Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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

Junaid Khan to Dhoni, FOUR runs, another Dhoni half-century, the man is un-outable in ODIs

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, 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.

Junaid Khan to Dhoni, SIX runs, shot! Dhoni laucnhes an overpitched ball to the wide long-on boundary for six
Mohammad Irfan to Dhoni, FOUR runs, Dhoni has finally decided to hit out, a length ball is launched towards the extra cover boundary
Saeed Ajmal to Dinda, OUT, 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

AB Dinda lbw b Saeed Ajmal 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Saeed Ajmal to Kumar, OUT, 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

B Kumar lbw b Saeed Ajmal 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sreenivas: "I agree with Navneet. I reckon we can't rely on the performances being produced by the batsmen at the Ranji level. Had a glimpse at the bowling attack in Ranji cricket. It doesn't seem to be promising at all. It is too far away from the substantial standards in the international level."

Saeed Ajmal to Jadeja, OUT, 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

RA Jadeja c Junaid Khan b Saeed Ajmal 13 (34m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 56.52

James: "Top all round contribution from the Prof. 76 at a run a ball, then 8 overs for only 19, and Raina's wicket. Even Dhoni will be hard pressed to pull this one out of the fire."

Shoaib Malik to Ashwin, OUT, 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)

R Ashwin st †Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Malik 3 (15m 22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 13.63

Mohammad Hafeez to Raina, OUT, 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

SK Raina st †Kamran Akmal b Mohammad Hafeez 18 (47m 42b 1x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

Mohammad Hafeez to Raina, FOUR runs, flatter and on the pads, a rare loose delivery from Hafeez, glanced down to fine leg for four

sarthak: "@Joy: The other way of looking at it is that if Dhoni comes in now and gets out there will be much more pressure on the rest of the team. He backs himself enough to come out and handle the pressure when they are 4 down". It's MSD time.

Umar Gul to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, 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

Yuvraj Singh c †Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul 9 (30m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 47.36

Rais Ahmed: "Thank God Kamran Akmal did something good for Pakistan on this tour. It has been a bad tour for him until now except for the Kohli's stunning catch."

Umar Gul to Sehwag, OUT, 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

V Sehwag lbw b Umar Gul 31 (70m 43b 3x4 0x6) SR: 72.09

Junaid Khan to Kohli, OUT, 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

V Kohli c †Kamran Akmal b Junaid Khan 6 (12m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Mohammad Irfan to Kohli, FOUR runs, sensational timing from Kohli, barely a push to send that speeding away behind backward point, not much wrong with the delivery either, back of a length and not too far outside off
Junaid Khan to Gambhir, OUT, 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

G Gambhir b Junaid Khan 11 (45m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.00

Junaid Khan to Sehwag, FOUR runs, the men at cover point and cover aren't too far apart but Sehwag threads the gap there, opening the face to steer that to the point boundary for four
Mohammad Irfan to Sehwag, FOUR runs, short of length outside off, Sehwag shows why he is so dangerous, moves closer to the line of the delivery and murders that behind point, a powerful cut for four
Junaid Khan to Gambhir, FOUR runs, bit of width for Gambhir, he lashes that off the back foot behind point for four, Mohammad Irfan runs across and dives but this outfield is superfast
Mohammad Irfan to Sehwag, FOUR runs, short of length ball just outside off, cracking stroke from Sehwag sends the ball racing through cover for four, played with both feet in the air

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