Misbah pushed Islamabad to win in Pakistan Cup 2016
Brilliant batting by captain Misbah ul Haq steered Islamabad to impressive two-wicket victory over Younus Khan-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the Pakistan Cup 2016 second match played at Iqbal Stadium on Wednesday.
Islamabad started their chase in a pathetic way as they lost early three wickets at the total of just 9 runs.
After that Misbahul Haq and Iftikhar Ahmed took the responsibility and brought their team close to win.
Misbah hammered 82 runs while Iftikhar contributed 48 runs in their team’s triumph.
Shadab Khan (33) finished the match in great style and landed his team Islamabad home safely.
Zohaib Khan (3-36) and Zia-ul-Haq (2-28) bowled well for KP.
Earlier opting to bat first, KP openers provided an outstanding start by scoring 76 runs for the first-wicket partnership.
Ahmed Shehzad was the first victim of Islamabad bowling who was showed pavilion by M Abbas at his individual score of 31.
After him, Fakhar Zaman and captain Younus Khan added valuable runs and helped the team post the decent total of 212 runs on the board in 46.
Fakhar slammed 45 runs and Younus hammered 61 runs.
Hammad Azam clinched three wickets and M Abbas two for Islamabad.
For his brilliant knock of 86, Misbah was declared as man-of-the-match.
Shehzad c Kamran Akmal b Abbas 31
Fakhar Zaman run out 45
Younus c Iftikhar b Hammad Azam 61
Rameez Aziz run out 12
Zohaib Khan c Kamran b Hammad 4
Bismillah Khan c Sharjeel b Hammad 9
Fahim Ashraf run out 5
Yasir Shah st Kamran b Shadab Khan 6
Zia-ul-Haq c Kamran b M Sami 10
M Asghar c Misbah b M Abbas 17
Sameen Gul not out 1
EXTRAS: (lb 1, w 10) 11
TOTAL: (all out; 46.
1 overs) 212
FOW: 1-76, 2-99, 3-154, 4-159, 5-169, 6-173, 7-176, 8-190, 9-196, 10-212
BOWLING: M Irfan 8-0-37-0, M Sami 8-1-30-1, M Abbas 6.
1-0-20-2, Imran Khalid 10-0-55-0, Shadab Khan 6-0-43-1, Hammad Azam 7-0-23-3, Iftikhar Ahmed 1-0-3-0.
Kamran Akmal c Fahim b Zia 4
Sharjeel c Yasir b Fahim Ashraf 1
Nasir c Zohaib b Zia 2
Iftikhar c Shehzad b Zohaib Khan 48
Misbah-ul-Haq run out 82
Imran Khalid b Zohaib Khan 0
Hammad Azam st Bismillah b Zohaib 17
Shadab Khan not out 33
M Sami c & b M Asghar 12
M Abbas not out 0
EXTRAS: (w 6) 6
TOTAL: (8 wickets; 42.
1 overs) 205
FOW: 1-5, 2-7, 3-9, 4-112, 5-112, 6-153, 7-178, 8-196
BOWLING: Fahim Ashraf 8.
1-0-47-1, Zia-ul-Haq 8-0-28-2, M Asghar 9-0-50-1, Yasir Shah 8-0-44-0, Zohaib Khan 9-0-36-3.
TOSS: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa