Match Details

BAL vs NOR 25th Match, National T20 2022

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Balochistan won by 5 wickets 🏆
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17th Over:
= 15
18th Over:
= 5
Last Over:
= 11
This Over:
= 13

Player of the Match

Haris Sohail
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Haris Sohail Jersy
15 (6)52 (36)0 7 2 0 250.00 144.44
P'ship : 25(10)
Last Wkt :   Hussain Talat 31(22)
BowlerZ Khan
1-413.3 11.71
BALBAL - 2nd Innings
6 Over 4744
10 Over 7772
15 Over 112112
NORNOR - 1st Innings
6 Over 4734
10 Over 6459
15 Over 98120
20 Over 173168


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Inn 2
That brings an end to our coverage for this game. I'm Akshay Bhide, signing off, on behalf of my co-commentator Harshdeep Singh Ahluwalia and scorer Zeeshan Naiyer. Tata. Bye bye.
Yasir Shah | Balochistan Skipper: "Thanks to the almighty for the win. Despite our poor fielding, our batters did a fine job to chase down the total. We would have loved to keep them below 150 but credit to the batters. We were poor in the field and dropped too many chances. We have to bowl well in the phase between 13 to 16 overs." 
Umar Amin | Northern Skipper: "We were in the game for the most part of the game but credit to Haris for the way he played. We need to improve on our batting in the powerplay. We need to play aggressively in the first six overs and I feel were 10 runs short. There are concerns about the death bowling but we will look to work on it in the next games." 
Haris Sohail | Player of the Match: "The plan was simple to keep batting till the end of the chase. The wickets were falling from the other end and I tried to stay till the end. The way the wicket was behaving, we tried to take it deep and stay in the chase. We were confident of chasing it we kept building partnerships in the middle." 
Haris Sohail is named the Player of the Match for his match-winning knock of 52*.
Time for the post-match presentation.
Akshay: WOWW!!!! What a finish to this game. Take a bow Amad Butt. I’m short of words at the moment. With 13 required from the last over, Butt goes 6,6,1 to take his home. There were plenty of ebbs and flows throughout the game but Balochistan manage to hold their nerves to beat Northern by five wickets to grab two crucial points. 

Balochistan had a good start to the chase, thanks to Abdul Bangalzai. Opening the innings, he took on the bowling from the word go. Haseebullah again failed and departed on 8 in the fourth over as they finished the powerplay on 44/1. Ali Waqas fell on 19 in the seventh over and Bangalzai also was dismissed on 27 in the very next over. Shan Masood walked in to bat and looked positive at the crease.

Masood along with Haris Sohail started building a partnership before the former fell on 11. Sohail played some wonderful strokes and kept Balochistan in the chase. Talat Hussain played aggressively right from the start of his innings as the required run rate was close to 10. Both Talat and Sohail hit some lusty blows but in the end. Talat departed on 31 in the 18
th over. That brought Amad Butt to the crease and he played an outstanding innings of 15* off just six balls to take his side across the line with three balls to spare. Not to forget Sohail’s contribution of 52* as they grabbed their fifth win of the competition.

Earlier in the day, Northern skipper Umar Amin won the toss and opted to bat first. They got off to a shaky start as they lost three wickets inside the powerplay with not much on the board. Umar Amin along with Zeeshan Malik started the recovery work but the latter fell on 16. Amin was going strong from one end as he played some wonderful strokes.

Mubasir Khan supported Amin nicely from the other end as they both put 73 between them the former departed on 29. Amin brought up his fifty and teed off in the death over. Balochistan were a bit sloppy in the field in the slog overs as they dropped too many chances. Umar Amin and Sohail Tanvir remained unbeaten on 67 and 19 respectively to help their side post 168 on the board. Kashif Bhatti picked up two wickets but was a bit expensive. Balochistan picked up six wickets in total. In the end, their batters did a fine job to chase down a tricky total on this surface. Stick around for post-match presentation.

19.3 Z Khan to A Butt
1 Single and that’s it, Butt wins the game for his side in just 3 deliveries of the final over, solid batting display from Balochistan today 
Akshay: Amad Butt you beauty. That should be the game for Balochistan.
19.2 Z Khan to A Butt
6 SIX!!!! Butt anticipated the fuller delivery and goes deep in his crease to slam it over the bowlers head for another maximum 
Akshay: WOWWW!!! What a strike under pressure from Amad Butt. A six on the first ball and he has brought down the equation to 7 from 5.
19.1 Z Khan to A Butt
6 SIX!!!! Butt brings the situation in favour of Balochistan, length delivery by Zaman and he paid the price as Butt swung his bat hard for that shot 
13 required from the last over. Zaman Khan has been handed the responsibility of defending it. Can he defend it?
Haris Sohail
Amad Butt
Sohail Tanvir
18.6 S Tanvir to H Sohail
2 Fuller delivery onto the stumps and Sohail tries to go up and over the fielder but gets a single but overthrows give them two. 13 needed of the final over 
18.5 S Tanvir to A Butt
1 Flicks the fuller ball onto his pads by Tanvir as Butt rotates the strike 
Akshay: This has been a fantastic knock from Haris Sohail. Brings up his fifty but can he get his side across the line?
18.4 S Tanvir to H Sohail
1 Plays it with soft hands into the point region  and Haris gets a well deserved half century