India vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI: As it happened..

India vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI: As it happened..

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India vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI: As it happened..Zeenews Sports Bureau

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Brief Summary

So Pakistan have wrapped the ODI series 2-1. India, who recently lost the home Test series against England, were once again out classed in all departments of the game by their arch-rivals.

In this match however, the Indian bowlers need some appreciation for the way they brought India back into the game and not to forget, the fielding from India, was outstanding. Dhoni said at the post match conference that the fielders saved almost 20-22 runs, which proved to be handy. After the Indian batsmen failed once again, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar struck twice initially that sent Pakistan on the back foot. Dhoni was adjudged the Man of the Match for leading his side to victory and also for being the highest scorer for India in the third ODI (36).

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 48.5 II Score: 157/10 (Irfan 0*)

Ishant starts with an over pitched ball which Hafeez smashes straight down the ground. Raina fields the ball after a little fumble. No run taken. Hafeez charges down the track and Ishant bowls it wide. This is a good shot from Hafeez who opens the face of the bat and the ball goes for a four. Hafeez pulls the next one for two runs. Good length ball from Ishant and Hafeez crashes between mid off and mid wicket for a four. Comedy of errors here. Ishant bowls one over Hafeez’s waist which leads to some confusion among the batsmen and it could have been a run out but Ishant makes a mess of it.

Ishant has dismissed Hafeez to seal the match for India.

Mohammad Hafeez c Yuvraj Singh b Sharma 21 (31b 2x4 0x6)

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 48 II Score: 145/9 (Hafeez 11*Irfan 0**)

Shami Ahmed bowls a wicket maiden.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 47.3 II Score: 145/9 (Hafeez 11*)

Saaed Ajmal comes to the crease after the fall of Gul’s wicket. Ishant bowling very intelligently. Just one off Ishant’s over and the wicket of Gul.

Shami Ahmed to ball the 48th over. He starts off with a good length delivery outside off stump and beats the batsman.

Ajmal is gone. Shami Ahmed has picked up his first International cricket and it is also the 200th catch in ODI’s for MS Dhoni.

Junaid Khan is run out. Fantastic fielding from Raina.

Saeed Ajmal c Dhoni b Shami Ahmed 1 (4b 0x4 0x6)

Junaid Khan run out 0 (1b 0x4 0x6)

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 46.2 II Score: 144/7 (Hafeez 11*)

Ishant begins with a dot ball to Gul.

Ishant has taken the wicket of Umar Gul. Gul hit a good length delivery straight to the man at mid on.

Umar Gul c Jadeja b Sharma 11 (28b 2x4 0x6)

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 46 II Score: 144/6 (Hafeez 11*, Gul 11*)

Jadeja to bowl his final over. Good bowling from Jadeja. Four consecutive dot balls from Jadeja. Gul gets a single off the fifth ball. Just one run off the over.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 45 II Score: 143/6 (Hafeez 11*, Gul 11*)

Shami Ahmed starts the over with a slower one and Hafeez drives it to sweeper cover for two runs. Good tight bowling from Shami just the two runs off the over.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 44 II Score: 141/6 (Hafeez 9*, Gul 11*)

Shami Ahmed continues. Gul guides him to third man for a four. Shami smacks Gul on the helmet with a short ball.
Hafeez gets a single off the first ball from Ashwin. Gul takes another single off the third ball. Big appeal for lbw. Gul was hit on the back foot and height could have been the only factor that could have saved him.

Pakistan need 27 runs to win in 36 balls with 4 wickets in hand

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 42 II Score: 134/6 (Hafeez 7*, Gul 6*)

Shami Ahmed comes back into the attack. Hafeez gets a single of the first ball. Gul strikes the fifth ballpast covers for a four.

Ashwin comes into the attack. Rahane drops an easy catch off Hafeez. This may prove to be a costly miss.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 39.2 II Score: 125/6 (Hafeez 4*, Gul 0*)

The Indians are charged up and think they have a chance from here. Jadeja is firing it in and Akmal sweeps it high in the air but the ball falls in between three fielders.
The Indians have made scoring difficult for the batsmen. Some very tight bowling in progress.
Jadeja has got the wicket of Umar Akmal.

