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Sunday, 26 March, 2000, 21:32 GMT 22:32 UK
Inzamam inspires Pakistan win

Inzamam hit his first one-day century against India
Pakistan 272-3. India 174 all out.
Pakistan win by 98 runs

Inzamam-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis produced stunning individual displays to lead Pakistan to a crushing victory over India in the Sharjah Cup.

Bucaneering batsman Inzamam slammed a century and paceman Waqar claimed five wickets to keep Pakistan in contention for the trophy.

We rate Inzamam the best batsman in the world and he proved it again. I am particuarly pleased with Waqar who did a great job for us.

Pakistan captain Moin Khan
Inzamam reached 121 not out - his seventh century in 212 one-day internationals - in a hefty total of 272-3.

India stuttered early against the Waqar-led Pakistan attack and lost premier batsmen Saurav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar with only 20 runs on the board.

The wickets sparked an Indian collapse to 174 for nine off the 50 overs.

Waqar, who worked up a lively pace, took five for 31.

We didn't bowl that well. Then the loss of Saurav and Sachin, on whom we rely for big scores, unsettled the team.

Indian coach Kapil Dev
Inzamam, blasted nine fours and five sixes in his 113-ball innings. He was involved in a 66-run third wicket stand with Younis Khan (44) then a record unbroken partnership of 151 in 132 balls with Yousuf Youhana (56 not out).

Pakistan's previous best fourth wicket one-day effort against India was 111 by Imran Khan and Javed Miandad in 1992.

The victory put Pakistan level with India on one triumph each in three matches. South Africa, who meet India on Monday, have won both their games.


Pakistan innings
Imran Nazir c Kumble b Agarkar 11
Shahid Afridi st Karim b Kumble 28
Younis Khan c Azharuddin b Joshi 44
Inzamam-ul Haq not out 121
Yousuf Youhana not out 56
Extras (lb-2 w-8 nb-2) 12
Total (for three, 50 overs) 272

Did not bat: Abdur Razzaq, Moin Khan, Wasim Akram, Arshad Khan, Waqar Younis, Shoaib Akhtar

Fall of wickets: 1-20 2-55 3-121

Bowling: Agarkar 10-0-50-1 (w-6, nb-1), Prasad 10-0-63-0 (w-1, nb-1), Kumble 9-0-66-1, Robin Singh 10-1-34-0 (w-1), Joshi 9-0-42-1, Ganguly 1-0-4-0, Tendulkar 1-0-11-0.

India innings
S Ganguly c and b Waqar Younis 7
S Tendulkar b Wasim Akram 10
R Dravid c Moin Jhan b Shoiab Akhtar 29
S Joshi c Moin Khan b Waqar younis 3
M Azharuddin c Moin Khan b Waqar Younis 20
A Jadeja b Waqar Younis 20
R Singh c Moin Kah b Arshad Khan 22
S Karim c Younis Khan b Arshad Khan 13
A Agarkar b Waqar Younis 20
A Kumble not out 14
V Prasad not out 0
Extras (lb-2 w-11 nb-3) 16
Total (for nine, 50 overs) 174

Fall of wickets: 1-12 2-20 3-25 4-63 5-90 6-99 7-131 8-137 9-172

Bowling: Wasim Akram 7-2-16-1 (w-2), Waqar Younis 10-1-31-5 (w-6, nb-1), Abdur Razzaq 5-1-29-0, Shoaib Akhtar 5-0-24-1 (w-1), Arshad Khan 10-0-32-2, Shahid Afridi 8-0-21-0 (w-1, nb-2), Younis Khan 4-0-17-0, Imran Nazir 1-0-2-0 (w-1)

Man of the Match: Inzamamul Haq and Waqar Youins (shared, Pakistan)

Next match: India v South Africa - Monday, March 27

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