CHENNAI: A stellar batting performance from Nasir Jamshed, who scored 101 runs off 132 balls, led Pakistan to its first victory on Sunday in the current Pakistan-India ODI series.
Team green won by six wickets, with 11 balls remaining.
Earlier, Jamshed and skipper Misbahul Haq took Pakistan to 172 score off 38 overs.
Before the skipper came in, Jamshed and Younis Khan – with their 112 runs partnership – got 133 runs on the score board in 30 overs, with the loss of two wickets. Khan was then dismissed on the third ball of the next over.
In the beginning of the second inning, India got the upper-hand when Bhuvneshwar Kumar got Muhammad Hafeez out for a diamond duck.
The devastated Pakistani side crawled to the score of 52 runs after 16 overs at the loss of two wickets but the following Jamshed-Khan partnership brought the ball in Pakistan’s court.
Following the 1-1 Twenty20 win between Pakistan and India, the cricket rivals are back in the ground in the Indian city of Chennai.
Pakistan had won the toss and chose to field first.
India’s MS Dhoni led the team across the 200 runs line, finishing the innings at 227 runs at a loss of six wickets in the first Pakistan-India ODI on Sunday.
Partnered with Ashwin, Dhoni not only earned a century, but also crossed the 7,000 mark on runs in his ODI career.
Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni’s partnership came to an end at 102 runs when Muhammad Hafeez bowled Raina out in the 33rd over.
With only six overs left, India had scored 165 runs at the loss of six wickets.
In the first 10 overs, Pakistan – with its intense bowling attack – managed to bowl out the first five batsmen. India stood at 59 runs after 15 overs, with Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina on the crease.
Magnificent Junaid Khan took four wickets in just six overs, knocking down Virendar Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and RG Sharma.
The India tour, the first by Pakistan since 2007, began with two Twenty20 internationals with each won by both the teams.
Pakistan team: Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Misbahul Haq, Kamran Akmal, Azhar Ali, Shoaib Malik, Junaid Khan, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Irfan
Indian team: G Gambhir, V Kohli, V Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, SK Raina, RG Sharma, MS Dhoni, B Kumar, I Sharma, AB Dinda, R Ashwin
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly mentioned Muhammad Hafeez as Pakistani skipper. The error is regretted.