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Al Fatima Victorious in Thriller | 2017-05-25 13:00:00

Al Fatima Victorious in Thriller

BY TAYYAB BALAGAMWALA

Al Fatima Academy v Springfield 

Al Fatima Academy and Springfield played against each other in an exciting encounter as part of the finals of the Karachi sector of the A.H.Kardar Cup. Al Fatima Academy batted first and lost early wickets of Watan, Kamal and Zain. Abdullah with 32,Fahad with 16, Hassam with 29 and Muhammad Ali with 28 runs ensured that their team ended at 165 all out. For Springfield, Uzair starred with the ball picking up 4 key wickets, Mubashir caused further damage with 3 wickets while Aaaliyan, Ali and Nazar picked up a wicket each.

In reply, Springfield lost opener Mubashir early but Saim with 37 and Syed Aaryan with 45 steadied the tide while Aaliyan with 29 and Uzair with 22 brought their team within touching distance of crossing the finish line. However, Al Fatima bowlers took wickets at critical intervals and the match shifted in the favor of one side to another on  a regular basis. Springfield ended at 165 also and the match ended in an exciting fashion as the scores were tied and two evenly matched teams fought it out till the very end. As per the rules, a super over was held and Al Fatima Academy won the match in the super over thereby bringing more excitement to the game. It was a hard fought contest and Springfield also displayed mettle but were unfortunate in the end and Al Fatima turned out to be the better team on the day as they were the eventual victors.

Al Fatima Academy clinched victory.

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