Pakistan beat West Indies by 5 wickets

Published: Thursday, September 24, 2009, 7:46 [IST]
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Pakistan beat West Indies by 5 wickets

Johannesburg: Pakistan has wrapped up a five-wicket win over depleted West Indies side after a scare at the Wanderers in the Champions Trophy on Wednesday.

West Indies posted a mediocre133 inside 35 overs, Pakistan reached the target in 31 overs with the loss of five wickets.

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Umar Gul (3/ 28) and Saeed Ajmal (2/16 16) inflicted more pain on a West Indies lineup whose batting was anything but disciplined.

In response, Pakistan lost two early wickets - both to the lively Tonge, who bowled Imran Nazir (five) with his first ball and then enticed Kamran Akmal (five) into a big waft that was edged behind to Walton.

Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Yousuf batted calmly and took Pakistan to the supper break at 35 for two. At this stage, Pakistan needed just 99 from the remaining 40 overs.

Pakistan lost Yousuf and Shoaib Malik  after the break and they slumped to 76 for five in the 23rd over. However, Umar Akmal and Afridi guided Pakistan safely and  achieved the target in 31 overs.


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