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KESC shock HBL in T20 Night Cricket

Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) stun Habib Bank Limited (HBL) in the first Cool and Cool Corporate Twenty20 Night Tournament here at DHA Sports Club (Moin Khan Academy) on Thursday. A 104-run third wicket partnership in just 10 overs between Muhammad Waqas and Akbar Rehman turned out to be the cornerstone of KESC’s comfortable 17 runs victory over a star-studded HBL in match six of the event.
Batting first, KESC scored 173-4 in 20 overs with Waqas a 42-ball 54 while Akbar scored fine 48 runs in 39 balls. Tariq Haroon finished the innings with a flourish when he slapped two sixes and a four in a rapid 17 that came off just five balls. KESC scored 57 runs in their first 10 overs but collected a whopping 116 runs off the last 60 deliveries. Habib Bank bowling comprised Umar Gul (4-0-30-0), Danish Kaneria (4-0-23-2), Shahid Afridi (4-0-26-1) and Abdul Rehman (2-0-36-0) but failed to contain the KESC batsmen.
In reply, Habib Bank only managed to score 156-7 in 20 overs with Younis Khan finishing as the top scorer with a 38-ball 49 that included two fours and two sixes. Hasan Raza hit two fours and three sixes in a 28-ball 44 while Asad Shafiq scored 40 runs in 32-ball which included three fours and two sixes. Shahid Afridi suffered a rare failure when he could score only one run while his opening partner Ahmed Shehzad managed six runs. Mansoor Khan caused the maximum damage with his off-spin with the bowling figures of 4-0-33-4.
Summarised Scores:
KESC: 173-4 in 20 overs (Muhammad Waqas 65, Akbar Rehman 48, Tariq Haroon 17*, Farhan Zaman 13, Danish Kaneria 2-23), HBL 156-7 in 20 overs (Younis Khan 49, Hasan Raza 44, Asad Shafiq 40, Mansoor Khan 4-33, Saeed Khan 2-31)

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