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Kochi ODI Pakistan vs India Cricket Series 2004-05

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Kochi Cricket Ground
Toss: India won toss and elected to bat
Umpires: BF Bowden and AV Jayaprakash
Third Umpire: I Shivram (Ind)
Match Referee: Chris Broad (Eng)
Result: India won by 87 runs

India Pakistan First ODI

Kochi, April 2, 2005

India Pakistan Cricket Series 2005 - 1st One Day International Result: India 281-8 bt Pakistan 194 by 87 runs

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Players arrive in Kochi, Holiday declared

The 80,000 capacity Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Kochi is bustling with action, all set to raise the curtain on the first of the six- match One Day International Series for the Pepsi Cup between a subdued India and a confident Pakistan on April 2. ''The wicket will be a purely batting track as is the practice in any one day match around the world," observed the curator of the pitch, veteran G. Kasturi Rangan.
Meanwhile, the government has announced a holiday for Kochi on the game day. The port city is brimming with activity and law and order machinery is working overtime. Five Team India players Rahul Dravid , Irfan Pathan, Mohammed Kaif, Harbhajan Singh and Lakshmipathy Balaji arrived in the city on Wednesday. Team India vice-captain Rahul Dravid said India will come back strongly in the ensuing ODI series and also backed skipper Sourav Ganguly as a man who will be back in form quickly. It is a little disappointing to lose the last Test, but that is over. One-day (game) is totally different. We have to look ahead and be positive. We can put up a good performance in the one-day series, he told reporters on the sidelines of a painting exhibition by his mother Pushpa Dravid in Kochi. India Cricket Live

BCCI lays down the menu; Players to enjoy the backwaters

Taj Malabar hotel is leaving no stone unturned as it is hosting the Indian and Pakistani cricket teams in Kochi. Of the 96 rooms, 60 were booked for the teams and officials. Specific room allotments were done on the directive of the Indian cricket board. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has also laid down the menu. Along with the 'official' menu, the players will have different varieties of fish, especially Kerala preparations.
Both the teams are expected to go boating in the backwaters. An additional treat for first timers will be the beautiful Chinese fishing nets that are in plenty around the hotel, which is located on Wellington Island. A visit to Fort Kochi and its antique shops is also on the cards. India Cricket LiveIndia Cricket Live MATCH:

Sachin wins it for India after Sehwag and Dravid's rescue mission

Sachin Tendulkar showed his bowling prowess yet again at Kochi, taking his second five-for here to lead India to a convincing 87-run win the first one-day international of the six-match series. Requiring 282 to win, Pakistan were bundled out for 194, with Tendulkar taking 5 for 50. Chasing 282, Pakistan got off to a terrible start, losing four early wickets with 64 on the board, before Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez began a recovery, taking the score to 104 for 4 at the end of the 25th over. Inzamam, on 36 not out, looked in command of the situation, but the heat was oppressive and the required run-rate was already 7.12. Earlier, Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag made fine centuries as India recovered from the loss of two early wickets to finish on 281. In conditions of extreme heat and humidity, both teams made mistakes and played sloppily as the game went on, but Pakistan kept their heads better. India failed to capitalise on the platform Sehwag and Dravid made, making just 40 runs in the last 9 overs, as the Pakistanis bowled accurately to keep the score to an achievable target. The supposedly famous middle order proved much weaker than it seems on paper, with Yuvraj Singh (16), Md. Kaif (7) and MS Dhoni (3) increasing the pressure on the tail enders. With Sehwag (108) and Dravid (104) compiling 112 runs between themselves, the rest of the Indian batting just managed 46 runs with 23 runs coming in extras. Virender Sehwag was adjudged Man of the Match. In Picture: Dravid gets a single off Arshad Khan to notch his 10th ODI century; Sehwag completes a typically quickfire century

India Pakistan ODI Result

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Honours shared by Tendulkar, Sehwag and Dravid

Won: India by 87 runsVirender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid contributed fine centuries as India recovered from the loss of two early wickets to make 281 for eight off their 50 overs in the first one-day international against Pakistan in Kochi. After the loss of Sachin Tendulkar (four) and Sourav Ganguly (without scoring), India recovered in formidable style in the sweltering heat with Sehwag and Dravid putting on a third-wicket stand of 201.
Sehwag took the attack straight into the opposition camp, slamming 108 off 95 balls, with 9 fours and 3 sixes. Dravid was no slouch either, and stepped on the throttle, obviously realizing the trouble his team faced. He too scored a century but was run out in the 47th over trying to force the pace. His invaluable knock boosted the Indian score by 104 off 139 balls, with six hits to the ropes. Replying to India's total, Pak were soon at 64/4 in 13 overs. It was then that Ganguly gave the ball to Sachin, and the stage was finely set for the part time all rounder to show his bowling skills. And, he did not fail as with the bat.
He clean bowled Inzamam ul-Haq for 37 then had Abdul Razzaq caught at short leg by Sehwag for 5. Another big wicket, that of Shahid Afridi, fell in Sachins lap when the latter was caught in the deep by Zaheer Khan for 8. Likewise, M Hafeez and Mohammed Sami also fell prey to his wiles, with the former scoring 42 and the latter 2.
Nehru Stadium has always been a happy hunting ground for Sachin the bowler. Against Australia at the same venue, Sachin had claimed five wickets. This time round, Sachin bowled his full quota of 10 overs, giving away 50 runs and picking up five wickets. In Picture: Sachin, second five wicket haul in Kochi
281 for 8 (50.0 overs)
194 all out (45.2 overs)

