APL 2018: Match 7, Balkh Legends vs Paktia Panthers – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during Balkh Legends’ first loss of the tournament.

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Balkh Legends faced their first defeat of the tournament as they went down against Paktia Panthers by 37 runs in a high-scoring game. Paktia posted a big total of 204/4 in their 20 overs with Cameron Delport scoring an unbeaten 70 off 48 balls. Contributions from other end helped Paktia to post a 200+ total.

Chasing a big total, Balkh made 38 in only 2.3 overs with Chris Gayle smashing a couple out of the park on his APL debut. However, the Pakita bowlers pull back to dismiss the dangerous Internationals in the opposition captain and helped their team to climb to the top spot in the points table.


All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during Balkh Legends’ first loss of the tournament:

9 – Paktia Panthers hit 18 sixes but only nine fours during their innings. These are the joint second fewest number of fours for a team in a T20 innings where they hit 17 sixes and more. Delhi Daredevils hit eight fours when they hit as many as 20 sixes against Gujarat Lions in the 2017 IPL game.

18 – Number of sixes Paktia Panthers hit during their innings. These are the most number of maximums a team has hit in a single T20 innings in UAE. In this process, they surpassed the 15 sixes hit by Kabul Zwanan against them in the opening game of this tournament.

19 – A total of 19 fours and 28 sixes were hit in this game by both the teams. Only one T20 game has witnessed over 26 sixes despite less than 20 fours were hit. The RCB-CSK IPL game this year witnessed 33 sixes but only 18 fours.

28 – The 28 sixes hit in this game are the second most number of sixes in a Twenty20 match in UAE. The first game of this tournament between Kabul Zwanan and Paktia Panthers witnessed a record 29 sixes.

52.94 – Percentage of Paktia’s total coming in sixes. This is the third highest percentage of team’s runs coming in sixes in a T20 inning. (Min: 200 runs)

Rangpur Riders had 61.17% of runs coming in sixes when they hit 21 of them while amassing 206/1 against Dhaka Dynamites in last year’s BPL game. 56.08% of runs came in sixes for Daredevils when they hit 20 sixes to score 214/3 against GL in 2017.

3005 – Mohammad Shahzad became the first player from Afghanistan to complete 3000 runs in the Twenty20 format. He reached the milestone when he was batting on 37. Shahzad completed 100 appearances in this format during the previous game.

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