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Rain opens Sindh’s account
Pakistan Cup

Rain opens Sindh’s account

Sindh got off the mark in the ongoing Pakistan Cup after rain helped them to their first win of the tournament against Federal Areas on Thursday. A blistering start to the chase by Khurram Manzoor and Asif Zakir saw Sindh 44 runs ahead of the D/L Target in 26.2 overs. Sindh had scored 157 for 1 – Manzoor, who had scored a belligerent 30-ball 51 hitting six fours and two sixes, being the only wicket - at almost 6 an over.

Zakir struck an unbeaten 54 from 67 balls and Akbar-ur-Rehman posted 43 not out from 61 balls.

Federal Areas, who had opted to bat after winning the toss, put up 284 for 8 in 50 overs, a large chunk of which was scored by the Man-of-the-Match Harris Sohail. After the opening pair - comprising of Sami Aslam and Abid Ali - was back in the pavilion by the sixth over, Sohail struck a magnificent 116-ball 117 with 10 fours and four sixes.

He forged two 50-plus partnerships with Mohammad Hafeez (23 off 41) and Hussain Talat (26 off 38) in the middle-order that formed the basis for a respectable total. A 47-run stand at 11.46 runs per over by Sohail Khan (29 off 15) and Hasan Khan (28 off 20) for the eighth-wicket ensured that the job was done.

Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa play on Friday.