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Thatscricket - ODI Series - India~~s tour of Pakistan- Pathan, Inzamam top ODI series averages

Published: Monday, March 29, 2004, 20:17 [IST]
 
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Lahore:India's young left-arm seamer Irfan Pathan pipped the likes of Shoaib Akhtar to top the bowling averages while Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul Haq took the batting honours in the five-match One-day series that India won 3-2 in Lahore on Wednesday night.

The 19-year-old Pathan, who was not picked for the first two matches of the series, returned an impressive average of 17.87 on batsmen-friendly tracks while picking eight wickets from three matches. His best figures of three for 32 helped India win the series-deciding fifth One-dayer on Wednesday.

Shoaib averaged 29.33 from five matches while picking nine wickets. Mohd Sami was the highest wicket taker on either side with 11 wickets from five matches.

Among the batsmen, Inzamam-ul-Haq averaged an impressive 68 with a strike rate of 97.70. The skipper, declared Man of the Series, scored two hundreds with 123 being the highest.

India's Rahul Dravid finished second in the batting averages list with an average of 62.00 from five matches at a strike rate of 73.59.

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