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The Electronic Telegraph India v Pakistan (Pepsi Cup, Match #6)
The Electronic Telegraph - 1 April 1999

Pakistan and India, England's opponents in the one-day competition in Sharjah next week warmed up for their Tri-Series final with a day-night international in the Indian town of Mohali and the Pakistanis enjoyed a seven-wicket romp over an experimental home team.

The Indians, who decided to rest seven of their top players ahead of Sunday's final in Bangalore, were shot out for 196 after their stand-in captain, Ajay Jadeja, elected to bat.

Wasim's men then recovered from 34 for three to win in the 42nd over in front of a crowd that included 1,023 Pakistani tourists, who were granted special visas by the Indian government to watch the match.

The victory, which was set up by a fiery burst of fast bowling from Shoaib Akhtar, was completed through an unbeaten stand of 163 for the fourth wicket between Ijaz Ahmed, who made 89, and Inzamam-ul Haq, who contributed 63.

Pakistan won easily in spite of being penalised three overs for a painfully slow over-rate which extended the Indian innings by an hour to accommodate the mandatory 50 overs.

Source: The Electronic Telegraph
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