Twenty20 championship: Pakistan scores 171/9 against Scotland

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

DURBAN: Younis Khan's aggressive batting nursed Pakistan to a respectable total of 171 in an ICC Twenty20 World Cup match against Scotland on Wednesday.

Younis top-scored with 41, having arrived at the crease in the fifth over after Pakistan had been reduced to 24 for two.

Scotland's disciplined bowling contrasted with Pakistan's reckless batting, which led to several soft dismissals.

Their good showing was a team effort in which medium pacer Craig Wright, 33, led the attack with his return of three wickets for 29.

Pakistan innings got the required impetus towards the end of the innings. Fine cameos from Misbah, Afridi and Kamran Akmal propelled the Pakistani total.

However, it was Younis Khan who held the innings together after the Scottish quickies rattled the Pakistani top order. Pakistan have got a very good total on board now and it will be a tough task for the Scots to chase this down.

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