Match summery of India-Pakistan First Test Match at Ferozshah Kotla

Today, Indian team successfully won their first test match of the three test match test series with Pakistan. With this Indian new test cricket captain Anil Kumble also started his captaincy career by registering win in the first match. India won this match by six wickets on the Ferozshah Kotla in Delhi. Today, Indian batsmen were required to score only 32 runs for the win with seven wickets in hands. Saurav Ganguly was the only wicket to fall today and he scored 48 runs. Major attraction of the last Indian inning remains Sachin and Jaffer, who scored 53 and 56 runs respectively. Rahul Dravid also provided good support of 34 runs in this total. Shoaib Akhtar was only successful bowler for Pakistan and he took all the four wickets.

Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first. In the first inning Paksitan scored 231 runs with the major support from Misbah-ul-Haq of 84 runs. For India, Anil Kumble remains the star in first inning as he took 4 crucial wickets. In reply to the 231 runs of Pakistan in first inning, Indian team scored 276 runs with 72 and 57 runs main contribution by VVS Laxman and M S Dhoni respectively. In the second inning complete Pakistan team got out for 247 runs only, despite solid 71 runs opening partnership between S Butt and Y Hameed. S Butt, Y Hameed and Misbah-ul-Haq provided 67, 36 and 45 runs contribution for the second inning score of Pakistan.

In bowling again major star for India remain captain Anil Kumble, who took crucial 3 wickets. Saurav Ganguly and Harbhajan Singh took also two-2 wickets each. Overall, this was a very interesting match and mostly dominated by the bowlers. This cricket ground has always remained lucky for the Anil Kumble and this time also luck has favoured him. Anil Kumble is given man of match for his great bowling performance. Other attraction of the match remain Sachin Tendulkar, who crossed 11,174 runs tally of Allan Border to become the second highest run scoring batsman in test cricket.

Final score-
Pakistan First Inning- 231
India First Inning- 276
Pakistan second Inning- 247
India second Inning- 203/4

Also read-Timetable Cricket World Cup 2011
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