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Cricket News 2006
- December 2006 - India in South Africa 2006-07, Women's Asia Cup Cricket Series 2006
- November 2006 - India in South Africa 2006-07, ICC Champions Trophy 2006, The Ashes Series 2006-07
- October 16-30 2006 - ICC Championship Trophy 2006 First Round
- October 1-15 2006 - ICC Championship Trophy 2006, Preliminary Stages and First Round
- September 2006 - NKP Salve Challenger Trophy 2006, DLF Tri Series in Malaysia 2006, ICC Champions Trophy, India Under-19s tour of Pakistan
- August 2006 - Tri Series in Malaysia 2006, Tri Series in Sri Lanka 2006, Indian Women's tour in England
- July 2006 - India in West Indies 2006, Top End Series in Australia, India Under-19 tour in England, Tri Series in Sri Lanka
- June 2006 - India in West Indies 2006
- May 2006 - India in West Indies 2006, Eurasia Cup Abu Dhabi 2006
- April 2006 - Eurasia Cup Abu Dhabi 2006, 20-20 Cricket Classic Bermuda 2006, India vs Pakistan DLF Cricket Cup 2006, India Pakistan Veterans Cricket Series 2006
- March 2006 - India vs England Test Matches (1-1), One Day Internationals
- Feb 2006 - India wins ODI series, Pak wins Tests & U-19 WC
- January 2006 - India in Pakistan
- December 2005 - Pakistan, India and Ganguly
- Oct, Nov 2005 - India vs Sri Lanka
- September 2005 - India Zimbabwe Tests, Ganguly Chappell Row.
- August 2005 - India's Zimbabwe tour, Videocon Trophy
- July 2005 - Dravid captain, tours Sri Lanka
- May and June 2005 - New Coach, and many Questions!!
- April 2005 - India Pakistan series; Women's World Cup
- March 2005 - The much awaited Pakistan series starts..
- February 2005 - Waiting for the Pakistan series, BCCIs court date, Shiv Sena's pitch attack
- January 2005 - Tsunami matches, Sachin's injury and Shoaib's no-ball!
- Roller Coaster Ride for India in 2004
- Cricket News 2004 Archives
- Sunday, November 19, 2006 First ODI at SuperSport Park
- Wednesday, November 22, 2006 Second ODI at Kingsmead
- Sunday, November 26, 2006 Third ODI at Newlands
- Wednesday, November 29, 2006 Fourth ODI at St George's Park
- Friday, December 01, 2006 Twenty20 Match at New Wanderers Stadium
- Sunday, December 03, 2006 Fifth ODI at New Wanderers Stadium
- Friday, December 15 - Tuesday, December 19, 2006 First Test at New Wanderers Stadium
- Tuesday, December 26 - Saturday, December 30, 2006 Second Test at Kingsmead
- Tuesday, January 02 - Saturday, January 06, 2007 Third Test at Newlands
IND SA Second Test, Day five: South Africa level series with 174 runs victory
Dec 30, 2006South Africa levelled their home series against India at 1-1 by winning the second Test in Durban by 174 runs. Makhaya Ntini led the way with 5-48 as the South African seamers ran through the tourists for 179 on the final day.
Mahendra Singh Doni offered the main resistance with an innings of 47, which included 10 fours, before falling to Andre Nel in the final over before tea. Ganguly chipped in with 26, and Zaheer 21, while Tendulkar failed to score.
Second Test, Durban, day five: South Africa 328 & 265-8 declared beat India 240 & 179 by 174 runs
IND SA First Test, Fourth Day: India register their first Test win in South Africa
Dec 18, 2006India recorded their first Test victory in South Africa with a 123-run success before lunch on day four.
First Test, Johannesburg, day four: India 249 & 236 bt South Africa 84 & 278 by 123 runs
Fifth ODI @ Centurion : South Africa complete 'wash
Dec 3, 2006India won the toss for the first time in the series, Sachin was among runs for a change, the team even batted through their 50 overs, but South Africa walked all over India in the fifth and final ODI to win the series 4-0.
India scored 200 for 9 and then South Africa cruised home in 31.2 overs, with Graeme Smith scoring 79 and AB de Villiers an unbeaten 92, his highest score in ODIs. For India, Tendulkar compiled his 74th one-day international half century, (55 in 97 balls) but scored only four runs from his opening 40 deliveries. Mahendra Dhoni blasted two sixes and two fours in his enterprising 44 from 49 balls. Zaheer Khan hit a six and a four in his unbeaten 16 off 10 towards the end. The Test series is still 12 days away, and Ganguly is waiting for his first chance in a long time. Maybe India will do something better for a change! India XI: V Sehwag (Captain), S R Tendulkar, V V S Laxman, D Mongia, K D Karthik, M S Dhoni, I K Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, A Kumble, Z Khan, S Sreesanth
South Africa XI: G C Smith (Captain), A B de Villiers, J H Kallis, H H Gibbs, A G Prince, J M Kemp, M V Boucher, S M Pollock, R J Peterson, A Nel, M Ntini
Fifth one-day international, Centurion: South Africa 201-1 (31.2 overs) bt India 200-9 (50 overs) by nine wickets
Twenty20 @ Johannesburg: India beat South Africa in a thrilling finish
Dec 1, 2006India beat South Africa by six wickets with a ball to spare in a thrilling finish to the day/night Twenty20 clash in Johannesburg. India lost Tendulkar for 10 and Dhoni for 0, but Suresh Raina (3) and Dinesh Karthik (31) guided India to 127-4 and victory. India XI: S R Tendulkar, V Sehwag, M S Dhoni, D Mongia, K D Karthik, S K Raina, I K Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, A B Agarkar, S Sreesanth, Z Khan
South Africa XI: G C Smith, L L Bosman, H H Gibbs, A B de Villiers, T Henderson, J M Kemp, C K Langeveldt, J J van der Wath, J A Morkel, R Telemachus, R J Peterson
Twenty20, Johannesburg: India (127-4) bt South Africa (126-9) by six wickets
Fourth ODI @ St George's Park : Unbeatable 3-0 lead for South Africa
Nov 29, 2006South Africa scored yet another emphatic victory, by 80 runs, over India in the fourth ODI at Port Elizabeth to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the series with one game to play. Herschelle Gibbs scored 93 to take South Africa to 243 and their bowlers triggered yet another Indian collapse, skitting them for a mere 163 in just 38.1 overs.
Veteran leg-spinner Anil Kumble was the pick of the bowlers with 2-42 of 10 overs. Zaheer Khan and Sreesanth turned in fine performances at either end of the innings but that was not enough to beat South Africa.Reported Earlier : South Africa captain Graeme Smith won the toss for the third match in a row and decided to bat against India. For India, Sehwag is the acting captain as Rahul Dravid is out because of a broken finger. Wasim Jaffer replaced him and they also dropped spinner Harbhajan Singh for the match in Port Elizabeth. India trail 2-0 after two crushing defeats. India XI : Jaffer, Verendra Sehwag (Captain), SR Tendulkar, M Kaif, KD Karthik, MS Dhoni, IK Pathan, AB Agarkar, Z Khan, A Kumble, S Sreesanth
South Africa XI : Graeme Smith (Captain), LL Bosman, JH Kallis, HH Gibbs, AB de Villiers, JM Kemp, MV Boucher, SM Pollock, AJ Hall, A Nel, M Ntini
Fourth one-day international, Port Elizabeth: South Africa 243-8 (50 overs) beat India 163 (38.1 overs) by 80 runs
Third ODI at Newlands : India loses by 106 runs as Kemp shines
Nov 26, 2006South Africa wrapped up the second ODI by 106 runs to go 2-0 up with two more ODIs left in the series. Zaheer Khan's good opening burst was neutralized by Justin Kemp's unbeaten 100*, his maiden in ODIs. The total of 274 was just too much for the Indians, for whom only Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni could get going. Shaun Pollock finished with a fine 4 for 26, while Hall backed his batting heroics with 3 for 45. Earlier, a superb display of power hitting from Justin Kemp inspired South Africa to 274-7 in the third one-dayer, after India had reduced them to 76-6. Zaheer Khan took 3-42, but Irfan Pathan and Ajit Agarker went for more than seven an over as Kemp hit out late on.
