Noor Ahmad, Noor Ali Zadran take Knights to the Play-offs

A brilliant bowling performance by young left-arm spinner Noor Ahmad and senior batsman Noor Ali Zadran ensured Mis-e Ainak Knights become the second team to qualify for the play-offs of Shpageeza Cricket League 2019.

Zadran and Ihsanullah Janat put on an unbeaten stand of 91 runs for the second wicket rema`ining unbeaten on 72 and 36 runs after opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz was out for 17 runs in the sixth over.

Earlier in the day, Kabul Eagles skipper won the toss and opted to bat first in their fifth match of the tournament. Openers Hazratullah Zazai and Karim Janat put on 50 runs for the first wicket before Jannat lost his wicket to young chinaman Noor Ahmad who went on to register tremendous figures of 12/3 in his four overs that earned him Man of the Match award. In addition to Ahmad, Tariq stanikzai also bowled well taking one wicket in his three overs at a brilliant economy rate of two RPO.

This was the last match of the league stage for Kabul Eagles who had already qualified to the Play-offs while the Knights will face Amo Sharks tomorrow in theirs.


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