Sindh wins second XI T20 tournament


Quetta: Sindh won the Cricket Associations T20 title on a better net run-rate after Southern Punjab and Sindh finished on eight points each from five outings in the tournament.

Southern Punjab failed to improve run-rate in Tuesday’s encounter against Balochistan despite beating Sindh on Monday by seven wickets at the Bugti Stadium in Quetta.

After opting to bat, Balochistan managed to score 132 for eight in 20 overs. Mohammad Ibrahim Snr top-scored with 48 off 36, hitting two fours and three sixes.

For Southern Punjab, Ali Majid and Kaleemullah Khan grabbed two wickets each.

In reply, Hamayun Altaf’s unbeaten 52 off 44, laced with four fours and two sixes guided Southern Punjab to a three-wicket win in the 18th over.

Najeebullah Achakzai took three wickets, while Taj Wali ended-up with two for 17 in four overs.

On the other hand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Kamran Ghulam’s sparkling knock helped his side to a five-wicket win over Northern.

Batting first, Northern scored 209 for seven. Mubasir Khan top-scored with a 45-ball 67, hitting five fours and three sixes. He knitted a 64-run partnership for the third-wicket with Sarmad Hameed who scored 51 off 32, laced with six fours and two sixes.

For Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mohammad Amir Khan and Mohammad Abbas Afridi picked two wickets apiece.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chased down the target in the 18th over on the back of an unbeaten knock from Kamran Ghulam who scored 80 off 46. The right-handed batsman struck eight fours and three sixes.

Kamran and Nabi Gul (61 off 33, five fours, four sixes) contributed 108 runs for the fourth wicket.

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