In a Group A fixture of the 17th Challengers Cup, played at the Asifabad Cricket Ground, Zamzam Sports came head to head with the Shark CC, in a match that turned out to be a high scoring extravaganza.
Batting first, Shark CC were off to a confident start, with opener M Kashif scoring a fast paced 26 runs in only 12 balls, with 4 fours and a six. However, it was Jaseem Ahmed who stole the spotlight with a mind blowing century that led his team to a massive total of 203 runs. His 53 ball cameo of 110 runs included 6 fours and 11 colossal sixes. The pick of the bowlers for Zamzam Sports was Shahid Mukhtar and M Imtiaz, who each took 2 wickets each, for 22 and 27 runs respectively.
Zamzam Sports started their chase in a very positive manner with opener Amir Shehzad coming out all guns blazing. His 44 ball 65 included 5 fours and 4 huge sixes set the momentum for the remainder of the innings. Middle order batsman Mahmood Ali continued where Amir left off, scoring 73 runs off 40 balls, with 9 boundaries and one maximum. However, Shark CC bowled well to restrict Zamzam Sports to 196 runs. Rehan was the star bowler, taking 3 wickets for 36 runs while Asad Ali took 2 wickets also.
Shark CC won the match by 7 runs.