Umar Akmal st Dhoni b Jadeja 25 (50b 3x4 0x6)

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 36.3 II Score: 119/5 (U. Akmal 22*, )

Shoaib Malik comes to the crease after the fall of Misbah’s wicket.
Batting power play being taken. Jadeja drags it short and Malik smashes it only to be saved by a diving Rahane at point. India’s impressive fielding continues. This time its Yuvraj who saves a certain boundary.
Ishant comes into the attack. This is a wonderful shot from Malik. The ball was short and offered some width and Mailk lashed onto it to get a four. Good comeback from Ishant; this one is much fuller and cautiously played by Malik.

Malik has been dismissed by Ishant Sharma.

Shoaib Malik lbw b Sharma 5 (13b 1x4 0x6)

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 34.1 II Score: 113/4 (U. Akmal 22* )

Umar Akmal smashes a full toss from Ashwi n for a boundary. The next ball traps Akmal on the pads, the Indians appeal but the umpire gives it not out. Akmal sweeps another one from Ashwin for a four wide of deep square leg.
Jadeja beats Misbah outside off stump. Misbah gets a couple of runs off the next ball which is pitched slightly shorter.
Ashwin picks up the wicket of Misbah. The ball was pitched on leg stump and Misbah helped it straight to the man at leg slip who took a good low catch.


Misbah-ul-Haq c Rahane b Ashwin 39 (82b 4x4 0x6)

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 31 II Score: 102/3 (Misbah 36*, U. Akmal 14* )

Pakistan batsmen are not taking any risks and are playing the ball on its merit. India have employed both their spinners. Runs especially singles are coming quite easily for the Pakistani batsmen.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 28 II Score: 95/3 (Misbah 32*, U. Akmal 11* )

Jadeja gets one to turn and bounce and beats Misbah. Good bowling from the left arm bowler.
Ashwin is bowling the odd wide delivery outside leg stump. Pakistan chase is progressing at a slow rate. India however needs wickets and cannot afford to be defensive.
Jadeja continues. Umar smashes him through covers for a four

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 25 II Score: 85/3 (Misbah 29*, U. Akmal 5* )

Ashwin and Ishant have been on the spot with their line and length and have not given the batsmen much to put away. Jadeja comes into the attack and bowls a very good over to start off with. Ashwin continues to be probing with his bowling. Runs are coming at a very slow pace for the batsmen. Wide down the leg side from Ashwin and the ball goes for a boundary.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 21 II Score: 68/3 (Misbah 21*, U. Akmal 1* )

Ashwin comes into the attack. Jamshed smashes a short one wide of mid on for a four.
Ashwin gets the big wicket of Jamshed.
Umar Akmal comes to the crease. Down the leg side this time and this will run away to the boundary.

Nasir Jamshed lbw b Ashwin 34 (64b 5x4 0x6)

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 20 II Score: 56/2 (Jamshed 30*, Misbah 19*)

Ishant has been really good and has troubled both batsmen. Fielders have helped in adding to the pressure. Just one run from the over.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 19 II Score: 55/2 (Jamshed 30*, Misbah 18*)

Kumar will bowl out his quota of overs. Jamshed playing him with a lot of respect. That one was over pitched and Jamshed drives it beautifully through covers for a four. Good comeback by Kumar with a much better delivery. End of his spell.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 18 II Score: 51/2 (Jamshed 26*, Misbah 18*)

Jamshed is beaten on the first ball. Guides one towards the leg side for a single. Beautiful bowling from Ishant; beats Misbah yet again. Ishant has been unlucky not to have picked up a wicket. MIsbah gets a single off the next ball. Single to third man off the last ball.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 17 II Score: 48/2 (Jamshed 24*, Misbah 17*)

Kumar continues. This is a short one and Jamshed guides this to third man for a single. Misbah gets an inside edge onto the pads. This one over pitched and Misbah drives it elegantly for a four. Good come back from Kumar; beats Misbah outside off stump.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 16 II Score: 43/2 (Jamshed 23*, Misbah 13*)

