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Butt century sets up win for Pakistan

07/02/2006 05:45:43 AM Comments (0)

A brave Pakistan run chase in the first one-day international against India, spearheaded by Salman Butt's third one-day hundred, has ended in victory under the Duckworth Lewis scoring system.

Pakistan required 329 runs for victory and ended on 7-311 after 47 overs when umpires Simon Taufel and Asad Rauf offered the light to the batsmen in near-darkness.

Younis Khan (18) and Rana Naved (11) wasted no time in accepting the offer.

Opener Butt's 101 overshadowed Sachin Tendulkar's 39th century because it helped Pakistan pace their innings beautifully after they had won the toss and put India in.

The home side were always ahead under the DL system in the overcast conditions.

Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq earned the dubious honour of becoming only the third batsman in ODI history to be given out obstructing the field, after compatriot Rameez Raja and Indian Mohinder Amarnath.

He was dismissed in the 44th over when he blocked the ball with his bat to stop a direct throw from Suresh Raina at mid-off.

Pakistan's run-chase was set up by a flowing 151-run second wicket stand in 142 balls between Butt and Shoaib Malik (90).

After Butt's dismissal with the total on 201 in the 32nd over, India picked up four more wickets at regular intervals as the light became very poor.

Tendulkar's 100 from 113 balls, including 10 fours and a six, was his first in 12 games since April when he scored a century against Pakistan at Ahmedabad.

His dismissal in the 45th over with the total on 305 triggered a collapse, however, in which India lost their last six wickets for just 23 runs in 28 balls.

Tendulkar, 33 next month, was bowled off a no-ball on 20 by seamer Rana Naved but survived to pass 14,000 runs in one-day cricket in his 359th match.

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