (Pakistan in 2013, Bangladesh in 2004).

5:04 pm: There won’t be a clash of jersey colours today. Both Pakistan and South Africa traditionally wear green. but the Proteas will be playing in their yellow kit today.

4:30 pm: Exactly 60 minutes to toss and the South Africans were the first to arrive at Edgbaston. Pakistan have won three of their last four ODIs against South Africa, this coming on the back of just one victory in their previous seven encounters.

3:41 pm: Shahid Afridi is playing role from behind the scenes. The mercurial former captain is now a columnist for ICC and has been egging on Sarfraz Ahmed’s team through his writings.

3:35 pm: Who is Rumman Raees? Raees has never featured in a one-day international for Pakistan but made his debut for the national side in the Twenty20 format against West Indies last year.

The 25-year-old Karachi-based bowler was the third-highest wicket-taker in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League earlier this year. He has also racked up an impressive tally of 64 wickets in 42 matches in List A cricket at an economy rate of 4.77.

3:25 pm: Will left-arm seamer Rumman Raees, the man who replaced Wahab Riaz, play vs South Africa today?

3:23 pm: Pakistan is surely missing their senior players. The absence of Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan, the Akmal brothers and more importantly, Misbah-ul-Haq has robbed Pakistan cricket team of their composure during difficult times.

3:15 pm: Who is the best ODI batsman in the world? Here’s the history of ODI cricket batting chart.

2:47 pm: Riaz suffered an ankle injury during Pakistan’s defeat to arch-rivals India in their Group B clash on Sunday. The 31-year-old left the field in the 46th over of India’s innings and scans confirmed he had suffered a deltoid ligament complex injury.

2:44 pm: Nothing has gone right for Pakistan in this edition of the ICC Champions Trophy. Wahab Riaz, their veteran pacer, is out of the tournament after an injury during the India match on Sunday.

2:24 pm: Pakistan fans, as emotional as ever, are buoying their players ahead of the big game at Edgbaston today. (Read)

On current form, South Africa look good to score their second straight win in group B and seal a semifinal spot. South Africa coasted to a comfortable win against Sri Lanka to start their ICC Champions Trophy campaign.

ICC 2017: England Vs New Zealand Live Updates

ICC 2017: England Vs New Zealand Live Updates


There is a lot at stake for both England and New Zealand at Cardiff today England will put their one foot in the semifinals with a second successive win while New Zealand will aim for two full points after rain denied them a crack at Australia and the two teams settled for a point each in a game that produced no-result.

LIVE UPDATES:

11:11 pm IST: OUT! Liam Plunkett takes his third wicket as Adam Milne is caught for 10. NZ 223/9

11:10 pm IST: New Zealand need 88 runs to win from 6 overs.

11:07 pm IST: Couple of boundaries for the Kiwis. NZ 220/8

11:04 pm IST: That’s the end of Corey Anderson as he is caught in the deep for 10. NZ 211/8

11:01 pm IST: A win today will take England to four points. New Zealand, on the other hand, will have to depend on other results for their possible qualification to the semi-finals.

10:56 pm IST: OUT! Mitchell Santner was completely fooled by Adil Rashid as he was stumped for 1. NZ 205/7

10:52 pm IST: Brilliant drive from Corey Anderson and it’s a boundary! NZ 202/6

10:50 pm IST: England are just four wickets away from securing their semifinal berth. NZ 198/6

10:47 pm IST: New Zealand need 115 runs to win off 66 balls.

10:41 pm IST: OUT! Another wicket goes down as Adil Rashid traps Neil Broom LBW for 11. NZ 194/6

10:35 pm IST: OUT! Jimmy Neesham goes for the big one but is caught in the deep off Liam Plunkett. NZ 191/5

10:27 pm IST: Neesham picks an over-pitched delivery outside off, and deposits it sweetly over the leg-side, for a one-bounce four inches inside the rope. NZ 178/4

10:21 pm IST: 34 overs gone. New Zealand are 171 for the loss of four wickets.

