Finally, India registered their first win after loosing ODI series against Pakistan by 10 runs in the third and final ODI played at Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi.
Chasing a target of 167 runs, Pakistan team was all out for just 157 runs, 10 runs short of the winning total. Full credit to Indian bowlers and superb fielding in today’s match.
Around 9 overs were bowled medians today by the Indian bowlers, and debut Shami Ahmed was very impressive. He bowled 4 medians in his very first ODI match.
Talking to media after winning the last ODI, Indian bowler R Ashwin: “Everybody bowler well, especially Bhuvneshwar. We picked up wickets in the middle. This win is a great morale booster ahead of the England series”
Indian captain performed well once again and eve he was the top scorer today. MS Dhoni is also the Man of the Match.
During match presentation, captain MS Dhoni said, “160 wasn’t enough. But I told the team that yes it is not enough, but the team should compete well. The spinners did a great job but the men of the match were the fielders in this game. Bhuvi started well, then Ishant bowled well with a not-so-new ball. Jadeja and Ashwin supported each other well too. It is important to learn from each and every game and this is young side and there is learning for everyone. Bowling line-up was a big positive this serie. Yes, there was help for bowlers, but we bowled well as a unit.”
Nasir Jamshed is the Man of the Series for his back to back hundreds.
Nasir: “I started well today, but unfortunately didn’t last till the end. The pitch was difficult to score in the second innings. Thanks to the crowd, it has been great all this series.”
Misbah-ul-Haq: “Indians bowled very well, their fielding was outstanding. We tried to see off the new ball, but the ball was doing things even after that. It was difficult to score runs. Plenty of positives this series, specially the fast bowlers and Nasir Jamshed. It was a great series, tightly contested and today we had another tight game.”