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The 2018 Pakistan Cup was the third edition of the Pakistan Cup, a List A cricket competition which was contested between five teams. It was held from 25 April to 6 May 2018,[1] with all the matches played at the Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad.[2][3] Federal Areas were the defending champions.[4]

2018 Pakistan Cup
Dates25 April 2018 (2018-04-25) – 6 May 2018 (2018-05-06)
Administrator(s)Pakistan Cricket Board
Cricket formatList A
Tournament format(s)Round-robin
ChampionsFederal Areas (2nd title)
Participants5
Matches played11
Most runsKhurram Manzoor (393)
Most wicketsWaqas Maqsood (14)
2017
2019

Federal Areas became the first team to advance to the final, after they beat Punjab by 7 wickets.[5] They were joined in the final with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, after the last group stage match, between Punjab and Sindh, finished as a tie.[6] Federal Areas won the tournament, beating Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by five wickets in the final.[7]

SquadsEdit

Points tableEdit

Teams[10] Pld W L T Pts NRR
Federal Areas 4 4 0 0 8 +2.323
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 4 2 2 0 4 +0.740
Punjab 4 1 2 1 3 –0.975
Sindh 4 1 2 1 3 –1.555
Baluchistan 4 1 3 0 2 –0.539

     Teams qualified for the final

FixturesEdit

Round RobinEdit

25 April 2018
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Baluchistan
365/3 (50 overs)
v
Punjab
366/3 (48.5 overs)
Bismillah Khan 106 (105)
Kashif Bhatti 1/59 (10 overs)
Sahibzada Farhan 155 (145)
Shaheen Afridi 1/61 (9 overs)
Punjab won by 7 wickets
Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Umpires: Rashid Riaz and Mohammad Sajid
Player of the match: Sahibzada Farhan (Punjab)
  • Baluchistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Shaheen Afridi (Baluchistan) made his List A debut.
  • Sahibzada Farhan (Punjab) scored his highest total in List A cricket.[11]

26 April 2018
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Federal Areas
373/6 (50 overs)
v
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
259 (43.1 overs)
Kamran Akmal 105 (84)
Sadaf Hussain 3/67 (10 overs)
Mohammad Hafeez 76 (58)
Waqas Maqsood 3/40 (8 overs)
Federal Areas won by 114 runs
Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Umpires: Zameer Haider and Qaiser Waheed
Player of the match: Kamran Akmal (Federal Areas)
  • Federal Areas won the toss and elected to bat.

27 April 2018
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sindh
366/8 (50 overs)
v
Baluchistan
354 (49.2 overs)
Iftikhar Ahmed 116 (83)
Umar Gul 2/53 (8 overs)
Ahmed Shehzad 84 (49)
Junaid Khan 4/55 (7.2 overs)
Sindh won by 12 runs
Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Umpires: Zameer Haider and Ghaffar Kazmi
Player of the match: Iftikhar Ahmed (Sindh)
  • Sindh won the toss and elected to bat.

28 April 2018
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Punjab
297/9 (50 overs)
v
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
298/0 (38.1 overs)
Asif Ali 121 (97)
Zia-ul-Haq 4/60 (10 overs)
Khurram Manzoor 190* (118)
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa won by 10 wickets
Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Umpires: Rashid Riaz and Ahmed Shahab
Player of the match: Khurram Manzoor (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa won the toss and elected to field.
  • Khurram Manzoor (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) scored his highest total in List A cricket.[12]

29 April 2018
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Federal Areas
242/8 (50 overs)
v
Sindh
93 (31 overs)
Abid Ali 109 (145)
Mohammad Irfan 2/28 (10 overs)
Khurram Shehzad 25 (50)
Agha Salman 3/8 (4 overs)
Federal Areas won by 149 runs
Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Umpires: Ahmed Shahab and Shozab Raza
Player of the match: Abid Ali (Federal Areas)
  • Sindh won the toss and elected to field.

