FAISALABAD : Attock, Sargodha, Faisalabad, and Quetta won on the first day of the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) T-20 Blind Cricket Trophy (Grade-2) after defeating their respective opponents at two different venues here on Wednesday.

The guests at the opening ceremony included Jalil ur Rehman, Assistant Commissioner (General) Faisalabad, Rana Riaz, Business Head & SVP NBP, Syed Sultan Shah, Chairman PBCC & President World Blind Cricket Ltd, Tariq Nazir, Divisional Sports Officer Faisalabad, Dr. Anwar Ali Sial, Director Finance PBCC, and Mohammad Bilal, Director Cricket Operations PBCC.

Attock beat Abbottabad by 10 wickets: (Bohranwali Ground):
Attock won the toss and decided to bowl first. Abbottabad made just 147 runs in allotted 20 overs for the loss of 7 wickets. Naeemullah was their highest scorer with 57 runs off 40 balls. Mohammad Noman, Mohammad Haroon, Ehtisham ul Haq and Mohammad Sohail claimed a wicket a piece.

In reply, Attock chased down the target in just 9.3 overs without losing a wicket. Mohammad Zeeshan played a brisk innings of 90 runs off 40 balls featuring 18 (4’s) while Ehtisham ul Haq made 38 runs. Mohammad Zeeshan got man of the match award.

Sargodha beat Karachi by 8 wickets (HPC Centre Chak-8):

In the 2nd match of the tournament, Sargodha won the toss and asked Karachi to bat first. Karachi made 170 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in stipulated 20 overs. Shoaib Khan and Bismillah Khan made 30 and 26 runs respectively. Mohammad Abdullah was the only bowler to claim a wicket.

In reply, Sargodha chased the target of 171 runs in 18.4 overs for the loss of 2 wickets. Gul Shair played superbly for his 80 runs off 56 balls while Zain Ashraf made unbeaten 60 runs. Rashed Akbar claimed 1 wicket. Gul Shair got man of the match award.

Faisalabad beat Sheikopura by 96 runs (Bohranwali Ground):

Hosts Faisalabad won the toss and decided to bat first. Faisalabad made 273 runs in allotted 20 overs for the loss of 3 wickets. Ejaz Hussain played extraordinary well and scored a ton, he made 141 runs off 62 balls featuring 26 boundaries. Bilal Ali was the 2nd highest scorer with 57 runs off 36 balls. Sohaib Mehtab was the only bowler from Sheikhopura to claim a wicket.

In reply, Sheikhopura couldn’t make the most of the batting friendly conditions and made just 177 runs in stipulated 20 overs for the loss of 5 wickets. Raheel Ahmed made unbeaten 78* runs off 67 balls. For Faisalabad, Bilal Ahmed took 1 wicket. Ejaz Husain was declared man of the match.

Quetta beat Gilgit-Baltistan by 174 runs (HPC Centre Chak-8):

Quetta won the toss and elected to bat first. Naseebullah’s superb innings of 143 runs off 72 balls helped Quetta to set the gigantic total of 263 runs in allotted 20 overs for the loss of 1 wicket. Mohammad Saleem also made useful contribution of 70 runs off 51 balls. For Gilgit-Baltistan, Shoeb ul Hassan fetched 1 wicket.

In reply, Gilgit Baltistan Scored only 89 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 7 wickets. Muzaffar Ali was the top scorer with 23 runs off 25 balls. M Saleem took 3 wickets and Imran Hakeem claimed 2 wickets for Quetta. Naseeb Ullah got man of the match award.


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