India Innings
Batsman
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
V Sehwag
 
b Abdul Razzaq
108
95 9 3
S R Tendulkar c Yousuf Youhana b Naved-ul-Hasan
4
4 1 0
S C Ganguly
 
b Naved-ul-Hasan
0
1 0 0
R Dravid run out
 
104
137 7 0
Yuvraj Singh c Salman Butt b Arshad Khan
16
22 2 0
M Kaif c Shahid Afridi b Arshad Khan
7
15 0 0
M S Dhoni c Naved-ul-Hasan b Arshad Khan
3
7 0 0
Harbhajan Singh not out
 
14
13 0 1
L Balaji
 
b Arshad Khan
0
2 0 0
Z Khan not out
 
2
3 0 0
Extras
 
1nb 13w 4b 5lb 23
 
Total
 
for 8 281
 

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Mohammad Sami 8.0 1 42 0
Naved-ul-Hasan 8.0 0 38 2
Abdul Razzaq 8.3 1 50 1
Shahid Afridi 10.0 0 50 0
Mohammad Hafeez 9.3 0 59 0
Arshad Khan 6.0 0 33 4
Fall of wicket
Batsman
4 S R Tendulkar
4 S C Ganguly
205 V Sehwag
241 Yuvraj Singh
254 M Kaif
260 M S Dhoni
265 R Dravid
269 L Balaji

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Pakistan Innings
Batsman
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Salman Butt c S C Ganguly b A Nehra
26
28 5 0
Kamran Akmal c V Sehwag b L Balaji
17
17 3 0
Shoaib Malik c Yuvraj Singh b L Balaji
4
5 1 0
Yousuf Youhana c and b Z Khan
0
8 0 0
Inzamam-ul-Haq
 
b S R Tendulkar
37
58 4 0
Mohammad Hafeez c A Nehra b S R Tendulkar
42
75 1 2
Abdul Razzaq c V Sehwag b S R Tendulkar
5
13 0 0
Shahid Afridi c Z Khan b S R Tendulkar
8
11 1 0
Mohammad Sami c and b S R Tendulkar
2
6 0 0
Naved-ul-Hasan
 
b Z Khan
25
35 2 0
Arshad Khan not out
 
14
21 1 0
Extras
 
7nb 3w 4lb 14
 
Total
 
all out 194
 

Bowler
O
M
R
W
L Balaji 6.0 0 32 2
Z Khan 7.2 2 25 2
A Nehra 6.0 2 22 1
Harbhajan Singh 10.0 0 32 0
S R Tendulkar 10.0 1 50 5
Yuvraj Singh 6.0 0 29 0
Fall of wicket
Batsman
45 Salman Butt
49 Kamran Akmal
49 Shoaib Malik
64 Yousuf Youhana
112 Inzamam-ul-Haq
129 Abdul Razzaq
146 Shahid Afridi
151 Mohammad Sami
152 Mohammad Hafeez
194 Naved-ul-Hasan

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Indian Team

India Cricket Live Indian Cricket Team: Final XI - Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar , Sourav Ganguly (cpt), Rahul Dravid , Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Mahendra Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Harbhajan Singh, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra. In Picture: India enjoy a couple of quick wickets as they set about defending their total of 281/8

Pakistan Team

India Cricket Live Pakistan Cricket Team: Final XI - Kamran Akmal (Wicket Keeper), Salman Butt, Inzamam-ul-Haq (cpt), Yousuf Youhana, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Sami, Arshad Khan, Naved-ul-Hasan. In Picture: The heat claimed many victims including the super-fit Shahid Afridi

The Venue

India Cricket Live Kochi's Jawaharlal Nehru stadium is another new entrant into the world of international cricket.
It hosted the first One-Day Internationals (ODI) in 1998 while the most recent was in 2002.
Gary Kirsten has been the highest individual scorer at 115 during the South Africa's 1999-2000 visit to India. The city is set to host one of the five ODI during the upcoming Pakistan tour of India.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.