ICC World Twenty20: Umar Akmal stars in Pakistan's win over Australia

Written by Associated Press | Bangladesh | Updated: Mar 24 2014, 00:49am hrs
Umar Akmal struck a career-best 94 Sunday as Pakistan beat Australia by 16 runs in their World Twenty20 group 2 match.

Put into bat by Australia, Pakistan scored an intimidating 191-5 and then dismissed Australia for 175 in 20 overs.

Umar Akmal struck nine fours and four sixes during his sixth half-century. He shared a 96-run third-wicket stand with older brother Kamran Akmal, who scored a run-a-ball 31.

Pakistan, which lost its opening game to India by seven wickets, was given a scare by Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch who produced stroke-filled half centuries.

Maxwell raced to 74 off 33 balls with seven fours and six sixes while Finch made 65 from 54 with seven fours and two sixes.