Shifa International Hospital Islamabad beat Rawalpindi Stallions by one wicket in the Champions Cricket League T-25 Tournament important match here at Jamia School Ground Rawalpindi.
Shifa International Captain Qutab Uddin Qureshi won the toss and was invited to bat first Rawalpindi Stallions, Rawalpindi Stallions made 184 for the loss of six wickets in the allotted 25 overs.
Najam 37, Qasim 34 and Ozair 25 were the key contributors. Muhammad Naseer (2 for 24), Syed Mudassar Ahmad (2 for 31), Muhammad Ikram (1 for 14) and Syed Abdul Rehman (1 for 37) were the other main wicket-takers.
In reply, Shifa International achieved the target in the 25th over for the loss of nine wickets.
Muhammad Naseer and Syed Usman Zaidi contributed 35 runs in last wicket partnership when their team’s main batsmen were bowled out in the crucial stage.
Muhammad Naseer hit a fine half century 62 runs 42 balls with two six and 6 fours, while Muhammad Ikram 33 runs, Shahzad Kiani (28) and Syed Usman Zaidi (18) not out were their leading run-getters.
Rawalpindi Stallions Mushaid (3 for 21), Atif (3 for 46) and Qadeer Ahmad Khan (1 for 01) were the other main wicket-takers. Muhamamd Naseer declared “Man of the Match” for his impressive Performance.—PR