Pakistan Wins Over India in Champions Trophy

Posted on September 26, 2009
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Game Update: Pakistan won the match by 54 runs. Shoaib Malik named Man of the Match.

The thrill of a Pakistan-India cricket encounter is always special. This time around at the ICC Champions Trophy Tournament in South Africa it is no different.

The story of the moment is that Pakistan has set India 303 to win. A good score but certainly not insurmountable. At the time of writing this, India was 91/2 in 14 overs, in the 50 overs game (current score here).

Earlier report on Pakistan’s innings, from The News:

An enterprising century by Shoaib Malik and brilliant 87 by Mohammad Yousuf helped Pakistan set India a difficult target of 303 runs in their Group A match in the ICC Champions Trophy here on Saturday. Malik made 128 from 126 balls and struck 16 fours while Yousuf hit seven fours in his 88-ball innings. Both added 206 runs, a record fourth wicket partnership against India. For India, seamers Ashish Nehra bagged four wickets for 55 runs while Ishant Sharma claimed two for 39. Pakistan captain Younus Khan elected to bat after winning the toss against India in the Champions Trophy here on Saturday.

Pakistan won their opening match of the four-team group against the West Indies, while India are playing their first game. Defending champions Australia are the other team in the group, with the top two advancing to the semi-finals. Pakistan made one change from the side that beat the West Indies, with Younus coming in place of Misbah-ul-Haq.

Pakistan: Younus Khan (captain), Imran Nazir, Kamran Akmal (wk), Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Yousuf, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Rana Naved-ul Hasan, Umar Gul,
Mohammad Aamer, Saeed Ajmal

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain & wk), Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Rudra Pratap Singh.

29 Comments on “Pakistan Wins Over India in Champions Trophy”

  1. ASAD says:
    September 26th, 2009 2:07 pm

    Turning out to be a good game.

    India 106/2 in 16.1 overs.


  2. September 26th, 2009 2:09 pm

    Some comments from the ATP Facebook Page:

    - “now its 102 /2″
    - “bawt kharab bowling kr rahai hain…:-(”
    - “Sirf aatthh aur Run outs!”
    - “go pakistan smash em show india wat we r”
    - “pata nai kya kar rahay hain”
    - “YEA!!”
    - “bowling aaj ache nahi hay”

  3. Haroon says:
    September 26th, 2009 2:15 pm

    All we need to do is to stop the run trickle. We should win this one.

  4. ASAD says:
    September 26th, 2009 2:25 pm

    Just got the 3rd wicket. Just what we needed.

    Go Green.

  5. September 26th, 2009 2:31 pm

    More comments from the ,a href=”″>ATP Facebook Page:

    - “mukabla bht sakth hai.India also playing tough”
    - “yeah im afraid too”
    - “inshalah pakistan wl win”
    - “top the run then indian will be in pressure.. bt it is a batting wicket…..really tough game….”
    - “yeh sam here — mukabal sakth”
    - “Go Pakistan, Go. We can win this one.”
    - “PAKISTAN will win inshllah”
    - “wicktx r da keyxxx dere ix no oda way”
    - “Inshllah PAKISTAN will win……………………”
    - “Inshallah ajj pakistan hi jeetey gha..”
    - “inshallah’
    - “*Puts Ghee and Shakker in everyone’s mouth*”
    - “Inshallah Pakistan WINS………….!”
    - “dua kero”
    - “pray for PAKISTAN”
    - “Inshallah….”
    - “Pak 302/9(50) | Ind 127/3(21.5) | RR: 5.81
    Dhoni* 0(0), Dravid 33(52)”
    - “Inshallah & Ameen…………………’”
    - “india 148 for 3.need 173 score in 27.1 overs. very very tough comptetion”
    - “Pak 302/9(50) | Ind 128/3(22.4)
    Dhoni* 0(4), Dravid 34(53)”

  6. ASAD says:
    September 26th, 2009 2:34 pm

    Got the 4th wicket.



  7. Haroon says:
    September 26th, 2009 3:15 pm

    Seems like this game just may hav ebeen lost

    India 200-4 in 33.2 overs….. sixes and fours flying off Shoaib Malik!

  8. September 26th, 2009 3:19 pm

    Some more comments from the ATP Facebook Page:

    - “go pakistan!”
    - “Afridi Chaa gaya”
    - “INSHA ALLAH.”
    - “BHoom BHoom Afridi”
    - “Pak 302/9(50) | Ind 138/4(25) – R Dravid* 38(59), SK Raina 2(3)”
    - “G A Laala:P”
    - “2 more batsman left then only then Singh etc. This and next partnership is critical.”
    - “ALLAH Pakistan ko kamayabii ataa farma.Ameen!”
    - “ameen”
    - “Summa Ameen
    nd plzz pray dat Sh0aib Malik will be player ov da match..abhi to kaafi pitt raha hai bowling karate hoey =(“

  9. Haroon says:
    September 26th, 2009 3:21 pm

    Chaa gaye…. got that wicket we so desperately needed…..
    Shukar hai…. abb aik aur wicket please.