10:18 pm IST: OUT! A horrible shot by Ross Taylor as he departs for 39. ENG 168/4

10:13 pm IST: New Zealand need 148 to win from 17.3 overs.

10:06 pm IST: Neil Broom is the new batsman for New Zealand. NZ 158/3

10:02 pm IST: OUT! Huge wicket for England as Kane Williamson is castled for 87. NZ 158/3

9:59 pm IST: 30 overs gone. New Zealand are 158/2 (Kane Williamson 85*)

9:50 pm IST: 150 comes up for New Zealand in the 28th over.

9:47 pm IST: 27 overs gone. New Zealand are 147 for 2 wickets (Kane Williamson 80*)

9:42 pm IST: Ross Taylor (27*) also joins the party with a four through mid-wicket. NZ 139/2

9:38 pm IST: Kane Williamson pulls it for a four! Can he guide NZ to victory? NZ 130/2

9:35 pm IST: Consecutive 50-plus scores for Kane Williamson in ODIs v England: 93, 118, 90, 50, 50*.

9:32 pm IST: Williamson is picking up pace after his fifty with another boundary. NZ 118/2

9:30 pm IST: This was Kane Williamson’s consecutive fifty against England. NZ 112/2

9:28 pm IST: Easy pickings for Kane Williamson as he slams his fourth boundary. NZ 107/2

9:25 pm IST: DLS has the Kiwis 22 runs behind after 20 overs. NZ 101/2

9:21 pm IST: Kane Williamson brings up his half century in 66 deliveries. NZ 95/2

9:18 pm IST: Kane Williamson (47*) is inching towards his fifty. NZ 91/2

9:14 pm IST: 19 overs gone. New Zealand are 88/2

9:12 pm IST: An extremely weird boundary for Williamson. NZ 84/2

9:10 pm IST: Kane Williamson (36 off 57) is playing a very slow innings and he needs to accelerate if New Zealand wants to chase this total. NZ 80/2

9:08 pm IST: At the end of 17 overs, New Zealand are 73/2

9:05 pm IST: The asking rate is slowly creeping up for New Zealand

9:00 pm IST: After 15 overs New Zealand are 64/2

8:58 pm IST: Players have resumed the game

8:55 pm IST: And it is drinks break

8:52 pm IST: That must have been a hard hit on the side of the helmet for Kane Williamson. That was a lethal delivery from Liam Plunkett.

8:50 pm IST: Ben Stokes has struck for England. Ross Taylor has joined Kane Williamson at the crease

8:48 pm IST: After 14 overs, New Zealand are 64/2

8:45 pm IST: Martin Guptill is OUT! That is a big blow for New Zealand

8:43 pm IST: It has been a very slow innings from New Zealand so far

8:40 pm IST: And it is 12 overs with New Zealand at 47/1 with Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill at the crease

8:35 pm IST: How Jake Ball celebrated the fall of the first wicket

8:30 pm IST: This partnership between Guptill and Williamson is developing well. If they stay on, New Zealand will have a good chance today

8:25 pm IST: 10 overs gone. New Zealand are 40 for the loss of one wicket.

8:20 pm IST: Martin Guptill is dealing in boundaries right now as he gets his thrid one of the innings. NZ 35/1

8:16 pm IST: Another boundary for Guptill as he blasts the ball through the cover region. NZ 22/1

8:13 pm IST: A boundary for Martin Guptill! NZ 17/1

8:02 pm IST: 4 overs gone. New Zealand are 8/1

7:57 pm IST: Good start by the England pacers as they are making the most of the condition. NZ 4/1

7:52 pm IST: Kane Williamson is the new batsman for New Zealand. NZ 1/1

7:50 pm IST: OUT! Jake Ball castles Luke Ronchi for a duck! NZ 1/1

7:47 pm IST: First run of the innings! NZ 1/0

7:45 pm IST: Martin Guptill and Luke Ronchi to open for New Zealand. Jake Ball to bowl the first over.

7:42 pm IST: Play to resume at 3.15 pm local time.

