Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

Nasir Jamshed
106(124) 12x4 - 2x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 37 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
9 19 2 15 29 10 7 15
Mohammad Hafeez
76(74) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 24 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
15 4 11 9 17 4 1 15

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O10.0
M1
R20
W3
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
I Sharma
O9.3
M0
R34
W3
Eco3.57
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Siddarth Ravindran

END OF OVER:
48 | 14 Runs 1 Wkt | INDIA: 165/10 (86 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 3.43, RRR: 43.00)

  • MS Dhoni54 (89b)
  • Junaid Khan9-1-39-3
  • Umar Gul7-0-24-2

Pakistan are deserved victors, with their top-class bowling unit outplaying India. Saeed Ajmal has been one of the top bowlers in all formats for several years now, Junaid Khan shows he is one of the most promising young quick bowlers in the world and Nasir Jamshed is providing the solidity Pakistan need at the top of the order.

Even the usually poker-faced Dav Whatmore is overjoyed at the victory, gets a hug from Misbah before he sets off to shake hands with the rest of the Pakistan team.

Mohammad Hafeez: "A great performance from Junaid. we are really happy with the effort of the whole team, especially the bowlers. Great feeling to win a series in India. Thanks to the crowd as well, they were supportive till the end."

Mustafa Jamal: "Fireworks has started here in Pakistan. Such a great victory for Pakistan Cricket...."

Jyoti: "Heartbreaking to see Ishant saying "sorry" to Dhoni in the end."

Presentation ceremony:

Dhoni: "I think the bowlers brought us back in the game, I think when we went in to bat, we lost too many wickets, last 30 overs we needed 180, the key is to have wickets in hand and we never were in a position. Virat has scored runs for us, but one of the top three needs to be with the middle-order, that will make it easy, not that they aren't trying, it happens. We have got the experience in the batting, it is about them coming back to form, overall we have to grow as a team, we are a good fielding side, but we have to bowl well and develop."

Misbah: "I think the team really played well, specially the way openers started, they gavea really, really good start and then the bowlers did the job. I think the way the wicket was playing, I think 300 was on the card the way the openers were playing, otherewise it was not a wicket that was not so easy to score on. I think the bowlers are really doing a great job, especially Junaid who is moving it both ways and asking questions of the batsmen, Irfan has his height, Gul also bowled well today, and Ajmal and Hafeez always delivers for us. Fantastic crowd, I enjoy playing here, it's something you don't have in any other ground in the world."

Nasir Jamshed is the Man of the Match: "I just enjoy my batting, last time I missed the Man of the Match but lucky this time they gave it to me. I just kept a cool mind, and Hafeez played a great innings. Pitch was little bit slow, and I just played according to the ball. It was dream to play in the ground."

Here's Abhishek Purohit's match report of a thoroughly deserved win for Pakistan. The third ODI in Delhi is now a dead rubber. Perhaps the teams will experiment with their XIs there.

If you haven't had your fix of cricket for the day yet, follow the South Africa v New Zealand Tests here. Thanks for all the mails today. Cheers!

47.6
W
Junaid Khan to Sharma, OUT, what a delivery to finish it off, a ripping yorker takes out the off stump, Junaid screaming in joy, Pakistan take the series 2-0, they have been a cut above in this series, India had only two defeats in 24 home ODIs before Pakistan arrived, now they have two in two

I Sharma b Junaid Khan 2 (35m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

Gaurav Awasthi: "Indian team has done possibly everything they cud to push away even their staunchest of supporters.."

47.5
1
Junaid Khan to Dhoni, 1 run, shortish ball at the body, defended towards backward point
47.4
4
Junaid Khan to Dhoni, FOUR, another Dhoni half-century, the man is un-outable in ODIs
47.4
1w
Junaid Khan to Dhoni, 1 wide, another bouncer, another wide, just 15 sixes needed now to tie the game

Vivek: "Most Indians would now agree with Gambhir's comment from the past - "Dhoni should have finished it earlier" - please Dhoni, lets end this torture."

47.3
4
Junaid Khan to Dhoni, FOUR, Dhoni is now on 49 as he thumps a length ball towards sweeper cover
47.2
0
Junaid Khan to Dhoni, no run, short of length ball, pushed towards long-off, single is declined