First One Day International, India v Pakistan

DLF Cup in Abu Dhabi, 2005-06

ESPNcricinfo staff

At Abu Dhabi, April 18, 2006 (day/night). Pakistan won by six wickets. Toss: India.

Watched by their president Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan, who had lost their previous four oneday internationals against India, reversed that trend by winning the first such match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium. Although the pitch was sluggish, India's 197 rarely looked enough, and despite a testing, speedy opening burst from Sreesanth, Younis Khan - all angles and deflections - and Inzamam-ul-Haq took them towards victory. India, who rested Sehwag, were set back by four runouts, and by the canny off-spin of Shoaib Malik, who claimed three late wickets, two of them caught by Iftikhar Anjum at deep midwicket. The only sustained resistance came from the inexperienced pair of Raina (before he was also caught in the deep by Iftikhar) and Venugopal Rao, who was left high and dry with 61 at the end.

Man of the Match: Younis Khan.

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