IAP beat HBL to lift Corporate Cup

Insurance Association of Pakistan met Habib Bank Limited in the final of the Challengers Corporate Cup at the TMC Ground.

IAP batted first and lost opener Farrukh for 4 on the third ball of the game. Abdul Haseeb also picked up the wickets of Kamran and Kashif quickly to set IAP back even further. Opener Ahmed Nawaz, meanwhile was busy playing a cautious hand at the end other, his 23 off 34, the only meaningful contribution in the top order. After Haseeb had picked up 3 wickets and Adnan 2, Waqar(32) and Aamir(34) got together to steady the ship. Their contributions helped IAP reach a below par 130 for 9 in 20 overs.

HBL in reply got off to a confident start with Wamiq(13) and Basharat Husnain(35) taking the attack to IAP. The introduction of Kashif Rajput however changed everything. His four over spell went for only 11 runs and he was able to pick up 5 crucial wickets which hurt HBL gravely. They could never recover from the slump and ended up losing wickets consistently to eventually be bowled out inside 19 overs. This meant that IAP won the game by 19 runs and were able to lift the title. 

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