Karachi, June 05, 2018 (PPI-OT): Sparco Paints after defeating Zee Estate Lahore by 26 runs moved into Semi Final of 23rd Dr. M.A. Shah Trophy being played at Asghar Ali Shah Stadium, North Nazimabad, Karachi. Zee Estate chasing target of 163 runs failed to get this and could manage to score 136 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs. The main feature of this first Quarter Final was fine batting by Arshad Khan and Tariq Nawaz of winning team while Asfand Mehran, Kamran Afzal bowled extremely well. Fine all-round performance of Manzoor Khan of loosing team could not been enough to get victory.

At Asghar Ali Shah Stadium under flood lighte Sparco Paints skipper after winning the toss scored 162 runs all out in 19.3 overs. Arshad Khan played devasting inning of 63 runs in 38 balls which includes a four and 6 towering sixes. Tariq Nawaz also played well and hit 33 runs in 15 balls including 3 fours and 3 sixes. R.M.F. Zubair Khan took 3/33, L.M.F. Manzoor Khan got 2/21.

In reply Zee Estate Lahore inning restricted to 136 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs. Manzoor Khan played solid inning of 32 runs n.o. in 21 balls with one four and 3 sixes, Haroon Sadaqat made 22, Yawar Basheer 20 and Zeeshan Farooq scored 18 runs. L.L.S. Asfand Mehran bowled well and took 3/15, L.L.S. Kamran Afzal got 3/25, R.L.S. Muhammad Rameez bagged 2/29.

Summarised Score:

Toss Won by Sparco Paints Lahore

Sparco Paints: 162 all out in 19.3 overs

Arshad Khan 63 (38) 1×4, 6×6, Tariq Nawaz 33 (15) 3×4, 3×6

R.M.F. Zubair Khan 3/33, L.M.F. Manzoor Khan 2/21

Zee Estate: 136/9 in 20 overs

Manzoor Khan 32 n.o. (21) 1×4, 3×6

Haroon Sadaqat 22 (23) 1×4, Yawar Basheer 20 (16) 2×4

Asfand Mehran 3/15, L.L.S. Kamran Afzal 3/25

R.L.S. Muhammad Rameez 2/29

Umpire: Muhammad Shakeel and Aqeel Khan

Scorer: Bilal Aziz

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