result
3rd ODI (D/N), Lahore, Feb 13 2006, India tour of Pakistan
(47.4/50 ov, target 289)292/5
India won by 5 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
72* (46) & 3 catches
ms-dhoni
15y
• The Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan at Lahore

Yuvraj and Dhoni clinch the win

An outstanding 102-run partnership in just 79 balls between Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni made light of a difficult target as India romped by five wickets to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan288/8(50 overs)
Shoaib Malik108 (120)
Irfan Pathan3/49(10)
RP Singh3/51(10)
India292/5(47.4 overs)

India win by 5 wickets and lead the series 2-1.

Wonderful batting first from Sachin and then from Yuvraj and Dhoni, exciting stuff.

Good partnership from Yuvraj and Dhoni, saw India through.

47.4
4
Abdul Razzaq to Dhoni, FOUR runs

bouncer, Dhoni plays a pull to fine leg fence, GOOD SHOT! all over wonderful stuff.

47.3
Abdul Razzaq to Dhoni, no run

bouncer, Dhoni leaves the ball, fielded by Akmal

1 more run and India win

47.2
Abdul Razzaq to Dhoni, no run

good length delivery, Dhoni pushes forward

47.1
1lb
Abdul Razzaq to Yuvraj, 1 leg bye

down the leg side, Yuvraj Singh works it through the leg side, of the pad to fine leg.

end of over 479 runs
INDIA: 287/5CRR: 6.10 RRR: 0.66
MS Dhoni68 (43)
Yuvraj Singh79 (86)
Mohammad Asif 10-0-47-2
Abdul Razzaq 7-0-39-1

Two runs requried now

46.6
4
Mohammad Asif to Dhoni, FOUR runs

too full and on the pads, Dhoni works it nicely through the leg side to long leg fence, GOOD SHOT!

46.5
1
Mohammad Asif to Yuvraj, 1 run

short and wide of the off stump, Yuvraj Singh driving off the back foot to sweeper cover.

46.4
Mohammad Asif to Yuvraj, no run

just short of a length, Yuvraj Singh misses the cut, fielded by Akmal

46.3
Mohammad Asif to Yuvraj, no run

good line and length, Yuvraj Singh drives on the front foot

46.2
Mohammad Asif to Yuvraj, no run

good line and length delivery, Yuvraj Singh drives

46.1
4
Mohammad Asif to Yuvraj, FOUR runs

good line and just short of a length, Yuvraj Singh edges it

end of over 465 runs
INDIA: 278/5CRR: 6.04 RRR: 2.75
Yuvraj Singh74 (81)
MS Dhoni64 (42)
Abdul Razzaq 7-0-39-1
Mohammad Asif 9-0-38-2
45.6
3
Abdul Razzaq to Yuvraj, 3 runs

good line but over-pitched, Yuvraj Singh drives in the air to deep extra-cover, fielded by Butt

45.5
Abdul Razzaq to Yuvraj, no run

good line and length, Yuvraj Singh drives on the front foot

45.4
Abdul Razzaq to Yuvraj, no run

length ball outside the off stump, Yuvraj Singh drives the ball through the off side, fielded by Farhat at backward-point.

45.3
Abdul Razzaq to Yuvraj, no run

line and length, Yuvraj Singh hits it on the leg side to midwicket.

45.2
Abdul Razzaq to Yuvraj, no run

just short of a length, Yuvraj Singh defends it

45.1
2
Abdul Razzaq to Yuvraj, 2 runs

good line and just short of a length, Yuvraj Singh drives off the back foot, fielded by Butt at deep extra-cover.

end of over 4510 runs
INDIA: 273/5CRR: 6.06 RRR: 3.20
MS Dhoni64 (42)
Yuvraj Singh69 (75)
Mohammad Asif 9-0-38-2
Naved-ul-Hasan 8-0-72-0

This is easy for India now.

44.6
Mohammad Asif to Dhoni, no run

good line and back of a length, Dhoni defends it, fielded by Asif

44.6
1w
Mohammad Asif to Dhoni, 1 wide

good length but down leg, fielded by Akmal, signalled wide.

44.5
4
Mohammad Asif to Dhoni, FOUR runs

good length delivery, Dhoni driving well, excellent stuff, wonderful placement, right in the gap to the extra-cover fence, GOOD SHOT!

44.4
Mohammad Asif to Dhoni, no run

length ball, Dhoni mistimes the drive to mid-on.

Match details
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
TossIndia, elected to field first
SeriesIndia tour of Pakistan
Season2005/06
Player Of The Match
MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni
Series resultIndia led the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 2329
Match daysdaynight (50-over match)
Player Replacement
Umar Gul for Mohammad Yousuf (India 1st innings, 0.0 ov)
Zaheer Khan for Ajit Agarkar (Pakistan 1st innings, 28.0 ov)
Umpires
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Asad Rauf
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Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
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Zameer Haider
Match Referee
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Chris Broad