Thursday, December 18, 2008

Malik's & Stallions' Dominance Continues...

If you thought 86 & 2-51 against the Leopards and 42 & 2-38 against the Panthers was a good effort from the Pakistan captain, then he topped everyone's expectations last night against the Bears with an unbeaten century and 2 wickets to lead the Punjab Stallions to their 3rd successive victory in the Pentangular One-Day Cup.

Batting first, the Bears set a target of of 284 with Saeed Bin Nasir, a prolific domestic player, top scoring with an unbeaten 97.

All the key batsmen - Misbah, Mohammad Hafeez, and Shoaib Khan - played handy knocks to help the Bears to a significant total.

Which was not enough for the Stallions though.

Malik and Salman Butt, batting at number 3 this time round, got together for a 130 run partnership for the 4th wicket to set up the Stallions' run chase.

Malik and Butt both scored at better than run a ball for their first 100s of the tournament.

Following their partnership, Kamran Akmal sealed victory after knocking 48 runs of 24 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes as the Stallions reached their target with 9 balls to spare.

Brief Scores:

Baluchsitan Bears 284-4 (Saeed Bin Nasir 97*, Mibsha 4, Hafeez 46, Malik 2-37) lost to Punjab Stallions 287-4 in 48.3 overs (Salman Butt 109, Shoaib Malik 108*, Akmal 48*) by 6 wickets.

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  1. Wasim said...
     

    Q

    Kaptani pakki nahin karni kaya!
    His term ends on 31st Dec.

  2. Q said...
     

    I dont think there was ever a strong enough case to remove him from the captaincy..

  3. Wasim said...
     

    I don't think so, he hasn't been that bad.

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