In a Group B encounter of the 17th Challengers Cup, played at the Al Mansoora Ground, Benitoz Panthers faced the Shabbirabad Cricket Club, in a match that saw the former win comfortably.
Batting first, Shabbirabad CC took off hesitantly, losing both openers early on in the innings. However, Huzaifa Mohib played brilliantly for his 49 run knock, in 39 balls, with 5 fours and 1 huge six. Nevertheless, the Benitoz Panthers kept themselves in the game, with Hamza Ali Khan finishing with 3 wickets for 13 runs in his 4 overs. Saad Khan and Mehmood also picked up 2 wickets each to restrict the Shabbirabad CC to just 112 runs in 20 overs.
Chasing just 113 runs, the Benitoz Panthers took off in a blistering fashion with the middle order scoring the majority of the runs. Sumail Aziz played well for his 33 runs, with 6 fours, while Zohair Aijaz contributed a solid 39 runs in 40 balls. His innings included 5 classy boundaries. For the Shabbirabad CC, Komail Soda and Taha Tervari took 2 wickets each. The Benitoz Panthers reached their target with 2.5 overs to spare.
The Benitoz Panthers won the match by 6 wickets.