Things went Pakistan's way right from the toss. They elected to bowl first, putting pressure on an Indian batting line-up sans MS Dhoni. Dhawan and Kohli fell early, but Rohit Sharma looked like a man on mission, smashing his 22nd ODI fifty in quick time. However, Saeed Ajmal and Mohammad Talha bowled tight spells and provoked Sharma to make a mistake, who gave debutant Talha his maiden wicket. His departure made way for Ambati Rayudu, who grabbed the opportunity and scored only his 2nd ODI fifty alongside Rahane. The latter though, succumbed soon after and India were tottering at 103/4.