Let off the hook…

Feb 16,  1999. Eden Gardens, Calcutta. Pakistan win the toss and choose to bat first. Third over – the first wicket falls. Fourth over – the second one falls and the procession continues till the 9th over when Pakistan are reeling at 26 for 6. Moin Khan then fights back in the company of Saleem Malik and Wasim Akram to put up a half decent total of 185. Pakistan later go on to win the match by 46 runs.

Jan 29, 2006. National Stadium, Karachi. India win the toss and put Pakistan in to bat. Ball No.4 – Wicket No. 1, Ball No. 5 – Wicket No. 2, Ball No. 6 – Wicket No. 3. Irfan gets a first over hatrick and Pakistan are 0 for 3. By the eleventh over Pakistan are reeling at 39 for 6, but Kamran Akmal, with some help from Abul Razzaq and Shoaib Akthar fight back and Pakistan end up scoring 245 in the first innings. They eventually end up winning the match by 341 runs!

Nov 22, 2007. Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi. Pakistan win the toss and elect to bat first. Not quite the sensational start as the previously mentioned games, but still Pakistan are in deep trouble at 83 for 5.  Misbah-ul-Haq leads the fightback this time and at stumps Pakistan are  210 for 8….let off the hook again. What happens to the result this time remains to be seen.



One response to “Let off the hook…

  1. Misabah contrives to get out! The three times I saw Misbah (twice in T20 and now at Kotla Misbah has tried hard to get out. Kotla was the bizarr(est) way of getting out.

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