T20 warm-up: Pakistan beat India by 5 wickets

Pakistan beat India by 5 wickets

COLOMBO: Pakistan beat India by five wickets during the warm-up match on Monday ahead of the World Twenty20.

In the first innings, India had made 185 runs at the loss of three wickets.Pakistan chased the target with only five balls remaining. Kamran Akmal, who remained not out, made 92 runs off 50 balls.India’s Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh had remained not out at the end of the first innings with 75 and 4 runs respectively. India had a run-rate of 9.25 runs per over.

Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal took two wickets while the third wicket was taken by Umar Gul.Earlier, India had won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan.The match, part of the warm-up schedule drawn up by the International Cricket Council, is the only one of 12 practice games that will be beamed live by the host broadcasters.

India and Pakistan have been drawn in separate groups for the preliminary league, but will meet in the Super Eights round in Colombo on September 30 if the seedings go to plan.The two nations have played just two official Twenty20 internationals against each other, both during the inaugural world event in South Africa in 2007.

Squad

India: MS Dhoni, G Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, SK Raina, RG Sharma, V Kohli, V Sehwag, Z Khan, L Balaji, IK Pathan, R Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, PP Chawla, MK Tiwary, AB Dinda

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Nasir Jamshed, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Sami, Abdul Razzaq, Imran Nazir, Raza Hasan, Yasir Arafat – Tribune