Southern Punjab continued its fine resurgence in the National T20 Cup for First XI teams as they claimed their third win in the hunt for one in the 28th game of the tournament, played Thursday night at Rawalpindi’s Pindi Cricket Stadium To stay in the semi-final. The team, led by Shan Masood, scored an impressive 70-run win over Sindh, who has already secured one of the four semi-finals.
SP v SIN | Pakistan National T20 Cup 2020 Match 28 Highlights
Sindh finished his 10-match league round with an even win and loss record of five wins and five losses, earning them 10 points. The last game of Southern Punjab against Balochistan gained importance again after today’s result. South Punjab would have to win the game and make sure they improve their net run rate to get past both Balochistan and Central Punjab and secure fourth place in the semi-finals behind Northern (leaders), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh.
A victory for Balochistan would take them to the last four. Central Punjab would have to hope that Balochistan loses to South Punjab and both teams will stay behind them at the net run rate to advance to the semi-finals.
Sindh’s chase 192 got off to a bad start on Thursday evening when Sharjeel Khan (1) and Saud Shakeel (13) perished cheaply, followed by the great loss of the duo of Azam Khan (14) and captain Sarfaraz Ahmed (8). .
Sindh tumbled to 93 for six on the 13th when Khurram Manzoor, who had kept one end intact, ran out for 49 balls out of 35 (seven fours). Hassan Khan, who helped Sindh hunt two targets in Rawalpindi, fell on a duck to Zahid Mahmood that same year. Zahid had previously sacked Azam and Sarfaraz in a match-winning spell of three to 20 in four high-quality overs of leg-spin bowling.
The Danish Aziz, who had been in rich form, fell to Mohammad Ilyas when the Sindh chase fell away. The left-handed player no longer looked colored in his nine innings that used up 11 balls today.
The Sindh tail failed to wag when they folded for 121 runs on the 17th to give Southern Punjab a 70-run win, which has helped them improve their net run rate significantly.
Ilyas was very supportive of Zahid by taking three wickets for 25 runs in 3.4 oversMatn.
Man Of The Match Sohaib Maqsood Said:
“We were in a bad situation when we lost three early wickets. Our approach was still very positive as we knew we had to do big runs to get a big win. That’s why we’ve kept an aggressive approach. The field was hard to beat, I think we bowled very well and our bowlers deserve credit for an excellent job. After this win we are still living in the tournament and are looking forward to our last game. “
Sindh asked Southern Punjab to beat first after winning the throw in a game that was essential for the Punjab team. Southern Punjab got off to a terrible start, however, losing their first three wickets with the first 19 balls when left-leaning spinner Danish, who took the new ball, was in charge of Shan Masood (4) and Hussain Talat (0). Fast bowler Sohail Khan sent Zain Abbas back for one.
Southern Punjab was saved by two players, Sohaib Maqsood and Khushdil Shah. The two added 121 runs for partnering with the fourth wicket in just 65 balls. Khushdil, who beat a century with 35 balls in the last fight against Sindh, today scored 53 of 32 balls (five fours, three sixs).
He was dismissed past the last ball on the 14th and three balls later Sohaib Dane became the third victim of the day. The batting right-handed player scored 67 of 41 balls; His match winners included six foursome and four sixes.
Aamer Yamin contributed 24 of 17 balls (two fours, one six), while Southern Punjab ended their 20 overs with a whopping 191 for six. Zeeshan Ashraf (19 not out) and Muhammad Imran (13 from four balls, one six, one four) also made useful contributions in the deaths.
For Sindh, Danish took three wickets for 32 runs in four overs, while Sohail Khan delivered a miserable verdict that only allowed 16 runs in his four-over quota, in which he cut Zain and Yamin.