Bilal Associates defeated opponents Karachi Stallions in the final of the KML Season 3.
Karachi Stallions batted first and lost both of their openers for scores of 2 and 4 respectively. However, one-down batsman Fahad Jabbar smashed 88 off 64 balls including 15 boundaries and remained not out. Despite his great efforts, the remaining batsmen were unable to score many runs, except Nadeem Javed who scored 23 runs. The team amassed a total of 174 runs. Bilal Associates’ Deedar Azeem claimed 3 wickets while Waseem Ali took 2 wickets.
In the second innings, Bilal Associates’ openers completely dominated the game as they scored big and remained composed throughout the innings. Opener Shahid Mirani made 23 off 16 balls and remained not out. Zakir Malik was the star of the match with his brilliant knock, scoring a massive 153 runs off only 49 balls, including 9 fours and 17 sixes. He maintained a strike rate of over 300 and remained not out. His magnificent efforts along with his fellow openers contributions helped the team cruise to victory without the loss of a single wicket. The bowling attack was no match for the batsmen as they failed to take any wickets and conceded too many runs.
Bilal Associates’ batsmen put up match winning performances to lead the team to a 10 wicket victory.