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Mirpur Royals outplay Overseas Warriors in KPL Eliminator 1

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MUZAFFARABAD: Mirpur Royals downed Overseas Warriors by four wickets in the Eliminator 1 to qualify for the second eliminator of the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) here at Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

Royals chased Warriors one-sixty-one runs target on the 4th delivery of the 19th over. They would face Rawalakot Hawks in the Eliminator 2 on Monday (16th of August, 2021). In the first eliminator, Mirpur Royals won the toss and elected to ball first against Overseas Warriors. Warriors failed to get off to a positive start and lost their first 3 wickets for just thirty-one inside power-play. Azam Khan scored quick 20 off 13 while Khurram Manzoor lost his wicket for just 15, team being into further trouble.

Agha Salman rescued his side as he scored a much needed half century to help his side cross 150 with some help of Rumman Raees. The right hander scored fifty-nine off just twenty-six balls and added 8 fours and 3 sixes in his outstanding knock that helped Warriors post one-hundred-and -sixty on the board. Shadab Majeed got four wickets for forty-five while Salman Irshad and Sameen Gul also got two scalps each.

Mukhtar Ahmad (19) and Sharjeel Khan got off to a positive start of 27 while the later produced another 41 runs partnership alongside Mohammad Akhlaq (twenty-six) on the second wicket. When Sharjeel got out for 30 off 17 in the 8th over, Royald had reached seventy-six, having lost 3 top order batsmen. Shoaib Malik produced a forty-five runs stand alongside Hasaan Khan who got out for 20 off 15 in the 13th over, team had reached one-twenty-one by then.

Khushdil Shah’s twenty-one off 8 with 2 fours and maximums made the job easy for the skipper Shoaib Malik who remained not out for 27 off thirty-four. Kashif Ali contributed with his 12 runs not out inning as Royals reached 162 in the second last over. Sohail Khan sent 2 batsmen back towards the pavilion. | YouTube Channel


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.