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India vs Pakistan T20 series, Pakistan tour of India 2012-13
India and Pakistan to play 3 ODIs and 2 T20 matches
Dec 25 2012 to Jan 6 2013
July 15, 2012After five years of no cricket, India and Pakistan will play again during the Christmas break of 2012. The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) at its working committee meeting on Monday took the decision that India will host Pakistan to play three One Day International and two T20 matches in December 2012-January 2013. The plan, as per BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla's announcement, is to hold the three ODIs in Chennai, Delhi and Kolkata, and the Twenty20 matches in Ahmedabad and Bangalore.
India vs Pakistan Schedule
3 ODIs and 2 T20Is - Dec 2012 to Jan 2013
|Dec 25, 2012|
19:00 local | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST
India vs Pakistan
|Dec 28, 2012|
17:00 local | 11:30 GMT | 06:30 EST
India vs Pakistan
|Dec 30, 2012|
09:00 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST
India vs Pakistan
|Jan 3, 2013|
12:00 local | 06:30 GMT | 01:30 EST
India vs Pakistan
|Jan 6, 2013|
12:00 local | 06:30 GMT | 01:30 EST
India vs Pakistan
India Pakistan bilateral series
3rd ODI, India vs Pakistan, Delhi
Delhi ODI - India win low-scoring thriller by 10 runs [IND-PAK:1-2(3/3)]
Jan 6, 2013India pulled off a 10-run win over Pakistan in a low-scoring thriller at chilly Ferozeshah Kotla, avoiding a series whitewash in a match played under extremely chilly and windy conditions. The Indians were first bundled out for a paltry 167 in 43.4 overs, but Pakistan failed to overcome the measly target as the were bowled out for 157 in the 49th over.For India, Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (36), Suresh Raina (31) and Ravindra Jadeja (27) were the top contributors. Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal was the pick of the bowlers with five-wicket haul for 24 runs. Dhoni won the Man of the Match award, while Nasir Jamshed was the Man of the Series for his back to back hundreds in the first two ODIs. India XI: Gambhir, Rahane, Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Raina, Dhoni (c/wk), Jadeja, Ashwin, B Kumar, I Sharma, Ahmed Pakistan XI: Jamshed, Hafeez, Y Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Shoaib Malik, U Akmal, K Akmal (Wicket Keeper), Junaid Khan, Gul, Ajmal, Irfan
3rd ODI, India vs Pakistan at Delhi: India 167 all out in 43.4 ov (Dhoni 36, Raina 31, Saeed Ajmal 5/24) beat Pakistan 157 all out in 48.5 ov (Misbah-ul-Haq 39; Ishant 3/36) by 10 runs
2nd ODI, India vs Pakistan, Kolkata
Kolkata ODI - Pakistan win series [IND-PAK:0-2(2/3)]
Jan 3, 2013India were bowled out for 165 in 48 overs chasing a target of 251 in the second ODI at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Dhoni scored an unbeaten 54, while Junaid and Ajmal took 3 wickets each.Earlier Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets apiece to lead Indian fightback as the hosts bowled out Pakistan to 250 in 48.3 overs, after Nasir Jamshed and Mohammad Hafeez added 141 for the first wicket. India XI: G Gambhir, V Sehwag, B Kumar, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, SK Raina, R Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c/wk), R Ashwin, I Sharma, AB Dinda Pakistan XI: Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Kamran Akmal (Wicket Keeper), Azhar Ali, Shoaib Malik, Junaid Khan, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan
2nd ODI, India vs Pakistan at Kolkata: India 165 in 48 ov (Dhoni 54*) vs Pakistan 250 in 48.3 ov (Nasir Jamshed 106, Mohammad Hafeez 76)
1st ODI, India vs Pakistan, Chennai
Chennai ODI - Steady Pakistan win by 6 wickets [IND-PAK:0-1(1/3)]
