Result: D/L Method - India wins by 8 wickets
India vs Pakistan is a cricket match you can hardly afford to miss. Indian TV viewers can enjoy this match live on Star Cricket with English commentary and on Star Sports 2 with Hindi commentary. We cricket fans could really not afford to go out this Saturday as the biggest fun is at home on the TV! Mother of all cricket matches - India vs Pakistan is here.
India is already qualified for the semis and Pakistan is already eliminated. So overall this match is just a mere formality for the Champions Trophy 2013. But do Indian or Pakistan cricket fans consider it as a dead rubber? Never! In any circumstances, this match is the most viewed cricket match around the world.
India has been in its supreme form so far and proved the tag of them being the ODI World Champions. It is such a pleasure to the eyes to see India winning so comfortably against South Africa and West Indies. Not to forget India was also unbeaten in the warm up matches against Srilanka and Australia.
It is good to see Rohit Sharma back in form and laying a strong opening foundation with Shikhar Dhawan. The mustache man Dhawan is in supreme form. He has hit back to back hundreds and all eyes would be set on his powerful hitting today. Even a quick fire 50 would add pleasure to the game. Karthik looked very confident against West Indies and seemed as if he is carry forwarding his good form from the IPL and warm up games. Raina and Dhoni haven't got much batting so far but they are always reliable in crunch times. Virat Kohli is timing the ball pretty well and he is due for a big knock today.
Ravindra Jadeja is rightly called a RockStar by Shane Warne. Along with Shikhar Dhawan he has been in the best of his forms. He is bowling exceptionally well and if needed providing runs while he bats. Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar are bowling well in patches but they need to provide regular breakthroughs. R Ashwin seems to be economical but dried up with wickets. A good match today can boost his confidence in the semi finals.
Pakistan have had a miserable outing in England. Apart from one warm up win against South Africa they had nothing to cheer about. At times the services of Afridi were missed. Sans the skipper Misbah and few more, the others lacked application. Mohd Irfan did a good job with his pace bowling. Saeed Ajmal was good as always with his spin. If the batting would have supported the team, they could have qualified to the semis.
Enjoy the biggest match of this Champions Trophy today and keep loving this great game of cricket!