11th A.S. Ali Pentangular Blind Cricket Trophy 2019: Day-2
Two matches were played on the second day of the 11th Edition of A.S. Ali Pentangular Blind Cricket Trophy 2019.
1st Match: Lahore vs Peshawar – Abbottabad Cricket, Stadium
Peshawar won the toss and asked Lahore to take guard. Lahore wickets kept felling in regular intervals, Matiullah was caught in the 2nd over, Kamran Akhtar also fell after scoring few quick runs, Amir Ishfaq was also dismissed cheaply. In the middle order, Anees Javed (guest player) played brilliantly and scored unbeaten 161* runs off 96 balls with the help of 23 fours and 2 big sixes.
Lahore posted a reasonabletotal of 420 runs on the board for the loss of 8 wickets in allotted 40 overs. Haroon Khan, Shafiullah and Rahid Ullah claimed 2 wickets.
The target of 421 runs did not prove difficult for the robust batting lineup of Peshawar and they chased down quite easily in 39.3 over for the loss of 2 wickets. Haroon Khan played extraordinary innings and remained unbeaten on 200* runs off 123 balls. The first player of this tournament to score double ton. Mohsin Khan also played well for his 84 not out. Matiullah and Amir Ishfaq claimed a wicket a piece.
Result: Peshawar won by 8 wickets.
Man of the Match: Haroon Khan.
2nd Match: Bahawalpur vs Okara – Hazara University, Mansehra
Okara won the toss and put Bahawalpur into bat. Bahawalpur hammered the Okara bowlers and made enormous total of 463 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in stipulated 40 overs.
Muhammad Rashid was the star for Bahawalpur, he scored 140 runs off 66 balls with the help of 22 fours. Muhammad Ayyaz also shined with the bat, he made 88 runs not out off 46 balls. Babar Ali and Moeen Aslam also batted well and made 83 and 77 runs respectively. Badar Munir, Iftikhar Tiger and Muhammad Kashif claimed 1 wicket each.
Okara’s chase got early jolts, their yesterday match hero Muhammad Akram could not capitalized today, Badar Munir also failed to make strong impact. Okara never looked to threaten the Bahawalpur in this huge run chase. Okara were bowled out at 322 in 38.4 overs. Badar Munir was their top scorer with 87 runs and Iftikhar Tiger made 74 runs. Babar was the pick amongst the bowlers, he took 4 wickets and Saqib claimed 2.
Result: Bahawalpur won by 141 runs.
Man of the Match: Babar Ali.
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