Third one-day international, Cape Town: South Africa 274-7 bt India 168 by 106 runs
Second ODI @ Kingsmead : South Africa win after skittling India for 91
Nov 21, 2006Jacques Kallis hit a commanding century and then took three wickets as South Africa beat India by 157 runs in the second one-day international in Durban.
Sachin Tendulkar (35) top-scored for India in a dire batting display.
Earlier South Africa made 248/8 in 50 overs after winning the toss and electing to bat first. Kallis made 119 in 160 balls, while Zaheer Khan, Patel and Agarkar took two wickets each for India. Reported Earlier: Much like the first one-day international, the second match between India and South Africa here Wednesday is most likely to be affected by thundershowers as per the forecast of the meteorological department. India Team (from): Rahul Dravid (Captain), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Wasim Jaffer, Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Mongia, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keepers), Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan, Anil Kumble, S. Sreesanth, Harbhajan Singh, Munaf Patel and Ajit Agarkar
South Africa Team (from): Graeme Smith (Captain), Jacques Kallis, Loots Bosman, Mark Boucher (wicket-keeper), A.B. de Villiers, Boeta Dippenaar, Herschelle Gibbs, Andrew Hall, Justin Kemp, Charl Langeveldt, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Shaun Pollock and Robin Peterson
Second one-day international, Durban: South Africa 248-8 beat India 91 all out
First ODI @ Johannesburg : Play called off due to wet outfield
Nov 19, 2006The first ODI between India and South Africa at the New Wanderers Stadium has been called off due to wet outfield. India: MS Dhoni, R Dravid, Harbhajan Singh, M Kaif, D Mongia, MM Patel, IK Pathan, SK Raina, V Sehwag, S Sreesanth, SR Tendulkar
South Africa: LL Bosman, MV Boucher, AB de Villiers, HH Gibbs, JH Kallis, JM Kemp, A Nel, M Ntini, RJ Peterson, SM Pollock, GC Smith
First ODI : South Africa vs India - Match abandoned without a ball bowled
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ICC Champions Trophy 2006 Brief
Group A, Match 6 IND vs AUS: Just another batting practice for Australia
Oct 29, 2006Australia methodically disseminated the Indian seamers and reached the target with 6 wickets and 26 balls to spare. Watson 50, Ponting 58 and Martyn 73* all hit half centuries while Sreesanth took 2 wickets. They will meet New Zealand in the Semis.
Earlier India lost Sachin Tendulkar early for 10 (26 balls), but fought back with fifties by Virender Sehwag (65) and Rahul Dravid (52) to reach 249/8 in 50 overs. Kaif (30) and Dhoni (28) also chipped in with useful runs. The injured Yuvraj Singh and Ajit Agarkar were replaced by Shantakumaran Sreesanth and Dinesh Mongia, while Mohammad Kaif is in for Rudra Pratap Singh. Reported Earlier:
Australia is keeping the same side which beat England as they look to go beyond the semis for the first time in the tournament's history. If India lose it will be the first time since the 1975 World Cup that no subcontinental team will be in the last four of a major competition.
Australia (Playing XI): A C Gilchrist, S R Watson, R T Ponting, D R Martyn, A Symonds, M E K Hussey, M J Clarke, M G Johnson, B Lee, N W Bracken, G D McGrath
India (Playing XI): Sehwag, S R Tendulkar, I K Pathan, R Dravid, D Mongia, S K Raina, M S Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, S Sreesanth, M Kaif, M M Patel
ICC Champions Trophy, Mohali: Australia (250-4) beat India 249-8 by six wickets
Group A, Match 4 IND vs WI : Windies on to the Semis
Oct 26, 2006West Indies won the match against India by 3 wickets with 2 balls left after losing 4 quick wickets towards the end. India made 223/9 in 50 overs after being put into bat first in their ICC Champions Trophy match at Ahmedabad on Thursday. India had slumped to 69-3 following the dismissals of Virender Sehwag for 17, Irfan Pathan for 0 and Sachin Tendulkar for 29. Skipper Dravid took India to a healthy position of 131-5 before being run out for 49 in the 31st over. His 61 run partnership with Yuvraj Singh (27) in 13.2 overs was the highest in the Indian innings. Dhoni scored 51 from 65 balls with 2 sixes and one four and put on a 49 run partnership with Harbhajan (15). Bradshaw took 3 for 30.
