National Amateur Corporate T20 Cup is running successfully in three major cities of the country. Islamabad hosted 10 matches while Lahore got 6 out of which 5 were played. Karachi had 3 matches whilst 4 matches were played in FCL.
NAC – ISLAMABAD
Fifth win in a row for Vetran Boys as they beat Bronite Thunders by 21 runs. Vetran Boys set up a target of 170 runs which Bronite Thunders were unable to achieve despite 43 runs from Bilal Khan and 42 runs from Awais Safeer. Sher Khan was declared player of the match for his down the order 25 runs and one wicket for 23 runs.
Klicks were again unlucky as they got beaten up by Mustangs. The target of 143 runs turned out to be a massive one for klicks. Captain Bilal Arshad showed some resistance with his 49* runs knock but all went in vain when his team finished the innings on 126 runs and lost the match by 16 runs. Mohammad Ahsan for his 41 runs got player of the match award.
Korneez Eagles kept their winning streak by beating Fighters in a low scoring match. Fighters scored 110 runs which Eagles chased in the 15th over courtesy Syed Arsalan’s 66 runs match winning knock. Syed Talal Habib was named player of the match for his valuable 2 wickets.
Rebels defeated Islamabad Knights by 52 runs in the run-fest. Batting first, Rebels hammered 207 runs with the help of scintillating knocks from player of the match Wajahat Farooq (56), Nouman Ahmed (40) and Ajab Durani (41). Kinghts got all-out on 155 runs in return.
Isloo Smashers smashed Spartans in a low scoring encounter by 2 wickets. Batting first Spartans scored 105 runs which Smashers chased in the 19th over in a thrilling manner. Tauseef Ali bagged man of the match award for his 2 wickets and 15 runs.
Web Doc ended Islamabad Doosras winning run by beating them by 6 wickets. Mohammad Mudasir’s 34 runs went in vain as his side Doosras were unable to defend 134 runs. Mohammad Asim Zia played captain’s role with both bat (44*) and the ball (3 wickets).
With the aid of Hamza’s 64 runs knock, Dada CC posted a decent total of 158 runs which they could not defend successfully to win the match. Man of the match Mohammad Huzefa’s scintillating knock of 70* guided his side Mercurial Minds to a decent win.
Islamabad Ryders secured a facile win over Navy Boys by 24 runs. Mohammad Rizwan’s 48 runs guided his side to 170 runs which Ryders defended successfully. Navy Boys lost all the hopes on 146 runs. Amir Khan bagged 3 wickets and got man of the match award.
Eagle Stars batting first scored 145 runs with the aid of Manan Abbasi’s 75 runs but could not defend the total. Man of the match Saif Nadeem played captain’s knock of 95* runs to take his team over the line. Blackhawks won the match by 3 wickets.
United XI beat SF360 XI by 1 wicket. SF360 XI posted 165 runs. Mohammad Raza top scored with 51 runs. United Xi chased the target elusively on the 4th ball of the final over. Ahmed Nawaz was declared man of the match for his match winning 31 runs.
NAC – LAHORE
The match between Jazz and Enter was a thrilling encounter. Ejaz Baloch’s 71* runs guided Jazz to 184 runs which Enter chased successfully courtesy Anwar Khan’s 72* runs. Hassan Mujahid’s 48 runs & 2 wickets earned him player of the match award.
Descon after losing previous match, secured a win over Unifoam Shaheens by 4 wickets. Unifoam posted 164 runs which Descon chased successfully in the 20th over with 4 balls to spare. Man of the match Mujahid Ali scored match winning 57 runs for Descon.
In a low scoring match, Fatima Group thrashed Zameen.com by 6 wickets. Zameen gave a target of 118 runs to Fatima Group which they chased for the loss of 4 wickets on the third ball of 16th over. Syed Tabraiz Gillani (48) and Rabail Ahmed (36) guided their side to victory. Tanvir Asif was named player of the match for his outstanding bowling (3 wickets for 19 runs).
Tournament favourite Meezan Bank bagged another win of the tournament by beating Berger Paints. Bankers chased the target of 169 runs on the third ball of the last over. Zeeshan Ahmed of Meezan Bank was declared player of the match for his 48* runs and 1 wicket.
Jazz after facing defeat in the first match bounced back in the second match and won that match by 6 wickets over Nespak. Batting first Nespak scored 134 which was an easy target for Jazz as they achieved it in the 16th over. Syed Haider Mehdi bagged player of the match award for his 41 runs.
Group stage is over now and top 4 teams from Group A and Group B have qualified for the quarterfinals. From Group A Meezan Bank, International Petro Chemicals (IPC), Enter and Jazz will fight for the semifinal spot while Zameen.com, Descon, Nestle and Digital Planning are other quarterfinalists from Group B.
AC All Star vs Corporate Avengers was a run-fest as both the teams collectively amassed 400+. Batting first All Stars scored a mammoth total of 253 runs which Avengers tried to chase but could only score 197 runs and lost the match by 56 runs. Irfan Zaka was named player of the match for his blistering 73 runs.
Scoring Willows defeated Wibsoft by 8 wickets. The target of 166 runs was an easy one for Scoring Willows as they chased the target in the 16th over. Amir Riaz with his unbeaten 77 runs earned his side victory and himself player of the match award.
SKGT secured a massive win by 76 runs over Legionaries. SKGT gave a huge target of 251 runs to Legionaries which they were unable to chase and could only score 174 runs. Player of the match Gufran Mir scored a scintillating century as he went on to score 118 runs.
Knight Riders defended a low total of 146 runs to win the match over AJR. Batting first Knight Riders scored 146 runs while AJR scored 137 runs in their chase and lost the match by 9 runs. Man of the match Mubashir Bhatti displayed an all-round performance as he scored 14 runs and picked up 3 important wickets.