RESULT
3rd Test, Bengaluru, December 08 - 12, 2007, Pakistan tour of India
626 & 284/6d
(T:374) 537 & 162/7

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
239, 1/20 & 91
sourav-ganguly
Player Of The Series
534 runs • 4 wkts
sourav-ganguly
India 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Wasim Jaffer lbw b Yasir Arafat1762903027.41
Gautam Gambhir c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Sami519401026.31
Rahul Dravid c Misbah-ul-Haq b Yasir Arafat1928453067.85
Sourav Ganguly  b Danish Kaneria23936151830266.20
VVS Laxman  b Yasir Arafat510191050.00
Yuvraj Singh c Faisal Iqbal b Mohammad Sami16920325028183.25
Dinesh Karthik c †Kamran Akmal b Yasir Arafat2470903034.28
Irfan Pathan c †Kamran Akmal b Danish Kaneria10213317310476.69
Anil Kumble (c)lbw b Danish Kaneria412160033.33
Harbhajan Singh  b Yasir Arafat4641066.66
Ishant Sharma not out 045000.00
Extras(b 13, lb 19, nb 6)38
TOTAL150.2 Ov (RR: 4.16, 632 Mts)626
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Gautam Gambhir, 7.4 ov), 2-44 (Rahul Dravid, 16.2 ov), 3-51 (Wasim Jaffer, 18.3 ov), 4-61 (VVS Laxman, 22.2 ov), 5-361 (Yuvraj Singh, 87.4 ov), 6-427 (Dinesh Karthik, 107.4 ov), 7-605 (Sourav Ganguly, 144.2 ov), 8-615 (Anil Kumble, 148.1 ov), 9-620 (Harbhajan Singh, 149.2 ov), 10-626 (Irfan Pathan, 150.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shoaib Akhtar1032302.30504000
Mohammad Sami36514924.1314320004
7.4 to G Gambhir, Gone! short of a good length and outside the off stump, Gambhir feels for that one outside the off stump and only manages an edge as the ball moves away a fraction. The edge carries - that's a first in this series - and Kamran Akmal dives to his left and takes a good catch. 8/1
87.4 to Yuvraj Singh, Gone! against the run of play a wicket falls in the dying moments of the day. Yuvraj Singh looks to work the ball to the leg side, closes the face of the bat early. The ball spears off the leading edge and goes up in the air to the gully region. Faisal Iqbal takes the catch and an absolutely fabulous innings comes to an end. Loud applause for Yuvraj as he trudges off the ground. 361/5
Yasir Arafat39516154.1216928000
16.2 to R Dravid, short of a length and outside the off, Dravid's eyes light up and he goes for the cut. The ball bounces a touch extra and the ball goes off a thick edge to Misbah at first slip who makes no mistake. 44/2
18.3 to W Jaffer, full and on the off, sharp swing in for Arafat, Jaffer shoulders arms to the wrong ball and is dead in the water. No doubt at all about that one and Jaffer goes. That was a serious error in judgment from a batsman in prime form. 51/3
22.2 to VVS Laxman, just short of a good length and on the off, this one keeps a bit low, Laxman defends without quite bending low and the ball goes off the toe of the bat back onto the stumps. That is a huge wicket for Arafat and Pakistan just before lunch. 61/4
107.4 to KD Karthik, Gone! just short of a good length, outside the off, a hint of away movement, Karthik plays at the ball without quite moving his feet, the outside edge goes straight to Kamran Akmal who takes a simple catch. 427/6
149.2 to Harbhajan Singh, fullish, on the stumps, the ball keeps really low, Harbhajan can't get the bat down in time and the stumps are rearranged.. 620/9
Danish Kaneria46.2816833.6220120500
144.2 to SC Ganguly, And there's the moment. A loopy ball outside the off stump, Ganguly looks to sweep and misses. The ball goes back onto the stumps and Ganguly's amazing run comes to an end. It's been an innings of sheer grit and handsome strokeplay. Even Pakistan's players applaud Ganguly off the field as he walks off for 239, his highest ever score in Test cricket.. 605/7
148.1 to A Kumble, Gone! minor relief for Pakistan as Kumble plays half-cocked to a googly and takes the ball on the pad. Loud shout for the lbw and Simon Taufel gives it. 615/8
150.2 to IK Pathan, Pathan tries to repeat the stroke and falls. He jumps down the pitch and has a big heave. The ball goes up in the air off the edge and Kamran Akmal takes the catch. 626/10
