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India wraps up series 4-1
Feb 19, 2006India's Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Dhoni shared a breath-taking stand of 146 to clinch an eight-wicket win over Pakistan in the final one-day game. Yuvraj made an unbeaten 107 from 93 balls and Dhoni (77no) hit four sixes in the final three overs to reach a target of 287 with 19 balls remaining.
Pakistan looked well set after Mohammad Yousuf (67) and Younis Khan (74no) took them to 286-8 in Karachi. Sri Sreesanth took a career-best 4-58, including three wickets in three overs.
India captain Rahul Dravid hit 50 in reply, becoming the eighth batsman to pass 9,000 one-day international runs. The 4-1 victory over Pakistan lifted India to fourth place in the one-day international (ODI) rankings with a 113-point rating while Pakistan slid to fifth. Fifth one-day international, Karachi: India 287-2 (46.5 overs) beat Pakistan 286-8 (50 overs) by eight wickets
Under-19 World Cup
Pakistan keeps the Under 19 World Cup Trophy
Feb 19, 2006Pakistan became the first under-19 team to retain the world title when they beat India by 38 runs in an extraordinary final on Sunday in Colombo.
Pakistan's chances seemed dim when they were bowled out for 109, with leg-spinner Piyush Chawla taking 4-8. But India lost six wickets in putting nine runs on the board, pace man Anwar Ali takign three wickets in his first over on his way to figures of 5-35. Chawla led a rearguard action with an unbeaten 25, but India were still bowled out in just 18.5 overs.
In Picture: International Cricket Council (ICC) President Eshan Mani hands over the winners trophy to Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed. U-19 World Cup Final at Colombo: Pakistan Under-19s 109 (41.1 ov) beat India Under-19s 71 (18.5 ov) by 38 runs
India to meet Pakistan in Under 19 World Cup Cricket Final
Feb 16, 2006Defending champions Pakistan set up a clash with favourites India in the final of the under-19 cricket World Cup after crushing Australia by 163 runs here Friday.
Second Semi: Pakistan 287/9 (Ali Asad 66, Riaz Kail 87) beat Australia 124 (T. Khwaja 59) by 163 runs. India booked its place in Sunday's finals with a thumping 234-run victory over England Wednesday, and Pakistan's victory has set up an exciting summit clash between the sporting archrivals.
First Semi: India 292-4 (50 overs, C.Pujara 129 not out, R.Sharma 59) beat England 58 (20.1 overs) by 234 runs.
The national teams of both countries are currently involved in a three-match Test and five-match one-day series in Pakistan. While the hosts won the Test series 1-0, the visitors bounced back to the take the one-day series 3-1, with the fifth match also coincidentally scheduled for Sunday. Teams:
India: Ravikant Shukla (c), Piyush Chawla (vc), Abu Nechim Ahmed, Saurabh Bandekar, Debabrata Das, Gaurav Dhiman, Ravindra Singh Jadeja, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mohnish Parmar, Cheteshwar Pujara, Pinal Shah, Rohit Sharma, Mayank Tehlan, Vijaykumar Yomahesh. Coach: Venkatesh Prasad.
Pakistan: Safaraz Ahmed (c, wkt), Ali Khan, Rameez Raja, Ibrahim Mohammad, Nasir Jamshaid, Ali Asad, Riaz Kail, Anwer Ali Khan, Syed Imad Wasim, Jamshaid Ahmed, Akhtar Ayub, Laiq Mohammad.
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India beat Pakistan to win series; 3-1
Feb 16, 2006India defeated Pakistan by five wickets in the fourth one international at Multan on Thursday to clinch the series 3-1. Earlier, left arm pacers Rudra Pratap Singh and Irfan Pathan combined to help India bowl Pakistan out for just 161 runs. Pratap (4-40) rocked the home side by removing Shoaib Malik and Younis Khan in two balls and then in his second spell picked up the wickets of super sub Imran Farhat and Abdul Razzaq in the same over. Pathan (3-26) got things moving for India by taking Kamran Akmal's wicket and then wiped up at the tail to complete his third three-wicket haul in succession in the series. Paksitan's total was boosted by 17 extras, all of them wides. After their top four batsmen had been removed for 29 runs, Pakistan was able to muster a respectable partnership of 68 in 77 balls between captain Inzamam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Yousuf.
