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- Tuesday, Nov 6, 2007 : 1st ODI at Guwahati
- Thursday, Nov 8, 2007 (D/N) : 2nd ODI at Mohali
- Sunday, Nov 11, 2007 : 3rd ODI at Kanpur
- Thursday, Nov 15, 2007 (D/N) : 4th ODI at Gwalior
- Sunday, Nov 18, 2007 (D/N) : 5th ODI at Jaipur
- Thursday, Nov 22-26, 2007 : 1st Test at Delhi
- Friday, Nov 30 - Dec 4, 2007 : 2nd Test at Kolkata
- Saturday, Dec 8-12, 2007 : 3rd Test at Bangalore
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Pakistan vs India - ODI Cricket Match Series 2005March-April, 2005 Discuss ODIs
Series: Pakistan wins the 6-ODI series 4-2
Indian Captain(s): Sourav Ganguly (1-4), Rahul Dravid (5,6)
Pakistan Captain: Inzamam Ul Haq (1-6)
Man of the Match: Virendra Sehwag (1), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (2), Naved-ul-Hasan (3), Inzamam-ul-Haq (4), Shahid Afridi (5), Shoaib Malik (6)
Player of the Series: Naved-ul-Hasan
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India vs Pakistan ODI Cricket MatchesHyderabad Pak vs India A | Kochi One Day | Vizag One Day | Jamshedpur One Day | Ahmedabad One Day | Kanpur One Day | Delhi One Day v India A - Hyderabad: Pakistanis won by 8 wickets
1st ODI - Cochin: India won by 87 runs
2nd ODI - Vishakapatnam: India won by 58 runs
3rd ODI - Jamshedpur: Pakistan won by 106 runs
4th ODI - Ahmedabad: Pakistan won by 3 wickets
5th ODI - Kanpur: Pakistan won by 5 wickets
6th ODI - Delhi: Pakistan won by 159 runs
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India lose by 159 runs, Pakistan win series 4-2
Inzamam links splendid victory to team best performance
Shoaib Malik (In Picture) top-scored with 72, his third half-century in four matches was named man of the match for his impressive knock containing eight fours. Indian batting on an under prepared wicket had a daunting task ahead, Virinder Sehwag despite getting a chance in the first over when he was caught by Shoaib Malik in the covers of a no ball by Rana Naveed ul Hassan was unable to cash in the chance. Rana had the last laugh as he got Virender Sehwag caught in the first slip by acting captain Younis Khan on 21. As soon as Sehwag's wicket fell, it was clear by the body language of his team mates that there will be no fight at least on Sunday. Mahindra Dhoni was the only exception, and he was the top scorer of the Indian batting line up with 24. After Kaif's wicket fell, the play stopped for a short while when the Indian crowd hurled bottles on Pakistani fielders standing at the boundary line after looking at the writing on the wall of clear Indian defeat. Play resumed after a short break, and when Ashish Nehra's wicket fell, Pakistan team recorded their first one day series win under the new coach Bob Woolmer in over a year. Shoaib Malik was named man of the match and Rana Naveed the pick of the Pakistani bowlers was named man of the series for bagging fifteen wickets with an average of 16 per piece. Inzamam ul Haq who had to remain in the dressing room for the entire second half due to a back spasm lifted the Pepsi Cup with a huge smile on his face, as he and the men in green made the nation proud. While Pakistani fans waited till the last of the ceremonies was over, the Indian audience took their cue earlier, what with their teams poor show. Waving flags and banners, the Pakistanis meanwhile, had just begun celebrating.
Addressing a crowded press conference after securing victory against its rival India, Captain Inzamam-ul-Haq while lauding players performance said that each player played vital role in clinching victory in the ODI series.
Referring to Pak-India series, he noted that both neighbours series had great importance regionally and globally, which had attracted million of spectators. Flaunting caps, T-shirts and even kurtas bearing their national flag, the Pakistani visitors stepping out of Feroze Shah Kotla stadium were headed straight for Delhis delights. On the agenda for most, was a binge at restaurant with Indian friends in tow, besides visiting popular tourist sites like India Gate and Qutub Minar, shopping for family back home and hitting the dance floor at happening clubs in the Capital. Meanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Team will return to Lahore from New Delhi via the Pakistan International Air (PIA)'s flight on Monday 5:00 pm. The team would be accorded with warm welcome by the PCB authorities and huge number of cricket fans at Allama Iqbal International Airport.
