Player of the Match
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401dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran

Malik and Tanvir earn Pakistan consolation win

Shoaib Malik excelled with both bat and ball as Pakistan notched up the consolation win that reduced India's margin of victory in the one-day series to 3-2

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik
89(82) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 18 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
8 5 7 4 23 7 17 18
Mohammad Yousuf
74(82) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 30 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 6 12 9 15 3 2 23

Best performances - Bowlers

Sohail Tanvir
O9.5
M0
R53
W4
Eco5.38
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
S Sreesanth
O10
M1
R52
W3
Eco5.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

India won the 5-match series 3-2

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00 Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

18 November 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

With that Pakistan have won this game by 31 runs and eked out a consolation win. India win the series 3-2.

Shoaib Malik top scored with 89, picked up some wickets and will probably walk away with the Man of the Match and steal the headlines, but it was Sohail Tanveer who did the damage in the top half. He bowled exceptionally well to some of India's most destructive batsmen and dismissed them early.

Stay with us and we'll bring you details from the post-match presentaions.

First the match officials receive their medallions for the series. The match referee and the umpires come on and get their souvenirs.

"It was good for us, especially before the Test series," says Shoaib Malik who was named Man of the Match. "Credit goes to the team for the way they put in effort. My form is also alright. I've come good at the right time."

The Indian team comes across to receive medallions for winning this series. The coaching and support staff come up first. The players follow soon after.

After all the medals are distributed it's time for the Man of the Series and it's Yuvraj Singh for his allround performance in the series.

"Everyone played well when it was required. There's scope for improvement in the fielding, but we're working hard," says Mahendra Singh Dhoni. "We lost wickets early on and then had to catch up. The required rate kept mounting and it was the initial wickets that made it really hard."

With that we come to the end of coverage of this game. Thank you very much for following the ODIs on Cricinfo. Do stay with us for the Tests and all the other live cricket we have. For the moment this is Anand Vasu, saying cheers, and signing off.

49.5
W
Sohail Tanvir to Pathan, OUT, quick yorker on the off stump. Pathan tries to give himself room and hit through the off. He misses and the off stump is pegged back. That is the end of the Indian innings and this match.

IK Pathan b Sohail Tanvir 43 (61m 39b 4x4 1x6) SR: 110.25

49.4
1
Sohail Tanvir to Sreesanth, 1 run, heaved over the leg side and we're almost done
49.3
1
Sohail Tanvir to Pathan, 1 run, full and on the stumps, yorker fired in, well dug out
49.2
0
Sohail Tanvir to Pathan, no run, slower ball outside the off, swing and a miss
49.1
2
Sohail Tanvir to Pathan, 2 runs, another slog, again not a clean connection, gets Pathan on strike

END OF OVER:
49 | 5 Runs | INDIA: 271/9 (36 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.53, RRR: 36.00)

  • Sreesanth9 (15b)
  • Irfan Pathan40 (35b)
  • Iftikhar Anjum10-1-52-2
  • Umar Gul10-0-49-1
48.6
0
Iftikhar Anjum to Sreesanth, no run, short of a length and outside the off, Sreesanth advances and clubs the ball down towards long-off for a single to keep the strike

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st15SR TendulkarG Gambhir
2nd11SR TendulkarRV Uthappa
3rd31SR TendulkarV Sehwag
4th5V SehwagRG Sharma
5th81Yuvraj SinghRG Sharma
6th45MS DhoniYuvraj Singh
7th7MS DhoniIK Pathan
8th19IK PathanP Kumar
9th24M KartikIK Pathan
10th37IK PathanS Sreesanth