Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

County All-Rounder Parnell In With Chance Of More T20 Glory

worcestershire vitality blast winner wayne parnell is two matches away from achieving more t20 glory.

parnell helped the rapids to reach and then triumph on that memorable finals day at edgbaston just over a month ago.

now his side, kabul zwanan, are through to the semi-finals of the afghanistan premier league with a match to spare.

the county all-rounder helped kabul seal a top four spot with a four wicket win over kandahar knights.

parnell shared the new ball and with his first delivery dismissed middlesex batsman paul stirling for a duck.

the 29-year-old, who returns to New Road next summer on a three year contract, ended with figures of 1-32 from his four overs.

fellow worcestershire player riki wessels batted at number seven and only had time to make two not out off two balls as the knights totalled 153-6.

parnell was not required with the bat as laurie evans (32 not out) and rashid khan (27 not out) added an unbroken 33 off only 12 balls.

kabul triumphed with five balls to spare to cement third spot in the table but the qualification hopes of wessels and the knights have ended.

current table

balkh legends played 6, won 5, lost 1, points 10, run rate 1.023

paktia panthers 6, 4, 2, 8, 0.143

kabul zwanan 7, 4, 3, 8, -0.025

nangarhar leopards 7, 2, 5, 4, -0.789

kandahar knights 6, 1, 5, 2, -0.16

*worcestershire 2018-2019 overseas player callum ferguson was unbeaten on 34 as south australia ended day two of their sheffield shield match with new south wales on 113-2 in reply to 246 all out