7:33 pm IST: The match between Australia and Bangladesh was also washed out last night. Will this match suffer the same fate?

7:30 pm IST: It’s raining quite hard and the match is delayed due to wet outfield.

7:11 pm IST: There were forecasts of showers later in the day and that will be one big worry for the hosts after posting this mammoth score.

7:01 pm IST: England have posted 300+ totals eleven times in ODIs out of the last 13 innings when they have batted first.

6:59 pm IST: Another brilliant catch by Trent Boult as the England innings comes to an end on 310.

6:56 pm IST: OUT! Mark Wood also departs as Tim Southee picks up his first wicket. ENG 310/9

6:55 pm IST: OUT! Liam Plunkett goes for the big one but is caught in the deep by Tim Southee. ENG 309/8

6:53 pm IST: Fifty-plus scores for Buttler at a strike rate of 100 or more, out of the 18 times he has topped 50 in ODIs. ENG 306/7

6:51 pm IST: A massive six from Liam Plunkett brings up the 300 for England. ENG 300/7

6:47 pm IST: 14th ODI fifty for Jos Buttler. ENG 291/7

6:44 pm IST: Jos Buttler is playing an extremely important innings for England. ENG 285/7

6:40 pm IST: A mammoth six for Jos Buttler who moves on to 46*. ENG 278/7

6:36 pm IST: A slower one from Southee and Jos Buttler gets a much-needed boundary. ENG 267/7

6:29 pm IST: OUT! Mitchell Santner claims his first wicket as he dismisses Adil Rashid for 12. ENG 260/7

6:25 pm IST: 250 comes up for England in 43 overs. ENG 251/6

6:22 pm IST: New Zealand are currently behind on the required over rate. ENG 250/6

6:15 pm IST: OUT! Trent Boult pulls off a good catch as Moeen Ali departs for 12. ENG 230/6

6:13 pm IST: Spoke too soon as Moeen Ali slams it for a six! ENG 230/5

6:12 pm IST: Both batsmen are struggling to find boundaries for England. ENG 221/5

6:09 pm IST: The win-loss head-to-head in the last ten ODIs between England and New Zealand. In ODI world tournaments, though, NZ have won 6 of the last 7

6:02 pm IST: OUT! Ben Stokes falls agonisingly close to his fifty as he is dismissed by Trent Boult. ENG 210/5

5:58 pm IST: 37 overs gone. England are 209 for the loss of 4 wickets.

5:54 pm IST: Ben Stokes moves within inches of his half century. ENG 203/4

5:51 pm IST: 200 comes up for England in the 36th over. ENG 201/4

5:49 pm IST: 35 overs gone. England are 198 for the loss of 4 wickets.

5:43 pm IST: OUT! Corey Anderson strikes again as Joe Root is castled for 64. ENG 188/4

5:39 pm IST: Ben Stokes is looking quite good and it seems that the all-rounders can become the third half-centurion of this innings. ENG 181/3

5:35 pm IST: 32 overs gone. England are 177 for the loss of three wickets.

5:32 pm IST: Wide from Jimmy Neesham and Ben Stokes was on it in a flash as he guides it through the extra-cover boundary. ENG 173/3

5:29 pm IST: New Zealand have fought back well after the initial onslaught. ENG 168/3

5:24 pm IST: 30 overs gone. England are 166 for the loss of 3 wickets.

5:21 pm IST: A close call for Ben Stokes, but the all-rounder was able to reach his crease in time. ENG 162/3

5:18 pm IST: Another decent over for England sees them end the 29th over at 162/3.

5:14 pm IST: England are 156/3 after 28 overs.

5:12 pm IST: Stokes now hits Boult down the ground for four. Eng 154/3.

5:09 pm IST: Ben Stokes pummels Corey Anderson for a six over mid-wicket. Eng 150/3 after 27 overs.

5:03 pm IST: Fifty for Joe Root! ENG 139/3

5:01 pm IST: After an eventful 25th over, England are 135/3.

4:58 pm IST: Corey Anderson snaps up the dangerous Eoin Morgan in his first over. England are 134/3.

