Pakistan vs Canada, 17th Match of Cricket World Cup 2011
In a Day Night Match of league stage matches, between Pakistan and Canada, the men in green thrash the Canadian team by 46 runs despite of their underperformed batting. Shahid Afridi was the man who turn the match towards Pakistan way as the match looks like going in the favour of Canada most of the time. Shahid Afridi took 5 Canadian wicket by just giving 23 runs in 10 overs. His this performance also awarded him the Man of The Match award.
Teams for Pakistan vs Canada, 17th Match of Cricket World Cup 2011
Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmad Shahzad, Kamran Akmal (WK), Yunis Khan, Mis-BAh-Ul-Haq, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi(Cptain), Abdul Razzaq, Umar Gul, Whab Riaz, Sayed Ajmal
Ruvindu Gunasekara, Nitish Kumar, Zubin Surkari, Ashish Bagai, Jimmy Hansara, Rizwan Cheema, Tyson Gordon, Harvir Baidwan, Khurram Chauhan, Balaji Rao, Henry Osinde
Highlights of the Match Pakistan vs Canada, 17th Match of Cricket World Cup 2011
Pakistan won the toss and elected to Bat. On the slow pitch of Columbo, Pakistani batsman struggle from the very start of their inning and losses wicket at regular interval. At one time they were 4 down by just adding 67 runs. From here Mis-Bah and Umar Akmal stop the flow of wicketfall and consolidate the inning. But after the departure of Mis-bah and Umar akmal, pakistani team were all out for just 184 runs.
With a very less target Canada also loose early wicket but Hansra and Surkari make a good partenership and the team was looking like making another upset. But Shahid Afridi with his tight bowling just take the match away from Canada. This was the Afridi's 2nd 5 wicket Haul in this tournament in just 3 matches.
Result of the Match Pakistan vs Canada, 17th Match of Cricket World Cup 2011
Result: Pakistan won by 46 runs
Toss: Pakistan (Batting)
Man of the Macth: Shahid Afridi
Scorecard of the Match Pakistan vs Canada, 17th Match of Cricket World Cup 2011
Pakistan: 184/10 in 43 Overs (Umar Akmal 48, Mis-Bah 37, Baidwan 3/35)
Canada: 138/10 in 42.5 Overs (Hansra 43, Afridi 5/23)
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