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RAWALPINDI (APP) – Bahawalpur Region Thursday defeated Hyderabad Region in the National T20 Cup at Pindi Cricket Stadium.


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With both tied on 160 runs at the end of 40 enthralling overs in the match a Super over round was played for the result.

Bahawalpur’s medium pacer Zahir Siddiqui conceded just two runs in the one over eliminator.

Hyderabad remained unable to play the whole over and lost their two batsmen on just four balls.

Bahawalpur’s Faisal Mubashir hit the required runs for his team taking two runs on the first ball of the super over before hitting the match winning boundary on the fourth ball.

Earlier Hyderabad won the toss and put Bahawalpur into bat first.

But despite losing early wickets Bahawalpur managed to put 160 runs on the board thanks to a superb display of batting by opener Faisal Mubashir who scored 61 off 47 balls with the help of seven boundaries.

Opener Mohammad Yasir and middle order batsman Riasat Ali were other main contributors scoring brisk 42 and 44 respectively.

In reply Hyderabad started their innings in a confident way with left hand opener Sharjil Khan scoring quick 31 off just 19 balls that included four boundaries and two towering sixes.

Veterans Faisal Ather and Azim Ghumman were other top scorers both hitting blazing 50s off 42 and 40 balls respectively.

Hyderabad needed just six runs in the last over and were looking in a commanding position but Bhawalpur’s Zahir Siddiqui who also repeated his heroics in the one over eliminator took the match from them as he conceded just five runs in the final over.

Faisal Mubashir was declared man of the match for his superb knock.