Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will aim to complete a hat-trick of Pakistan Cup final appearances when they will take on defending champions Balochistan in the second semi-final on Sunday, 1 January, at the State Bank Sports Complex.
Balochistan and Southern Punjab eased through to comprehensive wins over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Northern today in the 10th and final round of the Pakistan Cup to cement their places in the semi-finals of the 50-over tournament in Karachi.
Central Punjab became the first side to qualify for the Pakistan Cup one-day tournament semifinals, while it was a four-way battle for the remaining three spots after the completion of the ninth and penultimate round of matches.
All-rounder Mubasir Khan’s extraordinary run in the Pakistan Cup 2022-23 continued on Friday as the 20-year-old smashed his second century in the tournament before picking up four wickets to engineer Northern’s 23-run win over Central Punjab.
Pakistan international fast bowler Shahnawaz Dahani and Test fast bowler Mir Hamza shared 10 wickets between them to dismiss Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for a paltry 40 runs – the lowest in Pakistan Cup history, helping Sindh to a four-wicket win in the fourth round match of the Pakistan Cup at the NBP Sports Complex on Friday.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Kamran Ghulam unbeaten 123 led his side to a six-wicket win over Balochistan in the third-round match of the Pakistan Cup 2022-23 here at the State Bank Stadium in Karachi on Wednesday.
Defending champions Balochistan recorded their first win in the Pakistan Cup 2022-23 when they defeated Sindh by five runs on DLS in the second round match here at the State Bank Stadium in Karachi on Monday.