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Cricket Match Predictions: Balochistan vs Sindh – Pakistan Cup 2022 – 2nd Semi-Final-32nd Match

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The 32nd Match and the Second Semi-Final of the Pakistan Cup 2022 will be played between Balochistan and Sindh at the Multan Cricket Stadium, Pakistan.

LIVE SCORES - Balochistan vs Sindh – 2nd Semi-Final-32nd Match

Current Form Sindh:

Sindh lost their last match to Central Punjab by 77 runs. However, since they finished in the top 4, they qualified for the Semi-Final match against Balochistan. 

Central Punjab won the toss and elected to have a bat first. The start wasn’t too impressive as they lost Rizwan Hussain early on in the innings. Ahmed Shehzad looked assured from ball one and kept finding gaps with ease. He struck 68 off 75 balls. The middle order lost wickets at regular intervals before Umar Akmal took the centre stage and smashed 37 off 26 balls. The real match winning effort came from the blade of Zafar Gohar who made 51 off 62 balls. On the back his effort, Central Punjab crossed the 260 run mark and finished at 261 before being bowled out.

Defending 261, Wahab Riaz removed the dangerous batter Sharjeel Khan early on in the innings. Khurram Manzoor and Omair Yousuf were then removed by Zafar Gohar. Sarfaraz Ahmed fought hard with his captain’s knock of 59 in 75 balls. However, one he got dismissed, the Sindh batters lost the momentum and also the hope to qualify for the semi finals. Zafar Gohar bowled beautifully and picked up 3 wickets for 38 runs and helped wrap up the Sindh innings at 184, as Central Punjab won the match by 77 runs.

 

Current Form Balochistan:

Balochistan lost their last match against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by 49 runs. Since they finished in the top 4 on points table, Balochistan have qualified to play against Sindh for the Second Semi-Final at Multan Cricket Stadium.

Balochistan won the toss and elected to field first. The opening pair of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were very cautious at the start. They collected 44 runs for the first wicket. The opener Muhammad Mohsin Khan made 38 off 50 balls. The middle order batters like Mohammad Sarwar and Kamran Ghulam made contributions of 23 and 20 runs respectively.  The game changing knock however came through the willow of the skipper Adil Amin, who smashed 92 off 76 balls. His innings included 10 fours and 1 six. On the back of his phenomenal knock, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa got to a commendable total of 283 for 8 in 50 overs.

For Balochistan, Jalat Khan picked up 2 wickets for just 51 runs during his spell of 10 overs.

Chasing 283, Balochistan lost their in-form batter Haseebullah after he scored 9 runs. Imran Butt and Abdul Bangalzai tried to revive the innings with their second wicket stand of 40 runs. Butt made 42 off 41 balls while Bangalzai scored 23 off 26 balls. The big wicket came in the form of Asad Shafiq who was dismissed by Kamran Ghulam for 7. Ayaz Tasawwar scored brilliant 70 runs off 80 balls. His innings included 6 fours and 2 sixes. Mohammad Saad fought hard with his knock of 43 but he took too long time to settle down and it really cost Balochistan. In the end, Balochistan were bowled out for 234 in the 47th over, losing the match by 49 runs. 

For Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Khalid Usman picked up 3 wickets after giving away 31 runs.

 

 Let’s have a look at the squads:

Balochistan:

Yasir Shah (Captain), Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Akif Javed, Ammad Butt, Asad Shafiq, Ayaz Tasawar, Azeem Ghumman, Bismillah Khan (WK), Haseebullah Khan (WK), Imran Butt, Jalat Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Khurram Shahzad, Mohammad Saad, Mohammad Shahid and Taj Wali

 

Sindh:

Mir Hamza (Captain), Omair Bin Yousaf, Abrar Ahmed, Ahsan Ali, Ammad Alam, Asif Mehmood, Danish Aziz, Khurram Manzoor, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Hasan (WK), Mohammad Taha, Mohammad Umar, Saad Khan, Shahnawaz Dahani, Sharjeel Khan and Sohail Khan


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay


Who will win the toss? – Sindh

Who will win? – Sindh

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Abdul Wahid Bangalzai (Balochistan), Sharjeel Khan (Sindh)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Yasir Khan (Balochistan), Mohammad Umar (Sindh)

Most Sixes – Abdul Wahid Bangalzai (Balochistan), Sharjeel Khan (Sindh) 

Player of the Match - Sharjeel Khan (Sindh)

Team Scores Batting first – Sindh 290+, Balochistan 260+

Match Handicap: Sindh

 

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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