Pakistan tour of India, 2007/08 / Commentary

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Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the third and final Test between India and Pakistan.

The news from the middle is that India have won the toss and elected to bat first.

India have made four changes to the team that played the second Test, most of them forced changes. Dhoni, Tendulkar, Zaheer Khan and Munaf Patel are out and in come Yuvraj Singh, Gautham Gambhir, Irfan Pathan and Ishant Sharma.

On the other had Pakistan have made just one change, debutant Yasir Arafat comes in for Sohail Tanvir.

There's been plenty of tumult in the Indian camp leading up to this Test with uncertainty and injuries galore.

What this has meant, though, is opportunities for the likes of Gautam Gambhir and Ishant Sharma ahead of a big Australia tour

Play is about to start now and we'll have all the action for you over the course of this Test match. I'm Anand Vasu and will be your commentator for now.

It's Gautam Gambhir top open with Wasim Jaffer as the players take positions in this final Test

0.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, very full and on the off stump, Jaffer leans forward and drives that towards mid-off

0.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, 1 run, very full and on the off once more from Shoaib but Jaffer is in great touch and leans forward and drives through off well for the first runs of this innings and match

0.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Gambhir, no run, short of a driving length and outside the off stump, Gambhir leaves this well alone to the keeper

0.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Gambhir, no run, once again short of a good length, good pace and bounce this time, Gambhir leaves the ball well alone as it carries through to the keeper

0.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Gambhir, no run, again left well alone outside the off

0.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Gambhir, no run, fuller this time and on the stumps, Gambhir defends with bat and pad close together and that's the end of the first over

End of over 1 (1 run) India 1/0
G Gambhir    0* (4b)      Shoaib Akhtar    1-0-1-0
W Jaffer    1* (2b)     

1.1

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, overpitched and on the stumps, perhaps Sami was looing for the yorker, Jaffer plays late, pushing the ball to mid-on with a straight bat

1.2

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, fullish and outside the off, the ball pitches and leaves the bat, bit of a drive from Jaffer through to the keeper

1.3

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, another one outside the off, another play and a miss, through to the keeper

1.4

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run

1.5

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, fullish and outside the off, this time Jaffer leaves it well alone to the keeper

1.6

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, again full and outside the off, Jaffer leaves it well alone to the keeper

End of over 2 (maiden) India 1/0
W Jaffer    1* (8b)      Mohammad Sami    1-1-0-0
G Gambhir    0* (4b)      Shoaib Akhtar    1-0-1-0

2.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, slanting away from Gambhir who leaves the ball well alone

2.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length and outside the off once more, left alone to the keeper

2.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Gambhir, no run, bouncer banged in, Gambhir wants nothing to do with this and ducks well under

2.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Gambhir, no run, short of a driving length and outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

2.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Gambhir, no run, short of a length and outside the off stump, left alone once more and there's good bounce and carry to the keeper

2.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Gambhir, FOUR, full and on the off stump, Gambhir gets off the mark with a strong push back down the ground that easily beats the fielder at mid-off

End of over 3 (4 runs) India 5/0
G Gambhir    4* (10b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    2-0-5-0
W Jaffer    1* (8b)      Mohammad Sami    1-1-0-0

3.1

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, short of a good length and outside the off stumps, Jaffer is watchful and leaves the ball well alone to the keeoper

3.2

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, fullish and just outside the off, Jaffer gets on top of the ball well and pushes to cover

3.3

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, a hint of away swing, Jaffer shoulders arms and lets the ball go

3.4

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven inside out nicely but can't beat the infield

3.5

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, short of a driving length and outside the off, easily left alone

3.6

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, short of a length and outside the off once more, this time a bit too wide to make Jaffer play

End of over 4 (maiden) India 5/0
W Jaffer    1* (14b)      Mohammad Sami    2-2-0-0
G Gambhir    4* (10b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    2-0-5-0

4.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Gambhir, no run, short and a bit of width Shoaib coming round the stumps, Gambhir goes back and slaps the ball down to point

4.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, angling in a touch, left easily alone

4.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Gambhir, no run, very far outside the off and quite full, no need for the batsman to even think about playing that one

4.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Gambhir, no run, short one dug in on middle and leg, Gambhir is cramped for room there and fends awkwardly to the leg side

4.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Gambhir, no run, another short ball, again pretty well directed and Gambhir is forced to be careful and leave the ball well alone

4.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Gambhir, no run, short one banged in, this one is outside the off and doesn't test Gambhir at all

End of over 5 (maiden) India 5/0
G Gambhir    4* (16b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    3-1-5-0
W Jaffer    1* (14b)      Mohammad Sami    2-2-0-0

5.1

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run

5.2

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, short of a length and outside the off, Sami playing on the patience of the batsmen, left well alone to the keeper

5.3

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, very full and just outside the off, Sami straining for movement here, left alone to the keeper

5.4

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, short of a length and far outside the off, Jaffer continues in his merry way, ignoring the ball if it's wide of the stumps

5.5

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, closer to the off stump this time, slanting in as well, defended back down the pitch to the bowler

5.6

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, 1 run, very full and on the pads, clipped down to deep fine-leg for a single to end the over

End of over 6 (1 run) India 6/0
W Jaffer    2* (20b)      Mohammad Sami    3-2-1-0
G Gambhir    4* (16b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    3-1-5-0

6.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, overpitched and on the pads, Shoaib looking for the yorker, deftly deflected to the leg side, no trouble for Jaffer there

