World Twenty20 2014: Pakistan kick Australia in run feast

World Twenty20 2014: Pakistan kick Australia in run feast


Pakistan available their initial feat of a 2014 World Twenty20 with a 16-run win over Australia in Mirpur.

The Pakistan sum of 191-5 was built around a scintillating 94 off 54 balls from Umar Akmal, forsaken on 22, who struck 9 fours and 4 sixes.

Fastest World T20 fifties

12 balls:

Y Singh, India v England, 2007

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S Myburgh, Netherlands v Ireland, 2014

18 balls:

G Maxwell, Australia v Pakistan, 2014

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Y Singh: India v Australia, 2007

Australia mislaid dual wickets in a initial over though Glenn Maxwell dismissed 6 sixes in a conspicuous 74 from usually 33 balls.

Aaron Finch done 65 off 54 though no other batsman reached double total as they were all out for 175 off a final ball.

“It was a best strike of my career simply since we were underneath extensive highlight carrying mislaid a initial match,” pronounced Umar, who upheld a aptness exam progressing in a day after struggling with a hamstring problem.

“The government corroborated me to go out and demonstrate myself with a bat and we played my healthy game.”

Following their seven-wicket

defeat opposite India,

Pakistan knew another retreat would roughly positively spell a finish of their chances of being one of a dual teams to swell into a semi-finals from Group Two and their fickle side constructed a severely softened performance.

Group Two table

They mislaid dual early wickets, however, and it indispensable a stylish Umar to revitalise them in a 96-run partnership from eight-and-a-half overs with his hermit Kamran, who done 31.

Umar was forsaken on a range by 43-year-old Brad Hogg, who compounded his blunder by surrender 13 from his initial over, before Kamran was forsaken by Doug Bollinger off a Shane Watson no-ball and Umar dispatched a ensuing giveaway strike low into a stands for six.

Australia attempted a delayed left-arm of Finch, who had bowled usually one prior over in T20 internationals, and he conceded 18 from his 6 deliveries, thumped for dual sixes over mid-wicket by Umar, who reached his sixth T20 fifty from 28 balls.

The 23-year-old fell 6 brief of apropos a initial Pakistan batsman to measure a T20 general century when he swung a full toss to long-on off a initial round of a final over though skipper Shahid Afridi, forsaken by another maestro Brad Hodge on 14, combined a cameo 20 off 11 balls.

Pakistan non-stop a bowling with left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar, a 35-year-old who usually done his general entrance final year, and he knocked behind David Warner’s off-stump and incited one divided to locate Shane Watson’s edge.


“What an extraordinary diversion of cricket. The dual sides put on a good spectacle, there was good batting and bowling, nonetheless a fielding wasn’t great, though it was a really beguiling performance.

“Umar Akmal’s innings was really impressive. He can be utterly hasty personification absurd shots though he showed good majority to get Pakistan to a large score.”

However, Maxwell dramatically altered a context of a compare with some marvellous attack in his lass T20 fifty from a small 18 deliveries.

He obliterated a middle gait of Bilawal Bhatti, who conceded 30 from his initial over, and a 100 partnership with Finch arrived in 51 balls, containing 8 fours and 8 sixes, Maxwell contributing 65.

Saeed Ajmal fumbled a possibility during low cover to postpone Maxwell on 70 in a 11th over with 75 needed, though a fireworks were finished when he was held on a range in a next.

Finch was bowled with 30 compulsory from 14 as Ajmal conceded usually a singular from a 18th over and Australia, who have never won a tournament, will need some-more from their second Group Two compare opposite Sri Lanka on Friday.

“It was an superb fightback from Maxwell and Finch to get ourselves behind into a diversion after losing a dual many mortal batters in a initial over,” pronounced Australia captain George Bailey.

“For them to reconstruct and get a movement behind and maybe to get a diversion to a theatre where we should have won was outstanding.”

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