Ajmal five-for keeps India to 167

India’s batting failed again, having few answers against a strong bowling attack that’s delivered two victories on the trot for Pakistan this series and has given the team an excellent chance of completing a clean sweep in Delhi. India chose to bat on a chilly morning on a dry surface with limited assistance for the Pakistan seamers, who made the most of what was on offer to rattle India’s top order for the third time this series. Saeed Ajmal then took over to pick up five wickets, including a double-strike in two balls that halted an attempted recovery and even MS Dhoni, India’s best batsman in these three games, couldn’t rescue the hosts.

India left out Virender Sehwag to give Ajinkya Rahane a chance at the top of the order and he began patiently, together with Gautam Gambhir, against a bit of movement off the pitch, though without any swing in the air. Mohammad Irfan and Junaid Khan stuck to areas around a good length, or slightly short, and were largely accurate, though Irfan conceded a couple of boundaries in an over where he erred down the leg side and provided too much width. Read more
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