Saurav Ganguly and Yuvraj Singh impose a record partnership of 300 runs for the fifth wicket to help India to reach 365/5 at the end of 1st days play against Pakistan at Chinnaswamy Stadium,Bangalore.
AT one stage Indians are struggling at 61/4 when both joined the crease together and played some mixed cricket with aggression and caution in the partnership of 300 runs in 393 balls which lasted for 252 minutes. Yuvraj Singh (169 runs of 203 balls) was more doinating in the partnership with Ganguly and he played some blistring shot all around the park with 28 fours and 1 six.
Ganguly and Yuvraj surpassed the previous best stand for the fifth wicket against Pakistan, of 200 between Ravi Shastri and Sandeep Patil at Faisalabad in 1984-85.
Yuvraj completed his third century of his test career and surprisingly his all three century came against Pakistan.
Ganguly, who completed his second consecutive hundred with a cover-driven four off Yasir Hameed, was going strong on 125 with 24 hits to the fence, while Dinesh Karthik (three) was the other not out batsman at stumps as India notched up the highest first day score at Bangalore.
Earlier Indian captain Anil Kumble won the toss and decided to bat first but India got of to disastrous start when they lost three quick wickets. Yasir Arafat playing his first test match picked all three wickets and reduces India score to 61/4 at lunch.
Match Summary (Day1)
India 1st Inning (365/5)
Yuvraj Singh – 169Saurav Ganguly – 125*
Yasir Arafat – 3/98
Mohammad Sami – 2/103
DayI Highlights – India Vs Pakistan 3rd Test Match 2007 at Bangalore