Shoaib Malik played a brilliant innings against Sindh
The off-spinner also took a wicket while bowling.
Rawalpindi. These days the matches of the National T20 League are being played in Pakistan. Many senior players of Pakistan are joining it. Veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik is also a part of the Central Punjab Pakistan team. He scored a half-century while batting first against Sindh in a match on Tuesday. He played an important role in winning the team by bowling brilliantly. He received the Player of the Match award. Playing first in the match, Punjab had made a huge score of 188 runs for 5 wickets. In reply, Sindh’s team could only score 177 runs for 8 wickets.
Central Punjab captain Qasim Akram won the toss and elected to bat. However, the team did not start well. Both the openers returned to the pavilion on a total score of just 11 runs. Fayaz Khan took over the team by scoring 55 off 24 balls and Tyeb Tahir 33 off 28 balls. Both also shared a half-century partnership for the third wicket. Fayaz hit 6 fours and 4 sixes in his innings. The strike rate was 229.
Malik and Irfan attack
After 15 overs, the team’s score was 124 runs for 5 wickets. After this, Shoaib Malik and Irfan Khan shared an unbeaten half-century partnership to take the score to 188 runs. 40-year-old Malik scored 54 not out off 33 balls. Strike rate was 164. Hit 4 fours and 2 sixes. At the same time, Irfan returned unbeaten on 33 runs off 14 balls. Hit 4 sixes. Strike rate was 236. Sohail Khan and Abrar Ahmed took 2-2 wickets for Sindh.
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In reply, Sindhu made a good start. At one point the score was 62 runs for one wicket. After this the team stumbled and the score became 122 for 5 wickets. Sarfaraz Ahmed tried to win the team by scoring an unbeaten 62 off 37 balls, but he remained 11 runs away. He hit 5 fours and 2 sixes. Off-spinner Shoaib Malik also took one wicket for 16 runs in 2 overs.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : September 06, 2022, 16:16 IST