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RESULT
1st Test, Delhi, November 22 - 26, 2007, Pakistan tour of India
231 & 247
(T:203) 276 & 203/4

India won by 6 wickets

Player Of The Match
4/38, 24 & 3/68
anil-kumble
Pakistan 1st Innings
India 1st Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
India 2nd Innings
Match Details
Pakistan 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Salman Butt  b Khan12020005.00
Yasir Hameed  b Kumble2966944043.93
Younis Khan c Patel b Khan719351036.84
Mohammad Yousuf lbw b Ganguly2743645062.79
Misbah-ul-Haq run out (Karthik)822433156133.74
Shoaib Malik (c)c †Dhoni b Patel01216000.00
Kamran Akmal  b Kumble3050675060.00
Sohail Tanvir lbw b Harbhajan Singh416141025.00
Shoaib Akhtar  b Kumble2760028.57
Mohammad Sami not out 281011793127.72
Danish Kaneria  b Kumble024000.00
Extras(b 6, lb 12, nb 1, w 2)21
TOTAL96.2 Ov (RR: 2.39, 413 Mts)231
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Salman Butt, 4.6 ov), 2-35 (Younis Khan, 12.6 ov), 3-59 (Yasir Hameed, 21.2 ov), 4-76 (Mohammad Yousuf, 29.1 ov), 5-83 (Shoaib Malik, 32.5 ov), 6-122 (Kamran Akmal, 47.2 ov), 7-137 (Sohail Tanvir, 52.1 ov), 8-142 (Shoaib Akhtar, 53.6 ov), 9-229 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 95.4 ov), 10-231 (Danish Kaneria, 96.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Zaheer Khan2054522.251005021
4.6 to Salman Butt, bowled him! Zaheer gets the ball to cut back into the left-hander off the pitch after angling it away from him, Butt was caught on his crease and tried to cut, the ball was far too close for the shot and went under the bat and crashed into the stumps, it kept a trifle low as well, the ball actually hit the top of off stump but, given the length it pitched, it would have gone over on a bouncier pitch. 13/1
12.6 to Younis Khan, caught at fine leg! Zaheer bowls a well-directed bouncer, Younis perhaps wasn't expecting one for he had moved a long way forward, and was caught by surprise, he played a hurried hook but the ball was on to him too quickly, the top edge swirled high in the air and flew to Munaf at fine leg, who took an easy catch. 35/2
Munaf Patel2456112.541159000
32.5 to Shoaib Malik, caught! That's a massive blow for Pakistan, Munaf pitches just short of a length around off stump and shapes the ball away from Malik who plays from his crease and pushes out at the ball, he gets a thick outside edge which flies to Dhoni's right, he takes a sharp catch to send the Pakistan captain on his way. 83/5
Anil Kumble21.263841.781074000
21.2 to Yasir Hameed, the straighter one....Kumble gives the ball a bit of extra flight, lands on the line of off stump, Hameed plays a half hearted drive but the ball straightens and creeps through the daylight between bat and pad and clips the off stump. 59/3
47.2 to Kamran Akmal, he's bowled him! That kept extremely low on Akmal, Kumble bowled a straight and quick delivery on off stump, Akmal played it off the back foot but was done in by the bounce, or rather the lack of it, the ball beat his defence and hit very low on the off stump, he should have been playing forward to that one, that's Kumble's 50th wicket at the Kotla. 122/6
53.6 to Shoaib Akhtar, Akhtar has a wild swipe across the line, Kumble had slipped in a quick and straight delivery and once Akhtar missed, the ball was headed straight for middle stump, poor thinking really for it was the last ball of the over, Akhtar should have looked to block and give the strike back to Misbah. 142/8
96.2 to Danish Kaneria, Kumble hits the stumps for the fourth time, that was full and fast, Kaneria pushed forward at it but the ball breached his defenses and hit middle stump. 231/10
Sourav Ganguly1452812.00733100
29.1 to Mohammad Yousuf, leg-before! Ganguly drifts the ball into the right-hander, it pitches outside off and moved off the pitch into Yousuf who moved across his stumps to play the ball on the leg side and got hit on the pad in front of middle, the ball would have clipped leg and Taufel sends Yousuf on his way, Ganguly is thrilled. 76/4
Harbhajan Singh1513712.46724100
