Country name is singular ..grammar

@Manasha (2308)
Pondicherry, India
September 17, 2012 7:51am CST
FOr example, while I was watching cricket I noticed the following. Pakistan need 127 runs from 100 balls Is it correct form of statement? I studied that the country name is singular and hence I thought Pakistan needs 127 runs from 100 balls Sir, AM i correct?
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@else22 (4319)
• India
17 Sep 12
The sentence is correct.Pakistan is country and it seems that there should be 'needs' instead of 'need'.But here the word 'PAKISTAN' is taken as a team consisting of eleven players.It means the eleven players of Pakistan need to score 127 runs from 100 balls.Hence the statement is correct.The eleven players of that country 'need' to score 127 runs from 100 balls.
@Manasha (2308)
• Pondicherry, India
17 Sep 12
is it correct to say Pakistan tries to avoid the problem