Pakistan Wins Hong Kong Super Sixes Tournament 2011

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Pakistan Win Hong Kong Super Sixes Tournament 2011

Pakistan has won the final of Hong Kong Super Sixes tournament after beating England by 35 runs. This is the fifth time Pakistan has won the tournament (1992, 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2011). The seven member squad of Pakistan included Abdul Razzaq (Captain), Umar Akmal, Sohail Tanveer, Ramiz Raja, Hammad Azam, Yasir Shah and Sharjeel Khan.

England won the toss and elected to bowl first. Pakistan set a target of 155 runs in the allotted five overs. Abdul Razzaq was the top scorer for Pakistan as he scored 73*, while Umar Akmal and Hammad Azam took 3 and 2 wickets respectively.

Abdul Razzaq was named man of the match while Umar Akmal was named man of the tournament for his brilliant efforts with the batting and the bowling.

The tournament was started on 28th October and twelve teams including All Stars, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Scotland, New Zealand, Ireland, England, Australia, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India and South Africa participated in the tournament.

Pakistan was placed in group C along with South Africa, India and Hong Kong. The other groups were:

Group A:

All Star team, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Scotland.

Group B:

Australia, England, Bangladesh and Ireland.

The Hong Kong Super Sixes was first held in 1992 and is sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC).