Haris Sohail's side register six wicket win in Rawalpindi
Awais Zia’s unbeaten half-century helped Balochistan register a six-wicket win over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the 17th game of the National T20 Cup.
Haris Sohail’s side, chasing a 155-run target, completed the run chase in 16.4 overs as the opening batsman remained not out after scoring 92.
The left-hander’s innings, which lasted 49 deliveries, included 10 boundaries and four sixes. He also put on an 88-run partnership with Akbar-ur-Reham (24 off 22) for the fifth wicket.
Shaheen Shah Afridi claimed two wickets for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Mohammad Rizwan’s side, being sent to bat first, made 154-6 on the back of an impressive half-century by veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik.
The right-handed batsman played a 74-run knock which lasted 44 balls and included eight boundaries and two sixes.
He became Pakistan’s first and third batsman in the world to score 10,000 runs in T20 cricket.
Pacer Akif Javed returned with figures of 2-20 in four overs.