India v Pakistan, World T20 warm-up, Colombo September 17, 2012

Akmal assault wins it against hapless Indian bowlers

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Pakistan 186 for 5 (K Akmal 92*, Hafeez 38, Malik 37*) beat India 185 for 3 (Kohli 75*, Rohit 56, Ajmal 2-22) by five wickets
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A day before the World Twenty20 begins in Sri Lanka, India's bowlers failed to defend 185 in a warm-up game after R Ashwin had reduced Pakistan to 91 for 5. Kamran Akmal's sustained assault finished the game with nearly an over left. Barring Ashwin, Kamran toyed with India's bowling as he swung six after meaty six in the company of Shoaib Malik, who bettered even Kamran with a strike-rate over 200 for his 37. What will worry India further is that they lost despite the use of five frontline bowlers, the warm-up game effectively allowing them the Supersub.

Pakistan won't be complaining, though. after an indisciplined show from their bowlers, they had their task cut out when they came out to bat. They started in belligerent fashion, but lost two wickets in Ashwin's first over. Kamran, though, made sure the momentum was not lost. He began with a good-looking cover-drive for a couple first ball, and lofted the second ball he faced for a six.

Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh then suffered at Kamran's hands before Ashwin came back to turn it around it with a mid-innings spell. In the 10th over he had Hafeez and Shahid Afridi caught at the boundary, before diving full length to his right to catch Umar Akmal off his own bowling. At that stage it seemed Pakistan had messed the chase up by playing around too much with the batting order, but Malik and Kamran had other ideas.

Sensible batting followed before the turnaround started in the 15th over when Kamran swung Zaheer Khan for successive sixes over long-on, and Malik drove him for four over mid-off. While runs seemed all too easy, the key over remained Ashwin's. All Indian eggs seemed to be in his basket as Kamran and Malik basically had their way with the others. By the time Ashwin came on to bowl the 18th over, the equation had changed completely.

Pakistan needed 29 now, and they could afford to take it easy in Ashwin's over. They were content with risk-free seven runs off his over, knowing well they could hit the others. And hit others they did. Kamran walked way across to Balaji in the 19th over to sweep a low full toss for a square leg over six, and Malik matched it with a loft over long-off to leave only six to get off the last over. Irfan conceded it through one loopy full toss.

It wasn't all doom and gloom for India, though, as one of their main batsmen extended his golden form, and another found some much-needed form. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma powered to fifties in a century partnership that seemed to have given India enough. While Kohli's was just an extension of an incredible run, Rohit's showing in both warm-up matches - he made 37 against Sri Lanka on Saturday - will be a big relief for the management. The only downside of Kohli and Rohit's dominance was that Yuvraj Singh has now faced just 17 deliveries in both warm-up games put together.

Kohli's supreme touch was evident when he nonchalantly clipped his first delivery through midwicket for four in the fifth over. His confidence spurred him to step out consistently to the Pakistan spinners. Rohit found confidence as his innings grew, and even overtook Kohli on the scoreboard briefly. Their partnership of 127 came at close to 10 runs an over. Like Ashwin for India, the Pakistan bowling unit had Saeed Ajmal fighting a lone, losing battle. He went at under a run a ball while others bowled poorly under pressure.

Kohli and Rohit found a way around Ajmal quite appreciably, but they were to find out the same done to their bowling unit, only much more emphatically.

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  • Solid_Snake on September 20, 2012, 10:26 GMT

    @From-INDIA-with-LOVE->Well Pak is also under rebuilding process.Right now we dont have any reliable batsmen and also bowling is not like that which used to be before..And that sharjah match in which we scored like 50 or 55 runs in both inngs agsint Aus..Lol i dont want to remember it.a complete nightmare for any Pak fan.Pak team was and is always like that.inconsistent as always.We were beaten by Ireland and nearly got beaten by BD in the recent Asia cup final.It shows how inconsistent our batsmen are

  • Solid_Snake on September 20, 2012, 10:16 GMT

    @Sam->I also said the same thing that both the teams have never won a series in Aus and SA :)..And i remember Pak winning a match in SA during our last tour. Also in 70's or 80's,i wasn't even born at that time so i cannot say what happened during those matches and what umpires did..

  • SamRoy on September 20, 2012, 3:44 GMT

    @SolidSnake well you are correct about India not winning a test series in Australia and SA. But Pakistan has not won a test series in SA, Australia and WI. Both teams have won a series in every other country. Moreover, no team could win a series in Pakistan in 70s and 80s as Pakistani umpires were amazing cheaters (Miandad used to boast not a single Pakistani umpire could rule him lbw in Pakistan). As for the last 2 whitewashes in Aus and SA, we lost because our middle order batsmen were playing test cricket when they should have retired and openers were injured but still playing with injury. Otherwise, we wouldn't have lost 8-0. May be 6-0, but not 8-0.

  • Smack-DAT on September 20, 2012, 3:37 GMT

    @Solid_Snake: True we never won any series in SA and AUS (what to do we dont have great bowling line up like PAK) but in terms of victories in AUS and SA we are at par then what is the use of having a great line up and also in 2001-02 PAK managed to score some 50 odd runs in both the innings n Sharjah against the same team which an inexperienced Indian bowling (remember Zaheer Khan made his debut and Harbhajan was in his early days) line up had beaten..before 2011 we were doing pretty good outside..IND is going through a rebuilding process..we will again win outside subcontinent..yes I agree there are plenty to talk about legendary bowling of PAK but at the end of the day its the win that count..remember wining the battle and wining the war are two different things..

  • Solid_Snake on September 19, 2012, 19:21 GMT

    In our last tour to Aus,who could forget that Sydney test where we needed only 150 runs to win and we lost that match.Nobody loses a math when the target is just 150 runs.Its our brilliant bowling which made the Aussies bend down but then our pathetic batting collapsed again. Atleast we won a match against Aus while we were host in Eng... Aus 88 runs all out..We crushed them completely and won that match..When was the last time India did something like that and crushing Aussies? Also we won against Eng as well in our last tour..The same Tour after that India came and played 4 matches against Eng..And got whitewashed..And also India got whitewashed in Aus too in their last tour.And guess what,that was not a mighty Aussie team yet India got white washed Well i can go on and on about our never ending Bowling achievements.If you have legendary batsmen,we got legendary Bowlers who have crushed every team in every country out there

  • Solid_Snake on September 19, 2012, 19:08 GMT

    @From india with Love->India stood all high against ausies in 2000's? Well thats true but winning a series in Aus is another story.. India has never won a series in Aus and SA as well,Starting from day 1,India has won only 3 series wins in England.And thats it. If you are talking about winning matches only then guess what.Pak also has won test matches in SA,WI,Aus,NZ and also 3 famous series wins in England.So if you see the complete record then both the teams are the same. Standing tall against the Ausies then winning a test match only.On the other hand winning a complete series in Aus is another thing which India has never done. PS->And regarding our bowling..Atleast we managed to demolish the Aussies batting line up completely during our last tour and on so many other ocations.Though we lost all 3 matches thanks to the briiliant keeping of kamran akmal.

  • Smack-DAT on September 19, 2012, 16:09 GMT

    @Ahmad Uetian:Well let me explain then, its a fact that PAK is always gifted with great bowlers especially great fast bowlers..but look at the achievements..still no series win in WI,AUS,SA,on the other hand IND never had nor they have a great attack but a balanced attack,having resources and proper use of resources are two diff things..just looked at what we have achieved with limited sources,won series in WI,ENG, won test matches in AUS and SA, the only team which stood tall against the mighty Aussies in 2000s..so dude victories are important but what matter is what is the significance of that in building a team and improving the standard of the game..in that way victories in Sharjah had not done any great for PAK but put them in news for all WRONG REASONS

  • Solid_Snake on September 19, 2012, 14:45 GMT

    And one more thing..T20 isnt the right format to judge the bowling of any team..You just have got only 20 overs and all you wanna do is hit really hard no matter who the bowler is.So if Ajmal is being hit,it dosent mean that he is a bad bowler.Ajmal or any other bowler need not to prove anything.Ajmal is Ranked 1st in T20.Being on 1st rank dosent mean that Ajmal would do all 4 of his overs as maiden

  • Solid_Snake on September 19, 2012, 14:41 GMT

    @Ahmed->Bro also see that how India managed those runs in WC semifinal against Pak..Tendulkar was given like how many chances 3,4 or 5?He still couldnt reach his 100.I am not saying that its because of our fielding India got away.there are no ifs and buts in cricket.But it is the change of scene in that match. Sehwag was hitting Gull really hard and it seemed like India would reach 300+ easily.But then Wahab Riaz came up with his Magic and restricted India to 260..After watching that match who would say that our bowling isnt good.We only have our batsmen responsible everytime for our defeats.But we are proud of our bowlers.

  • Solid_Snake on September 19, 2012, 12:59 GMT

    Also how about the 2nd warm up match? Pak batting collapsed against as usual but Pak bowlers managed to take out Eng on 112 runs only..And new players were introduced with main players sitting on the bench.If the backup players can bowl out Eng on 112 then its not hard to tell how our Bowling is..Everybody knows that our strength is in bowling.But i dont know why people say that it is 'so called best'..I praise indian batsmen alot as i know their class.But if Indian Bowling is not upto the mark then why dont you accept it rather than calling other team bowling attack as 'so called best'?

  • Solid_Snake on September 20, 2012, 10:26 GMT

    @From-INDIA-with-LOVE->Well Pak is also under rebuilding process.Right now we dont have any reliable batsmen and also bowling is not like that which used to be before..And that sharjah match in which we scored like 50 or 55 runs in both inngs agsint Aus..Lol i dont want to remember it.a complete nightmare for any Pak fan.Pak team was and is always like that.inconsistent as always.We were beaten by Ireland and nearly got beaten by BD in the recent Asia cup final.It shows how inconsistent our batsmen are

  • Solid_Snake on September 20, 2012, 10:16 GMT

    @Sam->I also said the same thing that both the teams have never won a series in Aus and SA :)..And i remember Pak winning a match in SA during our last tour. Also in 70's or 80's,i wasn't even born at that time so i cannot say what happened during those matches and what umpires did..

  • SamRoy on September 20, 2012, 3:44 GMT

    @SolidSnake well you are correct about India not winning a test series in Australia and SA. But Pakistan has not won a test series in SA, Australia and WI. Both teams have won a series in every other country. Moreover, no team could win a series in Pakistan in 70s and 80s as Pakistani umpires were amazing cheaters (Miandad used to boast not a single Pakistani umpire could rule him lbw in Pakistan). As for the last 2 whitewashes in Aus and SA, we lost because our middle order batsmen were playing test cricket when they should have retired and openers were injured but still playing with injury. Otherwise, we wouldn't have lost 8-0. May be 6-0, but not 8-0.

  • Smack-DAT on September 20, 2012, 3:37 GMT

    @Solid_Snake: True we never won any series in SA and AUS (what to do we dont have great bowling line up like PAK) but in terms of victories in AUS and SA we are at par then what is the use of having a great line up and also in 2001-02 PAK managed to score some 50 odd runs in both the innings n Sharjah against the same team which an inexperienced Indian bowling (remember Zaheer Khan made his debut and Harbhajan was in his early days) line up had beaten..before 2011 we were doing pretty good outside..IND is going through a rebuilding process..we will again win outside subcontinent..yes I agree there are plenty to talk about legendary bowling of PAK but at the end of the day its the win that count..remember wining the battle and wining the war are two different things..

  • Solid_Snake on September 19, 2012, 19:21 GMT

    In our last tour to Aus,who could forget that Sydney test where we needed only 150 runs to win and we lost that match.Nobody loses a math when the target is just 150 runs.Its our brilliant bowling which made the Aussies bend down but then our pathetic batting collapsed again. Atleast we won a match against Aus while we were host in Eng... Aus 88 runs all out..We crushed them completely and won that match..When was the last time India did something like that and crushing Aussies? Also we won against Eng as well in our last tour..The same Tour after that India came and played 4 matches against Eng..And got whitewashed..And also India got whitewashed in Aus too in their last tour.And guess what,that was not a mighty Aussie team yet India got white washed Well i can go on and on about our never ending Bowling achievements.If you have legendary batsmen,we got legendary Bowlers who have crushed every team in every country out there

  • Solid_Snake on September 19, 2012, 19:08 GMT

    @From india with Love->India stood all high against ausies in 2000's? Well thats true but winning a series in Aus is another story.. India has never won a series in Aus and SA as well,Starting from day 1,India has won only 3 series wins in England.And thats it. If you are talking about winning matches only then guess what.Pak also has won test matches in SA,WI,Aus,NZ and also 3 famous series wins in England.So if you see the complete record then both the teams are the same. Standing tall against the Ausies then winning a test match only.On the other hand winning a complete series in Aus is another thing which India has never done. PS->And regarding our bowling..Atleast we managed to demolish the Aussies batting line up completely during our last tour and on so many other ocations.Though we lost all 3 matches thanks to the briiliant keeping of kamran akmal.

  • Smack-DAT on September 19, 2012, 16:09 GMT

    @Ahmad Uetian:Well let me explain then, its a fact that PAK is always gifted with great bowlers especially great fast bowlers..but look at the achievements..still no series win in WI,AUS,SA,on the other hand IND never had nor they have a great attack but a balanced attack,having resources and proper use of resources are two diff things..just looked at what we have achieved with limited sources,won series in WI,ENG, won test matches in AUS and SA, the only team which stood tall against the mighty Aussies in 2000s..so dude victories are important but what matter is what is the significance of that in building a team and improving the standard of the game..in that way victories in Sharjah had not done any great for PAK but put them in news for all WRONG REASONS

  • Solid_Snake on September 19, 2012, 14:45 GMT

    And one more thing..T20 isnt the right format to judge the bowling of any team..You just have got only 20 overs and all you wanna do is hit really hard no matter who the bowler is.So if Ajmal is being hit,it dosent mean that he is a bad bowler.Ajmal or any other bowler need not to prove anything.Ajmal is Ranked 1st in T20.Being on 1st rank dosent mean that Ajmal would do all 4 of his overs as maiden

  • Solid_Snake on September 19, 2012, 14:41 GMT

    @Ahmed->Bro also see that how India managed those runs in WC semifinal against Pak..Tendulkar was given like how many chances 3,4 or 5?He still couldnt reach his 100.I am not saying that its because of our fielding India got away.there are no ifs and buts in cricket.But it is the change of scene in that match. Sehwag was hitting Gull really hard and it seemed like India would reach 300+ easily.But then Wahab Riaz came up with his Magic and restricted India to 260..After watching that match who would say that our bowling isnt good.We only have our batsmen responsible everytime for our defeats.But we are proud of our bowlers.

  • Solid_Snake on September 19, 2012, 12:59 GMT

    Also how about the 2nd warm up match? Pak batting collapsed against as usual but Pak bowlers managed to take out Eng on 112 runs only..And new players were introduced with main players sitting on the bench.If the backup players can bowl out Eng on 112 then its not hard to tell how our Bowling is..Everybody knows that our strength is in bowling.But i dont know why people say that it is 'so called best'..I praise indian batsmen alot as i know their class.But if Indian Bowling is not upto the mark then why dont you accept it rather than calling other team bowling attack as 'so called best'?

  • Solid_Snake on September 19, 2012, 12:55 GMT

    @g.narsimha->You are telling again and again that PAk bowling is the best well so called best..Well bro its not the best but it surely is better than indian attack..You are jumping so high after taking 5 wickets of a batting line up who is considered to be the worst.And a big lol..You are talking again and again how indian bowlers managed to take out 5 of Pak batsmen.Well dont forget who won the match and how the indian bowlers were treated. PS->And since you are reffering to that warm up match only.So ill donsider that match only..Our bowlers gave away 185 in 20 overs..But indian bowlers gave away the target with 5 balls to spare in the end.Now tell me whose bowling was better?

  • on September 19, 2012, 11:57 GMT

    @Solid_Snake.................U have given solid punch to these Indian bowling fans..............Yes Ind (the world's finest batting line up) did score 330 vs Pk in Asia cup 260+ in WC & 180+ in this match (as they should have) ...........But against Ind avg batting line up of PK & pathetic Ban score big totals...........Ban could never score over 240 in cricket history against PK wheras on last 2 encounters Ban scored 290 consecutively against Ind,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,????Have u any Ans?????

  • on September 19, 2012, 11:46 GMT

    @ FromINDIAwithLOVE...................what qualifies u to say that Sharjah victories r meaningless .............If they r meaningless then Ind 2011 & 1983 WC victory was also meaningless........................Any tournament victory is great achievement.....................Importance wise WC victory greatest ...then ICC knockout .... then 4 nation tournament then 3 nation tournament then series victoryagainst stronger team .

  • g.narsimha on September 19, 2012, 5:28 GMT

    AHMADUETAN- Than what about u r attack , for the last few years u r wholly depandant on spinners , can u clain confidedtly that u r present crop of pacer are world class but i dont think they are better than even indians at present ,u too have only AJMAL yaa other teams particularly at this part of the world struggle while playing quality spinn , in this match also we had 5 wickets, the other day sl was dismissed by this same weak attack besides winnins in sl series just few day back no body talking of those wins just 1 bad performance , but i will say rather than indian poor bowling its pak better efforts with bat particularly AKMAL, MAIK , DONT DEMEAN THIER GREAT EFFORT BY BRANDING OPPOSITIONS BOWLING USELESS lt is great injustice to those 2 pak batters , if pak with so called best bowling can concede 180+ for 3, its great batting by these 2 in chasing that huge total , rememger just one wicket away from tail .

  • Smack-DAT on September 19, 2012, 4:34 GMT

    @ vkypak: and btw bro..dont talk much about history of PAK cricket..if there are wonderful players like Imraan,Waqar ,wasim and glorious moments like 1992 (and also meaningless series wins in SHARJAH) so are 'OTHER ASPECTS' also for which PAK team is always in the news for wrong reasons..and they still not recovered from it..so its better that you come out of history..or else you will be left behind..

  • Smack-DAT on September 19, 2012, 4:27 GMT

    @ vkypak:yes..bcoz we dont live in history and those who do never move on..the scenario is changed bro..thank god that we dont play very often anymore..or else the gap between the victories have been bridged..and btw if winning meaningless tournaments in Sharjah means a lot to you then ok bro..LIVE IN BLISS!!

  • on September 18, 2012, 23:20 GMT

    @IndianROCKstars_2011_ODIchamps..............Your comment makes no sense bcz Pk only concedes big totals to Ind like they did in WC 2011 & Asia cup but restricts most other teams to low totals whereas Ind always concedes big totals to all teams & even Pk team (who seldom score big totals) & occasionally concedes low totals.....................Pk batting works only against Ind wheras Ind batting works against all teams ....................this proves only 1 thing & that is PK bowling v strong & batting weak whereas Ind batting V strong & bowling TERRIBLE...............Barring Ashwin they have no world class bowler

  • pak78 on September 18, 2012, 23:13 GMT

    its never a warm up game between these two giants of the game........................

  • on September 18, 2012, 23:03 GMT

    Well Done Pak! But lets not carried away, it was just a warm up.

  • Electric_L0ser_Wacko on September 18, 2012, 20:15 GMT

    Funny to see many SL posters - Their Fans seemed to have found a way to celebrate any india's loss .. Well SL cant win anything against india - so SL fans have found refuge in other's teams success over india.. LOLs .. we bash about everyone - even our own players, but never take anything away from opposition when we've lost the game - we lost to an under estimated pakistan batting line up who batted really well in the final overs in a pressure situation to win the game - PERIOD!... Wish you guys the best against SA though - Don't worry - we'll be watching that game and hope to see you guys here after that match.

  • Electric_L0ser_Wacko on September 18, 2012, 19:44 GMT

    Firstly - Congrats to Pakistan.. Being an Indian and seeing the way our bowlers were butchered - we can't even think of any replacements as well because even our so called bench strength in bowling - the bowlers sitting on the bench are even more pathetic... well at-least better than SL though ...:) :) That said - nothing to take away from pakistan - i think both KA and SM batted really well in finishing the game...i am a Fan of Ajmal - but i think he will be sorted out by Indian batsmen if they play more often - remember Mendis, Saqlain - both of them were mystery spinners ... Funny to hear comments here lauding Afridi for playing 2 Balls - i know its T20 - but isn't 2 balls a little short even for this version of the game?? .. And finally - Balaji - the less the said the better - he's only in this team due to his God father (chairman of selectors) Kris Srikant

  • IndianROCKstars_2011_ODIchamps on September 18, 2012, 18:03 GMT

    Ok India has weak bowling attack so they conceded 180+ runs. But even Pakistan conceded 180+ and took only 3 wickets. Is that a good bowling performance?

  • PakCric786 on September 18, 2012, 17:54 GMT

    I agree with WickyRoy.paklover that we have 1 of best t20 and test team in the world but we need to sort out our odi team. Looking at this Indian bowling attack i don't think that they can win this WC because t20 is not just about batting its about the bowling too. So i think Pak, SL, SA and Eng got good chance of winning this WC because these teams have good balance for T20 format.

  • mgr125128 on September 18, 2012, 17:46 GMT

    Wow Desiboyz...Good you put stats.........I knew we beat SL quite often .....but these many times...surprised.....just wow.....i guess even BD has better record against India

  • Syed_Suhail on September 18, 2012, 17:15 GMT

    That's the spirit Team PAKISTAN,we are with you move on.....

  • Grima on September 18, 2012, 16:52 GMT

    Well Akmal did play well...but he was the only one in the Pak team who did so - still Congratulations to Pakistan - others in the team were a miserable failure! India did display a good all round performance when it came to batting - but what really led to India's downfall was the fielding and bowling. With all due respect, Bhajji and Yuvraj need to be replaced by younger talent - they seemed rather awkward and diffident in the field. Even Balaji who was recalled should make a lot of effort to justify the recall - he seemed rather complacent on the field! His bowling too was no great shakes! Hope the warm up match was an eye opener for the selectors.

  • Munafis810 on September 18, 2012, 15:44 GMT

    @we'll have the rare opportunity of watching a well poised clash of very equally matched teams on the 2nd day of the tournament - Afghanistan vs. india

    An upset is on right now. SL has managed to score 150+ vs Zimbabwe.

