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Shpageeza 2020: Knights script a massive win over Tigers

Bahar Shinwari played a quickfire knock
Bahar Shinwari played a quickfire knock
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Mis-e-Ainak Knights registered a comprehensive 58 run win over Speen Ghar Tigers in the Shpageeza T20 Cricket League at the Kabul International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

After opting to bat, Knights openers Mohammad Shahzad (52: 33b, 8x4, 2x6) and Bahar Shinwari (65: 40b, 7x4, 4x6) blasted their way to 94 for the opening wicket in 9 overs. Later, Hashmatullah Shahidi (53: 31b, 4x4, 3x6) provided excellent impetus to the score. In the end Knights posted 221 for four in their 20 overs. Only Abdullah Adil (2-36) created any kind of impression from the Tigers bowling line-up.

The chase for Tigers did not progress well from the start as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Only a 45 run fourth wicket stand between captain Karim Sadiq (33) and Fazal Zazai (23) provided some saving grace for Tigers. Later, there was another collapse which handed Knights a 58 run win. Tigers finally ended at 163 in 18.3 overs.

For Knights, Abdullah Mazari (4-26) was the best bowler. Captain Shapoor Zadran (3-11) and Noor Ahmad (2-52) were the other key wicket-takers.

Match Summary-Mis-e-Ainak Knights v Speen Ghar Tigers, Match 7, Shpageeza T20 Cricket League

Mis-e-Ainak Knights 221-4 (20)
Fall of wickets: 1-94 (Mohammad Shahzad-8.6 ov), 2-152 (Bahar Shinwari-13.3 ov), 3-184 (Ghamai Zadran-17.2 ov), 4-221 (Hashmatullah Shahidi-19.6 ov)

Speen Ghar Tigers 163 (18.3)
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Shabir Noori-1.3 ov), 2-14 (Zubaid Akbari-2.3 ov), 3-22 (Nasir Khan-3.2 ov), 4-67 (Karim Sadiq-7.5 ov), 5-89 (Fazal Zazai-10.3 ov), 6-90 (Waheedullah Shafaq-10.5 ov), 7-118 (Qais Ahmad-13.4 ov), 8-137 (Aftab Alam-15.2 ov), 9-143 (Rahmatullah Sahaq-16.1 ov), 10-163 (Abdullah Adil-18.3 ov)

Result - Mis-e-Ainak Knights won by 58 runs


Playing XI

Mis-e Ainak Knights: Mohammad Shahzad (wicket-keeper), Bahar Ali Shinwari, Hashmatullah Shahidi,Ghamai Zadran, Abdul Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Shapoor Zadran (captain), Abdullah Mazari, Shahidullah, Pakhtoon Sarfaraz, Mohammadullah Hamkar

Speen Ghar Tigers: Zubaid Akbari, Shabir Noori, Nasir Khan, Karim Sadiq (captain), Fazal Zazai, Waheedullah Shafaq, Rahmatullah Sahaq (wicket-keeper), Qais Ahmad, Aftab Alam, Muslim Musa, Abdullah Adil