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Umar Akmal blasts Punjab with a 108-ball 136

Umar Akmal blasts Punjab with a 108-ball 136

Since ages, the dynamic batsman Umar Akmal has been a problematic child of Pakistan Cricket. After a strong show in the last edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), he was installed in the national team but wasn’t able to deliver as he threw away some golden chances of booking England’s ticket.

Nevertheless, Pakistan Cup is another platform where all the players can grab the attention of the selectors and the 28-year old cricketer has started the tournament in no uncertain terms. The opening game of the 50-over domestic tournament witnessed the Quetta Gladiators player smashing the Punjab’s bowlers to all parts of the ground.

Coming into bat in a precarious position as Balochistan was reeling at 66-3, the Lahore born batsman rescued his team by smashing a stunning century. The superlative batting performance of 121 runs included 6 sizzling fours and 5 towering sixes which came in a pressure run-chase. As a result, the explosive cricketer bagged the player of the match award for his heroics.