KARACHI: Pakistan’s disabled team registered a convincing win against Bangladesh in a T20 contest of International Cricket Council (ICC) Academy Physically Disabled T20 Tournament at the ICC Academy Cricket Ground, Dubai yesterday.
Pakistan put a firm total of 141 runs on the board against Bangladesh in their quota of 20 overs. In reply, Bangladesh could only manage 105 runs that gave Pakistan a 35-run victory.
Pakistan’s slow-left arm, Nihar Alam removed three batsmen for which he was awarded the man of the match award. On the other hand, Abdullah Ijaz, Jahanzaib Tiwana and Fayyaz Ahmed took two wickets apiece.
Uniruzzaman of Bangladesh remained the best batsman with an inspiring inning of 36 runs, unfortunately, it proved to be too little to give his team a win.
The man of the match, Nihar Alam was happy with his performance, “It feels great to win my first ever man of the match award while representing Pakistan. This has increased my confidence and I am hoping to perform well in the next matches as well.”
Earlier in the game, Pakistan’s Rehan Ghazi Mirza struck 45 runs off 35 balls. Other major contributors were Hasnain Alam with 24 runs and Adil Abbasi and Alam made 22 runs each.
Bangladesh’s Musharraf Hussain was the pick of the bowlers for them with two wickets against his name.