Umar Akmal's 102 of 89 balls helped set up a 72-run win for Pakistan against Afghanistan in an Asia Cup tie at Fatullah. Akmal's match-winning hundred is the sixth hundred to be recorded by a wicketkeeper in Asia Cup history. Here are few other statistical highlights from the game:
# Pakistan have won both their ODIs vs Afghanistan - by seven wickets at Sharjah on February 10, 2012 and by 72 runs at Fatullah on February 27, 2014.
# Umar Akmal (102 not out off 89 balls) has emulated his highest score in ODIs. He had made an unbeaten 102 off 72 balls vs Sri Lanka at Colombo (RPS) on August 7, 2009. These are his only two hundreds in ODIs.
# Akmal is the first Pakistani wicketkeeper to record a hundred at the Asia Cup. Kumar Sangakkara has registered three and Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rahul Dravid one each as wicketkeeper at the Asia Cup.
# Apart from Akmal, only Kamran Akmal has recorded hundreds (five) as a wicketkeeper for Pakistan in ODIs.
# Six hundreds have been registered by Pakistan's number six batsmen in ODIs. Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal have posted two each while Abdul Razzaq and Mohammad Yousuf have registered one each.
# Akmal has got his sixth Man of the Match award in ODIs - his first against Afghanistan.
# Ahmed Shehzad (50) has posted his maiden fifty at the Asia Cup, surpassing the 28 vs Sri Lanka at Fatullah on February 25, 2014.
# Ahmed Shehzad has recorded four hundreds and six fifties in ODIs.
# Misbah-ul-Haq has recorded his second duck as captain - his fifth in ODIs. Both his ducks as captain were 'run-out' dismissals - without facing a single ball. He is the first captain to be dismissed twice in this fashion in ODIs. Ricky Ponting and Wasim Akram were dismissed once each.
# Afghanistan bowler Samiullah Shenwari, with 35 wickets at an average of 25.48 in 29 matches, is the leading wicket-taker for Afghanistan in ODIs.
# Medium pacer Dawlat Zadran (10-0-73-2) has earned a dubious distinction by conceding most runs in an innings by an Afghanistan bowler in ODIs.
# Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez (3/29) has produced his best bowling figures at the Asia Cup.
# For the first time in eleven ODIs, a partnership of fifty or more has been recorded for the first wicket for Pakistan.
(Stats courtesy Rajesh Kumar)