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Cricket Match Predictions: Southern Punjab vs Sindh – Pakistan Cup 2022– 26th Match

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The 26th match of the Pakistan Cup 2022 will be played between Southern Punjab and Sindh at the Multan Cricket Stadium, Pakistan.

LIVE SCORES -  Southern Punjab vs Sindh –  26th Match

Current Form Southern Punjab:

 

Southern Punjab lost their last match against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by 35 runs.

Southern Punjab won the toss and asked Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to have a bat first. Ashfaq Ahmed and Kamran Ghulam lost their wickets early on in the innings. Ahmed and Ghulam both were dismissed at 3.

Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Sarwar resurrected the Khyber innings with their 3rd wicket partnership of 166 runs. Fakhar Zaman was dismissed after he scored a brilliant run a ball 95. Mohammad Sarwar on the other end smashed 72 off 85 balls. Mohammad Wasim in the late lower order provided the necessary boost in the death overs by tonking 18 off 8 balls to help Khyber Pakhtunkhwa finish at a decent total of 285 for 7 in 50 overs.

Southern Punjab’s Zia-Ul-Haq picked up 4 wickets for 65 runs.

Chasing 285, Southern Punjab lost Tayyab Tahir and Sharoon Siraj early on in the innings. This put pressure on to the middle order. Skipper Agha Salman continued his fabulous form and smashed 56 off 77 balls. But just when he needed to stay at the crease longer and take the game deeper, he was cleaned up by Khalid Usman.

Azam Khan and Khushdil Shah led the counter attack in the lower middle order but both lost their wicket at a wrong time. The last hope perished with the dismissal of Aamer Yamin and post that, the Southern Punjab team quickly collapsed and were bowled out for 250, losing the match by 35 runs.

For Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Khalid Usman picked up 3 wickets for 68 runs.

 

Current Form Sindh:

 

Sindh won their previous encounter against Northern 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.  

 

 Let’s have a look at the squads:

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

 

Southern Punjab:

Salman Ali Agha (Captain), Aamir Yamin, Abbas Afridi, Ali Majid, Azam Khan (WK), Faisal Akram, Hassan Khan, Imran Randhawa, Khushdil Shah, Rahat Ali, Sharoon Siraj, Sohaib Maqsood, Tayyab Tahir, Zain Abbas, Zeeshan Ashraf (WK) and Zia-ul-Haq.


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay


Who will win the toss? – Sindh

Who will win? – Sindh

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Sharjeel Khan (Sindh), Salman Agha (Southern Punjab) 

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Shahnawaz Dahani (Sindh), Zia-Ul-Haq (Southern Punjab)

Most Sixes – Sharjeel Khan (Sindh), Khushdil Shah (Southern Punjab)

Player of the Match- Sharjeel Khan (Sindh)

Team Scores Batting first – Sindh 270+, Southern Punjab 245+

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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