BANGALORE: A belligerent Pakistan Tuesday mauled West Indies by 200 runs in the league tie of the T20 World Cup for the blind, with its star batsman Mohammad Akram setting a record in the tournament by scoring 264 runs off just 85 balls.
Winning the toss and opting to bat, Pakistan piled up a mammoth 366 for five wickets and choked Windies to 166 runs for eight wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.
Studded with a record 49 hits to the boundary and five sixes, Akram, who has partial vision, slaughtered the Windies attack with disdain, as he smashed every second ball to the fence and set an invincible target to the Caribbeans.
“It was one of those days when I could connect the ball from the word go. Its a knock I would cherish for life, as 226 runs came from 49 4s and five 6s,” Man of the Match Akram told reporters after the one-side match, played under a cloudy sky and damp weather at the Central College grounds in the city centre.
At the same time, Akram, whose highest score in T20 till date was 75, lauded Windies for tight fielding, which prevented him from scoring a triple hundred and setting another world record.
“I wish I could score the tournament’s first triple hundred but for some good fielding by Windies players. I will aim to get past 300 in the next game though my final goal is to win the World Cup for Pakistan,” Akram asserted.
Congratulation Pakistan, They are the actual Heros we should be proud of them !
I know they cannot read this but, I am Truly proud of you all, May Allah Bless you all.
Long Live Pakistan , Farhan Imaan CEO INCPak