3rd ODI Pakistan vs India 2013 Live Match Score & Updates | PAK vs IND Live Sunday January 6, 2013
Match Overview & Live Updates
3rd ODI Pakistan vs India Live | PAK vs IND 3rd odi live
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Sun – Jan 6
06:30 GMT | 12:00 local | 11:30 PKT
Toss: India, who chose to bat
Umpires: S Asnani and BF Bowden
TV umpire: VA Kulkarni
Match referee: ; RS Mahanama
Reserve Umpire: AK Chowdhury
Here we are with the 3rd ODI and last of the three match series between Pakistan and India with Pakistan already won the series 2-0. Pakistan will like to end the series high and whitewash India on Indian soil, on the other hand, India will want to finish with a win to restore confidence just before they start 5-match ODI series against England on Jan 11. Though, Whitewash has never been a result of India-Pakistan series, either Test or One Day, having three or more matches. Closest a team has come for a whitewash was in 1997 when India had 4-0 lead before going into the fifth match of Sahara Cup. Last time Pakistan whitewashed a decent ODI team was back in 2008 when the team led by Shoaib Malik beat West Indies 3-0 in UAE.
But, Pakistan are again favorites for the win in 3rd odi given the form of major players including Mohammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed, Younus Khan, Junaid Khan, Umar Gul and Shoaib Malik. On the other hand, India once again are struggling with poor top order performance and might look to go for batting changes. MS Dhoni, B Kumar and Dinda have been threat to the Pakistani side but not enough to save from series defeat. Both team will face each other in the 3rd ODI being played at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on Sunday January 6 and the match will telecast live on 06:30 GMT, 12:00 local in Delhi, India and 11:30 PKT Pakistani time.
Pakistani spinner Saeed Ajmal churned out his career-best five for 24 as India were bowled out for 167 runs in 43.4 overs in the inconsequential third One-Day International (ODI) at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Sunday.
With the series already decided 2-0 in favour of Pakistan, India were expected to play for pride. But the Indian top order failed once again after skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni opted to bat on a chilly afternoon.
Dhoni, who was a doubtful includion because of a sore back, once again top scored with 36 while Suresh Raina made 31.
Ajmal suffocated the middle-order after a fine opening spell by Pakistani pacers, Junaid Khan (1/17) and Mohammed Irfan (2/28).
For Ajmal it was his second fifer – the first (5/43) coming against England in Abu Dhabi last year.
With Sehwag dropped, India started with Ajinkya Rahane and Gautam Gambhir but the pair flopped.
Irfan was the first to strike by removing the two openers. He lured Rahane (4) into a drive and a faint edge carried on to wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal.
Gambhir’s poor run with the bat continued as he managed 15 before playing a loose shot off a short and wide delivery from Junaid only to find the other Akmal brother, Umar, at point.
Virat Kohli carried on his unimpressive run in the series and edged Junaid to Younis Khan at second slip. Kohli, who has been India’s highest run getter in both Tests and ODIs this season, managed seven and has failed to get to double figures in this series. The Delhi boy failed to open his account in Chennai and got just six in Kolkata.
Junaid and Irfan left India struggling at 37/3. Junaid’s first spell read 7-1-12-1 and Irfan’s 7-1-28-2.
Runs were hard to come by when the two fast bowlers were in action during the first 14 overs. India merely scored 43/3.
Yuvraj Singh (23) started off well with two consecutive boundaries off Irfan. The southpaw also came down hard on Umar Gul.
Yuvraj hit Gul for three boundaries as the pacer gave 18 runs from his first over after coming in as a first change for Irfan.
But Yuvraj’s flashy innings ended after he was castled by Mohammed Hafeez (1/44).
Dhoni and Raina tried to repair the innings with their 48-run stand but Ajmal wrecked the middle-order.
Ajmal picked up Raina and Ravichandran Ashwin (0) in consecutive deliveries while Dhoni fell to Gul, caught at point by Umar.
The last four wickets all went to Ajmal as India slumped from 131/6 to 167 all out. Ravindra Jadeja (27) hit some lusty blows, but it was not enough to save India from the ignominy of not being able to play the full 50 overs.
Post match update
India pulled off a thrilling 10-run victory over Pakistan in the third and final game of the one-day series at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Sunday.
Chasing 168, Pakistan were restricted to 157 in 48.5 overs. Ishant Sharma picked up three wickets for India while Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar Kumar took a couple each.
Pakistan vs India Squads
Pakistan ODI Team: (From) Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Anwar Ali, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail, Imran Farhat, Junaid Khan, Kamran Akmal (wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Nasir Jamshed, Saeed Ajmal, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, Younis Khan, Zulfiqar Babar
India ODI Team: (From) MS Dhoni (c/wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashok Dinda, Gautam Gambhir, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina ,Virender Sehwag, Shami Ahmed, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh
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More about series
Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore has said off spinner Saeed Ajmal would be their trump card for the upcoming limited over series against India.
The 35-year-old Ajmal is ranked No 1 in one-day internationals and Twenty20s with 109 wickets in 71 ODIs and 69 wickets in 48 T20s.
Ajmals doosra that turns away from the right-handers continues to flummox batsmen, but he’s expected to have to share an extra workload in the one-dayer matches after the selectors dropped enigmatic all-rounder Shahid Afridi on the basis of poor form.
Former captain Inzamamul Haq, who has been appointed as a batting consultant by the Pakistan Cricket Board on a series-to-series basis, was expected to pass on batting advice before the team left for India on December 22.
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