    Reminder for SL fans. For all SL fans claiming to thrash India for decades - here are stats to support your theory of calling India minnows. Your stats against minnows Ind India has beaten Srilanka in ODI series as follows : In India in 1982/83 (3-0),1986-87(4-1),1990-91(2-1), 1993/94(2-1),2005/2006(6-1),2006/2007(2-1),2009/10(3-1). India has also defeated SL in SL in1993 (2-1),2008(3-2),2008/09(4-1),2012(4-1).SL has beaten India only once 1997 (3-0) in SL only . SL did kick out India out of world cup in 2007 ,1996 but in return India thrashed SL in 2003 and 1999 and defeated SL in final of 2011 Worldcup. I think these stats should be enough to send you guys into shell for next few decades till you guys catch up. Lets not even discuss test matches just becausen

  • WickyRoy.paklover on September 18, 2012, 15:16 GMT

    Saying pak team "unpredictable" especialy in t20s,tests.THESE PEOPLE MUST CONSULT TRACK RECORD OF PAK TEAM IN THESE FORMATS,WE R FAIRLY PRDICTABLE IN GD SENSE,OUR Odi batng z main cöncern,othr than that,we hav great t20 batng linup like any of bst team .I HOPE PEOPL WOULD stp ths nonsense now@ravikb,by d same count,indian batsmen would nt have made mountain of runs,had they nt playd on indian road like tracks.

  • Ammar.Asgahr on September 18, 2012, 15:00 GMT

    Hmm Nice Batting By Kamran Akmal But I think that Umar Akmal should be drop

  • Sachin_the_god_forever on September 18, 2012, 14:41 GMT

    The same thing was happened in Asia cup in Bangladesh.But at that time we blamed one person and talking about him that he is selfish,he is playing for records blah blah blah..and now he too not in the team to blame..so whom else to blame?lets blame Virat kohli.Lets show our jealous towards Kohli..The truth is if we cannont defend 280 in Odi's and 180 in T20 then you dont deserve to win.cricinfo please publish

  • on September 18, 2012, 13:48 GMT

    with this pathetic bowling india stand no chance in this tournament... well played akmal..what an innings!!! wow

  • on September 18, 2012, 13:45 GMT

    @rsurya sachin was not even in the match....o.O

  • on September 18, 2012, 13:20 GMT

    ...............................................they cant bowl. period

  • Baber_Baloch on September 18, 2012, 12:55 GMT

    INDIA HAS STRONG BATTING ...JUST KHOLI IS ENOUGH FOR RUNS..SO INDIA IS FAVOURITE

  • Baber_Baloch on September 18, 2012, 12:48 GMT

    Dalajit@ DEAR INDIA WON CUP 2011 DUE TO ZAHEER KHAN BOWLING,,,WHEN EVER MS NEED WICKET ZAHEER GAVE HIM...HE IS NICE GUY BUT NOW,,SOME ONE NEED TO SHARE BURDAN.

  • rsurya on September 18, 2012, 12:41 GMT

    Sachin should retire, he is the reason for this loss. If he retire we will win this T20 worldcup.

  • wrenx on September 18, 2012, 12:30 GMT

    He could score a double-century and he'd still be Calamity Kamran who shouldn't be in the team. We need a proper wicket-keeper in the side.

  • on September 18, 2012, 12:26 GMT

    we'll have the rare opportunity of watching a well poised clash of very equally matched teams on the 2nd day of the tournament - Afghanistan vs. india. Anyway, good luck to both teams! Looking forward to an upset in the tournament from india by defeating Afghanistan.

  • Syedov on September 18, 2012, 12:11 GMT

    Kohli proved that he is going to be a next icon in the cricket world...

    Kamran Akmal completely exposed indian bowling attack with a brave innings and malik was superb i mean the way he played a masterpiece..

    i think indian selectors did not do their job well by not including Sreesanth in the squad he had been ignored twice in two world T20 champions ship.

    i dont know what harbhajan is doing in squad? Umesh Yadav was a serious contender to strengthen indian bowling piyush chawla is far better than harbhajan,h] he has got variation in his bowling..

    As far as pakistani selection is concerned drop afridi bring Razzak off tanvir on Arafat.

  • sachinisawesome on September 18, 2012, 11:54 GMT

    I feel it was great that India lost the match coz it was a gud wake up call for our captain. India is still among fav. to win this cup coz Dhoni has always done it against the odds. My main concern is Yuvi, with due respect he is not fit enough for this fast paced format and he will come in to bat @ number 5 or maybe 4 and by this time usually a team is in their second half of the innings and due to his slow running we will suffer. We can't send yuvi @ 3 as well coz it's Virat's position and he takes and over or two to settle down. Yuvi is not that effective wid his bowling in this format as well. And we are aware that one over can change the course of the game and other teams will target him. I would rather use Virat as a part time option. Main issue is Yuvi's batting position and I really hope he proves me wrong and win another man of the tournament.

  • on September 18, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    in 2009 warmup India beat pak in eng later pak won the T20 cup ... in 2012 warmup pak beat india will it be repeat?

  • Zahid.Anwer on September 18, 2012, 11:33 GMT

    PAkistan have always upper hand in PAK-INDO ties stats suggest :) cheer guys

  • on September 18, 2012, 11:20 GMT

    the real fight is coming up on 30th September (if India qualifies for super eight). see you soon there!

  • India_Bainchood on September 18, 2012, 11:03 GMT

    India lost To pakistan !!! Shame On India they lost to their old Rival! They will lose to Afghanistan as well ! Hence, Afghanistan now better side !! India can't defend their 185 runs in T20, they can't defend even 290 against BD, thats why they lost To BD In asia cup! very Ordinary bowling side

  • on September 18, 2012, 11:03 GMT

    LOOLL pakistan is the daddy rest are his kids and babies.... :) pakistan zindabad

  • MalikAdiArjs on September 18, 2012, 10:48 GMT

    A.o.a, How are u allx,,??? Ist of all congulates.. Pak win by 5 wickets In Sha ALLAH Pak'll won da World Cup...

  • Dalajit on September 18, 2012, 10:40 GMT

    It is really surprising to see nobody really concern on Zaheer Khan's bowling!!! He is always assumed as senior and main bowler for India's bowling attack but if you look at his own performance for many years now, he is not performing at all and no match winning bowling since a long time now. He failed in all format of the game and now a days conceding lots of run also. India should think of grooming some other bowler to replace Zaheer may be a new youngstar. What the MRF pace foundation is doing in India as not able to produce any good pace bowler, where are the talent for India from more than one billion population.

  • Solid_Snake on September 18, 2012, 10:26 GMT

    Also you are telling only one side of the story... We managed to take only 3 wickets right..We were up against one the best batting line up.Also Your bowlers were facing one of the worst batting line up and yet that kinda batsmen completely destroyed everything.. Also see what an Avg score in that ground was..164runs..So it means that if India was batting 2nd then there was a chance for India to win it.. T20 is so unpredictable..You cannot say anything especially in such batting friendly flat pitch that we saw yesterday

  • Solid_Snake on September 18, 2012, 10:20 GMT

    g.narsimha->A match is a match be it a warm up match or any other.. Are you trying to tell me that i that warm up match India came with half of their strength or they didnt try harder because it was a warm up match..Well in that case i should assume that we won because indian team took it just as a party..Going into the round and not showing full potential.the Thing is that be it any match..what difference does it make if we couldnt defend 191 aginst Aus..And now India unable to defend 185..What difference is there?Only a warm up match..Well seriously Come on.India and Pak matches are always nail bitting,be it a WC final or warm up :P

  • supporter_of_minnows on September 18, 2012, 10:12 GMT

    afghan also cud hav defended this target with their second stream bowlers!!!! pathetic performance by indian bowlers

  • vkypak on September 18, 2012, 10:02 GMT

    lolxxx.....(Aoni) AGIAN U OPEN THE STATS JUST 6 TO 7 YEARS BACK???? Y DONT U TALK ABOUT THE WHOLE HISTORY ??? PAKISTAN ALWAYS THE UPPER SIDE AGAINST INDIA... MORE TEST MATCHES WON AGAINST INDIA AS WELL MORE ONE DAY WON AGAINST INDIA.....U ALWAYS TALK RECENT PAST LOLXXXX.....

  • .virk on September 18, 2012, 9:55 GMT

    plzzz drop Tanvir & Sami and go with Razzaq & Arfat.. I couldn't understand why Tanvir & Sami are in team when you are having Junaid Khan & Hammad Azam back at home... 2 bad selections

  • on September 18, 2012, 9:54 GMT

    India should send under 19 team, they may have a chance to win this cup too , but dhoni's team cant even reach in semi final

  • on September 18, 2012, 9:42 GMT

    now people have realize that who is the hot favourite for this world cup

  • kamranmalik7 on September 18, 2012, 9:36 GMT

    I strongly feel that India should play with fifth bowling allrounder. It can be Yousuf Pathan. And i dont think yuvi, raina or sehvag are a good option in this hard hitting game. Still astonished not to see Neha, parveen, Manaf patel in the side !!!!!

  • Syed_imran_abbas on September 18, 2012, 9:26 GMT

    I liked spirit the game was played in. Though i dont know what would have been inidans reaction if they would have won this. Pakistans gesture was gracefull. Well played Kamran and malik and hafeez. Imran Nazir should be droped now. Pakistan must go with this combination now: (1) Hafeez (2) Nasir Jamshed (3) Kamran Akmal (4) Asad Shafiq (5) Malik (6) Umar Akmal (7) Afridi (8) Razzaq (9) Sohail Tanvir (10) Gul (11) Ajmal.

  • reality_check on September 18, 2012, 9:18 GMT

    464 comments on just a warmup match. Now that's what I call cricket passion.

  • on September 18, 2012, 9:03 GMT

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  • ravikb on September 18, 2012, 8:57 GMT

    Worrying signs ahead for Pakistan after this match! Why? Because, both Kamran and Shoaib had scored some runs against pathetic Indian bowling due to which Pakistan will field them in all the matches from now on and they both cannot score more than single digit scores unless they play against India again in the tournament. How come they came in form all of a sudden when they were awfully out of sorts against Australia recently? Doesn't it say something about the bowlers India have? If all the teams have the kind of bowling India have, these Akmals, Maliks would have been world beaters but unfortunately for them, that's not the case. Even against Bangladesh they cannot score runs because Bangladesh bowlers are far better than India 'PATHETIC' bowlers!

  • ravikb on September 18, 2012, 8:47 GMT

    What a pathetic bowlers India have? I rate this bowling line-up, since the last world cup 2011, as the worst India ever had. No matter what score batsmen post, it's not safe. I really wonder why BCCI is not doing anything regarding this or are they really worried about just money instead of improving the standard of bowling in India? One thing the should remember, if the latter case is true, is that BCCI will earn money as long as India are winning matches and tournaments, winning oversears, etc. With this kind of bowling, that seems a distant dream. If India keep on losing matches, whihc is very much possible with these bowlers, fans lose interest in cricket and no sponsors in turn!

  • hitterrr on September 18, 2012, 8:34 GMT

    yup gud won but the bowling attact wasnt gud ,,kamran played very ooosum and the team as well .... hafeez should stop coching nazir on the pitch and let him play his own game... he is very boom player and having match wining abilities ... soooo please hafeez i know u r captian but he also come their to play,,,

  • sampri on September 18, 2012, 8:21 GMT

    185 is a winning total in t-20 under any conditions,just you bowling need's to come up average.if not good, india's bowling was way far from average, given the exception of ashwin,.all other bowler's seemed offcolour..specially.seamer's.india's poor bowling in the death was exploited again,and in the end,the heroics of akmal and malik did the job.

  • on September 18, 2012, 8:12 GMT

    Abdul Rauf .............. Cricket is not a game played on a table, sitting behind a computer. It is a game played on the field and the opponents are there to show their skills too. If Umer Akmal is there to hit, you have a bowler against him to bowl him out. This is international cricket. Not everyday, everybody would perform. Calling them school boys is totally uncalled for. Well played Pakistan.

  • JG2704 on September 18, 2012, 7:51 GMT

    @jasonpete on (September 17 2012, 16:41 PM GMT) Sorry , I'm obviously not so aware on how the auction works in IPL. I just presumed that the captains were the guys who picked the players and just presumed Dhoni would have a huge say on where the money is spent regardless. So I guess these franchise owners know their cricket - or at least think they do. All the best

  • on September 18, 2012, 7:33 GMT

    the win will give pakistan great confidence. india have a good team but there bowling department is weak. pak needs consistency in batting and the cup is there's

  • Smack-DAT on September 18, 2012, 7:12 GMT

    Finally a win for PAK after 2009 against IND..and in the last 20 ODI..IND has won 13 and lost 6..PAK yet a win a T20 against IND (official match offcourse )..wow its unlike in the 90s now we hold the upper hand against PAK..hope to continue the authority over them..anyway good batting by both the teams..and those who are criticizing IND..please check that 180+ is scored against the FAMED PAK bowling..think about it..

  • Pappu_bhai on September 18, 2012, 6:52 GMT

    Enjoy the Warm up mate.Let the real game start and see who is the winner? Whether its Pak Bowling Or Indian Batting?

    Indian Bowling and Pak Batting is non sense.Eventhough Pak batters played better today but still i dont think they can play consistenly.

    Same with Indian Bowlers.Waste.

  • on September 18, 2012, 6:50 GMT

    Too much width from Indian bowlers, Aussies won't be doing that...

  • Dilbar786 on September 18, 2012, 6:44 GMT

    @cricinfo Kamran"s picture deserves to be on home page not ross tailor

  • on September 18, 2012, 6:38 GMT

    Pakistan bowling also no different as India...Chasing is the better option in T20 when compared to ODI and Tests...India even did not use the big hitters Raina and Dhoni..I feel there were some batting order changes..outcome..found that Rohit in form...All the best India for real games...Every team try some testing in warm-up games is nature...

  • yorkslanka on September 18, 2012, 6:30 GMT

    Well done to Pakistan yesterday on a fantastic win and a superb run chase...If you keep up that type of play in the competition, you will be very hard to stop...When he was appointed, i told a number of my Pakistani friends that their team would do well under Dav...He is a superb coach and will get the team the reqrds they deserve...I am not going to make any criticism of the India team- unlike some, i will leave that to their own "fans"..

  • on September 18, 2012, 6:27 GMT

    Is the Indian coach blind?? It is simple plain logic, that Indian bowlers bowl full tosses in the death overs. And they're not the low ones.. They are sent to the meat of the bat. Irfan's last delivery hit for six by Akmal was almost a waist height full toss.. And this is for the nth time that he's bowled such a delivery in the death overs.. Isn't anyone noticing this? 2 sixes were hit to Balaji on full tosses only.. This doesn't need a bowling coach.. This needs a spanking to the bowler who's bowling at an international level, especially Pathan

  • on September 18, 2012, 6:24 GMT

    Except Kamran ,Saeed Ajmal & Hafeez others were below average.You cant expect to win a W.Cup with School boys attitude.Shot selection was horrible except Shoaib Malik who impreesed in the last chance to catch eye to be part of the playing eleven. Sami,Imran Nazir & Umer can be repaced with A Razzak,Yasir Arafat & Asad Shafiq.

  • on September 18, 2012, 6:08 GMT

    Hope India will be able to resist Afghans

  • Jack_Tka on September 18, 2012, 6:07 GMT

    Time and again, Indian bowlers have proved one thing. They can't defend even good totals. I remember during India's Eng ODI series(in Eng), Dhoni said in post match presentation, that the Indian batsmen can't keep scoring 300+ runs consistently for the bowlers to win them a match. BTW, it was a brilliant knock by KAMRAN.

  • alikhan224 on September 18, 2012, 6:06 GMT

    @Jose Puliampatta...u r absolutely spot on...when i saw the hightlights at night, i noticed it and i thought that it doesnt matter coz world cup will not be played on this ground...but when i came to know that this will be one of the grounds that will be used in the worldcup, i was really shocked...i mean considering everything, the ground condition was pathetic to say the least..the outfield can be very dangerous for the players if it continues to look like this...its a fact that srilankan grounds have never been outstanding, but hosting a mega even like this, i would imagine a much much better preparation..i think these mega events should be restricted to countries like aus, eng,s.a, nz or even india coz these countries have excellent grounds with amazing outfields.

  • g.narsimha on September 18, 2012, 5:56 GMT

    SOLID SNAK - HOW CAN U COMPARE a semi final WC match to a practice festive outing , i was the one among the fans who congratulated pak on this win if ours is worse than dont be over condident on u r bowling too, just 3 wickets for 280+ so there is plenty for u people to think over it ,we were just one wicket away , to tail , but no ifs & buts u r team batted well & won , best wishes i will be happiest man any of our teams ind, pak ,sl, bd wins this cup . thats it . WICKY ROY PAK LOVER - my coments were always in response to u r demeaning coments on our team but now on wards no fighting no bad words , i will be right there supporting pak sl , bd along with my team . thats it, mark my words ,i thought on this after reading coments from SANHAYA why should hate each others lets enjoy the tournment.

  • Rajesh_india_1990 on September 18, 2012, 5:56 GMT

    Friends who are asking about lack of india's fast bowling: we have good talented fast bowlers in domestic circuit who does not got the chance to prove..One of them is PARVINDAR AWANA..he clocks 140+..some of the commentators and players was impressed with him during IPL..David hussey told that he will become a good bowler for india..he will be suitable for all formats...friends if you watch his bowling in youtube you will be impressed ...Other bowlers i know was Varun aaron,kulkarni etc ...but the real problem was not our bowlers its Only the selectors who was such a jokers...and the head of all these jokers was SRIKANTH....Only god can save India from them. cricinfo please publish

  • torture on September 18, 2012, 5:38 GMT

    indians will always fail to bowl pakis.this is the difference one paki batsman can make compare to bundle of indian batsman.i doubt that afghans can hit them for 180 atleast if not 200.and if it happens then its shame for india.lol balaji is international cricketer lolz

  • on September 18, 2012, 5:35 GMT

    Congratex my team pak for winning dix match but apart from dix win both teams shud seriously consider dere mistakes starting from pakistan we won juxt bec kamran akmal nd shoeb malik but i think asad shafik shud be included in place of nazir as he ix no more required at all and will be better for pak middle order which alwayx create disaster in big matches den for india truly itx amazing to watch kohli he ix truly a great guy who played ajmal moxt dangerous bowler carefully and intelligently but india shud take dere bowling seriously bec specially in t 20 format one over iz enough for any drama and india bowling ix pathetic for dix reason hope both captainx and team memberx will learn dere mistakes 4rm dix match......................... pak fan

  • shanky_cricwiz on September 18, 2012, 5:27 GMT

    nothing great about akmal and shoaib's batting......it was ordinary bowling by india that led pakis to break free.....had indian bowlers stuck to better line and length....pakis would have lost the match by atleast 25 runs.

  • g.narsimha on September 18, 2012, 5:22 GMT

    WORLD WIDE CRICKET - My dear even after thrashing u r team got from minnows IRELAND yesterday i am happy to see u r coments on ind , it seems u r most worried about ind than u r team , just other day we beat home team taking all wickets , we were just one wicket away but it was KAAMRAANS day no bad feeling , but instead of worrieing on ind u better concentrat on u r team we are more than enough .

  • shanky_cricwiz on September 18, 2012, 5:20 GMT

    dont understand y are they even considering bhajji back in the side....pragyan is a better choice nay day and he bowls well with ashwin in tandem......bhajji is going to give away so many runs in this tournament which will become a reason for india's ouster!

  • praveen4honestremark on September 18, 2012, 5:14 GMT

    @Frank Anushka Sachith AbagNale..Learn some good things from fellow Srilankans like MENDIS_forever, and colombo_SL on how to sensible in commenting and how to criticize in constructive manner and also applaud, ..you seem to have learnt nothing from child hood. Better learn here from your fellow Srilankans.

  • on September 18, 2012, 5:14 GMT

    I think now it will be easier for Pak coach & captain to decide on the team. My suggestion is : Hafeez, Nazir, Nasir, Kamran, Umar, Shoaib, Razzak ,Afridi, Gul, Tanvir, Ajmal. Same batting order they should keep. for Afridi, he needs to perform & do some speed variation in his bowling to be more effective, the way he was earlier.

  • Vijay51982 on September 18, 2012, 5:01 GMT

    First of all I would like to thank for all the nations who is keen in looking after the Indian cricket performance. Off course, India were bit down yesterday but don't forget that this is a warm up game guys... Someone is commenting that India has got a weak bowling attack. It's so funny buddy…. Many of them knows about the SL pitch condition, it is only suitable for Spinners & Medium pacer and India has got both the attack. The only worry is for the team who got pace bowlers such as England, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan etc., Indian selecting committee has kept all this thing in mind before selecting an side. And also MSD never brought Ashok Dinda in front of the warm up game (as every team keep their main bowler in dugout) This guy is dangerous in SL pitch condition. (Hope everyone seen his performance recently when India tour SL) If you think him a poor bowler/joker whatever it is then you are number one fool in the world. Wait & see he will change the game.

  • murthyyvr on September 18, 2012, 4:58 GMT

    One has to accept the fact that batting remains the core competence of India. Most of the Indian bowlers are decent and probably Ashwin is exceptional when it comes to T20 format. The line and length which most of them suits to test cricket but not to T20. They are clueless very often when a batsman start hitting unconventional way as played by Akmal. Hence part timers play a vital role but one cannot depend only on them. Probably Ashwin might be used at death along with Irfan. Given their recent performance in Sri Lanka, Dhoni may opt for fielding first when he wins toss.

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  • g.narsimha on September 18, 2012, 4:51 GMT

    I cant understand why the hell every body rubbish our indian bowling ,its a myth that indian batters wins us matches where as we can see when ever bowlers performred than only we could win , the other day the same set of bowlers reduced the home team to a partly 120 , its an off day for both teams bowlers , if ours is such worse than how could PAK which is being hailed as best concaded 280+ just for 3 , its AKMALS inning which won the game , so at least my request to my fellow indians pl dont rubbish our bowling, see even after coneedind 280+ no pak fan is demeaning their bowling exept ALMAL &ASHWIN all others of PA& IND were ordinery ,so wait & see .

  • amilag on September 18, 2012, 4:49 GMT

    India can not defend 186..LOL I think India should include more batsman possibly 11 of them in the team.So they can strike the balance...No matter what happen here, IPL is the best T20 cricket league..Hi...Hi..Now we can understand why Pak players were not allowed to play in IPL...

  • Saad.Navaid on September 18, 2012, 4:38 GMT

    gr8 match to for batting lovers... congrats to Pakistan and Best of luck to India... both the sides must look at their bowling though... I hope Pakistan wins the cup (Ameen)...

  • on September 18, 2012, 4:35 GMT

    Well Done K.Akmal. You should show your talent in upcoming matches also! Not only K.Akmal every players should perform well and well! Then the World Cup will be in our Hands!

