A disciplined Indian side on Sunday defended a modest 167 at Feroz Shah Kotla to win a thrilling third ODI by 10 runs, denying Pakistan a clean sweep.
Indian captain MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat against Pakistan in the third and final one-day international at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Sunday.
Battered and bruised by yet another series defeat, India's cricketers will seek to restore some pride when they take on Pakistan in the third ODI on Sunday.
India witnessed another batting collapse as Pakistan bundled out hosts for 165 to clinch massive 85-run win and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in three-match series.
Indian captain MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to bowl in overcast conditions against Pakistan in the second one-dayer at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Wrecked by Pakistani seamers in their opening ODI, India's under-fire cricketers will have to pull themselves up against the archrivals when they clash in a must-win second one-dayer on Thursday with the form of their top-order batsmen a concern.
Opener Nasir Jamshed led from the front as he cracked an unbeaten 101 to help Pakistan register comfortable six-wicket victory over India in first ODI.
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the first ODI of the bilateral series at the MA Chidambaram stadium on Sunday.
Honours shared in the T20 series, arch foes India and Pakistan are now set for what is likely to be an exhilarating three-match ODI series showdown but weather gods could prove to be the dampener in the opening clash on Sunday.
Yuvraj's career-best T20 knock and Dinda's late fightback helped India clinch a thrilling 11-run victory over Pakistan to level the two-match Twenty20 series.