India display superb outing in all department of game to beat Pakistan by five wickets at Guwahati to take the lead of 1-0 in five match ODI series.
Chasing a comparative total of 240 runs for win Indians manage to achieve the total in just 46th over with the lost of five wickets. India got up to disastrous start loosing Sachin Tendulkar (4 runs of 7 balls) with only 14 runs on the board. However Saurav Ganguly (39 runs of 55 balls) and Gautam Gambhir (44 runs of 51 balls) manage to put 82 runs for the second wicket, before Saurav Ganguly ran himself out.
Gautam Gambhir also got out six short of his fifty when he was bowled around his legs by Shahid Afridi. New look Indian captain M.S Dhoni (63 runs of 77 balls) and Indian vice captain Yuvraj Singh (58 runs of 74 balls) put on solid 105 runs for the fourth wicket to put India on a verge of victory before both getting out in quick succession.
After loosing both Captain and vice captain Indians required another 15 runs more to wrap up the match and South paw Robin Uthappa and allrounder Irfan Pathan guided India home without further lost of wicket.
Earlier Pakistan captain Shoiab Malik won the toss and decided to bat first. However his decision was not supported by his batsman and Pakistan lost wickets at regular interval to give Indian bowlers chance to settle down.
From Pakistan side only Mohammad Yusuf (83 runs of 88 balls) and Salman Butt (50 of 57 balls) able to play handy knock and give some respect to Pakistanis total. In the end Pakistan only manage to score 239/7 in allotted 50 overs.
Sachin Tendulkar was pick of the bowler from India who mange to pick two important wickets of Shahid Afridi and Shoiab Malik.
M.S. Dhoni was declared Man ofthe Match for his brilliant knock of 63 runs