Pak done in by poor outcricket

When 42 out of 165 for four, Elliott pushed Mohammad Aamer towards cover, where Younis put down the simplest of chances. Elliott kicked on in Daniel Vettori’s company to steer the Kiwis home.

Younis has played the last three games with a hairline crack, and had little hesitation in admitting that he was trying to prevent further damage to his right little finger. “I was saving the finger,” the Pakistani skipper confessed. “The dropped catch was very crucial -- it was a simple one but I just dropped it. Maybe if I had taken it, things would’ve changed. It’s the broken finger, more than anything, but I am not worried about dropping that catch.”
Pakistan buckled under pressure, not putting enough runs on the board, missing some run-out chances and bowling a spate of no-balls.

“In semis and finals, you need some luck -- a good catch, a good run out, an umpiring thing. We didn’t get any, so we lost. Overall, we fought as a team, but in both batting Power Plays, we lost out. We didn’t bat well or bowl well during that period.”

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