India Pakistan 2007 Cricket Series Guwahati ODI
IND v PAK., 1st ODI: India beat Pakistan by five wickets (IND 1:0)
Nov 06, 2007
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored a 77-ball 68 and Yuvraj Singh made 58 to guide India to a five-wicket win over Pakistan in the first One-day International.
Chasing Pakistan's 239 for seven wickets in 50 overs, India made 242 for five in 47 overs, winning with three overs to spare at the Nehru Stadium. For Pakistan, Mohammed Yousuf hit an unbeaten 83 and Salman Butt scored 50.
IND v PAK., 1st ODI: Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first
Nov 06, 2007
Barely a day after imposition of Emergency, Pakistan renew their cricketing rivalry against arch-rivals India with a five-match one-day series here on Monday with two young captains leading a highly talented but unpredictable teams.
The political turmoil back home would no doubt weigh down heavily on Pakistanis' mind as they go into the first one-dayer seeking to take an early advantage in the battle of nerves and skills.
The series will also be a test of character for the captains Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India and Shoaib Malik of Pakistan, who have shown a remarkable composure but any contest involving the traditional foes is bound to put that extra bit of pressure.
Besides, Malik will also have to manage without their pace spearhead Mohammad Asif, who pulled out of the one-day series owing to his elbow injury, and the experience of former captain Inzamam-ul Haq, who recently retired from the international cricket.
India would also be without their senior batsman Rahul Dravid, their batting main stay so far who has been dropped for the first two matches of the series.
India team (from):
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Robin Uthappa, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Irfan Pathan, Praveen Kumar, Zaheer Khan, RP Singh, Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh and Murali Kartik.
Pakistan team (from):
Shoaib Malik (capt), Younis Khan, Salman Butt, Imran Nazir, Yasir Hameed, Mohammad Yousuf, Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul Haq, Fawad Alam, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir, Abdul Rehman and Rao Iftikhar.