Pakistan cricket team’s opening batsman, Fakhar Zaman shone for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the National T20 cup. Playing against Central Punjab, Fakhar put up a belligerent show of 82 runs. His flamboyant knock included 7 boundaries and 2 maximums.
Batting first, Central Punjab piled up a total of 177 runs courtesy classics from Babar Azam and a vital contribution from Umar Akmal. In reply, Khyber chased the total with 2 balls remaining. Khushdil Shah helped Khyber in crossing the finishing line while chasing 13 in the last over.
Fakhar’s good form with the bat is a good sign for the young Pakistani team going to Australia. Pakistan desperately wants the opening batsman to fire in the upcoming series. His performance at the top will be key for the team as they have struggled with the batting ranks in the recent past.