Get set for a captivating encounter as Lahore Blues (LB) lock horns with Abbottabad (ABB) in the Match 26 of Super Eight stage of the National T20 Cup 2023 at the National Bank of Pakistan Sports Complex in Karachi. In the tournament so far, Lahore Blues have competed in six matches, securing victory in two, while Abbottabad have displayed a stronger performance, clinching victory in four out of their six matches, demonstrating their formidable form.
Lahore Blues’ recent clash against Sialkot witnessed a hard-fought encounter where they faced a setback, falling short by seven wickets. Lahore Blues posted a total of 149 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Despite a strong effort by Qasim Akram, contributing 53 runs, and Imran Butt’s 30 runs, Sialkot managed to chase down the target in 19 overs for the loss of three wickets. Umaid Asif’s solitary wicket was the highlight of the Lahore Blues’ bowling effort in that match.
Meanwhile, Abbottabad showcased a dominant performance against Lahore Whites in their recent outing. They amassed a formidable total of 205 runs for the loss of six wickets in their stipulated 20 overs. Sajjad Ali’s remarkable 90-run innings and Kamran Ghulam’s impressive 87-run contribution laid the foundation for their imposing total. In response, Lahore Whites made a valiant effort but fell short, managing only 183 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their 20 overs. Shahab Khan’s outstanding bowling display, claiming four crucial wickets, played a pivotal role in Abbottabad’s victory.