Multan and Quetta Secure Second Consecutive Wins in SAF National Physical Disability T20 Cricket Championship.

Muhammad Nizam Karachi (Sports Reporter): The Shahid Afridi Foundation National Physical Disability T20 Cricket Championship witnessed victories for the teams of Multan and Quetta on its second day, showcasing a display of remarkable talent and determination. Hosted at the Rashid Latif Academy Cricket Ground in collaboration with the Shahid Afridi Foundation and the Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket Association, the championship continues to captivate audiences with thrilling encounters.

In the first match of the day, Hyderabad faced a formidable challenge against Quetta, ultimately succumbing to a nine-wicket defeat. Despite contributions from Wasim Ahmed and Hamza Hameed, Hyderabad could only muster 112 runs for the loss of nine wickets. Quetta’s bowling attack, spearheaded by Mithal Khan and Ali Gajzai, proved too strong for Hyderabad’s batting lineup. In response, Quetta chased down the target comfortably, with Nusratullah leading the charge with an unbeaten 37 runs, securing victory with nine wickets in hand. Hafeezullah’s impressive performance earned him the player of the match award.

In the second match, Multan continued their winning streak by defeating Karachi by five wickets. Karachi posted a total of 112 runs for the loss of eight wickets, with Umar Farooq leading the scoring with 42 runs. However, Multan’s bowlers, led by Zubair Saleem, restricted Karachi’s scoring opportunities. In reply, Multan chased down the target with ease, reaching 113 runs for the loss of five wickets in just 13.2 overs. Matlub Qureshi’s stellar innings of 39 runs guided Multan to victory, earning them their second consecutive win in the championship. Zubair Saleem was once again declared the man of the match for his outstanding bowling performance.

The matches were graced by esteemed guests, including PPDCA Acting Chairman Imran Balwani and Assistant Coach of Karachi Region Asim Rizvi, who presented the player of the match awards to Hafeezullah and Zubair Saleem, respectively. Tournament Director and Secretary-General of the Pakistan Physical Disability Cricket Association Amiruddin Ansari and Head of Multan Bahawalpur Region Jameel Kamran were also present, adding to the excitement of the event.

As the championship progresses, anticipation builds for more enthralling matches on the third day. Multan will lock horns with Quetta in the first match, followed by a face-off between Hyderabad and Karachi in the second match. With teams vying for supremacy, spectators can expect more exhilarating cricket action in the days to come.