  • on September 18, 2012, 4:33 GMT

    well.. after all it was just a warm up match.. i just felt both teams' bowling department under performed intentionally.. however, the excitement is still on.. the real match is on 30th of sept.. just cant wait to see how pakistan maintains the zero-win record against India in the world cups...

  • Atifkhan3489 on September 18, 2012, 4:32 GMT

    A good game of cricket and best use of bating conditions.ground was too short and outfield very quick.ajmal and ashwin were outstanding.but the difference was kamran akmal and shoaib malik partnership.turning point was 15th ovr of zak in which he conceeded 19 run and pak came back strongly.if india want to win world t20 they should improve their bowling or they should bat 2nd.pak should continue this form and they should won only if bowling remained good throughout the tornament

  • cricket-is-best on September 18, 2012, 3:56 GMT

    first of all, very pleasant to have sporting comments from either side..pakis are cherishing their own victory while we are trying to look into the faults of our own team...no bashing of each other like in other posts... speaking of our own team, its a very very poor team selection..i believe we shud have a slightly diff T20 team, where we dont actually require zaheer, rohit, monoj tiwary etc.not to speak of piyush chawla,balaji etc.there shud have been players like utthapa,rayudu,yousuf pathan, praveen kumar, munaf patel in the team.praveen kumar is almost always economical in the early overs and munaf throughout.zaheer always goes for runs in t20.maybe we can watch out for bhajji in one more game.. For pakistan their worrying thing is the way their well-known attack got thrashed save ajmal, but this is what indian batsmen is known for.but this is just the way india's famed batsmen sometimes get knocked out....all those one-off days.

  • vish999 on September 18, 2012, 3:41 GMT

    considering the country population india should have the world best cricket team. But they have poor set of bowlers and some flat track expert batmen. But see the talks of these indian people... what a shame..

  • on September 18, 2012, 3:31 GMT

    well played pak. pak team has what it takes to lift the trophy. Imran Nazir should be rested for the rest of the tournament and asad should be there to give some balance and consistancy to batting.

  • on September 18, 2012, 3:30 GMT

    Though Vetori Hav Got spirit of crkt award , but here on this page every paki , indian , srilankan ( who are comenting) is capable of wining that spirit of crkt award :) . My Fav 4 :- Pak , Ind or SL , WI , Sa

  • coolitbaby on September 18, 2012, 3:23 GMT

    @ Frank Anushka Sachith AbagNale: That's a bit rich coming from SL fan whose team are known as CHOKERS of international cricket. Better think about how to overcome that instead of thinking about bowlers who win world cups.

  • MattyP1979 on September 18, 2012, 3:23 GMT

    Good win Pak...who said you couldn't bat. Think you have a very good chance at taking this WC. Ind need some bowlers (obvious), but they always seem to do well in WC so lets us all wait and see.

  • golgoal on September 18, 2012, 3:20 GMT

    @Frank Anushka Sachith AbagNale -- Have you looked at your champion Sri Lankan teams achievements? The only cup Mahela and Sanga are capable of holding is a tea cup. Don't talk about bowlers from world cup winning teams (2 times in 5yrs). Worry about the future of your C grade team that gets whitewashed even in Bangladesh.

  • MSMAK on September 18, 2012, 3:18 GMT

    PCB: Shaihid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Akmal Bros...warm up was good practice for these guys. Please rest them now!!! I'm afraid, as most fans, of a relapse of their recent "real" performances in the tourney.

  • Laddi93 on September 18, 2012, 3:12 GMT

    I think Balaji should be kicked out from the team, because his performance was very poor in the match. his bowling is average and same goes to his fielding. I think india should give a chance to Umesh Yadav at least he can bowl faster than balaji. India really need to think about their bowling attack. if they can't defend 185, they should stop dreaming about winning the T20 World cup.

  • vish999 on September 18, 2012, 2:43 GMT

    @AJ Pain .. Dont forget he has recent whitewashes too. :P

  • peterss on September 18, 2012, 2:40 GMT

    Ashwin was fabulous. Harbhajan cant be in the team given the way he is bowling. Rohit needs to sit out given that India have a batsman too many with Irfan & Ashwin @ 8/9. Try Dinda in place of Harbhajan. Balaji isnt bowling well. But think he would be better than Harbhajan given that both are expensive but Balaji bowls @ the death and Harbhajan bowls in the mid overs & still gets whacked.

  • TheIndiaRockers on September 18, 2012, 2:31 GMT

    Congrats to PAK ...Everyone have forgot ajmal & ashwin fighting performance.Ajmal is the lethal weapon for pak who bowls well in all the format, he might be the next murali/warne...Indian bowlers are horrible, only batsman can't win the match....

  • on September 18, 2012, 2:29 GMT

    I don't know why I didn't find this game that much exciting except for Kamran Akmal's batting. Loads of mistakes from both sides. There was no India v Pakistan passion in it because it was a warm-up game? Poor bowling from both sides. Even the ground looked really bad. Saeed Ajmal and Ashwin bowled well. The rest were really pathetic!

  • mtalhas on September 18, 2012, 2:26 GMT

    where is Mr. MSD who was in favour of part timers??lesson to be learned from the first game although it was a warm up.teams shud always be balancd and india need atleast some average bowlers.ajmal was good as usual ma and it was evident as kohli and rohit handled him carefully.afridi is done now and selectrs shud keep aside tanvir n sami.akmal shud be checked regularly bc of his keeping.he missed the take on sami's full toss which reminded me of rashid latif taking a similar catch and that also on waqar's delivery to symonds in a world cup match(clip can be seen on youtube).

  • TRAM on September 18, 2012, 2:24 GMT

    The simple truth: You cant hit Ashwin out. He gets bigger if you try to hit him out of the attack. I am seeing from Chris Gayle onwards in IPL. You are better off if you just defend him. Thats what Pak did (later in the innings, after realization) and succeeded. Now the question is for the India selectors and captain on who others to bowl with. Of the remaining bowlers I would drop those who are weakest in fielding.

  • on September 18, 2012, 1:13 GMT

    All these talks about India does not have quality bowlers etc are premature. India will fire, I am sure. Again all these critics throwing their opinions is good for India as it would spur them to do well. T.20 is a game which is totally unpredictable and on a day, even minnows could create upsets as it is only 20 overs. I strongly believe that in spite of all these blips in the run up to the actual games, India would do well. The batsmen are in form and the bowlers will have their say. Rest in peace guys, India will win this tournament

  • indiabadri on September 18, 2012, 0:31 GMT

    What happened to Sreesanth, RP Singh, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav. These guys can bowl much faster than Zaheer, Dinda, Balaji and also field better than these 3. Really dont understand why Harbhajan is in the team. He wants to come back and wear national colours wherein he has not fielded even a single ball and conceded 40 runs from 4 overs by bowling faster and flatter where as Ashwin took 4 wickets by bowling slower and giving much flight to the ball. Srikkanth, i really wonder how you are expecting this team to win world cup. Worst selection.

  • Right_into_the_block_hole on September 17, 2012, 23:59 GMT

    Now that's what I call a GREEN on BLUE attack ;-)

  • vioo on September 17, 2012, 23:50 GMT

    First of all congratulate PAK for a gud win...All d best... I lovd d way all pak n SL fans commented , in fact it was so decent @ SASANK360..Nice.. ROFL @ veerakannadiga I agree wit u..

  • on September 17, 2012, 23:42 GMT

    It's my first comment to this portal.I'm very happy to see Indian friends congratulating Pak team for victory and Pak. fellows should also give +ive response [only4cricket].Nevertheless,open hearty Virat(my favo) and Sharma batted well.Congratulations Team Green--Kamran,shoiab Malik & Ajmal best ov luck both teams for rest ov the tournament. From Pakistan

  • khuram501 on September 17, 2012, 23:16 GMT

    well played both teams, all cricket lovers enjoyed a thrilling game. and as a pakistani team follower i thank all my indians brother and sister for their admiration and we all should take game as a game .

  • BustIPL on September 17, 2012, 22:44 GMT

    Dominant Kamran crushed India. Kohli gone and Dhoni gone will be the different day for team India.

  • on September 17, 2012, 22:38 GMT

    I am feeling so good while reading all the comments posted. At least i found a place where no aggression or racism is being showed about Pak and India rivalry. I Believe that India is one of the tough teams or the toughest of all but one thing is clear that India Cannot be on top every time. Pakistan gives its best when playing with India, talking about the WC 2011 semi final. that match was close too but it shouldnt be forgotten that India ruled that time. Im glad to see comments by Indians appreciating Pakistan and thats what is needed while gossiping about sports. India and Pak will always be a rivalry but we should learn now that bad time can come to any team. learn to respect and be united at least do not act like enemies. Thanks to all Indian fans for Congratulating, Both Teams are of equal caliber and can prove themselves anytime. :) (:

  • intrepid_khan on September 17, 2012, 22:36 GMT

    wow ! its still a healthy discussion even at 380+ comments ... hope to see such discussion whenever indo - pak people chat or discuss somethin ... win or lose doesn't matter but both teams tried their level best !! n it was probable that would win easily when Kamran akmal stepped in ... THE REAL STAR " NASIR JAMSHED" had a bad luck .. BEST OF LUCK ASIA !!! love from PAKISTAN !

  • Test-is-the-best on September 17, 2012, 22:01 GMT

    Well done PAKISTAN!!!!!!!!!!!!. Many congratulations ...

  • on September 17, 2012, 21:38 GMT

    Barring R Ashwin every bowler was worse than club bowler just putting bowl there with no effort whatsoever...........................Then people say Tendulkar was selfish & not match winner ......Now Kohli's has also become selfish & not match winner .......................REASON POOR INDIAN BOWLING make undermine batters efforts. PERIOD

  • on September 17, 2012, 21:36 GMT

    Some harbhajan fans were saying he will get back to the team in place of ashwin. Was that a joke:) harbhajan is nothing in front of ashwin now. Getting 4 wkts against a good spin playing team is itself awesome

  • AnoMaLy on September 17, 2012, 21:24 GMT

    @Frank Anushka Sachith AbagNale - Case of sour grapes mate? If Ind bowlers are club level bowlers then what does it say about SL batsmen? That they can't even play against club level bowlers. Ind bowlers had an off day and yeah were pretty bad. All credit to Kamran and well played Pakistan! And regarding your comment about the Eng Vs Ind game - Mate Eng can't play spin so I highly doubt it will be a farewell game for Ind. @Haroon Khan - Referring Ind team to as minnows - My friend you must be living in a bunker with no TV. Incase you forgot Ind won the WC last year. Just refreshing your memory :)

  • on September 17, 2012, 20:55 GMT

    out ood 1.25 billions human u dont have 2 humans who can bowl 130kmph ....even afridi bowls faster than balaji and pathan.........dont ever talk about dropping afridi......he faced 2 balls only but he took even commentators breath away....by defending 1st one....if is not in PAk team.....many will justt listen the match results :)

  • on September 17, 2012, 20:54 GMT

    some people on the forum are talking about virat kohli scores runs and indian loses..lets remind them chasing 300+ in odis and it was only virat kohli who stood and delivered..indians should reconsider sehwag's place in the team he's not upto the mark and kohli should open the innings as we see raina should be promoted up the order as he's a class..and remember kamran akmal won the game not the pakistani team how easily they thrashed pakistani bowling (so-called world's best) with the exceptions of ajmal and gul.Dhoni should go back to his old policy of part time spinners because if the ball was given to Raina he would have certainly causing problems for batting and he should have saved ashwin for the depth overs..overall they look good but Vinay Kumar was a better choice than Balaji..

  • on September 17, 2012, 20:50 GMT

    Congratulations Pakistan. I regard this batting line up would do wonders for Pakistan even in 50-over matches with hafeez and malik coming at 3 and 4 respectively instead of younis khan and misbah who generally play lot of dot deliveries initially and quite often get out trying to compensate dot deliveries unlike hafeez and malik who are in search of at least singles when the going is tough. Coming to Indian team, our class of batsman may also be working against us, as I don't see an average batsman in the team who has to take help of innovative shots. This sometimes will help the opposition to place the fielders in correct positions especially in the death overs. I agree our batsmen are still scoring runs, but with an odd cheeky/innovative shot, they can try to confuse the opposition in their field placements especially when wickets are in hand. I think it gud to try and maximize runs through batting as we all know, we have a weak bowling attack comparatively. GOOD LUCK INDIA

  • malik79 on September 17, 2012, 20:50 GMT

    CONG PAKISTAN : WELL PAKISTAN HAS THE BEST BATTING AND BOWLING COMBINATIONS TO WIN THIS WORLD CUP : PAKISTAN IS THE MOST CONSISTENT TEAM IN THIS FORMAT : 04 PERFECT ALL ROUNDERS,HAFEEZ,MALIK,AFRIDI,RAZAQ,4 TOP BATSMAN K AKMAL,U AKMAL,JAMSED,NAZIR,AND 03 TOP CLASS T20 BOWLERS GUL,AJMAL,TANVIR/ARAFAT THIS COMBINATION IS GOOD ENOUGH TO BEAT ANY OTHER TEAM OF THE WORLD.

  • maddy20 on September 17, 2012, 20:49 GMT

    Well plaayed Kamran Akmal. Not taking away any credit from Pakistan but We lost this game due to poor fielding. Bajji left one 4 , Balaji 1 four, and an innumerable number of 1s. Captaincy was poor as well. With 5 overs 56 to get one would expect that you bowl your key bowler who has picked up 4 wickets in 3 overs. One more wicket and they would havebeen in trouble. Insteadhe was made to bowl a meaningless 19th over when they already had the game in the bag.Another thing is, on batting tracks we should field first and on bowling tracks we should bat first for we cannot defend even big totals on flat tracks. Good that its just a warm up and hope our captain has learned from his mistakes in the game.

  • on September 17, 2012, 20:32 GMT

    wen u win..u win..no reson after that..congrats team PAKISTAN :) and for India....if afganistan batted 2nd then be sure India lost the game..they are making 150 against the top teams...the way Irfan pathan bowled full toss in 19.1 over....in that bowling if class 8 team win ........... If india bowl 2nd....u sud not be sure about india's winning...also remember against BAN in asia cup .......

  • on September 17, 2012, 20:20 GMT

    dhoni z a class as a captain...i wish pakistan could produce captains like dhoni...he won a t20 championship and a cricket world cup from 2007-2011 as a captain..with this poor bowling line up he has still managed to win the cup that counts...hats off to dhoni..world's best captain..

  • on September 17, 2012, 20:18 GMT

    @BEck RAaj- I totally agree with you.

  • StatisticsRocks on September 17, 2012, 20:15 GMT

    Welll A warm up game played between these two countries generates ~400 posts on this site. That just goes to show how intense the rivalry is between these two countries. Good Entertaining game and based on what we saw India is definitely not going to go too far in this tournament as our bowling is pathetic. PAK, should their batting click like today, will be unstoppable just because they have Ajmal and Umar Gul who are fantastic bowlers in T20 game. We all know Ajmal can bowl in any format, no doubt about that. Good luck to all the teams and hope we have a some mind blowing , gut wrenching and last ball finish, games.

  • on September 17, 2012, 20:13 GMT

    Asalam-O-Alikum : I just love this website coz every Indian n every Pakistani who visit this site is an educated, peace loving n sportsman spirit containing person. All the viewers here concentrate on posting there views n appreciating their opponent teams instead of abusing n fighting, like Pakistanis n Indians do on other sites. That is not here so that's y i love that site. thanks to the admins for so comprehensive idea. congratulations team Pakistan. well done team India ( you did ur best) at the end I must say we both countries win by providing the best part of entertainment to the whole world. A very good match. God bless both countries..

  • on September 17, 2012, 20:08 GMT

    well done Pakistan.....harbajhan was trolling today in the field ..looked like he was playing with his kids at home. Todays match should make it clear that sami doesnt deserve a place in the team...and same for shahid afridi.

  • haseeb on September 17, 2012, 19:59 GMT

    india makes a mistake of picking up a team based on IPL performances u cant do that ?? i mean what balaji i s doing there ?? where is parveen kumar ??tat guy has bowled most maidens in T20 cricket than any other bowler and they selected balaji coz KKR won this year IPl ..somebody needs to tell them club cricket is different ..where is yousuf pathan ?? r jadeja ?? or even ishant sharma ? and ojha should have been there in place of harbhajan ..

  • on September 17, 2012, 19:51 GMT

    the match was far more intriguing than I thought it would be. Pakistan going down in the first 10 offers of their batting and than pushing it all up with immense force to pierce through the mammoth target was a treat to watch for every single cricket lover. I was at work with my office colleagues and we were all staring at cricinfo live feed together and dancing & cheering to each and every single boundary hit by the K.Akmal, who after getting cleared by the integrity committee also won all our hearts with one of the best T20 innings I have ever seen in my life. It was well composed, under pressure and as every sports lover says, the result favoured the better team on field. India were impressive mainly because of the charisma Kholi carries and the way he made sure that Sharma was benefiting too. The alarming thing for the men in blue is the need to get good bowlers who can bowl the last five. P.Kumar was good at it and we saw that in 2007 and also in the IPL, but where is he now?

  • Syed_imran_abbas on September 17, 2012, 19:49 GMT

    Surprised to see that Pakistan vs india a smaller news than eng vs aus on cricinfo. Anways well played pakistan especially Kamran Akmal. Umer akmal needs some rest i guess and if he kept failing like this sooner he will be out of limited over side as well as he dont get any chance in tests already. Imran nazir should be droped and get asad shafeeq at no 4. sami should be replaced with razzaq.

  • on September 17, 2012, 19:43 GMT

    Being pakistani.......m dashing at pak win ofcourse but lets talk abt chances of subcontinents team.....pak and india........both the teams hv shown efforts oriented by indl performances....team work was nt there.....and its nt a gud sign for competing against professional teams like south africa.....england and australia......best of luck to pakistan and inda

  • on September 17, 2012, 19:32 GMT

    Cricinfo is really crazy because pakistan win agaist India and 92 by K.Akmal but they keeping pictures of Rohit Sharma for his half century. Is it site that only for indian fan or like me neutral people also can visit. This case i saw when i use to see this webpage. I want to tell you cricinfo please write on your homepage only For Indian Fan or be a webpage for all people. Keep news as their priority.

  • just_chill_chill on September 17, 2012, 19:31 GMT

    @WickyRoy.paklover -- Indian are only known to get aggressive towards others when others have shown aggression. Indians rarely start such things first. And buddy Indians are verrryyyy emotional people !! Either very very happy or very very sad. Some people can misunderstand that and think that sometimes Indians are arrogant. Not at all the case. Just that we Indians can't control our emotions sometimes !!!!!!!!

  • on September 17, 2012, 19:26 GMT

    i think the way indians are bowling they need to win the toss and field first.Drop rohit and get harbhajan plyng seeing bhajjis todays performance he looked short of confidence nt sure of his place in the team.As far as Pakistan is concerned if imran and umar can fie it will be no prblm but wld prefer raza hasan and a razaq in for tanvir and sami

  • Hommi on September 17, 2012, 19:25 GMT

    The team of Unpredictable.. Its an eye opening game for India and Pakistan both.. Pakistan should get rid of Tanvir, Imran Nazir and Muhammad Sami.. ASAP Get Razzaq and Junaid Khan in.. may be give Nazir another chance or two.. India should focus on their bowling.. i think they are depending too much on all rounders.. i was disappointed by the way Irfan pathan bowled.. expected a lot from him after his lankan performance.. best of luck to both teams.. Hope to meet Team India in finals :)

  • ovzdatta151 on September 17, 2012, 19:21 GMT

    @spiritwithin : Buddy, we all know our team lacks good quality bowlers. Zaheer Khan has lost his pace, Pathan has lost his swing, Bhajji lost his spin. I sometimes really wonder does Afridi bowls faster then Balaji or Balaji bowls slower then Afridi? It would have been much better if selectors would have selected bowlers from under 19 team. At least we could have used the word "inexperience" as an excuse for our loss. Irfan and Balaji giving such a mouth watering balls that even a nursery kid will hit them for sixes. Its being more then a year that we all Indian fans are discussing about our bowlers. Unfortunately nothing has changed. India seriously need a good coach not Duncan Fletcher he has been a total flop.

  • Plz_Dont_Get_Whitewashed on September 17, 2012, 19:21 GMT

    300+ comments (and counting) on a "warm-up" match!!! .... By the way, CONGRATS to PAKISTAN (especially Kamran Akmal) on winning this match being 90 something for 5 !! - from an INDIAN Fan. :)

  • Naresh28 on September 17, 2012, 19:19 GMT

    WELL WITH A BILLION PEOPLE IN INDIA ITS IMPOSSIBLE TO BELIEVE THAT WE CANNOT FIND DECENT PACE BOWLERS??????????????? THE SAME PROBLEM OCCURS IN TESTS AND MAKES US LOOK REALLY POOR.

  • recycle-bin-is-empty on September 17, 2012, 19:16 GMT

    Congratulations to Pakistan!! It was a very good batting performance from both the teams but our Indian team seriously need to find some answers regarding how to control the run rate in death overs. We still have a talented team to lift the cup though. I have always loved the bowling of Umar Gul, a very simple and innocent action but extremely effective. Hope he becomes the leading wicket taker this tournament. Pakistan as a team, not as individuals but as a team their effort often looks a lot disorganised to me though today was not such a day. They are a much inconsistent but much dangerous side though and always interesting to watch because of their talent. I wish all the participating teams especially associates all the very best.

  • abmughal on September 17, 2012, 19:11 GMT

    cong to pakistan .......i read many critisizing imran nazir........ i think they dont have any understanding of this format..... u r playing with 4 openners what matters is any of the opener falls down in search of runs... u have 3 openers left to continue the inning.... in icc rankings 10 out of 8 batsman are openners ....... i support the selectors who selected this kind of team.... and dont worry about the middle order we have umer and malik who are quite capable of holding yhe pressure situation and down the order we have some bi hitters in the shape of razzaq and afridi .... so i see the most perfect balanced batting side of the tournament .... pakistan bowling is not as good as it used to be......but hope they have some very good chamces of lifting the cup......... hope and pray .......... best of luck ...

  • serious-am-i on September 17, 2012, 19:07 GMT

    Balaji, I just don't understand how this guy gets selected. He lost his pace, he lost swing and all he can bowl is slow cutters, I think Virat might bowl better than him. Balaji is only suited for slow wickets where the ball won't carry. I am really worried with this Indian bowling attack there is absolutely no bowler who can bowl "Yorkers" really pathetic. In the T20 WC which India won, they had RP Singh who bowled quite a few yorkers few were bowled by sreesanth too but here no one is really there to do it. I always felt Zaheer wasn't an T20 piece, don't understand his selection either. I really don't see India getting over to semis with this bowling attack unless some miracle happens. Pakistan on the other hand look good but their batting are always a pack of cards don't know when they might come crashing down.Pak needs to really do good with bowling - Umar Gul and Sajeed Ajmal are sorted, Tanvir might be the other one, Afridi doesn't look same since injury, hafeez could turn over.

