Muzaffarabad Staff Report
Most active Franchise of Kashmir Premier League, Mirpur Royals starts their KPL Season 2 campaign with the win over Kotli Lions by six wickets.
At the Muzaffarabad Cricket Stadium, Royals’ captain Shoaib Malik won the toss & elected to bowl first against Lions. Bowlers bowled brialliantly upfront, sent three batters to the pavilion in the power play. Sarfaraz Ahmed only managed to score 24 runs of 26 balls. Hassan Khan smashed 18 balls 27 runs and Danish Aziz 51 of 43 balls. Fast bowler Zubair Khan Lodhi took two in the innings. Kotli finished with 151/6 in their alloted 20 overs.
In pursuit of 152 runs target, opener Hassan Nawaz and Mohammad Ikhlaq got out early. Ali Imran and Captain Shoaib Malik put up a great show and added 116 runs. Malik went for 48 while Ali Imran’s got out on 84 of 57 balls. Mirpur Royals chased down the 152 runs total with two balls to spare. Ali Imran declared man of the match on his brilliant Innings.
Mirpur Royals will play their second league match against Bagh Stallions on Monday at 7pm.