India (Playing XI): Rahul Dravid (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar, Harbhajan Singh, Munaf Patel, R P Singh.
West Indies (Playing XI): Brian Lara (Captain), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chris Gayle, Shivnaraine Chanderpaul, Runako Morton, Dwayne Bravo, Dwayne Smith, Carlton Baugh, Ian Bradshaw, Jerome Taylor, Marlon Samuels.
ICC Champions Trophy, Ahmedabad: India 223-9 (50 overs) lost to West Indies 224-7 (49.4 overs) by 3 wickets
Group A, Match 1 IND vs ENG: India starts tourney with stuttering win
Oct 15, 2006India made heavy weather of a small target chasing 126 to beat England in the ICC Champions Trophy opener in Jaipur. Tendulkar scored 35 and Yuvraj Singh remained not out on 27 as India managed to reach 126/6 in 29.3 overs.
Earlier Munaf Patel and Ramesh Powar each took three wickets after England were out for 125, captain Andrew Flintoff out for a duck in his 100th ODI. Dravid won the toss and decided to bowl first, having his team packed with five bowlers.
The best performance from any batsman in the match was Paul Collingwood's 38. England (Playing XI): A Flintoff (Captain), AJ Strauss, IR Bell, MH Yardy, KP Pietersen, PD Collingwood, JWM Dalrymple, CMW Read, SI Mahmood, SJ Harmison, JM Anderson
India (Playing XI): Rahul Dravid (Captain), V Sehwag, SR Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, SK Raina, MS Dhoni, IK Pathan, AB Agarkar, Harbhajan Singh, RR Powar, MM Patel
ICC Champions Trophy Group A, Jaipur: India 126/6 (29.3 ov) beat England 125 all out (37 overs) by 4 wickets
India, West Indies and Australia - Tri Series 2006 in Kuala Lumpur Brief
IND vs AUS Match 2: Lee puts Aussies into final
Sep 22, 2006Fast bowler Brett Lee proved too hot for India as Australia reached the final of the tri-series in Kuala Lumpur with an 18-run victory. Lee took 5-38 as India were bowled out for 195 after being set a victory target of 214.
Dinesh Mongia made a battling 63 not out but ran out of partners when Lee bowled Munaf Patel in the 44th over.
Tri series, Kuala Lumpur: Australia 213 (48.1 overs) beat India 195 (43.5 overs) by 18 runs
WIN vs IND Match 2: India wins by 16 runs after being skittled out for 162
Sep 20, 2006All-rounder Dwayne Smith took 4-31 as the West Indies shot out India for only 162 in the Kuala Lumpur tri-series.
He claimed 4-31 from his 10 overs including captain Rahul Dravid (0), Virender Sehwag (one) and Yuvraj Singh (0). Tendulkar was the mainstay of the Indian innings with 65 runs from 102 balls, before he was run out by Chris Gayle.
West Indies made steady progress at the start of their innings, but soon were all out for 146 in 41 overs. Lara remained not out at 40. Harbhajan Singh was awarded the Man-of-the-Match award for his crucial 37 and 3 for 35. India must win on Friday, while Australia can get through with a tie or a wash-out.
Tri series, Kuala Lumpur: India 162 All out in 39.3 overs beat West Indies 146 All out in 41.0 by 16 runs
IND vs AUS Match 1: Rain saves India
Sep 16, 2006India slumped to 35-5 chasing a revised target of 170 off 29 overs before rain ended an intruiging match against Australia in a Kuala Lumpur.
AN extraordinary burst of four wickets in eight balls announced the talents of Australian quick Mitchell Johnson (4.0-0-11-4) to India and the world..
Shane Watson, who had never opened in 44 previous one-day internationals spread over four years, smashed a brutal 79 (74 balls) as Australia experimented with its next generation of stars in Malaysia.
In the end, Australia and India gained two points each after the no result.
