2nd Match: India v Pakistan at Sharjah, 23 Mar 2000

Ball-by-Ball Commentary

       Welcome everybody to the very crucial match between India and
        Pakistan, the 2nd match of Coca-Cola match
       Here the toss going on Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat
        first
       There are one change in Indian team Prasad replaces Srinath today
       Agarkar open the Indian bowling
   0.1 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, no run
   0.2 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, no run
   0.3 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, no run
   0.4 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, no run
   0.5 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, no run
   0.6 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, wide: no run
   0.6 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, no run

End of over 1 (1 run) Pakistan 1/0 (RR: 1.00)
AB Agarkar 1-0-1-0 (1w)
Shahid Afridi 0* (0b) Imran Nazir 0* (6b)

   1.1 Prasad to Shahid Afridi, OUT: good length delivery, thick edged,
        Good catch by Azhar, diving towards his right

       Pakistan 1/1, Partnership of 1
       Shahid Afridi  c Azharuddin b Prasad  0 (1b 0x4 0x6)
       Imran Nazir 0* (6b) BKV Prasad 0.1-0-0-1

   1.2 Prasad to Abdur Razzaq, no run
   1.3 Prasad to Abdur Razzaq, no run
   1.4 Prasad to Abdur Razzaq, no run, on the back foot, pushed to point
   1.5 Prasad to Abdur Razzaq, no run, slower one, tapped to covers
   1.6 Prasad to Abdur Razzaq, two runs, wonderful cut shot through point,
        good try by Robin there, Razzaq off the mark

End of over 2 (2 runs) Pakistan 3/1 (RR: 1.50)
BKV Prasad 1-0-2-1
Imran Nazir 0* (6b) Abdur Razzaq 2* (5b)

   2.1 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, no run, pushed to mid off
   2.2 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, one run, cut shot, good safe by Robin singh
        in point, saving his team 3 runs
   2.3 Agarkar to Abdur Razzaq, wide: no run, down the leg side, Umpire
        declared wide
   2.3 Agarkar to Abdur Razzaq, no run, slower delivery, played back to
        the bowler
       another one this time Agarkar strikes
   2.4 Agarkar to Abdur Razzaq, OUT: another slower delivery, try to driv
        the ball, but ball went straight to the Jadeja at short covers,
        comfortable catch, this time pakistan in trouble

       Pakistan 5/2, Partnership of 4
       Abdur Razzaq  c Jadeja b Agarkar  2 (7b 0x4 0x6)
       Imran Nazir 1* (8b) AB Agarkar 1.4-0-3-1 (2w)

       inzi in
   2.5 Agarkar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run, down the leg side, turned to
        fine leg, Inzi off the mark of his first ball
   2.6 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, no run, slowwer one, come forward and
        defended, ball hits the pad and rolls down slips

End of over 3 (3 runs) Pakistan 6/2 (RR: 2.00)
AB Agarkar 2-0-4-1 (2w)
Inzamam-ul-Haq 1* (1b) Imran Nazir 1* (9b)

   3.1 Prasad to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, uppish delivery, played back to
        the bowler
   3.2 Prasad to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run
   3.3 Prasad to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run, on the bac foot, pushed to point
       Ganguly showing the ball to the umpire
   3.4 Prasad to Imran Nazir, no run
   3.5 Prasad to Imran Nazir, three runs
   3.6 Prasad to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

End of over 4 (4 runs) Pakistan 10/2 (RR: 2.50)
BKV Prasad 2-0-6-1
Imran Nazir 4* (11b) Inzamam-ul-Haq 2* (5b)

   4.1 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, no run
   4.2 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, no run
   4.3 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, FOUR, wonder ful shot to wide point
   4.4 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, no run
   4.5 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, FOUR, another cut shot, on the air just
        pass the Robin hands at point
   4.6 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, no run

End of over 5 (8 runs) Pakistan 18/2 (RR: 3.60)
AB Agarkar 3-0-12-1 (2w) - Sharjah Club End
Inzamam-ul-Haq 2* (5b) Imran Nazir 12* (17b 2x4)

   5.1 Prasad to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, forward defended to off side
   5.2 Prasad to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, another forward defend by Inzi,
        good delivery
   5.3 Prasad to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, played to point
   5.4 Prasad to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run
   5.5 Prasad to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, uppish delivery, played back to
        the bowler
   5.6 Prasad to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run

End of over 6 (1 run) Pakistan 19/2 (RR: 3.17)
BKV Prasad 3-0-7-1 - Pavilion End
Inzamam-ul-Haq 3* (11b) Imran Nazir 12* (17b 2x4)

   6.1 Agarkar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, wide: no run
   6.1 Agarkar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run
   6.2 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, no run
   6.3 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, one run
   6.4 Agarkar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run
   6.5 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, one run
   6.6 Agarkar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

End of over 7 (5 runs) Pakistan 24/2 (RR: 3.43)
AB Agarkar 4-0-17-1 (3w) - Sharjah Club End
Imran Nazir 14* (20b 2x4) Inzamam-ul-Haq 5* (14b)

   7.1 Prasad to Imran Nazir, no run, good length delivery, try to pull,
        misses
   7.2 Prasad to Imran Nazir, no run, pushed to point
   7.3 Prasad to Imran Nazir, no run, played to mid on, Joshi fields there
   7.4 Prasad to Imran Nazir, FOUR, down the leg side, pick the ball well
        and loafted over mid wicket boundary, big chase Tendulkar
   7.5 Prasad to Imran Nazir, no run, on the raise, played to point, this
        time Azhar field the ball at point instead of Robin
   7.6 Prasad to Imran Nazir, one run

End of over 8 (5 runs) Pakistan 29/2 (RR: 3.62)
BKV Prasad 4-0-12-1 - Pavilion End
Imran Nazir 19* (26b 3x4) Inzamam-ul-Haq 5* (14b)

   8.1 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, no run, slower one, forward defend to
        covers
       good change of pace by Agarkar
   8.2 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, two runs, down the leg side, nicely turned
        to sq leg
   8.3 Agarkar to Imran Nazir, one run, driven through covers, quick
        single
   8.4 Agarkar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, tries yorker, played to mid on
   8.5 Agarkar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run
   8.6 Agarkar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, defended back to the bowler

End of over 9 (3 runs) Pakistan 32/2 (RR: 3.56)
AB Agarkar 5-0-20-1 (3w) - Sharjah Club End
Imran Nazir 22* (29b 3x4) Inzamam-ul-Haq 5* (17b)

   9.1 Prasad to Imran Nazir, one run, tapped to third man area
   9.2 Prasad to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run, on the legs, flicked off the
        pads through fine leg
   9.3 Prasad to Imran Nazir, no run, outside the off, left to the keeper
   9.4 Prasad to Imran Nazir, no run, played back to the bowler,
   9.5 Prasad to Imran Nazir, no run, nice delivery, defended at off side
   9.6 Prasad to Imran Nazir, one run

End of over 10 (3 runs) Pakistan 35/2 (RR: 3.50)
BKV Prasad 5-0-15-1 - Pavilion End
Imran Nazir 24* (34b 3x4) Inzamam-ul-Haq 6* (18b)

       Bowling change Kumble starting his spell from Sharjah Club End
       one slip and sliy poin places for Nazir
  10.1 Kumble to Imran Nazir, no run
  10.2 Kumble to Imran Nazir, no run, come forward, defended
  10.3 Kumble to Imran Nazir, no run, another forward defend
  10.4 Kumble to Imran Nazir, no run, turned to fine leg
  10.5 Kumble to Imran Nazir, one run, sweep shot, ball hits the glove,
        big appeal for lbw
  10.6 Kumble to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run, down the track pushed to covers

End of over 11 (2 runs) Pakistan 37/2 (RR: 3.36)
A Kumble 1-0-2-0 - Sharjah Club End
Inzamam-ul-Haq 7* (19b) Imran Nazir 25* (39b 3x4)

  11.1 Prasad to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, over pitched, driven to mid on
  11.2 Prasad to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pushed to point
  11.3 Prasad to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run, played to mid off, quick single,
        can't belive Inzi makes his crease quicely
  11.4 Prasad to Imran Nazir, FOUR, wonderful shot, gentle push back to
        the bowler, nicely timed
  11.5 Prasad to Imran Nazir, one run, another quick single throiugh mid
        off
  11.6 Prasad to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

End of over 12 (6 runs) Pakistan 43/2 (RR: 3.58)
BKV Prasad 6-0-21-1 - Pavilion End
Imran Nazir 30* (41b 4x4) Inzamam-ul-Haq 8* (23b)

