AR Sports Blue played the 2nd match of the 100-ball Tournament organised by RCA against KFSH-Green and after winning the toss, they decided to bat first.
There were few changes in the team as Hamzah Gul, the opening batsman was injured so Ahsan Jatt joined the squad and he opened with Salman Akram who is in a good form and Salman took the advantage by smashing the ball all over the ground to make 26 in the 1st over.
Salam Akram has been in a good form since he is promoted to open the innings for AR Sports Blue and over the number of matches he has given good starts in the power plays.
Ahsan Jatt was unlucky as he was run-out for 4 and AbuBaker joined Salman.
Abubaker needed to make his mark as he has been out of form in the last few games, but when he took the responsibility today and played some great shorts all over the ground to fully support Salman and removed the pressure that only 1 end was clearing the boundaries, rather it is both ends.
Both played well and the score was ticking along quite nicely before Abubaker was caught on boundary for 46 of 23 balls with 5 fours and 2 six.
Captain Aasif Sheikh joined Salman and again both were able to push the target well and Salman was eventually was out for 70 off 44 balls with 10 fours and 1 six.
Ehsan joined captain and they both pushed further where both were not out with Aasif Sheikh 34 off 19 with 5 fours and Ehsan was 9 with 1 six to bring the total to 183-3 wickets in 100 balls (16.4 overs).
AR Sports Blue were short of few runs around 15-20 to give KFSH-Green a total around 195-200 in order to make sure they can win the game.
In reply, KFSH-Green started off well with Captain Ubaid Lodhi smashed 51 off 27 balls with 8 fours and he was well supported by Afzal 25 of 10 balls with 4 fours 1 six as Abubaker got the break through taking Afzal out.
AR Sports Blue is missing Hameed Gul the pace bowler due to injury along with Nadeem Khan the attack bowler due to work duty which made is extremely difficult for the team to manage the bowling.
Qasim was introduced and he bowled well and got a hat-trick in his 1st over with 1 wicket as a catch and 2 bowled. This changed the game as KFSH-Green lost the key players and AR Sports Blue were back in the game.
KFSH-Green, Wajid was outstanding as he cleared the boundaries to get closer to the target and he scored 24 off 15 with 1 four and 1 six, before he got but Inayatullah 24 off 18 balls, played well to take single and double and there was panic in the fielding of AR Sports Blue as over throws gave KFSH-Green the edge to get closer to the target.
The game was 6 runs in 6 bowls and again misfielding where the KFSH-Green made sure they cross the line in the first 3 balls to get 6 overs and win the game.
KFSH-Green were 184 for 8 and chased the total in 15.7 balls with Man of the match Ubaid Lodhi for his 51 runs.
The match shifting from one-side-to-other but at the end, KFSH-Green kept the nerves and took their chances with the tail end batting and they got the over the line.
Qaisar made sure that he keeps the strike as he was able to hit the ball and was running between the wicket better and he was well supported towards the end by Hidayat by running on each call for the 2 runs.