Saipem secured a convincing 8 wickets win in their third match against Team Arabia
MOM-Sarwar Khan Arman Khan (82* runs on 44 balls& 4 overs 19 runs 1 wicket)
Match details as follows,,,,,
Behold….!! For I tell you the story of desert cold and the winter wolves.
They say it was the cold of winter that brought the wolves pack to the hunting grounds. Living and hunting in packs their strength was in their unity.
Once they set their eyes on a prey they would maneuver at lightning pace, every member of the pack had a role to play and before the prey could sense danger may be near!! it was all but over…….
Story of Team Saipem playing Al Markab Main League 2016-17 is no different then that of the tale of cold and the winter wolves. After a rough last week, Pack of Saipem was back to the hunting grounds of KCC-4 which they call home.
Winning toss Saipem put Team Arabia in to bat first, the hunt was on!! After what looked like a promising start 44/0 by Alex and Nafzal…..Mutti and Sarwar struck in quick succession sending both openers back to pavilion. Team Saipem found an opening and before the opposition could realize danger may be near!! It was all but over…..
In the absence of Skipper Nishant, VC Rajeesh Ahmed was leading the pack and did a wonderful job. It appeared to be the perfect day for him what ever he touched turned into gold……who ever was brought into attack struck and struck hard. Every member had a role to play just as the winter wolves. Mutti, Sarwar, Rajeesh, Abdual Rehman all claimed a wicket. But it was left arm spinner Akhtar who run through Team Arabia middle order and took 3 crucial wickets. For Team Arabia Nibu showed a lot of courage and character by hanging in there when wickets crumbled at the other end but he soon ran out of partners. Asim, who bowled with great line and length struck twice in 2 balls to bring Team Arabia Innings to an end in just 23.4overs scoring 136runs only.
Team Saipem’s openers came out with a mission and it was to end all as quick as they can. Though Nikesh struck early for Team Arabia claiming 2 wickets but Sarwar and Ameen made sure that must remain about it and removed all hopes if there were any in Team Arabia’ camp of further fortunes. Where Ameen scored 29 not out ensuring no further surprises, Sarwar scored an unbeaten 82 runs off just 44 balls hitting 16 piercing fours (16×4) making sure it was all over in a flash. Saipem won by 8 wickets chasing down 137 in just 13.3overs. Another convincing win for Team Saipem this winter or one may say a show of total dominance just as the winter wolves……