Bowlers take Sialkot to innings win
Hasan Ali took nine wickets in the match to help Sialkot demolish Bahawalpur by an innings and 19 runs inside of two days at Bahawal Stadium. Sialkot won the toss and put Bahawalpur in to bat, which proved an inspired decision as Hasan and Waqas Ahmed tore into their line-up, claiming nine wickets between them, as Bahawalpur were bowled out for 39 in 19 overs. No batsmen went past 8 as Hasan claimed 6 for 15 off 10 overs, with Waqas Ahmed supporting him with 3 for 14.
Although Sialkot lost opener Majid Jahangir for just 2, the second-wicket stand between Yasir Aziz and Faisal Rasheed almost overhauled the deficit when Rasheed went with the score on 32. The captain, Mansoor Amjad, led the way with his 64 as Sialkot posted 153. Wasim Mustafa and Zahir Siddiqi were the pick of the bowlers, taking 4 for 22 and 3 for 50 respectively.
Trailing by 114 runs, it was imperative that Bahawalpur's batsmen showed some form, but Hasan and Waqas Ahmed again stole the show, dismissing six of the first seven batsmen, as Bahawalpur again crashed for a low score, this time for 95, failing to recover the deficit set by Sialkot.