Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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.

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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.."

Junaid Khan to Dhoni, 1 run, shortish ball at the body, defended towards backward point
Junaid Khan to Dhoni, FOUR runs, another Dhoni half-century, the man is un-outable in ODIs
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."

Junaid Khan to Dhoni, FOUR runs, Dhoni is now on 49 as he thumps a length ball towards sweeper cover
Junaid Khan to Dhoni, no run, short of length ball, pushed towards long-off, single is declined
Junaid Khan to Dhoni, FOUR runs, a low full toss is hammered down the ground for four, only 96 off 17 now

A change of bat for Dhoni. 100 off 18 now.

47 | 2 Runs | INDIA: 151/9 (100 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 3.21, RRR: 33.33)

  • Ishant Sharma2 (11b)
  • MS Dhoni41 (84b)
  • Umar Gul7-0-24-2
  • Junaid Khan8-1-25-2
Umar Gul to Sharma, no run,
Umar Gul to Dhoni, 1 run, overpitched and outside off, squeezed towards deep point for a single
Umar Gul to Dhoni, no run, length ball on off stump, defended to the off side
Umar Gul to Dhoni, no run, slapped towards deep point
Umar Gul to Dhoni, 1 wide, a bouncer from Gul, over the batsman's head, and that is a wide, India's 150 comes up
Umar Gul to Dhoni, no run, a yorker on middle and off, punched towards long-on

Sandeep: "This fate of India makes me a philosopher! This team was at the top of the world around a couple of years back, winning world cup and reaching #1 spot as a Test team! In a couple of years it has reached the rock bottom! This is life!"

Umar Gul to Dhoni, no run, whipped towards deep square leg by Dhoni

46 | 7 Runs | INDIA: 149/9 (102 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 3.23, RRR: 25.50)

  • Ishant Sharma2 (10b)
  • MS Dhoni40 (79b)
  • Junaid Khan8-1-25-2
  • Umar Gul6-0-22-2
Junaid Khan to Sharma, no run, overpitched and just outside off, can't find the outside edge though
Junaid Khan to Dhoni, 1 run, full boss outside off, punched towards extra cover
Junaid Khan to Dhoni, no run, full and outside off, punched towards sweeper cover by Dhoni
Junaid Khan to Dhoni, no run, drilled down towards long-on this time
Junaid Khan to Dhoni, no run, a yorker outside off, driven towards long-off
Junaid Khan to Dhoni, SIX runs, shot! Dhoni laucnhes an overpitched ball to the wide long-on boundary for six

45 | 3 Runs | INDIA: 142/9 (109 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 3.15, RRR: 21.80)

  • Ishant Sharma2 (9b)
  • MS Dhoni33 (74b)
  • Umar Gul6-0-22-2
  • Saeed Ajmal10-1-20-3

Persi: "It reminded me Tendulkar's Captaincy days when only he use to play a captains knock but cannot save India from defeat"

Umar Gul to Sharma, no run, full ball on middle, squeezed out towards point
Umar Gul to Sharma, 2 runs, graceful drive from Ishant, sends the ball towards sweeper cover, every ball Dhoni is giving Ishant some tips

India 2nd innings Partnerships

1st42G GambhirV Sehwag
2nd13V SehwagV Kohli
3rd4Yuvraj SinghV Sehwag
4th11Yuvraj SinghSK Raina
5th25MS DhoniSK Raina
6th8MS DhoniR Ashwin
7th28MS DhoniRA Jadeja
8th0MS DhoniB Kumar
9th1MS DhoniAB Dinda
10th33MS DhoniI Sharma