WORCESTERSHIRE all-rounder Wayne Parnell impressed with the ball but finished on the losing side in the Afghanistan Premier League final in Sharjah.

Parnell picked up two wickets in his first over as his side Kabul Zwanan looked to defend a total of 132-9 after electing to bat.

The 29-year-old returned to the attack to claim a third scalp but opponents Balkh Legends won by four wickets with 11 balls to spare.

Parnell had gone in at number three and was Kabul’s joint second highest scorer with 21 before becoming one of five victims of leg spinner Qais Ahmed (5-18).

He had helped Kabul to thrash Paktia Panthers by 90 runs in the semi-finals.

After setting an imposing 192-9 they bowled Paktia out for 102 with Parnell claiming a crucial scalp in the first over in skipper Mohammad Shahzad.

He bowled two overs for 10 runs.