Pakistan-India match: Jamshed guides Team Green to ODI win

Published: December 30, 2012
Pakistan win by six wickets, with 11 balls remaining. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Pakistan win by six wickets, with 11 balls remaining. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Pakistan win by six wickets, with 11 balls remaining. PHOTO: AFP/FILE Nasir Jamshed-Younis Khan partnership troubles the Indian side.  PHOTO: BCCI Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets Pakistani skipper Muhammad Hafeez out for a diamond duck. PHOTO: BCCI PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE Dhoni gets century, leads India past 200 runs line. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE Pakistan win toss, choose to field first. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

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.

First inning

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. 

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Reader Comments (42)

  • JazbaJunoon
    Dec 30, 2012 - 11:38AM

    This is embarrassing india. You’ve been shut down yet again. Talking nonsense when you narrowly won the t20 game, and now your top batsmen have been clean bowled by players who i didnt even know played for Pakistan.

    Baap Baap Hota Hein. LOLRecommend

  • xyz
    Dec 30, 2012 - 1:15PM

    Misbah has again gifted this game to India by dropping Dhoni and his listless captaincy. We want young, energetic players in our time, not senior citizens.What is he even in the team, let alone be the captain?


  • great
    Dec 30, 2012 - 1:51PM

    well played India………29-5 to 227-6….amazing recovery…………………
    but now at 0-1 its India ….all the way


  • Sanjay
    Dec 30, 2012 - 2:32PM

    @JazbaJunoon I see that your comment was posted 3 hours ago. This time pakistan is playing its 9th over. Can you please comment once again ?


  • xyz
    Dec 30, 2012 - 3:05PM

    @great @Sanjay:
    lol, you all are too impatient, its a 50 over game folks and its looking good for Pakistan for now. Don’t count your eggs before they hatch.


  • JazbaJunoon
    Dec 30, 2012 - 3:06PM

    Yes, i can, And we’re doing very comfortably. Just wait till the ball wears down, and the pitch gets better and better to bat on.

    All these new ball bowlers are going to get hammered. Especially snaggletoothed Ishant Sharma.

    And the difference is, we’re not 5 down. Our best batsmen didnt ALL get clean bowled.Recommend

  • abhi
    Dec 30, 2012 - 3:22PM

    I think only thing in Pakistan’s favour today is that Afridi is not playing.


  • JazbaJunoon
    Dec 30, 2012 - 3:40PM

    @ Sanjay, 25 overs down, 2 wickets. we’re at 101-2. We need just over 5 an over.

    Yes, i can, And we’re doing very comfortably. Just wait till the ball wears down, and the pitch gets better and better to bat on.

    All these new ball bowlers are going to get hammered. Especially snaggletoothed Ishant Sharma.

    And the difference is, we’re not 5 down. Our best batsmen didnt ALL get clean bowled.Recommend

  • Ali
    Dec 30, 2012 - 3:59PM

    @Sanjay: Less than 100 required in 20 overs now. Pakistan doing it easily now!
    Wait for the final results before getting all happy Sanjay :)


  • Uzair
    Dec 30, 2012 - 4:06PM

    Hafeez is not Pakistani skipper in ODI.


  • Careless Whispers
    Dec 30, 2012 - 4:36PM

    Pakistan will win & Nasir Jamshed gonna be Man of The Match :)


  • huma
    Dec 30, 2012 - 4:39PM

    Pakistan 165/3 (35.6 ov)


  • roadkashehzada
    Dec 30, 2012 - 5:24PM

    i love dhoni. pakistan’s new sachin tendulkar. whenever he ll make century we will win


  • Congrats
    Dec 30, 2012 - 5:37PM

    Congratulations team Pakistan!! Amazing hard work by Nasir Jamshed, he is a superb find for an opener in the team. Pakistan Zindabad.


  • Faraz
    Dec 30, 2012 - 5:43PM

    are you watching??? :P


  • I.
    Dec 30, 2012 - 5:45PM

    we won , we won, we won :D
    @sanjay bhae,itnaa sanata kyun ha? :p


  • Fahad Raza
    Dec 30, 2012 - 5:50PM

    Nasir played realy well Indeed…. Better Luck Next time Indians.. Its Just a Game..


  • ASIM
    Dec 30, 2012 - 5:56PM



  • Atif
    Dec 30, 2012 - 6:08PM

    Congratulation Pakistan!
    Nasir Jamshed must be Man of the match
    I think Its cheating, Always winners achieve man of the match awards, not loosers


  • Congrats
    Dec 30, 2012 - 6:21PM

    Misbah’s Wicket was the turning point. It cost India the match, if he batted any longer India would have won easily.


  • Dec 30, 2012 - 6:27PM

    Listen, I honestly dont see anything wrong with Sanjay’s comment. He simply saw something and pointed it out. I am from Pakistan mind you, and now that we have won the match, let’s be a little graceful about it, shall we. It was a great cricket match, and both sides played good hard cricket. And of course, it always feels great to win against our arch rivals, esp. when it is on their own backyards. No point bullying/bad mouthing each other over.


  • True Pictue
    Dec 30, 2012 - 6:51PM

    to my Indian troll friends & to Kholi: ssssssssssssssssssssssssssh :D High five to Team Pakistan, well played !!! now go for the kill in the next ODI, good luck :)


  • Truth detector
    Dec 30, 2012 - 7:04PM

    No word of praise for Pakistan team from Dhoni !! So, much for big heart !!!


  • Indian
    Dec 30, 2012 - 7:16PM

    It was really well played by Pak… still i will say Baap Baap hota hai.. because after 29/5 pak would definately faltered as pak only manages to get 227 in 48th over with lot of struggle..looking fwd for next match,..