6.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, fullish and outside the off, good pace from Shoaib but not much movement and Jaffer can get well behind the ball and punch it to the off side

6.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, short one banged in, Jaffer has no trouble at all in ducking under this one. Wasted effort from Shoaib who is already bowling from a shortened run

6.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, driven to cover off the back foot

6.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, very full and on the stumps, angling in to the batsman from wide of the crease, defended back down the pitch to the leg side

6.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Jaffer, no run, Dropped! short one banged in, Jaffer gets inside the line of the ball and fends it awkwardly towards the off side with an angled bat. The ball goes up in the air and hangs their for a second before descending towards gully. Mohammad Sami is late to react and can't quite wrap his hands round the ball

End of over 7 (maiden) India 6/0
W Jaffer    2* (26b)      Shoaib Akhtar    4-2-5-0
G Gambhir    4* (16b 1x4)      Mohammad Sami    3-2-1-0

7.1

Mohammad Sami to Gambhir, no run, short of a length and outside the off, angling away from the left-hand bat, left alone to the keeper

7.2

Mohammad Sami to Gambhir, 1 run, full and outside the off, this one is played wide of the fielder at cover and another run results ... been a while since a run was scored

7.3

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, 1 run, just short of a good length and a touch too straight, Jaffer works the ball to the leg side for yet another single

7.4

Mohammad Sami to Gambhir, OUT, Gone! short of a good length and outside the off stump, Gambhir feels for that one outside the off stump and only manages an edge as the ball moves away a fraction. The edge carries - that's a first in this series - and Kamran Akmal dives to his left and takes a good catch

G Gambhir c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Sami 5 (40m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 26.31

Rahul Dravid is the next man in, last time he played here, he made 121 against Himachal Pradesh in Ranji Trophy super league match. That was after he was dropped from the ODI side

7.5

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, 3 runs, off the mark first ball. fuller length delivery first-up, Dravid leans well forward, gets to the pitch of the delivery and drives it through the gap between the cover fielders

7.6

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, better line and length, Jaffer leaves it through to the keeper

End of over 8 (5 runs) India 11/1
W Jaffer    3* (28b)      Mohammad Sami    4-2-6-1
R Dravid    3* (1b)      Shoaib Akhtar    4-2-5-0

8.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, bouncer, anlged in from outside the off stump, Dravid reads it well and ducks under it comfortably

8.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, Dravid gets his left leg across and punches it past the fielder at cover. He is certainly looking in good touch

8.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, another bouncer and Dravid sways away nicely

8.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, another short delivery and this time Dravid tries to duck under it but fails to get down full and the ball hits him on the shoulder

8.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, Akhtar once again bangs it in shot, Dravid gets right on top of the bouncer and defends it down on the leg side

8.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Dravid, no run, fullish and on the pads, defended away to the leg side

End of over 9 (2 runs) India 13/1
R Dravid    5* (7b)      Shoaib Akhtar    5-2-7-0
W Jaffer    3* (28b)      Mohammad Sami    4-2-6-1

9.1

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, fullish and outside the off stump, left well alone to the keeper

9.2

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, 1 run, short of a good length and outside the off, punched to cover

9.3

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, fullish and on the off stump, defended back down the pitch

9.4

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, a hint of away movement, Dravid shapes to defend and is beaten

9.5

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, 1 no ball, full and outside the off stump, Dravid watches this one carefully and leaves it alone to the keeper

9.5

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, Dravid goes back and across and crashes the ball through cover for a crisp boundary

9.6

Mohammad Sami to Dravid, no run, short one banged in, Dravid sways out of the way, Sami runs down the pitch in his follow-through and goes eye-to-eye with Dravid

End of over 10 (6 runs) India 19/1
R Dravid    9* (12b 1x4)      Mohammad Sami    5-2-12-1
W Jaffer    4* (30b)      Shoaib Akhtar    5-2-7-0

10.1

Yasir Arafat to Jaffer, no run, Arafat into the attack, full and outside the off, driven inside-out through cover

10.2

Yasir Arafat to Jaffer, no run, fullish and on the stumps, driven back down the pitch, the bowler stops with his boot

10.3

Yasir Arafat to Jaffer, no run, full and on the off, not much pace or bounce, driven to cover with an angled bat

10.4

Yasir Arafat to Jaffer, 1 run, overpitched and on the pads, whipped through the leg side with ease

10.5

Yasir Arafat to Dravid, no run, again quite full and on the stumps, defended to the leg side

10.6

Yasir Arafat to Dravid, no run, full and on the off stump, defended back towards the off side awkwardly

End of over 11 (1 run) India 20/1
R Dravid    9* (14b 1x4)      Yasir Arafat    1-0-1-0
W Jaffer    5* (34b)      Mohammad Sami    5-2-12-1

11.1

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, FOUR, short of a length and outside the off, Jaffer gets well on top of the ball and slaps it down through gully to the vacant third-man region

11.2

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, short of a length and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

11.3

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, Jaffer goes back and defends to off with an angled bat

11.4

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run

11.5

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, (no ball) FOUR, overpitched and on the pads, Jaffer picks this one early and whips the ball through the square-leg region for four

11.5

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, short of a length and outside the off, defended to the off

11.6

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, very full and on the off stump, driven back down the pitch to the bowler

End of over 12 (9 runs) India 29/1
W Jaffer    13* (41b 2x4)      Mohammad Sami    6-2-21-1
R Dravid    9* (14b 1x4)      Yasir Arafat    1-0-1-0

