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Pakistani batsman Nasir Jamshed was dejected at the Delhi airport when he found that he had forgotten his man of the series trophy at his hotel room.

It were the much-vaunted Indian batsmen that had to deliver if India wanted to do well against Pakistan. In complete contrast, they did miserably and the Indians expectedly went down in yet another high-profile series.

Sunday was yet another occasion in the last year when India’s famed batting line up came a cropper. In the ongoing series against Pakistan, none of the top and middle-order batsmen have looked comfortable against either pace or spin.

India clinched a low scoring thriller at Delhi to avoid an embarrassing cleansweep against their arch rivals. Needing just 168 to win, Pakistan stuttered big time to lose the Third and Final ODI by 10 runs.

The series against Pakistan went out of India’s grasp even before one could get the hang of the TV commercial for the series, in which senior Indian players are pronouncing with fierce determination – ‘aane do’ (bring on the Pakistanis!). If only they had shown such determination on the cricket field.

PCB Patron-in-Chief Asif Ali Zardari has announced an award of Rs 500,000 for the highest-scorers and top wicket-takers in each game of the ongoing three-match ODI series in India.

Pakistan tour of India 2012-13 Live Score, 3rd ODI: India Vs Pakistan at Delhi, Jan 6, 2013. Match begin at 12:00 local time (06:30 GMT)

The New Year did not bring a change of fortune for Team India, as they plunged to another low, losing the second ODI to Pakistan at Eden Gardens, Kolkata by a massive margin and, with it, the three-match as well.

Nasir Jamshed struck his third consecutive ODI hundred against India to set up a massive win for the visitors in the Second ODI at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.