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India Bowl Out Pakistan After A Thrilling Tie At Durban : Twenty20 World Cup

India won their Group D clash against Pakistan at Durban on Friday with a bowl out after snatching a thrilling tie in the last over of the match.

Indian bowlers Robin Uthappa, Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh dislodged the stumps quite easily in the bowl out session but Pakistani bowlers failed to hit the stumps in any of the attempts.

Both the teams now qualify for the next stage of the Twenty20 world cup. Scotland the third team in the group is knocked out with India’s win.

After a discouraging over from Agarkar in which he gave away 17 vital runs, India were able to snatch a tie right on the last ball of the last over of the match. The score was tied at 141 with Pakistan 7 wickets down. The result will now be decided through bowl out.

Misbah-ul-Haq became the only Pakistani batsman to score a fifty.

Pakistan started their run chase cautiously but lost their first wicket on the first ball of third over.

Imran Nazir made his way back home as he tried to slog one of RP Singh’s delivery. The ball did not touch his bat and went on to hit the off stump. Nazir made 7 runs from 8 balls.

Salman Butt became the next casualty to Indian bowling as he tried to nudge the ball to the third man. Butt in the process gave an easy catch to the wicketkeeper Dhoni.

Kamran Akmal and Younis Khan then tried to stabilise things for a while at Kingsmead.

But in the 9th over, Kamran Akmal was dismissed while trying to take a run. Yuvraj Singh returned a direct hit at the bowler’s end and Akmal who was ball watching fell terribly short of his crease. He made 15 runs from 13 balls.

Then in the same over, Younis Khan was bowled by Irfan Pathan. Pathan who was playing for India after a long time got the wicket in his first over. Younis departed for 2 and wasted 8 vital balls.

Restricting himself for a very long time, Shoaib Malik felt restless and decided to let go in the 15th over. The Pakistani skipper made 20 runs in 18 balls.

Earlier, India managed to score a modest 141 for 9 runs against Pakistan.

Recovering from initial jolts from Asif, Uthappa stroked a decent fifty in rainy conditions definitely not ideal for batting.

Robin Uthappa lead Indian fight back after Asif caught India off guard. Uthappa completed a well compiled fifty and then nicked one to wicket keeper Kamran Akmal.

Earlier rain started to pour which led Umpires to stop play temporarily. Mohammed Asif continued to rock India as he clean bowled Dinesh Karthik in the fourth over. It was great spell of fast bowling scalping 4 wickets for just 18 runs.

Barely getting into the Twenty20 groove India lost their first wicket as Gautam Gambhir pelted Mohammad Asif’s third delivery of the match straight into the hands of the bowler. Gambhir departed on duck and India could manage just a run in the first over.

Showing some bravado in the second over, India fell into the dungeon again as Virender Sehwag was bowled by Mohammad Asif. Sehwag edged the delivery from Asif onto his own stumps. Sehwag made 5 runs.

Third Indian wicket coincidently fell in Asif’s third over as Yuvraj Singh gave a leading edge from his bat to give a simple catch to Shoaib Malik. Yuvraj made just a run.

Pakistan earlier won the toss and opted to bowl first against India. After losing the toss, Indian captain Mahendra Dhoni said that in a Twenty20 match it does not matter who wins the toss.

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