52.1 to Sohail Tanvir, he's given him! Harbhajan bowled the quicker ball and it shot through to Tanvir and hit him in plumb of middle stump, he was on the back foot as well and Harbhajan and Dhoni had no doubt about the appeal, Doctrove was quick to raise the finger as well, replays show the ball pitched just marginally outside leg, close call. 137/7
Sachin Tendulkar20402.0080000
India 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Wasim Jaffer lbw b Shoaib Akhtar3265996049.23
Dinesh Karthik c †Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Akhtar911231081.81
Rahul Dravid  b Sohail Tanvir38731088052.05
Sachin Tendulkar run out (†Kamran Akmal/Mohammad Yousuf)11200100.00
Sourav Ganguly  b Sohail Tanvir89201088.88
VVS Laxman not out 721352458053.33
MS Dhoni c †Kamran Akmal b Danish Kaneria57931248061.29
Anil Kumble (c)c Younis Khan b Danish Kaneria2469833034.78
Harbhajan Singh  b Sohail Tanvir1530020.00
Zaheer Khan c Shoaib Akhtar b Danish Kaneria914160164.28
Munaf Patel lbw b Danish Kaneria011000.00
Extras(b 11, lb 8, nb 5, w 1)25
TOTAL78.4 Ov (RR: 3.50, 364 Mts)276
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Dinesh Karthik, 4.2 ov), 2-71 (Wasim Jaffer, 21.3 ov), 3-73 (Sachin Tendulkar, 21.5 ov), 4-88 (Sourav Ganguly, 25.2 ov), 5-93 (Rahul Dravid, 27.5 ov), 6-208 (MS Dhoni, 56.2 ov), 7-262 (Anil Kumble, 74.2 ov), 8-263 (Harbhajan Singh, 75.1 ov), 9-276 (Zaheer Khan, 78.3 ov), 10-276 (Munaf Patel, 78.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shoaib Akhtar1624422.75714001
4.2 to KD Karthik, Akhtar strikes! He pitched the ball on a good length outside off stump and got it to seam away from the right-hander, Karthik hardly moved his feet as he fended away from his body, he got a thick outside edge which was easily snapped up by Akmal. 15/1
21.3 to W Jaffer, that's plumb, that was bowled full and fast, angling into Jaffer, he moved his front pad across his stumps and was extremely late on the shot as he tried to play across the line, the ball thudded into the pad in front of middle and would have gone on to hit middle and leg, Shoaib takes off on his airplane celebration. 71/2
Sohail Tanvir2458333.4511314003
25.2 to SC Ganguly, bowled him! Tanvir bowls it fuller angling into off stump, Ganguly pushes forward with a huge gap between bat and pad, the ball takes an inside edge and crashes into middle stump, Pakistan are on a roll here. 88/4
27.5 to R Dravid, bowled by a beauty! Tanvir pitches the ball on leg and middle, the length draws Dravid on to the front foot and he tries to play a flick across the line, the ball angles across him and crashes into off stump, Geoff Lawson is delighted and does a little jig in the dressing room. 93/5
75.1 to Harbhajan Singh, bowled him! He doesn't survive even one, Tanvir pitches the ball outside leg stump, Harbhajan moves a long way across his stumps and tries to flick behind square, the ball cuts in towards the stumps, beats Harbhajan and knocks leg stump back. 263/8
Mohammad Sami1717104.176912000
Danish Kaneria21.435942.72965110
56.2 to MS Dhoni, Dhoni charges down the track and didn't get to the pitch of the ball, Kaneria got it to spin a long way away from him and, in the end, Dhoni played a nothing shot across the line, he got a faint nick on it and Akmal took the catch and proceeded to demolish the stumps as well with Dhoni several feet short of his crease just in case, off Dhoni goes to get more treatment for his ankle, he's fifty has been invaluable for India. 208/6
74.2 to A Kumble, caught! Kumble's done in by the leg break, it was tossed up superbly by Kaneria on middle and off stump, the ball gripped the pitch, spun and bounced, Kumble had come forward to defend but the ball hit the shoulder of the bat and lobbed up to Younis at first slip. 262/7
78.3 to Z Khan, he's gone this time, Zaheer tried to loft a flighted delivery over mid-off, he didn't get the elevation and Shoaib moved quickly to his left to take a sharp catch, just one wicket remains. 276/9
