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National T20 Cup: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa triumph over Southern Punjab

Mohammad Rizwan's side register narrow six-run win in Multan

SAMAA | - Posted: Oct 3, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Posted: Oct 3, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 year ago

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) registered a six-run win over Southern Punjab in the eighth match of the National T20 Cup in Multan.

Shan Masood’s side, chasing a 201-run target, were restricted to 194-8 in their 20 overs.

Sohaib Maqsood played a 77-run knock which lasted 40 deliveries and included six boundaries along with five sixes.

He put on a 78-run partnership with Hussain Talat who made 38 from 22 balls with the help of six fours.

Veteran left-arm pacer Junaid Khan was the pick of the bowlers for KP as he returned with figures of 3-26 in his four overs.

Earlier, Mohammad Rizwan-led unit, after being sent to bat first, scored 200-5 in their 20 overs thanks to half-centuries by the captain and veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez.

The 39-year-old top-scored with 67 off 35 balls after hitting five boundaries and as many sixes.

He was well-supported by the Rizwan who made 55 from 39 deliveries with the help of six fours and two maximums.

They put on a 100-run partnership for the second wicket.

Iftikhar Ahmed chipped in with a handy 45-run knock to take the side past the 200-run mark.

Rahat Ali and Hussain Talat bagged two wickets each for Southern Punjab.

Earlier in the day, Northern registered a 35-run win over Central Punjab to keep their unbeaten streak in this year’s tournament intact.

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