  12.1 Kumble to Imran Nazir, no run, sharpely turned, hit the pads,
        appeal for lbw
  12.2 Kumble to Imran Nazir, one run
  12.3 Kumble to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run, pushed to mid off, quick single,
        this time Ganguly hits the stumps directly, but Inzi well home
  12.4 Kumble to Imran Nazir, no run
  12.5 Kumble to Imran Nazir, no run
  12.6 Kumble to Imran Nazir, no run

End of over 13 (2 runs) Pakistan 45/2 (RR: 3.46)
A Kumble 2-0-4-0 - Sharjah Club End
Inzamam-ul-Haq 9* (24b) Imran Nazir 31* (46b 4x4)

       another bowling change Joshi bowling to Inzi
  13.1 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, nicely times, sweep the ball through
        backward sq leg
  13.2 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, played to mid wicket, Karim hiself
        run and pick the ball, Nazir opff the way of his crease, chance
        for runout, but lazy throw from karim
  13.3 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run
  13.4 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run
  13.5 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run
  13.6 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

End of over 14 (4 runs) Pakistan 49/2 (RR: 3.50)
SB Joshi 1-0-4-0 - Pavilion End
Imran Nazir 31* (46b 4x4) Inzamam-ul-Haq 13* (30b 1x4)

  14.1 Kumble to Imran Nazir, SIX, down the track. well pickup, loaafted
        over long off, huge six
  14.2 Kumble to Imran Nazir, FOUR, nicely cut the ball to third man, big
        chase by Joshi,
  14.3 Kumble to Imran Nazir, one run
  14.4 Kumble to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run
  14.5 Kumble to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, quicker one, rappes the pads,
        appeal for lbw
  14.6 Kumble to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, played to mid wicket

End of over 15 (11 runs) Pakistan 60/2 (RR: 4.00)
A Kumble 3-0-15-0 - Sharjah Club End
Imran Nazir 42* (49b 5x4 1x6) Inzamam-ul-Haq 13* (33b 1x4)

  15.1 Joshi to Imran Nazir, one run, played to mid wicket, this same as
        Karim pick the ball, easy chance for runout, Karim doesn
  15.2 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run
  15.3 Joshi to Imran Nazir, OUT: good delivery, try to play the ball
        across the line, big gap between bat and pads, ball hit the middle
        stumps

       Pakistan 62/3, Partnership of 57
       Imran Nazir  b Joshi  43 (51b 5x4 1x6)
       Inzamam-ul-Haq 14* (34b 1x4) SB Joshi 1.3-0-6-1

       wonderful innings by the youngster

Match State: Drinks

  15.4 Joshi to Yousuf Youhana, no run, defended
  15.5 Joshi to Yousuf Youhana, no run, cut down to short third man
  15.6 Joshi to Yousuf Youhana, no run, tossed up, driven to cover and
        there ends a good over

End of over 16 (2 runs) Pakistan 62/3 (RR: 3.88)
SB Joshi 2-0-6-1 - Pavilion End
Inzamam-ul-Haq 14* (34b 1x4) Yousuf Youhana 0* (3b)

  16.1 Kumble to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pushed to mid on
  16.2 Kumble to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pushes at it, goes off the pad to
        point
  16.3 Kumble to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, driven to extra cover
  16.4 Kumble to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, defends
  16.5 Kumble to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run, swept, doesnt hit the middle,
        goes on a bounce to fineleg
  16.6 Kumble to Yousuf Youhana, no run, pushed to point

End of over 17 (1 run) Pakistan 63/3 (RR: 3.71)
A Kumble 4-0-16-0 - Sharjah Club End
Inzamam-ul-Haq 15* (39b 1x4) Yousuf Youhana 0* (4b)

  17.1 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, two runs, swept from outside off to
        fineleg, Agarkar runs around, very quick running from Inzi
  17.2 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run, driven to deep midwicket
  17.3 Joshi to Yousuf Youhana, no run, pushed to silly point
  17.4 Joshi to Yousuf Youhana, no run, tries to sweep, doesnt connect
  17.5 Joshi to Yousuf Youhana, two runs, swept once again, Gooch and
        gatting of 1987 at work, this time swept very fine, poor line from
        Joshi too
  17.6 Joshi to Yousuf Youhana, no run, defended

End of over 18 (5 runs) Pakistan 68/3 (RR: 3.78)
SB Joshi 3-0-11-1 - Pavilion End
Inzamam-ul-Haq 18* (41b 1x4) Yousuf Youhana 2* (8b)

  18.1 Kumble to Inzamam-ul-Haq, two runs, down the track, smashed over
        mid off, well not quite, doesnt quite time it and it goes against
        the wind and ends up at deep extra cover
  18.2 Kumble to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, driven to mi d off
  18.3 Kumble to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run, turned to square leg
  18.4 Kumble to Yousuf Youhana, no run, outside off, left alone
  18.5 Kumble to Yousuf Youhana, no run, pushed to point
  18.6 Kumble to Yousuf Youhana, no run, defended

End of over 19 (3 runs) Pakistan 71/3 (RR: 3.74)
A Kumble 5-0-19-0 - Sharjah Club End
Inzamam-ul-Haq 21* (44b 1x4) Yousuf Youhana 2* (11b)

  19.1 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, tries to sweep, misses, hit on pad
  19.2 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, driven back, tossed up
  19.3 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, slower through the air, driven to
        cover
  19.4 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, tries to sweep, doesnt connect,
        Youhana comes down the track, sent back
  19.5 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, driven to midwicket, diving stop
        from Ganguly, good stop
  19.6 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, pushed to cover nice vover

End of over 20 (maiden) Pakistan 71/3 (RR: 3.55)
SB Joshi 4-1-11-1 - Pavilion End
Yousuf Youhana 2* (11b) Inzamam-ul-Haq 21* (50b 1x4)

       Inzi goes down on his back. The Pak physio comes out to give him
        some stretching
       The master spinner comes on, the alrounder
  20.1 Tendulkar to Yousuf Youhana, no run, tries to cut, misses and
        through to Karim
  20.2 Tendulkar to Yousuf Youhana, no run, driven to mid on
  20.3 Tendulkar to Yousuf Youhana, one run, driven to mid off
  20.4 Tendulkar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, quicker ball, hit on the pads,
        down leg
  20.5 Tendulkar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, driven to mid wicket, nice
        stop again from Gangs
  20.6 Tendulkar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, short and pulled through square
        leg

End of over 21 (5 runs) Pakistan 76/3 (RR: 3.62)
SR Tendulkar 1-0-5-0 - Sharjah Club End
Yousuf Youhana 3* (14b) Inzamam-ul-Haq 25* (53b 2x4)

  21.1 Joshi to Yousuf Youhana, one run, pushed to long off
  21.2 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run, driven to long off
  21.3 Joshi to Yousuf Youhana, no run, tries to work it through leg,
        misses, hit on the pad
  21.4 Joshi to Yousuf Youhana, one run, driven to wide mid off, the big
        Prasad turns and throws
  21.5 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, driven back
  21.6 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, tries to turn through midwicket,
        doesnt connect

End of over 22 (3 runs) Pakistan 79/3 (RR: 3.59)
SB Joshi 5-1-14-1 - Pavilion End
Yousuf Youhana 5* (17b) Inzamam-ul-Haq 26* (56b 2x4)

  22.1 Tendulkar to Yousuf Youhana, one run
  22.2 Tendulkar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run
  22.3 Tendulkar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run
  22.4 Tendulkar to Yousuf Youhana, legbye: one run
  22.5 Tendulkar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run
  22.6 Tendulkar to Yousuf Youhana, no run

End of over 23 (4 runs) Pakistan 83/3 (RR: 3.61)
SR Tendulkar 2-0-8-0 - Sharjah Club End
Inzamam-ul-Haq 28* (59b 2x4) Yousuf Youhana 6* (20b)

  23.1 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run
  23.2 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run
  23.3 Joshi to Yousuf Youhana, one run
  23.4 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run
  23.5 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run
  23.6 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

End of over 24 (2 runs) Pakistan 85/3 (RR: 3.54)
SB Joshi 6-1-16-1 - Pavilion End
Yousuf Youhana 7* (21b) Inzamam-ul-Haq 29* (64b 2x4)

  24.1 Tendulkar to Yousuf Youhana, one run
  24.2 Tendulkar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run
  24.3 Tendulkar to Yousuf Youhana, no run
  24.4 Tendulkar to Yousuf Youhana, no run
  24.5 Tendulkar to Yousuf Youhana, no run
  24.6 Tendulkar to Yousuf Youhana, FOUR, neatly nudged to third man

