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6th Match, Group A (D/N), Centurion, September 26, 2009, ICC Champions Trophy
(44.5/50 ov, T:303) 248

Pakistan won by 54 runs

Player Of The Match
128 (126)
Pakistan Innings
India Innings
Match Flow
Pakistan  (50 ovs maximum)
c Harbhajan Singh b Nehra20171740117.64
b Nehra1922393086.36
c †Dhoni b Singh2033503060.60
c Pathan b Harbhajan Singh128126173160101.58
b Nehra87881287098.86
c †Dhoni b Pathan42310200.00
c †Dhoni b Nehra014000.00
not out 1181310137.50
c Raina b Sharma023000.00
c Kohli b Sharma013000.00
not out 00100-
Extras(lb 1, w 12)13
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 6.04)302/9
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Imran Nazir, 4.2 ov), 2-53 (Kamran Akmal, 8.5 ov), 3-65 (Younis Khan, 14.4 ov), 4-271 (Mohammad Yousuf, 45.6 ov), 5-278 (Shahid Afridi, 46.6 ov), 6-289 (Umar Akmal, 47.5 ov), 7-300 (Shoaib Malik, 48.6 ov), 8-301 (Umar Gul, 49.3 ov), 9-302 (Mohammad Amir, 49.5 ov)
4.2 to Imran Nazir, India strike. The Indian section in the crowd roar. Imran Nazir falls after a delightful cameo. It bounced from short of length on the off stump line, angling away, Imran went for the pull but top edged it to mid-on where Harbhajan screams in joy after taking it. A thrilling innings, that promised so much more, comes to an end.. 29/1
8.5 to Kamran Akmal, Dragged on! It was pushed across Akmal who went for the forcing shot on the off side but ended up dragging it to his stumps . He didn't pick the length properly this time. The batsman always feels a touch unlucky when he gets out this way but that's that. he was looking pretty solid out there but he is gone now.. 53/2
45.6 to Mohammad Yousuf, Done in by the slightly slower one. Yousuf moved outside leg and went through with the cut shot too early. He is not too happy with himself but what a fine innings this has been. He was the man who turned things around for Pakistan today. In his last nine ODI innings he had scored 185 - average 20.55, highest 43 .. what a time to turn it all around. Classy knock. Great to watch. Enter Shahid Afridi.. 271/4
47.5 to Umar Akmal, Akmal falls first ball. A slower one, full outside off stump, Akmal moves outside leg and has a big swing to the on side and edges it behind.. 289/6
14.4 to Younis Khan, That round the stumps angle works for RP. He started it during the tour of England, it helped him then and it has helped him now. It straightened a bit outside off from back of length and Younis nowhere close to the ball, lunged out at it and stabbed it off the outer edge to Dhoni. India have got back into the game really well after that fine start from Akmal and Imran.. 65/3
49.3 to Umar Gul, fullish, around off stump, edges the intended heave to Raina at backward point.. 301/8
49.5 to Mohammad Amir, moves outside leg, Ishant slips in a slower one full outside leg, chipped straight to mid-on. 302/9
46.6 to Shahid Afridi, And he is gone now. He moved outside leg stump and tried to force it to the off side but edged it to Dhoni. Four and out. Afridi has come and gone.. 278/5
48.6 to Shoaib Malik, he holes out after a potentially match-winning knock. he charged down the track but lifts it straight to long-on. He was under huge pressure from critics before this game, started slowly but steadily grew in confidence to play several sparkling shot later on. Well played sir.. 300/7
India  (T: 303 runs from 50 ovs)
run out (Younis Khan)57465972123.91
c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Amir814191057.14
run out (Umar Gul/†Kamran Akmal)761031604073.78
c Umar Gul b Shahid Afridi1624281066.66
lbw b Shahid Afridi3980033.33
lbw b Saeed Ajmal46414952112.19
c sub (Misbah-ul-Haq) b Mohammad Amir510140050.00
b Saeed Ajmal1322341059.09
c Mohammad Yousuf b Naved-ul-Hasan2680033.33
b Naved-ul-Hasan011000.00
not out 00300-
Extras(lb 4, nb 7, w 11)22
TOTAL44.5 Ov (RR: 5.53)248
Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Sachin Tendulkar, 4.1 ov), 2-90 (Gautam Gambhir, 13.5 ov), 3-126 (Virat Kohli, 21.3 ov), 4-133 (MS Dhoni, 23.5 ov), 5-205 (Suresh Raina, 34.6 ov), 6-218 (Yusuf Pathan, 38.2 ov), 7-238 (Rahul Dravid, 41.6 ov), 8-243 (RP Singh, 43.4 ov), 9-244 (Ishant Sharma, 43.6 ov), 10-248 (Harbhajan Singh, 44.5 ov)
