Pakistan National T20 Cup 2022 Round-Up, September 4 

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The Pakistan National T20 Cup 2022 saw a total of four teams engaging in two cracking encounters on Sunday, September 4. Here is a look at the highlights from each of the two games.

Northern vs Central Punjab

Northern decimated a lackluster Central Punjab by a narrow margin of three runs to snap their two-match losing streak in the ongoing tournament. 

After putting to bat first, Northern rode on Ali Imran's half-century knock to post a mammoth total of 146 runs on the board in the allocated 16 overs. 

Hasan Nawaz Tarra (24 off 23), Mubasir Khan (18 off 17) and Sohail Tanvir (20* off 8) also chipped in with handy cameos. 

The likes of Mohammad Ali (3/33), Ali Asfand (2/24) and Aamer Yamin (2/30) were the chief annihilators with the ball for Central Punjab. 

In their reply, Central Punjab fought right until the end but could never really recover after their top order perished in successive overs as they could manage only 143 for the loss of five wickets in 20 overs. 

Tayyab Tahir top scored for them with 59 runs from 39 balls. Salman Irshad picked two wickets while the rest of the bowlers made things tough for Central Punjab to complete the run chase. 

Brief Score:

Northern: 146/7 (16 Overs)

Ali Imran 56 (34), Sohail Tanvir 20 (8)*;
Mohammad Ali 3/33 (4), Ali Asfand 2/24 (3)

Central Punjab: 143/5 (16 Overs)

Tayyab Tahir 53 (39), Abdullah Shafique 33 (23);
Salman Irshad 2/27 (4), Usman Khan 1-28 (3)

Northern won by three runs. 

Sindh vs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa juggernaut continues to roll on, as the Khalid Usman-led outlet picked up its second consecutive victory in National T20 Cup 2022. 

Sindh, after opting to bat first posted 151 runs for the loss of four wickets, major thanks to Saad Khan (40 off 36) and former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed (27* off 24). 

Danish Aziz (21), skipper Saud Shakeel (20), and Saim Ayub (23) also chipped in with handy contributions. Mohammad Imran Jr was the star performer with the ball for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, having returned with the figure of 2/30. 

In reply, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa knocked off the target in 18.4 overs with Sahibzada Farhan and Adil Amin smashing match-winning 45 and 40 runs respectively. 

For Sindh, Zahid Mahmood picked two wickets while Mir Hamza and Sohail Khan got a brace each.  

Brief Score: 

Sindh: 151/4 (20 Overs)

Saad Khan 40 (36), Sarfaraz Ahmed 27 (24)*;
Mohammad Imran Jr 2/30 (4), Mohammad Sarwar 1/26 (4) 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 154/4 (18.4 Overs)

Sahibzada Farhan 45 (34), Adil Amin 40 (24)*;
Zahid Mahmood 2/32 (4), Sohail Khan 1/26 (4)

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa won by 6 wickets

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