Mohammad Rizwan’s side defeat Southern Punjab in final
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa won the National T20 Cup 2020 after registering a 10-run win over Southern Punjab in the final in Rawalpindi on Sunday.
Shan Masood’s side were restricted to 196-8 in chase of 207-run target.
Hussain Talat top-scored with 63 off 33 balls with six boundaries and three sixes to his name. He also put on a 74-run partnership with Khushdil Shah.
The pace duo of Shaheen Shah Afridi and Wahab Riaz took three wickers each.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, after being sent to bat first, managed 206-4 thanks to half-centuries by opening batsman Fakhar Zaman and veteran campaigner Shoaib Malik.
The left-hander top-scored with 67 off 40 deliveries with the help of seven boundaries and three sixes.
The experienced all-rounder went unbeaten at 56 off 22 deliveries after hitting three fours and four maximums. He also put on a 51-run partnership with Mohammad Hafeez for the fourth wicket.
Aamer Yamin, Zahid Mehmood and Muhammad Imran picked up a wicket each for Southern Punjab.
Correction: An earlier version of the story mentioned that left-arm pacer Usman Shinwari took three wickets in the match for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He took a single wicket in the game.