The 4th Big Bash League kicked off this past Saturday with Zenith Associates and Bilal Associates going head to head. Batting first, Bilal Associates lost opener Khurram for just 5 runs but the team recovered well after that. His partner Hussain contributed 20 runs but the real credit goes to Babar Malik and Ali Iqbal who set their side up. Babar smashed a fiery 42 runs but it Ali Iqbal was impressive in his 91 off 53 which included 5 boundaries and 8 sixes! Zenith Associates bowlers struggled to break the partnership with Rizwan Qureshi taking 2 wickets while Kamil Mehmood and Talha Altaf took a wicket each. Bilal Associates ended at 186 for 4 in 20 overs.
In response, an in form Kamil Mehmood was destructive with 72 run innings that helped set the victory for his side. Rizwan Qureshi and Mohib Ahsan also chipped in with 23 and 27 and despite a flurry of wickets in the middle, the team managed to keep the scoreboard ticking. Muqarram scored 17 while Sajjad's 12* enabled Zenith Associates to chase down the target in 19.3 overs. Bilal Associates bowlers were unfortunate to lose but they put up a good fight. Waseem Ali picked up 3 wickets while Ahmed Hussain took 2 wickets for his side.
Zenith Associates won the match by 3 wickets.