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TNN Titans Cruise To MPL Final | 2018-05-08 03:00:00

TNN Titans Cruise To MPL Final

BY HADEEL OBAID

TNN Titans batted first against Classic Barbarians at the all important play off. Openers Sabih Merchant and Shakir Serang were in form and on fire with 47 and 49 runs respectively. The duo were unlucky to fall short of their half centuries, followed by Owais Pasta who also scored 49 runs before he was dismissed. The team however did well to keep the scoreboard ticking, eventually ending at a mammoth 228 for 7 in 20 overs. Salman Dossani tried to pull the opposition back with 3 wickets in his spell, followed by Shahid Nepal who also took 2 wickets.

In response, Classic Barbarians lost opener Rameez Mehboob and one down Hamza Altaf cheaply. Umair Yousuf chipped away with 30 runs at the top before Fahad Jabbar took over. Fahad put up a valiant fight with an impressive 88 runs but could not get his team over the line. Umair Usman also tried hard with his 32 but it was too little, too late. Titans bowlers did well to restrict the chasing side with Bilal Omer, Owais Pasta and Yousuf Jetpur taking 2 wickets each. Classic Barbarians ended at 171 for 7 in 20 overs.

TNN Titans won by 57 runs.

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