The 2nd Semi Final match at the Bonanza Satrangi Ramzan Women's Night Cricket Tournament turned out to be an unexpected cracker!
An experienced Zain CC went up against the inexperienced Sparks in a match that had everybody on the edge of their seats. Zain CC batted first with Sana Taj and Sana Urooj smashing 43 and 35 runs respectively to set a mammoth target of 96 runs in 8 overs. The highest of the tournament so far. Sparks bowlers were helpless against the opposition but Rija Safdar finally made the breakthrough taking 2 wickets each.
In response, everybody had discounted the possibility of Sparks being able to chase down the target but the girls in yellow were determined. Opener Ilsa was dismissed for just 7 runs but her partner Saira carried her side with a valiant 60 off 25 balls including 5 boundaries and 5 sixes singlehandedly almost chasing down the total. The team fell short in the end by just 3 runs. Aiman Anwar and Sana Taj picked up a wicket each but this wild card rookie team had won the hearts of the entire ground. Zain CC bowlers held their nerve to restrict the opposition to 93 for 2 in 8 overs.
Zain CC won the match by 3 runs and are through to the final.