Karachi Hawks Clinch Victory

Karachi Hawks v Karachi Patriots

5th Residence Cup (20 over match)

Karachi Patriots batted first and were off to rocky start, losing their opener Ahmed Usama for just 6 runs. His partner Afzal Gigi looked promising, scoring a calculated 25 runs but luck was not on their side and he retired hurt shortly after. The team fumbled throughout the innings, losing wickets regularly and throwing away some decent starts. Adeel Abbasi and Ritchie were the only notable contributors for their side, scoring 28 and 43 runs respectively, fighting hard to post a respectable total. Hawks bowlers did well to limit the opposition, picking up wickets at crucial times and restricting the flow of runs. Asif and Rafay lead the attack, taking 2 wickets each. Karachi Patriots posted a target of 151 in 20 overs.

In response, Karachi Hawks stumbled in their chase, losing opener Saad for just 9 runs. The team then lost wickets regularly before Idrees Durrani played a match winning knock of 63 runs at a strike rate of 175 to give his team a chance of winning the game. Patriots bowlers tried hard to defend the total, taking wickets and stopping the flow of runs. Sameer Ahmedani and Faisal Butt were the key bowlers with 2 wickets each to their name. Despite receiving little support by the remaining batsmen, Idrees Durrani kept his wicket intact and steered the Hawks to victory. They chased the total in 19 overs.

Karachi Hawks win by 3 wickets

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