Ishant strays on the leg side this time and it’s helped on its way to a boundary by Misbah.
Another good piece of fielding.
The ball swung and came in and missed the stumps by a whisker. Ishant had his hands no his head.
A quick single taken off the last ball.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 15 II Score: 37/2 (Jamshed 22*, Misbah 8*)

Kumar bowls one on the leg side which Jamshed helps towards fine leg and Shami gets his foot to tha ball and restricts it to 2 runs. Misbah helps an inswinging delivery towards mid wicket for a single. He gets an edge and the ball flies wide off second slip for a boundary.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 14 II Score: 29/2 (Jamshed 15*, Misbah 7*)

Ishant beats Misbah outside off stump on two consecutive occasions. Misbah is playing very cautiously. Not taking any chances and playing the ball on its merit. One short ball is smashed straight to the man at point.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 13 II Score: 28/2 (Jamshed 14*, Misbah 7*)

Kumar troubling Misbah with his in swing. This one was a bit fuller and Misbah drives it beautifully for a four. Leaves the rest of the deliveries through to the keeper. Just the boundary of the over.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 12 II Score: 24/2 (Jamshed 14*, Misbah 3*)

Ishant Sharma is into the attack. Carefully played by Jamshed towards square leg for a single. Ishant is bowling with three slips. This one had a bit of width on it and Misbah gets it past a diving Kohli for a single.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 11 II Score: 22/2 (Jamshed 13*, Misbah 2*)
Kumar continues with his good line and length. Another maiden for Kumar.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 10 II Score: 22/2 (Jamshed 13*, Misbah 2*)

Shami Ahmed continues. Misbah runs one to third man for a single. Jamshed smashes a short noe to deep mid wicket for a FOUR. This one was fuller and almost went through Jamshed’s defence.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 9 II Score: 15/2 (Jamshed 7*, Misbah 1*)

Kumar gets the edge of Misbah’s bat but the ball falls just short of Raina at second slip. The ball gets the inside edge this time and goes to fine leg for a single. Outside off stump to Jamshed who leaves it. Just one run off the over.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 8 II Score: 14/2 (Jamshed 7*, Misbah 0*)

Shami Ahmed is bowling with a bit of pace and causing problems for Jamshed. This one comes in from a good length and it hits Jamshed’s pads. Jamshed tried to use his wrists to flick it on the leg side but the ball looped straight towards the bowler but fell just short of him. Very impressive stuff from Shami.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 7 II Score: 14/2 (Jamshed 7*, Misbah 0*)

Kumar continues to trouble Younis with his in swingers. Kohli continues to impress in the field.
Younis Khan has been bowled by young Kumar.
Misbah comes to the crease. Kumar is on fire. Ends with a good ball outside off stump. Wicket maiden for Kumar.

Younis Khan b Kumar 6 (15b 1x4 0x6)

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 6 II Score: 14/1 (Jamshed 7*, Younis 6*)

Shami starts off with an over pitched ball outside off stump. YOunis drives it to mid off for a single. Good bowling from Shami. Indians continue to impress in the field. This one is short and Jamshed pulls it easily for a four.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 5 II Score: 9/1 (Jamshed 3*, Younis 5*)

Kumar continues from the other end. He is getting a lot of swing and is causing problems for Younis Khan. Younis steals a single through covers. Short one from Kumar, Jamshed walks out and cuts it but the ball is stopped by Jadeja.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 4 II Score: 8/1 (Jamshed 3*, Younis 4*)

Shami continues to Jamshed. Fantastic cricket all round. Beautiful drive from Jamshed and stopped by Rahane in covers. That was a certain boundary. Another good piece of fielding Jadeja this time saves what would have been another boundary. The last ball kept a bit low and just missed the stumps. Maiden from Shami.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 3 II Score: 8/1 (Jamshed 3*, Younis 4*)

Kumar gives India a breakthrough. Kumar bowls a short ball to Younis; called wide by the umpire. Kumar getting the ball to swing in to Younis. Lovely shot from Younis through covers for a boundary. Last ball is played to covers. No run off it.

