India vs Pakistan 2nd ODI: Pakistan beats India by 85 runs, Clicks series 2-0

The Indian cricket team has failed to match the Pakistan cricket team in the 2nd ODI played Eden Gardens, Kolkata and lost the match by 85 runs.

Indians failed to perform in sections of the game, bowling, fielding and batting. No responsible contribution was made by the top order from team India. Opener Gautam Gambhir made just 11 runs and Sehwag made 31 runs.

Virat kohli has once again failed and Yuvraj Singh was also unable to keep showing good batting performance. Junaid Khan, however, proved, that he is the most promising young talent for Pakistan.

Saeed Ajmal has been performing with the ball and even today he took 3 wickets for just 20 runs in his 10 overs spell.

Pakistani cricket team is the deserved victors, with their top-class bowling unit outplaying India

After beating India in the 2nd ODI, Mohammad Hafeez said, “A great performance from Junaid. we are really happy with the effort of the whole team, especially the bowlers. Great feeling to win a series in India. Thanks to the crowd as well, they were supportive till the end.”

On the other hand, Indian captain MS Dhoni lead his team one handed but that was not enough to win the match. MS Dhoni made superb 54 runs, his 47th ODI fifty.

The match presentation:

Indian captain MS Dhoni, “I think the bowlers brought us back in the game, I think when we went in to bat, we lost too many wickets, last 30 overs we needed 180, the key is to have wickets in hand and we never were in a position. Virat has scored runs for us, but one of the top three needs to be with the middle-order, that will make it easy, not that they aren’t trying, it happens. We have got the experience in the batting, it is about them coming back to form, overall we have to grow as a team, we are a good fielding side, but we have to bowl well and develop.”

Pakistani captain Misbah-ul-Haq said, “I think the team really played well, specially the way openers started, they gavea really, really good start and then the bowlers did the job. I think the way the wicket was playing, I think 300 was on the card the way the openers were playing, otherewise it was not a wicket that was not so easy to score on. I think the bowlers are really doing a great job, especially Junaid who is moving it both ways and asking questions of the batsmen, Irfan has his height, Gul also bowled well today, and Ajmal and Hafeez always delivers for us. Fantastic crowd, I enjoy playing here, it’s something you don’t have in any other ground in the world.”

And, of-course Man-Of-The-Match award goes to Nasir Jamshed, he said, “I just enjoy my batting, last time I missed the Man of the Match but lucky this time they gave it to me. I just kept a cool mind, and Hafeez played a great innings. Pitch was little bit slow, and I just played according to the ball. It was dream to play in the ground.”

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