|June 12, 2018||League, 1st VIII vs Friends||Won by 5 wickets|
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Played at Victoria Park, pitch 3
Toss: Friends won the toss and elected to bat. We wanted to bowl first so it was good results for us.
Batting: Ali Shah and Imran Khalid opened and did not had a single dot ball in first 3 overs. After Imran got out - Farhad joined Ali. Both played excellent shots and Ali started to get some big hits out of the bag. Farhad got hit badly in the box but recovered well. After Farhad got out, Bilal joined Ali. Ali retired on 50 and with 10 runs to win, Zak and Bilal ensured we reach the total in an emphatic manner. We got the runs in 10.3 overs.
Bowling: Zak and Sheraz started well - and after 6 overs Friends were 36 for 4. Both had excellent control and variations. Then came out star of the day - Imran Khalid - and bamboozled the batsman with variations. Junaid bowled really well and we had no weak link in the bowling. At 14 overs they had scored 86 runs and had to swing bat to reach above 100 in last 2 overs. Keeping Friends to 115 was excellent effort.
Fielding: Excellent fielding effort - good
catches to back the bowlers by Ali, Junaid (x2 ) and Farhad.
Friends 115 for 6 wickets (16 overs)
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