North Nawabs, Clifton Ghazi off to winning start in KTPL 1

KARACHI: North Nawabs beat Lyari Legends by eight wickets whereas Clifton Ghazi defeated DHA Dabangs by 18 runs to start Karachi Tapeball Premier League (KTPL) season 1 on a winning note.

In third match of the league, Legends scored 76-5 after they were asked to bat first. Their opening batter Ashraf smashed 31 runs off 14 balls laced with three maximums and a boundary.

For Nawabs, Khurram Rabada bagged two wickets while Sohail Khan managed one.

In reply, Nawabs fell two runs short, managing to score 74-3 in six overs. Fadi Bajwa scored highest 26 runs including a boundary and two sixes. Atif took two wickets for Legends.

With two runs lead in first innings, Legends’ batters fell apart this time around, managed to score 51 for the loss of four wickets in second innings. Azeem Shah was the highest run-scorer with nine runs.

Rabada shined once again for Nawabs, taking three for just nine runs.

Set to chase 54 runs in six overs, Nawabs’ batters gave no chance to the opponents, completing the target easily. Fadi powered 20 runs to take his team over the victory line.

In the second match of Day 2, Clifton Ghazi started the proceedings by scoring 71 runs for no loss. Asad Shah struck 38 runs off 24 balls including four sixes and a boundary.

In return, DHA Dabangs took 10 runs lead after scoring 81-3. Yasir Mushtaq scored highest 20 runs. Jalat Khan took a wicket for Ghazi.

After chasing 10 runs lead, Ghazi set Dabangs to chase 67 runs in six overs. Muzamil Kamoki made 28 runs with the help of three maximums.

Zeeshan Babar, Naeemullah and Inaam shared a wicket apiece for Dabangs.

Ghazi’s bowlers put prominent efforts to restrict Dabangs to 48-4 to lead their team to 18-runs victory. Jallat and Mati ur Rehman took two wickets each. Sheraz of Dabangs scored highest 15 runs.

Today, FB Fighters will meet Gulshan Gohars whereas Johar Jawans will lock horns with Malir Malangs.

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