Saima Group became ‘Karachi Ke Shehzade’ by defeating Mehran Spices by 50 runs in the final of the tournament played in a jam-packed Naya Nazimabad Stadium.
In reply to Saima Group’s 161 runs, Mehran Spices could only manage 111 runs. They had an ordinary start as they lost their opener cheaply on 21 runs in the third over of the inning.
On the other hand, the aggressive right-hand batsman Ashar Qureshi looked solid and contributed 41 runs with the one-down batsman Kashif Iqbal.
Iqbal looked good for his 16 runs off 10 deliveries with the help of three 4’s before losing his wicket to Mehmood Ali, who was very impressive on the day.
As Asher lost his partner, he probably lost concentration too and fell after making 33 runs on 28 balls, he struck four 4’s and two 6’s in his inning.
Mehran Spices could not recover the bump of two quick wickets and kept losing wickets on regular intervals.
The extremely talented Ammad Alam, who is also the captain of Mehran Spices, failed to live up to the expectation and could only score 7 runs.
As soon as Mehran Spices lost their captain, Saima Group started cruising to the win.
None of the Mehran Spices’ batsmen could create any significant impact on the match and were completely dominated by Saima Group, who remained unbeaten throughout the tournament.
Mehmood Ali remained the best bowler for Iqrar Ul Hasan’s mentored team with three wickets and was named the Man of the Match for his performance. Moazam Malik struck twice in the inning while Kahaf Patel, Irshad Khan and Danish Aziz picked one wicket each.
Earlier in the match, Saima Group won the toss and set a solid total of 162 runs for Mehran Spices with the courtesy of Danish Aziz quick-fire 47 runs.
Jam Saif Ullah was the best bowler for the team in yellow as he removed three batsmen of the opposition.
Fahaddis Bukhari, the captain of Saima Group, won the best player of the tournament award.
Umair Yousuf was given the best batsman of the tournament award for his 142 runs.
While, Saima Group’s Danish Aziz stood as the best bowler of the tournament with 10 wickets to his name.
Ashiq Ali was named as the best fielder of the campaign, whereas, Saifullah Bangash won the best keeper award.
Pakistan’s legendary Test batsman, Younis Khan was also present at the post-match ceremony, he hailed Karachi Kings’ efforts and congratulated them for hosting such a successful tournament.
Younis Khan wants more tournaments like these in Karachi.
“Karachi deserves more events like these. PSL has impacted Pakistan cricket, this kind of tournaments will help cricket more in the country,” he stated.