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Bhuvaneshwar Kumar picks up the wicket of Kamran Akmal

Kamran Akmal lbw b Kumar 0 (3b 0x4 0x6)

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 2 II Score: 3/0 (Jamshed 3*, K. Akmal 0*)
Shami Ahmed to bowl his first over in International cricket. First ball is bowled outside off stump and Jamshed leaves it safely to the keeper. Good line from Shami and decent speed too. Starts with a maiden over and troubled Jamshed a bit with his line.

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PAKISTAN: Overs: 1 II Score: 3/0 (Jamshed 3*, K. Akmal 0*)
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar starts proceedings for India. First ball is bowled in a good line and Jamshed lets it go to the keeper.
The second ball is drifted on the pads and Jamshed flicks it through mid wicket for two runs.
Jamshed gets another single.
Akmal comes down the wicket and defends and the ball is brilliantly fielded by kohli at point.
Beats Akmal off the last ball.

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India have been folded up by Pakistan for 167 runs. India will be very disappointed with their performance. India could not build a decent partnership and the middle order looked completely out of ideas.Dhoni was the top scorer for the Indians with 36 runs followed by Jadeja who scored 27.

Pakistan will be very satisfied with their performance. Ajmal was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 5/24. Mohammad Irfan picked up 2 wickets and Gul, Hafeez and Junaid picked up a wicket each to restrict India to score they would be comfortable chasing..

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INDIA: Overs: 43.4 II Score: 167/10 (Jadeja 27, Ahmed 0*)

Jadeja hoiks one from Ajmal for a SIX over mid on. That was a huge hit from Jadeja.
Jadeja is caught at mid on.

RA Jadeja c Umar Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 27 (39b 0x4 2x6)

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INDIA: Overs: 43 II Score: 161/9 (Jadeja 21*, Ahmed 0*)

Jadeja gets a single off the first ball from Junaid.
Shami Ahmed to face his first ball in International cricket. Calmly played away to backward point.
Short from Junaid and Shami does well to get his body and bat out of the way.
Beats him outside off stump this time.
Last ball misses the off stump by a whisker.

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INDIA: Overs: 42 II Score: 160/9 (Jadeja 19*, Ahmed 0*)

Ishant clears the fielder at mid off and the ball goes for a four.
Hits this one in the air but safely over the bowler for a single.
Jadeja flicks the next ball to mid on for a single.
Ishant lobs one straight to the bowler who grabs it in the second attempt.

I Sharma c & b Saeed Ajmal 5 (15b 1x4 0x6)

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INDIA: Overs: 41 II Score: 154/8 (Jadeja 19*, Sharma 0*)

Junaid Khan comes into the attack. Jadeja drives the ball but Malik does well to deny him a single.
Fantastic Yorker. Jadeja plays all over it but the ball misses the stumps. Jadeja survives.
This time he gets it past the man at mid on for a couple of runs.
Smashes a full toss straight past the bowler for another couple of runs.

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INDIA: Overs: 40 II Score: 150/8 (Jadeja 15*, Sharma 0*)

Jadeja takes a single off the first ball.
Ishant drives the next one well but can’t get it past the fielder.
Ajmal giving a lot of loop. Just the one run off the over.

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INDIA: Overs: 39 II Score: 149/8 (Jadeja 14*, Sharma 0*)

Jadeja steps out to Gul and smashes it straight over his head for a SIX.
That’s a wide down the leg side.
Jadeja gets a single with a dab to the keeper.
Ishant plays it straight to the fielder at point. No run taken.
Ishant looking to take a single but Jadeja sends him back.
Good yorker from Gul but Ishant manages to dig it out.

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INDIA: Overs: 38 II Score: 141/8 (Jadeja 7*, Sharma 0*)
Kumar gets a single off the first ball.
Jadeja takes another single off Ajmal.
Ajmal gets another wicket. This time its Bhuvaneshwar Kumar trapped in front.
Ishant Sharma comes to the crease.

