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PHOTOS: Jamshed, Junaid help Pakistan win series in India

Last updated on: January 3, 2013 21:00 IST

Pakistan thrash India by 85 runs

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India slumped to yet another series defeat with a pathetic display as arch-rivals Pakistan spanked the hosts by 85 runs in the second one-dayer to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series in Kolkata on Thursday.

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.



Image: Pakistan team celebrates the win in Kolkata
Photographs: BCCI

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Jamshed scored yet another century against India

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Nasir Jamshed (106) notched up his third ODI century, all three coming against India, but Pakistan suffered a dramatic collapse after being at a healthy 141 for no loss at the mid-way stage. 

Jamshed's 124-ball knock was inclusive of 12 boundaries and a couple of sixes and he put on 141 for the opening wicket with Mohammad Hafeez.

He was named man-of-the-match for his efforts.



Image: Nasir Jamshed raises his bat after scoring a second successive hundred
Photographs: BCCI

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Hafeez made an aggressive 76

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Mohammed Hafeez was the other contributor with a rollicking 76 off 74 balls. 

His 74-ball knock was inclusive of 10 boundaries.

The floodgates opened up after the dismissal of Hafeez as none of the other batsmen could hang around for long on a slow Eden Garden track, which made stroke-making difficult after the ball became older.


Image: Mohammad Hafeez
Photographs: BCCI

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Ishant took three wickets

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Ishant Sharma was the pick of the Indian bowlers, with figures of three for 34.

He took the wickets of Shoaib Malik (24), Umar Gul (17) and Mohammad Irfan (0).

Ravindra Jadeja also took three wickets, finishing with figures of three for 41.



Image: Ishant Sharma
Photographs: BCCI

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MS Dhoni made 54 not out

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The Indians needed a good start from their struggling openers -- Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag -- but it did not materialise yet again, putting pressure on the jittery middle-order. 

Sehwag (31), Gambhir (11), Virat Kohli (6), Yuvraj Singh (9) and Suresh Raina (18) perished in quick succession to give the visitors the upper hand in what eventually turned out to be a lop-sided contest. 

Skipper MS 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.


Image: MS Dhoni
Photographs: BCCI

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India has never beaten Pakistan at Eden Gardens

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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. 

Thursday's defeat has also rendered the third and final ODI at Ferozshah Kotla in Delhi on Sunday inconsequential.  

India lost to Pakistan last time around at home in 2004-05 when they lost the six-match series 2-4. 

And now India have lost all the four matches they have played against Pakistan at Eden Gardens.


Image: Pakistan team celebrates the win in Kolkata
Photographs: BCCI

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