4:54 pm IST: Eoin Morgan dispatches Trent Boult to the leg-side boundary. England re 133/2.

4:50 pm IST: England are 126/2 after 26 overs.

4:45 pm IST: New man Eoin Morgan showing some intent, smashing Trent Boult for a boundary. England are 123/2.

4:43 pm IST: Hales is bowled by Milne. England are 119/2.

4:38 pm IST: Hales brings up his 10th ODI half century. England are 111/1.

4:30 pm IST: 100 comes up for England in the 19th over. ENG 103/1

4:25 pm IST: FOUR! Another boundary for Joe Root as he moves into the 30s. ENG 97/1

4:22 pm IST: Second six for Joe Root as he slams it over long-off! ENG 91/1

4:19 pm IST: This has been a disappointing show by the Kiwi bowlers who looked quite formidable against Australia last time. ENG 84/1

4:09 pm IST: 15 overs gone. England are 78 for the loss of one wicket.

4:04 pm IST: A quicker one from Santner and Hales makes no mistake in hitting his first six of the game. ENG 71/1

4:02 pm IST: Alex Hales plays it straight back and the ball was inches away from Santner’s reach. ENG 65/1

3:59 pm IST: Alex Hales is few runs away from his second half century of this tournament. ENG 63/1

3:56 pm IST: Mitchell Santner is introduced into the attack. ENG 58/1

3:53 pm IST: 11 overs gone. England are 56/1 with Alex Hales playing on 36*

3:47 pm IST: Alex Hales is looking quite comfortable even after losing his opening partner. ENG 46/1

3:43 pm IST: 9 overs gone. England are 41 for the loss of one wicket.

3:39 pm IST: OUT! First wicket for New Zealand as Adam Milne castles Jason Roy for 13. ENG 37/1

3:36 pm IST: Jason Roy was quiet for some now and he has also joined the party. A brilliant boundary through long-off. ENG 37/0

3:32 pm IST: The umpires have called a halt to proceedings to observe a national minute’s silence for the victims of the London attack on Saturday.

3:30 pm IST: It has been a near perfect show from Alex Hales till now as he moves to 23* with another boundary. ENG 31/0

3:29 pm IST: New Zealand have won 41 and England 36 in previous 83 one day internationals between the two teams. Two matches ended in a tie while four matches were abandoned due to weather.

3:25 pm IST: 6 overs gone. England are 25 for no loss.

3:20 pm IST: England can guarantee their semis berth if they win this match. For New Zealand, a loss can mean elimination. ENG 23/0

3:15 pm IST: Short one from Trent Boult and Hales hooks it for a six. ENG 22/0

3:10 pm IST: A good start for England as both Jason Roy and Alex Hales look in fine touch. ENG 12/0

3:06 pm IST: Alex Hales also gets his first boundary of the match. ENG 8/0

3:04 pm IST: Wide from Tim Southee and Jason Roy just caresses it to the boundary! ENG 4/0

3:02 pm IST: Alex Hales had a brilliant outing against Bangladesh in their first match. Can he repeat it against the Kiwis?

3:00 pm IST: Good movement from the very first ball. ENG 0/0

2:59 pm IST: Tim Southee to start the bowling for New Zealand.

02:55 pm IST: Both these teams have faced each other twice in ICC Champions Trophy history. New Zealand won by four wickets in the 2009 edition, while England prevailed by 10 runs in 2013.

02:45 pm IST: This is the 84th meeting between England and New Zealand. The Kiwis hold the advantage in their head-to-head, winning 41 games, compared to England’s 36 wins.

2:30 pm IST: New Zealand have won the toss and opted to field. Yet again, there is no Tom Latham in the Kiwis’ line-up today.

2:21 pm IST: The scene at the Cardiff Wales Stadium on match eve was not pleasant. Neither team could have an outdoors training session, with heavy rain confining them indoors throughout. The silver lining to those clouds is that the forecast for Tuesday is better. But the famously fickle English weather could still have a say in how this match ends.

