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The hosts won the three-Test series 1-0 but were heading for an unlikely second victory, with Pakistan 162-7 chasing 374, before bad light stopped play.

India declared their second innings on 284-6 with Sourav Ganguly (91) and Dinesh Karthik (52) doing the damage.

Captain Anil Kumble then took 5-61 to give India a sniff of the win.

But with 13 overs lost because of the gloom, the leg-spinner might rue not declaring earlier.

Pakistan raced to 23-0 at tea as they went through the motions of chasing, but the game appeared to be up soon after.

Kumble deceived Yasir Hameed (39) with a quicker ball and then caught Younus Khan (0) off his own bowling three deliveries later.

The skipper struck for a third time to remove Salman Butt for eight after the opener edged behind to wicket-keeper Karthik but Pakistan's Faisal Iqbal and Misbah-ul-Haq stuck around to put on a bit of a show for the patient crowd.

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