Peshawar 303 for 5 (Israrullah 153*, Sami 2-51, Hasan 2-72) beat Karachi Blues 280 (Manzoor 87, Jaahid 53*, Wali 3-32) by 23 runs
Opener Israrullah's unbeaten 153 off 148 balls helped Peshawar to a narrow win over Karachi Blues and put his team in the final of the Regional One-day Cup against Karachi Whites.
Israrullah struck 12 fours and five sixes and contributed just over half of Peshawar's runs. The next best score from was wicketkeeper-batsman Gauhar Ali's 45 off 51 balls, but a series of cameos from the middle order pushed the total to 303 for 5.
Karachi Blues made a steady start to the chase with Khurram Manzoor, who last played for Pakistan in the Asia Cup T20 in March 2016, and captain Khalid Latif adding 59 for the first wicket. The stand ended in the 17th over when Latif was lbw to left-arm spinner Khalid Usman. Manzoor, though, went on to bring up his 28th List A fifty off 73 balls.
He then became part of a middle-order slump as the chase spiraled out of control. From 155 for 2, Karachi Blues were reduced to 211 for 7. Jaahid Ali, coming in at No.7, counterattacked his way to 53 off 44 balls, but ran out of partners in the end. Karachi Blues were dismissed for 280 in 47.4 overs, left-arm seamer Taj Wali taking care of the tail and finishing with 3 for 32.
Karachi B Innings
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