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Trouble for Pakistan as India get four quickies

As Shahid Afridi got lucky by winning the toss and batting on a pitch he expected to assist spin in the evening, his opener Salman Butt's fifty gave Pakistan a steady start against arch rival India at Dambulla. However, India claimed four wickets in quick succession to put Pakistan back under pressure. LIVE Scorecard

cricket Updated: Jun 19, 2010 17:07 IST

As Shahid Afridi got lucky by winning the toss and batting on a pitch he expected to assist spin in the evening, his opener Salman Butt's fifty gave Pakistan a steady start against arch rival India at Dambulla. However, India claimed four wickets in quick succession to put Pakistan back under pressure.

Umar Akmal was caught behind trying to paddle-sweep Jadeja's delivery. Virat Kohli's impressive catch off Harbhajan's ball saw Umar Amin's dismissal. Salman Butt was run out by Jadeja, and Shoaib Malik was bowled off Zaheer Khan's delivery only a few overs earlier.

Earlier, Harbhajan Singh removed Imran Farhat in the eleventh over for 25 runs.

Pakistan made two changes to their XI, replacing Shahzaib Hasan with Imran Farhat, and bringing in the specialist spinner Saeed Ajmal for Mohammad Asif.

Victory for India at the Rangiri stadium in Dambulla will ensure them a place in the June 24 final alongside hosts Sri Lanka, while Pakistan must win to stay afloat in the four-nation tournament.

This is only the second one-day match between the arch-rivals in the past two years. The last time the two sides played, Pakistan beat India in the 2009 Champions Trophy in South Africa.

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Praveen Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra.

Pakistan: Shahid Afridi (capt), Salman Butt, Imran Farhat, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Umar Amin, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Aamer, Shoaib Akhtar.

Umpires: Billy Doctrove (WIS) and Billy Bowden (NZL)

TV umpire: Sharfuddoula Shahid (BAN)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)