Younis Khan201407.0073000
Salman Butt1013603.60370201
Yasir Hameed704306.14165001
Pakistan 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Salman Butt c †Karthik b Ganguly6814920513045.63
Yasir Hameed lbw b Kumble1948784039.58
Younis Khan (c) b Harbhajan Singh8015621812051.28
Mohammad Yousuf c Yuvraj Singh b Pathan24761023031.57
Misbah-ul-Haq not out 13332240717041.30
Faisal Iqbal c Gambhir b Sharma2264901034.37
Kamran Akmal st †Karthik b Harbhajan Singh6511417312057.01
Yasir Arafat  b Sharma4470987062.85
Mohammad Sami  b Sharma11112009.09
Shoaib Akhtar c Gambhir b Sharma1590020.00
Danish Kaneria c & b Sharma4591080.00
Extras(b 35, lb 26, nb 15)76
TOTAL168.1 Ov (RR: 3.19, 705 Mts)537
Fall of wickets: 1-59 (Yasir Hameed, 16.3 ov), 2-149 (Salman Butt, 46.2 ov), 3-221 (Younis Khan, 69.1 ov), 4-227 (Mohammad Yousuf, 70.6 ov), 5-288 (Faisal Iqbal, 96.1 ov), 6-432 (Kamran Akmal, 135.2 ov), 7-525 (Yasir Arafat, 162.4 ov), 8-527 (Mohammad Sami, 164.4 ov), 9-529 (Shoaib Akhtar, 166.2 ov), 10-537 (Danish Kaneria, 168.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Irfan Pathan37148012.1618412000
70.6 to Mohammad Yousuf, Another! Yousuf surely losing his concentration there, going after a really wide one, slashing it straight to Yuvraj Singh at point. He's the best fielder in the park and doesn't make a mistake with such dollies. Yousuf can't believe it. That was surely a lapse in concentration there.. 227/4
Ishant Sharma33.11011853.5516120009
96.1 to Faisal Iqbal, Ishant Sharma strikes! this one rears off a good length and Faisal has some trouble adjusting to the extra bounce. The ball bobs up to the on side and there's a fielder close to the bat on the leg side just waiting to snap up the catch. 288/5
162.4 to Yasir Arafat, and then, just like that, comes a wicket! Pitches on a length and comes back into sneak through Arafat, playing from the crease and unsure of whether to go forward or back, and rattles middle and off after taking a thick inside-edge... Ishant really deserved that wicket, he's bowled well all Test, though his numbers don't reveal it. 525/7
164.4 to Mohammad Sami, cleaned him up! Ishant strikes with a lovely yorker - something we've not seen all match - from wide of the crease which totally surprises Sami, playing away from his body, and the stumps are splattered ... two quick wickets for the young Delhi bowler. 527/8
166.2 to Shoaib Akhtar, gone! Ishant steams in and bowls it short, it stays low, on about the knee roll, surprising Shoaib and he just hops and lobs a simple catch to short leg. 529/9
168.1 to Danish Kaneria, all over, as Ishant Sharma gets five! Bowls a short ball, Kaneria is in a mess as he tries to ride the bounce and play a pull, the ball takes the bat high and balloons up for the bowler to continue in his follow-through and take it himself. 537/10
Anil Kumble441211612.6321519000
16.3 to Yasir Hameed, Got him! This time Kumble gets it on target. full, straight, quick, low, Hameed plants his foot in front of the stumps and his bat is well outside the line. The ball crashes into the pad and then hits bat. Loud shout and it's enough to convince Simon Taufel. 59/1
Sourav Ganguly1022012.00503001
46.2 to Salman Butt, Would you believe it? Sourav Chandidas Ganguly has got the breakthrough. What a match he is having. It was on a length, around the off stump and moved away and Salman was lured into a poke. Fatal.. 149/2
Harbhajan Singh38713123.4416216000
69.1 to Younis Khan, And that's the breakthrough! Younis Khan tries the reverse-sweep and can't make contact, the ball pitches on leg and angles in, getting past the bat and rattling the stumps. Too cute an attempt by Younis when he was batting so well. Harbhajan is mobbed by the rest.. 221/3
135.2 to Kamran Akmal, neat piece of work from Karthik! Better stuff from Harbhajan, tempting him to go for a booming drive outside off stump, lovely flight on that one, outside off stump, like an offspinner should be bowling, Akmal does so and misses, falling forward in the attempt, Karthik collects and whips off the bails in a flash, the question goes upstairs but thats pretty plain to see Akmal's back leg wasn't inside!. 432/6
