India won the low-scoring thriller by 10 runs © PTI
New Delhi: Jan 6, 2013
Statistical highlights of the third and final one-dayer between India and Pakistan on Sunday.
# Umar Akmal, in the course of his 25 off 50 balls, has completed his 2,000 runs in 71 ODIs – 2001 at an average of 37.75.
# Nasir Jamshed has been adjudged the player of the series for the first time in ODIs. He has top-scored in the series – 241 runs at an average of 120.50.
# Jamshed has averaged 135.33 while making 406 runs in five innings, including three hundreds and a fifty – the best by a Pakistani batsman in five consecutive innings against India.
# Virat Kohli has posted his worst performance in a series in ODIs, making 13 runs at an average of 4.33. Also his strike rate of 41.93 in the series is his worst ever.
# MS Dhoni has aggregated 203 runs at an average of 203.00 in the series – a tally exceeded only by Nasir Jamshed’s 241 at an average of 120.50.
# Saeed Ajmal took five for 24 – his best in ODIs – his second instance of five wickets in an innings. His superb performance is the best by a Pakistani bowler at Feroz Shah Kotla.
# Ajmal has become the first Pakistani spinner to capture five wickets in an innings in ODIs in India. His excellent figures are the third best by a spinner against India.
# Muralitharan had bagged 7 for 30 against India at Sharjah on October 27, 2000 and Ajatha Mendis’ 6 for 13 at Karachi on July 6, 2008.
# Besides Ajmal, Mendis and Muralitharan, three other spinners have taken five wickets in an innings against India – Ashley Giles, Saqlain Mushtaq and Mushtaq Ahmed.
# Ajmal’s figures of five for 24 are the second best by a Pakistani bowler against India on Indian soil. Naved-ul-Hasan had bagged six for 27 at Jamshedpur on April 9, 2005.
# Ajmal’s above figures are the third best at Feroz Shah Kotla. Kemar Roach (WI) had captured 6 for 27 against Netherlands in 2011 and Vivian Richards (WI) – 6 for 41 against India in 1989.
# Ajmal’s above performance is the second best by a Pakistani bowler in a losing cause in ODIs. Imran Khan had claimed 6 for 14 against India at Sharjah on March 22, 1985.
# With seven wickets at 15.57 runs apiece, Ishant Sharma has finished as the top wicket-taker in the series for India.
# Shami Ahmed has become the first Indian bowler to bowl four maiden overs on debut in an ODI.
# Dhoni has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the fifth time against Pakistan – his 18th in ODIs.
# Pakistan have registered their first series win (2-1) over India in ODIs since 2004-05.
# India’s 167 is their fifth lowest defended by them in ODIs successfully – their lowest ever is 125 against Pakistan at Sharjah on March 22, 1985.
# India’s excellent win is their first in two games against Pakistan at Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi. The said win by ten runs is their narrowest by runs’ margin at Feroz Shah Kotla.
# Junaid Khan took eight wickets in the series at 12.37 runs apiece – his best performance in an ODI series. Ajmal also claimed eight wickets at 10.75 runs apiece – the best by any bowler in the just concluded series.
# Not even a single half-century has been registered in India-Pakistan ODI for the fourth time.