Nahida Khan, Kainat Imtiaz steer PCB Dynamites to a huge win over PCB Blasters
Nahida Khan (79 not out) and Kainat Imtiaz (52 not out) scored brilliant half-centuries to steer PCB Dynamites to an eight-wicket victory against PCB Blasters in the National Triangular T20 Championship on Thursday (November 26) at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi. This is Dynamites’ second win over Blasters after their opening win.
Chasing 162 for victory, the Dynamites made a mockery of the opposition bowling to romp home in 18.5 overs. Along with Ayesha Zafar, Khan gave Dynamites a flying start before the former was out with the scoreboard reading 66 in nine overs.
One down Omaima Sohail didn’t trouble the scorers much as she went out for a first-ball duck off Anam Amin. With two quick wickets within a short space, it was left to Khan and Imitiaz to do the rest. The duo took the bowlers to the cleaners ending the match with a 95-run unbeaten third-wicket partnership.
Nahida’s 79-run innings included seven fours and two sixes, the right-hander faced 53 balls. Kainat blazed away to 52 off 34 balls, she hit six fours and two sixes in her innings. Earlier, batting first, Blasters posted a formidable 160-run losing just a wicket.
Sidra Amin led the way with a stroke-filled 73 off 58 balls, the right-handed opener hitting 13 fours in her innings. Along with experienced Javeria Khan, Sidra put on 115 runs for the first wicket.
Javeria remained unbeaten on 49 off 46 balls. Aliya Riaz once again displayed her big-hitting prowess in her unbeaten 30 off 18 balls. She hit three fours and one six.
Brief scores: PCB Blasters 160/1 in 20 overs (Sidra Amin 73, Javeria Khan 49*; Nashra Sandhu 1/25) lost to PCB Dynamites 162/2 in 18.5 overs (Nahida Khan 79*, Kainat Imtiaz 52*; Anam Amin 1/27, Tooba Hassan 1/35) by eight wickets. POTM: Nahida Khan