It was the 1578th ODI in cricket history.
It was India's 440th match. The record now reads: won 198,lost 221, tied 3 and abandoned 18.
It was Pakistan's 457th match. The record now reads: won 235,lost 206, tied 6 and abandoned 10.
It was 83rd match between these two sides. The record now reads:India 29,Pakistan 50,abandoned 4.
It was 23rd match between these two sides on this ground. The record now reads: India 6, Pakistan 17.
Umpire Peter Manuel and John Hampshire were officiating in their 27th and 10th match respectively.
Shahid Afridi was dismissed without scoring for the ninth time in his career.It was his fourth duck against India in 33 matches. Afridi now holds the dubious distinction of aggregating most ducks in a career against India alongwith Sri Lanka's Romesh Kaluwitharana.Kalu's four ducks came in just 22 matches. The previous Pakistani record of most ducks against India was held by Imran Khan (3 ducks in 29 matches), Saqlain Mushtaq (3 in 36) and Moin Khan (3 in 39).
Pakistan's total was its seventh lowest on this ground. Just for the record, Pakistan's all time lowest on this ground was also achieved against India when it was bowled out for 87 chasing a victory target of just 126 in Rothman?s Trophy on 22-03-1985.
It was the lowest by any side against India after winning the toss and electing to bat first at this venue.The previous lowest was Bangladesh's 163 in 44.4 overs on 05-04-1995.
It was also the seventh lowest in all matches by any side against India after winning the toss and deciding to bat first.The details:
Score (Overs) Country Venue Date 115 (36.3) Bangladesh Mumbai 25-05-1998 116 (45) Pakistan Toronto 14-09-1997 117 (48) South Africa Nairobi Gym 26-09-1999 120 (55.3) East Africa Leeds 11-06-1975 135 (44.2) Zimbabwe Mumbai Wan 17-10-1987 142 (49.4) NewZealand Auckland 27-03-1994 146 (45.3) Pakistan Sharjah 23-03-2000
Kumble,by capturing two wickets in this match,has extended his tally of wickets against Pakistan at this venue to 14 in 12 matchesmaximum for India.The previous record was of 13 wickets shared by Javagal Srinath and Ravi Shastri.
The catch of Suarav Ganguly was Moin Khan?s 50th dismissal at Sharjah in his 35th match.He became first wicketkeeper to do so.
The fifty was Azharuddin's 57th in his 329th match.He now holds the world record of scoring most fifties (excluding hundreds) in ODIs. The previous record was on the name of WestIndies' Desmond Haynes who had scored 57 fifties in 238 matches."
The fifty was Azharuddin's ninth against Pakistan in his 62nd match, which equals Sachin Tendulkar's Indian record of most fifties against Pakistan. Tendulkar has scored nine fifties in 41 matches against Pakistan. Incidentally West Indian Desmond Haynes holds the record of scoring most fifties in a career against Pakistan - 18 in 65 matches.
Mohammad Azharuddin won his 18th Man of Match award. His last award had come against SriLanka at Sharjah on 06-11- 1998.Among the Indians only Sachin Tedulkar (36) and Sourav Ganguly (20) have won more awards.
At 37 years 44 days Mohammad Azharuddin is the fourth oldest to win MoM award for India.The details:Age(Yrs/days)38/113Sunil Gavaskarv NewZealand Nagpur31-10-198737/185Mohinder Amarnathv NewZealand Sharjah 27-03-198837/106Farokh Engineerv East Africa Leeds11-06-197537/ 44Mohammad Azharuddin v PakistanSharjah 23-03-2000
The defeat was Pakistan's sixth in a row since February 2,2000