Cricinfo: India v Pakistan 2007
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1st ODI: India v Pakistan at Guwahati, Nov 5, 2007


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  • 0.2 Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, FOUR, Shoaib bowls it short and wide at 90 mph, Ganguly chases it and cuts in the air over point for the first boundary of the innings
    India 4/0 SC Ganguly 4* (2b 1x4) Shoaib Akhtar 0.2-0-4-0


  • 2.1 Shoaib Akhtar to Tendulkar, FOUR, streaky shot from Tendulkar, he was hurried by Shoaib's pace and tried to close the face of the bat and play the ball on the leg side, the outside edge flew through gully and raced to the third man boundary, Shoaib is working up some serious pace
    India 14/0 SR Tendulkar 4* (3b 1x4) Shoaib Akhtar 1.1-0-10-0


  • 3.2 Umar Gul to Ganguly, FOUR, Ganguly is lucky there, he once again tried to play through the off side, playing away from the body when he didn't have enough room, the inside edge runs past his stumps and goes to the fine-leg boundary
    India 18/1 SC Ganguly 9* (12b 2x4) Umar Gul 1.2-1-4-0


  • 4.2 Shoaib Akhtar to Gambhir, FOUR, that was the slower ball, 116.7 kmh, Gambhir spotted it and dispatched the half-volley from off stump between extra cover and mid-off for four, lovely timing
    India 22/1 G Gambhir 4* (3b 1x4) Shoaib Akhtar 2.2-0-14-1


  • 5.1 Umar Gul to Ganguly, FOUR, short of a length outside off stump, Ganguly has a bit of room to work with and he cuts through backward point for a boundary
    India 30/1 SC Ganguly 14* (18b 3x4) Umar Gul 2.1-1-8-0


  • 6.1 Shoaib Akhtar to Gambhir, FOUR, dropped, by either Akmal or Younis, Gambhir pushed tentatively away from his body at a good length delivery outside off stump and got a regulation edge that flew between the wicketkeeper and first slip, neither Akmal or Younis moved an inch
    India 35/1 G Gambhir 11* (7b 2x4) Shoaib Akhtar 3.1-0-22-1


  • 6.2 Shoaib Akhtar to Gambhir, FOUR, dropped again, by Younis this time, another regulation edge flew through to Younis who couldn't get down in time, the ball bounced to his right and ran down to the third man boundary, costly misses from Pakistan
    India 39/1 G Gambhir 15* (8b 3x4) Shoaib Akhtar 3.2-0-26-1


  • 6.6 Shoaib Akhtar to Gambhir, FOUR, poor ball to end what could have been a fabulous over for Pakistan, Shoaib drifts on to the pads and Gambhir helps himself to four more by flicking through midwicket
    India 43/1 G Gambhir 19* (12b 4x4) Shoaib Akhtar 4-0-30-1


  • 8.6 Iftikhar Anjum to Ganguly, FOUR, short of a length outside off stump, Ganguly takes a step down the pitch, makes room, and lofts wide of the fielder at mid-off, he's placed that extremely well and once it's in the gap, the ball speeds to the extra-cover boundary
    India 58/1 SC Ganguly 24* (31b 4x4 1x6) Iftikhar Anjum 1-0-5-0


  • 11.3 Umar Gul to Ganguly, FOUR, super shot, Gul came round the wicket to angle the ball into Ganguly, who countered it by making room, and lofting straight back over the bowler's head for four
    India 65/1 SC Ganguly 29* (36b 5x4 1x6) Umar Gul 5.3-2-20-0


  • 12.5 Iftikhar Anjum to Gambhir, FOUR, very full and on the stumps, this one is just too good to resist for Gambhir who plants his foot down the pitch and cover-drives all along the ground to the boundary. That is a terrific shot!
    India 75/1 G Gambhir 29* (28b 5x4) Iftikhar Anjum 2.5-0-16-0


  • 13.5 Umar Gul to Ganguly, FOUR, short of a length and on the off, Ganguly lines up the length early and swivels and pulls. It beats the infield and there's no stopping this ball as it races to the midwicket fence
    India 81/1 SC Ganguly 36* (45b 6x4 1x6) Umar Gul 6.5-2-26-0


  • 15.2 Iftikhar Anjum to Gambhir, FOUR, Gambhir skips down the track and lofts Rao over the fielder at mid-on, he's used his feet superbly to get to the pitch of the ball
    India 88/1 G Gambhir 36* (35b 6x4) Iftikhar Anjum 3.2-0-20-0


  • 15.3 Iftikhar Anjum to Gambhir, FOUR, outstanding timing, Gambhir moves across his stumps, perfectly balanced, and flicks between mid-on and midwicket for another boundary
    India 92/1 G Gambhir 40* (36b 7x4) Iftikhar Anjum 3.3-0-24-0


  • 16.6 Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, FOUR, Afridi fires in a quick delivery outside off stump, Dhoni drives hard at it and gets an outside edge that flies wide of Younis at first slip, the ball speeds towards Gul at third man who muffs it and concedes a boundary, Afridi claps in mock applause
    India 100/2 MS Dhoni 4* (1b 1x4) Shahid Afridi 2-0-9-0


