Awais’ century propels SSGC to victory

Batsman floors NBP to help team secure 68-run win in Corporate T20 Cup.

Our Correspondent July 31, 2013
Awais played a knock of 128 off 63 balls, the highest score by any batsman in the three editions of the event so far. PHOTO: AFP

KARACHI: Awais Zia scored a whirlwind century as SSGC stunned NBP with a 68-run win in their 3rd Corporate T20 Cup match at the Moin Khan Academy.

SSGC opted to bat first as they went on to amass 236 for four in their 20 overs. Awais played a knock of 128 off 63 balls, the highest score by any batsman in the three editions of the event so far.

Awais struck an overwhelming 12 sixes in his innings along with seven boundaries.

Tariq Haroon also hammered 61 off 22 as he and Awais were involved in a 96-run third wicket-stand.

Ahmed Jamal, who was recently named the fastest bowler after a nationwide speed contest, conceded 64 runs for just one wicket in his three overs, while Ataullah bowled four oves and conceded 51 for his single scalp. Raza Hasan also received a hammering as he gave away 45 runs for a solitary wicket.

In reply, NBP were all out for 168 in 19 overs as off-spinner Atif Maqbool took three wickets while Awais shone with the ball as well to pick up two scalps.

Fawad Alam was the top-scorer for NBP with 63 off 36 deliveries, his knock including five sixes and four boundaries. Awais was named man of the match for his outstanding performance.

Anwar stars in Omer CC win

In another match, Anwar Ali took three wickets and contributed an unbeaten 18 with two sixes as Omer CC defeated HBL by eight wickets.

Batting first, HBL were rocked by Anwar’s burst as they were reduced to 10 for three. However, Asad Shafiq (78) helped his team to a respectable 133 in 19.5 overs. Left-arm spinner Fawad Khan bagged three wickets as well.

In reply, Omer CC started off with a 104-run partnership between Fakhar Zaman and Saad Nasim that helped them to 135 for two in 14.2 overs. Fakhar scored 53 with three sixes and as many boundaries while Saad accumulated 52, his knock studded with two sixes and six boundaries. The match culminated with Anwar being named man of the match.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2013.

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