End of over 25 (6 runs) Pakistan 91/3 (RR: 3.64)
SR Tendulkar 3-0-14-0 - Sharjah Club End
Inzamam-ul-Haq 30* (65b 2x4) Yousuf Youhana 12* (26b 1x4)

  25.1 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run, once again Joshi straying down
        leg, pulled through square leg
  25.2 Joshi to Yousuf Youhana, no run, driven to midwicket
  25.3 Joshi to Yousuf Youhana, no run, driven back
  25.4 Joshi to Yousuf Youhana, one run, driven to long off
  25.5 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, waltzes down the track, ppushed to
        midwicket
  25.6 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run

End of over 26 (2 runs) Pakistan 93/3 (RR: 3.58)
SB Joshi 7-1-18-1 - Pavilion End
Yousuf Youhana 13* (29b 1x4) Inzamam-ul-Haq 31* (68b 2x4)

  26.1 Tendulkar to Yousuf Youhana, one run, gives himself room outside
        off, pushed to long off
  26.2 Tendulkar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run, smashed through point
  26.3 Tendulkar to Yousuf Youhana, one run, turned to fineleg
  26.4 Tendulkar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, wide: no run, down leg, Karim collects
  26.4 Tendulkar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run, pulled to deep midwicket
  26.5 Tendulkar to Yousuf Youhana, one run, turned to square leg
  26.6 Tendulkar to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run, driven to long on

End of over 27 (7 runs) Pakistan 100/3 (RR: 3.70)
SR Tendulkar 4-0-21-0 (1w) - Sharjah Club End
Inzamam-ul-Haq 34* (71b 2x4) Yousuf Youhana 16* (32b 1x4)

       Brings up the 100 for Pakistan
  27.1 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, two runs, pushed through midwicket,
        Ganguly escorts it
  27.2 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, tries to sweep, misses
  27.3 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, FOUR, swept very fine to th e boundary,
        Joshi erring in line often
  27.4 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, no run, tries to sweep, misses
  27.5 Joshi to Inzamam-ul-Haq, one run, pushed to mid off
  27.6 Joshi to Yousuf Youhana, one run, turned to square leg

End of over 28 (8 runs) Pakistan 108/3 (RR: 3.86)
SB Joshi 8-1-26-1 - Pavilion End
Yousuf Youhana 17* (33b 1x4) Inzamam-ul-Haq 41* (76b 3x4)

       Robin Singh rpelaces Tendulkar
  28.1 Singh to Yousuf Youhana, no run, tries to guide through third man,
        shoddy work from Karim doesnt collect at all
  28.2 Singh to Yousuf Youhana, no run, pushed to point
  28.3 Singh to Yousuf Youhana, no run, pushed to cover, Karim runs and
        picks up, Inzi steps down the track, Youhana goes through with the
        run and shakes hands with Inzi, direct hit at the nonstriker's
        end, Inzi and Youhana fight to get ahead of each other
       Meanwhile the throw comes back to the batsman's end and Youhana
        gets back in time, thr third umpire wasnt consulted initially and
        then he was
       Its just a question of which of Inzi or Youhana should be out,
        which of the two was just in front ?
       Now the thir cdumpire has given the signal. OUT. But WHO ?!
       Its Yousuf who goes and there ends 5 minutes of drama, culminating
        in yet another entry in Inzi's list of runout assists

       Pakistan 108/4, Partnership of 46
       Yousuf Youhana  run out (Karim)  17 (36b 1x4 0x6)

       Now we've to figure out who faces the new ball ? Inzi or the new
        batsman ?
  28.4 Singh to Inzamam-ul-Haq, OUT: double disaster for Pak, tries to
        cut, takes the edge and a nice catch by Karim

       Pakistan 108/5, Partnership of 0
       Inzamam-ul-Haq  c Karim b Singh  41 (77b 3x4 0x6)
       Younis Khan 0* (0b) RR Singh 0.4-0-0-1

       Younis Khan came in at the fall of Youhana, Moin comes in now
  28.5 Singh to Moin Khan, no run, pushed to cover
  28.6 Singh to Moin Khan, two runs, cut to square third man, quick
        running, Joshi the fielder at the position

End of over 29 (2 runs) Pakistan 110/5 (RR: 3.79)
RR Singh 1-0-2-1 - Sharjah Club End
Younis Khan 0* (0b) Moin Khan 2* (2b)

       What an eventful over
       Kumble comes back
  29.1 Kumble to Younis Khan, no run, played back to the bowler, Younis
        got a century on test debut in his 2nd innings against Sri Lanka
  29.2 Kumble to Younis Khan, OUT: tries to cut, insied edge onto stumps,
        disaster around the corner

       Pakistan 110/6, Partnership of 2
       Younis Khan  b Kumble  0 (2b 0x4 0x6)
       Moin Khan 2* (2b) A Kumble 5.2-0-19-1

       Why do I get a sense of deja vu after yesterday's game
       Akram is the new batsman
       All of a sudden, Pakistan slump from 108/3 to 110/6
  29.3 Kumble to Wasim Akram, no run
  29.4 Kumble to Wasim Akram, no run
  29.5 Kumble to Wasim Akram, no run, tries to play it to leg, spin from
        outside leg, defends
  29.6 Kumble to Wasim Akram, no run, padded away

End of over 30 (maiden) Pakistan 110/6 (RR: 3.67)
A Kumble 6-1-19-1 - Pavilion End
Moin Khan 2* (2b) Wasim Akram 0* (4b)

  30.1 Singh to Moin Khan, no run, tries to play to leg, misses, hit on
        the pad
  30.2 Singh to Moin Khan, one run, guided down to tihrd man, misfield by
        Azhar
  30.3 Singh to Wasim Akram, no run, pushed to cover
  30.4 Singh to Wasim Akram, no run, driven to mid off
  30.5 Singh to Wasim Akram, no run, pushed to midwicket, ambidexterulkar
        fields and throws with his left hand
  30.6 Singh to Wasim Akram, no run, pushed to midwicket, Tendulkar runs
        in from mid wicket and fields well

End of over 31 (1 run) Pakistan 111/6 (RR: 3.58)
RR Singh 2-0-3-1 - Sharjah Club End
Moin Khan 3* (4b) Wasim Akram 0* (8b)

  31.1 Kumble to Moin Khan, no run, defended
  31.2 Kumble to Moin Khan, one run, turned to fineleg
  31.3 Kumble to Wasim Akram, no run, pushed back
  31.4 Kumble to Wasim Akram, no run, watchful defence
  31.5 Kumble to Wasim Akram, no run, defended
  31.6 Kumble to Wasim Akram, SIX, down the track, width provided and
        smashed over mid off, super timing

End of over 32 (7 runs) Pakistan 118/6 (RR: 3.69)
A Kumble 7-1-26-1 - Pavilion End
Moin Khan 4* (6b) Wasim Akram 6* (12b 1x6)

       Agarkar comes back to replace a Robin who possibly didnt do any
        wrong
  32.1 Agarkar to Moin Khan, no run, defended
  32.2 Agarkar to Moin Khan, no run, pushed to point, slower ball
  32.3 Agarkar to Moin Khan, no run
  32.4 Agarkar to Moin Khan, no run, driven to cover
  32.5 Agarkar to Moin Khan, no run, cut to Azhar, good fielding by hi,
        tosses the ball back, doesnt quite see where the ball goes but a
        run saved anyway
  32.6 Agarkar to Moin Khan, no run, swings in, possibly an inside edge
        and then onto pad

End of over 33 (maiden) Pakistan 118/6 (RR: 3.58)
AB Agarkar 6-1-20-1 (3w) - Sharjah Club End
Wasim Akram 6* (12b 1x6) Moin Khan 4* (12b)

  33.1 Kumble to Wasim Akram, no run, defends back to the bowler
  33.2 Kumble to Wasim Akram, no run, to square leg
  33.3 Kumble to Wasim Akram, no run, hits the pads and pops up in the air
  33.4 Kumble to Wasim Akram, no run, defends back, Kumble runs wide and
        fields it
  33.5 Kumble to Wasim Akram, no run, hits to Ganguly at mid wicket
  33.6 Kumble to Wasim Akram, no run, again to Ganguly at mid wicket

End of over 34 (maiden) Pakistan 118/6 (RR: 3.47)
A Kumble 8-2-26-1 - Pavilion End
Moin Khan 4* (12b) Wasim Akram 6* (18b 1x6)

