In a Group B fixture of the 17th Challengers Cup, played at the Asghar Ali Shah Ground, ZMCC came head to head with the Shabbirabad CC, in a game that saw the latter win comfortably.
Batting first, Shabbirabad CC were off to a decent start with opener Mohammad Lotia contributing a well-paced 28 runs in 24 balls, with 5 boundaries. However, no other batsmen could score freely courtesy some fantastic and accurate bowling from the ZMCC bowlers. Nemat Khan stole the spotlight with his tight bowling, picking up 4 wickets for just 13 runs in his quota of 4 overs. Jamal Amir also bowled well to take 2 wickets for 9 runs. Thus, the Shabbirabad CC could only manage 107 runs in their allotted 20 overs.
ZMCC were off to a mind-blowing start with opener Shafaqat Ali demolishing the bowlers and sending the ball flying to all parts of the ground. His breath taking innings of 89 runs took only 34 balls and included 11 boundaries and 6 maximums. His cameo sealed an amazing victory for the ZMCC, with more than 10 overs to spare. For the Shabbirabad CC, Huzaifa Mohib bowled well to take 2 wickets for 19 runs.
ZMCC won the match by 8 wickets.