Afroz’s unbeaten 203 shatters records in CIT SPL

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JEDDAH — Syed Afroz of Pepsi Deccan Knights slammed an unbeaten 203 to reach the highest individual effort in SPL while also enabling the Knights to post a record SPL total of 337 for 2 and win by 208 runs against Pak Shaheen in the 11th week league matches of CIT SPL T20 3rd Edition.

Elsewhere BBB, ARM United and Malik XI Star One won comfortably against their opponents while Hyderabad Sharks got a walkover from Naseem Al Zahra to align the playoff contests. At the end of the league stage Hyderabad Sharks topped the table with 22 points, Pepsi Deccan Knights 20 points, BBB 18 points and ICAD 14 points. The playoff matches will be as follows: Qualifier 1 Hyderabad Sharks vs Pepsi Deccan Knights and Eliminator BBB vs ICAD.

The event is sponsored by Canadian International Trading Company and co-sponsored by Initial Services, Air India, Hyderabad Sharks, Khind Electronics, Arrow Food Distribution Company (Mizo Juices) and PEPSI (SIPCO) and organized by Jeddah Cricket Association.

Syed Afroz’s superb unbeaten 203, off 72 balls studded with 29 fours and 10 sixes, and his 214 runs partnership for 2nd wicket with Mazhar 77 (36 balls, 15 4s, 1 6s) enabled Pepsi Deccan Knights post SPL’s highest total of 337 for 2 against Pak Shaheen to win by 208 runs, highest margin of victory in SPL.

BBB mauled KAIA by 113 runs, piling on 288 for 5, riding on Khawar Sohail’s thrilling 123 (47 balls, 11 fours, 10 sixes) and Rana’s all round show of 57 runs and 4 for 41.

ARM outclassed ICAD by 20 runs thanks to Farhan, who chipped in with 5 for 33, and good knocks by Quraishi (67) and Shakir (63). Malik XI Star One won by 5 wickets against Ace Travel with all round performance of trio Shahzad (20 and 2 for 22), Madani (22 and 2 for 13) and Kaleem (20 and 2 for 29).

PDK (co-sponsored by Shawahid Technology) beat Pak Shaheen by 208 runs

PDK 337 for 2 — Afroz 203 n.o., Mazhar 77. Pak Shaheen 129 all out — Shad Mohammed 47, Bilal 29, Athar 2 for 16, Bilal 2 for 22. Man of Match: Syed Afroz

Banswada Ball Burner beat KAIA by 113 runs

BBB 288 for 5 — Khawar 123, Rana 57 (26 balls, 6 4s, 3 6s), Asif 43, Khalid 22, Zubair 2 for 38. KAIA 175 — Arshad 42, Shoaib 30, Zeeshan 23, Rana 4 for 41. Man of Match: Khawar

ARM United beat ICAD by 20 runs

ARM 218 for 5 — Quraishi 67 (30 balls, 4 4s, 5 6s), Shakir 64 n.o. (32 balls, 10 4s), Sami 39. ICAD 198 — Mansoor 62 (42 balls, 9 4s), Khurram 43, Mohsin 42, Usman 21, Farhan 5 for 33. Man of Match: Farhan

Malik XI Star One beat Ace Travel by 5 wickets

Ace Travel 131 — Hasnain 38, Zia 31, Tanveer 3 for 19, Madani 2 for 13, Shahzad 2 for 22, Kaleem 2 for 29. Malik XI Star One 132 for 5 in 17.3 overs — Kaleem 20, Madani 22, Shahzad 20. Man of Match Shahzad.

Player of week Award: Syed Afroz of PDK. Most Runs (Orange Cap): Bilal Moghal of PDK 503 runs. Most Wickets (Purple Cap) Arbab Naser of Ace Travel 19 wickets. — SG


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