Afridi And Akmal’s Guide Pakistan To A Brilliant Start Of World Cup 2011

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Four Pakistani players scored half centuries as Pakistan beat Kenya by 205 runs after setting a massive target of 318 runs for Kenya to chase. Misbah and Umar Akmal were barely troubled as they set about compiling a 118 runs for the fifth wicket, their partnership exploding into life as the Batting Powerplay was called for in the 44th over immediately after Misbah had reached fifty on his World Cup debut. Younis khan also scored his debut world cup half century.

Kenya again appeared totally out of their depth and posed no challenge to Pakistan at Hambantota. Kenya were 73 for 3 in the 23rd over when Tikolo was dismissed, without any real hope of chasing more than 300.

Afridi was really impressive as he snubbed a 5 wicket haul. He also now hold the record for best bowling figure by a captain in world cup beating Kapil dev’s 1983 world cup record, which he made against Australia.

Pakistan innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4’s 6’s SR

Mohammad Hafeez c Waters b Otieno 9 20 1 0 45.00

Ahmed Shehzad c Kamande b Odoyo 1 18 0 0 5.55

Kamran Akmal st †Ouma b Ngoche 55 67 5 0 82.08

Younis Khan lbw b Tikolo 50 67 2 0 74.62

Misbah-ul-Haq c Otieno b Kamande 65 69 1 2 94.20

Umar Akmal c Obuya b Odoyo 71 52 8 1 136.53

Shahid Afridi lbw b Odoyo 7 4 1 0 175.00
Abdul Razzaq not out 8 6 1 0 133.33
Abdur Rehman not out 5 3 0 0 166.66
Extras (lb 3, w 37, nb 6) 46
Total (7 wickets; 50 overs) 317 (6.34 runs per over)
Kenya innings (target: 318 runs from 50 overs)
R B 4’s 6’s SR

MA Ouma c †Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul 16 37 1 0 43.24

SR Waters run out (Umar Akmal) 17 31 2 0 54.83

CO Obuya c Ahmed Shehzad b Shahid Afridi 47 58 3 3 81.03

SO Tikolo b Shahid Afridi 13 33 1 0 39.39

T Mishra lbw b Shahid Afridi 6 16 1 0 37.50

RR Patel c Umar Akmal b Mohammad Hafeez 0 6 0 0 0.00

JK Kamande lbw b Shahid Afridi 2 3 0 0 66.66

TM Odoyo lbw b Shahid Afridi 0 8 0 0 0.00

NN Odhiambo run out (sub [Asad Shafiq]) 0 6 0 0 0.00

SO Ngoche b Umar Gul 0 1 0 0 0.00
E Otieno not out 0 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 3, w 3, nb 1) 11
Total (all out; 33.1 overs) 112 (3.37 runs per over)