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Cricket Match Predictions: Northern vs Balochistan – Pakistan Cup 2022– 25th Match

Northern vs Balochistan
Northern vs Balochistan
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The 25th match of the Pakistan Cup 2022 will be played between Northern and Balochistan at the Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad.

LIVE SCORES - Northern vs Balochistan – 25th Match

Current Form Northern:

Northern lost their last match to Sindh by 8 runs.

The match was reduced to 25 overs a side due to rain. Northern won the toss and elected to field first. Sharjeel Khan and Saim Ayub started off quite well for Sindh. They were involved in the first wicket partnership of 92 runs. Saim Ayub made 57 off just 34 balls. In the lower middle order, Danish Qureshi scored 46 off 27 balls. His innings featured 4 fours and 1 maximum. Sindh reached a total of 221 for 5 in their allotted 25 overs.

Chasing 221 in 25 overs, Northern lost Nasir Nawaz on the first delivery of the second innings. Umar Amin at number 3 played a phenomenal knock of 66 in 38 balls. He was dismissed by Asif Mehmood at an important juncture in the match. After his dismissal, Imad Wasim took the responsibility of taking Northern over the line. He smashed 53 off 44 balls but failed to win the match for Northern as they fell short by 8 runs in the end.

For Sindh, Mohammad Umar picked up 2 wickets for 33 runs.  

 

Current Form Balochistan:

Balochistan won their previous match against Central Punjab by 76 runs.

Central Punjab won the toss and elected to field first. Balochistan’s Imran Butt and Haseebullah Khan gave their team a fabulous start. They stitched a partnership of 92 runs for the first wicket. Imran Butt went on to make a fantastic hundred and scored 129 off 93 balls before being dismissed by Raza Ali Dar. Asad Shafiq in the middle order also flexed his muscles and smashed 104 runs with the bat. These brave knocks helped Balochistan achieve a total of 371 for 4 in 50 overs.

 

Chasing 371, Central Punjab’s Ahmed Shehzad played very well and got his team off to a flying start. He made 66 off 54 balls before being dismissed by Yasir Shah. The middle order failed to carry forward any momentum provided by the top order and Central Punjab were always lagging behind in terms of the required run rate. Saad Nasim played a brilliant knock of 59 in 62 balls in the lower middle order but to no avail as Central Punjab fell short by 76 runs.

For Balochistan, Amad Butt and Asad Shafiq both picked up 3 wickets.

 

 Let’s have a look at the squads:

Northern:

Shadab Khan (availability not confirmed, Captain), Aamir Jamal, Ali Imran, Asif Ali, Athar Mahmood, Haider Ali, Imad Wasim, Mehran Mumtaz, Mubasir Khan, Mohammad Huraira, Musa Khan, Nasir Nawaz, Rohail Nazir (WK), Salman Irshad, Umar Amin and Zaman Khan

 

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


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay


Who will win the toss? – Balochistan

Who will win? – Balochistan

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Haseebullah Khan (Balochistan), Umar Amin (Northern) 

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Amad Butt (Balochistan), Zaman Khan (Northern)

Most Sixes – Haseebullah Khan (Balochistan), Umar Amin (Northern)

Player of the Match- Haseebullah Khan (Balochistan)

Team Scores Batting first – Northern 240+, Balochistan 280+

Match Handicap: Balochistan

 

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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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