Faisalabad Wolves v Sialkot Stallions - Faysal Bank One Day National Cup Division One - Group B Match Update
Faisalabad Wolves 112 v Sialkot Stallions 114 - Stallions won by 7 wickets (with 126 balls remaining)
In the group B match of the ongoing Faysal Bank One Day National Cup Division One, Sialkot Stallions won by seven wickets against Faisalabad Wolves as they successfully chased a target of 113 runs on Monday, March 12, 2012, at Sports Stadium, Sargodha.
After winning the toss, Stallions chose to field first, aiming to restrict their opposition on a meagre total.
However, Wolves openers Asif Ali and Moazzam Hayat gave their side an opening stand of 23 runs before Hayat perished after playing a short innings of seven runs off 18 deliveries.
The second wicket fell when inform opener Ali found his way back to the pavilion after playing an impressive innings of 22 runs off 28 deliveries. The batsman hit three boundaries before getting caught by Mansoor Amjad off the bowling of Mohammad Imran.
At the time of the loss of this wicket, Faisalabad had posted a total of 34 runs, and without the addition of a run they lost their third wicket when middle-order batsman, Mohammad Shahid, had his stumps uprooted on a delivery bowled by Mohammad Azhar.
The batsman found his way back to the pavilion after scoring only two runs off 16 deliveries.
Faisalabad’s middle-order seemed completely helpless against the Sialkot bowling attack, exposing its vulnerability.
Sialkot bowler, Mohammad Azhar, wrecked havoc on the batting side as he finished by bagging five wickets.
The innings of 22 runs in end by Ehsan Adil helped the side post 112 runs in 45.5 overs.
With a small total to chase, Sialkot failed to get off to a flying start as they lost their first wicket with only ten runs on the board.
Opener, Sunny Pervez, was the first wicket to fall as he was caught by Mohammad Shahid off the bowling of Naseer Akram after playing a short knock of four runs off seven deliveries.
Nonetheless, the side did not falter and chased the required target in 29 overs for the loss of three wickets.