KARACHI: Avoiding a whitewash by Pakistan, India won the 3rd and final ODI by 10 runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Sunday. With that Pakistan lead series 2-1.
Pakistan were 157-9 needing 23 to win from 12 balls when pacer Junaid Khan was run out by Suresh Raina for 0 with seven-feet-one-inch pacer Mohammad Irfan left standing on 0.
Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul was caught by Ravindra Jadeja on 11 (28) on the bowling of Ishant Sharma in the in the 3rd and final One-day International (ODI) on Sunday.
Umar Akmal was stumped by India captain and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the bowling of Ravebdra Jadeja for 25 in 50 balls leaving Pakistan on 126-6
Earlier, Pakistan were 119-5 when Shoaib Malik was lbw Ishant Sharma for 5 in 13 balls in the 3rd and final One-day International (ODI) on Sunday.
Captain Misbah-ul-Haq went for 39 (82) caught by Rahane on an Ashiwn delivery in the 3rd and final One-day International (ODI) on Sunday.
Pakistan were 61-3 when Nasir Jamshed was lbw Ashwin on 34 (64) in the 3rd and final One-day International (ODI) on Sunday.
Wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal was lbw on 0 and Younis Khan was out on 6, both bowled by India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the 3rd and final One-day International (ODI) on Sunday.
India set the 168 target for Pakistan to complete their first ODI series clean sweep in India.
In Feroz Shah Kotla ground, Indian captian Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the top scorer, made 36 runs. SK Raina scored 31 runs in 60 balls.
In Indian inning, there were four players who did not make double figure score.
Saeed Ajmal became a successful bowler with his career-best five-wicket haul. Mohammad Irfan got two wickets. Mohammad Irfan, Umar Gul and Mohammad Hafeez got one wicket each.
It is pertinent to mention, Pakistan won series by 2-0.
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