  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Dec 30, 2012 - 7:28PM

    Congratulations to Pakistan team. Thanks for proving that ours is a better team than Indians. Normally man of the match award goes to winning side but Indian performances are very rare these days, therefore this injustice is excusable.


  • Syed Shah
    Dec 30, 2012 - 7:28PM

    When we have the right selection of team we win. Thank God Afridi was not there otherwise we would have played with man short yet again. Cricket is played with brains not bran and muscles. Congrats every body.


  • muhammadkashifkhan
    Dec 30, 2012 - 7:46PM

    we won , match was not fixed today


  • salaar
    Dec 30, 2012 - 8:19PM

    Nice way to close off 2012. It was a good game, nice to see young Nasir Jamshed staying till the end.

    I think Pakistan must replace Azhar Ali with Umar Akmal. Although, Pakistan’s bowling has been good but if you see in this ODI as well as in the last T20 we gave away too many runs in the depth overs.

    For India, I think they are seriously short of one more bowler.

    Lets hope for an exciting cricket in the next 2 matches.

    Pakistan Zindabad !


  • abhi
    Dec 30, 2012 - 9:00PM

    Pakistan well played, as I already said bold decision of not playing Afridi paid off and Jamshed saw it through. India’s problem is that they didn’t rotate their old players and frankly speaking these players are content with money flowing into their account and have not tried to put any effort. Only Dhoni showed some guts and helped making an ok score.


  • Sanjay
    Dec 30, 2012 - 10:23PM

    @JazbaJunoon @xyz @Ali @Faraz
    Guys ! It is Sanjay again. Now a days I am in California, USA, so took some time to comment back as I just woke up few minutes back.
    I do not understand what pleasure you guys draw from my first comment. Did I guarantee you that India will win ? Can anyone do this in a game of cricket for any team ?
    Secondly, I have only drawn the attention of JazbaJunoon to the glorious uncertainties of the game of Cricket. Folks grow up. Stop uttering non-sense. Learn to enjoy a game & have a good night now.
    (BTW: Congratulation Pakistan for wining an Oscar this time.)


  • ahmed
    Dec 30, 2012 - 10:45PM

    Azhar Ali ‘s addition to ODI team is a joke. He was an embarrassment today. He was a sitting duck and disaster waiting to explode and give his wicket away. Misbah also seems to have lost the love and determination that he used to have like we saw in the earlier matches in the UAE against England. He hasn’t been the same since Pakistan lost those matches unexpectedly. Either he is unhappy with management or players he is not inspirational captain any more. In the next match let us see what Harris Suhail can do and drop Azhar and send him back to batting school and learn the technique.


  • Khan Zubair Khan
    Dec 30, 2012 - 11:14PM

    Pakistan Zindabad….


  • Khan Zubair Khan
    Dec 30, 2012 - 11:16PM

    Pakistan Zindabad…Recommend

  • Khan Zubair Khan
    Dec 30, 2012 - 11:19PM

    Pakistan Zindabad


  • Praan
    Dec 31, 2012 - 12:36AM

    India comtinues to rely on part time bowlers…. This is the reason for our downfall…. When will we learn…. Pakistan played very well…. ESP nasir Jamshed.


  • Adnan
    Dec 31, 2012 - 12:44AM

    Actually, the win- which was never in doubt- was not as great as the look on the Indian spectator’s faces when Junaid and Irfan had reduced IND to 29 for 5. Priceless!

    Well done PAK: a thoroughly deserved and PROFESSIONAL display of high-class cricket! PAKISTAN ZINDABAD!


  • Shahzad Ali Channa
    Dec 31, 2012 - 3:55AM

    Pakistan won from the excellent team of India and take it a compliment with full respect for both the teams. no Baap Baap hota hai and Beta beta, its game and beta baap relation keep changes. Respect people and take it as a game. Thank you Pakistan and India for entertaining us with such a epic game and this is what we all wait to see in India vs Pakistan. COngrats Pakistan and Better luck next time India.


  • Khan
    Dec 31, 2012 - 4:43AM

    Dude learn to ignore such immature people as its Internet and the other person could be a minor or a freak .. We also know its just a game and are meant to provide entertainment not false pride that can hardly last a few hours.
    No matter which side wins lets hope it is a tight one just like the T20s.


  • Dec 31, 2012 - 8:04AM

    Well You All I Think We Must Give Credit To Deserve Person Both Team Played Very Well And Azhar Ali Sach A Nice Player Umar Akmal Juxt A hiter And We Need Technical Player like Azhar Ali And I Agreed Misbah Always Play From Other Hand


  • Raj Kafir
    Dec 31, 2012 - 8:30AM

    Every second game is fixed….let us wait for second ODI.


  • Vaibhav
    Dec 31, 2012 - 12:00PM

    Junaid is an awesome bowler. Wish he was in Indian team :) Infact the entire Pakistani team has improved on all aspects of game. Small note on Irfan, he is a good bowler but should bend down a little while fielding. He mis-fielded 2-3 times which can be a spoiler. Indian players are over-confident these days, maybe too many T20s have spoiled them. Also, Indian team lacks good bowlers. Congrats to my Pakistani brothers!! This team can get you the next world cup.


  • Adnan
    Dec 31, 2012 - 7:47PM

    Thank you for your gracious and sporting comments. If only all the Indians (which I presume you are) who write in these columns could show such sporting spirit!

    IND played an excellent game and their recovery from 29-5 was remarkable. Dhoni played a superb innings but in the end the better team won. A thoroughly entertaining match. Look forward to the next game in Kolkata.


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