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PAF Kiet Hold Nerve in Tight Finish | 2017-04-22 13:00:00

PAF Kiet Hold Nerve in Tight Finish

BY FARAN SALEEM

PAF KIET University Vs Institute Of Business Administration (IBA)

IBA Sports Olympiad

PAF Kiet University batted first and were off to a very good start. Nasir Hussain and Huzaifa Siraj started well for their side and scored some useful runs at the top. Nasir scored 19 off 21 balls with 1 four and 1 six whereas his opening partner, Huzaifa scored 18 off 20 balls. After the openers dismissal, Nabeel Arif and Hamza Khatri Khan carried the momentum forward and played some lovely shots during their partnership. Nabeel Arif scored 26 off 21 balls whereas Hamza Khatri scored 46 off 36 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes. But unfortunately for PAF Kiet, wickets fell in a heap after that and they lost one batsmen after the other. Jai Vishal shined with the ball and picked up 5 wickets for just 24 runs. In the end, PAF Kiet were bowled out for 141 runs in 19.5 overs.

It was a modest score and both teams were in the hunt for a win. IBA were not off to the start that they wanted and lost both their openers very cheaply. Subsequently after Muhammad Omer and Salman Ameer paired up and eased some nerves. Salman Ameer scored 14 off 15 but Omer played brilliantly and scored 60 off just 48 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes. After his dismissal, Hassan Bukhari scored 18 off 21 but he kept losing wickets at the other end. Hayat, Haider and Huzaifa picked up 2 wickets each and were inspirational with the ball. IBA were so close to victory but late wickets meant that they fell short just by 8 runs and were restricted to just 133 in pursuit off 141.

PAF Kiet won by 8 runs.

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