Hamza Gulbadin Lead Knights to Second Victory SCL 2022
Hamza Hotak 3/18 put on a player of the match performance and Gulbadin Naib (27* (22), 1/24 & 2 catches) had a match-winning all-round contribution to lead the Mis-e-Ainak Knights to their 2nd victory in Etisalat SCL2022 as they beat the Pamir Zalmi by 6 wickets.
Mis Ainak Knights vs Pamir Zalmi, Match 16, Shpageeza Cricket League
Mis Ainak Knights 120/4 (17.5 ov)
Pamir Zalmi 118/7 (20 ov)
Mis Ainak Knights won by 6 wickets
Shapoor Zadran elected that the Pamir Zalmi will bat first but they were reduced to 118 runs in their 20 overs. Majeed Alam was their top-scorer with 31 runs. Apart from Hotak’s 3-for, Mir Hamza, Gulbadin Naib, Nangyal Kharoti and Zahir Khan have all picked one wicket each.
The Knights have lost their top four early but Iftekhar Ahmad (38*) and Gulbadin Naib (27*) shared unbeaten 52 runs between them to put themselves over the line by 6 wickets with 2.1 overs to go. Amir Zazai, Shapoor Zadran, Fazal Niazi and Rahmat Shah picked one wicket each.
Gulbadin Naib was awarded the player of the match. Tomorrow, the 26th July is a day off in the event, which will be followed by another doubleheader on Wednesday with the Bost Defenders taking on the Band-e-Amir Dragons whereas the Stars will be facing the Tigers in the afternoon fixture.