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The Indian batting lacked cohesion

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Like in the first match of the series, the Indians started off well, but a middle order batting slump proved their undoing.

Virender Sehwag made his mandatory aggressive start, with five boundaries, but perished early again.

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The exit of Yuvraj Singh (50) and Yusuf Pathan (0) in successive overs, in the space of four deliveries, checked the scoring rate and the team was unable to accelerate thereafter.

Captain Mahindra Singh Dhoni struggled to time the ball and made a painstaking 28 off 30 balls.

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