Pakistan National T20 Cup 2022 Round Up, August 31
Sindh outclass Southern Punjab by 42 runs / Source: Twitter
The 20th edition of the National T20 Cup kicked off on Tuesday, August 30 with a total of four teams engaging in two enthralling T20 clashes at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Here is a look at the highlights from each of the two games.
Sindh vs Southern Punjab
The curtain-raiser of the National T20 Cup 2022 saw Sindh decimate Southern Punjab by 42 runs.
Putting to bat first, Sindh rode on former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed's flamboyant knock of 32-ball 42 to add 147 runs on the board. Earlier openers Sharjeel Khan and Saim Ayub gave the team a flying start, cobbling up a 38-run stand for the first wicket.
Skipper Saud Shakeel and Saad Khan also chipped in with 18 runs each as the team reached 147 before eventually bundling out in 19.4 overs.
Sameen Gul and Mohammad Ilyas were the picks of the bowlers for Southern Punjab, having returned with three wickets each. Faisal Akram also claimed a couple of braces in his three overs spell.
Southern Punjab, in reply, skittled out for just 105 runs in 16.4 overs. Sharoon Siraj and Mohammad Ilyas top-scored for the team, having amassed 36 and 19 runs respectively.
For Sindh, the likes of Shoali Khan (3/15), Danish Aziz (2/22), and Zahid Mahmood (2/22) were the chief annihilators with the ball, having sent more than half of the Central Punjab team back to the pavilion.
Sindh: 147 (19.4 Overs)
Sarfaraz Ahmed 42 (32), Saim Ayub 30 (20);
Sameen Gul 3-24 (3.4), Mohammad Ilyas 3-29 (4)
Southern Punjab: 105 (16.4 Overs)
Sharoon Siraj 36 (27), Mohammad Ilyas 19 (8);
Shoali Khan 3-15 (2.4), Danish Aziz 2-22 (4)
Sindh won by 42 runs.