Pakistan take early lead against India

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Updated: December 30, 2012

Nasir Jamshed scored his second one-day international century to lead Pakistan to a six-wicket win over India in the first of their three matches in Chennai.

Jamshed’s belligerent 101 not out ensured India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s endeavours earlier in the day – hitting a classy 113 not out – were rendered meaningless.

With his side wobbling on 29-5 after they had been sent in to bat, Dhoni produced a captain’s knock to propel his side to a competitive total of 227-6.

But that was not enough as Jamshed’s 101 off 132 balls helped his side to reach their target of 228 for the loss of four wickets and with 11 balls to spare.

Younis Khan made 58, putting on a third-wicket stand of 112 with Jamshed, while Shoaib Malik contributed an unbeaten 34, sealing victory with a four.

Pakistan 228 for 4 (Jamshed 101*, Younis 58) beat India 227 for 6 (Dhoni 113*, Raina 43, Junaid 4-43) by six wickets