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Akash Lal      

Full name Akash Lal

Born October 6, 1940, Kapurthala, Punjab

Current age 74 years 50 days

Major teams Delhi, Maharaja of Patiala's XI, Punjab

Batting style Right-hand bat

Relation Father - D Muni Lal, Uncle - D Jagdish Lal, Cousin - J Arun Lal

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 94 149 14 5622 209* 41.64 15 55 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 94 303 6 2/21 50.50 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1957-1976
Profile

Akash Lal was an opening batsman who scored consistently in Indian domestic cricket throughout the 1960s, although his first-class career extended over almost two decades. In 1963-64 he really broke though, scoring his first two hundreds in a season which brought him 672 runs at 48.00, the beginning of a run of eight out of nine seasons in which he averaged more than 40. He began 1964-65 with a career-best 209 not out, and the following season was appointed as Delhi's captain, a role he held for three years. By 1966 he was being talked about as a possible India opener and he was given his chance when selected for Prime Minister's XI against the touring West Indies at Delhi in November 1966. He made 82 and 4 but it was generally believed he struggled against Garry Sobers' spin and that, allied to a dropped catch, did for his hopes. He finished his career playing for Punjab.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Final: Karnataka v Punjab at Ahmedabad - Nov 25
Karnataka won by 156 runs
2nd ODI: India Women v SA Women at Bangalore
Nov 26, 2014 (15:00 local | 09:30 GMT | 04:30 EST | 03:30 CST | 01:30 PST)
CA XI v Indians at Adelaide
Nov 28-29, 2014 (10:30 local | 00:00 GMT | 19:00 EST | 18:00 CST | 16:00 PST)
3rd ODI: India Women v SA Women at Bangalore
Nov 28, 2014 (15:00 local | 09:30 GMT | 04:30 EST | 03:30 CST | 01:30 PST)
Quarter-final: Central Zone v South Zone in India (venue TBA)
Nov 29, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
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