India tour of United Arab Emirates, 1st ODI: India v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Apr 18, 2006
DLF Cup - 1st ODI
Pakistan won by 6 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
Played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (neutral venue)
18 April 2006 - night match (50-over match)

Naved-ul-Hasan to Uthappa, OUT, first-blood! good length and close to the off stump, a relatively innocuous delivery, Uthappa looking to loft it away ends up hitting it straight to Mohammad Yousuf at mid-on, soft dismissal

RV Uthappa c Mohammad Yousuf b Naved-ul-Hasan 12 (31m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

India 25/1   R Dravid 13* (19b 2x4)   Naved-ul-Hasan 3.1-0-17-1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Pathan, 1 run, OUT, low fulltoss on the pads and Pathan flicks it away well in front of square leg, Malik moves across in the deep and fires in a good throw at the keeper's end, Naved-ul-Hasan does the rest and Dravid is out by a long way - crucial breakthrough

R Dravid run out 20 (64m 29b 3x4 0x6) SR: 68.96

India 47/2   IK Pathan 14* (30b 1x4)   Naved-ul-Hasan 6.5-0-32-1

Iftikhar Anjum to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, got'm! good length delivery, pitched on middle and off stump line and shaping away late, perfect line and length, Yuvraj is sucked forward and the edge is produced, ball goes straight to Akmal behind the stumps - India three down and in a spot of bother here.

Yuvraj Singh c †Kamran Akmal b Iftikhar Anjum 7 (15m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 175.00

India 65/3   IK Pathan 25* (41b 3x4)   Iftikhar Anjum 2.2-0-12-1

Iftikhar Anjum to Pathan, OUT, played down to mid-on and this time it's Pathan who calls for a suicidal run, Naved-ul-Hasan moves in quickly and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end and Pathan is out by miles! India in deep trouble here.

IK Pathan run out 26 (61m 49b 3x4 0x6) SR: 53.06

India 72/4   SK Raina 5* (7b 1x4)   Iftikhar Anjum 3.5-0-17-1

Shahid Afridi to Raina, OUT, googly does the trick! tossed up on the middle and off stump line, Raina hits across the line and finds Iftikhar Anjum at deep midwicket

SK Raina c Iftikhar Anjum b Shahid Afridi 40 (85m 67b 3x4 0x6) SR: 59.70

India 136/5   Y Venugopal Rao 27* (58b 1x4)   Shahid Afridi 6.3-0-26-1

Shoaib Malik to Dhoni, OUT, bowled'm! excellent yoker on the stumps, surprise delivery, Dhoni frantically jams his bat down but the ball sneaks through and crashes into the stumps, what a wicket! - Malik rewarded for some wonderful bowling.

MS Dhoni b Shoaib Malik 3 (11m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 30.00

India 149/6   Y Venugopal Rao 35* (67b 1x4)   Shoaib Malik 6.4-0-25-1

Shoaib Malik to Agarkar, OUT, tossed up on the middle and leg stump line, Agarkar goes for the slog sweep and the ball balloons up towards deep midwicket, Iftikhar Anjum hurtles in from the deep and takes a good low catch, Malik gets one more to his name - India seven down.

AB Agarkar c Iftikhar Anjum b Shoaib Malik 12 (16m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

India 171/7   Y Venugopal Rao 43* (77b 1x4)   Shoaib Malik 8.5-0-36-2

Shoaib Malik to Powar, OUT, another batsman departs tying to force the pace and Malik gets one more to his name! - tossed up, drifting across and and turning in after hitting the deck, Powar goes down on one keen and slogs it away towards deep midwicket, Iftikhar Anjum moves in quickly and nicely settles under it

RR Powar c Iftikhar Anjum b Shoaib Malik 5 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

India 180/8   Y Venugopal Rao 47* (84b 1x4)   Shoaib Malik 10-0-40-3

Naved-ul-Hasan to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, OUT, driven down to long-on, Harbhajan calls for second looking to get Rao back on strike, nice throw comes in from the deep and Naved-ul-Hasan whips off the bails - given out by the on-field umpire

Harbhajan Singh run out 3 (9m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

India 196/9   Y Venugopal Rao 60* (92b 3x4)   Naved-ul-Hasan 8.5-0-50-1

Naved-ul-Hasan to Venugopal Rao, 1 run, OUT, off-cutter outside the off stump, Rao comes down the track and cuts it away through cover point, Sreesanth takes off for the second but Rao stands his ground and in the end Sreesanth is stranded in the middle, Malik fires in the throw from the deep and Akmal clips off the bails

S Sreesanth run out 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

India 197/10   Y Venugopal Rao 61* (93b 3x4)   Naved-ul-Hasan 9-0-51-1





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