Tawheed won by 15 runs
Tawheed won the toss and chose to bat first
Tawheed: 175 for 3 in 16 overs
Mohammed Nadeem 48
Mohammed Fazal 52 not out
Sheikh Khan 43
Altaf 4 0 34 1 Sahid 2 0 27 2 Ajmal 3 0 21 1
Nightwatchman: 160 for 4 in 16 overs
Mohammed Fazal 4 0 37 1 Saj Rehman 3 0 27 1 Yaser Ali 4 0 28 2
The much anticipated East London 'Eliminator' was an eagerly contested
match on a dry and bright spring evening on pitch 1.
With both teams vying for a place in the top division of the VPCCl, the
match had plenty of drama with misfields and dropped catches by both teams,
as tension got the best of some very talented players.
Tawheed won the toss and elected to bat. With Wahid and Altaf having a
bright start for the Nightwatchmen-Tawheed Opener Arshad Ali was in the
hutch very early on.
When Fazal Joined his brother Nadeem in the middle, the innings picked up
momentum and the Mohammed brothers began to take advantage of the shorter
pitch 1 boundaries.
The Nightwatchmen dropped some crucial catches and lived to regret it. Fazal
retired unbeaten with yet another 50 and Sheikh carried on where Fazal had
left off. Tawheed posted an above par 175 in their allotted 16 overs.
When Nightwatchmen came into bat, they started brightly as both Altaf and
Yaser took the attack to the Tawheed openers. The Nightwatchmen were
comfortable with the run rate up to the eighth over, but as wickets fell the
run rate required climbed. Yaser bowled straight and fast to dash the hopes
of the Nightwatchmen.
Tawheed won this tense battle against an upbeat Nightwatchmen outfit. These
2 teams will meet again in the first round of the cup for a re-run of this
thrilling match in 2 weeks' time.
Submitted by Saj Rehman of Tawheed