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Pakistan set India comfortable 251-run target in Kolkata ODI

Kolkata, Jan 3(ANI): Pakistan have set India a gettable target of 251 in the second one-day international being played at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.

Pakistan could have reached a higher total, riding on opener Nasir Jamshed’s second consecutive century in the series, but suffered an inexplicable middle-order collapse after being 197 for three at the end of the 39th over.

Pakistan got off to a brilliant start with openers Jamshed and Mohammad Hafeez adding 141 for the first-wicket. Thereafter it was a parade of players coming to the crease and going back in a hurry.

Jamshed continued his good run with the bat and slammed a fluent 106 that included 12 fours and two sixes, while Hafeez struck a brisk 76 to help Pakistan begin their innings on a strong note.

Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets for 41, while fast bowler Ishant Sharma bagged 3-34.

India had earlier won the toss and elected to field first. (ANI)