Stallions, led by Shadab, won a practice match against Badshahs, led by Babar, by two wickets. The match was held at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore and ended with three balls to spare.
Stallions won the toss and elected to field first. Babar Azam was the Badshahs’ top-scorer with 46 runs off 43 balls, including six fours. Mohammad Haris also contributed 29 runs off 16 deliveries, including four boundaries and a six.
Imad Wasim scored 23 runs off 12 balls and Usama Mir contributed 23 runs to the Badshahs’ total. Despite their efforts, the team could only manage a total of 157/8 in their 20 overs.
The Stallions’ bowling attack was led by Mohammad Wasim, who took three wickets for 38 runs in four overs. Mohammad Nawaz and Haris Rauf also contributed with two wickets each.
Saim Ayub scored a half-century and Tayyab Tahir contributed an unbeaten 36 off 24 balls to help the Stallions chase down the target with three deliveries to spare.
The 20-year-old Saim Ayub scored 50 runs off 33 balls, with six fours and two sixes. Shadab added 28 runs off 23 balls to the Stallions’ total, while Naseem Shah finished unbeaten with 11 runs off five balls.
Shaheen Afridi was the main bowler for the Badshahs, taking three wickets for 22 runs in four overs. Zaman Khan and Ihsanullah also contributed with two wickets each.
Despite their efforts, the Badshahs couldn’t stop the Stallions from winning the match.
This is published in logicalbaat, on 11 April, 2023.