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Karachi had the honour of hosting the first India-Pakistan ODI. The security was understandably tight with more than 5,000 guards lined up to ensure that there was no untoward incident. India went on to win narrowly, but that was not the lasting image from the contest. Images of Indians and Pakistanis sitting side-by-side in Karachi`s packed 33,000-seater National Stadium to watch one of the best games in the sport`s history had people on either side of their border licking their lips for more.", "medium", "", "Pak Tour : Offbeat images - March 15, 2004", "http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxechfbsi.jpg"],["http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxegjfdsi_medium.jpg", "
Security men on either side of the border also followed the series opener with keen interest. Those who couldn`t get near a TV pressed their transistors into service. Some like Manoj Kumar, jawan from Maharashtra, listened to the cricket commentary all day from inside their bunkers. `The first match was a treat and the crowd behaviour was exemplary,` said Kumar, as his colleagues nodded in agreement. `This indicates people want peace between the two countries.` ", "medium", "", "Pak Tour : Offbeat images - March 15, 2004", "http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxegjfdsi.jpg"],["http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxfbdaisi_medium.jpg", "
As in other parts of India and Pakistan, the summer capital Srinagar was deserted on Saturday as residents stayed inside to watch the match. Those who did not have TV milled around the windows of shops selling TV to catch the excitement.", "medium", "", "Pak Tour : Offbeat images - March 15, 2004", "http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxfbdaisi.jpg"],["http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxffidgsi_medium.jpg", "
Many of the jawans from the Border Security Force, who are saddled with the responsibility of maintaining peace in the valley, also took time off to follow the Karachi humdinger. `The game of cricket has won, not India or Pakistan,` said Prakash Singh, a paramilitary soldier who watched the match.", "medium", "", "Pak Tour : Offbeat images - March 15, 2004", "http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxffidgsi.jpg"],["http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxgacgfsi_medium.jpg", "
There was a great sense of camaradarie at the Karachi National Stadium the venue of the first ODI. Fans celebrated the coming together of India and Pakistan for their first full series in Pakistan in 15 years. `The ramparts built around the older generation are being eroded,` said political commentator Tanvir Ahmed Khan, a former Pakistani foreign secretary. `This is a kind of public celebration of a new mood. If the leaders can exploit it, then it could become a factor in normalising relations.` A visibly moved Pakistani cricketing legend Imran Khan said he had never witnessed such warmth during an Ind-Pak tie ever before.", "medium", "", "Pak Tour : Offbeat images - March 15, 2004", "http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxgacgfsi.jpg"],["http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxgffjasi_medium.jpg", "
Kashmiri boys watch people dressed in Pakistani uniforms play cricket on the eve of the much anticipated match between India and Pakistan series opener at Karachi. ", "medium", "", "Pak Tour : Offbeat images - March 15, 2004", "http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxgffjasi.jpg"],["http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxhafjhsi_medium.jpg", "
Armed guards posted on the roof of a stand at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium watch the match from their vantage point. The Indian flag and that of the Pakistan Cricket Board are fluttering abover their heads.", "medium", "", "Pak Tour : Offbeat images - March 15, 2004", "http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxhafjhsi.jpg"],["http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxhfdhisi_medium.jpg", "
A man waves the Pakistani flag as people watch the national flags being lowered at the border crossing between Pakistan and India. The ceremony, a daily colourful parade conducted by Pakistani Patan guards and the Indian Border Security force took place as the Indian team took on Pakistan in the second one-dayer against Pakistan.", "medium", "", "Pak Tour : Offbeat images - March 15, 2004", "http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxhfdhisi.jpg"],["http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxhjgfdsi_medium.jpg", "
Fans hold a sign which says `Peace Love Friendship` after India lost the Rawalpindi heart-stopper by 12 runs runs. Fans at the stadium gave both the teams a standing ovation after Pakistan put down a spirited challenge from Ganguly`s men.", "medium", "", "Pak Tour : Offbeat images - March 15, 2004", "http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxhjgfdsi.jpg"],["http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxifajjsi_medium.jpg", "
The match witnessed a groundswell of emotion. Crowds turned out in large numbers and celebrated the many priceless moments of joy that cricketing stars from either side of the border gave them.", "medium", "", "Pak Tour : Offbeat images - March 15, 2004", "http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxifajjsi.jpg"]]; var imageFullScreenArray = new Array(); imageFullScreenArray=[["http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxechfbsi_big.jpg", "
