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Butt's amazing run, and India's dreaded duo

Stats highlights from the third ODI between India and Pakistan in Kanpur.

  • The performance of the spinners was a crucial difference between the two sides: Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Abdur Rehman had combined figures of 2 for 149 from 20 overs; Harbhajan Singh, Murali Kartik, Yuvraj Singh and Sachin Tendulkar, on the other hand, returned with figures of 3 for 99 from 22 overs. Even Salman Butt only managed 15 from 32 balls against Harbhajan.

  • Butt continued his amazing form against India. In 14 games against them, he has scored 673 runs at an exceptional average of 51.77, with four hundreds. Against all other teams, he has only managed 615 runs at an average of 24.60.

  • When Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni get together against Pakistan, it invariably means bad news for them. The 100-run stand between the two, off just 92 balls, is their fourth in seven innings versus Pakistan, against whom they average 99.80 per partnership - the partnership sequence reads 20, 102 not out, 146 not out, 6, 105, 20 and 100.

  • Dhoni also became the tenth batsman to get to 1000 ODI runs in 2007 - his aggregate for the year after the Kanpur game stands at 1034. Kumar Sangakkara, Adam Gilchrist and Andy Flower are the only other wicketkeeper-batsmen to score 1000 runs in a calendar year; Gilchrist has achieved it twice - in 1999 and 2003.

  • The 68-run first-wicket stand between Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly is their 44th fifty-plus stand for the opening wicket, which is a record. Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist are second with 43.

  • India's total of 294 for 6 is the highest in an ODI in Kanpur, going past the 259 they scored against England in the Nehru Cup in 1989-90.

  • The nine sixes that were struck in the Indian innings is the highest for them in an ODI against Pakistan, equalling the record they had set in Visakhapatnam in 2005.

  • Mohammad Yousuf was run out for the 36th time in ODIs. Among Pakistan's batsmen, only Inzamam-ul-Haq (40) and Wasim Akram (38) have been run out on more occasions.

  • Umar Gul's figures of 1 for 70 are his most expensive in terms of runs conceded in a single ODI. In 36 previous matches he had never conceded more than 61 runs.

  • Sohail Tanvir became the fourth Pakistan batsman to be run out without facing a ball in an ODI against India. Saqlain Mushtaq, Moin Khan and Azhar Mahmood are the others.