4.1 to SR Tendulkar, Aamer has taken out Sachin. Aamer is delighted to say the least as he looks up to the skies and screams in joy. It was slightly slower perhaps, cutting away from Tendulkar who pushes at it but the ball angles away, kisses the edge and Akmal lunges to his right to take the catch. What a start from the youngster. Tendulkar was caught at the crease; neither forward nor back , was dragged sideways and succumbed.. 23/1
38.2 to YK Pathan, And Yusuf edges straight to that lone wide, almost third, slip! Aamer strikes. It was full and moving away from Yusuf who tries to swing it over mid-on and gets a fat edge. Gone!. 218/6
43.4 to RP Singh, 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. 243/8
43.6 to I Sharma, 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. 244/9
34.6 to SK Raina, really quick delivery, almost a yorker gets Raina who is not too pleased. He reckons there is some inside edge. Pad or bat first. First quick replay is not too conclusive. He was trying to dig it out and it hit both bat and pad. What did it hit first? Will confirm after replays. Huge wicket. Raina was playing very well. This fascinating game continues to see-saw.Replays in. Tough to call here. there was boot, bat and ball all close together! and then the bat and pad jammed almost simultaneously. Very close call .. Bob Willis reckons there was no boot and it hit the bat marginally ahead of pad. Not every one is sure. Very tough call.. 205/5
44.5 to Harbhajan Singh, 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.. 248/10
21.3 to V Kohli, Kohli rushes down the track and lofts it high towards long-off where Gul is stationed. Gul back-pedals to catch it but it bounds off his palms .. Gul swoops down to catch it but it again bounces off his palms but he nails it the third time!. 126/3
23.5 to MS Dhoni, Afridi nails his man this time. He had a huge shout for lbw few balls before but Dhoni survived that. Dhoni again skipped down the track and yet again, missed the wristy dab to the on side. The ball turned towards the middle stump and hit him low on the pad. Taufel sends Dhoni on his way. Two quick wickets and Pakistan move ahead in the contest. That's plumb. It would have taken out the middle. 133/4
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  • Pakistan innings
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 6.6 overs (43 balls), Extras 2
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 65/3 in 14.4 overs (Shoaib Malik 3)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 23.1 overs (142 balls), Extras 4
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 72 balls (Shoaib Malik 23, Mohammad Yousuf 26, Ex 1)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 32.4 overs (202 balls), Extras 11
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 154/3 in 33.0 overs (Shoaib Malik 41, Mohammad Yousuf 43)
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 119 balls (Shoaib Malik 43, Mohammad Yousuf 49, Ex 8)
  • Mohammad Yousuf: 50 off 55 balls (3 x 4)
  • Shoaib Malik: 50 off 81 balls (5 x 4)
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 37.6 overs (234 balls), Extras 11
  • 4th Wicket: 150 runs in 156 balls (Shoaib Malik 81, Mohammad Yousuf 63, Ex 8)
  • Shoaib Malik: 100 off 108 balls (13 x 4)
  • Pakistan: 250 runs in 43.6 overs (271 balls), Extras 12
  • Power Play 3: Overs 45.1 - 50.0
  • 4th Wicket: 200 runs in 190 balls (Shoaib Malik 109, Mohammad Yousuf 83, Ex 9)
  • Pakistan: 300 runs in 48.5 overs (301 balls), Extras 13
  • Innings Break: Pakistan - 302/9 in 50.0 overs (Naved-ul-Hasan 11, Saeed Ajmal 0)
  • India innings
  • India: 50 runs in 8.2 overs (55 balls), Extras 9
  • Power Play 2: Overs 10.1 - 15.0
  • G Gambhir: 50 off 36 balls (6 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 44 balls (G Gambhir 37, R Dravid 8, Ex 10)
  • Drinks: India - 90/2 in 13.5 overs (R Dravid 13)
  • India: 100 runs in 15.3 overs (102 balls), Extras 13
  • India: 150 runs in 26.6 overs (172 balls), Extras 17
  • R Dravid: 50 off 74 balls (3 x 4)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 48 balls (R Dravid 16, SK Raina 29, Ex 5)
  • Drinks: India - 185/4 in 32.0 overs (R Dravid 52, SK Raina 29)
  • India: 200 runs in 33.2 overs (212 balls), Extras 20
  • Power Play 3: Overs 41.1 - 46.0
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Match numberODI no. 2898
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 - daynight (50-over match)
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PointsPakistan 2, India 0
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