Result
6th Match, Centurion, Sep 26 2009, Group A (D/N), ICC Champions Trophy
302/9
(44.5/50 ov, target 303)
248
Pakistan won by 54 runs
Player Of The Match
Pakistan
2y
• The Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Malik, Yousuf set up important win

Pakistan put up a vintage show to move closer to semi-final slot

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan302/9(50 overs)
India248(44.5 overs)
Saeed Ajmal2/31(8.5)

Khan: "I love India/ Pakistan matches ...no matter who wins ..One team has to lose..People keep your emotions in check and salute the players from both the teams..Great game of cricket."

Dibbu: "You've go to love Simon Taufel's expression as the crowds raided the pitch after the match." Ha! yeah. He was steaming, wasn't he?

Hang on for the quotes from the post-match ceremony.

Dhoni: "Till Raina was batting I thought it was pretty gettable. He got a tough one and after that it became difficult. Two run outs; doesn't help you when you are chasing. During bowling, we gave too many runs. I have never seen so many runs scored of cut (Malik hit over 60 runs in that region!). i felt i was 3-4 bowlers short, Ashish bowled well. Two big games coming up. From now on, its like a knock out for us. If we don't play well, we can pack up and go back home!"

Younis Khan: "It was a professional performance. We had a good start. Fantastic knocks from Yousuf and Malik. I thought we would reach 320 in the end but we didn't hit too many runs in the last Powerplay. The boys were very keen ... Ajmal has performed every game and Afridi, in the last couple of years, has been fantastic with his all round performances. We are still hungry. If we can defeat Australia in the next game, it would be nice."

Shoaib Malik is the Man of the Match: "When I started my batting, I just kept one thing at the mind; to stay at the wicket. It wasnt' easy wicket as the ball was not coming to the bat. Yousuf bhai came and told me to stay at the wicket. Don;t worry about the target. he is a very experienced player. When we were about 200, there we decided that 300 is [possibilitly]. We succeeded. "

That's it from us. On behalf of our scorer Sanjay, this is Sriram Veera signing off. It was great fun bringing you this game. Catch you tomorrow. Alvida!

44.5
w
Saeed Ajmal to Harbhajan Singh, OUT
Pakistan win by 54 runs! Harbhajan Singh goes for the reverse sweep and misses it completely. And the crowd rush into the middle and the players who were about to get into a celebratory huddle rush away to the safety of the boundary. Fine win for Pakistan. Yousuf and Malik set it up with their outstanding partnership before the bowlers did enough to do the job.
Harbhajan Singh b Saeed Ajmal 13 (34m 22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 59.09
44.4
Saeed Ajmal to Harbhajan Singh, no run
slows up the pace ,loopy delivery, dabbed to short third man
44.3
4
Saeed Ajmal to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR runs
outside off stump and this time he crashes it to the point boundary
44.2
Saeed Ajmal to Harbhajan Singh, no run
tries to sweep from outside off but misses it completely
44.1
Saeed Ajmal to Harbhajan Singh, no run
leans forward to try to play a defensive shot and it rolls off the pad
end of over 443 runs • 2 wicket
INDIA: 244/9CRR: 5.54 • RRR: 9.83 • Need 59 from 36b
Harbhajan Singh9 (17)
Naved-ul-Hasan9-0-48-2
Saeed Ajmal8-0-27-1
43.6
w
Naved-ul-Hasan to Sharma, OUT
Clatter! The yorker disturbs the furniture. Ishant can't get his bat down in time adn the leg stump is uprooted. Just one more wicket now for Pakistan
I Sharma b Naved-ul-Hasan 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
43.5
1
Naved-ul-Hasan to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run
full pitched around the off stump, driven to sweeper cover

Omar : "Although I'm a Pakistani team supporter, I really feel for the Indians right now. Dravid, Gambhir and Raina; all three dismissals tempt one to pull his hair out!"

43.4
w
Naved-ul-Hasan to Singh, OUT
A slower one and RP has a big swing at this and skies it towards deep midwicket ... Yousuf rushes in from the deep to take a neat catch . Pakistan inch closer
RP Singh c Mohammad Yousuf b Naved-ul-Hasan 2 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
43.3
1
Naved-ul-Hasan to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run
low full toss on the middle, swatted to Yousuf at midwicket. He has a shy at the non-striker's end
43.2
Naved-ul-Hasan to Harbhajan Singh, no run
goes for a big swing across the line but the ball rolls back down the pitch to the bowler
43.1
1
Naved-ul-Hasan to Singh, 1 run
moves outside leg stump and drags it down to long-on
end of over 433 runs
INDIA: 241/7CRR: 5.6 • RRR: 8.85 • Need 62 from 42b
RP Singh1 (4)
Harbhajan Singh7 (14)
Saeed Ajmal8-0-27-1
Naved-ul-Hasan8-0-45-0
42.6
1
Saeed Ajmal to Singh, 1 run
mistimes the drive to extra cover. Fine over comes to an end.
42.5
Saeed Ajmal to Singh, no run
42.4
Saeed Ajmal to Singh, no run
And again. too good for RP
42.3
Saeed Ajmal to Singh, no run
outside off stump, goes on straight, beaten on the drive
42.2
1
Saeed Ajmal to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run
leans forward to push the ball to extra cover for a single
42.1
Saeed Ajmal to Harbhajan Singh, no run
plays the paddle, doesn't connect properly and the ball rolls to short fine-leg
42.1
1w
Saeed Ajmal to Harbhajan Singh, 1 wide
tries to sweep, misses and collects the wide

It was a very good throw from Gul from deep cover

Best performances - batsmen
Shoaib Malik
128 runs (126)
16 fours
0 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
44 runs
9 fours
0 sixes
15116461761413
Mohammad Yousuf
87 runs (88)
7 fours
0 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
leg glance
30 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
1531610133720
Best performances - bowlers
A Nehra
O
10
M
0
R
55
W
4
Eco
5.50
Saeed Ajmal
O
8.5
M
0
R
31
W
2
Eco
3.50
Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossPakistan , elected to bat first
SeriesICC Champions Trophy 2009
Player Of The Match
Shoaib Malik
Match numberODI no. 2898
Season2009/10
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 days26 September 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires
Steve Davis
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Ian Gould
Reserve Umpire
Daryl Harper
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama
PointsPakistan 2, India 0