Ganguly banned! Dravid captain; Kumble, Sriram back in Indian side
Pakistan to go for the Kill
Anil Kumble omitted from Indian team for one-dayers
The 34-year-old Kumble claimed 17 wickets in the three-test series including a face saving 37* in the last innings when the frontline batsmen fell like nine-pins. The series ended in a 1-1 draw on Monday following Pakistan's 168-run victory in the final test in Bangalore.
Batsman Vangipurappu Laxman, wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik and opening batsman Gautam Gambhir were the other test squad members to be left out. India: Saurav Ganguly (Captain), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid , Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan, Murali Kartik, Dinesh Mongia, Mahendra Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Ashish Nehra, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Zaheer Khan.
Pakistan make three changes for India one-dayers
India A vs Pakistan Warm Up One Dayer
Hyderabad, March 30, 2005
India Pakistan Cricket Series 2005 - Warm Up One Day Match Result: Pakistanis won by 8 wicketsSTART:
Dhoni set to open with Shikhar Dhawan
In return, Man of the Match Shoaib Malik made a sparkling 81 of 78 balls, hitting 4 4s and 4 6s. Salman Butt 70 (124) was the other top scorer. They won with 4 overs remaining. In Picture: Top Hyderabad's famous Charminar Above Man of the Match & Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik gets into a car with his father-in-law Hamid Siddiqui on the way to his wife Ayeshas residence on Tuesday evening.
Kochi, April 2, 2005
India Pakistan Cricket Series 2005 - 1st One Day International Result: India 281-8 bt Pakistan 194 by 87 runsSTART:
Players arrive in Kochi, Holiday declared
Meanwhile, the government has announced a holiday for Kochi on the game day. The port city is brimming with activity and law and order machinery is working overtime. Five Team India players Rahul Dravid , Irfan Pathan, Mohammed Kaif, Harbhajan Singh and Lakshmipathy Balaji arrived in the city on Wednesday. Team India vice-captain Rahul Dravid said India will come back strongly in the ensuing ODI series and also backed skipper Sourav Ganguly as a man who will be back in form quickly. It is a little disappointing to lose the last Test, but that is over. One-day (game) is totally different. We have to look ahead and be positive. We can put up a good performance in the one-day series, he told reporters on the sidelines of a painting exhibition by his mother Pushpa Dravid in Kochi.
BCCI lays down the menu; Players to enjoy the backwaters
Both the teams are expected to go boating in the backwaters. An additional treat for first timers will be the beautiful Chinese fishing nets (In Picture) that are in plenty around the hotel, which is located on Wellington Island. A visit to Fort Kochi and its antique shops is also on the cards. MATCH:
Sachin wins it for India after Sehwag and Dravid's rescue mission
Vishakhapatnam, April 5, 2005
India Pakistan Cricket Series 2005 - 2nd One Day International Result: Pakistan 298 all out (44.1 overs) lose by 58 runsSTART:
Visakhapatnam gears up to host 2nd ODI; Teams arrive Discuss ODIs
Police had made elaborate security arrangements as policemen stood throughout the 12-km from the airport to the hotel. Meanwhile, Groundsmen under the supervision of the curator are working overtime to give finishing touches to the pitch and the outfield.
Cricketers learn to cope with intense heat ahead of 2nd ODI today Discuss ODIs
In Cochin, the mercury touched 34 degrees Celsius (93 degrees Fahrenheit) during the series-opening match and the relative humidity was measured at 65 percent. But the temperature had shot up to 37 degrees Celsius and the relative humidity stood at 70 percent when the teams took to the nets for practice early Monday in Visakhapatnam on Indias eastern coast. "Playing in these conditions is very tough. April in India is always like this," said vice captain Rahul Dravid , reflecting the views of players on both teams. "Its a matter of how we cope with the conditions. Youve got to manage your time and recover well, on and off the field," said Dravid, who batted for 47 overs to score a composed century in the first one-dayer, but stayed in the dressing room when India came out to field. He did not field at all at Cochin. "One has to leave enough in the tank for the next match, and whoever manages it better will win the series," he said. Pakistans vice captain, Younis Khan, said his team was also testing ways to avoid heat exhaustion. "During non-match days, were trying to reduce the heat-related problems through shorter training sessions," said Khan, who missed the first one-dayer due to viral influenza. Dravid added India would stick to the batting order with out-of-form skipper Sourav Ganguly at No.3. "Its a challenge for any team to carry along players who are out of form, and still manage the same result," said Dravid. "Im sure Ganguly will get runs sooner or later." MATCH: India went 2-0 up in the one-day series against Pakistan as they won in Vishakhapatnam by 58 runs. Pakistan were all out for 298 as they tried in vain to overhaul a mammoth Indian score of 356-9, a record for the hosts in matches against Pakistan. Left-arm paceman Ashish Nehra took 4-72 but India's hero was Mahendra Doni.
