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India vs Pakistan (Tests)

 

Total

Ind

Pak

Draw

Tie

In Pakistan

23

2

6

15

0

In India

30

6

5

19

0

India vs Pakistan (ODIs)

 

Total

Ind

Pak

Tie

NR

In Pakistan

20

6

12

0

2

In India

16

5

11

0

0

Neutral

60

23

35

0

2


Visakhapatnam gears up to host 2nd ODI; Teams arrive Discuss ODIs Discuss More

The two teams reached Vizag in a special chartered flight and were given a traditional welcome at Taj Residency hotel by the hotel staff, dressed in traditional Andhra Sarees. The city wore a festive look as many buildings were decorated to welcome the players. Corporation staff had kept the highway spotlessly clean right from the airport to the hotel. Some of the roads leading to the airport were also newly asphalted to give the players a neat ride to the hotel.
Police had made elaborate security arrangements as policemen stood throughout the 12-km from the airport to the hotel. Meanwhile, Groundsmen under the supervision of the curator are working overtime to give finishing touches to the pitch and the outfield.
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Kolkata rallies behind Sourav Ganguly Discuss Sourav Discuss More

The brickbats may be flying in thick and fast from across the country for his no-show in the India-Pakistan Tests. But in hometown Kolkata, Sourav Ganguly is still Prince, not just because he is son of the soil but also because of the record books. Kolkata does have a soft spot for the man who Geoffrey Boycott crowned its Prince. But any suggestion of blind faith or plain parochialism is vigorously denied. Held up is Sourav's success rate as captain. Of 47 Tests that each of India's best captains have led, Gavaskar won 9, Azharuddin 14 and Ganguly 19 or a whopping 40 per cent.
No one denies Sourav's batting has hit rock bottom. Again, of the three top captains, Sourav's average is the lowest 37 against Azhar's 43 and Gavaskar's 50. The last Test series, 48 runs in 5 innings, is his worst ever.
But the question on the lips of 'non-calcuttans' is whether the records say the whole truth? Who needs a captain when half of the team play like world beaters? Sehwag and Dravid's batting pulled India thru the three tests and the first one day. The tail enders gave ample support. How much did the capatincy mattered? But in the one test India lost, it was Sourav's defensive approach that made the difference.
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Inzy applies for Indian Citizenship Discuss Inzy Discuss More

"Pakistan cricket captain Inzamam-ul-Haq is all set to shift base to India. Preposterous? Just ask the Indian Embassy in Islamabad where he has applied for an Indian citizenship."
"Inzy's surprise decision comes just days after a West Bengal family claimed that the Sultan of Multan was their descendent and were even prepared to hand over to him his 'rightful share of the ancestral property'." So ran the article in HT (Tabloid), causing a flurry of activity on message boards all over the cricketing world."There has been a mixed response to the news in Pakistan - from stunned silence to studied optimism.".
"Inzamam will, in all probability, settle in Kolkata... As part of his Indian inheritance, Inzamam will receive a mansion located on the outskirts of Kolkata and 700 hectares of irrigated land near Someshpur town where Ashadul's family lives." continued the April 1st article, with a warning "All Fool's Day!"

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Sachin bowls 'em over; IND 1-0 Discuss More

Sachin Tendulkar claimed 5-50 as India recorded a convincing 87-run victory in the first match of their one-day series against Pakistan at Cochin.
He atoned for his second ball dismissal earlier in the game by removing Abdul Razzaq, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Sami and Mohammad Hafeez. Pakistan were finally all out for 194 in reply to India's 281-8.
Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid were the batting stars for the home side as they made 108 and 104 respectively.First one-day international, Cochin: India 281-8 (50 overs) beat Pakistan 194 (45.2 overs) by 87 runs
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Pakistan takes on Ganguly's paper tigers Discuss More

Rejuvenated Pakistan under the captaincy of Inzamam-ul-Haq will be looking for an inspiring victory in the opening One-day International of six in Cochin of Kerala today against a desperate India headed by Sourav Ganguly whose leadership is under fire following defeat to Pakistan in Bangalore Test last week.
To strengthen the Pakistan team, the PCB selectors have sent pacer Rao Iftikhar, Shahid Nazir and all rounder Mohammad Hafeez for withdrawn Yaseer Hamid, Toufiq Umar and Mohammad Khalil. Shoaib Malik who was touring with Pakistan second string has also joined the side. However, the doors of return to the team have been closed for fast bowler Shoaib Akhter for discipline reason.
But there is a sad news for the Pakistani supporters that in form batsman Younis Khan who was in great form in the Test series aggregating 508 runs with an average of 101.60 is a doubtful starter as he has been suffering from fever. A sell-out crowd of 75,000 is expected to watch the match. "We were sold out days ago. It will be a packed house," said Karunakaran Nair, Secretary of the Indian Cricket Board and a key official of local Kerala (Cricket) Association. There will be flat wicket, not ideal for fast bowlers. For this, both the teams may switch over to more spinners. Indian captain Sourav Ganguly said, "Pakistan may have drawn the Test series with exceptional cricket, but the one-dayers are a different ball game and we are confident of doing well. We have happy memories of this ground after beating Australia and South Africa here in the past." On his captaincy, Sourav said, "That (captaincy) is for the selectors to decide. I have been around (as captain) for quite a long time. I have nothing to prove to anybody."The Pakistan captain Inzamam Ul-Haq said his team was high on morale after the brilliant Test victory in Bangalore, but warned them against complacency. "We cannot carry our win in Bangalore to Cochin. It is a new game and we (have to) start from the beginning,' said he. The Indian selectors have slashed spinner Anil Kumble, middle order batsman V.Laxman, opener Gambhir and wicket keeper Dinesh Karthic from the team for Yuvaraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Ashish Nehra and Mahender Dhoni. The batting strength of India is supposed to be the best in the world after Australia. They have qualities to face any kind of bowler for runs. The bowling power is also praiseworthy, consisting of Irfan Pathan, L.Balaji, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra and Murali Kartik. To the contrary, Pakistan are comparatively a weak side in all the three faculties of the game. The Pakistani batsmen often lose concentration on the pitch; the bowlers fail to keep the line and length of the ball and the fielders miss the easy catches even. The most trusted batsman is Izamam-ul-Haq. Others may or may not make runs. None of the bowlers is fearsome as were Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.

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Stage set for first one-dayer in Kochi

The 80,000 capacity Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Kochi is bustling with action, all set to raise the curtain on the first of the six- match One Day International Series for the Pepsi Cup between a subdued India and a confident Pakistan on April 2.
''The wicket will be a purely batting track as is the practice in any one day match around the world," observed the curator of the pitch, veteran G. Kasturi Rangan.
Meanwhile, the government has announced a holiday for Kochi on the game day. The port city is brimming with activity and law and order machinery is working overtime. Five Team India players Rahul Dravid , Irfan Pathan, Mohammed Kaif, Harbhajan Singh and Lakshmipathy Balaji arrived in the city on Wednesday.

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Sourav, India will hit back: Dravid

Team India vice-captain Rahul Dravid said India will come back strongly in the ensuing ODI series and also backed skipper Sourav Ganguly as a man who will be back in form quickly. It is a little disappointing to lose the last Test, but that is over. One-day (game) is totally different. We have to look ahead and be positive. We can put up a good performance in the one-day series, he told reporters on the sidelines of a painting exhibition by his mother Pushpa Dravid in Kochi.
Pushpa, a professor by vocation, tackles mostly themes that blend man and nature. In a career spanning 40 years, Pushpa Dravid has held over 40 exhibitions in India and abroad, besides winning 14 prestigious awards, including the Karnataka Lalit Kala Akademi award.
On his skippers form, Dravid said: Sourav has been around for ten years playing lot of cricket. He knows exactly what he needs to do and he is working at it, he said.
The first ODI is scheduled to be held in Kochi on Saturday.

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Pakistan warms up with an 8 wicket victory; Malik finally meets his in-laws!

Pakistan, playing without their five senior players, restricted India 'A' to 189 for 7 in their stipulated 45 overs in the one-day warm up match before racing to a comprehensive 8 wicket victory with 4 overs to spare.In Picture: Man of the Match & Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik gets into a car with his father-in-law Hamid Siddiqui on the way to his wife Ayeshas residence on Tuesday evening. This is the first time he is meeting his in-laws. The two are yet to be formally wedded as they had performed their nikah (marriage) nearly two years ago over the phone. The nikah was performed when she was in Hyderabad and he was in his hometown Sialkot. Now both the families are getting ready for a formal wedding in August after Ayesha is settled down in Pakistan. Brief Scores: India A 189/7 wkts in 45 overs (S Raina 55, S Sriram 38) lost to Pakistan 190/2 wkts in 41 overs (Salman Butt 70, Shoaib Malik 81) by 8 wickets.
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Anil Kumble omitted from Indian team for one-dayers

Leg-spinner Anil Kumble has been omitted from the 14-player squad named by India on Tuesday for the first two games of their one-day international series against Pakistan starting on Sunday.
The 34-year-old Kumble claimed 17 wickets in the three-test series including a face saving 37* in the last innings when the frontline batsmen fell like nine-pins. The series ended in a 1-1 draw on Monday following Pakistan's 168-run victory in the final test in Bangalore.
Batsman Vangipurappu Laxman, wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik and opening batsman Gautam Gambhir were the other test squad members to be left out. India: Saurav Ganguly (Captain), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan, Murali Kartik, Dinesh Mongia, Mahendra Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Ashish Nehra, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Zaheer Khan.

Pakistan make three changes for India one-dayers

Pakistani selectors left out Shoaib Akhtar and made three changes to the squad currently in India. Pakistan: Inzamam-ul-Haq (Captain), Younis Khan (vice-captain), Salman Butt, Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi, Yousuf Youhana, Asim Kamal, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Nazir, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Mohammad Sami, Rao Iftikhar Anjum, Danish Kaneria, Arshad Khan and Shoaib Malik.

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England women outplayed by India

England suffered their first setback of the Women's World Cup as Anjum Chopra and Rumeli Dhar steered India to a seven-wicket win at the Laudium Oval.
Chasing a modest target of 140, India reached 141-3 in the 46th over with Chopra 64 not out and Dhar on 42. Jhulan Goswami (4-27) and Neetu David (3-23) had earlier played the leading roles as England were all out for 139.
Scores: India 141-3 (45.5 overs) beat England 139 (49.3 overs) by seven wickets.

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Indian Women beat South Africa

Spinners Deepa Marathe and Neetu David claimed six wickets between them for just nine runs as India defeated South Africa by four wickets in Women's Cricket World Cup match at the Technikon grounds in Pretoria.
Player of the match Marathe claimed four wickets in her six overs while giving away just one run in the bargain while David returned with figures of 2 for eight as India skittled out the hosts for 80 runs in 34.3 overs.
In other matches, Sri Lanka lost to New Zealand by seven wickets. Sri Lanka scored just 58 in 34.3 overs which the defending champions overhauled in 18.4 overs. England continued their winning ways too when they trounced Ireland by 128 runs. England scored 221 for six in their 50 overs, and then managed to restrict Ireland to 93 for eight.
At Rustenberg near Pretoria, Australia defeated West Indies by 79 runs.

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Eighth Women's Cricket World Cup

The IWCC Women's Cricket World Cup will take place in South Africa from 22 March to 10 April 2005.
The holders, New Zealand, will have to overcome Australia, England, India, Ireland, South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies to retain the title they won on home soil in 2000.
This will be the eighth Women's Cricket World Cup. Aside from New Zealand, only Australia (1977, 1982, 1988 and 1997) and England (1973 and 1993) have lifted the trophy. In the 2005 competition eight teams will play each other once in a round-robin format before the top teams progress semi-finals and a final. In Picture: Belinda Clark of Australia and Clare Connor of England shake hands ahead of the opening game of the eighth IWCC World Cup at the Technikon Oval in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Mithali Raj to lead India in WC

Mithali Raj was named the captain of the Indian women's cricket team for next month's World Cup as Women's Cricket Association of India announced a 14-member squad for the mega event to be held in South Africa.
Mithali took over the reins of captaincy from Karnataka's Mamta Maben, WCAI secretary Shubangi Kulkarni said in a release adding the team would be coached by former captain and all rounder Sudha Shah of Tamil Nadu. India squad: Mithali Raj (Captain), Jaya Sharma, Hemalata Kala, Neetu David, Nooshin Al Khadeer, Amita Sharma, Deepa Marathe, Rumali Dhar, Arundhati Kirkire, Anju Jain, Jhulan Goswami, Anjum Chopra, Karuna Jain, Reema Malhotra.

Pakistan come back from behind to Draw Series

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India - Pakistan Test Cricket Series 2004-2005

The one downside for Pakistan as they beat India by 168 runs to square the test series was that their captain Inzamam Ul Haq who was playing in his 100th test, incurred a 1 test ban afterwards for showing dissent following a few unsuccessful appeals in the tense first session. The Pakistani's completed a nail biting victory when they dismissed India for 214 after the Indians had resumed on 25* and reached 103/1 at lunch. Pakistan then claimed 9 wickets in the next two sessions to take the match with just 6 overs remaining. Younis Khan was named man of the match after scoring 267 and 84*, while another of the double centurions in this test Virendra Sehwag was named Man of the series. In Picture: Ganguly and Inzamam with the TVS trophy for the test series.

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ICC Champion Australia take on Rest of the World

The International Cricket Council (ICC)'s inaugural ICC Super Series between the ICC World XI team and Australia in October will be the first time when an official #1 world team will take on the rest of the world. The ICC Super Series will see Australia as the number one ranked team in international cricket take on a team of the best players from all other countries in a three-match, one-day series on October 5, 7 and 9 at the Telstra Dome in Melbourne, and a one-off, six-day Super Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground from October 14-19.

India wins ODI series against Bangladesh

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Bangladesh came out with flying colors, even as they lose

India won the third and final ODI at Dhaka to win the series 2-1, after bangladesh registered both their first home victory and first win against India in the second ODI to level the series 1-1 just a day before. in the final ODI, Yuvraj Singh hit a whirlwind 69 off 32 balls as India beat Bangladesh by 91 runs. Four batsmen struck half-centuries as India made amends for their shock loss to Bangladesh on Sunday by piling up 348 for five.
Third one-day international, Dhaka: India 348-5 beat Bangladesh 257-9 by 91 runs.
Second one-day international, Dhaka: Bangladesh 229-9 beat India 214 by 15 runs.
First one-day international, Chittagong: India 245-8 beat Bangladesh 238-8 by 11 runs.

Two Innings victories; Test Series belong to India

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India - Bangladesh Cricket Series 2004-2005

India thrashed minnows Bangladesh by an innings and 83 runs on the fourth day of the second and final Test in Chittagong to complete a 2-0 sweep.
India, who won the opening Test at Dhaka by an innings and 140 runs, required just four balls to grab the last Bangladeshi wicket and complete the demolition in a one-sided series.
This was Bangladesh's 20th defeat by an innings margin and 31st overall in 34 matches since they gained Test status in 2000. Bangladesh has yet to win a Test match since becoming a Test playing nation in 2000. Although Bangladesh played its inaugural Test match against India in December 2000, this tour was the first series between the two. Bangladesh lost that initial Test match to India by 9 wickets. Details

India Cricket LiveFor India, Sachin Tendulkar , who had seven single-digit scores against his name in the last 10 innings before the tour, returned to his big-scoring ways against a mediocre Bangladeshi attack. He scored a career-best 248 not out in the opening Test to equal compatriot Sunil Gavaskar's world record of 34 Test centuries. Left-handed opener Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid also made merry with centuries in the second Test to virtually bat Bangladesh out of the match and series, which was contested between two unevenly-matched teams. In Picture: Top: Ganguly with the test series trophy. Above: India's paceman Pathan, who took 18 wickets in the two-Test series was named man-of-the-series. Mohammad Ashraful got the man-of-the-match award for his 158* in the first innings.

India Wins Home Series against SA

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India - SA Cricket Series 2004-2005

Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh took seven crucial wickets to guide India to an 8-wicket win over South Africa in the second and final test in Calcutta. This was South Africa's first Test series on Indian soil since winning both Tests in 2000 under the late Hansie Cronje. When the series started, South Africa had a good record against India, having won seven of 14 Tests, two loses and five draws. Indian captain Sourav Ganguly who was earlier banned for the Test series against South Africa was allowed to play by the International Cricket Council.
It was only the second Test series win for India over South Africa after the 1996-97 series at home which India took 2-1. The series victory reversed the result from South Africa's last tour and was some consolation after the defeat at home to Australia in November. Virender Sehwag emerged as the highest run-getter as India dominated the statistical charts, sweeping the batting and bowling honours in the two-Test cricket series, amassed 262 runs at an average of 87.33 though it was vice-captain Rahul Dravid who topped the batting averages with 90.50 compiling 181 runs.
Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who played a key role in India's eight-wicket series winning victory in Kolkata, stood out among the bowlers with an impressive haul of 13 wickets taken at an average of 23.61.
For the South Africans, Jacques Kallis scored the maximum runs at 241 and also had the best batting average (80.33). Their bowlers were largely unimpressive, the experienced Shuan Pollock taking just four wickets at an average of 55.75.

India Cricket LiveIn Picture: Top: Ganguly lifts the Videocon Cup after victory over South Africa. The Cup, 16 inches in height and seven inches wide, is designed by Swarovski, the world's leading manufacturer of cut crystal. Left: Harbhajan who ended up with seven wickets for 87 runs in the second innings, the best ever bowling figures by an Indian bowler against South Africa, earned man of the match title for the second test at Calcutta.

Platinum Jubilee Celebration ODI

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Pakistan beat India by 6 wickets on Nov 13, 2004 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata

India, after electing to bat first, scored a formidable 292 for 6. But that was not enough for the hosts as Salman Butt's maiden one-day century helped Pakistan beat India by six wickets in their first match on Indian soil in more than five years. In Picture:Pakistan cricket captain Inzamam-Ul Haq receiving the trophy from Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee at Eden Gardens

India Cricket LiveA plethora of stars of Indian and Pakistani cricket assembled at the Eden Gardens on Saturday on the occasion of the Board of Control for Cricket in Indias Platinum Jubilee Cup cricket match. The BCCI honoured former and present captains of both countries during the supper break. They also took the occasion to honour former West Indian captain Clive Lloyd, the ICC match referee for this clash. The Honorable Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, Sunil Dutt, and the Honorable Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of West Bengal, Subhas Chakraborty presented a shawl, a plaque and a tie each to the legends from both sides of the border.
Those who were honoured were Imtiaz Ahmed, Hanif Mohammad (both from Pakistan), Indias Nari Contractor, Chandu Borde, Intikhab Alam from Pakistan, Indias spinning greats S Venkataraghavan and Bishan Bedi, Little Master G R Viswanath, Pakistans batting legend Zaheer Abbas, all-rounder and 1992 World Cup winning skipper Imran Khan, Indias Dilip Vengsarkar, Kapil Dev, Pakistan opener Ramiz Raja, India all-rounder Ravi Shastri and Pakistan paceman Waqar Younis. In Picture: Former Pakistan captain Imran Khan (right) is presented with an award by Indian Sports Minister Sunil Dutt at the function which was held at the dinner break to felicitate Indian and Pakistani skippers.

India's first series win in Pakistan!

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India Pakistan Cricket Series 2004

India won the third and final test by an innings and 131 runs to win the series 2-1. This was India's first series win in Pakistan.
Third Test, Rawalpindi, day four: Pakistan 224 & 245 lost to India 600 by an innings and 131 runs.
It also capped India's first series win away from home since they defeated Sri Lanka 1-0 in a three-Test series in 1993.
Left: Indian captain Sourav Ganguly holds aloft the trophy.

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First known cricket photo

Born in Rochdale in 1819, the son of a Lancashire mill-owner and banker, Roger Fenton is now best remembered for his definitive photographs of the Crimean War. But it was also Fenton, who took the earliest known cricket photograph in 1857 at the Artillery Ground when the Royal Artillery played Hunsdonbury.
India Cricket LiveFenton's pictures were prominent in the first exhibition of the newly founded Photographic Society of London in 1854. As Hon Secretary, it was Fenton who guided Queen Victoria and Prince Albert around the show; the Queen had agreed to be the patron of the group and performed the opening ceremony. He was also one of the first commercial photographers, making a living by selling pictures to a general public rather than simply portraits to their subjects.
In Picture: The earliest known cricket photograph was taken in 1857, by Roger Fenton at the Artillery Ground, when the Royal Artillery played Hunsdonbury.

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