India's batsmen were keen to reach the target quickly, playing around Dravid's typically composed innings of 59. Tendulkar and the out-of-form Mohammad Kaif fell for ducks but young left-hander Suresh Raina gave a masterclass in the off-drive to finish with 35 not out off 34 balls.
Fourth one-day international, Multan: India 162-5 beat Pakistan 161 by five wickets
Inzamam backs injury-hit Pakistan
Feb 16, 2006Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq is backing his injury-hit side to have enough firepower to level the one-day series against India on Thursday.
India won the last two matches to lead 2-1 so Pakistan need a win in Inzamam's home town Multan to stay in touch.
The hosts are without front-line bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Shahid Afridi for the rest of the series.
Paceman Umar Gul is also a doubt with a back injury and Pakistan have drafted Mohammad Sami and Rao Iftikhar into the squad.
Meanwhile, Inzamam's opposite number Rahul Dravid has injury problems of his own ahead of the clash at the Multan Stadium.
Opening batsman Virender Sehwag and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh have flown home and spinning all-rounder Ramesh Powar was brought in last week.
Pakistan (from): Inzamam-ul-Haq (Captain), Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Abdul Razzaq, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Arshad Khan, Salman Butt, Rana Naved, Imran Farhat, Faisal Iqbal, Umar Gul, Mohammad Asif, Yasir Arafat, Rao Iftikhar, Mohammad Sami.
India (from): Rahul Dravid (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, Sri Sreesanth, Murli Kartik, Zaheer Khan, Ajit Agarkar, Rudra Pratap Singh, Ramesh Powar.
Umpires: Steve Bucknor (West Indies), Asad Rauf (Pakistan).
Afridi adds to Pakistan problems
Feb 14, 2006Pakistan's hopes of saving the one-day series with India have been dealt a blow with Shahid Afridi ruled out of the remaining two games through injury.
The all-rounder injured his ribs when he slipped over in a bathroom before Monday's loss in Lahore, which gave India a 2-1 series lead. Afridi appeared in the match, scoring 18, but could bowl only three overs. PCB cricket director Saleem Altaf said: "He has bruising around his rib cage and is required to rest."
Pakistan are already missing strike bowler Shoaib Akhtar, who was ruled out of the series on Sunday after missing the first two matches with an ankle injury. Mohammad Sami was drafted into the squad as cover for Akhtar but no replacement has been announced for Afridi. The fourth match of the series will be played in Multan on Thursday with Karachi hosting the final game on Sunday.
India surges ahead at Lahore, Series 2-1
Feb 13, 2006India produced a thrilling batting display to beat Pakistan in the third one-day international and take a 2-1 series lead in the five-match series. Sachin Tendulkar (95), Yuvraj Singh (79*) and Mahendra Dhoni (72*) all hit half-centuries as the tourists reached a target of 289 in Lahore with 14 balls remaining.
India won the toss and chose to insert the hosts, who hit 288-8 thanks to Shoaib Malik (108) and Abdul Razzaq. Irfan Pathan (49-3) and Rudra Pratap Singh (51-3) each took three wickets.
Third one-day international, Lahore: India 292-5 beat Pakistan 288-8 by five wickets
Pakistan looking to bounce back
Feb 12, 2006Captain Inzamam-ul-Haq is confident Pakistan can make amends for their mauling in Rawalpindi when they face India in Monday's third one-dayer.
The teams go to Lahore level at 1-1 in the five-game series after India's seven-wicket triumph on Saturday. Inzamam will have to do without paceman Shoaib Akhtar, who is out with an ankle injury, but he remains upbeat. The Indians have a concern of their own, with off-spinner Harbhajan Singh again doubtful with an injured finger. Without him, his team claimed their first win of the tour in Peshawar when they chased a target of 266 with consummate ease. Captain Rahul Dravid was buoyed by the performance but is refusing to get carried away.
