Asia Cup, 2nd Match, Group B: Pakistan v Hong Kong at Karachi, Jun 24, 2008
Asia Cup - 2nd match, Group B
Pakistan won by 155 runs
24 June 2008 - night match (50-over match)

Afzaal Haider to Salman Butt, OUT, Would you believe it? Hong Kong have got rid of Butt for a duck. After bringing two deliveries in to the batsman, Haider took this one away and Salman stretched across to cover drive but edged it behind. The fielders are over joyed and why not.

Salman Butt c †Atkinson b Afzaal Haider 0 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan 0/1   Shoaib Malik 0* (0b)   Afzaal Haider 0.3-0-0-1

Irfan Ahmed to Shoaib Malik, OUT, Wicket no 2. Malik goes. Malik went back and across to cut a short of length delivery low to left of backward point where it's held smartly. Fab catch that. He had to go low to his left and lunge forward as well.

Shoaib Malik c Butt b Irfan Ahmed 35 (55m 32b 7x4 0x6) SR: 109.37

Pakistan 67/2   Younis Khan 28* (35b 2x4)   Irfan Ahmed 5.4-0-26-1

Nadeem Ahmed to Mohammad Yousuf, OUT, Yousuf is gone. Big wicket for the left-arm spinner Nadeem. Flighted delivery outside the off stump and Yousuf top edged the sweep shot to backward square leg

Mohammad Yousuf c Afzaal Haider b Nadeem Ahmed 28 (37m 28b 5x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Pakistan 121/3   Younis Khan 54* (53b 7x4)   Nadeem Ahmed 2.2-0-12-1

Nadeem Ahmed to Younis Khan, OUT, Nadeem has another wicket. What a game he is having. Despite being slog swept and paddled for boundaries he kept bowling slow and has been rewarded. He sucked Younis Khan down the track with a flighted delivery before turning it past him and leaving him stranded

Younis Khan st †Atkinson b Nadeem Ahmed 67 (101m 65b 8x4 1x6) SR: 103.07

Pakistan 135/4   Misbah-ul-Haq 1* (4b)   Nadeem Ahmed 4-1-24-2

Nadeem Ahmed to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, Watch out for that man Nadeem. Does Misbah in by an arm-ball. Misbah's bat came outside the line, playing for the turn but the ball went on straight. Plumb.

Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Nadeem Ahmed 2 (17m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Pakistan 140/5   Fawad Alam 4* (4b)   Nadeem Ahmed 4.2-1-24-3

Nadeem Ahmed to Shahid Afridi, OUT, What a day Nadeem has had. He must be thinking this ODI cricket is too easy. Afridi in the bag now. He flighted it on the middle and leg stump, slow and dipping, Afridi didn't quite lean forward and checked his drive as the ball dipped rapidly on him and couldn't keep it down. Nadeem swooped low to his right-ankle height to pouch it.

Shahid Afridi c & b Nadeem Ahmed 4 (10m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Pakistan 150/6   Fawad Alam 10* (12b)   Nadeem Ahmed 5.4-1-31-4

Munir Dar to Fawad Alam, OUT, A run out now. What a strange day this has been for Pakistan. Nothing has gone right,. It was pushed to midwicket, yes... no ..yes no and gone. Sarfraz couldn't get back in time to beat the throw at the non-striker's end from Butt.

Sarfraz Ahmed run out 7 (16m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.66

Pakistan 161/7   Fawad Alam 14* (19b)   Munir Dar 0.2-0-0-0

Zain Abbas to Sohail Tanvir, OUT, full and on the off stump, driven straight to long-off. But it has been a very good knock from Sohail Tanvir. He stitched together a 100-run partnership with Fawad Alam to get Pakistan out of the hole.

Sohail Tanvir c sub (JPR Lamsam) b Zain Abbas 59 (74m 55b 6x4 0x6) SR: 107.27

Pakistan 261/8   Fawad Alam 48* (66b 2x4)   Zain Abbas 4.2-0-41-1

Irfan Ahmed to Umar Gul, OUT, moves outside leg stump and digs out a low full toss, an attempted yorker, to long-on where a tumbling catch is held

Umar Gul c Nadeem Ahmed b Irfan Ahmed 8 (14m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

Pakistan 283/9   Fawad Alam 61* (75b 3x4)   Irfan Ahmed 9.2-0-54-2





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