This is Umar Akmal’s show for you. One of the few responsible innings he has played up to date. A blistering one, Lions have roared and announced themselves on the platform. Umar Finishes the match with 38* off 14, there were some nerves developing towards the end of the chase but Umar’s big hits has made sure Lions won with more than over to spare
“This Lions side could be really formidable and change Pakistan’s relationship with the CLT20, with Jamshed, Shehzad, Akmal and Hafeez, and then Wahab Riaz and Cheema. They bowl, fielded & batted really well and clearly deserve to win today.
Mumbai was restricted to 136 with some good bowling spells specially by cheema whose opening spell was devastating took 2 quick wickets at the top from there MI never came back.
It was a small target specially in lights of Ahmed shehzad, nasir jamshed, Hafeez and umar akmal. SHehzad was to scorer with 38 runs, he and nasir put a 50 runs opening partnership.
The top order had been a point of concern through the IPL for Mumbai and those same concerns followed them to the Champions League and will dent them in coming games aswell.
Mohammad Hafeez Lion captain said, “I think bowlers did their job, the later overs were very good, everyone bowled well,I knew one good partnership would make the difference, and Umar Akmal was exceptional”