10 Jun 2009

Afridi propels Pakistan into second round

12:03 pm on 10 June 2009

Pakistan's Shahid Afridi has destroyed the Netherlands' Twenty20 cricket World Cup dreams at Lord's with four for 11 from his four overs of leg spin in the final group B match.

The Netherlands needed to score at least 151 to advance to the Super Eight stage at Pakistan's expense but tumbled to 93 all out from 17 overs and three balls to lose by 82 runs.

They had needed to get to within 25 of Pakistan's 175 for five to advance to the second round with England by virtue of their superior run rate after upsetting the tournament hosts.