  • 19.1 Abdur Rehman to Dhoni, FOUR, full ball drifting into the pads, Dhoni comes forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives between midwicket and mid-on, he's timed it well enough to reach the boundary
    India 107/2 MS Dhoni 10* (6b 2x4) Abdur Rehman 1.1-1-4-0


  • 19.5 Abdur Rehman to Dhoni, FOUR, far too short from Rehman outside off stump, Dhoni moves quickly on to the bat foot and drives powerfully through cover, there's a fielder on the sweeper boundary but Gul has no chance
    India 111/2 MS Dhoni 14* (10b 3x4) Abdur Rehman 1.5-1-8-0


  • 21.3 Abdur Rehman to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, what a shot that is, Yuvraj backed away to make room and even though the ball spun into him he managed to drive it through cover, he merely pushed that but his timing is such that the ball sped to the boundary
    India 118/3 Yuvraj Singh 4* (1b 1x4) Abdur Rehman 2.3-1-13-0


  • 23.1 Abdur Rehman to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Yuvraj moves far back in his crease and opens the face of the bat late, the ball spins back into him and Yuvraj runs it fine past Shoaib at short third man, Shoaib gives chase but the ball beats him, the momentum takes Shoaib over the boundary and he crashes into the advertising hoardings
    India 127/3 Yuvraj Singh 11* (6b 2x4) Abdur Rehman 3.1-1-19-0


  • 25.4 Shoaib Malik to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Yuvraj gets down on one knee and slog-sweeps powerfully to the deep backward square leg boundary
    India 139/3 Yuvraj Singh 18* (17b 3x4) Shoaib Malik 0.4-0-6-0


  • 28.4 Shoaib Akhtar to Dhoni, FOUR, Shoaib bowls a short ball, trying to unsettle Dhoni with the bouncer, Dhoni gets on top of the ball and hooks it down to the fine-leg boundary, he was in control of that because he hit in straight into the ground
    India 147/3 MS Dhoni 26* (36b 4x4) Shoaib Akhtar 4.4-0-35-1


  • 31.6 Shoaib Malik to Dhoni, FOUR, Dhoni steps down the track, reaches out for a delivery outside off stump and smashes it with tremendous power to the long-on boundary
    India 162/3 MS Dhoni 34* (44b 5x4) Shoaib Malik 4-1-15-0


  • 34.6 Abdur Rehman to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, what power and placement, Yuvraj gets down on one knee and sweeps past the fielder at short fine leg for another boundary
    India 172/3 Yuvraj Singh 33* (47b 4x4) Abdur Rehman 6-1-28-0


  • 38.3 Abdur Rehman to Dhoni, FOUR, Dhoni steps down the track to Rehman who bowls a flatter and faster ball, he gets beaten in the flight and the ball hits the outside edge of the bat and flies through where first slip would have been for four more
    India 191/3 MS Dhoni 44* (58b 6x4) Abdur Rehman 7.3-1-39-0


  • 40.2 Abdur Rehman to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Yuvraj goes on to the back foot and dispatches the long-hop with power over square leg, that was nicely placed
    India 200/3 Yuvraj Singh 49* (65b 5x4 1x6) Abdur Rehman 8.2-1-45-0


  • 41.2 Iftikhar Anjum to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Yuvraj comes forward to an over-pitched delivery and smashes the straight-drive past the bowler, Afridi is on the long-off boundary but he doesn't even move, that's how powerfully it was struck
    India 207/3 Yuvraj Singh 54* (68b 6x4 1x6) Iftikhar Anjum 5.2-0-34-0


  • 42.3 Abdur Rehman to Dhoni, FOUR, dreadfully short and Dhoni rocks back and hammers the ball through midwicket for another boundary
    India 217/3 MS Dhoni 56* (71b 7x4) Abdur Rehman 9.3-1-53-0


  • 43.2 Iftikhar Anjum to Dhoni, FOUR, superbly timed, Dhoni comes on to the front foot and drives on the up through cover, mid-off runs quickly to his left and slides but the ball beats him comfortably and races to the boundary
    India 222/4 MS Dhoni 61* (74b 8x4) Iftikhar Anjum 6.2-0-42-0


  • 45.4 Iftikhar Anjum to Pathan, FOUR, streaky streaky, Pathan tries to cut one that's much too close to the body, the inside edge goes ever so close to his off stump and runs down to the fine-leg boundary, Akmal had no chance to stop that
    India 234/5 IK Pathan 5* (6b 1x4) Iftikhar Anjum 7.4-0-50-0


  • 46.4 Shoaib Akhtar to Uthappa, FOUR, Uthappa moves forward and hits through the line of the ball, he's connected sweetly this time and lofts the ball back over Shoaib's head to get four of the six runs that India need
    India 238/5 RV Uthappa 7* (9b 1x4) Shoaib Akhtar 7.4-0-48-2


  • 46.6 Shoaib Akhtar to Uthappa, FOUR, that's the victory for India! Uthappa charges down the track and has a wild heave at a good length ball outside off stump, the top edge swirls high in the air and bounces once before going over the third-man boundary
    India 242/5 RV Uthappa 11* (11b 2x4) Shoaib Akhtar 8-0-52-2




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