78.4 to MM Patel, that's the end of the innings, Kaneria bowls a full and quick ball, Munaf gets down on one knee and tries to sweep, he gets hit low on the pad and Doctrove answers the confident appeal by raising the finger. 276/10
Pakistan 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Salman Butt c Dravid b Kumble6714021611047.85
Yasir Hameed c Laxman b Kumble36791155045.56
Younis Khan lbw b Kumble2340564057.50
Mohammad Yousuf c & b Harbhajan Singh1821303085.71
Shoaib Malik (c) b Harbhajan Singh1129292037.93
Kamran Akmal c sub (Yuvraj Singh) b Khan2156633037.50
Misbah-ul-Haq c Karthik b Ganguly45871272251.72
Sohail Tanvir c Harbhajan Singh b Khan1323253056.52
Mohammad Sami c Jaffer b Ganguly525541020.00
Shoaib Akhtar not out 00500-
Danish Kaneria run out (Tendulkar/†Dhoni)012000.00
Extras(lb 6, nb 2)8
TOTAL83.1 Ov (RR: 2.96, 367 Mts)247
Fall of wickets: 1-71 (Yasir Hameed, 25.1 ov), 2-114 (Younis Khan, 38.4 ov), 3-149 (Mohammad Yousuf, 45.1 ov), 4-155 (Salman Butt, 48.6 ov), 5-161 (Shoaib Malik, 53.2 ov), 6-213 (Kamran Akmal, 66.4 ov), 7-229 (Sohail Tanvir, 72.4 ov), 8-243 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 82.4 ov), 9-247 (Mohammad Sami, 82.6 ov), 10-247 (Danish Kaneria, 83.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Zaheer Khan1844522.50906001
66.4 to Kamran Akmal, caught, Akmal chases a ball that pitches outside off stump and angles away from him, he wanted to drive through cover off the front foot but played a long way away from his body, the outside edge flew straight to Yuvraj at point who takes a comfortable catch at head height, that's a massive breakthrough for India in the first over. 213/6
72.4 to Sohail Tanvir, caught! Tanvir has looked so composed so far but he saw the short ball from Zaheer and tried to pull it, the ball hit the high part of the bat and went high in the air towards square leg where Harbhajan back-pedaled and took a well-judged catch. 229/7
Munaf Patel1024804.804410000
Anil Kumble27.186832.501299001
25.1 to Yasir Hameed, what a catch! I initially thought that was lbw but Laxman has pulled off a blinder, Kumble bowled it full and fast on off and middle stump, Hameed strode forward and defended, the ball came straight of the middle of the bat and flew low to Laxman's right at silly point, he stretched out one hand and took it inches off the ground, superb reflexes. 71/1
38.4 to Younis Khan, this time Taufel agrees with the appeal, that was full and straight from Kumble, Younis got forward but made the mistake of not defending with the bat in front of the pad, he got hit low on the pad in line of off and middle and Kumble has made the breakthrough. 114/2
48.6 to Salman Butt, caught! Kumble strikes again, he bowls a googly which drifts into the left-hander, pitches outside off stump, and spins away from the bat, Butt drives away from his body and gets an outside edge which is taken comfortably by Dravid at first slip, that's a massive wicket for India, Butt was extremely well set and he's been dismissed for 67. 155/4
Sourav Ganguly922022.22443000
82.4 to Misbah-ul-Haq, caught! Karthik takes a superbly judged catch, Misbah gave Ganguly the charge off the first delivery bowled with the new ball, Ganguly saw him coming and shortened the length, Misbah tried to loft it over long-on but mis-hit it high in the air, Karthik ran back from mid-on and took a excellent catch, what a huge wicket that is for India. 243/8
82.6 to Mohammad Sami, caught again, Jaffer doesn't drop this one, Sami tries to slog a good-length ball from off stump over midwicket, he's in absolutely no position to play that shot and gets a top edge that swirls high in the air towards Jaffer at midwicket, he waits under it with cupped hands and watches the ball go straight in. 247/9
Harbhajan Singh1745623.29776200
45.1 to Mohammad Yousuf, he strikes right away! He flighted it nicely on off stump, Yousuf came forward to drive straight, the ball turned on him a little, it hit the inside part of the bat and lobbed up for an easy return catch for Harbhajan. 149/3
