In a friendly match played at the Nazimabad Gymkhana Ground, the Royal Stars faced the Red Lions, in a game that the former team dominated in throughout.
The Royal Stars batted first and were off to a blistering start, courtesy some brilliant hitting from opener Khizar Alam. His 55 ball cameo of 70 runs included 6 classy fours and 2 massive maximums. With the momentum set, the Stars' were aiming for a massive total. However, the Red Lions fought back well, taking quick wickets. Maaz Afroze and Hammad Uddin shone with the ball, picking up 3 wickets each to restrict the Royal Stars to just 141 runs.
The Red Lions took off confidently with both openers striking the ball cleanly. Akhlaq Ahmed Khan scored a rapid 31 runs in only 16 balls, with 1 four and 4 huge sixes, while Maaz Afroze contributed a 13 ball 24 (2 fours and 2 sixes). Despite this positive start, the Royal Stars got themselves back into the game, with Waleed Azim dominating with the ball. His magical spell of 2 overs for 15 runs and 5 wickets turned the match around and led to the Lions being dismissed for just 93 runs, with more than 8 overs to go.
The Royal Stars won the match by 53 runs.