12.1

Yasir Arafat to Dravid, no run, fullish and outside the off, Dravid cuts and misses, through to the keeper

12.2

Yasir Arafat to Dravid, no run, full and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

12.3

Yasir Arafat to Dravid, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, punched through cover

12.4

Yasir Arafat to Dravid, no run, full and outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

12.5

Yasir Arafat to Dravid, no run, fullish and just outside the off, the ball angles in a touch and beats bat, just missing pad and going through to the keeper

12.6

Yasir Arafat to Dravid, FOUR, Bang! Full and outside the off, driven inside out through cover, all along the ground and to the boundary

End of over 13 (4 runs) India 33/1
R Dravid    13* (20b 2x4)      Yasir Arafat    2-0-5-0
W Jaffer    13* (41b 2x4)      Mohammad Sami    6-2-21-1

13.1

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, defended back down the pitch to the off side

13.2

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, overpitched and on the stumps, played back down the pitch to the bowler

13.3

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, short of a length and outside the off stump, played back down the pitch to the bowler

13.4

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, full and far outside the off, loose swish that misses the ball altogether, through to the keeper

13.5

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, 1 no ball, full and outside the off, wide of the stumps, left alone to the keeper

13.5

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, FOUR, very full and outside the off, Jaffer waits on the ball and elegantly places the ball through cover for a silken boundary

13.6

Mohammad Sami to Jaffer, no run, again full and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch

End of over 14 (5 runs) India 38/1
W Jaffer    17* (48b 3x4)      Mohammad Sami    7-2-26-1
R Dravid    13* (20b 2x4)      Yasir Arafat    2-0-5-0

14.1

Yasir Arafat to Dravid, no run, fullish and on the off stump, Dravid gets a long stride in and drives to cover

14.2

Yasir Arafat to Dravid, no run, fullish and outside the off stump, this time it's left well alone to the keeper

14.3

Yasir Arafat to Dravid, 2 runs, short of a length and outside the off, not much pace though, Dravid can easily get on top of the ball and drag it down to the leg side

14.4

Yasir Arafat to Dravid, no run

14.5

Yasir Arafat to Dravid, FOUR, very full, far outside the off, easy pickings for a class batsman, driven magnificently through cover

14.6

Yasir Arafat to Dravid, no run, short of a length and outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

End of over 15 (6 runs) India 44/1
R Dravid    19* (26b 3x4)      Yasir Arafat    3-0-11-0
W Jaffer    17* (48b 3x4)      Mohammad Sami    7-2-26-1

Danish Kaneria into the attack

15.1

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, loopy ball on the stumps, Jaffer looks to flick, the ball goes off the leading edge back towards the bowler who dives but can't catch

15.2

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, driven back to the bowler

15.3

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, flat and on the pads, driven to the leg side

15.4

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, defended

15.5

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, tossed up and outside the off, a bit of turn as well, left alone to the keeper

15.6

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, very full and on the off, driven inside out to mid-off

End of over 16 (maiden) India 44/1
W Jaffer    17* (54b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    1-1-0-0
R Dravid    19* (26b 3x4)      Yasir Arafat    3-0-11-0

For all you stat-minded people out there this is Rahul Dravid's 50th Test at home

16.1

Yasir Arafat to Dravid, no run, fullish and outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

16.2

Yasir Arafat to Dravid, OUT, short of a length and outside the off, Dravid's eyes light up and he goes for the cut. The ball bounces a touch extra and the ball goes off a thick edge to Misbah at first slip who makes no mistake

R Dravid c Misbah-ul-Haq b Yasir Arafat 19 (45m 28b 3x4 0x6) SR: 67.85

16.3

Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, FOUR, short of a good length and outside the off, Ganguly gets off the mark right away with a delectable boundary through point. Shot!

16.4

Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, no run, good-length ball on the off, Ganguly comes across and defends to the on side

16.5

Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, no run, short one banged in, Ganguly watches the ball carefully and leaves it alone to the keeper

16.6

Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, 2 runs

End of over 17 (6 runs) India 50/2
SC Ganguly    6* (4b 1x4)      Yasir Arafat    4-0-17-1
W Jaffer    17* (54b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    1-1-0-0

17.1

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, fullish and outside the off, a bit of turn, left alone to the keeper

17.2

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, full and outside the off stump, driven inside out to the fielder at cover

17.3

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, hit hard, just past the man at silly mid-off

17.4

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, fullish and on the stumps, played towards mid-on

17.5

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, fullish and on the pads, worked to the leg side

17.6

Danish Kaneria to Jaffer, no run, flatter and on the off stump this time, Jaffer stretches forward in defence

End of over 18 (maiden) India 50/2
W Jaffer    17* (60b 3x4)      Danish Kaneria    2-2-0-0
SC Ganguly    6* (4b 1x4)      Yasir Arafat    4-0-17-1

18.1

Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, 1 run, good-length ball just outside the off, Ganguly drives past cover with an angled bat and pinches a quick single

18.2

Yasir Arafat to Jaffer, no run, fullish and outside the off stump, Jaffer prods at the ball and misses, through to the keeper

18.3

Yasir Arafat to Jaffer, OUT, full and on the off, sharp swing in for Arafat, Jaffer shoulders arms to the wrong ball and is dead in the water. No doubt at all about that one and Jaffer goes. That was a serious error in judgment from a batsman in prime form

W Jaffer lbw b Yasir Arafat 17 (90m 62b 3x4 0x6) SR: 27.41

18.4

Yasir Arafat to Laxman, no run, full and on the off stump, driven back down the pitch to the bowler

18.5

Yasir Arafat to Laxman, no run, fullish and on the off, flicked back down the pitch to the bowler

18.6

Yasir Arafat to Laxman, no run, just short of a driving length and on the off stump, defended away to the off side with an angled bat

End of over 19 (1 run) India 51/3
VVS Laxman    0* (3b)      Yasir Arafat    5-0-18-2
SC Ganguly    7* (5b 1x4)      Danish Kaneria    2-2-0-0

Shoaib Akhtar comes back into the attack

19.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run, very full and outside the off, left alone to the keeper

19.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, 1 run, short of length, angling away from Ganguly who moves towards the line, opens the bat-face and guides it through cover point.