B Kumar lbw b Saeed Ajmal 2 (10b 0x4 0x6)

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INDIA: Overs: 37 II Score: 139/7 (Jadeja 6*, B. Kumar 1*)

Gul gets the second ball to reverse in to Kumar. The ball hits the pads. The bowler appeals but the ball is going down the leg side.
Nice looking shot from Kumar but can’t get it past the cover fielder.
That was an edge and the keeper and the slip fielder miss it. The ball hits the helmet behind the wicket-keeper and its 5 runs for India.

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INDIA: Overs: 36 II Score: 133/7 (Jadeja 6*, B. Kumar 0*)

Ajmal continues to Jadeja. Lot of responsibility now on the shoulder of Jadeja. He smashes that one straight over the bowler for 2 runs. Just two off the over.

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INDIA: Overs: 35 II Score: 131/7 (Jadeja 4*, B. Kumar 0*)

Batting powerplay has been taken. Umar Gul continues. Dhoni flicks one past the fielder at fine leg for a FOUR.
Dhoni square cuts one straight to the man at backward point.
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar comes to the crease.
Four runs and the big wicket of Dhoni in the over.

MS Dhoni c Umar Akmal b Umar Gul 36 (55b 1x4 3x6)

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INDIA: Overs: 34 II Score: 127/6 (Dhoni 32*, Jadeja 4*)

Hafeez continues from the other end. Jadeja flicks one to mid wicket and gets two runs. This one hits Jadeja’s pads but it was going down the leg side. Hafeez is mixing up his deliveries really well. Just two runs off the over.

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INDIA: Overs: 33 II Score: 125/6 (Dhoni 32*, Jadeja2*)

Umar Gul comes into the attack. Starts off with a nice tight ball. Dhoni inside edges one onto his pads. No run taken off the over yet. Beats Dhoni outside off stump with a cracker of a delivery. Finally Dhoni gets a single towards square leg for a single. Slip in place for Jadeja. Jadeja shows the full face of the bat and hits one straight to the bowler. Gets a single off the last ball.

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INDIA: Overs: 32 II Score: 123/6 (Dhoni 31*, Jadeja1*)

Dhoni tries to paddle sweep one down leg side from Hafeez. A huge appeal follows but the umpire says no. Dhoni smashes the next one straight to the bowler and he is hurt. That ball was really hit hard and Hafeez stuck his hand out. Hafeez continues to bowl. Dhoni takes a single. Jadeja also takes a single towards deep mid wicket. Dhoni dabs one to deep square leg for another single to end the over.

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INDIA: Overs: 31 II Score: 119/6 (Dhoni 29*, Jadeja 0*)
Ajmal keeping it very tight. Dhoni looking for a single but can’t get it past the fielders. Finally gets a single to deep mid wicket. Just one run of this over.

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INDIA: Overs: 30 II Score: 118/6 (Dhoni 28*, Jadeja 0*)
Dhoni does not seem to be bothered by the fall of wickets. He steps out and smashes Hafeez for SIX. Dhoni takes a single off the next ball. Seven off the over.

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INDIA: Overs: 29 II Score: 111/6 (Dhoni 21*, Jadeja 0*)

Raina is gone. Ajmal traps him in front of the wicket.
Ajmal gets Ashwin off the very next ball. Ajmal is on a hat-trick.
Jadeja to face the hat-trick ball. Two slips and a short leg in place and Jadeja calmly defends it.

SK Raina lbw b Saeed Ajmal 31 (60b 2x4 1x6)

R Ashwin lbw b Saeed Ajmal 0 (1b 0x4 0x6)

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INDIA: Overs: 28 II Score: 111/4 (Raina 31*, Dhoni 21*)

Raina gets another single off the third ball. Dhoni smashes one over mid wicket for a SIX. Another similar shot and similar result. SIX Big over for India.

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INDIA: Overs: 27 II Score: 97/4 (Raina 30*, Dhoni 9*)

Raina gets a single square of the wicket off Ajmal. Dhoni being very cautious. Just a single off the over.

