January 13-17, 2006

India v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lahore

Pakistan 679 for 7 dec (Younis 199, Yousuf 173, Afridi 103, Akmal 102*) drew with India 410 for 1 (Sehwag 254, Dravid 128*)
Scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary
Audio reports

Match package

5th day
Bulletin - Match ends in high-scoring draw
Quotes - 'I'm a captain not a groundsman' - Inzamam
Quotes - 'It's hard to match Veeru' - Dravid
Stats - Boundary bounty

4th day
Bulletin - Sehwag and Dravid in world-record stand
Indian view - Sophisticated slogging
Quotes - 'Shoaib hasn't lived up to expectations' - Sehwag
On the ball - Off-side slaughter
Stats - Unstoppable Sehwag and killer partnerships
News - PCB clarifies its scheduling
Gallery - Sehwag and Dravid on history's doorstep

3rd day
Bulletin -Sehwag sizzles on rain-curtailed day
Verdict - The big game hunter
Comment -Making a pitch for favourable weather
Quotes - Woolmer frustrated at lack of play
On the ball - Sehwag's scorcher
Gallery -Sehwag lights up overcast day

2nd day
Bulletin - Runs, runs, runs...
Indian view - Courage after the disaster
Pak view - A suspension of disbelief
On the ball - An A-plus performance
Quotes - Afridi just playing his 'natural game'
Tests - Most Runs in an Over
Stats - The Akmal-Afridi show
Gallery - Pakistan batsmen offer no respite

1st day
Bulletin - Malik and Younis steer Pakistan to comfortable position
Verdict - Bludgeoning a blunt attack
Comment - A Younis-ian joie de vivre
Comment - Shoaib Malik - Growing to be Everyman
Quotes - It was just our day' - Younis Khan
Quotes - 'We would have loved to bat on that wicket' - Greg Chappell
Comment - Bravery or folly?
Gallery - Younis and Yousuf dominate India
Stats - Younis and India
On the ball - The off-side king

Match preview
Pakistan preview - Continuity the key
India preview - Ready and raring to go
Pitch preview - A distinctly sub-continental wicket
Quotes - Inzamam and Woolmer speak out
Dravid quotes - Dravid totally satisfied with preparations
Stats - Inzy's turf
Paper round -The butcher and the tandoori Ashes

Series preview

Preview -Pace attack gives Pakistan the edge
Dileep Premachandran - Sourav Ganguly: Will he or won't he?
Osman Samiuddin and Dileep Premachandran - Players to watch
News - Indian cricketers visit Imran's cancer hospital