He hit 148 off 123 balls - his maiden ton - and his batting along with Virender Sehwag 's brutal 74 took the game out of reach of Pakistan. In Picture: Mahendra Dhoni batted well for his 148 and then kept wickets through out the Pakistani innings on a tiring day when the temperature hit mid 30s.
Jamshedpur, April 9, 2005
India Pakistan Cricket Series 2005 - 3rd One Day International Result: Pakistan won by 106 runs.START:
Inzy bus takes hit in stride Discuss ODIs
Fortunately a single stone was hurled and, fortunately again, the shards didnt injure the target: Inzamam himself. Of course, its not clear whether the missile struck the Pakistan captains window by mistake or intent. In keeping with the spirit of the tour, though, Pakistan hasnt made the incident an issue. They need to be complimented. We treated it as a stray incident.... There was a crowd of about 10,000 after we left the airport (for the three-hour drive) and somebody committed a bit of nuisance, assistant manager Asad Mustafa told The Telegraph.
Inzamam, reprimanded by the ICC today for abuse of cricket equipment after being run out in the Vizag one-dayer, said much the same thing: Kuch vaisi badi baat nahin thi.... Mujhe kuch chot bhi nahin lagi...
Pak to unleash Kaneria, Iftikhar, Younis in Jamshedpur ODI Discuss ODIs
"The three will be replaced by wrist spinner Danish Kaneria , fast bowler Rao Iftikhar Anjum and middle-order batsman Younis Khan ," Pakistani captain Inzamam-ul-Haq said.
Younis was undoubtedly the player of the three-Test series with 424 runs at 84.80 that included a career-best 267 at Bangalore. In Picture: Indian and Pakistani players arriving in Jamshedpur. MATCH: Pakistan all but ended the Indian assault on 320, removing the top six for 82, prompting a steady stream of people leaving Keenan Stadium in Jamshedpur.
Rana Naved-ul-Hasan did most of the damage, removing Virender Sehwag , Sourav Ganguly, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh. His partner, Mohammad Sami, removed Sachin Tendulkar with one that moved away a shade and then took out Rahul Dravid . Kaif and Irfan Pathan delayed the inevitable, with Pathan striking a couple of marvellous boundaries in his spirited 64, his first one-day international fifty. Kaif scored 32.
Vizag hero and local boy, M S Dhoni, entertained the crowd for a brief moment with a 28 in 24 balls. In the morning a cool hundred by Salman Butt, his second of the tour, led Pakistan's charge against an Indian attack that experienced the unfamiliar sensation of bowling first on a dead track at Jamshedpur. He was kept company mostly by Shoaib Malik, whose 75 raised the tempo midway through the innings. But it was Pakistan's late blast, engineered by Yousuf Youhana, which helped them surge past 300 to a large but now frequent total in India. India were set a target of 320, a tall job exacerbated by a slow over-rate, which gave them only 15 minutes to prepare for the task ahead. In Picture: Top Shoaib Malik plays a big shot on his way to 75 at Jamshedpur.
Above Salman Butt touches down on the way to a fine century against India at Jamshedpur
Ahmedabad, April 12, 2005
India Pakistan Cricket Series 2005 - 4th One Day International Result: Pakistan (319-7) beat India (315-6) by three wicketsSTART:
Toss will be crucial in Ahmedabad, says Inzamam Discuss Inzy
To a question, Inzamam replied that the batting order will be decided according to the situation of the match, but added that explosive opener Shahid Afridi was certain to play.
