Iftikhar Ahmed has been named the Player of the Match & the Player of the Tournament!
A word from the winning captain, Iftikhar Ahmed:
"A good tournament and the boys have done us proud in all departments. They've made my job as a captain simpler. Would want to congratulate Munawar, Wahab, and Shaheen for their efforts on the field, as they have proven to be top drawer cricketers yet again."
So that's it from our end, it's Khyber Pakhtunkwa who have been crowned as Champions.
We will be back again, sooner than you think, so thank you and Good Night!
Iftikhar Ahmed has been named the Player of the Match & the Player of the Tournament.
So it's Khyber that will be lifting the title yet again!! Batting first, Central Punjab was restricted to 148. Mohammad Imran and Iftikhar Ahmed proved to be pivotal with the ball in hand and bagged three wickets apiece. Arshad Iqbal chipped in with two, whereas, Imran Khan and Khalid Usman picked up a wicket each. For Central Punjab, Ahmed Shehzad and Kamran Akmal accumulated a partnership of 85 runs, but the batsmen at middle order didn't have much to offer.
The run chase turned out to be relatively comfortable for Khyber. Kamran Ghulam anchored the innings to score a valuable 37 up the order. However, a 62 run partnership in five overs between Iftikhar Ahmed 45 (19) and Adil Amin 25 (21) sealed the deal for their side. Central Punjab could only manage to scalp three wickets, with Sameen Gul, Muhammad Faizan, and Qasim Akram chiming in. At no stage did Central Punjab seemed to have added the pressure as Khyber secured a comprehensive win with seven wickets and 18 balls to spare.
One has to congratulate Khyber Pakthunkhwa for a complete performance tonight, and for keeping their resolve throughout the campaign.
16.6 M Faizan to I Ahmed
4 Pummeled away towards cover, that's FOUR! and THAT'S THAT!! KHYBER WIN THE GAME AND THE TOURNAMENT!
16.5 M Faizan to I Ahmed
4 Wild swing and FOUR!! Goes for the big shot, the ball takes the top edge and flies over the fielder at third man. On the bounce and hits the fence
16.4 M Faizan to A Amin
1 Tucked away for another one.
16.3 M Faizan to I Ahmed
1 Driven away to long on for another single
16.2 M Faizan to I Ahmed
0 Heaved away to long on for one run.
16.1 M Faizan to I Ahmed
4 SHOT! FOUR! Slightly overpitched and driven handsomely towards the cover region on one knee for a boundary!!
15.6 Q Akram to I Ahmed
1 Full toss hit down the ground for a run to end the 16th over. KP cruising now at 138-3 after 16 overs.
15.5 Q Akram to A Amin
1 Swung away, gets an inside edge to fine leg inside the circle for a run.
15.4 Q Akram to A Amin
2 Makes room hits it inside out over extra cover clears it and they get a brace.
15.3 Q Akram to I Ahmed
3 Full toss swung away into the on-side, the fielder from the deep comes across, Talat does well, they get 3 runs there.
15.3 Q Akram to I Ahmed
4wd Oh down leg way down leg beats the keeper who had no chance Kamran Akmal 4+wide 5 added to the total.
15.2 Q Akram to I Ahmed
0 Yorker length, dug out by Iftikhar to midwicket.
15.1 Q Akram to A Amin
1 Makes room and slog sweeps it, finds midwicket for a run man is there in the deep.