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Central Punjab win Cricket Associations T20

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 Faisalabad, 23 September 2022: Central Punjab were crowned champions of the Cricket Associations T20 2022-23 tournament after securing top spot at the points table at a better net run-rate. Northern were unlucky to miss out as their last match today against Southern Punjab at the Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad was abandoned due to rain and they finished the points table on same 11 points with net run-rate at -0.231.

Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa also locked on points with Central Punjab and Northern, but they finished on second and fourth positions, respectively due to net run-rate. Balochistan bagged nine points from 10 matches, while Southern Punjab languished at the bottom of the table with seven points from 10 outings in the tournament.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa beat Balochistan by 33 runs

Mohammad Amir Khan’s three wickets and two wickets each by Arshadullah, Maaz Sadaqat and Usman Tariq led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to a 33-run win over Balochistan in the 29th fixture of the tournament.

Batting first, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Gohar Ali top-scored with a 30-ball 44, hitting six fours and two sixes as his side scored 147 for seven in their 20 overs.

Balochistan’s Zainullah bagged two wickets for 14.

In return, Balochistan were bowled out for 114 in the 19th over.

The second match of the day between Northern and Southern Punjab were abandoned due to rain.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s 17-year old left-handed batter Maaz Sadaqat topped the batting charts, he scored 350 runs at 58.33 from nine innings. Sindh’s left-arm spinner Arish Ali Khan bagged 17 wickets from 10 matches to top the bowling charts.

Scores in brief:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa beat Balochistan by 33 runs

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 147-7, 20 overs (Gohar Ali 44; Zainullah 2-14)

Balochistan 114 all out, 18.5 overs (Ayaz Tasawar 29; Mohammad Amir Khan 3-17, Maaz Sadaqat 2-12, Arshadullah 2-14, Usman Tariq 2-23)

Match abandoned due to rain between Northern and Southern Punjab