Series comes alive Discuss ODIs
Teams arrive in Ahmedabad amidst tight secuity Discuss ODIs
Kanpur, April 15, 2005
India Pakistan Cricket Series 2005 - 5th One Day International Result: Pakistan 252-5 beat India 249-6 by five wicketsSTART:
Teams arrive in Kanpur sans Ganguly Discuss ODIs
A big crowd of fans thronged the shopping complex near the hotel located in the centre of the city to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars.
The six match series is now level at 2-2 after Pakistan staged a superb comeback winning the last two matches in Jamshedpur and Ahmedabad.
Kanpur is India's favorite strip Discuss ODIs
The lush green stadium, located just about 100 metres from the bank of river Ganga in the industrial city of Kanpur has been known for favouring the Indian cricketers at most of the times.
India has played eight matches at the stadium, out of which, it has been triumphant on six occasions and has lost the other two matches. Only four Indian batsmen including master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar have the record of hitting a century at this field. Sachin hit a ton of just 89 balls including seven sixes, in Kanpur against Australia in 1998.
Wicket favours first bat Discuss ODIs
He goes so far as to predict that the previous highest score of 259 (India vs England in 1989) at this venue should get a beating.
Legendary groundsman Chhote Lal, who has prepared practice and match wickets here since 1979-80, says the match will be decided in favour of who bats first. It will be difficult chasing, he says, a total of 280-plus should be safe.
Here is a tinge of green but its just dead rolled grass. Not like the green he left in his very first Test wicket, which West Indian fast bowler Malcolm Marshall exploited. I still remember that match. Malcolm bowled a bouncer and Gavaskars bat left his hand. Everyone fumed at me during lunch, asking my why I left grass on the wicket.
India have played eight of the nine ODIs staged here, winning six. One of those two defeats was when India captained by Kapil Dev were dismissed for 78 by new boys Sri Lanka, back in 1986. MATCH: A spectacular solo effort from Shahid Afridi saw Pakistan breeze to their 250-run target with 47 balls to spare in Kanpur. The big-hitting opener struck nine sixes in total to become the first player to notch up 200 sixes in one-day internationals, reaching his 50 in just 20 balls - three balls short of the world record set by Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya against Pakistan in 1996.
Afridi, who collected an extraordinary 42 runs from two overs, went on to record 102 off just 46 balls, making him the joint-second fastest centurion in the history of international limited-overs cricket, as Pakistan finished on 252 for five in response to India's total of 249 for six.
Pakistan now having edge over India in the series by 3-2. India, in a team showing three changes, elected to bat first and totalled 249-6, recovering superbly from 26-3 after Naved-ul-Hasan's early wickets. But brilliant partnership of 135 for the fifth wicket between Mohammad Kaif and Rahul Dravid got India going. Dravid was run out in the final over for 86 after Kaif had hit 78.
Naved-ul-Hasan's accurate opening burst rattled the Indian top order as they limped to 38 for 3 at the ten-over mark. Apart from the relentessly disciplined length that Naved maintained, the batsmen also had to contend with a pitch with variable bounce as the batsmen struggled, edged and finally fell.
But none of the dismissals had anything to do with the pitch misbehaving. Sachin Tendulkar received a beauty from Naved: unsure of whether to play forward or back he pushed at one that left him a shade and edged a simple catch to Kamran Akmal behind the stumps. Virender Sehwag had no clue when confronted by one that came in and played outside the line of a ball that crashed into his of stump. And just when the situation demanded a cautious approach, Mahendra Singh Dhoni swished and swung, connected a few, dodged a few and finally edged one to Younis Khan at second slip. Musharraf, who is coming to Delhi to watch the last match, can hold his head high as he walks into the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium, able to face the tens of thousands of spectators in the stadium and inside the very living rooms of India where countless millions would be watching the live telecast. In Picture: Top Afridi's 102 came from 46 balls and contained 10 fours and nine sixes as he reduced the Indian bowling to smithereens. Above In the fifth over, Hasan bowled Virender Sehwag for 5 to reduce India to 11 for two.
Delhi, April 17, 2005
India Pakistan Cricket Series 2005 - 6th One Day International Result: Pakistan 303-8 (50 overs) beat India 144 (37 overs) by 159 runsSTART:
Teams in Delhi amid tight security Discuss ODIs
The arch-rivals meet for the final and sixth one-dayer at Feroze Shah Kotla in Delhi. India, trailing 2-3, need to do their best to pull even. Pakistan, who cannot lose the series, go in as favourites.