Match State: Drinks

       Kumble bowling a very good over just before Drinks to Akram
       Kumble did not give any room for the batsman to score runs
  34.1 Agarkar to Moin Khan, one run, pushes wide of point and gets an
        easy single
  34.2 Agarkar to Wasim Akram, no run, Akram decides to leave it to the
        keeper
  34.3 Agarkar to Wasim Akram, no run, beats the outside edge, Karim was
        appealing
  34.4 Agarkar to Wasim Akram, no run, defend forward
  34.5 Agarkar to Wasim Akram, no run, Azhar doing very well at point to
        prevent the single
  34.6 Agarkar to Wasim Akram, FOUR, whips it thru mid wicket, very well
        timed, Kumble just escorted the ball to the fence

End of over 35 (5 runs) Pakistan 123/6 (RR: 3.51)
AB Agarkar 7-1-25-1 (3w) - Sharjah Club End
Moin Khan 5* (13b) Wasim Akram 10* (23b 1x4 1x6)

  35.1 Singh to Moin Khan, one run, glides it to 3rd man
  35.2 Singh to Wasim Akram, legbye: one run, to backward square leg
  35.3 Singh to Moin Khan, no run, defends forward. Good line from Robin
        Singh
  35.4 Singh to Moin Khan, one run, drives easily to the sweeper
  35.5 Singh to Wasim Akram, no run, defends with a straight bat back to
        the bowler
  35.6 Singh to Wasim Akram, no run, Ganguly fumbles at mid wicket, but
        not bad enough to give a run

End of over 36 (3 runs) Pakistan 126/6 (RR: 3.50)
RR Singh 3-0-5-1 - Pavilion End
Moin Khan 7* (16b) Wasim Akram 10* (26b 1x4 1x6)

  36.1 Prasad to Moin Khan, one run, glides to 3rd man
  36.2 Prasad to Wasim Akram, OUT: Akram trying to hit it over the
        infield, gets an inside edge and is bowled comprehensively

       Pakistan 128/7, Partnership of 18
       Wasim Akram  b Prasad  10 (27b 1x4 1x6)
       Moin Khan 8* (17b) BKV Prasad 6.2-0-22-2

  36.3 Prasad to Waqar Younis, no run, defends safely
  36.4 Prasad to Waqar Younis, no run, drops and wants to run, but no
        chance for a run
  36.5 Prasad to Waqar Younis, no run, very good line and length from
        Prasad
  36.6 Prasad to Waqar Younis, no run, defends forward, the ball rolls to
        extra covers

End of over 37 (2 runs) Pakistan 128/7 (RR: 3.46)
BKV Prasad 7-0-22-2 - Sharjah Club End
Moin Khan 8* (17b) Waqar Younis 0* (4b)

  37.1 Singh to Moin Khan, no run, places straight to Ganguly at covers
  37.2 Singh to Moin Khan, no run, Moin hits to mid on

       Pakistan 128/8, Partnership of 0
       Waqar Younis  run out (Joshi)  0 (4b 0x4 0x6)

  37.3 Singh to Moin Khan, one run
  37.4 Singh to Arshad Khan, no run
  37.5 Singh to Arshad Khan, no run
  37.6 Singh to Arshad Khan, no run

End of over 38 (1 run) Pakistan 129/8 (RR: 3.39)
RR Singh 4-0-6-1 - Pavilion End
Moin Khan 9* (20b) Arshad Khan 0* (3b)

  38.1 Prasad to Moin Khan, no run
  38.2 Prasad to Moin Khan, no run
  38.3 Prasad to Moin Khan, no run, defends forward tyo the off side
  38.4 Prasad to Moin Khan, one run, just places the ball toewards covers
        and runs a quick single
  38.5 Prasad to Arshad Khan, one run, drives to mid off,good work by
        KUmble
  38.6 Prasad to Moin Khan, no run, places the ball towards point

End of over 39 (2 runs) Pakistan 131/8 (RR: 3.36)
BKV Prasad 8-0-24-2 - Sharjah Club End
Arshad Khan 1* (4b) Moin Khan 10* (25b)

  39.1 Kumble to Arshad Khan, no run, defends safely
  39.2 Kumble to Arshad Khan, no run, defends it to covers
  39.3 Kumble to Arshad Khan, no run, tries to pull, gets hit on the pads,
        big appeal, turned down
  39.4 Kumble to Arshad Khan, no run, hit on the pads again
  39.5 Kumble to Arshad Khan, OUT: Right in the block hole, clean bowled

       Pakistan 131/9, Partnership of 3
       Arshad Khan  b Kumble  1 (9b 0x4 0x6)
       Moin Khan 10* (25b) A Kumble 8.5-2-26-2

       Bringing back Kumble has done good to India
  39.6 Kumble to Shoaib Akhtar, no run

End of over 40 (maiden) Pakistan 131/9 (RR: 3.28)
A Kumble 9-3-26-2 - Pavilion End
Moin Khan 10* (25b) Shoaib Akhtar 0* (1b)

  40.1 Prasad to Moin Khan, one run, whips it to mid wicket
  40.2 Prasad to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, defends easily towards mid on
  40.3 Prasad to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, Akhtar decides not to play at it
  40.4 Prasad to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, beaten outside the off stump,
        eccellent outswinger from Prasad
  40.5 Prasad to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, plays it to covers
  40.6 Prasad to Shoaib Akhtar, three runs, whips in the air wide of mid
        wicket and gets three

End of over 41 (4 runs) Pakistan 135/9 (RR: 3.29)
BKV Prasad 9-0-28-2 - Sharjah Club End
Shoaib Akhtar 3* (6b) Moin Khan 11* (26b)

  41.1 Kumble to Shoaib Akhtar, no run
  41.2 Kumble to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, defends it safely
  41.3 Kumble to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, hits it awkwardly to mid on
  41.4 Kumble to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, defends again, playing safely
  41.5 Kumble to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, hits the pads and pops up to silly
        point
  41.6 Kumble to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, defends it to silly point

End of over 42 (maiden) Pakistan 135/9 (RR: 3.21)
A Kumble 10-4-26-2 - Pavilion End
Moin Khan 11* (26b) Shoaib Akhtar 3* (12b)

  42.1 Prasad to Moin Khan, legbye: one run, trying to hit it to square
        leg gets a leg bye
  42.2 Prasad to Shoaib Akhtar, one run, glides it to wide of point
  42.3 Prasad to Moin Khan, no run, places it towards cover
  42.4 Prasad to Moin Khan, legbye: one run, another leg bye on the leg
        side very near to the batting strip
  42.5 Prasad to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, Karim does a very good job
        collecting the ball on one bounce, he dived full stretch to his
        right and prevented any runs
  42.6 Prasad to Shoaib Akhtar, no run

End of over 43 (3 runs) Pakistan 138/9 (RR: 3.21)
BKV Prasad 10-0-29-2 - Sharjah Club End
Moin Khan 11* (29b) Shoaib Akhtar 4* (15b)

  43.1 Joshi to Moin Khan, one run, pushes it easily to square leg
  43.2 Joshi to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, drives to covers
  43.3 Joshi to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, edges it past slip
  43.4 Joshi to Shoaib Akhtar, no run
  43.5 Joshi to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, hits the pads
  43.6 Joshi to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, hits staright to extra cover

End of over 44 (1 run) Pakistan 139/9 (RR: 3.16)
SB Joshi 9-1-27-1 - Pavilion End
Moin Khan 12* (30b) Shoaib Akhtar 4* (20b)

       Pakistan looking to bat out the 50 overs
  44.1 Agarkar to Moin Khan, one run, hits to extra covers
  44.2 Agarkar to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, ball goes to square leg and could
        have been run out
  44.3 Agarkar to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, inside edge to his boot
  44.4 Agarkar to Shoaib Akhtar, no run, tries to slash at a bll outside
        the off stump and misses
  44.5 Agarkar to Shoaib Akhtar, FOUR, edges the ball between the keeper
        and Azhar at 1st slip, MAy be more towards Azhar, not an easy
        chance
  44.6 Agarkar to Shoaib Akhtar, no run

End of over 45 (5 runs) Pakistan 144/9 (RR: 3.20)
AB Agarkar 8-1-30-1 (3w 1nb) - Sharjah Club End
Moin Khan 13* (31b) Shoaib Akhtar 8* (25b 1x4)

  45.1 Joshi to Moin Khan, one run, hits it hard, travels to Kumble on one
        bounce
  45.2 Joshi to Shoaib Akhtar, one run, hits it past the bowler
  45.3 Joshi to Moin Khan, OUT: trying to sweep gets hit on the pads of a
        full toss and Umpire Hampshire has no doubt in handing over the
        decision

       Pakistan 146/10, Partnership of 15
       Moin Khan  lbw b Joshi  14 (33b 0x4 0x6)
       Shoaib Akhtar 9* (26b 1x4) SB Joshi 9.3-1-29-2