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INDIA: Overs: 25 II Score: 95/4 (Raina 28*, Dhoni 9*)
Wide ball from Ajmal. Dhoni gets a leg bye off Ajmal’s third ball. Raina gets a single through covers. Good running from the Indian batsmen. Three runs from the over.

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INDIA: Overs: 26 II Score: 96/4 (Raina 29*, Dhoni 9*)
Raina gets a single.Hafeez bowling a very tight line and length. Just the one run off the over.

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INDIA: Overs: 24 II Score: 92/4 (Raina 27*, Dhoni 9*)

Raina gets a single towards deep square leg.
Dhoni plays two dot balls and gets the next one towards fine leg for a single.
Raina lobs one just short of the man standing next to the bowler.

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INDIA: Overs: 23 II Score: 90/4 (Raina 26*, Dhoni 8*)
Ajmal into the attack. Raina blocks the first ball.
Gets the second one to square leg for a single.
Dhoni gets another single through covers.
Raina gets a single towards long on.

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INDIA: Overs: 22 II Score: 87/4 (Raina 24*, Dhoni 7*)
Raina takes a single off the first ball.
Dhoni gets another single off the fifth ball.
Raina gets another single off the last ball.

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INDIA: Overs: 21 II Score: 83/4 (Raina 22*, Dhoni 6*)
Raina gets a single off the first ball of the over.
Dhoni plays one through covers for another single.
Another short one and Raina manages to keep it o the ground somehow and takes a single.
Thick outside edge off Dhoni’s bat goes through to third man for a single.
Raina lofts this one over extra cover for another four
Single off the last ball.

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INDIA: Overs: 20 II Score: 75/4 (Raina 15*, Dhoni 4*)
Dhoni gets a single off the first ball.
Finally Raina frees his arms and smashes this one over mid on for a SIX
Raina gets a single off the last ball.

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INDIA: Overs: 19 II Score: 67/4 (Raina 8*, Dhoni 3*)

Dhoni gets a thick outside edge off the first ball from Gul to third man for a single.
Raina defends the second ball.
Raina lets the third ball go through to the keeper.
Gets some bat on the third one but can’t get a single.
Raina gets a single towards mid wicket.
Dhoni gets a another single towards square leg.

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INDIA: Overs: 18 II Score: 64/4 (Raina 7*, Dhoni 1*)
Hafeez bowling a good line. Dhoni struggling to get the ball past the in-field.
Dhoni gets a single off the fifth ball to log on.
Raina plays it strauight to mid off.
Fantastic over. Just one off it.

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INDIA: Overs: 17 II Score: 63/4 (Raina 7*, Dhoni 0*)
Gul continues to Raina. Raina lets the first ball go through to the keeper.
Raina presents the full face of the bat to this delivery but can’t get it past the fielder at mid-on.
Raina smashes a short one outside off stump but again can’t get it past Azhar Ali at point.
Good comeback from Umar Gul. Maiden over.

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INDIA: Overs: 16 II Score: 63/4 (Raina 7*, Dhoni 0*)
Hafeez into the attack. Yuvraj gets a single off the first ball.
Raina gets another single.
Hafeez has bowled a ripper. The ball pitched on middle and went through Yuvraj’s defence. Yuvraj is out bowled for 23
Captain Dhoni walks out
Yuvraj Singh b Mohammad Hafeez 23 (23b 4x4 0x6)

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INDIA: Overs: 15 II Score: 61/3 (Yuvraj 22*, Raina 6*)

First bowling change for Pakistan. Umar Gul takes over from Irfan.
Starts off with a short one to Raina who pulls it very unconvincingly for a single.
Yuvraj drives this one beautifully through covers for a four.
Really short and wide from Gul. Yuvraj thinks of going at it but backs out. Wide called.
This one is smashed straight down the ground for a boundary.
Gul goes around the wicket. Short one and Yuvraj goes for the pull again but mistimes it and the ball goes on the bounce to the fielder at mid on.
Nice shot through covers for a two runs.
Another no ball from Gul and Yuvraj takes a single. Raina to face the free hit. Raina smashes it to deep mid wicket for a four.

