ICC World T20 2012: Yuvraj Singh shines as Pakistan reduced to 60/5

Yuvraj Singh returned with two wickets as Pakistan lost five wickets at the half-way mark Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Colombo: Sep 30, 2012

Yuvraj Singh grabbed two wickets as Pakistan reached a score of 60 runs for the loss of five wickets at the end of ten overs in their Super Eights clash of World T20 against India at Colombo on Sunday.

Earlier, winning the toss, Pakistan elected to bat first. The Indian bowlers were erratic to start with, spraying the ball in the initial overs with Zaheer Khan giving away 13 runs in the first over which involved 8 extras.

Irfan Pathan struck a crucial blow as he trapped Imran Nazir leg before wicket for eight runs.

Laxmipathy Balaji who was brought in the match provided India a crucial breakthrough as he removed the dangerous Shahid Afridi (14), who played few ominous strokes.

Yuvraj was brought in to bowl in the seventh over was quick to give India its third wicket in form of the opener Nasir Jamshed for just four runs.

The all-rounder gave India a big breakthrough as he removed Kamran Akmal in his next over for five runs.

Virat Kohli, brought in to bowl as a fill-in bowler, took the wicket of Mohammad Hafeez, (15) leaving Pakistan reeling at the half-way mark.

The Indian team looked completely out of sorts against Australia and they now have to quickly address their woes in all departments of the game when they take on an upbeat Pakistan, who had beaten South Africa in a thriller, if they want to remain afloat in the tournament.

Brief Score Pakistan 60 for 5 in 10 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 15, Shahid Afridi 14; Yuvraj Singh 2 for 11) vs India

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