RESULT
3rd Test, Bengaluru, March 24 - 28, 2005, Pakistan tour of India
570 & 261/2d
(T:383) 449 & 214

Pakistan won by 168 runs

Player Of The Match
267 & 84*
younis-khan
Player Of The Series
544 runs
virender-sehwag
For Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, the Bangalore test will be a memorable one for reasons more than one. This was his hundredth test match - he was felicitated by the KSCA for appearing in his 100th test match, he became only the fifth cricketer in test history to score a century in his hundredth test, and finally, to round it up, his team won the test match to level the series 1-1., India v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Bangalore, 24-28 Mar 2005
For Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, the Bangalore test will be a memorable one for reasons more than oneGAK/Ashutosh Sharma/ESPNcricinfo Ltd
Virender Sehwag, the Delhi dasher, was adjudged Man-of-the-Series, for his aggregate of 544 runs from 6 innings, India v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Bangalore, 24-28 Mar 2005
Virender Sehwag, the Delhi dasher, was adjudged Man-of-the-Series, for his aggregate of 544 runs from 6 inningsGAK/Ashutosh Sharma/ESPNcricinfo Ltd
India's fortunes in this match depended largely on the 'Nawab of Najafgarh' Virender Sehwag, especially after Pakistan had put up a big total on the board, the Indian team needed a good start to stay in the game. Sehwag delivered when his team needed it most, scoring a entertaining 201, his tenth test century and his second double hundred against Pakistan., 3rd Test: India v Pakistan at Bangalore, 24-28 March 2005
India's fortunes in this match depended largely on the 'Nawab of Najafgarh' Virender Sehwag, especially after Pakistan had put up a big total on the boardGAK/Ashutosh Sharma/ESPNcricinfo Ltd
With just 7 overs left in the day, when Lakshmipathy Balaji was ruled out Leg Before Wicket by umpire Simon Taufel, Pakistan had pulled off a famous win at Bangalore and levelled the series 1-1., 3rd Test: India v Pakistan at Bangalore, 24-28 March 2005
With just 7 overs left in the day, when Lakshmipathy Balaji was ruled out Leg Before Wicket by umpire Simon Taufel, Pakistan had pulled off a famous win at Bangalore and levelled the series 1-1GAK/Ashutosh Sharma/ESPNcricinfo Ltd
After a middle order collapse, where India lost 6 wickets for 59 runs, it was left to the last wicket pair of VVS Laxman and Anil Kumble to bail the team out of trouble and to restrict the Pakistan lead to as little as possible. The duo added 53 runs and helped India reduce Pakistan's lead to 121 runs., 3rd Test: India v Pakistan at Bangalore, 24-28 March 2005
After a middle order collapse, where Inda lost 6 wickets for 59 runs, it was left to the last wicket pair of VVS Laxman and Anil Kumble to bail the team out of trouble and to restrict the Pakistan lead to as little as possibleGAK/Ashutosh Sharma/ESPNcricinfo Ltd
Man of the Match Younis Khan with his spoils, India v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Bangalore, 5th day, March 28, 2005
Man of the Match Younis Khan with his spoilsDibyangshu Sarkar/Getty Images
Pakistan team pose with the TVS trophy after levelling series 1-1, India v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Bangalore, 5th day, March 28, 2005
Pakistan team pose with the TVS trophy after levelling series 1-1Dibyangshu Sarkar/Getty Images
Inzamam-ul-Haq appealing, India v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Bangalore, 5th day, March 28, 2005
Inzamam-ul-Haq appealingRaveendran/Getty Images
Pakistan team jubiliant after levelling the series 1-1, India v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Bangalore, 5th day, March 28, 2005
Pakistan team jubiliant after levelling the series 1-1Raveendran/Getty Images
Shahid Afridi ended all hopes of an Indian resistance with the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar, India v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Bangalore, 5th day, March 28, 2005
Shahid Afridi ended all hopes of an Indian resistance with the wicket of Sachin TendulkarRaveendran/Getty Images
After pulling off a succesful win in the series decider at Bangalore, Pakistan levelled the 3-test series 1-1. The two captains, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Sourav Ganguly, receive the TVS Cup trophy from Karnataka Chief Minister Shri Dharam Singh, India v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Bangalore, 24-28 Mar 2005
After pulling off a succesful win in the series decider at Bangalore, Pakistan levelled the 3-test series 1-1. The two captains, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Sourav Ganguly, receive the TVS Cup trophy from Karnataka Chief Minister Shri Dharam SinghGAK/Ashutosh Sharma/ESPNcricinfo Ltd
Inzamam-ul-Haq feels the strain, India v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Bangalore, 5th day, March 28, 2005
Inzamam-ul-Haq feels the strainGetty Images
Leading by example, Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq made a brilliant hundred on Day One, scoring boundaries all over the park, and taking cheeky singles with utmost ease., 3rd Test: India v Pakistan at Bangalore, 24-28 March 2005
Leading by example, Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq made a brilliant hundred on Day OneGAK/Ashutosh Sharma/ESPNcricinfo Ltd
After taking a handy lead of 121 runs, Pakistan were in search of some quick runs so that they could force a result. Shahid Afridi, the Pakistan opener, provided just that, with a blazing 58 (50 in 26 balls - the quickest by a Pakistan cricketer in test history)., 3rd Test: India v Pakistan at Bangalore, 24-28 March 2005
After taking a handy lead of 121 runs, Pakistan were in search of some quick runs so that they could force a result. Shahid Afridi, the Pakistan opener, provided just that, with a blazing 58GAK/Ashutosh Sharma/ESPNcricinfo Ltd
Danish Kaneria celebrates the final wicket with his team-mates, India v Pakistan, third Test, Bangalore, March 28, 2005
Danish Kaneria celebrates the final wicketDibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images
Danish Kaneria is mobbed after taking the final wicket, India v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Bangalore, 5th day, March 28, 2005
Danish Kaneria is mobbed after taking the final wicketAFP
Something for India to cheer about. Virender Sehwag won the Man of the Series award for his consistent brilliance, India v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Bangalore, 5th day, March 28, 2005
Something for India to cheer about. Virender Sehwag won the Man of the Series award for his consistent brillianceDibyangshu Sarkar/Getty Images
Younis Khan bagged the Man of the Match award for his 351 runs. He spent 25 hours in the field and took vital catches too, India v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Bangalore, 5th day, March 28, 2005
Younis Khan bagged the Man of the Match award for his 351 runsDibyangshu Sarkar/Getty Images
Danish Kaneria celebrating  a fantastic victory with his teammates after he claimed the wicket of Laxmipathy Balaji to seal the win, India v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Bangalore, 5th day, March 28, 2005
Danish Kaneria celebrating a fantastic victory with his teammates after he claimed Laxmipathy BalajiDibyangshu Sarkar/Getty Images
Mohammad Sami struck again, hitting the stumps of Dinesh Karthik with a beautiful inswinging yorker, India v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Bangalore, 5th day, March 28, 2005
Mohammad Sami struck again, hitting the stumps of Dinesh Karthik with a beautiful inswinging yorkerDibyangshu Sarkar/Getty Images
 
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