Pakistan first Win in T20 World Cup | Imad Takes 4 Wickets

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Monday, 14 March 2016 17:51

KOLKATA: Pakistan begin its World T20 journey with a win over Sri Lanka in a warm up match on Monday at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens cricket stadium, India.

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first scoring 157 for 5 with Hafeez standing tall, scoring a 70 not out. Sharjeel and Ahmed Shehzad got out at 23 and 18 runs respectively.

Afridi's performace was questioned through out the match with a duck to begin while batting, and giving away 40 runs in 4 overs.

Imad Waseem was the best bowler from the lot by taking 4 wickets for 25 runs. Irfan took 2 with Wahab Riaz taking one wicket till the end of play.

In retaliation, Sri Lanka scored 142 for 9 in 20 Overs.

Afridi has been recently criticized for not only his performance but lately his comment has hurt many in Pakistan.

On Sunday during a press conference in Kolkata, the capital of India’s West Bengal state, Afridi said that his team always enjoyed playing in India and was loved by Indian crowds more than back home. “We have always enjoyed playing in India and have been loved by Indian crowds more than crowds back home in Pakistan. Cricket has always brought people together and I think politics should be kept away from cricket,” he said.

Pakistan Squad Today

  • Shahid Afridi
  • Ahmed Shehzad
  • Anwar Ali
  • Imad Wasim
  • Khalid Latif
  • Muhammad Amir
  • Muhammad Hafeez
  • Muhammad Irfan
  • Muhammad Nawaz
  • Muhammad Sami
  • Sarfaraz Ahmed
  • Shoaib Malik
  • S Khan
  • Umar Akmal
  • Wahab Riaz

Sri Lanka Squad

  • L Malinga
  • A Mathews
  • D Chameera
  • D Chandimal
  • T Dilshan
  • R Herath
  • S Jayasuriya
  • CK Kapugedera
  • N Kulasekara
  • T Perera
  • S Senanayake
  • D Shanaka
  • M Siriwardana
  • L Thirimanne
  • Suranga Lakmal
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