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India avoid cricket series whitewash in Delhi

MS Dhoni, the India captain, paid tribute to his cricket team after they beat Pakistan by 10 runs in New Delhi on Sunday to prevent a whitewash in their one-day international series.

MS Dhoni, the India captain, paid tribute to his team after they beat Pakistan by 10 runs in New Delhi on Sunday to prevent a whitewash in their one-day international series.

India scored 167 in 43.4 overs, but then took Pakistan's last four wickets for just 13 runs as they bowled them out for 157, with Mohammad Hafeez being the last wicket to fall as he was caught by Yuvraj Singh of Ishant Sharma.

Dhoni said in his post-match television interview: "It is important to learn from each and every game and this is a young side and there is learning for everyone.

"The bowling line-up was a big positive this series. Yes, there was help for bowlers [in the conditions], but we bowled well as a unit."

Misbah-ul-Haq, the Pakistan captain, said: "The Indians bowled very well, their fielding was outstanding.

"We tried to see off the new ball, but the ball was doing things even after that. It was difficult to score runs."

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