Pakistan vs. India – Warm up match of T20I World Cup 2012

India pay Aaloo
India pay Aaloo

Kamran Akmal made 92 runs - Not out
Kamran Akmal made 92 runs – Not out

What an amazing match by Pakistani great players. Warm up match was started by Indian’s batsmen. India won the toss and elected bat first. Choosing bat first was not a bad decision on a full batting pitch. India has a very good batting line up but world’s great and tough bowlers like Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul etc. proved that they No 1 bowling side. On a full batting track they restricted India on a reasonable total of 185 only. 185 is not a bad total at all it must be defend by team like India but Pakistani batsmen proved that they are much much better than Indians.

Even though we lost 5 wickets on 95 runs and Indian started thinking that they have won the match but they forgot that Pakistan is un-predictable. They proved their experience in the middle of innings and finally grabbed the victory from the Indian hands.

I congratulate Pakistan and its people by this historical victory.

Indian key bowlers Irfan Pathan and Harbhajan Singh were looking like a kid for these two great batsmen (Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik). Irfan Pathan, who took 5 wickets against Sri Lanka in last warm up match of India. Today he came to bowl in 2nd over and gave 17 runs only and gave 40 runs in 3.1 runs, even Kamran Akmal hit him historical 6 in first ball of 20th over and sealed victory for Pakistan.

Harbhajan Singh also gave 40 runs in 4 overs, at the time he is key Indian bolwer but no use here. Pakistan’s batsmen have no respect for any Indian bowler. Ashwin got 4 wickets by luck but he has no match like any top class spinner like Saeed Ajmal, Muhammad Hafeez, Shahid Afridi, Graeme Swann and Daniel Vettori etc.

Finally Pakistan’s batting line up put a big potato on India. Kamran Akmal made un-beaten 92 runs in 50 balls only and very well played by Shoaib Malik, made 37 runs only in 18 balls (not out). Pakistan’s little bit weak fielding helped India to make 185 runs which was not enough for them.