India have won their seventh consecutive test match

India won the first Test against Pakistan by six wickets

Cricinfo 26 Nov'07: Handshakes all around as the players congratulate each other on a hard fought and thoroughly engrossing Test match. Tendulkar and Laxman walk off to loud cheers from the Feroz Shah Kotla. India needed just 6.2 overs this morning to score the 32 runs needed for victory. Tendulkar scored 24 of them off only 24 balls.

Anil Kumble is the Man of the Match for his captaincy, his seven wickets and a useful 24 in the first innings.
Kumble: "This ground has been very special, everything had happened on this ground. I think the boys responded really well and getting Pakitan out under 250 in both innings was creditable. The partnerships between Laxman and Dhoni, Dravid and Jaffer and Sachin and Ganguly were all very crucial. [On his own performance] It was excellent to get into the [bowling] groove right away. Three months is a long break at my age and I'm very happy with my performance." So that's that. India have won their seventh consecutive Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla (perhaps that's why the Australians don't like playing there) and recorded their second highest run chase on home soil.

Shoaib Malik: "If you go back to the first day we didn't bat well. Our bowlers put in the effort but we were 100 runs short. Salman Butt was excellent in the second innings and also Yasir Hameed who was playing after a long time. Shoaib bowled really well and if we had a target of 300 the game could have been different. If you want to win a Test you have to score 400 plus and so we'll be looking to do that (in Kolkata)."

The cricket caravan moves on from Delhi to Kolkata for the second Test which begins on November 30.

Comments

Ottayan said…
Good show by India.

But can they sustain it?

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