Saifee Stars batted first against Hyderi Blasters at the Bohra t20 Champions League this past Sunday. The team however struggled throughout the innings with opener Naeem Hussain top scoring with 25 runs. Blasters bowlers gave nothing away, taking wickets when required to keep the pressure on throughout. 8 of the batsmen were dismissed in single digits with Mustafa Quaid and Hatim Khuzaima causing the most damage picking up 3 wickets each. It was the extras however that were brutal, 43 in total which helped propel Saifee Stars to 118 all out in 18.2 overs.
In response, Hyderi Blasters lost opener Ibrahim for 1 but recovered well after that. His partner Abbas and one down Tahir teamed up to chase down the target with responsible knocks of 30 and 49 respectively. After the pair were dismissed, there were a string of low scores and quick wickets but with the foundation set, Hyderi Blasters chased down the target in 14.2 overs. Hussain Khambati's 4 wicket spell deserves a special mention but the total was too low for his heroics to defend.
Hyderi Blasters won by 5 wickets.