6th Match, Group A (D/N), Centurion, Sep 26 2009, ICC Champions Trophy
(44.5/50 ov, target 303)248
Pakistan won by 54 runs
Player Of The Match
128 (126)

Khan: "I love India/ Pakistan matches 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!

Ajmal to Harbhajan, 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
Ajmal to Harbhajan, no run

slows up the pace ,loopy delivery, dabbed to short third man

Ajmal to Harbhajan, FOUR runs

outside off stump and this time he crashes it to the point boundary

Ajmal to Harbhajan, no run

tries to sweep from outside off but misses it completely

Ajmal to Harbhajan, no run

leans forward to try to play a defensive shot and it rolls off the pad

end of over 443 runs • 2 wickets
INDIA: 244/9CRR: 5.54 RRR: 9.83
Harbhajan Singh9 (17)
Naved-ul-Hasan 9-0-48-2
Saeed Ajmal 8-0-27-1
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

Ishant Sharma b Naved-ul-Hasan 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Naved-ul-Hasan to Harbhajan, 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!"

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
Naved-ul-Hasan to Harbhajan, 1 run

low full toss on the middle, swatted to Yousuf at midwicket. He has a shy at the non-striker's end

Naved-ul-Hasan to Harbhajan, no run

goes for a big swing across the line but the ball rolls back down the pitch to the bowler

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: 5.60 RRR: 8.85
RP Singh1 (4)
Harbhajan Singh7 (14)
Saeed Ajmal 8-0-27-1
Naved-ul-Hasan 8-0-45-0
Ajmal to Singh, 1 run

mistimes the drive to extra cover. Fine over comes to an end.

Ajmal to Singh, no run
Ajmal to Singh, no run

And again. too good for RP

Ajmal to Singh, no run

outside off stump, goes on straight, beaten on the drive

Ajmal to Harbhajan, 1 run

leans forward to push the ball to extra cover for a single

Ajmal to Harbhajan, no run

plays the paddle, doesn't connect properly and the ball rolls to short fine-leg

Ajmal to Harbhajan, 1 wide

tries to sweep, misses and collects the wide

It was a very good throw from Gul from deep cover

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