Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Notes

  • Mad, bad and dangerous

    Pakistan's reckless, relentless crackpot may have found his greatest inspiration as patience and trust are belatedly invested in him. Osman Samiuddin on Shahid Afridi

  • Mad, bad and dangerous

    Pakistan's reckless crackpot may have found his greatest inspiration as patience and trust are belatedly invested in him. Shahid Afridi could do his most severe damage yet. By Osman Samiuddin

  • 'They tried to get me out but I was fortunate'

    After blasting the Indians all around the park, <b>Shahid Afridi</b> tried to play down his innings, attributing it to the Almighty's grace, his captain's backing, and good fortune

  • Pakistan ride on Afridi blitz

    A volcanic hundred from Shahid Afridi, the second fastest in one-dayers, made a fighting total look paltry as Pakistan eased to a six-wicket win to take a 3-2 lead in the six-match series

  • Blown away

    Sachin Tendulkar, the only survivor from the October 1997 team, could probably remember what it had been like that evening at the Gaddadi Stadium in Lahore when Ijaz Ahmed - who would have been a natural as a woodcutter or axe-murderer - savaged