53.2 to Shoaib Malik, bowled! He's played on. Harbhajan pitches the off break on off stump and turns it into Malik, the length was just a bit short which made Malik go on to the back foot to cut, he got a bottom edge which bounced off his pad on to the stumps and dislodged the off bail, Malik was rather unlucky but he's gone for 11. 161/5
Sachin Tendulkar20402.0080000
India 2nd Innings (T: 203 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dinesh Karthik c †Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Akhtar1560020.00
Wasim Jaffer c Salman Butt b Shoaib Akhtar53811188065.43
Rahul Dravid  b Shoaib Akhtar34961415035.41
Sachin Tendulkar not out 561101789050.90
Sourav Ganguly c Sohail Tanvir b Shoaib Akhtar48641198075.00
VVS Laxman not out 612181050.00
Extras(b 1, lb 3, nb 1)5
TOTAL61.1 Ov (RR: 3.31, 297 Mts)203/4
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Dinesh Karthik, 0.6 ov), 2-84 (Wasim Jaffer, 27.3 ov), 3-93 (Rahul Dravid, 33.2 ov), 4-181 (Sourav Ganguly, 57.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shoaib Akhtar18.145843.19817001
0.6 to KD Karthik, caught! Shoaib takes off on his airplane celebration, that was pitched on a good length and seamed away from the right-hander, Karthik got forward and drove away from his body, the edge flew through to Akmal who took a comfortable catch, Pakistan have made a superb start. 2/1
27.3 to W Jaffer, caught and the Kotla is stunned! Shoaib bowls the short ball, Jaffer goes on the front foot to pull, he doesn't manage to keep it down and Butt dives low to his right and takes an extremely good catch, that was hit hard and Butt had little time to react. 84/2
33.2 to R Dravid, outstanding ball, he's cleaned up him and Pakistan love it. Shoaib pitched it on a good length on off stump, the ball swings into the right-hander, Dravid pushes forward in defense, the ball cuts back into him, finds the gap between bat and pad and hits leg stump, amazing stuff from Shoaib and he takes off on his airplane celebration, that was unplayable. 93/3
57.1 to SC Ganguly, caught at fine leg, Ganguly tries to do a Tendulkar and pull, the ball hurries on to him and he gets a top edge which swirls high in the air straight down Sohail Tanvir's throat at long leg. 181/4
Sohail Tanvir1242602.16614000
Danish Kaneria1625003.12737000
Mohammad Sami1516504.336413000
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MATCH DETAILS
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
Series
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
India
Anil Kumble
Series resultIndia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1849
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days22,23,24,25,26 November 2007 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Sohail Tanvir
Sohail Tanvir
Umpires
West Indies
Billy Doctrove
Australia
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
India
Suresh Shastri
Reserve Umpire
India
Sekhon
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 22 Nov - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 210/8 (Misbah-ul-Haq 71*, Mohammad Sami 20*, 85.4 ov)
Fri, 23 Nov - day 2 - India 1st innings 228/6 (VVS Laxman 57*, Anil Kumble 7*, 63.2 ov)
Sat, 24 Nov - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 212/5 (Kamran Akmal 21*, Misbah-ul-Haq 29*, 65.5 ov)
Sun, 25 Nov - day 4 - India 2nd innings 171/3 (Sachin Tendulkar 32*, Sourav Ganguly 48*, 54.5 ov)
Mon, 26 Nov - day 5 - India 2nd innings 203/4 (61.1 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 106 balls (8 x 4)
  • India: 200 runs in 61.1 overs (368 balls), Extras 5
  • Anil Kumble is the 30th player to captain India in Tests.
  • When Dravid caught Salman Butt in the second innings, it was his 50th catch off Kumble, making them only the third fielder-bowler combination in Test history to claim at least 50 dismissals.
  • Sachin Tendulkar went past Allan Border's aggregate of 11,174 to become the second-highest run-getter in Tests. His aggregate at the end of the match was 11,207.
  • India have won ten Tests at the Feroz Shah Kotla, seven of them in a row. Only at the MA Chidambaram Stadium have they won more (11 Tests).
  • Match scorers: Raghav and Sajan Nair