Nasir Jamshed's Hundred and energetic show by the bowlers leads Pakistan to a 85 runs win over India in the 2nd one day at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. With this win Pakistan have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three match series.
Chasing a target of 251 runs, India were Bowled out for 165 runs with skipper MS Dhoni being the top scorer and remaining not out on 54 runs. For Pakistan, all the bowlers performed as a unit. Saeed Ajmal ended with 3 for 20 while Umar Gul and Junaid Khan seal two wickets each. Pakistan reserved their record intact at the Eden by winning their fourth ODI
India got off to an nervous start in their chase, with both the Pakistan pacers Mohammad Irfan and Junaid coming tough at the openers. Gautam Gambhir was the first to go when he tried to drive a Junaid delivery and played on for 11 runs to leave India at 42 for 1.
Then wickets kept on dropping with Virat Kohli (6) and Virender Sehwag (31) falling in quick succession.
Yuvraj Singh (9) and Suresh Raina also fell cheaply. Yuvraj played an unnecessary pull shot by going after a widish delivery off Gul to give Kamran another catch. Mohammad Hafeez dismissed Raina on 18, stumped splendidly by Kamran, to reduce India to 95 for 5.
Dhoni played the waiting game even though the asking rate rock climbing up and didn't show necessity to score runs. R Ashwin was sent above Jadeja but didn't do anything of note. He stumped off Shoaib Malik for 3 which came off 22 balls.
Jadeja was rough during his stay at the wicket and was prised out by Saeed Ajaml. The offspinner strike two times more in the over trapping Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ashok Dinda lbw. Both of them didn't open their account.
MS Dhoni sustained with his inexplicable tactics of blocking the balls and taking singles. Only in the end, when the match was out of India's way , he flaming a couple of strong blows to reach his half-century. Junaid Khan castled the last man Ishant Sharma to bowl India out for 165 runs in 48 overs as Pakistan registered a thrashing 85 runs victory over the India.