Clifton Ghazi to lock horns with Malir Malangs in KTPL 1’s final

KARACHI: Clifton Ghazi beat Johar Jawans whereas Malir Malangs defeated FB Fighters to set the final clash of Karachi Tapeball Premier League (KTPL) season 1 on Sunday here at Asghar Ali Shah Stadium.

The final of the event will be played under floodlights at 9 pm. Malangs are led by former Test cricketer Mohammad Sami whereas another former Test cricketer Shabbir Ahmed will lead Clifton Ghazi.

In first semi-final, Jawans batted first and scored 62-4 with Mursalin scoring the highest 15 runs with the help of two boundaries.

Jalat Khan bagged two wickets for Ghazis.

In reply, Ghazis smashed 90-2 to gain 28-runs lead. Asad Shah smoked four sixes and two boundaries to score 45 off 20 balls.

After completing the lead, Jawans could only make 30 runs more. Jalat picked up two wickets to finish with four wickets in the match.

Set to chase 31, Ghazis didn’t face many difficulties. Asad once agains performed and scored 19 as Ghazis walked over to the final contest.

In second semi-final, Malangs registered a comfortable victory. While batting first, Malangs scored 79-2 thanks to Mukhtar Chachar (39) and Dawood Pathan (18).

Tahir bagged a wicket for Fighters.

In reply, Fighters could only make 41-4 including Aslam Ashka’s nine runs. With 39 runs lead, Malangs scored another 80 runs to set Fighters to chase 120 runs in six overs. Mukhtar smashed 49 while Ubaid made 13.

Tahir took two wickets this time around.

Fighters fell apart while chasing and reached just 48-7 in six overs. Majid, Mohammad Ali and Mohammad Sami bagged two wickets each for Malangs.