The first Cool and Cool Haier Mobile T-20 Cup, Qualifying Round match of the day was played between Bahawalpur Region v Dera Murad Jamali Region at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. Bahawalpur won the toss and choose to bat. Batting first Dera Murad Jamali Region scored 127 runs in 20 overs. While chasing the score Bahawalpur Region scored 130 runs in 20 overs with only 6 wickets down. Bahawalpur Region region beat Dera Murad Jamali region by 3 runs in a thrilling contest.
Brilliant batting from Faisal Mubashir and equally excellent bowling and fielding on his team’s part steered Bahawalpur to a close three runs win against Dera Murad Jamali. Faisal Mubashir remained top scorer with unbeaten 66 on just 42 deliveries with the strike rate of 157.14, while Mohammad Yasir added 21 runs. Faisal hit seven boundaries in his innings.
Faisal who remained unbeaten at 66 came in to hold the fort for Bahawalpur when their key players and opening batsmen Shahan Akram and Mohamamd Yasir were back in the pavilion. Bahawalpur opening was broken in the sixth over for 23 runs when Shahan reached 15 runs and later Yasir could only add 21 runs to the total. Faisal, however, kept his cool and also maintained aggression to reach 66 runs in 42 balls, hammering seven fours. He watched five of his team-mates march back to the dressing room, until Waqas Khan joined him to lift the total from 95 for six to 130. Zahoor Ahmed and Imran Khan started the damage in the initial stage, which was later increased by Nasir Khan in the middle overs. As Zahoor had one wicket, Imran and Nasir shared two each.
For Dera Murad Jamali region, Imran Khan and Nasir Khan took two wickets each. Chasing 130, Dera Murad Jamali region managed to score 127 runs for loss of 7 wickets in allotted 20 over’s. Nasir khan and Najeebullah scored 33 runs each while Shahbaz Ali hit 32 runs. For Bahawalpur, Muhammad Imran took two wickets.
- Bahawalpur : 100 runs in 20.0 overs (120 balls), Extras 1
- Faisal Mubashir : 50 off 42 balls
(7 x 4 )
- 6th Wicket : 50 runs in 0 balls
(Waqas Khan 0, Faisal Mubashir 0, Ex 0)
- Innings Break : Bahawalpur – 130/6 in 20.0 overs
(Waqas Khan 11 , Faisal Mubashir 66)
Dera Murad Jamali Inning
- Dera Murad Jamali : 50 runs in 7.2 overs (44 balls), Extras 3
- Dera Murad Jamali : 100 runs in 15.5 overs (95 balls), Extras 3
- 5th Wicket : 50 runs in 41 balls
(Najeebullah 27, Nasir Khan 22, Ex 0)
Eight teams are participating in qualifying round out of which two teams will make it to the main round.