Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Punjab Stallions March On

Shoaib Malik led the Stallions to their 2nd win in as many matches as they beat the NWFP Panthers by 17 runs in a low scoring affair on the 3rd day of the RBS One-Day Pentangular Cup.

After his match winning effort on day 1 of the tournament, Malik put in another allround effort with a score of 42 and bowling figures of 2-38 that led his team to a narrow win.

Two in two for the Pakistan captain - wins and allround performances.

For a change his bowling is winning matches this time.

He was instrumental in initiating the collapse picking up Yasir Hameed (57) and Khurram Shehzad (32) in the same over that resulted in the Panthers sliding from 142-2 to 212 all out.

The Stallions' spinners, Malik, Rahman, and Mansoor, were at the fore again picking up 4 wickets between them while giving away only 98 runs in 28 overs between them.

The other night against the Leopards they had picked up 7-119 in 24.

Brief Scores:

Punjab Stallions 229 all out in 50 overs (Mansoor Amjad 44, Shoaib Malik 42, Samiullah Khan 3-39, Shakeel Rehman 3-23) beat NWFP Panthers 212 all out (Yasir Hameed 57, Rafatullah Mohmand 45, Shoaib Malik 2-38, Mohd. Talha 2-53) by 17 runs.

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  1. Anonymous said...

    The two strongest teams - Punjab and Sindh - have already lost their first matches. Is this the "new world order" in Pakistan? :)

  2. Q said...

    Wajahat, Punjab has won both its matches... and Sindh were extremely unlucky..

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