India, Kiwis fall to Sri Lanka, Pak in respective World T20 warm-ups
Pakistan and Sri Lanka have defeated New Zealand and India respectively in their warm-up matches ahead of the Super-10 round of the World T20 tournament on Monday in Bangladesh.
Although New Zealand took the game at Dhaka's Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, they however, could not help Pakistan winning by six wickets and managed to struggle to 145 for nine in their 20 overs, Stuff.co.nz reports.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka beat India by five runs in their T20 warm-up at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, stopping India on their way to a run chase of 154 on a dark looking pitch that did not aid strokeplay.
Captain Brendon McCullum was the best of the New Zealand's batsmen with his 59 not out being the mature, composed innings he is becoming known for, the report added.
Meanwhile, reports mentioned that India's Mohammad Shami impressed with his spectacular catch of Kushal Perera by flinging himself and latching onto Perera's shot off the bowling of Varun Aaron to cut short a threatening innings.
(Posted on 18-03-2014)