Sunday May 19, 2019
KARACHI: Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) won the seventh edition of Corporate T20 Cup beating favourites Omar Associates by 41 runs in the final at the DHA Moin Khan Acadamy on Saturday.
Trailing at 16/3, SSGC turned things thanks to Ahmed Shahzad and Khushdil Shah after being put into bat first by Omar Associates.
Shahzad smashed five sixes and four boundaries to score 67 off 37 while Shah added 61 from 30 deliveries. Shah’s innings included 5 sixes and four boundaries.
All-rounder Aamir Yamin added quick 38 off 23 towards the end to help SSGC post 206/6 in their 20 overs.
In response, Omar Associates could not get the start it wanted as both of its openers returned to the pavilion without entering double figures.
Sohail Akhtar was only player from Omar Associates who stood firm against SSGC bowling. He scored 49 off 37 deliveries, smashing two sixes and five boundaries. Wahab Riaz added 33 as Omar Associates was bowled out for 165 in 19.4 overs.
Sohail Khan was notable among SSGC bowling with three wickets while Umer Khan and Kashif Bhatti got two wickets apiece.
Shah was adjudged man of the final while Akhtar was given the player of the tournament award.
The action-packed Corporate T20 Cup was broadcasted live on Pakistan’s first sports channel Geo Super.