Spin Ghar Tigers march into Etisalat Sixes final
KABUL (PAN): Spin Ghar Tigers marched into the final of an inter-zone cricket tournament after recording a last ball victory over Best Guards in their semifinal showdown at the Kabul International Stadium, an official said on Thursday.
They include Spin Ghar Tigers (eastern zone), Mes Ainak Champions (southeastern zone), Amu Divers (northern zone) Best Guards (southern zone) and Band-i-Amir Eagles, central zone.
ACB spokesman Farid Hotak told Pajhwok Afghan News the semifinals was played on Wednesday afternoon between Spin Ghar Tigers and Best Guards, who won the toss and chose to bat.
The side managed to pile up 135 runs in the stipulated 20 overs game for the loss of seven wickets. Nasir Ahmad with 45 runs top-scored for the Best Guards. He was followed by Najib Zadran with 26. For Spin Ghar Tigers, Hamid Hassan and Abdullah Adil secured two wickets each.
It was an interesting game that the Tigers won on the last ball of the 20th over with one wicket in hand, thanks to Qaseem’s 46 runs contribution that guided the side to a strong position.
The wining team’s skipper Hamid Hassan said the credit went to bowlers who restricted the rivals from piling up a huge target.
He said their bating line up had some problems during the match, but Qaseem’s heroic performance led the side to the victory.
A coach for the Best Guards, Haji Wali Amin, said his team played well but luck betrayed them.
“We were in control until the last moments of the game, but Syed Sherzad gave away 20 runs in one over that turned the victory into a defeat,” the coach said.
Senate chairman Fazl Hadi Muslimyar and ACB chief executive Shehzad Massoud distributed prizes among the winners and runners up.
Today Amu Divers will take on Band-i-Amir Eagles in their semifinals match at the same venue.
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