Dhoraji Kings batted first & their opening batsmen, Hasnain Shakir and Usman Naviwala, provided a steady start to the innings. Hasnain Shakir scored 19 runs off 22 deliveries, while Usman Naviwala contributed 37 runs off 32 balls, setting a solid foundation for the team. However, the Gladiators’ bowlers struck back with two quick wickets, putting pressure on Dhoraji Kings. Alam Amin tried to stabilize the innings with his knock of 27 runs off 29 deliveries. But unfortunately, the rest of the batting lineup collapsed under the disciplined bowling attack from the Gladiators. Umer Khanani and Fahad Nadeem shone with the ball, each claiming two wickets. Dhoraji Kings managed to post a modest total of 133 runs for the loss of six wickets.
In response, Sumya Bantva Gladiators had a disastrous start to their chase as both their openers were dismissed for a duck. However, Rabish Ahmed provided a glimmer of hope with his aggressive innings of 21 runs off just 12 deliveries. The highlight of the Gladiators’ innings came from Bilal Umer, who played a spectacular knock of 66 runs off 44 balls. His innings included impressive strokes and valuable partnerships that kept the team in the hunt. Noyam Nasir (10 off 16) and Adeel Sabuwala (33 off 27) made vital contributions to the Gladiators’ chase, ensuring the required run rate was maintained. They played sensibly and rotated the strike, putting pressure on the Dhoraji Kings’ bowlers. Hasnain Bhoot was the standout bowler for Dhoraji Kings, claiming three wickets in an attempt to defend their total.
Sumya Bantva Gladiators Won By 5 Wickets