2:09 PM IST: Both England and New Zealand are coming into the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 on the back of series wins, though England beating South Africa will admittedly give it greater confidence than New Zealand got out of beating Bangladesh and Ireland – though admittedly without most of its ODI core.

The last time these two sides met in a 50-over International Cricket Council event, New Zealand inflicted a humiliating eight-wicket defeat upon England in Wellington during the 2015 World Cup.

ICC 2017: Australia Vs Bangladesh Live Updates

ICC 2017: Australia Vs Bangladesh Live Updates


LIVE UPDATES:

01:55 hrs IST: That’s it. Thank you for joining us. Until next time, it’s goodbye. Cheers!

01:50 hrs IST: Match abandoned. So rain forces Australia to split points, again!

01:20 hrs IST: Rain is getting heavier and heavier.

00:49 hrs IST: Oh wait! It’s raining again. Covers coming back on.

00:44 hrs IST: Restart at 1:00 am if there’s no more rain!

00:32 hrs IST: Umpires are out there. We’ll get an update soon.

00:12 hrs IST: The covers are coming off. Hopefully, we’ll have a start soon. Inspection in another 20 minutes.

00:01 hrs IST: Even if it’s a washout, Bangladesh would still be in the frame for a spot in the semi-finals. Then they must win their last game against New Zealand and hope Australia lose to England.

23:35 hrs IST: It’s still raining. Not a good news for either teams.

23:14 hrs IST: Covers are coming back on. It’s a steady drizzle. We are just four overs away from a result. We’ll keep you posted.

23:08 hrs IST: Not a good sight. It’s drizzling at The Oval.

23:03 hrs IST: Overall, Warner is the third quickest to the 4000-run mark. The other two are Amla and Viv Richards.

23:01 hrs IST: Double and that’s 4000 ODI runs for Warner. Way to go Australia’s little ripper!

22:57 hrs IST: Eight runs off Rubel’s third. Australia are 75/1 after 13 overs.

DO YOU KNOW – As many as 220 players have represented Australia in ODIs. There have been 24 captains, 45 centurions while 41 have taken at least one four-wicket haul.

22:45 hrs IST: Australia are 57/1 after 10 overs. Warner 26*, Smith 10*

22:39 hrs IST: FOUR! Full and wide from Mustafizur and Smith slices it through cover point for his first boundary.

22:36 hrs IST: Australia will hope the rain stays away till the 20th over. They’re going at a good rate and are ahead of the par score.

22:33 hrs IST: WICKET! Finch LBW Rubel 19(27). Bangladesh need more of these.

22:28 hrs IST: Eleven balls since the last boundary. Australia are 40/0 after 7 overs.

DO YOU KNOW – The last time Australia failed to chase a target of 183 or less was against South Africa, way back in 1997.

22:15 hrs IST: Australia are 21/0 after 4 overs. Finch 11*, Warner 9*

22:12 hrs IST: Two boundaries for Finch. Looks in top form!

22:08 hrs IST: Tidy over from the Bangladesh skipper. Just a run off it. Australia are 8/0 after 2 overs.

22:05 hrs IST: Mortaza now

22:04 hrs IST: Three runs off the final delivery. Australia are 7/0 after first over.

22:02 hrs IST: First runs for Warner. Fullish length from Mustafizur, the Australian vice-captain works it to deep mid-wicket and runs four.

21:59 hrs IST: And we’re underway. Warner to take strike. Mustafizur to bowl the first over for Bangladesh.

21:50 hrs IST: Covers are coming off. Play to restart at 22:00 hrs

21:35 hrs IST: Bad news folks. It’s raining currently, doesn’t seem too heavy though.

21:10 hrs IST: BOWLED! And that’s it. Bangladesh all out for 182. Mitchell Starc finishes with 4/29. Australia well on top. We’ll be back in a few minutes time.

21:07 hrs IST: Maiden over from Cummins. Australia’s pace battery at its very best!

21:03 hrs IST: And, Starc misses the hattrick by a whisker. What a bowler! The best in limited-overs currently. Bangladesh are 181/9 after 43 overs.