  • PakCric786 on September 17, 2012, 19:06 GMT

    Well its nice to see some good comments from both sides.. InshAllah Pak will win if not Pak than i want SL or SA to win.

  • Sanawana on September 17, 2012, 19:06 GMT

    I was not expecting this win from Pakistan because it's very rare for Pak to win matches with the bat (especially nowadays) but then it was understandable, small ground plus very ordinary Indian bowling, Australia would have defended this total and I'm sure it will be hard for India to defend it again with the same bowling attack on the same pitch and ground..

  • kkpuri on September 17, 2012, 18:54 GMT

    What Indian bowlers did was tried to avoid Pakistani Batsmen to hit or touch the ball. Other than Ashwin no one tried to bowl to get the batsmen out, which was the wrong approach. And that's why I dislike 20/20 game.

  • WickyRoy.paklover on September 17, 2012, 18:52 GMT

    Tanvir N Pathan r, on most occasisns,conditional bowlrs,jst give them a bit of seaming cnditns n they woul bowl some un.playble n wicket takng delivries,so i dn't thnk they gona prove lethal on flat pitchs like ths.HAVNG SAID THAT TANVIR SHOULD B RETAIND 4 THS WCUP BCOZ PAK HAV BEEN scheduld to play at palekelle where tanvir would prove handful so would gul,oram.I DN'T KNOW ABOUT IND VENUES THOUGH.

  • ejsiddiqui on September 17, 2012, 18:51 GMT

    Well done team Pakistan, but I still believe (along with Pakistan) India is one of THE BEST team in the world.

  • mazii on September 17, 2012, 18:45 GMT

    No one expected that Pakistani batsmen would fire like this. They are primarily a bowling unit with some good hitters in the side. That is perception pertaining to Pakistani cricketer. And rightly so, Pakistan has been playing inconsistent cricket barring test cricket- where they are consistent. Their T20 carrier is also above average. I think Pakistan cricket is all about unpolished talent. They are vastly talented but don't know what their respective or relevant roles in the team. Pakistan's performance in this match was exceptional with the bat. But that kind of innings are played spasmodically. Unfortunately, India doesn't have good bowlers to replace its present one. This is a source of headache for India. If things go on like this, they can't make it to the semis. Pakistan needs to click with the batting, and Hafeez should assign role to each and every batsmen. If we able to get good start and then capitalize it by some good lower order hitting, its good. Easier said then done.

  • on September 17, 2012, 18:45 GMT

    Pakistan played awasome , as i told u cric info before the start of world cup t 20 that it is Pakistan who will win . Its my saying to the world that Pakistan will win , i am the first one who comments here before the start of world cup and now after waching the first warm up. be aware from Pakistan , be aware from me because i told the truth . i want money for that keen observation after wining of Pakistan t 20 world cup. The words are publish now waiting for final and my reward.

  • on September 17, 2012, 18:37 GMT

    selections baffling. Munaf or Praveen Kumar should have been part of the team.

  • Solid_Snake on September 17, 2012, 18:33 GMT

    g.narsimha->What do you have to say about today's match..Dont you wanna repeat that how Pak was unable to defend 191 agaist Aus? Well today it was India who failed to defend such a huge target.And guess what the team chasing is well known to be collapsing during chases.But today PAk showed everybody that they can chase as well... Long Live Pakistan :) Well done Kamran Akmal and the rest of the Pak team.. PS->Better luck next time India..You Kohli was great as usual but your bowling was OMG..

  • cooljack_143 on September 17, 2012, 18:32 GMT

    come on guys CHILL!!!!!!!! Its a warm up game man...And teams were supposed to test their bench strength..Ind would have easily won had MSD come in place of YUVI for the final meaty blows, but they decided to try out bench again.I am sure this wont be scenario when the tournment kicks off..That said ,how about trying Tiwary in place of Yuvi in some matches, Yuvi seems to be slow bet wickets,obviiously its his health condition, he should be managed properly for big games.Bhajji,Balaji look weak in field,they dismantle this strong fielding side anyday.Would prefer dinda on Balaji & ash on Bhajji.

  • Solid_Snake on September 17, 2012, 18:29 GMT

    Today all the Indian bowlers would see Kamran Akmal in their dreams as a nightmare.What a batting and solid hitting.. Irfan pathan's bowling Omg..I hope he bowls like that and lets us win every game in future :P

  • Solid_Snake on September 17, 2012, 18:27 GMT

    Cant stop laughing lol... Someone earlier was taunting me how Pak was unable to defend 191 against Aus during 2010 T20 WC Semifinal match.. Well mate what do you have to say about todays defeat? Not being able to defend 185 Omg... Well now i guess you'll know that Cricket is game of chance and anyone could win it especially in T20 you cannot predict who would win.Be it the best bowling line up or the best batting,a T20 match could go either way:)

  • sweetspot on September 17, 2012, 18:04 GMT

    Both teams played well, come on guys! A lot of freedom on display, which is always great to see. I thought this would be Pakistan bowling versus Indian batting mainly. But it was a pretty good show by both batting teams. Kamran my man! You were super special today! Many cheers! What rivalry between these two teams? All that I saw was two teams enjoying playing each other, exactly the way this game should be played.

  • Cricket_Master_Mind on September 17, 2012, 17:58 GMT

    Kamrans 92 is BADLA for Kohlis 183 in ODI . A real bouncer

  • on September 17, 2012, 17:58 GMT

    Look one thing is clear If Men in Blue is trying to make them to the Finals or so they will have to hit the Bowling Concern ....Death bowling is missing ....No pacer giving any charge on opposition in the end overs ...Yorkers had its importance in past and will be helpful in making Opposition difficult to score ... T20 is all about 1 or 2 over turning point and fielding must be electrifying ....What I feel is that Gautam is brilliant opener but he need some break ....Give Manoj at least 1 match may be against Afghanistan ... and try to open Virat and Viru ...Raina ..Yuvi...Dhoni...Manoj..Pathan ... Ashwin...Bhaji ...Zak and Dinda

  • on September 17, 2012, 17:55 GMT

    This is what happens when you play in the SLPL.

  • JaDeD_INDIAN on September 17, 2012, 17:55 GMT

    Sri Lankans should remember this bowling attack took them down, so keep quiet and give credit to Pakistan bastmen for their amazing batting and great display by Pakistan.Congrats team Pakistan!! As for India, bowlers need to show a little discipline and even though Kohli's knock was not enough it stil mattered.

  • Munafis810 on September 17, 2012, 17:52 GMT

    Team PAKISTAN managed to win the warm up game by one of those rear batting display ,something which will not happen regularly.However it was good batting display by Kamran and he needs to be congratulated for playing without pressure in a warm up game. Ajmal was handled well by Indian batters. Sehwag hit him for a boundary first ball but was caught cutting ajmal on next delivery. Kohli and Sharma did not show much discomfort when facing Ajmal.

  • on September 17, 2012, 17:52 GMT

    Most of the comments from the Pakistan fans have been constructive and fair so far. I remember, when India beat Pakistan last time, a lot of the comments from the Indian fans were negative and silly. I think, we have to realize that this is a sport. Whoever plays well on the day, will win. We should enjoy it and appreciate that sporting encounters between India and Pakistan are always exciting. Later.

  • on September 17, 2012, 17:50 GMT

    No mention in the report of Harbhajan's ineffectiveness. It would be a gamble to play him instead of Chawla or an extra batsman .

  • trangs on September 17, 2012, 17:42 GMT

    best playing XI for india,,,, gambhir, sehwag, kohli, yuvraj, raina, dhoni, tiwari, pathan, ashwin, khan, balaji/dinda

  • PakEditor on September 17, 2012, 17:36 GMT

    WoW the match report reads as if it was India vs. India

  • fr600 on September 17, 2012, 17:35 GMT

    This Pak team is much stronger than the Indian team. This cup should go to Pk, SA, or ENG unless some other team gets lucky.

  • Munafis810 on September 17, 2012, 17:35 GMT

    So Pakistan wins the much awaited performance. Good . But how consistently will Kamaran and Malik fire in a chase. The Pakistani strength - the bowling failed when they allowed India to score 185. At one stage Pakistan were 91-5. If Malik or Kamran would have gone by score of 125 and against better bowling attacks that's a high probability , would Kami have played such innings. Besides one forget that traditionally when Pakistan do not have pressure (such as world cup game ) they play better than India as thier head to head count suggests. Its only when the pressure of defeat demons creep in they falter and Indians handle that pressure better as seen in Worldcup head to head count. Reading too much in this game can be misleading preparation for match at later stage. Congrats on the fantastic victory to Pakistan and I wish my team India better luck in next encounter and hope they plan better next time.

  • on September 17, 2012, 17:35 GMT

    Well played Pakistan-got to hand it to u guys here. Being an Indian, it was particularly flattening to see how easily Kamran & Malik butchered the pathetic Indian bowling-there are some very serious questions that Dhoni needs to ask his band of merry men. That said, what's this Balaji guy doing in the team?? He was out in the cold for so many years, and suddenly is back in the team. As for Harbhajan Singh, let's put him in cold storage forever-he's past his prime now. C'mon guys, losing to Pakistan, and that too after posting 185-Chin UP!!!!

  • on September 17, 2012, 17:34 GMT

    No doubt KAMRAN AKMAL played a very nice inning but the match winning performace is surely from SHOAIB MALIK, the way he rotate the strike and took many singles and doubles is a sensible and mature thinking can make possible to win even high asking matches....my HERO of today is SHOAIB MALIK.....well done keep it up.

  • on September 17, 2012, 17:30 GMT

    Very Well played Pakistan... Best of luck... Wishes from Sri Lanka

  • umbuly on September 17, 2012, 17:20 GMT

    Ojha would have been a way better partner for Ashwin. I wonder why they didn't pick Ojha after his very successful home series with Ashwin.

  • Alexk400 on September 17, 2012, 17:19 GMT

    Whats astonishing to me every batsman has weak spot. These bowlers do film study. But they do not know how to bowl to weakness of batsman or they never been in film room. They need bowling coach team who analyses opposition batsman weakness and remind bowlers where to bowl for certain batman and crowd fielders in that direction. It is simple. That said when bowlers can't bowl to the spot even their mind works body do not follow. Balaji used to bunch of cheap wickets at the end when batsman go for desperate shots. His wicket columns are full of it. Irfan pathan takes wickets in exbition type games. we all know that. But selectors do not know too much on the context these wickets taken. We need bowlers who bowl in pressure, clutch periods. That said india can surprise but i doubt with this bowling unit. India had to bat second to win this cup and sehwag ,kohli and yuvi has to get us there.

  • Black-Zero on September 17, 2012, 17:18 GMT

    gongrats to Pakistan and Kamran.great to see no IND/PAK bashing each other.Cricket the GTEATEST GAME EVER.

  • Extraz on September 17, 2012, 17:17 GMT

    @Bharani...Best of luck to your indian team too bro would love to see SL PAK and IND in the semis:)

  • kamranmalik7 on September 17, 2012, 17:15 GMT

    I dont understand why Hafeez sending Afridi top of the order ???? Also its to play with Razzaq instead of wastage of sohail tanvir. Asad Shafiq would have given a chance today in warm up match instead of Imran Nazir.

  • hasnain1212 on September 17, 2012, 17:14 GMT

    Awesome Innings by kamran akmal.... :)

  • on September 17, 2012, 17:13 GMT

    Pakistan won the match first time even it is warm up match but Pakistan team is very dangerous in t20 format so Indian team must careful and learn lesson today then must left out balaji and include one pacer in team. Good luck Pakistan you will rock and win then world cup this one, Insallah.

  • prnthv on September 17, 2012, 17:11 GMT

    I'm an INDIAN and i thought that all pakistan fans will start talking foolish abt indians but here it is completely different. Great spirt from the pakistan fans and i really appretiate u people. Coming to the match virat once again showed his class batting and equally ajmal bowled well. rohit and mainly Kamran played a gr8 knock but they have to be consistent.Coming to Indian XI i think they will go with 5 bowlers and leave rohit on the bench.... On the other hand, Pakistan will have razzak in final XI in place of sami.....

  • on September 17, 2012, 17:09 GMT

    Conrgrates to Team Pakistan,the batting by Kamran Akmal & Shoidb Malik was exceptional,poor bowling by Tanvir & Sami.They had to be replaced by Junaid & Razzaq.WellDone TEAM PAKISTAN.

  • on September 17, 2012, 17:07 GMT

    This year the opposition keeper has spoiled dhoni party 3 times. Starting from Ipl final- Bisla spoiled the party, then mccullum did that in Chennai t20 and now akmal

  • on September 17, 2012, 17:01 GMT

    Now it is time to get rid of so called lead pace attack Zaheer Khan, he is no more lead bowler. India should think rationally and keep their team fit and more active than keeping oldies for a long time. India need a lot of changes in the team, like Sahwag, Gambhir, Zaheer, Harbhajan Singh and Balaji too. Because we are not giving a chance to new people there is always a gap between Team India and Team India A. In a year or year and half, Dhoni should also be replaced by more enthusiastic player as a Captain. Leave Virat Kohali as he is playing a role for anchoring india's batting line up. He has temperament to keep going in each format of cricket.

  • on September 17, 2012, 16:59 GMT

    malik is the key for pak, he looks in supreme form, now everybody knows who's the favorites are, pak please dont meet us in semi -_-

  • Alexk400 on September 17, 2012, 16:57 GMT

    Irfan pathan wheels come off so quickly?. He become focus because he is second fast bowler. Balaji always decent not great or bad. I prefer munaf patel over balaji any day. yusuf pathan over irfan pathan any day. Sehwag scores in 20s -30s ..he needs tos core 50s in T20. Can someone tell him that?. Yes strike rate of 180 is pretty good i want 50+ runs to go with it. He can do it . Someone has to tell him to go bonkers after he score 50. i take 140 strike rate 50 from sehwag than 180 strike rate 26. yuvu should go above raina and rohit sharma. Because yuvi have increase strike rate with lusty blows. That said india lost because of bad bowling by mediocre bowlers. India can not win this cup if we bowl 2nd for sure.

  • WickyRoy.paklover on September 17, 2012, 16:53 GMT

    @jmclhinney,very wel said.kamran z an asset 4 any batng lineup in shortr versions let alone pak.@g.narisma,most of d comments r constructive 4rm eithr side,so u don't need to get complacent anyway as ths wil only improv with pasage of time.CAN U GUARANTEE THAT ALL OF UR INDIAN FANS WOULD HAVE SPOKEN WITH CANDID APROACH HAD IND WON THS? I realy doubt though.anyway best of luck to ur team as its jst d start nt d end.

  • on September 17, 2012, 16:53 GMT

    Dont worry they are going to play again in supre 8. Can take badla.

  • jasonpete on September 17, 2012, 16:52 GMT

    Posted by  Henderson De Silva on (September 17 2012, 15:22 PM GMT), I guess he is not blaming anyone ,just feeling sorry for his team bowlers who gives full tosses to opposition.By the way you need to visit the last warm up match between srilanka vs India and this will give you a wake up call regarding your fellow country fans.And you don't find fault when there isn't.

  • UK_Chap on September 17, 2012, 16:52 GMT

    Zahidsaltin : Because your son suggested picking Wahab Riaz, we definately have to select him now...... Wahab Riaz is the biggest load rubbish alongside Sami.

  • PTtheAxis on September 17, 2012, 16:49 GMT

    there is still time to relieve dhoni of the captaincy. say injury or whatever. otherwise get the tickets back home ready.

  • on September 17, 2012, 16:44 GMT

    @Biggus: You're not alone. We Pakistanis remember his best efforts better than you would but I was still thoroughly sick of him and thought he should never again play for Pakistan after the Ross Taylor incident at the 2011 world-cup. Thanks for proving me wrong so emphatically Kamran! Now for your brother Peter Pan to do the same soon... @sachinkhairnar5983: How so? Both had similar economies I think, and if Ashwin was ahead in wickets, big deal. He was facing the world's worst batting lineup and Ajmal was facing the world's best. Account for THAT first! @Pras_Punter: Thanks for the wishes! In that case tell Hussey he is not to beat us if he doesn't intend to win the cup itself! @vkypak: It's not poor captaincy. Dhoni knows as well as the next man that Pakistan is good at defending and hates chasing. Not his fault. Can't expect the poor guy to start predicting Pakistan's strange behaviour!

  • jasonpete on September 17, 2012, 16:41 GMT

    Posted by JG2704 on (September 17 2012, 16:12 PM GMT), Jadeja got paid that much money by the franchise only due to the reason that day before the auction,he took some 4 wickets and made few contribution through bat against Aussies.But then after that he is far from international standards.Its wrong to say dhoni paid that much,afterall its the franchise owners involvement in active bidding brings the players in to team.He failed in IPL as well and there is no valid reason why he should be in the team.Regarding this match,Both teams bowling was poor apart from ajmal and ashwin.But overall a good batting display.Good luck for England and all the other teams.cheers.

  • on September 17, 2012, 16:39 GMT

    Team PAKISTAN managed to win the warm up game by one of those rear batting display when at half stage it looked like it will be walk in the park for the Indians. It just shows in T20I you cannot write off any team as it is such a short game and any one or two outstanding performances can lead to a victory for a team. There are lessons to be learned for both teams. India needs to play extra front line bowler as they do not need so many batsmen, they are an excellent batting unit and this match showed Yuvraj hardly got a chance to bat and Raina and Dhoni were not even required. For TEAM PAKISTAN I would drop both Tanvir and Sami from the XI and replace them with Razzaq and Arafat. This will make the batting strong (Pakistan's weakness) and perhaps four overs can be shared between them. Afridi definitely needs to get in top form and so does Imran Nazir and Umar Akmal if TEAM PAKISTAN are to have any chance of progressing in T20I World Cup.

  • Bruisers on September 17, 2012, 16:33 GMT

    The likes of Praveen Kumar or Munaf Patel could have come in handy to tie up the batsmen. Balaji has ALWAYS been expensive in the death overs of a chase, be it IPL or internationals (Remember leaking 22 off the last over against MI in 2011?)... Two offies in the playing XI won't help India's cause either. Needed a lefty like Ojha. Can't understand the role of Chawla in this squad. If he is sure to warm the bench the whole tournament, why pick him in the squad???.... Anyways batsmen played well. Rohit was on song, as I had predicted. Gambhir needs to make runs too.

  • on September 17, 2012, 16:25 GMT

    A win is a win, so don't make any excuses. I am sure if Pakistan had lost today's match, Indian fans would have been gloating over the win. Anyway, it is a good way for Pakistan to begin the tournament and it will help increase the players confidence, especially the Pakistan's batsman's. Lastly, matches between Pakistan and India are the best. It's always competitive and exciting. I wish both teams good luck in the tournament.

  • khankijaan on September 17, 2012, 16:25 GMT

    i dont know y the indian team has left yadav out and preferred balaji instead. .ZAK and yadav should start with the new ball....and 1 thing i know PAk will get only complacent after this win...pak is certainly very dangerous team on their day but surely they r not consistent

  • JG2704 on September 17, 2012, 16:12 GMT

    I'm not dissing anyone. The tournament hasn't started yet , but having said that I did say before hand that I thought Pakistan's best hope was restricting opposition's scores so I'm not sure if I've underestimated Pak's batsmen or if India's bowling was not up to much. Kohli obviously had another great day and is surely a captain in waiting - absolute class player. @India fans - is Jadeja injured? It's just that Dhoni paid top money for him in IPL so it would seem strange that he does not pick him for the Indian side?

  • cricfan8 on September 17, 2012, 16:08 GMT

    Can't understand the selection of this team. Seems a big blunder by Kris Srikanth & party. Two left arm medium pacers (read slow, slow medium pace) add another slow, slow right armer(Balaji) and Ashok Dinda.Add to that two spinners trying to make a come back. What do you have? A recipe for disaster! For this attack India has to win the toss, bowl first, get smashed for whatever the opposition gets and hope that the batters chase it down. All the opposition needs to do is win the toss & put India in to bat. We may win a couple of games, but 5 out of seven....

  • qasimcool on September 17, 2012, 16:07 GMT

    great match....cricket we love you

  • on September 17, 2012, 16:03 GMT

    what ever results could have been, i wanted to see, 1- Yuvi up the order (to make him feel more comfortable so he can come back Strong, 2- Razzak in the team and up the Order may be 1 down, (he is a strong hitter, he needs a bit of time on the crease) that is why we have warm up matches so we can check our strengths as well as to do some experiments, isnt it ?

  • cyberstudent on September 17, 2012, 16:02 GMT

    neither INDIAN nor PAKISTANI bowlers took this match seriously, it was a warmup match. Ans Sami should be taken care of, he is too inconsistent with his bowling.

  • razaqaiser on September 17, 2012, 16:01 GMT

    Who influenced Sami's selection. It is waste of spot for other deserving player. Either give a licence to kil to Imran Nazir upfront or drop him altogether and open with Kamran Akmal or Razzaq as they have doing in other leagues. Someone should tell Afridi that his best bet is to hit in the V and not cross bat. People like Sohail Tanvir and Nasir should be sent to a military type conditioning camp to loose fat and have match fitness. India is depending heavily on thier batting strength and taking chances that their bowling might click. This strategy failed today by failing to defend 180 plus score. They miss Praveen Kumar. Zaheer Khan is not a T20 bowler altogether.They had so many excellent young bowlers but , perhaps, trying to win through batting only.

  • on September 17, 2012, 15:59 GMT

    a TRUE warm up match ahead of the World T20, both side will take plenty out of it, Pakistan will rethink about Sami, and Afridi in the batting Order, no one should think twice to bring Razzak in for Sami, and regarding India, Batting seems to be fine, i think they are bit concern about Zak and Balaji in the team, i personally think Zak should play Test only, and Balaji don't think good enough to be in any format, all in all, a great warm up match

  • ovzdatta151 on September 17, 2012, 15:57 GMT

    Yiippee.. Saeed Ajmal is in my Fantasy World T20 team.. I hope the players whom I had selected plays well.. :)..

  • on September 17, 2012, 15:56 GMT

    Well why Dhoni is playing with 7 batsmen, boy its not a test match.u need a balanced side in T20. your 5 batsmen are capable enough to defend and pose any total. Dhoni! Add strength in ur bowling.

