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Fun to continue for Younis Khan
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter


Player:Younis Khan
Event:ICC World Twenty20 2009

DateLine: 10th June 2009

 

Pakistan skipper Younis Khan said he will continue to have fun after his side made sure they enter the ICC World T20 Super Eights.

 

The Dutch who started the tournament with a huge upset beating England in the opening game, needed 151 to knock Pakistan out and join England in the next stage on the basis of a superior net run-rate.

 

The Dutch bowlers again did a decent job by getting Pakistan restricted to 175 giving their batsmen a total of 151 to chase and make it to the next stage.

 

But the batsmen could not repeat what they did against the hosts on Friday night, when they knocked off 163 to thrash England on the same ground. They were eventually skittled for a paltry 93.

 

After Pakistan were soundly beaten by England on Sunday, Younis was almost dismissive of the shorter format, branding it "a fun game".

 

The skipper, who contributed an important 36 from 20 balls, was in a similarly happy-go-lucky mood following their 82-run win.

 

"It`s always good fun. We lost to England and now we are in the Super Eights so we must take it easy about this cricket. It`s good entertainment," he said.

 

"Everybody follows Twenty20 these days and the good thing about it is it is changing every single over.

 

"If you lose a couple of wickets in an over you could lose quite easily. But if you get 20-25 runs from an over you can be on your way quite easily. You need energy whether you are batting, bowling and fielding.

 

Younis said that his team is well known for being slow starters and he hoped of such performances in every game.

 

"Everybody knows we are slow starters, we are always like that and I hope we have performances like that in every game."


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