Dec 29, 2012India lost four wickets for 20 within the first six overs against Pakistan after being asked to bat first in Chennai, with Junaid Khan taking 3-6 in his first 3 overs. However a 6th wicket partnership of 73 between Raina and Dhoni, and an unbeaten 7th wicket partnership of 125 between Dhoni and Ashwin took India to 227 for 6 at the end of 50 overs. Dhoni remained not out on 113 from 125 balls, including 51 off his final 25 balls. He hit 3 sixes and 7 fours after being dropped by Misbah when he was on 18.Reported earlier: Arch foes India and Pakistan are set for what is likely to be an exhilarating three-match ODI series showdown that begins in Chennai. However, light to heavy showers are predicted for Sunday, which raises the possibility of the day match being called off without even a ball being bowled. India XI: G Gambhir, V Sehwag, B Kumar, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, SK Raina, RG Sharma, MS Dhoni (c/wk), R Ashwin, I Sharma, AB Dinda Pakistan XI: Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Kamran Akmal (Wicket Keeper), Azhar Ali, Shoaib Malik, Junaid Khan, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan
Ist ODI, India vs Pakistan at Chennai: Pakistan 228/4 in 48.1 ov (Nasir 101*) beat India 227/6 in 50 ov (Dhoni 113*, Junaid Khan 4-43) by 6 wickets
Twenty20 Match Series
2nd T20I, India vs Pakistan, Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad Twenty20 - India win thriller, tie series [IND-PAK:1-1(2/2)]
Dec 28, 2012Man of the Match Yuvraj Singh smashed 72 from 36 balls as India scored a massive 192 for five to help set up a 11-run win over Pakistan in the second Twenty20 international in Ahmedabad. Yuvraj hammered seven sixes and four fours, with Mahendra Dhoni making 33 from 23 balls. They added 97-runs for the fourth wicket as India put on board its highest total against Pakistan in T20s. Ajinkya Rahane (28) and Virat Kohli (27) also came up with valuable knocks. Pakistan pacer Umar Gul picked up four for 37.In reply, Pakistan seemed to be well and truly on course to overhaul India's challenging target with Mohammad Hafeez playing a captain's knock of 55 off just 26 balls which contained six boundaries and three sixes. However Dinda (3 for 36) and Ishant Sharma kept their cool during the death overs to seal the issue in hosts' favour. Needing 20 runs off the final over bowled by Ishant, Umar Gul and Shoaib Malik could manage only eight runs. Hafeez was adjudged Man of the Series for his back to back half centuries.Reported earlier: Pakistan won the toss and elected to field first in the second Twenty20 International against India here at the Sardar Patel Stadium on Friday. India T20I XI: Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni (captain & wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda. Pakistan T20I XI: Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez (Captain), Kamran Akmal (Wicket Keeper), Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan.
2nd T20I, India vs Pakistan at Motera, Ahmedabad: India 192/5 (Yuvraj Singh 72, Umar Gul 4-37) beat Pakistan 181/7 (Mohammad Hafeez 55) by 11 runs
Ahmedabad Twenty20 - Pakistan eyeing historic series win
Dec 27, 2012Pakistan are eyeing a historic series triumph against India buoyed by their emphatic five-wicket win in the first Twenty20 international at Bangalore on Christmas Day. With substandard fielding, underperforming spinners, inconsistent middle-order and heavy reliance on part-timers, India has failed to defend their home turf in the Tests against England and only managing to draw the T20 series. They are now on the brink of losing again, this time against Pakistan in the shortest version.
