NCA Development Squad beat visiting Maldives cricket team.
LAHORE -- The visiting Maldives cricket team opened their tour to Pakistan on a disappointing note when the NCA Developing Squad defeated team by two wickets in the inaugural T20 match at the Aitchison college ground.
The touring will play five T20 matches in their 9-day tour to prepare for coming ACC Cricket Cup.
The visiting team was asked to bat but they crumbled for just 39 runs in 14.1 overs. None of their batter could reach the score worth mentioning. NCA attacker Farhan Shadiq snared four wickets for six runs.
After consultations with the captains and team management, the NCA captain Owais Zafar and onfield umpires revised the target for the visiting team so that they could have a match practice. In the revised target, the visiting team was give 125 runs to defend. But the NCA team achieved 130 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs.
Though the visiting team had an embarrassing defeat, but they were given proper practice in the field and their bowlers had a chance to have an international feel.
Scores: Maldives 39 all out in 14.1 overs (Farhan Shafiq 4-6), Revised Target 125
NCA Developing Squad 130-8 in 20 overs (Owais Zafar 25, 3x4s, 24 balls, Ibtesam ul Haq 25, 1x4, 33 balls, Sheraz Khan 21*, 1x4, 2x6s, 6 balls, Yousaf Azyan 3-13, Ahmed Ameel 2-24.
Result: NCA Developing Squad won the match by 2 Wickets.
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|Publication:||Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)|
|Date:||Oct 19, 2018|
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