Canada bowl out Pakistan for just 184 (Lead)

March 3rd, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Colombo, March 3 (IANS) Medium pacer Harvir Baidwan took three wickets as minnows Canada bowled out Pakistan for just 184 runs in 43 overs in their World Cup Pool A match at the R Premadasa Stadium here Thurday.

Making good use of the overcast conditions, the 23-year-old Chandigarh-born Baidwan bowled at a good line and length to get rid of opener Ahmed Shehzad (12), Younis Khan (6) and Saeed Ajmal and gave Canada a realistic chance of causing an upset.

Pakistan, who went into the match with impressive wins against Kenya and Sri Lanka, were completely out of touch as the batsmen kept throwing away their wickets.

Young middle-order batsman Umar Akmal (48) and vice captain Misbah-ul-Haq (37) were the only batters who managed to spend some time at the crease while extras (24) were the third highest scorer. Skipper Shahid Afridi chipped in with 20 off 17 balls.

Jimmy Hansra (2-23), Rizwan Cheema (2-33) and Balaji Rao (2-50) were the other wicket-takers for Canada, who lost their first two World Cup matches against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe by huge margins.

Pakistan lost their first four wickets for 67 by the 16th over but Umar and Misbah gave the innings some stability with a 73-run partnership from 117 balls for the fifth wicket . But after the fall of Umar and Misbah, things fell apart from Pakistan. They lost their last four wickets for just three runs.

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