  • abdullahiqbal on September 17, 2012, 15:54 GMT

    will play pakistan they are best player for t20 will play kamran all are best but not m sami afridi will bat at no 4 after kamran opneing will be hafeez and jamshade arafat is best from sami he can bat too india is not best team for t20 then pakistan go go green go.......go

  • cooldxve on September 17, 2012, 15:52 GMT

    Congratulations Pakistan! Great batting display by Kamran and Malik. The only worry for Pakistan is their bowlers are losing their bite day by day. They cannot depend only on spinners. The spinners need to be backed up by some genuine fast bowlers with pace who can swing the ball as well. Pakistan's strength lies on fast bowling. Gul is exceptional. More are needed to replace Tanvir and Sami. Anyways, best of luck Pakistan for the real of the tournament ahead.

  • on September 17, 2012, 15:52 GMT

    Pakistan beat India the old foe & friend comprehensively with 5 balls to spare in a T20. There has been lot of controversy over bringing back Shoab Malik but today his performance fulfilled his role very well. Vintage Kamran Akmal was back. He had been out of form in the recent past but made to work hard to get back. Pakistan always has potential to win but sometimes they fall like a house of cards. They are natural players with typically unpredictable temperament. Let us hope they can win the tournament.

  • altaaf on September 17, 2012, 15:51 GMT

    The Best of SLPL vs the Best of IPL

  • drnaveed on September 17, 2012, 15:49 GMT

    congratulations to pakistan, though it was a warm up match.pakistan should not play sami any further in the tournament,secondly they should not do any further experiments with their batting line up,abdul razzaq should come in place of sami.india recently had fast bowlers bowling at a speed of 140 plus, why they were sitting out or were not selected ?, indian bowling is pretty ordinary, they have a strong batting line up, but still require depth in their batting line up , WHY ?. they should play with 5 main bowlers,and should have faith in their top 6 batsmen.afridi these days not even bowling well.

  • drnaveed on September 17, 2012, 15:49 GMT

    congratulations to pakistan, though it was a warm up match.pakistan should not play sami any further in the tournament,secondly they should not do any further experiments with their batting line up,abdul razzaq should come in place of sami.india recently had fast bowlers bowling at a speed of 140 plus, why they were sitting out or were not selected ?, indian bowling is pretty ordinary, they have a strong batting line up, but still require depth in their batting line up , WHY ?. they should play with 5 main bowlers,and should have faith in their top 6 batsmen.afridi these days not even bowling well.

  • on September 17, 2012, 15:45 GMT

    Good show Pakistan. Lets keep the momentum going in the matches that count.

    Team India: A warm welcome back to Yuvraj Singh from all of us Pakistanis. You are a fighter (on and off the field). We wish you all the best!

  • Abu.Ashhad on September 17, 2012, 15:44 GMT

    Congrats Team Pakistan and all Pakistani even it was warm up match but at least not for 1.5 billion people on earth. Pakistan: must replace Imran Nazir and Sami with Asad Shafiq and Abul Razzaq respectively. Rest of the team is fine. Hafeez must make combination in batting of hitter with stayer, like Hafeez & Nasir jamshed as opener. If Nasir outs so Kamran will come on one down otherwise Asad will come to put constant pressure on other side. Guys go positive and InshAllah you will lift the cup :). INDIA: they have all in batting but nothing in bowling so cant do anything at this stage except the particular day will be lucky for their bowling. Kohli and Rohit are both magnificent batsmenin current cricket and I rate them above Sachin Tendulkar because both of them are really match winners. Wish India best of luck for the game. Peace!

  • PakFan1209 on September 17, 2012, 15:43 GMT

    I think Afridi is in a lot of pressure by performing bad in matches instead of criticizing him we should support him so he can built his confidence and come back to form

  • Flyingsher on September 17, 2012, 15:43 GMT

    I saw this Afghani making comment about india beat Pakistan really soon in his dreams, just wondering have they already lost to india in their opening match on 19th, being lovely brothers :)

  • on September 17, 2012, 15:42 GMT

    that was just a warm up match, but Pakistan has got metal advantage if they will play in round matches. alot of changes and things need to be considered in Pak team where they have to get Abdul Razzaq in the squad.

    Well, my best wishes are with Paks team and congrats for the good opening of the tournament. Pakistan will win Insha Allah.

  • Extraz on September 17, 2012, 15:40 GMT

    Good win for us but we should give credit to the opposition team also they really batted well and at one time they were looking to score close to 200 runs well played guys...well now i think we should replace imran nazir with asad shafiq and M.sami with razzaq,Nazir and Sami have been given enough chances now its time to say them Bye Bye as far as India their depth bowling is still a concern i think they have to use ashwin wisely dhoni should use ashwin for 1 over in the start of the inning and then he should bring back him again in the last 4 5 overs in this they can take wickets which will automatically slows round the run rate.Best of luck India for the rest of the matches.

  • PakFan1209 on September 17, 2012, 15:40 GMT

    Excellent batting frm Kamran Akmal i never hated him hope PAK wins the world cup and we want Afridi to comeback to form and i think we should give afridi a break if he does not perform well

  • Ozzbozz on September 17, 2012, 15:39 GMT

    Just to remind everyone again that this was only a warmup and this win only masks some very obvious and glaring deficiencies. Namely that Sami and Tanvir are basically tripe and we if we get any runs from Afridi then we shall treat them as a bonus. I'd rather have Rehman as an extra spinner rather any of those two. Also well done by Kamran and Malik, but especially the former for all the stick he's put up with over the years.

  • fasihnoor on September 17, 2012, 15:39 GMT

    well played Kamran Akmal Keep it up ☺

  • immithegr8 on September 17, 2012, 15:38 GMT

    I don't understand why ppl are criticizing the captaincy of Hafeez n Dhoni. Guys, it was a warm up game, and it was important for both the captains to find their best XI. Hafeez tried Sami and hopefully will not play him in the WC. Dhoni was also trying to find out the best bowling combination, though he should have sent Yuvraj in place of Kohli to get him into better practice. Anyway, a good game for both the teams. At least, they know their strengths n weaknesses now. And as a Pakistani, I would love to see my team lifting the cup the 2nd time in shaa Allah.

  • Victorious11220 on September 17, 2012, 15:36 GMT

    Well it was Kamran show, he with his bat silent his critics wrong, the game also showed the weakness of Indian Bowling which could be headache for them as the tournament progress. All in all a good game of cricket!!!!! PAKISTAN RING THE BELL TO ALL TEAMS "DONT UNDER ESTIMATE"!!

  • on September 17, 2012, 15:35 GMT

    After a match against SL, i overrated indiAN team bowling. But Pak exposed India's bowling unit. I would say its hard for us to reach semis.My biggest worry is match against Afghanistan, we hav to bat second .,,Congrats Pakistan and Akmal :-) Best of luck for the upcoming matches also my dear Pak brothers.,., Indian fan.,

  • sidh78 on September 17, 2012, 15:25 GMT

    congrats to pak team.well played.from i-ndian fan.indaian batted well specially virat and rohit also.but our bollwing was to poor.really our bowlling is a big issue.but i m very glad to see coments from both ind-pak fans.this is lesson to some sl fans.see that indian fans gives credit to oposite team for playing good.not give any excuses like some sl fan.accept the defeat gracefully.we crtisise our bowler on this todays performance.pak fans also apriciate our batting performance.

  • on September 17, 2012, 15:22 GMT

    hey mr. Rahul cricket..bowling full tosses in slog overs is nothing else than inability to ball better length deliveries when its required..now don't go and find who to blame and all....just admit your less skilled bowling attack's inability..just live with it, cz there is no other option..you are not secured with even 200 man..go and find find some good bowlers from pakistan..have never seen such a nation who always tries to find some other odd factor to blame on..learn from Australia, SA or even from Sri lanka to admit the truth..

  • ELECTRIC_LOCO_WAP4. on September 17, 2012, 15:21 GMT

    @A_Vacant_Slip Alias Vacant_Brain...it was a WARM UP MATCH....if it were a real match...you know the result...Please Pak's any old World cup match result played against India

  • on September 17, 2012, 15:21 GMT

    Players in-form should always open the innings. For NZ, Franklin is in form, they put him up front and pushed down Nicol. It worked for both players. Overall, it worked for the team too(irrespective of the result) in today's practice match.After seeing that, I am even more convinced that Virat & Viru should open in this tournament, for India. Virat is the in-form player. In many games, he practically opens, when one of the regulars fall for lack of form r impetuosity. For Viru, one can never tell. Gauti can go to the middle, and if he regains form, he can come back to open.

  • samincolumbia on September 17, 2012, 15:19 GMT

    Balaji and Harbhajan Singh...a frontline bowler really? Raina and Sehwag are better bowlers than them on any day. Praveen and Dinda should be playing if India is serious about winnning the Cup.

  • WorldWideCricket on September 17, 2012, 15:19 GMT

    Congratulation! Pakistan from a Bangladeshi fan...Loved the game, what a win. A win is a win even it was a warm up match and against its arch rival India. Bangladesh bowling attack is far better than this Indian team. I don't think this Indian team will cross first round, if they do, it would be a tragedy.

  • on September 17, 2012, 15:15 GMT

    What the reason of starting a multi billion IPL industry.. When the results even worst than before??

  • Sniper on September 17, 2012, 15:13 GMT

    Harbhajan has crossed his shelf life. With the kind of bowling attack India has a total of 200+ is a must to defend. This is not possible unless Sehwag and Gambhir post an opening partnership of 80 in the first 8 overs. They seem to have lost their past form.

    Sniper

  • reality_check on September 17, 2012, 15:10 GMT

    Good match. Always entertaining to see Pak/Ind match even if it is a warmup. Pakistan should get rid of Afridi (I am sorry to all the boom boom fans). He "used to be" a player to have in shorter formats but now he is just occupying space. He can't score past 5 and his leg breaks are hit around the park. Sami has always leaked runs like a house without a roof. He doesn't have any variation other then flat pace asking to be hit. Put Junaid in with an option for a left arm pace.

  • may_the_best_win on September 17, 2012, 15:10 GMT

    what was embarrassing to see was the fact that both teams took the warm up match as a war (which should hav been the case in an international match) .. Dhoni shud have sent in Youvraj earlier instead of Kohli (who is in a prime form of his life) so that he could have a proper match practice and that too against a quality bowling attack and Hafeez should have tried raza hassan in place of ajmal and sent in afridi and umar akmal a little earlier (but tht somehow happened anyway so not a big loss for pakistan) .. youvraj just missed a great opportunity

  • Zahidsaltin on September 17, 2012, 15:09 GMT

    Please GET RID OF SAMI. My 13 year old son says Wahab Riaz should have been selected instead of Sami but IQBAL QASIM thinks he knows better. What do the people think? Who is right my 13 year old or Iqbal Qasim who has played for pakistan for years?? Otherwise pathetic fielding and bowling by most of them.

  • on September 17, 2012, 15:09 GMT

    pk really needs to commit in the field though

  • ifrakurshid on September 17, 2012, 15:05 GMT

    CONGATULATIONS TO TEAM PAKISTAN TO BEAT A STRONG TEAM LIKE INDIA IN THE WARM UP MATCH AS BOTH SHOAIB AND KAMRAN WERE PLAYING FOR THEIR SURVIVAL FOR INTERNATIONAL CRICKET VIA TEAM PAK. THE WIN WAS NOT TOO CONVENCING UNDERCOOK TEAM BOTH COACH AND CAPT STILL NOT TUNE UP CIRCLED BY ANGRY SENIOR STARS CRICKETERS ONE ONE PRETEXT OR OTHER COACH AND CAPT NEEDS CORRECT FEED BACK WHATMORE AS A COACH HAS NOT IMPRESSED MANY IN PAKISTAN HE IS BEING PAID BY PAKISTAN TO DO A JOB WHICH HE IS CAPABLE OFF PERHAPS FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO ADJUST WITH CRICKET PROBLEM AS POLITICS DUE TO COUNTRY HERO IMRAN KHAN HAVE DISTURB THE THINKING OF PAK CRICKETERS ONCE THEY ARE RECOGNAISED CRICKETERS INTERNATIONALLY. HOPE THEY GEL FOR THEIR SURVIVAL AS A WHOLE IN INTERNATIONAL CRICKET. CRICKET LOVERS WANTS TO SEE GOOD CRICKET OF EACH NATIONS ICC SHOULD HELP PAKIS BY BRINGING INTERNATIONAL CRICKET BACK TO PAK AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE THIS WILL HELP OVERCOME MANY POVERTY STRICKEN PEOPLE IN THE SUBCONTINENT PUNTERS MARCKET.

  • on September 17, 2012, 15:02 GMT

    It's hard to predict this Pakistani team from this win. They trashed aus in their 1st t20 but look at what happen to them in the 3rd t20. They can play two contrasting games in two days. However Indian team should take some corrective measures with respect to their bowling unit. It doesn't look threatening at all and their batsmen need to score over 200 runs in order for their bowlers to defend.

  • ehsan_rocks on September 17, 2012, 15:00 GMT

    One of the finest innings from Kamran Akmal.There are very few innings like that when your team is losing and you win this single handedly. @Saeed Ahmad Khan Stop Watching Pak team matches and pray that your team dont lose by a big margin but loses by a respectable margin against india. It was just a warmup match but dont forget your afghan team will not even be there in a scene without pak support.

  • on September 17, 2012, 15:00 GMT

    And what about your "team" saeed ajmal khan

  • needgreenpitches4bowlingallrounders on September 17, 2012, 14:58 GMT

    ALL THESE WARM UP GAMES COUNT FOR NOTHING. Pakistan is in tough group n india has easy path

  • s.a.91 on September 17, 2012, 14:53 GMT

    I swear if Junaid Khan is selected in place of Sami, Pakistan's fast bowlers will be as invincible as their spinners! Ajmal, Afridi and Hafeez along with Junaid, Gul and Tanvir. BRING JUNAAAAIIDDDD!

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:51 GMT

    Good match practice for Pak team ...but I would have loved to watch them playing against top notch team unlike this minnow team. Pakistani clubs have better bowlers then what Indians have.

  • Er-.S.R.shankar on September 17, 2012, 14:50 GMT

    I wish the views should be more balanced after this warm up match--No doubt Pak deserved their win facilitated by splendid partnership of Kamran and Akmal. India were not humbled. In a batsman friendly track the bowlers of both sides suffered Do not be too harash on them. For instance Balaji had figures of 9 runs from two overs before the slog overs. Even Harbajan did not bowl that badly. Pak had tough ask when they needed 100 runs from 9 overs. But the tuning point was Zaheer's over when he unusually fed 2 full tosses to Kamran for 2 sixes--Irfan had one off day I hope people would not be still critical of Ashwin after this remarakable show We have to back our bowlers whom I am sure would raise to the occasion as also would Pak bowlers. Good luck to both teams Do not predict semi final berths after warm up games

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:50 GMT

    This game gives some relax over pakistani, cause they know they won't be winning over india in real thundering match

  • naz_pak on September 17, 2012, 14:47 GMT

    I do not understand WHY the incompitent PCB are playinf Sami, Tanvir is also just as bad. Wheres Junaid Khan? This guy is a match winner yet he's left out? Come on Pakistan screw ur head on right and give him a chance and Pakistan a chance to regain WT20 Cup.

  • romirom on September 17, 2012, 14:45 GMT

    afridi... he is the big question in pak team. We still wan to c him playing. but play a genuine cricket. he just through his wicket so cheaply every time.. i think he is upset about not getting captain ship. so he is not playing according to his potential. now stop being selfish and play for your country...

  • intrepid_khan on September 17, 2012, 14:44 GMT

    At last its nice to see healthy discussion between India and Pakistan !! i hope abusers have sort out that abusing isn't the way at all ... It was a nice match n i reckon the WC is destined to come back to ASIA :) best ov luck all Asian teams including our talented Afghanistan !!! am from Pakistan but come on all Asians, lets support our 5 teams as one !!!

  • ICCexpert.... on September 17, 2012, 14:41 GMT

    Drop Sami and bring in Razzaq.....

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:41 GMT

    as a sri lankan i am really happy to see pakistan win against indians .go well pak

  • WickyRoy.paklover on September 17, 2012, 14:40 GMT

    Poor poor afridi,even worse was pak's bowlng,i m hapy 4 malik n about kamran? Like i always say,HE Z UNAVOIDABLE 4 OUR BATNG IN ODIS,T20S.OUR T20 TEAM Z HISTORICALY N ON PAPER,Z D BEST .HOWEVR,RIGHT PLAYRS SHOULD B SELCTD WITH CIRCUMSPECT APROACH.SAMI,AFRID R AWFUL.AJMAL WAS BRILIANT.KOHLI WAS AWSOME,NO MATR HOW GD Opositn's batng z,pak should lok to restrict potent batng (like indian's)4 around 170 n above avrage n avrage batng to somewhere around 150 mark.I HAVE NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT PAK'S BATNG Z NT WORRISOME 4 T20S AS WE HAV TO MUCH POWR HITRS .

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:38 GMT

    A good for nothing bowling display by all the so called indian bowling stalwarts with the lone exception of R.Ashwin! if the bowling is going to be like this once the competition begins india can jolly well pack their bag and return back by the first available flight home at the prelim stage itself! but relax! indian board has however got enough match fixing tricks up their sleeves as BCCI is well bankrolled!pray god atleast indian batters like kohli show some guts and salvage indian pride whatever is left!

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:37 GMT

    this is why I always address these Indian bowlers as club level bowlers. today pakistan batsmen once again proved that. still not finish this journey. best treat will be given by hales,kieswitter,morgan bairstow. still my challenge is open. the game agaist England will be farewell game of most of club level bowlers of India.

  • madame_tussads on September 17, 2012, 14:36 GMT

    Kohli is the new tendulkar of the indian team (atleast in T20s)!! whenever he plays well, india loses.... first time to pakistan in a wc game... we beat them 8 times before this... really a shame

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:34 GMT

    Very well batting by Kamran Akmal. He is a brilliant cricketer. He is also a good hitter in T20I and ODIs. He deserves to be Pakistani captain in T20I he is better than Hafeez. Like he has batted in this T20 warm up match I think he should be Pakistani Opener instead of M. Hafeez. Very Very FANTASTIC batting by Kamran Akmal. He was the turning point of this warm up match.

    Pakistan should not need to give chance to Sohail Tanvir and M.Sami. Abdul Razzaq and Raza Hassan or Yasir Arafat are better than Sohail Tanvir and M.Sami.

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:31 GMT

    well defeat conceeded...indian bowling needs to improve.. well if one analyses this match from a neutral view, some improvements which can be made are:1. Indian bowling needs to improve: only Ashwin was some good.2. Saeed Ajmal can trick out the best batsmen in the world.3. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma can be solid.4. Kamran Akmal should be promoted up the order, he was fantastic. But needs to improve on hsi bowling5. Gautam Gambhir looks totally out of touch.6. (many may not agree) Afridi needs to up his game.7. The pitch will allow batsmen to score lots of runs.

  • g.narsimha on September 17, 2012, 14:31 GMT

    AVANT SLIP - if u analise in nuetral way u will see its just one master class inning by KAMRAAN , WE know it will not happen everyday if u demean indian bowling than this bowling has taken more wickets than u r so called world class bowling dont talk too much i have given credit to u r team for this win this is the same bowling wich taken all 10 wickets against sl , if u r thinking too muck on this win no bopdy is stopping u .see even SA COULD MAGNAGE A NARROW WIN OVER NZ .

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:31 GMT

    Awesome ! Pak is always, far better than the Chapaathi team :)

  • ELECTRIC_LOCO_WAP4. on September 17, 2012, 14:31 GMT

    Just in......PAK won a WARMUP game and celebrations are on !!!!

  • aqua_omer on September 17, 2012, 14:31 GMT

    Hafeez said that Afridi is a match winner, not for Pakistan though so surely will be for opposition. Apart from his two match winning performances in 2009 T20, he has hardly done anything to be a permenant member of the team. If you analyse his bowling in ODI's and exclude all the minnows, it shoots up especially against India and Srilanka. And he is just not good enough batsman to be considered in any format. I'm 100% sure that he won't score runs even if he play club cricket in England. It's high time for Hafeez and co to bench him and play Arafat or someone else from the bench. He has played more than what he should have based on his performances in last 16 years and on his current form both with bat and ball, he needs to be either injured or dropped if Pakistan wanna make anything outta this T20.

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:29 GMT

    @Uppercut07 - I think they didn't wear there lucky jerseys today, it was the old jersey they put on:)

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:28 GMT

    Nice to see Pakistan chasing 185 runs and Brother Saeed Ahmed Khan thanks for ur well wishes.

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:28 GMT

    Its just a warm-up match but a lot of things to learn. India's death bowling has been a concern. May be bring a Dinda he picks up some wickets on his day. And learn from the past mistakes; while chasing aganist NZ where like always Dhoni wanted to bring up the asking rate by playing dot balls and wanted to finish as Hero for India, dint work out. Wearing old jerseys will never win matches. And Pakistan Plz dont play Sami and Afridi Mr. Undependable as ever. :)

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:27 GMT

    It was cracker...........!

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:27 GMT

    For Pak: Kick out Sami for good and try junaid khan or bring back M Amir if Allowed, Drop Afridi and Umer Akmal for a time period and let them gain form and some wit. Asad Shafiq and Owais Zia could be their best replacements.And give lessons to all the batsmen about correct short selection. For Ind : For God's sake find some decent fast bowlers in your country who atleast can spell SWING and SEAM if not do it. Apart from Zak every "fast bowler" in your team can max at 125 kph only let alone any air movement and seam utilization. Come on guys you cant find a couple of humans out of 1.2 billions ?

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:26 GMT

    202 comments in 3hrs oh come on THATS INDIA VS PAKISTAN FOR U

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:25 GMT

    Amazing Win, many of Indian will say it was just a warm up but they are the one who were saying its just like a war before the match. And i am sure they would not have said that it was just a warm up if they had won.

  • jmcilhinney on September 17, 2012, 14:23 GMT

    I saw someone tweet before the game asking why Kamran Akmal was back in the Pakistan team. I guess that that question has been answered. I'm not sure that too many have doubted his value as a batsman but one has to wonder whether he may end up losing them a game with his keeping... or lack thereof. He warrants a place as a batsman alone so they may be better off playing someone else as a keeper. A few more innings like this one and he'll end up on the right side of the ledger though. Unfortunately, one mistake behind the stumps could be enough to put a team out of the competition.

