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Statistical Highlights: Ind vs Pak

Rajneesh Gupta | August 22, 2004 20:52 IST

This match was the 2157th one-day international in cricket history.

This match was the 93rd between India and Pakistan. Pakistan hold an upper hand with 56 victories and only 33 losses. 4 matches had to be abandoned without any result.

This match was the 59th between these two teams on neutral venues with Pakistan winning 34 times and India winning 23 of them.2 matches had to be washed off without any result.

The VRA Ground in Amstelveen had hosted just one ODI before this match World Cup 2002-03 match in which South Africa beat Kenya.

Jeremy Lloyd became the first third umpire to signal a no-ball in an ODI, when Anil Kumble overstepped in the 19th over of Pakistan innings.

Rahul Dravid, by holding three catches behind the stumps, equaled his best performance as a wicketkeeper in an ODI. He has now effected three dismissals on six occasions.

Irfan Pathan went wicketless for the fourth time in his career of 20 matches.

India, who were 69 for one at one stage, lost their nine wickets while adding only 58 more runs. This was their second worst nine-wicket collapse in ODIs. The worst ever came in the match against Sri Lanka at Sharjah on 29-10-2000 when they lost their ninth wicket with scoreboard reading only 50 from a position of 8 for no loss.

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Rahul Dravid was getting run-out for the 25th time in his ODI career. With this he equaled Sachin Tendulkar's tally of dismissals in this fashion. Among the Indians now only Mohammad Azharuddin (32) has more run-out dismissals on his name.

India's total of 127 was their fifth lowest all-out total against Pakistan.

Shahid Afridi (4-20) claimed a four-wicket haul for the second time in his career. The only other occasion was against England at Lahore on 27-10-2000 when he returned the figures of 5 for 40.

Shoaib Malik (68 & 3-18) performed the allround feat of a fifty and three wickets in same match for the third time in his career.

Yousuf Youhana has now appeared in 100 'won' matches for Pakistan. He became ninth Pakistani and 50th player in the world to do so. Just for the record, Youhana's former teammate Wasim Akram holds the world record of most appearances in 'won' matches. Akram was the part of winning Pakistan side on as many as 198 occasions. Incidentally Youhana's batting average of 57.21 is the fourth highest among this selected band of cricketers.

Shoaib Malik has now won three Man of the Match awards at a trot. He was also the the recipient of Man of the Match award in Asia Cup matches against India on July 25th and against Bangladesh on July 29th at Colombo RPS. Malik thus became only the third Pakistani player after Waqar Younis and Imran Farhat to win MoM awards in three consecutive matches.

Malik, in fact, has now won four awards in last five matches for Pakistan. Another award in next match and he will equal India's Sourav Ganguly's world record of most consecutive MoM awards in ODI history.

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