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Match Of The Week! | 2017-10-15 09:00:00

Match Of The Week!

BY HADEEL OBAID

Karachi Patriots and Karachi Fighters went head to head at the 17th Challengers Cup in a knock out match. Batting first, Patriots lost opener Tayyab Balagamwala for just 3 runs but recovered well with the help of Faisal Butt and all star Atif Ahmed who knocked 53 and 48 runs respectively. After the duo were dismissed however, Aamir Motiwala and Usman Ghani tried to carry the momentum forward with cameos of 23 and 19 respectively. Fighters bowlers kept the pressure on throughout, picking wickets in regular intervals with Adeel Safdar starring with 3 wickets in his spell. Karachi Patriots ended at 179 for 6 in 20 overs.

What happens next is t20 Gold! Fighters lost opener Taimoor Ali for duck with Fayyaz and Kamran following suit! Patriots looked like they were cruising to a comfortable victory with 4 wickets down before Adnan Siddiqui and Adnan Qaiser kicked things up a notch! Adnan Siddiqui had the innings of a lifetime with a 122 run knock that put Fighters over the line! 34 were required off the last over and he smashed 5 sixes and 1 4 in dramatic fashion to take it home! Adnan Qaiser also chipped in with 56. 

Karachi Fighters won by 6 wickets. One of the best t20 matches we have witnessed to date! 

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