Last Friday, Karachi took Peshawar in the opening game of the National Bank of Pakistan T-20 Blind Cricket Trophy 2015 Bahawalpur in a match played at Dring Stadium Ground No.1 Bahawalpur. Peshawar came away victorious, winning by 63 runs. Peshawar’s Haroon Khan was named the Man of the Match.
Peshawar batted first after Karachi won the toss. They quickly put up 237 runs while having only lost 3 wickets. Khan led his team in scoring with 117 runs. Masood Jan gave him a good assist, scoring 60 runs of his own. When it was Karachi’s turn at bat, they put up a valiant effort but only managed to score 174 while losing 5 wickets. This left them 63 runs of what they needed to win. Tariq Samuel led his Karachi side in scoring with 95 runs.
In other matches on the first day of competition at the National Bank of Pakistan T-20 Blind Cricket Trophy 2015 Bahawalpur, Islamabad beat Attock at the Dring Stadium Ground No.2 Bahawalpur, Quetta lost to Faisalabad by 8 wickets at Sadiq Public School Cricket Ground, Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur won by 9 wickets in their game against AJK at Dring Stadium Ground No.1 Bahawalpur, Lahore came away victorious by 6 wickets in their meeting with Abbottabad at Dring Stadium Ground No. 2 Bahawalpur, and Gujranwala beat Okara at Sadiq Public School Cricket Ground, Bahawalpur.
The competition features twelve teams divided into two pools. Pool A includes Islamabad, Azad Kashmir, Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Okara and Quetta. Pool B includes Karachi, Lahore, Gujranwala, Peshawar, Abbottabad and Attock. The competition’s defending champion is Islamabad. Group play continued Saturday, Sunday, and yesterday. The semi-finals are scheduled for today, with the finals scheduled for tomorrow at the Dring Stadium Ground No.1.