RAWALPINDI (Daily Dunya) – Balochistan brushed aside Sindh by 19 runs in Pakistan Cup and scored their second consecutive victory, reported Roznama Dunya on Wednesday.
According to details, Sindh skipper Anwar Ali won the toss and elected to field first at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in a day-night cricket match.
Balochistan scored 298 runs for the loss of seven wickets after captain Fakhar Zaman and Sahibzada Farhan gave them a good opening stand of 95 runs. Fakhar Zaman registered 59 runs whereas Sahibzada Farhan scored 54. Saad Ali added 35 runs to the score board and Rameez Aziz contributed 29.
Sohaib Maqsood and Bismillah Khan could not come out of their poor form and went back to pavilion after scoring just two and five runs respectively. Aamer Yamin once again gave impressive performance and remained unbeaten on 52 runs. His innings included three fours and three sixes. Khalid Usman remained not out with him on 19.
From Sindh, both Rumman Raees and Mohammad Nawaz dismissed two batsmen, whereas, Asif Zakir, Umar Gul and Fawad Alam picked one wicket apiece.
In reply, Sindh managed to score just 279 runs for the loss of seven wickets. Fawad Alam, who is being neglected completely by the national selectors, played a wonderful innings of 130 runs but could not take his team over the line. Anwar Ali and Khurram Manzoor added 36 and 34 runs respectively.
From Balochistan, Khalid Usman and Aamer Yamin picked up two wickets each. Aamer Yamin was also declared player of the match for his all-round performance.
It is worth mentioning here that Balochistan had earlier beat Punjab in their first match. Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) are all set to face each other in today’s (Wednesday) match.