21:02 hrs IST: ‘Stupendous’ Starc on a hattrick. Two yokers from around the wicket and Mortaza, Rubel have no answer to it.

20:58 hrs IST: WICKET! Heartbreak for Tamim. Departs five short of another well deserved ton. Starc gets his first.

20:53 hrs IST: Quite a few matches face the rain threat this time around.

20:47 hrs IST: Hazlewood finishes with the figures of 1/40. Bangladesh are 171/6 after 40 overs.

20:43 hrs IST: FOUR! Too short from Zampa, Mehedi goes back into the crease and helps it in the gap between fine leg and deep square leg boundary.

20:40 hrs IST: Six runs off Hazlewood’s ninth over. It’s drizzling at The Oval. Play could be stopped anytime.

20:36 hrs IST: OUT! Second wicket for Zampa. Mahmudullah also falls with making any significant contribution. Bangladesh are 153/6 after 37 overs.

20:33 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 150/5 after 36 overs. Tamim 80*, Mahmudullah 7*

20:31 hrs IST: SIX! Flighted delivery from Maxwell, Mahmudullah steps out and lofts it over long on.

20:28 hrs IST: Maxwell now. Three spinners from Australia and that too in an ODI – rare sight.

20:25 hrs IST: WICKET! Zampa strikes in his very first over. Sabbir goes for 8(14). Has Smith been too late in introducing the leggie into the attack?

DO YOU KNOW – India is now the second team to hit 500 or more fours in Champions Trophy

20:08 hrs IST: Have to admit that Tamim has grown in stature in the past one and a half years. Should look to stay till the end here.

20:04 hrs IST: WICKET! Shakib LBW Head 29(48). Bangladesh are 124/4 after 30 overs.

20:00 hrs IST: SIX! Flighted delivery from Head, Tamim dances down the track and smacks it over deep extra cover for a maximum. What shot!

19:58 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 109/3 after 29 overs. Partnership between Tamim and Shakib worth 56 runs.

DO YOU KNOW – Tamim Iqbal has four fifty plus scores in his last six innings.

19:51 hrs IST: FOUR! Low full-toss from Starc and Shakib hits it well through backward point for his first boundary.

19:48 hrs IST: Head proving to be an extremely useful fifth bowler (6-0-14-0). Bangladesh are 95/3 after 26 overs.

19:45 hrs IST: Just six runs off the last two overs. Bangladesh are 94/3 after 25 overs.

19:40 hrs IST: Single and that’s fifty for Tamim, his 37th in ODIs and third against Australia. Brilliant innings!

19:38 hrs IST: FOUR! Fifth boundary for Tamim. Moves to 49. Costly over from Henriques. 16 runs off it. Bangladesh are 88/3 after 23 overs.

19:36 hrs IST: SIX! Too wide from Henriques, Tamim charges down the track and lofts it over covers for a maximum.

19:34 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 72/3 after 22 overs. Tamim 34*, Shakib 13*

19:31 hrs IST: Starc comes back into the attack.

19:30 hrs IST: Double off the last ball for Shakib. Henriques completes four overs. Bangladesh are 69/3 after 21 overs.

19:27 hrs IST: Shakib works a fuller delivery to mid-off for a quick single. Moves into double figures.

19:24 hrs IST: Just three runs off Henriques’ third. Bangladesh are 62/3 after 19 overs.

19:19 hrs IST: Dot ball to finish off from Henriques. Bangladesh are 59/3 after 18 overs.

19:17 hrs IST: FOUR! Short and wide from Henriques and Tamim slashes it through backward point for his first boundary.

19:15 hrs IST: Shakib Al Hasan now. Needs to hang in and provide able support to Tamim.

19:13 hrs IST: WICKET! In-form Mushfiqur departs cheaply. First wicket for Henriques. Bangladesh in all sorts of trouble now.

19:09 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 53/2 after 15 overs. Tamim 28*, Rahim 9*. Time for drinks.

DO YOU KNOW – Australia have won at least one ODI game in 101 venues, 10 at home and 91 outside Australia.

