Afghanistan Provincial Challenge Cup: Ziaur Rahman spells doom for Balkh
Ziaur Rahman's devastating spell led the way in Khost Province beating Balkh Province by six wickets in the Afghanistan Provincial Challenge Cup 2020.
Match Summary-Balkh Province v Khost Province, Group A, APC 2020
Balkh Province 144 (37.3)
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Abdul Malik-1.3 ov), 2-13 (Zafar Balkh-3.3 ov), 3-27 (Farhan Zakhil-5.3 ov), 4-62 (Rozaddin-11.2 ov), 5-66 (Asadullah Matani-12.5 ov), 6-83 (Mohammad Wasim-20.1 ov), 7-107 (Jamshid Khan-28.5 ov), 8-116 (Abdullah Mazari-30.5 ov), 9-143 (Abdul Haleem-36.3 ov), 10-144 (Abdul Razaq-37.3 ov)
Khost Province 147-4 (30.3)
Fall of wickets: 1-52 (Naveed Obaid-10.1 ov), 2-80 (Rahim Mangal-17.3 ov), 3-89 (Shahidullah-19.1 ov), 4-121 (Rahmanullah-25.1 ov)
Result - Khost Province won by six wickets
Grade One Provincial Challenge Cup— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) August 15, 2020
Khost vs Balkh
Mis-e Ainak Cricket Ground
Toss:Khost (opted to field)
Balkh: 144 (37.3 ov)
Abdul Raziq 45(87)
Zia Sharifi 43/5 (8.3)
Khost: 145/4 (30.3ov)
Rahim Mangal 38(61)
Asadullah Matin 31/2 (6.3)
Khost won by 6 wickets#G1ChallengeCup pic.twitter.com/Uffnsz1SLz
At the Khost Cricket Stadium in Khost, Khost Province elected to field. It paid immediate dividends as Rahman struck regular blows to dent the Balkh top-order. Rahman's five for 43 was backed by Haseebullah's three for 28 and Noor Ahmad (2-10).
For Balkh, Abdul Razaq (45: 87b, 5x4, 1x6) was the best batsman with only captain Asadullah Matani (25) providing any kind of support.
The chase for Khost was scripted by the openers Rahim Mangal (38: 61b, 6x4) and Naveed Obaid who shared a 52 run stand. Later, there were regular contributions were from other batsmen. Mohammadullah (28 n.o.) was the man who carried Khost past the target. For Balkh the only bowler to create any impact was Asadullah Matani (2-31).
Balkh Probvince: Abdul Malik, Zafar Balkh, Farhan Zakhil, Rozaddin, Asadullah Matani (captain), Mohammad Wasim, Jamshid Khan, Abdullah Mazari, Abdul Haleem, Abdul Razaq, Kamali
Khost Province: Shahidullah (captain), Rahim Mangal, Naveed Obaid, Rahmanullah, Mohammadullah, Shaheen, Haseebullah, Noor Ahmad, Ziaur Rahman, M Hashum, Bakhtarullah Atal
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