CPL T20: Three half-centuries in a row for Saim Ayub

Pakistan’s young batsman, Saim Ayub, has been making waves in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) with his outstanding performances. Ayub, a talented left-handed opener, has notably scored three consecutive half-centuries in the ongoing tournament.

In his latest remarkable achievement, Ayub played an electrifying innings, smashing 85 runs off just 53 balls for the Guyana Amazon Warriors in their match against the Jamaica Tallawahs on Wednesday.

During this explosive inning, he struck five boundaries and an equal number of sixes. Ayub’s heroics played a pivotal role in Guyana’s convincing seven-wicket victory as they successfully chased down a target of 153 runs.

In the overall statistics for CPL 2023, Ayub leads the charts as the top run-scorer with an impressive total of 288 runs. He boasts an outstanding average of 48 and a remarkable strike-rate of 157. Furthermore, he shares the distinction of hitting the most sixes in the CPL, with a tally of 20. Ayub’s exceptional performances have earned him the Player of the Match award in three consecutive matches.

Ayub’s exceptional form extends beyond his recent performance; he had previously scored fifties in matches against the Barbados Royals (58 off 35) and the Trinbago Knight Riders (62 off 43).

It’s worth noting that Saim Ayub has participated in eight T20I matches during his relatively short international career for Pakistan, debuting in March of this year against Afghanistan. In these T20Is, he has accumulated 123 runs in seven innings, with his highest score being 49.

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