ICC World Twenty20: Unbelievable Umar Akmal impresses skipper Mohammad Hafeez

Umar Akmal's 94 off just 54 took Pakistan to 191 - a total that Australia failed to bring down in their ICC World Twenty20 match. Skipper Mohammad Hafeez praised the knock and called Umar Akmal a match winner.

updated: March 23, 2014 19:50 IST
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Mirpur: Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez was pleased with the performance of his spinners on Sunday and was effusive in his praise for Umar Akmal for his match-winning 54-ball 94 which set up their 16-run victory over Australia in the ICC World Twenty20 here. (Scorecard | Highlights)

Put into bat, Umar blasted a breathtaking 94 laced with nine boundaries and four sixes to power Pakistan to 191 for five in their stipulated 20 overs.

All-rounder Glenn Maxwell then conjured up hopes of a successful run-chase for Australia as he smashed a devastating 33-ball 74 but Pakistani spinners brought their team back into the game with some good bowling.

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