Tri series, Kuala Lumpur: India 35-5 (8 overs) v Australia 244 - No result
IND vs WIN Match 1: West Indies win rain-hit match against India
Sep 14, 2006India's Sachin Tendulkar celebrated his return to international cricket with an unbeaten 141, his 40th century, but the masterly knock went in vain as the West Indies were declared winner of the rain-marred limited-overs match on a higher scoring rate.
Chasing a massive 309 for 5 in 50 overs in the second match of the tri-series tournament, West Indies were 141 for 2 after 20 overs when a steady drizzle soaked the Kinrara Oval, forcing the match to be abandoned.
West Indies were deemed to have won by 29 runs as they needed only 112 for 2 after 20 overs to tie the match under the Duckworth-Lewis formula.
Tri series, Kuala Lumpur: West Indies 141-2 (20 overs) bt India 309-5 (50 overs) by 29 runs (D/L)
India in West Indies 2006 Brief
Anil Kumble bowls India to historic victory
July 02, 2006Anil Kumble bowled India to their first series win in the Caribbean for 35 years on Sunday and their first outside the sub-continent for 20 years.
The leg-spinner's performance lifted his side to a 49-run victory over West Indies and a 1-0 series win in the fourth and final test in Kingston. The first three tests at the Antigua Recreation Ground, the Beausejour Cricket Ground, and Warner Park had ended in draws. West Indies, set 269 to win, had staggered to 144 for seven before wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin's unbeaten half-century lifted them to 219 all out. Kumble finished with six for 78, claiming the last five wickets after tea as he bamboozled the lower-order batsmen with cunning, varied bowling.
Fourth Test, Kingston, day three (close): India (200 & 171) bt West Indies (103 & 219) by 49 runs
India and West Indies draw St. Kitts test
June 27, 2006The third Test between India and West Indies ended in a draw on the fifth and final day at St Kitts on Monday.
Chasing 392 to win, India scored 298 for the loss of four wickets. After the 85 mandatory overs were bowled, Indian captain Rahul Dravid and his West Indies counterpart Brian Lara decided to agree on a draw and end the proceedings. At the close, Dravid was unbeaten on 68 from 130 balls and Yuvraj Singh scored eight from 50 deliveries. Daren Ganga was adjudged man of the match. He scored a century in the first innings and followed it up with a half-century in the second. With the first three Tests drawn, all eyes will be on the fourth and deciding game that is to be played in Jamaica from June 30.
Third Test, St Kitts, day five: West Indies 581 & 172-6d v India 362 & 298-4 (Match drawn)
Brian Lara helps Windies to draw
June 14, 2006A century from Brian Lara helped the West Indies to bat out the final day and secure a draw in the second Test against India in St Lucia.
The captain made 120 as the home side finished the match on 293-7 in their second innings, still 80 runs adrift of India's mammoth first-innings score of 588-8 declared. Resuming on 43-1, the home side's hopes of batting out the day were hit with a double blow early on as Daren Ganga and Ramnaresh Sarwan both departed with just ten added to the overnight total. Lara completed a patient hundred soon after and he added a further 71 with Dwayne Bravo to put the game out of reach before eventually falling to Virender Sehwag lbw.
Bravo made 47 from 123 balls before he lost his wicket, inside-edging onto his pad and Yuvraj Singh made a smart catch at backward short-leg. Denesh Ramdin (17 not out), Ian Bradshaw (1) and Jerome Taylor (0 not out) then safely negotiated the final overs to secure the draw for the West Indies and leave the four-Test series still tied at 0-0. The third of four Tests starts in St Kitts on 22 June.
Second Test, St Lucia, day five: West Indies 215 & 294-7 drew with India 588-8 dec
Antigua Test ends in a thrilling draw
June 6, 2006West Indian paceman Fidel Edwards, hampered by a hamstring injury and batting with a runner, and his last-wicket partner Corey Collymore played out 19 balls to deny India victory in the first Test at the Antigua Recreation Ground.
The match had seemed headed for stalemate when the West Indies reached tea on 158 for three, but India applied the pressure relentlessly to take six wickets in the final session. Edwards and Collymore were both one not out at the end after leg-spinner Anil Kumble had come close to bowling India to victory by taking four for 107.
