Monday, 22 June 2009

Pakistan beat Srilanka By 8 Wickets in T20 World Cup 2009

Pakistan won their first major title in 17 years when they astonished Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the World Twenty20 final at a run out Lord's here on Sunday.

Seamer Abdul Razzaq got three wickets as Pakistan limited Sri Lanka to 138-6, then coasted home easily with eight deliveries to spare. Shahid Afridi strike a winning 54 off 40 balls and former captain Shoaib Malik made 24 not out during a match-winning partnership of 76 for the unbeatable third wicket. Pakistan, runners-up to India in the inaugural edition two years ago, ended Sri Lanka's winning run in the tournament with style.
Pakistan last won an official multi-nation tournament in 1992 when Imran Khan's team lifted the World Cup by beating England in the final at the Melbourne cricket ground in Australia. The win by Younus Khan's team gave Pakistanis back home reason to cheer as the cricket-mad nation has been disadvantaged of international tours due to security concerns in the unstable nation. Afridi paid tribute to skipper Younus. "Younus gave me great confidence," said Afridi. "I told him that I wanted to bat at number three in the order and he said OK, if you're confident just go and play. Don't worry about anything."
Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara said: "I'm proud of the way we competed. I believe we can go forward from here," he said. "We'll take this and come back stronger in next year's tournament. We have the best bowling unit in the world."
Pakistani openers Kamran Akmal and Shahzaib Hasan make suref there were no early scares as they put on 48 for the first wicket in seven overs. Sanath Jayasuriya broke through with his first ball in the next over when he hit Akmal in the air with his left-arm spin and had him stumped for 37 off 28 balls.
Jayasuriya then took a catch to get rid of Shahzaib off Muttiah Muralitharan for 19, but Afridi and Malik took Pakistan home amid loud festivities from their fans in the stands. Sri Lanka were dealt quick blows after Sangakkara won the toss and elected to take first strike on a slow wicket.
The Lankans drooping to 2-2 in the first nine balls and that became 34-4 before Sangakkara himself led the rescue act with a defiant unbeaten 64 from 52 balls. Sangakkara and Angelo Mathews put on 68 runs for the constant seventh wicket as Sri Lanka stole 59 runs in the final five overs. Mathews returned unbeaten on 35 off 24 balls. Pakistan got off to a amazing start when teenage fast bowler Mohammad Aamer sent back the in-form Tillakaratne Dilshan with the fifth ball of the match. Dilshan, the tournament's leading scorer with 317 runs, miscued a pull shot off the speedy left-armer and was caught at backward square-leg by Shahzaib Hasan for zero.

Pakistan is now The King of T20

· Great Final conquest for an Extra Ordinary performance whose Combination was Un-Predictable at last proofed an Unbeatable Team which will helpful to may United the People of this Great Country & YES the same will be remembered for many years.
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Friday, 19 June 2009

Pakistan Reached to the final

NOTTINGHAM, England: Pakistan have been qulified in the Twenty20 World Cup final after it offensive South Africa by seven runs at Trent Bridge on Thursday.
In Sunday's final, Pakistan will get together the champion of Friday's semifinal between Sri Lanka and West Indies.
Shahid Afridi player of the match for Pakistan by striking 51 in the total of 149-4.
Then he took 2-16 as previously unbeaten South Africa was limited to 142-5.
Pakistan batted its last five overs without scoring a boundary, but South Africa failed to keep up with the run rate.
After 10 overs South Africa was 61-3 and though opener Jacques Kallis survived an appeal for caught behind in Afridi's final over, the 13th, the necessary run rate had increased to nearly 11.
sense the danger, Kallis went for broke when Fawad Alam came on to bowl the 15th over, which went for 15.
But Umar Gul bowled the 16th and almost ran out JP Duminy from the first ball and limited South Africa to just six runs.
Required 39 from 18 balls, Kallis tried to hit Saeed Ajmal into the River Trent at the begin of the 18th over, but his cut innings ended for 64 off 54 balls when he was caught at long off by Shoaib Malik.
Gul limited Duminy and Albie Morkel to six from the one before the last over, meaning 23 were required from the final six balls from 17-year-old medium-pacer Mohammad Aamer.
Duminy fail to spot the first, but hit the second for six. From the third he tried to come back for a second run but Alam's direct throw ran out Morkel for 2.
Aamir shuffle the chance of a run out from the fourth, and Duminy slaped four from the second last ball, and that left the Proteas want an impossible 10 from the last delivery.
Aamir thought his nerve, keep away from bowling a no ball, and accepted just a boundary for Pakistan to arrive at the final.
Pakistan upset South Africa by 7 runs to get to the Twenty20 World Cup final at Trent Bridge on Thursday.
Pakistan 149-4 (Shahid Afridi 51, Shoaib Malik 34), def.
South Africa 142-5 (Jacques Kallis 64, JP Duminy 44 not out; Afridi 2-16) by 7 runs. - AP