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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

India beat Pakistan by six wickets at Kotla to take 1-0 Lead in three match test series against Pakistan

Indian team once again able to achieve the victory at their favorite ground at Kotla, New Delhi. Anil Kumble started his captaincy with winning stint by beating Pakistan by six wickets to take the lead of 1-0 in three match test series. Indian batsman able to achieve the target in just 30 minutes of play on day 5 by loosing one wicket of Saurav Ganguly.

Needing 32 runs to register a memorable win on the final day with seven wickets remaining, India's road towards victory was interrupted when Sourav Ganguly fell on his overnight score of 48.

Sachin Tendulkar played sensibly with an unbeaten knock of 56 runs to guide India home to achieve memorable victory against Pakistan by six wickets.

Shoaib Akhtar was pick off the bowler for Pakistan who bowled beautifully in Indian second inning while picking up all four wickets which falls for the Indians while chasing modest target of 203 runs.

The Indian captain, who sizzled with match figures of 7-108 and an important innings of 24 that included a partnership of 54 for the seventh wicket with VVS Laxman, bagged the man of the match award.

Match Summary (India won by six wickets)

Pakistan 1st Inning (231/10)

Misbah-UL-Haq – 82 Kamran Akmal – 30 Yaseer Hameed – 29

Anil Kumble – 4/38

Zaheer Khan – 2/45

India 1st Inning (276/10)

V.V.S. Laxman72* M.S. Dhoni – 57 R. Dravid - 38

Danish Kaneria – 4/59

Sohail Tanveer – 3/83

Pakistan 2nd Inning (247/10)

Salman Butt – 67 Misbah-Ul-Haq - 45

Anil Kumble – 3/68 Zaheer Khan – 2/45

India 2nd Inning (203/4)

Sachin Tendulkar 56* Wasim Jaffer – 53 Saurav Ganguly - 48

Shoiab Akhtar – 4/58

Man of the Match – Anil Kumble

India Vs Pakistan 1st Test, New Delhi Day-I Highlights

India Vs Pakistan 1st Test, New Delhi Day-II Highlights

India Vs Pakistan 1st Test, New Delhi Day-III Highlights

India Vs Pakistan 1st Test, New Delhi Day-IV Highlights

India Vs Pakistan 1st Test, New Delhi Day-V Highlights


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