Yuvraj Singh621101.83270001
India 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Wasim Jaffer lbw b Yasir Arafat1841654043.90
Gautam Gambhir  b Shoaib Akhtar317350017.64
Rahul Dravid lbw b Danish Kaneria421212116034.71
Sourav Ganguly c Faisal Iqbal b Mohammad Sami9113418512167.91
VVS Laxman retired hurt 1427552051.85
Yuvraj Singh c †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Sami212140016.66
Dinesh Karthik c †Kamran Akmal b Yasir Arafat5267968177.61
Irfan Pathan not out 2143593048.83
Extras(b 9, lb 24, nb 7, w 1)41
TOTAL76.3 Ov (RR: 3.71, 363 Mts)284/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Gautam Gambhir, 6.4 ov), 2-26 (Wasim Jaffer, 12.5 ov), 3-178 (Rahul Dravid, 51.4 ov), 4-178 (Sourav Ganguly, 52.1 ov), 5-184 (Yuvraj Singh, 54.6 ov), 5-225* (VVS Laxman, retired hurt), 6-284 (Dinesh Karthik, 76.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shoaib Akhtar1764312.52837000
6.4 to G Gambhir, bowled 'em! Shoaib strikes with a fuller, slower ball, pitching and beating the sizable gap between bat and pad to flick the top of off stump! Shoaib is cock-a-hoop as he sets off in celebration!. 17/1
Mohammad Sami2026323.15909012
52.1 to SC Ganguly, Gone! Oh that is disappointing for Sourav Ganguly. He's played a blinder in the first innings and the second but the 200 and 100 combination just wasn't to be. A shortish ball outside the off stump from Sami and Ganguly flashes hard. The ball goes straight to gully and the catch is taken. Ganguly goes on 91 but he richly deserved a century here.. 178/4
54.6 to Yuvraj Singh, fullish and outside the off, Yuvraj plays a forcing shot outside the off, the bat just nicks the boot and there's a sound. The appeal is spontaneous and Rudi Koertzen gives it. Can't blame the umpire too much, the ball was very close to the bat and this is not the first time Yuvraj has done this in this innings. Bad luck to the batsman anyhow.. 184/5
Yasir Arafat13.334923.62648001
12.5 to W Jaffer, got him! Arafat gets him leg before for the second time, pitching very full and Jaffer is undone by the extremely low bounce, taking it plumb on the front toe as the bats down late. 26/2
76.3 to KD Karthik, and he goes next ball! Arafat holds back the length a touch, short of a driveable length, Karthik pokes at it tamely, with zero footwork, and edges to Akmal. 284/6
Danish Kaneria2629613.6910711200
51.4 to R Dravid, Googly from round the stumps, it pitches on the middle stump and straightens nicely, Dravid has pushed his front foot well down the pitch but fails to get outside the line or put bat to ball. There is a loud shout for lbw and Simon Taufel gives the decision in favour of the bowler. Good shout that and you have to think it was a correct decision even if Dravid was forward. 178/3
Pakistan 2nd INNINGS (Target: 374 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Salman Butt c †Karthik b Kumble858851013.79
Yasir Hameed  b Kumble3941578095.12
Younis Khan (c)c & b Kumble032000.00
Faisal Iqbal c Sharma b Kumble5154688094.44
Misbah-ul-Haq  b Yuvraj Singh3740507092.50
Kamran Akmal  b Kumble011000.00
Mohammad Yousuf not out 1013211076.92
Yasir Arafat  b Yuvraj Singh027000.00
Mohammad Sami not out 44810100.00
Extras(b 12, lb 1)13
TOTAL36 Ov (RR: 4.50, 153 Mts)162/7
Did not bat: Shoaib Akhtar, Danish Kaneria 
Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Yasir Hameed, 13.3 ov), 2-44 (Younis Khan, 13.6 ov), 3-73 (Salman Butt, 21.1 ov), 4-144 (Faisal Iqbal, 31.4 ov), 5-144 (Kamran Akmal, 31.5 ov), 6-148 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 32.6 ov), 7-154 (Yasir Arafat, 34.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Irfan Pathan743004.28337000
Ishant Sharma632203.66305000
Anil Kumble1426054.28638000
13.3 to Yasir Hameed, Here's the quicker one. 109 kmh, Kumble sends down a rocket and Hameed is just a little too late on that. The stumps are rearranged and Kumble now has Hameed five times in the series. 44/1