30 April 2018
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
372/8 (50 overs)
v
Baluchistan
378/6 (49.1 overs)
Khurram Manzoor 111 (99)
Mohammad Nawaz 3/72 (10 overs)
Ahmed Shehzad 72 (36)
Hammad Azam 2/44 (10 overs)
Baluchistan won by 4 wickets
Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Umpires: Waleed Yaqub and Ahsan Raza
Player of the match: Anwar Ali (Baluchistan)
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa won the toss and elected to bat.

1 May 2018
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Punjab
306 (48.2 overs)
v
Federal Areas
311/3 (35.1 overs)
Mohammad Rizwan 140 (123)
Usman Khan 5/51 (9.2 overs)
Kamran Akmal 170 (96)
Usama Mir 2/96 (10 overs)
Federal Area won by 7 wickets
Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Umpires: Ahmed Shahab and Ahsan Raza
Player of the match: Kamran Akmal (Federal Areas)
  • Federal Areas won the toss and elected to field.
  • Mohammad Rizwan (Punjab) scored his highest total in List A cricket.[13]

2 May 2018
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Sindh
196 (46.2 overs)
v
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
202/5 (23 overs)
Fawad Alam 52 (80)
Zia-ul-Haq 4/24 (9.2 overs)
Israrullah 74 (61)
Aamer Yamin 2/52 (5 overs)
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa won by 5 wickets
Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Umpires: Shozab Raza and Asif Yaqoob
Player of the match: Zia-ul-Haq (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
  • Khyber Pakhtunkhwa won the toss and elected to field.
  • The match was reduced to 49 overs per side due to a wet outfield.

3 May 2018
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Federal Areas
304 (47.2 overs)
v
Baluchistan
206 (23.2 overs)
Sohaib Maqsood 92 (47)
Mohammad Nawaz 4/62 (10 overs)
Sohail Tanvir 42 (22)
Waqas Maqsood 6/63 (7.2 overs)
Federal Areas won by 98 runs
Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Umpires: Khalid Mahmood and Imtiaz Iqbal
Player of the match: Waqas Maqsood (Federal Areas)
  • Baluchistan won the toss and elected to field.

4 May 2018
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Punjab
310/9 (50 overs)
v
Sindh
310/7 (50 overs)
Asif Ali 138 (91)
Bilal Asif 3/51 (10 overs)
Salman Butt 101 (91)
Usama Mir 4/62 (10 overs)
Match tied
Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Umpires: Ahsan Raza and Asif Yaqoob
Player of the match: Asif Ali (Punjab)
  • Sindh won the toss and elected to field.

FinalEdit

6 May 2018
14:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
252 (43.4 overs)
v
Federal Areas
254/5 (41 overs)
Mohammad Hafeez 89 (86)
Usman Khan 3/34 (8 overs)
Agha Salman 60 (77)
Zia-ul-Haq 2/60 (10 overs)
Federal Areas won by 5 wickets
Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad
Umpires: Ahsan Raza and Asif Yaqoob
Player of the match: Hussain Talat (Federal Areas)
  • Federal Areas won the toss and elected to field.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cool & Cool Presents Pepsi Pakistan Cup 2018". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Pakistan Cup Fixtures". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Pakistan Cup One Day Cricket Tournament At Faisalabad". Urdu Point. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  4. ^ "11th Match Report: Pakistan Cup 2017 - Balochistan vs Federal Areas". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Kamran blitz takes Federal Areas to Pakistan Cup final". The Nation. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Pakistan Cup National One-day Cricket Championship: Punjab, Sindh match ends in a tie". Radio Pakistan. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Federal Areas retain Pakistan Cup". The News International. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Pakistan Cup one-day tournament to begin in Faisalabad next week". Geo TV. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Pakistan Cup Cricket from 25th". The News International. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  10. ^ "2018 Pakistan Cup, Points Table". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Pakistan Cup National One-day Cricket Championship". The News International. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Hurricane Khurram destroys Punjab". The Nation. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Pakistan Cricket Cup: Kamran hammers 170 off 96 balls". The News International. Retrieved 2 May 2018.

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