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Multan Tigers, ICAD, Butt Sports triumph in JCA Summer League

Naseem Al-Zahra cricket team.
BBB before its match against Kashmir Stags. (AN photos)
JEDDAH: ICAD and Multan Tigers beat Rawalpindi Stars and Saudi German Hospital by 8 wickets and 4 runs respectively while Hyderabad Sharks dominated in chasing down Peeran XI with a target of 130 for no loss in 6 overs in the second week matches of JCA Summer League.
In other matches, Butt Sports, Naseem Al-Zahra and Banswada Ball Burners continued their unbeaten streak with wins over KAIA (35 runs), UT Lines (7 wickets) and Kashmir Stags (9 wickets) in that order.
Mansoor’s elegant knock of 85 with 8 fours and 7 sixes was responsible for ICAD’s triumph over Rawalpindi Stars. Multan Tigers got the better of SGH on a superior average run rate with Shahid (36) and Madani (34NO) accelerating to keep them above the required rate, despite Bilal’s 104 off 56 balls (11 fours, 3 sixes) and Asad’s unbeaten 52 for SGH.
Butt Sports relied on Hasnain’s sharp bowling as he took 5 for 27. Naseem Al-Zahra was cruising at 186 for 3 in 14 overs chasing 211 at which stage UT Lines conceded to lose by 7 wickets.
The Sharks shut the lights out of Peeran XI in a 10-wicket win chasing the target of 130 runs in only 6 overs, with Yasir son 79 and Assad unbeaten on 37.
BBB got the better of Kashmir Stags scoring 160 for 1 in 11 overs and chasing 219 for 3 to win by 9 wickets on superior average run rate thanks to Zaheer’s unbeaten 96. Majid tallied 85 and Aadil 69 for the Stags’ losing cause.
Brief scores:
Rawalpindi Stars (163) Awais 41, Faiz 50 NO, Altaf 2 for 5; ICAD (168 for 2) Mansoor 85, Mohsin 47
Saudi German Hospital (234 for 3 in 20 overs) Bilal 104, Amir 26, Assad 52 NO, Waqas 2 for 18; Multan Tigers (157 for 5 in 13 overs) Shahid 36, Saad 21, Madani 34 NO, Arshad 3 for 35, Talha 2 for 29
Butt Sports (197) Omar 42, Zaman 41, Azam 27, Yasir 27, Zubair 4 for 27; KAIA (162) Majid 40, Junaid 28, Zubair 22, Shuaib 27, Hasnain 5 for 27
UT Lines (210 for 8 wickets) Shad Muhammad 34, Bilal 30, Fahd 71, Usman Butt 3 for 53, Saeed 2 for 19; Naseem Zahra 186 for 3 in 14 overs at which stage UT Lines conceded the match.
Peeran XI (129 for 8 wickets) Zeeshan 26, Ashfaque 45, Hassan 2 for 27, Yasir 2 for 19, Sharoz 2 for 23; Hyderabad Sharks (130 for no loss in 6 overs) Yasir 79, Assad 37
Kashmir Stags (219 for 3 in 20 overs) Adil 69, Majid 85, Sajid 41; BBB (160 for 1 in 11 overs) Zaheer 96 NO, Rahil 46 NO. BBB won on superior average run rate.

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