Karachi had the honour of hosting the first India-Pakistan ODI. The security was understandably tight with more than 5,000 guards lined up to ensure that there was no untoward incident. India went on to win narrowly, but that was not the lasting image from the contest. Images of Indians and Pakistanis sitting side-by-side in Karachi`s packed 33,000-seater National Stadium to watch one of the best games in the sport`s history had people on either side of their border licking their lips for more.", "medium", "", "Pak Tour : Offbeat images - March 15, 2004", "http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxechfbsi.jpg"],["http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxegjfdsi_big.jpg", "
Security men on either side of the border also followed the series opener with keen interest. Those who couldn`t get near a TV pressed their transistors into service. Some like Manoj Kumar, jawan from Maharashtra, listened to the cricket commentary all day from inside their bunkers. `The first match was a treat and the crowd behaviour was exemplary,` said Kumar, as his colleagues nodded in agreement. `This indicates people want peace between the two countries.` ", "medium", "", "Pak Tour : Offbeat images - March 15, 2004", "http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxegjfdsi.jpg"],["http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxfbdaisi_big.jpg", "
As in other parts of India and Pakistan, the summer capital Srinagar was deserted on Saturday as residents stayed inside to watch the match. Those who did not have TV milled around the windows of shops selling TV to catch the excitement.", "medium", "", "Pak Tour : Offbeat images - March 15, 2004", "http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxfbdaisi.jpg"],["http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxffidgsi_big.jpg", "
Many of the jawans from the Border Security Force, who are saddled with the responsibility of maintaining peace in the valley, also took time off to follow the Karachi humdinger. `The game of cricket has won, not India or Pakistan,` said Prakash Singh, a paramilitary soldier who watched the match.", "medium", "", "Pak Tour : Offbeat images - March 15, 2004", "http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxffidgsi.jpg"],["http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxgacgfsi_big.jpg", "
There was a great sense of camaradarie at the Karachi National Stadium the venue of the first ODI. Fans celebrated the coming together of India and Pakistan for their first full series in Pakistan in 15 years. `The ramparts built around the older generation are being eroded,` said political commentator Tanvir Ahmed Khan, a former Pakistani foreign secretary. `This is a kind of public celebration of a new mood. If the leaders can exploit it, then it could become a factor in normalising relations.` A visibly moved Pakistani cricketing legend Imran Khan said he had never witnessed such warmth during an Ind-Pak tie ever before.", "medium", "", "Pak Tour : Offbeat images - March 15, 2004", "http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxgacgfsi.jpg"],["http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxgffjasi_big.jpg", "
Kashmiri boys watch people dressed in Pakistani uniforms play cricket on the eve of the much anticipated match between India and Pakistan series opener at Karachi. ", "medium", "", "Pak Tour : Offbeat images - March 15, 2004", "http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxgffjasi.jpg"],["http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxhafjhsi_big.jpg", "
Armed guards posted on the roof of a stand at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium watch the match from their vantage point. The Indian flag and that of the Pakistan Cricket Board are fluttering abover their heads.", "medium", "", "Pak Tour : Offbeat images - March 15, 2004", "http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxhafjhsi.jpg"],["http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxhfdhisi_big.jpg", "
A man waves the Pakistani flag as people watch the national flags being lowered at the border crossing between Pakistan and India. The ceremony, a daily colourful parade conducted by Pakistani Patan guards and the Indian Border Security force took place as the Indian team took on Pakistan in the second one-dayer against Pakistan.", "medium", "", "Pak Tour : Offbeat images - March 15, 2004", "http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxhfdhisi.jpg"],["http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxhjgfdsi_big.jpg", "
Fans hold a sign which says `Peace Love Friendship` after India lost the Rawalpindi heart-stopper by 12 runs runs. Fans at the stadium gave both the teams a standing ovation after Pakistan put down a spirited challenge from Ganguly`s men.", "medium", "", "Pak Tour : Offbeat images - March 15, 2004", "http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxhjgfdsi.jpg"],["http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxifajjsi_big.jpg", "
The match witnessed a groundswell of emotion. Crowds turned out in large numbers and celebrated the many priceless moments of joy that cricketing stars from either side of the border gave them.", "medium", "", "Pak Tour : Offbeat images - March 15, 2004", "http://static.sify.com/cms/image/jdqwuxifajjsi.jpg"]]; var imgId = 0;var maxNum ='10';