KP efficiently defends the nationwide T20 Cup title

– PCB
  • Iftikhar Ahmed receives the titles of “Participant of the Remaining” and “Participant of the Event”.
  • Sahibzada Farhan acquired the title “Finest Batter of the Event” with 447 runs.
  • Imran Khan Snr wins the title of “Finest Bowler of the Event” whereas Rohail Nazir wins the title of “Finest Wicketkeeper of the Event”.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa efficiently defended the T20 nationwide title due to the all-round efficiency of their captain Iftikhar Ahmed, who made a seven-wicket win over Central Punjab within the ultimate at Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old all-rounder hit a whirlwind of 45 as a substitute of 19 when Khyber Pakhtunkhwa overtook a 149-run goal with 18 spare balls. Iftikhar reached the road together with his crew, who took 59 runs of seven.four overs and hit two sixs and 6 fours to land the match’s second-best batter with 409 runs and a staggering hit charge of 170.41.

The captain of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa put an finish to the chase by killing Mohammad Faizan on the final ball of the 17th. He was named participant of the finals and finest participant of the match.

Adil Amin with an unbeaten 25 out of 21 offered Iftikhar with help from the opposite finish.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s chase started calmly when Central Punjab captain Wahab Riaz turned over a maiden towards Sahibzada Farhan. Younger wicketkeeper batter Mohammad Haris beat up Sameen Gul for a 4 and a six within the second spherical earlier than he was launched.

The second wicket 47 run stood between Farhan, named as the perfect batter for the 447 – most within the match – with successful charge of 132, and Kamran Ghulam (37 of 31) staged the restoration and put Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in a powerful place .

Farhan made 26 out of 28 and was fired by younger off-spinner Qasim Akram.

The truth that the bowlers of Central Punjab had one thing to bowl was because of the 85-strong second wicket alliance between Ahmed Shehzad and Kamran Akmal. The pair got here collectively after Mohammad Akhlaq was caught behind Imran Khan Snr on the second ball and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bowler placed on his heel.

Ahmed, who scored the perfect purpose within the innings with 36-ball 44, beat Arshad Iqbal with two fours within the second over, but it surely was the fifth over when their partnership actually started when the 2 took the left arm of Orthodox Asif Afridi two fours smashed and a six in a single above that added 16 to the full.

Ahmed completed the ability play with an awesome six over level as Central Punjab raked up 51 from the primary six overs.

It was left Orthodox Khalid Usman who ended their partnership when he cheated on Kamran within the air and caught him off guard. Kamran crushed three fours and two sixes in his 29-ball 42.

Central Punjab’s issues subsequent worsened when Iftikhar launched himself into the assault. Ahmed was six runs behind his 40th T20 half-century when he persevered for lengthy.

In his subsequent over, Iftikhar booked Saif Badar and Hussain Talat as Central Punjab slipped 85-1 to 101-5 and the captain of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa completed with a superb Three to five.

Qasim was the one middle-tier batter to make a worthwhile contribution with 11-Ball 20. He beat Imran within the 17th over two sixes which added 20.

However from then on, Central Punjab was dropping wickets regularly. Mohammad Imran eliminated Mohammad Faizan and Qasim on the 18th by way of successive deliveries and Arshad despatched Faheem Ashraf and Zafar Gohar again to the pavilion on the following go. Imran returned within the ultimate over to take away Wahab and finish the Central Punjab innings with 4 substitutes.

Notes briefly

Central Punjab 148, 19.2 overs (Ahmed Shehzad 44, Kamran Akmal 42, Qasim Akram 20; Iftikhar Ahmed 3-5, Mohammad Imran 3-26, Arshad Iqbal 2-28)

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 152-3, 17 overs (Iftikhar Ahmed 45 not eradicated, Kamran Ghulam 37, Sahibzada Farhan 26, Adil Amin 25 not eradicated; Sameen Gul 1-19, Qasim Akram 1-27, Mohammad Faizan 1-46)

Participant of the ultimate: Iftikhar Ahmed

Participant of the match: Iftikhar Ahmed (409 runs and eight wickets)

Finest batter of the match: Sahibzada Farhan (447 runs)

Finest Bowler of the Event: Imran Khan Snr (16 wickets)

Event Finest Wicketkeeper: Rohail Nazir (12 layoffs)

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