The match will be played on a fresh pitch. The captains yesterday inspected it for about 15 minutes, Rahul Dravid eventually echoing Inzamam ul-Haqs point of view that the pitch will be the same for both the teams, yielding no advantages to either.
The curator, Mr Radhey Shyam Gupta said: There is no grass on it and the bounce will be low. Meanwhile the match referee, Mr Chris Broad, and the neutral umpire, Mr Rudi Koertzen, were stopped from entering the Ferozeshah Kotla yesterday afternoon by overzealous security personals. It was only after Delhi and District Cricket Association officials intervened on being called up that the duo got in. A three-phase security ring has been thrown around the stadium. In another incident, a plainclothesman at the team hotel pushed and shouted at Pakistans assistant manager Asad Mustafa. He quickly apologised, but that didnt stop Inzamam-ul Haq from giving him a tongue-lashing. Aap cool rahen aur tameez se baat karen... Samjhe ki nahin... the captain warned. The plainclothesman apologised to Inzamam as well, not once but thrice!
India face up to end of a memorable era Discuss ODIs
Between them, coach and captain engineered some spectacular triumphs, none more notable than the victories over Steve Waughs Australians at Calcutta (2001) and Adelaide (2003). They also brought in and here Wright, rather than Ganguly, deserves the acclaim a culture of professionalism that had been alien to a team that relied far too much on individuals, most often Sachin Tendulkar .
Most importantly, the Indians, traditionally tigers at home and cattle to the abattoir abroad, learnt how to fight the good fight in foreign climes, drawing Test series in England and Australia, and triumphing for the first time across the border in Pakistan.
The figures alone make for impressive reading. Under Wrights guidance, India won 20 of 51 Tests, losing only 15. In the decade that preceded the Wright-Ganguly era, they had managed an abysmal two wins away from home, in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, but in the 27 matches that followed, they had nine wins against 11 defeats, a record that would pass muster in most countries barring Australia. As for Wright, whose relationship with Ganguly was sometimes fraught because of the captains more relaxed attitude to physical training, he will leave behind nothing but fond memories. On the eve of his final game, Dravid whose stint under Wright at Kent made him one of his chief supporters said: Hes made a huge contribution and helped us grow, as a unit and as individuals. Hes been more than a coach, hes been a friend to many of us. The one dayer in Kotla will be the last time Wright will be guiding Team India. MATCH: Pakistan has avenged its one-day cricket home series loss to India last year by dominating the sixth game in Delhi and claiming the return series 4-2 in a match disrupted briefly by disappointed fans. Pakistan won the final one-dayer by 159 runs, bundling India out for 144 in 37 overs after Shoaib Malik (72) and skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq (68) anchored an imposing score of 8-303 in 50 overs. The hosts starting their chase on a jittery note by losing openers Virender Sehwag (21) and Sachin Tendulkar (9) cheaply. India never recovered as Pakistan's bowlers tore through the middle order after skipper Rahul Dravid (19) and Yuvraj Singh (13) were run out. Rookie Mahendra Dhoni's 24 was the top score for India, whose slide to 94 for six angered the fans.
Spectators in the northwestern gallery of the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium began throwing water balls into the ground and play was suspended as the two umpires - South African Rudi Koertzen and India's A. V. Jayaprakash - summoned Pakistan's fielders into the middle and police reinforcements moved into the troubled stands to restore calm.
Pakistan's fielders and the Indian batsmen went into the pavilion as play remained suspended for 16 minutes. On resumption, Arshad Khan completed a haul of three for 33 as India crashed to an embarrassing defeat. A capacity crowd of 28,000 packed the stadium more than two hours before the toss and cheered as Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met the players before the start of play. Pakistan was give a sound foundation by Malik's 87-ball 72 and Inzamam's brisk 68 from 69 deliveries. In Picture: Top Man of the Match Shoaib Malik top scored for the visitors, stroking eight fours in his 72 before being bowled by Agit Agarkar Above Left The home fans react by throwing bottles onto the pitch, forcing the umpires to take the teams off for 15 minutes.
Above Right The Pakistan captain said winning the toss was crucial on what was a good batting track.
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