After the thrilling encounter Administrator XI beat SJAS XI, by just two runs, to clinch the Youm-e-Pakistan day KMC sports gala T20 trophy. In pursuit of a daunting 217 runs, SJAS fell short at 215 runs at the last delivery of the match. Farrukh Rizvi scored a brilliant century and declared the Man of the Match award. Youm-e-Pakistan KMC Sports Gala was played at TMC ground under floodlights between the team of administrative officials of KMC and Sports Journalists Association of Sindh (SJAS). Batting first, after winning the toss, the Administrative XI hammered 217-2 in 20 overs. Farrukh Rizvi was the star of the show with 112 runs on 41 balls. Ehsan Khan & Umar Shaheen grabbed a wicket each.
Chasing the target, the SJAS’ start wasn’t great either, however, it got steady in middle due to steady partnerships between Shahid Ansari (52), Zahid Ghaffar (20), Anis-ur-Rehman (45 off 31), and Shehzad Shaizi (23 off 17), while Ehsan Khan remained unbeaten on 29 (16). Shahid Ansari hit six and 10 fours in his 28-ball knock. Winner team’s Kamran and Asim secured two, two while Raza Abbas claimed one wicket. Laeeq Ahmed distributed prizes at the end of the exciting encounter.
Taha Salim, Tariq Mustafa, Qazi Mansoor, Khursheed Ahmed Shah, Syed Raza Abbas Rizvi, Naheed Abida, Raja Rustam, Kuar Ayub, Kaif-ul-Wara, Mohammed Tauseef Siddiqui, Shehzad Alam, Javed Khan, Arif Waheed, Javed Khan, Syed Shahid Ali, Jamil Ahmed, Nadeem Khan, Syed Shaiq Ali, Fareed Uddin, Faisal Zafar, patron of SJAS, Khawaja Ahmed Mustaqeem, president Muhammad Asif Khan, PSWF’s Vice President Nasar Iqbal, sponsors of the match Zahid Kiyani and Zahid Hussain, Arched school and Samad Gaba Alfalabs were also present on this occasion.
Laeeq Ahmed, on the occasion, said that the Pakistan Day events, food and vegetable show across the city, were to highlight the importance of Pakistan’s resolution. He added that the festival would turn out to be the breath of fresh year. The KMC & SJAS will continue their endeavors in the future as well. Praising both teams’ players, Laeeq Ahmed said it does not look like over 50 teams however he, laughingly said, it seems they all are under 19 players.