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Pakistan made an encouraging start to their tour of India, comfortably brushing aside the challenge of Delhi, cruising to a seven-wicket win in their warm up match for the one-day international series that follows.

By restricting Delhi to 213 for nine, they assumed control of the match before a half-century from Salman Butt and contributions from Imran Nazir and Misbah-ul-Haq helped them home.

Wickets were shared around the side, with Younus Khan picking up two for 25 with one each for Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul, Fawad Alam and Shahid Afridi.

Rajat Bhatia hit 75 and Shikhar Dhawan 52 as no other batsman could get past 16 and three run outs blighted their chances.

Imran Nazir then hit a swift 34 from 22 balls to ignite the Pakistan run chase after Kamran Akmal (five) had been dismissed early on.

Butt, who lost his place in the side during the South Africa series, then made 83 before retiring, by which time Pakistan were well on course for the win. Misbah-ul-Haq was dismissed for a patient 39 from 93 balls before Yasir Hameed (33 not out) and Fawad Alam (10 not out) guided Pakistan to victory.

The first one-day international takes place on Monday, in Guwahati.
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younis khan was a surprise i think he bowled quite well
 
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