India won the series by 4-1 touring in Pakistan. Almost all the batsman are in top form that made chases converted to wins.RP Singh and Sreesanth emerged as dependable bowlers.Pakistan’s fielding crumbled though bowling was good and did not bank on converting catches into wickets.
Pakistan v India, 1st ODI, Peshawar
Pakistan 311 for 7 (Butt 101, Malik 90) beat India 328 (Tendulkar 100, Pathan 65, Dhoni 68, Naved 4-62) by 7 runs
->Shoaib Malik played a stunning knock that swung the match Pakistan’s way – Shoaib Malik played the innings of the match with a stunning 67-ball 90
->Inzamam-ul-Haq was dismissed obstructing the field.Inzamam’s bizarre dismissal
->India lost their last six wickets for just 23 runs.
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Pakistan v India, 2nd ODI, Rawalpindi
India 266 for 3 (Yuvraj 82*, Sehwag 67, Dravid 56) beat Pakistan 265 (Malik 95, Younis 81, Pathan 3-43) by 7 wickets
->105-run opening stand between Sehwag and Tendulkar, and unbeaten 82 from Yuvraj Singh were instrumental in India’s emphatic seven-wicket victory
-> Shoaib Malik’s 110-ball 95 and a pugnacious 81 from Younis Khan had revived the Pakistan innings after Irfan Pathan’s early blows
-> Sreesanth mainly shaped the ball out, used the short pitched delivery effectively and in the end bowled some good slower ones to bring in variety
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Pakistan v India, 3rd ODI, Lahore
India 292 for 5 (Tendulkar 95, Yuvraj 79*, Dhoni 72*) beat Pakistan 288 for 8 (Malik 108, Razzaq 64*) by 5 wickets
->Sachin Tendulkar’s 95 went a long way in ensuring that India got through a difficult situation early in their run-chase
->Tendulkar was lucky twice – first when Asif, at third man, couldn’t get his hands on a hard chance and later, on 36, when Kamran Akmal grassed a regulation chance down the leg side
->Yuvraj and Dhoni clattered 102 in just 79 balls, clinically dismantling the bowling attack. Rana was singled out for punishment, with his eight overs being hammered to the tune of 72 runs, while Asif and Yasir Arafat were also taken apart later on
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Pakistan v India, 4th ODI, Multan
India 162 for 5 (Dravid 59) beat Pakistan 161(Inzamam 49, Rudra Pratap Singh 4-40) by 5 wickets
->Suresh Raina’s well needed 35 and cliniched the series of India for the winning runs off Imran Farhat’s bowling.
-> Rudra Pratap Singh then picked up two wickets in two balls to have Pakis reeling at 29 for 4 before a 68-run partnership between Inzamam and Mohammad Yousuf – the only other batsman to cross 20
-> Rahul Dravid anchored the chase with an assured knock of 59, and his 85-run association with Yuvraj Singh (37)
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Pakistan v India, 5th ODI, Karachi
India 287 for 2 (Yuvraj 107*, Dhoni 77*, Dravid 50) beat Pakistan 286 for 8 (Younis 74*, Yousuf 67) by 8 wickets
-> India started their chase with Rahul Dravid and Gautam Gambhir setting the tempo
->Yuvraj Singh’s ton and Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s hard hitting, India finished 13th successful run-chase.
-> Dravid’s captaincy record – 12 wins from 16 against three highly-rated teams – since being appointed before the Sri Lanka series in October.
-> Sreesanth’s spell at first-change in the morning wrecked Pakistan innings and limited their total to 286.
-> As Inzamam-ul-Haq had admitted at the pre-match press conference that the fielding had been the difference between the two sides in this series, It proved to be true even in this match.
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