Tuesday, March 18, 2014

pakistan beats newzealand in warm up match in t20 world cup 2014 bangladesh

Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez had the effect with stroke-filled half-hundreds of years to guide Pakistan to a cheeky six-wicket win that came in the penultimate ball over New Zealand in their first ICC World Twenty20 warm-up diversion at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here Monday.

Kamran (52 in 45 balls) and Hafeez (55 in 39) heaped on the wretchedness for New Zealand with a 83-run second-wicket remained after Pakistan's pacers had limited New Zealand to 145 for nine. The two got together at 38 for 1 in the fourth over and took Pakistan inside kissing separation of the focus before Sohaib Maqsood (16 not out in eight balls) hit a limit to take Pakistan past the target.

Kamran batted no sweat and inevitably resigned on 52 to clear a path for the center request batsmen to get a hit. Hafeez, who hustled his path to a half-century in the fourteenth over, lowered his defenses in the wake of getting to the milestone and Nathan Mccullum showed signs of improvement off him, yet by then Pakistan had been able to inside 22 runs of the focus with four overs left.

New Zealand, notwithstanding, made it extreme at that stage by doling out only five runs in two overs and actually trapping the wicket of Umar Akmal, yet Maqsood's cameo, with three hits to the wall, fixed the amusement for Pakistan.

Prior, Brendon Mccullum headed the New Zealand exposition with an unbeaten 59 from 45 balls in the wake of winning the throw and picking to bat.

On a dry wicket that was required to create turn, Mohammad Talha, the right-arm paceman, made early advances sending both the New Zealand openers, Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill, back in the hovel inside four overs.

Brendon Mccullum got off the imprint with a tremendous draw for a six over the midwicket fence off Sohail Tanvir and, two overs later, strolled down the track to Zulfiqar Babar to hit a six over long-on. Ross Taylor's stay at the pleat was short, however Colin Munro (20) put on 32 runs with Brendon Mccullum to a degree relentless the boat before Bilawal Bhatti had him miscuing a draw to Maqsood at profound mid-wicket.
Pakistan's captain Mohammad Hafeez congratulates teammate Kamran Akmal (L) after he scored a half century against New Zealand during their warm-up match of ICC Twenty20 World Cup at the Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

From that point on it was an exclusive show as Brendon Mccullum moored the innings, raising his half-century along the path, even as wickets tumbled at the flip side. Umar Gul's twin strikes in the fourteenth over set off a more level request breakdown, as New Zealand needed to settle for an aggregate easier than it might have arranged at the part of the way arrange.

Pakistan play its second and last warm-up diversion against South Africa in Fatullah Wednesday, while New Zealand square off against Australia on that day.