Karachi, June 01, 2018 (PPI-OT): Two more matches were decided in 23rd Dr. M.A. Shah Trophy being played at Asghar Ali Shah Stadium, North Nazimabad, Karachi. In first match host A.O. Clinic easily defeated Khyber Zalmi Kohat by 71 runs. Fine batting M. Syed Billa and Zeeshan Malik and superb bowling by Haider Hussain was the man of this match. In another match Rehman Foundation crushed Pakistan Currency by 5 wickets. Ashraf Ali played a match winning knock of 55 runs.

In first match A.O. Clinic captain Bilal Asif won the toss and decided to bat first they scored 178/9 in allotted quota of 20 overs. M. Syed Billa scored brilliant 64 runs in 47 balls with help of 5 towering sixes and a boundary. Zeeshan Malik made 38 runs in 23 balls including 6 fours and one six, Abdur Rehman played a aggressive inning of 35 runs with the help of three fours and two sixes. RMF Irfan Khatak took 2/21, ROS Saifullah Khan bagged 2/24. In turn Khyber Zalmi Kohat bundeled out for 107 runs in 19.3 overs. Dawood Khatak scored brilliant half century (53 runs) in 48 balls including three fours and two sixes. L.L.S. Haider Hussain bowled superb and took 3/13, R.L.S. Hasnain Bukhari took 2/26.

In 2nd match Pakistan Currency suffered unexpected defeat against Rehman Foundation. Pakistan Currency after winning the toss scored 190/7 in 20 overs. Opener Bismillah Khan hits 84 runs in 49 balls including 7 fours and 6 towering sixes, Sohail Khan also played well and hammered 42 runs in 33 balls which includes 7 fours and a six. Iftikhar Ahmed made 29 runs in 16 balls with 2 fours and 2 sixes. L.L.S. Rafey Haider took 2/33 and L.L.S. Muhammad Rizwan bagged 2/27.

In reply Rehman Foundation chased the huge target in last over the match for the loss of 5 wickets. Ashraf Ali was the main contributor who remained not out for 55 runs in 33 balls including 2 fours and 5 sixes, Aghar Sabir also supported well and played responsible inning of 47 runs in 24 balls including 6 fours and 2 sixes. Sohail Afzal made 35 includes 4 boundaries. Imran Khan, Jam Saifullah, Iftikhar Ahmed and Muhammad Umer took one wicket each.

Summarised Score:

1st Match

A.O. Clinic v/s Khyber Zalmi

Toss won by A.O. Clinic

A.O. Clinic: 178/9 in 20 overs

M. Syed Billa 64 (47) 1×4, 5×6, Zeeshan Malik 38 (23) 6×4, 1×6

Abdur Rehman 35 (25) 3×4, 2×6

R.M.F. Irfan Khatak 2/21, R.O.S. Saifullah Khan 2/24

Khyber Zalmi, Kohat: 107 all out in 19.3 overs

Dawood Khatak 53 (48) 3×4, 2×6

L.L.S. Haider Hussain 3/13, R.L.S. Hasnain Bukhari 2/26

2nd Match

Pakistan Currency v/s Rehman Foundation

Toss won by Pakistan Currency

Pakistan Currency: 190/7 in 20 overs

Bismillah Khan 84 (49) 7×4, 6×6, Sohail Khan 42 (33) 7×4, 1×6

Iftikhar Ahmed 29 (16) 2×4, 2×6,

L.L.S. Rafey Safdar 2/33, L.L.S. Muhammad Rizwan 2/27

Rehman Foundation: 191/5 in 20 overs

Ashraf Ali 55 n.o (33) 2×4, 5×6, Agha Sabir 47 (24) 6×4, 2×6

Sohail Afzal 35 (28) 4×4

Umpire: Muhammad Rehan and Muhammad Azhar

Scorer: Bilal Aziz

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