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Match 2 Baitun Noor vs Baitul Futuh

Muhammad Saif Ullah Saleem (saiffy77@gmail.com)
02-07-2018


Match 2 Baitun Noor vs Baitul Futuh
Today was played against Baitul Futuh and Baitun Noor traditional Rival. Both teams get the best out of their rival players and the passion was there. Baitul Futuh won the toss and elected to bat and with a slow and steady build-up of innings they bring up a total of 129 runs in 20 overs. For a bowling line-up of Baitun noor this was very competitive total. Haris Usman played very fine innings and took the score above 100 runs after his depart Baitul Futuh manged to score few more runs.

Baitun Noor lost their early wickets and Mr Rehan Mansoor was destructive in his opening over. Later Mr Talha who came as opener for Baitun Noor stood at the crease and made a magnificent partnership with Mr Zeeshan Naseer. They kept rotating the strike and took chances and took a steady approach and both batsmen relied on ground shots. They took the score closer to 80 runs and in the 11th over Mr Sikander Jajja took 2 wickets and bring an end to a steady build partnership. Mr Naseer was out for 42 and at this point Baitul Futuh was pressing towards victory. They were using all options to use their best bowlers and they were confident to all out Baitun Noor. Mr Talha soon departed scoring 44 runs but Baitul Futuh was taking a big gamble and soon they exhausted their best bowlers leaving the last 3 overs and they had no other option but to use their 5 and 6th reserve bowlers to help them win. It was too late at this point and Baitun noor needed 14 runs on 18 balls with 3 wickets in hand. In the 18th over Mr Raza smash 2 fours and utilised the over by scoring 11 runs.
Baitun Noor finished the match with 10 balls remaining and hit a four runs on the second ball of the 19th over towards Long on. They won by 2 wickets 

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