KARACHI: Malir Malangs and Johar Jawans won their opening matches in Karachi Tapeball Premier League (KTPL) season 1 that commenced here at Asghar Ali Shah Stadium on Saturday.
In the opening match of the event, Malir Malangs beat FB Fighters by nine wickets to start their campaign on a winning note.
Batting first, Fighters put up 81 for the loss of two wickets thanks to Obaid Lefty’s eye-catching 44 runs off 20 balls laced with five sixes and two boundaries. Mohammad Usama made eight.
For Malangs, Mohammad Ali Khan and Ubaid-ur-Rehman took a wicket each.
In reply, Malangs chased the given total with five balls to spare and took 15 runs lead over Fighters.
Mukhtiar Chachar smashed 66 runs off 23 balls. Shafiq took two while Ali Sher Khan managed to take a wicket for Fighter.
In their second innings, Fighters completed opponents’ lead and managed to score just 55 runs. Wasim Appu scored highest 33 with the help of two boundaries and three sixes.
Ali and Ubaid once again shined with the bowl for Malangs as they took two wickets each.
In the end, Malangs chased down 56 with nine wickets in hand credit to Chachar who scored 20 off 10.
In another match of Day 1, Johar Jawans defeated Gulshan Gohars by 21 runs. Tasawar scored well fought 39 to help Jawans post 94-6 in first innings. Waseem took four wickets for Gohars.
Gohars then managed to score 59 for the loss of five wickets, setting up Jawans to lead by 35 runs.
Keeping an upper hand over the opponents, Jawans added 54 runs to the lead that put Gohars to chase 90 runs in six overs.
Hassan Raza’s XI fell apart after scoring 68 runs for four wickets. Bahadur made highest 34. For Jawans, Faisal Tahir bagged three while Jahangir took a wicket.