  • Rajesh_india_1990 on September 17, 2012, 14:22 GMT

    I always said that India are not the favourites in T20.we need one fast bowler who knows to bowl yorkers.AWANA should be in the squad in the place of CHAWLA..i wont be suprised if India knocked out in the t20 soon..Hope that will not happen..

  • Crazy4cricket40 on September 17, 2012, 14:22 GMT

    happy to see pakistan won. in form malik is always dangerous to any team. good to see him gainin form. what an inning from k. akmal. hope afridi and umar akaml learn something from these two. afridi needs to retire now. Razzaq and malik can finish his bowling quotta. safiq or a specialist bowler shud take his place.don't know what sami is doing in this team. still trying to understand how he got selected before junaid. anwar ali shud come in for tanvir. Imran nazir is a question too? U. akmal seems like is just a overhyped and overrated batsmen. i laugh now when we used compare him with kohli. What a player kohli is man..I JUST WISH IF PAKSITAN HAD AT LEAST ONE BATSMEN LIKE HIM. PAKISTAN WOULD BE THE MOST FAVOURITE TO WIN THE WORLD CUP T20. Good win but batting still a worry. even bowling except ajmal all other bowlers are average. we never found some one like akram and waqar.

  • WickyRoy.paklover on September 17, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    Oh my Allah! What z afridi thinkng nowadays? I thnk pcb must seriously give a big thought about his future.MARK MY WORDS ! He would do his best to spoil d party 4 pak at majr stage of ths wcup.PAK BOWLNG WAS 1 DIMENSINAL N TOO SHORT N WAYWARD. Imran once again,was ovr.agresive.KOHLI WAS A CLAS ACT AS USUAL,BT INDIANS COULD HAVE tried n test yuvi,irfan in batng ,rohit z a gd plus though.I M THANKFUL TO KAMRAN 4 KEPNG MY WORDS PLUS SHOAIB'S RETRN TO FORM Z A BIG PLUS.AUS,SA,NZ,WI,ENG GONA STRUGLE AGAINST THS BOWLNG ANYWAY.

  • ProdigyA on September 17, 2012, 14:21 GMT

    @Nair_Saab - ha ha.. loved your comment. On a serious note, i knew India's bowling was weak but this is atrocious. I must have been living under a rock. GG is starting to worry me now.

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:20 GMT

    Did any one notice the condition of the outfield! Patchy, uneven, & even sand / dust kicking up from a few bald patches! For a world cup, it looks a trifle inadequate. But can't complain, the rains wouldn't have helped!

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:19 GMT

    india needs find some bowler even buy some if they can cuz with exception of 2 bowlers the others wont be feared at a club level super batting line up just cannot expect to lose all the time well bat virat, kamran, rohit and cool customer shoaib showing his class

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:19 GMT

    Kamran is the best batsman in the team although the worst wicket keeper ever.

  • KarachiKid on September 17, 2012, 14:18 GMT

    A typical India-Pak encounter. Both team played well but noone should be naive enough to look too much into this result. Their are glaring weaknesses in both India and Pakistan. If Kamran Akmal could be at least two major innings like that against major teams like Austrailia, India, SA or SL then I would take him back in the T20 side on batting alone. But he can never be a test or even an ODI keeper.

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:18 GMT

    Instead of lampooning our cricketers - who did pretty well to post a challenging 185 for 3 in 20 overs - we must acknowledge that Pakistanis played really well to chase the down this challenging total.

    Since it was a warm-up game we can take out a few positives - like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin's performances - from the match against Pakistan. We can also realize India's penchant to depend too heavily on a Batsmen-dominated playing 11.

    Imagine a match in which only five wickets went down of the team chasing such a demanding score and only one Indian bowler was among the wickets (Ravichandran Ashwin got four Pakistani wickets while one was a run out).

    Taking a lesson from today's match Indian team management has to take a call whether they really would like to depend on a Batsmen-dominated team or go for a balanced one with one or two more regular bowlers. Today's game has shown that a team can chase down even the toughest score if our bowling has chink

  • trueanalyst on September 17, 2012, 14:18 GMT

    Bring on Dinda instead of Balaji.Rest of the team is very much fine.Good to see Rohit back in form.

  • baghels.a on September 17, 2012, 14:17 GMT

    As an Indian fan i expeted our bowling to be ordinary but didn't expect this kind of batting from PAK team, K.Akmal take a bow !! Kohli is in bradmanasque form and good to see Rohit Sharma back in form,on a differrent note i like this idea of playing with 12 or 13 players as it gives a chance to have 5 or 6 specialist bowlers and 8 regular batters. Why dosen't ICC allow this rule in official games as it will end the debate about 5 regular bowlers or 7 batters for good,it allows for a great contest beetween bat n bowl,all other major sports has subsitutes why not cricket ???

  • ahs123 on September 17, 2012, 14:17 GMT

    Lots of positives and lots of negatives for pak.. positive is that they beleive now that they can acheive targets n negative is that they know now that even the best bowling in the world can be hammered.. any Way Allah bless them.. Ameen... IN SHA ALLAH we will win the world cup....

  • lala88 on September 17, 2012, 14:15 GMT

    Congrats Pakistan. We Sri lankans always with you

  • WickyRoy.paklover on September 17, 2012, 14:14 GMT

    Oh my Allah! What z afridi thinkng nowadays? I thnk pcb must seriously give a big thought about his future.MARK MY WORDS ! He would do his best to spoil d party 4 pak at majr stage of ths wcup.PAK BOWLNG WAS 1 DIMENSINAL N TOO SHORT N WAYWARD. Imran once again,was ovr.agresive.KOHLI WAS A CLAS ACT AS USUAL,BT INDIANS COULD HAVE tried n test yuvi,irfan in batng ,rohit z a gd plus though.I M THANKFUL TO KAMRAN 4 KEPNG MY WORDS PLUS SHOAIB'S RETRN TO FORM Z A BIG PLUS.AUS,SA,NZ,WI,ENG GONA STRUGLE AGAINST THS BOWLNG ANYWAY.

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:14 GMT

    are See rohit's knock. He is the new rising star for India. Never mind it was a warmup match

  • Vilander on September 17, 2012, 14:14 GMT

    200 + comments for a t20 warmup game ! cricket nuts india and pak...now afgan added to it haha.. imo Afg has good chance of beating India , best of luck guys..And Ashwin+ Kohli are MVP for India. Kamran Akmal and Ajmal MVP for Pak.

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:13 GMT

    Good win by Pak, not impressed by Hafeez's captain skills at all, wrong batting order, wrong shot at critical juncture when Kamran was in full swing on the other end, Hafeez is a mean character, he should not open must come as one or 2 down, Nasir Jamshed should open with Imran Nazir, Sami must be given a farewell as earliest as possible, don't know still parchi system not over yet, God help Pak cricket.

  • spiritwithin on September 17, 2012, 14:13 GMT

    @ ovzdatta151>>Our Indian Bowlers follow Sri Sri Ravi Shankar philosophy i.e, "Joy of Giving"..>>hahaha it actually reflects indian bowlers performance,such a poor bowling unit,not sure how much indian batsman sud score bcoz no matter how big they set the target opposition gets there...common BCCI stop wasting money on unnecessary thing and try to find good bowlers.....how come balaji,chawla in the team??irfan pathan is still not a consistent bowler,zaheer khan is good only for tests and he's too slow in the field..only ashwin looks decent...my semi-final prediction is-Pak,Aus,SL and SA

  • khurramsch on September 17, 2012, 14:13 GMT

    for india i dont know whythey need 7 batsman in team. their top order is so good that they can get in 1 xtra bowler. though it didnt help them today as they bowled in 5 specialists but for main even things will go more difficult.

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:12 GMT

    Felt like, I visited homes of two friends for a nice meal, but returned home hungry!

  • khurramsch on September 17, 2012, 14:11 GMT

    for pak batting, imran nazir needs to show something on return its 4 games now. he seems to be only a domestic & leagure player. shoib malik finally back after so many faliures but good to see him getting something ahead of main tournment and might help him. poor shots from nazir,hafeez, afridi. dont know when they will learn from mistakes. like this they are not gona go too far in event.for chasing they need to stay in. not thinking that this is the last ball.only kamran looks in form for pakistan in past 4 games.

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:10 GMT

    @Rahulcricket007. When Indian pacers try to bowl yorkers like Malinga, it tuns out be full tosses! As simple as that.

  • khurramsch on September 17, 2012, 14:09 GMT

    good win but still some questions to answer for pakistan. sami si a proven faliure. problem for pak bowling is that they want ajmal to take wickets and also want thim to bowl depth overs to save runs. he need support. we have seen many times by hafez/misbah that ajmal delayed for long and new batsman get settled. ajmal need a wicket takling support from other end. only gul doing somthing rest of them are not doing anything.need to be more atacking in bowling changes.

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:08 GMT

    bowlers from both sides (except ashwin and ajmal) tried their best for defeat....and also the team selectors...

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:06 GMT

    Afridi & Sehwag seem to be, determined to match each other. May be, to bring out the balance between the two sides. If Sehwag gets some runs, his Delhi disciple Gouti will do enough to "correct" that "error"! Fantastic Guru-Chela pair! But if Guru & Chela together decide to play jugalbandi, it will be a delight to watch and will attract applauds from fans of both teams. But we haven't seen that for quite some time. Will we, in this tournament?

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:06 GMT

    Pakistan Zindabaad!!! Pakistan India match is actually a match of batting of India vs Bowling of Pakistan. Pakistan really made the day today!!!!!!

  • Ashwin_Nagarajan on September 17, 2012, 14:05 GMT

    dhoni should try with 5 bowlers....n yuvraj s not fit yet

  • fahadyasinkhan on September 17, 2012, 14:01 GMT

    PAKISTAN'S KIT: The shirt is great, but are they using the old kit's trowsers? They should change it soon.

  • on September 17, 2012, 14:00 GMT

    @Khurram Muhammad. It was not just luck; Kamran did play extremely well. In fact, it was Kamran's confident & easy stroke making which helped his ex-captain on the other end the freedom to get a strike rate of 200%. We should give credit where it is due. Irrespective of the past!

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:59 GMT

    Harsha bhogle commented : I saw dave whatmore today and i recalled..srilanka, bangladesh, india nca, and PAkistan.....LEt me remind you harsha!!! Wasim was co anchor as that time....dont forget...wasim was pakistan!!!! Pakistan nca and then indian bowloing coach....then kolkatta.....so good players are in demand.......I have only seen you in cricizing pakistani players...keep your opinions upto indians only

  • Rohan-Lalpudha on September 17, 2012, 13:59 GMT

    Congratulations Pakistan, I think that they are a better team than us at the moment and should be one of the tournaments favorites, they have an excellent bowling attack. I just feel that the youngster,; Junaid should have been in the team in place of sohaul tanvir. What on earth is balaji doing in sri lanka? zak isn't the same any more. Kohli is in my fantasy team :D along with saeed ajmal

  • jerryman on September 17, 2012, 13:59 GMT

    India bowling at the death overs may prove to be their Achilles heel ... but was a gr8 game... kohli and kamran akmal entertained in their batting .. shud be a gr8 tournament .. to hazard a guess , I would say 2 sub continent teams , SA and another team either WI or England could be in the final 4 ... but would be surpriesd if Ireland makes a run for it as well... advantages coming in as an underdog , there is nothing to lose , but everything to prove.. There is more pressure on the top teams to deliver.. The papare music should be entertainment as well.. Hopefully there will be no rain affected games , the D/L formula sometimes dosent get it right... Cheers... may the best team win...

  • cricketkhan on September 17, 2012, 13:57 GMT

    m so much surpised to see an Afghan telling pakis that India wil beat Pakistan , and that too with Inshaallah( i doubt heis an afghan), but dear get ready for ur drubbing, who wins india or pakistan or any 1 else, thats not ur game son!!!!

  • fahadyasinkhan on September 17, 2012, 13:57 GMT

    The Indian bowlers were trying to throw yorkers, but due to some factors, like pressure, they just couldn't hold their nerves; resulting in throwing full-tosses.

    But a really nice game, indeed.

    My prediction: India and Pakistan will go to the semi-finals, and Kohli was really amazing, no one can stop that young lad, except Muhammad Amir. XD

    Kohli is the new Tendulkar. Muhammad Amir was and I hope will be the new Wasim Akram. XD

  • British_North_America on September 17, 2012, 13:55 GMT

    Pakistan is a part of greater INDIA.Re-unification of INDIA,BANGLADESH,PAKISTAN should be proposed.

  • Cric_Tic on September 17, 2012, 13:55 GMT

    happy BIRTHDAY...ASHWIN... and for the superb effort on a pitch where batsmen were playing havoc..! it would have been a good Bday gift had India Won the match.. anyway it is a warm up..hope India does well in world cup.. all the best to Dhoni & Co

  • abhinav.rambhatla on September 17, 2012, 13:55 GMT

    Come on guys ! We should support our players.Bowlers who were good against SL had an off day today.Hope this doesn't happen in the actual tourney.

  • kc69 on September 17, 2012, 13:54 GMT

    I seriously don't understand why both sides go and abuse each other.As an Indian i believe Pak won because their batting was more agrressive than India.But damn this is one hell of an competition forget the World Cup and waiting for Ind-Pak series.

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:54 GMT

    Zahid's retirement is long overdue. Many of us had been crying out loud about it for more than a year. The opening batsman -- Gouti & the opening bowler --Zak, failed us badly today. What a terrible start, whether India bats first or bowls first! With Gauti's form & Zak's ageing !!! In fact this state of affairs is going on for quite some time. It is OK to give proven players of the past, chances to regain form prior to a tournament; certainly not during a tournament such as a world cup. At least against Afghanistan, we may rest Gouti, open with Virat & Viru, and bring in Tiwari in the middle. There are too many passengers in the Indian squad. Zak & "Lucky" mascot Chawla are not the only ones. Make your own judgement about the others! India is not one of the favorites to win. But if they do, of course, I will be among the happiest.

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:53 GMT

    Now it is time to get rid of so called lead pace attack Zaheer Khan, he is no more lead bowler. India should think rationally and keep their team fit and more active than keeping oldies for a long time. India need a lot of changes in the team, like Sahwag, Gambhir, Zaheer, Harbhajan Singh and Balaji too. Because we are not giving a chance to new people there is always a gap between Team India and Team India A. In a year or year and half, Dhoni should also be replaced by more enthusiastic player as a Captain. Leave Virat Kohali as he is playing a role for anchoring india's batting line up. He has temperament to keep going in each format of cricket.

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:52 GMT

    brilliant game we won yeayyyyy virat was superb like an always ;) but wait for Mohammad Ammir :P the next Sultan :D IND or PAK we want cup ( by INDOPAK fan )

  • henchart on September 17, 2012, 13:51 GMT

    The last time these two teams played a warm up before a T20 WC was in UK in 2009 and loser of that match went on to win the Cup! Any similarities this time around? LOL.Aussies are going to win it this time ,beating Proteas in the finals.

  • V.Jammy on September 17, 2012, 13:51 GMT

    And I can't understand why the topic for this high voltage match is placed so low on the homepage of cricinfo! The boring English county match reports are always placed well ahead of reports from all international matches in which England doesn't play! Even the picture on homepage is of Alex Hales, who scored 52 from 38 balls. There was no photo of Kohli when he scored brilliant 75 & now not even the photo of Kamran who scored 92!! Most of the followers of espncricinfo are from India & Pakistan! The followers should be respected here by espncricinfo!!

  • AatifM on September 17, 2012, 13:50 GMT

    Drop Imran Nazir, and afridi. bring asad shafiq & abdur razzaq. Not sure If I should say this, but I want pakistan to lose this warm-up, instead win in the World Cup.

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:50 GMT

    Great batting from Kakmal and Malik - if only they could do this more consistently. However, why is this story in the 'other news' section??? What's going on cricinfo? Showing your biased true colours yet again I'm sorry to say

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:49 GMT

    welldone team pakistan and india....both played well

  • zain-gee on September 17, 2012, 13:49 GMT

    Wonderfull knock by Kami, u r deserving to come back & lift back the sensational time of golden days of Pak Cricket

  • AMAZINGFAN on September 17, 2012, 13:49 GMT

    IT WAS GREAT TO SEE BOTH AJMAL AND ASHWIN.AJMAL IS SURELY THE BEST SPINNER IN THE WORLD ALSO ASHWIN BOWLED WELL AGAINST PAK WHO R GOOD PLAYERS OF SPIN BOWLING.......HARBHAJAN WAS NOT GREAT.....

  • ProdigyA on September 17, 2012, 13:46 GMT

    Kamran and Shaoib Malik, both these guyz whom you always wanted to be far away from Pak cricket but keep coming back to them cause of lack of better options. These two now have striked big. Good news? I think Afridi's age is finally showing up.

  • Harmony111 on September 17, 2012, 13:43 GMT

    Akmal played a wonderful knock. At one stage Pak looked completely out of the match. Dhoni has been guilty of letting a few T20 matches form his grip of late, may be he just does not have any bowlers for this. CSK lost the IPL final in similar situation. There it was Manvinder Bisla who played a superb knock and her it was Kamran AKmal. Bhajji and Balaji bowled very flat spells. They just did not look good enough here. It seemed as if they were bowling with no brain power. India must see this loss as an alarm. Most teams will be able to defend 186 esp if the opposition is 91/5. And I think it is time that one of Gambhir or Sehwag is dropped so that Rahane can play. They are not scoring any runs in any case. Younger players like Rahane and Tiwari will field better and will also give bowling options on bad days. But this also shows us the plight of poor SL team. Pak can chase 186 from 91/5 while SL lost 5 wickets for virtually nothing against the same attack and couldn't even chase 146.

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:43 GMT

    yaahoooooooooooooooooooooooo pakistan win. i am very very happy........ "

    it is great match. well done kamran akmal and shoaib malik. what a game they play i really enjoy this match. THANKS TO ALLAH for this victory

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:43 GMT

    Pakistan winning on their batting... this will not last long. They have to get their bowling going. Batting WILL fail sooner or later.

  • rahulcricket007 on September 17, 2012, 13:39 GMT

    FIRST I CONGRATS TO PAK FOR WIN . secondly why indian bowlers were bowling full tosses in slog overs .

  • Hira1 on September 17, 2012, 13:37 GMT

    results of these warm up matches does not mean any thing to the side but one thing Pakistan should have learn today i.e; not to play Sami again in this tournament plz...

  • Smithie on September 17, 2012, 13:36 GMT

    As a neutral it was interesting to see how slow and lumbering many of the Indians are in the field. This could be costly in this tournament with bigger grounds - unless team make up changes .

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:36 GMT

    AS AFGHAN i would like to say to pak people just relax, match are pending it , it was just a wamup match, we will see inshallah that India will bet soon to your team

  • 434KD on September 17, 2012, 13:35 GMT

    India cannot expect to go beyond the Super Eights with this bowling Attack. Ashwin is good, Irfan might have had a bad day but he cannot be one of your four bowlers, he has to be played as a no.7. That leaves India needing 3 more bowlers who can hold their own, Balaji does not look like he belongs to the International level and Zaheer's magic from ODIs does not translate into t20s (based on recent form and career econ rate of close to 8), I won't write off Bhajji just after today's performances, there were a few inside edges and poor fielding of his bowling. With this attack, Indian bowlers will be thrashed by Afghanistan and there won't even be Tendulkar to blame. Worth giving Dinda a go, he is promising and pray that Bhajji can find his form back and Zaheer does not embarass himself. I haven't even started off on what poor fielders these bowlers are.

  • Uppercut07 on September 17, 2012, 13:34 GMT

    oh no wat happened INDIA??? the LUCKY JERSEYS didn't WORK???????

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:33 GMT

    praveen kumar,vinay kumar and yadav where are these seemer of india i am so surprised

  • PrasPunter on September 17, 2012, 13:32 GMT

    who cares about t20 anyway ? How a team performs in tests matters the most !! Good victory for Pak though. Hope Pak wins this WC ( only after Aus though )

  • MENDIS_Forever on September 17, 2012, 13:32 GMT

    I'm a Sri Lankan. Watching Ind-Pak match is a real entertainment,even though it was a warm-up.Both teams played well.Ashwin for India,and Kamran for Pakistan were the highlights.Thank you for giving such a breathtaking entertainment.And good luck to both teams.

  • ovzdatta151 on September 17, 2012, 13:31 GMT

    Our Indian Bowlers follow Sri Sri Ravi Shankar philosophy i.e, "Joy of Giving"..

  • ALiSh-Pk on September 17, 2012, 13:31 GMT

    Congratulations Pakistan!!! Superb inning Played By Kamran Akmal And Shoaib Malik !!! And Again Whenever Virat Kholi Makes Few Runs And India Lose!!! Just Like Sachin Tendulkar. But At The End Wonderfull Game!!! Best Of Luck Pakistan For World T20 Cup !!!

  • nyc_missile on September 17, 2012, 13:30 GMT

    When will our selectors learn? Benching Dinda,Umesh ahead of trundler Balaji? WTH is Zak doing in T20's.He is neither fit nor motivated enough to play shorter formats.He should retire and focus on Tests,he is utterly clueless and woefully predictable in ODIs/T20s. Balaji what can I say.Its pathetic to see an already slow bowler just keep on bowling 'slower' balls.What kind of logic is this and what is the bowling coach doing?? Balaji's rubbish and Irfan's spineless bowling cost the match.Poor Rohit and Kohli.They must have been heart-broken after setting up 185.As Sid Monga said,how much is too much for Indian bowling?

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:30 GMT

    Who cares? its just a warm up match!

  • spiritwithin on September 17, 2012, 13:30 GMT

    nice to see such an unbiased and frndly comments from both indian and pak fans...we want ind vs pak in the final....good luck to both teams

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:27 GMT

    Yuvraj slow innings really cost us. And that Sewhag dot ball was actually a 6!

  • praveen4honestremark on September 17, 2012, 13:26 GMT

    Zaheer choice as main bowler is not going to help India in winning. He is poor in T20's. Irfan is better. But Dhoni thinks otherwise, and even mentioning the same in presentation ceremony that gave away too many runs early in innings. But should not be forgotten that Pathan took 5 wickets against SL where as Zaheer has been poor from past many tours. Even in SL tour he was poor. So why should we pick him?? Instead Dinda or some other bowler, a spinner would help. And combination of 6+5 is better and it will help as we have Irfan as all rounder. Dhoni need to use Irfan cleverly in bowling and batting and should not drop or hamper his confidence.

