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

Mar 23 2014, 19:19 IST
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SummaryICC World Twenty20: Umar Akmal struck nine fours and four sixes during his sixth half-century.

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.



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