19.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Laxman, no run, wide of crease, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

19.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Laxman, no run, on the middle and leg, on a length, straigthens a touch, Laxman tries to turn it to the on side, closes the bat-face early and the ball runs down the track. Ganguly walks across to have a chat with Lax

19.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Laxman, FOUR, edged through gully. On a length, outside off stump, holding its line a touch and Laxman pushes inside the line, with soft hands and it runs off the outer edge, along the ground, past the slips. Laxman was caught at the crease there

19.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Laxman, no run, bouncer but well above Laxman who sways away

End of over 20 (5 runs) India 56/3
VVS Laxman    4* (7b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    6-2-12-0
SC Ganguly    8* (7b 1x4)      Yasir Arafat    5-0-18-2

20.1

Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, FOUR, flashed through cover point. Fullish and outside off stump, Ganguly drove away from the body and creamed it through cover point

20.2

Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery around the off stump

20.3

Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, no run, on a length again and Ganguly moves forward well to defend

20.4

Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, no run, full length delivery, around the off stump and Ganguly drives pleasingly but straight to covers. He is looking good out there. The feet is moving and nope, I am not laying the commentator's curse on him

20.5

Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, no run, full pitched and again Ganguly drives, times well but doesn't get his placement right and it heads straight to covers

20.6

Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, no run, drags back the length, on a good length and defended to the off side

End of over 21 (4 runs) India 60/3
SC Ganguly    12* (13b 2x4)      Yasir Arafat    6-0-22-2
VVS Laxman    4* (7b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    6-2-12-0

Arafat has bowled well today. He has got the ball to cut in and out and that has posed a few problems to the Indians.

21.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Laxman, 1 run, slower one, full, on the legs and Lax picks it up, waits and slowly wrists it behind square leg for a single. Taufel crosses over to his position at square leg for the left-hand batsman and has a chat with Ganguly as he crosses him

21.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run, bouncer, on the middle stump line and Ganguly ducks under

21.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run, short of a good length and pitching just outside leg, played at and missed, rapped on the pads, stifled appeal

21.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run, just back of a length and outside the off, angling away from the bat, Ganguly feels for it and misses, good pace and carry, through to the keeper

21.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run, another cracker! short of a good length and outside the off, good pace and bounce again, Ganguly prods tentatively, the ball passes outside edge and goes through to the keeper

21.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and on the off, defended to the off side, this time Ganguly is right behind the ball

End of over 22 (1 run) India 61/3
SC Ganguly    12* (18b 2x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    7-2-13-0
VVS Laxman    5* (8b 1x4)      Yasir Arafat    6-0-22-2

22.1

Yasir Arafat to Laxman, no run, full and on the pads, worked to the on side with a wristy touch

22.2

Yasir Arafat to Laxman, OUT, just short of a good length and on the off, this one keeps a bit low, Laxman defends without quite bending low and the ball goes off the toe of the bat back onto the stumps. That is a huge wicket for Arafat and Pakistan just before lunch

VVS Laxman b Yasir Arafat 5 (19m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

22.3

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a length and outside the off, Yuvraj is very watchful first up and leaves the ball alone to the keeper

22.4

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, just short of a driving length and on the off, Yuvraj brings the bat down quickly and defends back down the pitch

22.5

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fullish and on the off, Yuvraj comes forward and punches towards cover with a straight bat

22.6

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short one banged in, Yuvraj expects the ball to climb and ducks, the ball doesn't quite get up that much and hits Yuvraj on the body

End of over 23 (wicket maiden) India 61/4
Yuvraj Singh    0* (4b)      Yasir Arafat    7-1-22-3
SC Ganguly    12* (18b 2x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    7-2-13-0

23.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run, fullish and outside the off, Ganguly pushes to cover with an angled bat, covering for the slant of the line

23.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run, just short of a driving length and outside the off, Ganguly opens the face of the bat and runs the ball down to point

23.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run, very full and on the off, good pace from Shoaib here, defended back down the pitch towards the off side

23.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run, short of a good length and on the off, played down towards the off side with an angled bat

23.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run, short of a good length and on middle and leg, the ball climbs on Ganguly but he is well behind the line of the ball and defends back down the pitch

23.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, 4 leg byes, another short one, this time it's just drifting down leg and Ganguly tries to deflect the ball towards the leg side. Off the thigh pad down to the fine-leg fence

And with that it's lunch on the first day of this final Test. It's a session that has belonged completely to Pakistan. Yasir Arafat picked up three crucial wickets and put his team in control.

It's now down to Yuvraj and Ganguly to take India forward when play resumes after lunch.

It's a break of a little more than half-an-hour. See you again at 1210 IST, 0640 GMT.