       This is the 7th Lowest total by Pakistan at Sharjah
       Join us after 30 mins for India's reply. stay with us
       Indian innings about to start
   0.1 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, no run
   0.2 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, no run, plays it witha straight bat
   0.3 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, wide: no run, too wide down the leg side
   0.3 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, no run, drives it on the up to point
   0.4 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, no run, tries to time it well, but could
        not do it
   0.5 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, one run, glances it to fine leg, the ball
        was strayed down the leg side
   0.6 Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, one run, turnes it to fine leg and gets
        off the mark

End of over 1 (3 runs) India 3/0 (RR: 3.00 RRR: 144/49 = 2.94)
Wasim Akram 1-0-3-0 (1w) - Sharjah Club End
SR Tendulkar 1* (1b) SC Ganguly 1* (5b)

       Waqar will share the new ball with Akram
   1.1 Waqar Younis to Tendulkar, no run, hits the pads down the leg side
   1.2 Waqar Younis to Tendulkar, no run, plays well to square leg to a
        ball directed to his hips
   1.3 Waqar Younis to Tendulkar, no run, defends it to point
   1.4 Waqar Younis to Tendulkar, no run, hits the pads again doen the leg
        side
   1.5 Waqar Younis to Tendulkar, no run, good inswinger, Sachin decides
        to leave it to the keeper
   1.6 Waqar Younis to Tendulkar, no run, absolutely beautiful delivery ,
        it went thro' Sachin

End of over 2 (maiden) India 3/0 (RR: 1.50 RRR: 144/48 = 3.00)
Waqar Younis 1-1-0-0 - Pavilion End
SC Ganguly 1* (5b) SR Tendulkar 1* (7b)

       Very good start by Waqar
   2.1 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, no run
   2.2 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, no run, plays it slowly to mid wicket
   2.3 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, no run, wide outside the off stump, Ganguly
        cuts it hard , but could not put it past the fielder at point
   2.4 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, FOUR, wonderfully timed past mid on, First
        boundary for India from Ganguly's bat
   2.5 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, no run, places it to mid off
   2.6 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, no run

End of over 3 (4 runs) India 7/0 (RR: 2.33 RRR: 140/47 = 2.98)
Wasim Akram 2-0-7-0 (1w) - Sharjah Club End
SR Tendulkar 1* (7b) SC Ganguly 5* (11b 1x4)

   3.1 Waqar Younis to Tendulkar, no run, defends it with a straight bat
   3.2 Waqar Younis to Tendulkar, no run, forward defence
   3.3 Waqar Younis to Tendulkar, no run, hits it to mid on
   3.4 Waqar Younis to Tendulkar, two runs, turns it between mid wicket
        and mid on
   3.5 Waqar Younis to Tendulkar, no run, leaves it alone to Moin
   3.6 Waqar Younis to Tendulkar, no run, plays to mid off

End of over 4 (2 runs) India 9/0 (RR: 2.25 RRR: 138/46 = 3.00)
Waqar Younis 2-1-2-0 - Pavilion End
SC Ganguly 5* (11b 1x4) SR Tendulkar 3* (13b)

   4.1 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, no run
   4.2 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, no run, cuts it to point
   4.3 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, one run, thick edge to 3rd man
   4.4 Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, one run, very quickly takes a single
        placing the ball wide of mid on
   4.5 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, two runs, very well timed between mid
        wicket and mid on
   4.6 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, FOUR, slower ball, Ganguly picks it up well
        and puts it to the extra cover fence

End of over 5 (8 runs) India 17/0 (RR: 3.40 RRR: 130/45 = 2.89)
Wasim Akram 3-0-15-0 (1w) - Sharjah Club End
SR Tendulkar 4* (14b) SC Ganguly 12* (16b 2x4)

   5.1 Waqar Younis to Tendulkar, one run, plays a hard cut
   5.2 Waqar Younis to Ganguly, FOUR, thats crashed thro' the off side,
        that was a real wonderful shot
   5.3 Waqar Younis to Ganguly, no run, plays it softly to cover, Afridi
        picks up
   5.4 Waqar Younis to Ganguly, two runs, turns it between mid wicket and
        mid on, good wrist work
   5.5 Waqar Younis to Ganguly, no run, pushes to Afridi at covers
   5.6 Waqar Younis to Ganguly, no run, times it straight to mid off

End of over 6 (7 runs) India 24/0 (RR: 4.00 RRR: 123/44 = 2.80)
Waqar Younis 3-1-9-0 - Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 5* (15b) SC Ganguly 18* (21b 3x4)

   6.1 Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run, cuts it hard  straight to the
        fielder
   6.2 Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, two runs, turnes it very well past the
        square leg fielder
   6.3 Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run
   6.4 Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run, well left
   6.5 Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, FOUR, excellent drive from the maestro
        past the mid off fileder
   6.6 Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run, this time straight to the fielder
        at mid off

End of over 7 (6 runs) India 30/0 (RR: 4.29 RRR: 117/43 = 2.72)
Wasim Akram 4-0-21-0 (1w) - Sharjah Club End
SC Ganguly 18* (21b 3x4) SR Tendulkar 11* (21b 1x4)

       Shoaib about to bowl
   7.1 Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, wide: no run, coming round the wicket,
        going down the leg side
   7.1 Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run, gets hit of a short ball near his
        hip
   7.2 Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run, Ganguly turnes it straight to
        square leg, Sachin came 3/4ths of the pitch , Ganguly was not
        responding, If  only Razzaq had hit it directly, It would have
        been bye for Sachin
   7.3 Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run
   7.4 Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, two runs, turns it down to wide of fine
        leg, Akram comes up with a good throw
   7.5 Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run, Ganguly plays watchfully, Akhtar
        continues to bowl his short stuff
   7.6 Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, wide: no run, down the leg side
   7.6 Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, one run, slower delivery, drives thro'
        covers

End of over 8 (5 runs) India 35/0 (RR: 4.38 RRR: 112/42 = 2.67)
Shoaib Akhtar 1-0-5-0 (2w) - Pavilion End
SC Ganguly 21* (27b 3x4) SR Tendulkar 11* (21b 1x4)

   8.1 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, FOUR, lovely drive on the up, goes thro mid
        off to the fence
   8.2 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, no run, plays back to the bowler
   8.3 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, no run
   8.4 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, no run, again hits back to Akram
   8.5 Wasim Akram to Ganguly, OUT: short of length delivery, Ganguly
        wanting to guide it to 3rd man, Moin comes up with a good catch

       India 39/1, Partnership of 39
       SC Ganguly  c Moin Khan b Wasim Akram  25 (32b 4x4 0x6)
       SR Tendulkar 11* (21b 1x4) Wasim Akram 4.5-0-25-1 (1w)

   8.6 Wasim Akram to Dravid, one run, turns it to backward square leg

End of over 9 (5 runs) India 40/1 (RR: 4.44 RRR: 107/41 = 2.61)
Wasim Akram 5-0-26-1 (1w) - Sharjah Club End
R Dravid 1* (1b) SR Tendulkar 11* (21b 1x4)

   9.1 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, late swing for Akhtar hits his
        boot well down the leg side
   9.2 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, leaves it to moin untouched
   9.3 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, Akhtar bowls a good length, Dravid
        digs it out
   9.4 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, defends it to covers
   9.5 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, decides to leave it to the keeper
   9.6 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, solid forward defence

End of over 10 (maiden) India 40/1 (RR: 4.00 RRR: 107/40 = 2.67)
Shoaib Akhtar 2-1-5-0 (2w) - Pavilion End
SR Tendulkar 11* (21b 1x4) R Dravid 1* (7b)

  10.1 Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run, leaves it to the keeper again
  10.2 Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run, leaves it again
  10.3 Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run
  10.4 Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run, drives it straight to covers
  10.5 Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run
  10.6 Wasim Akram to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 11 (maiden) India 40/1 (RR: 3.64 RRR: 107/39 = 2.74)
Wasim Akram 6-1-26-1 (1w) - Sharjah Club End
R Dravid 1* (7b) SR Tendulkar 11* (27b 1x4)

  11.1 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, one run, steered away to 3rd man
  11.2 Shoaib Akhtar to Tendulkar, OUT: ball came into Tendulkar, missing
        off , missing leg, crashing into middle stump

       India 41/2, Partnership of 2
       SR Tendulkar  lbw b Shoaib Akhtar  11 (28b 1x4 0x6)
       R Dravid 2* (8b) Shoaib Akhtar 2.2-1-6-1 (2w)

  11.3 Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, one run, big appeal for LBW, A bit of
        bat Umpire says
  11.4 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, one run, edged towards slips, falls short
        of the slippers
  11.5 Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, no run, defends it carefully
  11.6 Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, no run, drives it to mid off carefully

