Ganguly, Pathan help India amass 626

Updated: 10 December 2007 14:45 IST

Pakistan was 86 for one at stumps in reply to India's first innings total of 626 on the second day of the third Test at Bangalore on Sunday.

Ganguly, Pathan help India amass 626

New Delhi:

Pakistan was 86 for one at stumps in reply to India's first innings total of 626 on the second day of the third Test at Bangalore on Sunday.

At the end of the day's play, Pakistan was trailing by 540 runs. Salman Butt was batting on 50 and Younis Khan was 7 not out.

Sourav Ganguly scored his maiden Test double and Irfan Pathan his maiden hundred as India ended up at 626 in the first innings.

Resuming Day 2 at 365 for 5, India continued to pile the runs. However, Yasir Arafat picked up his fourth wicket of the match as he dismissed Dinesh Karthik for 24.

Ganguly, who resumed his innings on 125, improved on his previous best of 173. The Prince of Kolkata struck his maiden double century and went on to score 269. He now holds the record for the highest score by an Indian at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

He along with Irfan Pathan put up a 178-run partnership to help India cross the 600 mark. Pathan also had a memorable day as he notched up his first Test century.

Shoaib Akhtar, who missed most of Day 1 with a back spasm is back on the field but is unlikely to bowl for Pakistan.

Earlier, Yuvraj Singh and Saurav Ganguly took Pakistan to the cleaners with centuries despite India losing early wickets as the hosts ended the Day 1 at 365 for five.






Topics : Cricket India
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