End of over 24 (4 runs, maiden) India 65/4
SC Ganguly    12* (24b 2x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    8-3-13-0
Yuvraj Singh    0* (4b)      Yasir Arafat    7-1-22-3

Yasir Arafat, the first-session hero, will begin. Yuvraj Singh is on strike.

24.1

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, just short of a good length and on the off, defended back down the pitch quite watchfully

24.2

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a length and a bit of width outside the off, that was slightly loose, Yuvraj cuts down but doesn't beat point

24.3

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller and outside the off, Yuvraj Singh is watchful and leaves that well alone to the keeper

24.4

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, Yuvraj flashes hard, the ball passes inside the bat, missing the inside edge, through to the keeper

24.5

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, just short of a driving length and on the off, Yuvraj comes forward in defence and the ball bounces a bit extra, rapping him on the pad

24.6

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a length and outside the off, Yuvraj plays a loose shot outside the off but isn't close to the line, through to the keeper. A couple of lazy wafts from Yuvraj in that first over after lunch

End of over 25 (maiden) India 65/4
Yuvraj Singh    0* (10b)      Yasir Arafat    8-2-22-3
SC Ganguly    12* (24b 2x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    8-3-13-0

25.1

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, no run, outside the off, quick as well, Ganguly flashes at that outside the off and the ball slips past the outside edge to the keeper

25.2

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, no run, full and outside the off stump, played down to point with an angled bat

25.3

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, no run, fullish and outside the off, this time watchfully left alone to the keeper

25.4

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, Ganguly goes back and across and cuts well down to point

25.5

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, no run, full and on the off, driven back down the pitch to the bowler

25.6

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, no run, short of a good length and on the off stump, from round the stumps, defended back down the pitch with a straight bat

End of over 26 (maiden) India 65/4
SC Ganguly    12* (30b 2x4)      Mohammad Sami    8-3-26-1
Yuvraj Singh    0* (10b)      Yasir Arafat    8-2-22-3

26.1

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven inside out towards cover

26.2

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Shot! just short of a length and a bit too straight, Yuvraj walks across his stumps and times this brilliantly through square-leg for a welcome boundary

26.3

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a good length and outside the off this time, left alone to the keeper

26.4

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and outside the off, defended towards the off side

26.5

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and just outside the off, defended towards cover with an angled bat

26.6

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a driving length and outside the off stump, left well alone to the keeper to end the over

End of over 27 (4 runs) India 69/4
Yuvraj Singh    4* (16b 1x4)      Yasir Arafat    9-2-26-3
SC Ganguly    12* (30b 2x4)      Mohammad Sami    8-3-26-1

27.1

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, no run, short one banged in, Ganguly has no interest in playing at this, ducked under with ease

27.2

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, no run, full and on the off stump, Ganguly comes across and defends with an angled bat to the off side

27.3

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, Ganguly goes back and across nicely defended down to the off side

27.4

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and outside the off stump, this time defended carefully back down the pitch with a straight bat

27.5

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, FOUR, Shot! fullish and outside the off, that's not the place to bowl to Ganguly who moves across nicely and square-drives with characteristic elan. No fielder moved on that occasion.

27.6

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, 1 run, fuller and much straighter, Ganguly comes across and defends to the off side with soft hands, pinching a single and keeping the strike

End of over 28 (5 runs) India 74/4
SC Ganguly    17* (36b 3x4)      Mohammad Sami    9-3-31-1
Yuvraj Singh    4* (16b 1x4)      Yasir Arafat    9-2-26-3

28.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run, very full and on the off, Shoaib striving for swing or the yorker and hence pushing the ball through full, not too quick, defended to cover with an angled bat

28.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, FOUR, short of a length and on the leg stump, not the best line, Ganguly walks across his stumps and deftly dabs the ball round the corner for four to fine-leg

28.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run, very full and on the off, defended to cover with an angled bat

28.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, 1 run, fullish and on the off, this time Ganguly works the ball to the leg side and another quick single is stolen

28.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a length and outside the off, a bit of pace and bounce, through to the keeper just past the outside edge of the bat

28.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Bouncer! Again Yuvraj is lucky. He takes his eyes off the ball and fends to the leg side. The ball goes just past the fielder at short-leg to the on side. That could so easily have gone to hand

End of over 29 (6 runs) India 80/4
Yuvraj Singh    5* (18b 1x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    9-3-19-0
SC Ganguly    22* (40b 4x4)      Mohammad Sami    9-3-31-1

29.1

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, overpitched and outside the off, Yuvraj leans forward, opens the face of the bat and times the ball well through cover

29.2

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, again a bit too full and outside the off, Yuvraj strokes the ball wide of the man at mid-off

29.3

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, no run, short ball banged in, Ganguly has no hesitation and ducks under the ball

29.4

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, 1 run, short of a length and on the pads, Ganguly moves to off and works the ball through the leg side

29.5

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Bang! Shot of the day so far. Overpitched and on the off, Yuvraj absolutely hammers this one, power and timing, placement perfect, straight back down the ground between bowler and mid-off. That is quality

29.6

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a good length and on the pads, played at and missed, rapped on the pad

End of over 30 (8 runs) India 88/4
Yuvraj Singh    12* (22b 2x4)      Mohammad Sami    10-3-39-1
SC Ganguly    23* (42b 4x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    9-3-19-0

30.1

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run, round the wicket comes Shoaib, banged in short, not too well directed, though, and easily left alone to the keeper

30.2

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, FOUR, very full and on the off stump, timed beautifully through midwicket by Ganguly. He is batting beautifully at the moment, through off and on side. Excellent batting after a shaky start

30.3

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run, slower ball outside the off, full, ballooning, Ganguly didn't quite pick it, but the ball was so far outside off it doesn't make a difference

30.4

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run, just short of a good length, outside the off, good pace this time, defended back down the pitch

30.5

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run, slower one outside the off stump, this time Ganguly picks it and eases the ball through cover. Yuvraj wants the single and goes down the pitch. The throw comes in, Shoaib is trying to get back to collect the ball, falls and flattens all three stumps at the non-striker's end!

