Sunday, November 11, 2007

Video highlights of India Vs Pakistan 3rd ODI, Kanpur

Watch Video highlights of Third ODI played between India and Pakistan at Kanpur. Pakistan have won the toss and elected to field first.

Sachin Tendulkar Wicket - 3rd ODI India Vs Pakistan Kanpur

Sourav Ganguly Wicket - 3rd ODI India Vs Pakistan Kanpur

India Inning - Batting Highlights 1

India Inning - Batting Highlights 2

Gautham Gambir Wicket - 3rd ODI India Vs Pakistan Kanpur

3rd ODI India Vs Pakistan Kanpur - 48th Over

3rd ODI India Vs Pakistan Kanpur - 49th Over

3rd ODI India Vs Pakistan Kanpur - 50th Over

Pakistan Innings - Wicket of Younis Khan

Pakistan Innings - Wicket of Mohhamad Yousuf

Pakistan Innings - Wicket of Sohail Tanvir

Pakistan Innings - Wicket of Salman Butt

Presentation Ceremony 3rd ODI India Vs Pakistan Kanpur

Monday, November 5, 2007

India Vs Pakistan 1st ODI Video Highlights at Guwahati

India Vs Pakistan 1st ODI of indian oil 5 match series, where India won the match by 5 wickets. MS Dhoni was selected as man of the match. Here is some video highlights for you :D

All Wickets of Pakistan Innings

Sachin Tendulkar Wicket

Wicket of Sourav Ganguly

India Vs Pakistan 1st ODI 2007 Guwahati - Presentation Ceremony

India Won The First ODI Against Pakistan at Guwahati

India ease to five-wicket win

November 5, 2007

India 242 for 5 (Dhoni 63, Yuvraj 58) beat Pakistan 239 for 7 (Yousuf 83*, Butt 50) by 5 wickets

India had the best of Pakistan in a lackluster contest on a slightly demanding pitch, restricting them to 239 and then knocking off the runs through a string of contributions from the top order. It was not the most spectacular cricket, but it was sensible from India and perhaps a touch too circumspect from Pakistan, whose batsmen did not do enough, and whose bowlers were committed and disciplined but rarely penetrative.

When Shoaib Malik won the toss and chose to bat it appeared to be a sound decision, given that the pitch was dry, on the slower side, and threatened to break up in the second half. And when Salman Butt and Kamran Akmal got off to a breezy start, it appeared that India would have their work cut out. Akmal square drove crisply for boundaries when he was offered width and Butt used his wrists to guide the ball into gaps with excellent timing.

The fall of Akmal's wicket, however, when he was declared lbw to an Irfan Pathan ball that pitched outside leg, changed the complexion of the innings. Younis Khan was uncomfortable batting on this pitch - with the ball not coming on truly - and grew increasingly disturbed as India's spinners checked the flow of runs.

Soon after reaching a well-paced half-century, Butt did himself no favours when he charged down the pitch after the ball speared off the leading edge towards cover, only to be sent back by his partner and run out. At least while Butt was at the crease runs came from one end, but with Mohammad Yousuf joining Younis the runs just dried up.

The singles came easily enough, with Yousuf knocking the ball away into the leg side with soft hands, but Younis' frustration reached such proportions, especially after sweeps and reverse-sweeps failed, that he holed out to long-on for a 58-ball 25. For a painful 21.2 overs Pakistan could not manufacture a single boundary, and this might have prompted Malik to promote Shahid Afridi up the order.

Even Afridi could not plunder as he would've liked and though he managed a front-foot pull over long-on, his 31 off 32 balls before being smartly stumped as he charged down the pitch to Sachin Tendulkar was a bit short of what Pakistan needed. Malik then added to the pressure, heaving a leg-stump full-toss straight down midwicket's throat.

Fortunately for Pakistan, while wickets fell at one end, Yousuf had crept to his half-century and with about five overs to go took it upon himself to increase the tempo. He paddle swept Pathan fine and then drove RP Singh inside-out over cover. The late charge took Yousuf to an unbeaten 83, off an acceptable 88 balls, and Pakistan to 239 for 7 from 50 overs.

With probing bowling and tight fielding Pakistan might well have given India a serious run for their money chasing 240, but instead they bowled without much purpose and out-did India in the poor fielding standings to let the game slip out of their hands. At no point in the course of the chase were India under serious pressure, and Pakistan were waiting for an India collapse that never came.

Shoaib Akhtar gave Pakistan some hope early on when he trapped Tendulkar in front with a slower ball, with only 14 on the board. But Sourav Ganguly and Gautam Gambhir then added 82 for the third wicket to take India towards safety. Neither Ganguly nor Gambhir was in total control at the crease, with some streaky strokes eluding the fielders, but when the opportunity was there to score both batsmen backed their instincts and it paid off.

Ganguly was quick to go after anything that was a bit wide, slanting and angling his bat to get the ball through cover point and third man. Gambhir opened the face of his bat so much that he edged between keeper and slip twice consecutively, but was undeterred. Once the ball lost its hardness and Shoaib gave way to less pacy bowlers, Gambhir knuckled down and cover drove with confidence. His timing and placement were excellent, and the ball went along the ground more often than not.

