Pakistan’s World T20 jinx persists

Published: March 22, 2014
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Pakistan's Umar Akmal reacts after teammate Shoaib Malik is dismissed as India's captain and wicketkeeper M.S Dhoni (R) and bowler Amit Mishra (L) celebrate during their ICC Twenty20 World Cup cricket match at the Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka March 21, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS

Pakistan's Umar Akmal reacts after teammate Shoaib Malik is dismissed as India's captain and wicketkeeper M.S Dhoni (R) and bowler Amit Mishra (L) celebrate during their ICC Twenty20 World Cup cricket match at the Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka March 21, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: 

India registered a convincing seven-wicket win over Pakistan in their World Twenty20 Group 2 opening match in at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh on Friday, prolonging Pakistan’s dream of defeating India in a World Cup match.

Asked to bat after losing the toss, Pakistan’s openers failed to fire and managed to score just 35 runs for the loss of one wicket in the initial six power-play overs.

Although Indian openers got off to a slow start, the side chased down the target in 18.3 overs for the loss of three wickets.

Virat Kohli remained unbeaten at 36 runs while Suresh Raina, who secured the winning run, finished on 35 runs off 28 deliveries.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 22nd, 2014.

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  • Mar 22, 2014 - 2:52AM

    It’s unfortunate that Pakistani team couldn’t break the jinx.. Although the team seems good to challenge any team and hope it would give tough targets in the coming games!

    With a world class player like afridi and ajmal we should hope for the best. Lets see.

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