30-Year-Old Bowler Quetta Gladiators
March 21, 2018 Anwar Ali News
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Ali scored 28 not out off 14, including one four and three sixes in Quetta Gladiators' one-run defeat against Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Lahore on Tuesday.
While chasing 157, Gladiators were nearly out of the game before the start of the final over of the match where they needed 25 runs to register an unlikely victory. However, Ali nearly achieved the unthinkable by hitting three sixes and a four on the first five deliveries, but an unfortunate run out ruined his efforts. It was not the first time when Ali did something as spectacular as that, as he also played a match-winning knock for Pakistan in a famous T20I win against Sri Lanka in 2015. The innings was the only bright aspect for Ali in the PSL3, where he only managed to score 66 runs in eight innings at a disappointing average of 11, and claimed just seven wickets in 11 matches at an average of 29.28.
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Fantasy AnalysisAfter sending off Sri Lankan legend Tillakaratne Dilshan in the first innings, Ali nearly achieved the second half century of his T20 career, racking up his final tally in quick succession with the aid of three fours and four sixes. Such a performance is possible due to a 140.98 strike rate in the format, but Ali has only logged 39 innings with the bat in 59 possible T20s. On the other side of the coin, he's a reliable wicket-taker, as his 57 scalps have been nailed down every 20.7 balls.
Fantasy AnalysisAli has factored into all six ODIs in Pakistan's last two series, taking his six wickets every 40 balls to go with a 6.30 economy rate. While the fast bowler has appeared in all 15 ODIs for which he's been selected, he's displayed an amazing prowess with the bat, posting unbeaten scores against both Zimbabwe (38 off 23) and Sri Lanka (29 off 20) in his past two occasions in the crease. Overall, he's averaging 40.00 with a 94.48 strike rate in the format, which substantiates his effectiveness in that regard.