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:25 GMT

    Both the teams played beautifully specially Virat Kohli and Kamran Akmal both were da shining stars of the match . The thing to worry is about bowling for both teams coz both sides bowled poorlY nD In Shaa Allah Pakistan will get its magical bowling sooN . Best of Luck Pakistan

  • perl57 on September 17, 2012, 13:25 GMT

    Did not watch it but it must have been a good game. Fact simply is that both teams would not go that extra mile in a practice match. But well played Pakistan. Bear in mind that from India only Ashwin bowled well. From Pakistan, only Kamran played well. In all probability it will still be advantage India when they meet next time. BUt it is not what is meant on paper but what turns out to be the reality.

  • Rock_cricket on September 17, 2012, 13:25 GMT

    Well honestly Pakistan played super cricket. Really eye opener for my team. Hope they will play better. all the best to both teams.

  • TheRedox on September 17, 2012, 13:24 GMT

    Tip for Afganisthan,win toss and invite India to bat.You will win,yea.lol

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:23 GMT

    whatever the reseult are.i think cricket is made for PAKISTAN and INDIA

  • test_cricket_is_real_cricket on September 17, 2012, 13:22 GMT

    looks like kohli is taking his comparison with tendulkar too seriously... reminds me of the same old story in the 90s... brilliant batting to no avail, thanks to a poor bowling performance

  • kpkpkp on September 17, 2012, 13:22 GMT

    zaheer should be rested from T-20 format and with this fast balling attack INDIA have no right to win the cup.....................

  • A_Vacant_Slip on September 17, 2012, 13:22 GMT

    How many time do we need to see it, how long will it take before India realise = India have NO BOWLER! Until India get bowler there is no chance for them. And this from country that think it own T20.

  • V.Jammy on September 17, 2012, 13:18 GMT

    Congratulations Pakistan! Thanks for beating our Team India. Its a Big eye opener for our bowlers & selectors who are living in a bubble! I think we need to induct 5 Kohlis, 5 Ashwins & 1 Dhoni in the team, if we want to be world champions!!

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:17 GMT

    Good win but I am still worried about Afridi and Umar Akmal batting form, these should run if we want to win the cup.

  • satish_XI on September 17, 2012, 13:15 GMT

    It's always good to see no India/Pakistan bashing comments.,Thank you guys ..Continue this and make the world a better place to live :) :D **cheers** \m/

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:15 GMT

    Well......No doubt it was wonderful victory over India before T20 World Cup. Kamran & Shoaib Malik..both were in amazing touch. Now it is Umar Akmal & Afridi 's turn to regain their form .....the way..Afridi is losing his wicket, is not acceptable any more..enough is enough ..even people don't remember when Afridi performed last time. I think he should leave cricket arena for good. Now another issue which is hardy understandable .....Why Sami was picked by Iqbal Qasim & co. What he did today...mostly he performs like that. Though Pakistan won today but bowling and fielding was not up to mark. Bad fielding can play a vital role during world cup matches. Even bowling was pathetic. Mueen ud din Hameed..Toronto

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:15 GMT

    Good performance in the batting ,in bowling both teams didn't perform except ajmal and ashwin. It was indeed a good inning from k.akmal after a long time ,, guess today was his lucky day.

  • Zaid_sl on September 17, 2012, 13:15 GMT

    Plzzz drop imran nazir n bring Asad shafiq to strengthen the middle order.batsmen aren't required to give a good innings once or twice in a year. N.jamshed n hafeez can open

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:15 GMT

    whataa game...good batting from both sides and poor bowling from both sides..but the difference was the partnership between kamran and malik at the end...i guess afridi should be kicked out as soon as possible need either raza hasan or anwar ali to replace sohail tanveer...overall a moral boster for pakistani team..

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:14 GMT

    Kamran done it and shown why he is in team.. But poor shot by LALA.. he should take the responsibility as a senior player.. Good Luck for Pakistan.. and Sleepless night for Indians :P

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:14 GMT

    Well it was gud match but according to my Point of View the Captaincy wasnt Gud from Both Sides.. Dhoni take the Wrong decisions and Hafeez Chosen of Bowling attack was Wrong and batting Order as well.. replace the Sami with Razzaq and Replace the Imran nazir with Asad Shafiq to make Strong the Middle Order.. Pakistan Eleven Side must be.. Hafeez Nasir Kamran Asad shafiq Shoaib then Umar Afridi, Razzaq Sohail Umar Gul and Saeed ajmal the danger men for any player...

  • test_cricket_is_real_cricket on September 17, 2012, 13:14 GMT

    My my, Indian cricket is really at an all-time low... a thing which had never happened in history before finally happened ... we lost to pakistan in a world cup game for the first time in 9 meetings... having said that... nice to see rohit back amongst the runs... just looks a different player while playing t20... lets hope he goes from strength to strength... kohli as usual, brilliant... and why is sreesanth not in the squad?? i thought he was our lucky charm...

  • test_cricket_is_real_cricket on September 17, 2012, 13:14 GMT

    My my, Indian cricket is really at an all-time low... a thing which had never happened in history before finally happened ... we lost to pakistan in a world cup game for the first time in 9 meetings... having said that... nice to see rohit back amongst the runs... just looks a different player while playing t20... lets hope he goes from strength to strength... kohli as usual, brilliant... and why is sreesanth not in the squad?? i thought he was our lucky charm...

  • Sisiraku on September 17, 2012, 13:13 GMT

    Interesting thing is that now Pakistan even don't mind to lose the thropy to other country after beating India and so india if they managed this match..

  • Sakthiivel on September 17, 2012, 13:13 GMT

    End of the day its was a good match. Well done Ashwin and Pakistan.

  • bouncer1021 on September 17, 2012, 13:12 GMT

    Pakistan pace bowling looks very weak without Junaid Khan. Imran Nazir should be replaced with Asad Shafeeq. We already have two openers.

  • Narbavi on September 17, 2012, 13:12 GMT

    Pakistan's weak link was their batting, but with the firepower of akmal brothers, afridi, and shoaib malik they can do a great job, but i still believe if the pitches assist seamers then pakistan will flounder against the likes of south africa and australia when the tournament starts, and if they face india in the tournament, then don't expect an easy victory!!

  • sichu_emerald on September 17, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    Fanatstic match, win or loose, INDO-PAK are archrivals to each other in the game of cricket. Keep going pakistan, all the best, more importantly keep this form and we shall meet in FINALS...Biggest worry is our hapless bowling department. Hoping for a great tournament and let the best team wins...All the very best to all teams and specially to INDIA...DHONI DO IT AGAIN FOR US PLEASE...

  • Stark62 on September 17, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    Great performance but some creases need to be ironed out, immediately!!

    First of all, either Afridi was rusty or his time is genuinely up and may need to be replaced but I hope he still has plenty left in the tank.

    Secondly, Nazir just isn't good enough at international level and should be replaced at the top but sadly, none of Shezhad or Shazaib are available to replace him and maybe the idea of Razzaq opening, should be considered.

    Lastly, Sami once again proves he is **** and that, Junaid will be sorely missed.

  • CRIC_or_CRIC on September 17, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    "Shambolic bowling and fielding from India (is any total they post safe?)"

  • Baber_Baloch on September 17, 2012, 13:09 GMT

    Is really Umar akaml brother of Kamran Akmal????????? yes..........then Why he is not knocking like BIG Brother..........Afridi again fail in both ball & bat....Malkoo good show.........congrats All PAk fans.

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:09 GMT

    Typical, even when Pak win, they write an article in such a way that its hard to tell that Pak won this match, please give the green shirts some credit.

  • amithkumarshah on September 17, 2012, 13:09 GMT

    Efficient stroke players like rahane is sitting at the bench and idiots like rohit sharma is getting chances to show his clown face and performance god know if rohit and doni are gays that is why he is there in the team.. reg bowling zaheer, balaji and above that I am shocked for what reason is harbhajan in the team… pls give chance to younger lads Or else you will never get another tendulkars, kumble and dravids

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:05 GMT

    Based on this performance, all I can say is that, I hope the Indian batsmen can consistently post 200 plus totals and pin their hopes on the opposition's batting errors !!

  • on September 17, 2012, 13:05 GMT

    lol after reading this article , I am thinking that india won the match.....

  • haseeb on September 17, 2012, 13:05 GMT

    good game for both india and pakistan i feel intensity was up as compare to any other warm up game .. couple of things to look out for both teams.. India need to play dinda gambhir's form is a worry too ..he bats too slow at the start positive thing is rohit sharma comes in form ..for pakistan confidence is a big thing to come out of this game .. shoaib malik in form is a big thing ..i still feel hafeez should bat at 3 they should open with nazir and jamshed with kamran akmal at 4 umar akmal then malik and afridi and razzak ..pakistan's biggest worry is form of afridi his batting is totally gone and he is bowling poorly as well .. tats going to be problem for pakistan ..

  • AMAZINGFAN on September 17, 2012, 12:58 GMT

    GREAT MATCH AND CONGRATZ TO PAK.......I NEVER THOUGHT THEY COULD CHASE MORE THAN 180 BUT KAMRAN AND MALIK PLAYED BRILLIANTLY......IND BATTING WAS GREAT ESPECIALY KOHLI AND ROHIT......I THINK IND SHUD DROP YUVRAJ AND GO WITH 6 BATSMAN AND FIVE BOWLERS......AS FOR AS IND'S BOWLING IT WAS NICE TO SEE ASHWIN BOWLING WELL,HE WAS BETTER THAN HARBHAJAN AND HE WAS THE ONLY IND BOWLER WHO BOWLED REALLY WELL IN THIS MATCH....IND'S FAST BOWLING IS A WORRY,THEY SHUD DROP ZAK AND BRING IN DINDA.....GOOD LUCK FOR IND THIS T20.....

  • praveen4honestremark on September 17, 2012, 12:57 GMT

    Congratulations Pakistan!!.. It's a good lesson for Indian bowlers to be learned today before the real contest starts. Bad day. Need to forget this loss soon and work hard for match against Afghanistan. Afghans bat aggressively, so this experience should help Indian bowlers to find out where they stand now when counter-attacked and should plan how to bowl in pressure situations. This bowlers are capable and one loss should not make us disheartened but lessons need to be learnt soon and show that counter-attacking skills in bowling in bowling too along with batting against Afghan match.

  • Mr.Blacksmith on September 17, 2012, 12:56 GMT

    Pakistan have told their ability!........ Best of Luck Pakistan

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:56 GMT

    .i think it was a wonderfull game...i enjoyed every moment ...after all its PAK vs IND...india played cricket as expected good performance in batting and average performance in bowling, whereas pakistan strength is bowling and they were not looking like they taking this game that much seriuosly in 1st inning...virat and kholi played superb.....pakistan bowled bad....in 2nd inning pakistan win for what they r famous for(unpredictable factor)..kamran played 1 of the best innings in his t20 carrer..he played the best today..hats off to kamran...congrat to team pakistan and fans all over the world..

  • eyedealogist on September 17, 2012, 12:56 GMT

    YAHOO ! Alhamdulillah Pakistan WON Against INDIA.

    CUP is HERE ;)

  • cricRus on September 17, 2012, 12:56 GMT

    This is the kind of approach that was missing by Pakistan. Aggressive fight back and clean hitting. A good game of cricket. I feel both teams will benefit from this game and will come out stronger. India will rethink of its bowling options and Pak will be all eager to maintain this run. All the best to both, we love your cricket, whoever wins, cricket is the winner when you play so let's keep our bias away and enjoy the game. PEACE.

  • AmjadZork on September 17, 2012, 12:56 GMT

    Nice one Pakistan... However we took only 3 of their wickets. We are suppose to be stronger in the bowling field than India... India got 5 of our wickets !!

  • SKKhan on September 17, 2012, 12:56 GMT

    Its good to see us chase a big total of 185, though some of the players need to put in more contributions.

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:55 GMT

    i told ya ... Pakistan will win the match ... on top of that .... i frogive Kamran Akmal ... for 6 catches that he had dropped once...

  • Muttee on September 17, 2012, 12:55 GMT

    Amazing batting display from Kamran, he has finally showed why he was selected.. good job..

  • baranasai on September 17, 2012, 12:55 GMT

    I think it gives a fair reflection of Indian Bowling.Even if the Batsman score good runs the Present Indian Bowlers are not at all capable of doing any penetrative bowling. Iam sure Zaheer has played many innings in the last so many years -when he is going to learn to bowl better( people may scream at me-this is a real fact)/he does not look like a match winner/ same time with Balaji-he has been brought back -but he is not going to deliver. The only bowler I feel who may come good is Bhaji with Ashwin and may be Irfan /rest of them dont have a heart to bowl at the opponenets and they look like defeated already. This is my personal impression.I am not happy with any Indian fast bowlers who are capable of bowling well I rate Srilanka or pakistan to lift the cup as they have asian condition and good bowlers to back up their batsmen/tough luck india Good luck Dhoni If you make to semifinals that is a big news with this bowlers

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:53 GMT

    after reading the article it looks like India won the match :)

  • fahadyasinkhan on September 17, 2012, 12:53 GMT

    Pakistan will surely go to the semi-finals; that's for sure. Good batting, nice play from India, too. And, honestly, Kohli can't be stopped by anyone, except Muhammad Amir.

    Virat Kohli is the Sachin Tendulkar of India (new and improved version).

    Muhammad Amir was and probably will be the Wasim Akram of Pakistan (new and improved version).

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:53 GMT

    It was a good oppertunity for both teams to try their combinations and point out weaker zones. Akmal did play superbly, but it was refreshing to see Shoaib Malik get some runs, as he´s been out of sorts lately. Hopefully he´ll carry on the form. Both teams have some weak links in bowling line ups that need to be sorted before things get serious. Sami should definately be dropped for good, so should Harbajhan. Best of luck to both the teams.

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:53 GMT

    I always had a strong case for Kamran Akmal as a batsman...I always advocated his place in the team as a batsman..his wicket-keeping let himself down..and it is true if you lose confidence in one department , you are likely to shake in other as well..This is just a start...good luck Men In Green....need to replace sami with someone suitable..

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:52 GMT

    Poor Indians !! Must have thought have have won after making 185 :P

  • DABOYZ on September 17, 2012, 12:52 GMT

    A 'KAMAL ka knock ...PAKISTAN ZINDABAD...IND were very good with the bat on a flat track but PAK were better on the day ..PAK has an advantage in the T20 with their All-rounders . Well done PAK and unlucky IND but top match.

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:52 GMT

    well done kamran,,,washing machine..wash indian bowler...

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:51 GMT

    Well Played both teams, India , as predicted did superb with the bat ,but were quite average with the ball, as predicted ! But pakistan turned the tables, their stronger bowling side went for plenty, and their so predicted weaker batting side did quite tough a job, superbly not as predicted ! My point is, pakistan battins is quite under rated, i agree its not as consistent but given the time , this batting side can be qiute lethal by figuring out the right roles for the right jobs !! (: But wp both the teams !

  • pak78 on September 17, 2012, 12:50 GMT

    a warm up match with plenty of heat....................congrats team pakistan best of luck for the tournement.

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:50 GMT

    What a knock from K.Akmal, good start to world cup campaign Pakistan

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:49 GMT

    i guess dhoni wait too much for that last ashwin over..... but ndeed well played pakistan hope we can carry on dix momentum in big matches also:)

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:49 GMT

    It was the match between pakistan batting and indian bowling... At the end indian bowling proved more worse than our batting ...Hahaha

  • romeomustdie on September 17, 2012, 12:48 GMT

    wonderful start.. hope both teams do well..

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:47 GMT

    for me it is best ining of any pakistani batsmen after a long time :)

  • 777aditya on September 17, 2012, 12:47 GMT

    Kamran was sloppy with the gloves again today (one throw from the deep hit his right knee and could have gone for extra runs), but boy did he smash the bowlers or what?! He is definitely in the side for his batting. Harbhajan, Irfan, and Balaji were off color, but Ashwin bowled tantalizingly. Kohli made merry in 'purple patch land' and looks hellbent to settle there! But to my mind the most important knock was played by Rohit - 37 in the last innings followed by a 50 now after being so woefully out of form in the same conditions must boost his confidence. If Kohli played a masterclass, Kamran was a shade better! The cup seems destined to stay in Asia this time.

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:47 GMT

    Good performance by both sides specially in batting departments...only thing to worry for both india and pakistan is the bowling ....no one apart from ashwin and ajmal is performing well........all the best to both the teams

  • alikhan224 on September 17, 2012, 12:46 GMT

    Well well well, what an unbelievable THUMPING of india...it clearly shows that irrespective of the score that they achieve, they will always be very insecure having bowlers like zaheer khan, pathan, pathetic balaji and bhaji...come on india, u r about 1.25 billion ppl on earth... cant u produce some genuine fast bowlers?...i hope in about 5,6 yrs time with mcgrath running the mrf, u can hope...but anyway it was a good game altogether with lots of loopholes in both sides...ind bowling pathetic as always and pak batting superb all of a sudden.

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:46 GMT

    except ashwin and to some extent zaheer...rest of the bowlers are very worst...i dont what harbajan is doing in indian team,let him play in county cricket for rest of his life

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:46 GMT

    WAOOO Kamran Akmal done it for Pakistan and finally Pakistan beat India by 5 wickets with 5 balls to left for very first time in t20 format...Virat kohli continued his great form and played a good knock here again but Kamran Akmal done far better than kohli, shoib malik also contributed 37 runs with the strike rate of over 200 ..The only bad thing was that Shaihid Afridi again fail to perform but he is the man how did so well in the first three t20 world cup ,Hafeez should promoted Kamran akmal and Shaid Afridi up to the order.....

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:46 GMT

    Who needs World Cup after this match - Pakistan Rocked !!!

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:44 GMT

    Pakistan zinda bad...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................i am really happy for Pakistan to win against India. kamran akmal is superb......................................................................................................................... who like it..............................

  • musa441 on September 17, 2012, 12:43 GMT

    well done pakistan but many things to worry abt although this win doesnt count as much as it was warm up match but win against india is always a nice feeling!! pakistan shud definitely improve their fielding standards like they rose it in uae series against australia they fielded very well in the last 2 odis and the t20 series. maybe they were a bit complacent in the field thinking that its just a warm up. well anyways good win but needs to include razzaq in place of sami and promote shoaib malik above umar akmal and shahid afridi. my 11 in batting order is hafeez, imran nazir, jamshed,kamran, malik,umer akmal,razzaq, afridi,tanvir, umar gul,ajmal. i think this is perfect eleven. if afridi fails continously in 2 matches with bowl and bat then i think raza hassan shud be included in his place. but i have a feeling afridi will make a very strong comeback with bat or bowl or maybe both!! u never know abt afridi he is a surprise package!!

  • svel on September 17, 2012, 12:43 GMT

    ashwin was the only quality bowler i could see in the indian team... very bad...

  • MohsinBallack on September 17, 2012, 12:43 GMT

    Yes Yes Yes Thats Pakistan Batting There Is Nothing In Indian Bowling Line Up To Got 10Wickets They Are Below Than Average

  • vkypak on September 17, 2012, 12:42 GMT

    from pakistan.....seriously i must say i dont know the logic of chosen bat first...dhoni such a defensive captain .....if u have a strong batting lineup y u have chosen bat first????u know wats ur bowlers strenght u shud have been bwl first .....such a poor captaincy .....

  • gemind on September 17, 2012, 12:40 GMT

    I was (and I believe most of the people on earth were NOT) expecting that Pakistan would be chasing such a high scoring target, but some poor bowling by the indians and Kamran did well to capatalized ... Good Job Team Pakistan, and Good Cricket by Kohli and Sharma as well ,,, but it was our day, so wish them good luck in their next matches in the tournament ...

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:39 GMT

    death over remains a weakness for India !!And chasinfor Pakistan.

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:39 GMT

    Well done Pakistan. You fought hard. Akmal you little beauty!!!!

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:39 GMT

    wearing old kit cant save India from another defeat :) but i m sure India will play well in tournament.. same like Pakistan lost both warm matches in 2009 wc but fought back in tournament

  • jasonpete on September 17, 2012, 12:39 GMT

    Well played Pakistan.Best team in this t20 format.Good luck to both teams .

  • davidatlas999 on September 17, 2012, 12:39 GMT

    Good bating performence from malik,kamran,rohit and kohli.and ajmal what a bowler he is.ashwin bowld also good.best of luck kamran and pakistan.

  • British_North_America on September 17, 2012, 12:39 GMT

    Team India has the greatest bowling unit in the world.-fan from BANGLADESH

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:38 GMT

    An epic game .. with kamran akmal playing an innings of his life ! I was astonishment to see the calmness of Shoaib Malik.

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:38 GMT

    What a great start for Pakistan.

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:37 GMT

    Good game of Cricket. Matches between Pakistan and India are the best in world cricket. Always unpredictable and compelling.

  • Nair_saab on September 17, 2012, 12:37 GMT

    Half of the runs that shoib malik scored should be added to the Indian total as his wife is Indian, Coz as per the new law 50 % of what either of the partners have earned must go to the other one irrespective of whether he/she had a role in earning it. So if we go by Indian constitution pakistan need 18.5 more runs to win from 5 Balls, Hence the match is Undecided/ noresult ...

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:37 GMT

    Congrats Pakistan from India. They deserve to be appreciated for this win. Kamran was fantastic. They are a brilliant side I hope India or Pakistan (our seperated brother) lift this cup.

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:37 GMT

    Mashallah ver y happy to see pak batsmen get thee form back and there middle orders getting runs the key role played by elder akmal was fascinating ,,but the worriest thing is afridis form both in bat and ball no doubt he is a great player and T20 is his game and i m hpefull he wil make a come back in rest of da tournament and the other thing is about imran nazir he is not in a great touch but all over pakistan get momentumm and rigtly so they r on track and if bowlers r connects well in upcoming games pakistan will be a match winner on their day best of luck Team pak

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:36 GMT

    congrats to pakistan as they r better on the day

  • PrasPunter on September 17, 2012, 12:35 GMT

    Hope Pak wins the WC, only if us Aus fail to do so though. My best wishes to Pak for more glories !!!

  • Smack-DAT on September 17, 2012, 12:34 GMT

    Simply WOW!!hats off to Akmal.. magnificent display of batting..though spare of thoughts for Kohli and Rohit..it going to be a cracker of a tournament,cant wait for it to begin..

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:32 GMT

    LOVE YOU TEAM PAKISTAN .......... KEEP IT UP

  • Juiceoftheapple on September 17, 2012, 12:32 GMT

    Hows those part time bowlers working out for you Dhoni? What about 8 batsman. Put 200 on the board and try to defend it with pie chuckers?

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:31 GMT

    Pathetic bowling from india, so ordinary apart from ashwin !! they deserved the thrashing, they got today...... dhoni would be looking to bat second everytime from now. that's the only way india could get into semis........otherwise they should come home and play IPL :D ;D WELL PLAYED PAKISTAN.....

