Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:35:51 GMT | By PTI

Akmal guides Pakistan to five-wicket win

Kamran Akmal smashed a blistering unbeaten 92 as Pakistan dented arch-rival India's confidence ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 with a thrilling five-wicket win in their last warm-up game on Monday.

Akmal guides Pakistan to five-wicket win

India posted a competitive 185 for three riding on Virat Kohli's unbeaten 75, but their listless death bowling allowed Pakistan to overhaul the target with five balls to spare at the R Premadasa Stadium.

At one stage, the Pakistanis were in a spot of bother at 91 for five, but the diminutive Akmal launched a fierce counter-attack and together with experienced Shoaib Malik added 95 runs off 50 just balls to see the side home.

For India, birthday boy Ravichandran Ashwin was the most successful bowler, scalping four wickets for 23 runs.


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