India Pakistan 2007 Cricket Series Kolkata Test
IND v PAK, 2nd Test, day 5, Kolkatta : Second Test between India and Pak drawn (IND 1:0)
Dec 03, 2007
The second cricket Test between India and Pakistan ended in draw after the visitors scored 214 for four in their second innings chasing 345 for win on the fifth and final day today.
Earlier in the morning today, India declared its second innings at 184/4 and set a victory target of 345 runs for the visitors.
Pakistani batsmen played defensive cricket from the beginning today as they seemed more interested in saving the game rather than winning it given the overs left for them.
Mohammad Younis remained not out on 107 and was ably supported by Mohammad Yousuf who contributed 43 and did not get out.
With India leading the three-match series 1-0, the two teams will now meet in Bangalore for third and final Test from Saturday.
IND v PAK, 2nd Test, Kolkata (day five, stumps): India 616-5d & 184-4d v Pakistan 456 & 214-4
IND v PAK, 2nd Test, day 4, Kolkatta : India 141 for 2 at close
Dec 03, 2007
India were 141 for 2 in their second innnigs at stumps on day four of second cricket Test against Pakistan at Eden Gardens today.
Earlier in the day, Pakistan amassed 456 runs in their first innings. Kamran Akmal made 119 runs while Misbah-ul-Haq remained unbeaten on 161 runs.
For India, offie Harbhajan Singh was the pick of the bowlers taking 5 wickets conceding 122 runs. Indian captain Anil Kumble took three wickets. Munaf Patel claimed one wicket.
India had declared its first innings after amassing a mammoth total of 616 runs at the loss of six wickets.
IND v PAK, 2nd Test, Kolkata (day four, stumps): India 616-5 & 141-2 vs Pakistan 456
IND v PAK, 2nd Test, day 3, Kolkatta : Akmal and Misbah give Pakistan hope
Dec 02, 2007
Pakistan were 358 for 6 in their first innings at stumps on the third day of the second Test on Sunday in reply to India's 616-5 declared.
Pakistan have fought back valiantly on day 3 of the Kolkata Test after 100's from both Kamran Akmal and Misbah ul Haq taking them 358 for six at stumps.
Earlier, Misbah-ul-Haq and Kamran Akmal struck unbeaten fifties by tea on the third day to help Pakistan stay afloat at 256 for five.
The sixth-wicket pair shared in a 106-run stand to raise hopes of avoiding the follow-on after the visitors had lost four wickets in the first session on a deteriorating Eden Gardens pitch.
IND v PAK, 2nd Test, Kolkata (day three, stumps): India 616-5 vs Pakistan 358-6
IND v PAK, 2nd Test, day 2, Kolkatta : Laxman, Ganguly take India to huge score
Dec 01, 2007
Indian batsmen Venkatsai Laxman and Sourav Ganguly added to Pakistan's misery as both compiled centuries on the second day of the second Test, as India finished in a strong position in Kolkata.
The home side declared their first innings closed at 616 for 5, with Pakistan 50 for 1 in reply at stumps on day two at Eden Gardens.
Laxman scored an unbeaten 112 for his 11th Test hundred, while left-handed Ganguly added a solid 102 for his 14th, after India resumed on their imposing overnight score of 352 for 3.
Under-pressure Pakistan faltered in reply as they lost Yasir Hameed for 21 in leg-spinner Anil Kumble's opening over, with Salman Butt (26) and Younis Khan (three) the not out batsmen when bad light stopped play.
IND v PAK, 2nd Test, Kolkata (day two, stumps): India 616-5 vs Pakistan 50-1
IND v PAK, 2nd Test, day 1, Kolkatta : Jaffer puts Pakistan on back foot
Nov 30, 2007
Wasim Jaffer slammed a majestic unbeaten 192 as India took firm control of the second cricket Test against Pakistan by laying the foundation for a mammoth first innings total today.
The 29-year-old Jaffer notched up his fifth Test century as he stole the limelight with some breathtaking shots while Sachin Tendulkar (82) and Rahul Dravid (50) chipped in with notable contributions to steer the home team to a commanding 352 for three at close on the opening day.
Sourav Ganguly (17) was giving Jaffer company when play was called off early due to bad light with 5.3 overs still remaining to be bowled.
Electing to bat, the Indians lost opener Dinesh Kaarthick (1) cheaply but the other batsmen made the most of the ideal batting track at the Eden Gardens to put the team in the driver's seat.
Jaffer seemed to be in imperious form as he first added 136 runs with Dravid for the second wicket and then stitched 175 runs for the third wicket with Tendulkar against an insipid Pakistani bowling attack.
IND v PAK, 2nd Test, Kolkata (day one, stumps): India 352 for 3 vs Pakistan
IND v PAK, 2nd Test, Kolkatta : India eye to wrap up series against injury-hit rivals
Nov 29, 2007
India will seek to clinch a Test series win against Pakistan on home soil after 28 years as they go into the second cricket Test here on Friday with their arch rivals grappling with fitness worries over some key players.
After losing the first Test by six wickets, the visitors have been laid low by a spate of injuries ahead of the crucial game at the Eden Gardens which they need to win to keep themselves afloat in the three-match series.
While paceman Umar Gul has already been ruled out of the match, captain Shoiab Malik and temparamental fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar were doubtful starters for the game.
The Pakistan team management has decided to wait till Friday to decide on the playing eleven but indications are that the captain may not be fit enough to take the field. In case Malik is ruled out, Younis Khan will lead the team.
The Indians, on the other hand, have no such problems and will hope to keep the momentum going in their bid to win the Test series as well.
If the Indians manage to win the match, it will be their first series win on home soil against their traditional rivals in 28 years -- the 2-0 win in 1979-80 being their last triumph.
India team (from):
Anil Kumble (c), MS Dhoni, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Harbhajan Singh, Wasim Jaffer, Dinesh Kaarthick, Murali Kartik, Zaheer Khan, VVS Laxman, Munaf Patel, Yuvraj Singh.
Pakistan team (from):
Shoaib Malik (C), Younis Khan, Abdur Rehman, Danish Kaneria, Faisal Iqbal, Kamran Akmal, Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Sami, Mohammad Yousuf, Salman Butt, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shoaib Akhtar, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Yasir Hameed.