Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    9.5 Junaid has been exceptional today, and here's his reward, this was perhaps not among his best deliveries, it was pitched up and wide, Gambhir looked to power that through the off side, inside-edges it onto the stumps 42/1
    14.4 they have the wicket, Sehwag is struck in front of middle by a Gul delivery that moved in sharply, Sehwag is late with his stroke, an exuberant appeal from Gul, Bowden agrees and India are 59/3 59/3
    11.6 and again in the midst of a superb spell, Junaid strikes with an ordinary ball, it was heading down the leg side, Kohli could have let it go, instead he tickles it down the leg side, Kamran Akmal - the source of so many cricket jokes over the past few years - pulls off a stunner, diving to his left to pluck that one, started moving early to anticipate that one, the dangerous Kohli is gone 55/2
    18.5 Yuvraj's struggles are over for this game, he was looking out of his depth there, the short ball from Gul, well outside off, Yuvraj goes for the pull, off the toed end of the bat and through to the keeper, Kamran accepts the straight forward chance, Yuvraj swings his bat in disgust before wlaking off 70/4
    25.6 Is Raina stumped? he looks tense as we wait for the third umpire's decision, he was out of the crease to try push the ball towards the off side, it was wide outside off, he misses and he can't balance himself properly, still tries to get his back leg in, but it is still in the air as the bails come off, India in a huge hole here 95/5
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    31.3 and another one bites the dust, can Shoaib Malik ever not make a contribution against India? Ashwin was charging down the ground and looking to thrash the ball through the off side, he misses the ball and is yards out as Akmal collects the ball and takes off the bails, only one result in this game now (apologies to SRJ fans) 103/6
    39.2 length ball, Jadeja looks to thump that over mid-on, can't get it high enough, an overhead catch for Junaid at mid-on who takes a leaping catch 131/7
    39.4 and Pakistan are two away from a famous victory, the magician Ajmal is too good for Bhuvneshwar, lbw, that drifts away and spins in catching Bhuveshwar on the crease, a bit of doubt whether that would have taken leg stump, but the umpire is satisfied 131/8
    39.6 three in the over for Ajmal, India are nine down, local hero Dinda is the latest to go, that pitched outside leg stump, but the Indian umpire is again convinced, he lifts the finger 132/9
    47.6 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 165/10
    Extras
    18 (lb 4, w 14)
    TOTAL
    165 all out (48 Overs, RR: 3.43)
    Fall of wickets: 1-42 (G Gambhir, 9.5 ov), 2-55 (V Kohli, 11.6 ov), 3-59 (V Sehwag, 14.4 ov), 4-70 (Yuvraj Singh, 18.5 ov), 5-95 (SK Raina, 25.6 ov), 6-103 (R Ashwin, 31.3 ov), 7-131 (RA Jadeja, 39.2 ov), 8-131 (B Kumar, 39.4 ov), 9-132 (AB Dinda, 39.6 ov), 10-165 (I Sharma, 47.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Irfan10.004604.60384020
    Junaid Khan9.013934.33395130
    Umar Gul7.002423.42270030
    Mohammad Hafeez10.002912.90381000
    Saeed Ajmal10.012032.00420010
    Shoaib Malik2.01311.50100000

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