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al
April 8, 2005, 08:15 PM
Few hours from now, the match will start. For india, pressure is off since they have 2-0 lead. For pakistan, pressure is on and do or die situation. we will see how it unfolds.

From BBC:
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Third one-day international, Jamshedpur: India v Pakistan
Match starts on Saturday at 0430 BST

We'll be looking to make the series interesting

Younis Khan
Pakistan are set to ring the changes as they bid to keep alive their hopes of winning the one-day series against India in Jamshedpur on Saturday.

The tourists, who are 2-0 down in the six-game series, will welcome key batsman Younis Khan back after a fever.

Younis is likely to replace Mohammad Hafeez, while paceman Iftikhar Rao and spinner Danish Kaneria could come in for Mohammad Sami and Arshad Khan.

India are without paceman Lakshmipathy Balaji, who has a side strain.

Pakistan unsuccessfully chased big targets in Cochin and Vishakapatnam and batting first could be the key to winning at the Keenan Stadium, with hot weather forecast.

The tourists have a good record in the eastern city, having won the last two one-dayers between the teams.

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And vice-captain Younis said: "We'll be looking to make the series interesting. It is only a matter of finding the rhythm and we have every chance of winning some matches on the trot.

"We drew the Test series by winning the final match in Bangalore and we can do the same in the one-dayers.

"Winning the toss proves crucial on flat pitches as the team batting first often puts up a big total and subsequently pressure mounts on the opposition.

"India won the toss in the previous two matches and batsmen like Virender Sehwag survived some early chances. But things can be a lot different with some luck."

His opposite number Rahul Dravid says India will not be taking their opponents lightly despite comfortable wins in the opening games.

"We can't afford to be complacent, we're aware of the Pakistan team's strength," he said.

"They are a very good side and a couple of good performances from their top players can turn the series around.

"We know Pakistan will be hurting and keen to bounce back. We've got to play good, aggressive cricket and maintain the same intensity in the field."



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India (from): Sourav Ganguly (capt), Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Dinesh Mongia, Mohammad Kaif, Yuvraj Singh, Mahendra Dhoni (wkt), Irfan Pathan, Ajit Agarkar, Harbhajan Singh, Murali Kartik, Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra.

Pakistan (from): Inzamam-ul-Haq (capt), Salman Butt, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Younis Khan, Yousuf Youhana, Mohammed Hafeez, Abdul Razzaq, Kamran Akmal (wkt), Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Mohammed Sami, Iftikhar Rao, Shahid Nazir, Arshad Khan, Danish Kaneria.

Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ, K Hariharan (Ind). Match referee: Chris Broad (Eng).

Akib
April 8, 2005, 08:20 PM
I have a feeling that Pakistan will win this match. I'm just hoping Tendulkar gets a century.

acbizz
April 8, 2005, 09:44 PM
is there any site for highlights?

Faceoff
April 8, 2005, 10:05 PM
Pakistan won the toss and choose to bat first.

mahbubH
April 9, 2005, 12:01 AM
any free video link?

rana
April 9, 2005, 12:02 AM
Pakistan is on fire right now!!!!!!!!

Edited on, April 9, 2005, 5:02 AM GMT, by rana.

al
April 9, 2005, 12:57 AM
u can chk http://www.cricexpo.com/ for audio

pakistan 175/1 rr almost 6

Carte Blanche
April 9, 2005, 01:27 AM
Salman Butt eyeing a century. 211/2 after 35 overs now. Any predictions?

I go for 328

al
April 9, 2005, 02:00 AM
282/4. rr 6.41

Carte Blanche
April 9, 2005, 02:09 AM
al,

That audio link doesn't seem to work for me. Are you listening to any commentary?

al
April 9, 2005, 02:20 AM
not from that. cricinfo has a audio. sorry that link did not work.i did not verify

acbizz
April 9, 2005, 02:22 AM
It is working for me :)

Sultan
April 9, 2005, 03:22 AM
Pakistan made 319, at the loss of 9 wickets.

India 28 - 3

Edited on, April 9, 2005, 8:23 AM GMT, by Sultan.

Sultan
April 9, 2005, 03:36 AM
Dhoni gone. India 54 - 4 now.

