Ubaid Lefty drives FB Fighters to maiden victory in KTPL 1

KARACHI: Ubaid Lefty smashed 49 off 16 balls to lay down a solid foundation for FB Fighters to win their maiden match by six wickets against Gulshan Gohars in Karachi Tapeball Premier League (KTPL) season 1 here at Asghar Ali Shah Stadium.

Asked to bat first in fifth match of the tournament here on Monday, Gulshan Gohars scored 86-2 in given six overs. Bahadur Ali smashed 21 off six balls including two sixes and as many fours whereas Habib made 26 with the help of three sixes and a boundary.

Shafiq ur Rehman bagged two wickets for Fighters.

In reply, Fighters got the support of Ubaid who smashed seven maximums and a boundary to score unbeaten 49. Wasim Appu was the other prominent scorer with his 23 off 10 laced with three sixes.

Fighters scored 109-5 to gain 23 runs lead. For Gohars, Talha bagged two whereas Wasim managed one.

Gohars set Fighters to chase 66 after scoring 88-3 in their second innings. Habib scored highest 37, accounting for four boundaries and two sixes.

Ali and Rais bagged a wicket each for Fighters.

Set to chase 66 runs, Fighters’ opener Imran Shah (20) and experience batter Aslam Ashka (16) helped their team chase the target with six wickets in hands.

For Gohars, Adil managed to take two wickets while Wasim bagged one.