First Test, St John's, day five (close): India 241 & 521-6 dec draw with West Indies 371 & 298-9
Pace and spin sweep West Indies to victory
May 28, 2006West Indies struck with pace and spin to take the last six wickets for 66 runs and win the fifth and final one-day international against India by 19 runs on Sunday.
India, chasing West Indies' score of 255 for six, were all out for 236 in 48 overs to hand the hosts their fourth successive victory in the series after India had won the first match.
Opening batsman Virender Sehwag had put India in control with his innings of 95 off 103 deliveries but new-ball bowler Jerome Taylor then returned to the attack with a burst of three for eight in four overs to wrestle the West Indies back into the game.
Earlier, a second successive unbeaten half-century by Dwayne Bravo boosted the West Indies after the hosts were sent into bat first by India.
Fifth One-day international, Trinidad: West Indies 255-6 (50 overs) bt India 236 (48 overs) by 19 runs
Lara leads Windies to series win
May 26, 2006Brian Lara hit 69 to help the West Indies clinch the one-day series against India with a six-wicket win on his home ground in Trinidad. The West Indies captain hit his runs off 97 balls as his side won with six overs to spare to take a 3-1 lead in the five-match series.
West Indies put India into bat and restricted them to 217-7 before replying with 218-4 in 44 overs. The tourists slumped to 47-3, with captain Rahul Dravid among the early casualties, before Mohammad Kaif (62) and Yuvraj Singh (52) put on 80 for the fourth wicket.
One-day international, Trinidad: India 217-7 lost to West Indies 218-4 by 6 wickets
West Indies bt India by 4 wickets in the 3rd ODI
May 23, 2006Ramnaresh Sarwan hit a century in his 100th one-day international as West Indies beat India with a single ball to spare to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Chasing 246 in the first international ever in St Kitts, Sarwan (115no) put on 106 with Shiv Chanderpaul (58) and the West Indies got home by four wickets.
After Rahul Dravid fell early, Virender Sehwag (96) put on 61 with Suresh Raina and 112 with Mohammad Kaif. But six wickets, including three run-outs, fell for 33 runs in 12 overs.
Warner Park, the small, scenic, intimate ground that has undergone a fascinating transformation for Cricket World Cup 2007, hosted its first international match and to mark the grand occasion, the Government declared a public holiday for the third Digicel One-Day International.
West Indies Cricket Squad: Brian Lara (Captain), Christopher Gayle, Runako Morton, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Carlton Baugh Jr., Ian Bradshaw, Jerome Taylor, Fidel Edwards.
India Cricket Squad: Rahul Dravid (Captain), Virender Sehwag, Irfan Pathan, Mohammed Kaif, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Venugopal Rao, Ramesh Powar, Harbhajan Singh, Ajit Agarkar, Munaf Patel.
One-day international, St Kitts: West Indies 248-6 (49.5 overs) beat India 245-9 (50 overs) by four wickets
India loses by one run in the 2nd ODI
May 20, 2006All-rounder Dwayne Bravo bowled Yuvraj Singh with two balls to spare and West Indies defeated India by one run in a thrilling second one-day cricket international at Sabina Park on Saturday.
Yuvraj had steered the visitors chase with a brilliant 93 but he was last out as India was bowled for 197 off 49.4 overs. West Indies totaled 198 for nine off 50 overs on the back of a gritty, unbeaten 98 from Ramnaresh Sarwan, who was named man of the match. Indias bowlers were impressive with the new-ball pair of Ajit Agarkar (two for 25) and Irfan Pathan (3-45) setting back West Indies early. Offspinners Ramesh Powar (2-38) and Harbhajan Singh (1-32) helped maintain Indias stranglehold throughout the innings.
Samuels, whose 19 took 53 balls, eventually edged to Dhoni off Yuvrajs spin. Dwayne Bravo followed for a duck, clipping Powar to a diving Raina at midwicket. Carlton Baugh injected some life in the innings with 21 off 17 balls and Sarwan accelerated toward the end as West Indies scored 71 runs off the last 10 overs. The 25-year-old Sarwan, in his 99th match, struck seven fours and one six but just missed out on reaching his third one-day century
Team India: Rahul Dravid (Captain), Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Mohammad Kaif, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, Ramesh Powar, Ajit Agarkar, Harbhajan Singh and Munaf Patel.
