Southern Punjab beats Sindh by 70 runs as Sohaib Maqsood (67) and Khushdil Shah (53) make a case stronger for their team to qualify for National T20 Cup semi-finals.
Southern Punjab while batting first posted 191-6 despite a poor start by losing their top three batsmen Shan Masood, Zain Abbas, and Hussain Talat for just 8 runs. But, Maqsood and Shah powered 121 runs together to take Southern Punjab’s total from 8-3 to 129.
Maqsood struck 6 boundaries and 4 sixes while Khushdil Shah smashed 5 boundaries and 3 sixes. Zeeshan Ashraf made 19 runs off 13 balls with the help of a six.
Aamer Yamin, in the end, contributed 24 off 17 balls laced with 2 boundaries and a six to further strengthen his team’s total.
For Sindh, Danish Aziz picked 3 wickets while Sohail Khan bagged 2. Ghulam Mudassar took also bagged one.
Khurram Manzoor while chasing the target gave a strong start to Sindh with his power-hitting but wickets tumbling at the other end made things difficult for him. Khurram smashed 49 runs off 35 balls with the help of 7 boundaries. Azam Khan managed to score just 14 including three boundaries while skipper Sarfaraz made 8.
Mohammad Ilyas and Zahid Mehmood picked 3 wickets each for Southern Punjab. Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Abbas and Mohammad Imran shared a wicket apiece.
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