• UAE bat first after winning the toss
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar replaces injured Mohammed Shami
  • UAE all out for 102
  • Shaiman Anwar 35, R Ashwin 4/25
  • India 104/1 from 19.4 overs
  • Rohit 57*, Kohli 33*
Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan was the star man for India with the bat against South Africa. [Getty]

That's it from us. There was no much nail biting moments in the match as it was dominated by India from the very first delivery. India sealed an easy win and hope you enjoyed out live coverage of the game between India and UAE. We will be back tomorrow once again. Until then Goodbye.

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The second match is between Pakistan and Zimbabwe in Brisbane.


We had two fixtures today. New Zealand won by 1 wicket against Australia, which was a low-scoring match. The second match, India won comfortably against UAE by 9 wickets.


India captain MS Dhoni

We have had quite a few plans and it's important in these conditions that you execute them, not give opportunities to score freely. The bowlers have really stepped up, and in a team sport it starts to reflect in other departments too.

We dropped one catch today but the fielding has been brilliant. When we are losing quite a few games outside the subcontinent, it was an area of concern that we were not getting wickets in the middle overs. Now we are getting wickets with the new ball and the spinners are able to put more pressure on the batsmen in the middle overs.

We have to continue with the good effort. [Bhuvneshwar] looked good, first five overs he bowled he was looking sharper than he did when he came back from the injury and played the Test match. If he plays a few more games, we can see how he can bowl in the death overs also.


UAE captain Mohammad Tauqir:

It was not a par score on this wicket, we were outplayed by Indian bowling. They bowled really well, in good areas, we should have scored 200-plus. [Ashwin] bowled brilliantly, we couldn't cope with his bowling.

He was getting good bounce and turn on this wicket. That's our batting order, we know [Shaiman] can score a lot of runs down the order. I think the top order needs to be more responsible and score more runs for us.


R Ashiwn

I bowl at such phases of the game, it's more of cutting the runs out, it can get a little difficult, but [the lack of a four-wicket haul] was playing on my mind today after the first five overs.

When it comes to this format, I'm pretty much unselfish, it doesn't matter if I get the numbers or not as long as I put in the effort required. My wrist is getting into a good position, and that helps with the arm ball, the breeze helped as well. It was good to play the big teams initially, now we're on a roll


R Ashwin is the Man of the Match for his career best of 4/25


Match Summary:


India win by nine wickets...!!!


Over 20: India 104 for 1: Virat Kohli 33 (41) , Rohit Sharma 57 (54)

Tauqir continues as his first three deliveries results in no run. Rohit uses his feet and smashes over the bowler's head for a boundary. That is the end of the match as India win by nine wickets.


Over 19: India 100 for 1: Virat Kohli 33 (41) , Rohit Sharma 53 (50)

India need 8 more runs to win. Karate is in his third over. After two dot balls, Kohli takes a quick single and Rohit was running towards the danger end. Luckily the throw misses the stumps. It is followed by an easy single towards leg side.

Kohli the slices through backward point for four runs and finishes the over with a dot ball.


Over 18: India 94 for 1: Virat Kohli 28 (36) , Rohit Sharma 52 (49)

India take batting Powerplay and Rohit takes a single to start the proceedings after the break. Tauqir bowls his second over and concedes just two runs from first four deliveries. Cut away through point and Rohit gets a boundary, which helps him reach his fifth. He finishes the over with a dot ball. 6 runs from it.


India take batting Powerplay...!!!


UAE players are warming up on the field and there will be hardly few overs of cricket left in this match.


India's Virat Kohli (L) and teammate Rohit Sharma (R) leave the field at the tea break.

Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma
India\'s Virat Kohli (L) and teammate Rohit Sharma (R) leave the field at the tea break against UAE. [Getty]


Innings Break

India need 15 more runs to win the match against UAE.


Over 17: India 88 for 1: Virat Kohli 27 (33) , Rohit Sharma 47 (46)

Rohit starts Karate's second over with a single. It is followed by a couple from Kohli as he places it towards deep backward point. Kohli gets off the strike off the third ball with a single at square leg. Rohit takes a single, followed by a dot ball from Kohli.

5 runs from first dive deliveries and finishes the over with a dot ball. It is time for Innings break now.