India start to series with a last over thriller win

India tour of Pakistan 5-match one day international series 1st ODI cricket match played between India and Pakistan at Karachi in 13th March 2004.

* Rahul Dravid's classy 99 and Virender Sehwag's entertaining 57-ball 79 before Zaheer Khan and Murali Kartik's combined 5-wickets helped to India thrilling 5-run victory over Pakistan, despite a Captain Inzamam-ul-Haq's fighting century in a high-scoring thriller of the first ODI

The epic battle Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl first, India start very well and runs keep flowing for india.

Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag played great and lovely shots, Sehwag have orthodox cricket and admire skills, India lost first wicket by Sachin Tendulkar with 28-runs.

Virender Sehwag played magnificent shots against New debutant bowler Rana Naveed ul Hasan, who was first debutant bowler conceded 26 runs in an first over of his career.

Rana Naved-ul-Hasan takes the his first to Virender Sehwag (79), Rahul Dravid scored a brilliant 99 off 104 balls with 8 glorious boundaries.

Rahul Dravid fell one-run short of his ODI hundred, Shoaib Akhtar's slowest ball touch to inside edge to Rahul Dravid bat and ball hits to Stumps and Rahul Dravid defarted at 99.

Mohammad Kaif added brilliant 46-run pushed to scoreboard, and set the target 350.

While Pakistan chasing 350, Pakistan lost early 2 wickets for 34 runs, Mohammad Yousuf and Inzamam-ul-Haq adding the good partnership for 3rd wicket.

Virender Sehwag break the partnership, Mohammad Yousuf played crusial innings he scored 73, Captain Innings played by Inzamam-ul-Haq made magnificent hundred.

Murali Karthik become the Hero of the day this match, he was Dismissal the most dangerous Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq at 122 and Younis Khan played under pressure, He was scoreboard move to target.

Finally Murali Karthi's gutsy bowling to Younis Khan bolwed for 46, Abdul Razzak attacking batting, Zaheer Khan's roll down ball to Abdul Razzak bowled at 27 off 16 balls.

All rounder Shoaib Mallik take singles run a ball, Zaheer Khan dismissal by Shoaib Malik with brilliant catch by Mohammad Kaif, Kaif takes the one of the greatest catch in cricket history.

In the last over Pakistan needed 9 runs from 6 balls, Moin Khan on strike he not found the boundaries, he didn't save the match and Ashish Nehra's thrilling bowling to India won by 5-runs.



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