KARACHI: Pakistan U-19 batsman Ammad Alam slammed an unbeaten century to help Karachi win their second straight game in the Karachi Kings Sindh Ke Shehzade T20 Cricket Tournament at the Lawai Cricket Stadium here on Monday night.
Ammad blasted 111 off 68 balls with nine fours and five sixes as Karachi amassed 215-2 against Nawabshah, who is reply mustered 114 all out in 17.4 overs to lose by 101 runs.
In another match Mirpurkhas upset Sukkur by three wickets. Mohammad Salman was architect of his team’s triumph with a hurricane 77 off 51 balls (seven fours and four sixes), while leg-spinner Kahaf Patel grabbed 4-29.
The tournament kicked off on Sunday night with a colourful ceremony with ex-Pakistan skipper and present of Karachi Kings Shahid Khan Afridi inaugurating the event by hitting a ball.
In opening match Karachi beat Hyderabad by 42 runs.
Played on Monday:
Karachi beat Nawabshah by 101 runs.
KARACHI 215-2 in 20 overs (Ammad Alam 111, Imran Shah 50; Rabish Ahmed.2-23); NAWABSHAH 114 in 17.4 overs (Haris Khanzada 28, Rabish Ahmed 24; Ammad Alam 2-13, Mohammad Salman 2-19).
Mirpurkhas beat Sukkur by three wickets.
SUKKUR 148-5 in 20 overs (Ashar Qureshi 63, Arsalan Farzand 46; Kahaf Patel 4-29); MIRPURKHAS 151-7 in 19.3 overs (Mohammad Salman 77, Wasiuddin 26; Mehroz Abbasi 2-6 Ali Umar 2-44).
Played on Sunday:
Karachi beat Hyderabad by 42 runs.
KARACHI 142-8 in 20 overs (Haris Ali Khan 31, Abrar Ahmed 24; Asad Malik.2-27); HYDERABAD 100 in 15.2 overs (Daniyal Rajput 33, Fawad Ahmed 20; Imran Khan 4-21, Abrar Ahmed 3-17).
Published in Dawn, September 12th, 2018