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Pakistan Cup: Sindh, Southern Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa win matches

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  • Urdu version of the media release is attached here

Karachi, 22 December 2020: Sindh, Southern Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa registered comfortable wins in the fourth round of the Pakistan Cup One-Day Tournament 2020-21 for Second XIs played on Tuesday at three Karachi venues.

Sindh vs Balochistan, KCCA Stadium, Karachi:

Sindh recorded a five-wicket win over Balochistan. Batting first, Balochistan were bowled out for 131 in 40.4 overs. Abdul Wahid Bangalzai top-scored with 62 off 123 balls (four fours). No other Balochistan batsman could contribute substantially; Saad Khan took four wickets for 18 runs while Rameez Aziz took three wickets for seven runs.

Sindh completed the chase in 43 overs for the loss of five wickets. Rameez scored 37 not out off 52 balls while Saifullah Bangash made an unbeaten 25 to ensure their side’s win.

For Balochistan, Awais Zia took two wickets for 16.

Central Punjab vs Southern Punjab, TMC Ground, Karachi:

Batting first, Central Punjab were bowled out for a paltry 92-run total in 31.2 overs. Junaid Ali scored 26 runs while Haseeb-ur-Rehman Jr contributed 22. Left-arm-spinner Mohammad Irfan took four wickets for 31 runs, Ahsan Baig, Mohammad Junaid and Salahuddin took two wickets each for Southern Punjab.

In reply, Waqar Hussain top-scored with an unbeaten 40 off 31 balls (five fours) as Southern Punjab reached the target in 16.4 overs; Anas Mustafa scored 37 off as many deliveries with the help of four fours and two sixes. Haseeb-ur-Rehman Jr took two wickets for 50 runs.

Northern vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, NBP Sports Complex, Karachi:

Batting first after winning the toss, Northern posted 216 runs in 46.2 overs. Umair Masood top-scored with a blazing 60 off 49 balls (five fours, two sixes). Abdul Faseeh scored 45 runs, Umar Waheed and Aamer Jamal scored 34 and 33 respectively.

For Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, fast bowler Mohammad Amir Khan took four wickets while Mohammad Imran took three wickets.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa completed the chase in 40.4 overs for the loss of four wickets. Opener Sahibzada Farhan top-scored with 92 off 79 balls, his stroke filled innings included 11 fours and two sixes.

Mohammad Mohsin Khan who opened with Farhan scored 67 off 84 balls (eight fours, one six). The two added 163 runs for the first-wicket.

For Northern, Sohail Akhtar took two wickets for 36 runs in seven overs. 

The fifth and final round of the tournament will be played on 24 December.

Scores in brief:

Sindh vs Balochistan, KCCA Stadium, Karachi:

Balochistan 131 all out, 40.4 overs (Abdul Wahid Bangalzai 62; Saad Khan 4-18, Rameez Aziz 3-7)

Sindh 135-5, 43 overs (Rameez Aziz 37 not out, Saifullah Bangash 25 not out; Awais Zia 2-16)

Result: Sindh won by five wickets

Central Punjab vs Southern Punjab, TMC Ground, Karachi:

Central Punjab 92 all out, 31.2 overs (Junaid Ali 26, Haseeb-ur-Rehman Jr 22; Mohammad Irfan 4-31, Ahsan Baig 2-14, Mohammad Junaid 2-16, Salahuddin 2-26)

Southern Punjab 95-2, 16.4 overs (Waqar Hussain 40 not out, Anas Mustafa 37; Haseeb-ur-Rehman Jr 2-50)

Result: Southern Punjab won by eight wickets

Northern vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, NBP Sports Complex, Karachi:

Northern 216 all out, 46.2 overs (Umair Masood 60, Abdul Faseeh 45, Umar Waheed 34; Mohammad Amir Khan 4-27, Mohammad Imran 3-36)

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 217-4, 40.4 overs (Sahibzada Farhan 92, Mohammad Mohsin Khan 67, Mohammad Arif 31 not out; Sohail Akhtar 2-36)

Result: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa won by six wickets