Talha shines as Bank Islami win by 5 wickets

Habib Bank Limited Vs Bank Islami Pakistan Limited (20 over Match)

Habib Bank Limited after batting first posted 131 which turned out to be a low score as Bank Islami Pakistan Limited won quite easily by 5 wickets.

Habib Bank Limited batted first and were off to a rocky start as they lost their openers quite early with not much on the board. And the early losses put them on the back foot and to add salt to their wounds Abdullah Majid Shah picked up 2 more quick wickets which left Habib bank Limited in disarray. With top order already blown away by the brilliance of Bank Islami bowlers it was upto the lower middle order to rescue the sinking ship. Adnan Siddique and Noman Ur Rehman then resisted and formed a much needed partnership in the lower order for Habib Bank Limited. Both looked aggressive, they smashed the bowlers around and showed their top order that how it is done. Adnan scored a brilliant fifty of just 34 balls and Noman scored 32 of just 20 which took them to 131. Abdul Majid Shah was the pick of the bowler as he picked up 3 wickets for just 22.

The target was not the huge one but the late partnership for Habib Bank Limited gave their bowlers something to bowl at.  The start was a good one for Habib Bank as they picked up Fahad quite early. But since then there was no looking back from Bank Islami batsmen as Talha Fahim was instrumental with the bat and he got great support from other batsmen. Talha during his innings 47 which came of just 28 balls held one end and other batsmen revolved around him. This effort put Bank Islami in complete control of the match and they chased the target down in just 17 overs with 5 wickets remaining.

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