Lahore Badshahs beat Mumbai Champs in ICL

March 22nd, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by admin  

Panchkula (Haryana), March 22 (IANS) Former Pakistan Test batsman Hasan Raza smashed a 52-ball 98 to propel Lahore Badshahs to a 50-run win over Mumbai Champs in the Indian Cricket League’s 20s Grand Championship here. Hasan, who hit 10 boundaries and four sixes, helped the Badshahs to 187 for five wickets in 20 overs. And then Rana Naved-ul-Hasan captured three wickets for 17 runs to restrict the Champs to 137 for seven in 20 overs at Tau Devi Lal Cricket Stadium here, near Chandigarh, Friday night.

Besides Hasan, left-handed opener Imran Farhat did well to score 40 off 25 balls. He smashed three boundaries and three sixes. The best Mumbai Champs bowler was pacer Ranjit Khirid, who bagged two wickets for 24.

For Mumbai Champs, South Africa’s Johan van der Wath was the top scorer with 33 (27 balls, 2×4s, 2×6s) while Shreyas Khanolkar made 28 off 30 balls.

With their fourth win in as many matches, leaders Lahore Badshahs have taken their points tally to eight. They are two points ahead of Hyderabad Heroes, who beat Ahmedabad Rockets by 52 runs in Hyderabad Friday.

Brief scores:

Lahore Badshahs: 187 for 5 wickets in 20 overs (Hasan Raza 98, Imran Farhat 40, Ranjit Khirid 2/24) Mumbai Champs: 137 for 7 (Johan van der Wath 33 not out, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan 3/17, Mushtaq Ahmed 2/25)

Result: Lahore Badshahs won by 50 runs

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