30.6

Shoaib Akhtar to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and outside the off, left well alone to the keeper. No drama.

End of over 31 (4 runs) India 92/4
SC Ganguly    27* (48b 5x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    10-3-23-0
Yuvraj Singh    12* (22b 2x4)      Mohammad Sami    10-3-39-1

31.1

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven to mid-off

31.2

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slower, tossed up a bit more, on the off, a bit of turn in, defended back down the pitch

31.3

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller and outside the off, a bit of width there means Yuvraj can pad the ball away

31.4

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller and on the off, driven wristily to mid-on

31.5

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, googly this time, on the off, Yuvraj picks it and defends

31.6

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, Dropped! tossed up and outside the off, Yuvraj prods tentatively, the ball goes off the outside edge between keeper and slip. Younis Khan dives to his right and gets his hand to the ball but just can't hold onto it. That was a close shave for Yuvraj

End of over 32 (1 run) India 93/4
Yuvraj Singh    13* (28b 2x4)      Danish Kaneria    3-2-1-0
SC Ganguly    27* (48b 5x4)      Shoaib Akhtar    10-3-23-0

32.1

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, full-toss outside the off, Sami gives away runs here. Yuvraj just waits for the gift-wrapped freebie and clouts it to the cover boundary. That's a bad ball.

32.2

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, no run, another full-toss! This time it's so wide that Yuvraj can't put it away. Driven to cover-point

32.3

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, overpitched and on the pads this time. Sami has lost the plot here. Yuvraj walks across and flicks effortlessly over square-leg. Quality shot, poor bowling.

32.4

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, 3 runs, Another one, too straight and too full, Yuvraj whips the ball through midwicket. This time it won't get to the fence

32.5

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, no run, short one banged in, Ganguly ducks under the ball easily

32.6

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, 1 run, back of a length and on the stumps, worked to the leg side for a single to end the over

End of over 33 (12 runs) India 105/4
SC Ganguly    28* (50b 5x4)      Mohammad Sami    11-3-51-1
Yuvraj Singh    24* (32b 4x4)      Danish Kaneria    3-2-1-0

33.1

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, no run, full and on the stumps, driven down to mid-on

33.2

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, no run, tossed up and outside the off, driven well but not past the man at cover

33.3

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, no run, full and on the off stump, eased wide of cover

33.4

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, 1 run, full and outside the off, eased through cover for a single

33.5

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up and on the off, Yuvraj comes down the pitch and defends carefully

33.6

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and on the stumps once more, defended carefully to the off side

End of over 34 (1 run) India 106/4
Yuvraj Singh    24* (34b 4x4)      Danish Kaneria    4-2-2-0
SC Ganguly    29* (54b 5x4)      Mohammad Sami    11-3-51-1

34.1

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, no run, quick one outside the off, Sami comes up with one that shapes away late, after a really wayward previous over. Sami is squared-up and the ball goes through to the keeper

34.2

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, no run, full and outside the off, defended towards cover

34.3

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, no run, very full and on the off, defended back down the pitch with a straight bat. Sami fields in his followthrough

34.4

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, no run, very full and on the off, defended towards the off with an angled bat

34.5

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, no run, just short of a good length and outside the off, Ganguly shuffles across and defends to point with an angled bat

34.6

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, no run, short ball banged in, easily avoided, poorly directed, waste of energy from Sami

End of over 35 (maiden) India 106/4
SC Ganguly    29* (60b 5x4)      Mohammad Sami    12-4-51-1
Yuvraj Singh    24* (34b 4x4)      Danish Kaneria    4-2-2-0

35.1

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fullish and outside the off, defended back down the pitch

35.2

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and outside the off, spinning in, defended back down the pitch

35.3

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and outside the off stump, the wrong 'un, left alone to the keeper

35.4

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller and straighter, defended back down the pitch to the bowler

35.5

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, pushed wide of the fielder at cover for a single

35.6

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, FOUR, Flash! Fullish and outside the off, Ganguly drives hard at that, off a thick outside edge past the slip fielder and the 50 of the partnership comes up, albeit in streaky fashion

End of over 36 (5 runs) India 111/4
SC Ganguly    33* (61b 6x4)      Danish Kaneria    5-2-7-0
Yuvraj Singh    25* (39b 4x4)      Mohammad Sami    12-4-51-1

36.1

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a good length and outside the off stump, defended back down the pitch with a straight bat

36.2

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a driving length and far outside the off stump, Yuvraj shuffles across slightly and leaves the ball well alone to the keeper

36.3

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and on the off stump, defended to cover but doesn't beat the fielder

36.4

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, slanting away from Yuvraj, play and a miss, that's not the best of shots, not to the pitch of the ball and playing with an angled bat

36.5

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short of a good length and on the pads, Yuvraj has no trouble with this one, walking across and clipping through square-leg

36.6

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, no run, full and outside the off, driven towards off

End of over 37 (1 run) India 112/4
SC Ganguly    33* (62b 6x4)      Mohammad Sami    13-4-52-1
Yuvraj Singh    26* (44b 4x4)      Danish Kaneria    5-2-7-0

37.1

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up and outside the off, spinning in, defended back down the pitch with bat held close to pad

37.2

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fullish and outside the off, punched back down the pitch firmly to the bowler

37.3

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, flat and on the pads, Yuvraj goes down on one knee and sweeps fine but there's a fielder in place at short fine-leg just for the shot

37.4

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, There's no fielder for this shot! Down the pitch and bang, clattered over midwicket with a wristy flourish. Aerial but safe.

