The 2011 Hong Kong Cricket Sixes was the 17th edition of the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes that took place at Kowloon Cricket Club, Hong Kong. The main objective of this tournament was to promote the beautiful game of cricket in the region so that more fans could be attracted towards cricket.
It was the big match between arch-rivals Pakistan and India that was played on 29th October 2011. After electing to bat first, Pakistan started off in a whirlwind fashion, especially young Umar Akmal, who bludgeoned 3 sixes and 2 fours in the 2nd over of the match before retiring out for 33* runs.
In the 3rd over, India made a comeback as their captain, Dinesh Karthik, removed Sharjeel Khan and Sohail Tanvir for 17 and 8 runs respectively before Hammad Azam spoiled his figures with a monster six on the last ball of his over.
Abdul Razzaq got out on the 2nd ball after striking a six on the first ball. Yasir Shah also got run out in a bizarre manner after scoring just 7 runs. Umar Akmal then joined Hammad Azam on the crease for one final go at the bowlers. Remember Umar Akmal had to retire himself out because according to the rule of the tournament, a batsman should retire himself out once he reaches 31* runs.
However, when Umar Akmal came back there was no stopping as he went all guns blazing and kept on hitting sixes for fun. During his lightning knock, Hammad Azam also was run out but Umar Akmal kept striking the ball hard to help Pakistan post whopping 109 runs in 5 overs. With 7 sixes and 2 fours, Umar Akmal remained not out after scoring 52* runs off just 11 balls. Later Pakistan won the match quite comfortably by 22 runs.