Sultan
April 9, 2005, 03:50 AM
Indian crowd is throwing stuff at Pakistani players. Someone just threw a small pot at Rana Naveed. :duh:

Sultan
April 9, 2005, 03:51 AM
Yuvraj gone. India 66 - 5

Sultan
April 9, 2005, 04:11 AM
Rahul Dravid gone. India 82 - 6

Sultan
April 9, 2005, 04:56 AM
Kaif goes. India 143 - 7

Sultan
April 9, 2005, 05:06 AM
Harbhajan goes. India 152 - 8

al
April 9, 2005, 05:12 AM
its unlikely that india will recover. pakistan wins with solid performance. series is now 2-1

Sultan
April 9, 2005, 05:41 AM
Irfan Phatan gone. India 204 - 9. Man that was a superb way of getting out. He got out off a wide ball !

Sultan
April 9, 2005, 05:51 AM
India all out for 213. Game over. Pakistan wins.

Akib
April 9, 2005, 08:45 AM
India played very poorly..... 213 from 40 overs chasing over 300 is not a very good score. Sehwag, TEndulkar and Ganguly (he is getting consistant) failed. Dhoni and Dravid made starts but no big scores. Pathan batted well but bowled horribly.

Shehwar
April 9, 2005, 10:26 AM
Absolutely stunning bowling performance from Rana Naved.....I've been expecting it though.....Well done Pakistan.....They just proved India are no match for them on a sporting wicket.....Inspite of being good for batting the pitch did have a little in it for the fast bowlers which did the Indian batters...Looks as if this series is becoming a classic case of win the toss bat first and win the match..cheers....

Ameer
April 9, 2005, 12:10 PM
Predictable series... whoever wins the toss will bat first, score 300+ and win. Borrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiing. :down:

Edited on, April 9, 2005, 5:11 PM GMT, by Ameer.

chyicarus
April 9, 2005, 12:27 PM
True- the outcome of the match is known pretty much at the end of the second innings, although i must admit that Pakistan did a tremendous job in the 2nd ODI; it was a closer match than what the results say. Inzi's wicket was the key turning point.
Yesterday- the Indian bowlers were lacklustre, i didn't like Tendulkar's negative tactics and think that he can bowl better with his orthodox style.
Sehwag was unlucky- him breaking his bat might have jinxed his innings.
Naved and Sami both bowl brilliantly. Fielding was superb- Younis with a bagful of catches.
Also Pakistan's line-up looks really strong. They just need a wicket-taking pacer/spinner and i don't think that Kaneria can do that in ODI.
Ganguly should step down and take a break for the rest of the tournament and play domestic cricket to get back in form. His captaincy sucked also!
I feel bad for Rahul Dravid and thought that the batting order should've been changed around to bat in a more positive manner. Tendulkar seemed out of touch- he needs a long innings- and might just be going through a slump(even thought his averages are over 40rpi- in both forms)
Again i must say that Younis makes a substantial difference to the Pak side only with his energy on-the-field!

Spitfire_x86
April 9, 2005, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by Ameer
Predictable series... whoever wins the toss will bat first, score 300+ and win. Borrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiing. :down:
I think these matches are worth watching for personal good performances. In 2nd ODI, it was great to watch Shewag and Dhoni's batting. And in the 3rd ODI, Salman Butt's century was nothing but excellent.

Ameer
April 9, 2005, 02:30 PM
I didn't say it wasn't worth watching, I'm just disappointed. Pakistan-India matches are known for their unpredictability but not this series.

As for the next match, I think Pakistan should bring back Shoaib... if not... replace Kaneria with Shabbir. I read both of them are fit for the rest of the series. Quite frankly, Kaneria does not have the wicket taking ability in ODIs.

Afridi has been disappointing with bat and ball this series... he better perform in the next match or it might be his @$$.

Congrats to Salman... second century... both of them were against India in India.

Edited on, April 9, 2005, 7:30 PM GMT, by Ameer.

Sultan
April 10, 2005, 02:29 AM
Ameer,

Shabbir and Umar Gul are injuired. Thats what Woolmer said in his interview with GEO.