fuller, on the middle and leg, turns in, Yousuf jabs at it, gets a inside edge past the squarish short leg
That's it. Both the captains have agreed to call off the game. The players shake hands and head towards the pavilion. Both sides will claim positives out of this Test. India will be happy with their batting and would be thinking about how close they got to a win while Pakistan will take heart from the escape and go into the last Test with a hope of leveling the series.
Hang on for the presentation ceremony.
Man of the Match : It was between Misbah and Wasim Jaffer and it has been awarded to Jaffer:
Jaffer: There is always pressure when you play international cricket and against Pakistan but I am happy with the way these two Tests have gone. The pitch was turning but slow. I just try to play according to the merit of the ball and it just went my way.
Younis Khan: We are happy with the way we fought back, in the end of the first innings and in the second. India won a good toss and played really well to make over 600. When Misbah and Kamran fought back ,we were confident that we can draw this game. We will try our best at Bangalore.
Kumble: It was a pretty flat track. It was tough for the bowlers but our bowlers did well. There were a few moments, a few dropped chances ... Misbah and Akmal played really well in the first innings and Younis in the second. We were in a fantastic position at the end of the day three but if the pitch had more pace and bounce for the spinners, it would have helped. We are looking forward to the Bangalore Test match. Wasim Jaffer has been batting brilliantly and he carried on to a double ton, Bhajji bowled really well to get a five-for. I am enjoying the captaincy stint, it would have been nice to win this one but am looking forward to the next Test.
This is Sriram Veera, signing off. I had great fun in bringing this match to you. Thousands of emails poured in and I regret that I couldn't post many of them up. There were quite a few abuses too on that regard! Chalo then, it's time to hit a pub. Shab bakhair!
on the middle stump line, again on the front foot
leans forward to defend
lands on the leg and middle and jumps up, to evade the poke and into the thigh pad
from round the stumps, floated on the off stump line, defended to the off side
Phil: "India took 14 wickets to date whilst Pakistan took just 9 Indian wickets - yet, Pakistan is supposed to take confidence going to the last test?"
defended on the front foot
short and outside off, flashed to the cover boundary. The Pakistan dressing room looks pretty relaxed now. Everyone is smiling and chatting.
around 106 kmph delivery gets the outside edge but falls well short of Dhoni. It landed on a length, outside off stump and didn't turn in as Younis expected and he pushed at it
Bilal Basit: "Even the draw is actually Pakistan's triumph - a rare one. Avoiding the mammoth follow-on and then bowling to check Indians from stretching the lead to their desired level and in the end facing the violent spin attack to go for the draw."
on the stumps, pushed to the leg side
down the leg side and Dhoni dives to gather
Munaf continues with his slow off cutters. This one is full and on the leg and middle, turned to right of midwicket for a single
slow offcutter on the stumps, turned to short midwicket
keeps a touch low, on the middle and Younis crouches to defend
On the leg and middle, defended to the off side
goes back to turn it to to the leg side
Well played Younis. A captain's knock. Reaches his 15th Test ton with a reverse sweep! It was outside leg stump and he reverse swept it through backward point. The helmet comes off, the bat is raised towards the dressing room and then to the crowd who cheer for him.
appeal for a catch down the leg side. It pitched on the leg stump line and turned down leg side. Younis misses to connect with his glance and Dhoni gathers
another change of pace, full and on the off stump line, defended to the off side
yet another slower one, well outside off stump and Yousuf reached out for it and cut it through backward point
|Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|Toss||India, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||India led the 3-match series 1-0|
|Match number||Test no. 1850|
|Hours of play (local time)||09.00 start, Lunch 11.00-11.40, Tea 13.40-14.00, Close 16.00|
|Match days||30 November, 1,2,3,4 December 2007 - day (5-day match)|