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Friday, June 27, 2008

India registered an emphatic six wicket win over Pakistan

A special and fastest century by Virendra Sehwag helped his team to register an easy six wickets win over arch rivals. Chasing a huge total of 300 runs for win Indian team looks in total control of the game and achieved the target in just 42.1 overs with the lost off just four wickets. This win gave India a much awaited victory in Asia Cup against Pakistan after the long gap of twenty years.

Virendra Sehwag just took 80 balls to reach his ninth century with the help of ten blistering 4’s and five huge 6’s. Chasing a target of 300 India lost their first wicket very quickly in the 3rd over for just 12 runs on the board in the face of Gautam Gambhir who was brilliantly caught by Misbah-Ul-Haq in Gully but Virendra Sehwag (119 runs of 95 balls) and Suresh Raina (84 runs of 69 balls) put on a magnificent 198 runs of just 148 balls to helped his team to chase down the score with ease.

Suresh Raina faced 69 balls as he blasted ten fours and three huge sixes in his innings of 84, and looked all set to get his second consecutive century before he carved one straight down Fawad Alam's throat off Rao Ifthikhar Anjum.

Virendra Sehwag after completing his hundred also didn’t last longer as he departed soon after the dismissal of Suresh Raina in trying to hit the leggie Afridi out of the park but managing skier to long off fielder Younis Khan a simple catch.

But Yuvraj Singh (48 runs of 47 balls) and M.S.Dhoni (26* runs of 30 balls) put on 63 runs of 66 balls to get India closer to an emphatic win. India did lost Yuvraj Singh six runs prior to win when he pulled Sohail Tanvir into Salman Butt's hands.

Earlier Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first and scored a formidable 299/4 with the help of brilliant century by their skipper Shoiab Mallik. They got of to slow start but they kept their wicket intact as they scored almost 200 runs in the last 25 overs of their inning.

Both Pakistani’s openers put on 90 runs for the first wicket before P.Chawal gave India a much needed breakthrough getting rid of Salman Butt for 35 runs. But the partnership between Younis Khan and Shoaib Mallik was haunted most as they went on to put 133 runs of just 114 balls.

However Indian bowlers bowled well in depth overs as they lost Younis, Mohammad Yousuf and Shahid Afridi in quick succession which didn’t helped their course to get the quick runs in the final overs.

S.Raina was declared Man of the match for his brilliant 84 runs of 67 balls.

Match Summary

Pakistan– 299/4 in 50 Overs

S.Mallik- 125* Y.Khan – 59

R.P.Singh– 10-2-42-1 Y.Pathan– 9-0-52-1

India– 301/4 in 42.1 Overs

V.Sehwag– 119 S.Raina – 84

I.R.Anjum– 9.4-0-61-2 S.Tanveer– 9-0-55-1

India Vs Pakistan Highlights


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