Pakistan slump to below par 184 against Canada


Pakistan, one of the tournament favourites, slumped to a well below-par 184 off 43 overs against the unfancied Canada in their World Cup Group A match on Thursday.

Winning the toss and taking first use of the pitch, Pakistan could not get their batting rhythm going and lost wickets at regular intervals.

They slumped to 67-4 before Misbah-ul-Haq (37) and top scorer Umar Akmal (48) posted the best partnership of the innings with 73 for the fifth wicket.

Once the stand was broken at 140, the rest of the Pakistan batting collapsed with the last five wickets tumbling for 19 runs unable to cope with the medium-pace and spin combination of Canada.