The season is well under way and is looking to shape out to be a thriller. Old folks Cornered Tigers won the toss against Big Bite Chesham and elected to bowl first with a spearhead swing bowling line up they have.
Big Bite Chesham openers started off very slowly due to the sheer swing the Cornered Tigers were bowling with. Big Bite posted 22 runs after the first partnerships only to go even lower by the end of the second partnership to 16 after the pair put on -6. The following partnerships still could not cause immense still struggling to find the timing and power to score efficiently. The final partnerships could only manage to put on 65 runs between them and not troubling the Cornered Tigers bowlers. Khalid Bashir top scored with 15 for Big Bite and Khalil was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for -4.
Cornered Tigers started off strongly as always scoring at a calm and collective rate knowing the task ahead was easy and should not trouble them at all. The first two partnerships had posted 76 runs falling just 5 short of the target. Here on everything was going to be a bonus and just help their run rate. The following two partnerships manage to put on 138 runs and take them well beyond their target to 214. The final pair put on 39 runs taking the score to 253. Nughman Latif top scored with 30 runs off 11 runs and Intikhab Mazeez was pick of the bowlers with 4 for 4 runs.
Man of the Match was Usman Majid for scoring 29 runs off 9 balls and bowling figures of 2 for -1 runs.
In this crunch match Chesham Mobiles stand in skipper Zamir Ahmed won the toss and chose to bowl after discussing with his team.
Bowling first looked to be
the correct call after the opening partnership struggled to put on many runs
for the Lahore Tigers, scoring just 19 runs. The following two partnerships
started to make amend to the small score scoring 86 runs in their 8 overs
taking the score to 105 runs. The following pair took scored a decent 56 runs
taking the score to 161 and putting Lahore Tigers in a healthy position and ready
for the final push. The final pair manage to put on 45 runs and take the score
to past 200 and onto 206. Zeeshan Butt top scored for Lahore Tigers with 35
runs off 11 balls. Kabir was pick of the bowlers with figures of 2 for 11.
On the other hand, Chesham Mobiles started off even slower scoring just 5 runs in their opening pair. The following pair did however manager to score a decent 44 runs, however this was not enough for the asking rate. The following 2 partnerships only managed 23 runs taking the score to 72 runs and well below the asking rate. This meant the final partnership had to score 135 runs to win which would smash the partnership record. The final pair only managed 6 runs taking the score to 78 runs. Waqas top scored for Chesham Mobiles with 19 runs whereas Safeer Butt was pick of the bowlers with figures of 4 for -11.
Lahore Tigers came out
victorious by 128 runs. Man of the Match was Lahore Tigers skipper Safeer Butt
for scoring 26 runs off 14 balls and bowling figures of 4 for -11.