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National T20: Karachi Whites & Multan score victories

Khurram Manzoor continued his good form for Karachi Whites

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Continued form from Khurram Manzoor took Karachi Whites to a 7 run victory over FATA. In the other game, Multan overpowered Peshawar, winning their game by 5 wickets.

Khurram Manzoor who has been one of the most outstanding performers in domestic cricket in recent years, continued to make a case for national selection with an electrifying 77 run knock against Fata. The right handed opener, hit seven fours and two sixes. No other Karachi batsmen reached 20 as the side trudged to 130 for 7. Lanky paceman, Mohammad Irfan picked up a 4 wicket haul, while all other bowlers were economical.

In response, Fata fought hard but ended up 7 runs short of the target. Discarded Pakistan opener Mukhtar Ahmed took charge scoring a 45 ball 52. However, there was little support from the other end as Fawad Alam and Arshad Iqbal picked up a brace each.

Multan in their game upstaged Peshawar comfortably. Multan scored 132 for 6 in their allotted 20 overs. Fawad Khan topped scored with 40. Raees Ahmed and Mohammad Mohsin chipped in with 36 & 33 respectively. Experienced Pakistan pace merchant, Mohammad Irfan picked up two wickets.

Multan in response were never really in trouble. Hasan Raza Jr 67 and Mohammad Irfan 21 took Peshawar home. Raza was busy throughout the innings, hitting 4 boundaries and a six. For Peshawar Mohammad Junaid, picked up 3 wickets.

the authorAsjad Khan

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