Tendulkar, Pathan rested for fifth ODI at Karachi

The two regulars, who have featured in all the matches since the tour began, will give way to Powar and Kartik.

india Updated: Feb 18, 2006 21:14 IST

India on Saturday decided to rest Sachin Tendulkar and Irfan Pathan for the inconsequential fifth and final cricket one-dayer against Pakistan at Karachi.

The Indians, who have already clinched the series by taking an invincible 3-1 lead, had given enough indications that they would rest some of their top players for the match.

Tendulkar and Pathan, who have featured in all the matches since the tour began last month, will give way to bowlers Ramesh Powar and Murali Kartik in the 12 for Sunday game .

Left-arm spinner Kartik played only in the first one-day match at Peshawar while Powar, who was flown in as a replacement for the injured Harbhajan Singh will get his first opportunity to display his wares.

First Published: Feb 18, 2006 21:06 IST