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Epic Showdown Between Patriots & Blazers | 2018-09-08 10:00:00

Epic Showdown Between Patriots & Blazers

BY TAYYAB BALAGAMWALA

Trail Blazers and Karachi Patriots played against each other at SKBZ cricket ground in a friendly encounter. Blazers batted first and their openers Tayyab R Balagamwala and Imran Shah blazed away and Imran was out after scoring 25 runs off 12 balls at more than 200% strike rate. Tayyab R Balagamwala continued to play his shots and ended at 96 runs off 55 deliveries and he hit 11 boundaries and 5 sixes. Adnan Ghazi scored 19 and FamIdrees Durrani 13, while Mohammed Afzal Ilyas got a sedate 16 off 18 balls as Trail Blazers ended at 185 for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs. for Patriots, Rizwan Diwan took 2 wickets, Adeel Abbasi got a wicket and Ansar Anis Bhesania and Ghazanfar Richie got a wicket.

In reply, Patriots opener Faraz Ahmed was on fire as he hit 102 runs off 53 balls, in an aggressive knock which includes 14 boundaries and four sixes. He was assisted by Ayaz Bhesania got 14 runs, Aamir Noor who got 20 runs, Atif Ahmed who scored a quick 22 off 10 balls and Ghazanfar Richie who got 18 off 8 balls as Patriots raced home with 10 balls to spare and for  the loss of 6 wickets. For Blazers, Owais Idris Balagamwala shined in his debut match for Trailblazers with 3 wickets while Murtaza SalimAhmed Kapadia and Idrees Durrani picked up a wicket each.

Karachi Patriots won by 4 wickets.

Man of the match: Faraz Ahmed (Karachi Patriots)

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