World Twenty20 2014: India trounce Pakistan in Group Two

World Twenty20 2014: India trounce Pakistan in Group Two


India began a Super 10 proviso of a World Twenty20 with a autocratic seven-wicket win over Pakistan in Mirpur.

Pakistan scored a medium 11 fours and dual sixes in their 130-7, Umar Akmal top-scoring with 33 from 30 balls and Sohaib Maqsood adding 21 off 11.

India’s openers strike 6 fours and dual sixes, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma racing to 54-0 within 8 overs.

Three discerning wickets fell though Virat Kohli (36) and Suresh Raina (35) guided them home with 9 balls remaining.

India v Pakistan T20 history

India 4 wins, Pakistan 1 win, 1 tie

Pakistan sojourn though a feat opposite India in 9 World Cup and World T20 matches and will now find a fast alleviation from their remaining Group Two matches opposite Australia, Bangladesh and West Indies, with usually a tip dual teams surpassing to a semi-finals.

England start their debate in Group One on Saturday opposite New Zealand, with Sri Lanka, South Africa and a

big-hitting Netherlands

to come.

The Pakistan innings began hesitantly after they were put in before a typically romantic crowd.

Kamran Akmal was run-out in a second over and some-more competence have followed as a stuttering scoreboard combined serve anxiety.

When Amit Mishra had Ahmed Shehzad simply stumped in a ninth over with a prodigiously spinning leg-break and available that rarest of line in T20, a wicket maiden, it was 47-3 and usually 5 bounds had been scored.

Former skipper Shoaib Malik strike a initial 6 in a 12th over with a stately true expostulate off Mishra, recording a half century mount in 42 balls with Umar as 26 runs came in dual overs.


“Convincing, professional, clinical. They looked a improved side and finished in good style. Not adequate runs on a house for Pakistan and if we don’t collect adult early wickets it’s going to be really difficult.”

But Shoaib was held during long-off in a 16th over, bringing a dangerman Shahid Afridi to a crease, and Umar was another to find a fielder, held off Mohammad Shami in a 18th over.

Captain Afridi could conduct usually one range before he was good held diving brazen during low mid-wicket by Raina in a penultimate over.

Despite a late 6 and 4 from a clever Sohaib, their sum was significantly down on a normal measure on a belligerent of 148.

That was fast emphasised by Rohit, who stepped down a wicket to block expostulate Junaid Khan over indicate for 6 in a third over

And when a fickle Saaed Ajmal, who worried England with 24 wickets in a

three-Test array in early 2012,

was introduced in a subsequent he was soon dispatched for 3 powerful leg-side bounds by Dhawan.

But Dhawan bending fast off change to fine-leg, Rohit played on to Ajmal and when Yuvraj Singh’s off-stump was rattled by bustling seamer Bilawal Bhatti’s initial ball, 3 wickets had depressed in 15 legitimate deliveries.

However, Kohli quietly took his group towards their aim with some sweetly struck, wristy strokes and a contentious Raina played a no-nonsense innings, seizing on anything short.

Raina was forsaken twice, on 7 and 28, though remained undefeated in a wilful partnership of 66 in hardly 8 overs.

India captain Mahendra Dhoni pronounced there was some-more to come from man-of-the-match Mishra, who took 2-22 in usually his second T20 international.

“I consider Mishra bowled 70-75% of what he can bowl,” Dhoni said. “But we are not certain of personification 3 spinners each time. A lot will count on either there is dusk dew or not.”

Counterpart Mohammad Hafeez said: “We were during slightest 20 runs short. Then we forsaken some catches, that we can’t means in games like these.

“But there is a prolonged approach to go in this contest and we will try to make a clever comeback.”

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