Khyber Pakhtunkhwa beat Sindh by 8 wickets as Fakhar Zaman (57) and Mohammad Rizwan (67) helped Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) to qualify for the National T20 Cup 2020 final.
The openners socred 113 runs together to set the final contest with Southern Punjab (SP) who beat Northern to qualify.
Sindh lost toss and pushed to bat first, Opener Khurram Manzoor smashed 74 runs off 57 balls to guide Sindh to post 142-10 in 20 overs, Sindh lost Sharjeel Khan earlier but Khurram once again powered with his 3rd half-century in the event laced with 8 boundaries and 2 sixes.
From thereon, no other batsmen supported the in-form Khurram who lost his wicket in a run-out.
In the end, Danish Aziz yet again proved his mettle by scoring 39 runs off 27 balls with the help of three boundaries.
For Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Imran Khan and Usman Shinwari bagged 2 wickets each while Shaheen Shah Afridi, Wahab Riaz, and Asif Afridi shared a wicket apiece.
In reply, Rizwan and Fakhar provided a powerful start to their team which made it through to the final.
Fakhar struck 8 boundaries and 2 sixes while Rizwan smashed 11 boundaries during their stay at the crease, Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik scored the winning runs for their team.
Hafeez scored 12 from 9 balls with the help of 2 boundaries whereas Shoaib made six including a boundary, Danish Aziz was the only wicket-taker from Sindh. Slow left-arm orthodox picked up two wickets for his team.
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