South Africa defeat Pakistan to win Super Sixes

Pakistan's Kamran Akmal plays a shot against South Africa. -Photo by AFP

KARACHI: South Africa beat defending champions Pakistan by 37 runs in the final of the Hong Kong Super Sixes tournament at Kowloon Cricket Club in Hong Kong, DawnNews reported on Sunday.

Pakistan won the toss and elected to field after which they were set a target of 143 runs by the Proteas which they could not reach despite Umar Akmal's 55 runs and Kamran Akmal's 35.

Earlier, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by five wickets in the semi-final. Sri Lanka, batting first, had set a target of 99 runs for Pakistan which it achieved losing just one wicket.

Belligerent batting by the Akmal brothers helped Pakistan reached its target with five balls to spare. Umar Akmal hit five consecutive sixes to take his team to victory while scoring 36 runs off 10 balls. The elder Akmal, Kamran, scored 34 runs off seven deliveries.

In the other matches of the day, Pakistan lost against South Africa and won its match against Hong Kong.

South Africa bowling first restricted Pakistan to 81 runs and successfully chased the target. Umar Akmal scored 36 runs and took two wickets in the match.

In its other match with Hong Kong Pakistan set a target of 96 runs for Hong Kong to win. Hong Kong got off to a bad start which led to its defeat against the defending champions.

Previously in the tournament on Saturday, Pakistan beat India and India to qualify for the tournament's semi finals.

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Comments (8) Closed

Ravindra sanap
Oct 30, 2012 03:35am
Not a single recognised face in indian team.
Super Six
Oct 28, 2012 02:02pm
So how is India doing? Only one time Champ!
Oct 28, 2012 11:07am
what a useless format. one dimensional and extremely boring
Ghalib Khan
Oct 29, 2012 10:31am
why shouldn't he be worried about India you being here shows you are worried about Pakistan
Oct 28, 2012 04:42pm
Dont worry about India.. worry about yourself..
Oct 29, 2012 01:14pm
so am i. i am a Pakistani as well. just goes on to show how presumptuous we have become . i just said the format is boring and every body is ready to believe that i am an Indian ,lol.
Oct 29, 2012 04:53am
LOL...good one. Indians are always cry babies when they lose at something.
Oct 29, 2012 02:04am
I agree with Skeptic this format sucks ----btw I am from Pakistan just in case :)