Dhoni has had enough of these singles and murders one over long-on to bring up the series victory. Dhoni walks across, shakes hand with Yuvraj, then collects one stump before shaking hands with Afridi who walks over to him. Jason chimes in: "It has taken 24 years for India to win a home series versus Pakistan." The last one was achieved on October 2 1983.
It was Tendulkar's night at Gwalior. Exactly 18 years after making his debut on November 15, 1989, he lit up the arena with a stunning array of strokes and propelled India towards the series win. He drove, cut, whipped, walked down the track and moved outside leg stump and enjoyed himself in the middle. By the time he exited, for the sixth time this year on nineties, the game was sealed.
Malik: It [the loss] hurts but we are professional and we have to live with it.
Man of the Match Yeah, its him. Sachin Tendulkar.
"I think the most satisfying thing is we have won the match and the series. It [getting out in 90s] doesn't really matter. What matters and counts for me is winning for India.
"I thought that when the ball was coming on to the bat initially, it was important to stay there. We acheived it and I am glad to have contributed."
On Yuvraj and Dhoni: "They have played consistently in the series; today too they were very good.."
Dhoni: "It was a good team effort. The bowlers too bowled really well." They got a good start but in the end the bowlers bowled well, to the field." He praises Yuvraj for his contribution in the series and thanks the crowd for their support.
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on the pads, tucked to fine leg
on the stumps, tapped to midwicket
retains the strike with a push to cover point
Yuvraj continues to tease the crowd; just leans forward to turn it to midwicket
on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler
drives to sweeper cover for another single
leans forward to drive to long-on
goes down the track, too early and Salman sends it just outside leg stump, Dhoni arrests his forward movement and drags back his back foot in. Meanwhile, the ball runs off the pad
floated on the off stump, driven to long-off and that brings up his fifty.
fullish, just outside off stump, driven to sweeper cover
on the legs, Yuvraj tickles it behind square leg for a single. Over to you, Dhoni
fuller, on the stumps, defended on the front foot
Yuvraj hastens the end with a pull over deep midwicket. A long hop from Salman, who is bowling off spin, is pulled over the boundary
on the middle and off, short in length, punched to long-on and will retain the strike
pushed it through quicker, on the middle and leg, worked to midwicket
on the legs this time, turned to fine leg for a single
another one sliding away from Yuvraj and he dabs it to short third man
slider on the middle stump line, punched to long-on