SKFCC beat Kanoo AlDossary by 33 runs in the AlMarkb main league
Winning the toss in the cold and windy morning SKFCC won the toss and elected to bat. Openers Kashaan Raheel and Asif Mughal gave a quick start playing very well in the power play. Kashif Mehar was outstanding with his bowling never giving away easy runs to the SKFCC Openers. However, Kashaan 39 and Asif Mughal 40 put on 79 runs in 11.3 runs and both fell on the same score and the score read as 79/2 in 12.1 Overs. Experienced Waseem Malik and Faraz started to build up the innings slowly, however at the end of 20th Over Faraz (20) had to retire due to severe cramps in his legs. SKFCC were 123 for 2. Irfan Farooqui Joined Waseem Malik and he who is out of touch, showed his glimpses of power hitting scoring 38 in 21 balls and unfortunately he was run out due to misunderstanding. Imran Farooqui coming lower in the batting order fell cheaply, Leaving SKFCC 178/4 in 27 Overs. Waseem and Sohail once again started to rebuild the innings. Waseem who scored a wonderful century against Marooj Rawan fell while trying to accelerate the score board for well compiled 67 runs. Salman is yet to find his touch fell cheaply for 7, However the young fast bowler of SKFCC Bilawal Butt joined Sohail and he having other plans scoring a breezy 24 of 17 and remained unbeaten. Sohail was excellent in running between the wickets building up the partnership and holding one end for SKFCC scored 40. In the bowling department Kashif Mehar was impressive with his spell bowling his 8 overs at the trot for just 38 runs and took the prize wicket of Asif Mughal. Zaigham Abbas was impressive too to take 2 for 42. The rest of the bowlers supported these two.
Replying to the required run rate of 7.25 runs per over, Naheed as usual took off scoring as many as 15 runs in the very first over, thereafter the experienced Asif Mughal and Faraz gave no room for easy runs. Naheed was first to depart scoring 22 runs of faraz. Bilalwal was swinging the balls both ways but was unlucky to get the edges of the batsmen. Nazim was out caught behind of Bilawal. The run machine Munawar joined Kashir Mehar. But Asif Mughal was too good for Munawar who fell cheaply for 11. He was followed by Akhter Mehmood to a wonderful faster one, trapping Akhter plump in front. Faisal Shahzad the talented south paw was impressive with the bat, scoring runs in singles and doubles and was ensuring that Kashif was getting more the strike. AlDossary Kanoo were 143/5 in 20 overs. Kashif struggling with his cramps was unable to bat, he was trapped leg before for 60 of Waseem Malik while trying to play the reverse sweep. Zaigham Abbas joined Faisal and these two were playing were good and kept the score board tickling slowly and steadily within the asking run rate. Once Faisal was out scoring 54 and both the fast bowlers took over and Imran Talib in particular was good to get three wickets of AlDossary Kanoo and they were bundled out of 252 in 36.1 overs.
SKFCC WON BY 33 RUNS