2nd T20I, India vs Pakistan at Motera, Ahmedabad: Start time 17:00 local | 11:30 GMT | 06:30 EST
1st T20I, India vs Pakistan, Bangalore
Bangalore Twenty20 - Pakistan win last-over thriller [IND-PAK:0-1(1/2)]
Dec 25, 2012Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik hit timely half-centuries, leading Pakistan to a five wicket win in the first Twenty20 match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday night. Bhuvaneshwar had a dream debut, his swing bowling netting him figures of 4-0-9-3. Earlier, sent in to bat, India suffered a shocking collapse losing nine wickets for 47 runs after Ajinkya Rahane and Gambhir had added 77 for the opening wicket. India T20I XI: Mahendra Dhoni (capt & wk), G Gambhir, AM Rahane, V Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, SK Raina, RG Sharma, RA Jadeja, B Kumar, I Sharma, AB Dinda. Pakistan T20I XI: Mohammad Hafeez (Captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Nasir Jamshed, Kamran Akmal (Wicket Keeper), Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan.
1st T20I, India vs Pakistan at Bangalore: Pakistan 134/5 in 19.4 ov (Shoaib 57*, Mohammad Hafeez 61, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3-9) beat India 133/9 in 20 ov (Rahane 42, Gambhir 43) by 5 wickets
Bangalore Twenty20 - South Asia’s bitter rivals meet in a fortress
Dec 25, 2012India and Pakistan will play the first Cricket series since the 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai. Even as the Pakistan team landed in India on Saturday, it was widely reported in the Indian press that the players have been snubbed by IPL franchises. In the past four years the teams have met four times in 50-over tournaments – in the 2009 Champions Trophy in South Africa, the famous World Cup semi-final at Chandigarh in 2011, and a couple of Asia Cup ties in Sri Lanka in 2010 and Bangladesh just over six months ago. In the World Twenty20 tournament, India beat Pakistan by 8 wickets in the Super Eights on September 30, 2012. India Twenty20 squad: Mahendra Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Parvinder Awana, Piyush Chawla, Ashok Dinda, Gautam Gambhir, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh. Pakistan Twenty20 squad: Mohammad Hafeez (Captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Ali, Junaid Khan, Kamran Akmal (Wicket Keeper), Mohammad Irfan, Nasir Jamshed, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Umar Amin, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar.
1st T20I, India vs Pakistan at Bangalore: Match starts at 19:00 local | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST
Shiv Sena: Pakistan should not be allowed to play in India
Gavaskar slams BCCI, BJP muted
July 16, 2012India's right-wing party Shiv Sena today opposed the resumption of Indo-Pak cricketing ties, while the Maharashtra unit of Congress also expressed reservations, indirectly opposing the series, saying that BCCI should consider the sentiments of people. Shiva Sena and most of the local political parties strongly opposed the tour saying India should not play cricket against Pakistan until the perpetrators of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks are not brought to justice. BJP reacted to the agreement between BCCI and its Pakistani counterpart PCB by lodging a strong protest against Islamabad's failure to act against 26/11 perpetrators and other terrorists, but without opposing the restoration of cricketing ties. Legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar went to the extent of saying it would be a “meaningless series” adding “Being a Mumbaikar, I feel what is the urgency when there has been no co-operation from the other side (on the 26/11 terror strike). Why is it that only India has to move on?” Mumbai won’t be a host during the Pakistan tour.
BCCI agrees to resume India Pakistan series
India and Pakistan to play 3 ODIs and 2 T20 matches
July 15, 2012After five years of no cricket, India and Pakistan will play again during the Christmas break of 2012. The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) at its working committee meeting on Monday took the decision that India will host Pakistan to play three One Day International and two T20 matches in December 2012-January 2013. The plan, as per BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla's announcement, is to hold the three ODIs in Chennai, Delhi and Kolkata, and the Twenty20 matches in Ahmedabad and Bangalore. He also added that it has the government's nod. Reacting to the BCCI's announcement, PCB chief Zaka Ashraf told the Pakistani media that it was a welcome step. "I am glad this has come through," Ashraf said.
Bilateral cricketing ties were snapped following the Mumbai terror attacks in November 2008, though the two countries have played each other in the World Cup, Champions Trophy and Asia Cup. The two countries last played a Test and ODI series way back in 2007. India pulled out of the 2009 cricket tour of Pakistan in the wake of the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.
