It was a match which consisted full-on entertainment by the Sind Sports Club (SSC) batsman as they made a mammoth 244/5 in 20 overs. On a track where batting was difficult and the earlier team on the same day defended a score of 152 in 20 overs, SSC did quite a commendable job of posting such a big total in the 1st innings at the Islam Gymkhana Ground.
Sind Sports Club won the toss & elected to bat first as they have a good batting line-up. Right-handed opener Arman Sheikh who started off cautiously went on to score a blazing 39ball 66 (4fours & 4 sixes) to give a perfect start at the top of the order. Arman looked confident and smashed boundaries at will playing the openers role to the hilt. Shoaib Siddique who came in at no.5 almost created a record of sorts falling just 5 runs & a few balls short of what could have been one of the most fastest & entertaining hundreds in the tournament or in the local cricketing circles. Shoaib Siddique scored a mesmerizing 95 off mere 36 deliveries & was smashing the ball as if he was on a secret mission to dismantle the opposition. Shoaib who scored 95 smashed as many as 7 fours & 8 big sixes to enthrall the viewers & also stitched a match-winning partnership of 100+ runs with Arman Sheikh. What’s more Shoaib also smashed 4sixes in 4balls to up the temperatures and pulses against the opposition spinner Nabijaan who was really bowling good & had bowled 3 good overs before that final over.
In reply, Sunrise Sports club managed to make only 108/9 in 20 overs and SSC won the match by a big margin of 135 runs. It was a good collective bowling perfomance where the bowlers just did not allow the opposition to score freely. Puneet Tripathy bowled amazingly well taking 4wkts followed by 2wkts for R.Mishra.
Looking at the current form of Shoaib & Arman the future opponents must be already making some strategies to counter-attack them. Cricketgraph congratulates the entire S.S.C team as well as these two young lads Shoaib & Arman for their brilliant batting. Cricketgraph also wishes them all the luck for a great future ahead.