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Asia Cup, IND v PAK, 4th ODI, Match Report
Matches - Reports Monday, 23 August 2010 19:41
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4th ODI: India v Pakistan (Winner: IND)

PAK 267 (S Butt 74, K Akmal 51, P Kumar 53/3, Z Khan 41/2) lost to IND 271/7 (G Gambhir 83, MS Dhoni 56, S Ajmal 56/3) by 3 wickets with 1 ball remaining.

   Match Scorecard   
Man of the Match: G Gambhir Dambulla, Sri Lanka (19 June,2010)

India met Pakistan and both teams were at an even keel and the match justified COW putting them at 50-50. Through the Pakistani innings COW swung both ways with the highest COW being in India’s favour at 56% in 45th over. With only 2 scores over 40 in their innings, Pakistanis were always struggling, apart from the brief period when boom boom was on fire before going bust. The tail end could not keep the momentum going but Kamran Akmal’s late heroics and Indian bowlers’ philanthropy ensured they pulled COW back to 49%. Indians got off to a surprisingly sedate start and COW was quickly in Pakistan’s favour. Gambhir seemed to be the only player who got a good night’s sleep and rest seemed to be sleepwalking through their innings. Pakistan’s COW went up to 58% in the 31st over before the Indian fight back begun. Gambhir, Dhoni and Sharma followed Coach’s call and pulled the COW back to 53% in India’s favour at the end of 41st over. However, few tight overs courtesy Ravindra Jadeja’s batting and some wickets led to Pakistan’s COW going up to 71% in the 47th over but Raina’s quickfire innings and Harbhajan’s rescue act saw India pull through at the very last moment. Photo finish.

  First Inns (PAK)  
arrow 10 Overs: PAK 41/0 IND 52% Pakistan’s start was steady but
      perhaps a bit too steady. Pakistan’s chances decreased by 2% during this period.
arrow 28 Overs: PAK 142/1 PAK 52% Pakistan made good use of the
      platform to start accelerating. Pakistan’s chances increased by 4% during this period.
arrow 38 Overs: PAK 199/5 IND 52% Pakistan lost 4 wickets during
      this period. This helped their chances to drop by 4% during this period.
arrow 49.3 Overs: PAK 267/10 IND 51% Pakistan lost all their wickets
      while scoring at a run-a-ball during the last 12 overs.Pakistan’s chances increased by 1% during this period.
  Second Inns (IND: Target 268)  
arrow 10 Overs: IND 46/0 PAK 52% India started decently enough
      but quickly enough. India’s chances decreased by 3% during this period.
arrow 26 Overs: IND 120/2 PAK 57% India lost 2 wickets during this
      period while they scored 74 runs. India’s chances decreased by 5% during this period.
arrow 41 Overs: IND 207/3 IND 50% MS Dhoni played an excellent
      knock as he helped bring India to par. India’s chances increased by 7% during this period.
arrow 49.5 Overs: IND 271/7 IND 100% In the end, it was Harbhajan Singh
      who took India over the line, his timely knock swung the match towards India. India win by 3 wickets.

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