37.5

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, left well alone outside the off

37.6

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, whippd through the on side once more, the timing is again excellent and with that the drinks come onto the field

37.6

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, whippd through the on side once more, the timing is again excellent and with that the drinks come onto the field

End of over 38 (5 runs) India 117/4
Yuvraj Singh    31* (50b 5x4)      Danish Kaneria    6-2-12-0
SC Ganguly    33* (62b 6x4)      Mohammad Sami    13-4-52-1

38.1

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short outside off stump, slow pace, Yuvraj gets tall and taps it to point

38.2

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, no run, much fuller this time, pitching on middle and moving away, and Yuvraj gets into position to drive nicely to mid-on

38.3

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, smack, thats four! Sami errs in length, offering Yuvraj width, and creams it off the back foot through the covers

38.4

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and even wider of the stumps and he calmly leaves that one be

38.5

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, better ball, full on off stump, slower too, and Yuvraj does well to play it through the gap at cover, as he was beaten

38.6

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, no run, good length on off stump and Ganguly gets right over it, defending to cover

End of over 39 (5 runs) India 122/4
SC Ganguly    33* (63b 6x4)      Mohammad Sami    14-4-57-1
Yuvraj Singh    36* (55b 6x4)      Danish Kaneria    6-2-12-0

39.1

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, looped up outside off stump, spins back in but Yuvraj has gotten well outside the line, then wristily works it to midwicket

39.2

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, no run, fractionally short outside off stump, Ganguly gets back and dabs that wide of slip, towards gully, where Yousuf covers up

39.3

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, 2 runs, gives it a lot of air, but well wide of the stumps and Ganguly pushes at it and runs it well wide of a diving slip, safely down to third man

39.4

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, no run, quicker and flatter, outside off, Ganguly shuffles across and drives it back

39.5

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, FOUR, poor ball, attempted wrong one ends up too short and Ganguly duly cracks that off the back foot, transferring the weight nicely, to the deep cover ropes

39.6

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, no run, tossed up outside off stump and he smothers the spin, defending to point

End of over 40 (7 runs) India 129/4
SC Ganguly    39* (68b 7x4)      Danish Kaneria    7-2-19-0
Yuvraj Singh    37* (56b 6x4)      Mohammad Sami    14-4-57-1

40.1

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Take that! overpitched and far outside the off, Yuvraj gets forward and across to perfection and crashes that through cover with arrogance. That is a brilliant shot

40.2

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, no run, just short of a driving length and on the off, defended back down the pitch

40.3

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a length and outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

40.4

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, no run, back of a length and outside the off, left well alone as the ball angles in

40.5

Mohammad Sami to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short of a length and on the leg stump, coming in with the arm from round the stumps, deflected down to the leg side nicely

40.6

Mohammad Sami to Ganguly, no run, down the leg side, a bit of extra pace, flicked at and missed, through to the keeper

End of over 41 (5 runs) India 134/4
SC Ganguly    39* (69b 7x4)      Mohammad Sami    15-4-62-1
Yuvraj Singh    42* (61b 7x4)      Danish Kaneria    7-2-19-0

41.1

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch

41.2

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, tossed up and outside the off, once again Yuvraj plays the most expansive of cover drives, booming like a cannon, the ball blitzes to the boundary

41.3

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller and on the stumps, bit of turn, tossed up a bit more and slower, edged back onto pad

41.4

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, flatter and on the middle and leg, defended to the onside

41.5

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full-toss outside the off timed well but straight to mid-off

41.6

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and far outside the off, Yuvraj just kicks it away towards slip

End of over 42 (4 runs) India 138/4
Yuvraj Singh    46* (67b 8x4)      Danish Kaneria    8-2-23-0
SC Ganguly    39* (69b 7x4)      Mohammad Sami    15-4-62-1

Yasir Arafat comes back into the attack

42.1

Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven inside out to the off side

42.2

Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, no run, fullish and on the off, Ganguly comes across carefully and defends back to the bowler

42.3

Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, no run, slightly fuller and on the off, just a hint of shape in to Ganguly who comes forward and defends with bat held close to pad

42.4

Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, no run, short of a good length and a bit of width outside off, cut hard but straight to the man at point

42.5

Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, FOUR, too full, too wide, Ganguly just laces that ball through cover. That's a shot of a man in form. Perfectly timed and placed. No need to even think about running

42.6

Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, cut to the off side

End of over 43 (4 runs) India 142/4
SC Ganguly    43* (75b 8x4)      Yasir Arafat    10-2-30-3
Yuvraj Singh    46* (67b 8x4)      Danish Kaneria    8-2-23-0

43.1

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up and outside the off stump, defended back down the pitch

43.2

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, 4 byes, well flighted and outside the off, Yuvraj stretches across and looks to pad. He misses it, so does the keeper and that runs away for byes

43.3

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fullish and outside the off, driven awkwardly back down the pitch

43.4

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller and straighter, driven back down the pitch to off

