National T20 Cup: Lahore Blues thrash Rawalpindi by 7 wickets

Lahore Blues defeated Rawalpindi region by seven wickets on Thursday in a one-sided match and secured a semi-final berth during the on-going National T20 Cup 2017.

Led by Mohammad Hafeez, Lahore Blues side bowled out the home side for a mere 118 with almost three overs to spare. Only two batsmen – Zeeshan Malik (24 off 26) and Iftikhar Ahmad (60 off 33) – scored in double figures for Rawalpindi. Iftikhar Ahmad scored more than 50% runs of his side alone.

Atif Jabbar and Agha Salman from lahore picked up three wickets each. Ali Shafiq and Khalid Usman picking up two wickets apiece.

Lahore, while chasing had a great start and later chased down the total comfortably in 17.1 overs with Imam-ul-Haq and Ahmed Shehzad setting up a 64-run partnership for the first-wicket.

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