T20 Indoor Leagues (2016/2017) - Week 10 Bulletin

Kashmir Panthers vs Lahore Tigers 2

Kashmir Panthers  vs Lahore Tigers 2

Second match of the day was between LT2 and the Panthers. Due to Panthers being late, officials of the game had to deduct 4 overs of their innings leaving them 16 overs to bat. Lahore Tigers 2 won the toss and decided to bowl first. The Panthers went off to a flying start by scoring 20 runs in the first over. The Panthers tried keeping the momentum going but their innings was one of ups and downs. At the end of their allotted overs, the Panthers had put together a small, but defendable 136. The star of their innings was Majid, who scored 22 runs in 11 balls. The best bowler was Zeeshan Ali who took 3 wickets for -4 runs.

Lahore Tigers 2, chasing a small-ish total needed to make a confident start and like the Panthers earlier, they too went off to a flyer by making 55 runs in their opening partnership. Lahore Tigers needed to keep their cool and carry on going but things started going wrong in the 2nd partnership who used their 4 overs to make -7 runs for the team. The next 2 pairs weren’t too great either but still managed to take the total up closer to the target. With the last pair needing 36 to win the game, the match was in the balance. However, due to too many dot balls in the final partnership, the Panthers managed to pull off a memorable victory after being deducted 4 overs. Their best bowler was their skipper, Awais Butt who took 3 wickets for 1 run. Zeeshan Ali from LT2 became the man of the match with a difference of 27 runs.

Big Bite Chesham vs Big Bite 2

Big Bite Chesham  vs Big Bite 2

Match 3 of the day was what everyone was waiting for. The powerful big Bite teams were going head to head for another showdown. Big Bite 1 won the toss and put BB2 into bat. The plan was to use the new ball and apply pressure on the batsmen from ball one. The bowlers seemed to bowl according to the plan and restricted the opening pair to a low score of only 17 runs. The 2nd pair came in with a lot of work to do and crumbled under pressure, adding only 2 runs in their 4 overs. The final 3 pairs played sensible cricket and got BB2 past the 100 run barrier. The highest scorer for them was Ibby Hanif with 27 runs. Ali Nawaz for Big Bite 1 was by far the best bowler who took 5 wickets for -12 runs.

The BB2 bowlers bowled very well to begin with like their counterparts and restricted the openers to 18 runs. However, the 2nd partnership involved the dangerous and in-form TJ, who again batted really well and with his partner made 51 runs in 4 overs. It was a walk in the park for the Big Bite team after hat and they comfortable won the game by scoring 144 runs. TJ was the highest scorer again with 43 runs and also the man of the match.

Chesham Mobiles vs The Generals

Chesham Mobiles  vs The Generals

The last and final match of the day was played between Chesham Mobiles and The Generals who had been struggling for players. They won the toss and decided to bowl first, hoping to make use of the new ball and cause some problems for the batsmen. Unfortunately for them, the Chesham Mobiles batsmen started with a bang by making 22 runs in the very first over. There really wasn’t any looking back from there while Chesham Mobiles batsmen piled on the runs over after over with some fine batting and exceptional running. They crossed the 200 run barrier for the first time in this season and set a mammoth total of 263 runs in 20 overs. Hafiz A Raheem was the best batsmen with 29 runs and while the bowling was quite average, Shaan Kayani stood out from the rest with figures of 2 wickets for 7 runs.

In reply The Generals started struggling from the first over when the opening bowler finished his with a wicket and -1 runs under his belt. There was nothing too special about the Generals innings as they struggled along and ended their innings on a shocking 83 runs handing he 3rd win of the season to Chesham Mobiles. Captain, Ali Jin was the highest scorer with 16 runs and Ahsan was the MOTM with a difference of 21 runs.

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