End of over 12 (3 runs) India 43/2 (RR: 3.58 RRR: 104/38 = 2.74)
Shoaib Akhtar 3-1-8-1 (2w) - Pavilion End
R Dravid 3* (9b) M Azharuddin 1* (3b)

  12.1 Wasim Akram to Dravid, no run, beats the outside edge and goes to
        Moin
  12.2 Wasim Akram to Dravid, one run, steered away wide of point
        towtowards 3rd man
  12.3 Wasim Akram to Azharuddin, no run, plays and misses again
  12.4 Wasim Akram to Azharuddin, no run, plays straight to point
  12.5 Wasim Akram to Azharuddin, no run
  12.6 Wasim Akram to Azharuddin, wide: no run
  12.6 Wasim Akram to Azharuddin, no run, Azhar defends it carefully

End of over 13 (2 runs) India 45/2 (RR: 3.46 RRR: 102/37 = 2.76)
Wasim Akram 7-1-28-1 (2w) - Sharjah Club End
R Dravid 4* (11b) M Azharuddin 1* (7b)

  13.1 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, drops it and wants to get away
        from strike, but no chance of a run
  13.2 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, plays it away from the body
        towards point
  13.3 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, slower full toss
  13.4 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, full toss on the leg stump, Dravid
        hits it staright to the square leg fielder
  13.5 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, good incutter
  13.6 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run

End of over 14 (maiden) India 45/2 (RR: 3.21 RRR: 102/36 = 2.83)
Shoaib Akhtar 4-2-8-1 (2w) - Pavilion End
M Azharuddin 1* (7b) R Dravid 4* (17b)

  14.1 Waqar Younis to Azharuddin, no run
  14.2 Waqar Younis to Azharuddin, no run, hits it back to Waqar
  14.3 Waqar Younis to Azharuddin, no run, beaten outside the off stump,
        poor foot work
  14.4 Waqar Younis to Azharuddin, no run, hits to covers
  14.5 Waqar Younis to Azharuddin, no run
  14.6 Waqar Younis to Azharuddin, no run, good stop by Younis Khan at
        short covers

End of over 15 (maiden) India 45/2 (RR: 3.00 RRR: 102/35 = 2.91)
Waqar Younis 4-2-9-0 - Sharjah Club End
R Dravid 4* (17b) M Azharuddin 1* (13b)

Match State: Drinks

  15.1 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, Dravid playing like a test innings
        here
  15.2 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, another solid defence exhibited
  15.3 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, hits it to mid on
  15.4 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, one run
  15.5 Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, no run, hits a gfull toss straight to
        the fielder at covers
  15.6 Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, one run, plays it to third man

End of over 16 (2 runs) India 47/2 (RR: 2.94 RRR: 100/34 = 2.94)
Shoaib Akhtar 5-2-10-1 (2w) - Pavilion End
M Azharuddin 2* (15b) R Dravid 5* (21b)

  16.1 Waqar Younis to Azharuddin, no run, ball keeping low, edges it and
        goes to Moj on the bounce
  16.2 Waqar Younis to Azharuddin, no run, hits hard back to Waqar
  16.3 Waqar Younis to Azharuddin, one run, cuts it and takes a quick
        single
  16.4 Waqar Younis to Dravid, no run
  16.5 Waqar Younis to Dravid, no run
  16.6 Waqar Younis to Dravid, no run, defends back

End of over 17 (1 run) India 48/2 (RR: 2.82 RRR: 99/33 = 3.00)
Waqar Younis 5-2-10-0 - Sharjah Club End
M Azharuddin 3* (18b) R Dravid 5* (24b)

  17.1 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, FOUR, Azhar welcomes Razzaq with a shot
        to the fence square of the wicket on the off side
  17.2 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, taps it slowly to mid on
  17.3 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, Azhar wants to get to the other
        end, Dravid not willing to come to the striker zone, run out
        chance
  17.4 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, defends it safely
  17.5 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, one run, hits Azhar's bat near his
        boot, good inswinger
  17.6 Abdur Razzaq to Dravid, no run, as usual defends it safely

End of over 18 (5 runs) India 53/2 (RR: 2.94 RRR: 94/32 = 2.94)
Abdur Razzaq 1-0-5-0 - Pavilion End
M Azharuddin 8* (23b 1x4) R Dravid 5* (25b)

  18.1 Waqar Younis to Azharuddin, legbye: FOUR, goes to the fine leg
        fence
  18.2 Waqar Younis to Azharuddin, one run
  18.3 Waqar Younis to Dravid, no run, defends it safely
  18.4 Waqar Younis to Dravid, no run, drives it straight to mid off
  18.5 Waqar Younis to Dravid, no run, wide outside the off stump, Dravid
        going for a big hit and misses
  18.6 Waqar Younis to Dravid, no run, defends it carefully

End of over 19 (5 runs) India 58/2 (RR: 3.05 RRR: 89/31 = 2.87)
Waqar Younis 6-2-11-0 - Sharjah Club End
M Azharuddin 9* (25b 1x4) R Dravid 5* (29b)

  19.1 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, one run, places it wide of mid on and
        runs a single
  19.2 Abdur Razzaq to Dravid, no run, defedns again
  19.3 Abdur Razzaq to Dravid, no run, drives to mid off, Dravid
        continuing his test-like innings
  19.4 Abdur Razzaq to Dravid, no run, another defence
  19.5 Abdur Razzaq to Dravid, one run, hits it on the leg side bett ween
        mid wicket and mid on
  19.6 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, FOUR, excellent flick of the wrists
        from Azhar, runs to the mid on fence

End of over 20 (6 runs) India 64/2 (RR: 3.20 RRR: 83/30 = 2.77)
Abdur Razzaq 2-0-11-0 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 6* (33b) M Azharuddin 14* (27b 2x4)

  20.1 Waqar Younis to Dravid, no run, defends back to the bowler
  20.2 Waqar Younis to Dravid, no run, turns it to mid on
  20.3 Waqar Younis to Dravid, no run, hits to short cover
  20.4 Waqar Younis to Dravid, no run, driven to midon straight to the
        fielder
  20.5 Waqar Younis to Dravid, FOUR, short on the off square driven to the
        point boundary
  20.6 Waqar Younis to Dravid, no run, better length driven straight to
        the fielder at covers

End of over 21 (4 runs) India 68/2 (RR: 3.24 RRR: 79/29 = 2.72)
Waqar Younis 7-2-15-0 - Sharjah Club End
M Azharuddin 14* (27b 2x4) R Dravid 10* (39b 1x4)

  21.1 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run
  21.2 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, fuller length ball played back
        to the bowler
  21.3 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, similar ball same result
  21.4 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run
  21.5 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, good length ball moving outside
        the off stump .beaten
  21.6 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, faster ball coming into the
        batsman defensively played

End of over 22 (maiden) India 68/2 (RR: 3.09 RRR: 79/28 = 2.82)
Abdur Razzaq 3-1-11-0 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 10* (39b 1x4) M Azharuddin 14* (33b 2x4)

  22.1 Arshad Khan to Dravid, no run
  22.2 Arshad Khan to Dravid, no run
  22.3 Arshad Khan to Dravid, no run, flighted ball driven to the
        midwicket region
  22.4 Arshad Khan to Dravid, no run, faster delivery defensively played
  22.5 Arshad Khan to Dravid, no run, flighted ball on the off pushes it
        to the gully fielder
  22.6 Arshad Khan to Dravid, no run

End of over 23 (maiden) India 68/2 (RR: 2.96 RRR: 79/27 = 2.93)
Arshad Khan 1-1-0-0 - Sharjah Club End
M Azharuddin 14* (33b 2x4) R Dravid 10* (45b 1x4)

  23.1 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, short ball coming into the
        batsman defensively played
  23.2 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, good length ball coming in
        defensively pushed to the midoff region
  23.3 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, two runs, full toss ball driven to the
        midwicket region
  23.4 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, FOUR, short ball on the backfoot driven
        elegantly to the covers
  23.5 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, fastish delivery beaten outside
        off stump
  23.6 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, short ball driven powerfully on
        the off , well fielded by Younis Khan

End of over 24 (6 runs) India 74/2 (RR: 3.08 RRR: 73/26 = 2.81)
Abdur Razzaq 4-1-17-0 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 10* (45b 1x4) M Azharuddin 20* (39b 3x4)