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INDIA: Overs: 14 II Score: 43/3 (Yuvraj 11*, Raina 1*)

Junaid beats Yuvraj outside off stump.
The second ball is defended straight back to the bowler.
Yuvraj hops and defends the third ball to covers.
Yuvraj is beaten outside off stump. Great bowling from the young Pakistani fast bowler.
Yuvraj hops and defends this one straight to the bowler.
Last ball is played to covers. Maiden over from Junaid.

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INDIA: Overs: 13 II Score: 43/3 (Yuvraj 11*, Raina 1*)
Yuvraj gets this one from Irfan past point for a single. Raina not looking very comfortable against Irfan. Struggling to get a single and get off strike. The last defensive shot looked a bit convincing.

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INDIA: Overs: 12 II Score: 42/3 (Yuvraj 10*, Raina 1*)
Huge appeal off the first ball for lbw. Looked close but Raina survives due to the bounce. Raina is struggling to get the single.
Another one hits Raina on the pads. Another appeal but this one was pitched outside off stump. Raina gets a leg bye.
Yuvraj gets a single towards backward square leg.
Raina defends the last ball.

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INDIA: Overs: 11 II Score: 40/3 (Yuvraj *, Raina 1*)
Irfan gets the outside edge off Yuvraj’s bat this time but the ball falls safely wide off the man at second slip. Yuvraj takes a single.
Raina gets a single off a short ball which he dabs to fine leg.
Yuvraj leaves a short one outside off stump.
Left alone by Yuvraj again.
Plays the last ball to the man at point. No run taken.

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INDIA: Overs: 10 II Score: 38/3 (Yuvraj 8*, Raina 0*)
Junaid has been spot on with his line and length. Kohli beaten outside off stump once again.
This time Kohli edges one straight to the man at second slip. Big wicket for Pakistan
Suresh Raina comes to the crease. Left alone outside the off stump.
Short of a length delivery and Raina looked awkward leaving it. Wide signalled.
The last one is played straight to the man at mid on.

V Kohli c Younis Khan b Junaid Khan 7 (17b 1x4 0x6)

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INDIA: Overs: 9 II Score: 37/2 (Kohli: 7*, Yuvraj 8*)
Kohli guides the second ball to third man for a single.
Gambhir guides this ball in the air and straight to the man at point who takes it comfortably.
Yuvraj comes to the crease. He starts off with a boundary towards covers. Full toss and Yuvraj helps himself.
This time he flicks it off his pads on the leg side for another boundary.

G Gambhir c Umar Akmal b Mohammad Irfan 15 (27b 1x4 0x6)

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INDIA: Overs: 8 II Score: 28/1 (Gambhir: 15*, Kohli: 6*)
Junaid continues to Kohli. First ball is defended comfortably by Kohli.
Similar delivery and similar shot from Kohli in the seconds ball.
This time he gets it to fine leg for a single.
Gambhir gets this one off his pads for 2 runs.
Junaid beats Gambhir outside off stump again.
Good bowling from Junaid. Beats Gambhbir yet again.

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INDIA: Overs: 7 II Score: 25/1 (Gambhir: 13*, Kohli: 5*)
Irfan is getting a lot of bounce and making things very uncomfortable for Gambhir.
Gambhir dabs this one to the fielder at gully.
This is a bouncer and Gambhir ducks under it.
Gambhir looked much more convincing this time. Dabs another short one to square leg.
Left alone outside the off stump by Gambhir.
Lets the last ball go the keeper. Maiden over.

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INDIA: Overs: 6 II Score: 25/1 (Gambhir: 13*, Kohli: 5*)

Junaid beats Kohli outside the off stump.
This one comes in to Kohli and hits his pads. Big appeal from the Pakistanis.
Beats Kohli outside off stump this time.
This one is a bit shorter and Kohli defends it. No run taken.
This one is wide down the leg side.
Kohli leaves this one comfortably outside off stump.
Lets the last one go to the keeper.

