Umar Akmal © AFP
Umar Akmal (left) scored his second century in ODI cricket © AFP


Fatullah: Feb 28, 2014


Statistical highlights of the Asia Cup match between Pakistan and Afghanistan.


# Mohammad Hafeez (3/29) recorded his best bowling performance at the Asia Cup.


# Hafeez’s bowling record in ODIs in Bangladesh is excellent. He has captured 14 wickets at an average of 21.42 in ten matches.


# Ahmed Shehzad (50) recorded his maiden fifty at the Asia Cup. He has registered three hundreds and five fifties in a winning cause — four centuries and six fifties overall in ODIs.


# Misbah-ul-Haq posted his second duck as captain — his fifth in Limited-Overs Internationals.


# On both the occasions, Misbah was ‘run-out’ without facing a ball and became the first captain to be dismissed twice in this way in ODIs. Wasim Akram and Ricky Ponting were dismissed once each in this fashion.


# Pakistan have won both their games versus Afghanistan in ODIs — by seven wickets at Sharjah on February 10, 2012 and by 72 runs at Fatullah on February 27, 2014.


# Umar Akmal (102 not out off 89 balls) has equalled his highest score in ODIs. He had recorded an unbeaten 102 off 72 balls vs Sri Lanka at Colombo (RPS) on August 7, 2009.


# Umar has registered both his hundreds in a winning cause in ODIs. He became the first Pakistani wicketkeeper to post a hundred at the Asia Cup. Kumar Sangakkara has recorded three and one each by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rahul Dravid as wicketkeeper at the Asia Cup.


# Kamran Akmal is the only other Pakistani wicketkeeper to post hundreds (five) as a wicketkeeper in ODIs.


# For Pakistan, six centuries have been recorded by number six batsmen in ODIs. Umar Akmal and Shahid Afridi have registered two hundreds each and Abdul Razzaq and Mohammad Yousuf have recorded one each.


# Akmal has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the sixth time in ODIs.


# Samiullah Shenwari, with 35 wickets at 25.48 runs apiece in 29 matches, is the top wicket-taker for Afghanistan in ODIs.


# Dawlat Zadran (10-0-73-2) is the first Afghanistan bowler to concede 70 runs or more in an ODI.


# For Pakistan, an opening partnership of fifty or more has been registered in 11 ODIs.