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Saima Group clinches ‘Karachi Ke Shehzade’ trophy

KARACHI: Saima Group on Sunday won the final match of ‘Karachi Ke Shehzade’ tournament against Mehran Spices, ARY News reported.

Mehran Spices failed to achieve the target of 162 runs after poor show with the bat and bowl in comparison with the opponents.

Danish Aziz shone for Saima Group as he scored blistering 47 runs off 31 deliveries with the help of five 4’s and two 6’s to help his team reach a total of 161/8 runs.

Saima Group won the toss and elected to bat in the final of ‘Karachi Ke Shehzade’ tournament.

Hamza Ghanchi and Jahanzaib Sultan opened the batting for Saima Group and scored 39 runs together before Hamza fell after scoring27 runs off 22 balls.

Danish Aziz walked to the crease to start a partnership with Jahanzaib. Danish remained the aggressor in their 30-run partnership. Jahanzaib struck 22 runs on 25 balls with the help of a six and a four.

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Saima Group’s captain Fahaddis Bukhari replaced Jahanzaib and he looked to accelerate the scoring rate straightaway. He struck three sixes in his brief stay; he scored 19 runs on 6 balls.

Well settled Danish Aziz joined his captain soon after his dismissal in the dugout as he got out in the next over.

Saima Group reached 162/8 in their quota of 20 overs.

Jam saifullah remained the pick of the bowler with 3 wickets to his name. Ashar Qureshi took two wickets but he leaked 27 runs in two overs with economy rate of 13.5. Mehran Spices’ captain Ammad Alam, Zafar Ali, and Rehman Ghani picked one wicket apiece.

Saima Group’s Fahad bagged Man of the Tournament award and Danish Aziz Bowler of the Tournament.

Star Marketing’s Umair Yousuf was named Batsman of the Tournament, while Sharjah Cooking Oils’ Aashiq Ali was Best Fielder of the Tournament. Star Marketing’s Saifullah Bangash proved his mettle behind the wickets.

Saima Group’s Head Coach Asim Rizvi seized Best Coach’s title.

The awards were distributed by Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar and former Pakistan skipper Younis Khan.

Younis said Karachi Kings should keep organizing such events in the future as well.

Waseem Badami was representing Mehran Spices and Iqrar-ul-Hassan was representing Saima Group.

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