Askari Life Inc defeated IGI Life Insurance Limited in the Insurance Premier League match on 20 February. Askari Life won by 6 wickets in 17.2 overs.
IGI Life Insurance Limited batted first. There were good batting performances by Umer Ishtiaq Ahmed, Balaj Qureshi and Ejaz Ur Rehman which propelled the team to reach a total of 127 runs. Apart from Ahmed’s 32, Qureshi’s 26 and Rehman’s 29, there were not many noteworthy performances in the innings. The rest of the batsmen lost their wickets in single-digit figures. However, it was a good day for the Askari Life bowlers, who took 7 wickets. Talha Arshad and Ahmed Hasan Zaidi picked up 2 wickets each. Atif Usman Malik, Asfar Zaidi and Syed Fahad Hussain each bagged 1 wicket.
In the second innings, Askari Life batted well. Asfar Zaidi stood out with his brilliant 37 off 36 balls. Moreover, Noman Muhammad made 33 runs and Atif Usman Malik made a useful 23. Asfar and Ahmed Hasan Zaidi stayed not-out and got their team over the line in the 18th over. Throughout the innings, they lost only 4 wickets. Muhammad Amir picked up 3 and Waqas Ahmed bagged 1 wicket.
Askari Life chased down 127 in 17.2 overs and won comprehensively by 6 wickets in hand.