India has a packed cricket schedule this year and the Indo-Pak matches will be accommodated in the middle of England's tour to India. England will finish playing Tests and the team will fly back for Christmas. They will be back in the New Year to play ODIs. National teams have stayed away from Pakistan after the March 2009 attack on Sri Lanka’s bus just a few hundred metres from the Gaddafi stadium.
Reacting to the news, Pakistani test captain Misbah-ul Haq said it was "great news" for millions of fans in south Asia. "The competition in such a series is so high that it's important for the players. And players from both the sides miss such matches and they want to be part of it," he told journalists in Lahore.
Sunil Gavaskar, the former Indian international batsman, said: "Being a Mumbaikar I feel: what is the urgency when there is no co-operation from the other side?"
Shiv Sena strongly opposed the move saying that there was no point for any such initiative, while the chief of the Maharashtra State Congress indirectly opposed the series saying there was anger among the Indian people over the 26/11 incident.
PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf in talks with BCCI officials
Dhoni in favour of playing Pakistan
May 31, 2012India's cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday said that Team India was open to playing against arch-rivals Pakistan if the two boards agreed to have a bilateral series in India. India have suspended bilateral sporting ties with Pakistan since the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai by Pakistani nationals.
India vs Pakistan, ICC World Twenty20 2012
Super Eights ICC World Twenty20 2012
20th Match, Group 2: Pakistan vs India WT20
India coast past Pakistan to keep hopes alive
30 Sep 2012Chasing an easy target of 129, Virat Kohli hit an unbeaten 78 off 61 balls to propel India to an 8-wicket victory over Pakistan with 3 overs to spare. After losing Gambhir for a duck, Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli controlled the innings by playing sensibly. Sehwag hit a sedate 29 before falling at 75/2 in the 11th over. Yuvraj Singh remained unbeaten on 19.Earlier, electing to bat, Pakistan were all out for 128 thanks in part to Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuvraj Singh who returned similar figures of 2-16. Seamer Lakshmipathy Balaji chipped in with three wickets. Australia look virtually certain to reach the last four and the other three teams - including South Africa - all still have a chance of progressing. Reported Earlier: Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez won the toss and decided to bat first against India. Virender Sehwag returned to the playing XI after missing last two matches against England and Australia. Lakshmipathy Balaji also made his way back in to the team. Piyush Chawla and Harbhajan Singh were left out for today's match. India XI: Virender Sehwag, Gambhir, Virat Kohli, SK Raina, Yuvraj Singh, RG Sharma, MS Dhoni (Captain), Irfan Pathan, Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Balaji
Pakistan XI: Mohammad Hafeez (Captain), Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Yasir Arafat, Raza Hasan, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal
Pakistan vs India World T20: India 129/2 in 17 ov (Kohli 78*) beat Pakistan 128 in 19.4 (Balaji 3-22, Yuvraj 2-16, Ashwin 2-16) by 8 wickets
India need to beat Pakistan to stay in the tournament
30 Sep 2012Pakistan have never beaten India in either the 50-over World Cup or the World Twenty20, but today they start as the favorites to ouster India from the cup. Pakistan will look to extend their dominant form and put India on the brink of elimination in the clash everyone is waiting for. India were humiliated by Australia in their opening Super Eights match, and will have to pick up the pieces in their do-or-die game in the World Twenty20 Super Eights game at Colombo. The last time the two teams met India lost to Pakistan in a warm-up game on Sep 17th by 5 wkts. India squad: MS Dhoni, Gambhir, Ashwin, Balaji, Chawla, Dinda, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virat Kohli, Irfan Pathan, SK Raina, Virender Sehwag, RG Sharma, Tiwary, Yuvraj Singh
Pakistan squad: Mohammad Hafeez, Abdul Razzaq, Asad Shafiq, Imran Nazir, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Sami, Nasir Jamshed, Raza Hasan, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Yasir Arafat
World T20 2012 Warm-up Matches
India vs Pakistan at Colombo - Sep 17, 2012
