A magnificent run chase saw Oddo Spartans beat Pride Riders by six wickets in their seventh match of Khyber Big Downtown Champions League T20 season 2015 at JKCA Ground here on Monday.
Opener Naseer Want's magnificent 40 runs kept Spartans hopes alive for the qualifier position at top of the table with 10 points in pool A after playing their quota of seven matches.
Naseer hit three boundaries and top scored with 41 as Spartans chased down a modest target of 137 with 5 balls to spare. Together with Haneef the opening pair put 67 runs0. For Riders Umar Nisar remained pick of the bowlers with 2 for 11 in his 3 overs.
Umar Nisar and Faisal Dar played cameos of 23 and 20 respectively, and helped Riders to post 136 for 7 in allotted 20 overs. For Spartans' Imtiyaz Ganai, Khalid Khan and Shabir and Imtiyaz Malla took one wicket each. Naseer bagged man of the match award for his brilliant batting.
In another match at JKCA ground Team Alkhuddam cruised to a seven wicket win over Murtaza Warriors after chasing down their target of 156 with two balls to spare.
Fresh from his record 122 against Resorts last time out, Manzoor Pandav again led from the front with an unbeaten 78 in just 38 balls.