Karachi, May 27, 2019: Wicket-keeper batsman Adnan Baig played a pivotal role in guiding Shalimar CC to a six-wicket victory against Arsalan Iqbal CC and reached the Quarter-final in their first Gobi’s Paint T20 Ramadan Cricket Tournament fixture here on Sunday.
Adnan, who was later declared man-of-the-match in the last Group match at the Behria College Ground, first excelled with behind the wicket by claiming four coaches as a wicket-keeper before top-scoring with a 31-ball blazing knock of half century 59 featuring six boundaries and three sixes.
After winning the toss and batting first, Arsalan Iqbal CC.were 154 all- out in 19.3 overs. Afroz Hassan was chief run-getter with brilliant half century 54, in a 21-ball innings laced with Six fours and three sixes and Pervaiz scored 47 off 38 balls with five fours and as six, Hussain Hassan contributed 31 off 32 balls with four fours.
Slow left-arm Rao Khyam Abbas and Pacer Hasnan Raza picked up three wickets each for 27 and 30 runs. Adnan Baig took two catches and two stumped behind the wicket.
Shalimar CC, in reply, reached their target by making 155-4 in17.3 over’s. Adnan Baig scored a dazzling half-century, 59 off 31 balls with six fours and three sixes while Zaman Attari also batted well to score 35 off 25 balls with five boundaries and a six, Rao Khayam made 21 runs not out.
Off-spinner Muhammad Salman Junior snared two wickets for 25 runs, but heroics were unable to prevent Shalimar CC from winning.
Arsalan Iqbal cc 154-10 in 19.3 over’s (Afroz Hassan 54, Pervaiz 47, Hussain Hassan 31; Rao Khayam 3-27, Hasnain Raza 3-3); SHALIMAR CC 155-4 in 17.2 overs (Adnan Baig 59, Zaman Attari 35, Rao Khayam 21 not out; Muhammad Salman Junior 2-25 ).