Imad stars in Omar Associates exciting triumph Ramazan Cup
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