Sharjeel Khan’s blazing 77 off 56 balls handed Sindh their first win of the National T20 Cup First XI tournament as they defeated Central Punjab by seven wickets on Friday evening at Multan Cricket Stadium.
The left-handed opener struck nine fours and two sixes and partnered with Khurram Manzoor, who scored 50 off 46, for a 134-run opening stand.
6th Match, Multan, Oct 2 2020, National T20 Cup
Central Punjab v Sindh
Scores in brief:
Central Punjab 154-7, 20 overs (Abid Ali 56, Qasim Akram 24, Usman Qadir 20 not out; Sohail Khan 3-33, Mohammad Asghar 2-22)
Sindh 155-3, 18.5 overs (Sharjeel Khan 77, Khurram Manzoor 50; Ehsan Adil 2-29)
Result – Sindh won by seven wickets
Player of the match – Sharjeel Khan (Sindh)
Man of the Match Sharjeel Khan Interview | National T20 Cup 2020 | PCB
Reflecting on his innings and partnership with Khurram Manzoor, Sharjeel said: “The conditions were a little tough for batting early on. Khurram and I discussed them and decided that we have to bat spend time at the crease and bat deep, which paid dividends for us.
“I could not start off the tournament on a high but I am glad that I have gotten runs in this match. It is always a great feeling to get runs early on as it boosts your confidence. Over the course of the next matches, I look forward to build on this innings.”