Gul leads superb Pakistan bowling in final v India

JOHANNESBURG, Sep 24 (Reuters) A superb all-round bowling performance by Pakistan, led by Umar Gul, restricted India to 157 for five in the Twenty20 World Cup final today.

Gul took three for 28 in his four overs and India never managed to break free from Pakistan's tight bowling and fielding.

The tall seamer landed the vital wickets of Yuvraj Singh, caught and bowled for 14 off 19 balls, Mahendra Dhoni, bowled for six, and Gautam Gambhir, caught at short fine-leg for 75.

Opener Gambhir batted through the first 18 overs, stroking eight fours and two sixes and needed only 54 balls for his fluent innings which give India's total some respectability.

Rohit Sharma scored 30 not out in 16 balls in the closing overs to take India past 150.

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Story first published: Monday, September 24, 2007, 19:35 [IST]
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