One of the positives that one could take from the Indian team was the batting of MS Dhoni, as he single handedly took India beyond the 200 run mark with a magnificent hundred. But, he does not want to come under such pressure as he did in the first ODI, so it is time for the top order to perform. If they do, the Indian team looks a different unit, and is capable of tearing into the Pakistani bowlers as well as give their bolwing line up enough runs to put pressure on the stroke-makers of Pakistan.
The Pakistan team is confident side after their display in the first ODI but they are aware of the threat that the Indian team possess with their batting line up. It is crucial for the Pakistan bowlers to take early wickets like they did in the previous match and not allow the Indian openers, especially Sehwag to give a flying start to the Indian team. Normally, it has been seen that the Indian team scores good runs, if and when Sehwag clicks with the willow. Other batsmen such as Yuvraj, who has been in good form, also hold the key along with India's best bet in the ODI, Virat Kohli.
One cannot completely depend on the Indian batsmen, as the bowlers need to play an important role as well. But, India's best chance to win the match is chasing down Pakistan's target rather than defending, as India's forte lies in batting.
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