KARACHI, June 18 (TNS): Defending Champion Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd (SNGPL) breezed into the semifinal of Naya Nazimabad Karachi Kings Ramadan Cup T20 Cricket Tournament when they routed Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) by eight wickets here at the Lawai Cricket Stadium on Saturday night.
Pakistan Test batsmen Asad Shafiq and Muhammad Rizwan and left arm spinner Sadaqat Ali played key role in their team’s triumph. But Asad won man of the match award for his unbeaten 45.
Batting first, CAA were restricted to a modest total of 95 for nine wickets in 20 overs. Only three of their batsmen reached double figure. Muhammad Yaqoob emerged as the top-scorer with 22 in 25 balls with one sixer and one boundary. Ashar Qureshi’s 24-ball knock of 19 included three fours and one six. Former Pakistan Under-19 spinner Sadaqat Ali captured three wickets 11 runs in his four overs.
SNGPL in reply romped to victory for the loss of just two wickets in the 17th over. Asad cracked four fours and hoisted brace of sixes in his 44-ball of 45 not out while Rizwan slammed two boundaries and one sixer in his 27-ball knock of 29. Asad and Rizwan added 61 runs for the unbroken third wicket stand.
Chief Guest Advisor to Prime Minister Investment Ismail Miftah presented the man of the match award to Asad Shafiq. PM Advisor Dr. Musadiq Malik and Chief Organizer of event and Chairman of Arif Habib Group – Arif Habib, CEO Javedan Corporation Ltd Samad Habib, Ex-President Pakistan Snooker & Billiard Association Alamgir Sheikh and other were also present on the occasion.