Kamran Akmal's 92 win Pakistan the game
Sep 15 2012A scintillating knock of 92 off 50 balls by Kamran Akmal, with 6 sixes and 5 fours, on Monday helped Pakistan beat India by five wickets in their last warm-up match before the ICC World Twenty20 gets underway tomorrow. R Ashwin picked up four wickets, but India was outdone by the wicket-keeper batsman's brilliant assault. Pakistan Team: Mohammad Hafeez , Shahid Afridi, Imran Nazir, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Nasir Jamshed, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Sami, Abdul Razzaq, Asad Shafiq, Raza Hasan, Yasir Arafat
Indian team: MS Dhoni, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin, Irfan Pathan, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh, L Balaji
WT20 2012 warm-up match: Pakistan 186/5 (Akmal 92*, Ashwin 4-23) beat India 185/3 (Kohli 75*, RG Sharma 56) by 5 wkts
India vs Sri Lanka at Colombo - Sep 15, 2012
Irfan Pathan takes five in India's 26-run victory
Sep 15 2012Irfan Pathan was the star of the match with figures of 5 for 25 in 4 overs as India beat Sri Lanka comfortably at Colombo in an ICC World Twenty20 Warm-up Match. Balaji took 3-28, while Zaheer and Harbhajan shared one wicket each. Dhoni top scored for India with 55 runs as they made 146/5 batting first. Yuvraj fell for a 12-ball 11, that included two fours. India will meet Pakistan in Colombo on September 17, 2012.
WT20 2012 warm-up match: India 146/5 from 20 overs (MS Dhoni 55*, Rohit Sharma 37; Nuwan Kulasekara 2 for 39) bt Sri Lanka 120 all-out in 19.3 overs (Kumar Sangakkara 32, Jeevan Mendis 26, Lahiru Thirimanne 24; Irfan Pathan 5 for 25, Lakshmipathy Balaji 3 for 28) by 26 runs
Asia Cup, 2012 - India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan
Asia Cup Final: Bangladesh vs Pakistan
Pakistan pull off a two run victory against Bangladesh in a thriller Final to take Asia Cup
March 22, 2012Bangladesh needed 4 runs from the last ball to take their first Asia Cup, but were only able to score 2 runs. Bangladesh, who won the toss and elected to field were able to restrict Pakistan to 239/9 in 50 ov. Abdul Razzak took 2 wickets conceding only 26 runs and his 10 over spell included 3 maidens. For Pakistan, Sarfraz Ahmed and Mohammed Hafeez made notable contributions of 46 and 40 runs respectively.Bangladesh started off swinging, with opener Tamim Iqbal scoring 60 runs. They lost their first wicket only in the 16th over, when Nazimuddin fell to Afridi for 16. Jahurul Islam fell for no runs in the very next over. Shakib Al Hasan was the top batsman for Bangladesh scoring 68 runs. He was also named Player of the Series. For Pakistan, Cheema took 3 wickets in 7 overs giving away only 46 runs.Even though Pakistan won the Asia Cup, the memorable team of this tournament have defintely been Bangladesh, who beat both India and Sri Lanka on their way to the Final, and came very close to beating Pakistan twice.
Asia Cup Final: Pakistan 236/9 in 50 ov beat Bangladesh 234/8 in 50 ov by 2 runs
Asia Cup: Points Table
Tigers' victory over Sri Lanka eliminates India from Asia Cup
Asia Cup: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
Bangladesh to meet Pakistan in the finals
March 20, 2012Bangladesh have reached the Asia Cup final for the first time after chasing down the revised 212 target with 17 balls and five wickets to spare against Sri Lanka. Put into bat, Sri Lanka were all out for 232 in 49.5 overs.Reported earlier: Indian cricket fans will be praying for a Sri Lankan victory when they take on hosts Bangladesh today in their last league match, the result of which will determine India's fate in the Asia Cup cricket tournament. Virat Kohli smashed a blistering 183 off 148 balls as India produced their highest ever run chase to beat Pakistan by six wickets on Sunday. But Pakistan, despite a crushing six-wicket defeat, are in the Asia Cup final, while India, with two wins, need Sri Lanka – out of the tournament – to beat Bangladesh to ensure they join their arch rivals in the finals. Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain), Imrul Kayes, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Nazimuddin, Jahurul Islam, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Elias Sunny, Nazmul Hossain, Shahadat Hossain and Anamul Haque. Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (Captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Farveez Maharoof, Sachithra Senanayake, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Seekkuge Prasanna, Suranga Lakmal and Shaminda Eranga.
