The Pakistan vice captain is making a bit of a nuisance of himself to the opposition with the wicket keeper doing his bit as well to put India under pressure in the highly anticipated India v Pakistan match in the Asia Cup 2010 at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium in Sri Lanka.
Salman Butt dented Indian hopes rather early in the match with a stroke knock of seventy-one runs as the openers made a good start to the proceedings. The Indians, on their part, struggled, especially with Ashish Nehra becoming rather expensive.
With Shoaib Mallik sent in at no.3, Pakistan looked to be building on the foundation and even when Mallik was dismissed by Zaheer Khan for thirty-nine runs that caused a wobble in the middle order, the happiness in the Indian camp was short lived.
Kamran Akmal came out and the perfect cameo knock, sweetly timed run flowing shots, and finding the boundary ropes with ease as three sixes thudded off his bat in his innings of fifty-one. Although he perished to a similar attempt and Praveen Kumar ended up with three wickets, Pakistan had recovered by then to post a competitive total of 267, enough to set up a juicy encounter between Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir against Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Aamer.
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