  24.1 Arshad Khan to Dravid, one run, flat delivery swept to deep
        squareleg
  24.2 Arshad Khan to Azharuddin, one run, pushed to the gap on the off
  24.3 Arshad Khan to Dravid, no run, full length delivery pushed back to
        the bowler
  24.4 Arshad Khan to Dravid, no run, driven to the midwicket with the
        tide
  24.5 Arshad Khan to Dravid, no run
  24.6 Arshad Khan to Dravid, no run, short bal coming into the batsman ,
        on the backfoot cuts, straight to the fielder at short cover

End of over 25 (2 runs) India 76/2 (RR: 3.04 RRR: 71/25 = 2.84)
Arshad Khan 2-1-2-0 - Sharjah Club End
M Azharuddin 21* (40b 3x4) R Dravid 11* (50b 1x4)

  25.1 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, three runs, middle and leg delivery,
        whipped away to the on side with ease
  25.2 Abdur Razzaq to Dravid, no run, pushed away with an angled bat to
        the point region where the ball is easily fielded
  25.3 Abdur Razzaq to Dravid, FOUR, overpitched and on the leg stump,
        even Rahul Dravid who has been silent thus far cannot miss out on
        this one. Turning his wrists, Dravid flicks the ball away for four
  25.4 Abdur Razzaq to Dravid, no run, Dravid chops har4d and the ball
        bounces off the floor and heads towards cover. No chance of a
        single
  25.5 Abdur Razzaq to Dravid, one run, on the pads once more and Dravid
        has no trouble in working that one away behind of square
  25.6 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, defended

End of over 26 (8 runs) India 84/2 (RR: 3.23 RRR: 63/24 = 2.62)
Abdur Razzaq 5-1-25-0 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 16* (54b 2x4) M Azharuddin 24* (42b 3x4)

  26.1 Shahid Afridi to Dravid, one run, Afridi strays down the leg side
        and is flicked to midwicket with ease
  26.2 Shahid Afridi to Azharuddin, one run, Azhar uses his wrists
        brilliantly, just working the ball away, the batsmen take an easy
        single
  26.3 Shahid Afridi to Dravid, no run, defended
  26.4 Shahid Afridi to Dravid, no run, quicker ball, blocked away
  26.5 Shahid Afridi to Dravid, one run, again Afridi drifts onto the pads
        and Dravid nudges the ball away
  26.6 Shahid Afridi to Azharuddin, one run, this time Azhar play inside
        out and sends the ball into the gaps in the outfield on the off
        side

End of over 27 (4 runs) India 88/2 (RR: 3.26 RRR: 59/23 = 2.57)
Shahid Afridi 1-0-4-0 - Sharjah Club End
M Azharuddin 26* (44b 3x4) R Dravid 18* (58b 2x4)

  27.1 Arshad Khan to Azharuddin, FOUR, well tossed up delivery, Azhar
        picks the gap and sends the ball searing across the turf for four
  27.2 Arshad Khan to Azharuddin, one run, Azhar nudges it behind square,
        the ball is mis fielded and the batsmen pick up a single
  27.3 Arshad Khan to Dravid, one run, flicked past mid wicket for another
        easy single
       The pressure being lifted now
  27.4 Arshad Khan to Azharuddin, no run, whipped away to the on siode,
        but straight to the fielder, no chance of a single there
  27.5 Arshad Khan to Azharuddin, no run, driven firmly to the fielder on
        the off side
  27.6 Arshad Khan to Azharuddin, no run, worked away wristily to square
        leg

End of over 28 (6 runs) India 94/2 (RR: 3.36 RRR: 53/22 = 2.41)
Arshad Khan 3-1-8-0 - Pavilion End
R Dravid 19* (59b 2x4) M Azharuddin 31* (49b 4x4)

       Wasim Akram being reintroduced into the attack
       Is this the last throw odf the dice for Moin Khan?
       Akram taking time to adjust his field
  28.1 Wasim Akram to Dravid, no run, coming around the wicket
        immediately, Akram tucks up Dravid
  28.2 Wasim Akram to Dravid, no run, Akram going back around the wicket
        for the second ball, just ambling in, Akram bowls straight to the
        stumps and is defended
  28.3 Wasim Akram to Dravid, one run, worked away to the on side
  28.4 Wasim Akram to Azharuddin, FOUR, driven firmly to the off side,
        Waqar Younis mnis fields, letting the ball go away to the boundary
  28.5 Wasim Akram to Azharuddin, no run, the ball comes in off the seam,
        Azhar plays down the wrong line and is rapped on the pads
  28.6 Wasim Akram to Azharuddin, no run, full and outside the off stump,
        Azhar has a dart but cannot get to the ball

End of over 29 (5 runs) India 99/2 (RR: 3.41 RRR: 48/21 = 2.29)
Wasim Akram 8-1-33-1 (2w) - Sharjah Club End
R Dravid 20* (62b 2x4) M Azharuddin 35* (52b 5x4)

  29.1 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, wide: no run, Akhtar slams the ball in
        short, the ball whizzes past Dravid's nose, in bizarre fashion
        Umpire Manual declares the ball wide
  29.1 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, Dravid defends the second one away
  29.2 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, two runs, full delivery, Dravid leans into
        the ball and flicks it back past mid off, the fielder dives across
        and can't stop the ball
  29.3 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, outside off stump, the ball is
        pushed away to covers
  29.4 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, on the pads, Dravid does well to
        bring the bat down quickly and keep the ball out
  29.5 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, slower ball, Dravid sees it early
        and defends well
  29.6 Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, FOUR, another attempted yorker from
        Akhtar, Dravid gets a good sight of it and works it away
        brilliantly past mid wicket

End of over 30 (7 runs) India 106/2 (RR: 3.53 RRR: 41/20 = 2.05)
Shoaib Akhtar 6-2-17-1 (3w) - Pavilion End
M Azharuddin 35* (52b 5x4) R Dravid 26* (68b 3x4)

       Razzaq on the attack now
  30.1 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, forward push to short covers
  30.2 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, uppish one, played to mid
        wicket
  30.3 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, FOUR, on the legs, nicely glanced
        through deep mid wicket, big chase by Akram, he almost try to stop
        the ball in boundary line, but failed
  30.4 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, one run, again flicked through fine leg
  30.5 Abdur Razzaq to Dravid, no run, short pitched, pushed to mid wicekt
  30.6 Abdur Razzaq to Dravid, OUT: away from the body, no need to play
        that shot, spoons to short covers

       India 111/3, Partnership of 70
       R Dravid  c sub (Shoaib Malik) b Abdur Razzaq  26 (70b 3x4 0x6)

End of over 31 (5 runs) India 111/3 (RR: 3.58 RRR: 36/19 = 1.89)
Abdur Razzaq 6-1-30-1 - Sharjah Club End
M Azharuddin 40* (56b 6x4) 

       nice innings come to end

Match State: Drinks

  31.1 Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, no run, forward defence, rappes the
        pads, big appeal by Shoaib
  31.2 Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, no run, nicely driven through covers
  31.3 Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, no run, slower one, nicely tapped to
        point
  31.4 Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, no run, pushed to point
  31.5 Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, no run, good yorker, carefully
        defended back to the bowler
  31.6 Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, no run, again played to covers,
        fielded by Afridi

End of over 32 (maiden) India 111/3 (RR: 3.47 RRR: 36/18 = 2.00)
Shoaib Akhtar 7-3-17-1 (3w) - Pavilion End
A Jadeja 0* (0b) M Azharuddin 40* (62b 6x4)

  32.1 Abdur Razzaq to Jadeja, one run, on the back foot, played back to
        the bowler, good fielding by Akram at mid off
  32.2 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, pushed to gully
  32.3 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, short pitched, bouncer, well
        defended, Azhar asking the question with sq leg umpire
  32.4 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, FOUR, wonderful shot, on the front foot
        smashed through covers, typical Azhar golden shot
  32.5 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run
  32.6 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, (noball) no run, played to mid wicket,
        Razzaq lossing his rythem
  32.6 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, one run, off the pads, flicked through
        fine leg

End of over 33 (7 runs) India 118/3 (RR: 3.58 RRR: 29/17 = 1.71)
Abdur Razzaq 7-1-37-1 (1nb) - Sharjah Club End
M Azharuddin 45* (68b 7x4) A Jadeja 1* (1b)

  33.1 Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, no run, short pitched one from Akhtar
        gain, played airily towards mid wicket
  33.2 Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, no run, defedns safely
  33.3 Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, no run, guided to point
  33.4 Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, no run, drives back to the bowler
  33.5 Shoaib Akhtar to Azharuddin, one run, played cautiously to 3rd man
  33.6 Shoaib Akhtar to Jadeja, wide: no run, down the leg side
  33.6 Shoaib Akhtar to Jadeja, no run, played defensively to mid on

