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Final With a Thrilling Finish | 2017-11-26 10:00:00

Final With a Thrilling Finish

BY HADEEL OBAID

The pressure of a final brings out the best and the worst in teams. Batting first, Dehli Forum CC were off to a disastrous start losing opener Noman for duck. The team struggled throughout the innings with only Saif and Mohsin showing any intent with scores of 31 and 25 respectively. The rest of the scorecard showed a series of quick wickets falling as Usama's brilliant 4 wicket spell cleaned up the opposition. Sheroz and Ashar also picked up 2 wickets each as Dehli Forum CC were restricted to 122 for 9.

In response, Blue Dragon CC lost opener Bilal cheaply for just 8 runs. The chasing side however recovered well and seemed well on their way to a comfortable victory with contributions by Nabeel, Saad, Zain and Usama before Dehli's bowlers pulled the game back. Faisal broke the team's momentum with 3 wickets along with Salman who also picked up a couple. The game turned on it's head with Blue Dragon losing their lower order cheaply eventually falling short of the target by just 3 runs, limited to 119 for 8.

Dehli Forum CC clinched victory by 3 runs and were crowned champions.

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