KARACHI: Two matches of 3rd PPL Blind Cricket Super League were played on the forth day at Karachi.
Match No. 7
Islamabad Vs KPK: Venue: Rashid Latif Cricket Academy, Karachi
Todays 1st Match and it’s the 7th Match of the event was played between Islamabad and KPK.
Islamabad won the toss and decided to bat first. Riding on the tons of Muhammad Safdar 112 off 61 balls featuring 13 (4’s) and 1 six and Muhammad Rashid’s 103 off 56 balls with the help of 17 boundaries, Islamabad made mammoth 440 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. Anees Javed also played exceptionally well for his 95 runs off 60 balls, missed his century just by mere 5 runs. For KPK Riasat Khan took 2 wickets while Matiullah, Abdul Rasheed, Muhammad Akram and Muhammad Ali claimed a wicket a piece.
The target of 441 runs, apparently an unsurmountable task, made easy by the veterans Muhammad Akram and Tahir Ali. Muhammad Akram played another gem of an innings, he got out after scoring 211 runs off 93 balls featuring 37 boundaries. Tahir Ali kept his head cool after the departure of Muhammad Akam and took his team home with unbeaten 78 runs.
KPK chased the target in 37.4 overs for the loss of 6 wickets. Ahtesham, Safdar, Idrees and Kamran shared a wicket each.
Result: KPK won by 4 wickets
Man of the Match: Muhammad Akram
Match No 8
Balochistan Vs Sindh Venue: PAF Faisal Airbase Ground, Karachi
Event’s 8th match was played between Balochistan and Sindh. Sindh outplayed rocking Balochistan by 78 runs. Sindh batted first after winning toss and made huge total of 428 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 40 overs.
Sanauallah played an incredible knock of unbeaten 235 runs off 132 balls, he hit 29 boundaries and 3 big sixes. Two double centuries were scored today, each in both matches. Sanauallah became the first to score double ton in this event. For Sindh the 2nd highest scorer was Shahzaib Hyder, he made 52 runs not out. Sajid Nawaz was the only successful bowler for Balochistan, he took 2 wickets.
Balochitsan in reply lost early wickets, Akmal Hayyat, Badar Munir and Sajid Nawaz fell cheaply. Shahzaib Hayder with deadly bowling ran through the batting order of Balochistan, he took 4 wickets. Balochistan was in deep trouble as half of their side was sent back to pavilion at the score of 73 runs.
Thereafter, Muhammad Usman and Muhammad Arsalan rescued the sinking ship and together knitted 233 runs partnership for 6th wicket, but wasn’t enough to reach the uphill target. Muhammad Usman made 129 runs off 81 balls and Muhammad Arsalan scored unbeaten 89 runs.
Balochistan made 350 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 40 overs.
Result: Sindh won by 78 runs
Man of the Match: Sanaullah