Fakhar Zaman’s half-century set Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s fourth consecutive win in the ongoing National T20 Cup First XI tournament as they defeated Central Punjab by 29 runs at Multan Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.
With a blazing 66, which came off 42 balls, Fakhar registered his second half-century on trot and 20th overall in T20 cricket.
Fakhar Zaman’s 66 stretches Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s winning streak to four matches
13th Match, Multan, Oct 6 2020, National T20 Cup
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa v Central Punjab
Scores in brief:
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 178-7, 20 overs (Fakhar Zaman 66, Shoaib Malik 27 not out, Mohammad Rizwan 23, Asif Afridi 20; Ahmed Bashir 3-32)
Central Punjab 149 all out, 19.2 overs (Kamran Akmal 47, Abdullah Shafiq 43; Arshad Iqbal 2-20, Asif Afridi 2-27, Junaid Khan 2-27, Wahab Riaz 2-34)
Man of the Match Fakhar Zaman Interview | National T20 Cup 2020 | PCB
Reflecting on his performance, Fakhar said: “My plan was to spend time on the pitch as the bowlers were receiving assistance early on. I wanted to get the ball to get a little old before I play my shots. I am happy that I have been able to score second consecutive half-century in a winning cause because as a player the ultimate goal is to win the match for your team.
“That we have the presence of experienced players in Hafeez and Shoaib also help a great deal as they share their experience and knowledge. They help us in reading the conditions both while batting and fielding. Winning is a habit, which we have developed after losing the first match. We are enjoying our time here and have gelled together as a unit.”