Karachi Whites set up Pakistan Cup final clash with Peshawar

Karachi Whites beat Multan Region by 43 runs in the second semi-final

By Web Desk
November 17, 2023
Karachi Whites - PCB

Karachi Whites beat Multan Region by 43 runs in the second semi-final of the Pakistan Cup. The match concluded due to poor light and the outcome was determined using the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method.

Multan's Zain Abbas and Sharjeel Khan didn't perform well, with Zain getting caught after scoring six runs off 13 balls and Sharjeel being dismissed without scoring after facing eight balls.

However, left-handed batter Haseebullah played a remarkable innings, scoring 106 runs off 108 balls with 12 fours and two sixes, staying at the crease till the end.

Sohaib Maqsood contributed 32 runs off 35 balls before getting caught by Sarfaraz Ahmed off Nauman Ali's bowling in the 15th over. Sharoon Siraj was run out after scoring seven runs off 15 balls. Muhammad Shehzad and Muhammad Imran scored 26 (off 31 balls) and 28 (off 25 balls) respectively.

Sohail Khan took four wickets, dismissing Imran, Zahid Mehmood, Faisal Akram, and Mohammad Sadaqat while conceding 44 runs. Ghulam Mudassar claimed two wickets, conceding 31 runs. Noman Ali and Asad Shafiq took one wicket each.

Earlier, Karachi Whites' openers Shan Masood and Saim Ayub provided a stand of 106 runs. Shan Masood was out in the 15th over after scoring 41 runs off 38 balls. Saim Ayub became the highest scorer for Karachi Whites with 95 runs off 86 balls, including 12 fours and one maximum, before losing his wicket to Zahid Mehmood in the 26th over.

Habibullah managed to score 40 runs off 45 balls before getting dismissed by Muhammad Imran. Asad Shafiq only scored four runs off eight balls before being sent back to the pavilion.

Danish Aziz contributed 33 runs off 42 balls before being dismissed in the 41st over. Sarfaraz Ahmed scored 28 runs off 27 balls but was dismissed by Tahir Hussain, while Anwar Ali scored 22 runs off 14 balls before being bowled by Mohammad Sadaqat.

Multan's Imran took the wickets of Shan Masood, Habibullah, and Azam Khan, conceding 58 runs. Faisal Akram and Mohammad Sadaqat claimed two wickets each, while Tahir Hussain and Zahid Mehmood took one wicket each.

Karachi Whites scored 280 runs, losing all their wickets in 44.3 overs, setting a target of 281 runs for victory. They will now face Peshawar in the final of the Pakistan Cup at Pindi Cricket Stadium on Sunday.