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Who will win the ODI series?

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ashok mankad

With India leading the ongoing ODI series against Pakistan by a 2-1 margin and three matches left, several permutations and combinations are being floated regarding the ultimate outcome.

In this context, presented herewith is the tantalizing course of the previous three series between the two arch-rivals and neighbors:

Date Match Venue Result Series Status
Mar 13 . 2004 1st ODI Karachi Ind - 5 runs Ind leads 1-0
Mar 16 , 2004 2nd ODI Rawalpindi Pak - 12 runs Levelled 1-1
Mar 19 , 2004 3rd ODI Peshawar Pak - 4 wkts Pak leads 2-1
Mar 21 , 2004 4th ODI Lahore Ind - 5 wkts Levelled 2-2
Mar 24 , 2004 5th ODI Lahore Ind - 40 runs Ind won 3-2
Mar28 - Apr 1 , 2004 1st Test Multan Ind - inns & 52 runs Ind leads 1-0
Apr 5-8 , 2004 2nd Test Lahore Pak - 9 wkts Levelled 1-1
Apr 13-16 , 2004 3rd Test Rawalpindi Ind - inns & 131 runs Ind won 2-1
Mar 8-12 , 2005 1st Test Mohali Drwan Levelled 0-0
Mar 16-20 , 2005 2nd Test Kolkata Ind - 195 runs Ind leads 1-0
Mar 24 -28 , 2005 3rd Test Bangalore Pak - 168 runs Drawn 1-1


No ton for the longest period, but still the leader

Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has failed to score an ODI hundred for a period of over two years and 42 innings, which is the longest amongst all contemporary skippers in the contemporary era. But he is still at the helm of affairs. The complete details of contemporary captains who have failed to notch up a century for long periods:

Captains Matches as
captain
Last ton
as skipper
Period since last or no ODI ton - time Period since the last ton - innings
Sourav Ganguly (Ind) 141 111 vs Ken , Mar 20, 2003 2 yrs & 22 days 42
Michael Vaughan (Eng) 40 No ton as captain 1 yr & 298 days 40
Stephan Fleming ( NZ ) 174 108 vs SA,
Feb 17, 2004
1 yr & 53 days 20
Habibul Bashar
( Bang )
21 No ton as captain 1 yr & 33 days 21
Inzamam-ul-Haq ( Pak ) 51 123 vs Ind,
 Mar 21, 2004
1 yr & 21 days 28
Tatenda Taibu
( Zimb )
25 No ton as captain 357 days 25
Marvan Atapattu
( SL )
35 111 vs Pak,
Oct 14 , 2004
179 days 2
Brian Lara ( WI ) 85 156 vs Pak,
Jan 28, 2005
73 days 1
Graeme Smith
( SA )
43 43 days 117 vs Zimb,
Feb 27 , 2005
Nil
Ricky Ponting
( Aust )
91 141* vs NZ , Mar 5 , 2005 37 days Nil