43.5

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, tossed up and outside the off, driven inside out just wide of the man at mid-off who dives and stops the ball

43.6

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, no run, quicker and flatter, clipped to the on side

End of over 44 (5 runs) India 147/4
SC Ganguly    43* (76b 8x4)      Danish Kaneria    9-2-24-0
Yuvraj Singh    47* (72b 8x4)      Yasir Arafat    10-2-30-3

44.1

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run

44.2

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, slanting away from Yuvraj, left alone to the keeper

44.3

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, too full, too straight, Yuvraj picks this up early and cracks it through the on side. High back lift, flowing blade and that is a half-century for Yuvraj. We've seen some cracking shots on the way

44.4

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a length and outside the off, left well alone

44.5

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, fullish and on the off once more, again Yuvraj is well on top of the ball and smashes it through midwicket. That is another top shot

44.6

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, short of a driving length and a bit too wide outside off, chopped away backward of point

End of over 45 (10 runs) India 157/4
Yuvraj Singh    57* (78b 10x4)      Yasir Arafat    11-2-40-3
SC Ganguly    43* (76b 8x4)      Danish Kaneria    9-2-24-0

George Binoy, our man at the ground, tells us: "Shoaib Akhtar was complaining about back pain and has been taken to hospital for an MRI scan."

45.1

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, no run, fullish and outside the off, defended

45.2

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, no run

45.3

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, no run, full once more and on the off, defended carefully back down the pitch

45.4

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, no run, again full and outside the off, steered wide of point

45.5

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, full and on the stumps, defensive shot played, rapped on the pads

Just to clarify, Shoaib Akhtar is away with back pain rather than leg pain

45.6

Danish Kaneria to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up, slower, outside the off, defended carefully with an angled bat

End of over 46 (1 run, maiden) India 158/4
Yuvraj Singh    57* (79b 10x4)      Danish Kaneria    10-3-24-0
SC Ganguly    43* (81b 8x4)      Yasir Arafat    11-2-40-3

46.1

Yasir Arafat to Ganguly, 1 run, short of a driving length and just outside the off, dabbed towards cover and a quick single stolen

46.2

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, just back of a length and on the off, punched back down the ground to the bowler who deflects the ball onto stumps with his boot

46.3

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a length and outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

46.4

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fullish and outside the off, defended to the off side with a straight bat

46.5

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run

46.6

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, defended to the off side

End of over 47 (1 run) India 159/4
Yuvraj Singh    57* (84b 10x4)      Yasir Arafat    12-2-41-3
SC Ganguly    44* (82b 8x4)      Danish Kaneria    10-3-24-0

47.1

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, FOUR, short of a length, far outside the off, Ganguly rocks back and cuts the ball in front of square with supreme timing and placement

47.2

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, no run, flat and on the pads, defensive shot played, off the pads to the leg side

47.3

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, no run, fullish and outside the off stump, driven down to mid-off

47.4

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, no run, full and a bit of width outside the off, defended towards the off side

47.5

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, no run, fullish once more and quite straight, defended

47.6

Danish Kaneria to Ganguly, no run, tossed up this time, on the off, defended watchfully to end the over

End of over 48 (4 runs) India 163/4
SC Ganguly    48* (88b 9x4)      Danish Kaneria    11-3-28-0
Yuvraj Singh    57* (84b 10x4)      Yasir Arafat    12-2-41-3

48.1

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, just short of a driving length and outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

48.2

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a length and outside the off, left well alone to the keeper

48.3

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a good length and outside the off, defended to the on side with an angled bat

48.4

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fullish and outside the off stump, left well alone to the keeper

48.5

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, fullish and on the pads, Yuvraj closes the face of the bat and crashes the ball wide of mid-on, no chance at all for the fielder

48.6

Yasir Arafat to Yuvraj Singh, no run, back of a length and on the off, defended watchfully to end the over

End of over 49 (4 runs) India 167/4
Yuvraj Singh    61* (90b 11x4)      Yasir Arafat    13-2-45-3
SC Ganguly    48* (88b 9x4)      Danish Kaneria    11-3-28-0

Injury stricken Pakistan bring Younis Khan into the attack

49.1

Younis Khan to Ganguly, no run, very full and on the pads, medium pace from Younis, driven to midwicket

49.2

Younis Khan to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, full, pitching far outside leg, Ganguly defends, off the pad to the on side

49.3

Younis Khan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, just short of a good length and on the stumps, Yuvraj clips the ball to the on side and walks a single

49.4

Younis Khan to Ganguly, no run, full and on the pads, worked to square-leg

49.5

Younis Khan to Ganguly, FOUR, overpitched, down the leg side, a hint of swing perhaps, but no trouble for Ganguly who times that perfectly through midwicket

49.6

Younis Khan to Ganguly, no run, short of a length and just creeping onto the off stump, the first ball of the over that hasn't been on the pads, punched to cover

End of over 50 (6 runs) India 173/4
SC Ganguly    52* (93b 10x4)      Younis Khan    1-0-5-0
Yuvraj Singh    62* (91b 11x4)      Yasir Arafat    13-2-45-3
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200
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Match drawn
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Dec 12, 2007

Faisal Iqbal scored a counterattacking half-century, India v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Bangalore, 5th day, December 12, 2007

Faisal Iqbal scored a counterattacking half-century

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Dec 12, 2007

Yuvraj Singh is congratulated by his team-mates after taking the wicket of Yasir Arafat, India v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Bangalore, 5th day, December 12, 2007

Yuvraj Singh is congratulated by his team-mates

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