Sunday, December 30, 2012

Pakistan takes 1-0 lead of the 3-match ODI series against India

Pakistan has taken the lead of the three-match ODI series 1-0 after beating the host by six wickets in the first ODI match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on December 30 (Sunday).
Pakistan cricket captain, Mohammad Hafeez, won the toss and invited India to bat first. After coming to bat first, Indian cricket team scored 227 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in their limited overs.
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni played an important innings. He scored an unbeaten 113 runs which helped his team to make a competitive score. He was supported by Suresh Raina (43) along with whom he made a 73-run partnership in the sixth wicket stand which took the host out of trouble.
After the departure of Suresh Raina, Dhoni and Ravichandran Ashwin made a record of unbeaten seventh wicket partnership of 125 runs off 100 balls that guided team India to pass the 200-mark. This was India’s best seventh wicket partnership so far.
In reply, the touring team reached the target with 11 balls remaining at hand. They scored 228 runs for four in 48.1 overs. Nasir Jamshed and Shoaib Malik played the most important role and guided their team to victory. Nasir Jamshed scored unbeaten 101 while Shoaib Malik remained not out on 34.
Indian cricket team will try their best to come back to the series with a victory in the second ODI match.