Akram slams 264 in T20 WC for blind
By Express News Service | Published: 05th December 2012 11:03 AM |
It’s raining records at the T20 World Cup for the Blind. After Ajay K Reddy’s fastest ever ton yesterday for India, it was the turn of Pakistan’s Mohammad Akram to hit a whirlwind 264 in 85 balls and take his team to an invincible total of 366 for 5 wickets. In reply, West Indies was nowhere in the hunt from the word go and ended up at 166 for 8, losing by a huge margin of 200 runs.
Studded with 49 fours and 5 sixers, Akram‘s 264 found the fence nearly every second ball he faced, slaughtering the Windies bowling with utter disdain. “It was one of those days when you connect the ball from the first ball and I guess I was in the zone,” Akram said, adding that he would cherish this knock forever. A B3 category player (partially sighted), his all-round stroke play had class written all over it. Akram has also created another world record – of scoring the maximum runs in boundaries and sixers in an innings – a whopping 226 out of 264 overall: Enough to be known as the Chris Gayle of Blind Cricket.
Akram’s highest score in T20 till date was 75. Thrilled about his new world record score, he however stated his final goal is to win the World Cup for Pakistan.