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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
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Scorecard summary
India 626/10(150.2 overs)
1st INNINGS
Sourav Ganguly 239 (361)
Yuvraj Singh 169 (203)
Yasir Arafat5/161 (39)
Danish Kaneria3/168 (46.2)
Pakistan 537/10(168.1 overs)
1st INNINGS
Misbah-ul-Haq *133 (322)
Younis Khan 80 (156)
Ishant Sharma5/118 (33.1)
Harbhajan Singh2/131 (38)
India 284/6(76.3 overs)
2nd INNINGS
Mohammad Sami2/63 (20)
Yasir Arafat2/49 (13.3)
Pakistan 162/7(36 overs)
2nd INNINGS
Anil Kumble5/60 (14)
Yuvraj Singh2/9 (3)
end of over 364 runs
PAK: 162/7CRR: 4.50 
Mohammad Yousuf10 (13)
Mohammad Sami4 (4)
Anil Kumble 14-2-60-5
Yuvraj Singh 3-0-9-2

the umpires are coming together to have a chat. Has the light got bad enough for them to make an offer to the batsmen?

And there you go. The light has been offered and Pakistan's batsmen gleefully accept and walk off.

On paper there is a chance that the players could come back out to the middle if the light improves. But practically speaking there's little chance of the light improving now.

4.24pm (IST) For the moment bad light has stopped play. The Indian team is staying out in the middle, but the Pakistani batsman have headed back into the dressing-room.

The floodlights cannot be used in these conditions. In order to use artificial lights in Test matchs a Memorandum of Understanding has to be signed between the two boards agreeing to amend the playing conditions to allow the use of lights. But, with Delhi not having lights, the two boards, for the sake of consistency through the series, did not agree to use the floodlights.

Amazingly someone has turned on the lights at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Now we'll have to wait till the lights go off and then take another reading to see if the light has improved at all.

The umpires explain that the benchmark for light is the reading of about 4.7 on the light meter. The reading is now around 3.4, explains Rudi Koertzen. It has to improve over 4.7 for play to resume.

4.50pm And there you go. The game has been offically called off and the match is drawn. India have won the series 1-0 and they will take that, although they came close to making it 2-0. This was Anil Kumble's first series as captain and he emerges victorious. India have not beaten Pakistan at home for 27 years and this win will mean a lot to the team as they head out for a tough tour of Australia soon.

Stay with us and we'll bring you the presentation ceremony when it happens. Shouldn't be too long now ...

The match officials come on to receive their medallions for the series. First the on-field umpires, then the third umpire, the reserve umpire and finally the match referee.

The Indian players and their coaching and support staff come up to recieve their medallions.

The Man of the Match award goes Sourav Ganguly for his magnificent double-hundred and second-innings 91. And he's also the player of the series.

"Good series for me and the team. Hope it continues," says Ganguly. "No major adjustments in technique. Most of the adjustments are in the mind. Slightly disappointed to not score the hundred but it was good to make runs on this pitch when it was needed."

"We had some fitness problems with the bowling. But there were some positives in the batting form of Misbah-ul-Haq," says Younis Khan. "Great debut for Yasir Arafat as well. You learn a lot in India-Pakistan matches. This series should help us in the future."

"Feels great to win a Test series against Pakistan. To have achieved that at my hometown in Bangalore was special," says Anil Kumble. "I never expected the captaincy to come my way at 37 but I expected the result in this series. Brilliant batting by Sourav and Yuvraj in the first innings. Ishant picked up five in the first innings. I'd given up bowling seam-up 25 years ago and didn't think I'd have to resort to it again, in my hometown, but the pitch warranted it. We have the batsmen to go out there and get the runs against Australia. If we put runs on the board then our bowlers can go out and do the job."

That's all we have from you for the moment. This is Anand Vasu, your commentator signing off. We do hope you enjoyed following this game on Cricinfo as much as enjoyed bringing it to you. Cheers.

35.6
Kumble to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

flat and quick, on the off stump, defended back down the pitch

35.5
Kumble to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

fullish and outside the off stump, Yousuf comes forward and pads the ball away

35.4
Kumble to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

loopy googly, that's a change, off the pads to the leg side

35.3
2
Kumble to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs

fullish and on the pads, worked away through the on side

35.2
Kumble to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

full and on the stumps, defended back down the pitch to the on side

35.1
2
Kumble to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs

full and outside the off stump, left alone to the keeper

end of over 354 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 158/7CRR: 4.51 
Mohammad Sami4 (4)
Mohammad Yousuf6 (7)
Yuvraj Singh 3-0-9-2
Anil Kumble 13-2-56-5
34.6
Yuvraj to Sami, no run

very round arm, the yorker once more, dug out back down the pitch

34.5
Yuvraj to Sami, no run

flat and on the stumps, bowled with a round-arm action, defended back down the pitch

34.4
4
Yuvraj to Sami, FOUR runs

full-toss outside the off stump, swatted away backward of point

34.3
Yuvraj to Sami, no run

very full and on the stumps, Sami somehow gets forward and keeps that up

34.2
W
Yuvraj to Arafat, OUT

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

Yasir Arafat b Yuvraj Singh 0 (7m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
34.1
Yuvraj to Arafat, no run

flat and on the off stump, defended back down the pitch to the bowler

end of over 346 runs
PAK: 154/6CRR: 4.52 
Mohammad Yousuf6 (7)
Yasir Arafat0 (0)
Anil Kumble 13-2-56-5
Yuvraj Singh 2-0-5-1
33.6
Kumble to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

full and on the middle stump, this time played carefully with bat

33.5
Kumble to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

this is very quick and very straight, it's right on middle and leg stump, Yousuf is not very far forward, rapped on the pad, loud loud shout for the lbw. Koertzen thinks hard but turns down the appeal and it's a good call as that might have missed leg

33.4
Kumble to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

fullish and outside the off, the legbreak, played down towards gully

33.3
Kumble to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

flat and quick, slipping down leg, played at and missed, rapped on the pad, appeal for the lbw, turned down

33.2
2
Kumble to Mohammad Yousuf, 2 runs

very full and on the pads, worked away to the on side for a couple down to fine-leg

33.1
4
Kumble to Mohammad Yousuf, FOUR runs

googly just outside the off, coming in to the batsman, played down past slip with an angled bat

Yasir Arafat is the new batsman

end of over 334 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 148/6CRR: 4.48 
Mohammad Yousuf0 (1)
Yuvraj Singh 2-0-5-1
Anil Kumble 12-2-50-5
32.6
W
Yuvraj to Misbah, OUT

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!

Misbah-ul-Haq b Yuvraj Singh 37 (50m 40b 7x4 0x6) SR: 92.5
32.5
Yuvraj to Misbah, no run

floated in on the off stump, driven inside out to cover

Best performances - batters
SC Ganguly
SC Ganguly INDIA
239 runs (361)
30 fours2 sixes
Control
89%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
81 runs
10 fours1 six
132236834233073
Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh INDIA
169 runs (203)
28 fours1 six
Control
87%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
53 runs
10 fours0 six
34581137101450
Best performances - bowlers
I Sharma
I Sharma INDIA
O
33.1
M
10
R
118
W
5
ECO
3.55
Yasir Arafat
Yasir Arafat PAK
O
39
M
5
R
161
W
5
ECO
4.12
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
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