Afghanistan Provincial Challenge Cup: Zazai stars for Maidan Wardak
Opener Mirwais Zazai led from the front as he helped script a six wicket win for Maidan Wardak Province over Kandahar Province in a Group B match during the Afghanistan Provincial Challenge Cup 2020.
At the Khost Cricket Stadium in Khost Kandahar elected to bat. Kandahar was bowled out for 192 in 46.2 overs. Nasibullah Sherdali (44: 62b, 3x4) shared a 65 run third wicket stand with Munir Ahmad (36: 52b, 5x4). Later, Waqarullah Ishaq (40: 63b, 3x4) shared a 61 run seventh wicket stand with Khyal Mohammad (32). But wickets fell on either side of these two partnerships. For Maidan Wardak the best bowlers were Baryaly (2-35), Mohammadullah Hamkar (2-28) and M Hafeez (2-32).
In the chase, Zazai (53: 6b, 7x4, 1x6) shared a 60-run opening stand with Sediqullah Atal (41: 42b, 5x4, 2x6). Later, Zazai's 55 run second wicket stand with Sadiq Farhad (25) kept the chase on course. Captain Mohammad Sardar held the innings together with an unbeaten 35 off 68 balls with three boundaries.
Match Summary-Kandahar Province v Maidan Wardak Province, Group B, Afghanistan Provincial Challenge Cup 2020
Kandahar Province 192 (46.2)
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Ainuddin Kakar-5.3 ov), 2-22 (Najibullah-7.1 ov), 3-87 (Munir Ahmad-21.6 ov), 4-93 (Nasibullah Sherdali-23.4 ov), 5-104 (Ahmad Zahir-27.2 ov), 6-127 (Bilal Ahmad-34.2 ov), 7-188 (Khyal Mohammad-44.4 ov), 8-191 (Waqarullah Ishaq-45.3 ov), 9-191 (Abdul Baqi-45.6 ov), 10-192 (Wasiqullah-46.2 ov)
Maidan Wardak Province 193-4 (45.2)
Fall of wickets: 1-60 (Sediqullah Atal-10.2 ov), 2-115 (Sadiq Farhad-23.2 ov), 3-129 (Mirwais Zazai-26.4 ov), 4-156 (Noor-ul-Haq-34.1 ov)
Result - Maidan Wardak won by six wickets
Kandahar Province: Ainuddin Kakar, Najibullah, Munir Ahmad (captain), Nasibullah Sherdali, Ahmad Zahir, Bilal Ahmad, Khyal Mohammad, Waqarullah Ishaq, Abdul Baqi, Wasiqullah, Mohammad Alam
Maidan Wardak Province: Sediqullah Atal, Sadiq Farhad, Mirwais Zazai, Noor-ul-Haq, Mohammad Sardar (captain), Zia-ul-Haq, Imran Mohammadi, Sabir Bahrami, M Hafeez, Baryaly, Mohammadullah Hamkar
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