Younis Khan wants the cup to make people happy

Published: Friday, June 19, 2009, 11:05 [IST]
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Younis wants to win it for Pak people

Nottingham: Exuberant over rolling over South Africa in the semi-finals of the ICC Twenty20 World Championship at Trent Bridge here, Pakistan captain Younus Khan has expressed hope that his team would be lucky second time around and win the tournament.

Khan said he wanted to win the trophy for the people back home, who have been facing plenty of problems in recent times.

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“We will keep track of both Sri Lanka and the West Indies. They are tough sides but we are not worried who we play. We will just go out and put our best effort, like we did against South Africa," Khan said.

Earlier, a brilliant all-round performance by Shahid Afridi helped Pakistan defeat South Africa by seven runs to knock them out of the Championship.

Afridi banged the Proteas bowlers all around the park during his stupendous innings of 51 of just 34 balls.

Later, he grabbed 2-16 with his patent fast leg-spin to help defend a modest target of 149.

South Africa could manage only 142 runs in their quota of 20 overs with five wickets remaining, and thus were unable to strip the 'chokers" tag from themselves.


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