BCC thrashes MCC, lifts trophy
Char Premier League Tournament
Charar-i-Sharief, Oct 22: The Baba Cricket Club (BCC) on Monday thrashes Mudasir Cricket Club (MCC) by 29 runs in the Char Premier League tournament to lift the trophy.
Winning the toss, BCC elected to bat first. The team got a sound start scoring 55 runs in first 10 overs for the loss of one wicket. The openers, Ishtiyaq Hamid (18) and Waqar Ahmad (22) started the innings aggressively.
Once the openers departed the BCC saw their middle order collapse and at one stage the score card read 87 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 22 overs.
The MCC captain, Mushtaq Ahmad used his bowlers efficiently giving away just 23 runs in the next 10 overs and taking seven wickets.
Just when it looked curtains were falling on the BCC, the all rounder, Azhar Bashir, and Rafiq Abdullah took the responsibility. The duo took the control of the game, scoring quick runs, mixed with elegant shots, especially from the bat of Azhar.
Rafiq (17) lost his wicket in 29th over of the allotted 30 overs and Azhar (33) was stumped in last over, trying to make some quick runs. Azhar and Rafiq shared 55-tuns partnership for 9th wicket.
The BCC was bold-out for 144 runs. From MCC, Meraj-ud-din Sofi bold a devastating spell taking five wickets in his allotted six overs. Chasing the target, MCC was pushed on the back-foot early on by some fiery bowling spell from Shanawaz Ahmad and Azhar Bashir. The MCC managed just 30 runs in first 10 overs for loss of two wickets. The disciplined bowling by BCC bowlers saw run’s drying up for MCC and the run rate climbing all the time. In the end the MCC was bowled out for 115 runs. The BCC won the finals and lifted the trophy. Rafiq was adjudged man-of-the-match for his all round performance. It was BCC’s 13th tournament win.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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