Team West Indies: Brian Lara (Captain), Chris Gayle, Runako Morton, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Marlon Samuels, Carlton Baugh Jr, Jerome Taylor, Fidel Edwards, Dwayne Bravo and Ian Bradshaw.
One-day international, Kingston: West Indies 198 for 9 (50.0 overs) beat India 197 all out (49.4 overs) by 1 run
India beat West Indies by 5 wickets in First ODI
May 18, 2006Indian captain Rahul Dravid cracked 105 off 102 balls to lead his team to a thrilling five-wicket victory in the rain-hit first one-dayer against West Indies on Thursday.
Dravid scored his 12th one-day hundred and shared in a 123-run fourth wicket partnership with Mohammad Kaif, who struck the winning boundary with one ball to spare to finish unbeaten on 66 after being dropped twice.
India reached 254 for five in 44.5 overs chasing the hosts' total of 251 for six. West Indies were put into bat in a game reduced to 45 overs-a-side after rain delayed the start.
India extended their world record for most consecutive one-day international victories chasing a target to 17.
West Indies opener Chris Gayle stroked 123 studded with 18 fours and two sixes, dominating India's largely inexperienced pace attack in the morning.
The Jamaican left-hander mixed caution with brute power on a Sabina Park pitch affording early seam movement, adding 87 runs for the first wicket with Runako Morton (23) and 82 with captain Brian Lara (35) for the third.
The second game of the five-match series is due to be played at Sabina Park on Saturday.
One-day international, Kingston: West Indies 251-6 (45/45 overs) lost to India 254-5 (44.5 overs)
India triumphed on their historic 2004 tour to Pakistan, and Pakistan fought back valiantly to draw the 2005 series in India.
India in Pakistan 2006 Brief
India wraps up series 4-1
Feb 19, 2006India's Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Dhoni shared a breath-taking stand of 146 to clinch an eight-wicket win over Pakistan in the final one-day game. Yuvraj made an unbeaten 107 from 93 balls and Dhoni (77no) hit four sixes in the final three overs to reach a target of 287 with 19 balls remaining.
Pakistan looked well set after Mohammad Yousuf (67) and Younis Khan (74no) took them to 286-8 in Karachi. Sri Sreesanth took a career-best 4-58, including three wickets in three overs.
India captain Rahul Dravid hit 50 in reply, becoming the eighth batsman to pass 9,000 one-day international runs.
Fifth one-day international, Karachi: India 287-2 (46.5 overs) beat Pakistan 286-8 (50 overs) by eight wickets
India beat Pakistan to win series; 3-1
Feb 16, 2006India produced a sublime bowling and fielding performance to set up a five-wicket series winning win over Pakistan in the fourth one-day international.
Pakistan were bundled out for just 161, with Rudra Pratap Singh taking 4-40. Captain Inzamam-ul-Haq hit 49 but the other batsmen were poor and India reached their target in the 33rd over despite a mid-innings collapse.
It was a day when the bowlers were in better form than the batsmen and after India won the toss, all their seamers found a good line and length from the off. Within 13 overs, four batsmen had been dismissed, including Younis Khan for a golden duck - lbw to Pratap Singh. The same bowler removed Shoaib Malik, Imran Farhat and Abdul Razzaq for low scores but Pakistan were given some encouragement with a 68-run stand between Inzamam and Mohammad Yousuf.
India's batsmen were keen to reach the target quickly, playing around Dravid's typically composed innings of 59. Tendulkar and the out-of-form Mohammad Kaif fell for ducks but young left-hander Suresh Raina gave a masterclass in the off-drive to finish with 35 not out off 34 balls.
Fourth one-day international, Multan: India 162-5 beat Pakistan 161 by five wickets
India takes lead at Lahore, Series 2-1
Feb 13, 2006India produced a thrilling batting display to beat Pakistan in the third one-day international and take a 2-1 series lead in the five-match series. Sachin Tendulkar (95), Yuvraj Singh (79*) and Mahendra Dhoni (72*) all hit half-centuries as the tourists reached a target of 289 in Lahore with 14 balls remaining.
