India in complete control

Pakistan set for a tough last day in the second Test at Kolkata

By Phil Jackson.   Last Updated: 03/12/07 2:36pm

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Jaffer: In fine form

Jaffer: In fine form

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Wasim Jaffer hit his 10th Test half-century as India extended their second innings lead over Pakistan to 301 runs on day four at Kolkata.

Misbah-ul-Haq made a career-best 161 not out as Pakistan added 98 to their overnight total, but only Mohammad Sami (38) offered any support as Younus Khan's team were bowled out for 456.

Part-time spinner VVS Laxman broke the defiant 91-run stand between Sami and Misbah when the number eight holed out to Jaffer at mid-off.

Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh wrapped up his 20th five-for with the wickets of Shoaib Akhtar (duck) and Danish Kaneria (duck) before Jaffer (56) then picked up where he left off in first innings.


The first innings double-century maker put on 75 for the fall of the first wicket with Dinesh Karthik (28).

Despite both openers falling to leg-spinner Danish Kaneria, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (28 not out) and Sourav Ganguly (24 not out) put India in complete control of the match, closing on 141-2.

The hosts won the first Test in Delhi by six wickets and have the chance to seal the series with a speedy declaration on a deteriorating pitch on Tuesday.

They won the One-Day International series 3-2 in November and have dominated so far in Kolkata.

Watch all the action from a critical final day live on Sky Sports 2 from 4.30am on Tuesday.

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