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Pakistan thrash India to win series 2-0
Friday, January 04, 2013

Kolkatta: Nasir Jamshed's century and spirited show by the bowlers powered Pakistan to a 85-run win over India in the second one-dayer at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. With this win Pakistan have taken an 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Riding on Nasir Jamshed's second consecutive century, the visitors posted 250 all out and then shot out the Indians for a paltry 165 to record a convincing victory with two overs to spare at the Eden Gardens. 

India got off to an edgy start in their chase, with both the Pakistan pacers Mohammad Irfan and Junaid coming hard at the openers. Gautam Gambhir was the first to go when he tried to drive a Junaid delivery and played on for 11 to leave India at 42 for 1.

Then wickets kept on tumbling with Virat Kohli (6) and Virender Sehwag (31) falling in quick succession. Kohli flicked a wide delivery down the leg side and was taken brilliantly by diving Kamran Akmal. Sehwag was next to follow as he was trapped in front of the stumps off a sharp incoming ball from Umar Gul.

Skipper Dhoni, who scored a heroic unbeaten 113 in the first ODI in Chennai, again provided some resistance with a cautious and unbeaten 54 but wickets kept tumbling at the other end to nullify his efforts. 

The series defeat against Pakistan marks another low for the struggling team which suffered an embarrassing Test series debacle against England at home and levelled a T20 series 1-1. 


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