Monday, July 6, 2009

Umar Akmal Continues to Impress

Pakistan A lost their 2nd test against Australia A in Townsville but not before Umar Akmal had posted his second century in as many games on tour.

Continuing on from his match saving 100 in the previous test, Umar played another outstanding knock scoring 129 in Pakistan A's 1st innings, leading them to a sizeable first innings lead.

Umar's knock was again an aggressive one as he scored at a strike rate of almost 90 with 14 boundaries and 3 sixes.

This was Umar's 5th first class hundred in his 26th game.

Not many Pakistani batsmen have done well in Australia; Umar's performance down under is heartening to say the least.

I don't remember the last time a Pakistani batsmen hit 2 consecutive hundreds in Australia - in an international match or otherwise.

Umar has done so and that too against a more than decent looking attack including the likes of Doug Bollinger, Jason Krejza, and Clint McKay.

He is definitely one to watch for the future.

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  1. Stani Army said...

    Good initial call Q!

    He's looking very exciting. What impresses me most is not his high scores, but the strike rates he does them in!

  2. Q said...

    Exactly Stani.. I saw him bat briefly during the U19 World Cup last year where he didn't do too well.. he got out mostly trying to do an Afridi.. if he can curb that instinct he could be a big player for the future...

  3. skroegerj said...

    Before you create a new post on Umar Akmal I thought I'd notify you that Umar Akmal has scored a century (104) in the opening ODI of the tour, currently in progress as well! I can't wait for the day he makes it to the senior side. Does anyone have any videos of his batting??

  4. Q said...


    Yep I followed the game.. will write abt it in a bit.. thanx for sharing the info..

    I'll look up some videos and c if I can find any..

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