Shehzad’s stunning century powers Lahore Blues to the final

Ahmed Shehzad
Shahzad's stunning century powers Lahore Blues to the final

Opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad scored his fourth hundred in T20 cricket in the semi-finals of the National T20 tournament 2017 at Rawalpindi.

Ahmed’s ton helped Lahore Blues to beat Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) by 10 runs.

Shehzad, hit an unbeaten 104 off 59 balls with the help of 13 fours and two sixes, as Lahore set FATA a 222-run target. Imam-ul-Haq (62 off 42) and skipper Mohammad Hafeez (52 off 19) helped the opener in his cause.

During his 104-run unbeaten knock, he became the only batsman from Pakistan to score four centuries in the shortest format of the game. The opener is also the only batsman from Pakistan to score a hundred in all three formats of the game.

The 26-years-old batsman overcame many fellow country-mates while achieving the landmark ton, including the likes of Mukhtar Ahmed, Kamran Akmal and Khurram Manzoor who all have scored three hundred each in T20 cricket.

It is also a share of a coincidence that all the four cricketers have scored a hundred in the ongoing National T20 Cup.

Lahore Blues will now play against Lahore Whites in the final at Rawalpindi.

The final game on Friday will now definitely crown Lahore the champion of the National T20 cup this year, but it is yet to be seen whether this will be achieved Hafeez’s Lahore Blues or the Lahore Whites lead by disgrace former test Captain Salman Butt will pull through as the winner.