RAWALPINDI: Peshawar Region on Tuesday defended the title bravely and efficiently as the beat giant Karachi Blues Region by 7 wickets in the final match of Cool and Cool Presents Haier Mobile T-20 Cup at Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi.
Peshawar’s skipper Zohaib, once again relying on his team’s batting strength, chose to field first after winning the toss, and just like he would have planned, restricted star-studded Karachi Blues for 177/8 which at one moment, looked to cross 200.
In response to the total, Peshawar lost early wickets but Rizwan once again showed why he has been selected for National side an put up an excellent and worthy partnership with Iftikhar Ahmed, lifting his team from 68/3 in 9th over to 7 wicket win over team of stars.
Peshawar chased down the sizable total of 178 in 18.5 overs with 7 wickets in hand. Rizwan’s 56 of 33 and Ifrtikhar’s 57 0f 40 snatched the certain victory from Karachi.
Mohammad Rizwan was awarded the Man Of the Match for his unbeaten knock.