Asia Cup Match 6: Bangladesh 212/5 in 37.1/40 ov beat Sri Lanka 232/10 in 49.5 ov by 5 wickets (D/L method)
Asia Cup: Pakistan vs India
Virat Kohli spearheads India's highest-ever run chase in ODIs, beat Pakistan by 6 wickets
March 18, 2012Chasing a huge target of 330 to win, India rode on Virat Kohli’s career-best 183 to reach the target in 47.5 overs losing only 4 wickets. He clobbered 183 off 148 balls with the help of 22 boundaries and a six, to help India register their highest-ever run chase in one-day cricket. Virat Kohli and Tendulkar (52 off 48) added 133 runs for the second wicket after they lost opener Gautam Gambhir in the very first over of the game. Kohli later added 172 runs for the third wicket with Rohit Sharma (68 off 83). For Pakistan, openers Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed smashed centuries as Pakistan reached a formidable 329-6 after winning the toss. Pakistan didn't lose a wicket until the 36th over, with the team on 224-1. Dhoni used eight bowlers, Ashok Dinda finishing with figures of 2-47, and Praveen Kumar taking two wickets for 77 runs. If Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka on Tuesday, then the hosts will go through to the final. Else, India will meet Pakistan.Reported earlier: The sub-continental rivals gear up for a vital clash in the Asia Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday, in which India has to defeat Pakistan to stay alive in the tournament. For Pakistan the encounter is a chance for them to avenge the World Cup semi-final defeat in Mohali (by 29 runs) on Mar 30, 2011, their last meeting. In the 2010 Asia cup too, Pakistan lost to India (by 3 wickets).
Asia Cup Match 5: India 330/4 in 47.5 (Sachin 52, Kohli 183, Rohit 68) beat Pakistan 329/6 in 50 ov (Mohammad Hafeez 105, Nasir Jamshed 112) by 6 wickets
Asia Cup: India vs Bangladesh
Bangladesh beat India by 5 wickets despite Sachin scoring his 100th hundred.
March 16, 2012Sachin Tendulkar scored his 100th international century on Friday against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup encounter at Mirpur, Dhaka. The 38-year-old completed his landmark century, his 49th in one-day cricket, in 138 balls. The right-hander, who holds the record for scoring the most Test and one-day runs, has also scored 51 Test tons.
|Jacques Kallis||South Africa||59||42||17|
|Brian Lara||West Indies||53||34||19|
India, who batted first were able to get a respectable score of 283 at the loss of 5 wickets. The Little Master's much awaited 100th hundred was definitely the highlight of the Indian innings. Virat Kohli's 66 and Raina's 51 also contributed to the total. The Bangladesh innings hit a bump when they lost opener Nazimuddin in the 4th over, but the rest of the line-up held up leading Bangladesh to their first win against India in 5 years. Though Tamim Iqbal was the top-scorer, it was some splendid batting by Shakib Al Hasan (49 off 31 balls) and Mushfiqur Rahim (46 off 25 balls, not out) that helped Bangladesh pull off this huge upset.
The next match is the highly anticipated India - Pakistan clash which will take place on March 18th. The two rivals haven't played against each other in more than a year. India need a win against Pakistan to get into the Asia Cup final, especially after this unexpected loss to Bangladesh today.
