In a Group C fixture of the 17th Challengers Cup, played at the Al Mansoora Ground, Karachi Caveliers took on the F.C. Sports, in an exciting low scoring match.
Batting first, Karachi Caveliers took off in a hesitant manner, losing their top 3 batsmen in single figures. However, Ahmed Bashir fought back with a valiant 48 runs in 37 balls to bring his team back into the game. His innings witnessed 2 fours and 3 sixes. For F.C. Sports, Hassan Saif and Anus Badar took 3 wickets each, conceding 15 and 32 runs respectively in their 4 overs. Karachi Caveliers ended their quota of 20 overs at an average score of 120 for the loss of 9 wickets.
F.C. Sports, chasing 121, were off to a slow start with openers Zahim Siddiqui and Farhan Kamal scoring 12 and 7 runs respectively. However, middle order batsman Mughees Siddiqui played a brilliant innings of 43 runs in 36 balls, with 3 fours, to lead his team closer to victory. Kashif Kunda picked up 2 wickets for 28 runs in his 4 overs for the Karachi Caveliers. Sohaib Naeem guided his team home with a solid 9 ball knock of 15 runs with 2 boundaries.
F.C. Sports won the match by 6 wickets with 3 overs to spare.