Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
77(95) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 3 1 0 1 3
Salman Butt
129(142) 17x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 4 1 8 2 3 2 2

Best performances - Bowlers

RP Singh
O8.0
M1
R62
W3
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Sohail Tanvir
O10.0
M1
R26
W2
Eco2.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni added 100 runs in 92 balls to lift India to a strong 294. Pakistan started off briskly but lost a clutch of wickets in the middle as the Indian bowlers managed a stranglehold on a turning track. Salman Butt joined hands with Misbah and slowly lifted Pakistan out of the hole and back into the game when Misbah fell. Salman, who hit his fourth ODI hundred - all have come against India- had too much to do on his own and India hung on to win.

In the end it was a good toss to lose for India. If you remember, Dhoni too said that he would have bowled had he won the toss. As the sun beat down on it, the wicket increasingly offered turn and bounce. Harbhajan, in particular, utilised it really well to turn in a good performance.

Post-match ceremony

Shoaib Malik: ""We were expecting to restrict them to 250 but Yuvraj and Dhoni played well. We dropped Yuvraj early in his innings and that proved costly. We need to work on our fielding. Salman played superb and we would like him to carry on with the good work. There are two games to go in this series and inshallah, we will come back."

Man of the Match is Yuvraj SIngh: " I would like to do well in Test cricket." On Yousuf's run out, he says : " I had told him don't run to my left hand but I guess he didn't listen to me!"

Dhoni: We were not bogged down by the loss in the last game. Yuvraj has been our trump card, he is our best batsman. We want him to play 30 overs and we will always a good total if he is around.

"Harbhajan was at his best. He exploited the conditions well. The pitch helped spin and he utilised it well. Murali didn't bowl as well as he could but Yuvraj chipped in with a good effort. It was nice to win a game here at Kanpur."

That's it from us. Join us for the next game at Gwalior.

47.2
W
Khan to Shoaib Akhtar, OUT, India take the lead in the five-match series. 2 - 1 now. Full in length, on the stumps, Shoaib swings it straight to long-off.
47.1
1
Khan to Umar Gul, 1 run, length delivery on the middle stump line, pushed towards backward point and they rush across for a single

END OF OVER:
47 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 247/9

  • Umar Gul1 (1b)
  • Shoaib Akhtar1 (1b)
  • Harbhajan Singh10-0-32-1
  • RP Singh8-1-62-3
46.6
1
Harbhajan Singh to Umar Gul, 1 run, on the middle and leg, worked to deep midwicket
46.5
W
Harbhajan Singh to Salman Butt, OUT, tries to reverse sweep, misses and has been given out lbw. It would have missed the off stump, though. It was full in length, on the off stump and Salman failed to connect. It would have turned well past the off stump. And that brings an end to a very fine innings from Salman.
46.4
0
Harbhajan Singh to Salman Butt, no run, flat and quick, forced to extra cover
46.3
0
Harbhajan Singh to Salman Butt, no run, pushes it through quickly, lands outside leg stump and thuds into Butt's pad

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
77(95) 4x4 - 3x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 3 1 0 1 3
Salman Butt
129(142) 17x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 4 1 8 2 3 2 2

Best performances - Bowlers

RP Singh
O8.0
M1
R62
W3
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Sohail Tanvir
O10.0
M1
R26
W2
Eco2.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF