Local Club Regular
- Jan 30, 2011
At Jamshedpur, April 9, 2005. Pakistan won by 106 runs. Toss: Pakistan.
The balding and uncharismatic Naved-ul-Hasan proved an effective stand-in for Shoaib Akhtar's more explosive if unreliable gifts, and took a career-best six for 27 to drag Pakistan back into the series. On a helpful pitch, he fiddled his length subtly, extracting movement and bounce. He was complemented by the skiddy nip of Mohammad Sami, who made Tendulkar his 100th one-day international victim, while Younis Khan took four catches for the second time at this level, a unique feat. The contest was all but over when India were 82 for six, though Pathan hit a lusty maiden fifty. Salman Butt, with his second one-day international century - both against India - had given Pakistan's bowlers enough runs to play with. His 101 was one of those dreamy lefthanded centuries, with strokes caressed through cover and point and occasionally flicked over square leg. An incisive 75 from Shoaib Malik and a charming but fleeting appearance from Yousuf Youhana helped to set a target of 320. Afterwards, Ganguly was fined 70% of his match fee for a slow over-rate.
Man of the Match: Naved-ul-Hasan.
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