Sindh rattles Balochistan with Dahani’s exceptional performance


RAWALPINDI: Shahnawaz Dahani picked up four quick wickets to help Sindh bowl out Balochistan for 98 runs and win the ninth match by 77 runs in National T20 Cup here at Pindi Stadium. 

It was the overall bowling set-up of Sindh who notched a third consecutive win in the tournament, retaining the top position at the points table.

Rumman Raees started the proceedings with bagging skipper Imam-ul-Haq followed by spinners Zahid Mahmood and Danish Aziz sharing five wickets after regular intervals.

Imam made 19 followed by Abdul Wahid Bangalzair scoring the highest 29 runs from Balochistan.

Dahani destroyed opponents in the end within his three overs. He finished with 4-12 in 2.4 overs.

Earlier, Sarfaraz Ahmed remained not out for 41 runs as Sindh posted 175-4 in 20 overs against Balochistan.

After winning the toss, Sarfraz decided to bat first which looked like a solid surface to set the total around 170-180. Starting with openers Sharjeel Khan and Shan Masood, Sindh scored 52 runs in the powerplay.

Sharjeel scored 34 runs off 20 balls before falling to Umaid Asif whereas Shan Masood remained unlucky and got run out after scoring 31 off 30 including three boundaries and a six.

Khurram Manzoor fell before Shan as he managed to score just 10 runs. The arrival of in-form Sindh’s skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed at the crease stabilized his team’s score. He alongside Saud Shakeel (32) scored 55 runs. Saud’s inning included four boundaries and solid support to his skipper.

Anwar Ali contributed 22 runs with the help of two boundaries and a six. Sarfraz finished the inning with a six off the last ball, taking his score to 41 off 25 balls laced with three boundaries and only six.

Khurram Shehzad, Amad Butt, and Umaid bagged a wicket each for Balochistan.