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INDIA: Overs: 5 II Score: 24/1 (Gambhir: 13*, Kohli: 4*)
Gambhir gets a single off the first ball to third man.
Rahane turns a short one to square leg for no run.
Rahane edges this one from Irfan and Kamran Akmal takes an easy catch behind the stumps.
Kohli comes to the crease and flicks one to deep mid wicket for a four.
Dot ball. Kohli defends it straight to the bowler.
Gets a single off the last ball.

AM Rahane c Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Irfan 4 (11b 1x4 0x6)

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INDIA: Overs: 4 II Score: 18/0 (Gambhir: 12*, Rahane: 4*)

Junaid to Gambhir. Gambhir leaves the first one outside his off stump.
Good bowling from Junaid. Consistently bowling a tight length.
Gambhir plays this one straight to the man at mid off.
Gambhir was trying to play it on the leg side but gets a leading edge and the ball goes towards covers for 2 runs.
Gambhir dabs this one from his pads for a single.
This one hits Rahane’s pads. Huge appeal but the ball clearly pitched outside leg.

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INDIA: Overs: 3 II Score: 15/0 (Gambhir: 9*, Rahane: 4*)

Irfan continues. Good length ball. No run taken.
This is a loose delivery. Gambhir helps this one from his pads for a four towards fine leg.
This one beats Gambhir outside off. A huge appeal but the umpire does not respond.
This one is played wide of the man at mid on for a single.
Rahane defends this one off the middle of the bat.
This time he manages to get it past the slips for a boundary. 9 runs off the over.

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INDIA: Overs: 2 II Score: 6/0 (Gambhir: 4*, Rahane: 0*)

Junaid Khan starts off with a good delivery to Gambhir.
This time Gambhir flicks it off his pads and gets 3 runs. Good running and equally well fielded in the boundary.
Rahane attempts to guide it to third man but it goes straight to second slip on the bounce.
Rahane gets some pad on this one and the ball goes to fine leg for 2 runs.
Rahane beaten outside the off stump. The ball was really wide of off stump. Rahane needs to be more careful.
The last ball is a gem of a delivery. Rahane beaten again.

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INDIA: Overs: 1 II Score: 1/0 (Gambhir: 1*, Rahane: 0*)

Mohammad Irfan starts proceedings for Pakistan. Starts with a ball outside off stump. Gambhir lets it go to the keeper.
The next one is a bit straighter. Gambhir taps it on the leg side. No run taken.
Gambhir plays the next one straight to the man at mid on.
This one is a bit wide on the off side and Gambhir helps it to third man for a single. First runs for India.
Rahane gets one on the pads. He dabs it to the leg side. No run taken.
Last ball beats Rahane outside off.

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TOSS: India have won the toss and elected to bat first.

India (Playing XI): Gautam Gambhir, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shami Ahmed, Ishant Sharma

Pakistan (Playing XI): Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal(w), Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan


India will look to salvage some pride when they lock horns with Pakistan in the third and final One Day International at Feroz Shah Kolta in Delhi on Sunday.

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The hosts have already lost the series after being comprehensively beaten in the first two games at Chennai and Kolkata.

TEAMS

INDIA: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Amit Mishra, Shami Ahmed

PAKISTAN: Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Kamran Akmal (wk), Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Zulfiqar Babar, Umar Akmal, Imran Farhat, Wahab Riaz, Anwar Ali, Haris Sohail

Umpires: Sudhir Asnani(Ind), Billy Bowden(NZ)

Third Umpire: Vineet Kulkarni(Ind)

Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama(SL)

First Published: Sunday, January 06, 2013, 11:02

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santosh - yeola
good paly for all team
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Saroj Kumar - Bhubaneswar
Best of luck in my India
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Umesh kumar gorakhpur(u.p.) - Gorakhpur u.p.
India notwon the match but hi is very inteligent
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kumar ashish - patna
today is playing sehwag then india won match because sehwag is a biggest fighter man
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ranjit ku pradhan - orissa
india is a strong team
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DHARMAN - kolkatta
No win india
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jayachandran - poonamallee
india will the match..let us support for india and for our dhoni
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Jitne wala hi harta hai
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Good play & get best result
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nice ! phir Golden time aayega indian eam ki
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