Pakistan tour of India, 2007/08 / Wicket commentary

Pakistan in India ODI Series - 5th ODI

India v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 31 runs

12.6

Sreesanth to Salman Butt, OUT, Gone! short one banged in, that's pitched halfway down the track and climbs quite high. Salman Butt should have left that alone but he goes for an ambitious pull shot. The ball spears off the top edge and goes straight up in the air. There's a fielder coming under it - Rohit Sharma at mid-on. He settles under the catch and the first Pakistani wicket has fallen.

Salman Butt c Sharma b Sreesanth 36 (60m 49b 6x4 0x6) SR: 73.46

Pakistan 65/1   Imran Nazir 19* (29b 3x4)   S Sreesanth 4-0-21-1

14.4

Sreesanth to Yasir Hameed, OUT, Sreesanth strikes again! It landed on a length, just outside off, bounced, and shaped away a touch, Yasir was beaten by the extra bounce and the straightening as he pushed at it. Fatal attraction.

Yasir Hameed c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 1 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Pakistan 70/2   Imran Nazir 19* (34b 3x4)   S Sreesanth 4.4-0-21-2

16.5

Sreesanth to Imran Nazir, OUT, Gone! slower ball on the off stump, Imran Nazir gives that an almighty thump. The batsman makes good contact but the ball comes straight back at Sreesanth who takes a good reflex catch in his followthrough. That's a good wicket and takes Sreesanth's tally to 50 scalps in ODI cricket

Imran Nazir c & b Sreesanth 20 (84m 40b 3x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Pakistan 77/3   Mohammad Yousuf 6* (7b 1x4)   S Sreesanth 5.5-1-22-3

42.2

Kartik to Shoaib Malik, OUT, Gone! again Shoaib Malik jumps down the pitch, this time Kartik sees the batsman coming and spears the ball in wide of the stumps and a touch quicker. Mahendra Singh Dhoni collects and breaks the stumps and Malik is stumped by some distance. That's a wicket India desperately needed, but Malik has played a strong hand as it is.

Shoaib Malik st †Dhoni b Kartik 89 (109m 82b 6x4 2x6) SR: 108.53

Pakistan 245/4   Mohammad Yousuf 72* (78b 4x4)   M Kartik 8.2-0-55-1

43.6

Yuvraj Singh to Mohammad Yousuf, OUT, Gone! floater outsisde the off stump, a bit slower and it grips the surface and turns, Yousuf has stretched down the pitch and overbalanced. He misses and is smartly stumped by Dhoni. Now India in with a good chance as both set batsmen have been dismissed.

Mohammad Yousuf st †Dhoni b Yuvraj Singh 74 (129m 82b 4x4 0x6) SR: 90.24

Pakistan 261/5   Misbah-ul-Haq 14* (6b 1x4 1x6)   Yuvraj Singh 6-0-47-1

48.6

Pathan to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, Got him! slower ball outside the off stump, this one wobbles as it goes through, Misbah goes for a big hit, trying to clear the ropes. The ball goes off the toe of the bat and gets elevation but not distance. Pathan has to go for this one himself and he makes good ground but still has to dive to settle under the swirler.

Misbah-ul-Haq c & b Pathan 22 (30m 17b 1x4 1x6) SR: 129.41

Pakistan 299/6   Fawad Alam 28* (20b 2x4 1x6)   IK Pathan 10-0-59-1
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Nov 18, 2007

Mahendra Singh Dhoni lifts the trophy after India won the series 3-2, India v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Jaipur, November 18, 2007

Mahendra Singh Dhoni lifts the trophy after India won the series 3-2

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Nov 18, 2007

Sreesanth and Misbah-ul-Haq chat as the players leave the field, India v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Jaipur, November 18, 2007

Sreesanth and Misbah-ul-Haq chat as the players leave the field

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