  • Shoaib-Danish on September 17, 2012, 12:30 GMT

    A good win for Pakistan, but If we look into the batting line of Pakistan, it is very weak. They are constantly playing Afridi who is not performing by bat. And most importantly no one is telling the openers to play the cricket from their crease. Specially Imran nazir, starts dancing on the pitch from the first ball of the innings.

  • vish2020 on September 17, 2012, 12:30 GMT

    Praveen kumar was sorely missed!!! only a warm up match but with Pakistan there is no warm-up!! Srikkanth is a JOKE!!!!

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:29 GMT

    Satisfied with Indian batting. Would have been more haapy, Had Yuvi been sent ahead of Kohli, as it is Yuvi who needs match practice more, and really glad to see Rohit Sharma among runs in both games against SL and Pak. But the biggest worry for Dhoni is still our bowling. Sadly, no one supported Ashwin, else match result could have been different. Even with 5 bowlers we couldn't defend 180+, how will Dhoni's favourite combination of 4 bowlers + Part timers will pick wickets is still a Million Dollar Question that can never be answered. Please get rid of Balaji, he doesn't even deserve to be in Nepal's domestic team. PK should have been picked ahead of this useless guy Balaji. Although PK goes for runs in death overs but at least he picks early wickets. Eagerly waiting for the team composition Dhoni will come out agaisnt Afghanistan.

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:29 GMT

    Pakistan Zindabad Kamran Akmal has proven it again that he is the most dangerous basman of T20

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:29 GMT

    Ouffff! Relax...a bit lol, finally i watch something better I mean Pakistan won ;) Congrats. Shoab Malik proves himself somehow why he is in the team...? Akmal Superb Innings i hope we will see it again lol ;) and about Afridi n Imran I think everyone have brain but you both don't know how to use it :/... Best of luck Pakistan

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:28 GMT

    GREAT GREAT BATTING DISPLAY .... HOPEFULLY TEAM PAKISTAN CONTINUE THIS IN MAIN EVENT ALSO

  • BigBadBassSpeakers on September 17, 2012, 12:28 GMT

    Superb batting display by Pakistan. The kind is not expected usually. Well done and keep it up :D

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:27 GMT

    Did Inida win this match????????? From the article it looked.

  • Rajesh_india_1990 on September 17, 2012, 12:27 GMT

    Very very poor bowling...i did not seen a single yorker Ball bowled by our bowlers....bring Awana into the squad in place of useless Piyush chawla....

  • Sarangarajan on September 17, 2012, 12:27 GMT

    Barring Ashwin, Indian bowling was sub standard.No one had any imagination in bowling to the field. Zaheer was hope less and so was Balajee in the final overs. Harbhajan was taken for cleaners.What was Balajee doiing very predictably bowling out side the off stumps consistently. One shudders to think what is in store for the Indian bowlers in matches to come. We may get past Afghanistan- but beyond that it would be a quite a task with this pathetic bowling resources Zaheer is simply not interested in the field. What is experience to count for when you cannot even contain the batsmen.One consolation is India's batting.But then batting is not the only aspect of the match. Dhoni has to pull up the socks.As of now disaster is waiting for India in this edition of T20 world cup with this hapless. bowlig.

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:27 GMT

    Excellent Batting at both ends and some really horrible bowling by paces/seamers.. Good to see Pakistan chased a tough total. They Should continue this form in next matches to come. Thumbs up!

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:26 GMT

    Pakistan Zindabad !!!!!!

  • Aaryabhatta on September 17, 2012, 12:24 GMT

    Well played pak...Superb Akmal...Great practise for India,it will us to raise our game..love frm India

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:24 GMT

    Well done Kamran, you pulled match from indian mouth, sending good message to all teams in the cup.

  • Naresh28 on September 17, 2012, 12:23 GMT

    LIKE HAS BEEN SAID OVER AND OVER AGAIN. BOWLING/TAKING WICKETS WINS YOU MATCHES, YOU CANNOT RELY ON BATTING ALONE.

  • QingdaoXI on September 17, 2012, 12:22 GMT

    Ashwin proved is a way better bowler than Ajmal.

  • Nair_saab on September 17, 2012, 12:22 GMT

    47 deliveries consumed for making just 75 runs what the hell was kohli dong out in the middle..? what a selfish innings..! I mean every body knows that we need at least 270-300 runs so that our bowlers feel confident that they can defend..oh come on Virat,this is a T20 match not an ODI where you can score at such low strike rates. its ridiculous ! I think its time for kohli to retire from Limited overs cricket & concentrate more on tests so that more young talents such as the eight year old boy from kerala gets their due chances..............

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:22 GMT

    haa haa wl plyd pak... shm on Ind & Ind bowlers....

    wht hpnd to captain cooool....? he lost his cool frm the bgng of kamran akmals innings...

    dnt b serious ths is just a warm up match

  • jb633 on September 17, 2012, 12:22 GMT

    India will win games only if they field first. With this trashy attack how on earth can they be considered to be the tournament favourites. Well played to Akmal though and well bowled Aswin.

  • Cricket_mylife on September 17, 2012, 12:21 GMT

    Betting being the weak part of Pakistan, but the why they have chased a mammoth total of 185 is a big morale boasting at the start of the tournamant

  • OhPakistan on September 17, 2012, 12:20 GMT

    Ominous signs (for opponents); Go Pakistan - ya beaut !!!!

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:20 GMT

    ah no comments yet strange

  • joseyesu on September 17, 2012, 12:20 GMT

    A defeat will be analysed more than the win. Have it India and what a display by kamran and cool headed Malik 'The menacer for India'.

  • g.narsimha on September 17, 2012, 12:20 GMT

    NO IFS & BUTS PAK deserved this win , well played best of luck for real show KAMRAAN AkmAL always performed against us , now both the teams can weigh their + & - in their teams & plan accordingly , dhoni must think of fielding 5 bowlers as this is the aria where we are lacking , i loved the way AJMAL bowled , if others support him & batting clicks as happened today , they have out right chance in this compitition .

  • wnwn on September 17, 2012, 12:19 GMT

    It amazes me how Mohammad Sami consistently gets into Pakistani teams when you consider his shocking bowling stastistics

  • Sidhu on September 17, 2012, 12:18 GMT

    another stupid move by indian captain. i seriously doubt the role of rohit sharma in comin games with d presence of likes of sehwag, gambhir, kohli, yuvraj, raina. better if yuvi shld hv come ahead instead of rohit. with kohli in such sublime ws it necessary 4 him go hv knock in a warm-up game ahead of yuvi, tiwary n all.

    waitin 4 more stupidity

  • spiritwithin on September 17, 2012, 12:18 GMT

    very well played pakitan,though i wanted india to win but what an innings by Akmal..bowling from both sides were wayward,pak cant afford to give so many runs against aus,sa,eng who's better bowlers..as for india they always bats well in subcontinent but unless they improve their bowling its difficult to defend even 250..after this match pak will be my fav to win the T20WC whereas india like their previous two outings will most probably crash out before semifinal

  • saabir786 on September 17, 2012, 12:18 GMT

    where r the kamran haters now i always believe he is the best talent available in the pak side just need some backing

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:17 GMT

    first! first!first!first!first!first!first!first!first!first!first!first!first!first!

  • square_cut4 on September 17, 2012, 12:17 GMT

    Very disappointing game by Indian team. Poor class bowling by team India.

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:17 GMT

    Well done tigers..... hope you will carry on this promising performance. We love you. It was a good game after all. best of luck to both teams.

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:16 GMT

    its not a rivalary both the teams are great today was our day and we won it long live india pakistan relationship of friendship

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:14 GMT

    It was good win, Congrats Pakistan, Hard Luck India !!!!

  • abmughal on September 17, 2012, 12:13 GMT

    pooorrrrrrr indians ...................as far as their bowling is concerned their batsman should score at least 200+ .... best of luck to pak

  • hst84 on September 17, 2012, 12:13 GMT

    The report is still incomplete btw..kindly attached the complete one guys..Thanks !

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:12 GMT

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ah ha ha ha ha ha

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:12 GMT

    but pak tigers took the end result brilliently in their favours congs guys.

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:12 GMT

    congrats team Pakistan, even a warm up match between Pakistan and India has a potential to turn into a nail biter!

  • Muttee on September 17, 2012, 12:11 GMT

    what a great win, what a great knock by Akmal.. All his critics should now realise what an asset as a batsman he is to the team.

  • UK_Chap on September 17, 2012, 12:11 GMT

    Why are Pakistan still playing Sami, selectors please dump him. It is also time to say goodbye to Afridi. He really has learnt nothing about batting in a career spanning more than fifteen years. I cannot believe he used to open the batting, he has a life expectancy of three seconds when comes to the crease. He has shown countless times over the years that he has no sense at all, especially in the last two years. He has long since expired his sell-by date. Please bring in someone young and new.

  • IdreesTanoli on September 17, 2012, 12:11 GMT

    What an inng by Kamran Akmal..Well played and keep it up in up coming world cup matches ...Cheers;-)

  • Nacyr on September 17, 2012, 12:11 GMT

    Please change the Headline now....because

    Pakistan have won the Match.....

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:11 GMT

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • Naresh28 on September 17, 2012, 12:11 GMT

    BHAJJI has not done anything to change his poor form and ZAKS is in poor form. So India only have ASHWIN and IRFAN to rely on. Maybe Chawla can come in? BALAJI was not all that good as well.

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:10 GMT

    The Indian Batting Line Up is really strong probably the strongest in the tournament but the bowling lacks someone who can bowl 140+ Consistently . Ashwin and Zaheer need to bowl out of their skins to see India through. The chances of India winning are very dim , South Africa and Pakistan have the best chance is this WC IMO.

  • hst84 on September 17, 2012, 12:10 GMT

    An inspiring win for Pakistan over India in the warm up..Well played by both teams and exceptional run-chase in the end..

  • imghani on September 17, 2012, 12:10 GMT

    The T20 World Cup warm match between India and Pakistan was a thrilling match. Though the Pakistan has won the match in a formidable condition. It is my earnest request to drop Imran Nazir, Sami and Shahid Afridi. These three players have shown their inability - they should not be given any chance in the T2o World Cup match. We can look for any other players who are more competiable.

    Iqbal Ghani - Saudi Arabia

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW AKMAL & MALIK u beauties well DHONI did u see that cmng thts PAKISTAN n atlast we broke the jinx well DONE team PAKISTAN n good luck to india as well

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    Brilliant batting by Kamran Akmal, Hopefully u will repeat such innings under pressure too. Best of Luck!

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    now all the indians will say this is just a practice mach

  • Adamaromus on September 17, 2012, 12:08 GMT

    Pak kept their nerves to win the game. Well done Pak. I think Pak should definitely go in for Razzak in place of Sami. He is far better bowler & even far better batsman. Rest of team shud be OK.

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:08 GMT

    Wow.....finally a win over India....

  • doosra_inventer on September 17, 2012, 12:08 GMT

    what an inning by Kamran...n we chased down well....well done boys...still we need to drop few players like afiridi u.akmal...they aint good for nothing so as Sami the most flop bowler in the history of Cricket

  • was1982 on September 17, 2012, 12:08 GMT

    I think Shahid Afridi should retire, every time he get a cheer while he walks to the crease and in no time he disappoints the crowd.

  • Ravenous on September 17, 2012, 12:08 GMT

    Looks like the dress colour didn't work.

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:06 GMT

    Although I am Afghan but one the great fans of Pakistan Cricket (only). Kamran and Nazir are my favorite players. He really taught Koli how to be aggressive and a match wining player!

    Misbah played his rule in this big winning by not playing otherwise you all know that he needs 40-50 balls to settle. The result would have been different had he been given the opportunity to play!

  • satish619chandar on September 17, 2012, 12:06 GMT

    Kamran was just awesome today. Nothing would have stopped him. I think Dhoni made a mistake by not trying parttimers immediately after Ashwin strikes and also not bowling out Ashwin early. It was a time he could have done it. Rather than Zak/Bhajji, ashwin might have increased the pressure. Nevertheless, failing in warmup wil make the team mroe alert and concentrate more to eradicate the weakness. Good luck in main games. Pakistan had a good workout. A worry for them would be, apart from Ajmal, bowling not in form..

  • AmmadA on September 17, 2012, 12:06 GMT

    and pakistan won the match :)

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:05 GMT

    Pakistan held their nerves and win ... but should axe sami in coming matches. no panic and you can chase as well ... well done kamran

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:05 GMT

    India were 20 runs short...run rate was slowed in the last 2 overs for india..they were in a position to go past 200...I guess if Kamaran there any total can be chased down around 200...When the pitch is really good dont waste death overs..The same thing have happened for CSK in IPL5 final..Similar situation...

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:05 GMT

    Excellent Win PAKISTAN!!!! Go Go India

  • was1982 on September 17, 2012, 12:05 GMT

    Good batting display by both the teams . Especially India, Kohli is a special talent

  • veerakannadiga on September 17, 2012, 12:05 GMT

    We better play with 11 batsman. Our bowlers cannot defend 185 of 20 overs, why do we need them? Might as well play 11 batsman and score as much as possible. Pathetic performance to say the least.

  • shrastogi on September 17, 2012, 12:05 GMT

    So even our 5 bowlers couldnt defend 185. Never mind its just a practice game and losing it would keep the team on their toes. In 2009 India had beaten Pak in warm up but couldnt make any impact further so this in fact is a good sign. In t20 format you must have some fresh leags for having best team on paper doesnt mean results. If that had been so Australia with Gilchrist, Hayden, Symonds, Mike Hussey & Ponting would have won in 2007. Hence tried and tested must make way for some young - unnoticed but with potential. That is too late for India but now they must work on their strategy. If they intend to play with 7 batsmen then having 5th bowler in warm ups wasnt a great idea.

  • smartguy786 on September 17, 2012, 12:04 GMT

    Take that All Kamran Bashers, the guy is a legend!

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:02 GMT

    Can't understand wat Bajji is doing in the other end when his partner Aswin conceeded just 23 runs for 4 wickets in his 4 overs...

  • SASANK360 on September 17, 2012, 12:02 GMT

    Oh my god. How can we win this world cup with such inept bowling. This once again proves we have horrible bowling and Bangladesh have better. Only positives from this game are the knocks of Virat and Rohit. To all my dear friends and Indian fans, we have to be contented with our bowling. So at the end of the day whats final is INDIA DOES'NT HAVE ANY BOWLERS. ONLY 8 BATSMEN AND 3 GOOD FOR NOTHING PLAYERS. OUR CUPBOARD IS EMPTY. Only way to go is to hire some fast bowlers from PAKISTAN and lend them some batsmen.

  • srinideva on September 17, 2012, 12:01 GMT

    This match lost by the our Fast bowlers start from khan to balaji, of course irfan as well... Finally Harbhajan is back with the bang..... better team effort required to move forward ....

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:01 GMT

    Thanks kamran...Our bowlers have been shown place ...we are not the skillfull of the lot,but aleast try to be disciplined.Now i dont want any of us to come with excuse of sehwag's six, even with that pakistan would have chased in 19.2 instead of 19.1.Yuvraj is our best T20 player, but somehow he is not yet fit to play. but problem is we don't have bowler to replace.Happy for batting though, not worried about Sehwag, he is never a big tournament player, but gambhir needs to come in form.

  • Dark.Matter on September 17, 2012, 12:01 GMT

    Although it was just a warm-up game but well played Mr. akmal and shoib . Keep up the good work.

  • Baber_Baloch on September 17, 2012, 12:01 GMT

    Umar Akaml really brother of kamran Akam???????????l....yes.... but not look in Cricket

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:00 GMT

    I really hope this was a taste of things to come......Go PAKISTAN!!!

  • himohan007 on September 17, 2012, 12:00 GMT

    Thanks Kamran Akmal and Malik for ending Harbi carrer. It is equal to Mercy killing which Doctors do to incurable struggling patient. I lightens the hearts of their relatives(supporters)... For ref watch Million Dollar Baby...........

  • on September 17, 2012, 12:00 GMT

    i thnkg i cld have ben anyone's game....gud performance by K.Akmal. Both pakistan n India will hve improve thr depth bowling b4 the super 8 matche starts.

  • on September 17, 2012, 11:58 GMT

    Long Live Pakistan..... Target very professionally chased down by the Pakistani batters

  • Karnain on September 17, 2012, 11:58 GMT

    Well done Pakistan. India won't make it to the semis as they have to face Pakistan, SA & Australia in the super-8s. But Pakistan should have conceded few wickets to Irfan & Balaji to make them into the playing 11 automatically. Anyway Rohit nice ploy to give runs to Rohit & avoid batting practice for Yuvraj. Cheers!!

  • on September 17, 2012, 11:58 GMT

    What the hell MUHAMMAD SAMI is doing in this team

  • Baber_Baloch on September 17, 2012, 11:57 GMT

    Kamran done it...finished with six great knock 92* on 50 ball....afridi again failed...good to see malik too..cograts all Pak fans.

  • noorisb on September 17, 2012, 11:57 GMT

    wow! what a win! malik showed his class here again and no doubt kamran performance stands alone!!!!

  • Naresh28 on September 17, 2012, 11:57 GMT

    INDIAN BOWLING IS WEAKER THEN EVER WITHOUT ZAKS. INDIAN WINS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FASHIONED ON THEIR BATSMAN. THIS IS THE MAIN REASON FOR INDIA'S POOR TEST WINS ABROAD. ITS ALL UP TO BCCI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • on September 17, 2012, 11:57 GMT

    Pakistan won What a match great batting by Kamran Akmal

  • MunafAhmed811 on September 17, 2012, 11:56 GMT

    Excellent batting by both teams. Special congrats to Pakistani posters. Kami and Malik back in form and good chase by them.

  • vkypak on September 17, 2012, 11:56 GMT

    wow wow wowwwwwwwwwww.......crushed india.....

  • on September 17, 2012, 11:56 GMT

    Pakistan dft India in Warm up!

  • on September 17, 2012, 11:56 GMT

    There is no substitute for experience. Both Malik and Akmal showed their class. In bowling Pak should give the chance to Junaid Khan and Sami should take retirement or should be sent out of camp permanantly.

  • mast_zeeshan on September 17, 2012, 11:55 GMT

    Even after 12 players... Indian couldn't Win!! hahahah

  • Hafeez_Malik on September 17, 2012, 11:55 GMT

    WOH MARA!!!! What a win, excellent innings from K. Akmal. Well Done team Pakistan.

  • Biggus on September 17, 2012, 11:55 GMT

    Well done Pakistan. A strong performance from one of the most potent teams in the competition. So this is what Kamran Akmal is for! I'd always wondered......

  • on September 17, 2012, 11:54 GMT

    Pak Bring down India to Earth....hahahaw

  • hamza1982 on September 17, 2012, 11:53 GMT

    Well done pakistan. A real confidence booster just before we kick off.....

  • A_Vacant_Slip on September 17, 2012, 11:52 GMT

    Easy win for Pakistan there. India once again showing how weak they are outside their own home.

  • on September 17, 2012, 11:50 GMT

    Congratulations Pakistan!!!!! from Sri Lanka...

  • on September 17, 2012, 11:49 GMT

    No use,,, as india have worst bowling!!!

  • on September 17, 2012, 11:45 GMT

    Why o why, does Yuvraj bat ahead of Raina and Dhoni? In fact, why is Yuvraj in the team? He no longer bats like he used to and his bowling is at best a containment option. Even Bhajji can bat quicker than Yuvi.

  • on September 17, 2012, 11:36 GMT

    kohli is an awsome player

  • on September 17, 2012, 11:15 GMT

    I am not sure why Hafeez keeps Ajmal's overs for the 10 - 20 overs period. He is extremely dangerous with the ball and is literally taking wickets in every over he bowls these days. He should be used early in the innings to dent the opposition and hence restricting their totals.

  • ExtremeSpeed on September 17, 2012, 11:08 GMT

    I thought Afridi justified his place as the best all-rounder in the ODI team of the year? I mean today though warm-up but still 4 overs 0 wickets for 41 runs with a economy rate of 10 lol and batting out for a duck great player :)

  • on September 17, 2012, 11:06 GMT

    The only reason i wanted to see this match was due to Yuvraj Singh.

  • khurramsch on September 17, 2012, 11:04 GMT

    it is a warm up but poor from pakistan. problem for them is that they want ajmal to take wickets and also want him to bowl depth overs to save runs. we have seen this time and again recently that misbah/hafez kept him delayed and allowed new batsmen to get settled . pak need 1 more good wicket taking bowler along with ajmal& gul. sohail was too expensive, and sami is a confirmd faliure dont know why selected.

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  • khurramsch on September 17, 2012, 11:04 GMT

    it is a warm up but poor from pakistan. problem for them is that they want ajmal to take wickets and also want him to bowl depth overs to save runs. we have seen this time and again recently that misbah/hafez kept him delayed and allowed new batsmen to get settled . pak need 1 more good wicket taking bowler along with ajmal& gul. sohail was too expensive, and sami is a confirmd faliure dont know why selected.

  • on September 17, 2012, 11:06 GMT

    The only reason i wanted to see this match was due to Yuvraj Singh.

  • ExtremeSpeed on September 17, 2012, 11:08 GMT

    I thought Afridi justified his place as the best all-rounder in the ODI team of the year? I mean today though warm-up but still 4 overs 0 wickets for 41 runs with a economy rate of 10 lol and batting out for a duck great player :)

  • on September 17, 2012, 11:15 GMT

    I am not sure why Hafeez keeps Ajmal's overs for the 10 - 20 overs period. He is extremely dangerous with the ball and is literally taking wickets in every over he bowls these days. He should be used early in the innings to dent the opposition and hence restricting their totals.

  • on September 17, 2012, 11:36 GMT

    kohli is an awsome player

  • on September 17, 2012, 11:45 GMT

    Why o why, does Yuvraj bat ahead of Raina and Dhoni? In fact, why is Yuvraj in the team? He no longer bats like he used to and his bowling is at best a containment option. Even Bhajji can bat quicker than Yuvi.

  • on September 17, 2012, 11:49 GMT

    No use,,, as india have worst bowling!!!

  • on September 17, 2012, 11:50 GMT

    Congratulations Pakistan!!!!! from Sri Lanka...

  • A_Vacant_Slip on September 17, 2012, 11:52 GMT

    Easy win for Pakistan there. India once again showing how weak they are outside their own home.

  • hamza1982 on September 17, 2012, 11:53 GMT

    Well done pakistan. A real confidence booster just before we kick off.....