India won the toss and chose to insert the hosts, who hit 288-8 thanks to Shoaib Malik (108) and Abdul Razzaq. Irfan Pathan (49-3) and Rudra Pratap Singh (51-3) each took three wickets.
Third one-day international, Lahore: India 292-5 beat Pakistan 288-8 by five wickets
India cruise to win, Series 1-1
Feb 11, 2006Yuvraj Singh hit a superb unbeaten 82 to guide India to a seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in the second one-day international in Rawalpindi. Shoaib Malik (95) and Younis Khan (81 not out) were the mainstays in the hosts' 265 all out off 49.2 overs.
But Virender Sehwag, with a blistering 67, and Sachin Tendulkar (42) put on 105 to give India a flying start. Dravid (56) and Yuvraj then added 118 as the tourists levelled the series with almost seven overs to spare. It was India's first victory on this tour - they lost the Tests 1-0 - and did some repair work to a poor record of 11 defeats in 16 one-dayers to their neighbours.
Man of the Match: Irfan Pathan (3-43)
Second one-day international, Rawalpindi: India 266-3 bt Pakistan 265 by seven wickets
Pakistan won First ODI by 7 runs (D/L Method)
Feb 06, 2006Pakistan won the first One Day International at Peshawar in a closely contested match. Salman Butt scored 101 and Shoaib Malik 90 as Pakistan reached 311 for 7 wickets in 47 overs against India's 328 All out in 49.4 overs.
Earlier, Sachin Tendulkar bounced back to form with 100 to pass 14,000 runs in one-dayers with his 39th century. He put on 94 and 126 with Irfan Pathan (65) and Mahendra Dhoni (68 off 53) but Rana Naved-ul-Hasan (4-62) and Mohammad Asif (3-30) sparked a late collapse. The tourists lost Virender Sehwag soon after being put in but Tendulkar, who struggled as India lost the Tests 1-0, made his 39th one-day ton in Peshawar.
Rana Naved-ul-Hasan (4-62) and Mohammad Asif (3-30) mopped up the tail but India's total was a ground record.
First one-day international, Peshawar: Pakistan 311-7 bt India 328 by seven runs (D/L rule)
Pakistan stun India to win series at Karachi
Feb 01, 2006It was India's second heaviest defeat by a runs margin in their Test history. Pakistan began the day on 511-5 in their secoing innings and added 88 runs in quick time before stopping their innings.
It was India's second heaviest defeat by a runs margin in their Test history. Pakistan began the day on 511-5 in their secoing innings and added 88 runs in quick time before stopping their innings.
Third Test, Karachi, day four: Pakistan 245 & 599-7d beat India 238 & 265 by 341 runs
Younis Shines in Drawn Match
Jan 25, 2006Younis Khan secured his fourth hundred in his last four games against India, getting out at 194, after sharing a 242 run partnership with Mohammad Yousuf (126) as Pakistan scored 480. Pakistan's innings ended with eight wickets down as Inzamam was suffering back trouble and Shoaib Malik went home after the death of his father.
The sides set a new mark for sixes in a match, with 27, in compiling the seventh-highest runs aggregate in a Test match ever, with 1,702.
And Dhoni bowled an over, giving away 13 runs.
Laxman and Dravid took India to 21 for 0, before the match ended. The third and final Test begins in Karachi on Sunday.
Second Test, Faisalabad: Pakistan 588 & 480 drew with India 603 & 21-0
India pair fail to set new record
Jan 17, 2006Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid were unable to set a new world record opening stand in Tests on the final day of the drawn first Test in Lahore. Sehwag fell for 254 as India came off for bad light on 410-1 on a final day in which just 14 balls had been bowled. Sehwag was caught off the seamer Rana Naved-ul-Hasan with the score on 410 and the match ended soon afterwards. The pair were an agonising three runs short of the 50-year-old record established by two of their countrymen. In 1956, Indian openers Vinoo Mankad and Pankaj Roy put on 413 against New Zealand. Pakistan declared at 679-7 in their first innings - and with Sehwag and Dravid finding batting so easy the match had been written off as a draw. But after most of the final day had been lost to rain, the Indian pair agreed to bat in bad light
First Test, Lahore, day five Pakistan 679-7d drew with India 410-1
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