Pakistan (from): Inzamam-ul Haq (Captain), Salman Butt, Kamran Akmal, Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq, Imran Farhat, Faisal Iqbal, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul, Arshad Khan, Yasir Arafat, Mohammad Asif.
India (from): Rahul Dravid (Captain), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar, Zaheer Khan, Rudra Pratap Singh, Shanathakumaran Sreesanth, Murali Kartik, Harbhajan Singh, Ramesh Powar.
Shoaib to miss series remainder
Feb 12, 2006Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has been ruled out of the remaining three one-day internationals of the five-match series against India.
Shoaib's ankle injury was thought to have recovered in time for him to make Sunday's match after he had missed the first two games in the series. Shoaib performed brilliantly against England before Christmas but the ankle injury cropped up in the early part of the Test series against India. He was not at his most effective in those matches, which were played on wickets that favoured batsmen, but tried his heart out.
Cricket fans cause border chaos
Feb 12, 2006Indian riot police were called to restore order after about 3,000 cricket fans caused chaos at the Wagah border crossing between India and Pakistan.
Several fans were hurt, one seriously, in the crush as people flocked to Monday's one-day match in Lahore. Fans stormed the immigration building, causing staff to flee. Riot police took three hours to restore order. Officials were unable to cope with demand but later opened extra counters allowing all fans to cross the border.
Musharraf pat for Indian, Pakistan cricket teams
Feb 10, 2006President Pervez Musharraf praised the fighting spirit of both the Pakistan and the Indian cricket teams during their current matches, at a tea party he hosted for them in Islamabad on Friday. He offered words of comfort to the Pakistan team captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, who was dismissed in the Peshawar one-dayer for 'obstructing the field.'
He stressed the importance of unity of command and patted Inzamam saying the team gelled under his leadership. The Pakistan team later offered Friday prayers with the President.
Inzamam out for obstructing the field
Feb 06, 2006Inzamam-ul-Haq out for obstructing the field in the win over India in the first one-dayer.
Inzamam deflected a throw from Suresh Raina aimed at the stumps with his bat and was unhappy at the decision.
The umpire can give a batsman out if he feels the batter has got in the way of a fielder who is about to take a catch or attempt a run-out.
But the obstruction has to be seen to be a deliberate act to be given out. This is a very uncommon method of dismissal hardly ever seen in club or international cricket. However Pakistan's Inzamam-ul-Haq was controversially dismissed in this fashion during Pakistan's one-day international against India in Peshawar. The Pakistani batsman was out of his crease when he "defended" Suresh Raina's throw at the stumps from the outfield. The Indian fielders rightly appealed and Inzamam was given his marching orders, much to his chagrin.
Inzamam-ul-Haq is only the third batsman to be dismissed obstructing the field in ODIs.
Rameez Raja was the first, against England at Karachi in 1987-88. He suffered the agony of being dismissed on 99, when he hit the ball with his bat to avoid being run out while attempting a second run to complete his hundred off the final ball of the match.
Mohinder Amarnath was the second, when he kicked the ball away from the bowler to prevent being run out, against Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad in 1989-90.
Pakistan won First ODI by 7 runs (D/L Method)
Feb 06, 2006Pakistan won the first One Day International at Peshawar in a closely contested match. Salman Butt scored 101 and Shoaib Malik 90 as Pakistan reached 311 for 7 wickets in 47 overs against India's 328 All out in 49.4 overs.
Earlier, Sachin Tendulkar bounced back to form with 100 to pass 14,000 runs in one-dayers with his 39th century. He put on 94 and 126 with Irfan Pathan (65) and Mahendra Dhoni (68 off 53) but Rana Naved-ul-Hasan (4-62) and Mohammad Asif (3-30) sparked a late collapse. The tourists lost Virender Sehwag soon after being put in but Tendulkar, who struggled as India lost the Tests 1-0, made his 39th one-day ton in Peshawar.
