In the ongoing National T20 Cup, Lahore Whites emerged victorious against Quetta Gladiators, clinching a comprehensive win by 9 wickets. Simultaneously, Islamabad Regions secured a tight 10-run victory over Hyderabad in another thrilling encounter.
The match at Karachi’s National Stadium witnessed Quetta Regions batting first and setting a target of 132 runs for Lahore Whites in 20 overs. Abdul Wahid Bangalzai’s notable innings of 79 runs stood out for Quetta. In response, Lahore Whites easily chased down the target, reaching 133 for the loss of just one wicket in the 12th over.
Ahmed Shehzad played a stellar innings for Lahore, scoring 81 runs off 44 deliveries, while Muhammad Akhlaq contributed with 44 runs. Lahore’s strong performance demonstrated their batting prowess and secured them a convincing victory.
In another contest, Islamabad Regions faced off against Hyderabad, and the match proved to be a nail-biter with Islamabad clinching the win by a narrow margin of 10 runs.
Islamabad Regions posted a total of 153 runs for the loss of three wickets in their initial 20 overs. Sarmad Bhatti’s notable contribution of 56 runs and Hamad Shafiq’s 27 runs were the highlights. In response, Hyderabad Regions battled fiercely but fell short, managing 143 runs for the loss of 7 wickets.
Other matches in the tournament witnessed Pindi defeating Bahawalpur, Multan securing a win against FATA, Lahore Blues overpowering Dera Murad Jamali, Abbottabad emerging victorious against Faisalabad, and Sialkot defeating Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
The National T20 Cup continues to provide cricket enthusiasts with thrilling encounters and noteworthy performances, showcasing the talent and competitiveness of teams across various regions.