The Cricket Post
Paktia's provincial team has qualified for the quarter finals of Afghanistan's Inter-provincial Twenty20 trophy after winning two consecutive matches in its group A against Parwan and Zabul.
The Inter-provincial Twenty20 trophy kicked off on Sunday in Kabul. Paktian and Parwan played the first match. All matches are televised live on Shamshad TV, which can be seen in all 34 provinces through land antenna and abroad through satellite.
Twenty four provinces contest the trophy at the Youth Stadium in Kabul.
Paktia v Parwan
Parwan won the toss and chose to bat first. Parwan scored 118 in 20 overs, losing all 10 wickets. Paktia reached their target of 119 in the 16th over, losing 4 wickets. Paktia captain Fazal Niazi scored 67 not out.
Zabul v Parwan
The match was reduced to 17 overs due to time constraints. Zabul won the toss and elected to bat first. Zabul scored 161 runs in 17 overs, losing 7 wickets. Zabul could not chase the target and lost all wickets for 127 runs in 17 overs.
Zabul v Paktia
Paktia won the toss and invited Zabul to bat first. Zabul scored 107 runs in 18 overs, losing all wickets. Paktia chased the target of 108 in the 19th over, losing 3 wickets. Captain Fazal Niazi scored 30 runs and took 3 wickets.