Sunday, May 3, 2009

Five centuries, two half-centuries

That's what Kamran Akmal's ODI stats read. This really has to be one of the strangest statistics ever:

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 99 84 12 1918 124 26.63 2262 84.79 5 2 221 19 102 15

(table from Cricinfo)

I've not been a fan of Akmal because of his general sloppiness behind the stumps, but his batting has warranted his position. To turn 50s into 100s at a rate of 71% - that's amazing.

Well done to him, and to Pakistan for a well-played and thoroughly deserved win today!

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  1. Q said...

    His conversion rate in tests is pretty similar too - 6 100s and 8 50s..

    Shows that he converts more often than not.

    U want to know something stranger about Kamran Akmal:

    Each of those 7 ODIs in which Akmal has hit a 50+ score, Pakistan have won.

    His knock today is the highest score by a keeper against Australia in an ODI.

    He is only the 3rd keeper to score a 100 against Aus in an ODI.

    His 5 centuries are only behind Sanga and Gilchrist among keepers in ODIs..

    Go figure ;-)

  2. life_in_binary said...

    it was a beautifully crafted knock! and his cover drives are a treat to watch!

    i vote for him batting at number 4! above the likes of Misbah's and Malik's!

    and Q, he didnt do a bad job behind stumps as well through out the series!

  3. Q said...

    Thats true LIB.. his keeping was surprisingly decent this time round..

    And the knock - I agree.. stupendous!

  4. David Barry said...

    Also one of his ODI fifties was a not-out.

  5. Q said...

    Cheers DB :-)

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