Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sialkot Stallions: The New National T20 Champions

KARACHI, Pakistan (Oct. 02) – Final of the Faysal Bank Twenty20 (FBT20) cup was just finished and a real thriller ended with the victory of Sialkot Stallions as they beat defending champions Rawalpindi Rams with 10 runs today here on National Stadium, Karachi. Rawalpindi Rams fell 11 runs short of the target of 181 set by Sialkot Stallions.

Rawalpindi Rams openers provided a flying start; especially Awais Zia played a gem innings. He hit 5 boundaries in first over and smashed two sixes in the second over in his little cameo of 32 off 13 balls. He was trapped by Raza Hasan in third over of Rams’ innings which was a proof of an effective and timely strategy of Stallions’ skipper Shoaib Malik.

The other opener naved latif also played a good knock of 67 off 47; but couldn’t finish the match and lost his wicket to Naved Arif, who was smashed by Awais Zia in first over for five 4s. Umar Amin, the most consistent of the Rams’ batsmen in this tournament, couldn’t last long and fell to veteran Abdur Rehman after contributing just 11 off 10 balls.

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