Asia Cup Match 4: Bangladesh 293/5 in 49.2 ov (Tamim Iqbal 70, Kumar 3-56) beat India 289/5 in 50 ovs (Tendulkar 114, Kohli 66, Raina 51)
Asia Cup: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup after losing to Pakistan
March 15, 2012Sri Lanka, who needed a win to keep their hopes of reaching the final alive, played poor shots and threw their wickets away as Pakistan picked up the last six for just 27 runs at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium on Wednesday. Chasing a modest victory target of 188 runs, Pakistan batted sensibly after losing three quick wickets. They were tottering at 33/3 at one stage, but skipper Misbahul Haq (76 not out off 93 balls) and young Umar Akmal (77 off 72 balls) halted further loss and steadied the innings with a 153-runs fourth wicket partnership.If India beat Bangladesh on Thursday, fans can look forward to two India-Pakistan games, the round-robin match on Sunday and then the final on Thursday.
Asia Cup Match 3: Pakistan 189/4 in 39.5 ovs (Misbah-ul-Haq 72, Umar Akmal 77) beat Sri Lanka 188 in 45.4 (Sangakkara 71, Tharanga 57, Cheema 4-43) by 6 wickets
Asia Cup: India vs Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka crumbles chasing 305, lose to India
March 13, 2012Pacers Irfan Pathan (4 for 32) and Vinay Kumar (3 for 55) and spinner R Ashwin (3 for 39) scripted a middle-order collapse to bowl Sri Lanka out for 254 and earn India a 50-run victory at the Shere-e-Bangla National Stadium.Earlier Gautham Gambhir (100) and Kohli (108) put on a 205-run partnership for the second wicket after India lost Sachin for just 6. It was Kohli's 10th ODI ton in just his 80th innings, which obliterated the previous record of 99 innings set by Gordon Greenidge.
The defending champions ended up with 304 for 3 wickets in their 50 overs with the help of some lusty hits by captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (46* off 26 balls) and Suresh Raina (30* off 17 balls) in the slog overs.
Asia Cup Match 2: India 304/3 in 50 ov (Gambhir 100, Kohli 108) beat Sri Lanka 254 in 45.1 ovs (Sangakkara 65, Jayawardene 78) by 50 runs
Asia Cup: Pakistan vs Bangladesh
Pakistan win despite Shakib heroics
March 12, 2012Pakistan beat a spirited Bangladeshi side by 21 runs, with 11 balls remaining. Bangladesh was all out for 241, chasing the Pakistan score of 262/8. Shakib Al Hasan top scored with 64, while Umar Gul took 3 for 58.
Asia Cup Match 1: Pakistan 262/8 in 50 ov (Hafeez 89, Jamshed 54, Gul 39, Shahadat 3-53) beat Bangladesh 241 in 48.1 ov (Shakib 64, Tamim 64, Gul 3-58) by 21 runs
Asia Cup squad: Sehwag dropped from Indian Team
Umesh, Zaheer rested, Sachin Tendulkar in Asia Cup squad
February 29, 2012The 15-member squad for the Asia Cup announced on Wednesday did not feature Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan and Umesh Yadav. The Board for Control of Cricket in India said Sehwag has been rested on fitness grounds, but there are reports that this is a fallout from the Dhoni vs Sehwag spat. Selection committee chairman Krishnamachari Srikkanth however told the reporters that opener Virender Sehwag and pace spearhead Zaheer Khan were not dropped and have been "rested purely on fitness ground". Besides the two, young pacer Umesh Yadav has also been left out of the team because of injury concern. Tendulkar, who made 143 runs in 7 matches in Australia, with a best of 48 has been stuck on 99 international centuries since March 12, 2011. He will get chance to reach the unprecedented landmark in Bangladesh. India Squad: MS Dhoni (Captain), Virat Kohli (Vice-Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Praveen Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, R Vinay, Rahul Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Ashok Dinda.