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BCCI Platinum Jubilee Celebration ODI

Celebrating the Indian cricket board's 75th anniversary.
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The Events

India Cricket Live Coaching schemes for the blind, an India-Pakistan one-dayer and a grand banquet are some of the events planned by the Indian cricket board to mark its platinum jubilee . The India-Pakistan match will be played at Kolkata's Eden Gardens November 14.
Sourav Ganguly was on Saturday named captain of the Indian team for next week's one-off limited-overs International against Pakistan, provided he passes a fitness test. "The national selectors decided to accept Ganguly's letter saying he had recovered from the injury that forced him to miss two Test matches against Australia, but they want him to undergo a fitness test," Ratnakar Shetty, secretary of the Mumbai Cricket Association, told reporters while announcing the team. Ganguly had pulled out of the Tests complaining of pain in his upper thigh and groin.In Picture: V V S Laxman looked in sublime form and scored a quickfire 43 from 44 balls. He put on 82 runs for the second wicket off a mere 83 balls with Virender Sehwag .

India Pakistan ODI Result

India Cricket Live Pakistan beat India by six wickets Salman Butt 107* (In Picture, left, kneeling and praying) and Inzamam-ul-Haq 75 guided Pakistan home with brilliant knocks.
Earlier in the day, Yuvraj Singh slammed a blistering 78 to propel India to a huge 292 for six in 50 overs.
Yuvraj set the packed Eden Gardens ablaze with his fireworks as he not only cracked his 16th half century in one-day internationals but also put the hosts in a seemingly comfortable position.
Virender Sehwag (53), Ganguly (48) and V V S Laxman (43) were the other notable contributors as the home team left Pakistan a stiff asking rate of 5.86 to win the match, organised as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the Indian Cricket Board.
India won the toss and decided to bat
292 for 6 (50.0 overs)
293 for 4 (49.0 overs)

India innings
V Sehwag b Shahid Afridi
65 6 2
S R Tendulkar run out
17 2 0
V V S Laxman c Kamran Akmal b Shahid Afridi
44 5 0
S C Ganguly c Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Akhtar
70 1 2
R Dravid c Shahid Afridi b Abdul Razzaq
34 1 0
Yuvraj Singh c Younis Khan b Naved-ul-Hasan
62 10 2
M Kaif not out
11 0 0
I K Pathan not out
0 0 0
3nb 11w 4b 6lb 24
Total for 6 292

Shoaib Akhtar 9.0 1 55 1
Naved-ul-Hasan 9.0 1 67 1
Mohammad Sami 6.0 0 51 0
Shahid Afridi 10.0 0 29 2
Shoaib Malik 6.0 0 31 0
Abdul Razzaq 10.0 0 49 1
Fall of wicket
29 S R Tendulkar
111 V V S Laxman
124 V Sehwag
163 R Dravid
237 S C Ganguly
290 Yuvraj Singh

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Pakistan innings
Salman Butt not out
130 13 0
Younis Khan c V Sehwag b Z Khan
8 0 0
Shoaib Malik c M Kaif b V Sehwag
55 5 2
Inzamam-ul-Haq c V Sehwag b A Nehra
75 8 1
Yousuf Youhana c R Dravid b A Nehra
25 1 0
Abdul Razzaq not out
3 0 0
2nb 23w 5lb 30
Total for 4 293

I K Pathan 10.0 1 48 0
Z Khan 10.0 1 47 1
A Nehra 10.0 0 65 2
Harbhajan Singh 10.0 0 51 0
V Sehwag 6.0 0 43 1
S R Tendulkar 1.0 0 15 0
S C Ganguly 1.0 0 9 0
Yuvraj Singh 1.0 0 10 0
Fall of wicket
15 Younis Khan
128 Shoaib Malik
186 Yousuf Youhana
284 Inzamam-ul-Haq

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Indian Team

India Cricket Live Sourav Ganguly (Captain), Rahul Dravid (vice-captain), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar , VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Sridharan Sriram, Dinesh Karthik, Irfan Pathan, Anil Kumble, Ajit Agarkar, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra. Those left out of the 14-member squad that featured in the biennial Champions Trophy in England are allrounder Rohan Gavaskar and Amit Bhandari.

Pakistan Team

India Cricket Live Inzamam-ul-Haq (Captain), Imran Farhat, Taufeeq Umar, Shoaib Malik, Yousuf Youhana, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Sami, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Shoaib Akhtar, Younis Khan, Salman Butt, Riaz Afridi, Amir Bashir. Out-of-form Pakistani opener Yasir Hameed was dropped from a 15-member squad named today.Amir Bashir, who has scored four centuries in the ongoing first-class competition, is the only new face in the squad.

The Venue

India Cricket Live The Eden Gardens will be the venue for the November 13-14 India-Pakistan Day Night One-dayer to celebrate BCCIs platinum jubilee. Preparations are on in full swing for the limited over outing, which will be the Pakistan's team's first limited over match in the city since 1989 when they won the Nehru Cup defeating West Indies in the final. Ex-Indian skippers, sans Azhar, has been invited to Indo-Pak jubilee match.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.