KARACHI: Two matches of 3rd PPL Blind Cricket Super League were played. The match wise overview is as follows:
Match No. 3:
KPK Vs Balochistan – Venue: Rashid Latif Cricket Academy, Karachi
The 1st Match was the 3rd Match of the event, and was played between KPK and Balochistan.
Balochistan won the toss and decided to bowl first. KPK got off to the flying start, its first wicket fell in the shape of Matiullah at the score of 117 runs in 12th over, Matiullah scored 47 runs. Tahir Ali 85 off 59 balls, Riasat Khan’s 62 off 38 balls and Muhammad Akram’s 49 runs off 28 balls kept accelerating the run rate and remained more than 10 runs per over till 28th over of the innings. After their departure, Balochistan squeezed KPK run rate and restricted them to 371 runs all out in 39.3 overs. Badar Munir took 3 wickets for 80 runs in 8 overs and Shafiullah was bit more expensive, he took 2 wickets by giving away 102 runs in 8 overs.
Balochistan Captain, Badar Munir opened the innings with Akmal Hayat. Akmal couldn’t excel and was bowled by Muhammad Ijaz after scoring 8 runs. Sajid Nawaz was dismissed after scoring 20 runs. But Badar played splendidly and his 63 balls 121 runs innings, featuring 19 (4’s) and 1 six took the score of his team to 218 runs in 19.3 overs. Thereafter, Safiuallah’s 104 runs innings and Ayub Khan’s watchful 42 runs not out enabled his team to cross the line with 32 balls to spare.
Balochitsan won the game in 35th over for the loss of 4 wickets. Matiullah and Muhammad Ijaz were the only bowlers to take a wicket each.
Result: Balochistan won by 6 wickets.
Man of the Match: Badar Munir.
Match No. 4
Punjab Vs Islamabad – Venue: PAF Faisal Airbase Ground, Karachi
Punjab decided to bat first after winning the toss. Punjab team could not accelerate the innings, Iftikhar Tiger 22, Fakhar Abbas 0 and Naseeb Ullah’s 42 balls 32 runs innings did not provide the boost.
Moeen Aslam stood tall from one end, he made 130 runs off 90 balls and Mohsin Khan 45 runs off 32 balls helped Punjab to score 347 runs all out in 39.4 overs. Muhammad Safdar was the star for Islamabad, he took 4 wickets by conceding only 37 runs.
Islamabad chased the target in 34.3 overs for the loss of 6 wickets. Muhammad Rashid who was dismissed cheaply the other day, made his presence felt with scintillating 120 runs innings off 60 balls featuring 16 fours and 2 sixes.
Muhammad Ayyaz and Safdar supported him well with 38 and 34 runs respectively. At the end, Anees Javed played the cautious Captain’s knock of unbeaten 45 runs to guide his team home with 5.3 overs to spare.
Yasir Malik, Zafar Iqbal and Fakhar Abbas shared a wicket a piece.
Result: Islamabad won by 4 wickets.
Man of the Match: Muhammad Rashid.