November 29, 2022

Khyber Pakhtunkwa win Nationwide T20 Cup for straight second time

Lahore: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has actually efficiently protected the Nationwide T20 Cup title by beating Central Punjab within the supreme by seven wickets right here on the Gaddafi Stadium.

Previously, Iftikhar bowled a superb spell to restrict CP to 148. He was supported efficiently by younsgters Mohammad Imran and Arshad Iqbal.

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Iftikhar bagged 3 wickets in 2 overs, making a present of entirely 5 runs. CP misplaced 4 wickets for just 15 runs. They pinned hope from Qasim Akram, who smacked 20 runs off 11 nevertheless Imran bagged consecutive wickets to cease CPs circulation of runs.

On the back-end, Faheem Ashraf hit 14 off 6 balls to present CP an excellent rating of 148, however, it was not sufficient for KP batters.

Spinners got here of their way and caused a mini-collapse in middle-overs. CP misplaced 4 wickets for merely 15 runs. They pinned hope from Qasim Akram, who smacked 20 run 11 however Imran bagged successive wickets to cease CPs blood circulation of runs.

Iftikhar was granted participant of the match for his overall efficiency whereas he in addition bagged individual of the match award. He scored 409 perform at a strike cost of 170.41 and picked 8 wickets at a financial system rate of 5.57.

On the prime, Kamran Ghulam scored necessary 37 off 31 whereas Sahibzada Farhan made 26 off 28. Adil Amin supported batters and stayed not out on 25 off 21.

Central Punjabs experienced advocates Ahmed Shahzad (44) and Kamran Akmal (42) published a 85-run stand after Mohammad Akhlaq went once again to pavilion within the first over.

Making a gift of solely 5 runs Iftikhar bagged 3 wickets in 2 overs. Left-armer Imran took 3/26 whereas Arshad declared two for 28. Imran Khan Snr. and Khalid Usman in addition bagged a wicket every.

KP chased after down the goal of 149 in 17 overs on account of aggressive batting by skipper Iftikhar Ahmed, who slammed 45 run 19 balls.