Lahore - Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal Wednesday became country’s third batsman to score a double hundred in a list A match with a blistering 200 for Wapda against HBL at Niaz Stadium of Hyderabad.

Kamran smashed four sixes and 27 fours to score 200 off 148 balls to help his team chase a target of 315 in the 46th over with 7 wickets remaining. The out-of-favour wicket-keeper batsman reached the magical figure of 200 in 147 deliveries before being stumped on the next ball by wicketkeeper Jamal Anwar off Zohaib’s delivery.

He is the third Pakistani after Mohammad Ali and Khalid Latif to score a double ton in a list A match. Ali scored 207 for Pakistan Customs in Sialkot against DHA while Khalid scored an unbeaten 204 for Karachi against Quetta in 2009. Kamran is also the second quickest Pakistani to complete a double century in a list A match. With completing a double ton off 147, he’s jointly the 11th quickest to do so along with India’s legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar. The 35-year-old batsman stroked 27 boundaries in his innings on Wednesday which is the most by a Pakistani batsman in a list A match and the sixth most overall.

Kamran looks to be in the best form of his career at the moment and has been scoring big runs in each format of domestic cricket, knocking doors of the selectors for another chance. He was the top scorer in the National T20 Tournament, scoring 432 runs in eight innings. He also smashed the country’s highest T20 score, 150 during the tournament. After the match, Kamran had indicated that he was ready to play as a genuine opener for Pakistan team, if a chance is given to him by the selectors.

SUMMARIZED SCORES:

HBL: 314-8 in 47 overs (Ahmed Shahzad 110, 107 balls, 14x4s, Imran Farhat 63, 63 balls, 6x4s, Zohaib Khan 59, 46 balls, 5x4s, 1x6, Ramiz Aziz 43, 38 balls, 3x4s, Zahid Mansoor 4-52, Muhammad Irfan 2-55, Waqas Maqsood 2-57)

WAPDA: 318-3 in 45.1 overs (Kamran Akmal 200, 148 balls, 27x4s, 4x6s, Salman Butt 59, 59 balls, 10x4s, Aamir Sajjad 40*, 55 balls, 3x4s, Muhammad Bilal 2-53)

RESULT: WAPDA WON BY 7 WICKETS

AT NBP STADIUM, KARACHI:

KRL: 177-10 in 48 overs (Nouman Ali 31, 32 balls, 2x4s, Hasan Raza 23, 39 balls, 2x4s, Junaid Ali 21, 37 balls, 1x4, Jaahid Ali 20, 44 balls, 2x4s, Bilal Asif 3-43, Kamran Ghulam 2-36)

NBP: 168-10 in 47.4 overs (Usama Ali 40, 85 balls, 5x4s, Kamran Ghulam 36, 53 balls, 3x4s, 1x6, Hamza Paracha 32, 63 balls, 4x4s, Raza Hasan 20*, 42 balls, 1x4, Sadaf Hussain 3-22, Ali Shafiq 2-30)

RESULT: KRL WON BY 9 RUNS

AT STATE BANK GROUND, KARACHI:

PTV: 253-8 in 50 overs (Nihal Mansoor 58, 66 balls, 5x6s, Saud Shakeel 41, 39 balls, 2x4s, 3x6s, Hasan Raza 39, 53 balls, 1x4, 1x6, Hasan Mohsin 28, 37 balls, 1x4, 1x6, Taimoor Khan 27, 49 balls, 3x4s, Muhammad Irfan 26, 21 balls, 2x4s, Muhammad Abbas 2-33, Imran Khalid 2-27)

SNGPL: 244-10 in 44.3 overs (Asad Shafiq 75, 89 balls, 6x4s, 1x6, Hussain Talat 70, 55 balls, 7x4s, 2x6s, Khurram Shahzad 32, 52 balls, Imran Khalid 25, 26 balls, 3x4s, Athar Mahmood 5-28, Saud Shakeel 3-41)

RESULT: PTV WON BY 9 RUNS

AT UBL GROUND NO 1, KARACHI:

UBL: 265-8 in 50 overs (Umar Akmal 82, Ashiq Ali 41*, 80 balls, 4x4s, Saad Ali 38, 46 balls, 2x4s, 1x6, Muhammad Asghar 27, 11 balls, 4x4s, 1x6, Kashif Bhatti 2-27, Usama Mir 2-66, Adnan Ghous 2-68)

SSGC: 212-10 in 46.1 overs (Sami Arshad 88, 105 balls, 7x4s, 1x6, Fawad Alam 47, 67 balls, 4x4s, Umar Amin 36, 49 balls, 7x4s, Muhammad Asghar 4-31, Sohaib Maqsood 2-32)

RESULT: UBL WON BY 53 RUNS