Benitoz secured a comprehensive win in the 27th Challengers Cup game against MK United on 28 February. They won by a massive 83 runs!
In the first innings, Benitoz scored a brilliant 262/7 in 20 overs, mostly due to excellent batting by Madni Waqas Raja and Daniyal Shaikh. Raja scored 87 off 41 runs with 9 fours and 5 sixes whereas Shaikh was equally impressive with 82 off 36 with 3 fours and 8 sixes. Moreover, Ahmed Arshad and Umer Chawla batted well, making 31 and 22 respectively. Although Hassan Ashfaq took 5 wickets, MK United were not able to stop the flow of runs.
The MK United opener Saim Khan started off with an incredible 88 off 55 balls. There were also valuable contributions by Qamar Ibrahim and Anas Ahmed. However, the rest of the batting order failed to carry on the rhythm and MK United managed 179/5 in 20 overs. Star of the first innings, Madni Waqas Raja also picked up 2 wickets. Furthermore, Ashraf Khan and Waqas Ali Vohra took a wicket each.
The Benitoz batting was hard to parallel and despite effort from Saim Khan, MK United lost by 83 runs.