BY: Dr. Sayed Ziauddin
- TOYS R US DEFEATED TUSKERS
Tuskers opted to bat first after winning the toss could manage 150 for 4 in allotted 18 overs on ground # 9. Haroon was the top scorer with 70 in 46 balls studded with 7 fours and 2 sixes as he added 65 in 54 balls for the opening stand with Ishtiyaq who made 34 in 28 balls with 4 fours. Ilyas then contributed 25 with 4 hits to the fence to get to 150. Shoaib Ali took 2 scalps.
Toys R Us Play Makers in chase reached the victory target of 152 for 1 in 74 balls to win by 9 wkts with 34 remaining. Abdullah Essa hammered match winning unbeaten 78 in 39 balls studded with 15 hist to the ropes as he first added 56 in 28 balls for the first wkt with Shoaib Ali who made 25 in 15 balls and then match winning 94 in 46 balls for the unbroken 2nd wkt with Zakaullah who remained unbeaten on 34 off 21 balls with 5 fours.
- LOTHERS THRASHED JOTUN PENGUINS
Lothers asked to bat first by the opponents Jotun Penguins on Ground # 7 amassed 221 for 5 in allotted 17 (18) overs through Waqas Ali blasting 87 in 40 balls with the help of 2 sixes and 10 fours as first added 50 in 21 balls for the first wkt with Abdulwahid (25) and then 54 in 33 balls for the 3rd wkt with Salin who made 27 in 17 balls with 3 fours and a six and lastly 45 for the 4th wkt with Iftikhar who remained not out on 53 off 20 balls with 4 sixes and 4 fours to get to huge 221 for 5 in allotted 102 balls. Shabbir and Ehtesham had 2 scalps each.
Jotun penguins in response lost wkts at frequent intervals to be stranded at 133 for 7 in the stipulated 18 overs to lose by 88 runs. Shabbir scored 23 in 27 balls while Abid Malik top scored with 34 off 26 with 4 fours and Majed Khan 17 with 3 fours and Maqsood 12. Rishal had 3 wkts for 11.
- NESMA AIR HAD THE LAST LAUGH AGAINST ABUDAWOOD TRADING
Abudawood Trading opting to use the track first after winning the toss could managed 155 for 5 in allotted 18 overs. Ali Nawaz hit 5 fours and a six to compile 45 in 39 balls as he stitched 59 in 48 balls for the first wkt with Bilal (24). Later Amir Gujjar made 19, Waqas Bhatti 23 not out and Umer unbeaten 14 to get to 155. Mohammed Rashid and Rana Abrar took 2 pieces each.
Nesma Airlines in chasing lost Khawar Zafar early but then reliable and dependable Naeem Malik took the riegns in his hands to play a solid innings with total concentration and dedication to smash unbeaten 97 in 57 balls studded with 11 boundaries and 2 sixes to add first 60 runs for the 2nd wkt with Atif who made 18 with 3 fours. Rana Abrar contributed 16 to get to the victory target of 158 for 5 in 104 balls with 5 wkts in hand and 4 balls to remain. Israr Kiyani took 2 wkts.
- ZUTEC CRUSHED STALLIONS AIR HOMES
Zultec put into bat against Stallions plundered 210 for 3 in allotted 18 overs on Ground # 2. Waqar ul Hasan emerged the century maker for Zultec with 111 in 56 balls studded with 5 sixes and 8 fours, as his fifty came in 29 balls and his hundred in 41 balls. He added 47 for the first wkt and then marathon 140 in 64 balls for the 2nd wkt with Usman Gulab who made 68 in 31 balls with 10 fours and 2 sixes to reach 200 + mark.
Stallions Air Homes responded with wkts falling at frequent intervals with half the side back in the pavilion in the 12th over with the score at 76. Later Stallions just cave in with a wkt in each over to be restricted to 117 for 9 to lose the encounter by 93 runs.