LAHORE -- As many as 190 sixes and 484 fours were smashed over 10 days of cricket during the recently concluded National T20 Cup at Faisalabad's Iqbal Stadium.
Batsmen from Northern, the title winners, hit 30 per cent of the sixes, thanks to Asif Ali. The hard-hitting middle-order batsman hit 19 off his side's 56 sixes, with 10 of them coming in an innings, said the information made available here on Friday by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Runner-up Balochistan struck 109 fours, which were the most by any side in the tournament.
The batsmen's domination continued over the course of 18 matches as 5,448 runs were scored as 26 half-centuries and two centuries - both from Central Punjab batsmen Babar Azam and Ahmed Shehzad - were cracked.
Boasting a star-studded bowling lineup which included Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Imad Wasim, Musa Khan and Haris Rauf, Northern were expected to be the strongest bowling unit of the tournament.
They lived up to their reputation taking the most number of wickets for a team with 59 scalps. Overall, 221 wickets were taken in the tournament.
Reviewing his team's performance, Northern captain Imad Wasim said: "Our batting and bowling was way ahead of the other teams and to win such tournaments all members of the side need to rise to the occasion...