World Twenty20 2010 warm-ups April 27, 2010

Pakistan ease to 68-run win

Cricinfo staff

Pakistan 160 for 7 (Hafeez 57, Matthew 2-22) beat Windward Islands 92 for 4 (Lesporis 24, Afridi 1-11) by 68 runs

Pakistan breezed to a 68-run win over Windward Islands in the first of their warm-up games at Gros Islet. Put in to bat by Windward Islands, the visitors reached 160 for 7 thanks mainly to Mohammad Hafeez's enterprising half century. Windward Islands crawled to 92 for 4 in reply, with Mohammad Asif the only Pakistan bowler to go for more than four runs an over.

Pakistan lost Salman Butt and Kamran Akmal early in their innings but Hafeez steadied the middle order and lead a late charge before he was bowled by Keron Cottoy for 57. Captain Shahid Afridi and Fawad Alam both reached the 20s before they were dismissed, and a late flurry by Misbah-ul-Haq, who smote two sixes in an eight-ball 17, boosted Pakistan's score in the closing overs.

Windward Islands' reply never got going, and after captain Johnson Charles was caught by Hafeez off the bowling of Mohammad Aamer for 15 the fight seemed to go from the batsmen. Keddy Lesporis top-scored with 24, while the wickets were shared around by Pakistan's bowlers, with Aamer, Hafeez, Afridi and Saeed Ajmal each picking up one.

Pakistan's next warm-up is against Zimbabwe on Thursday at the same venue.

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  • Dummy4 on April 29, 2010, 14:20 GMT

    stil they have the time to cal imran nazeer or imran farath bcos salman but is not fit for t 20

  • Dummy4 on April 29, 2010, 11:41 GMT

    Pakistani selection have been a laughing stock...why picking up salman butt and abdur rehman why not shahzaib hassan and imran nazir both are very good t20 players can damage the opposition badly....salman only drives he's never been a good slogger..and we already had a few great spinners in the line up afridi,ajmal,hafeez and alam can bowl as well then why need of abdur rehman....they've picked up mohammed sami...but why not shoaib akhtar for the umar gul's role...shoaib has been working really hard to get the chance to play for the pakistan side.. performing well for the domestic and fully recover from his injuries....i have been always watching happening this in pakistan cricket really dissapointed....but i hope our side will still manage to do well INSHALLAH...we will defend this title...

  • Dummy4 on April 28, 2010, 22:55 GMT

    Why is Salman Butt playing when you have got Khalid Latif and Hammad. Kick him out. He is not fit for T20. He plays too slow.

  • Dummy4 on April 28, 2010, 22:50 GMT

    There is never any problem with the talent in the Pakistan side. The problem lies with the pig headed PCB management and the most pig headed of them all the chairman himself.

  • Dummy4 on April 28, 2010, 18:57 GMT

    well ....salman butt is the only choice currently for an opener...which is scoring consistantly...kamran akmal shold open wid him...for giving a reasonable start..2nd thing that misbah ul haq should not b in the playing eleven.....he's been out of, not an ideal prospect for green shirts....and another thing that , fAWAD ALAM is a left arm orthodox bowler..i've seen him bowling in domestic tournaments....he bolwls good....and besides pakistan dnt have a tradition to produce left arm i think FAwad alam shuld be given a chance wid ball aswell....

  • Dummy4 on April 28, 2010, 18:19 GMT

    good win! sami and abdul rehman wont get a chance i guess if aamer and ajmal remain fit all tournament. instead of salman butt they should play hammad azam who can bowl also. openers hafeez and kamran, 3 umar akmal , 4 afridi , 5 misbah , 6 razzak , 7 fawad alam , 8 hammad azam , 9 asif , 10 ajmal , 11 aamer. this team should do well.

  • Dummy4 on April 28, 2010, 17:53 GMT

    Pakistan The World Champions!!=)

  • Dummy4 on April 28, 2010, 17:00 GMT

    i hope pakistanis drop SALMAN BUTT frm evry format......i think the best line up pakistani wld have will

    Hafeez,(any1 except Butt),Afridi,Umar,Misbah,Fwad,Kamran,Razzaq/Hammad(try him in the next warm up),Aamer,Asif and Ajmal

  • Sajid on April 28, 2010, 14:06 GMT

    @ Muhammad Haseeb ::: Do u know any thing about cricket or just came here to comment??? Sami is continuously playing from his department and successfully taking wickets and his batting is good,(good more then salman butt), i dont know what is salman butt doing in this team,, Butt sahib for God sake, mercy on Pakistan Cricket, do not put ur relatives in cricket. and haseeb you said this is the lowest team in the world, how could u say that how how??? This is the best team ever which Pakistan announced for T20 World Cup (Except Salman Butt). A well balanced side who have capable to beat any team in the world. Please do not comment if u dont even know general knowledge of cricket....

  • Fat on April 28, 2010, 14:04 GMT

    I am getting a bit concerned about the Akmal brothers. Kamran is a real key in top order to put up a decent total and it's very important that they either get their act together. The team performance was overall very well. (let's see how we do against Zim..)

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