Usman, Shawkat and Afridi hand Speenghar Tigers the first win
Asif Afridi took 3/24 before Skipper Usman Ghani (66 off 54) made an epic half-century and Shawkat Zaman made 43* to help Speenghar Tigers chase down the 140-run target by 8 wickets to start their run in Shpageeza Cricket League with a comprehensive win.
Earlier in the afternoon, Usman Ghani won the toss and decided that the Tigers will bowl first. Mis-e-Ainak Knights made 139/6 in their first inning, thanks to a very fine inning from Iftekhar Ahmad who made a solid 55 to take them close to 140.
Speenghar Tigers started their chase with quite a commanding fashion, Usman took the charge and led the team from the front to score a fighting half-century and scored 66 runs off 54 deliveries. Shawkat Zaman contributed nicely with an unbeaten 43* to help the Tigers chase down the target in the 19th over.
Usman Ghani was awarded the player of the match for his match-winning performance. Amo Sharks will face the Hindukush Strikers in the first match of the 2nd day, whereas the Bost Defenders will be up against the Pamir Zalmi in the afternoon fixture tomorrow.
Kabul Eagles vs Band-e-Amir Dragons, Match 1
Kabul Eagles 121/4 (14.2 ov)
Band-e-Amir Dragons 120/10 (19.4 ov)
Kabul Eagles won by 6 wickets
Mis Ainak Knights vs Speen Ghar Tigers, Match 2
Mis Ainak Knights 139/6 (20 ov)
Speen Ghar Tigers 142/2 (18.4 ov)
Speen Ghar Tigers won by 8 wickets