Aamer Yamin figured in Balochistan’s second win of the ongoing Pakistan Cup on Tuesday. The 26-year-old struck 52 off 37 balls and took two wickets against Sindh in a match his side won by 19 runs.
Balochistan, asked to bat, scored 298 for 7 in 50 overs with Sahibzada Farhan and captain Fakhar Zaman scoring fifties at top of the order. The opening pair provided Balochistan a breezy stand of 95 runs in 16.1 overs. Yamin, batting at number eight, struck a vital fifty down the order to take his side to a defensible total on a placid wicket after the middle-order failed to make notable contributions. Rumman Raees and Mohammad Nawaz bagged two wickets each at an average of 33 and 24.5.
Sindh wobbled in their chase early on losing Zain Abbas to Yamin in the sixth over. Asif Zakir followed four overs later thanks to the same bowler as the scorecard read 30 for 2 in 10.4 overs.
Out-of-favour batsman Fawad Alam struck 130 runs from 117 balls, hitting 13 boundaries but failed to get support from the other end, save Sindh’s skipper Anwar Ali, who scored 36.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa face Punjab in the fourth match of the five-team tournament on Wednesday.