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Mishra helps India restrict Pakistan to 130-7

March 21, 2014

MIRPUR, Bangladesh (AP) — India’s decision to play an extra slow bowler paid off as legspinner Amit Mishra bagged 2-22 to help restrict Pakistan to 130-7 in the World Twenty20 on Friday.

Mishra removed Ahmed Shehzad (22) and Shoaib Malik (18) even as Pakistan, put in to bat, lost other wickets to indiscreet shots to leave the onus on its bowlers to make a fight of it.

Umar Akmal top-scored for Pakistan with a 30-ball 33 and was involved in an important 50-run partnership with Malik for the fourth wicket that helped stabilize the innings to some extent.

Sohaib Maqsood produced a brisk 21 off 11 deliveries with two fours and one six and was run out off the last ball of the innings.

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