Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Salman Butt
129(136) 12x4 - 3x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 8 4 1 12 7 3 4
MS Dhoni
64(59) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
6 0 0 0 5 5 7 9

Best performances - Bowlers

Umar Gul
O9.0
M0
R57
W4
Eco6.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
IK Pathan
O10.0
M0
R59
W2
Eco5.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Gul: "I learnt a lot from IPL. There was still some wayward bowling today but I just kept trying to improve.We had planned that if we bat first out top six batsmen should bat 50 overs. That's how we played today. In the bowling, we wanted to bowl close to the body at their in-form batsmen Gambhir and Sehwag. It's a big victory, a final and that against India. It was a do or die battle for us."

Man of the Match: Younis Khan: "I tried to play it as a normal game. We just wanted to stand there and keep wickets in hand. It was humid out there. Thanks to Allah."

Man of the Series: Salman Butt "It was a perfect team job and it could not have been scripted better. What we tried was to just stay on the wicket and I need to thank Younis bhai as he helped me with his experience. We talked about a boundary a over and get singles later. I won an important game for my country; nothing gets better.

Dhoni: "They got off to a decent start but after that Salman and Younis batted brilliantly. They took on the spinners, took risks and pulled it off. We could have done better but i won't like to take any credit of him. In batting, we lost wickets regularly. Yes there was pressure on me. I promoted Raina and I didn't have partners in the end. I admit i made some mistakes there but one can only learn from all this. The food over here was very good and I love the crowd. We would like to come back soon and entertain them."

Malik: "It's always a big win against India. Credit goes to the guys. Younis and Salman batted brilliantly. After the earlier loss we worked very hard. Younis is a brilliant player and I knew if he played first four five balls here, he would play a big innings. I would like the thank the crowd who came out and supported us."

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48.2
W
Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, OUT, another swing and this time he holes out to sweeper cover. Game over. Pakistan win the series. Malik rushes across and jumps at Afridi. They all converge. Now both teams shake hands with each other. Super win for Pakistan. They rebounded well after a big loss in the earlier game to win when it mattered. The Kitply cup is in the bag.
48.1
6
Shahid Afridi to Dhoni, SIX runs, one-handed six over deep square leg boundary. He charged down, Afridi hurled it short and fast and Dhoni pulled it away

Afridi, Malik and Misbah discuss together. Afridi to bowl.

END OF OVER:
48 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 284/9

  • I Sharma0 (1b)
  • MS Dhoni58 (57b)
  • Umar Gul9-0-57-4
  • Sohail Tanvir10-1-60-1
47.6
0
Umar Gul to Sharma, no run, goes for the yorker, ends up as a low full toss, defended back to Gul.
47.5
W
Umar Gul to Chawla, OUT, cleaned him up with a yorker. Gul has been bowling superbly at the death and continues to be reward for his accurate length. The bat couldn't come down in time and the death rattle for Chawla would have been delightful to Gul's ears. Nasim Ashraf is up on his feet, celebrating the wicket.
47.4
1
Umar Gul to Dhoni, 1 run, full pitched around the off stump and Dhoni unfurls his special bottom-handed twirl and the ball raced along the turf but straight to long-off. Dhoni has a chat with Chawla
47.3
4
Umar Gul to Dhoni, FOUR runs, Dhoni gets a boundary. A low full toss and outside off and Dhoni hit it inside out to wide long-off boundary

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Salman Butt
129(136) 12x4 - 3x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 8 4 1 12 7 3 4
MS Dhoni
64(59) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
6 0 0 0 5 5 7 9

Best performances - Bowlers

Umar Gul
O9.0
M0
R57
W4
Eco6.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
IK Pathan
O10.0
M0
R59
W2
Eco5.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF