India Pakistan Cricket News April 2006
EurAsia Cricket Series
Pakistan A loses to India A
April 28, 2006
India A outplayed Pakistan A in all departments of the game for a convincing 34-run win in the EurAsia Cricket Series limited overs cricket tournament. The win saw India top Group A after the first phase of the league stage...
Eurasia Cup, Abu Dhabi: India A 269-6 (50 overs) beat Pakistan A 235 all out (49.1 overs) by 34 runs
Former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Raja dies playing cricket
Aug 23, 2006
Former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Raja died today of heart attack while playing for Surrey Over 50s at High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire...
India Pakistan Veterans Cricket Series 2006
Pak seniors beat India
April 26, 2006
Mansoor Akhtar stroked a stylish unbeaten 84 to steer Pakistan seniors to a seven-wicket victory over their Indian counterparts in the second one-dayer of the four-match series at Sialkot on Tuesday.
The home team achieved the target of 252 with seven overs to spare. With the win Pakistan levelled the series after India won the first match on Sunday by three wickets.
252/3 in 43 ovs (Mansoor Akhtar 84 ..) beat India
251/9 in 50 ovs (Manoj Prabhakar 82, Amarjet Singh 65) by 7 wkts. Series 1-1
Azharuddin hits 82 as Indian seniors rout Pak
April 23, 2006
A strokeful 82 by Mohammad Azharuddin guided India Seniors to a 3-wicket victory over Pakistan Seniors in the first one-dayer of the 4-match veterans' cricket series in Karachi.
Showing exquisite wrist work and excellent stroke selection, Azharuddin belted 8 boundaries and a six in his 78-ball 82 as the tourists achieved the victory target of 254 with six balls to spare. Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar Khan also watched the match and presented the Man-of-the-Match award to Azharuddin.
Scores: Pakistan Seniors
253-6 in 39 overs (Azam Khan 71, Aamir Sohail 64) lost to India Seniors
256-7 in 39 overs (Azharuddin 82, Amarjeet Singh 42, Ijaz Fakih 3-41) by 3 wickets. India leads 1-0
DLF Cup, Abudhabi
India wins by 51 runs, squares ODI series 1-1
April 19, 2006
Virender Sehwag returned to form with 72 and Rahul Dravid hit 92 as India posted a competitive 269-5 before Pathan and Powar took 3 wickets each to bundle Pakistan out for 218 in 45.2 overs
Inzamam top scored with 79 for Pakistan. Earlier India made one change, bringing opener Virender Sehwag in for Robin Uthappa.
One-day international, Abu Dhabi: India 269-5 (50 overs) beat Pakistan 218-10 (45.2 overs) by 51 runs
Pakistan defeats India by six wickets; 1-0 up
April 18, 2006
Pakistan have defeated India by six wickets in the first one-day international of the DLF Friendship Cup in Abu Dhabi.
Chasing 198 for victory, Pakistan reached the target in just 48.3 overs. Younis Khan cracked a brilliant 71 off 94 balls and was declared the man of the match. Kamran Akmal contributed with a well-made 24.
Earlier, India were bowled out for 197 in the allotted 50 overs. The pair of Suresh Raina and Rao steadied the innings by putting on 64 for the fifth wicket after the team suffered initial setbacks. Malik was the most impressive among the bowlers, taking 3 for 40.
One-day international, Abu Dhabi: Pakistan 201-4 (48.3 overs) beat India 197 (50 overs) by six wickets
Pakistan face India at Abudhabi
April 18, 2006
Pakistan are hoping to end India's run of form when the arch-rivals clash in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday and Wednesday.
India have won nine of their last 11 one-day matches, including a 4-1 series victory in Pakistan.
The 16,000-capacity Zayad Cricket Stadium is the second venue after Sharjah to host cricket internationals in the United Arab Emirates.
Proceeds from Tuesday's match will be donated to survivors of the earthquake that rocked Kashmir last October, killing more than 74,000 people.
Pakistan have also won four of their last five one-day series under Inzamam-ul Haq, with their only defeat at home to India in February.
Youngsters Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Dhoni and Suresh Raina starred in their 5-1 series win over England, which finished on Saturday.
Rahul Dravid (capt), Robin Uthappa, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ramesh Powar, Ajit Agarkar, Munaf Patel, Venugopal Rao, Sri Sreesanth, Rudra Pratap Singh.
Inzamam-ul-Haq (capt), Imran Farhat, Shoaib Malik, Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Kamran Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Danish Kaneria, Abdul Razzaq, Mohammad Asif, Rao Iftikhar, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Faisal Iqbal, Abdul Rehman.
Pak name squad to face India in Abu Dhabi ties
April 7, 2006
Pakistan have included uncapped spin bowler Abdul Rahman in a 14-man squad for two one-day matches against India in Abu Dhabi later this month. Slow left-armer Rahman was also chosen for a recent series in Sri Lanka but is still waiting to make his debut.
The games on April 18 and 19 are the first in a plan to take cricket to countries with large expatriate populations. And money from the first will be donated to the Kashmir earthquake relief appeal fund. We will donate 75 per cent of the earnings of the first match for the Pakistani earthquake victims and 25 per cent will go to those affected by the quake in India, said the Pakistan Cricket Board official, Mr Asad Mustafa.
The matches will also give Inzamam-ul-Haqs side a chance to gain a measure of revenge after losing 4-1 to India in a home one-day series earlier this year.
Inzamam-ul-Haq (captain), Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Imran Farhat, Faisal Iqbal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq, Mohammad Asif, Kamran Akmal, Rao Iftikhar, Rana Naved, Danish Kaneria, Abdul Rahman.
Asian rivals plan European series
March 11, 2006
India and Pakistan could play a series of one-day matches against each other throughout Europe in 2007.
English cricket chief David Collier told the BBC five matches are likely between the arch rivals, two in England and three at other European venues.
Lalit Modi, of the Board of Control for Cricket in India said Lord's had already agreed to host a match, pending ECB approval.
The India and Pakistan boards want to stage more games in countries where there are large expatriate populations.
And they have already arranged two games to be played in the new stadium in Abu Dhabi on 18 and 19 April.
Seventy-five per cent of the proceeds from the game in Abu Dhabi will go to the Pakistan earthquake relief fund, with the remaining 25% given to those affected by the disaster in Indian administered Kashmir.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India was in 2004 the driving force behind a three-team series in Amsterdam, also including Pakistan and Australia.
Collier also confirmed the ECB is bidding for Twenty20 World Championship events in 2009 and 2013 as well as the 2015 World Cup in the 50-over format.
Pakistan to play 3 Tests on India tour
March 9, 2006
Pakistan have agreed to play three Tests and seven One-day Internationals on their tour of India from first week of November next year.
The schedule has been incorporated in the new six-year future tours programme of the International Cricket Council (ICC), The News quoted Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Director of Operations Saleem Altaf as saying after returning from a meeting with ICC officials in Dubai.
''It was a good meeting from our point of view because all of our issues have been cleared now by the ICC as far as the FTP is concerned. Our programmes have been accordingly scheduled in the six-year cycle and have been circulated to the members,'' Altaf said.
In the new FTP, Pakistan will play host to South Africa from first week of September to late October and then tour India, from first week of November in 2007.
''In the new FTP, India will now tour Pakistan in 2009 and 2113.'' He also said Pakistan had made a bid for the 2008 Champions Trophy, but India had tabled a resolution, asking for the Champions Trophy tournament to be held after every four-years instead of its biannual cycle.
''The Indian resolution and the bids submitted for various ICC events including our bid would now all be decided at the executive board meeting of the ICC on March 21,'' he added.