June 9, 2009

Pakistan has confirmed to play Super Eight Twenty20, 2009

The teams which will play in the second round, super-eight of the ICC World Twenty20 in 2009. Today, there is an important match between Pakistan and Netherlands after encounter it will be final that that are being qualified for the next round where 8 teams will take on each other by dividing into two sections. 7 names are confirmed and the 8th position is still empty. The listed names are India-Ireland from group A, Sri Lanka-West Indies from Group C and New Zealand-South Africa are from Group D. Although England has confirmed its position, second team from here still on pending.


When I was writing on this article Pakistan was on the way for super eight. Netherlands already has lost 8 wickets to over come the target of Pakistan that it scored 175 runs in the first innings. It is confirmed the Pakistan will dominated in the next round.


Two test playing countries have wiped out form the list. Among them limited over champions Australia and Bangladesh there too. The New team Ireland has made its position with quality. Although Netherlands fought a lot eligible for super eight, event they beat host England but Pakistan demolished their dream at the last match. Pakistan spinner Shahid Afridi’s aggressive bowling could not built any strong base. He also scored 13 runs.


Losing to England, Pakistan felt in big pressure for the next round. Netherlands lead the group because they beat England in first match of the Twenty20 second season. This was a big challenge for Pak team and was not way to add big runs on the score board. Wining toss, Pakistan elected to bat first and scored 175 runs. Netherlands could not overtake the challenge of 151 runs that was qualified runs for them and lost all wickets just adding 91 runs.