KARACHI: A dazzling unbeaten century from Vinod Ramesh propelled SHC Greens to a crushing 88-run victory over Karachi Bar CLC in the opening fixture of the Sindh High Court Independence Day Cup Colour-kit T20 Cricket Tournament here on Sunday.

Put into bat at the UBL Sports Complex, SHC Greens rode on Ramesh’s 62-ball 102 (11 boundaries and two sixes) to rattle up 194-5 in the stipulated 20 overs.

Karachi Bar CLC, in reply, were dismissed for 106 in 15.1 overs despite a first-wicket stand of 45 between Aamir Ahmed (36) and Kaleemullah (33).

Paceman Adnan Sagheer and off-spinner Ali Naqi grabbed three wickets each.

In the day’s other match, former first-class cricketer Suleman Huda struck an undefeated 52 (40 balls, six fours) to help sealed a comprehensive eight-wicket win after slow left-armer Shaharyar Tanvir had claimed 4-27 as Thunder Wolves mustered 138-9.

Summarised scores:

Pakistan Lawyers CA beat Thunder Wolves by two wickets.

THUNDER WOLVES 138-9 in 20 overs (Jannat Khan 39, Ahmed Khan 38 not out; Shaharyar Tanvir 4-27); PAKISTAN LAWYERS CA 139-2 in 18 overs (Suleman Huda 52 not out, Rafiq Khawar 33, Rehman Ghaus 25 not out).

SHC Greens beat Karachi Bar CLC by 88 runs.

SHC GREENS 193-5 in 20 overs (Vinod Ramesh 102 not out, Bilal Iqbal 30 not out, Mohammad Asif 21; Mumtaz Qureshi 2-21); KARACHI BAR CLC 106 in 15.1 overs (Aamir Ahmed 36, Kaleemullah 33; Adnan Sagheer 3-11, Ali Naqi 3-16, Nusrat Ali 2-18).

Published in Dawn, August 20th, 2019