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PSL 2023: Umar Akmal played stormy innings with a strike rate of more than 300

By Arjit - March 06, 2023 12:03 PM

Umar Akmal innings vs Islamabad United: Quetta Gladiators batsman Umar Akmal played a stormy innings against Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League. Umar Akmal scored at a strike rate of over 300 and hit 5 sixes during his innings.

Umar Akmal played a stormy inning against Islamabad United in the 21st match of Pakistan Super League. Umar Akmal scored an unbeaten 43 off just 14 balls, studded with two fours and five sixes, for Quetta Gladiators at the Pindi Club Ground in Rawalpindi. During this, his strike rate was 307.14.

Umran akmal

With the help of Umar Akmal's stormy innings, Quetta Gladiators scored 179 runs losing 6 wickets in 20 overs. Akmal came out to bat in the 17th over of the innings when the Gladiators were 121/5. Fazalhaq Farooqui dismissed Mohammad Nawaz, who scored 52 runs in 44 balls with the help of six fours.

Umar Akmal stormy innings

Umar Akmal started his innings by hitting a six off Farooqui. After this he scored a six and a four. At the end of the 17th over, Akmal was playing for 17 runs in only 4 balls. Farooqi spent 18 runs in this over. Barring this over, Farooqui's bowling spell was excellent, where he took 3 wickets for 25 runs in 4 overs.

However, in the 18th over, Akmal hit a long six off Hasan Ali. And in the 20th over of Faheem Ashraf's innings, Akmal hit two sixes and a four. 21 runs were scored in Ashraf's last over. On the last ball, Akmal ended the innings by hitting a six towards mid-wicket.

Islamabad United won the match However, Umar Akmal's innings backfired as Quetta Gladiators suffered a crushing two-wicket defeat at the hands of Islamabad United with 3 balls to spare. United achieved the target of 180 runs by losing 8 wickets in 19.3 overs thanks to the innings of Colin Munro (29 balls, 5 fours, 4 sixes, 63 runs), and Azam Khan (35) and Faheem Ashraf (39 *). With this victory, Islamabad United have confirmed their place in the playoffs.

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