Abid Ali registers the highest score by a Pakistan batsman in List A cricket
His team Islamabad won the encounter against Peshawar by 233 runs.
Updated - Feb 6, 2018 7:29 pm
Pakistan’s domestic batsman Abid Ali played a massive record unbeaten innings in which he amassed 209 runs in just 156 balls, which includes 24 fours and five sixes. He recorded the explosive knock for Islamabad against Peshawar in the ongoing National One-Day Cup in Peshawar. This is also the highest score registered in List A cricket by a Pakistani batsman.
Ali has so far featured in 73 List A matches and has scored 2118 runs at a decent average of 32.09, which includes 18 half-centuries and two centuries. Apart from his domestic numbers in limited-overs cricket, he has also played 93 first-class games in which he has recorded 5710 runs, that goes with the tally of 25 half-centuries and 13 hundreds, with the career-best score of 231 runs. The domestic cricketer would want to continue his great run in the following matches of the tournament as well to keep the momentum going and it might as well land him a national call-up.
Ali went past the likes of Khalid Latif and Kamran Akmal
Ali now holds the record for scoring the most number of runs in a single List A game by a Pakistani batsman. He overcame the monumental knock played by Mohammad Ali in which he scored 207 runs in 2005. With his remarkable knock, the 30-year-old Abid also went past the experienced Pakistani duo of Khalid Latif and Kamran Akmal. Latif had scored unbeaten 204 against Quetta in a domestic competition in 2009, while Akmal recently scored a double-hundred in 2018.
In the match, Peshawar won the toss and opted to field first. Islamabad top-order went on to register a mammoth first innings total of 374 runs, as Ali led the charge with his majestic double-hundred. In reply, the Peshawar team lost wickets at regular intervals due to which they were eventually bowled out for 141 runs. Thus, they suffered a heavy loss by 233 runs in the encounter.
Islamabad: 374/1 after 50 overs ( Shan Masood 71, Abid Ali 209*)
Peshawar: 141 after 38 overs ( Nabi Gul 42; Shahid Yousuf 3/8)
Islamabad won by 233 runs