Impressive win for Heroes Cricket Club
KARACHI—Heroes CC Quetta sealed a remarkable victory by just five runs after defending a modest 127-9 against Shameel Associates in the Omar Associates Trophy 31st Karachi Gymkhana Ramazan Cricket Festival at the KG Ground here.
Opting to bat first in the Group ‘C’ encounter after skipper Naseer Khan won the toss, Heroes CC never managed to score freely. Allrounder Khushdil Shah hit just one four in making 26 from 29 balls, while opener Samiullah struck 25 off 27 balls with two fours and one six.
Slow left-armer Bilal Manzoor was the standout bowler with excellent figures of 4-22 in his four overs. Off-spinner Mohammad Sami claimed 2-19 in four overs.
Shameel Associates, in reply, made a decent start to their chase as skipper Mohammad Sami (51 off 39 balls, four sixes) and Mohammad Sajjad (36 off 33, three boundaries and one six) added 62 in the opening nine overs before finishing at 122-4 in their allotted 20 overs.
But Heroes CC spinners kept a tight line to prevent their opponents from dominating. Off-spinner Khalid Khail picked up one wicket his four-over quota yielded just 10 runs. He was later adjudged man-of-the-match. Summarised scores: HEROES CC QUETTA 127-9 in 20 overs (Khushdil Shah 26, Samiullah 25, Hasan Mohsin 18; Bilal Manzoor 4-22, Mohammad Sami 2-9); SHAMEEL ASSOCIATES 122-4 in 20 overs (Mohammad Sami 51, Mohammad Sajjad 36).—APP