SNGPL v ZTBL, Faysal Bank T20 Cup, final December 3, 2013

Usman Khan, Haris Sohail star in convincing ZTBL win

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Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited 184 for 3 (Sohail 58, Sharjeel 45) beat Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited 106 (Bhatti 38, Usman 5-9) by 78 runs

Left-arm pacer Usman Khan's maiden five-wicket haul in Twenty20 matches, as well as a quickfire fifty from Haris Sohail, helped Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited thump Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited by 78 runs in Lahore and secure the Faysal Bank Department T20 Cup. Usman, who finished with match-winning figures of 5 for 9, also ended the tournament as the leading wicket-taker.

Chasing a mammoth 185 in an electrifying atmosphere at the Gaddafi Stadium, SNGPL began their chase poorly, as Usman stunned them with a double strike in the opening over. Mohammad Rizwan was the first to depart after edging behind to the keeper Shakeel Ansar, and two deliveries later, Taufeeq Umar was bowled for a two-ball duck.

With the pressure starting to mount on SNGPL, Usman struck again in his second over, dismissing Ali Waqas and Misbah-ul-Haq as the team slumped to 9 for 4- a point of no recovery. The pitch still looked good for runs, however, and Umar Akmal capitalized, smashing 16 runs off Mohammad Khalil in the fourth over, but his 19-run cameo ended when he carved a catch to Usman at third man.

Bilalawal Bhatti, who made his Pakistan debut last month, was the only form of resistance for SNGPL. He made 38 off 20 balls with two sixes and five fours, but eventually slashed a top edge back to Ansar in the 12th over. Medium-pacer Imran Khan chipped in with three wickets, as SNGPL were bundled out for 106 in 16.1 overs.

Earlier, ZTBL, put in to bat, made a flying start as Imran Nazir and Sharjeel Khan opened the inning with a blitzing 85-run stand, but they were both trapped lbw by Imran Ali in the 10th over.

The team's run rate began to fall as Yasir Hameed and Sohail took some time to settle, but once they found their feet, they anchored the innings with a 54-run third-wicket stand. Hameed was removed for 32, but Sohail added a late surge to the innings. His 32-ball 58 which included five fours and three sixes, eventually helped the team to 184 for 3.

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  • Dummy4 on December 6, 2013, 5:32 GMT

    The link provided above is of Usman Khan who played for Abbottabad & he is a batsman. The bowler who performed in T20 final is Usman Khan Shinwari.

  • Haroon on December 5, 2013, 10:39 GMT

    you can search for Usman Khan's 5 wickets on youtube. Amazin

  • Dummy4 on December 5, 2013, 6:47 GMT

    Usman Shinwari is a good bowler.............

  • Dummy4 on December 4, 2013, 18:53 GMT

    Sharjeel Khan have really inspired throughout the tournament. looking forward to his performance in upcoming t20 series against SL.

  • mehmood on December 4, 2013, 13:39 GMT

    Usamn shinwari is awesome fast bowler,his speed is awesome, great to watch, Usman Shinwari is a Find from this T20 tournaments,after long time any fast bowler impress in his first appearance,his line and length is great,

  • mehmood on December 4, 2013, 13:27 GMT

    Usman shinwari is a real FIND from this T20 tournament, his bowling action is great and line and length was funtastic,spead is awesome he has great control of his bowling,Usman is really good prospect for pakistani team

  • Wiqar on December 4, 2013, 12:39 GMT

    I saw just the highlights of his 5 wickets haul. His has got a great action and he runs very quickly and smoothly, there's no pause and he's Medium fast so he's definitely a prospect for Paksitan plus he's only 19. I wish I knew how tall he is...

  • bilal on December 4, 2013, 11:49 GMT

    The new kid Usman Shanwari has just played 9 first class matches.. so @mahi_Kashimir his best is yet to come.. Give him a year to play the domestic structure and with Pakistan A team then assess him.

  • ESPN on December 4, 2013, 10:20 GMT

    Give me a break guys, Usman bowled well under The lights, but his previous best bowling was 2/35 , He doesn't look fit, he needs to work out on his fitness and pace. I don't think he would make it to national Team.. Plz don't over hype about him. Let him enjoy the game.

  • Dummy4 on December 4, 2013, 8:36 GMT

    What are the ages of Sharjeel and Usman Khan Shinwari?

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