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India 165-10 (48 ovs) RR: 3.44 | Target: 251
India vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI at Eden Gardens, Kolkata
 Toss: India (Fielding) /  Date: Jan 03, 2013

Pakistan won by 85 runs
Man of the match: N Jamshed


Recent overs: . . . . Wd 2 .   |  6 . . . 1 .   |  . . Wd . . 1 .   |  4 . 4 Wd 4 1 W
Powerplay overs: Mandatory: 0.1-10 (42 runs), Batting: 35.1-40 (20 runs)
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COMMENTARY
That ends our coverage. Pakistan have won the 3 match series 2-0 and will look to end the tour on a high in Delhi. That game is on January 6th. See you then. Bye bye!
Jamshed: "I just looked to enjoy my batting. I missed the Man of the Match award last time but I'm happy to get it today. I just wanted to play my normal game. Hafeez played a superb knock with me, it made it easier. The pitch was a bit slow and difficult at the start. But once I got set, it was easier to play. I like batting against India, everyone follows these games so it was great to perform."
Nasir Jamshed is the Man of the Match
Misbah: "The team really played well. The openers gave us the initiative and the bowlers did a great job as well. The way the wicket was playing, 300 was on the cards. It wasn't going to be easy for a new batsman to walk in and score runs, so our openers did a great job. Our bowling unit is doing a great job, especially Junaid Khan. Irfan has the height and he is using it well. Jamshed is in great form, he is a good player and he is getting matured now. Eden Gardens is a lucky ground for us. I always enjoy playing in Kolkata."
Dhoni: "The bowlers brought us back into the game. The spinners bowled well and the fast bowlers also contributed. We lost too many wickets with the bat. We could get 80 or 90 runs in the last 10 overs but we needed wickets in hand. That didn't happen so it was too difficult. If one of the top 3 play with the middle order, it becomes easy. It's not like they're not trying though. We've got the experience in the batting line up but it's about the form. We'll have to adapt to the new rules as well. We're a very good fielding side, we have to bowl well and score runs as well. There was something on the pitch for the fast bowlers and the spinners. Overall, there was plenty for each and everyone (talking about the pitch)."
Plenty of questions to answer for India. Sehwag, Gambhir and the rest of the top order should be feeling the pressure now. The likes of Rahane, Rayudu, Manoj Tiwary and even Pujara are waiting. Surely, the side needs more solidity than anything else. Will anything change? We'll wait and see. The selectors meet on January 6th - the day of the final ODI - to pick the team for the England ODIs. We'll know if these performances, or lack of it, reflect in the selections.
Pakistan are yet to lose an ODI against India in Kolkata. They have played 4 matches here and won all 4. Terrific effort this - 250 was not a great score but they proved once again that a superb bowling unit can do wonders in this format. Junaid Khan was the star once again and Umar Gul chipped in with a couple of top-order wickets as well. Ajmal, Hafeez, and even Shoaib Malik gave them good support as India's batsmen just capitulated. Dhoni made a half century and remained not out, but that was more of a message to the dressing room than anything else. Not sure if the message got delivered though.
47.6 Junaid Khan to Ishant, out Bowled!! Ishant doesn't survive this one. India's first home series loss in ODIs since Australia came here in 2009. This is how it happened: a lethal yorker on the off stump, Ishant can't get his bat down in time. Pakistan are overjoyed - they were the better team and deserve the result. Ishant b Junaid Khan 2(12)
Junaid Khan to Ishant, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!
47.5 Junaid Khan to Dhoni, 1 run, short of length and on the off, Dhoni jumps and runs it down to short third man
47.4 Junaid Khan to Dhoni, FOUR, 4 more and that will be another FIFTY for Mahendra Singh Dhoni in ODIs. His 47th in ODIs, 9th against Pakistan. Flicks it off his pads wide of fine leg for a boundary. No celebrations from Dhoni but Duncan Fletcher stands up and applauds. Hope India's top order can learn some things from their skipper
47.4 Junaid Khan to Dhoni, wide, a bouncer but it's way too high, an extra run
47.3 Junaid Khan to Dhoni, FOUR, that's another boundary, very full and outside off, Dhoni slices it to deep backward point for a boundary
47.2 Junaid Khan to Dhoni, no run
47.2 Junaid Khan to Dhoni, no run, slower delivery, Dhoni bends and pushes it to long off
47.1 Junaid Khan to Dhoni, FOUR, smashed! Another low full toss, Dhoni expects it and picks it on the full, hits it hard between long off and the bowler
end of over
46.6 Umar Gul to Ishant, no run, short of length and outside off, Ishant lets it go
46.5 Umar Gul to Dhoni, 1 run, pushes it to sweeper cover and takes the single this time
46.4 Umar Gul to Dhoni, no run, slower delivery on the off, Dhoni comes on the frontfoot and pushes it to mid off
46.4 Umar Gul to Dhoni, no run
The only thing Dhoni is probably doing now, is sending a message to the top order batsmen in the dressing room. I can't think of any other explanation...
46.3 Umar Gul to Dhoni, no run, short of length and outside off, Dhoni cuts it hard but straight to the fielder at sweeper
46.3 Umar Gul to Dhoni, wide, a bouncer but it's too high, wide given
46.2 Umar Gul to Dhoni, no run, very full and straight, Dhoni drives it to long on
46.1 Umar Gul to Dhoni, no run, back of a length and on the legs, Dhoni works it to deep square leg
end of over
45.6 Junaid Khan to Ishant, no run, another yorker length delivery outside off, Ishant gets beaten as he tries to get bat on ball. How does he bowl yorkers at will? Superb stuff
45.5 Junaid Khan to Dhoni, 1 run, low full toss again, Dhoni pushes it to extra cover, goes off the toe end of the bat
45.4 Junaid Khan to Dhoni, no run, very full and outside off, Dhoni squeezes it out to sweeper cover, again doesn't take the single
45.3 Junaid Khan to Dhoni, no run, full in length again, Dhoni hits it along the ground to long on, he doesn't run
45.2 Junaid Khan to Dhoni, no run, and the response from the bowler is a yorker, Dhoni jams it to the off side
45.1 Junaid Khan to Dhoni, SIX, length ball and Dhoni helps himself to 6 runs. Comes forward and smashes it flat wide of long on
end of over
Junaid Khan [7.0-1-18-2] is back into the attack
Everyone is waiting for the match to end. The result is already known...
44.6 Umar Gul to Ishant, no run, there comes the yorker but Ishant digs it out
44.5 Umar Gul to Ishant, 2 runs, that's well played, a slower delivery on the off, Ishant comes on the frontfoot and drives it on the up to sweeper cover, off the mark now
44.5 Umar Gul to Ishant, wide, a bouncer down the leg side, Ishant ducks under it
44.4 Umar Gul to Ishant, no run, fuller length on the off, Ishant gets forward and defends it to mid off
44.3 Umar Gul to Ishant, no run, back of a length and on the off, Ishant bends and blocks
44.2 Umar Gul to Ishant, no run, short of length and outside off, Ishant slashes at it and misses
Dhoni and Ishant have a chat. I can't understand what the chat is all about
44.1 Umar Gul to Ishant, no run, back of a length and on the off, Ishant stays back and blocks
end of over
Umar Gul [5.0-0-19-2] is back into the attack
43.6 Ajmal to Dhoni, no run, tossed up on the off, Dhoni leans and blocks it back to the bowler
43.5 Ajmal to Dhoni, no run, the doosra, Dhoni stays back and blocks
TEAMS
Pakistan: Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal (wk), Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan.
India: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni (c) (wk).
   
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