13.6 to Younis Khan, And another! Younis plays a loose shot, he looks to work the ball to the on side but only manages to punch the ball right back to Kumble. That's two wickets in the over and the crowd suddenly finds its voice. 44/2
21.1 to Salman Butt, And Butt's wait ends. short of a length and outside the off, cut played and the thick edge goes to the keeper who snaps up the ball, that is a smart catch from Dinesh Karthik and another wicket for Kumble. 73/3
31.4 to Faisal Iqbal, short ball dragged down, it's quick, Faisal goes for the pull, the ball goes off the top edge straight up in the air and Ishant Sharma settles under the catch. Another one for Kumble and Pakistan wobble. 144/4
31.5 to Kamran Akmal, And another! Kumble sends down a quick one on the line of the stumps, the ball just moves away enough to beat the bat and flattens the off stump. Akmal is gone first ball and Kumble's bowling seam up is doing the trick for India on this pitch full of cracks. 144/5
Harbhajan Singh612804.66254000
Yuvraj Singh30923.00152000
32.6 to Misbah-ul-Haq, Now Yuvraj gets one through. Happy Birthday son, that's a big wicket. This is the arm ball, the one that comes in with the angle. Misbah cannot get bat down anywhere near in time and the stumps are broken. Another one gone!. 148/6
34.2 to Yasir Arafat, And another! Yuvraj Singh has got another one to sneak through. On the off stump, it keeps low, the ball does not turn at all and just comes in with the arm. The off stump is knocked back. Arafat goes and India are pumped up now. 154/7
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MATCH DETAILS
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
TossIndia, elected to bat first
Series
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
India
Sourav Ganguly
Player Of The Series
India
Sourav Ganguly
Series resultIndia won the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1852
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days8,9,10,11,12 December 2007 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Yasir Arafat
Yasir Arafat
Umpires
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
Australia
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
India
GA Pratapkumar
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 08 Dec - day 1 - India 1st innings 365/5 (Sourav Ganguly 125*, Dinesh Karthik 3*, 90 ov)
Sun, 09 Dec - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 86/1 (Salman Butt 50*, Younis Khan 7*, 27 ov)
Mon, 10 Dec - day 3 - Pakistan 1st innings 369/5 (Misbah-ul-Haq 54*, Kamran Akmal 32*, 117 ov)
Tue, 11 Dec - day 4 - India 2nd innings 131/2 (Rahul Dravid 35*, Sourav Ganguly 63*, 37 ov)
Wed, 12 Dec - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 162/7 (36 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • India: 150 runs in 43.6 overs (266 balls), Extras 14
  • Drinks: India - 174/2 in 49.0 overs (R Dravid 41, SC Ganguly 89)
  • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 223 balls (R Dravid 38, SC Ganguly 90, Ex 22)
  • India: 200 runs in 57.3 overs (349 balls), Extras 26
  • Lunch: India - 221/5 in 62.0 overs (VVS Laxman 14, KD Karthik 23)
  • VVS Laxman retired hurt at 225/5 (14, 62.3 overs)
  • India: 250 runs in 67.2 overs (408 balls), Extras 37
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 63 balls (KD Karthik 23, IK Pathan 18, Ex 9)
  • Drinks: India - 280/5 in 76.0 overs (KD Karthik 48, IK Pathan 21)
  • KD Karthik: 50 off 66 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Pakistan 2nd innings
  • Tea: Pakistan - 23/0 in 10.0 overs (Salman Butt 4, Yasir Hameed 19)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 15.2 overs (92 balls), Extras 4
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 25.4 overs (154 balls), Extras 4
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 39 balls (Faisal Iqbal 17, Misbah-ul-Haq 29, Ex 5)
  • Faisal Iqbal: 50 off 48 balls (8 x 4)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 33.1 overs (199 balls), Extras 13
  • Bad Light: Pakistan - 162/7 in 36.0 overs (Mohammad Yousuf 10, Mohammad Sami 4)
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