After the impressive performances of Asif Ali and Hasan Mahmood on the opening day of the Faysal Bank Super 8 T20 Cup, another youngster, Sharjeel Khan from Hyderabad, impressed the selectors today with a whirlwind knock of 61 from 33 deliveries that led the Hyderabad Hawks to a 3 wicket victory over the Islamabad Leopards.
The 21 year old opener smashed 5 sixes and 5 fours to give the Hawks a flying start that set the platform for their win.
Sharjeel made his First Class debut for Hyderabad in 2009 and in 19 first class games has already notched up 4 centuries in addition to 2 centuries in 12 List A games.
Batting first, the Leopards scored 164 before they were bowled out in the final over of their innings. The Hawks reached their target with 5 balls to spare.