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Friday, August 17, 2007
 

India beat Scotland by 7 wickets in One of ODI at Glasgow

Indians who is running high on confidence had no problem whatsoever in beating minnows Scotland. They have beaten Scotland comprehensively by 7 wickets with the help of brilliant inning from Delhi left hander Gautam Gambhir who made 85 not out.

Chasing a revised target of 209 to win in 46 over Indians manage to make it in just 39.5 overs.

Earlier Rahul Dravid won the toss and elected to bat first on wickets that look to help seamers and it proves right when Scotlanders struggling at 49/4. R.P Singh who has bowled brilliantly against England in Test Series carried his performance here to and picked up two crucial wickets by conceding just 26 runs in his quota of 9 overs.

Ajit Agarkar and Munaf Patel who is making comeback after three months lay off also bowl superbly and taken 2 wicket each. Only Ramesh Pawar was not able to pick a wicket otherwise rest of the Indian Bowlers manage to bag two wickets each.

At one stage Scotland were struggling at 49/4 in the 15th over but Gavin Hamilton and Neil McCallum played superbly to manage respectable totals in revised 46 overs. They both made 44 and 41 respectively.

Chasing a revised target of 209 to win in 46 over. The Indian opener Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa looks tentative at the wickets but they manage to keep their cools and kept their wickets intact to avoid these anxious moments. Indians were 14/0 in the sixth over but afterwards both these player played with freedom and kept scoring boundary in each and every moments to take the pressure off. These two put of 104 runs for the first wicket before Robin Uthappa getting out after scoring 55 runs of 62 balls with 8 fours and one huge six over midwicket.

Then, Dinesh Karthik, looking to score some quick runs fell to Majid Haq for 14. After his dismissal Yuvraj Singh arrive to the crease and went for his strokes and executed them well but not without facing some uneasy moments. He finally fell for 38 off 28 balls, studded with five boundaries and a six. But by the time he got out, India needed just 11 more runs to win.

When he got out India needed just 11 runs to win and its easily achieved by Indian inning highest scorer Gambhir and Indian Captain Rahul Dravid who hit the winning runs from his bat by hitting John blain for four through fine leg.

Gautam Gambhir was declared Man of the Match.

Match Summary:

Scotland - 203/9 of 46 Overs.

Gavin Hamilton – 44 Neil McCallum – 41 Craig Wight – 37

R.P Singh – 2/26, Munaf Patel – 2/36

India - 212/3 of 39.5 Overs.

Gautam Gambhir – 85* Robin Uthappa – 52 Yuvraj Singh – 38

John Blain – 1/41, Masjid Haq – 1/32

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