Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs. Balochistan
The captain of the Balochistan team ‘Bismillah Khan‘ won the toss, and send Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for batting. The 15th D/N match of the National T20 Cup Pakistan was played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Won by 55 Runs:
Batting first, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa set a target of 203 runs. The captain of the KP team ‘Mohammad Rizwan’ provides a great start to his team. He builds a partnership of 43 runs with the other opening batsman ‘Israrullah.’ All the batsmen of Khyber’s team contributed, and they managed to score a big total of 202 runs for the loss of five wickets. Sahibzada Farhan and Mohammad Rizwan were the top scorers as they scored 43 and 40 runs respectively.
The middle-order batsman Iftikhar Ahmed played a brilliant knock. He scored 36 runs with a strike rate of 200.00. Iftikhar hits 2 gigantic 6s and four boundaries. When he was on the crease it seems like Khyber will cross the 230 mark but credit goes to Khurram Shahzad who bowled him out.
In the 16th over Iftikhar lost his wicket at a total of 156 runs. It was the time for the Balochistan cricket team to make a strong comeback into the game. But this didn’t happen, courtesy of a brilliant knock by Adil Amin.
Adil scored quick 26 runs with a strike rate of 200.00. No bowler of Balochistan could bowl in the right areas. It was a nightmare for Balochistan’s cricket team bowlers.
Khyber vs. Balochistan – N T20 Cup Pakistan 2021:
In reply, Balochistan’s start was not up to the mark. The first wicket fell on the last ball of the first over when Shaheen Afridi bowled Abdul Bangalzai on a total of 8 runs. No batsmen of Balochistan could play a good inning except Sohail Akhtar. He was the only batsman who show some resistance against the Khyber’s bowlers. He scored 61 runs with the help of 5 sixes. Balochistan could only score 147 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in the 20 overs.
Nt20 Cup – Man of The Match:
Asif Afridi of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was named as the man of the match due to his brilliant all-round performance. He took 3 crucial wickets in his four-over spell and just gave away 8 runs.
National T20 Cup Pakistan 2021 – Points Table:
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa jumps onto the number 1 position after beating Balochistan by 55 runs.
Balochistan is in 5th position with 4 points.