Imad stars in Omar As­so­ci­ates ex­cit­ing tri­umph Ra­mazan Cup

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS -

KARACHI—Pak­istan all-rounder Imad Wasim pro­duced a valiant show un­der pres­sure as last year’s run­ners-up Omar As­so­ci­ates pulled off an ex­cit­ing five wick­ets victory over K.Elec­tric in 4th Naya Naz­imabad Ra­mazan Cup Flood­light Cricket Tour­na­ment on Tues­day morn­ing.

Rawalpindi-lad cracked a match win­ning un­beaten 57 and cap­tured two wick­ets for 15 runs to win the man of the match award.

Omar As­so­ci­ate chas­ing a mod­est total of 117 for victory was tot­ter­ing at 30 for the loss of five wick­ets in Rs. Two mil­lion prize money event at Lawai Sta­dium.

But a fight­ing un­bro­ken fifth wicket stand of 90 runs be­tween Imad Wasim and Bis­mil­lah Khan turned the course of the match with two balls to spare.

Demon­strat­ing skill to han­dle pres­sure, Imad made a spec­tac­u­lar un­beaten 57 off 49 balls with stud­ded half dozen bound­aries and pair of sixes in hilly backdrop of the sta­dium.

Bis­mil­lah Khan re­turned brisk un­de­feated 39 off 29 balls that in­cluded four bound­aries and a six.

South­paw Pak­istan Un­der-19 pace reach out to me but sadly no one has con­tacted me.”—APP bowler Has­san Khan caused the early trou­ble in Omar As­so­ci­ates bat­ting with a sen­sa­tional spell. He got rid of Zakir Ma­lik and Us­man Khan for ducks on the first two balls of the match.

In be­tween Nau­man An­war (11), Babar Agha (3) and Hafiz Saad Nasim (5) all went cheaply.

Has­san Khan ended with su­perb four wick­ets for 19 runs in four overs. But his grand ef­fort went to waste against re­mark­able bat­ting of Imad and Bis­mil­lah.

Sent to bat first, K.Elec­tric was bowled out for 116 on the last ball of 20 over. Fazal Sub­han con­trib­uted 30 in 26 balls laced with three bound­aries and a six. Rizwan Khan got 23 with two fours.

Imad Wasim and Fawad Khan chipped in with two wick­ets apiece. Sum­ma­rized scores: K.Elec­tric 116 all out in 20 overs (Fazal Sub­han 30, Rizwan Khan 23, Ma­jid Khan 15, Imad Wasim 2-15, Fawad Khan 2-33, Hafiz Saad Nasim 1-18) Omar As­so­ci­ates 119-5 in 19.4 overs (Imad Wasim 57 not out, Bis­mil­lah Khan 39 not out Has­san Khan 419, Faraz Ahmed 1-17).—APP

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