Afridi scripts another Pakistan win

Thu, Mar 3, 2011 10:17 PM


Afridi scripts another Pakistan win

Shahid Afridi appeals
Shahid Afridi bowled Pakistan to yet another impressive 46-run win in ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 with a spell of 5-23 against Canada on Thursday.

Pakistan, batting first, was bowled out for 184 in 43.4 overs and in its reply Canada was bowled out for 138 in 42.5 overs.

Earlier, Pakistan slipped to 67 for 4. But the innings was revived by a 73 run fifth wicket stand between Misbah-ul-Haq (37) and Umar Akmal (48). A lower-order collapse meant Pakistan could not post a challenging target.

For Canada, Harvir Baidwan (3-35), Rizwan Cheema (2-33), Balaji Rao (2-50) and Jimmy Hansra (2-23) shared the wickets around.

In its chase, Canada had only one stand of note worth 60 runs for the fourth wicket between Zubin Surkari (27) and Jimmy Hansra (43).

But the rest of the line-up just collapsed as Afridi cast a spell on the Canada batting.

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