T20 Indoor Leagues - Week 7 Bulletin

Kashmiri Panthers VS Big Bite Chesham

Gameweek 7 started off with a bang. A clash between Big Bite Chesham and the Kashmiri Panthers. Big Bite won the toss and elected to make use of the new ball. The Panthers went racing out of the blocks and due to a flurry of big shots by opener Ahsan Maqbool the Panthers ended on 54 after the first partnership, which shock Big Bite who were thinking they will be chasing a huge target. 

However, it was not to be as Big Bite bounced back restricting the following two partnerships to just 11 between them taking the score to 65. The final two pairs also failed to shine and only helped get the score to 114 a tough target too defend. Ahsan Maqbool top scored for the Panthers with 37 and Wajid Hussain was pick of the bowlers for Big Bite with figures of 3-6. In reply Big Bite started off brightly scoring 73 off the first two partnerships and 100 by the end of the fourth partnership. 

Leaving the final pair to chase down 14 and they sure did after smashing 64 between mainly due to brute force of Adris Ahmed who top scored for Big Bite and set a new highest individual score of 67 and Khurram Hussain was the best bowler for the Panthers with 2-0. Adris Ahmed of Big Bite was Man of the Match with his record breaking 67 with the bat and 1-5 with the ball.

Chesham Mobiles VS Punjabi Lions

The following game was a battle between Punjabi Lions and Chesham Mobiles. Nabeel Ahmed won the toss for Punjabi Lions and decided to opt against the new ball and bat first with a hope to set a high and decent target to defend against a side who had not scored more than 156 all season. Punjabi Lions started off very slowly and only scoring 39 off the first two partnerships. Then only managed to score another 47 off the following two pairs taking the score to 86. 

Punjabi Lions had to once again rely heavily on the final pair who gave them a good finish scoring 43 off their 4 overs taking the score to 129 which is not what they wanted but was a better score to defend. Nabeel Ahmed was top scorer for Punjabi Lions with 23 whereas, Arif Mohammad was the top bowler for Chesham Mobiles with 4 for -8. Chesham Mobiles in reply started off aggressively scoring at a quick rate 54 by the end of the first partnership and equalling the score of Punjabi Lions by the end of the third pair. 

Chesham Mobiles came out eventual winners winning by 42 runs after finishing on 171. Adnan for the second consecutive game running top scored for Chesham Mobiles with a score of 29 and Waqas Kiani was pick of the bowler for Punjabi Lions with figures of 3-4. Nomi Aslam picked up Man of the Match with a score of 16 with the bat and bowling figures of 1 for -3. 

Lahore Tigers VS London Lions

The final game of the week was a fierce encounter between Lahore Tigers and London Lions who were the team to break the Tigers unbeaten run. London Lions won the toss and elected to bat first. London Lions started off well scoring 43 despite only managing -2 in the first over of the game. By the end of the second partnership London Lions sat nicely on 91 and looked certain to score big and go beyond the 200 barrier. 

However due to some terrific bowling and fielding by the Tigers who managed to restrict London Lions to 150 after the final three partnerships only managed 59 between them. Usman Farooqi top scored with 26 for London Lions and Sajjad Hussain was the best bowler for the Tigers with 4 for -3. In reply the Tigers started off strongly scoring at a rate of knots and ending on 98 by the end of the second partnership. 

Due to all partnerships contributing well the Tigers sat comfortably ahead on 185 by the end of the fourth partnership and came out winners after the final pair scored 67 to take the score up to 252, the fourth time the Tigers surpassed the 200 mark. Asim Raja top scored for the Tigers with 30 whereas, Umer Kayani was pick of the bowlers for London Lions. Man of the Match went to Toqeer Butt of the Lahore Tigers for his well-crafted 23 and bowling figures of 3-0.

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