  10. haroon says:
    September 26th, 2009 3:22 pm

    India 205/5 in 35 overs.

    Anyone’s game.

  11. Muhammad Ali Sabir says:
    September 26th, 2009 4:12 pm

    Pakistan won the match by 54 runs.

  12. ShahidnUSA says:
    September 26th, 2009 4:12 pm

    Jeet giya Pakistan!

    Meri Dua oon Se :)

  13. Muhammad Ali Sabir says:
    September 26th, 2009 4:36 pm

    When will be the next match of Pakistan and with whom?

  14. ShahidnUSA says:
    September 26th, 2009 5:07 pm
  15. Yasmeen says:
    September 26th, 2009 5:11 pm

    Great game. Good cricket. Both teams played great and no matter who had won it was a great game.

  16. September 26th, 2009 5:27 pm

    Some more comments from the ATP Facebook Page:

    - “InshALLAH we’ll win…”
    - “133/4″
    - “Lets Go Pakistan!”
    - “Raina gaya…”
    - “match to bra mushkil ho gaya hua haii…may God help us>! n ye s. raina >>i hate hm…”
    - “yaar yeh tou game haath say nikal rahi hai”
    - “pray to Allah”
    - “yar yaa dravid out hi nai horaha”
    - “Pray for Pakistan to win the match against India”
    - “darivid gaya yaaa…..”
    - “INSHALLAH we will win the match:-)”
    - “this game could be ours…”
    - “yea coz dravid is g0ne =)”
    - “a u turn ..gud fr pakistan!!!!YA ALLAH ji pak jeeeeeeeeet jaye”
    - “Pakistan zinda bad”
    - “Pakistan Zindabad”
    - “yeh v win…4 the future games v shuld analyze our weekness tht v hav dne 2day… guyz dnt give extra run it cost us 8 over”
    - “ALLAH Pakistan ko kamayabii ataa farma.Ameen!”
    - “aameen!”
    - “Summa Ameen
    nd plzz pray dat Sh0aib Malik will be player ov da match..abhi to kaafi pitt raha hai bowling karate hoey =(”
    - “WE WON…”
    - “Go Green! Pakistan WON!”
    - “congrats everybody!!!’
    - “Congrt PakistanisssSSSSSSsssssssssss”
    - “thank to allah almighty!!!’
    - “jeeto to aisay!!”
    - “*yay* Alhamdulilah.”
    - “Pakistan Zinda Baad,,,,,,,,”
    - “ALLAH tera shukar hai…”
    - “3 more match .. guyz work hard……vl get the same result tht v acheived in t20…………youuuuuuu’
    - “Great win!”
    - “well done PK”

  17. Monkey says:
    September 26th, 2009 5:29 pm

    It was a great game…we deserved to win because we made an amazing comeback. Nonetheless, the Indians played well too but at the end of day, the Pakistanis prevailed. Mubarkaan :D

    Our next match is another high-powered one (with the Aussies on Sept 30, 1:30 p.m. PST), but of little consequence as we are already in the Semis.

  18. Dannish says:
    September 27th, 2009 1:56 am

    Pakistan ZINDABAD !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Natasha says:
    September 27th, 2009 9:24 am

    Pakka ISI ka haath hai!

    Pakistan Zindabad!

  20. Maryam says:
    September 27th, 2009 1:21 pm


    Pakistan Rocks! =D

  21. AllahWasaya says:
    September 27th, 2009 2:14 pm

    was it just me or did anyone else notice that “Fust aaf aal thanks to Allah” opening was missing from both interviews by Younis Khan and Shoaib Malik!

  22. Shani says:
    September 28th, 2009 3:55 am

    Finally, The angry couple Malik and Yousaf made the history. Keep Pakistan rocking through such victories.

  23. aalishan says:
    September 28th, 2009 4:12 am

    Pakistan Zindabad!!!

  24. Owais Mughal says:
    September 28th, 2009 2:29 pm

    With Ind-Aus washout of today, Pakistan has qualified the semi finals

  25. September 29th, 2009 4:09 pm

    Shabaaash Jawano..

  26. September 29th, 2009 11:33 pm

    Can’t express the feelings, Pakistan Rocks !!

  27. AsAD says:
    September 30th, 2009 12:00 pm

    Whao. What a game it was against the Australians today. Decided on the very last ball. Pakistan lost to Australia but is still in the semi’s. I wish we had won. I worry about making everything last ball!

    Good luck to Pakistan in the semis/

  28. Ahsan Faraz Siddiqui says:
    October 1st, 2009 9:13 am

    Dear all

    We Lost the match against Ausiiii’s But we Won against against India and this is the great Victory for US

    Khappay Khappay

  29. Ahsan Faraz Siddiqui says:
    October 1st, 2009 9:17 am

    Dear ALL

    this is true we Lost match against Ausiii’s But we Win Against India IN ICC ………..

    Khappay Khappay Pakistan

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