RAWALPINDI – Balochistan on Friday defeated Southern Punjab by eight wickets in the 13th match of the National T20 Cup at Pindi Cricket Stadium.
An impressive performance by the top order helped Balochistan to chase down the 175-run target in 18.4 overs. Opening pair - Abdullah Shafiq and Abdul Wahid - took a strong start as they made 94 runs jointly.
Haris Sohail made unbeaten 47 runs to seal victory against Souther Punjab.
Earlier in the day, Balochistan won the toss and decided to field first.
SP off to a fine start as opening batsman Zeeshan Ashraf hit two 4s in the first over but he was sent packing by Junaid Khan at just 10 runs.
Sohaib Maqsood, however, maintained his impressive batting performance in the match as he made 54 runs off 34 before he was removed by Umaid Asif.
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Salman Ali Agha and Muhammad Imran failed to maintain the steam gained the team after Sohib’s batting.
After they were bowled out, the next players Hassan Khan, Khushdil Shah and Aamer Yamin kept the score board ticking and helped the team to post a fighting total for Balochistan.
Balochistan’s Junaid Khan and Umaid Asif took three wickets each while Khurram Shahzad removed two players.
The tournament features six teams — Balochistan, Central Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Northern, Sindh, and Southern Punjab.
The first leg of the tournament will be played in Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi before being shifted to Lahore which will host 33 matches.
Pakistani rupee witnessed marginal losses against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market.
On Wednesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.6 for selling and 288.65 for buying purposes.
Euro price stands at 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 360 for buying, and 363 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED stands at 78.25 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||360||363|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.24||36.59|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
KARACHI – The gold price moved up down in the local market in line with massive increase in international market.
On Wednesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,000, and the price for 10-gram gold saw an increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,900.
Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,830, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,750 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,500.00.
In international market, the price of precious metal went up by $29 to settle at $2,044 per ounce.
|Lahore||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Karachi||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Islamabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Peshawar||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Quetta||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Sialkot||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Attock||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Gujranwala||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Jehlum||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Multan||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Gujrat||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Nawabshah||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Chakwal||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Hyderabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Nowshehra||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Sargodha||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Faisalabad||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|
|Mirpur||PKR 218,000||PKR 2,610|