Pakistan lose to New Zealand


Agencies/express May 08, 2010

BARBADOS: New Zealand beat the defending World Twenty20 champions Pakistan, by one run  on Saturday.

Both New Zealand and Pakistan came into their second Super Eights match after being defeated by South Africa and England respectively, but it was New Zealand who proved to be the better side.

New Zealand had scored 133/7, against which Pakistan managed to score 132 runs for the loss of seven wickets.

From the Kiwis, Daniel Vettori led the way with 38 before he was run out in the last over. Brendon McCullum made 33 while Scott Styris's scored 21.

Pakistan put up a good fight, with Salman Butt making 67 and Abdul Razzak scoring 29, and took the match to an extremely close finish, but were unable to secure the 2 runs required off the last ball.

In bowling stats, Ian Butler took three wickets for 19 for the New Zealand side, while Abdul Rehman, from the Pakistani gave 19 runs and took two wickets.

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Nadeem Shahzad khan | 11 years ago | Reply they are parasite, eating respect and resources of the country and doing zero
Gulkhaiz | 11 years ago | Reply It is very painful to know that coach Intikhab Alam has written in his report that members of our national cricket teams are mentally retarded. But unfortunately he is absolutely right. Moreover keeping in view the performance of the team in the last few years they are not only retarded but also spineless and above all skill less and clue less. They cannot run on the field and keep an eye on the ball, which is a basic prerequisite of all sports. Their gestures and body language reflect that they are suffering from lack of motivation and acute inferiority complex. With the present level of expertise the players are not fit to form national side. It seems that nobody has ever told them that sports at national level are reflection of national power. Consequently there is total disconnect between national aspirations and personal ambitions. Further they should know that they will only be looked after if they perform. Further if we want excellence than mediocricity should never be justfied. Real pathetic
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