Akmal's high-speed 73 inspires Trinbago Knight Riders to victory
Pakistan middle-order batsman Umar Akmal anchored his Carribean Premier League (CPL) franchise Trinbago Knight Riders to a three-wicket win against St Lucia Zouks on Tuesday.
The right-handed batsman put up two 50 plus stands with New Zealand's Anton Devcich and West Indian off-spinner Sunil Narine.
With 46 runs to win with three wickets in hand, the 26-year-old hit three sixes and a four in the 17th over of the match to bring Knight Riders into the game.
Kevon Cooper hit the winning runs on the last ball of the penultimate over.
Akmal, who last played for Pakistan during the ICC World T20, remained unbeaten on 73, scoring at a staggering strike rate of 208.