Rana Naved-ul-Hasan (4-62) and Mohammad Asif (3-30) mopped up the tail but India's total was a ground record. First one-day international, Peshawar: Pakistan 311-7 bt India 328 by seven runs (D/L rule)
Pakistan aim for one-day success
Feb 06, 2006Pakistan have captain Inzamam-ul-Haq back and are aiming to grab the number two spot in the world rankings as they begin the one-day series against India.
Pakistan have won 10 of 15 one-day matches against India, and eight of their last 10, with Inzaman as captain. The home team will probably need a 4-1 series win to leapfrog South Africa, who are currently playing in the VB Series in Australia. They start as favourites before a sell-out crowd of 15,000 at the Arbab Niaz stadium for the first international match in the north-western border city for two years.
Pakistan will take confidence from their 341-run win in Karachi, which handed them their first Test series win over India for 19 years. Faisal Iqbal, who hit his maiden Test century in that match, has been rewarded with a place in the squad for the one-day series. All-rounder Shoaib Malik returns after a family bereavement and promising youngster Yasir Arafat is in the squad.
India may miss off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who injured a finger while fielding in the Karachi Test.
Iqbal picked for one-day series
Feb 02, 2006Pakistan's selectors have rewarded batsman Faisal Iqbal for his maiden Test century in Karachi with a place in the squad for the one-day series.
Iqbal's 139 helped Pakistan beat India in the Tests and the player can now help them repeat that success over the same opposition in the one-dayers. Leg-spinner Danish Kaneria and paceman Mohammad Sami are omitted from the 16-member squad, however.
The first of five matches is scheduled for next Monday in Peshawar. Kaneria and Sami have been regular members of the Test and one-day squads. The selectors have found places for two all-rounders, Shoaib Malik and Yasir Arafat. Malik returns after missing the final Test due to a family bereavement, while Arafat is a promising youngster who played against England.
Squad: Inzamam-ul-Haq (Captain), Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Abdul Razzaq, Shoaib Akhtar, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Arshad Khan, Salman Butt, Rana Naved, Imran Farhat, Faisal Iqbal, Umar Gul, Mohammad Asif, Yasir Arafat.
Tendulkar under fire after heavy defeat
Feb 02, 2006Dismayed Indian fans launched a rare attack on their favourite player Sachin Tendulkar yesterday, a day after India suffered a crushing defeat by Pakistan.
The hosts romped to victory by 341 runs with a day to spare, routing their traditional rivals for one run short of their worst ever defeat in runs to win the series. Players are normally under tremendous pressure to win due to the decades-old political animosity between the two nations. With tensions easing, the focus was solely on cricket. Debates in the Indian media were aimed at the failure of the formidable batting line-up after the first two Tests in Lahore and Faisalabad ended in high-scoring draws. Youngster Yuvraj Singh hit a defiant 122 in the second innings, but none of the other players managed fifty in the game. "Tendulkar is over the hill. He should quit and other youngsters should take over," lawyer Sandeep George said. "Tendulkar should go because he has lost his touch," engineer Vijay Ramaiah said. "The more he plays, he will become a liability to the country and himself." The collapse only added to concerns that India's middle-order batsmen Tendulkar, captain Rahul Dravid, Saurav Ganguly and Vangipurappu Laxman were all past 30.
Pakistan stun India to win series at Karachi
Feb 01, 2006It was India's second heaviest defeat by a runs margin in their Test history. Pakistan began the day on 511-5 in their secoing innings and added 88 runs in quick time before stopping their innings.
It was India's second heaviest defeat by a runs margin in their Test history. Pakistan began the day on 511-5 in their secoing innings and added 88 runs in quick time before stopping their innings.
In Picture: Sachin's stumps shatter, Pakistan team with the trophy. Third Test, Karachi, day four: Pakistan 245 & 599-7d beat India 238 & 265 by 341 runs
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