Sindh beat Southern Punjab by five wickets in high-scoring encounter


Rawalpindi: Sindh chased down 175 runs against Southern Punjab in the third match of the National T20 Cup here at Pindi Cricket Stadium.

They chased down the target in the second ball of the last over with Anwar Ali scoring 29 off just 9 balls. He scored 21 off the 19th over off Muhammad Ilyas.

Sindh had a slowish start with Sharjeel Khan and Shan Masood both going back to the pavilion early. The ship was steadied by Khurram Manzoor, who lonely took the team in the middle-overs with composed batting.

He registered 27th half-century and scored 84 off 49. He stroked ten fours and three sixes. For SP, Aamir Yamin, Naseem Shah and Muhammad Ilyas bagged a wicket each.

Earlier, Aamir Yamin guided SP to 175/7 in 20 overs. In the middle-overs, he took the responsibility after all main batters were dismissed. He scored 43 off 26 balls, smashing four sixes and two fours.

Zeeshan Ashraf (34), Zain Abbas (25), Khushdil Shah (21), captain Sohaib Maqsood (18) and Azam Khan (20) also scored crucial runs.

For Sindh, Mohammad Hasnain bagged two while all other bowlers claimed a wicket each.

The second match of the day will take place at 7.30 pm between Central Punjab and Balochistan.

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