23 Dec 2010

Pakistan lose tour warmup match to Auckland

6:12 pm on 23 December 2010

Pakistan's cricketers have been beaten by five wickets in their Twenty20 warmup match after Auckland dismisssed them for only 90 in the 18th over at Colin Maiden Park.

The Pakistani bowlers out-performed the batsmen but Auckland reached the target in the 14th over.

Michael Bates got the hosts off to a great start after they sent Pakistan in, taking two wickets in his first over and finishing with four.

New Zealand play Pakistan at Eden Park on Sunday afternoon in the first of three Twenty20 matches.