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Pakistan win Karachi Twenty20

April 20, 2008 23:20 IST

Debutant leg-spinner Mansoor Amjad took three wickets in his only over to propel Pakistan to a 102-run win over Bangladesh in their Twenty20 international on Sunday.

Pakistan win Karachi ODI, sweep series 5-0 

Afters swamping the visitors 5-0 in the one-day series on Saturday, Pakistan were again in control, smashing their highest Twenty20 total of 203 for five and then bowling out Bangladesh for 101 in 16 overs.

It was the first Twenty20 international staged in Pakistan and the first international for Amjad who bowled just one over and took three wickets, dismissing Mahmudullah (2), Mashrafe Mortaza [Images] (2) and Shahadat Hossain (0).

Bangladesh crumbled after a swift start of 41 in five overs losing three middle-order batsmen to runouts.

Their top scorer was opener Mohammad Nazimuddin who fell in the 15th over after hitting three sixes in his 42 from 48 balls.

Bangladesh lost their last eight wickets for 37 runs in seven overs.

Pakistan's Misbah-ul-Haq was the outstanding batsman, remaining undefeated on 87 from 53 balls with three fours and five sixes.

Pakistan recovered from six for two after opener Salman Butt [Images] (1) was run out and his partner Kamran Akmal was bowled by Mortaza for a duck in the first over.

Misbah featured in a third wicket stand of 78 from 49 balls with Younis Khan (47 from 28 balls) and 63 from 34 balls with Shoaib Malik [Images] who made 35.

Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful [Images], who scored only 13 after tallying 81 in the five one-dayers, told reporters he did not think he would be dropped.

"I don't think the captaincy is a pressure and affecting my batting. I have always batted this way," he said.




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