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India collapse after a good start in the first T20 against Pakistan at Bangalore

India collapse after a good start in the first T20 against Pakistan at Bangalore

Pakistan ran through the Indian middle-order to restrict them to 133 runs  © AFP

Bangalore: Dec 25, 2012

Pakistan ran riot on the field as they restricted India to 133 in 20 overs in the first T20 at Bangalore.
The leading wicket taker in T20s in 2012, Saeed Ajmal and Umar Gul bowled brilliantly to dismantle the Indian batting line-up, as the duo picked up five wickets between them.

Gautam Gambhir and Ajinkya Rahane failed to capitalize on the good start as Pakistan bowlers dug into the Indian batting line-up after the home side did well to score 75 runs in the first 10 overs.

First to go was Rahane, who tried to clear the extra-cover fieldsman again but failed as the ball went straight into the hands of Umar Akmal. Just two overs later, Gambhir was run out to leave India at 90 for two in 12.4 overs.

Captain Mohammed Hafeez brought back Mohammed Irfan and he got the prized scalp of Virat Kohli to earn his first wicket for Pakistan in this format of the game. Kohli tried to pull a short delivery that was touch slower and took the toe-end of his bat to fall into the hands of wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal.

The Indian middle-order then crumbled as Pakistan chipped away at the Indian wickets. The home side went from 77 for no loss to 124 for nine.

Earlier, an out-of-sorts Gambhir had a nervy start as he was troubled by the seven-foot tall pacer Mohammed Irfan while Rahane managed to play a few good shots.The runs weren’t coming easily as the duo put on just 37 runs in the first six overs.

Gul was brought into the attack after the powerplay and was dispatched for 13 runs as the Indian openers began to get a move on. Mohammed Hafeez then, threw the ball to his in-form spinner Ajmal in the eight over in search of the first wicket, but Rahane hit him for a glorious six over deep extra cover.

Pakistan need 134  runs to register a win in the first of the two-match T20 series.

Brief Scores: India 133 for 9 (Gautam Gambhir 43, Ajinkya Rahane 42; Saeed Ajmal 2 for 25, Umar Gul 3 for 21) vs Pakistan

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