Air Pakistan Express Jet defeated Mavericks CC in a match held in the 34th Challengers Corporate Cup.
Mavericks CC batted first and lost one of their openers early on in the innings. Saad Asif played an important knock of 53 off 41 balls, scoring 4 boundaries and remaining not out. Abdullah Imran added 17 runs to the team’s score but despite these contributions the team was under pressure as they lost their batsmen in a row for unsatisfactory scores. They managed a low total of 126 runs. Hussain Raza, Wajid Ali and Muhammad Qasim took 2 wickets each. The bowlers were successful in restricting the batsmen to a low total and did not concede many runs.
Air Pakistan’s batsmen performed well as opener Atif Baig brilliantly smashed 51 runs off 31 balls including 5 boundaries. Fellow opener Zia ul Haq added 18 runs to his team’s chase. Shoaib Qureshi scored 24 off 19 balls to aid the team. Muhammad Iqbal’s 20 off 16 balls took the team over the line to victory in just 15 overs. The bowlers could not defend their team’s score or take crucial wickets.
Air Pakistan Express Jet won the match by 8 wickets.