Punjab have won the toss and elected to bat first in the very first game of Pakistan Cup 2019 from Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
The openers could not provide good start, Sami Aslam got early after facing 2 balls but Khurram Manzoor played well, he scored 36 runs off 49 balls.
The skipper Kamran Akmal could not provide captaining inning to his team, he scored 15 runs after facing 17 balls he lost his wicket at cover position on a delivery of Haris Rauf and very good catch taken by Ali Imran.
In the middle of the inning Iftikhar Ahmed played extreamly a great inning, he scored 54 runs off 57 balls including with 7,fours only.
Then the incredible innings were played by two batsman Saad Ali and All Rounder Sohail Tanvir. Saad Ali scored 73 runs off faced 86 ball with the help of 6, fours and Sohail Tanvir made 68 runs off faced 59 deliveries including with 2, fours and 5,sixes that reaches to the total at 294 runs with in 49. Overs. Muhammad Irfan and Haris Rauf both took 3, wickets.
In the runs chase, second inning Balcohistan’s opener Zeeshan Ashraf got out early but left handed batsman Awais Zia scored 75 runs off just faced 76 deliveries with the help of 7, fours and only a six.
But in the middle of the inning after losing their first wicket the skipper himself Asad Shafiq and wicket Bismillah Khan could not score much for their team.
Umar Akmal and left handed batsman Fawad Alam played outstanding inning to win this game. Fawad Alam scored 37 runs off 40 balls and Umar Akmal scored 136 runs off just faced 108 balls including with 14, fours along with 5, sixes.
Balochistan beat to Punjab in the first game of Pakistan Cup 2019 and win by 6 wickets.
Umar Akmal was declared the player of the match.