It was against the run of play that India lost their next two wickets. Ganguly played one down to fine leg and headed for a single that Gambhir did not want, and could not turn around and regain his crease in time. Ganguly had made 39 but looked good for more. Gambhir too should have got more than the 44 he managed, but failed to pick an offbreak from Shahid Afridi and was bowled round his legs.

Then came another partnership, of 105, between India's captain and vice-captain and this all but sealed the deal. Mahendra Singh Dhoni had come out in the mood to give the ball a thrash, sluggish pitch notwithstanding, and he succeeded. There were some streaky boundaries, but for the best part the ball boomed off the middle of the bat and there was not much Pakistan's bowlers could do. He found an excellent ally in Yuvraj Singh, who hit the ball as hard as anyone, and looked to be positive against the spinners and the quick men.

Both Yuvraj and Dhoni reached the half-century mark, and with only 22 needed for victory Pakistan broke the partnership. Yuvraj (58) slog-swept Abdur Rahman, the left-arm spinner, but did not quite get hold of the ball and failed to clear Afridi in the deep. Soon after, Dhoni (63) flashed at Shoaib, who returned to the attack in the 45th over, and India wobbled at the doorstep of victory. Only 15 were needed for victory at that stage, and you wondered why Malik had not re-introduced Shoaib earlier. Robin Uthappa and Pathan knocked off the remaining runs and the five-wicket win gave India a 1-0 lead in this five-match series.


Final Score Card:

Pakistan in India ODI Series [India won by 5 wickets]
India Vs Pakistan,Nehru Stadium, Guwahati,05 NOV 2007
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat
India Batting (50 overs max)
1SC Ganguly(runout).Salman Butt,Kamran Akmal395561
2SR Tendulkarlbw.Shoaib Akhtar4710
3G Gambhirb.Shahid Afridi445170
4MS Dhonic.Kamran Akmal b.Shoaib Akhtar637780
5Yuvraj Singhc.Shahid Afridi b.Abdur Rehman587461
6RV Uthappa *notout111120
7IK Pathannotout5810
8Harbhajan Singhdnb
9M Kartikdnb
10Z Khandnb
11RP Singhdnb
Extras(lb 7, b 4, nb 1, w 6 )18
Total( 5 wicket(s), 47.0 overs, mins)242 (R.R 5.15)
FoW1-14(SR Tendulkar,2.5 ov), 2-96(SC Ganguly,16.5 ov), 3-113(G Gambhir,20.6 ov), 4-218(Yuvraj Singh,42.6 ov), 5-225(MS Dhoni,44.1 ov)
Pakistan Bowling
1Shoaib Akhtar *8.0052230
2Umar Gul7.0226010
3Iftikhar Anjum8.0050000
4Shahid Afridi10.0034110
5Abdur Rehman10.0154110
6Shoaib Malik4.0115001

Player of the match MS Dhoni (India)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Fixtures of Pakistan tour of India, 2007/08

The Asian two rivals India and Pakistan gear up the fire in the cricket world at the end of the year 2007. Both teams are confident to win the most prestigious series. And thus two teams re-shuffle their team to get success.

In India, Rahul Dravid and Dinesh Karthik have been left out of the Indian squad for the first two one-dayers against Pakistan. Virender Sehwag makes a comeback, as does Gautam Gambhir, who recently recovered from a groin strain, while Uttar Pradesh allrounder Praveen Kumar is the only new face. The series kicks off on November 5, with the first ODI in Guwahati.

In Pakistan, Shoaib Akhtar included with the team to shine their bowling action and after rejecting the captaincy twice in his career, Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has accepted the responsibility of taking over as the vice-captain for the tour of India, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced today.Younis takes over from opener Salman Butt, who held the post through the two-Test series against South Africa.


Pakistan tour of India, 2007/08

November 2007
Fri 2
09:00 local, 03:30 GMT
Delhi v Pakistanis
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Mon 5
09:00 local, 03:30 GMT
1st ODI - India v Pakistan
Nehru Stadium, Guwahati
Thu 8 D/N
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
2nd ODI - India v Pakistan
Punjab C.A. Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
Sun 11
09:00 local, 03:30 GMT
3rd ODI - India v Pakistan
Green Park, Kanpur
Thu 15 D/N
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
4th ODI - India v Pakistan
Captain Roop Singh Stadium, Gwalior
Sun 18 D/N
14:30 local, 09:00 GMT
5th ODI - India v Pakistan
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Thu 22 - Mon 26
09:30 local, 04:00 GMT
1st Test - India v Pakistan
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Fri 30 - Tue 4
09:30 local, 04:00 GMT
2nd Test - India v Pakistan
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
December 2007
Sat 8 - Wed 12
09:30 local, 04:00 GMT
3rd Test - India v Pakistan
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

The Two Teams:

Pakistan: Shoaib Malik (c), Younis Khan (vc), Abdur Rehman, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar anjum, Imran Nazir, Kamran Akmal (wk), Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Asif, Mohammad Yousuf, Salman Butt, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Yasir Hameed.

India: MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir, Sourav Ganguly, Harbhajan Singh, Murali Kartik, Zaheer Khan, Praveen Kumar, Irfan Pathan, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Rudra Pratap Singh, Sreesanth, Sachin Tendulkar, Robin Uthappa, Yuvraj Singh.

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