Misbah-ul-Haq is proving that why he is the captain and the most reliable batsman in the Pakistan cricket team. After a fabulous ODI series against West Indies Misbah-ul-Haq is now showing his talent in Caribbean Premier League T20. In last match against Guyana Amazon Warriors Misbah-ul-Haq resulted as the main reason for the win of St Lucia Zouks. Misbah played an unbeaten innings of 49 runs of just 33 balls and carried his side to victory in 19.3 overs.
After winning the toss St Lucia Zouks elected to field first. While playing first the Guyana Amazon Warriors scored 126 runs in 20 overs after losing 6 wickets. S Shillingford from St Lucia team took 3 wickets in his 5 overs by giving 23 runs.
Misbah Proves his T20 game in CPL T20 2013
In reply to this the St Lucia Zouks started the innings by losing quick wickets of Tamim Iqbal and Gibbs. Misbah-ul-Haq as always stayed on the wicket and continued to score runs while the wickets kept falling on the other side. Andre Fletcher contributed with a good knock of 23 runs off 34 balls before losing his wicket to Deonarine. Devon Smith stayed on the wicket with Misbah and scored 24 runs in a partnership of 46 runs among them before he was run out by Ramdin. St Lucia looked out of the match after losing Albie Morkel through run out without facing a single ball. After 16.1 overs St Lucia Zouks lost 5 wickets on just 88 runs. Then captain Darren Sammy and Misbah guided the to to the victory.
Darren Sammy scored 21 runs of just 9 balls along with Misbah’s 49 runs. Both players remained not out and secured the victory for their team with 3 balls to go.
In the last over St Lucia Zouks required10 runs to win. Misbah-ul-Haq hit two consecutive sixes to his national team fellow Muhammad Hafeez to finish the match in style. Misbah fell just one run short of a well deserved 50. Due to his match winning performance Misbah-ul-Haq was declared as Man of the Match.
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