Islamabad - The defending champions Peshawar and Islamabad have reserved places in the semifinals of the 6th National T20 Cricket Championship for disabled people 2017-18.
The games were played at Diamond and National Grounds, while Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators played in the exhibition match at Pindi Stadium. In the first game at Diamond Ground, Peshawar defeated Sialkot by 47 points. Peshawar, first drummer, posted on 20 213-7 off with the Adela Khan can opener breaking 87 bright balls with the help of four legs 12 and 4, six and his partner while Wajid Alam contributed 38 and Captain Nihar Alam undefeated 31 Najam- ul-Hassan took 1-18, while three drummers from Peshawar were exhausted.
Sialkot, in response, was knocked down by 166 in 19.5 overs. Ali Raza played well and hit the ball 40-64 with the help of two on all fours and 3 of six, and Najam-ul-Hassan added 33. Abdullah Ahmed Fayyaz caught 3-10 and 3-41. Adeel Khan was named player of the match.
In another game played in the same place, Rawalpindi recorded his first victory after defeating Abbottabad by 3 terrains. Hitting first, Abbottabad was out of 154 in 20 overs. Latif Ullah was the top scorer with 45 while Awal Khan made 39. Bilal Azeem captured 3-22 and 2-15 Abdul Jabbar. Sajjad Khan, aka Bila, helped Rawalpindi reach the finish line in 19.5 overs. Bila closed nails 73 with 11 fours and six, while qu'Altaf Ahmed hit 34 and 23. M Arslan Faisal Hayat took 2-27 and M Sheraz 1-25. Sajad Khan was named player of the match.
In the third match of the day in the National Terrain, captain Sher Ali helped Fata to beat AJK by 10 terrains. Hitting first, AJK combined for 77 in 16.4 overs. Only M Aslam (26) has reached two figures. Umer Ayaz defeated AJK 5-23 while Ullah took 2-9 and Asad Shanwari 2-12. Fata came home in sixth place without losing a single wicket. Sher Ali Afridi scored undefeated 45 and unbeaten Asad Shanwari 17. Umer Hayat was judged as the man of the match.
In the fourth and last game of the day played in the same place, Islamabad defeated Lahore by four terrains. It is completed first, Lahore could score 139-9 in off assigned with the mark Khalid 37, 27 and Hasnain Alam Ashfaq Shakir 15. Sajjad Hussain M in bags 2-15, 2-29 and M Shafiq Khan Naeem 2-31. Islamabad reached the goal in the last ball of the game, when the hero of the Waqaf Sha party hit the border to take Islamabad to win. Waqaf closed undefeated 21 while Asad Rehman hit 3 and Adil Sohaib Abbasi 22. M took 2-20 and 1-10 M Khalid. Waqaf was changed from man of the match.
PDCA president Saleem Karim distributed prizes among the best players of the four games.