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Wintex Strikers Dominate FC Sports | 2017-06-03 22:00:00

Wintex Strikers Dominate FC Sports

BY TAYYAB BALAGAMWALA

FC Sports v Wintex Strikers

FC Sports and Wintex Strikers faced each other at RLCA Gulberg ground as part of the Challengers Ramzan FC Cup tournament. FC Sports batted first and were in a spot of bother as Adnan Ghazi took 2 early wickets and while Farhan got 23 off 13 and Mughees contributed 43 runs off 31 balls, none of the subsequent batsmen could stay on the pitch for long in the face of some excellent line and length bowling by Wintex bowlers. Only Faheem managed 14 runs and Asmat scored 10 runs while for Wintex, Adeel Abbasi and Rizwan Merchant took 2 wickets each. The star of the night however was Israr ul Haq with 3 wickets for 18 runs. F.C Sports set a target of 118 runs.

The reply was expected to be a comfortable chase for Wintex given their strong batting line up but this reply surpassed all expectations with captain Usman Yunus Ghani on fire as he displayed his aggressive intent from the first ball and hit an exquisite yet aggressive 51 runs off 16 balls at a strike rate of 319%. His sublime form was displayed from the fact that he hit 9 boundaries and 2 sixes so 48 runs out off 51 came from boundaries. His innings thrashed any hopes of recovery by opponents who were subdued and 24 by Aamir Motiwala and 13 by Faisal Butt ensured that Wintex were home for the loss of 4 wickets in the 14th over. For FC Sports, Mustafa Fattani took two wickets and Owais and Shahid got a wicket each.

Wintex Strikers won by 6 wickets.

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