another swing and this time he holes out to sweeper cover. Game over. Pakistan win the series. Malik rushes across and jumps at Afridi. They all converge. Now both teams shake hands with each other. Super win for Pakistan. They rebounded well after a big loss in the earlier game to win when it mattered. The Kitply cup is in the bag.
Gul: "I learnt a lot from IPL. There was still some wayward bowling today but I just kept trying to improve.We had planned that if we bat first out top six batsmen should bat 50 overs. That's how we played today. In the bowling, we wanted to bowl close to the body at their in-form batsmen Gambhir and Sehwag. It's a big victory, a final and that against India. It was a do or die battle for us."
Man of the Match: Younis Khan: "I tried to play it as a normal game. We just wanted to stand there and keep wickets in hand. It was humid out there. Thanks to Allah."
Man of the Series: Salman Butt "It was a perfect team job and it could not have been scripted better. What we tried was to just stay on the wicket and I need to thank Younis bhai as he helped me with his experience. We talked about a boundary a over and get singles later. I won an important game for my country; nothing gets better.
Dhoni: "They got off to a decent start but after that Salman and Younis batted brilliantly. They took on the spinners, took risks and pulled it off. We could have done better but i won't like to take any credit of him. In batting, we lost wickets regularly. Yes there was pressure on me. I promoted Raina and I didn't have partners in the end. I admit i made some mistakes there but one can only learn from all this. The food over here was very good and I love the crowd. We would like to come back soon and entertain them."
Malik: "It's always a big win against India. Credit goes to the guys. Younis and Salman batted brilliantly. After the earlier loss we worked very hard.
Younis is a brilliant player and I knew if he played first four five balls here, he would play a big innings. I would like the thank the crowd who came out and supported us."
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one-handed six over deep square leg boundary. He charged down, Afridi hurled it short and fast and Dhoni pulled it away
Afridi, Malik and Misbah discuss together. Afridi to bowl.
goes for the yorker, ends up as a low full toss, defended back to Gul.
cleaned him up with a yorker. Gul has been bowling superbly at the death and continues to be reward for his accurate length. The bat couldn't come down in time and the death rattle for Chawla would have been delightful to Gul's ears. Nasim Ashraf is up on his feet, celebrating the wicket.
full pitched around the off stump and Dhoni unfurls his special bottom-handed twirl and the ball raced along the turf but straight to long-off. Dhoni has a chat with Chawla
Dhoni gets a boundary. A low full toss and outside off and Dhoni hit it inside out to wide long-off boundary
Piyush moves outside leg and Gul follows him with a yorker on his boots and they get across for leg bye
Dhoni walked across the stumps and tried to paddle a full delivery past short fineleg missed and was struck on the pad just outside off stump
lunges forward to take the ball on the full and drives to long-off for a single
just outside off stump, almost yorker-length again, Dhoni crouches to chop it past Akmal and runs hard to come back for the 2nd run
gets this one fuller, driven to right of long-off, they come back for the second run, the throw comes chest-high to Tanvir who breaks the stumps and Piyush just about manages to drag back the crease in time. The bails weren't completely dislodged by the time the bat came in. Dhoni reached his fifty with those couple of runs
on a length and that allows Dhoni to get under the ball and send it soaring over long-on. Tanvir has been repeatedly hitting the yorker length and he just got off the length this time and was punished.
fullish, on the middle and leg line, Dhoni took out the front leg away from the line and whipped it to wide long-on region
full toss just below waist-high, swung to deep square leg region.
really full again, nagging length and Piyush can only dig it out to the off side.
lovely probing delivery rushing past the outside edge. Fab bowling from Pakistan at the death.
trapped in front. He thrust his front foot across and tried to paddle a low full toss on the leg stump line. It would have hit the leg stump.
low dipping full toss, he went for a yorker, hit straight to long-off
full and straight, mistimes a drive to long-on. Praveen is standing still on the leg stump line and trying to drive hard but has been unable to connect cleanly
fullish, just outside off stump, the yorker length, Praveen tries to chop it to third man but can't connect. Dhoni walks across to have a chat
Asad Tahir: "I remember the day when Saeed Anwar and Ijaz Ahmed scored centuries to guide Pakistan to 315 at Dhaka but Ganguly's cameo got India the win. But today I am more than happy to see we are not letting history repeat itself!" And of course, several Indian fans have emailed citing the same game and hoping for a reprise!