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RESULT
2nd Test, Kolkata, November 30 - December 04, 2007, Pakistan tour of India
616/5d & 184/4d
(T:345) 456 & 214/4

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
202 & 56
wasim-jaffer
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
India 616/5(152.5 overs)
1st INNINGS
Wasim Jaffer 202 (274)
VVS Laxman *112 (178)
Danish Kaneria2/194 (50)
Sohail Tanvir2/166 (39)
Pakistan 456/10(151.1 overs)
1st INNINGS
Misbah-ul-Haq *161 (351)
Kamran Akmal 119 (210)
Harbhajan Singh5/122 (45.5)
Anil Kumble3/122 (47)
India 184/4(42.4 overs)
2nd INNINGS
Shoaib Akhtar2/46 (12.4)
Danish Kaneria2/61 (15)
Pakistan 214/4(77 overs)
2nd INNINGS
Anil Kumble2/73 (25)
Munaf Patel1/21 (10)
end of over 772 runs
PAK: 214/4CRR: 2.77 
Mohammad Yousuf44 (110)
Younis Khan107 (182)
Harbhajan Singh 31-5-67-0
Munaf Patel 10-3-21-1

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!

76.6
2
Harbhajan to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs

fuller, on the middle and leg, turns in, Yousuf jabs at it, gets a inside edge past the squarish short leg

76.5
Harbhajan to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

on the middle stump line, again on the front foot

76.4
Harbhajan to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

leans forward to defend

76.3
Harbhajan to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

lands on the leg and middle and jumps up, to evade the poke and into the thigh pad

76.2
Harbhajan to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

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?"

76.1
Harbhajan to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

defended on the front foot

end of over 765 runs
PAK: 212/4CRR: 2.78 
Younis Khan107 (182)
Mohammad Yousuf42 (104)
Munaf Patel 10-3-21-1
Harbhajan Singh 30-5-65-0
75.6
4
Patel to Younis, FOUR runs

short and outside off, flashed to the cover boundary. The Pakistan dressing room looks pretty relaxed now. Everyone is smiling and chatting.

75.5
Patel to Younis, no run

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."

75.4
Patel to Younis, no run

on the stumps, pushed to the leg side

75.3
Patel to Younis, no run

down the leg side and Dhoni dives to gather

75.2
1
Patel to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run

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

75.1
Patel to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

slow offcutter on the stumps, turned to short midwicket

end of over 754 runs
PAK: 207/4CRR: 2.76 
Younis Khan103 (178)
Mohammad Yousuf41 (102)
Harbhajan Singh 30-5-65-0
Munaf Patel 9-3-16-1
74.6
Harbhajan to Younis, no run

keeps a touch low, on the middle and Younis crouches to defend

74.5
Harbhajan to Younis, no run

On the leg and middle, defended to the off side

74.4
Harbhajan to Younis, no run
74.3
Harbhajan to Younis, no run

goes back to turn it to to the leg side

74.2
4
Harbhajan to Younis, FOUR runs

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.

74.1
Harbhajan to Younis, no run

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

end of over 745 runs
PAK: 203/4CRR: 2.74 
Mohammad Yousuf41 (102)
Younis Khan99 (172)
Munaf Patel 9-3-16-1
Harbhajan Singh 29-5-61-0
73.6
Patel to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

another change of pace, full and on the off stump line, defended to the off side

73.5
4
Patel to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR runs

yet another slower one, well outside off stump and Yousuf reached out for it and cut it through backward point

Best performances - batters
W Jaffer
W Jaffer INDIA
202 runs (274)
34 fours0 six
Control
93%
Productive shot
leg glance
82 runs
11 fours0 six
09361043192659
Misbah-ul-Haq
Misbah-ul-Haq PAK
161 runs (351)
13 fours1 six
Control
87%
Productive shot
leg glance
66 runs
4 fours0 six
27183315671639
Best performances - bowlers
Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh INDIA
O
45.5
M
9
R
122
W
5
ECO
2.66
A Kumble
A Kumble INDIA
O
47
M
14
R
122
W
3
ECO
2.59
Match details
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
India
Wasim Jaffer
Series resultIndia led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1850
Hours of play (local time)09.00 start, Lunch 11.00-11.40, Tea 13.40-14.00, Close 16.00
Match days30 November, 1,2,3,4 December 2007 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
West Indies
Billy Doctrove
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
India
Amiesh Saheba
Reserve Umpire
India
KG Lakshminarayan
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle