Wednesday night saw Khyber Pakhtunkhwa successfully defending the National T20 title.
KP’s captain Iftikhar Ahmed’s all-around performance contributed to a seven-wicket win over Central Punjab in the final at the Gaddafi Stadium.
Iftikhar Ahmed, 31, put 45 not out off 19 balls on the scoreboard taking his team to lift the trophy with a 149-run target with 18 balls spare.
While Adil Amin with an unbeaten 25 off 21 provided Iftikhar support from the other end.
Central Punjab seemed no match for KP with the bat nor with the ball in the final.
BRIEF SCORES of the Final
Central Punjab 148 all out, 19.2 overs
(Ahmed Shehzad 44, Kamran Akmal 42, Qasim Akram 20; Iftikhar Ahmed 3-5, Mohammad Imran 3-26, Arshad Iqbal 2-28)
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 152-3, 17 overs
(Iftikhar Ahmed 45 not out, Kamran Ghulam 37, Sahibzada Farhan 26, Adil Amin 25 not out; Sameen Gul 1-19, Qasim Akram 1-27, Mohammad Faizan 1-46)
Man of the Match: Iftikhar Ahmed
Player of the tournament: Iftikhar Ahmed (409 runs and eight wickets)
The best batsman of the tournament: Sahibzada Farhan (447 runs)
Best bowler of the tournament: Imran Khan Snr (16 wickets)
Best wicketkeeper of the tournament: Rohail Nazir (12 dismissals)