LAHORE- In the continuing Second XI National T20 Cup here at the Gaddafi Stadium Southern Punjab and Sindh registered triumph in their matches on Friday.
Zain Abbas’ unbeaten 90 off 52 balls secured a seven-wicket win for Southern Punjab. Zain and opener Tayyab Tahir 40 off 41 stitched a 105-run stand for the second wicket to help their team overhaul the 148-run target in 18.3 over. Two picked by Athar Mehmood right-arm average fast for 20 runs Out of Southern Punjab’s three wickets.
After their captain Mohammad Naveed Yasin elected to bowl firs slow left-arm took three wickets for 36 runs Southern Punjab’s Mohammad Irfan, while left-arm fast Zia-ul-Haq and off-spinner Salman Ali shared four wickets between them. Nasir Nawaz and Omair Masood were the only famous run getters with 29 and 26 for Northern as they made 147 for eight in 20 over.
As his team pursued it down with three balls spare Sindh rode to a five-wicket win on the back of Hassan Mohsin’s quick fire 34-ball 71 not out against Baluchistan breaking eight fours and four sixes in the second match of the day. The 22-year-old made a pushover of the 164-run together.
He along with Saad Ali 33 off 30 knitted an 82-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Baluchistan’s slow-left arm Jalat Khan took two wickets for 29 runs.
Provided Baluchistan a 77-run opening stand after the former chosen to bat Captain Azeem Ghumman, who scored run-a-ball 34, and Abdul Wahid Bangalzai scored a half-century. Abdul Wahid smashed five fours and four sixes to score 73 off 49. Ayyaz Tasawar batting at four made 27 off 16 integrated three fours and 2 sixes.
Southern Punjab 148-3, 18.3 over Zain Abbas 90 not out, Tayyab Tahir 40; Athar Mehmood 2-20 beat Northern 147-8, 20 over Nasir Nawaz 29, Omair Masood 26; Mohammad Irfan 3-36, Zia-ul-Haq 2-26, Salman Ali 2-28
Sindh 164-5, 19.3 over Hassan Mohsin 71, Saad Ali 33, and Ammad Alam 23; Jalat Khan 2-29 beat Baluchistan 163-5, 20 over Abdul Wahid Bangalzai 73, Azeem Ghumman 34, Ayyaz Tasawar 27.