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Haseebullah's century guides Balochistan to final of the Pakistan Cup 2022

Balochistan to final
Balochistan to final

Haseebullah’s century takes Balochistan into the final of Pakistan Cup beating Sindh by 13 runs at the Multan Cricket Stadium in the second semi-final on Wednesday. Balochistan will now take on defending champions Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the final on 1 April at the same venue.

In the match which was being live telecast on PTV Sports and live-streamed on PCB’s YouTube channel, Balochistan were bowled out for 263 in the 48th over after being put into bat. The left-handed opening batter Haseebullah top-scored with a 114-ball 131, hitting 18 fours and one six. Asad Shafiq batting at number four scored 64 off 69, which included five boundaries. The pair of Haseebullah and Asad added 163 runs for the third wicket.

For Sindh, Muhammad Umar and Sohail Khan bagged three wickets apiece. Captain Mir Hamza picked two wickets for 42 from nine overs.

In turn, half-centuries from Khurram Manzoor, Omair Bin Yousuf and Sharjeel Khan went in vain as Sindh managed to score 250 for nine in 50 overs and were left 13 runs short of the target. Omair top-scored with a 73-ball 60, hitting four fours and one six. The right-handed Khurram scored 55 off 85 and struck five boundaries. Opening batter Sharjeel scored 50 off 57 and hit seven fours and one six.

For Balochistan, left-arm spinner Kashif Bhatti took three for 27 from 10 overs. Captain Yasir Shah took two wickets for 54, while right-arm pacer Khurram Shahzad bagged two wickets for 58.

Balochistan’s Haseebullah for his century was named the player-of-the-match.

Scores in brief:

Balochistan beat Sindh by 13 runs in the second semi-final at the Multan Cricket Stadium

Balochistan 263 all out, 47.5 overs (Haseebullah 131, Asad Shafiq 64; Sohail Khan 3-37, Muhammad Umar 3-54, Mir Hamza 2-42)

Sindh 250-9, 50 overs (Omair Bin Yousuf 60, Khurram Manzoor 55, Sharjeel Khan 50; Kashif Bhatti 3-27, Yasir Shah 2-54, Khurram Shahzad 2-58)

Player-of-the-match: Haseebullah (Balochistan)