End of over 34 (2 runs) India 120/3 (RR: 3.53 RRR: 27/16 = 1.69)
Shoaib Akhtar 8-3-19-1 (4w) - Pavilion End
M Azharuddin 46* (73b 7x4) A Jadeja 1* (2b)

  34.1 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, beaten outside the off stump
  34.2 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, hits hard to cover point
  34.3 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, two runs, glanced away to mid wicket,
        nice timing
  34.4 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run, hits well to point, Azhar
        looking in good touch
  34.5 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, no run
  34.6 Abdur Razzaq to Azharuddin, three runs, turned to backward of
        square leg, good running by Jadeja gives Azhar his 50

End of over 35 (5 runs) India 125/3 (RR: 3.57 RRR: 22/15 = 1.47)
Abdur Razzaq 8-1-42-1 (1nb) - Sharjah Club End
M Azharuddin 51* (79b 7x4) A Jadeja 1* (2b)

       Azhar's 58th ODI 50
  35.1 Arshad Khan to Azharuddin, no run
  35.2 Arshad Khan to Azharuddin, no run
  35.3 Arshad Khan to Azharuddin, no run
  35.4 Arshad Khan to Azharuddin, no run, plays quietly
  35.5 Arshad Khan to Azharuddin, no run, gives himself room and tries to
        cut
  35.6 Arshad Khan to Azharuddin, no run, drives down the ground to mid
        on, well fielded

End of over 36 (maiden) India 125/3 (RR: 3.47 RRR: 22/14 = 1.57)
Arshad Khan 4-2-8-0 - Pavilion End
A Jadeja 1* (2b) M Azharuddin 51* (85b 7x4)

  36.1 Shahid Afridi to Jadeja, no run, pushes it to mid off
  36.2 Shahid Afridi to Jadeja, one run
  36.3 Shahid Afridi to Azharuddin, one run, turnes his wrists and runs a
        quick single
  36.4 Shahid Afridi to Jadeja, no run
  36.5 Shahid Afridi to Jadeja, one run, pushes between point and cover
  36.6 Shahid Afridi to Azharuddin, (noball) one run, turns it towards
        fine leg
  36.6 Shahid Afridi to Jadeja, no run, drives neatly to mid off

End of over 37 (5 runs) India 130/3 (RR: 3.51 RRR: 17/13 = 1.31)
Shahid Afridi 2-0-9-0 (1nb) - Sharjah Club End
M Azharuddin 53* (87b 7x4) A Jadeja 3* (7b)

  37.1 Arshad Khan to Azharuddin, one run, gives himself room and pushes
        it on the off side
  37.2 Arshad Khan to Jadeja, one run, drops on the off side and takes an
        easy single
  37.3 Arshad Khan to Azharuddin, OUT: hits it straight to the throat of
        Younis Khan at mid on, a sad end to a very responsible innings

       India 132/4, Partnership of 21
       M Azharuddin  c Younis Khan b Arshad Khan  54 (89b 7x4 0x6)
       A Jadeja 4* (8b) Arshad Khan 4.3-2-10-1

  37.4 Arshad Khan to Singh, one run, drives to mid off and takes a single
  37.5 Arshad Khan to Jadeja, (noball) no run, Jadeja not wanting to take
        advantage of the no ball
  37.5 Arshad Khan to Jadeja, no run, hits the pads
  37.6 Arshad Khan to Jadeja, one run, turned down to fine leg

End of over 38 (5 runs) India 135/4 (RR: 3.55 RRR: 12/12 = 1.00)
Arshad Khan 5-2-13-1 (1nb) - Pavilion End
A Jadeja 5* (11b) RR Singh 1* (1b)

  38.1 Shahid Afridi to Jadeja, no run, hits hard to point
  38.2 Shahid Afridi to Jadeja, no run, cuts to point
  38.3 Shahid Afridi to Jadeja, no run, beaten outside the off stump, Moin
        appeals  for caught behind
  38.4 Shahid Afridi to Jadeja, one run, turns it down to square leg
  38.5 Shahid Afridi to Singh, one run, turns it to fine leg, but a lot
        squarely
  38.6 Shahid Afridi to Jadeja, no run, hits straight to mid off

End of over 39 (2 runs) India 137/4 (RR: 3.51 RRR: 10/11 = 0.91)
Shahid Afridi 3-0-11-0 (1nb) - Sharjah Club End
RR Singh 2* (2b) A Jadeja 6* (16b)

  39.1 Arshad Khan to Singh, no run, defends safely
  39.2 Arshad Khan to Singh, no run, defends well again
  39.3 Arshad Khan to Singh, FOUR, short and given room outside the off
        stump, Robin Singh latched on to it and puts it to the fence of
        the off side
  39.4 Arshad Khan to Singh, no run, plays it neatly to the leg side
  39.5 Arshad Khan to Singh, no run, drives it wide of the bowler to mid
        on
  39.6 Arshad Khan to Singh, no run, defends with a dead bat

End of over 40 (4 runs) India 141/4 (RR: 3.53 RRR: 6/10 = 0.60)
Arshad Khan 6-2-17-1 (1nb) - Pavilion End
A Jadeja 6* (16b) RR Singh 6* (8b 1x4)

  40.1 Shahid Afridi to Jadeja, (noball) one run, hits it past the bowler
  40.1 Shahid Afridi to Singh, no run, leaves it to the keeper
  40.2 Shahid Afridi to Singh, no run, plays back to the bowler
  40.3 Shahid Afridi to Singh, wide: no run, thats WIDDDEEEE, give that 2
        or 3 runs
  40.3 Shahid Afridi to Singh, no run, deciding not to play at it
  40.4 Shahid Afridi to Singh, no run, hit back to Afriddi
  40.5 Shahid Afridi to Singh, no run, very well left
  40.6 Shahid Afridi to Singh, one run, turns it to leg side and takes a
        quick single

End of over 41 (4 runs) India 145/4 (RR: 3.54 RRR: 2/9 = 0.22)
Shahid Afridi 4-0-15-0 (1w 2nb) - Sharjah Club End
RR Singh 7* (14b 1x4) A Jadeja 7* (17b)

  41.1 Arshad Khan to Singh, no run, defending it slowly
  41.2 Arshad Khan to Singh, no run, defneds again
  41.3 Arshad Khan to Singh, no run, again does not play a scoring shot
  41.4 Arshad Khan to Singh, no run, cuts straight to backward point
  41.5 Arshad Khan to Singh, no run, played defensively to point
  41.6 Arshad Khan to Singh, no run, hit to mid off

End of over 42 (maiden) India 145/4 (RR: 3.45 RRR: 2/8 = 0.25)
Arshad Khan 7-3-17-1 (1nb) - Pavilion End
A Jadeja 7* (17b) RR Singh 7* (20b 1x4)

       India 145/5, Partnership of 13
       RR Singh  run out (Younis Khan)  7 (20b 1x4 0x6)

  42.1 Shahid Afridi to Karim, no run
  42.2 Shahid Afridi to Karim, no run
  42.3 Shahid Afridi to Karim, no run, defends safely
  42.4 Shahid Afridi to Karim, no run, misses it aaaaaaan d the ball is
        collected by Moin
  42.5 Shahid Afridi to Karim, no run, defedns safely
  42.6 Shahid Afridi to Karim, no run, leaves it to the keeper

End of over 43 (maiden) India 145/5 (RR: 3.37 RRR: 2/7 = 0.29)
Shahid Afridi 5-1-15-0 (1w 2nb) - Sharjah Club End
A Jadeja 7* (17b) SS Karim 0* (6b)

       11th maiden over on the Indian innings
  43.1 Arshad Khan to Jadeja, no run
  43.2 Arshad Khan to Jadeja, no run, turns it to the leg side
  43.3 Arshad Khan to Jadeja, FOUR, steps down the wicket and hits it over
        the head of mid on, one bounce to the fence

Match State: India won by 5 wickets

       India take their own sweet time to reach the smallish target mainly
        with help of Azhar's 50
       Today the Indian bowler's did a good job and gave the batsman not
        much work to do
       By winning today , the Indians keep their hopes alive
       India but made heavy weather of this small target and played for
        almost 44 overs to reach the target
       now the table reads, SA 2, Ind 2, Pak 0
       the NRR are +2.45, -0.61, -0.51 respectively for SA, Ind and Pak
       Moin Khan says thatbthey fought well towards the end
       Ganguly feels thatb India bowled and fielded well, but could have
        batted well
       Man of the MAtch is Mohd. Azharuddin
       I can't remember when was the last time I got the MoM award - Azhar
       Azhar also the Boundary Bonanza winner
       thats all for now
       Come back to us for  SA v Pak tomorrow
       I am afraid, its good bye from Cricinfo for now
       See you all tomorrow

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