Player of the Match
Player of the Match
287dThe Report by George Binoy

India's bowlers prevent whitewash

India were hurtling towards a 0-3 score line in the cold of Delhi, until their bowlers rallied in conditions that offered seam and spin

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Misbah-ul-Haq
Misbah-ul-Haq
39(82) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 1 7 3 10 4 2 10
MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni
36(55) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 22 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
2 1 5 1 2 0 3 22

Best performances - Bowlers

Saeed Ajmal
O9.4
M1
R24
W5
Eco2.48
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
I Sharma
I Sharma
O9.5
M0
R36
W3
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Pakistan won the 3-match series 2-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

Noon start, First Session Noon-15.30, Interval 15.30-16.15, Second Session 16.15-19.45

Match days

6 January 2013 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: Devashish Fuloria

That brings an end to an interesting ODI series. Pakistan were the better side in the first two ODIs, but they imploded in the third. They still took the series though and that is a big achievement for any visiting side in India. Sid Talya's report is being updated as I type. Thanks for your feedback and comments. This is Devashish Fuloria signing off. Ciao ciao.

Josh: "Apparently MS Dhoni's 36 was good enough to get man of the match. Did the judges not see Saeed Ajmal get 5/24 off 9.4 overs? "


Presentation: MS Dhoni: "160 wasn't enough. But I told the team that yes it is not enough, but the team should compete well. The spinners did a great job but the men of the match were the fielders in this game. Bhuvi started well, then Ishant bowled well with a not-so-new ball. Jadeja and Ashwin supported each other well too. It is important to learn from each and every game and this is young side and there is learning for everyone. Bowling line-up was a big positive this serie. Yes, there was help for bowlers, but we bowled well as a unit."

Dhoni is also the Man of the Match.

Nasir Jamshed is the Man of the Series for his back to back hundreds.

Nasir: "I started well today, but unfortunately didn't last till the end. The pitch was difficult to score in the second innings. Thanks to the crowd, it has been great all this series."

Misbah-ul-Haq: "Indians bowled very well, their fielding was outstanding. We tried to see off the new ball, but the ball was doing things even after that. It was difficult to score runs. Plenty of positives this series, specially the fast bowlers and Nasir Jamshed. It was a great series, tightly contested and today we had another tight game."


What a match this has turned out to be! India finally walk of to some smiles, the first time this year. Pakistan had things under control, but the wicket of Misbah, who was holding one end and looked solid till then, opened up the flood gates as the rest crumbled under pressure. No one saw it coming. But India was energetic in the field, the young bowlers maintained tight lines throughout and never gave away easy deliveries, and once pressure sets in, anything is possible.

R Ashwin: "Everybody bowled well, especially Bhuvneshwar. We picked up wickets in the middle. This win is a great morale booster ahead of the England series"


Akbar: "I have mention in middle of the inning that Misbah should allow U.Akmal to play his natural game and some people give response that he sould play accoring to situation and look what is comes for Pakistan."

Bilal: "Well Pakistan simply didn't want to end it on a sad note so they gifted the match to India"

Raghuram: "Absolutely Fantastic!! This is more of what we all want to see from Team India. I am not talking about the Win here, but the FIGHT taken to the opponents. Hope this continues for the days to come.. Good for India and Cricket..."


48.5
W
Sharma to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, caught at midwicket! Hafeez has hit this length ball straight to Yuvraj at midwicket. It wasn't a free-hit as the last ball was no-ball for height. But Pakistan have imploded big time here. Yuvraj runs around the outfield, slides on the field, he gets surrounded by his teammates.

Mohammad Hafeez c Yuvraj Singh b Sharma 21 (62m 31b 2x4 0x6) SR: 67.74

48.5
1nb
Sharma to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 no ball, Drama!! It's a chest high full-toss which Hafeez manages to play to short fine leg. But there was no run, but Irfan had run all the way to the other end. The throw came to Ishant's end and he had all the time to collect and run the batsman out. But he is not next to the stumps and misses completely
48.4
4
Sharma to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR runs, length ball outside off, and Hafeez is doing all by himself. Just blasts this over extra cover with plenty of timing, it almost carried over the ropes.
48.3
2
Sharma to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, short slower ball, he pulls it hard and beats the midwicket fielder. The fielder at wide long-on does the clean-up job
48.2
4
Sharma to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR runs, he makes room outside off and slices the length delivery over point for a one-bounce four
48.2
1w
Sharma to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 wide, he goes into the position to play the scoop and that 's disturbs Ishant's concentration, he bowls it wide outside off

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st3Kamran AkmalNasir Jamshed
2nd11Younis KhanNasir Jamshed
3rd47Misbah-ul-HaqNasir Jamshed
4th52Misbah-ul-HaqUmar Akmal
5th6Shoaib MalikUmar Akmal
6th6Mohammad HafeezUmar Akmal
7th19Mohammad HafeezUmar Gul
8th1Mohammad HafeezSaeed Ajmal
9th0Mohammad HafeezJunaid Khan
10th12Mohammad HafeezMohammad Irfan