19:04 hrs IST: Henriques comes in as the third change.

19:03 hrs IST: Magnificent start from Head. Concedes just two runs. Bangladesh are 47/2 after 14 overs.

19:01 hrs IST: Offie Travis Head comes into the attack.

18:59 hrs IST: Solid from Cummins. 48 balls since the last boundary now. Bangladesh are 45/2 after 13 overs.

18:55 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Tamim. Moves to 25. Bangladesh are 43/2 after 12 overs.

18:52 hrs IST: Extended spell for Hazlewood. Tamim has found it difficult to score against him.

18:51 hrs IST: Great over from Cummins. Two runs and a wicket. Bangladesh are 39/2 after 11 overs.

18:48 hrs IST: Mushfiqur Rahim is in at No. 4. He scored a fifty in the first game against England.

18:46 hrs IST: OUT! Loose delivery and an even poor shot from Kayes. Looks to hit it on the up but Finch completes a neat catch at cover point.

18:43 hrs IST: Five overs since the last boundary. Bangladesh are 37/1 after 10 overs. Tamim 23*, Kayes 6*

18:40 hrs IST: Just 13 runs in the last four overs. Disciplined start from Mitchell Starc and Co..Wonder Smith’s comments after the NZ game have been taken seriously. Bangladesh are 35/1 after 9 overs.

18:36 hrs IST: Hazlewood continues to keep it tight. Tamim needs to attack here. Bangladesh are 33/1 after 8 overs.

18:32 hrs IST: Decent start from Cummins. Bangladesh are 29/1 after 7 overs.

DO YOU KNOW – Australia’s winning percentage against Bangladesh in ODIs in 95.

18:29 hrs IST: Here comes the first change in bowling – Pat Cummins

18:28 hrs IST: Single off the last ball for Tamim. Bangladesh are 24/1 after 6 overs.

18:25 hrs IST: WICKET! Hazlewood strikes. Soumya Sarkar departs for 3(11). Seventh wicket for the Australian seamer in the tournament.

18:22 hrs IST: FOUR! Tamim is in some form. Short and wide from Starc and cuts it past the fielder at point. Bangladesh are 22/0 after 5 overs.

18:20 hrs IST: FOUR! Fuller delivery from Starc, towards leg, Tamim gets into position early and works it extremely well in the gap past mid-on.

18:18 hrs IST: Double off the last ball for Starc. Bangladesh are 14/0 after 4 overs.

18:16 hrs IST: FOUR! Back of a length delivery from Hazlewood, Tamim comes down the track – makes room – and slaps it past mid-off for his first boundary.

18:14 hrs IST: Maiden over from Starc. Just what Australia need at this stage. Bangladesh are 6/0 after 3 overs.

STAT ATTACK – This is the 20th ODI and second Champions Trophy game between Australia and Bangladesh.

18:11 hrs IST: Starc to continue

18:09 hrs IST: Tidy start from Hazlewood. Sticking to the right lengths. Bangladesh are 6/0 after 2 overs.

18:06 hrs IST: Josh Hazlewood comes into the attack.

18:05 hrs IST: Excellent start from Starc, except for the third delivery – that strayed down leg and went for four leg byes. Bangladesh are 5/0 after first over.

18:02 hrs IST: Straightaway some movement for Starc.

18:00 hrs IST: And it’s time for live action. Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar make their way out in the middle. Mitchell Starc to start the proceedings for the Aussies.

17:56 hrs IST: Time for the national anthems.

17:40 hrs IST: One change each for both sides. Adam Zampa comes in for John Hastings while Mehedi Hasan replaces Mosaddek Hossain.

17:38 hrs IST: Here are the playing XI of both teams:

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith(c), Moises Henriques, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade(wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

17:32 hrs IST: Bangladesh have won the toss and have chosen to bat.

DO YOU KNOW – Australia, who’ve played 899 ODIs since 1971, will become the second team after India (908 matches) to play 900 ODI games.

17:20 hrs IST: Toss in a short while.

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