result
2nd Match (D/N), Dhaka, Jun 10 2008, Kitply Cup
330/8
(35.4/50 ov, target 331)190
India won by 140 runs
player of the match
13y
• The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

India rout Pakistan by 140 runs

India showed how the hectic pace of Twenty20 cricket could be replicated in ODIs, pounding 330 on a sluggish pitch before their bowlers rounded off a thumping win in their opening match of the tournament

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Scorecard summary
India330/8(50 overs)
Pakistan190/10(35.4 overs)

It was a terrific opening partnership between Sehwag and Gambhir - the second best for India against Pakistan - that set up the Indian victory. Sehwag was not his usual flamboyant self but played cleverly, eschewing risks and taking toll of the loose deliveries. He stood well inside the crease, waiting for the ball to come to him and still did enough to score rapidly. Gambhir was more adventurous; he stood well outside the crease, walked into the line of the delivery and at times, charged at length deliveries to keep the scorecard moving. Yuvraj started off slowly but adapted to the sluggish nature of the wicket well to play a neat cameo to push India to a strong total. Pakistan chase never got going after Praveen Kumar swung out four top-order batsmen and India went on to wrap a facile win.

Hang on for the post-match ceremony.

Malik: " We didn't hit the right areas and they batted very well. We had a bad day. "

Dhoni: "We got a good start, winning the toss was important. Sehwag and Gambhir played really well, it was a display of exceptional running between the wickets. The bowling was also up to the mark: Ishant, Praveen, Piyush all bowled well; we exploited the conditions very well. The credit goes to the batsmen who waited for the boundary balls and ran well. It's always good to have a bench strength like this; it was difficult to leave a bowler like RP Singh or the other batsmen."

Man of the Match: Virender Sehwag : "I took my time to get set and then went for my shots. If you are playing Twenty20 you are trying to hit every ball, here I wanted to play myself in. The new ball came on the bat nicely. We (Gambhir and I) have a good understanding as we play for Delhi."

On behalf of Sid Ravindran and my scorers Srinivas Raju and Raymond, this is Sriram Veera, signing off. Alvida!

35.4
W
Chawla to Wahab Riaz, OUT

Dead plumb. Done by one that skidded on straight. It landed on a length around off and middle and caught him in front. He had expected it to turn and had stretched his front leg across and was surprised by the one that went on straight. India win by 140 runs.

Wahab Riaz lbw b Chawla 0 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
35.3
Chawla to Wahab Riaz, no run

lands outside off, sucking the batsman forward before spinning away

35.2
Chawla to Wahab Riaz, no run

well flighted delivery, full, pushed to covers

35.1
Chawla to Wahab Riaz, no run

leans forward to dab a full delivery to the off side

end of over 3510 runs
PAK: 190/9CRR: 5.42 RRR: 9.40
Iftikhar Anjum16 (19)
Wahab Riaz0 (1)
Praveen Kumar 9-1-53-4
Piyush Chawla 8-0-40-3
34.6
4
Praveen to Iftikhar, FOUR runs

125.9 kmph change of pace delivery and full in length, Rao Iftikhar picked it up early, leaned into his drive, and sent it soaring over wide mid-off region

34.5
Praveen to Iftikhar, no run

on the off stump line, pushed to covers

34.4
4
Praveen to Iftikhar, FOUR runs

slightly slower one, back of length and Rao Iftikhar responds with a punchy drive off the back foot. Good comeback.

34.3
Praveen to Iftikhar, no run

hit on the helmet. It was banged in short and Rao ducked but ducked straight into the ball

34.2
Praveen to Iftikhar, no run

outside the off stump, nudged to point

34.1
2
Praveen to Iftikhar, 2 runs

on a length, on the middle, squeezed to long leg region for couple of runs

end of over 343 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 180/9CRR: 5.29 RRR: 9.43
Wahab Riaz0 (1)
Iftikhar Anjum6 (13)
Piyush Chawla 8-0-40-3
Praveen Kumar 8-1-43-4
33.6
Chawla to Wahab Riaz, no run
33.5
W
Chawla to Malik, OUT

goes for the lofted shot over mid-off but edges it to right of mid-off where its held safely. And then they were one.

Shoaib Malik c Raina b Chawla 53 (89m 67b 3x4 1x6) SR: 79.1
33.4
Chawla to Malik, no run
33.3
2
Chawla to Malik, 2 runs

almost caught by Irfan Pathan at wide midwicket region. Very tough chance, though. Malik slog swept from outside off stump to the cowcorner and Irfan rushed across and dived but couldn't reach it as it dipped .

33.2
Chawla to Malik, no run

on the middle and leg, stretches forward to defend

33.1
1
Chawla to Iftikhar, 1 run

outside off stump, pushed to cover point. There is a slip and a gully in

end of over 331 run
PAK: 177/8CRR: 5.36 RRR: 9.05
Shoaib Malik51 (63)
Iftikhar Anjum5 (12)
Praveen Kumar 8-1-43-4
Yuvraj Singh 4-0-17-1
32.6
Praveen to Malik, no run

cuts in a touch off short of length towards middle, worked to midwicket.

32.5
Praveen to Malik, no run

on a length, straight on the stumps, punched to mid-on

32.4
1
Praveen to Iftikhar, 1 run

well outside off, inside edges a square drive to the on side

32.3
Praveen to Iftikhar, no run

short of length, on the middle, pushed towards mid-on

Best performances - batters
Virender Sehwag portrait
V Sehwag INDIA
89 runs (76)
13 fours
1 six
Control76%
Productive shot
leg glance
23 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Gautam Gambhir portrait
G Gambhir INDIA
62 runs (62)
6 fours
0 six
Control89%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
19 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Piyush Chawla portrait
PP Chawla INDIA
O
8.4
M
0
R
40
W
4
ECO
4.61
Praveen Kumar player pic
P Kumar INDIA
O
9
M
1
R
53
W
4
ECO
5.88
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TossIndia, elected to bat first
SeriesKitply Cup
Season2008
Player Of The Match
Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag
Match numberODI no. 2705
Hours of play (local time)15.00 start, First Session 15.00-18.30 Interval 18.30-19.15, Second Session 19.15-22.45
Match days10 June 2008 - daynight (50-over match)
ODI debut
Yusuf Pathan
Yusuf Pathan
Umpires
Sri Lanka Image
Asoka de Silva
Bangladesh Image
Enamul Haque
TV Umpire
Bangladesh Image
AFM Akhtaruddin
Reserve Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Anisur Rahman
Match Referee
New Zealand Image
Jeff Crowe
PointsIndia 5, Pakistan 0