Samba Bank Clinch Victory

Samba Bank v Habib Metropolitan Bank (20 over match)

Samba Bank batted first and had a tough day out with the bat. The team lost wickets early on in the innings and struggled to recover after that. They were met with an aggressive bowling attack and came undone by the spell of Imran Zahid who picked up 3 wickets. He was assisted on the other end by Irshad Ahmed who also struck twice with the ball, stumping the opposition. Mujtaba Mehdi was the only notable contributor with the bat, scoring 31 runs at a strike rate of 163 but received little support from the rest of his team. Samba Bank posted a target of 127 in 20 overs.

Habib Metropolitan were off to a disastrous start in their chasing losing their opener Ali Naqi for duck. The team was reeling at 7/2 before Imran Zahid stepped in to stabilize the team with a fantastic knock of 72 runs that threatened to take the game away from Samba Bank. Despite his run with the bat, the rest of his team fell apart, unable to face the bowling opposition. Ayaz Ali and Faraz Taimuri were the key wicket takers, taking a combined 5 wickets, pulling Samba Bank right back in the game. Habib Metropolitan were eventually limited to 116 runs in 20 overs.

Samba Bank won 11 runs.

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