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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 24/03/2014
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(MENAFN -Khaleej Times) umar akmal smashed 94 off 54 balls as pakistan bounced back after a morale-sapping loss against india to defeat australia by 16 runs in the world twenty20 in dhaka on sunday

Elder brother kamran akmal contributed a run-a-ball 31 and shahid afridi returned unbeaten on 20 off 11 balls to lift pakistan to 191-5 after they were sent in to bat.



Australia were bowled out for 175 in reply off the final ball of the match despite a spectacular third-wicket partnership of 118 from 64 balls between glenn maxwell and aaron finch.


Maxwell hit 74 off 33 balls with six sixes and seven boundaries while finch chipped in with 65 that included two sixes and seven fours.


The pair came together after 35-year-old left-arm spinner zulfiqar babar who opened the bowling dismissed david warner and shane watson in the first over to make it 8-2. maxwell and finch launched a brilliant counter-attack to raise australia’s 100 by the eighth over with maxwell contributing 58 off 20 balls.


Seamer bilawal bhatti conceded 30 runs in the eighth over giving away two sixes and three fours besides bowling a waist-high full toss that fetched five extra runs.


A relieved pakistan finally saw maxwell off in the 12th over when he attempted to sweep shahid afridi and holed out to ahmed shehzad on the square-leg fence. afridi also bowled skipper george bailey for four as australia lost their last seven wickets for 29 runs.


It was australia’s first group two match in the super-10 stage while pakistan had lost to india by seven wickets on friday.


India the west indies and hosts bangladesh are the other teams in the group from which the top two will advance to the semi-finals.


Earlier the akmal brothers put on 96 for the third wicket after pakistan were reduced to 25-2 by the fifth over losing the key wickets of ahmed shehzad and skipper mohammad hafeez.


Umar akmal hit four sixes and nine boundaries before he fell in the final over caught on the fence attempting another big hit off mitchell starc.


Australia’s 43-year-old spinner brad hogg the oldest player ever in the world twenty20 competitions had a forgettable outing. hogg dropped umar akmal on the mid-wicket fence when the batsman was on 22 and then conceded 29 runs in three wicketless overs after being called on to bowl in the ninth over. kamran akmal who was also dropped early in the innings was finally dismissed in the 13th over when warner held a running catch on the point fence off the bowling of nathan coulter-nile.



 


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